Lauren Maggard

Asheville - 16 Years of experience

Rooted in the belief that travel transforms, Lauren takes pride in her role as a travel curator.

Living in London to earn her Master’s Degree in Contemporary Art from Sotheby’s was the spark that ignited her deep love for travel. Weekend jaunts through Europe became an obsession with the UK as a homebase. Nearly fifteen years later, Lauren’s creativity and passion are still fueled by her work in the luxury travel realm.

Whether she’s planning a surprise engagement atop a glacier in New Zealand, arranging a solo kiteboarding adventure down the coast of Mauritius, helping a family of five circle the globe for a full year or sourcing the best powder skiing in Japan, her mission is to create bespoke, tailored experiences on behalf of clients. Lauren remains up-to-date on hotels and far-flung destinations by pounding the pavement as often as possible. This research allows her to share insider tips – from the best cocktail to order to the charming not-to-be-missed boutique down an alley to the best time to snorkel the reef – and keeps her clients coming back.

What is your most memorable travel experience?

One of my most memorable travel experiences was being met by a Cape Buffalo while on a walking safari in Tanzania. A close second would be taking my young children to New York City for their first time – experiencing travel through a child’s eyes is mesmerizing and so refreshing!

Which destinations are you looking forward to visiting and why?

Fly-fishing in Mongolia and spending an extended period of time in Puglia, Italy with my family are both currently on my radar.