Travel Advisor

Jana Schmersahl



  • Luxury hotels,
  • Piedmont,
  • romantic travel,
  • local immersion,
  • adventure travel
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Advisor - Jana Schmersahl


I am constantly dreaming about my next international trip while at home in STL with my husband and two dogs. I love to learn and to be challenged & inspired by new travel adventures.

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My travel style

If I’m not traveling, I’m dreaming about travel – it truly is my passion. I base my travels around luxury accommodations and experiences, but can't live without fully immersing myself in the local culture and cuisine. I always plan for at least one locally relevant adventure experience that will take me out of my comfort zone. I strive to understand and appreciate what day-to-day life is like in any given destination so I can take this home for lifelong memories. Learning is the forefront of compassion, and I strive to provide life-changing experiences for myself and all travelers while planning custom vacations.

Favorite hotels

Recently returned from:

  • Desert camping in Morocco. 

  • Truffle hunting in Italy. 

  • White water rafting in Bali. 

  • Tapas tasting in Barcelona.

Dreaming of:

  • Ryokan, onsen and kabuki experiences in Japan.

  • Hot air ballooning in Turkey.

  • Scuba diving and sailing in Brazil.

  • Historic sites and food tours in Israel.

One thing I can't travel without...

My husband! He is the ultimate travel companion and I love to plan romantic surprises for us on our travels together.

Two truths, one lie:

  1. I climbed Cerro Negro, an active volcano in Nicaragua, and sandboarded all the way down it. 

  2. I'm a PADI certified scuba diver and have explored the depths of an ancient Roman city, Baia. 

  3. I belly-danced while spinning candles on my head while overlooking the Jemaa el-Fnaa medina in Marrakech.

Jana's guides

Advisor - Jana Schmersahl

Travel Advisor

Jana Schmersahl

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