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Author: lsbauer

Joined: 3/10/2010
Posts: 11
Trips Taken: 6
Traveler Since: 2007

March 01, 2012

 Anyone else going to be on this trip?

Larry and Marlene Bauer

Author: walshcs

Joined: 1/25/2011
Posts: 87
Trips Taken: 3
Countries Visited:

Costa Rica, Ireland, Italy, the Canadian Maritimes incl. Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, and PEI, Montreal (Quebec), Guatemala, and many USA cities incl. NYC, Chicago, New Orleans, Washington DC, Portland Oregon, the Oregon coast, Maine coast, parts of Florida. I took a 10 day tour to Costa Rica where I was especially thrilled to experience the tropical plants, birds, volcanos, and met the friendly Ticos. I did Ireland in Depth with GCT Oct. 2011 and it was an inspiring, beautiful, and meaningful experience to finally visit the land of my Irish ancestors. Completed the Tuscany & the Amalfi Coast with the pre-trip to Venice April 21, 2012 and it was a travel dream fulfilled. I booked Guatemala with Tikal, Antigua and Atitlan for January 2013 and had a wonderful adventure discovering modern day Maya culture and learning about ancient Maya city states with my visit to Tikal. Very excited that OAT has brought back the trip to Japan and I leave on that tour Nov. 4, 2013 with the pre-trip to Tokyo. Now I finally have the resources to pursue my "bucket list" of foreign travel and the freedom to chart my own life's course. Ask questions that will satisfy your requirements/interests in a travel buddy. Looking forward to meeting you here and maybe in the world. Warm regards, Cate I'll post a photo when I remember to bring one from home. (Only have internet at work for now.)

Traveler Since: 2011

December 26, 2012

Hello,

I took this trip in April 2012 with the pretrip to Venice and had a fantastic time. Many of us on the same departure LOVED being based in one place for longer periods with daytrips from our base. The hilltowns in Tuscany and Umbria each have a unique history and special sights to see like the Basilica of St Francis in Assisi and the town "square" in Siena where the annual horse races are held. The country side with vineyards and olive groves are Italy as you may have imagined it from postcards and coffee table books...just beautiful. Sorrento on the Amalfi coast was perfect for those who enjoy exploring a town on their free time. Although our lovely PD didn't recommend it to us, as it wasn't considered "local" in the truest sense, our group enjoyed more than one meal at the Foreigner's Club in Sorrento during our meals on our own. It has a stunning view of the bay and the menu caters to Grand Circle travelers with a discounted price menu.The food and service were very good.

Whatever you do...enjoy Italy and this particular trip...you are in for a treat! Wishing you a wonderful travel experience.

walshcs/cate

 

 

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