One-of-a-kind journeys

Our specialties are adventure and leisure, or the perfect mixture of both!

We understand that not everyone has the same idea of what a vacation should look like, which is why we specialize in designing travel itineraries that are both intrepid and indulgent. We believe our clients deserve the very best of both worlds.

ABOUT US

Our theory on travel is…

Our travelers come first.

They drive our passion and curiosity, and we prioritize their needs and aspirations above anything else to embody the ultimate customer experience.

Our experiences are global, but we design locally.

We connect our travelers with local expertise to learn from and embed within the culture.

We believe travel is powerful & transformative.

Our experiences are designed to reflect, grow, connect and energize.

We commit to generosity, inclusion, respect, & safety.

We exemplify this by being equitable with our partners, conscientious of our environments, and learning from each other.

Meet the Team

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Casey

What is your travel style?

My personal travel style depends on who I am with. When it’s just me and my husband, we choose luxury and relaxation. When we bring our two daughters, we usually choose something more active and adventurous!

What are your favorite destinations?

This is a hard question! Iceland would definitely be at the top of the my list. It’s one of the most visually stunning landscapes on earth and truly a unique destination. Another favorite destination of mine is French Polynesia, especially Bora Bora.

What type of travel do you like to design?

I’m all about travel that is focused on rest, relaxation, reconnecting and recharging. I especially love designing travel to southeast Asia including Bali, the Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam, and the South Pacific. I live in the desert, so beachy locales are my jam..think private plunge pools, overwater bungalows, white sand beaches and luxury spa facilities.

What unique service do you provide to clients?

First and foremost I’m a listener. I take an interest in my clients and their travel preferences to align their goals with any destination. I am also extremely detail oriented and am an expert at building contingency. Travel is becoming more complex, and things don’t always go as planned. I design trips that are curated for my clients, but also offer enough flexibility for spontaneity and changes to the program.

What are some causes you care about?

Caring for our planet and preserving its beauty for future generations is a cause close to my heart. I love to support hotels and businesses that take our stewardship of Earth seriously. I’m fond of 1% for the Planet and the National Park Foundation.

What is your travel style?

My travel style is to go big and live life to its fullest! I come from a place of “yes,” ever since my first time living abroad in China in 2007. I made a commitment to myself as a young female with an independent spirit that I would never compromise my will and passion for travel for anything else.

What are your favorite destinations?

Most of my travel has been spent in Asia, South America and Africa, and it’s my goal to visit every country within my lifetime. My favorite destinations have been South Africa, Colombia, Galapagos, Svalbard, Tanzania and Iceland to name a few, but let’s face it, I love everywhere I go!

What type of travel do you like to design?

I love planning travel around bucket list experiences and unforgettable adventures. Combining activities and sports with luxury accommodations and concierge service is my niche. I always recommend booking private when you can. Nothing beats personalized, one-on-one interactions with locals sharing their home and culture! Splurge on the luxury hotel, book the heli-adventure, swim with the whale sharks! Once you open yourself to new experiences, you’ll find yourself on a journey that will empower and transform.

What unique service do you provide to clients?

I’m a relator and a connector. I love to learn about clients and their travel dreams and understand the “why” behind them. I also apply this same skill when I travel and work with my local contacts. I learn as much as I can about the local people, their backgrounds, and their goals to understand what the ideal experience will be for a client. I use this skill to create trips that are not only unforgettable, but meaningful and thought provoking as well.

What are some causes you care about?

I’m VERY into scuba diving, and therefore I’m extremely passionate about causes that protect and preserve our oceans. I am particularly fond of the One Ocean Diving conservation and education program, the PADI AWARE foundation, and the Marine Megafauna Foundation.

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Kitte

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Julia

– MANAGING DIRECTOR FOR AFRICA AND THE INDIAN OCEAN

What is your travel style?

I love to immerse myself in the destination and do it as sustainably/ethically as possible! That may look like a luxury safari camp in Africa with it’s own rhino conservation program that trains anti-poaching patrols and recruits from the local communities or spending time in bustling markets buying souvenirs directly from the makers instead of from the hotel gift shop.

What are your favorite destinations?

Zimbabwe will always hold a special place for me due to my family background and the Malilangwe Wildlife Reserve is a truly remarkable corner of Africa! Likewise I am always happy and at home in Cape Town and I love exploring any destination that gives me the chance to get up close to the native flora and fauna – from chimp trekking in Tanzania to hanging out with giant tortoises in the Galapagos, I’m in my element!

What type of travel do you like to design?

Slow luxury! My favorite trips are the ones where my clients can take their time and really dig into a destination, form bonds with their guides and head back home with a renewed appreciation for the place they just left. Travel is a unique opportunity to treat yourself and the greatest luxury we have is time. Also, so many luxury properties support amazing community initiatives and they are just waiting for someone to ask to see the projects to show them off!

What unique service do you provide to clients?

Candor and experience; I have spent the last 20 years traveling in Africa, making connections and exploring the best destinations for whatever is on my client’s Africa bucket list. I’m always happy to debate the merits of different properties and locations and I’m very up front about why I love this one over that one! My goal is always to create an unforgettable adventure carefully curated for each individual traveler. I almost never sell the same trip twice and that’s exactly how I think luxury travel should be.

What are some causes you care about?

I see wildlife conservation as only half of the equation; if the local communities aren’t benefiting from the wildlife they share their lands with, then no one wins. SO the projects that appeal the most to me always include education for locals and travelers alike as well as hands-on conservation efforts – that’s true eco-tourism!

What is your travel style?

My travel style embodies a blend of elegance, adventure, and a passion for unforgettable experiences. I savor cultural immersion, luxurious accommodations, and responsible travel. It’s about striking a harmonious balance and making every journey a graceful adventure.

