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Paul Bachant

New York, New York Travel Agent

An independent agent with Nexion, LLC in Irving, TX, a Travel Leaders Network affiliate agency

Insider Voyages - Authentic Travel Experiences

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Why Insider Voyages

“If you are taking any trip using guides/drivers or local experts, any trip that VIP access would make better, any trip to a destination where you do not already know all the best places to eat and best things to see and do, or any cultural travel, from safaris to ancient ruins, you need a travel agent.”   — Forbes


While travel consultants are always helpful, they become invaluable the moment you decide to step off the beaten path. Insider Voyages provides the kind of VIP access and expertise essential in finding your way to the hidden gems, luxurious private corners and authentic experiences that define the very best journeys. Because travel is about more than retracing steps. It is a chance to transcend your daily life, to acquire new stories and to reinvent yourself, one destination at a time.

Insider Voyages takes the time to understand what interests you, how you like to travel and where you feel most comfortable—whether that’s relaxing at an exclusive resort or spelunking in ancient French caves. Then we meticulously create a customized itinerary that is based on your input, yet still fresh and exciting. Because there really is no “best” hotel or restaurant, only what is best for you. Our service begins and ends with that.

Insider Voyages’ extensive network of on-the-ground contacts makes anything possible. Wherever your interests lie—in art, nature, sports, shopping, food, music—we can take you on an immersive dive into that subculture. Traveling on the surface does not compare to the depth of engagement available to a real insider.

 

My Story

“You go away for a long time and return a different person—you never come all the way back.”  — Paul Theroux

After traveling the world extensively, living abroad for long stretches and fully immersing myself in foreign cultures, I founded Insider Voyages to share my passion and expertise with those on a journey of discovery.

Formerly a senior executive for a global luxury retailer, I have an elevated aesthetic that informs my unique approach to traveling in style. I also know the value of building loyal relationships with my clients, the better to serve their individual needs. And then there is my restless curiosity. It drives me to continually seek out inspiring destinations, resources and relationships wherever I go. For me, the most memorable trips are those that reveal the authentic heart of a place.

I want to help my clients see the world in a way that feels fresh and relevant to them. It goes beyond booking exceptional hotels and mapping out seamless transitions. That’s a given. But making the right connections—between people and places, between travelers and guides—and opening up new possibilities, that’s when travel becomes truly transformative.

My Reviews

1 of 3 people found this review helpful

Birthday Celebration in the Dominican Republic

Reviewed By Jon & Carol - Jersey City, NJ | Traveled to
We used Paul to book a trip to the Dominican Republic, and it was truly the vacation of a lifetime. Paul took care of everything and made the whole process seamless. You could tell he did his homework: the resort, the clubs, and the extracurricular activities were outstanding and the schedule well thought-out. Even when we threw Paul a major curveball - missing our flight out of NYC due to an alarm clock that didn't go off - he calmly and quickly rebooked our flight, making a stressful experience bearable. Paul is now our travel agent for life, and we highly recommend him to anyone planning to travel.
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Jackson Hole Adventure

Reviewed By Amy - Bayonne, NJ | Traveled to
I have been back from my summer adventure for two weeks and in that time, I have told at least 20 people about the amazing experience I had because of Insider Voyages. From the beginning stages of planning to the day we arrived home, my son and I were treated with such care and respect. Paul listened to everything I preferred and valued for our summer vacation. His attention to detail, creative ideas, and ability to execute an entire week's itinerary was spectacular. Traveling with an 8 year boy posed some extra considerations that Paul completely understood and accounted for. I know for certain that our trip to Wyoming would not have been nearly as amazing without the effort and planning by Paul. Hiking in the Teton Mountains, touring at Yellowstone National Park, a covered wagon trail ride and dinner, backstage access to a real Rodeo and several well placed "free hours" in the afternoon to rest and recharge, made this travel experience one of the best we have ever had. I absolutely intend to work with Paul again to create another memorable travel experience for me and my son.
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Amazing Thailand

Reviewed By John M - New York, NY | Traveled to Thailand ~ East and Southeast Asia
My partner and I recently used Insider Voyages to plan our trip to Thailand. Our trip could not have been more enjoyable. Insider Voyages took care of everything, which saved us so much time and stress. Paul presented many options for hotels based on our feedback so we were able to select the perfect hotel in each city. We also chose excursions that interested us, based on the feedback we gave to Paul.
The result was a vacation uniquely tailored to us. The whole process was easy and stress free. I will definitely use Insider Voyagers for my next trip.
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No detail left unnoticed!

Reviewed By AlisaM - Hamilton, NJ | Traveled to
A huge THANK YOU! to Paul at Insider Voyages- Our trip to Italy and the Netherlands was perfect. We were able to experience everything we wanted and Paul was there to guide us with tickets, times and suggestions. He got us a private guided tour in Italy of the Colosseum an the Forum. His insider knowledge of Rome was invaluable. Then he coordinated another tour in Amsterdam to see the only product producing remaining windmill in the world! And of course we saw tulips- and the real beauty of the area. Small towns, people still wearing wooden shoes and the amazing canals that are everywhere! You helped us create memories my family will remember for a life time. Thanks again!
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Fabulous trip to Southern Italy

Reviewed By Judy S - Boston, MA | Traveled to
I want to thank Insider Voyages for the wonderful trip to Italy that was planned just for us! Paul spent time with us to find out our interests, activity levels, and budget. He then planned a perfect itinerary tailored to fit our needs. Based on our input, he planned a 13-day trip to Rome, Naples and Positano on the Amalfi Coast. The hotels were wonderful...well located, immaculate and very comfortable. He arranged for private tours in each location. We avoided lines and learned so much about each place. The guides were very knowledgeable and spoke English very well. There was also plenty of free time for self-guided tours, which Paul had mapped out for us. He also gave us suggestions for dining in each stop on the itinerary. Since Paul has lived in Italy, he recommended only the best authentic restaurants! We had texts daily from Paul to check on us and to make sure everything was going as planned. We also were given emergency numbers for each stop if we ran into problems (never needed to use them!) It was a better trip than we could have imagined! We are ready to plan Northern Italy for next year.
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Italy vacation as an insider

Reviewed By Vinny & Nadine - Mt. Kisco, NY | Traveled to
When we began planning our first trip to Italy, it was overwhelming. There was so many choices as to what parts of the country to see, what types of hotels to stay in, what mode of transportation to use, etc. We decided it made sense to enlist the assistance of a travel advisor and Paul came highly recommended. He did not disappoint. He spent a great deal of time with us to see just what type of vacation we wanted and gave us options that fit our budget. He set us up with perfect hotels, incredible tour guides and mapped out areas that he recommended we navigate on our own. He also recommended great restaurants. Even given all of that, perhaps the best part of working with Paul was once our trip began. When we had a travel issue (nothing to do with him), we called him and he immediately rearranged things, making our issue a non-issue. He checked in with us via e-mail throughout our trip and somehow, despite the time difference, seemed to always be available to us. It was like having an insider with us on vacation. We will most definitely be using his services on our next trip!
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African Safari

Reviewed By leahie - Hull, MA | Traveled to
I just want to let you know that working with you and Insider Voyages to plan our African safari has been a great experience for both me and my husband. You have considered every detail and saved us time, money and worry. Airline reservations, hotel reservations, safari details, and itineraries have magically appeared, and the cost is far less than we expected. You have found airfares and lodging prices that we would not have known about. Working with traditional travel agents or planning a trip myself has never been fun, but Insider Voyages is now my go-to answer to traveling. Regards, Arlene Barron
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