Travel has always been a big part of my life. One of my favorite experiences was a family trip to Rome in 2006. On this particular adventure, our son (who had just learned about ancient Rome in his middle school social studies class) loved sharing with us all the things he'd learned in school about the Colosseum. We shared a gelato at Valentino’s near the Trevi Fountain daily, where the owner greeted us by name, and we sat in the front row at the Papal audience. Seeing Michelangelo's La Pietà statue in St. Peter’s Basilica (Mary holding the lifeless body of her son, Jesus) in person, literally made me weep -- it was so powerful! Those travel experiences were life-changing for me - they sparked my children’s curiosity of the world even more, increased our love of history, and gave our family a chance to slow down and indulge in la dolce vita.
This is the kind of trip I strive to plan for my clients today, always with a touch of “movie magic” thrown in.
In my previous career as a Film/TV producer, location scouting and film festivals took me to many beautiful places around the world.
Planning travel logistics for cast and crew requires keen attention to detail and logistics for the myriad of moving parts involved with production shooting in multiple countries. I love using the knowledge I acquired over the years to provide my clients with a beautifully-designed custom itinerary that exceeds expectations!
I named my travel company Premiere Luxury Travel as both a homage to my previous career (movie premieres), and because the wants and needs of my clients always come first.
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My family and I lived in Mexico for 3 years when our twins were young, and we learned so much about the history and culture of that amazing country – there’s so much more to it than beautiful beaches.
I’ve traveled to all 50 states!
I was a contestant on a game show in the ‘80s.
My major in college was Mechanical Engineering
(with an MBA to top it off!)
I’m a board member of the National Corvette Museum
(one of my greatest passions!)
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My "wanderlust," or desire to travel, started after my first overseas trip to Europe as a teenager. It was interesting to observe firsthand how people from another country lived so completely different from me. During this trip, I encountered several new cultures, types of food, and languages. It gave me a deeper desire to see and experience more and more of the same type of thing, just in new and unexplored places. I studied German in college and eventually got the opportunity to live and work in Germany for a couple years. One of my favorite memories from this time in my life was visiting Venice, Italy for the first time. I walked out of the train station directly onto the Grand Canal and saw countless boats floating along, carrying passengers from place to place, just like a busy city street filled with cars. I felt like I was on the set of one of my favorite movies, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, and had to pinch myself a few times to recognize that I really was there in person. It was a magical-type feeling and all my senses were overloaded with new sights, smells and tastes. I strolled for hours and got “lost” in the maze of endless "calli" and ate some of the best Italian food and gelato that I’ve ever tasted in my whole life.
These types of experiences have propelled me to travel to new areas of the world in search of more unexpected and memorable moments. I still continue to travel internationally at least once a year even while juggling my duties as a mom to three young and active boys. I’m always thinking about locations I want to travel to or what my next adventure will be and love every part of the travel planning process. There is nothing more satisfying for me than researching and putting together all the different puzzle pieces of a trip to form one amazing travel adventure!
I love taking care of our clients in preparation for their once-in-a-lifetime vacations. I have a passion for all things travel and culture, and consider myself the ultimate foodie queen. I developed my love for travel and culture from spending three years of my childhood in Mexico and traveling the world with my family at a young age; with Germany and Hawaii being the most memorable places. In my spare time I love to watch travel vlogs, reads food reviews from local Nashville restaurants, and browse the local farmers markets and create art projects with my daughter.
Working with Shannon was amazing! After a brief conversation of my trip goals, she presented me with an incredible itinerary. I love the detailed thought and preparations invested in my trip, the excitement she had for me, and her personal experiences shared. I look forward to the next trip Shannon can plan for me! This was a 5 star experience (5/5)!
Shannon is amazing to work with. I am a very experienced traveler and very picky and Shannon was patient with me and sorted out all the things I asked of her. She has access to many things I was not even aware of. Amazing!
She’s the best! Our trip to Spain was masterfully planned with different ages and abilities all taken care of.
She helped a very busy mom plan a last minute surprise trip for all things Disney for 2 weeks from now! We are industrious travelers and Disney was next level. Give her a call— she is a miracle worker.
My husband and I were celebrating our 30th wedding anniversary and wanted to experience Napa Valley and Sonoma, California. We reached out to Shannon and she created our trip from her vast knowledge of wine country. Everything was laid out on a perfect daily agenda with just the right amount of time for each tasting and culinary delight. Our trip was a total delight all due to Shannon’s amazing attention to detail! We look forward to her planning our next adventure!