The Beyond Boutique Story
We specialize in becoming an expert in our clients.
To infinity and beyond!
Your vacation is our passion. And we understand that you are looking for memorable experiences, whether they be bucket list trips, exploring new destinations or a little adventure. Travel your way may mean sailing on smaller cruise ships that can visit boutique, smaller ports or customized small tours such as those delivered by Abercrombie & Kent or Tauck. Or simply putting your toes in the sand on a secluded beach with a drink in your hand.
I understand the frustration of researching a trip on your own and having to trust people you don’t even know. That’s why, after spending my career in corporate America, I made a decision to share my insane passion for travel and found Beyond Boutique. It sounds hokey, but I truly believe that everyone deserves magical adventures. Experiences that can’t be found on Google or Expedia. I’ve circled the globe with my family, taking trips to Europe, the Middle East, Asia, the Caribbean, Central and South America and I appreciate the value of shared memories.
For me, luxury is an immersive experience where you get to be in the trenches with the locals of the destination your visiting. It’s also traveling without stress! You need to know that if something goes wrong, there is someone to call to help make it right.
My relationships with clients are the most important factor to designing a successful trip. Understanding “why” clients want to travel gives me insights into the kinds of experiences they will find most compelling. Also important is the relationships I have with my expert travel partners around the world. I work collaboratively with my hotel, cruise, and tour partners to create unique moments and deliver seamless logistics for my clients’ itineraries. Let’s face it, it’s incredible to have boots on the ground in every corner of the world!
Some of my favorite personal travels include:
- Romantic vacations with my husband, Dave, including recent trips to France and Portugal. While in France, we had the best day touring vineyards in Bordeaux on a bicycle. I still search out wines from the Saint-Émilion region to remind me of that day. If only I could find duck confit as good as what was served!
- Visiting Italy, Spain, Israel, and Japan with my three twenty-something kids. Ok, there were a few fights, but what is a family trip without them? Check out my blogs about them. (make clickable to direct to the specific bogs)
- Last December’s Amawaterways river cruise down the Danube to visit Christmas markets with my son, Maxx. (Click to blog)
- Seeking the perfect balance between luxurious pampering and expedition-style adventure on a luxury cruise to Alaska with my sister and mom. (Make clickable to Alaska blog). Other vacations we’ve taken together include a spa retreat, Scotland and Ireland. A luxury cruise to Italy, Croatia and Greece is next for us!
- My bucket list…EVERYWHERE!
Why Book With Us
beyond boutique knows
beyond boutique knows
You want to be heard! As a Virtuoso travel advisor, we understand that listening will help us understand what’s most important to you and your traveling companions. You may want to take a wine tasting class or a private tour, or you may not want to leave the resort oceanfront! Perhaps you want a multi-generational experience, plan an unforgettable anniversary trip, or celebrate a milestone birthday with friends and family.
beyond boutique makes it exceptional
Don’t you deserve the extras that make you feel special? We secure exclusive benefits that you can’t get on your own, such as complimentary breakfast, spa credits, late check-out and upgrades at hotels. But we also design in the “wow” moments of your trip. From the biggest to the smallest of details that matter (booking the hotel rooms with the best views, making sure you have adjoining rooms with your kids, to where to get the most authentic pizza on the Amalfi Coast -Sorbillo Pizza in Naples), we know how to plan a memorable trip. And let’s face it, you can’t VIP yourself!
I returned home from China this weekend and all went great with the Wild China logistics and guided tours. Our guides were very sweet and informative. The best part, from a peace of mind standpoint, were the arrangements for the bullet train (being escorted right to the departure gate) and then picked up at the other end and being driven right to our hotel. The 7:30am departure for the Wall made for no lines and allowed us to squeeze in several additional stops of interest that day and the next day we had time for lots of local streets and “slice of life” activities until our ride to the airport. Thanks again for your help!
Working with Beyond Boutique has been a fantastic experience. I didn’t even know where to start planning my bucket list trip. After our initial Discover call, Toni created a dream itinerary. She made the entire planning process so easy and she took care of everything. Knowing that we were looking for a little adventure, but also a little relaxation, Toni planned the perfect 10-day vacation to Alaska. We spent a week on a luxury cruise ship visiting incredible small towns and she even arranged for several private tours that we will never forget. She also planned a super fun post-cruise fly-fishing adventure. She even made sure to tell us about a wonderful restaurant in one of the small port towns. I’m looking forward to planning our next trip with Toni
Toni’s background, her marketing expertise, her understanding of destinations and exclusive products, married with her close attention to detail and commitment to her client’s experience has established Beyond Boutique as a leader in luxury travel. Brownell is honored to have Toni, who is an exceptional professional, as an independent associate.