MACMILLAN TRAVEL DESIGN, a boutique travel agency, provides luxury travel planning services for working moms wanting to make memories with their families, carve out time for self-care, and take the stress and time of planning off their plate.
I GET IT - I'VE BEEN THERE.
I know what it's like to feel like your head is spinning with work, family, and everything else on your to-do list. You cross an item off your list only to add another one or two or three. Then you have to decide on priority of each item all over again. You want to take a break and go on vacation, but the thought of adding one more thing to that growing task list leaves you more overwhelmed.
If you do manage to start thinking about planning a vacation, the stress builds again with all of the research and time spent identifying options, reading reviews, and finding the right quality to meet your budget. And now, travel is more complicated than ever.
Would you benefit from help deciding on a destination or choosing the right cruise line?
Are you tired of getting lost in the Google rabbit hole and spending so much time researching your trip?
Would you love to have an expert in your corner who has a constant pulse on the travel industry?
I can help with all of that.
WHY MAKE YOUR TRIP ANOTHER THING YOU HAVE TO PROJECT MANAGE OR ADD ANOTHER THING ON YOUR TO-DO LIST THAT YOU NEVER GET TO?
Hi! I'm Christine
After 19 years in business consulting, I decided to leave the corporate world to start my own business as a Travel Designer.
I'm a lover of travel, wine, food, family, friends, and dreams. I'm also a working mom.
So I get it. I know what it's like to need a vacation and not have time to plan it.
Luxury travel means turning your travel dreams into reality. It means experiencing destinations on your terms. It's curated for you and includes more personalized services.
I create unforgettable travel experiences.
You create memories.
...taking a break from work and everyday to-do's to recharge and connect with loved ones.
...a wellness getaway because you love a good spa and beach day anytime.
...biking through a European city with your significant other, family, or even by yourself.
...always having a vacation to look forward to, because someone else is planning it behind the scenes.
...hiking the ruins in Mexico, or exploring new cultures through delicious food and wine.
...finding an expert because you value your time and actually enjoying the planning process.
ALLOW ME TO HELP YOU CREATE YOUR DREAM TRIP, STRESS-FREE!
My personalized travel design services are inclusive of all related accommodations, transportation, activities, excursions, and dining. Let's discuss your travel dreams and turn them into reality.
Specializing in all types of travel, including land and cruise, throughout North America and Europe.
You will ultimately have a vacation experience designed for you, with all of the details covered.
"Christine was amazing!! Very resourceful and always available. Would definitely recommend her to anyone."
Melissa - Tulum, MX - Graduation Celebration
What to expect:
Complete the Trip Inquiry Form, which allows you to share the trip highlights you envision. I will send you a calendar link to schedule a complimentary Discovery Call. It is a brief call where you have the opportunity to dream big and paint the picture of your vacation desires.
Relax while I start the research process and prepare a preliminary proposal for your vacation. It is then shared with you for review and input, with changes incorporated until it meets or exceeds your wish list.
Once we align on your travel plans, I will reserve and confirm all aspects of your trip. You will receive confirmations and reminders on key dates, such as any deposits or final payments due. But, that’s not all! I will also help with the final touches for your trip, such as activities, dining, spa, and anything else to make the trip truly yours.
Enjoy your trip; make memories! I will be available to support and advocate on your behalf during your vacation in case of any issues along the way (think: room issues, cancelled flight, etc.).
After your trip, I would love to hear about it! You will have the opportunity to provide feedback on all aspects of your vacation. Let me know what was outstanding and what could use improvement. I look forward to collaborating on more unforgettable travel experiences. After all, we all want something to look forward to, right?!
A discovery process to begin the travel planning experience so we are aligned on your travel vision. This results in a completely customized trip plan, where I research and design every detail just for you.
Professional management of reservations changes and reminders.
Ongoing communication to discuss all travel plans and Q&A.
Access to exclusive travel perks, upgrades, and excursions.
A centralized itinerary in PDF and online format tailored with your specific travel plans and includes confirmations, day-by-day activities (including concierge services such as dining and spa appointments), supplier contact info, destination info, and emergency resources.
Benefit from leveraging a vetted portfolio of suppliers.
A high-quality, fun, revitalizing, and unforgettable travel experience.
A personal Travel Advisor in your corner who provides expert advice, peace of mind, and a collaborative partner for all your travel needs.
Timeline & Investment:
The planning timeline varies based on trip components. My typical turnaround time for a custom proposal is 5 - 7 days. The investment for personalized travel design services starts at $250 and can go up based on complexity, timing, length, and the number of people traveling.
“Booking with Christine was the best choice we could have made. She arranged everything with the hotel including some of our favorite snacks waiting in the room and a special birthday surprise for our son on arrival. Her personal birthday note with pictures of him was so thoughtful. Christine went above and beyond to make our trip feel special! Will definitely be using her services again.”