Expertise You Can Trust

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.

The concept I’d like to promote to you as my client is to live a LUSH LIFE.

I focus on bucket list, adventure, and luxury travel. I believe that travel helps us all become better global citizens, and by getting to know the world, we get to know ourselves. I like to inspire people to explore and care about the planet, and I embrace sustainable tourism. I am a top producer in Virtuoso Adventure, Voyages (Cruising), Wellness, and Family communities, and a focused advisor for the new Sustainability community. I craft travel experiences that contain magic and wonder for each family – whether you travel solo, as a couple, or as a part of a large multi-generational family.

I’ve been doing this 14+ years, but before that I was an actuary for 20 years. I dealt a lot with conventional return on investment (ROI) before, and I deal hourly with RETURN ON LIFE (ROL) now. It’s as if I went from being a true actuary to a happiness actuary! I use all my business experience, training, and attention to detail to ensure your precious vacation time and dollars are invested wisely, and your vacation is done right the first time. Your most precious asset is your time with your family.

What I love most about my whole role as a travel advisor is BUILDING MEMORIES.  Whether it’s a Galapagos expedition, a safari through Kenya and Tanzania, walking on the 7th continent after visiting the Falklands and South Georgia, an Italian walking & wine trip, a cycling trip around Myanmar, a Madagascar wildlife adventure, diving in the Arctic, a New Zealand self-drive holiday, a Danube river cruise, a Tahiti and Cook Islands cruise, a 7 bedroom villa in Jamaica with a cook, maid, and butler; or maybe just a “fly and flop” beach holiday; my focus is always about the experience, and ensuring you do something unique and memorable.

With my focus on bucket list, adventure, and luxury travel, I help you plan lush life memories. As your travel advisor, I give you my 4 A’s : 1.) advice, 2.) access, 3.) advocacy, and 4.) accountability.

See blog post “My Collaborative Travel Planning Process” here

And, if you’d like social “proof,” see validated client reviews Virtuoso Reviews

Value is more important than price. Let’s set up a complimentary consultation, so she and her team can start helping live your Lush Life.

Schedule your complimentary consultation here: SCHEDULE HERE

Travel writer Pico Iyer says, “luxury is not about what you have, but what you don’t have to worry about.” I take away your worries. I deliver exceptional service, and help you maximize your Return on Life by leveraging my 10,000+ hours (a la Malcolm Gladwell) of working in travel, and leveraging relationships I’ve built with the “best of the best” partners:

  • Lindblad Expeditions * Big Five Tours * Natural Habitat Adventures & WWF * Tauck Tours * National Geographic Expeditions * G Adventures * Arctic Kingdom * Quark Expeditions * International Expeditions * Zegrahm Expeditions * Ponant * Un-cruise * Southern World * Swain Destinations * Tahiti Legends * Backroads * Butterfield & Robinson * Rocky Mountaineer * Paul Gauguin Cruises * National Parks * Nomadic Expeditions * Alpine Adventures * Aqua Expeditions * Australis * Uniworld Cruises * AMA Waterways * Crystal Cruises * Regent Seven Seas Cruises * Seabourn * Silversea * Fogo Island Inn * Newfoundland * Anguilla *Hawaii * Disney * Four Seasons Preferred Partner * Ritz Carlton Stars * Rosewood Elite


Lush Life Travel is an affiliate of Vision Travel Solutions.   Sheila and her Lush Life Travel team are in Ottawa, Ontario; with Vision headquarters in Toronto. Contact Sheila at or 613-837-0699. Vision’s address is Vision 2000 Travel Group – 251 Consumers Road, Suite 700, Toronto, Ontario M2J 4R3 – 416-487-5385 – TICO: 50018498 . Vision’s main telephone number is 416-487-5385