Since completing my first three-week stay in Asia at six years of age, I knew early on in life that I wanted to have a career that allowed me to travel the world. I also knew that I wanted to work with like-minded adventurers, people who appreciated traveling to exotic lands in a luxurious manner.

While attending university, I was recruited at the age of 17 by an airline, officially launching my career in the travel industry. I stayed with the airline for three years before deciding to move to the consulting side of the industry and soon found the perfect outlet for my skills in the area of ultra-luxury travel.

I continued to travel the world and by the time I turned 25 I had visited over 50 countries on six continents. That number is now over 100 and continues to grow every year as I continue my long-held practice of personally vetting the travel products that I recommend to my clients. This practice has led to such personal travel experiences as The Blue Train in South Africa, a TCS Expeditions private jet trip of India, gorilla trekking in Uganda and Rwanda, regular cruising on Silversea and Seabourn, and stays at many of the top hotels and spas in the world.

My dedication to providing discerning travelers with the ultimate in luxury travel experiences has also led to my being honored on Travel + Leisure magazine's "A-List: Worlds Top Travel Agents" every year since 2003, as well as in other nationally known publications
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  • Walking on water in the Okavango Delta Botswana
  • Learning to be a mahout for a day
  • Hiking to Tiger's Nest Monastery in Bhutan
  • Hampton Court Palace England
  • Exploring Petra Jordan on camel back
  • Eating street food at the spice market in Bombay (Mumbai)
  • Crocodile wrangling at the Singapore Zoo
  • Close up and personal with the Mountain Gorillas in Uganda
  • Breakfast at our villa at Azura Retreat in Mozambique
  • After a lovely dinner party at the Burj al Arab in Dubai
  • A 13th birthday celebrated at the Taj Mahal
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Recent Trips
Contact Details
City        Lake Oswego, OR
Phone     +1 760 583 9698
Email      tammi@privatetravelconsulting.com
Destinations:
Africa, Asia, India, UK & Ireland, World Voyages

Specialties:
Family Travel, Private Jet, Safari, Spas
India & Nepal
We spent three weeks traveling through India with two children, ages 9 and 13. Highlights of the trip included a half-day spent training as elephant mahouts, camel excursions in the Rajasthani desert, visiting with the children of the Pavement Club in Mumbai, and visiting the Kathmandu Valley.

Dubai to The Seychelles
I designed a hybrid cruise/overland trip traveling from Dubai to The Seychelles. The bulk of the trip was done on Silversea Cruises, but included disembarking the ship in two places -- India and Sri Lanka -- for independent overland trips and then rejoining the ship in later ports.

In-depth Indonesia
Two weeks cruising several Indonesian islands, including Komodo where we walked amongst the dragons before retreating to our private snorkel boat. Every time the cruise overnighted in a port, we stay on land in a luxury hotel so that we were able to experience more than just the port areas.

South Africa, Botswana, Mozambique
We began our trip at the gorgeous Saxon Hotel in Johannesburg, and then continued on to stay in both the Kalahari Desert and the Okavango Delta, allowing us to experience the diversity of Botswana. We ended our trip by relaxing on a gorgeous island off the coast of Mozambique.

Ladies in London
A week spent in suites at The Mews at The Stafford was punctuated with visits to Hampton Court Palace, book shopping at Hatchards, tea at Fortnum & Mason, macarons at Laduree, and spa visits to The Dorchester. Sumptuous meals were had at Dinner, Novikov, and J. Sheekey.

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