Kathleen DiMeglio  CTC

Alexandria, VA United States
Travel Specialties
  • Culture, History & Arts
  • Beach & Sun
  • Hotels
  • Family Travel
  • River Cruising

  • Italy
  • Ireland
  • United Kingdom
  • South Africa
  • Argentina
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Selling Travel Since
  • English

My Background

I’m so pleased you’ve chosen to stop and read about me while exploring how to plan your upcoming vacation!

I have loved travel since my earliest geography and history lessons. For over 30 years I have been living my dream, traveling the world and planning great journeys for people like you. My passports are filled with visa stamps and my portfolio is brimming with praise from delighted travelers. I pride myself on listening – listening to you and ensuring that from our first conversation to your return home, you will be working with an advisor who will ensure that you get the vacation you want. It’s just as much fun planning the vacation as actually taking off and getting on your way.I am confident I can organize the trip of a lifetime for you, your family, or group.

If your destination has a coastline, chances are I have been there: Italy, Ireland, Scotland, France, Spain, Malta, Hawaii, Aruba, the Bahamas, the British Virgin Islands, the Dominican Republic, Grand Cayman, Jamaica, Martinique, Hawaii , Mexico, St. Kitts & Nevis and, New Zealand just to name a few! I have spent years cultivating a strong network of hoteliers, tour operators, private guides, and tourism officials from around the world, upon whom I can reliably call for assistance and tips in servicing my clients.

If you hear Europe calling you, especially Italy, please follow me and I’ll guide you to the best hotels, resorts, restaurants, guides, spas, wineries, cooking schools, art, and architecture offered in this remarkable country. I'm the travel consultant that can show you the way. If you prefer a luxurious vacation I am often able to offer you complimentary upgrades, VIP Treatment and special amenities.

Speaking of Italy , one of my favorite hotel's on the island of Capri is the Capri Tiberio Palace . This hotel rocks with the Jacky Bar, A Super Star Staff , Large comfortable rooms with views and private balconies, and nostalgic art work and decorations that will make you feel like you stepped back into time. The hotel is part of the Virtuoso Collection of fine hotels , so every guest receives numerous amenities. , by just reserving your room with me.

I am a Travel Institute Certified Travel Counselor, Italian Travel Specialist, a member of the National Italian American Foundation, a Certified Specialist for Ireland.

In 2018 , I became a New Zealand Specialist with the Tourist Board . I visited the North and South Island , and of course I learned so much , I am here to send you on wonderful adventure.

Places I Have Traveled

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Easy to work with

By: Mac

Reviewed on: 10 Jul 2017

Kathleen was easy to work with and was able to handle all my needs.

castles along the Rheine

By: Megan

Reviewed on: 13 Jul 2017

SHe was wonderful!

Italy Trip 2017

By: Paul

Reviewed on: 18 Jul 2017

Kathleen was great in every respect. My wife and I would highly recommend her others.

Wonderfully planned trip to Italy

By: Vicki

Reviewed on: 12 Aug 2017

Kathleen was incredibly helpful and always willing to make adjustments and changes.

Thoughtful and attentive to detail

By: Christina

Reviewed on: 26 Aug 2017

Kathleen helped us plan a family trip to Italy for five, ages 11-80. She put together a really comprehensive and fun itinerary, found us great hotels, and coordinated with an Italian agency who really understood customer service. One of the least stressful and enjoyable trips we ever took and every member of the family was thrilled.

Trip of a lifetime! South Africa

By: Tanya

Reviewed on: 16 Oct 2017

Kathleen was great to work with! She listened to what we were looking for, and she provided us many options for airfare, accommodations, and also made it very easy to book tours, etc. My husband and I had bought/won a photo safari at a recent charity event, but we needed to book the airfare (which was not included in the package we won), and we also wanted to add some time in Cape Town and Dubai. Kathleen was awesome to work with! She's very responsive, and caters to what each family or couple is looking for out of their vacation experience. I would definitely recommend working with her, and will do so myself as well!

Our Italian Christmas Trip

By: Lana

Reviewed on: 08 Jan 2018

Working with Kathleen was a pleasure. She responded promptly, had terrific suggestions and was very informative in regards to flights and hotels. She makes planning a vacation easy...and it was all done last minute!!

Italy vacation

By: stephen

Reviewed on: 15 Jun 2018

Kathleen was great to work with. She set us up with a good vacation that fit our needs (not completely independent but also flexibility to do what we wanted most days). We would book again with Kathleen.

