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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“Each year I help clients just like you realize their dream vacation to Europe. I make it a point to travel to Europe for my own vacations each year, so I am familiar with the European rail systems, rental cars and hotel options - making it easy for me to make recommendations on where to stay, eat and visit. If you want to step out of the norm, I can help arrange that too. How about a cooking class in Parma, Italy or a French River Barge Cruise? Ever dreamed of a papal visit with the Pope or a Ferrari tour in the Chianti Region of Italy? The options are endless, and I can help make your travel wishes and dreams come true. Whether you're looking for escorted tours, budget getaways or luxury travel, I am confident that I can plan just the right vacation for you. From printing rail passes and train tickets to booking transfers combined with short day tours, no request is beyond my attention to perfection. Call or email me today.”Read more
Interests: Boating, Hiking, Local History & Culture, Wine Enthusiast
“Most train stations in Italy are like mini shopping malls. Purchase bread, cheese and water…”
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“It takes one cruise-lover to know another. At last count, I've visited more than 50 port of calls across the world, and nothing beats the promise of new adventure every time you pull into a strange new port. It is a truly unique way to see the world - and I want to share my passion and knowledge with you. Whether you're looking for a fun-filled weekend in the Bahamas or an intensive six-week expedition through the Galapagos, it's just a matter of finding your ideal cruise. Helping my clients make the most of their cruise is an extra I throw in - from private galley tours to unique island events like Carnivale. Buzz me today and I'll help you find a cruise tailor-made to your specific interests.”Read more
Interests: Food, Reading & Writing, Sightseeing, Spa, Wine Enthusiast
“It is a truly unique way to see the world.”
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“As a third generation Irish American with strong connections to my ancestral roots, Ireland is a passion of mine. The people exude such warmth and unparalleled hospitality that I long to share with you-so much so that my Irish relatives once hosted tea and scones in their private home for 30 of my clients. The local townfolk are marvelous storytellers eager to share their culture, so everyone you meet becomes a tour guide of sorts. Pubs are the gathering place of choice and where you'll encounter the greatest characters; I've organized and escorted a Pub Tour annually for more than 30 years, so my recommendations are sure to lead to a good time. Having researched my family history, I've got tips for any traveler interested in tracing her own. And the fact that I've visited all 26 counties in the Republic means I'm tuned in to all sorts of hidden gems you can't find in guidebooks. Call or email me today, and prepare to be embraced by your new Irish "family."”Read more
Interests: Food, Gardening, Local History & Culture, Reading & Writing, Sightseeing
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“To say I'm obsessed with Disney is an understatement. I have been to Disney World more than 30 times and I graduated from the Disney College of Knowledge. The secret to not feeling overwhelmed during a Disney vacation is to have a plan, and I can offer you whatever you can dream to make your trip magical. I'll clue you in on the importance of making reservations before mealtime, as well as how to best use the Fast-Pass to your advantage. I've arranged private, behind-the-scenes tours, complete with a visit from Mickey, as well as VIP viewings of Fantasmic. While researching the more than 100 Disney trips I've planned, I've learned that at the Animal Kingdom Lodge, they offer a sunrise safari excursion where you will see far more of the animals-and from a closer distance-while they eat their breakfast; and that during the Keys to the Kingdom tour, you will learn all kinds of fascinating lore about the happiest place on earth. Design your trip with an expert's touch-just contact me today.”Read more
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“Mark Twain said it best: "The loveliest fleet of islands that lies anchored in any ocean". He was talking, of course, about Hawaii - a chain of islands I fell in love with upon arrival many years ago, and have grown even more entranced by in my many visits since. From the gorgeous beaches to the lush green valleys and towering volcanoes - I've sent travelers meandering by horseback through Kauai, swimming with Spinner dolphins and angling for a sight of the elusive humpback whales. Beyond the sun and surf, there's a little taste of the other Hawaii for everyone. Buzz me today and say aloha - I'll take it from there.”Read more
Interests: Food, Spa, Speaks a foreign language, Theater & Concerts, Wine Enthusiast
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“With over two decades selling Mexico under my belt, and a wealth of inside information on how to navigate this country, I can plan a vacation for that will dazzle even the most veteran visitors. From lively out-of-the-way restaurants to eclectic shops, funky bars, and live concerts, if you can imagine it on your schedule I'll help find it and book it for you. I genuinely love what I do - I have been in this business a long time and it still excites me every time I meet a new client. I love to see people get excited about their trips, and help make their dreams come true. Call me today to plan your family vacation or honeymoon to this beautiful and diverse country and find out for yourself.”Read more
Interests: Architecture, Decorating, Fishing, Horeseback Riding, Wine Enthusiast
“It still excites me every time I meet a new client.”
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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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“Born and raised in Israel, I have a special passion for this region. As well, I have been in the travel industry for 30 years, both in Israel and the United States. Israel is smaller than the size of New Jersey, yet it is a world-class destination for sophisticated travelers. Israel offers cultural attractions on par with Europe and the United States. The country has more museums per capita than any other on earth. You will find glamorous spas and a chic restaurant scene - all within an atmosphere that combines the very ancient with the ultra modern. I am an Israel specialist, a designation given to me by the Israeli Government Tourist Office. This full combination of knowledge makes me the best candidate to help you with a trip to this historic place. I I can share with you information from my personal experience like what to do, where to stay, length of time, what to wear, where to dine, currency and where to shop as well as what to shop for. Whether you want to see the country via private car and driver, or travel with your church or temple group by bus, I will design just the right trip for you.”Read more
“A world-class destination for sophisticated travelers.”
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“Hot, hot, hot: everyone's talking about the new trend in group travel, and I've got you covered. I've been arranging large family reunions and corporate incentive groups since 1995, and my organizational skills help me wrap this tricky area of travel into one neat package for you and your peers to enjoy. I let my own extensive travel, both in the U.S. and abroad, lead the way: matching exotic destinations with group goals; re-confirming services with my local contacts (I speak fluent Spanish); and negotiating the best value for your group's money. Know you have to go, but don't know where to sow? Name the weather, landscape, and activities your group is interested in, and I'll show you destinations, hotels and eateries you've never dreamed of. Contact me today and let me add a few unique personal touches to an impeccably organized group getaway.”Read more
Interests: Food, Local History & Culture, Spa
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“Family vacations provide the perfect opportunity for families to reconnect, but the planning may stress mom and dad out so much they'd just as soon stay home! Let me help - with a long history planning trips just like this and a penchant for group travel, I can help take all the headache out of your next family vacation. In addition to my professional experience, I've traveled many places with my own children (from birth through the tricky teenage years); and I've got more than a few tricks up my sleeve for planning a successful getaway. Ask me for suggestions on foolproof trips to Florida, all-inclusive cruises; and family-friendly international destinations. Adventure, relaxation, or sightseeing - you name the agenda and I'll arrange it for your family. Call or email me today!”Read more
Interests: Beach, Local History & Culture, Party Planning, Wine Enthusiast
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