About Travel for Rookies:
Travel for Rookies was founded by Bianca Reyes, a recognized travel expert. Being raised in a South American household, her travels to Latin America began from a young age and upon obtaining a degree in psychology at the University of Virginia, she continued to travel on a regular basis, including as an event coordinator for foreign Ministers of Justice and Finance at the International Monetary Fund. While that gave her a glimpse of the world through the institution’s eyes, her contrasting global views and true passion for exploring and discovering other cultures pushed her leave the Fund and become a real estate agent. Being her own boss allowed her to take a year off, move to Venice, master the Italian language (in addition to Spanish), and travel to over five continents. Finally deciding to remain in Venice, her career as a marketing manager for an international booking site led to a better balance between her private and professional life. Venice “sucked her in” (as the locals say) and she has set down her anchor in one of the world’s most unique cities.
Bianca has been published and mentioned across the board sharing her travel expertise for esteemed companies such as the Examiner, AOL, Walletpop, HostelsClub.com, various city newspapers from LA to South Africa’s Mossel Bay, and radio shows such as “Travel Show Live” with Erik Hastings. After taking the plunge and leaving her “9 to 5”, she decided to join her two passions, budget travel and Venice, thus publishing, Venice for Rookies!
Bianca’s Travels in Italy