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Gail Collins


  • Italy,
  • France,
  • Cruises,
  • Group Travel
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Always searching for the next destination, whether it be exploring on a river cruise or planning a girls' trip to Italy for shopping and dining.

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Home airports

IAD as my go-to. CHO is close to home.

My travel style

Experiencing travel on a river cruise allows me to relax and be pampered. Everything is at your fingertips – restaurant, guided tours and entertainment. At the same time, planning an itinerary for visiting Italy or France is absolutely, positively fun for me. One of my favorite things while visiting a destination is locating a truly local dining spot. It provides me with not only good food, but a memorable and authentic experience. That is second to locating the best shopping, of course!

Favorite hotels

Recently returned from:

  • Looking for leather boots everyday on a trip with four women to Florence, Italy.

  • Exploring South Africa by safari.

  • Cruising on the southern coast of Spain with a glass of wine in hand. 

  • Port after port (or glass of port after glass of port) while cruising down the Douro River in Portugal.

Dreaming of:

  • Greece. 

  • Türkiye. 

  • Egypt. 

  • Alaska.

One thing I can't travel without...

A sense of humor.

Two truths, one lie:

  1. I used a hotel towel to clean my feet while in Russia and was reprimanded severely by the floor lady (dezhurnaya). 

  2. A tour bus left me when I did not return on time and I missed the entire rest of the evening on the ship. 

  3. I am now growing a houseplant via a "snip" from a plant in another country which traveled home in my shoe.

Advisor - Gail Collins

Travel Advisor

Gail Collins

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