Luxury Travel Specialist
Trek to Machu Picchu 2016
Do you have wanderlust? I do, too! My speciality is creating luxury vacations with authentic experiences, personalized service and special access for my clients. The definition of luxury is unique to each of us. Which is why I take the time to get to know you, to understand your dream experiences, and to craft a customized journey perfectly suited for what luxury means to YOU.
It’s important for me to see and experience as many destinations as I can to have first hand knowledge as well as to build local relationships so that I can provide insider access for my clients. Over the years, I have traveled extensively around the world. My experiences inspire me while creating itineraries for you. Here’s a peak at a few of my favorites:
- The Caribbean - I have traveled to many islands throughout the Caribbean from the Bahamas to St. Lucia. I’ve experienced luxury resorts and private villas, sailed on a number of different cruise lines, and have charted a private catamaran with a captain and crew in the British Virgin Islands (a favorite family vacation). I love many of the islands, but my favorite is St. Barths, the French territory in the Leeward Islands. On St. Barths, you an explore 14 beaches including my favorite beach in the world, Anse du Gourverneur. The restaurants offer exquisite cuisine and impeccable service and the nightlife in St. Barths is legendary. Each hotel on the island is unique offering something for everyone. The villas on the island are spectacular, most with amazing views of the ocean. St. Barths has become one of my favorite destinations for couples as well as friends and family wanting the best luxury vacation experience.
- Peru - Last year, I took 10 women to Peru for a trek on the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu. This trip was an amazing adventure before, during and after our journey. I fell in love with Peru, the culture and the people. Cuzco and the Sacred Valley are beautiful and Machu Picchu takes your breath away. Peruvian cuisine is delicious (I even tried the local specialty, Guinea Pig). I loved shopping for textiles and art, which are now displayed in my home. We slept in tents for 3 nights on the trail, but our adventure did not lack luxury. Private guides, a chef and porters made our trek, although challenging, extremely comfortable. Our time before and after the trek was carefully crafted with luxury accommodations. This is a must do adventure and I love helping clients mark this one off their bucket list.
In addition to these, I ski each year in Colorado and Lake Tahoe with my family and have experienced a number of ski resorts. I’ve traveled to Belize multiple times and have my favorite luxury resort in the rain forest, along the coast, and private islands. In Hawaii, I have experienced multiple islands and luxury resorts. And in Europe, I have traveled to London, Paris, Scotland, Germany, Austria, Poland & Hungary. I’ve had extensive experience arranging travel in Spain and Italy as well.
Cruising continues to evolve offering something for everyone, even the “non-cruiser” and the luxury traveler. What cruising does offer is the ability to see multiple destinations, remote destinations, rivers, etc. I’ve cruised on Celebrity Cruises, Royal Caribbean, Norwegian Cruise Lines and the Moorings. In June, I am experiencing the Haven, a luxury ship within a ship experience on NCL. I’m a Azamara Club Cruises specialist and have experience with all the luxury cruise lines.
I have the first-hand knowledge and experience necessary to create seamless and amazing luxury vacations for you. Of course, experience alone does not make a great travel advisor. Service is a key factor in what makes a travel advisor great. That is why I will always spend the time to listen to you and learn what you want from your travel experiences. Then, using the information that I glean through our conversations, I will put my worldwide relationships, experiences, and creative skills to work for YOU as I custom design YOUR ultimate travel experience. Finally, I promise to be with you throughout your journey and to be available should anything unexpected arise during your travels. So go on, wanderlust! And let me help you turn your travel dreams into reality.
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CERTIFICATES & AWARDS
The best experience!
London was the best trip I've e ear taken
We really allow Gina to guide us on what to do while on a trip-because she's proven to be so proficient in her travel knowledge. I feel blessed to have her help us.
A wonderful anniversary trip
Work and Pleasure
Wonderful family vacation!
The best honeymoon imaginable!
She booked flights (with connections / transfers perfectly coordinated), arranged our rental car, made dinner reservations and even planned a private dinner on the beach one evening. All of these details were housed on her easy-to-navigate mobile app, which made it completely stress free for us as we traveled.
Gina was a true advisor, helping ensure we made the best use of our time on the island. She knew the best restaurants, shopping, activities, and more! It would've been impossible to research these details on our own.
We are already talking about our next trip and will absolutely book through Gina and Far & Away Travel!