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Destination Specialist:
Gabrielle Venturi

Gabrielle was born and raised in Denver, but has spent most of her adult life outside of the United States. She graduated with degrees in English Literature and Spanish from the University of Toronto, and afterward worked for 5 years on research projects at a Mesoamerican Studies foundation. A city girl with mountain roots, Gabrielle has lived and traveled extensively in South & Central America and is just as comfortable tottering in high heels on the tango floor as she is trekking the wilds of Patagonia.

Languages Spoken:
English (native), Spanish (fluent), Portuguese (basic)

Recent Posts by Gabrielle:

December 14th, 2017
Between a Rock and a Quiet Place: the 1N/2D Camping Option in El Chaltén

El Chaltén, in Los Glaciares National Park in Argentina, is one of my favorite hiking destinations in all of South America. The town itself is rambling and a little funky, founded only 32 years ago during a border dispute between Argentina and Chile. This haphazard beginning is still apparent as you walk along the 13… Read Full Post

Wayra Lodge in the sunlight
August 24th, 2017
Hiking in Comfort and Style: The Lodge-Based Salkantay Trek

A few years ago I was fortunate to hike the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu. This was a beautiful experience, and I loved almost every moment of this iconic hike. That being said: while I’m the kind of person who is thrilled to hike for hours every day, the need to crawl into a tent… Read Full Post

Gabrielle's Client Reviews:

Gabrielle is priceless. A joy to work with and so knowledgeable and helpful and responsive that I think of her as a friend! Bob and Patricia Anderson, Kingston, WA
Gabrielle was wonderful to work with. Everything she planned for us was exactly what we like to do. Craig Johnson, Encinitas, CA
Gabrielle’s practical advice helped us tailor a fantastic and effortless vacation. She is an ultimate professional, prompt, courteous and kind, and she treated me with ultimate respect and courtesy. She worked miracles within our budget and did a great job creating an epic memory for us. Ruth A. Pavilonis, Copperopolis, CA
Gabrielle is our go to person for Central and South America - we couldn't possibly go elsewhere now as no one else would be good enough. Alison Adams, Bermuda

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