Hi there! I’d love to help you plan your next unforgettable Austin luxury travel trip through The Departure Lounge, a Travel Agency in Austin Texas.
Whether you’re seeking a private villa on a remote island, a penthouse suite in the heart of the city, or a luxury safari to see tigers in India, I hand-craft custom itineraries for you, tailored to your specific wants and dreams.
My industry contacts allow me to surprise and delight you with extras like free breakfast, free upgrades, complimentary massages, and behind-the-scenes access to some of the most popular sites, leading to unique travel experiences that will last a lifetime.
Although I can help you with trips anywhere in the world, my regions of primary focus are Asia, Africa, the Caribbean, the South Pacific, and the Mediterranean. My areas of expertise are renting unique private villas/mansions/apartments, distinctive hotels, family travel, honeymoons/babymoons/anniversaries, luxury safaris, and golf trips (I can access some of the best international private golf clubs in the world for you).
Nothing makes me happier than sharing my love of travel with others. I’ve circumnavigated the globe 3 times and visited 100 countries. Some of my greatest memories have been while traveling: seeing the sun rise over Angkor Wat in Cambodia, seeing the sun set over the Sydney Opera House, cuddling with Pandas in Chengdu, sleeping in a castle in Ireland, ascending Tiger’s Nest Monastery in Bhutan, gazing upon the Taj Mahal at dawn, drifting past gumdrop hills on the Li River in Guilin, enjoying sundowners while spotting the “Big 5” in the Serengeti, diving with sharks in the Blue Hole near Belize, trekking to see mountain gorillas in Rwanda, sleeping in an overwater bungalow in postcard-perfect Bora Bora, enjoying a private wine tasting at Chateau Lafite Rothschild in Bordeaux, hunting for truffles in Alba, Italy, exploring Everest Base Camp in Tibet and Nepal, exploring the ancient ruins of Macchu Picchu in Peru, shopping for rare black pearls in Tahiti, golfing at St. Andrews and Ballybunion, and enjoying incredible dining experiences, from local dives to tasting menus at 3 star Michelin restaurants.
Going on an &Beyond safari because of the amazing service, breathtaking properties, and unforgettable game drives – my favorite trip would be spending a few days at Ngorongoro Crater lodge, followed by the great migration in the Serengeti and topping it off with a few days of barefoot luxury at private Mnemba Island in Zanzibar