Custom Travel Planning


Let me put my years of traveling to work for you by helping you design your dream vacation!Italian Riveria, Vernazza, Italy

CUSTOM planning to suit your individual travel priorities

I take the STRESS and WORRY out of your vacation by securing all arrangements

EFFICIENT and ORGANIZED, you will receive a detailed travel packet on completion

Let me find that something SPECIAL for you…a romantic hideaway…personal cooking lessons…private wine tours…small family run accommodations

As an Italian travel planner, I will meet your individual expectations while helping you avoid common pitfalls. My experienced information will help you save time and money. Everything I recommend has been tested by me personally.

  • All reservations and reconfirmations for accommodations, car rentals and tours
  • Reservations for major sites with ticket purchase option
  • Reservation and ticket purchase for train travels
  • Detailed itineraries of each stop in your travels
  • Suggestions for local dining/site/places of interest and my special tips
  • Out of the tourist crush tips
  • Maps and directions
  • Insider tips and a peek into Italian culture
  • A before you go guide to packing and preparation

I am passionate about helping people create trips that are perfect for THEM. I do not get paid commission like travel agents so I’m not bound to working with a limited selection of acommodations/services. Instead I charge a flat fee with no hidden costs or taxes and any savings I receive is passed on directly to my clients. I consider my travel planning and consultation service a form of trip insurance. You are investing thousands of dollars to travel, I help guarantee it will be a once in a lifetime trip.

If you are dreaming of that Italian getaway but don’t know where to start or
have the time to sort it out, let Once In A Lifetime Travels make it easy for

Italian Riveria, Italy“Andi took the angst out of planning a big trip by creating a once in a lifetime experience for my husband and I. She listened to our vision for the trip and brought together the accommodations, guides, transport and special details that made our 18 days in Italy memorable and relaxing. We were thrilled with her work and hope to travel again with her guidance.”

Bob and Linda Van Hare

“I wanted to personally say ‘mille grazie’ for all the help you gave for our vacation. There wasn’t a place to stay, or a site to visit, that wasn’t perfect…We couldn’t have had things go more perfect, and we so appreciate everything you did.”

Brit and Arlene, Port Orchard WA

What a gift to have had such an uneventful travel experience
in that everything ran so smoothly and wonderfully. Your help and suggestions really paid off as every place we stayed, every service we used, was fantastico!
Honestly, this was by far ~ the easiest time we’ve had on a vacation, and we’ve had lots of them. All the maps, specific directions, and especially locations were perfect. You really personalized for us and made this trip a dream!!!!!

Bob and Carin Albuquerque,


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