Shelley  Rapp

Shelley Rapp

Rapture Travels, an independent affiliate of Brownell Travel
New York City, NY United States

I am an avid and seasoned traveler, which allows me to have a holistic collective combining brilliant enterprise with first hand destination experience for a new approach in custom curated itineraries.

I believe that travel is a gift and time is scarce, thus my mantra is to make the most of it, for you. I embody industry knowledge, fresh philosophy, transparent passion, and a keen eye for polished personalization.

As a travel advisor, I encourage my clients to embrace authentic cultural experiences and seek out unexpected adventures. While a list of “must do’s” is important, I have found purposeful spontaneity often paves the way for getting lost, both literally and figuratively, in unknown and exciting places. Thus, my aim as an advisor is to not only provide superior customer service and a perfectly planned itinerary, but to also maintain the authenticity of what it means to explore a new place, resulting in an incredibly unique and unforgettable trip for my clients.

Whether you’re set on a destination, or need a little dose of inspiration from a versed traveler, let me create a journey that is seamless, authentic, and sustenance for your wanderlusting soul.

Specialties: safari, exotic/experiential travel, multigenerational travel, and cultural travel

Best Travel Advice: plan and research but leave yourself open to discovery and “getting lost” along the way

Passionate About: authentic cultural experiences, outdoor adventure, my family, reading, sports, music, film and theatre

Most Memorable Travel Experiences: watching lions hunt in Botswana, skiing the Matterhorn in Switzerland, hiking Machu Picchu in Peru, horseback riding in Montana, wine tasting in Argentina, walking into the pyramids in Egypt, eating street food in Vietnam, interacting with elephants in Laos

Destination Specialties

  • Botswana
  • Kenya
  • South Africa
  • Indonesia
  • Iceland
  • Japan
  • Portugal
  • Rwanda
  • Argentina
  • Italy
  • Spain
  • Thailand
  • Vietnam
  • Peru
  • Morocco


  • Safari
  • Adventure
  • Family Travel
  • Culture, History & Arts
  • Yacht Charter


  • English


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