As a Luxury Travel Advisor, Lesley has planned trips for clients all around the world including high-end honeymoons, unique luxury yacht charters, multi-generational family trips, corporate incentive programs, and more.

Lesley Cohen — founder of Lesley Cohen Travel Group — brings over a decade of experience in the travel, wedding, and event industries. Prior to her career in the travel space, she headed up her own wedding and event management and design company, LelyCo Events. The company specialized in weddings for clients in Washington, D.C. and destination weddings. Many of her weddings have been featured in magazines and blogs including Washingtonian Bride & Groom, The Knot DC, Brides Washington Magazines and Destination I Do Magazine. In 2012, she was named as one of Washington, DC’s Best Wedding Planners by Washingtonian Magazine and has also been honored with The Knot’s Best of Weddings and Best of Wedding’s Editor’s Pick awards and WeddingWire.com Couple’s Choice Awards.

Lesley holds a Master’s Degree in Tourism Administration with a concentration in Event & Meeting Management from George Washington University’s School of Business and received her Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Central Florida. She works with a wide range of discerning clientele, who love to explore the world and who value the experience of expertly planned travel. From members of the professional sports industry, Fortune 500 execs and corporate clients planning incentive travel, to families and honeymooners looking to make meaningful memories, all come to Lesley for a seamless travel experience. She lives in Tampa, Florida with her cute husband, munchkin-faced babies, and a dog that looks like a mop!

Travel Tip

  • If you are headed to a warm weather destination, throw your bathing suit in your carry on so you can start enjoying the sunshine right away!


Lesley is great to work with. She communicates well, listens well and does what she says she is going to do. When we make a blanket request (whenever we travel we want X) Lesley is very good at delivering what we ask for. I strongly feel that I can take her advice without thinking twice about it. We are planning out tripe over the next few years - Lesley has given us some great input for those plans.


She is quick to respond, updates her clients and provides extremely thorough explanations of all possible rates. Lesley has creative ideas and is completely approachable no matter what the budget.


She was able to cover every step of our cruise from beginning to the end. She kept us informed of any changes and was able to communicate our needs to the staff of the ship.