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Are you searching for a new adventure that offers breathtaking landscapes, abundant wildlife, and a true connection with nature? Look no further than Costa Rica, which has been named the destination of the year for 2024. Costa Rica may be small in size, but it is packed with biodiversity and environmental conservation efforts that make […]

The allure of an Italian vacation is no real mystery as its rich history, romantic vignettes, and breathtaking Mediterranean views have long been a draw to travelers. The attraction has never been more apparent than over the past couple of years, as Italy’s cities and sites have experienced an influx of tourism. The summer 2023 […]

In the ever-evolving landscape of leisure travel, a new wave of luxury ocean cruising is capturing the attention of discerning travelers. While the mass market, traditional cruise lines may continue to attract families with young children or spring break fun-seekers, with their roller-coasters at sea, character dining, and dance clubs, yachting has emerged as the […]

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Ciao, I’m Shannon Kruse

When I was a little girl, travel meant family vacations to white-sand beaches and warm waters. But, as I grew, I came to understand that travel is so much more.

It’s connection—with the culture, our kin, and ourselves.  I founded House of Travel Design to help you reconnect with the world around you and within you.


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