Pandemic lockdowns have eased but that doesn’t mean travel is getting any easier.
Orlando residents Chris Delgado, 30, the owner of a consulting agency, and his wife Andie, 36, a stay-at-home mom, were pumped to finally plan a much-belated 12-day trip to Italy in March.
“We started off trying to book the trip ourselves but couldn’t get rooms at the hotels we wanted in Venice, Florence or Rome,” said Chris Delgado. “We were also confused about the testing requirements and had a ton of questions that we couldn’t get answers to by calling hotels or researching online.”
So to prepare, they went a decidedly old-school route and tapped travel “advisor” (the PC term for “agent” these days) Lee Ann Howe of Coastline Travel Advisors. Within a day, they had a dream itinerary in place.
“Lee Ann has incredible personal relationships with the key people at the hotels we wanted to