Minerva Padilla 

San Diego, CA United States
An independent affiliate of Avant Garde Travel
Travel Specialties
  • Honeymoons
  • Adventure
  • Beach & Sun
  • Food & Wine
  • Nightlife

Selling Travel Since
  • English
  • Spanish

My Background

Minerva Padilla (AKA Minnie) discovered her love for traveling at a young age. After completing her Bachelors of Science in Kinesiology, she realized travel was her passion in life and wanted an occupation that would allow her to share what she loves with her clients. This resulted in a career change from an exercise specialists to a travel advisor, entering the travel industry in 2014 in San Diego. Minerva recently became a Certified Romance Travel Specialist and feels she truly thrives in planning honeymoons and romantic escapes all over the world. She has lived in San Francisco, Paris and New York and believes that "Life is not meant to be lived in one place". When she is not working, Minnie loves spending time on the beach or anywhere outdoors. Some of her interests, besides traveling, are: food, wine, yoga and sports. Next bucket list destination: Iceland!

Places I Have Traveled

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Minerva rocks!!

By: Palitroques

Reviewed on: 13 Oct 2017

Minerva was amazing!! We had a lot of people traveling together with multiple requests and she did a great job on taking care of all our needs. Very patient and professional. Very well prepared and very knowledgeable. I will work with Minerva again for sure!!

Golden Diamond

By: Yo

Reviewed on: 29 Oct 2017

She was very knowledgeable and pacient with us organizing and answering all of our questions again and again ! Our group of 15 ladies had no problem at all with our cabins and accounts ! Our cabins where upgraded by her and she even took the time to send us letters of welcome, and coffe mugs and picture credits! Wow ! She made us feel so special 💐


By: MInne

Reviewed on: 27 Dec 2017

It was a pleasure. She was very attentive to our questions and answer them to ou satisfaction. She has several details during the trip that made us feel special.!

Excellent Service

By: Mario

Reviewed on: 15 Apr 2018

She provides an excellent service and she does a good compliance of your needs for your trip in order to offer you great options acoording to your budget and interests. Highly recomended.


By: Miris

Reviewed on: 28 Apr 2018


Amazing Trip! Phenomenal Agent

By: Roberto

Reviewed on: 18 May 2018

I used Minverva for my honeymoon to Thailand. Let me just say that it is extremely comforting when the travel agent checks in with the hotel and with your tour guide to make sure our travel is going smoothly. The tour guides thought very highly of Minerva. We were fully immersed in the culture of Thailand, as well as treated like royalty thanks to Minerva! In my humble opinion, a great trip consists of great food, a hotel that makes you feel at home, and a comprehensive tour that indulges you in the culture. Minerva knocked it out of the park. The hotels were over the top amazing, with great restaurants and great views. The food was fresh and delicious everywhere we went. Both Thai and Fusion! Lastly, the tour was hand selected to meet our needs - culture combined with relaxation. The tour exceeded our expectations, best decision ever. If you are looking for someone who will tailor to your needs, look no more. Thank you Minerva you knocked it out of the park!


By: John

Reviewed on: 22 Jul 2018

Good- followed up with emails - answered all questions.

Trip to Europe

By: Yse

Reviewed on: 13 Aug 2018

The best trip agent!

Great Service & Planning!

By: Andrea R

Reviewed on: 26 Jul 2018

Excelente asesora, atenta y servicial..teníamos la idea y las ganas y ella nos ayudó a definir y decidir por la mejor manera de aprovechar el tiempo apegandonos al presupuesto..Nuestras vacaciones a India y Tailandia fueron de ensueño! Thanks Minerva :)

Best trip advisor !!

By: sgibarrola@gmail.com

Reviewed on: 01 Dec 2018

Minervas attention to all the details in our honeymoon was a boutique travel experience. Definitely recommend her for any trip experience. Beyond expectations !!

Working with Minerva Padilla, you will have access to:

  • - Special perks and extra amenities
  • - An experienced travel guide whom you can rely on before, during, and after the trip
  • - Exclusive luxury resorts and properties
  • - Once in a lifetime experiences

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