Personal Travel Advisor


Personal Travel Advisor

We personal travel advisors work to make your dream travel perfect. No matter what your budget or expectations, we are destination experts who have been almost everywhere and become very discerning travelers. Different than travel bloggers we do not accept any free travel or sponsored experiences, we pay everything out of our own pockets so we have seen every place, airline, experience and hotel as authentic travelers and that is the reason why we stand behind everything we recommend.

So as personal travel advisors what do we do?

  1. We work with you to create perfect itineraries
  2. We get to know your expectations and adapt them to the realities we know exist in each place.
  3. We make your budget go beyond what you expect
  4. We provide support on your trip because we know things change on the road and when the unexpected outcomes (as it usually does) we are there to help you adapt
  5. We treat each client uniquely, with bespoke travel planning no two trips are ever the same.
  6. We find the , flights, schedules, events, and itineraries that serve your taste and expectations best
  7. We are passionate travelers and we are motivated to instill passion in others to travel the world as we do


No matter what degree of world traveling you’ve engaged in up to this point: we can all agree on one thing. The world is a big place and there is a LOT to see. That’s where your personal travel advisors come in It has been our experience, though, that the true adventures lay hidden elsewhere. We’ve seen them, and we really want to share them with you.

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We Made the Mistakes So You Don’t Have To:

So part of becoming an adept traveler is making a lot of mistakes. Between the two of us, we’ve booked plane tickets for the wrong (airports in an inconvenient part of the city or with the least convenient layover situation). We’ve booked hotels at the worst times of the year, set out on excursions during rush hour.  Personal Travel Advisor

We’ve made the mistakes, we’ve visited the places that were more creepy than intriguing, we’ve visited in the winter! And we learned! We learned how to avoid those things. We want to help you see something amazing, but also safe and as hassle free as possible. We want to put our expertise to work. We want to share the wealth of experience we’ve gained.

How we can help you with your trip

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It varies of course based on your experience and desires. We’re here to help coach you in the whole process. We can help you review your budget and help you to be a bit more grounded (if necessary). We suggest relatively unknown destinations that we know to be beautiful and authentic. We suggest hotels, restaurants, airlines and general means of travel which we have tested and found to be effective in the past. We can even help you to book flights, hotels, and everything else on your trip if you are interested in a full-service option.


Is hiring a travel advisor very expensive?

It doesn’t have to be.  We are not travel agents, but certainly we charge for our consulting. This is done via booking fees that are very affordable and competitive around 2% of the total bookings. The thing is, even our full-service option can end up saving you money if you take advantage of our knowledge of economic means of travel and lodging. What’s more, we will work closely with travel agencies like Expedia, directly with hotel companies and airlines to book your reservations affordably.


Other Frequently Asked Questions:


Are you a travel agency?

No we are not. We are active travelers who offer our expertise and advice for a fee to help travelers make the most of their trip planning and execution.


Do you sell plane tickets?

We don’t sell anything for the trip itself, rather we connect you with trustworthy travel companies for you to buy all tickets and reservations. If you prefer, we will be happy to do the bookings with these companies on your behalf to make the process as smooth as possible.


What happens if something goes wrong on a trip you have advised me on?

Please understand there are, occasionally, some things you just cannot avoid. Thunderstorms, flight cancellations, lost baggage, an iPad left in the seat pocket on the airplane. We can only recommend you travel with some sort of insurance if you are concerned things might go awry. However, as our client, you can be certain we will be on the phone, aggressively pursuing with whatever airline company, rental car provider, of god of thunderstorms that exists an attempt to fix whatever went wrong. Here is the official disclaimer: We cannot guarantee the outcomes that the travel providers will give for the situation since we are advisors only. However, we will advocate for you and assist you to find better or new options to readjust your trip in case of unforeseen interruptions. No one can guarantee an outcome, but we will be there to offer assistance.


Do you advise travel for tour groups?

We currently do not advise large group travel. Remember the pristine postcard cites we mentioned above? The ones we were trying to help you leave behind to see more? We don’t recommend that for a large group. Please speak to a travel agent.


Should I hire a travel advisor even if I really want to book my own trip?

Yes, definitely! We want to share our ideas and experiences with you so that you can become travel adept as well.

Please feel free to contact us: 

Matthew Grady

George Cespedes

PO Box 51154 Sarasota FL 34239 USA

Costa Rica phone number (506) 6005 4692


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