Imagine: Embarking on the vacation you’ve been yearning for, without any of the stress that typically comes with planning a big trip. Your itinerary is full of authentic experiences designed to move you, gorgeous properties perfect for pampering, and a few special (surprise!) touches thrown in.
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Never rein in your travel dreams again. Whether you’re dreaming of plucking juicy ripe grapes from the vine during a Tuscan wine harvest or flying over the vast Serengeti in a hot air balloon, my job is to turn your vacation vision into a once-in-a-lifetime reality.
How? I’ve cultivated connections within the travel industry that make it easy for you to explore off the beaten path. I only work with vetted travel suppliers that I trust to deliver first-rate experiences to my clients—so you can travel confidently, no matter where your vacation whims take you. Let me fill your next itinerary with immersive, hands-on experiences that deliver you deeper into your destination than you ever thought possible.
Your complimentary Discovery Call
Booking your hotel, resort, or cruise cabin—or more “out-of-the-box” properties such as a private yacht, luxury tent, treehouse, or cabin
Coordinating transfers and on-the-ground transportation (including private jet charters)
Managing private tours and experiences
Reserving museum entry, shows, and even highly sought-after tickets to special events like the World Cup, Olympics, or Grand Prix
Securing VIP access and experiences, like meet and greets with musicians or athletes, exclusive event party invites, and more
Providing on-call support while you travel
Your dream vacation doesn’t have to be complicated. I’ll dig into the research and coordinate with my travel partners to create a singular itinerary that unfurls seamlessly for you. My planning services cover:
Complimentary room upgrade (subject to availability)
Spa, food/beverage, or hotel credits or on-board ship credits
Special savings or upgrades on Business and First-Class International airfares with 100+ airline carriers
Complimentary breakfast for two
Exclusive excursion options
… and more!
When you work with me, you get to reap the perks and benefits of my exclusive partnerships with premier luxury travel brands—at no additional cost. These perks may include:
Grand European Journeys
Mexico & Caribbean Getaways
Exotic Island Escapes
explore travel specialties
Luxury African Safaris
Exclusive Sporting & Events Access
"Laura did an excellent job and thought of every detail. She's a real pro. We will use her every time I travel. The accommodations were incredible, the service first class, and we loved swimming with the wild manatees! We had the trip of a lifetime."
“Laura was amazing from the beginning to the end! She helped our family find the perfect resort, book transfers to and from the airport, and was in touch and available any time I had a question or needed some support finding anything. She is truly the best and I will definitely use her again. She made everything so easy!!”
“Laura planned a beautiful golf trip for my husband and son to Scottsdale, Arizona. She simplified the planning and selected a beautiful resort in the Andaz, organized golf outings at Troon, TPC, and Greyhawk, and provided a seamless itinerary for them.The planning, booking and execution was flawless. I highly recommend Laura and plan to use her again in the future. Thanks Laura!”
We’ll first touch base on your complimentary Discovery Call, where I’ll dig deeper to learn all about the vacation you’re envisioning. This will allow me to tailor every aspect of your itinerary to your personal preferences and dreams.
After our call, I’ll send you my Design Fee (which varies depending on the length and complexity of your trip, number of travelers, and other specific needs) along with my Terms and Conditions for approval before we get started. Then, I’ll dive into the research to begin pulling together your custom trip proposal. We’ll have another call or two as needed to go over your proposal, and I’ll incorporate all of your feedback into your final itinerary—so it’s a perfect fit.
With your itinerary finalized, you can relax while I book and manage every aspect of your vacation. You’ll also receive touchpoints from me leading up to your departure with must-know info and inspiration about your destination, so you’re fully prepared for your trip.
I’ll audit your itinerary one last time to ensure every “t” is crossed—then you’ll receive your final documents for departure! Once you’re off exploring, simply reach out to me if you need any assistance. You have my full support until your plane touches down back home.
If you’re feeling overwhelmed—don’t know where to start or simply don’t have the time to do trip research, then you’re in the right spot! We take all the details off your hands. In addition, we have alliance partners (tour companies and hotels) who maintain the same high standards we do, so your hand-picked property or excursion is sure to be a good fit. If, one the other hand, you’re a DIYer who loves to search for online deals, we’re probably not a good fit.
Yes, I charge a Design Fee, due before I begin researching your trip options. This fee varies depending on the length, complexity, group size of your trip, and other specific trip needs—I will share this with you after our complimentary Discovery call. The Design Fee covers my time spent researching and curating a custom itinerary for you, managing all of your travel logistics, and providing professional support every step of the way.
Typically, the sooner the better—especially for bucket-list trips like African safaris or overwater bungalow stays in the South Pacific. Inventory at special boutique properties can fill up quickly, so it’s not a bad idea to begin planning a year out. If you’re not sure if it’s too soon(or too late) to begin planning, simply reach out and I’ll provide guidance.
Yes, absolutely! I HIGHLY encourage my clients to purchase travel insurance to safeguard their trip investment—especially with the travel uncertainty caused by evolving COVID protocols. I will provide you with travel insurance options that align the right policy with your trip needs.
We have a fantastic list of luxury home rentals and villas, from which to choose. We do not book AirBnb or VRBO as we can not vet each of the properties listed—and we don’t want you to have any unexpected or unpleasant experiences on your vacation.
Yes, of course! As an industry professional, I’m plugged into the latest guidance on COVID protocols and entry requirements. I’ll ensure you’re connected to the right information so you are fully prepared for your trip. I’ll also steer you to travel insurance options that can help you safeguard your vacation investment.
I specialize in custom-crafted experiential travel. If you want to truly explore on your vacation, and yearn to dive deeper into your own passions rather than cookie-cutter tourist experiences, then I’m the travel advisor for you! You can learn more about my travel specialties right here.
Yes, currently we offer First or Business Class airfare. However, we do charge a $125 per person "Ticketing Fee" associated when requesting assistance with booking airfare.
You’re welcome to book your own flights using points. At this time, we do not use a client’s points to book hotel stays. However, if you don’t have enough points to cover the length of time you want to stay at your hotel or resort, I can book the additional days for you.
My income is made through industry standardized commission paid to me by hotels, tour operators, and cruise lines after client travel has been completed. For a la carte services, such as airline tickets or chartering private jets or boats, curating private tours and/or experiences, securing tickets to sold-out events, booking dinner reservations and spa appointments, I will request a Design Fee and/or Ticketing Fee. In most cases, the price you pay through Luxe Travel is the same as you would pay by booking the hotel directly—with the added value of any perks or upgrades my company receives due to our alliance partners as well as my guidance and support throughout the process.