What are your favorite destinations?

Boracay Island from the Philippines, without a doubt, holds a special place in my heart as my favorite destination. Its pristine beaches, crystal-clear waters, and stunning sunsets create a serene and captivating environment. Beyond its natural beauty, Boracay offers a rich cultural experience, with warm and welcoming locals, vibrant festivals, and a diverse culinary scene. This island paradise is a true gem in the world of travel, offering a perfect balance of relaxation and adventure, making it my top choice for unforgettable journeys.

What unique service do you provide to clients?

My distinctive service revolves around crafting one-of-a-kind travel experiences that cater to the specific desires and requirements of every client. I take the time to understand their individual preferences, from destination choices and activities to accommodation and dining, ensuring that each journey is a perfect match for their dreams and aspirations. It’s a commitment to providing exceptional and truly personalized adventures that sets me apart in the world of travel.

What are some causes you care about?

I I deeply care about promoting responsible and sustainable tourism practices, minimizing the environmental impact, and supporting local communities. I believe in fostering cultural exchange, understanding, and appreciation among travelers from different backgrounds and these causes reflect my dedication to making travel not only enriching but also socially and environmentally responsible.

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Trisha

– CLIENT RELATIONS SPECIALIST

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Nici

– CLIENT RELATIONS SPECIALIST FOR AFRICA

What is your travel style?

I love luxury travel with delicious food, rich cultural experiences and chilled-out vibes. I like to be adventurous and always want to try things that more tentative travelers might skip!

What are your favorite destinations?

I wouldn’t say I have a favorite, but one of my most memorable trips was island-hopping in the Greek Isles. I loved the culture, the cuisine and experiencing a few adventurous activities. I also have huge love for South Africa. Cape Town, in particular, has a special place in my heart as its where I grew up. I am lucky to be to live in one of the most beautiful cities in the world every day surrounded by nature, beautiful beaches, stunning biodiversity, award-winning food and wine and, of course, iconic Table Mountain.

What unique service do you provide to clients?

For me it’s all about building relationships with my clients and going the extra mile, being available for my clients, and ensuring they have a smooth trip. I love that we are able to offer a luxury service while making the client’s trip as memorable and relaxing as possible. It is important to me that my clients get the most out of their experience and are able to connect with their guides and nature.

What are some causes you care about?

I am a big supporter of wildlife conservation and protecting and restoring wildlife habitats. I also have a soft heart for wildlife rehabilitation and am a supporter of several non-profit organizations dedicated to the rescue, rehabilitation, and release of local wildlife that have been orphaned, injured, displaced, or confiscated from the illegal trades.

What is your travel style?

I would say I have an adventurous and food-centric travel style. I enjoy exploring and experiencing as much as possible in every country I visit. My trips often involve a lot of sightseeing, trying new foods, and immersing myself in the local culture. It’s a great way to make the most of your travel experiences and create lasting memories.

What are your favorite destinations?

Mexico holds a special place in my heart as it is where my roots lie. Connecting with my heritage has fueled my love for this vibrant country, and I take great joy in sharing its rich culture and hidden gems with others.

What type of travel do you like to design?

I have a passion for designing travel experiences for groups and families. Drawing from my own experiences of being part of a close-knit family and cherishing those memories, I understand the importance of creating meaningful and enjoyable trips for others. My expertise in working with groups and families allows me to tailor travel experiences that cater to their unique needs, ensuring that everyone has a memorable time together.

What unique service do you provide to clients?

As an experienced traveler who has explored multiple continents and visited 11 countries, I offer a unique set of services to my clients. With fluency in both English and Spanish, I can effectively communicate and cater to a diverse range of travelers. Additionally, having traveled for extended periods with children, I understand the specific challenges and considerations that come with family travel. I can provide valuable insights, tips, and recommendations to make traveling with children a smoother and more enjoyable experience.

What are some causes you care about?

I am passionate about making a positive impact on the local economies and promoting sustainability in the destinations I visit. It is important to me to support the communities I explore and ensure that my travels have a lasting and positive influence on the environment and local livelihoods.

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Yesennia

– Travel Designer

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Katy

– Travel Designer

What is your travel style?

I like a mix of city and country, learning about and trying endless new things, but also like days mixed in to relax and unwind. I’m a sucker for a gorgeous sunset while waves lap up on a white sand beach, but also love walking thousands of steps to absorb a new culture. On my personal trips you can often catch me sipping a glass of bubbly with a great view and equally good people watching.

What are your favorite destinations?

I’ve lived in Italy and Hawaii, so both are dear to my heart. I love to share my passion and knowledge of these two very different destinations with clients. I also recently visited Australia for the first time and had that “I could live here!” moment. Finally, stunning Santa Barbara is where I have settled, so for those not wanting a long flight, you can’t go wrong visiting “The American Riviera”.

What type of travel do you like to design?

I believe a thoughtfully planned trip adds to your inherent knowledge, to your appreciation of the planet, and to your emotional intelligence as a human being. I also want you to be pampered and stress free! A memorable vacation should have amazing food, friendly customer service, unexpected surprises, a comfortable bed, and a killer shower! Transfers should be seamless. Safety and your health should be the least of your concerns.

What unique service do you provide to clients?

With a background in luxury wedding planning, I am very organized, detail orientated, patient and creative. I also understand the expectations of a discerning client, so always strive to go above and beyond. I want to learn your personal goals for your trip and help you navigate thru any questions or concerns. I want you to experience a WOW moment you will never forget. I want you to relax and connect often thinking “should we move here?”

What are some causes you care about?

Animal rights and protection are of great importance to me. Travel Theory is dedicated to only supporting companies with ethical wildlife practices.

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