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Why me as your trusted travel advisor?

Top 5 reasons to use a travel advisor

Top 5 Reasons to Choose Me

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#1 Sound Advice: based on personal first-hand global travel experiences (128 countries and still counting...). Click here for my Virtuoso profile to find out some of the many countries I've lived in and visited. Spoiler alert: too many to list in this space. :)

I specialize in adventure, active, wellness, and celebration trips, but any type of trip to suit your travel needs.

#2 Peace of Mind: I'm with you every step of the trip planning and execution stages.

#3 Travel Perks: thanks to my membership of the luxury travel consortium Virtuoso, included special amenities such as upgrades, breakfast, WiFi, early check-in & late check-out, resort and/or shipboard credits, and more. 

#4 Last-minute logistics fixes: just in case, I'm a call or message away.

#5 VIP Connections: my well-established relationships with global suppliers in the tourism and hospitality industries which means much better, exclusive trip enjoyment for you!

Traveling since I was born

Ever since I was born in India, I've been so very fortunate to have traveled the world. Living in Europe, Asia, and America, I'm fluent in Dutch, German, French, and English. I continue to globetrot, pursuing my true passion to share first-hand experiences with you.  I made it to my bucket list adventure destination ~ Machu Picchu in Peru ~ it is one of the most important archeological places in the world and therefore part of UNESCO's World Heritage Sites.  For those less interested in hiking the way the Incas (and I) did and would prefer a more leisurely exploration along the Inca Trail and Sacred Valley, train trips are another option. The trek has become heavily regulated ~ one more reason to contact me to help you plan your more complex wonder-of-the-world journeys. :) 

Creating trips near and far

How would you like to wake up and see the sun rise in the Sahara Desert?  A spectacular sight to behold with a chill in the dry air and the feel of cool desert sand underneath your bare feet.  As if that weren't enough for one morning, how about following this up with a thrilling dune buggy ride through the calm desert accompanied by a Formula 1 race car driver behind the steering wheel or next to you when you're in the driver's seat?  Such an exhilarating experience! I can help you get there. Or if you prefer to touch the pink sands in Bermuda or walk on the white sandy beaches closer to home, I'm here to help make those travel dreams come true too!

"Oh, the Places You'll Go!"

Travel may be limited right now, but your mind is unlimited, so #keepdreaming about where you want to go when you feel comfortable to journey again. Enjoy this short, inspiring video below and let’s create your very own #Wanderlist together. Need trip ideas? Contact me at simone.mckinney@traveledge.com to make your travel dreams come true. Where would you wander to first?


Simone helped us book a lovely getaway for my wife and I during Corona times. She made sure all of the requests we had were already handled by the hotel staff, got us a free upgrade and terrific resort credits and benefits. We didn't even manage to spend them all during our stay! The communication has been quick and efficient. I highly recommend Simone for all your luxury booking needs!

Lior W.

Simone is a friendly and multi-faceted travel advisor.  Her communications skills and willingness to make it a memorable trip will go a long way for that finicky or hard-to-please traveler.  With her travel experience, she is able to provide detailed information on many destinations.  She is very thorough and detailed.  Great overall service!

Rodney S.

As in previous trips, we've had a very positive experience working with Simone on our recent winter trip to Yellowstone.  Traveling in Winter with possible flight delays or cancellations, it was great to know she was available to assist with alternate arrangements if there were problems.  Great service!

Don S.

Simone is extremely knowledgeable and has such a passion for travel.  She will take care of your every need before you even think of it.  Her description of places that you have always dreamt of going will have you packing your bags and booking your next trip!

Kim I.

Bagan, Myanmar

Fjords, Norway


What's On Your Wanderlist?