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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 
Portugal 2018

We just went to Portugal! Ann was so excited to assist us. She was always on the spot with recommendations, quick to respond to our questions, and had us traveling in style but also within our requested budget. She provides a nicely laid out "dossier" both electronically and hard copy which is nice to be able to follow along while traveling. Don't hesitate to contact her for your next trip! Thank you, Ann, for all you did for us!

Ellene Gurtov-Smith

Dominican Republic 2019

My family and I have had a rough year. I lost my husband and the person I was meant to spend the rest of my life with. My children lost their father and a strong influence in their life.

I knew Christmas would be tough for me and Ann Nelson planned the perfect holiday vacation for us to relax, reflect, mourn and enjoy!! We now have new memories to share between the 3 of us.

We loved what she planned for us do much we did it again this past Christmas and again for this Christmas coming in 2020.

Now we have something positive to look forward to and have a Christmas filled with joy instead of sorrow.

Thank you

Toby Scavone

Italy 2018

I chose a travel agent because I’m at a time in my career when I can afford great travel experiences but have no time to plan them. A Well-Traveled Suitcase has given us several options for our trip to Italy - from large hotels to renovated villas and small bed & breakfasts. They suggested a festival for my beer loving husband, and wine tours for me. Lots of great advice and suggestions from a seasoned traveler. All details are taken care of from airport transfers to restaurant reservations. I can’t wait to enjoy my perfectly curated vacation.


Tamara Uppendahl

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.