Tori Medlin

3 Years of experience

Travel is not a reward for working, it’s education for living.

Tori grew up in a family that embraced traveling often and invested in making these experiences happen on a regular basis. This opened her eyes to the beauty of exploring the world from a young age. Tori’s mom was a travel agent for twenty-five years and her business took them to a variety of destinations, where she learned the value of providing excellent service. Tori adopted that client-first mentality into every aspect of her own agency, The World Tor, where she empowers in her ability to help others experience the same beauty she has around the globe.

Lovingly referred to by family and friends as the “Nancy Drew” of travel, Tori is always on the hunt for top-notch travel experiences. She has been a go-to resource for her family and friends who have needed recommendations throughout the years, as she answers questions ranging from “Where do we stay?” to “Where do we eat?” and so much more. As someone who prioritizes excellent service at the highest level, Tori aims to help her clients create memories that will last a lifetime. When she isn’t traveling (which is a rarity), you can find Tori on a hike or scouting Phoenix’s food and beverage scene for the latest and greatest.

What inspired you to become a travel agent?

My inspiration came from my late mother, who passed away unexpectedly at fifty-seven years old–serving as a huge reminder to me of how precious this short life is, and we must live it to the fullest. My mom was a successful advisor for many years, and her happiest days were spent planning trips for others or enjoying a family vacation. There is nothing more valuable to me than your memories and the relationships built with people you love, and I intend to build my life upon those two things.

Which hotels do you go back to again and again?

I’ll never forget my experience at Hotel Barriere Le Carl Gustaf in St. Barthelemy. A far cry from the “See and Be Seen” motif, the maison felt like home from the moment I arrived. “Luxury” can be experienced in so many ways, but the team at Le Carl embody this with an incredible eye for detail, never missing a step to provide a personal touch.

Travel Tip

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