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We design experiences that create life’s
most treasured memories.
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At A Well-Traveled Suitcase...

We believe that family travel is a powerful tool for strengthening bonds. 
We are rooted in family and our focus is on creating personalized adventures all over the world.  

Because all families are different, we get to know yours; sometimes family is the clan you choose, not the one you are born into.  We collaborate on itineraries that will help you achieve your travel dreams while focusing on unique opportunities that balance out the needs of everyone on the journey.

We are proud to offer exceptional services far beyond designing your vacation. We find that most people tend to feel overwhelmed when it comes to planning, deciding on a budget, and discovering new and exciting places to adventure.  The world is big and full of once-in-a-lifetime experiences and we want to help you see them all! 

With a lifetime of travel experience and the globe as our inspiration, we design experiences that create life’s most treasured memories.  There is no better legacy than A Well-Traveled Suitcase.


At A Well-Traveled Suitcase, we specialize in family and multi-generational vacations. 

I’ve been traveling with my large family for over twenty years.  First-hand experience and knowledge are what allow me to turn a typical vacation into a truly memorable adventure.




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Step 1: Connect

Reach out and we will schedule a complimentary consultation call.  This is when we get to know each other and you tell us all about your travel dream.

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Step 2: Commit

Once you have decided to work with A Well-Traveled Suitcase, we will ask you to sign some electronic documents and pay our planning fee.  The amount is based on the level of services required to make your dream trip a reality.

Step 3: Design

After we have received all of your forms and our fee, we begin designing your perfect vacation.  You’ll be presented with one to three proposals to review.  Once you choose, we will work with you to fine-tune the plan. 

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Step 4: Enjoy

While you’re traveling, we are with you every step of the way.  You’ll have the trip at your fingertips with our itinerary app.  It will update you on any flight changes, give you directions to all of your activities and allow you to contact us should you run into any bumps. 

“Traveling in the company of those we love
is home in motion.”


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 What Our Clients Are Saying 
Italy and France 2022

We wanted a trip to southern Italy, Paris and the French wine country. Ann did a wonderful job of asking questions and making recommendations based on the places we wanted to see and the timeline we were working with. We found Ann to be professional, courteous, and a great resource. We would recommend Ann for anyone interested in a wonderful trip.

Jud Hannum

US Southwest 2021

We worked with Ann Nelson at A Well-Traveled Suitcase for our recent Southwestern vacation, and we could not have been more pleased! Ann worked to understand our needs and budget before booking anything. She then gave us options based on those and was always willing to add or change things as needed. She arranged beautiful and unique hotels for us in Santa Fe, Albuquerque, Winslow, Grand Canyon, and Sedona. She also recommended restaurants and stops along the way. We booked some activities and restaurants on our own as well, and she was quick to add those to our master travel itinerary. The entire trip could not have gone more smoothly. I highly recommend Ann at A Well-Traveled Suitcase for any of your travel needs!

Lee Gamble

Hawaii 2021

Ann is knowledgeable, listens, communicates, and makes everything easy. We had a great trip to Hawaii and it involved zero worries or stress or planning on our part.


Linda Vecchie

Mexico 2019

Ann went above and beyond to plan a multigenerational family vacation in Puerto Vallarta. She was so accommodating to meet all of our families’ needs. The resort she helped us pick was spectacular, and we look forward to doing another family vacation in the future.

Heather Schaefer

Creating personalized adventures all over the world.