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88. How to Travel in a Post-Pandemic World — With Gary Portuesi of Authentic Explorations



As New York gradually reopens and restrictions begin to lift, many people are wondering how soon they can resume traveling, how safe travel will actually be, and what needs to be considered before booking their next trip. 

Today, Larry Heller speaks with Gary Portuesi, a travel consultant and the managing director and owner of Authentic Explorations. They discuss what travel will be like post-pandemic and how Gary’s skills and experience can help you plan your upcoming trips and adventures.

Gary Portuesi discusses: 

  • COVID-19 procedures, requirements, and conditions in different countries 
  • The challenges and opportunities when travelling abroad
  • Permanent changes to luxury travel
  • The benefits of working with travel professionals, consultants, and agents
  • How Gary creates the ideal itinerary for his clients 
  • And more

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About Our Guest:

Gary Portuesi, managing director and owner of Authentic Explorations, fell in love with travel at an early age when he and his family made yearly trips to Italy. Spending summers in Sicily and exploring the northern, central and southern regions through the years, Gary realized that the American idea of Italy fell decidedly short of the real deal. And as he explored other countries, he found the same was true. That’s when he was struck by an idea: why not allow people to explore the authentic sides of the world?