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Catalin Varela The Celiac in Italy
Lives in Florence, Metropolitan City of Florence, Italy
Piacere (nice to meet you)! I’m Catalin, an American 🇺🇸 expat in Florence, Italy 🇮🇹 And, a proud celiac 💚 You may also know me as The Celiac in Italy on Instagram! Since moving to Italy during the pandemic, my passion for Italian food and culture has continued to grow. Now, I offer pre-curated travel guides for cities around Italy, 1-to-1 travel consultations, custom itineraries, and curated recommendations. All 100% celiac-safe. So you can explore Italy without the hassle of digging through tons of blog posts and Facebook groups to plan your trip. More about me & my services… ➡️Armed with years of first-hand experience, I know the Italian celiac scene like the back of my hand🇮🇹Plus, I live here! My recommendations are always up-to-date🤓 ➡️I'm a native English speaker who speaks fluent Italian. There's no language barrier on our end and I can seamlessly facilitate communication with restaurants. Feeling unsure about cross-contact procedures? I’m more than willing to send Italian emails on your behalf🤗 ➡️I have personal relationships with the chefs of many gluten-free restaurants nationwide. I can get you reservations just by sending a text📲 ➡️My degree is in medical anthropology and I wrote my thesis about the impact of culture on the quality of life for celiacs. Not only have I been living with celiac disease for many years, but I've also studied the social aspect of our condition inside and out🤓 ➡️On top of celiac disease I have a wheat allergy and a plethora of other conditions. Helping you navigate multiple intolerances is not a problem!💕 Let’s plan your gluten-free Italian adventure!🇮🇹 📲 @celiacinitaly 💻 💌 Your celiac-safe Italian experience awaits❤️
Foodie • Gluten-free / Celiac
Starting at $30 →
Marina Tinker
Lives in Paris, Γαλλία
Hello, Travel Enthusiasts! I'm Marina Tinker, a Thatch travel planner/advisor and content creator specializing in two cities: Paris, France, and my hometown Athens, Greece. Whether you are an experienced traveler or you are embarking on your first solo adventure, I am here to offer advice, guidance, and inspiration to help you make the most of your journey. Explore my Thatch store! Discover free or ready-to-buy guides and itineraries. Book consultation calls, request custom itinerary planning or curated recommendations, opt for expert pre-trip itinerary reviews, and receive personalized hotel searches (walking tours are subject to availability). Note: Take a moment to check my free guides or itineraries that serve as an example of my work. These will showcase the quality and value I can bring to your needs. (e.g. Search for One-Day Paris Itinerary for First-Time Visitors | FREE) A bit about me: - In 2021, I quit my job and embarked on my very first extended solo trip to Paris, and it turned out to be a life-changing experience. Although I was initially hesitant about traveling solo, I soon discovered that it was a liberating and fulfilling way to explore the world. Since then, I've adopted a new rhythm to my life working remotely, dividing my time between the City of Lights and my Athens. (currently in Paris) - A music and fashion enthusiast, art and history lover. (Yes, also expect guides about these topics). - Born and raised in Greece. Subscribe to my Thatch profile for exclusive travel guides, itineraries, and services, including resources for solo female travelers. Let's talk about your next trip! Book a Trip Consultation Call via my Thatch page or contact me at Find me on TikTok @marina_tinker for free travel tips and recommendations.
Female Solo • Photography • Budget • LGTBQ+ • Luxury • Romantic • Art • Architecture • History • People & Culture • Boutique • Foodie • Shopping • Coffee • Design • Car-free • Couples • 50+ • Family • LGBTQ+ • Relaxation
Starting at $20 →
Next Stop: Korea
Lives in Seoul, South Korea
When I made the move from Germany to Korea in 2021, my life took a thrilling turn. From day one, I've been sharing this amazing journey with my Instagram community, as "Next Stop: Korea." Living the city life in Seoul, I've become the go-to buddy and your guide for friends and family visiting but also organized trips and planned itineraries for some of my lovely followers. So, if you're looking for tips on the must-see spots, those hidden gems that don't make the guidebooks, and the best of what Seoul has to offer, I've got you covered! But hey, as much as I adore Seoul, I'm all about encouraging travelers to explore beyond the city limits. Think the beaches of Busan, the coastal charm of Gangneung, the culture explosion in Jeonju, and the paradise vibes of Jeju – I've been lucky enough to explore over 40 of these fantastic places, and my Korean adventure wishlist is still going strong! :D Fast-forward to 2023, and I officially became a Content Creator for the Korea Tourism Organization and also got the title of “Global Seoulmate” - an Ambassador for the city of Seoul. It has made me even more excited to share the wonders of this incredible country! I'm here to be your go-to Travel Guide, offering practical advice, killer itineraries packed with Must sees, hidden gems and my personal faves, and the lowdown on Korea's stunning landscapes, unique architecture, friendly folks, and mouthwatering cuisine. Plus, if you're thinking about making the leap and moving to Korea, I've got your back with consultation calls and lots of infos about that on instagram. Long story short, I'm all about making your Korean adventure unforgettable, so don't hesitate to reach out. Let's make your K-adventure one for the books! 🇰🇷✨
Female Solo • Photography • People & Culture • Foodie • Adventure • History • Budget • Coffee
Starting at $15 →
Hilary Matson | @hilaryinparis
Lives in Paris, France
Hello et bonjour ! I'm (another) American in Paris. I've lived in France since 2016 and I loooove sharing my Paris & France recs in hopes I can help others love this city and country as much as I do. I'm quite confident I've seen more of France than most French people, so no matter what you're looking for, I've (probably) done it! ✅ What I'm a great fit for: Mature travelers, couples, solo travelers, and families who enjoy soaking in authentic experiences, great food and wine, off-the-beaten-track gems, classic sites, and sustainable travel. 🌱 What's sustainable travel about? Traveling in a way that is kind to the environment, respectful of local culture, & supportive of the local economy. My trip-planning services are always through a sustainable lens, and automatically include a carbon removal contribution. ❌ What I'm not a great fit for: Travelers focused on bars/clubbing or high-end shopping. ➡️ Follow me on TikTok & Pinterest @hilaryinparis for Paris & France recommendations, tips, personal stories, and more. 🌍 PS: I'm on Thatch because I genuinely love sharing France with folks. My day job is running Yugen Earthside, a booking platform for responsible package trips primarily catering to groups of mature American travelers. My company's website and Instagram are linked below.
