Why hire a travel advisor?
Travel is complex.
The average trip typically involves somewhere between 5 and 15 vendors from airport pick ups to museum tours. And, a seamless trips require coordination between them. In addition, the hidden parts of travel – insurance, airfare classes, hotel room categories – also require time and expertise to understand. Different languages and time zones further complicate and slow down DIY travel. We eliminate these problems so clients only need one point of contact for any questions or needs.
Research takes time.
The internet and travel sites were supposed to make traveling easier. It’s a fire hose of information that is difficult and time consuming to sort through, not to mention filled with uncertainty. Online travel aggregators (Trip Advisor, Google, hotels.com and the like) are often conflicting, skewed towards mid-range, out-of-date or even manipulated and booking through those channels rarely end with anything other than the most basic packages. We meticulously research every part of the trip to provide top-notch recommendations and personally tailored itineraries filled with unique experiences from highly vetted partners not available online.
It’s all about who you know.
If you aren’t solely DlYing the trip, you still have to establish a new relationship with each destination-specific consultant or work with a credit card advisor, who occasionally get clients upgraded, but often do not know you, your preferences or advise on things you never considered. With deep industry connections all over the world, we will be sure to take care of everything you need while you receive VIP treatment and value-added amenities at no additional cost to you. If we haven’t been there ourselves, we know people who have so you can be confident that our personal recommendations will meet, or better yet, surpass your expectations.
Enjoy peace of mind.
It can be stressful juggling all the details. Travel should be fun and without worry, making the most of your precious time away. We serve as a constant resource throughout the process and when things don’t go quite as planned, we work quickly to make it right. You will have access to your personalized itinerary and travel documents (from hotel confirmations to train tickets) all in one place, accessible offline anywhere in the world so you never have to wonder where you’re off to next!
We’re different from other travel options in our long-term approach to developing deep relationships with our clients and travel partners around the globe.
You will always have a live voice and someone as your travel advocate providing that personal touch.
This world holds many amazing locations that are just waiting for you. We aid you in considering new destinations recommended based on your personal travel style and have the ability to craft an itineraries to the far-flung corners of the globe in comfort that you’ll remember as some of your best days.
Memories last a lifetime. Most children cannot remember what they received for Christmas last year but they can always, for the rest of their lives, tell you about the family trips they enjoyed! Building lasting memories as a family (whether big or small) is the best gift, along with a great education, that you can give or recieve. We love the goal of experiencing something in each destination that cannot be done anywhere else. Let us help turn your dreams into a reality!
Since we decided to go on a cruise, Jessica stayed on top of all the deadlines and gave us plenty of time to make decisions about reservations for various experiences on the boat. In the days leading up to the cruise, she made sure we were prepared and all of our questions were answered. Thanks for recommending the Galapagos Islands, it was a trip of a lifetime and one we won’t soon forget!
Jessica was great. She really took the time to understand what prior experiences especially resonated with my family (me, my wife, and 2 adult kids), and translated that into a curated Japan trip that delivered on the varied, demanding, and sometimes odd ways my family enjoys going deep when exploring a new country and culture.
We have been working with Jessica since we got married and planned our honeymoon – which was hands down the best trip of our lives. She takes all the stress out of finding activities, coordinating different components of a trip and finding the best rates for booking. We always have the absolute best time on trips that Jessica plans for us and she always includes such sweet memorable details! All we ever need to do is get on the flight and just enjoy our trips. We couldn’t be more thankful to her for helping us create amazing memories!
Jessica was a pleasure to work with throughout the planning process of our vacation. She was a great listener and asked thoughtful questions to help us hone in on the details of our trip. She was attentive to details and was creative in helping us determine the best itinerary for our holiday. She was “on call” every moment leading up to the trip, during the trip, and even after we returned to make sure we were having the best experience possible. I would highly recommend her to others.
Walks Around the World designs custom journeys that take you to experience the world.
Our mission is to surprise and delight, provide unparalleled service, and develop long-term relationships that span the globe.