Travel + Leisure magazine honors American Express Travel Insiders.
Explore the world like a local with rare insights into global destinations.
Our Travel Insiders are the designers of unforgettable vacations. Leave your trip in their skilled hands so you can save time, discover new places and unlock a unique itinerary tailor-made with your passions and personal interests top of mind.
A Travel Insider must live and breathe the areas they specialize in. Not only will they introduce you to the world of the locals, they can help insure you experience the authentic and the unexpected, all while staying within your budget.
Travel like a local not a tourist. Get insider access to unique events, offbeat excursions, and unconventional itineraries. And if you're an American Express Card Member, you can enjoy valuable offers, travel programs, and other benefits when you book with one of our Travel Insiders.
Choose your travel InsiderBrowse our roster of expert Insiders and choose your perfect match. You can even choose an Insider who shares the same interests as you.
Tell us about your dream getawayYour travel dreams do not come on a checklist. They come to life through a one-on-one conversation with a Travel Insider. Your conversation will then give our Insider a sense of your unique travel expectations and desires. You will learn how the program works and which planning fees may apply. Then, with your approval, our Insiders will roll up their sleeves and begin designing your one-of-a-kind trip.
Approve your itineraryIt is your vacation to enjoy and you have the final say in everything. Your Travel Insider will send your proposed itinerary directly to you. Review it, make changes and if it satisfies and impresses you, you can be on your way. If not, our Insider will work with you to fine-tune the details to perfection.
Our vacations are made to be remembered for a lifetime. To achieve this requires years of experience in travel planning. And that is why being an American Express Travel Insider is a distinction reserved for only a select few.
To qualify, we require all our Insiders to become fully immersed in the local knowledge of their area of specialization. This is not information you will find by browsing the web or skimming travel books. Our Insiders must feast on the customs of the area, in addition to regularly visiting and actively planning trips. This keeps them up with the latest on all fronts. From relaxing accommodations and thrilling adventures to trendy restaurants and classic museums and everything between, our Insiders have you covered.
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“How well do I know Brazil? Let me count the ways: I speak, read and write Portuguese. I am married to a Brazilian, and have visited the country as many as 45 times in the last 13 years. I have traveled to almost every part of the country and started my own travel company specializing in Brazilian tourism. I can explain to clients what to see and do, as well as give them a deeper understanding of what makes Brazilians tick. I can tell our clients why they might prefer one destination over another: for instance, why people interested in culture might want to check out Salvador or Recife; or those interested in beaches might want to head to southern Bahia. I can tell them what restaurants they should eat in, and which ones are overrated; and I can direct them to all the little off-the-beaten track places that make vacations memorable ones. And perhaps best of all, I can promise you that you will fall in love with this gorgeous place - it's irresistible! Email me today and let's get started.”Read more
Interests: International Sporting Events, Local History & Culture, Museums, Sightseeing, Speaks a foreign language
“Brazil is a place to meet and connect with the people - ask me how !”
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“Punta Cana, Dominican Republic has some of the most breathtaking beaches in the world. It has everything you would want in a vacation; incredible weather, moderate to luxurious resorts, championship golf courses, spas, casinos, and of course, exceptional beaches. All this is available at an unbelievable value. In Punta Cana no resort can be taller then the highest palm tree, which makes for striking, unobstructed views of the ocean. During my stay in Punta Cana we experienced a deep sea fishing adventure that was fantastic. This was a thrilling excursion that would appeal to anyone who would like a little adventure while on vacation. Please give me the opportunity to help you experience this beautiful destination first hand. I look forward to hearing from you soon!”Read more
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“Italy is forever in my soul. In the four years that I called it home, I learned the nuances that make this country so exquisite and I want to share those experiences with you. Enjoy the highlights of my own travels--throw coins in the Trevi fountain in Rome, watch glass being blown in Venice, or eat squab in Tuscany. Benefit from my insider knowledge and plan your days around the Italian custom of the afternoon siesta, when most storefronts close for a few hours. Stop at the refreshment stand near the lost city of Pompeii that serves the best blood orange juice you will ever taste, or the tiny leather shop on a side street in Sorrento, where artisans will trace your feet and make you custom sandals. Or visit the fragrant lemon orchards along the Amalfi coast and sample the heavenly Limoncello unique to each one. I have been helping people get the most out of Italy for 30 years. If you are ready to fall in love with this warm, exuberant culture, contact me today to begin your love affair with Italy.”Read more
Interests: Food, International Sporting Events, Local History & Culture, Spa, Theater & Concerts