Best vacation ever!

By: Arthur

Reviewed on: 31 May 2018

Kathleen was a joy to work with. She correctly assessed our traveling interests and put together a great intinerary for our trip to Italy. Everything went very smoothly. Kathleen was very reponsive to our questions and concerns at every step of the process.

Bellissimo Northern Italy

By: Susan

Reviewed on: 06 Jun 2018

Kathleen answered all my questions promptly. She is very professional, knowledgable and pleasant to work with.


By: Pete

Reviewed on: 11 Jun 2018

Great! Kathleen has been my travel guide/advisor on 6 years of travel. Better to travel like RudyMaxa and Samantha Brown the it is to travel like Rick Steve's Hotels above Expectations and train tickets ahead of time made the trip enjoyable.

Perfect Weeks

By: ds

Reviewed on: 31 May 2018

Two of my travel mates worked very directly with Kathleen, but my contact with her by e-mail and phone substantiated the thoroughness and care of her itinerary. So much that she suggested proved to be trip highlights: the days at Lake Garda/hilly climbs to churches and castles/expert guides in Milan, Siena, and Venice, who vastly enhanced our sense of history and art in these specific regions/ and by no means last, the chamber opera production (if that is the correct term) of La Traviata, where we roamed palatial rooms to witness Violetta and Alfredo's love turn tragic. What an abundant and engaging trip this was, and much of it due to the expert projections of travel guide, Kathleen. Do consult her when you are setting out to travel.

Very helpful advisor

By: Victoria

Reviewed on: 30 Jul 2018

Enjoyed working with Kathleen. I enjoy doing much for the research and she was open to my suggestions and offered great advice as needed.

Fabulous Trip!

By: Icelandic Traveller

Reviewed on: 15 Sep 2018

Kathleen was efficient, knowledgeable, a joy to work with. She always had a superior suggestion. When a plan was not going the way it should, she found a better alternative. I just couldn't say enough about Kathleen.

Cruise booking

By: Betina

Reviewed on: 28 Oct 2018

Kathleen is experienced and knowledgeable. This is the second cruise that I have received her advise and assistance

Inclusive vacation

By: Sophie

Reviewed on: 09 Jan 2019

Outstanding ,professional


By: traister21@verizon.net

Reviewed on: 15 Jan 2019

Excellent. Very patient and thorough working a unique request. Kept me informed throught the process

Mt Kili


Reviewed on: 14 Jan 2019

Kathleen is awesome. we have worked with her on two life changing trips and she has nothing short of fantastic

Travel agent

By: Fwillymd

Reviewed on: 11 May 2019

Easy and Kathleen was very responsive.


By: traveller

Reviewed on: 28 May 2019

great experience. very helpful, communicated well, and provided excellent options. took care of everything.

Roman Holiday

By: Jim D

Reviewed on: 25 May 2019

Great! Very knowledgeable and experienced. Good follow up and prompt.

May 2019 River Cruise

By: Art & Sue

Reviewed on: 12 Jun 2019

As always, Kathleen was great to work with. Answered all our questions, and got back to us quickly. She handled our flight preferences and seat assignments just as we had requested. Our itinerary and paperwork arrived well in advance and covered every detail. Because Viking offers a thorough package, she did not have to handle as many trip details as last year, when she put together a dream vacation to northern Italy for us. We will continue to contact her for any international travel!

An absolutely perfect trip!

By: Chrissie and Steve

Reviewed on: 04 Jun 2019

My husband and I had been dreaming of a trip to Italy for years. We were so fortunate to have found Kathleen who helped us plan the best trip to Northern Italy that we could have imagined. We knew generally what we wanted to see and do but Kathleen took the time to get to know what was important to us and to make sure that our itinerary was seamless and well balanced. The information and details that she provided us helped to keep us organized and without any worries for every bit of the two weeks. Kathleen was also patient with all of my new traveler questions along the way. We can't wait to work with her when we plan our next trip to Southern Italy, hopefully sooner than later!

Southern France

By: Southern France

Reviewed on: 10 Jun 2019

Excellent, we have worked with Kathleen for many years. She is very reliable and provides complete timely information and is very responsive all our trip questions. Kathleen is very knowledgeable in making recommendations and supportive in exploring all the available options associated to our trip. Most important, she is always responsive, especially in dealing with emergency needs while overseas. I strongly recommend Kathleen to all my relatives and friends for their travel arrangements.

