Zestful Escapes for Curious Travelers

Investing in a custom-crafted travel experience allows you to explore beyond the typical, while protecting your time, resources, and vacation investment. To journey without regrets. To get exactly what you want out of a vacation—not what the tourist masses are craving.

Welcome to travel that marches to your own beat. Here’s what you can expect when you trust your journey to Travel Designs by Nicole:

Full-Service Travel Design

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Immersive Adventures, Personalized to You

Travel Designs by Nicole is affiliated with Virtuoso, the world’s leading travel consortium made up of over 2200 luxury travel companies around the world. As a Virtuoso travel advisor, I’m able to leverage my personal connections and firsthand expertise with highly vetted, safety-minded tour operators, and in-destination specialists around the globe to craft bespoke experiences.

Your wish list is my must-do list. Whether you want a heart-pumping experience from the moment you step off the plane, or you want to simply sprinkle in some adventurous excursions into a more laid-back getaway, you get to make the rules. From African safaris to refined river cruises, gliding around icebergs in a zodiac in Antarctica to all-inclusive resort stays, my personalized approach to planning your travels means it’s all on the table for you.

This is adventure on your terms.

Now it’s time to experience travel with a sophisticated—and seamless!—twist. As your personal travel advisor, I’ll craft an in-depth itinerary that makes getting from Point A to Point B, and everywhere in between, easier than ever. Leave all the tours, transfers, hotel reservations, and special excursion arrangements to me.

Not only can you trust that your adventure will unfold seamlessly, you can trust that you are getting the best vacation possibleMy extensive personal travel experience means you’re likely to receive first-hand guidance on what to see, do, and explore—and I have a trusted network of travel partners to help me design tailored itineraries all over the world. Plus, my travel industry connections often net you other benefits too! Your adventure will be peppered with perks, upgrades, and extra special service.

Exploration Made Easy

Effortless Discovery

Sustainable, Responsible, Simply Inspiring

Travel is an incredible gift. It should be transformative, stress free, and leave minimal impact on the local community.

I prioritize pairing my clients with breathtaking properties and intimate excursions that support conservation efforts and local economies. Local-led tours that emphasize cross-cultural connections ensure your dollars support the communities that welcome you, while responsible eco-adventures mean the habitats you explore will be around for years to come.

I can design a vacation you can feel good about.

Choose Your Adventure

Custom, private itineraries worldwide

Small-group tours

Culinary & wine-themed journeys

River, expedition, and luxury ocean cruises

Multi-generational family celebrations

African safaris

Wellness and spa retreats

All-inclusive resorts

Private yacht & jet experiences

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What kind of escape are you craving? I can help you plan:

Kind Words from Beautiful Clients

"Nicole is an amazing and fun travel partner. She listened closely to what we wanted, made helpful suggestions, took care of the details (big and small) and gave us new ideas based on what she heard. She was available during the hiccups that are bound to happen with international travel and talked us through it. She is a delight to work with and I will use her again and again for all my travel needs."

- Melanie B.

"We hired Nicole to book us a romantic getaway to Greece. After a meeting where we discussed our budget, hotel style and services we desired, Nicole created a fully detailed, completely individualized itinerary for us to review. She completely nailed our travel style. Her attention to detail and connections with hotels, restaurants and local services provided us a personalized high end vacation we will not soon forget. We will be seeking her services for our next trip."

- Melissa l.

"I had preconceived notions before I traveled to Morocco but Nicole planned a trip that far exceeded any expectations I had. The trip combined elements of culture, adventure, and FUN into a jam-packed week. We experienced the warm hospitality of the Moroccan people, absolutely delicious varied cuisine, and incredibly beautiful and comfortable riads and hotels, even in the Sahara desert! My friends and I made memories that will last a lifetime and shared countless laughs along the way. Nicole smashed it with this trip!!"

- Judith B

Start Your Journey

Ready to embark on a journey that feeds your soul?

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Click below to schedule your complimentary consultation call to get started:

my signature planning process:


Let’s “meet” on your complimentary discovery call, where I can learn more about the journey you are craving. We’ll discuss your preferred travel style, destination, budget, and more. I’ll also share more about my process and design fee.



Do we feel like a good fit? Then let the fun begin! After you take care of the design fee, I’ll begin designing your zestful travel escape. We’ll work together to finesse your itinerary that fits you perfectly.



With your itinerary finalized, I’ll fuss over all the details, big and small, for you. Let me book and manage all the travel components, as well as advise you on recommended travel insurance.


Bon Voyage

Time to escape! You’ll jet off with your full itinerary available via a handy mobile app, along with my contact info in case you need assistance. If any issues or questions arise, please reach out. You’ll also receive information on who to contact for in-country support as well.


Ready for Your Adventure?

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Let’s Start Designing Your Next Journey Now: