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Women’s Health Specialist Elizabeth Lee Vliet, M.D., to Host Italian Health Retreat for Gateway Destinations


Women’s luxury tour operator Gateway Destinations ( announced that internationally recognized women’s health specialist Elizabeth Lee Vliet, M.D., will host a health retreat in southern Italy, beginning October 4, 2009.

“This extraordinary travel experience will blend a unique and informative health seminar with a range of leisure activities and sightseeing in breathtaking Italy,” says Gateway Destinations founder Jan Acorn. “We’ll learn about hormonal health and ways to improve our well-being while relaxing on the Amalfi Coast.”

Dr. Vliet ( treats women patients exclusively at her offices in Tucson and Dallas. She has spoken internationally on the subject of women’s hormonal health and has authored seven books on this subject. Dr. Vliet’s weekly Blog Talk Radio show attracts listeners from all across America.

Gateway Destinations’ Acorn notes, “This 8-day fun-filled and informational retreat is limited to 14 women. Sprinkled around Dr. Vliet’s health talks will be guided trips to Capri, Naples, Pompeii and the Amalfi Coast. Guests will cook regional foods, taste local wines and learn the romance of olive oil. Our base will be the lovely Hotel Bristol on the hillside above Sorrento, offering expansive views of the Bay of Naples and of Mt. Vesuvius. An optional 4-day extension to the Puglia region is also available.”

Also offered in 2009 by Gateway Destinations are women-only tours to Greece, Tuscany and three venues in France, including Provence, Paris and the Loire Valley, and the Pays Basque region. Each premium destination is individually themed and professionally guided, promising the most memorable travel experience. Custom tours to these and other destinations can be designed for your own small group (women-only or mixed-gender), or uniquely created based on your specific requirements. As a full-service travel agency, Gateway Destinations also offers personalized planning services for travel to Alaska, Hawaii and international destinations, specializing in Europe.

To learn more about Gateway Destinations and other women-only tours, visit, or contact Jan Acorn at



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