Why Use a Travel Planner?

Did you know the average vacation takes 30 hours to plan and that people research an average 28 pages online? Your time is precious; let us do the work for you. We are experienced travelers who have traveled extensively and can plan your perfect vacation so all you need to do is pack and enjoy!

About Us

Lissa Poirot

A travel writer and editor, Lissa was the head of travel websites for TripAdvisor and Family Traveller, and is often quoted in print and online as a travel expert, including the Wall Street Journal, USA Today, MSNBC and the Today Show. As a print journalist, Lissa also worked for bridal magazines, covering honeymoon destinations.

A mom, Lissa has traveled extensively with her children since they were infants and now travels with a blended family consisting of five(!) teens. However, her gypsy spirit also has her often traveling solo throughout Europe and the Caribbean, and taking trips with friends for girlfriend getaways where she could show her friends the world.

With her experience and love of travel, friends often reached out for vacation advice, which led to Lissa becoming a travel planner.

Lissa specializes in:

- Family Travel

- Solo Travel

- Luxury Travel

- Romantic Travel

Number of Countries Visited: 33

Favorite Country: Italy

Favorite City: Paris

Matt Cooper

A high school social studies teacher for more than two decades, Matt combined his love of travel with education by heading up annual school trips. Managing travel for 75 students each year included researching destinations and attractions for educational, safe and fun, as well as managing travel between destinations, hotels, dining, tour guides, travel visas, health and more. His trips, which have included Machu Picchu, Australia, New Zealand and China, have led Matt to mentor the high school's other annual school travels to Spain, France and Germany.

Managing large groups on guided travel tours has aided Matt in managing travel for his blended family of seven for weekend getaways and summer vacations.

Coming Soon:

Guided group trips to Europe led by Matt, for those who prefer to travel with a guide.

Matt specializes in:

- Group Travel

- Multigenerational Travel

- Teen Travel

Number of Countries Visited: 21

Favorite Country: Ireland

Favorite City: Barcelona

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In the Media

Readers Digest

8 Helpful Tips for Traveling with Seniors

If you want to take your parents on your next vacation, you could be up for a challenge. Here are special considerations to keep in mind, and advice on keeping everyone happy.


Best Amusement Parks for Families

These are the best amusement parks for families in the U.S.

New York Times

How to Pack a Suitcase: Packing for a Family Trip

When packing for a trip with kids, organization and paring down are key.

Fox News

Cruising with Kids?

You need to know these tips.

She Knows

Where to Take Kids on Summer Vacation - and on a Budget

You don't need a huge budget to travel with kids.