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  • Julia P. Douglas

    President

    312.574.1181

    julia@jetsetworldtravel.com

    Julia Douglas

    President

    312.574.1181

    julia@jetsetworldtravel.com

    Julia was a North American Commercial Property Broker for Willis in Lloyds of London before founding Jet Set World Travel. There she realized the power of creativity.

    Home Town Laguna Niguel, California
    Home Base Aspen, Colorado
    Astrological Sign Libra
    Friends describe me as... creative, energetic, inquisitive, passionate, and adventurous.

    Fondest Travel Memory

    Bareboat sailing expeditions with friends through the Cyclades in Greece, the Aeolian Islands in Italy, and the British Virgin Islands in the Caribbean. I find unplugging from day to day life and enjoying simple pleasures with loved ones to be most meaningful.


    Favorite Beaches

    Jumby Bay, Antigua; Uluwatu, Bali; Amanpuri Phuket, Thailand; Ipanema Rio de Janeiro, Brazil


    Most Memorable Meal

    A gourmet bush brunch at Mombo in Botswana! As we rounded the bend in our Land Rover we happened upon a table for two with French Champagne and a cheese platter including a medley of salads to accompany a flame broiled Ostrich burger. The view showcased a Hippo happily munching on grass in the distance with a Whitebacked Vulcher and Fish Eagle fighting in flight and Baboons playing in the Acacia tree above. No reservations required - only whimsy and abundant creativity.


    Dream Vacation

    Tracing the Indian Ocean coastline starting from the Cape of Good Hope in South Africa and working my way north through Mozambique to Tanzania and Kenya to catch the migration before island hopping across to the Seychelles and then on to the Maldives.

  • Michelle L. Gordon

    Director of Operations

    312.574.1185

    michelle@jetsetworldtravel.com

    Michelle L. Gordon

    Director of Operations

    312.574.1185

    michelle@jetsetworldtravel.com

    Michelle’s career began with the airlines where she honed her customer service skills. Patience is her modus operandi!

    Home Town Hamilton, Montana
    Home Base Los Angeles, California
    Astrological Sign Sagittarius
    Hobbies and interests Live sporting events, running along the beach with my dog, wine tasting with friends and weekend getaways to visit new destinations.

    Fondest Travel Memory

    Visiting a local village in Fiji. Seeing how the Fijian people live so peacefully, selflessly and incredibly happy with so little was eye-opening. Experiencing their local customs and traditions firsthand added a great dimension to this special destination.


    On My Radar

    Jumeirah Dhevanafushi, Maldives,
    Song Saa Private Island, Cambodia,
    Amankora, Bhutan,
    Explora Atacama, Chile.


    Hoping to Revisit

    The private-island sanctuary of Mustique located in the Southern Caribbean. This 1,400 acre island covered with dramatic topography and white-sand beaches offers raw natural beauty combined with elegant accommodations of private villas for rent.


    Dream Vacation

    An incredible week long expedition traveling from sea level to the peaks of Machu Picchu to explore some of the most stunning archaeological sites in Peru. From visiting the Sacred Valley of the Inca, to hiking to the Sun Gate at Machu Picchu to watch the sun break over the quiet ruins, and finally continuing onto the Inca Empire’s capital city to experience the local cuisine, culture and Incan heritage of Cusco.

  • Melissa R. Pugh

    Luxury Travel Consultant

    312.574.1183

    melissa@jetsetworldtravel.com

    Melissa Pugh

    Luxury Travel Consultant

    312.574.1183

    melissa@jetsetworldtravel.com

    Melissa was previously Head Stewardess for Lindblad Expeditions on board in Costa Rica, Panama, and Alaska where she refined her hospitality skills.

    Home Town Spirit Lake, Iowa
    Home Base Chicago, Illinois
    Astrological Sign Scorpio
    I travel... to understand and explore different cultures, to soak up everything the locals have to offer, and to truly get a grasp on the country I am in.

    Fondest Travel Memory

    Experiencing sunrise at Golden Harbor on South Georgia Island on my birthday with 100,000 pairs of King Penguins. Getting to observe the chick/parent song and chase in search of one another is absolutely incredible.


    On My Radar

    Nepal for the Himalayas, Africa for the safaris, South Africa for the beaches and wine, and Svalbard in search of Polar bears.


    My Personal Style

    I enjoy a perfect balance of luxury and local flavor. I am always up for anything, love being active while traveling but never forgetting to relax!


    Most Beautiful Beach

    I discovered true, natural beauty in a deserted, white sandy, palm-fringed beach stretching about a mile long while hiking through Tayrona National Park in Colombia near Santa Marta. The privacy of the beach was incredible.

