Your personal travel designer for tailor-made extraordinary and sustainable trips

For the journey of a lifetime to Canada, Japan, Singapore or
the United States

Do you want to go beyond the guidebook experience?
Exploring a country of your dreams through your five senses?
Is it important to you to make a positive contribution to the world and have a slow travel experience while discovering something extraordinary?

But what if you don’t have the time nor desire to plan such kind of a trip yourself?
Your personal travel designer SparkLing One has got you covered.

On average, it takes a person over 20 hours to research and book a multi-destination trip – without even knowing for sure if it actually will be good. Nowadays, it’s incredibly easy to book a flight and a hotel online. However, planning an unforgettable journey requires serious expertise. So, let me help you make your trip one of a kind and to remember for decades to come.

Your new adventure starts here

Travel planning can be overwhelming and time-consuming. Let me take the logistic puzzle and hours of research off your plate, making the trip of a lifetime stress-free. After all, your time is better spent on anticipation. With a tailor-made trip, I ensure your specific plans and wishes fit seamlessly together. You get my insider tips. Now, sit back and relax while I organise the trip of your dreams.
What to expect:

  • Hidden gems and well-known highlights
  • Inspiring meetings with the locals
  • Indigenous dishes and customs
  • Breathtaking locations
  • Fascinating stories and history

 

You’ll submerge in another world and experience the difference between ‘being’ somewhere and just ‘visiting’. This extra effort ensures this trip will live in your memory and heart for years to come.

Unforgettable encounters and sensory experiences

Local activities that stimulate your senses

As your personal travel designer, SparkLing One has the connections to turn your travel plans into a one of a kind experience. For the ultimate travel experience, I could add small-scale accommodations and unusual activities to your plans. When you choose to visit less-known places over commercial locations, you are up to make an exciting discovery. Apart from that, you’ll form a special bond with that new place and return from your travels fulfilled and happy.

Captivating stories

A local guide can turn an ordinary trip to a place – like the French Quarter in New Orleans – into an extraordinary adventure. Fascinating stories about former residents and their neighbourhoods come to life. Your guide helps you see the city through the insider’s eyes.

Pick tea leaves in the countryside

Experience a homestay in the countryside of Japan’s Higashi-Sonogi. During your stay on a farm, you get familiar with the tea plants by picking tea leaves in the vast fields. When you’ve gathered enough leaves, you will learn how to prepare a pot of satisfying green tea, according to the famous Japanese tea tradition.

Eat with the locals

Share a meal with a Singaporean family at their home and see how people go about their lives in a typical social HDB flat. Taste delicious traditional dishes, made especially for you. Most likely, you will exchange personal stories and receive insider’s tips about the city.

Unforgettable sensory experiences like these are what you’ll get when I design your trip.

Travel changes you. As you move through this life and this world, you change things slightly, you leave marks behind, however small. And in return, life and travel leaves marks on you.

Anthony Bourdain

Trips to Canada, Japan, Singapore and the United States

Travel the world with SparkLing One

At SparkLing One, I offer you only the best tailor-made trips. That’s why I only arrange trips to Canada, Japan, Singapore and the United States. I regularly travel to these places and watch the latest developments closely there. Based on my broad travel experience, I design a unique personal travel plan that works best for you.
I lived in Singapore and Japan as a child. These places still hold a special place in my heart. I have travelled numerous times to Canada and America and have many local connections in both countries. These places continue to fascinate me with their endless lowlands, impressive mountain ranges and breathtaking valleys. Then, it’s fun to switch gears and visit the coolest cities like New York, San Francisco, Vancouver, Atlanta and Las Vegas. Now, that’s an exciting trip!

Discover street art cities: hidden artworks around every corner

A world full of images, a language without rules. That’s how I see street art! I am a huge fan of it, and I’ve visited many cities famous for street art, such as Bristol, London, New York City, Atlanta, Reykjavik, Berlin, Lisbon, Singapore and more. Every city I go to, I engage a local guide – even better, when a local street artist is my guide – to take me to places where I can take in graffiti, murals and other forms of street art.
Let me help you discover these street art cities too!

