Authentic Travel Experiences & Small Group Trips
Traveling the world leaves you speechless, then turns you into a storyteller.
Having lived abroad for several years, I know the value of authentic connections with local people and experiential travel within a destination. I've carried that philosophy to "travel better for better travel" well into my professional field of travel consulting. I am a certified sustainable travel professional through the Global Sustainable Tourism Council and know that conscious travelers think about their impact on local communities.
When travel is sustainable, people to people interactions contribute to the greatest form of wealth redistribution and help to promote environmental conservation to keep communities thriving. The beauty of travel shouldn't be homogeneous--too many people going to the same place, at the same time, to take the same picture but rather supporting local economies that welcome travel and tourism through social entrepreneurship. When you travel with me, your dollars go directly to the source.
I focus on destinations I have personally traveled to and continue to support through trusted relationships with local guides and tour operators by hosting small group travel trips. From swimming with sea lion puppies in the Baja peninsula in Mexico to culture and cuisine exchanges in Ethiopia, I work together with my clients to plan highly personalized journeys to places with lesser-known sights that aren't overrun with tourists.
Looking forward to hearing about your travel goals and how I can help you plan your next adventure!
Testimonials from fellow adventurers & clients
That's me swimming with sea lions in Baja!
"Such a magical experience to Todos Santos thanks for accommodating my singleness and my early departure." -Brenna, Connecticut
"Incredible trip hosted by incredible travel guides (US and Mexican/local). There are so many places I want to see and I’m looking forward to a next Julie North adventure! :)" -Eric, Colorado
My Areas of Expertise
CERTIFICATES & AWARDS
My Travel Stories
When you think of Mexico, you might think of crowded beaches and all inclusive resorts overrun with drunk college kids. This is not the real Mexico.
I invite you to explore the Baja California peninsula and the quaint beach town of Todos Santos. Rich in natural beauty, fresh, seasonal cuisine, and a... Read more from my Where the desert meets the sea: Todos Santos story.
A social media bending trip...
Thanks for such a nice review, Eric! It was a pleasure traveling with you! Looking forward to working with you for your future travel needs!
Magical experiences on the Baja Sur Peninsula!
Thank you for your kind words! Looking forward to the next one.
Great plane tickets for less & easy communication
She’s now my go-to for business and personal travel!
Thanks for your kind words, Mr. Keeley. I look forward to working with you on your future travel needs!
Trip of a Life Time!
Shannon, thank you so much for your kind words. I am so glad you and your husband had a wonderful time in Australia! It was a pleasure working with you and I look forward to helping you plan your future travels!