  • Caroline H. Sprunger

    Luxury Travel Coordinator

    312.574.1198

    Caroline@jetsetworldtravel.com

    Caroline H. Sprunger

    Luxury Travel Coordinator

    312.574.1198

    Caroline@jetsetworldtravel.com

    As a Communications major, Caroline rehearsed her written and verbal skills at DePauw University (May 2016 graduate) before dotting I’s and crossing T’s for our talented advisors and their exuberant clients.

    Home Town Indianapolis, Indiana
    Astrological Sign Leo

    Hobbies and Interests

    Water baby. Powder junky. Adventure addict. Global nomad. Stationary cyclist. Yoga chick.


    Fondest Travel Memory

    A nearly two-month voyage through the Galápagos Islands. By night we cruised between the islands. By day we hiked the islands, snorkeled around them, and engaged with the Galápagos' distinctive wildlife: sea lions, giant tortoises, Galapagos sharks, Darwin finches, Blue-footed boobies and Waved Albatross – to name a few.


    Most Memorable Meal

    Indulging in a delectable eight-course meal at the Beau-Rivage Palace Hotel in Lausanne, Switzerland on Lake Geneva. The exotic assortment of food paired with the intoxicating views of the Swiss Alps was sheer bliss!


    Hoping to visit

    I have always dreamt of exploring the farthest corners of South Africa - and indulging in Portugal.

  • Lauren B. Maggard

    Luxury Travel Consultant

    312.533.1633

    lauren@jetsetworldtravel.com

    Lauren B. Maggard

    Luxury Travel Consultant

    312.533.1633

    lauren@jetsetworldtravel.com

    Lauren obtained her Masters in Contemporary Art from Sotheby’s in London. She then joined a premiere auction house in Chicago where she learned the art of sales.

    Home Town Sun Valley, Idaho
    Home Base Asheville, North Carolina
    Astrological Sign Virgo
    Hobbies and interests A lover of all things active, I am keen to find the best hiking and biking trails, steepest slope to ski, and hardest yoga class in town. A morning of activity, an afternoon of visiting city markets and local treasures, and a delicious dinner and glass of wine is the epitome of my perfect day.

    Most Memorable Experience

    Helicoptering over the Okavango Delta while on safari in Botswana. To experience the vast wildness of the bush and close proximity to the animals truly is the most magical experience, and the Delta is like no other place on Earth. I’d go back in a heartbeat.


    On My Radar

    Biking the coast of Vietnam, Tiger Safari in India, and feeling the Colombian vibe on the streets of Cartegena.


    Specialization

    As a mother of two, my aptitude for family travel and managing the needs of children (and parents!) has sharpened tremendously. I enjoy creating memorable family travel experiences that are stress-free and seamless for the parents and age appropriate for the kids.


    Fondest Travel Memory

    Hiking the Perito Moreno Glacier in Patagonia; bareback riding a Paseo horse on the beaches of Panama; picnic lunches in Hyde Park, London; watching the sunrise over Machu Picchu; sailing the West Indies; wine tasting in Mendoza, Argentina; paddle boarding in Costa Rica; and even lounging on the perfect beaches of St. Barths.

  • Jill L. Taylor

    Luxury Travel Consultant

    312.574.1182

    jill@jetsetworldtravel.com

    Jill L. Taylor

    Luxury Travel Consultant

    312.574.1182

    jill@jetsetworldtravel.com

    Jill applied her International Finance degree to opportunities in France and Italy before becoming a CFO domestically. She excels at maximizing dollars and cents!

    Home Town Marietta, Georgia
    Home Base Chicago, Illinois
    Astrological Sign Leo
    Friends describe me as... being full of energy, curious, spontaneous, loves to laugh and can make friends wherever I go.

    I travel to...

    Visit places I have not been to explore the unknown. When I travel, I like to hike or bike the area, pair local food and wine, and indulge in spas to experience the different cultures and indigenous products.


    Life Changing Trips

    Bostwana, South Africa and India all were incredibly profound in teaching me so much about being a citizen of the world.


    Specialization

    Europe (lived in Italy & France), Australia, New Zealand, Adventure, Spas, Food and Wine.


    Fondest Travel Memory

    Flying in a small plane over the Great Barrier Reef to Lizard Island, hiking up to the top of Cook’s Look, sailing to snorkel with giant clams, picnicking with dear friends on a private beach with amazing Australian wine, fresh seafood and watching the sunset from the hammock on my private deck.  I cried tears of complete joy!

  • Lindsey A. Woodcock

    Luxury Travel Consultant

    312.574.1197

    lindsey@jetsetworldtravel.com

    Lindsey A. Woodcock

    Luxury Travel Consultant

    312.574.1197

    lindsey@jetsetworldtravel.com

    Traveling for me is about setting out on an adventure and encountering the unexpected. Making sure there is time to see all the cultural and historical sights of the destination while allowing time to wander and absorb the unique local experiences offered.

