Michelle Liliedahl

Michelle Liliedahl

Distinctive Travel Designs, LLC, an independent affiliate of Gifted Travel Network
Manchester, NH United States

For me, learning to embrace my inner explorer started early. I spent three years living in Japan as a pre-teen, with my family. It was a culture shock, for sure—but one I welcomed!

I loved being able to go ice skating at the base of Mt. Fuji, slurp up homemade ramen noodles in bustling Tokyo restaurants, and explore the tranquil, graceful Buddhist temples that dotted Japan’s countryside.

Those formative years cemented my love of exploring—beyond just the well-trod tourist sites.

And those early years were what first led me on my path toward designing a life around meaningful travel. After graduating from travel school, I spent the next few decades exploring as much of the world as I could—including a seven-year stint in England with my family—and then put my knowledge to work when I opened my own travel agency in 2012.

When I founded my travel agency, I knew I wanted to do things differently. Because all too often, when you plan your own travel experience, you end up feeling like just another number. Just another seat on the plane, just another generic hotel reservation, just another tourist crammed onto a packed sight-seeing bus.

There is a better way to travel. A way that celebrates the best of your destination—and that feels distinctively “you.”

That’s the type of travel journey I design for my clients. Drawing on my decades of industry experience and network of exclusive travel contacts, I craft an itinerary that fully immerses you in the culture (and that pampers you with a few luxurious surprises along the way!).

And above all else, I put your needs, desires, and long-held travel dreams first. I strive to build long-term relationships with my travel clients, so they can trust me with every small detail and every last question they have. The Distinctive experience goes far beyond simply booking your travel.

Because at Distinctive Travel Designs, you’re not just a number. You’re a discerning traveler who deserves personalized attention, VIP service, and a travel advisor who’s deeply invested in every step of your journey. Ready to experience the Distinctive difference for yourself?

I invite you to connect with me on your complimentary consultation call—it’s your first step toward a refreshingly distinctive way to travel:

Destination Specialties

  • Italy
  • United States - Hawaii
  • France
  • French Polynesia
  • Ireland
  • Iceland
  • Croatia
  • Saint Lucia


  • River Cruising
  • Food & Wine
  • Culture, History & Arts
  • Escorted Tours
  • Honeymoons


  • English


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