I am a resident of Collingswood, New Jersey. I grew up in Audubon, PA, the youngest of 5 boys to an Italian father and a Sicilian mother, both of whom strongly contributed to my passion for travel. They gave me an appreciation of art, music, and culture that I pursued by extensive traveling both in our country and abroad.
Italy is one of my areas of expertise. After numerous trips, I am still in awe of the beauty of this country. For me, finding places off the beaten track are the best. Sure everyone would like to see all the typical sites, but I want to know how natives and locals live and incorporate that understanding into my overall experience.
And where to eat?? Food rounds out any vacation and being a foodie, it’s vital that I find delicious meals.
I am also a big kid at heart, so you guessed it, Disney is on the list of my favorite places to vacation, as well as Universal Studios. I’ve learned over the years how to navigate the parks efficiently without sacrificing any of the wonderful attractions. It’s still joy!
For many years, I have been a costume designer and tailor for numerous Broadway shows and theatrical productions around the world including Walt Disney World. I have also had the privilege of working in the movie business, contributing clothing to famous movies and stars. As you can see, I am a very creative person and I bring those experiences to my vacations planning.
After arranging vacations for my family and friends for years, I finally took the leap and decided to become a travel planner. I have always been the “go-to guy” for information and ideas on where to venture and what to see.
My goal is to create a memorable experience that will last a lifetime, to plan every vacation as if it were my own. If had my way, would escort every client on every trip to ensure that their adventure would be enjoyable and effortless. There wouldn’t be a care to worry about because everything has been thought out. This is my intention for all the trips that I plan. I look forward to the opportunity of arranging a vacation for you.
Training and Certifications
- Disney College of Knowledge
- Universal Orlando Resort Specialist
- Royal Caribbean University
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Testimonials for Drew
Dear Drew,Amazingly, I’ve been turned into a Disney World lover! For years, I felt that Disney World was a destination for children and people who enjoyed animated films, leaving me out. Then I decided going there with my 86-year-old brother (I’m 74), his children and grandchildren might be fun. It didn’t hurt that I knew you loved Disney and were a travel agent.What a wonderful experience you made possible for us! Guiding us through the complexities of scheduling park visits including fast passes, various dining plans, and much-sought-after dining reservations, you allowed us a vacation we would otherwise have been unable to have. Even when we were there, we knew could call on you for additional help if we needed it.We met with you initially to discuss hotel accommodations and what we wanted from our experience. Through subsequent conversations with you we heard your suggestions as to the best of each park, rides, restaurants, etc.Because you took care of all reservations and made them according to Disney’s requirements, we were able to do and see more than would have been possible without you.Thank you for one of my fondest vacation memories.Happily looking forward to another trip,
Our vacation, organized by Drew Basile, was seamless from beginning to end. Drew worked directly with Austin Adventures to create the trip of a lifetime. In addition to Austin’s advertised itinerary, Drew was able to add pre- and post-lodging. He was responsive to all our inquiries and was timely and enthused in helping us with all of our requests. He was as excited about our trip as we were. We look forward to working with Drew in the future and wholeheartedly endorse using him for your travel needs.