How can I help? Weeding through vacation rentals. Finding hidden gems. Selecting great guides. Creating an itinerary that embeds serendipity and time to explore and relax.
Go birdwatching — Explore museums — Taste a local specialty — Visit a national park — Shop local artisans — Discover the secrets of a new city —
Getting to know each other will help us both get the best results. During our first 30-minute meeting, we can see if working together makes sense and decide next steps for your travel plans.
Photo: Nicole (Nikki) with her girls at El Yunque in Puerto Rico
Planning a great trip involves great communication. Together we will talk about what you want from your travels, what parts of planning you like and don't like, and how best to work together to create an exceptional trip.
My initial 30-minute consultation is free and is a great way to determine what I can offer you specifically and see if we are a good fit to work together.
If we are, great! At the end of that meeting, I should be able to give you a general sense of what my trip management fees will be, but you will be provided a breakdown when I present your initial itinerary. For your budgeting purposes, my fees range from $50-$125/day based on the level of service you want.
What am I especially good at? Creating a unique travel itinerary for an efficient trip filled with moments of serendipity. Efficiency means more time to enjoy what it is you want to enjoy…
I am always learning and exploring. While I have traveled a lot, I haven't done it all, and am lucky to have a great team of support to help me. Learn more about my professional affiliations, and the resources available to me as a travel professional.
What a wonderful way to travel! We sailed on the Avalon View, which was a lovely ship. This was a relaxing way to tour through Europe (unpack once yet visit 3 countries). Our cruise was classified as an Active & Discovery cruise, meaning in addition to the traditional types of excursions, we had options that included such things a biking, hiking or paddling (Active) or smaller walking tours that used public transit and tried local treats at a small cafe (Discovery). We were surprised by how tranquil it was along much of the Danube as we floated by quaint villages, flanked by autumn tinted trees and swans. I'm already booked for my next river cruise. Next time with my sister on the Rhine!
Wow! What a stunning country filled with incredible people, history, and culture. From the ancient ruins in Jerash, to the "lost city" of Petra, and the martian landscape of Wadi Rum, this is truly a small but mighty country. I was very fortunate be able to visit Jordan with TTC Brands as part of a trip just for travel agents, focused on how to "Make Travel Matter." Some of the cool ways we got to connect with the local people and their culture included
Travel impacts the world around us, and is profoundly impactful to us as individuals. I do my best to work with companies that have sustainability initiatives, focus on supporting local cultures and businesses, and seek greener options when possible.
I want to help others experience how a well-planned trip deepens relationships and better connects you to the world.