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Amanda Bates



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  • Family Travel,
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  • Adventure Travel,
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I'm a former exec from the fashion industry pursuing my love of travel full-time. I'm a mom, wife and chauffeur to my six year old daughter. Life is good in beautiful Lake Tahoe, but I dream of Europe.

Home airports

RNO for most, SFO for international deals.

My travel style

I love a good hotel with a beautiful view, pool, spa, room service (if not, in-room coffee is a must!) and on-site restaurant. I love finding great deals on luxury locations. I love a good kid’s club for longer trips with kids so the whole family is sure to relax. I love to travel to new places that are less touristy and a bit off-the-beaten-path. I love walking around to explore, shopping along the way, talking to locals, eating delicious food and tasting new wines I've never tried before – this is my dream day on a trip. I love the outdoors, so seeking out a natural landscape is important to me, and cheesy as it may be, I'll always go for a good well rounded "city tour" to get a lay of the land when I first arrive at a new place. Let me help make your travel dreams come true!

Favorite hotels

Recently returned from:

  • Taking a family trip to London and Manchester – multiple days in each city, and even a Dua Lipa concert while in Manchester! 

  • Exploring San Francisco on a weekend trip.

  • Having a family vacation in Las Vegas.

  • Celebrating my birthday in Huatulco, Mexico.

Dreaming of:

  • Azores Islands. 

  • Sardinia. 

  • Beaches of Türkiye.  

  • Western Cape South Africa.

One thing I can't travel without...

Crossbody bag and portable charging pack.

Two truths, one lie:

  1. I've hiked the full Inca Trail in Peru. 

  2. I was an extra in the movie The Parent Trap. 

  3. I've never broken a bone in my body.

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