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Hi! I'm Ellie

Like many, my love for travel was born on one of my family trips when I was younger. For me, it was in 2010 on a multi-gen trip to Germany; the homeland of my fathers side and beloved Grandparents. It wasn't until 2017 that I was officially bitten with the Travel Bug and first experienced the undeniable sense of freedom you gain when traveling unknown territory. I was smitten with the idea of traveling the world.

“Once the travel bug bites there is no known antidote, and I know that I shall be happily infected until the end of my life"

1. vigor and spirit or enthusiasm:

"Travel with verve"

Michael Palin

Joining an industry that I had no experience in other than my own personal travels was exciting and challenging. In the ways that a good meal can bring people together, I have begun mastering the craft of bringing people together through worldly experiences. The lessons and skills I learned in running and managing a restaurant, serving customers, and preparing food, has taught me a plethora of skills I have now learned to implement in my own business.


As an avid history and architecture lover and self-proclaimed adventurer, I love to travel for the connections I get to make through the different cultures I’m honored enough to witness and experience. Having the privilege of connecting with the people I meet and travel with through conversation and laughs, to even overcoming the obstacles travel hiccups can throw your way. I craft my client’s itineraries with the same amount of verve I have when planning my own adventures.

From traveling for leisure, planning friends and families travels, building and converting a van to road trip the U.S., to now traveling Europe full time with my husband and dog - a lot of what I do and love is rooted in my wanderlust. Outside of travel, you can find me between conversations with friends, reading history books, and currently, nerd-ing out over any kind of viking movie or TV show I can come across.

Ellie's Travel Bug was founded on the thirst for adventure and built to serve YOU

“Ellie’s Travel Bug’s Mission is to provide a gateway for adventure, connection, and memory making that enhances your experience with seamless, fulfilling, veracious, and uniquely curated travel.”





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My travelers notebook


Jan, 23

My husband and I and our traveling sidekick, Mogli, stayed 4 weeks in Portugal. We explored Lisbon from top to bottom with day trips to Belem, Cascais, and Sintra. We had a lovely weekend in Porto and a visit to the Douro Valley as well! We loved Lisbon for the people and beautiful views. It is a place we can't wait to get back to!



Perks of working with me

My goal is to remove the intimidation that comes with planning your next adventure. I work to curate your travel plans down to a tee so you can enjoy the things that matter most: spending time with the important people in your life and making memories to last a lifetime! With my own personal travel experience and connections with partners and suppliers around the globe, you will truly be taken care of from the start of your travel planning to the time you return home. 

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