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We don’t book trips.
We design journeys.

Open the door to a new kind of journey by designing experiences that transport you: body, mind and soul.

Introducing a New Kind of Travel Advisor

Between the exclusive world of conspicuous opulence and the too-inclusive world of last minute cruise deals sits a new kind of luxury. A luxury that values once-in-a-lifetime experiences and quality craftsmanship as much as it values environmentalism and social consciousness.

Multi-generational family trip to Southern Africa Photo of Andi Gordon Designed by Andi Gordon
Honeymoon trip to Tahiti, Morea & Bora Bora Photo of Jessica Upton Designed by Jessica Upton
Celebrating retirement in Italy & Greece Photo of Jean Kibler Designed by Jean Kibler
European river cruise down the Danube Photo of Yelena Lutsker Designed by Yelena Lutsker
El Camino de Santiago Hiking Trip—A Bucket-List Pilgrimage Across Northern Spain Photo of Fernanda Nielsen Designed by Fernanda Nielsen

Abounding Diversity, Small Spaces

From the outlook, the island of Gran Canaria may seem small, but this is an absolute dream for the travelers looking to experience a wide range of activities and surroundings.

Located in the Canary Island chain off the coast of Africa, the climate, atmosphere, food and people here are a unique mix. As a main travel hub throughout history, Gran Canaria is host to many cultural influences from around the world.

The volcanic island also contains a wealth of natural spaces for you to explore from pine forests up in the mountains, to vast sand dunes blown in from the Saharan desert, there is something for everyone.

Gran Canaria is also an oasis of wildlife. The crystal clear waters of the Atlantic offer some superb snorkeling and scuba diving opportunities. If you take to the land, you can find some amazing bird varieties that can’t be found anywhere else in the world.

During your trip you will find some of the best gastronomy available anywhere. The volcanic soil and arid climate creates some of the most unique and delicious wines to enjoy alongside fresh fish in the southern city of Mogan, or accompanying a mouthwatering Ribeye in the capital city of Las Palmas.

This unique gem is truly a place that will transport you. The incredible views and experiences will leave you awestruck making you want to return year after year.

A Taste of Italy

When you think of Italy, what first comes to mind? The amazing food! Who can resist fresh pasta, pizza, gelato, bruschetta, or an authentic pesto?

This is your ultimate guide to an “Eat Pray Love” Italian experience of your very own. Begin in Verona and join a qualified sommelier on a journey through a breathtaking vineyard, discovering all there is to know about how nature and the seasons impact the taste and how even the moon influences flavors of wine. After a tour of the winery and aging cellar, enjoy a tasting with local cheeses and cold cuts.

From there, travel to Bologna for a private cooking class where you will be invited into an expert’s home to teach you the secrets of traditional Italian cuisine in a relaxing, friendly atmosphere.

Continue to Capannoli, where you can experience the truly unique and hunt for one of the most prized crop—the truffle. Visit the vast estate of the Savini family who has been harvesting truffles for over 100 years. Explore the rolling hills of Tuscany and reward yourself with a fantastic lunch back in the Savini restaurant.

Lastly, head to the coast to soak in all that Italy has to offer through a street food tour that takes you through historic city streets to some of the oldest pizzerias in the country, all the gelato you can eat, and of course the taste of fresh limoncello.

Wellness Redefined

Experience a world that is unlike any other and the perfect place to unwind and rejuvenate. Costa Rica’s forests, beaches, volcanos, and waterfalls will transport you entirely.

Begin your journey on the coast in Nantipa, where the calming sound of ocean waves settle you into a bungalow with a gorgeous beach front view. Let the load of everyday life melt off of you and discover an oasis with a guided meditation on the beach or private yoga session.

Looking to connect with nature? Discover Curú, the first wildlife refuge established in Costa Rica. Perfect for nature lovers who are interested in catching a glimpse of the many species of birds, monkeys and other wildlife that only Nantipa can offer. Or explore the incredible seas off the coast of Tortuga with snorkeling experiences and dolphin watching.

From the coast, head inland to a one-of-a-kind resort and spa positioned at the base of a volcano. Tabacón thermal resort and spa connects you with undisturbed nature. The scents of the rainforest become a part of your experience as you enjoy a massage or a pineapple and aloe wrap.

