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Travel has always been a distinct passion in Laurel’s life and her mission is to help guide the travel experiences of others. She has lived in Shanghai and Singapore and still considers Asia her second home. She traveled extensively throughout the Asia Pacific region, for both work and play, including destinations in the Maldives, Thailand, Vietnam, Japan, China, Australia, New Zealand, and Indonesia. She also did a short stint in Spain and has explored many destinations in Europe and South America and travels to the Caribbean regularly. The Turks and Caicos Islands is very well known to her as she has been visiting these islands since childhood. In her spare time, she can be found sipping a glass of wine with her husband, Kyle and spending time with her Vizsla, Bali. Her focus at Explorateur is on custom end-to-end itinerary creation. She cannot wait to share her love for travel with you and help you explore the world like a local in every destination.
“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!”
“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!!”
“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!”
“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!”
“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!”
"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!”
“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.”
“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.”