Victoria De Maio
Travel Associate, Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara Travel Bureau
1028 State Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Italy & Western Europe
I specialize in independent travel planning, small boutique tours and river/ocean cruises.
Princess Cruise Commodore, Member CLIA & IATA.
As a travel consultant, writer, and blogger, I love sharing practical no-nonsense travel tips as well as my own experiences on my travel blog, PostcardZ from Victoria.
“La dolce vita for me” sums up my passion and love for all things Italian. I love sharing that passion with others via my blog and and in over 30 published articles featured in Italian Notebook, Italian Talks and L’Italo-Americano.
Now organizing and leading small groups on unique boutique tours to Italy, I have the pleasure of showing guests the authentic Italy that I love.
Recent highlights have been; publishing my first book, Victoria's Travel TipZ Italian Style, in late 2014, and the honor being shortlisted by Italy Magazine in the “Best Travel Blog” category in February 2015.
Why I love being a travel specialist:
Not only do I love to travel, but as a travel consultant I have the pleasure of helping others plan, prepare for, and realize their travel dreams; their trip of a lifetime.
I love visiting, touring and meeting the people I work so closely with as well as sharing a unique non-touristy Italy travel experience with guests.
My most recent travel:
You can easily guess - my most recent travel was to bella Italia both as a tour leader in Puglia and as a solo traveler to Roma. In spring, my travels also included Florence and the Amalfi. Each time I return to new or familiar places I enjoy delving deeper into every aspect of la dolce vita!