Sustainable/Eco • Slow Travel • Coffee • Foodie • Wine • Car-free • 50+ • Female Solo • Groups • Couples • Family • Digital Nomads • People & Culture • Outdoors
Starting at $20 →
Vietnam Uncovered
Lives in Hanoi, Hoàn Kiếm, Hanoi, Vietnam
🇻🇳 Hi, my name is Viet, and I have dedicated the last 8 years of my life to an extremely intense exploration of my homeland - Vietnam. 🏙️🏞️ I have traveled the whole country several times, starting with the main cities and common routes, and ending up exploring countless off-the-beaten-path trails and ethnic villages in remote mountainous areas. 🏍️ As a passionate motorcyclist, I have done all of my trips on 2 wheels, giving me the opportunity to truly experience and be connected with both the surroundings and the people in the present moment. My records show that during the last years, I have spent over 80,000 kilometers and 550 days just on the road, not counting living in several different places across the country or working with the ethnic minorities in the Northwestern region, contributing to a sustainable community-based tourism projects. 💫 I can proudly and with great confidence say that I've seen and experienced a lot in Vietnam and have truly been living my passion - exploring and understanding Vietnam as much as possible - to the fullest, ultimately turning into a destination expert. 🙋🏻‍♂️ 🫴 Now I'm here on a mission to uncover the most authentic travel experiences in this breathtakingly rich country, which is absolutely worth visiting but can be quite challenging for first-time visitors to truly experience its real beauty. My goal is not to produce as many guides as possible, yet to create truly in-depth and trustable source of information. ℹ️ I have years of experience with tour guiding, custom itinerary planning, and consulting for hundreds of travelers, explorers, and adventurers. My maps, guides, and services here on Thatch are mainly focused on those who use cars, buses, trains, and planes as a form of transportation and are planning for "beyond general exploration of Vietnam" in a truly authentic way. If you are interested in motorcycle travel, overland trips, or deep focused expeditions, please schedule a consultation call with me!
Outdoors • Adventure • Foodie • Backpacker • Photography • Sustainable/Eco • People & Culture • Motorcycle travel • Budget • History • Overlanding • Road Trip • Digital Nomads
Starting at $30 →
Planning a trip to Marrakesh? Known as the "Red City" for the hue of its historic buildings and walls, Marrakesh is a hub of culture and tradition, where modernity and ancient customs blend. The medina is a winding maze of streets filled with the hustle and bustle of motorcycles, donkeys and vendors. For this reason, I ALWAYS recommend travelers to book at least a couple of guided excursions, at least so that they can get their bearings. I've had so many friends (who are avid travelers themselves) take the same approach with seeing Morocco as they do with Lisbon; arrive and see what happens. And then they come back saying that Morocco was just not their cup of mint tea. Don't do that. Morocco is a wonderful place to explore if you do a little preparation in advance and get some guidance. This FREE 3 day city guide will help you narrow down all the wonderful things there are to do and see and make sure you're not missing out on memorable experiences during your time in Marrakesh. This guide includes 👉 Detailed outlines of what you should do each of the 3 days 👉 6 tour suggestions 👉 3 hammam recommendations 👉 4 hotel recommendations that I have personally inspected and sent clients to before 👉 6 restaurant recommendations 👉 Links to blog articles that advice on what clothing to bring, leisure activities and safety questions 👉 Links to my TikToks highlighting my visit to a place
Adventure • Architecture • Boutique • Foodie • Wellness • History • Shopping • People & Culture • Wine • Coffee • Photography • Mountain