Travel Advisor

Jillian Thayer



  • California,
  • Colorado,
  • Sardinia,
  • Baja,
  • Mexico
Icon Share


Advisor - Jillian Thayer


A go-to luxury, wellness and adventure expert. Home is the beaches of San Diego, but I'm a professional sunset and sunrise chaser around the globe. Mom to a two year-old frequent flier and whoodle.

Home airports

San Diego 90% of the time. John Wayne and LAX the other 10%.

My travel style

I've swam with whale sharks and horses, bobsled-ed at Utah's Olympic Park, bathed elephants in Thailand and skied the most coveted slopes in the US. While I always stay active and love a jam-packed itinerary, I make sure to top off my trips with a day at the spa for a moment of zen. I've been working in or with hotels for 15 years, having started in-house at the Hard Rock San Diego at 19. My full-time career has been spent doing PR for luxury hotels, resorts and destinations around the world.

Favorite hotels

Recently returned from:

  • Boating, spa and volcano adventures on the Big Island of Hawaii. 

  • Forest bathing, wildlife spotting and Ironman adventures in Victoria, BC. 

  • Road-tripping and eating my way around Big Sur and Carmel by the Sea. 

  • Exploring nature, bear watching and tubing in the great outdoors of South Lake Tahoe.

Dreaming of:

  • Maldives.

  • Spain.

  • Portugal.

  • Scotland.

One thing I can't travel without...

Brixton hats – whether it's a bucket hat or straw brim, it's a necessity.

Two truths, one lie:

  1. I've gotten caught in a hurricane in Los Cabos.

  2. I've hitchhiked in Sardinia.

  3. I've gone heli-skiing in Whistler.

Advisor - Jillian Thayer

Travel Advisor

Jillian Thayer

Get in touch with Jillian

Reach out to customize and book your own experience. Or, just to chat about travel in general.