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Advisor - Julie Middlebrook-Levin

Julie Middlebrook-Levin



  • Foodie Adventures,
  • Local Food & Wine,
  • Boutique Travel,
  • Custom Itinerary Planning,
  • Off-the-Beaten-Path-Travel,
  • City Travel

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For as long as I can remember, travel has always been about where the next great meal would be! Love a great hotel, craft cocktails, hidden gems and local food experiences as a window to new cultures.

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Finding the very best authentic local food and experiences at a destination is what we crave! We drop our bags and hit the ground running (walking and biking, too) to explore everything from street food to Michelin-starred cuisine with cocktails and cultural activities mixed in. I love planning and researching and want travel itineraries to be fun, personal, memorable and not overwhelming. Falling into a luxurious bed at the end of the day is always a bonus!

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Fantastic communication and thoroughness. Julie was incredibly thoughtful and insightful in regard to our needs for our trip! Highly recommend booking with Julie.

The itinerary crafted by Julie - was nothing short of incredible. Every day was a new adventure, a perfect blend of iconic landmarks and hidden gems that only a local expert could unveil. From leisurely strolls along the Seine to the awe-inspiring views of the Eiffel Tower, every moment was filled with wonder and delight. Julie's insider tips ensured that we experienced Paris like true Parisians, indulging in delectable pastries at quaint patisseries and savoring exquisite meals at charming restaurants tucked away in picturesque streets. What truly set Julie apart was her attention to our preferences and interests. She took the time to understand what we wanted from our trip and tailored the itinerary, accordingly, incorporating experiences that resonated with us on a personal level. Whether it was exploring world-renowned museums, meandering through vibrant neighborhoods, shopping, french cooking class, or sipping Champagne in Epernay, Julie curated an itinerary that surpassed all our expectations. Furthermore, Julie's professionalism and dedication were evident throughout the planning process. From the initial consultation to the final details, she was always available to answer our questions, provide recommendations, and ensure that every aspect of our trip was seamless and stress-free. Her passion for travel and love for Paris shone through in every interaction, making the entire experience truly memorable. Our trip to Paris, orchestrated by Julie, was an absolute dream come true. From the exquisite accommodations at So Paris to the unforgettable itinerary that captured the essence of the city, every moment was filled with magic and wonder. Julie's expertise, attention to detail, and personalized approach made all the difference, turning what could have been a typical tourist experience into an extraordinary journey that me and my daughter will cherish for a lifetime!

Julie was very knowledgeable and easy to communicate with about all aspects of our trip. She helped plan my mothers 80th birthday trip and was thoughtful to leave champagne and specialty sweets in our rooms. It takes the stress out of the equation to have Julie put the pieces together in an itinerary!

Julie is the reason why our trip was so amazing! She was so responsive and detail-oriented, making sure we had all of the info necessary to prepare for our first Virgin cruise. She helped us book all of our restaurants (and all of her suggestions were delicious!), advised us on the best shows and activities to sign up for on board, and even personally called Virgin to make sure we had a room that was away from noisy areas of the ship. The Virgin Voyages app is not very effective but thanks to Julie this didn’t hinder our trip at all. Julie also helped us book excursions for our day trips. When we told Julie we wanted to do a private tour (not offered by Virgin- they only offer group excursions), she did extensive research and helped us find an incredible excursion with a private guide and transportation to the Waterfalls of Damajagua in Puerto Plato. It was truly a highlight of our trip. When we debarked in San Juan, Julie planned the perfect day of food, cocktails, and activities for us before we had to return home. She even provided us with an interactive map for us to follow and get to each restaurant/bar/activity with ease. Julie made us feel like VIPs the whole time, and made everything so easy for us. We will never book another vacation without her help!

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Advisor - Julie Middlebrook-Levin

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Julie Middlebrook-Levin