When in Rome

By: Momma J

Reviewed on: 09 Jul 2019

Kathleen was great to work with and had fantastic knowledge of Italy to plan an itinerary that exceeded the expectations for our family. If not for Kathleen, we would never have considered staying in Radda in Chianti and that was our favorite place we visited! She also offered tips on day trips -- to Pisa & Lucca -- and how to consider getting Cinque Terre in during an already busy trip. I'd definitely work with Kathleen again!

Travel to hawaii

By: Jan hawaii

Reviewed on: 21 Mar 2020

Kathleen was great. Very responsive and showed concern when quarantined. Would definitely use her again.

Trip of a lifetime

By: scoop22

Reviewed on: 11 Jul 2019

We planned a trip to Italy for 2 families with Kathleen and the trip was perfect. We were all extremely pleased with the travel, accommodations, and activities. She was in touch with us right up to the day of travel and everything was expertly prepared. I will only use Kathleen on any future overseas trips!

Summer trip to Italy

By: Todd

Reviewed on: 07 Aug 2019

Our experience working with Kathleen was outstanding. This was the second trip she planned for us and we enjoyed both beyond our expectations. We plan to continue to use her as a trusted advisor.


By: Jason

Reviewed on: 16 Aug 2019

Awesome - we have worked with Kathleen for almost 20 years and she is a rock star!

Irland Trip

By: Frieda

Reviewed on: 05 Oct 2019

Really liked the hotels and the driver.

Most helpful

By: MaryJoan

Reviewed on: 26 Sep 2019

Kathleen took over my cruise plan from a retired coworker. She had a difficult job to do and we appreciated her making a positive effort to help us keep our plans.

Best trip ever

By: Doey

Reviewed on: 16 Oct 2019

Kathleen DiMeglio made our dreams come through with the suggestion of staying at Monastero Santa Rosa on the Amalfi Coast. It is the most beautiful hotel and we would not have found it on our own. Kathleen took care of everything we needed - drivers at the train station, train and plane tickets, the perfect room at the hotel, a trip to Pompeii. Not one thing went wrong on the trip due to Kathleen’s planning, She gave us extra information as well on Italy and traveling in the country which was very helpful. Kathleen answered all our questions in a timely manner and was very attentive during the process. We would not have had such an outstanding vacation without her help.

A Journey Well Planned

By: Castania Kid

Reviewed on: 19 Oct 2019

It was a joy to work with Kathleen! Unlike my previous agent, she was always around to answer questions, dig deeper with her research, provide reassurance when needed as far as planning was concerned, and she always answered my emails and phone calls. In addition, she regularly was in the office diligently working to make my trip (and others') a success and something truly memorable. In this age of online reservations and endless websites, it is very reassuring to know there is Kathleen DiMeglio. I consider myself extremely fortunate to have Kathleen so close for consultation and guidance. She knows her stuff, and is quite the expert on Italy, too! Her cruise expertise is also A-1!

Kathleen's work

By: Tony

Reviewed on: 13 Nov 2019

She did a fine job. Everything worked out fine.

Viking Bordeaux wine trip

By: Pat

Reviewed on: 23 Nov 2019

Terrific! Everything went off like clockwork!

Incredibly Helpful!

By: Bob & Katherine

Reviewed on: 25 Feb 2020

Kathleen was an absolute pleasure to work with when booking and traveling on our honeymoon! From the first conversation of getting to know what our initial thoughts were, to sending numerous options when we couldn't decide our exact details, to answering our frantic emails/calls when our initial flight was canceled, Kathleen was able to provide us the peace of mind we needed to ensure we enjoyed everything about our honeymoon from start to finish. With both Fiji and New Zealand as our destinations, planning a trip to the other side of the world was not something that we had the knowledge or time to plan ourselves. By working with Kathleen, she was able to put together the real details of what we envisioned we wanted and was able to do it all within the budget we gave her. Though we just got back a few weeks ago, we're already starting to think of where we want to go next and will definitely be reaching out to Kathleen to help us plan another great trip!

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  • - An experienced travel guide whom you can rely on before, during, and after the trip
  • - Exclusive luxury resorts and properties
  • - Once in a lifetime experiences

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  • Italy
  • Ireland
  • United Kingdom
  • South Africa
  • Argentina
  • New Zealand
  • Australia
  • Belize
  • Bermuda
  • Costa Rica
  • Croatia
  • U.S. Virgin Islands
  • Aruba
  • British Virgin Islands
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