These are more than just words to live by for me, they’re words to travel by.
“Fill your life with experiences, not things. Have stories to tell, not stuff to show.”
While my dad’s passion was capturing stories, mine is to create the space for them to grow.
Everything that happens in between. Leaving time for you to wander, discover, and happen upon things; leaving space for you to really soak it all in; creating the growing ground for stories to form.
Digging deep into the personality of my travelers (like you!), and the heartbeat of a destination. Then, finding where those two pieces intersect beautifully into the perfect combination of unique experiences.
Although it was a really cool time to be there, I fell in love with the city itself during that week.
I fell in love with the wandering, visiting museums, hanging at pubs (The Thomas Cubitt is a fave), but also with the magic that happened in the in between. It was a formative time of reflecting and focusing - I learned that a conversation with a stranger, simple people watching, or an epiphany I had as I walked the streets became woven into my story for a lifetime.
The Constant Wayfarer was just a whisper of a dream at the time, but solo traveling gave me hope that there’s so much more to this world than the tiny circles we live in everyday.
When I started to curate luxury travel plans for individuals, couples, and groups, I quickly settled into the familiar science and magic of it all.
Growing up as a photographer’s daughter, I learned to really value capturing meaningful experiences. I knew it was important to freeze moments in time so they could be a reminder of stories you’d want to tell for a lifetime.
But, at some point, I started wondering -
How do you create those moments? You know what I’m talking about, right?
The moments and memories that require the phrase, “Did I ever tell you about the time we…?”
Travel became that vehicle for me.
The first solo trip I ever took was to London, and it was a total accident. (Already a great story, right?)
I planned the trip with a friend, but when her plans fell through, I found myself alone for a week in London, during Will and Kate’s royal wedding.
Evening - dinner and drinks with friends, or taking in a musical or a play.
Afternoon - a little bit of shopping, followed by a walk in the park.
Morning - waking up to the sounds of the city and grabbing coffee at a local cafe as I head off to wander an art museum.
Perfect travel day:
Toffee Nut Latte
Starbucks drink of choice:
London forever has my heart
It means I have a knack for creating experiences you never could have dreamed up on your own, because I can actually feel what it would be like for you in that destination - and I imagine from there what would make it perfect.
It is my absolute joy and privilege to be entrusted with such life-making moments on a daily basis. Trust me, I’ll craft a getaway you’ll never forget, and you maybe haven’t even dreamed up yet.
I’m a fan of doing things most people find impossible or unexpected, and feeling the weight and the meaning behind every second of it.