Hi, I'm Jess!
...and I’m a travel coach. Growing up, I was very shy and not confident in myself at all. Travel changed that! It helped me become more confident, self-aware, and more open to new experiences that challenged and grew my comfort zone bubble.
As a high school Italian teacher of 10 years, I have taken my students abroad on fast-paced and expensive tours that only scratched surface of all the experiences we COULD have had.
We stayed in hotels, ate in restaurants for tourists, and we visited 9 cities in eight days!
I knew this wasn't right.
How could I provide a life changing trip with meaningful cultural connections and enriching experiences?
I used my 15 years of personal travel planning, my experiences as an exchange student and host, and my educator network to find a host school and set up an exchage program.
Instead of investing in mass tourism, I worked closely with an Italian school to provide authentic, local experiences.
I am here to do the same for you! Let me use my expertise to aid you in planning a trip that will provide you with a lifetime of memories and genuine connections with locals in their community.