Sheila Gallant-Halloran

Sheila Gallant-Halloran

Lush Life Travel, an independent affiliate of Direct Travel Toronto - HQ
Ottawa, ON Canada

As owner of Lush Life Travel (an affiliate of Vision/ Direct Travel), I help mature travelers live their lush life by successfully taking excellent bucket list adventures.

Atop 20 years of financial risk management experience, I have invested another 17+ years travelling, certifying and building my travel expertise, as well as forging relationships with top-notch travel supplier partners around the world.

I leverage all my skills and experiences to help you as my client (whether solos, couples, or groups) to reduce risk, increase serenity, and connect with the broader world through travel. Previously as a financial actuary, I dealt with conventional return on investment (ROI); and now as a ‘happiness actuary,’ I deal with my clients’ RETURN ON LIFE (ROL).

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Virtuoso Travel Advisor

Bucket List & Adventure Specialist

River, Expedition, Small Ship Cruises

Australia - Safaris - Private Trips

Owner, Lush Life Travel

"Happiness Actuary"

Maximizing Your Return on LIFE

I have been designated as a “top producer” in the various Virtuoso luxury travel communities for Wellness, Adventure, and Voyages/ Cruise Travel (for river, expedition, and small ship cruising); and I am a committed advisor who is focused on Sustainability and Re-generative Travel before the pandemic, and worked to safeguard my clients' travel investments during the pandemic. Now, my clients are beginning to travel again.

My success and my sales metrics give me access to experiences for you as my client that you could not find on your own, and the business and personal relationships I’ve built with travel suppliers and partners around the globe means I not only have access to special offers and perks, but it also means that I can leverage personal relationships if any issues arise when you travel.

While sales metrics are important for my building relationships with travel supplier partners (which benefits you), my focus is on you as my client.

I use all my business experience, training, and attention to detail to ensure your precious vacation time and dollars are invested wisely, and your vacation is done right the first time. Your most precious asset is your time , and I help safeguard that investment.

When you hire me as your travel advisor, I work to advise you, act as your advocate, and represent you. I help you in your travel decision-making process – and that starts by me asking a lot of questions to ensure we are planning your best trip. But the booking or the reservation process is only the tip of my travel advisor work ‘iceberg.’ Most of what happens is underneath the surface.

Part of me knowing all the pieces of your travel experience will fit together also means I can identify options, and help you decide between them in an informed way. I also monitor how each decision impacts later decisions.

Before, during, and after any reservations are made, I also act as your fiduciary. I put your interests ahead of my own, and act with a duty to always build and preserve good faith and trust with you.

I love elevating your travel experiences so that your role is really to focus on BUILDING MEMORIES. Whether you're taking a Galapagos expedition, a safari through Kenya and Tanzania, walking on the 7th continent after visiting the Falklands and South Georgia, experiencing an Italian walking & wine trip, self-driving around New Zealand, enjoying a Danube or Mekong river cruise, relaxing on a Tahiti cruise, or taking your multi-generational family to a villa in Jamaica, the Dominican, or Italy ; my focus is always about you and your experience.

Travel writer Pico Iyer says, "luxury is not about what you have, but what you don't have to worry about." I take away your worries. I deliver exceptional service,

Destination Specialties

  • Australia
  • New Zealand
  • Ecuador
  • Antarctica
  • Canada
  • Greenland
  • Iceland
  • Peru
  • Austria
  • Germany
  • Czech Republic
  • Hungary
  • Kenya
  • Tanzania
  • South Africa


  • Adventure
  • River Cruising
  • Ocean Cruising
  • Food & Wine
  • Safari


  • English


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