“I am not the same having seen the moon shine on the other side of the world.” - Mary Anne Radmacher
Meet Julie Madrid, Your Group and Personal Travel Designer, (aka Your Dream Planner and Travel Advisor.)
“I am not the same having seen the moon shine on the other side of the world.”
That quote by Mary Anne Radmacher describes a pivotal moment in my life, that moment when I realized that people of the world are just like you and me. One of my first trips out of the country was to Honduras to a very poor area. I worked alongside a special young mother, helping her in the outdoor kitchen of the school that her children attended. We were cooking beans and rice, and chopping cabbage and tomatoes for the line of school children that would soon be coming with their empty plates to be filled for maybe what would be the only meal they would eat that day. Even though there was a language barrier, as I spoke very rudimentary Spanish and she spoke very rudimentary English, we could communicate. (And sometimes we had a translator. Yay! )
It may sound cliche', but when you get to know people from other countries...and actually your own country or even neighborhood...you realize that everyone has a story to tell. They all have hopes and dreams for their lives and their families.
Through that cross-cultural experience, my heart and eyes were opened to the people and cultures all around this planet we call, earth. Which led me on the path of becoming a Travel Advisor and Agency Owner of Vacations Inspired, LLC. Because, not only has my life been enriched by travel, and now since then, I have seen my clients’ lives enhanced by their travel experiences. I love tailoring each trip to the dreams, desires, and interests of my clients so that they can experience other cultures and people through the trip they are dreaming of.
My promise to you:
I take seriously the opportunity that you give me to create the vacation you are desiring. Whether traveling as an individual or with a group, I ease your burden by making sure that every moment of your vacation is intentionally designed. My desire is that your vacation would bring you beautiful memories and refreshed relationships. You have a family and personal and professional dreams. There aren't enough hours in a day to do it all on your own. And you need a vacation!
I design unique individual or group travel experiences working with you all along the way from creating your trip until the welcome home. To sum up, you can book a trip, but I create authentic, custom trips where relationships flourish and cherished memories begin.
Embrace a life transformed by travel.
If you're ready to move forward to explore and experience this great big world we live in — whether it’s an elegant river cruise on the Seine River to early Norman and World War II sites of Normandy with pre or post days exploring the history, culture, art and experiencing the tastes of Paris, or a transformative trip to the lost Incan cities of Cusco, the Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu and Lima,
"Our journey has been beyond our expectations! So many new friends! Thank you so much for the help you have given us. You took several kinks out of our path. Look forward to working with you again." -Sandra H.
Vacations Inspired is an affiliate of Cruises & Tours Unlimited and a member of Travel Leaders Group, with more than 7,000 company-owned, franchised and affiliated travel agencies in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Australia, Greece, and Ireland. This large membership base allows us to provide you with better tailored experiences than you could find elsewhere.