Julie Banning 

New York City, NY United States
An independent affiliate of Ovation Vacations
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Travel Specialties
Interests
  • Adventure
  • Food & Wine
  • Honeymoons
  • Culture, History & Arts
  • Beach & Sun


Destinations
  • Colombia
  • Sri Lanka
  • Italy
  • Morocco
Selling Travel Since
2016
Languages
  • English

My Background

My Background:

When I studied abroad in Rome, Italy, I fell in love – with the beauty of Italy but also as a gateway to explore the rest of Europe. I have traveled more in Italy than the United States! Living there for an extended period of time allowed me to learn the language, discover and really live in the culture, understand the people, and cultivate great knowledge of the incomparable Italian food and wine. Before becoming a travel advisor, I worked in marketing & sales for the fashion and tech industries.

In my free time, I LOVE to cook and try all of the amazing restaurants in New York City. When I travel, I like to take cooking classes to learn more about the destination through its food. It allows me to get to know the locals while learning a new skill. I am considered a “walking YELP” by my clients, friends, and family.

I have traveled to 21 countries and five continents.

My Specialties:

I love new and remote destinations that are still under the radar. I enjoy planning amazing trips to more traditional destinations, but including “off-the-beaten-path” sights that most tourists would miss. Some favorite trips I’ve planned have been to New Zealand, Bali, and Tanzania.

My Favorite Travel Moments/Destinations:

  • Colombia – From Bogota to Medellin and Cartagena, there is so much to explore. The people are so proud of how far their country has come – it is a wonderfully hospitable place.
  • Sri Lanka – For such a small place, it has it all. I love to travel by train and see the unbelievable views of the interior and beach. Plus, the onboard hawkers selling snacks definitely adds to a special experience.
  • La Pergola – The 3-Michelin starred restaurant is set in the Rome Cavalieri Waldorf Astoria hotel and has stunning views of the city. Their 9-course tasting menu is a one-of-a-kind experience for foodies.
  • Morocco – I love the vibrancy of the food stalls and hawkers of Jemaa El Fna Square in Marrakech, Morocco.

Places I Have Traveled


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  • Colombia
  • Sri Lanka
  • Italy
  • Morocco