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.
Not a trip I actually ever expected to happen, but it was truly one of the most amazing experiences ever. I am still trying to wrap my mind around the fact that I have been there. I had my worries about crossing the Drake Passage but was proactive and took a combination of herbal and over-the-counter sea-sickness remedies, and was able to "enjoy" the several days of sailing through these turbulent waters. It is hard to capture this stunning landscape. It is so vast, harsh, and beautiful. I went with low expectations as it was late in the season, but we were treated to unseasonably nice weather and great wildlife encounters. My top experiences included everything penguin, kayaking with juvenile seals, hearing humpback whales as the glide by, and the overall non-stop gorgeous glaciers, mountains, and icebergs. Truly a once-in-a-lifetime experience. And I traveled on the World Navigator from Atlas Voyages, and they were outstanding from the luxurious accommodations, great food, lovely staff, and amazing expedition team.
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 to 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
Dinner with a local family
A workshop and lunch with an area co-op supporting women
Visiting a mosaic studio whose artists are primarily disabled, and are being taught this once-almost-lost craft
Two evenings of special Bedouin meals filled with tradition and hospitality
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.
Minneapolis, MN 55419
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