The most rewarding aspect of my career is welcoming my clients home and hearing about the highlights of their travels.
Western Europe, Mexico, Caribbean, North America
My career as a travel consultant began shortly after college, blending my two favorite passions: travel and people. Today, my specialties include custom European itineraries, family travel, and trips for small groups. For example, I’ve led ladies’ shopping excursions to Italy and France, enjoying the camaraderie of 18 women while taking in sights, shopping, and excellent food and wine. I’ve escorted knitting trips to England, featuring workshops at Rowan Yarns, in historic Yorkshire, along with sightseeing in London and visits to local yarn shops. I’ve hosted similar trips to Scotland.
As a travel planner, I collaborate with my clients on every aspect of every itinerary, including hotel selection; cultural sights; airline reservations; dining, and all the other details that make a vacation a lifelong memory. Through longstanding relationships with preferred partners–including Virtuoso, Four Seasons Preferred Partner, and Ritz Starz, to name just a few–I offer value, special amenities, and one-of-a-kind experiences that
aren’t otherwise available.
The most rewarding aspect of my career is welcoming my clients home and hearing about the highlights of their travels. “Amazing” is a frequent adjective! The best compliment of all, of course, is when they cannot wait to travel again.
What My Clients Are Saying
It was very pleasant. Michelle was clearly knowledgable and wanted to be sure we would enjoy our vacation. She was able to quickly modify our vacation schedule when outside events required a change in our overal schedule.
Wonderful, as always. Michelle gave my husband and me many trips to choose from with many options during a busy time of the year to travel. Michelle is so helpful and answers my questions promptly. I look forward to working with her in the future.
Michelle is fantastic. Wherever she is in the world, she is responsive and thoughtful. She is very knowledgeable about domestic and international travel. She never gets ruffled and is always willing to keep working until the trip feels just right. We highly recommend working with her.
We had to stay at this hotel for 10 days due to construction in our home. Michelle arranged the stay and we had a killer room and enjoyed all the virtuoso perks which made this stressful time enjoyable. As always, Michelle was efficient and happy to help and I cannot recommend her enough!
Beyond expectations. Michelle planned a fantastic 8 day trip to Italy for my family on barely two weeks' notice. Every hotel, transfer and experience she planned was outstanding. Michelle was available to help us through the few issues we encountered while in Europe, and helped us have a magical family holiday with our 3 sons, ages 16 - 24. We are so grateful for her patience, enthusiasm, expertise and guidance.
Michelle is not only a pleasure to speak to and full of great ideas but is extremely resourceful and patient. I have had the pleasure of working with her a few times and trips have worked out great. She is always full of great insight and has described properties very well. She was extremely organized and thorough. She always checked in with us right before we departed and while we were away. She always checks in upon return and is eager to learn about your trip and takes interest in what you have to say. I would recommend working with Michelle to anyone looking for a travel agent!
Michelle did an excellent job in planning our trip and arranging every little detail. She took care of our special needs in arranging four adjoining rooms at our hotel for three families. She provided us with an excellent list of fine restaurants and places to visit. All were great choices.