You don’t need another vacation. You need a designed-just-for-you journey that jolts you out of your daily routine.
A travel experience that connects you to vibrant cultures, indelible landscapes, and the loved ones you choose to share it all with.
I’ll use my insider relationships and keen eye for creative itinerary design to craft an extraordinary travel experience, just for you.
Don’t just “see” Greece. Cycle past cycladic cliffside villages and crashing waves on a seaside bike tour through Santorini. Don’t just “visit” Japan. Sip matcha with a geisha during a tea ceremony in Kyoto. Don’t just “explore” South Africa. Sleep under the stars in a luxurious open-air safari tent, and awake to the bustle of creatures large and small starting their days in the bush.
As your personal travel advisor, I connect you to the local experts, artisans, and home-grown guides who can take you deeper into your destination on private excursions and exclusive, one-of-a-kind tours. Expect the unexpected, embrace the authentic, and immerse yourself in sights few tourists get to behold. You’ll return home with awe-inspiring memories and stories to share—and a renewed appreciation for the wondrous treasures all around us.
Creative itineraries inspired by your passions.
A professional, comprehensive approach to planning, where every detail is thoroughly researched and thoughtfully accounted for.
Responsive support before and during your travels.
A single point of contact for all your travel needs.
Insider access that goes beyond the internet and guidebook offerings.
The perfect blend of luxury & authenticity on your escape.
With a myriad of online travel options available, it’s easy it’s easy to make planning mistakes and overspend on your vacation. Working with a travel advisor takes the uncertainty and guesswork out of the process, while providing the guidance and support that online booking engines don't.
I’m proudly associated with Virtuoso®, the world’s leading network of luxury travel purveyors. This partnership gives me insider access to the finest hotels, cruise lines, tour operators, and on-site destination specialists. You receive value-added amenities and benefits which allow you to vacation in style!
Through my affiliation with Gifted Travel Network, I'm able to extend exclusive promotions and privileges in elite hotel programs that are available by invitation-only to a select group of travel agencies.
My concierge services include assistance with all aspects of your travel including health and vaccine recommendations, travel advisories and requirements, restaurant reservations, and much more.
When you work with me, you'll have access to an interactive mobile app that holds your complete itinerary, destination information, reservations, and documents in one convenient place and is available without the use of Wi-Fi. With your trip information available at your fingertips, travel could not be simpler!
Curated journeys crafted around your deepest travel dreams
Luxury ocean, river, and expedition cruises across the globe
Culinary- and wine-focused escapes that tantalize your taste buds
Health and wellness getaways that renew your sense of being
Special property stays, from chartered yachts to castles and villas
“My husband and I had the absolute pleasure of working with Donna on creating our honeymoon. Donna was very prompt in getting us a list of options based on what we desired for our honeymoon. We decided on a resort in the Dominican Republic, and she made sure this resort had everything we were looking for. Approximately six months from our honeymoon we found out some devastating news: The Dominican Republic had an ongoing situation with tainted alcohol. We no longer felt it was safe to go there, and as soon as Donna heard of the situation she reached out to discuss other options. Donna quickly provided us with a new list of vacation packages and seamlessly canceled our Dominican Republic trip—we didn’t have to lift a finger!
We chose a resort in Saint Lucia. Our travel to the island was smooth and we felt extremely safe at our resort. Donna turned what could’ve been an extremely disorganized and confusing re-booking process into a seamless transition to an even better resort. Thankfully nothing went wrong during our time in Saint Lucia, but we had peace of mind knowing that if something did, Donna would be there to assist in a heartbeat!”
“We engaged Donna Lee Travel for our annual Caribbean sojourn in 2021 to the islands of Turks & Caicos. Donna handled everything from flights to hotel and additional amenities. We were treated “first class” throughout the experience, including specific handling of the then COVID-19 requirements.
We were pleasantly surprised when we arrived at the resort to find Donna had arranged for an upgrade to a Penthouse Suite, along with a beautiful bouquet of flowers and a bottle of wine. Such attention to every detail is hard to find these days, but Donna arranged everything in a way superior than we have ever experienced previously.
To that end, we have completed booking a 14-day excursion to Alaska for the summer of 2022
through her agency. Again, the attention to every detail is evident and we are looking forward to another excellent sojourn. We are pleased to recommend Donna to those wishing to have a worry-free & first-class experience. We are sure our Alaskan trip won’t disappoint.”
We’ll first connect on your complimentary
Discovery Call to get to know one another. I’ll
ask more about your dream destinations,
your travel “why,” and all the details I need to
craft a custom itinerary for you. This is also
your opportunity to get any pressing
questions you have answered.
After you take care of your Design Fee (this
varies depending on trip complexity—I’ll
share this with you on our call together), I’ll
begin putting together your custom trip
proposal. Once presented, you’ll share your
feedback with me and I’ll make adjustments
until it’s perfect.
With your itinerary in place, you can leave all
the rest to me! I’ll book and arrange all your
trip components, including hotels, transfers, and tours. Then, we’ll “accessorize” your trip with restaurant reservations, museum tickets, special excursions, and more. Enjoy a truly full-service approach to travel planning.
Depart on your adventure knowing you have
my complete support if you need it; I am just
a phone call, message, or email away to
troubleshoot any issues. I’ll check in with you
upon your return to ensure every element of
your journey lived up to your expectations—and to start dreaming of your next escape!
I brand myself as a luxury travel specialist, but I understand “luxury” means different things to different travelers. It’s not necessarily about cost or “fancy” hotels—it’s about creating a sense of total ease for your trip.
That includes considering convenience, level of support, the ease of navigating a certain destination during a difficult travel environment, and having a travel expert who can guide you and troubleshoot issues on your behalf. Of course, we can add as many traditional elements of luxury travel (like private drivers, spa experiences, and 4- and 5-star hotels) to your itinerary as you wish!
My Design Fee allows me to work with a select number of clients at any one time. That way, I can provide high-touch service while diving deeply into researching the best itineraries for my clients, curating exceptional and exclusive travel experiences, and providing concierge-level support before, during, and after their travels.
My fee is always transparent to you and will be presented after our initial discovery call together, before I ask you to sign your contract. The Design Fee varies depending on the length and complexity of your trip, number of travelers, and other factors.
Trip protection, or travel insurance, helps safeguard your vacation investment—which is especially important as we face numerous travel disruptions these days. Depending on the level of coverage you select, your trip protection can reimburse you in part or in whole if you lose luggage or experience a missed flight, injure yourself while abroad, or need to cancel your vacation in total (for covered reasons). Personally, I never travel without it!
As your travel advisor, I’ll refer you to a trusted travel insurance partner to help you meet your trip protection needs.