"Spending A Day Off With Sharona is an adventure. The adventure will bring you joy, fun and excitement. A memorable experience of something new and/or reliving an old experience with a new perspective."
"I think that anyone would want to spend A Day Off With Sharona because she treats every outing as an opportunity to learn something and have fun doing it. Whether it’s the streets of Florence or at the corner supermarket, you learn something you didn’t know before and feel excited to see if for yourself. She really “sees” what’s around her and generously shares her time and her love of the world with those who follow her. It’s a treat to see the world through Sharona’s eyes."
"I think traveling with you is great because:
1. You give people the “insider’s perspective” showing them the cool, off the beaten path places that a true local frequents and why.
2. You listen. It’s not about you; you make it all about what interests them because you listen and get to know the people you are guiding.
3. You are fun loving and creative. You are going to make the tour/travel unique and fun (whatever that means to the people being guided). You might help them stretch their usual comfort zone a bit, but in a totally cool fun way, not scary."
Me and my husband recently took a trip to NYC. We were so excited to have Sharona’s expert knowledge and experience of New York City. We spent the whole day sightseeing and checking out new things that we would not have known about otherwise! We visited Roosevelt Island which was a first for us! Such a great escape from the city! Definitely recommend the tram! She was able to show us things like the whispering gallery in grand central station. We walked the streets of Little Italy for the feast of San Gennaro and had an amazing lunch. We had the best day! She makes everything seamless and you do not have to worry about a thing! If you are wanting to learn some things about NYC and want a stress free day, do yourself a favor and let her plan your trip! You will not regret it!
- Kim and Blake Farr
‘I’d follow Sharona anywhere’
… except down the middle of a NYC street! Just kidding. She didn’t do that when I was with her.
I spent 3 full and amazing days with Sharona in NYC and this was my first visit to the city. We walked almost 30 miles in 3 days but I saw everything that I had wanted to and even more. Navigating the subways/ trains with Sharona was effortless and seamless. There was no worry as to whether we were on the right train or going in the right direction because she had it all planned out. We even changed lines and there were lines down on Saturday when we were going to the Bronx and she just adjusted our route accordingly.
This was an amazing adventure for my first trip to NYC and I’m thrilled to have done it with such a skilled navigator as Sharona. Any trip under her watch will be an amazing time and I can’t wait for my next trip and our next adventure!!
- Cortney Hoch
It has been nearly 10 years since my first A Day Off With Sharona experience, and I was so excited to travel to NYC again this summer! If you’re considering a trip to the city, whether for the first time or the tenth, Sharona is your girl - I cannot recommend her highly enough! Let me tell you why…..
First and foremost, Sharona is such a lovely person. I mean, the BEST. The best person and the best tour guide. She’s attentive, patient, and gracious, and has a great sense of humor. Like I said, THE BEST….and you will love her. My 14 year old daughter ADORES Sharona, and cannot wait to visit her again.
Secondly, Sharona is incredibly knowledgeable about alllllll things NYC (and other cities, too, if you ask ) and can plan the perfect itinerary based on your unique interests. This was especially helpful for us because we had varied interested in our group of three.
We really weren’t sure what we wanted to do in NYC, but Sharona came through with some suggestions that were spot-on. For example, she suggested Korean BBQ, as it is very popular in NYC, and would appeal to all three of us. She was right! She met us at our hotel and we all walked to the restaurant together. While at the restaurant, she helped us navigate the menu, explained how the whole process works, and even taught my daughter how to use chopsticks. After dinner, we enjoyed a walking tour and learned about beautiful historical buildings on our way to Times Square. Good food, great company, a unique NYC experience. Check, check check!
After an amazing dinner at Serendipity 3 later in the week, Sharona took us to her favorite spot in NYC on the most unique mode of public transportation in the city. The views from Roosevelt Island are simply breathtaking! We caught the sun setting between the buildings on Manhattan and it was like nothing else we experienced in the city. It was so cool to step outside the hustle and bustle of Manhattan and enjoy the view from across the river. The island itself is a treasure - I won’t ruin it for you, you just have to go there with Sharona and experience it for yourself! After our time together, Sharona graciously took the time to help us navigate our way back to our hotel on the subway. I mean, what more could you ask for? The whole experience was a dream!
We were fortunate to spend two evenings with Sharona, although I wish we could have spent every day with her. In addition to spending time with us in person, she also helped me plan our itinerary in a video call before our trip to the city. We look forward to our next Day Off With Sharona!
- Rebecca Cascarella