Lindsay first traveled to Italy during a six week study abroad program, while pursuing a bachelor's degree in hospitality management from Florida State University. After returning home the country remained imprinted in her mind; from the grandmother making homemade pasta tableside, to the kindness of the Italian people, Italy made her feel at home. While in Europe she was also able to explore many other countries but it was Italy that left the biggest impression on her.
After graduation she worked in retail and hospitality management, which allowed her to focus on another passion, which is customer service. A couple of years ago she decided to combine her love of travel with her customer service expertise and joined Audley, where she now creates bespoke trips for her clients traveling to Italy.
I'll never forget when…
I have always been fascinated by Mardi Gras and Carnivale, so partaking in a mask-making class in Venice was so fun for me. You will enter a store filled with thousands of masks and get to take some time to choose one that speaks to you and gives you inspiration. From there you will go to the mask-making room to sketch out your design and get to work. Your instructor will provide some history into the Venetian masks and the significance of the different designs. My favorite was working with gold leaf but the colors and options are almost limitless. This experience will take you back in time and allow your creative side to come to life — and of course your creation is yours to keep.