Fascinating destinations, first class research on those destinations, superb organisation and excellent food, wine and other adventures encountered with good company and lots of laughs – what’s not to like? Once having been a traveller who swore never to do organised tours I am now a devoted convert of travel a la Isabella. The bliss of being so well taken care of, with time provided for individual exploration rounding out each visit. Travels are backed up with rich and extensive background information on history, culture, politics, art, local identities and lifestyles. More than beautiful places and superb scenery and experiences, the passionate briefings, stories and art appreciation allow expansion of understanding of places and people. The laughs (have I mentioned the laughs) and memories are superb.