Rose O'Connor, Luxury Travel Advisor
I have experienced the transformative power of travel firsthand and am dedicated to helping others experience the same. I come from a family that loves to travel and I vividly remember my earliest family vacations to Hawaii, Mexico and Yosemite.
Nothing sparks my imagination or ignites my curiosity quite like visiting a new place. I have always viewed travel as an opportunity to dive deep into the history and culture of wherever it is I am going. As a 5-year-old-child on a family trip to Washington D.C. long after everyone was exhausted and just wanted to crash for the night, I begged my parents to take me back out to the Mall to see the Washington Monument lit up a night. On my first trip to New York City at the age of 9, I spent hours wandering the halls of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, studying the ancient Egyptian hieroglyphs and marveling at the hall of Roman busts.
I really caught the travel bug when my mom took me to Bali for the first time at the age of 13. We spent a month traveling around and I fell deeply in love with the culture and beauty of the island. I have takes several trips back over the years. That same year I traveled to Europe for the first time when my dad talk my sister and I on an ancestral trip to Ireland. I continued to travel extensively abroad throughout college and beyond.
My love of travel has taken me to many wonderful countries and made me a resident of some the world's premier cities including New York, Chicago, San Francisco and Paris. I've explored much of North America, Europe and Asia and have a special affinity for our National Parks, Alaska, Canada, France, Bali and Mexico. Though my heart still yearns for far-off, exotic places, I've learned you don't always have to travel far to experience breathtaking beauty and unique culture.
From start to finish, I love every minute of the trip planning process. I get the same sense of joy and satisfaction from planning my clients’ trips as I do my own. I leave no detail to chance and work diligently to understand my clients’ needs, wishes and desires. Nothing pleases me more than having my clients return from a trip feeling as though their lives have been forever altered and enriched as a result of their experience.
After spending a decade in the financial services industry assisting high-powered executives and investors, I decided to leverage my passion for travel and my extensive executive travel planning experience into career as a luxury travel advisor. I understand that vacation time is precious and care deeply about maximizing value for my clients. A mother and wife myself, my travel expertise includes family travel, honeymoons and adventure trips. I count California, Alaska, Canada, U.S. National Parks, Hawaii, Mexico, France, Ireland, Scotland and Bali among my destination specialties.
Whether you're seeking to relax at an exclusive warm-water resort, looking to explore the majesty of the Grand Canyon away from the crowds, or planning a European Grand Tour with special access, I can help. From romantic weekend getaways to bucket list trips-of-a-lifetime, I ensure your itinerary is authentically crafted and expertly executed. Contact Rose to plan your five-star travel experience.