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When it comes to discovering new places in creative ways, Michelle takes great pride in making your travel dreams a reality, all while building lifelong relationships with clients and partners alike.
Michelle’s curiosity for exploring started at a young age; growing up in a small town in Montana, she had a strong desire to see what the world looked like beyond her hometown. This thirst for knowledge led to her launching her career in the travel industry in the airline space. From there, she transitioned over to the agency side where she further developed her understanding of mapping out logistics on behalf of clients. These days, Michelle specializes in family travel and romantic getaways while continuing to leverage her airline background as she pulls together customized itineraries offering optimal value.
With over 15 years of experience, Michelle takes the time to get to know your individual preferences and needs upfront so that she can make recommendations that will not just meet expectations but exceed them. Designing itineraries to create moments that will turn into lifelong memories is what keeps her inspired. She is proud to have been recognized as a Travel + Leisure Rising Star and Travel Agent Magazine Top 35 Under 30 Agent.
Experiencing the Maldives during my honeymoon remains high on my list! From staying in our massive freestanding overwater bungalow, to a peaceful afternoon in a hammock in the middle of their pristine lagoon, the resorts and islands are something dreams are made of! After planning my own wedding and honeymoon, I truly understood and appreciated–on a very personal level–just how important it is to have a trusted, knowledgeable travel advisor assist every step of the way!
The majority of my travel includes my two young kids, so my biggest tip is to take it slow and leave plenty of time for the unexpected. I do suggest pre-booking a few primary experiences you don’t want to miss, but creating room for spontaneity which will allow you to slow down and enjoy you may have otherwise missed out on.
Once your kids are about three and older, include them in the planning process. I always ask clients (even the kids), their preferences so that there is something for everyone. Kids love to be engaged in the itinerary planning to learn more about what the vacation will be like. This ultimately will allow for a more memorable travel experience.
I can't say enough good things about working with Michelle. Michelle feels like family now as we have worked with her on fabulous trips for 5 years. She custom designed our 30th wedding anniversary in Maui, then year after year more amazing trips. Mother daughter river cruise down the Rhine River was absolutely amazing. More trips to Nevis, Vegas, Miami, Palm Springs, Honolulu, Sun Valley and more! And our upcoming custom adventure to Alaska. Highly recommend Michelle!-L.D.
I have been working with Michelle for years now and have to say that every detail is handled from the moment my request is put in until the end of the trip. It is a great feeling to know that not only do I have a reliable travel agent but a partner who is passionate about the work they do and the service they provide. I have had many last-minute changes and Michelle handles them efficiently and gets the job done.-B.G.
I began working with Michelle several months ago to plan for our honeymoon. I will DEFINITELY continue working with her for all future travel planning and booking. Initially, my goal in working with a travel consultant was to have an experienced advisor to offer ideas and research I would be unable to find on my own. I definitely accomplished this goal and SO much more. The process was flawless from beginning to end! Our honeymoon was absolutely perfect in every way!!! I can't wait for our next trip!!-J.B.
Michelle couldn't have done a better job for our family of six. She worked with us to find just the right mix of sites and experiences that our four children would love! The trip was not only international but had multiple stops and transfers along with many moving pieces and parts. Not one time did the ball get dropped. We were treated so well at each and every point of contact and never once worried about any detail of the trip. We travel A LOT and can say without a shadow of a doubt that the attention to detail and personalized service definitely set Michelle apart in our mind. Our trip to Thailand was not only a memory our family will never forget, but one that I cannot say enough good things about the people and planning that happened on our behalf behind the scenes.-S.M.
My husband and I used Michelle to plan our honeymoon and it was the most luxurious, extravagant trip we've ever been on. It was amazing. Michelle was so detail oriented from all of her emails planning every activity, hotel and dinner to entering our hotel rooms and finding framed pictures of us as a couple with handwritten notes from the hotel managers welcoming us. We were blown away by the trip Michelle planned for us. We would definitely use her again for our next trip.-C.S.
Efficiency is one of Michelle's greatest qualities! She was so quick to turn around such a beautiful, well-thought-out honeymoon for us in three regions in Italy over a ten-day trip.-M.L.