LUSH LIFE TRAVEL HELPS YOU EXPERIENCE YOUR TRAVEL BUCKET LIST
We know you can never recapture your personal time.
You are finally going to reward yourself with that bucket list trip. So, it has to be right the first time. Your leisure time is your most precious asset, and it is non-refundable.
But extraordinary travel experiences don't just happen.
They are created through collaboration. We work with you on your bucket list trips. We provide expertise you can trust, and give you access beyond ordinary. We deliver value that matters, and experiences that uplift and sustain you. Through it all, we work to help you travel responsibly, and make travel a force for good.
No matter what's on your bucket list, we have the skills, the resources, the global connections, and the experience to deliver your travel dreams. Just as your financial advisor ensures your return on investment, we ensure your Return on Life.
The journey, the experiences, and the memories are part of your life's defining moments, and what defines you. We help you live your lush life.
We specialize in "stop 'n sop" holidays.
Instead of "Fly 'n Flop," my travel mantra is "Stop 'n Sop."
Sop up the culture and experience, immersing yourself wherever you are.
Be the bread. Let your destination be the food. Take it all in. Don't leave the sauce. Stop. Sop it up.
Immerse yourself in a place. Let it seep into your bones. Absorb its lessons. Engage. Embrace. Experience.
Let travel change you for the better. And let it be a force for good.
Soft Adventure Experiences
Small Ship & River Cruises
Customized Bucket List Trips
Small Group Experiences
WE COLLABORATE WITH YOU
The first step is to get to know you. We learn where and how you've traveled previously, what has worked well, and what didn't. We schedule a consultation call to delve into the experiences and interests you want for this bucket list trip.
We ask questions to understand what you value. We research the best product, travel experience, and supplier for you. We make recommendations. Then, we take care of the whole reservation process.
Our work doesn't stop once you've left home. While you're travelling, we also work behind the scenes to give you peace of mind. We ensure each segment goes as planned. Should you encounter something unexpected, we are there to help.
And when you return, we connect to review. Because we don't want to help you with just one trip. We're here to help you with a lifetime of trips.
When You Work with Lush Life Travel, You Get :
Expertise You Can Trust
Value that Matters
Access Beyond Ordinary
Travel with a Purpose
You get access to our in-depth knowledge, honed over 15 years experience in travel (with another 20 years in financial services) . Malcolm Gladwell's Outliers states "ten thousand hours is the magic number of greatness.” We have invested that time (and money) to master our travel skills.
Atop our foundation of financial risk management skills; we have layered the bricks to build a wall of knowledge. We surrounded ourselves with the best in the travel industry. We earned travel industry certifications. We continuously improve our product knowledge, and follow emerging trends. We train. We conduct cruise ship and hotel inspections, and attend Virtuoso Travel Tours. And we travel.
We use that training to help clients like you travel. We've been awarded "top producer" status in travel communities (Virtuoso's Adventure, Voyages, Culinary, and Family). Our success earns us exclusive invites to attend events like International Luxury Travel Mart, and to experience tours, hotels, and cruises first hand. We vet options to help you travel and live your lush life.
Value That Matters
Just as your financial advisor ensures your return on investment, we ensure your Return on Life.
Time is not refundable, and your leisure time is the most precious and perishable asset you have.
Previously, as a consulting actuary, I dealt with ‘return on investment.’ Now, I deal with your ‘return on life.’ It’s as though I transitioned from being a real actuary to being your ‘happiness actuary’ – and I leverage all of the financial skills, business acumen, travel experience, and global connections to ensure your precious vacation time and dollars are invested wisely, and your vacation is done right the first time.
By providing value that matters, we help you bring home memories that last a life time.
"Sometimes, you will never know the value of a moment until it becomes a memory." ~ Dr. Suess
You cannot VIP yourself.
We are a leading member of the worldwide Virtuoso luxury travel network, we can VIP you. Our preferred status with most luxury hotel, cruise and tour providers enables us to negotiate special perks - exclusive offers, exclusive benefits, access to upgrades, complimentary breakfasts, resort credits and more.
