Hope Smith

Hope Smith

Born To Travel, an independent affiliate of Montecito Village Travel
Sierra Madre, CA United States

I served 22 years on the Chicago police force, including 12 as a security specialist with Mayor Richard Daley, before I decided to hand in my badge and dedicate everything to travel. At the time, I was already operating Born To Travel, an independent agency.

I grew up in Mexico (Monterrey), and my roots remain strong there: I'm a top travel specialist for Mexico via Conde Nast Traveler and National Geographic Traveler. I'm an avid hiker, photographer, gardener, and fly fisherwoman. 

I've visited over 100 countries, and I think this is one of my greatest value-adds to you as a traveler: I'm as comfortable tasting new food in a remote village as I am sipping champagne at a luxury resort. I can coordinate all types of experiences, because I've been on all types. I have that first-hand knowledge.

I want to make your family's vacation the most customized, awesome experience I can. Get in touch and let's get started!

Destination Specialties

  • France
  • Kenya
  • South Africa
  • Spain
  • Tanzania
  • Mexico


  • Adventure
  • Culture, History & Arts
  • Honeymoons
  • Safari
  • Independent Tours


  • Spanish


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