Carpe Diem Traveler believes that travel has the unique power to open minds, break down boundaries between different cultures, and re-connect people with what, and who, is truly important in life.
Carpe Diem Traveler is a full-service luxury travel agency that serves curious world explorers that want to travel in a way that is personalized to their interests and preferences.
The world is a big place and traveling involves making a lot of decisions, which can feel overwhelming. Carpe Diem Traveler guides you through the process by doing the research, curating recommendations from personal experience and a network of local experts, and guides you throughout the process so you can make well-informed decisions you feel confident and excited about.
I plan trips for Individuals, groups, and businesses, so check out those pages for more details on how I can serve you.
You can’t VIP yourself, but I can VIP you!
Carpe Diem Traveler is an affiliate of Tafari Travel, one of the country’s leading travel agencies and a member of the Virtuoso consortia, the travel industry’s most exclusive invite-only travel network.
What that means to you is that I have access to all sorts of perks and exclusive amenities not available to the public online that I can offer you to enhance your next trip!
Take a look at a few highlights of how I can upgrade your travel experiences:
Customized TripsI work with the best of the best Virtuoso on-site companies that allow you to see a destination like a local
- You have a friend on the ground 24-7 to assist if needed.
- Connect to people, places, and experiences not found on the internet.
- Access private sightseeing and the best tour guides - the most engaging and fun storytellers!
- Tap insider knowledge for restaurant, bar, and activity recommendations
HotelsWith my affiliation with Virtuoso, I can secure you exclusive Virtuoso amenities at some of the top hotels in the world, such as:
- Room upgrade on arrival
- Daily breakfast for two
- Food & beverage credit
- Early check-in/late checkout
- Spa treatment credits
- Special Virtuoso experiences
CruisesI can offer you access to special Virtuoso Voyages sailings which include exclusive cruise benefits and insider access such as:
- Private car and driver in port
- Behind-the-scenes tours
- Specialty dining options
- Shipboard and spa treatment credits
- Custom and private shore tours
- Exclusive events on-board
Let's Get Started!
Interested in getting started on planning your ideal trip? Here's how the process works:
1. Getting to Know You
After you fill out the Trip Inquiry form below, I will reach out to you to schedule a meeting to get to know you, your interests, your preferences, and travel style.
If you are in Chicago, I’d love to meet up over coffee or a drink to discuss your trip. If not (or if you’re short on time), we can talk over the phone/Google Hangouts/FaceTime.
2. Planning Out the Details
After our meeting, I will provide you with re-cap along with a personalized Trip Design Fee quote based on the services you desire and the duration and complexity of your trip.
Once the Trip Design Fee has been paid, I will pull together and present to you a proposed itinerary including accommodations, experiences, logistics, and any other components we agreed upon in our initial meeting. My goal is to make this part as easy and stress-free as possible for you.
3. Making the Final Touches
Once we finalize the trip itinerary, I will book the components we agree upon and the necessary payments will be made to confirm your bookings.
I will consolidate all of your booking confirmations, vouchers, and daily itinerary together so you have all the information you need packaged up to have a stress-free trip. I am here to help with any questions you have as you prepare for your trip.
4. Carpe Diem!
Enjoy the trip of your dreams!
I'll be there for you in case you have questions or need assistance on your trip, so you can rest easy that you are in good hands.