France & Italy In Style

It’s great to see people traveling abroad again! Considering the havoc Covid has wrecked on the travel industry and with pandemic-related stories still making headlines in the news, perhaps it is not for the faint of heart, but we are seeing more and more brave souls taking the plunge to Europe and other international travel destinations.  I recently sent valued clients on a family vacation to France and Italy and here’s what they had to say:


Thank you Melonie Graves and Avant Travel for our fantastic vacation to France and Italy! Words cannot express how much we enjoyed our trip! Melonie was instrumental in planning a personalized itinerary perfectly suited to our lifestyle. After thoughtful discussions about what we were looking for, Melonie provided an outstanding selection of hotels, tours, and activities. I greatly appreciated her suggestions, including securing transportation for airport and train transfers.  I would highly recommend that service, as we were never stressed about securing Ubers/taxis as we traveled from one destination to another.


Our guides were outstanding! In particular, Alice in Florence and Davide in Rome added rich layers of knowledge during our tours. Having private guides was absolutely the right move. They provided detailed history in galleries and landmarks that we would have never learned in a large tour group or a self-guided tour.


Our accommodations were beautiful and we look forward to returning to each location. Finally, the most important component of our trip was Melonie’s attention to detail, communication, and professionalism. We traveled through Europe with confidence, knowing if travel disruptions happened, as they often do, we had immediate access to Melonie and Avant to troubleshoot any issues that might arise. This level of customer service is unparalleled.  Thank you Melonie and Avant Travel! We look forward to planning our next adventure!


Michael and Tracy Dawahare

Avant Clients


And thank you, Tracy and Michael, for taking the time to write this informative blog article, for sharing your wonderful photos, and for your kind words as well! It was a pleasure working with you and I am so happy you had a great time! I can’t wait to  assist you in planning your next travel adventure!


Melonie Graves

Co-Owner, Travel Advisor

Melonie Graves