Marketing executive turned digital nomad. Brazilian-born, Miami-based. Often slow-traveling my way around a new destination with my dog, Finnegan.
I love stepping out of my comfort zone and letting the world surprise me. I celebrate the art of slow, immersive travel that evokes a sense of adventure, discovery, and personal growth. I'm all about traveling in style and tend to veer off the beaten path looking for more authentic local experiences, adventure, and food! I specialize in crafting boutique experiences, Virgin Voyages cruises, and empowering solo journeys.
Denise 's travel guides & trip reports
Casa de Perainda - Intimate Hotel
A charming boutique retreat offering a unique blend of timeless elegance and contemporary comfort in a beautifully restored 19th-century mansion.
A secret garden-style hotel in Paris with palatial lodgings and gracious breakfast offerings.
€90 spa credit per room, per stay (2 night minimum).
Welcome treat in room on arrival.
Upgrade & extended check-in/out whenever possible.
Denise 's reviews
Denise was very attentive to my NYC trip needs! She worked tirelessly to find the perfect hotel to take my son to for our last trip before college! She was immediately available for all my questions and was adaptable when I kept changing my criteria. She even called the hotel to price match and get me the best deal! The trip was a success and I am using Denise Cruz to plan my 50th birthday cruise with 15 of my closest friends!
- Andrea M.
Booked travel to NYC
- September 2023
Denise made our 40th birthday trip to Charleston an easy and memorable experience. She worked with us to find the perfect hotel that met all of our needs. Through the booking process, Denise was thorough, organized, and promptly responded to any and all of our questions and changes. Ultimately, she found us a new hotel that was conveniently located within walking distance to everything the city has to offer. Having booked with her, we got the royal treatment when we checked in and were upgraded from our standard room to a two-bedroom apartment! I look forward to using Denise for all of my future travel!
- Stephanie C.
Booked travel to Charleston
- September 2023
We changed dates and number of people on the trip a few times before we were finally able to confirm. Denise was very patient with us and provided a few hotel options based on the different needs and we ultimately went with the one she recommended — and I'm glad we did! We traveled during a busy season and she was also able to get a better rate than what was listed online so I'm very thankful for that as well.
- Paulo B.
Booked travel to France
- November 2023
Denise was fantastic to work with. I told her a bit about the kind of travelers we are and the type of hotels we love, and she delivered it! First I got good options to look at, better than if I had looked for hotels myself. Then after picking the preferred ones, she booked and went above and beyond working with the hotels to make sure the experience would be the ones we expected. I'll continue to book all my travels with her exclusively.
- Anita B.
Booked travel to Dublin
- November 2023
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