"And all the lives we ever lived and all the lives to be are full of trees and changing leaves." — Virginia Woolf
Fall is here in New York, where a familiar, refreshing chill to the air has arrived on cue. Since getting your annual flu shot is recommended in September or October, I went this weekend for mine, and at the same time, I also got the updated COVID-19 booster in the other arm. Now, I know they say you CAN get them together, but may I offer a word of advice? I recommend you keep up with your shots, of course, but don't try to be a multitasking maestro like me; you can space your COVID and flu vaccines apart until you recover from whichever one you get first. I wish I had! The reason I doubled up was to save time because I wanted the benefits of both in time for my next trip - back to Italy!
In a couple of weeks, I'm heading to Northern Italy as an invited guest of the Visit Brescia tourism office. After a direct JFK-Milan flight, I'll spend three nights hosted at Grand Hotel Fasano, a 5-star hotel (originally built as a hunting lodge for the Austrian imperial family in 1888) on picturesque Lake Garda, the largest lake in Italy, on the edge of the Dolomites halfway between Venice and Milan. Visit Brescia has arranged a Brescia city center tour, visits and wine tasting in the Franciacorta wine area, activities in the Lake Iseo district, a guided boat transfer to Limone sul Garda for a guided walking tour, a business workshop of meetings with local suppliers, and some incredible food too, of course. I've never been to Brescia region, have you? Lake Garda looks GORGEOUS (photo above), and I'm beyond excited for this opportunity to experience it, report back, and inspire new ideas for your next trip to Italy!
Last but DEFINITELY not least, it's time for some Real Talk. If you are planning on traveling in 2023, BOOK YOUR TRIP NOW. Like, right now, as in contact me this week. I'm hearing from tour operators that 2023 rates are starting to be loaded in, and prices will be higher, much higher, next year due mainly to rising fuel costs and inflation. We have a tiny window of time to lock in 2022 rates.
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