Sustainable choices and slow travel

An essential part of your travel experience

Travelling brings us closer to the most stunning natural wonders and connects us with cultures around the globe. What a privilege it is to be able to see this amazing world. By choosing to travel responsibly, we reduce our impact on the environment. Besides, when we immerse and connect with a new place, we’re more likely to care and give something back to the communities we visit. I help you with making sustainably conscious choices. Whenever I’m able, I work with local partners who are passionate about the service they provide and place great importance on local well-being. Your money goes back into the community. And you get personal attention and memories that last a lifetime.

In addition to all the adventures, I encourage you to slow down and enjoy the luxury of time. The joy is not in the arriving at your destination but in the journey. By slowing down, you take the time to connect to the place, taste the local food or discover the culture and nature. Imagine having these experiences opposed to ploughing through crowded tourist attractions at rapid speed or rushing through a checklist of experiences in a blurred flurry. This way, you’ll have room for pleasant surprises and authenticity, you’ll have time for yourself to enjoy and remember all you’ve encountered. What a joy such a trip will be!

Let’s put the person back in personal!

I used to be baffled by how hard it was to plan my road trips, mostly due to the overwhelming choices and limited time I had to spend on research. Booking my trips through a travel agency wasn’t a solution either. I would usually end up with an entirely different experience from what I originally wanted and booked. I would get a cookie-cutter pre-packaged trip, not the customised trip I’d asked for. There must be a better way.

Inspired by this disappointment, I set out to create a very different and unique experience for myself and like-minded travellers. Customised travel takes more than just slapping together a transport, accommodations and attractions plan. The secret is in collaborating with a caring expert who can put herself in your shoes, takes the stress out of planning and advises which awe-enhancing activities to include in your trip.

As a seasoned traveller and a travel designer, I have the years of experience to help you embark on your perfect trip, discover the world in its authenticity, transform regular trips into once-in-a-lifetime journeys. You will visit places you may not have known about and experience things that you’ve never imagined you would love. You’re unique, so should be your trips, too.

Let’s put the awe back in awesome!

How SparkLing One helps you realise your ideal trip - your personal travel designer

To design the perfect travel plan for you, it’s important that we get to know each other. During our virtual meeting, you can tell me all about where you want to go and what you want to see and experience. I listen, think along with you, ask you questions and apply my knowledge and expertise to make your travel wishes come true. I take all of the stress out of planning. This helps you save valuable time. Eventually, I present you with your unique travel plan that takes into account your wishes, needs, interests, and personality. Together we’ll turn your trip into an awesome, long-lasting memory!

Preparation

Travelling abroad requires the necessary preparation. I get that, which is why I provide additional information and advice about:

  • travel and cancellation insurance
  • vaccination
  • visa
  • private transfers and airport parking service

During your trip

I’m your safety net on the ground and I’m here to help you sort out any travel hiccups, big or small. I work hard (so you don’t have to) to ensure your entire trip is smooth sailing. You can stay confident and relaxed during your travels.

I work with committed partners at all the locations I book for you. When you need immediate assistance, they’ll be at your service.

Like SparkLing One to design your dream trip?

Your first consultation is free of charge. Have you decided to collaborate with me? My fee for the trip design is Euro 295 inclusive 21% VAT.

When the trip design is ready, we’ll go through it together and tweak it to your liking. Once you’ve decided to book your trip through me, I’ll apply a Euro 50 inclusive 21% VAT discount to the booking fees.

Travelling is seeing in Japan

Take an Evening Walk in Gion, Kyoto, where a local guide shows you that extra bit more. This traditional neighbourhood in Kyoto reveals the ever-mysterious and still lively world of the geikos (geishas). You listen to stories about their strict upbringing and why they choose to follow that lifestyle. When you’re lucky, an actual geiko or maiko (a geiko-in-training) will glide past you in her colourful kimono on her way to an appointment in an ochaya (teahouse). An unusual sighting that gives you a glimpse into a culture that is typically closed off to outsiders.

Tip

Ever watched the movie Memoirs of a Geisha? On your walking tour of Kyoto you’ll see those same locations: the Gion district, Fushimi-Inari Shrine, Arashiyama Bamboo Grove, Kiyomizudera temple and Heian-Jingu shrine.