The incredible thermal waterfalls on the property are the ultimate in natural hydrotherapy. Heated by the Arenal volcano with temperatures ranging from 72 to 105 degrees Fahrenheit, it is the perfect way to disconnect and restore your health.

We are certain this journey will be an experience unlike any other.

Castles, Cliffs & Proper Pubs

Ireland is known for its incredible coastlines, gorgeous green rolling hills, ancient architecture, and of course their beer. Although it’s becoming a popular place to visit, Ireland has some hidden, undiscovered gems that will give you a truly remarkable experience.

If you are looking for a true medieval experience, step aboard the Azul Zero for a cruise to a private island with a castle dating back to the sixteenth century. Hear about the ‘ruins to restoration’ story while enjoying food and drink typical of that time.

Explore the Connemara far from the tourist trail. Meet the locals who have been shaped by this landscape and learn about skills and crafts that have allowed this resilient race to survive here. It’s an intimate look at one of the last bastions of Gaelic culture: its language and music.

Join a true Earl and stay in their ancestral home. The home offers a garden, a visit to Castle Coole, a famous pottery factory and is even near a 5-star golf course. Make yourself at home at Crom Castle and experience Ireland in an entirely new way.

Finding Perfection

Visit one of the most luxurious destinations on the planet. Fiji’s Jean-Michel Cousteau Resort is what true island vacations are made of. Built to resemble a traditional Fijian village, this resort is multi-award winning, inclusive, eco-sensitive boutique resort.

Perfect for an intimate getaway or a family holiday, the resort offers a multitude of options from snorkeling, diving, paddleboarding, a private island experience, a tour of the incredible mangroves and much more. If you are taking the family, the Bula club is an award-winning kid club experience with plenty of exploration, activities and games.

Off-site excursions offer traditional and authentic experiences on the island with the locals. Visit the nearby town of Savusavu and explore all that Fiji has to offer by farming for pearls, exploring the local market and cuisine, touring the waterfalls and attending a traditional Fijian dance performance with the village chief of Nukubalavu.

Come and experience a true paradise of calm rippling waters, white sand beaches and stunning sunsets that defy description. Fiji awaits!

Exploring & Preserving

For adventure lovers who want to connect with nature and still have a relaxing and entertaining vacation, Australia is no better place. There are opportunities abound to connect to the world around you and experience adventures like no other.

In the Blue Mountains you are invited to plant a tree or help with wombats with the environmental programs of Wolgan Valley. Afterwards, relax in the spa while the kids go on a hunt for fossils before ending your day on a private island on the Great Barrier Reef.

If you are feeling adventurous get close and personal with whale sharks, the largest fish in the world. Explore the wildlife of Ningaloo Reef and see sharks, turtles, rays, and tropical fish. A portion of every swim is donated to Parks and Wildlife to assist in research and preservation.

Enjoy wine from one of the best regions in Australia alongside dolphins and whales. The whale watching and wine tours get you up close with mothers and calves as you follow these creatures on their epic migration.

Finish you experience inland, with the most incredible wild bush safari in Top End, where you can expect to find wallabies, dingoes, wild pigs, buffalo and over 236 species of birds. The Bamurru Plains Luxury lodge offers numerous ways to explore the outback with four-wheel safaris, quad exploration and river excursions.

Enjoy an adventure that is both rewarding and remarkable.

What our customers say about us

Our travel designers’ passion shines through in every trip they create. They each take incredible time & care in planning experiences that are unforgettable and absolutely unique. Hear what our customers have to say!

Absolutely fantastic! Joe is always attentive to our families’ interests & needs. Stays on top of every detail. Finds high quality restaurants, resorts & awesome adventures.

– Mary

Lori took such great care of us again. She leaves no stone unturned, and makes every stage of travel special. Highly Highly recommend Lori!

– Sue

I absolutely recommend Marisa! To anyone!! Amazing. She has been our travel magician for 25 years+ now. I would be lost without her!

– Michie

It’s absolutely the the best working with Yelena. Her knowledge and caring and understanding of customers needs are absolutely superb.

– Lana

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