Author: gtcmarketing

Travel Inspiration: Romantic Amalfi Coast

Travel Inspiration: Romantic Amalfi Coast

Rome—where so many things began—or Naples are both perfect spots from which to launch into a sublime few days on the inimitable Amalfi Coast. During our 4-day Romantic Amalfi Coast itinerary, we explore Naples, Pompeii, Positano, Amalfi, and Capri. No matter the starting point, it’s essentially mandatory to visit the National Archaeological Museum of Naples [...]
Travel Inspiration: Gently Barging Through France

Travel Inspiration: Gently Barging Through France

Barges were once the workhorses of Europe’s developing nations. Back then they carried everything from potatoes to lumber. Today these boats have been reborn as slender, elegant masters of the French canal for a lucky few who wish to uncover the secrets of the countryside, village by village, in grand style.   During our sample [...]
Travel Inspiration: The Ageless Inspiration of Normandy

Travel Inspiration: The Ageless Inspiration of Normandy

Normandy. What does the name conjure up? D-Day, of course, and American GIs hitting Omaha Beach. But the region’s history reaches much further back—to A.D. 708, when, in more peaceful times, an angel spoke to a bishop and asked that he build an oracle. And to 1066, when the Duke of Normandy set sail on [...]
Travel Inspiration: Winding Through the Best of Burgundy

Travel Inspiration: Winding Through the Best of Burgundy

Prepare your taste buds for an almost indescribable experience. We begin in Paris, then make our way through Burgundy’s most precious terroirs. As we go, educate your palate on the subtleties of reds and whites grown and bottled in some of the prettiest wine villages you’ve ever seen. During our 10-day Winding Through the Best [...]
Travel Inspiration: Essential Tuscany & Unexpected Umbria

Travel Inspiration: Essential Tuscany & Unexpected Umbria

Head for the hills... of Tuscany and Umbria, that is. Where la dolce vita is the only way to go. Where the reds pour freely, and your taste buds hardly have time to recover from your last great meal. Where medieval towers rocket into blue skies. Where the cathedrals are blessedly ancient, and the latest [...]
Travel Inspiration: Ravishing Italian Lakes

Travel Inspiration: Ravishing Italian Lakes

Land in Milan and be whisked off to a magical part of Italy (which is saying quite a lot given how fabulous all of Italy is). You are driven to your hotel on Lake Como. The villages that ring Italy’s great lakes have drawn composers, writers, royalty, and a famously ambitious hotel magnate like moths [...]
Travel Inspiration: Moorish to Modern Spain

Travel Inspiration: Moorish to Modern Spain

In Spain, experience life as it was meant to be lived. Catch contagious music on a Madrid street. Savor Gaudí’s outrageous flourishes on a walk through Barcelona. Stroll ancient gardens whose leaves drape around a Muslim princess’ summer palace. Tour the Prado (enough said). Add a dash of flamenco, plenty of spice, and a generous [...]
Travel Inspiration: Japan Revealed

Travel Inspiration: Japan Revealed

Shrines, treasures, geishas and gardens: The inscrutability is real. Japan is not so much one culture as many faces of an ancient culture. Shinto spins a yarn about Jimmu, grandson of the sun goddess. Emperors are pushed aside by mighty shoguns. Zen gardens lead us to rethink our aesthetics. Futuristic bullet trains speed us to [...]
Travel Inspiration: Investigating Italy

Travel Inspiration: Investigating Italy

Ah Italy. If you've been mulling over the idea of revisiting the Boot, the time is now. Never been? Don't wait another minute. Italy, like her cuisine, is best savored—one day, one person, one meal, one museum at a time. This 11-day sample itinerary begins at the Piazza San Marco in the center of Venice—rightfully [...]