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On-and-off digital nomad seeking new adventures, cultures and cuisines across the globe – from high end to hole-in-the-wall.
Emily's travel guides & trip reports
The Moana Surfrider
In the heart of Waikiki Beach, a low-rise original with lush oceanfront gardens and outdoor restaurants.
Lion Sands Game Reserve
Family-run lodge on a private game reserve in Kruger National Park with luxury guest living quarters.
My 3 week trip to Japan would not have been possible without Emily’s planning and expertise. From touring shrines and temples, day trips to Nara and Hakone, eating like a local from food markets to high end sushi in Ginza, Emily provided the perfect itinerary to cover it all. I would not have been able to navigate this amazing country with such rich history and incredible cuisine without Emily’s guidance. This was the trip of a lifetime and was made possible by Emily’s devotion to planning the perfect vacation.
- David A.
Booked travel to Osaka
- October 2023
Emily planned a fabulous trip for myself and a close friend of mine from 2/28/23-3/5/23. We decided to spend 5 days in Bariloche before heading to Buenos Aires. The trip was absolutely incredible! The experience was tailored to our needs, and our itinerary was perfect! We spent time exploring the city of Bariloche, we went kayaking on one of the beautiful lakes, had a private guide take us on the famous Circuito Chico, hiked along the most beautiful hiking trail in the area, and tasted the finest beer from craft breweries. We ate at some amazing restaurants - all of the recommendations and reservations were made by Emily. She has incredible taste in food and gives the best restaurant recommendations. I would be remiss to not mention one of the best highlights of the trip - ice cream and Franui (chocolate-covered frozen raspberries) from Rapa Nui. This place was so good we went back there almost once a day! When I travel, I love to relax and have everything taken care of for me. I want to surrender control and be taken on a journey. That is exactly the service that Emily provides! She finds all of the gems, and plans everything seamlessly so that you can truly relax and not worry about planning anything. Everything we needed for our trip was taken care of, down to the recommendations on local drivers and local places to safely exchange currency. I love and appreciate Emily's professionalism and how much care and passion she shows for her clients. I can't wait to book another trip and see where the universe (and Emily) send me on my next journey!
- Jaclyn D.
Booked travel to Argentina
- September 2023
My husband and I hired Emily to help our babymoon trip to Sedona for late March and had an amazing trip! Emily listened to what we were looking for (mix of activity and relaxation) and planned a great, balanced itinerary. She offered suggested ideas we wouldn’t have thought to do on our own, and they were great (e.g. Aura reading, UFO tour). I felt like she did great research on her own, so I didn’t feel the need to do my own research and could relax and enjoy the itinerary without worrying I was missing out on anything. I definitely will use her again and have already recommended her to friends and family looking to plan a trip!
- Jaclyn W.
Booked travel to Sedona
- March 2023
I worked with Emily to plan my girls’ trip to Chicago over the first weekend in May and I cannot recommend her services more. From the hotel to the activities, everything was perfect! To start, our stay at the Thompson was exquisite as we were treated to an upgraded room with beautiful city views. Throughout the trip, Emily provided us with tours and activities that exceeded all expectations. She has the unique ability to find exciting versions of seemingly basic activities. Instead of a broad walking tour of the city, she found a Gangsters & Ghosts walking tour that gave us the same city views and history with a unique twist. She also booked us for a self-guided Deep Dish Pizza Crawl that allowed us to skip the wait and try iconic pizza locations throughout the city. All in all, it was an amazing trip and that's all because of Emily's help in planning. I cannot imagine planning another trip without her!
- Alissa Y.
Booked travel to Chicago
- May 2023
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