Lauren RapsTravel Planner
A lifetime of personal and professional travel led me to this wonderful career in travel.
My love of travel and interest in other cultures began for me as a child, and 15+ years working in TV news took me to countless locations across the globe. I treat every trip like a research project and have acquired vast amounts of expertise, experiences, lessons and memories that I love to share with my clients. Not only with hotels but with details such as where to find the best cup of coffee in Torino, a restaurant in Nice with a really great and affordable wine list, a village in Italy with an local artist who you can watch as they create a mosaic you can bring home, tour guides that will make your children survive (and even enjoy) afternoon long museum visits --and advice on child care and programs in most places too..while I love traveling with my children, I never said that I don't need a break from them!
I am a major proponent of family travel and have taken my three young boys to cities, beaches and foreign lands all around the globe. I want to get families like mine out on the road and spend family vacations in destinations they never dreamed of, and create a seamless, worry-free experience that they will treasure for years to come.
And as important as the family travel is time with your significant other and friends is equally as important and necessary. Its a time for ultimate relaxation or adventure and I have experience and advice for both. I will be your go-to partner to create an experience that takes you a world away from your busy life, even if you've only traveled an hour, or show you that, yes - you can plan a spontaneous Machu Picchu adventure a week or so in advance and only be away from home for 4-5 days trust me, we did it and it was AMAZING.
I look so forward to working with you to create memorable experiences and exciting adventures.