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Advisor - Lauren Van Keulen

Lauren Van Keulen

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Expertise

  • South East Asia,
  • North America,
  • Europe,
  • Australia,
  • Luxury Travel,
  • Wellness & Spa

Based in

Ojai, CA

Languages spoken

French & Spanish

Profile details


About

Passionate travel advisor with 20+ years in hospitality, global connections, and digital marketing expertise, crafting bespoke journeys for Fora's discerning travelers.

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Travel style

My travel style is a versatile spectrum that spans from the rugged charm of budget backpacking through Vietnam to the refined elegance of exploring Greece with a luxurious touch. Whatever the desire of your heart, I am here to curate an experience that aligns perfectly with your preferences. Having lived in both Hong Kong and Singapore, I possess a unique and insightful perspective into the world of Southeast Asian travel, allowing me to unlock hidden gems and tailor journeys that encapsulate the region's rich cultural tapestry.

Drawing from my tenure at prestigious luxury hotels like the Malibu Beach Inn and Ojai Valley Inn, I possess an intimate understanding of the expectations and desires of high-end clientele when it comes to choosing a destination. Whether it's a solitary traveler seeking an immersive personal experience or a group embarking on a celebratory expedition, my expertise knows no bounds. I am dedicated to continually expanding my network of suppliers and enhancing my knowledge of local tours and operators through biannual travel, ensuring that each itinerary I create is infused with the latest insights and opportunities for an unparalleled travel experience.

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Lauren could not have been more helpful. This was a last-minute -"Hey - maybe I should run this by Lauren" moment when I was unexpectedly tasked with finding lodging in Santa Barbara on short notice. Literally, within a few minutes, she had possibilities ready for me to choose from, and all were excellent ideas. She is a stress remover and makes booking look effortless. Plus, I was relieved and impressed with Lauren's follow-up with the hotel to make sure all was in order for my requested early check-in. Can't get better than that.

This was our first trip booking with Lauren, and it was flawless. She was thoughtful and took a tremendous amount of care distilling all the information she gathered during our video meeting. We were in a difficult situation because we had already booked and paid for my much anticipated 70th birthday trip to Maui, just north of Lahaina--a place dear to us that we frequented. Given the devastation to this area, we knew it would be traumatic for us to spend such a milestone occasion there, but Lauren literally came to the rescue. We called her because we really didn't have any ideas about what to do. But Lauren had LOTS of wonderful suggestions and exquisitely pared them down to three manageable choices, which was relieving, to say the least. As I said at the top of this review ... her work is flawless. She is impeccable with details, so everything fell right into place. We got fabulous perks we could not have dreamed of, and we are hugely grateful.

Lauren did an excellent job on communicating through the booking process and gave us a number of great recommendations to choose from. Our entire trip was well organized, timing of flights was flawless and the choices of restaurants etc. showed how much research had been done in advance so we could make easy decisions!! Well worth having an advisor that takes all the hard work out of your hands!

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Advisor - Lauren Van Keulen

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Lauren Van Keulen