Specialties: Luxury Experiences

Favorite Destinations: Greece, Italy, Spain

Favorite Quote: "One’s destination is never a place, but always a new way of seeing things." -Henry Miller

Fun Fact: The East Side Gallery is a 1.3-kilometer section of the Berlin Wall that’s been painted with 101 images from artists all over the world, making it the longest open-air gallery in the world.

As a travel consultant with over 20 years in the industry and a lifetime of personal travel experience, I can anticipate many of the questions and concerns that can arise prior and during your trip.  My philosophy is to provide each and every client with a truly memorable vacation.

My passion is to design a personalized and highly customized experience for my clients. I have unique ideas and suggestions to help make your journey even more memorable. Whether your interest is food, wine, art, history, or relaxation, the options are endless for me to help you craft a perfect vacation.

In todays world where everyone has access to a computer or smart phone and can book their own travel, my contacts, experience and advocacy can make the change between a good trip and a once in a lifetime experience.

Favorite Travel Experiences

  • Athens and Greek Island Cruises on Norwegian and Oceania.
  • Exploring Barcelona, Spain.
  • Discovering Venice, Florence, Viareggio, and Cinque Terre, Italy.
  • Relaxing in Hawaii.
  • Vacationing at Walt Disney World and Universal Studios.
  • Seeing the beauty of Alaska.
  • Traveling back home to Germany.
  • Visiting Cancun, Riviera Maya, and Cabo San Lucas in Mexico
  • Taking a trip to Costa Rica.
  • Porting in Cuba aboard a Norwegian Cruise.
  • Seeing the beauty of Alaska while living there for 3 years.

Accomplishments

  • American Express Pace Setter (2009, 2011, 2013, 2017)
  • Disney College of Knowledge Graduate
  • Sandals and Beaches Certified Specialist

Most Unusual or Intriguing Request I've Fulfilled for a Customer

This past March, one of my VIP clients wanted to take his teenage daughter into a Paris fashion house for a private tour and shopping experience during the Paris fashion show week. When I sent the requests to several of my suppliers I was told that due to the fashion shows and celebrity visits, the fashion houses do not open their doors to private visits during that time of the year.


Since I don't take no for an answer, I started reaching out to my personal contacts in Paris. After two additional rejections I finally found one that said he had some relationships that he would "put to the test." 48 hours later, I had a confirmed private fashion house visit scheduled including a meet and greet with the head designer, which created an experience my clients will never forget.  

Client Testimonials

We are leaving Singapore today. Thank you so much for organizing a wonderful vacation for us. Singapore was an excellent destination. We are pleased with the itineraries in all 3 countries we visited. Thank you and thanks to Giang for your expertise.

Elisia — 

The trip was amazing.  All went so smoothly and so well.  Could not have been happier. No complaints. Thanks, again, for everything! - Claire

Claire — Trip to Machu Pichu and Lima, Peru

Hi Petra, 

Thank you for checking in. We had an absolutely wonderful trip!  The weather, the food, the history, and the tours. Everything fantastic!  

The cooking experience was certainly a highlight for me!  What an amazing treat to visit the best local markets and Benedicte is perfect at what she does.  I really enjoyed it , and my husband was able to slip out of meetings early and come out with us too.  He said it was the best meal we had in Paris and we ate at some great places! 

My second favorite was the evening dinner cruise on the Don Juan.  Simply beautiful and worth every penny.  

I’m also very glad we decided to do the day in Champagne.  The weather wasn’t on our side that day but it was still great.  

One thing I have open is that there was a photographer snapping photos while we were on the Don Juan and then he visited the tables during dinner/dessert to see if anyone wanted to purchase.  He ran out of time to get to us and took my email address but I never heard from him.  I was really hoping to get a few of those photos, so if there’s a contact for him, I’d love to get it.  

Thank you again for your help.  Our next “big adventure” will likely be to South Africa.  It’s been a dream for a long time and our kids are getting to ages where I think they could do it.  We will definitely be looking forward to working with you on that one!

Christine — Trip to Europe

PHOTOS FROM MY TRAVELS

COUNTRIES I HAVE TRAVELED TO