Start Designing Your Effortless Escape


You’re not only destined to travel—you’re destined to have the time of your life.

We help time-strapped travelers who want to make sure they’re making the best vacation investment—but don’t want to go down an endless online rabbit hole—embark on their adventures with confidence. Discover how we elevate vacation planning for each and every Destined to Travel client.

A Pampering Experience—
Before Your Plane Even Takes Off

You deserve a vacation that’s full of fun, laughter, connection, and discovery. More than that—you deserve a vacation that isn’t a time-consuming headache to plan.

That’s where we come in. Our travel experts take every last planning detail off your plate, so all you have to “plan” for is vacation perfection. We combine our decades of industry experience, “insider” connections, and deeply researched planning approach to craft your personalized escape.

The result? A planning process that’s as fun and stress free as the vacation itself (well, almost!).

Take it easy—we’ll take it from here

Trust your vacation to us and receive:

A complimentary consultation call so we can personalize your escape

An expertly curated itinerary tailored to your unique needs and desires.

Complete travel booking and management, including hotel/cruise cabins, transfers, tours, travel insurance, and more.

Connections to vetted guides and VIP experiences, for authentic destination discovery.

Our expert guidance on what to see, do, and taste in your destination (so you can avoid the tourist traps!)

Exclusive perks and amenities, when available, through our luxury travel affiliations.

Responsive support before, during, and after your travels.

Just pack and go!

My Planning Process

Step 1

Step 1: Connect

Connect with us on a complimentary consultation call to get started! We’ll collect all the details we need to create a personalized escape for you—and we’ll answer any questions you have for our vacation experts as well.

Step 2

Step 2: Design

After you take care of your Planning Fee, we’ll begin crafting your custom itinerary. We work closely with our trusted travel partners to curate the perfect vacation for you—and after you review the initial itinerary, we’ll incorporate any feedback you have as well. Then, just leave all the booking to us!

Step 3

Step 3: Discover

Now you’re ready to depart in complete confidence—because you have Destined to Travel behind you every step of the way. We’ll make sure you’re fully prepared for your trip with our expert guidance. If you need any help during your travels, reach out to us for swift assistance!


Kind Words from Clients

“Darlene planned a trip to Maui for our parent's 50th anniversary. She took the time to listen and understand our needs as a larger party with different needs and abilities. Darlene's attention to detail made everything run super smoothly--it was reassuring to know that everything was taken care of ahead of time. She is so knowledgeable about the places that we travel to and also takes time to get to know her clients so that each trip is curated to their specific likes and needs. For this trip, she researched several different hotels and areas and found a place that met every one of our requests. We always trust Darlene to ensure that travel details are taken care of--from flights to transportation to lodging. We are so grateful for her helping us celebrate and create memories together!”    

-Jackie and Jeff D.

“I feel more confident when traveling, especially overseas, if Darlene takes care of my itinerary and arranges everything for me, including the travel insurance. She is easy to communicate with and always finds the best deal before finalizing everything. Having a travel agent like her makes me feel secure because if I run into some hiccups (which I did in the past), she is always ready to step in. I don't make any international travel without her help and I highly recommend her for your travel needs.”

-Tina T.

“Darlene planned our trip to Italy. We were so happy she did! She thought of everything for us! Convenient hotels, the best tours and tour guides, transportation to and from our tours! We had a very specific schedule to keep and she made everything run so smoothly! She also helped us make best use of our time in each area. We were so impressed by her attention to detail. Our next big trip we will for sure make sure to use her expertise again!”

- Anne and Matt W.

My wife and I have worked with Darlene for over 20 years and are extremely satisfied with her dedicated work on our behalf. She has always provided us with the best service, sought out good deals, given priority to us in working with travel suppliers and insisted on top service from hotels. We enthusiastically recommend her to anyone who seeks the careful attention that today’s travel needs.

- Dr. Leonard and Dr Helen D

I usually book my own trips and vacations, but when it comes to complex travel plans and itineraries, Darlene is my go to person.

- Jet P.

Darlene has been our travel agent since 2013 and we love her! We rely on Darlene to plan our trips. Every trip we have been on has been great!! We look forward to the next trip planning with her again. She is the Best!!

- Tina and Vic K

Our trip was an Alaskan cruise including days at Denali. Darlene had each day planned ahead with the options we had chosen. The trip exceeded our expectations and the attention Darlene had given to details allowed us to relax and enjoy each days adventures. Will use Darlene to plan my next cruise or trip. What she guarantees she delivers! This was my 6th cruise and because of Darlene's knowledge and expertise my best!

- Rita L.

Because we offer the expertise, personalization, and support you just don’t get when you book online yourself—or even directly with the travel company. Our deep industry expertise means we’re able to steer you toward vacation options that will make the most of your time and investment, so you never have to “second guess” if you’re making the right trip decisions.

Our deeply personal planning approach means that no two trips we plan are alike—everything is tailored to our clients’ individual needs, dreams, and interests. And finally, we offer you the ultimate peace of mind when you’re traveling with our support. If something goes wrong—or you simply have a question or special request—you can reach out to us or our in-destination partners 24/7 for assistance! We are here for you before, during, and even after your journey.

Why should I book with Destined to Travel instead of booking on my own?

Frequently Asked Questions 


Yes; our Planning Fee covers our time spent researching and crafting your itinerary and supporting you before, during, and after your travels (we’re here whenever and if ever you need us!). Our Planning Fee varies depending on your trip complexity—we’ll share the exact fee with you after your complimentary consultation call so you know what to expect before we move forward!

Do you charge a fee for your services?

Can you get me special travel perks?

Often, yes! We’re proudly affiliated with Virtuoso through our host agency Gifted Travel Network. Virtuoso is a leading network of luxury travel companies; through this network, we can often secure special perks and VIP amenities for our clients. These may include complimentary breakfast for two, early check in/late check out, resort or onboard ship credits, room upgrades upon arrival, and more (all subject to availability). 

Do you specialize in certain destinations?

No—our expertise and connections allow us to plan vacations across the globe, from Hawaii to Antarctica! We do have special expertise in culinary travel, river cruising, and group celebrations; learn more about our travel specialties right here.   

Can you help me plan a group trip?

Yes, absolutely—we specialize in creating bond-building group escapes! Whatever you’re celebrating with your loved ones, we’ll collaborate with you to craft an itinerary that works for multiple ages, interests, and mobility levels, so everyone in your group has a fantastic time. 

Can I book my hotel, excursions, tours and attractions on my own?

Yes, you got this! If you want to simply book a hotel, excursion or activity on your own without needing travel assistance or customization, it’s just a click away!

For access to our Virtuoso Hotels and Resorts and still get the VIP perks – start here
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Connect with us on a complimentary consultation call to get started: