You deserve more memories—not more stress

Work, kids, house, repeat. Whether you work in the C-suite or volunteer for a non-profit, your work, house, and social calendar take you away from your kids. You desperately want to disconnect from the everyday to reconnect with your family, but you don’t have time to plan that family vacation you all deserve. The good news is: We do.

Luxury travel design for you and your kin

The truth is: No one knows the ins and outs of the travel industry like us, and no one knows the ins and outs of your family like you.

Together, we’ll personalize the trip of a lifetime for you, whether your family is child-free, multi-generational, or your best friends—all down to the smallest detail, so you can travel with peace of mind and presence.

Personalized to You and Your Family

Picture it: You’re in the company of your closest kin, immersed in the local culture of the Italian coast, the African plains, or the Australian Outback—take your pick.

You’re at a cooking class or a museum, on the beach or a mountain—wherever you find yourselves, you’re not on your phones. Because you’re too engaged with the local culture—and each other—not to be in the moment.

Your Next Family Vacation, Planned and Booked For You

That's what we can do for you.

Where luxury meets legacy

With our connections in the travel industry, we’ll get you exclusive access to luxury properties and perks—like upgrades.

We’ll ensure every detail of your itinerary is booked, double- and triple-checked, and in your hands before departure.

We’ll enrich your travels with immersive local experiences that give back to the communities you’re visiting.

We’ll connect you with a local expert to ensure your every question and whim is answered and catered to.

We’ll be here for you from the moment you book a consultation until after you return home (we want to hear about the trip!).

Why House of Travel Design

“We travel to open our hearts and eyes and learn more about the world than our newspapers will accommodate.”

—Pico Iyer

“We can’t say enough good things about Shannon. She’s an exceptional Travel Designer. She has a sharp eye for detail and impeccable coordination, ensuring a smooth vacation experience from start to finish. And she personalized all aspects of our trip to our every want and need.”

- Rosemary | Family Trip

“Shannon is an astute Travel Designer. She’s an excellent coordinator, accurate with every detail. She’s flawless. Our holiday was perfect from our first correspondence with her until we returned home.”

- Mary | Multi-Generational Trip

“Shannon is meticulous when planning and designing itineraries. She ensures every detail, regardless of how small, is perfect. Her research is incredibly thorough and spot on, ensuring travel wishes are exceeded. She’ll work tirelessly to ensure your journey is just as you dreamed it to be.”

- Amy | Milestone Birthday

Postcards from our Clients

We plan your trip, you pack your bags

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We’ll design the dream itinerary for you and your family, whether that’s a sojourn to the French countryside or a safari across the Serengeti, including two rounds of personalized revisions.

Get Your Itinerary

Step 1

Book a complimentary consultation to meet your Travel Designer, learn about our white-glove travel services, share the vision for your vacation, and see if we fit like an Italian leather glove.

Book a Consultation

Our Signature Process

Say Sayonara

We’ll book everything for you, from the five-star hotel to the private cooking class, so you don’t have to lift a finger—just pack your bags and arrive at the airport with your kin by your side.

Getting away for a night or quick weekend trip?

Book your accommodations directly through our private booking link below and benefit from the same perks our clients do, from complimentary breakfasts to room upgrades and resort credits. No fee for these bookings, Virtuoso perks and amenities available if applicable.

Unlock the Door to Exclusive Virtuoso Upgrades

Our Perks

Our typical client budgets $30,000 to $50,000 for a 7- to 10-day vacation for a family of four. We work with budgets from $15,000, depending on the length of the trip and the size of the group. Whether you’re celebrating a milestone birthday in Napa Valley for the weekend with your girlfriends, or you’re summering in the French countryside with three generations, book a consultation to discuss your vision and budget.

Can you work with our budget?

My fee is $1500 and is about 5% of our typical client budget of $30,000 for a 7- to 10-day vacation for a family of four. The planning fee includes professionally planning your trip from the moment you land, including transfers, accommodations, and excursions, all personalized to your family. And with my connections in the travel industry, you’ll get that value back in perks, like complimentary room upgrades, breakfasts, hotel and resort credits, and more.

What's your fee?

Every detail of your trip is thoughtfully and intentionally designed for you and your kin, so we know you’ll feel the wanderlust when you see your itinerary, and we’re happy to include two rounds of revisions to refine any details of the itinerary that aren’t perfect.

What if we don't like our itinerary?

Although not included in our base fee, we can book your family’s business or first-class flights for a modest flat-rate fee. Likewise, if you can’t wait to try that MICHELIN-starred restaurant, we can manage your local restaurant reservations from our à la carte menu.

Do you book our flights too?

Your consultation is our starting line for your trip: We’ll ask you everything we need to know about the trip you’re envisioning, from your likes and dislikes to the occasion you’re celebrating. From there, we’ll send you a contract and start planning!

How do you design our itinerary?

What is luxury travel?

Luxury travel is less about where you stay and more about having every detail taken care of for you, so you can travel with comfort, ease and peace of mind—and with someone to answer your every question before, during and after your trip.

In case you may be wondering...

The Trip of a Lifetime Awaits

Book a complimentary consultation, then pack your bags—because we’ll take care of every detail for you, from your arrival to your departure.

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