Bell & Bly Travel Design is a boutique travel advisory for adventurous travelers. I work with individuals, couples, families, and businesses who want to stretch their comfort zones but still take advantage of the finer things.
How We Work
Fill out our Discovery worksheet to schedule your complimentary discovery session.
I always start with a complementary discovery session to get to know each other. In this phase I learn about your past travel experiences, your travel wish lists, hobbies, likes/dislikes and more about the vision for your upcoming trip. We will also discuss how we will work together moving forward and review Bell & Bly’s design fees.
This is where I use my travel expertise and connections to pull together an epic itinerary for you. I design a custom itinerary taking advantage of perks and experiences that you simply cannot find online. During this phase, you can be as involved or hands off as you like.
When your itinerary design is complete and booked, I’ll keep you excited until departure by sending you a few fun surprises along the way. I’ll also be working behind the scenes with our partners to secure perks like special requests, upgrades, and amenities.
Now you get to enjoy your relaxing holiday or adventurous getaway. I or someone on my team with Brownell will be available to help ensure everything goes smoothly from beginning to end. Don’t forget to send us snapshots along the way!
I can’t wait to hear about your trip! From what wowed you, to what could have gone better – this is where we tighten things up to make sure your next trip is even more amazing. This regular feedback loop allows me to provide the excellent long-term service you deserve from a trusted advisor.
What Bell & Bly Offers
Luxury Travel Design
I work through a consultative process to understand what you hope to experience through your travels and then design and book customized itineraries. This includes family travel, honeymoons / anniversaries, around the world trips, adventure travel, wellness travel and more. If you can dream it, I can plan it.
I am a master of surprises! If you’ve ever dreamed of surprising a loved one with a romantic holiday, or a parent with a special birthday trip we can work together to make it a reality. Depending on the complexity of planning, surprise vacations may incur a slightly higher travel design fee.
Long Term Bucket List Planning
One of my favorite assignments, I work with you and each member of your family members in a consultative way to design your next 3-5 years’ worth of travel. This plan keeps you track for hitting your family’s travel goals, but also saves you money via advanced booking and making smart use of shoulder seasons. Bucket List Planning without an associated trip booking starts at $500.
Incentive Travel for Business
You love the experiences you’re getting for your leisure travel through Bell & Bly. Why not extend our services to incentivize your sales team or your entire organization to hit certain goals for the year? I can connect you to experts on my team at Brownell to plan an unforgettable awards trip.
I strongly recommend that clients purchase travel protection, especially when visiting some of our more off the beaten path locales. Premiums vary depending on trip length, cost, traveler ages, and coverage level. There is no fee for this service when your trip is planned with Bell & Bly. Otherwise, there is a $50 a la carte fee.
Select a La Carte Bookings
Want to plan your own trip but want the perks associated with booking hotels, air, or cruises with a Virtuoso advisor? I can help for a reduced fee.
Because of my wide breadth of travel experience, I can plan you a trip anywhere in the world (assuming it’s legal to get there!). I adore Italy, Greece, the South of France, nearby Mexico and many other widely visited locations. However, what sets me apart is my ability to plan the less obvious destinations and to help clients push the boundaries of their comfort zones while still traveling in style.
Some of my personal favorite destinations include
Antarctica & the Arctic
Kenya, Tanzania, Botswana, Namibia, Zambia, Zimbabwe, South Africa
India, Iran, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Mongolia
the middle east
Oman, Jordan, Israel, Palestine, Egypt, UAE, Qatar
Colombia, Chile, Peru, Argentina
Cambodia, Vietnam, Thailand, Laos, Singapore, Indonesia
Bosnia & Herzegovina, Serbia, Croatia, Montenegro, Slovenia
Mo’orea, Tahiti, Bora Bora
Turks & Caicos, BVIs, Anguilla, St. Kitts, The Bahamas
Guatemala, Nicaragua, Costa Rica
Unlike the travel agent of old, Bell & Bly is a true advisory – like your financial advisor, or legal counsel – just a lot more fun! We work together on a consultative basis to design the right trip for you and making the most of your most precious asset, time.
Travel design fee
$400/week of travel for up to 3 people, an additional $50/person/week thereafter.
Last minute booking fee of $200/week of travel within 30 days, or $400 within 90 days of holiday travel.
Hotel booking (no research)
Cruise consultation, recommendation, and booking
Private, first class, business class air bookings (includes reservation management and if anything goes wrong, we’ll handle all the logistics and save you the frustration)
- Domestic, Mexico, Canada, Caribbean – $75/ticket with $250 max per family
- International & Cuba – $100 per ticket with $400 max per family
No fee when booking entire trip with Bell & Bly, $25 per policy for a la carte.
Please inquire about pricing for Bell & Bly’s luxury concierge services.