Travel Advisor

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Sarah Payne

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Expertise

  • Indonesia,
  • Australia,
  • Adventure,
  • Family Travel

Based in

Newport Beach, CA

Profile details


About

I'm an Australian living in California, a perpetual traveler who thrives on researching and exploring new places and cultures.


Travel style

I am an adventurous person who loves staying in exquisitely designed hotels in vibrant cities filled with culture and excitement. However, I'm just as happy relaxing on a tropical island while my husband surfs or soaking in an onsen after a day of snowboarding in Japan.

I believe the best way to experience a new destination and culture is by basing yourself in the best neighborhood or area that suits my travel style. Surrounding myself with great restaurants, beautiful boutiques and local markets—whatever it is that excites me. I always consider my proximity to activities I want to enjoy, such as hikes, skiing or great surf breaks, as nailing this aspect helps the entire trip run smoothly. The initial research and time spent finding the best location are essential for crafting an amazing adventure.

I would love to help craft your upcoming getaway and assist you in eliminating the stress of planning and booking.

Sarah 's travel guides & trip reports

Favorite hotels

Six Senses Laamu

Lavish resort on a coral atoll with a collection of luxury villas and three restaurants.

Fora Perks
  • $100 food/beverage credit.

  • Breakfast daily.

  • Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability.

  • A complimentary 50-minute massage for up to two guests.

The Surfrider Hotel

The epitome of Cali cool, this beachside sleep has just 20 rooms and a guests-only roofdeck restaurant.

Sarah 's reviews

Sarah was so wonderful to work with. Very organized and easy to communicate things like early check in ties etc. It was so special to experience the perks she organized.

Sarah went above and beyond to work out what would best suit our needs and cater to our occasion. I was so impressed that I am now looking into extra travels that we could book through her. Sarah's recommendations have been amazing and the fact that she goes above and beyond expectation to ensure we have everything covered and catered for. Sarah has been recommended amazing places that I would never of even dreamt of and making it all a possibility.

Get in touch with Sarah

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Sarah Payne