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“Want to experience weightlessness? Don't become an astronaut, just call me! As a Scuba Instructor, my fascination with our underwater world has led me to a passion for dive travel. From clients wishing to make 5 dives daily, to the adventure traveler who wants to add a single Scuba dive experience to their vacation, I'll create the right mix for you. My goal when planning your next adventure trip, is to insure that you have a memorable time above and below the waterline. While focusing on the Scuba diving elements of your trip (experienced guides, dependable boats), I encourage clients to enjoy destination highlights. To keep current with travel trends and to develop new destinations, I attend numerous fam trips and seminars. In my over 25 years in the travel industry I've been invited to speak at various events, most recently at the Cayman Department of Tourism's "Scuba Bowl". As a Scuba Instructor since 1988, you can count on me to co-ordinate your certification training prior to your trip. Whether a pool refresher course or a full Scuba certification course is what you have in mind, you can be assured you'll be prepared to dive into your upcoming underwater trip.”Read more
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“Different villages and Old World cities every night of the week; wine and dinner under the stars, the sea breeze at your back: all of it without ever having to change rooms or lug heavy bags around. The Mediterranean cruise is a dream vacation for its simplicity, beauty and guaranteed relaxation. As a travel industry veteran who has been fortunate enough to cruise the Mediterranean many times over the years, I want to share my first-hand knowledge of the cruise lines, boutique boats, and on-shore activities with you. I have a lot of passion and enthusiasm for this type of trip - I've traveled the world over, but cruising remains my favorite kind of vacation to take when I need some of my own downtime. Drop me a line today, and let's get started.”Read more
Interests: Arts & Crafts, Food, Local History & Culture, Reading & Writing
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“I love helping my clients select and plan every detail of their cruise! Having cruised on well over 75 cruises, I have personal experience with all the Luxury and River cruise brands. I pride myself on having experienced the many facets of luxury cruising and itineraries and love sharing my knowledge with my clients. With 20 plus years experience in the customer service field and 12 years as a cruise agent, I bring you personal service that is unsurpassed. I have been recognized by the cruise lines as a top travel advisor, won numerous awards for my service and I have countless contacts in the industry to assist me in helping you plan the trip of a lifetime! Email or call me today and let me help you plan every detail of your adventure - or show you how to book just the right ship to do nothing at all.”Read more
Interests: Boating, Food, Photography, Technology, Wine Enthusiast
“Let me help you plan an amazing, once in a lifetime river cruise experience.”
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“I love everything about Germany! Living there for three years has given me insight into the culture and the people that other agents don't have. The Mosel Wine region is one of my favorite locales; let me share with you the exciting experience of tasting new wines as they debut. Don't miss grabbing lunch at one of the best spots in Bernkastle, where you can dine overlooking the river, on fish that was swimming there only moments before. Much like the Germans themselves, I am meticulously organized, ensuring that you won't have to worry about a single detail of your itinerary. I've been in the industry for over 30 years; as a former agency owner, I hold myself to the highest standard of customer service. I'll recommend the best spots to dine-surprisingly, small local hotels often offer the most authentic and delicious cuisine-and I'll insist that you try the locally crafted beer and wine. Only an insider can show you the true spirit of this great nation; contact me today to start planning.”Read more
“Only an insider can show you the true spirit of this great nation.”
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“I'm a certified Disney Specialist with over 18 years experience in the travel industry. And customer satisfaction and providing top notch service come first with me. While planning trips I do my best to work out every last detail so the only surprises my customers have are pleasant ones. Disney is one of my favorite and fun destinations to send families, couples and singles. It's a great place to have a family reunion, because everyone will have a good time no matter what their age. My Disney trips include itineraries with dining reservations already confirmed. This is so my travelers can make the most of their time enjoying all that Disney has to offer without wasting time waiting on lines, or trying to get everyone to decide where to eat that evening.”Read more
“Disney is one of my favorite and fun destinations to send families, couples, and singles.”
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“Two decades of traveling, for both professional and personal reasons, have taken me to some of the most spectacular sights on earth. It's hard to pick a favorite, but I'd say Ireland takes the cake. From the Lakes of Killarney to hiking the Gap of Dunloe, I can show you major sightseeing highlights, wow-inducing landscapes and out-of-the-way places. From hotels to dining, sightseeing and more, we'll tailor-design an Ireland trip for the ages. Buzz me today and let's get started.”Read more
Interests: Food, Local History & Culture, Music, Sightseeing, Spa
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“I lived in Athens for years and adore sharing the culture and food with my loved ones. My home on the island of Kefalonia gives me a regular excuse to visit, and has the added bonus of endowing me with a true local's perspective. From quaint, coastal villages with amazing seafood to the flea markets with the best souvenirs, I'll show you an unbeatably authentic Greek experience. After all, how many agents can ask for a local's perspective on nearby attractions in the native language? My money changing tips and ability to find you the perfect guide ensure no detail is left to chance. By day, experience the perfect beauty of white cobblestone and turquoise water in the beach town that was featured in "Captain Corelli's Mandolin." At night, let traditional dancers entertain you while dining in a rooftop garden restaurant overlooking the Acropolis. No matter what you crave, if you contact me today, you can rest assured your Greek adventure will be crafted with a genuine local's touch.”Read more
“Relish a view of the Acropolis of Lindos as you enjoy some Mezedes and a glass of Retsina wine.”