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We Are Explorateur

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 YOUR VACATION IS DESTINED TO BE 
AS unique AS YOU ARE.

Explorateur Travel, LLC was born out of what founder, Jennifer Jacob, saw as a necessity. Travel has shifted from being about "seeing" to being more about "feeling." We infuse each trip with culture and local flair, while considering the style and budget of each traveler. Your vacation is destined to be as unique as you are. 

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Our Mission + Vision

• Create life-long clients through perfectly planned itineraries customized to client style.  

• Be an advocate for local cultures and empowering clients to respect their hosting destinations. 

• Cultivate collaborative relationships of mutual benefit and respect between travel designers and clients

• Become the first choice in travel planning, due to our focus on creating value and providing educational insight.  

• Consistently create a collaborative relationship with our clients, that allows for them to fully trust our selections knowing that we genuinely have their best interests in mind.

Jennifer Jacob didn't grow up traveling the globe. In fact, she didn't leave the country until she was nearly 20 years old. However, once she was bitten by the travel bug, it was inevitable that her career would lead her to a life where the airport served as a primary office and hotels felt like a second home. 

In order to launch Explorateur Travel, Jennifer left a distinguished career in Human Resources and hopped on a plane to Europe for three months. She traded in conference rooms for an olive grove in the Italian region of Umbria, where she sewed curtains in exchange for free stay with a host family. Jennifer's favorite things about traveling are finding hole-in-the-wall restaurants and learning about life as a local. With this philosophy of cultural focus in mind, the Explorateur team has expanded to help others fully experience their dream destinations.

Jennifer jacob

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Meet our founder

To always want to learn more about travel possibilities, as well as our clients

01.

curiosity

Our Values

A genuine excitement to share the world with everyone we come in contact with

02.

enthusiasm

Allow for each destination to be experienced through authentic cultural experiences.

03.

authenticity

To show value to clients through providing knowledge that will enhance their travel experience, as well as continue to put emphasis on personal education in order to best serve our clients

04.

education

Have the ability to adapt to client needs and current events

05.

flexibility

Provencial Roadtrip

Ali H.

“Explorateur helped me plan a family trip to the South of France this summer and the itinerary was amazing! I expressed to them my concerns of traveling with a toddler and they worked around all of them. I also love the technology they use. The itinerary is formatted for your smartphone and you are also provided a PDF in case you’re old school like me and like to print things out. These details made the trip seamless and easy. They are incredible to work with. They want you to accomplish your traveling goals whether that be to relax or see everything a place has to offer. They really listens to you and has no agenda of their own. I will be using their service for every trip I take from here on out. Thank you Explorateur for the amazing trip!”

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Greek Honeymoon

Adam K.

“My wife and I had never been to Europe prior to our trip. However, over the years we’ve talked about things we would love to see and do during our first venture across the pond. I brought those ideas to Jennifer and she took them to the next level and beyond our expectations. We spent 2 weeks in Italy (Florence and Rome) and Greece (Santorini and Athens). From coordinating all of our transportation to choosing the absolute best excursions and restaurants in each city my wife and I were able to maximize our experience in each destination. Beyond just maximizing our time, they were able to maximize every dollar spent while working within our budget on this experience we will never forget. If you’re ever considering a special trip, look no further than Explorateur Travel, you wont be disappointed!”

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Mexican Anniversary

Shaina F.

“Highly recommend! My husband and I were looking for a last minute anniversary getaway and Explorateur sent us the best options rom the initial inquiry to booking, we had the best experience with them! They were quick to respond to my questions and I especially loved the digital itinerary she put together. If you're planning a trip ... definitely contact Explorateur Travel!”

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Australian Honeymoon

Rachel S

"Makes traveling so easy! We just couldn’t imagine planning the honeymoon we wanted while also planning our wedding, so a friend recommended Explorateur and man I’m glad she did. They took my thoughts and ran with them and came back with two honeymoon options. We picked Australia and the flights, hotels and transportation were all done for us. We had an amazing honeymoon and didn’t have to think twice about any of the planning, just showed up with our passports and suitcases!”

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french family adventure

Gregory E.

“Ali created a tailor-made bucket list trip to Paris for our young family. Their willingness to customize each day to meet our family’s needs, book tickets, secure top notch lodging and transfers was worth every penny. I offer my highest recommendation.”

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Eastern european vacation

Mackenzie M

“Our entire experience with Explorateur Travel, LLC was perfect - from our first inquiry phone call to getting help en route. I had never been to Europe before so they made this adventure feel easy and completely stress-free. They were patient and communicated everything which helped us feel more comfortable and excited for this trip. Our itinerary incorporated all of our favorite things - coffee, wine, food, plenty of downtime, and a healthy dose of history without museums. It felt completely personalized to us based on our conversations and feedback. We will never travel without y'all!!”

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"Eating italy" Group trip

Kristina D.

“I have used Explorateur for two trips and both were absolutely impeccable. We just returned from a ten day tour through Italy with the first group travel expedition called Eating Italy. This trip was EPIC. My husband and I have traveled to more than thirty countries and it was our second time in Italy. This trip was our FAVORITE by far! The trip was flawless as every transfer, plan, and tour was seamless. The tours they selected were the types of experiences you could never book through the hotel concierge or a blog/book. They have real relationships with families in Italy that gave us private winery tours, winery dinners, private truffle hunts in the country, a truffle four course lunch with the truffles we found, a private parmesan making tour, and more! The tours are exquisite and curated perfectly to give us the true Italian experience. It was a trip of a lifetime we’ll never forget.”

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European honeymoon

Emma L.

“Our honeymoon was an absolute dream thanks to Explorateur! It was so relaxing and unlike many other trips that I’ve attempted to plan myself, I was never stressed out. Airport transport, dinner reservations, side trips and day tours- every single detail was so well tailored to what we needed and wanted during our time in Europe! They were so helpful, even while we were in Paris/Bruges, and genuinely wanted to make sure that we were always enjoying ourselves. This is no doubt the best way to travel!”


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