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Yes! Over time, travel agents have transformed into travel advisors, a shift that underscores our commitment to tailoring each journey with care and personalization. Just like financial advisors, we are genuine experts in our field. We have a deep passion for all things travel and excel at alleviating the burdens associated with trip planning.

Whether you need a completely customized itinerary or assistance with bookings you’ve already made, we’re here to help with those and everything in between. What’s more, we have the ability to unlock exclusive perks and VIP amenities at a wide array of hotels, resorts, and cruise destinations across the globe.

  1. Research – You can relax as I take charge of the research for your upcoming journey, ensuring a seamless experience for you! Once you’ve provided me with some essential details such as your desired destination, travel dates, and budget, I’ll dive into the task of discovering the ideal lodging, attractions, and transportation options tailored to your preferences.
  2. Book – Once you’ve reviewed and given your approval for your travel details, I proceed to make direct bookings with our trusted travel partners, such as hotels and cruise lines. This ensures that you not only secure the best available prices but also enjoy VIP treatment during your stay.
  3. Enjoy – While on your journey, rest assured that if you require any assistance, I can provide you with support, sparing you the frustration of enduring hold music from a call center.
  4. Repeat!

I’m here to streamline your travel experience, saving you valuable time, effort, and money. Just like online booking platforms such as Kayak and Booking.com, I earn commissions, but with a difference.

As an affiliate of Fora, I bring you exclusive benefits and upgrades through our extensive network of preferred partners. From complimentary spa credits to indulgent breakfasts, I ensure your wallet gets some extra breathing room for other memorable experiences.

But what sets me apart is my inside track. With my well-established connections, I’m able to ensure you get the absolute most out of your travel. Tailoring experiences to match your preferences, I craft the perfect journeys for you.

I book travel for ALL, whether you’re seeking mid range, boutique, or luxury experiences. From planning your family’s summer vacation, an epic honeymoon, multi-generational trips, babymoons, safaris, cruises with amazing excursions while at port, weekend getaways, to handling your business travel and beyond – I’ve got it all under control!

For simple bookings where you already have a destination in mind there are no fee or service charges. Travel advisors receive commissions from most properties and travel providers, and this is at no additional cost to you

For more complex trip bookings  – think activities, tours, and restaurant reservations –  I charge a planning fee. This fee is per week of travel and includes a custom travel itinerary that you will be able to access on a free app from your mobile phone.

Airfare is on a case-by-case basis (see below).

I always include recommendations for restaurants and activities that you can either book yourself or with the help of the hotel concierge, at no cost to you.

When it comes to airfare, I offer a personalized approach. My expertise lies in crafting exceptional on-the-ground experiences, arranging accommodations, and planning activities. Many of my clients prefer to book their airfare independently.

If you opt for my air ticketing services, please note that there will be a fee of $200 per person per ticket. However, I provide flight recommendations as part of the planning fee to ensure a comprehensive and hassle-free travel experience.

I understand why you’d ask but I can assure you there is none.

Here’s a peek behind the scenes: hotels pay a much smaller commission to a human travel advisor than they do to an online travel agency like Expedia or Booking.com. Hotels and other travel providers also love working with travel advisors because we put a lot of effort into recommending the right place for each traveler. That’s why they’d rather pay us the commission and add in perks such as spa credits for you, instead of having you booking online. It’s a total win-win.

Planning travel – if you have a lot of time – can be fun. It’s what we do!

But you’ll still benefit from using a Fora Advisor. Tell us the hotels you’re interested in and we’ll book them for you so you get perks such as free breakfast, a room upgrade, early check-in or late check-out, at no extra cost to you.

Plus I’ll let you know if my network has any intel on the property that may not be obvious online (like the fact that the room you requested looks onto a wall). It’s like having a best friend who works in travel, and can help you plan your dream trip.

Calliope is the Muse of epic poetry and eloquence in Greek mythology, known for her beautiful voice and for inspiring creativity. One of the benefits of world travel is that it exposes us to voices from all cultures and communities. Meeting those people and having those experiences broadens our horizons and helps us appreciate the magnificence and glory of our planet and its inhabitants.

As the Muse of epic poetry, Calliope also reminds that travel is about inspiring stories: watching the mountain goatherd as the sun sets, rowing out to a floating Caribbean bar, stumbling across the nightly ceremony to close the ancient castle.

Finally, the name celebrates the beautiful calliope hummingbird, the smallest long-distance migrating bird in the world. If a 0.1oz bird can travel 5,000 miles each year, then so can we!

Where would you like to go and what would you like to see? Talk to Heather, and she’ll find you the perfect trip!

Karin H
Favorite country: Greece