Robert and Sheryl Parrish, Untourists of the Week

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1. Tell us a little bit about your most recent Untour.

We flew into Rome, stayed for a week, went to the airport to pick up our car and drove to Umbria, where we stayed in an agriturismo near Trevi, from where we traveled to many towns in the region. Spoleto, Assisi, and Orvieto were highlights.

2. Why did you choose to go there?

We chose that particular destination because we love Italy, wanted to spend more time in Rome, and had not visited Umbria. We had been to Tuscany twice, to Rome once before, to Paris, and to Provence on Untours. We plan to go to Paris for a week again, and we would like to visit Amsterdam, Holland. We also are interested in Spain in the future.

3. What is your favorite Untours memory?

There are many great Untours memories: Enjoying the sunsets from our first location—Poggio Rose near Buonconvento in Tuscany; having lunch on the Campo in Siena; the beautiful cathedral in Orvieto; several visits to the Coloseo in Rome, by day and night; sipping Champagne on a rainy day at the very top of the Eiffel Tower; and many others.

4. How is taking an Untour different from other ways of travelling?

Untours traveling is different from other types of traveling in so many ways. As we have told friends and relatives to whom we have recommended Untours: with Untours, we can go at our own pace, see/visit the places we want to see, go back and visit them again if we wish, experience local living, discover our own favorite restaurants, shop for food locally and cook if we want, and if we want to do something special we can make those arrangements with advice from an Untours staff person. We also appreciate that we have a local Untours person to call if we need help or advice. The Untours orientation events have all been high quality, enjoyable, and educational. The on-site personnel have been on time and reliable in meeting our travel schedules.

5. If you could describe an Untour in just three words, what would they be?

Economical

Accommodating

Well-organized

6. Have you heard of our trailblazing Untours Foundation? What do you think of a company whose profits have gone to create jobs among vulnerable populations through loans to pioneering, green businesses?

It is a fantastic idea.

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