Meet Madeline

Madeline Jhawar has been creating custom Italian itineraries for independent travelers for a couple of decades. She started doing it on the side, for family and friends, for fun. Ten years ago she started Italy Beyond the Obvious and has built a successful business doing what she loves, creating incredible customized vacations for her clients.

What does a Destination Expert do?

    • Destination Experts create incredible customized vacations for clients
    • Fee-based service
    • Work from home
    • No travel agency affiliation required
    • Independent training and certification
    • A typical DE can help people set up 8 – 21 day trips in a season, for anywhere from 2 – 6 people.
    • Personalized advice and booking of the itinerary, accommodations, activities, logistics and food.
    • They charge fees and I am very transparent about what travelers get and what it costs. Table of fees and services here.
    • General travel advice including:
      • travel insurance
      • money
      • maps
      • technology and cell phone use
      • driving tips
      • packing tips
      • guidebooks and phrase books
      • cultural tips

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