Custom Luxury Itineraries
I don't specialize in a region - I specialize in a TRAVEL STYLE. My clients want high-end authentic experiences with unique itineraries. They know the value of my expertise (70+ countries!) and connections (with luxury suppliers all over the world!). I work together with you to design the perfect trip, based on your wants, needs, and budget. I look forward to partnering with you to curate your perfect luxury adventure! "I never met anybody who was a good traveler and invested time and money in a trip and regretted it. It's a great life experience. And if you can't afford it, I understand. But remember, life is short. The good old days are here now. If you spend your whole life thinking the good old days are ahead of you, you're going to wake up with regrets that life passed you by." -Rick Steves
My Areas of Expertise
The Maldives are a quintessential honeymoon destination - which is exactly why I plan so many client trips there! Crystal clear water with powder white sand... it's just dreamy.
Something that many people do not consider when planning their Maldives trip is that essentially each resort is it's own island. That means adventurous... Read more from my Honeymoon in the Maldives story.
Our dream honeymoon!
European getaway I’ll never forget
Megan was a pleasure to work with! I was so impressed with great attitude & desire to help. She coordinated a beautiful European unconventional getaway... from quaint luxury boutique hotel in Montengro to hidden gem wine country stops in Bosnia! Waterfalls on the way to Croatia and assistance with vehicle rentals... she made my trip seamless! Forever grateful for the help Megan provided and would definitely recommend her! Her recommendations made the trip very memorable!
Friends Trip to Mexico - Awesome!
One of my best trips ever!
And, I thought, being an avid reader/fan of the Outlander series, why not incorporate that adventure into my own.
Megan planned a fabulous entertaining and informative tour of my ancestors homelands. And, I also got to follow Jamie and Claire’s lust in the 1700’s.
Megan was able to put together a trip of a lifetime for me that I could not have done without her contacts and expertise. From sleeping in a castle, to a photo shoot at the entrance to Lallybrach and traipsing through the Scottish muck ( literally up to my ankles) to see Loech castle ruins from the shore, this trip was something I will never forget.
Thank you Megan and Smart and Savvy travel!!
Many more to come!
Megan has planned multiple trips for me and I know that I’ll have her plan many more. I work a lot and the idea of searching through hotels and flights on the side kept me from using my vacation time for years. In steps Megan who takes the time to understand what you want in a vacation, researches the coolest places to go, and also what you would like most that may be off the beaten path. If you’re wondering if you should go on that vacation, the answer is yes, but do less, and have Megan help! Trips Megan has planned for me: Thailand, Croatia, Mexico, Iceland, Utah, Nashville, Denver, Vegas, and even to Hangout Fest. Thank you in advance Megan for helping with my future trips! Many more to come!
Megan and Molly at Smart & Savvy Travel were amazing to work with. At first I was I was skeptical as to why using a travel agent for personal vacations was necessary, but then I quickly changed to wonder why I hadn’t used them before! They were extremely responsive, professional, knowledgeable and provided destinations within our request but also alternatives that fit our parameters but that we hadn’t considered. Upon arriving in DR we received news that we had a family emergency and needed to return home immediately. She had strongly recommended we get travel insurance (which we never get!) and we did, so she was able to successfully recoup the majority of our trip fees. We are forever grateful for her responsiveness, communication and compassion – she made, what was a tough day for us, a lot easier to manage. We would highly recommend using Megan and Smart & Savvy Travel. We look forward to rebooking our trip vacation with them in the near future.
I worked with Megan for our trip to Morocco and she was wonderful. She set us up the perfect trip with lots of attention to detail and exactly what we were looking for. She was quick to respond when we had questions and was on top of all of the travel details and changes. Great communication and she really listened to what we were wanting and planned the perfect custom trip just for us. I highly recommend Optimist travel and Megan for all your trip planning needs!
European River Cruise
Megan helped my son and I plan our first trip to Europe this December. She treated our travel planning as if it were her own and helped us navigating travel during Covid; I realized how prepared we were as I saw other travelers being pulled aside and trying to get all docs in order in airport! During our layover I see an announcement on news that the country we were flying into was going in lockdown. I contacted Megan at the airport moments before we were to board our flight in a little bit of a panic. She assured me she would take care of everything and for us and to trust her. By the time we landed she had updated everything on our electronic itinerary with explicit instructions on our next steps. We ended up having an amazing detour in Brussels which actually ended up being one of our favorite destinations! Megan is detail oriented and an experienced traveler. I won't plan another trip without her! Highly recommend! Thank you Megan...can't wait for our next adventure!