Raised in a small East Texas town, Libby was born with an imagination and dreams as big as her beloved home state.

A life-changing summer spent in Venice, Italy, sparked Libby’s love of travel and ultimately, set her on a track to work across many facets of the hospitality industry. After moving to Houston — a place she still calls home — she began her career in sales and marketing. Her love of event planning, travel, dining, and most importantly, fostering connections with people, thrived as Libby delved into her tenure with Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts. While working as a hotelier, Libby had the opportunity to travel to various properties of the Four Seasons brand in locales like Budapest, Prague, Paris, Florence, New York, and Los Angeles—she even lived on the property in Westlake Village for six months before ultimately returning to her home state of Texas

This formative experience in the hospitality industry taught Libby the importance of personalized service and experiences, and ultimately, inspired her transition into the travel advisor world. Today, when working with her clients, whether they are preparing for a business trip, planning a once-in-a-lifetime journey, revisiting a favorite destination, or discovering a new gem, Libby will handle all the details to ensure that their travel experience is effortless. Her continual scouting trips — often with her favorite travel partner, Lolo, in tow — fuel her ever-discerning recommendations around the globe from Low Country to Lake Como.

What has been your most memorable travel experience to date?

One of my most unforgettable trips was a ten-day visit to Greece a few summers ago. The adventure began with a stay at Four Seasons Astir Palace Hotel Athens. We enjoyed the luxurious and carefree vibe of the Athens Riviera. Upon arrival, we were greeted with a glass of crisp, bubbly champagne and had dinner at Taverna 37, with the royal blue waves of the Aegean Sea crashing against the banks by our table. It was one of the most memorable nights, and our jet lag was quickly forgotten. On the third day, we sailed off on a yacht with some dear friends and explored the islands of Milos, Santorini, and Mykonos. It’s easy to fall in love with the Greek way of life, and sharing that experience with loved ones made it even more special.

Which destinations or hotels do you go back to again and again? Why?

As a creature of habit, returning to my favorite hotels over and over is my forte. The Four Seasons George V Paris holds a special place in my heart, but Le Bristol is a close second. The Beverly Hills Hotel is a nostalgic gem that’s hard to beat if you’re seeking a quintessential “L.A.” experience. One&Only Palmilla offers the perfect blend of old-world Mexican charm, top-notch service, and world-class dining. Plus, their Palmilla Margarita is worth the trip alone. When it comes to classic elegance, The Dorchester in London is hard to top and I can’t forget to mention the glorious playground that is The Gleneagles Hotel. Last but not least, Passalacqua in Lake Como has mastered the art of hospitality. These are just a few of my favorites.

Travel Tip

  • EAT! Eat all the things! Immersing yourself in food offerings and dining experiences is one of the best ways to learn about a destination and its culture. Whether it’s long and leisurely or quick and hurried, food and service tell us so much about where we are and how the locals live. Ask for a small-vineyard bottle of wine in Italy, enjoy tapas and cocktails followed by an 11pm dinner in Spain, enjoy a six-hour lunch in Mexico. Besides, calories don’t count on vacation.