Travel + Leisure A List Travel Agent Richard Leonardi

Richard Leonardi

T+L TOP TRAVEL ADVISOR | CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA SPECIALIST

Leonardi is a jack-of-all-trades, and he can arrange everything from a rafting excursion through the Amazon’s rarely navigated stretches to a ballet-centric cultural immersion in Cuba. He’s noticed that families are enjoying adventure trips to Central and South America. Leonardi says, “Once the domain of a younger clientele, adventure trips are now the travel mode of choice for an increasing number of families,” he says. “These multi-sport family itineraries are not just for fun, but create a stronger bond between children and parents. Comfort is not sacrificed with lodging in most cases, but relaxation has become a footnote or less.” Leonardi also sees Nicaragua once again calling to his clients. “Nicaragua has been all but been erased from the world travel map for two years due to protests in 2018 that were put down with savage harshness,” he says. “But the country has been peaceful since and is reemerging as the best destination for authentic experiences. Plus, it’s only a three-hour flight from the U.S.”

ADDITIONAL SPECIALTIES: Adventure travel, family travel, off-the-beaten-path trips

Languages Spoken: English and Spanish 

Minimum Daily Spend: From $400 per person per day

Trip Planning Fees: None

Contact Info

richard.leonardi@wild​frontiers​travel.com | 530-427-8605 | Truckee, Calif.