Probably the most important part of our job is to develop powerful relationships with travel supplier partners.
We have "feet on the ground" experts around the globe, comprised of the best hoteliers, cruise lines, tour operators, and destination management companies. And we have developed, and nurture, relationships with the best supplier partners.
We have access to those partners throughout your travel planning process. That gives us access to their knowledge before you book, and often access to exclusive offers too. And should issues arise when you are traveling, we work with our partners to advocate for you.
We are a staunch supporter of sustainable tourism, and believe that when you travel to a destination, you should travel responsibly. Your travel should respect the people, the environment, and the wildlife of where you visit. I work with responsible travel partners.
Wherever possible, we work to ensure there is a lasting positive impact on the destination you visit. Travel should be a force for good. You should travel with a purpose.
Stay at a four corner of the earth
Fogo Island Inn,, Newfoundland
Machu Picchu, Peru
Take an expedition cruise
Banff National Park, Alberta
Outstanding Travel Advice and Support - Sheila Gallant-Halloran
Working with Sheila was a fantastic experience. She was extremely well-informed, organized, responsive, attentive and focused on my specific individual needs despite the fact that I was travelling with a large group. An unusual situation arose in Prague when I lost my phone on a coach that was taking us to the airport. Sheila, even though her official duties with our group were done and she was on a personal weekend, took a sincere interest in my situation, connected me to the coach company, identified a hotel employee who could speak to the bus driver in German, provided me with telephone numbers for the guide and bus driver etc. The phone was miraculously located and Sheila assisted in coordinating its return to me in Canada!! I can't say enough about her degree of care and professionalism, and would recommend her without reservation.
TWO WEEKS IN PARADISE
Group Trip to Hawaii - By: Jennifer R in Ottawa
Sheila is a superlative travel agent. She has helped me choose trips that align with my interests and travel style. She is also able to find good fares for solo travelers.
Regent Cruise - By: Christopher in Ottawa
We have booked two cruises through Sheila and are in the process of booking a third. She is extremely professional, very personable and a wealth of information. We had a couple of mishaps (no fault of hers) to which she went out of her way to rectify. If you are planning a trip, talk to Sheila and get it done right.
EVERY DETAIL TAKEN CARE OF BEAUTIFULLY
By: Happy Couple Who Needed a Romantic Getaway - Trefor in Ottawa
We had an idea where we wanted to go, but Sheila really made it happen. We have three wonderful children, but we needed some time that was just for us. So we found remote Greek island and shared our ideas with Sheila. Quickly and easily, Sheila took care of all of the details, found us the absolutely best place to stay on the island, coordinated all the flights and layovers so all we had to do was relax. Sheila is such a clear communicator and was able to deal with every question we had. We ran into complications on our return trip and Sheila had a new plan sorted out in no time at all. We can't say enough about how wonderful Sheila is to work with. We highly recommend that you connect with her.
Experience Makes the Difference
Customized Getaway - By: Jann DH in Ottawa
I have always booked our get-aways, so I wasn't really sure what a "travel advisor" could offer our family of seasoned travellers. I was wrong. Sheila Gallant-Halloran added the finesse and expertise that made a good vacation, fantastic. She took the time to understand the needs of our family in order to create an experience... not just a vacation. And she found operators and hotels that I would likely have never considered. Sheila's knowledge and partnerships meant we were well taken care of while away.
Highly Recommended - Every Detail was Perfect!
Tauck trip - By: Jennifer in Ottawa
I am extremely pleased with the trip Sheila booked for me. From flights that went very smoothly to being picked up at the airport to special experiences in Florence, Italy to a superb hotel, every single thing was perfect. The trip was everything I hoped it would be and more. Thanks so much to Sheila for making all the arrangements.
Regent Cruise - By: Hatsoff Harry in Ottawa
Sheila did an excellent job in finding us just the right trip to celebrate a special anniversary. Before giving us a few ideas she took the time to find out our likes and dislikes in a trip which was greatly appreciated by my wife and I. She is a very dedicated and thorough person and will use her again.