My entrée into travel planning came at the age of seventeen when I organized a graduation trip to Cancun, an easy tropical getaway I had visited often with my parents. Some seniors (dreaming of debauchery south of the border) misled their parents into believing the trip was sanctioned by the school and I narrowly missed expulsion. Thankfully all ended well and after graduating with honors I led my first group to Mexico for a memorable week of fun in the sun.

In the years since, I've shared tips and tricks gleaned from my extensive global explorations as well as detailed itineraries with friends and family. Now, as a Virtuoso advisor with Valerie Wilson Travel, I'm thrilled to leverage the Power of Access® to ensure you and yours travel well and enjoy collaborating with clients to create bespoke holidays that are customized to meet individual needs and preferences. My job is to take care of the minutiae so my discerning clients can simply relax into the adventure of travel.

Gulfoss waterfall | Golden Circle, Iceland

Gulfoss waterfall | Golden Circle, Iceland

Through insider knowledge and access to exclusive 'ungoogleable' experiences, I orchestrate unforgettable getaways that unfold effortlessly and elegantly for my travelers. If you can dream it, I can make it happen!

with my co-workers at J. Johnson Gallery | Jacksonville Beach, Florida
image: Jessie Preza

the Jordaan neighborhood | Amsterdam

Luxury hotels are a particular area of expertise and my relationships with the finest properties across the globe translate to added value for my clients through VIP treatment, upgrades, insight on the best rooms, arranging welcome gifts, and providing credits for food, beverages, and spa services.

Spa and wellness getaways are another specialty— who doesn’t enjoy returning home from a holiday refreshed and relaxed and ready to carry forward this positive momentum into daily life? From sharing tips on the best steam rooms and most unique spa treatments around the world to arranging holistic healing treatments like acupuncture and Ayurveda with gifted practitioners, I’ll handle the details so you can let go and relax before and during your travels. And if yoga and meditation (or even cryotherapy) are more your speed, I’ve got that covered too.

making friends at an elephant sanctuary | Sukhothai, Thailand

making friends at an elephant sanctuary | Sukhothai, Thailand

My degree in Art History and decade of experience running Florida's lauded J. Johnson Gallery have provided a unique perspective on art and culture that inspires my approach to luxury travel design. Would your family like a private viewing of the Sistine Chapel in the height of tourist season? Wandering the Metropolitan Museum of Art before it opens to the public? I can make that happen!