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Full-Service Itinerary Design & Trip Management

Besides saving tons of time—and getting an extra special perk or upgrade—you get an itinerary that’s anything but “typical.”

Instead of the standard tourist fare, cobbled together from dog-eared guidebooks and random internet advice, your journey will brim over with unique sights, tastes, and places that pique your curiosity.

Every itinerary I plan is different, since every client is different.

Here is what you can expect on any Travels by Starr Escape.

The biggest benefit of working with a professional travel designer?

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Discover your destination effortlessly

My job as your personal travel advisor is to eliminate all the guesswork on your journey of discovery. Your tailored excursions, hands-on activities, and eye-opening tours will all unfurl with total ease, thanks to your thorough, custom-crafted itinerary.

Because I want you to discover your destination with confidence. You’ll have my expert support during every step of your journey—don’t hesitate to reach out if you need assistance while you travel! And with travel especially in flux these days, I will keep on top of the continually evolving rules and protocols for you. Welcome to a worry-free way to explore.

So many travel choices...

 And yes, you can, but it can take hours of research to determine what are the best options for you.

By utilizing my services, you are saving countless hours of research, eliminating the guesswork on how to arrange your itinerary, and discovering destinations that will provide those awe-inspiring moments you are yearning for.

Instead, you can sit back and revel in the feeling of excited anticipation with the knowledge that every aspect of your journey is being carefully curated and everlasting memories are on their way.

...so little time!

Planning a vacation is exciting and there is so much information available that one can easily assume they can do it on their own.

Benefits of working with me as your trusted travel advisor.

Besides saving you time and, thanks to my special relationships with travel suppliers, I can obtain amenities, upgrades, and other VIP perks you would otherwise not have access to.

Not only have I traveled extensively, but I am constantly educating myself on global destinations and travel opportunities. I also work with an amazing network of colleagues and travel vendors that provide invaluable resources in curating your itinerary.

My goal is for your vacation to be memorable, and I will take those extra steps to ensure this for you. From confirming your restaurant reservations, to tee times, to shore excursions, to special surprises from me before, during and after your trip, by utilizing my services you are elevating your ordinary trip to an exceptional journey.


This personal touch can make a huge difference in your vacation!

With the current health situation across the globe, one must also consider what each country, or even individual regions, will require to maintain safety and health standards. As this information is constantly updating, as your travel advisor, it is my job to keep track of and inform you of the current rules and regulations prior to and during your trip. This ensures that not only can you travel safely but can enjoy your vacation worry-free.

For any reason you encounter any problems while on your trip you can contact me for assistance. 

To travel these days it takes a bit more than just packing your suitcase. 

Connect to the locals, to your loved ones—and to yourself

People are at the heart of transformational travel experiences—both the people you meet and the ones you choose to travel with. On your itinerary, you can expect moments of immersion that open up real dialogue with the locals, like enjoying a private tasting with the winemaker of a small winery, learning traditional recipes from Nonna that have been passed down over generations, or breaking bread with locals at their village festival.

Plus, your itinerary will be designed around your vision and passions. Who are you traveling with—and what kind of keepsake memories do you hope to make with them? What are your interests and longest-held travel dreams—and how can I design a journey that quenches your particular curiosity? These questions (and many more!) will drive your unique escape.

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Kind Words from Beautiful Clients

Everything Starr does is over-the-top wonderful. Her attention to detail, the places she chooses to share, her personality, and so much more makes her truly one of the best in the business. We originally started as a client… However we are now dear friends.

- Mary  & Maureen

Absolutely delightful! My husband and I have experienced two trips of a lifetime... We enjoyed a stress free holiday with Starr’s impeccable planning and coordination. Starr has an uncanny ability to bring people together with her easy going and fun loving nature. If you are looking for an unforgettable holiday, we highly recommend Starr. We are huge fans and forever grateful!

- Kim  & Dan

We just want to thank you again for all your help in planning what was a really wonderful trip!! We all had such a great time, and we feel that Sara learned a lot -- not only about Italy and its beauty and culture -- but about how to negotiate trains, buses, taxis, driving, finding restaurants, etc. for her future trips. I think we may have worn her out, but she said that she loved it. Our flights home gave us a chance to go through photos and re-live our wonderful and memorable trip to Italy. This would never have been possible without your help, Starr! We just can't thank you enough!! Blessings to you and your family, and love to all!

- Toni, Bill   & Sara

Starr organized us on three marvelous adventures to Italy and France. Her knowledge of the geography, history and culture of the fascinating places our groups visited made each excursion memorable, educational and highly enjoyable. Her meticulous attention to details and ability to find pristine destinations off the beaten path resulted in unique experiences and lifetime memories. Starr is a professional who makes travel a true pleasure. We look forward to having her lead us on future travel adventures.

- Lois  & Clark

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4 Steps to Your Immersive Escape

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To get started, simply reach out to me to schedule your complimentary consultation call. This is the first step toward your immersive, designed-just-for-you escape!

01.

Let's Chat

To understand your vacation vision—and to have all your questions answered—we’ll first meet on your complimentary, no-obligation consultation call. I’ll also share my itinerary design fee with you, which depends on the length and complexity of your trip. 

02.

Your Proposal

Once the design fee has been paid, I will dive into the research to create your custom initial itinerary. We’ll work together to finesse it—and then I’ll begin filling in the gaps with tours, activities, and special excursions. Then, I will book and manage all of your travel arrangements, including flights, property stays, transfers, tours, museum and dining reservations, and more. 

03.

Your Journey Begins

Before you begin your journey, I’ll check in with you to confirm and finalize all of your travel details, so you can depart with confidence. You’ll receive a detailed itinerary via handy app that outlines your entire escape, including travel confirmations, real-time flight updates, my personalized restaurant recommendations, sight-seeing suggestions, and more. Your itinerary will also be available offline for easy access. Once you depart, don’t hesitate to reach out if you need any assistance—I’m here to support you. 

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Ready to make your exceptional escape? Click below to reserve your complimentary consultation call with me to get started:

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FAQS

What destinations do you offer?

Europe is my speciality - I do live in Italy after all! However, I do offer travel excursions around the world from Carribean cruises, to African safaris, to luxury beach and spa retreats and city-center getaways. The world is your oyster and I am here to help you discover it.

Frequently Asked Questions

Are there added perks and benefits from working with you?

My goal is for your vacation to be memorable, and I will take those extra steps to ensure this for you. Thanks to my special relationships with travel suppliers, I can obtain amenities, upgrades, and other VIP perks you would otherwise not have access to.

How will Covid-19 impact my travels?

To travel these days, it takes a bit more than just packing your suitcase. With the current health situation across the globe, one must also consider what each country, or even individual regions, will require to maintain safety and health standards. As this information is constantly updating, as your travel advisor, it is my job to keep track of and inform you of the current rules and regulations prior to and during your trip. This ensures that not only can you travel safely but can enjoy your vacation worry-free.

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