    Home Town Sun Valley, Idaho
    Home Base Sun Valley, Idaho
    Astrological Sign Cancer
    Hobbies and interests Spontaneous adventures and weekend getaways, traveling with friends and embarking on adventures together, and sitting down after a long day with a glass of wine soaking in the splendor of the day.

    Fondest Travel Memory

    Waterskiing in the Indian Ocean while visiting Kiwayu, a small island off Kenya. The beaches are absolutely stunning and the hospitality (and encouragement needed to waterski) tipped the scale.


    Most Memorable Meal

    Dinner at Refugio Tondi in Cortina, Italy. A snowmobile brings you up the mountain to a hut for soulful food, wine and homemade grappa. After dinner you throw on your skis for a midnight run down the mountain under the moon and stars.


    Jaw-dropping Experience

    Serendipitously witnessing the wildebeest migration while on safari in Kenya. Watching the zebras, wildebeests, lions and crocodiles try to outsmart and overcome each other is nature at its highest level - words can not do it justice.


    Dream Vacation

    Having been heli skiing in Alaska, it would be a dream trip to go boat-based heli skiing. A private boat equipped with its own helicopter allows you to cruise the waters of some of the most amazing terrain in the world, including Greenland, Alaska and BC. Every morning you wake up to new territory, hop in the heli for a full day of powder skiing, then retreat back to the fully-staffed boat for a hot tub, gourmet meal and rest up for the next day! You could do this surfing as well!

  • Cally L. Pirrung

    Luxury Travel Consultant

    312.574.1194

    cally@jetsetworldtravel.com

    Cally L. Pirrung

    Luxury Travel Consultant

    312.574.1194

    cally@jetsetworldtravel.com

    Cally began her career at an Entertainment production company in New York before combining her organization and creative skills with her passion for travel.

    Home Town Atlanta, Georgia
    Home Base Chicago, Illinois
    Astrological Sign Scorpio
    Hobbies and interests Being active. Going on outdoor adventures. Spending time on the water.

    Fondest Travel Memory

    Waking up in the small peaceful town of Picinguaba (about four hours south of Rio in Brazil’s Costa Verde) and enjoying a day full of hiking, boating, relaxing with a picnic on a deserted island, and ending with sunset surfing lessons and homemade Caipirinhas on one of the many stunning beaches nearby.


    Top Three Jaw Dropping Experiences

    Watching the live tuna auction at the Tsukiji Fish Market followed by a private viewing of a Sumo training session in a Sumo Heya in Tokyo.

    Hiking through the other worldly landscape of El Valle de la Luna in Chile’s Atacama desert at sunset on New Years day.

    Coming face to face with great whites when shark diving off the coast of South Africa.


    Most Memorable Meal

    A gourmet picnic on the bank of Lake Piuray in the Sacred Valley, prepared by two locals showcasing the colorful diet of the Peruvians.


    I Travel

    to learn about and understand the world we live in, to grow as a person and immerse myself in the unfamiliar, to experience everyday occurrences as if for the first time.

  • Courtney E. Sheeley

    Luxury Travel Consultant

    970.379.1645

    courtney@jetsetworldtravel.com

    Courtney Sheeley

    Luxury Travel Consultant

    970.379.1645

    courtney@jetsetworldtravel.com

    Courtney fine tuned her passion for pairing people with products in the corporate event industry - and now adds another element to her astute skills: destination placement!

    Home Town Aspen, Colorado
    Home Base Aspen, Colorado
    Astrological Sign Capricorn
    Hobbies and interests Growing up in the mountains gave me a unique sense of adventure and passion for the outdoors. My perfect day is spent skiing, hiking with my Australian shepherd, horseback riding, sailing - or immersing myself in a local culture in a remote corner on the world!

    Fondest Travel Memory

    Enjoying a sundowner with my family as nightfall ascended over the plains of the Serengeti in the Masai Mara while we reminisced about the great migration that we were lucky enough to see in person. Every day in the bush holds new and exciting memories that last a lifetime. Close second was admiring the beauty of Petra in Jordan, the Taj Mahal in India, and the Pyramids in Egypt. These are sights I will never forget!


    Favorite Beaches

    Diani, Kenya. Park Tyrona, Colombia. Uluwatu, Bali. Praslin Island, Seychelles. British Virgin Islands. Eleuthra, Bahamas.


    Best Meal

    After skiing the Matterhorn in Zermatt we indulged in a long leisurely lunch complete with fondue, geschnetzeltes, tartiflette, and too much wine while admiring the idyllic views!


    On My Radar

    Trekking in Bhutan and the Himalayas. Skiing in Japan. Trans-Siberian Railroad. Climbing Mt. Blanc.

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