Valarie D’Elia is a travel expert who doesn’t wear that label loosely. Born into a travel industry family that dates back to 1902, Val has developed an expertise that is cultivated from a century’s worth of perspective. Known for her trademark D’Elia’s Deals, Val has a built-in barometer that scrutinizes values from the inside out and knows the difference between genuine savings and marketing mumbo jumbo.
Val’s appeal comes largely from the fact that she delivers travel information in a no-nonsense, direct way that is both non-threatening and useful to the traveler. Everything that Val reports about has take-home value. Her enthusiasm for her subject matter is infectious, and she imparts an “if I can do it, you can do it” mentality.
She encourages everyone to get out of his or her comfort zone to embrace the rewards of seeing the world. Having traveled to 102 countries on seven continents, Val is setting an example for others with her independent spirit and open mindedness. Val provides the nudge travelers need to take that precarious first step to fulfill their travel dreams. She is the fun aunt, sister or friend who you like to stay connected with and are inspired by. She’s a conventional gal, who took an unconventional path and has the conviction to follow her passion.