Stacy Luks

Stacy Luks

An independent affiliate of SmartFlyer
Richmond, VA United States

As a dual US-Australian, I have felt the push/pull of having one foot – and half of my heart – in each of two countries, two continents, two hemispheres, for over 35 years.

My life and career choices have been shaped by my curiosity about other cultures, and I love to see that spark of interest in my clients. I view the arts (followed closely by food) as central to how a society expresses itself. These perspectives inform my collaborative travel planning paradigm. Every country offers multiple aspects of itself - ancient & contemporary, tangible & intangible, natural and man-made - that I help my clients discover.

To me, travel at its best - beyond experiencing adventure in beautiful, iconic sites - imparts meaningful connections with a community, an understanding of culture and heritage of a place and of the local peoples’ stories. Travel is undeniably a force for good, for empathy and understanding. I intend that my clients’ trips be purposefully additive experiences for both them AND their destinations: I seek to make every journey matter.

I'm a former banker and international non-profit professional. Nowadays, I can be found each week volunteering as a guide at the renowned Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection of the University of Virginia. There I have the privilege of being surrounded by and educating visitors about vibrant works of contemporary art representing the world’s oldest continuously surviving culture. Unique for a US-based travel advisor, I'm well-versed and plugged into Australia’s First Nations’ arts & cultural sector, making me a true expert in travel planning for clients seeking rich, authentic experiences of Indigenous Australia.

Destination Specialties

  • Australia
  • New Zealand
  • Spain
  • United States - All
  • Mexico
  • Italy
  • Morocco
  • Costa Rica
  • Peru
  • Vietnam
  • Thailand
  • French Polynesia
  • Japan
  • Canada
  • France


  • Culture, History & Arts
  • Adventure
  • Family Travel
  • Beach & Sun
  • Festivals & Events


  • Spanish


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