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April 22, 2021

When Life Throws You Lemons

Why hire a travel advisor

Though the past year has made me want to make (and consume) Limoncello instead of lemonade I have taken this time to reflect and evaluate how I wish to move forward with my travel business. With the travel industry devastated by the pandemic there have been many tears, doubts, sheer panic and a bit of “what am I going to do now?”.

So, after much soul searching and a bit of inspiration, I am thrilled to share with you my exciting news!

Drum roll please….

I have proudly become an independent affiliate of Gifted Travel Network — a Virtuoso® Member.

I will now be offering boutique travel advising across the globe including hotels, sea cruises, river cruises, tours, airfare and more. To reflect this new path of delving into my passion for planning worldwide travel experiences I have changed my business name to Travels by Starr

With the support of Gifted Travel Network and with worldwide connections I will thoughtfully curate your itinerary for you to discover the traditions of global destinations through regional history, food and wine while mingling with locals who are passionate about their cultural heritage.

I can’t wait to work with you in elevating your travels from an ordinary trip to an exceptional journey that is brimming with moments that will leave you rejuvenated and inspired. We need a bit of that at the moment, yes?

It is time to travel again and I am open for business!


Your Time is Valuable

Planning a vacation is exciting and there is so much information available that one can easily assume they can do it on their own. And yes, you can, but it can take hours of research to determine what are the best options for you. As your boutique travel designer, I offer my extensive knowledge of travel, finely tuned research skills, a profound attention to detail and a worldwide network of insider connections to custom craft your travel dreams. Life is too short to waste your time or money on the wrong vacation deal.

Your Vacation is Important to Me

I believe travel is one of the most important things we can do for ourselves. I will take the time to get to know you and what you want from your vacation. This is your time, your money, your travel dream, and I take that very seriously. I will work diligently to match you with the right resort, hotel, cruise, or tour mixed in with unique experiences and special perks.

Making Travel Easier

To travel these days, it is 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.

My Travel Knowledge

Not only have I traveled extensively, but I am consistently 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.

Upgrades & Special Perks

Thanks to my special relationships with travel suppliers, I can obtain amenities, upgrades, and other VIP perks you would otherwise not have access to. So why you may save a bit by booking direct, the special perks I can offer you are much more valuable in terms of cost and overall experience.

My Attention to Your Travel Doesn’t End After Booking

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.

You Can Reach Me at Any Time

For any reason you encounter any problems while on your trip you can contact me for assistance. This personal touch can make a huge difference in your vacation.

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