How It Works
On our initial phone call, I'll learn about you and your vision for your trip. Whether you have a general idea of what is important to you, or you are starting from scratch, I'll be there to guide you and craft an itinerary based on your needs. Is it a honeymoon? A divorce trip? Do you have any allergies? Do you love horseback riding or bird watching? How do you like your pillows?
Experience More for Less
Whether you want to spend the bulk of your money on food, hotels, wine, or exotic animals, I can ensure you get the best bang for your buck. I have fantastic relationships with thousands of the very best hotels in the world, so you can expect upgrades upon arrival, spa credit, free breakfast, food and beverage credits, welcome amenities, and additional surprises along the way. You can't get this level of service booking on Expedia.
There are no limits to edits on your itinerary, and we go back and forth until you are perfectly satisfied.. After we discuss any questions you have, you are set for your journey. Feel assured that all logistics and bookings are taken care of so that you can enjoy a stress-free vacation. I will prepare you before you leave, and monitor your trip while you're abroad and intercede should any problem occur so you have peace of mind.
Four reasons why people don't work with a Travel Consultant and why you should
1. People feel that doing their own planning is empowering, and that giving it up will diminish their experience. My clients decide the level of involvement that’s right for them, and this may even vary from trip to trip. If you enjoy research and planning, you’ll have a professional partner. If you prefer having your advisor handle all the details, I can do that, too. Either way, you’ll enjoy quality, customized service.
2. They believe the Internet provides all the answers they need. My clients view their advisor as a trusted resource whose industry knowledge, global relationships, and personal experience add tremendous value, and makes travel planning more enjoyable. A great advisor can validate your own research, and offer insightful recommendations to tailor each trip to your preferences, interests, and budget.
3. They believe an advisor adds to the cost of the trip. My clients know better this isn't true. I have access to the same (and often better) pricing than available online, and can secure VIP benefits, amenities, access, and extras that you can’t get on your own. To quote Warren Buffet, “Price is what you pay; value is what you get.”
4. They don’t understand the value of a travel advisor. My clients rely on me to make travel planning more efficient and enjoyable, to save time and money, and to lend expertise that makes a world of difference. I also work on your behalf before, during, and after every trip. That’s peace of mind you can bank on.
Cali did an amazing job planning our 14 day honeymoon in Turkey - we didn't have to worry about a thing! She arranged for all ofour travel - from airports to tours to hotels. She even included little surprises for us along the way, like a delicious cake wishing us a happy honeymoon and flower petals and balloons covering the bed 😍. She listened to all my nerdy archaeology interests and requests and created an itinerary that was the perfect balance of adventure and relaxation. After spending a few days exploring Istanbul, we flew to Cappadocia for a romantic stay in an iconic cave hotel and hot air balloon ride, spent a day in Ephesus, and ended the trip laying on the beach for 4 days at a Bodrum resort. I highly recommend Cali for all your travel needs!
Cali worked with us to plan the most incredible trip to South Africa. Every experience was more amazing than the one before it! Her attention to detail was 👍 and she made sure we were comfortable and happy along the way. The hotels were gorgeous, our tours were breathtaking, and the overall trip was a dream. I can’t wait to have Cali plan our next trip! 10/10!
Cali made an action-packed trip SO easy to enjoy! We were used to booking our trips as DIY adventures, but Cali made it so we did not have to worry about a thing when we arrived in Paris. She listened to all of our criteria, and we were able to relax and enjoy ourselves in a seriously perfect location for our time there, were upgraded to the BIGGEST room in the hotel, found a dinner cruise through her, and will definitely be using Cali's help again in the future!