Profile photo for Lisa Calabrese
3206 messages
active 7 hours ago

Lisa Calabrese

Getting to help others have unforgettable, unique travel experiences is my main goal. I'm thrilled to be able to encourage people to visit this beautiful world of ours!

What places and activities do you specialize in?

"I spent the better part of two years living in Medellín and organizing trips for travelers to come and experience Colombia for themselves. "

How did you get involved in travel?

"After my first trip overseas to study abroad in Italy, I haven't stopped traveling and exploring this beautiful world of ours. It inspires me to see new places and experience new cultures, and travel has become one of my biggest passions. After working abroad in both Turkey and Spain for a few years, I realized what I loved most was encouraging people to visit amazing new places. I arrived in South America as a traveler, but immediately fell in love with the warmth and beauty of this place and its people, and have worked here in tourism ever since- mostly in Colombia and now in Peru."

Please share a unique travel experience you will never forget.

"The first time I ventured outside of the big city of Medellín when I was in Colombia, I visited the village of Jardín. Four hours on a winding bus ride and my face my glued to the window the entire time- incredible mountains and greenery, coffee and plantain farms- the views were like nothing I'd seen. Finally arriving in the colorful village, I knew immediately that I'd be staying in Colombia for a while. It was like being transported to another time. We took a tuk-tuk to visit a local coffee farm and the family there treated us like old friends. Over a year later, I went back to Jardín and was able to find the visit the same farm- they greeted me with open arms and the same kindness as ever. Colombia is beautiful in so many ways, and the warmth of its people is definitely one of them. "

Lisa is part of the following groups: Colombia Travel Agents
Colombia's wild Pacific coast
Colombian Cities and Nature: Bogotá, Amazon, Medellín, and Pacific Coast - 15 Days

This high-end itinerary covers a great deal of the country's territory, from its main cities to some off-the-beaten-path natural wonders. The adventure begins in Bogotá and its surroundings, then takes you deep into the heart of the mighty Amazon River, where you'll have a series of unforgettable days exploring the jungle via foot, canoe and small boats. Afterwards, you'll fly to Medellín to enjoy the city's history and vibrant modern culture before leaving for the Pacific Coast— a dense rainforest where you'll visit tiny villages and partake in a variety of activities including hiking and soaking in hot springs.

Puglia & Sicily Highlights - 9 Days

Discover Puglia, one of the lesser-visited yet stunningly beautiful regions of Italy. Over nine days you'll experience the highlights of this southern coastal region, including the ancient caves at Matera and the historic streets of Lecce and Bari. To cap the trip, you'll fly to Palermo, Sicily, where you'll discover the culture on walking tours plus visit Cefalú, one of the most beautiful beach towns on the island.

Puglia & Sicily Highlights - 10 Days

Over 10 days you'll explore Puglia and Sicily, two of the most historic and culturally unique regions of Italy. You'll begin this southern adventure with a tour of colorful villages like Alberobello and ancient cave dwellings in Matera. Then you'll arrive on the island of Sicily,  where you'll embark on a street food tour of Palermo, visit Greek ruins at Segesta, and laze on the beaches of Cefalú. 

Puglia & Sicily Highlights - 11 Days

Enjoy a different kind of vacation with this adventure in southern Italy. You'll arrive in the Puglia region and immediately visit historic cities like Alberobello, Matera, Lecce, and Bari. You'll then fly to Sicily, where you'll take a quick self-drive road trip around the island, stopping at ancient ruins and the historic beach town of Cefalú.

View of Peschici from Gargano National Park
Puglia & Sicily Highlights - 12 Days

On this 12-day holiday in Italy, you'll visit ancient ruins and historic sights in two of Italy's most beautiful southern regions: Puglia and Sicily. Moreover, you'll enjoy various activities, from cooking classes to beach trips and even a hike up Mt. Etna. The best part is you'll finish the trip with a road trip around Sicily, visiting its most famous locales like the ancient Greek ruins at Syracuse.

Puglia & Sicily Highlights - 13 Days

Ancient ruins, beautiful beaches, historic cities—you'll get all this and more on a 13-day tour of southern Italy. First up you'll visit cave dwellings and go on food tours in Puglia, the southernmost region of mainland Italy. Then you'll fly to the island of Sicily, which you'll discover on a road trip that will take you from postcard coastal towns to ancient Greek ruins in Syracuse.