You have your sights set on a trip to Europe, perhaps a villa in Tuscany or a pied a terre in Paris for a week. So you head to your source for most things: Google. Within hours, you are no closer to the grand European vacation of your dreams than when you began. Enough that you’re even further from making it a reality – enter your travel advisor!. 

Fret not! There is a way to get you there – and not on any ordinary vacation. When you choose to work with a travel advisor specializing in upscale travel, you’ll be saved the headaches, the hours of fruitless searching, the passport and visa issues, the Covid regulations, and more. Planning travel will be enjoyable and exciting as it should be, not a time-sucking or emotional drain.

 Here, now more than ever – in today’s ever-changing travel landscape – is why you need a travel advisor.

1.  To Predict the Unpredictable (And Assist During Emergencies)

travel restrictions  and complications

If there’s one thing 2020, and, well, 2021, has taught us, it’s that travel won’t look the same as it did in 2019 … for a while. Travel restrictions are changing on a weekly basis and continued civil unrest prevents visitation to certain regions. Plus, there’s the most unpredictable travel factor of all: the weather. Allow your expert travel advisor – that’s me! – to be your crystal ball.

Gauging the current rules and regulations, knowing the most promising seasons to travel somewhere – this is where I can help. And, when emergencies do happen – whether it’s weather or unplanned closure of a hotel or an entire travel region – I can work quickly with my connections to reroute, rebook and rethink as necessary to get you and your travel companions back on track.

Let me be the clout you carry in your back pocket while traveling. While others are on hold with the airline, hotel, or rail company, I can most likely have a new flight or room booked in no time.

2.  To Personalize Your Travel Experience

your travel advisor can arrange your villa stay in Tuscany

Finding your dream villa in Tuscany can be difficult

That villa in Tuscany or apartment in Paris mentioned above? Those are popular travel dreams. But when you work with a luxury travel advisor with connections throughout the industry, you’ll have access to locations and amenities not many have.  Or even know about.

I can help you navigate the many posh resorts of the Caribbean or Mexico to pinpoint the exact right one for your honeymoon or family’s spring break.

wine tasting in Tuscany

Fancy yourself a gourmand or wine enthusiast? I can point you to the restaurants and wine cellars – and secure reservations – in the most foodie-focused cities of the world. Love to shop? I’ll help you choose a hotel closest to world-class malls and funky boutiques, whichever style you prefer.

private beach picnic

Private picnic prepared for your special birthday or anniversary

Hoping for a private beach picnic, a scuba diving certification, or a private tour of Machu Picchu? I can help. No one knows everything about everything – but travel is what I do know, and I’m thrilled to share that knowledge with you to give you the best vacation yet.

Hoping for a private beach picnic, a scuba diving certification, or a private tour of Machu Picchu? I can help. No one knows everything about everything – but travel is what I do know, and I’m thrilled to share that knowledge with you to give you the best vacation yet.

3.  To Upgrade Your Travel Experience

bike tour

Let’s take those personal connections one step further. Once we’ve determined the exact right location for your vacation – be it a hotel, private home, safari lodge, cruise, or bike tour – I’m your source for adding on VIP amenities and extras.

resort spa treatments arranged by your travel advisor

With my insider knowledge, I can find room and suite upgrades, complimentary meals and spa treatments, hotel and resort dining credits, and more – those special touches that create a truly bespoke experience.

after hours colosseum visit

VIP access after hour visit to Colosseum in Rome

From one-on-one ski lessons in St. Moritz to hard-to-get dinner reservations in New York City to an after-hours tour of the Colosseum or the Louvre, this is where my connections will really work for you.

I’ve been to countless places around the world, on cruises, on tours, and to hotels and resorts, so I’ll use my firsthand knowledge to not only make the perfect match but make sure we’re taking advantage of every little thing your destination has to offer.

On your next vacation, don’t settle for ordinary.   Let’s chat. Working together, we’ll achieve the extraordinary experience you deserve.