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I custom-craft itineraries for clients who believe that travel is essential to a life well lived. You’re endlessly curious about the amazing world around you—and you don’t want to waste a moment of your vacation on mindlessly checking off the tourist “must-do’s.”

Instead, you crave travel experiences that inspire you, rejuvenate you, and reveal riveting new insights about your destination, wherever you decide to journey.

That’s exactly what I deliver. With my meticulous eye for detail, relationships with passionate in-destination guides and experts, and dedication to digging way deeper for your itinerary, you’ll embark on an exceptional journey that quenches your curiosity in extraordinary ways.

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The great cities of Rome, Florence and Venice offer treasures untold, but there is so much more to be discovered in this beautiful country. Let this guide inspire you to travel off the beaten path to discover the soul of Italy.

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Hi! I'm Starr.

From the waterfalls of the Lauterbrunnen Valley in Switzerland to the rolling vineyards of southern France, I believe there’s beauty and astonishment to be found in every destination—you just have to know where to look. I learned how to find that beauty from a very young age, as an Air Force Brat who moved across the U.S.—and across the world—frequently.

I can’t wait to share my “eye” for the exceptional with you. Learn more about how this self-professed history geek found herself in her absolute dream job: designing inspired itineraries for clients who yearn for distinctive escapes.

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People are at the heart of transformational travel experiences

Feel the vibrancy of your destination, with immersive experiences that showcase the authentic side of a place and its people. Thanks to my network of global travel connections—and my own extensive travel experience—I’m able to pepper your itinerary with private, exclusive tours and activities that allow you to “see” your destination through a local’s eyes.

And authentic immersion does not mean trying to pack in all the tourist sites in a single go! I’m here to perfect your trip pacing, leaving in plenty of breathing room for moments of travel serendipity. The goal? Do less, but travel more deeply.

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My philosophy is to fully immerse one’s self into the local culture.

Join me on one of my immersive small-group journeys. I carefully plan each itinerary, not to rush from site to site, but to be able to take a step back to really appreciate where you are.

Each day will bring a new adventure as we wander “off the beaten path” to discover ancient cities, fairytale castles, historical sites, and jaw-dropping vistas. You will also have plenty of free time to explore as you wish.

I also believe that to truly experience a culture is through its food and local beverages. An important aspect of the tour are the meals we will enjoy together. Each will feature local and seasonal products that reflect the region.

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