Why we are different
Don’t think about us as an old-style travel agency or an online booking engine. We’re here to inspire you and put you in touch with all the wonderful things out there. All our trips are tailor-made and designed to meet your needs. Our team of travel experts works around the clock during your holiday to make sure every detail is taken care of.
If all you’re looking for is a plane ticket and accommodations, it’s pretty straightforward to book a room online or get a great deal on a flight. Click-click and voilà! If, however, you feel your time and hard-earned money should get you the best that travel has to offer, you need a travel mentor with insight, connections and expertise who will design the right trip for you. That is what we do.
YOU DON’T PAY US A FEE
You won’t have to deal with commissions or fees with us. You cover the cost of your vacation and that’s that. Because of our extensive network of suppliers and connections, we’re able to get you a better deal than if you booked directly, (and you might miss something.) Our business model is based on the commissionable rates we receive from our wonderful suppliers all over the world. Those rates are significantly below best available rates.
WE SAVE YOU TIME
Sure! Boarding a plane and ticking off a couple of highlights is easy enough, you can plan that trip after ten minutes online. But creating a truly worthwhile journey, sorting out the best properties, using the best guides and making sure you don’t miss the must-do experiences while at the same time avoiding the tourist traps? Wow, that is a time-consuming, sometimes frustrating endeavour. We take the time you haven't got, we use our expertise and insight to save you the hassle and we don’t rest until we’ve designed the trip you really want.
WE'RE ALL ABOUT SERVICE
Luxury service begins the moment you enquire, continues throughout the design and booking process and supports you during your trip. We go the extra mile to make sure you have the time of your life. We’re on-call throughout your trip whether you just want to know where to get the best Cicchetti in Venice or you need to reschedule a flight.
EVERY TRIP IS UNIQUE
WE’RE BACKED BY THE PROS
Our founder is a travel maestro and he’s in the habit of getting under the skin of a place. He goes out of his way to see what a destination has to offer and if it lives up to the hype. So rest assured that when we recommend something, it’s already been vetted by the pros.
After decades of travelling as professional journalists, getting lost, finding our way back, and doing it all over again for the sake of it, we’ve garnered quite a network of friends: chefs, artists, mavericks, connoisseurs and inspiring locals who’ll be more than happy to show you around. They’ll give you a unique perspective of the highlights and then give you access to all those wonderful places usually reserved for those in the know.
We use a digital platform where we keep all travel info, itineraries, flight schedules, handy advice and contacts. Think of it as a travel-guide written especially for you, which you can keep on your phone and download it for when you go to where they’ve never heard of Wi-Fi.
"Andrea did a wonderful job designing an itinerary to suit three generations of diverse interests, and was flexible and responsive to last minute changes and requests. He showed us many hidden treasures of this beautiful region that would have missed we're it not for him."
- Heather on her journey in Italy
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For the last 20 years, I have been travelling professionally, venturing to many extreme cultural and physical environments to scout for life-enhancing encounters.
Having personally gained so much during my years of travel, I am passionate about inspiring others to see the world from a fresh new angle.
I aspire to reinvent luxury travel with meaningful global experiences that allow travellers to connect with the pure essence of a destination and engage with inspiring locals.
With privileged access to interesting people and private places, I promise to create exceptional, life-enhancing journeys that connect you to the passions that matter most to you.