The Travel by Design Difference

At Travel by Design, we have one goal: to do whatever it takes to ensure that you are not just satisfied with your vacation, but completely delighted. We are dedicated to helping you create vacation experiences that are perfectly designed for your specific interests and preferences. You can count on us to deliver world-class accommodations, exceptional privileges, and unparalleled service. That is the Travel by Design difference. It is the difference between a good vacation and a great one.

Honeymoons & Romantic Getaways

Whether you and your partner are looking for a romantic all-inclusive beach getaway, a secluded mountain retreat or an over-the-water bungalow to commemorate your love, Travel by Design manages all details to ensure your getaway is stress-free and relaxing.   We customize the entire experience to suit your taste and preferences, then execute all the details so you can relax and enjoy. 

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Family Vacations & Multi-Generational Trips

Escape the everyday to reconnect as a family or celebrate a special occasion.  Travel by Design ensures that your trip perfectly matches your family’s interests and expectations for all ages. So you can relax and focus on what matters most, making memories with the ones you love.  

Julie Schafer | Travel by Design | Safari | Family Travel

Customized Domestic and International Vacations

Whether you are looking for a cross country tour of Thailand, a private African safari or a self-drive trip along California’s Pacific Coast Highway, Travel by Design will customize your adventure to guarantee you a unique experience.   We help create the itinerary and assist you in making decisions as to the type of program, pace, and activity level of your journey.  Sky’s the limit when it comes to customizing your trip. 

Julie Schafer | Travel by Design | Destination Weddings | Elopements

Destination Weddings

Make your wedding one that you and your guests will never forget, with a flawlessly executed destination wedding or a dream-worthy elopement.   We advise clients on the one-of-a-kind custom travel experiences reflecting your unique love.  We will work with you, your guests, and an on-site wedding coordinator to ensure everything is perfect from the initial planning to the “I Do”. 

Julie Schafer | Travel by Design | Meeting and Conference Planning | Incentive Travel | Team Building

Corporate Group and Meeting Planning

Your team is the heart of your organization and incentive travel programs are a great way to inspire and award their hard work.  At Travel by Design, we have years of experience in meeting and conference planning and team building opportunities for your corporate retreat.  Give your business a competitive edge with a custom group program that matches your organizations style and needs.

Julie Schafer | Travel by Design | Band and Orchestra Groups | School Groups | Study Aboard trips

Student Groups

Sending your student group across the street or around the world, can be a stressful experience for many educators and parents.  Travel by Design creates customized student trips which puts safety first and makes experiences a priority.  We offer stress-free, creative planning of customized itineraries, dedicated Travel by Design staff member on every trip, online payment and registration system, flexible payment plans and more. 

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Why Travel by Design?

Complimentary Quote

Initial quote and travel planning are free to you; we earn commission through our partnerships with the world’s best travel suppliers.

Competitive Rates

From partnering with the world’s best travel suppliers, we have access to all the best rates and promotions that you will not be able to find online.   We compare all suppliers to ensure you are getting the very best deal for your specific trip. We can also price match most online booking engines.

Exceptional Privileges

Because of our relationships with travel suppliers, often we can receive upgrades, resort credits, and other privileges exclusive to Travel by Design clients.

Save Time & Money

The average person spends 8+ hours researching different vendors to try to find the right accommodations at the lowest price.   We can save you time by vetting thousands of options to ensure you are getting exactly what you desire and the best price.

Travel Expertise

Our team has vast knowledge with different destinations, resort brands, travel insurance, travel regulations, tourist fees, passport requirements and more.  When booking your travel, we make sure to share this valuable information with you to ensure you are completely prepared for your trip.

24/7 Client Support

As your personal travel consultant, we devote time and effort to make sure your trip goes as smooth as possible.  If you ever need assistance, we are just a phone call, text or email away.

Planning Process

Get Started

Head to our Plan a Trip Page and fill out the form to get started on planning your dream adventure!  We will contact you to discuss your travel preferences and ideas.  

Plan, Plan, Plan

We are in the planning stages and will adjust the details of your trip until they perfectly match your expectations.  We will search through our suppliers for the best available offers, design them to your preferences and present you with options.

Book the Trip

Our team will adjust the preferences until you are completely satisfied with every detail.   Once all of the details are approved, we will book your trip, arrange travel and customize your itinerary – while you sit back and relax!

Bon Voyage!

It’s time to send you on your adventure!  We will provide you with all confirmations, personalized itinerary, important destination information, and any other materials that will enhance your travel experience.

Why People Love Working with Travel by Design

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Travel Leaders Julie Schafer Travel by Design Travel Planner
Travel Leaders Julie Schafer Travel by Design Travel Planner