Travel Advisor

Jim Platner


  • Southeast Asia,
  • Central America,
  • Off-the-Beaten-Path Travel,
  • Couples Travel
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Travel Advisor Jim Platner in a blue shirt standing in front of a large waterfall and green trees.


DC-based passionate traveler. 53 countries and on a quest to visit 75 countries by my 40th birthday!

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Home airports

DCA, but will trek to IAD for the right international deal.

My travel style

Solo traveling hostel-goer and couples traveling luxury hotel explorer! Staying as far off-the-beaten-path as possible, while trying to avoid state department travel warnings. Lifetime Marriott Platinum by the age of 33. If you are curious about staying somewhere – chances are that I’ve been there!

Favorite hotels

Recently returned from:

  • Taking a multi-generational family trip in Egypt from Alexandria to Abu Simbel by plane, tuktuk and sailboat.

  • Enjoying coffee and cervezas around Lago Yojao in Honduras.

  • Island hopping in search of the perfect sunset in Greece. 

  • Adventuring around Guyana, French Guinea and Suriname.

Dreaming of:

  • Kotor, Montenegro. 

  • Dubrovnik, Croatia to relive some Game of Thrones

  • Hiking through Tierra del Fuego.

  • River rafting through Laos.

One thing I can't travel without...

Noise canceling headphones.

Two truths, one lie:

  1. I once received a thorough full body examination by Egyptian Customs. 

  2. I paid $700 for a bottle of champagne in Bangkok, Thailand. 

  3. I shared a Marriott members lounge with Roberto Dinero for weeks and did not recognize him.

Travel Advisor Jim Platner in a blue shirt standing in front of a large waterfall and green trees.

Travel Advisor

Jim Platner

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