Stories from Real Virtuoso Travelers

Stories from Real Virtuoso Travelers

Working with an advisor will forever change the way you see the world. Need more reasons? Browse our real Virtuoso traveler stories and find out why they love working with a Virtuoso travel advisor. 
Joshua Malina is best known for his roles as Will Bailey on The West Wing and David Rosen on Scandal. His wife of 20 years, former costume designer Melissa Merwin-Malina, owns Isarose flower boutique near their home in Los Angeles. They love to travel, but with two teenagers vacations are typically about juggling agendas and expectations. That’s where their Virtuoso advisor comes in with planning that includes something for everyone.
Whether she’s tracing family roots in Italy, decompressing in the desert, or seeking farm-fresh good­ness in Tennessee, Judith Hennessey relies on her Virtuoso travel advisor to handle her outsize travel plans.
Elan Gale is best known for producing The Bachelor and The Bachelorette, but when he’s not sending couples to paradise, Gale plots how to get himself and his girlfriend, actress Molly Quinn, there with the help of his Virtuoso travel advisor. “She knows my travel quirks and oddball curiosities,” says Gale. 
Kathleen McNamara works with a travel advisor on trips all over the world, such as New Zealand, Bhutan, Vancouver Island, and a very special Adriatic cruise for her daughter’s 18th birthday. "This trip was one for the books. It was service plus, plus," she says.
Partners in a Boston advertising and PR firm, the Haggmans turn to their Virtuoso advisor to connect with the settings that inspire Eric’s novels. "We go to explore and get outside our comfort zone, even if we’re staying at a Four Seasons tented camp.”
Vicky Chen travels the world with her family, saying, "The best moments in life happen when you’re seeing the world with the people you love." Chen relies on her advisor for trips from Africa to Turks & Caicos and Laguna Beach to Jackson Hole. 
Michelle Gobea wanted a “last-hurrah honeymoon,” as she calls it, before they had a child. Their advisor put together a grown-up’s 31-day odyssey for them through New Zealand, Australia, Thailand, and beyond.

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