Culinary, wellness, and group travel specialist
Travel has been a passion of mine all my life. Are you also someone who craves exploring and relaxing in new places, meeting people, sampling the local cuisine, learning about the culture, enjoying the surroundings, and staying fit? Or do you simply want to get away from the demands of everyday life to spend time focusing on yourself, your body-mind-spirit, or your relationship with someone special? If so, I’d love to help you make your travel dreams a reality.
In business since 2008, my expertise is in culinary and wellness travel, active vacations, group travel, and river cruising. Do you want a special dinner, a cooking lesson, a wine, tea, whiskey, or chocolate tour, a hiking or biking trip, rainforest canopy tour, spa day, a week-long holistic health retreat, a yoga or spiritual retreat, spa getaway, or fitness program? I can arrange it. I’m a destination specialist for Costa Rica, Puerto Rico, St. Lucia, Italy, Southern France.
I also specialize in group travel. Whether for a small group of friends, a family reunion, or a business or charity event, I know how to pull it together seamlessly. If you’re the host, you can be the star and I’ll take care of the details behind the scenes.
What I offer is personalized attention, value, and experiences customized to your needs and interests. I believe that travel is about immersive experiences, learning, relationships, and cultural understanding.
I’ll work on your behalf with an extensive network of travel professionals, suppliers, and tour operators to offer you exciting destinations and exceptional service. I do research, make recommendations based on your needs and budget, advocate for you with suppliers, handle planning and arrangements, check whether you have what you need, and welcome you home with a phone call to find out how it all turned out. That means you can relax and spend your valuable time dreaming about what you’ll be doing on vacation or with your group, knowing all arrangements have been taken care of.
Please visit my web site to find out more: http://sparklinglifejourneys.com
(Formerly Grab Your Bag Travel)
What my clients have said about working with me
Winery in Provence, France
Before booking my trip to Costa Rica in December with my two sons, ages 23 and 25, I read countless forums on TripAdvisor, scanned the Costa Rica tourism website, and kept the Lonely Planet guide by my nightstand. And then I called Lynn. So glad I did! She helped me navigate the maze of information overload. She coordinated tours, transportation and hotels at a reasonable price (compared to other sample itineraries I strung together from various sources). During the process and after, she promptly returned my calls. I also knew that if anything went wrong, she could help me out. Even if you do your own homework when it comes to travel, I highly recommend engaging Lynn in the process. Sheryl Rich-Kern, NH
My Areas of Expertise
Fantastic first experience
Patrick, it was an honor to arrange your first cruise. I hope it was the first of many future enjoyable experiences. Thank you.
Lynn made everything so easy!
Shell and Leland, it was such a pleasure to arrange this cruise for you and your friends. Thank you for your confidence in me and for your kind words. I'd be delighted to help with your future vacations.
Wanted to Do this for 20 Years
Helped us narrow down where and what!
Thanks so much, Karen! I'd be honored to work with you and Steven again. (I just saw this review waiting for a response from me, which I thought I provided back then -- system reset, I guess!)
Another Great Trip with Lynn!
So happy to help, Matt & Michele. You are wonderful to work with. (I just saw your review waiting for my response!)
Smooth Sailing Thanks to Lynn!!!
Thanks for the positive review, Cheryl. I'm happy that I could help and that you had a great vacation.
Stress free planning, relaxing trip
Thank you for the positive review, Grant and Amanda. It was a pleasure arranging your honeymoon. I'm so glad everything worked out and exceeded your expectations.
Lynn made our trip possible, in a short notice!!
Linda, it was a privilege to arrange this for you and Rick. Thank you.