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Sydney Zaruba

Sydney is a free-spirited sailor, traveler, and blogger who is always on the hunt for a new adventure. She started a life of travel adventuring around the US with her parents in a 1972 Vogue RV from a young age. After a degree in Journalism at the University of Florida she spent a year in Florence, Italy, where she explored most of Europe from working as a tour guide and social media manager. Sailing is a huge part of Sydney's life and she has often returned home to St. Augustine, Florida to help her parents sail their charter business, The Schooner Freedom - a 76' tall ship. But Europe continued to call to her and last year Sydney moved back, to the sunny little Spanish Island of Mallorca. Moving to Palma in the midst of a worldwide pandemic has been one of the more challenging travel tactics she has yet attempted, but it was successful and now she is back exploring the world she loves so much. Sydney absolutely adores Palma de Mallorca for its proximity to the sea, mountains, wineries, and the rest of Europe. Sydney is an expert in planning "Rugged Luxury" travel - off-the-beaten-path, bespoke, unique destinations for people who want to escape and see the world through a different lens. From luxury cabin pods in the highlands of Scotland, glass-encased bubbles in Iceland, and glamping in the Sahara Desert, there's an adventurer in us all, and Sydney would love to help you plan your unique getaway.

Travel Advisor

Alexis S.

"I travel frequently for vacations or weekend trips and I love to plan! However, after a few vacations back to back and postponing a wedding, I didn't have any brain cells left to plan what would have been our honeymoon. Sydney made our trip so easy!! All of the big items to plan we didn't have to worry about. From check-in at the airport to the rental car and hotel, it was so seamless. Also having an expert really helped when it came down to decision making."

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Haley M.

"Our designer, Sydney was so helpful and patient with us trying to navigate our first international trip as a couple and during the stressful time with COVID. She listened to all of our requests for the trip and planned it perfectly."

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Eliza S.

"Sydney was amazing. She practically read my mind with the itinerary and made everything so easy."

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