For over 22 years I have been planning incredible and memorable vacations for my clients. I have enjoyed traveling extensively throughout the years which affords me the ability to offer my clients exciting reviews of some of the most unique destinations in Europe and beyond. I have created a Travel Journal of my most recent excursions to share my first-hand knowledge and personal experiences to many of these wonderful destinations which are posted on my website. 

My company motto is "Excursions to any corner of the world" and Italy is by far my favorite. Over the years, I have developed a passion for this country not only because of my heritage but simply for the diversity and old world charm that it offers. Clients choosing to visit this ancient country will be quite pleased to follow in my foot-steps throughout the hilltop towns, canals, countryside, islands and so much more!

Over the years I have traveled to many destinations and here are just a few that I have checked off my "Bucket List" -
Croatia, Montenegro, Germany, Russia, Egypt, Austria, Italy, France, Greece, Chile, Norway, Denmark, Sweden, Switzerland, Spain, Portugal, Hawaii, Ireland, Scotland, England, Netherlands, Botswana, South Africa, Caribbean, Bermuda, Mexico and Canada.

I also specialize in "Honeymoons" and offer a Complimentary Bridal Registry. Your honeymoon will be the Grand Finale of the wedding so make it one to remember for years to come!

I pride myself in planning my client's vacations with the utmost attention to detail and a "TTC" client can be assured that they will be treated as a "Virtuoso VIP" by booking with The Travel Corner.

  • French Wine Countryside
  • Yachting on the Fjords of Norway
  • Unexpected guest at our camp Botswana
  • Truffle Hunting in Tartufo Italy
  • Shopping Spree in Paris
  • Latina Italy Educational 2009
  • Day trip to Lugarno Switzerland from Lake Como
  • Aman Sveti Stefan Resort in Montenegro
  • Breakfast view from my villa in Crete Greece
  • Atacama Desert - Chile
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City        Lakewood Ranch, FL
Phone    +1 (941) 739-0310
FB          Patty
Africa, Caribbean, France, Italy, Croatia

Independent, Multi-generation, Spas, Honeymoons & Anniversary and Cruise
Croatia – Montenegro /hosted by Calvados Club – April 2015
This destination has been on my radar for quite a few years now. So when the invite arrived in the spring I was elated. It did not disappoint. We arrived in Venice and were able to visit many of the highlights that this country offers – It truly is my new Italy….I loved it…..from wine tastings, truffle hunting, waterfalls, float planes, piloting a private yacht, exploring the venue where they filmed “The Game of Thrones”. A day trip to Montenegro was a just a few hours away and was simply gorgeous as we wined and dined at the Aman property located on its own private island…….simply the best ever!

AmaWaterways - River Cruising – April 2014
This was an amazing way to take in all the culture that luxury river cruising offers. Each port offered great options for tours and the cuisine onboard was fabulous. I was in my element as we enjoyed two great pre and post stays in St. Remy and Lyon. A rental car to tour the countryside is a must for those who want to explore all that Southern France offers.

Amalfi – Puglia and Rome – September 2013 
Italy was calling and of course I could not wait to explore old and new off the beaten path destinations – one of which was Puglia. We rented a car and explored the entire coast while stopping Alberobello to see the famous Triulli Houses, Olive Tree farms and many of our Virtuoso partner hotels. Along the way we made a brief stop in Matera – film destination for the making of the “Passion of Christ”. A brief stay at Francis Ford Coppola’s hotel in Bernalda was amazing. Off we drove to Amalfi – absolutely love this part of Italy----followed by the Ferrari Train to Rome to be one of the 1st guests for the grand opening of the JK Place Hotel….What a treat!

Austria and Munich Germany – October 2013
We explored this country by motor coach, train and air travel. Vienna was our 1st stop on an amazing trip, we ventured off to the countryside and Lake District and followed in the footsteps of the “Sound of Music”. We resided in Salzburg for several evenings --- one of our day trips included a private concerto in a home where Mozart lived. This destination is so diverse and offers many amazing options for clients seeking culture and adventure. A quick train to Munich and a stay at the Mandarin Oriental put on the finishing touches to a great week exploring Austria and Germany.

SeaDream Yacht - Caribbean Cruise - March 2012
We were pampered with the ratio of;112 guests to 95 crew. As we cruised to lesser known ports my favorite islands were St. Barths for shopping and Virgin Gorda for the private champagne splash beach party! Sleeping under the stars on the balinese beds was an amazing highlight!

Copenhagen-Bergen-Stockholm-Scandanavia at its best! June 2012
My most memorable evening; We dined at the "Den Glydene Freden House", which is the oldest restaurant in Stockholm established in 1722. A notable venue as a local gathering place for the 18 Laureate's that decide on the winners of the Nobel Peace Prize. It was truly a magical evening!

Chile - Santiago and The Atacama Desert - Nov 2011
Atacama is like no other place on earth featuring pink flamingos, salt flats, geisers, adobe towns, star gazing and lots more. We rolled down sand dunes and later that day off to a hot springs spa. It is steeped in indigenous culture and truly a must see adventure!

Italy - LeMarche - Adriatic Coastline - Oct 2011
Can you say "off the beaten path"? This Italian seaside destination is a must see. A day trip to Croatia, winery touring, truffle hunting are just a glimpse of what this untouched area offers. My travel goal is to vistit as many unknown Italian treasures like this...for years to come!

Africa - Orient Express Educational - Nov 2009 and Oct 2012
Africa is truly amazing and pulls at your heartstrings the 1st time you step foot onto the continent. During my educational I visited (3) Orient Express Camps in Botswana, toured the Winelands, experienced the Blue Train, explored Capetown and much more. Off to Africa again in October of 2012.

Paris - The City of Lights - April 2008 - Nov 2007 - Nov 2010
Paris is a personal favorite for a "Girls long weekend". I hosted a "Shopping Spree to Paris" trip and several years later hopped on yet another jet to Paris with (2) of my clients/friends that share the same passion for shopping, wine and most of all are "Foodies". Au Revoir!

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