Do you love the idea of exploring your destination without a tour group?

But does the idea of coordinating the trip yourself give you just a liiiitle anxiety?

I get it.

Traveling without a packaged tour is one of the most rewarding and exciting ways to experience a place. 

But it's also very overwhelming. 

Let's talk about how we can change that!

I'm Ready

We definitely wanted to let you know how awesome our dream vacation was.

 Your planning made everything infinitely easier for Maggie and I (the usual planners) as well as the whole family - we loved everything on the trip.

- jamie a.


Our favorite part was that Jillian knew just what to recommend for us to see and do without overwhelming us with too many options to choose from.

- tessa s.


Maybe you saw a gorgeous photo of a destination in a travel magazine and you thought, 

That's it! That's where I want to go!

So you hop on your computer and begin researching how to make that trip happen. 

But then, suddenly,

Four hours have gone by and your head is spinning. 

Which airport should you fly in and out of? In what part of this destination will you actually stay? How will you see everything in your limited time without burning out?

Phew! This isn't really that fun anymore, is it?

Saving your time

Let's go

(and let's be honest, sanity)

is what I do.

Sure, you could read the thousandth blog post about what you must see in Italy.

Or you could:

Have a professional tell you where you should visit (and what isn't worth your time).

Get a comprehensive travel itinerary made just for you based on your travel style, goals, and preferences.

Have all your bookings taken care of - from flights, to accommodations, to dinner reservations.

Feel confident and ready for your trip thanks to our custom packing guides, pre-departure checklists, and destination travel tips.

During the whole process, Jillian provided honest, professional feedback and great communication.

She also provided us with items to prep for prior to traveling, and all info was well organized on the app. She took the stress away from us and we were able to focus on planning our wedding.

- Brett & Rebecca
barcelona, rioja & mallorca, spain

"we were absolutely blown away!"

Itinerary App

Each trip includes access to a free phone app that allows clients to:

Download their itinerary to their phone so it can be accessed offline (especially helpful when no wi-fi is available!).

View all important travel documents and guides on the go (think: airline confirmation #s, museum tickets.)

Get real-time flight updates in case there are changes to their flights.

Easily communicate with their travel designer via the Messages option.

What's Included


Since I want you to feel as prepared and excited as possible for your trip, each Independent Itinerary comes with a Pre-Departure Package that is mailed to your house a month prior to departure.

Each Package includes:

A personalized client travel guide that includes a summary of your trip, destination travel tips, and food & drink guide.

Pre-Departure Checklist

Destination Packing List

JLJ Travel tote bag

Hard copies of all travel docs

One package included with each trip. Extra packages can be added for additional charge.


How it Works

Step 1: Pre-Planning

I want to hear where YOU want to go!

Step 2: General Itinerary

Where are you going and when?

Step 3: Let's Build This Trip

Once we know exactly where you're headed and when you'll be there, we'll move on to the next steps:

We'll also talk about things like your favorite/least favorite parts of travel planning and if there are any specific goals you have for the trip.

The very first step is a complimentary intro call where we'll discuss what you envision for your getaway.

If you already have your destination(s) picked out, I'll help you find the best flight there.

Unsure of where you want to go? No problem!

I'll present to you some destination recommendations based on what you've told me you're looking for and taking into consideration the time of year, budget, and more. 

Accommodations - Where will you stay? I'll help you find that perfect place to lay your head each night.

Things to Do - Excursions, tours, entry tickets...I'll take care of all necessary reservations so you don't miss a thing!

Transportation - Should you rent a car? Will you fly or take the train from one destination to another? All that will be covered here.

Dining - I want to make sure you eat well! This is when we'll sprinkle in some dining reservations.

Step 4: Bon Voyage!

Depart for your destination feeling confident, ready and excited!


Travel planning fee is determined by a variety of factors including type of trip, complexity, length of trip, number of travelers, services needed, number of destinations, and how close to departure you are.

Please contact to receive a custom travel quote, but plan on a minimum investment of $1,000 for my services.