Who I am
Hello everyone! I’m Maria Orlando, a Travel Designer and Luxury Marketing Specialist made in Sicily. My passion for life and travel is endless. Traveling has always been part of my life since I was a child (and yes, I still feel like a child). I love discovering incredible off-the-beaten-path places, and now it is time to share them with you all and to help you plan your perfect trip! Here is something about me and my crazy life!
What Travellector is
Travellector is a place for active travel dreamers, luxury day-trippers, lovers of hidden gems, and local traditions. They all choose to travel chasing their desires and personality. We travel in different ways because we are all different. It is what makes your trip a unique experience to live. Are you planning your next adventure, but do you need some advice to get inspired about your destination? Visit my blog!
How I can help you
How many of you are struggling to choose the next travel destination? Sometimes it is not easy. You would love to visit almost everything, and you are getting confused about which is the best place not to miss. I have the solution. Knowing your personality type will let you save time, money, and enjoy the best travel places tailored for you. Take this free test, and if you want some advice feel free to send me a travel request.
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Embrace the pleasure of tasty food and wines. I’ll share with you the best restaurants and bars I discovered during my trips.
I was born and live in Sicily, an island lying outside time. Its strategic location in the center of the Mediterranean has made it a crossroads of history. It is a fascinating place, quite unlike any other. Here you can find whatever you want. Famous people like poets, artists, writers, philosophers fell in love with Sicily when they visited it for the first time.
Goethe said, “To have seen Italy without having seen Sicily is not to have seen Italy at all, for Sicily is the clue to everything.” Also, Jean Houel, a French painter, said: “I was enchanted…the limpidity of the sky, the restless splendor of the sun, the beauty of the countryside, a certain excitement of the fantasy…which brought to mind the time when in the fields one encountered the divine.”
Sicily is pure magic, and I will get to know it like a local. I will help you plan your itinerary to experience hidden gems and incredible places. You will taste sublime food, great wines, and more!
Visit my Sicily blog to fall in love with my island.
Each place has something to tell through its wines and champagnes.
Walking through the vineyards, tasting wines born from the love for the land and traditions, pairing those wines with delicious regional food allowed me to see that place under a different aspect: the most authentic one.
In the vineyards, you can breathe true life. Wine is nothing but sharing. It makes me think of those who gather at the table to tell their stories. How many times have you told stories while tasting good wine with your friends or family? Wine accompanies everyday speeches, dreams, smiles.
Having met many sommeliers around the world encouraged me to learn more about wine, and so I decided to embark on a path of knowledge that allowed me to get the WSET certification. Do not you think it is better to know what you are drinking rather than trusting someone you do not know at all? Always choose quality, and you will also appreciate more the food you are eating while living the place you are visiting from another perspective.
Wine is bottled poetry. – R. L. Stevenson
It might seem like an obvious question, but how many times have you stopped to think about the reasons that push you to travel? What can you learn from a trip? If you know why you travel you can also discover more things about yourself!
Read one of my most popular posts and get inspired!