Destination Specialist:
Gretchen Traut

Gretchen has been a global explorer with a passion for cultural immersion from an early age. Traveling regularly to Europe as a child to visit family and friends, Gretchen learned French at a young age and spent much time in France, Germany and southern Poland. She started her university studies in Lugano, Switzerland, just a short distance from Milan, where she pursued her academic interests in anthropology and art. Her thirst for language and culture led her to Spain, where she embarked on a year-long adventure split between Madrid and Cadiz in Andalucia, delving into the intricacies of Spanish linguistics and translation. Combining her love for travel and her regional expertise, Gretchen has dedicated years to crafting unparalleled travel experiences, specializing in regions like the Basque Country, Spain, Portugal, Puglia, Switzerland, the Dolomites, Iceland, Denmark, and much of South America.

Languages Spoken:
English (native), Spanish, Portuguese, French

Posts by Gretchen:

May 2nd, 2024
Tapas, Pintxos, Canapés, Aperitivos, Oh My!

Madrid, the vibrant capital of Spain, is renowned for its rich culinary scene, offering a plethora of delectable dishes that tantalize the taste buds. Among the array of culinary wonders, it’s easy for travelers to get confused between various Spanish appetizers and finger foods like pintxos, canapés, aperitivos, and tapas. Each of these bite-sized treats… Read Full Post

Roman Forum
March 22nd, 2024
A Roman Odyssey: A Week in the Eternal City

When planning a trip to Italy, many travelers choose to visit Rome only for a few days. While many iconic areas of Rome can be seen in a couple days, opting to spend more time in the Eternal City allows for a much richer immersion and appreciation of all the city has to offer. Read… Read Full Post

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