Area(s) of expertise: Japan, Italy, Adventure (hiking, biking)
Summary of expertise:
Roxana Lewis has been selling travel since the mid-1980s. She specialized in Italy for many years, but as a third-generation Japanese American, Roxana shifted her focus to Japan after leading her first trip up Mount Fuji about 10 years ago. Now, Roxana visits Japan at least once a year and can show her clients an insider’s perspective on well-known places and introduce them to off-the-beaten path experiences.
Roxana pursues Michelin-starred restaurant dining experiences worldwide and is an oenophile with a special passion for sparkling Italian wine.
Roxana is also a mountaineer and has climbed Denali, Rainier, Shasta, Mauna Kea, Mauna Loa, Whitney, Popocatepetl, Iztaccihuatl, Cotopaxi, Tungurahua, Huascaran, Pisco, Mont Blanc, Matterhorn, Hood, Baker, Mt. Fuji, and many more. She has also run a total of 237 marathons, one in every U.S. state and D.C., 19 in Italy, and six in Japan.
When she is not assisting her clients, Roxana volunteers as a hike leader for the Sierra Club, is a docent at the Japanese American National Museum, and serves as Advisory Council member for the Pacific Asian Counseling Service.
Roxana Lewis’ best travel tip for Japan: Japanese restaurants often have no more than 10 - 12 spots at a counter. Advance reservations are mandatory and should be made through a good hotel concierge as far in advance as possible, especially for noted Michelin-level dining.
Certified Travel Consultant (CTC)
Prior media experience:
Roxana Lewis has been quoted in Travel Agent Magazine, TravelAge West, and TravelPulse.
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