Vanessa Jordan


To Vanessa, travel is more than simply a journey—it’s philosophy, exploration of cultures, and a canvas for expanding horizons.

A seasoned globetrotter, Vanessa has passport stamps from nearly fifty countries where she’s taken the opportunity to learn about diverse cultures. While residing in France and Italy, she immersed herself in the local way of life, fostering a deep appreciation for off-the-beaten-path adventures and authentic experiences. Vanessa and her family believe in the transformative power of travel, whether exploring natural hot springs in Iceland, hiking through rainforests, or venturing into the Amazon.

Beyond being an avid explorer, Vanessa trained as a pastry chef at Le Cordon Bleu in Paris. Her passion for food and its experiences is evident as she once moonlighted as a chocolatier, crafting sweet delights while traveling Europe with her family. Having lived in France for three years, Vanessa brings a unique blend of global travel insights and culinary expertise to crafting unforgettable travel experiences, intertwining adventure with a taste of the world’s finest flavors. Today, as a travel advisor, she draws from these rich experiences to craft tailor-made journeys for her clients.

What has been your most memorable travel experience to date?

Waking up at dawn to the sound of howler monkeys echoing through the Amazon rainforest, the first light unveiling a breathtaking scene of vibrant flora and fauna. At every glance, I was mesmerized by the diversity of animals, from colorful birds to elusive creatures, revealing nature’s living orchestra. Venturing deeper into the heart of the jungle, I embraced a transformative experience, guided by locals who were eager to share their wisdom. Learning the art of utilizing indigenous plants and barks for medicinal purposes became a hands-on exploration. The jungle’s pharmacy unfolded, offering insights into age-old traditions and the profound connection between the forest and its inhabitants.

As I navigated through this immersive experience, the Amazon became more than a destination; it became a classroom, a sanctuary of wisdom where the symphony of monkeys served as the score to an education on the harmony of nature.

What does your perfect vacation day look like?

My perfect vacation day starts with a relaxed breakfast while enjoying breathtaking views of the surrounding landscapes. Whether it’s a tropical beach, a mountain retreat, or a bustling city, the day unfolds with a sense of calmness, relaxation, and a tinge of excitement. The morning is dedicated to exploring the surroundings; a scenic hike, a stroll through vibrant markets, or a dip in crystal-clear waters. The day is a balance of adventure and tranquility, allowing for both moments of thrill and quiet contemplation.

The afternoon is reserved for a bit of indulgence, whether savoring the local cuisine at a charming eatery, discovering hidden gems in a new city, or simply unwinding with a good book by the pool. As the sun sets, the day embraces the magic of the evening with a romantic dinner under the stars, a cultural performance, or enjoying a favorite beverage while watching the world go by. My perfect vacation day concludes with a sense of contentment, leaving behind indelible memories to cherish on the next adventure.

Travel Tip

  • Get off the beaten path and find a way to get purposefully lost. Travel is an art of discovery and you have no idea what hidden gems you might find.