LET THE TEAM AT ROBERTSON INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL TURN YOUR DREAM VACATION INTO A REALITY
Robertson International Travel Consultants specializes in luxury experiences that create lifelong memories. Let us arrange the details of your next trip.
WHY WORK WITH US?
Our expertise and our passion is travel. We have first-hand knowledge of many of the destinations our clients are curious about. Plus, we are devoted to making sure each and every trip is full of positive lifelong memories. We are a proud member of Virtuoso, the leading global network of agencies specializing in luxury and experiential travel. When you book with a Virtuoso advisor, you gain access to a world of personalized travel experiences as well as special perks and upgrades only offered to Virtuoso travelers.
Even in the midst of pandemic, we still believe that travel makes life richer, no matter where you are.
It’s true, we don’t know what’s going to happen tomorrow. We are taking this pandemic seriously: Virtuoso travel advisors, Virtuoso’s partners at hotels, cruise lines, and tour operators around the world are revising travel plans and weathering social distancing, school cancellations, and other upheavals directly related to the COVID-19 outbreak. Like you, we are worried about our families, friends, and colleagues. And we’re washing our hands like crazy. Below are a few ways you can engage your wanderlust from the comfort and safety of your home.
And, when it is time to travel again, we will be here to help you.
One of the best ways to use these extra hours indoors is to settle down with a good book and dream of future adventures.
"Travel book" means so much more than a guidebook. Some people discover their dream destinations through fiction, others through food. Words have a way of reminding us of a favorite vacation or getting us geared up for our next one.
The CNN Travel team's favorite travel books range from 1930s Corfu to 19th-century Australia to modern-day Vancouver Island. We hope you find some inspiration for your next trip.
52 PLACES, VIRTUALLY
The New York Times would like to invite you on a series of virtual journeys: You can wander into the belly of an Egyptian pyramid, explore the house where Mozart was born, or fly over the rocky peaks of Glacier National Park. Sure, you’ll be looking at a screen, but you’ll see new places, hear new languages and pick up some interesting tidbits about other cultures. Call it a warm-up for that moment when you’ll actually be packing your bags and heading out for your next adventure.
LINDBLAD, TAKE ME AWAY
Watch and listen to calving glaciers, rushing winds, and crunchy ice as you explore the beautiful landscapes of the Arctic. Take a breather with the landscapes, wildlife, and sounds of the amazing Galápagos. Or, for those of you with children at home, join Virtual Field Educator Alex Krowiak as he walks kids through a virtual photo scavenger hunt they can embark on from their own backyards. Lindblad Expeditions-National Geographic have a YouTube channel with hundreds of videos to take you away!
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THE ROBERTSON TEAM
The joy of travel begins with the excitement of planning. It extends to the experience itself. And it lives on in the memories we make. We are committed to providing the guidance and tools you need for the perfect trip and a lifetime of wonderful memories.
HEATHER SCHUYLER GRAY
Owner, Certified Travel Agent
Heather Schuyler is a native to the Santa Barbara area, born and raised in the beach-side town of Carpinteria. She attended the University of Southern California, graduating with her Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology with plans of becoming a physical therapist. Two backpacking trips, through Europe and Africa, and a few twists and turns of life later, the travel industry beckoned. In 2003, armed only with her backpacking experience and a passion for traveling the world, Heather joined the ranks of Robertson International Travel Consultants. Under the mentorship of Brian Robertson, she was taught the travel business from the ground up. In November of 2013, in recognition of her ten year anniversary with the agency, Heather was named Managing Partner and in August of 2017 took over ownership of Robertson Travel.
In the sixteen years since starting her career in the travel industry, and just twenty-one years after her own international traveling began, Heather has touched 6 continents and over 35 countries. Her experience of travel styles ranges from backpacking and hostels to luxury cruises and 5-star hotels. Heather is drawn to destinations of stunning natural beauty (Alaska, Patagonia and the South Pacific) and culture (India, Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia). Her love of active, adventure and eco-travel has taken her biking across New Zealand, heli-hiking in the Canadian Rockies, and sailing aboard expedition ships through Costa Rica, the Galapagos and the Peruvian Amazon. She has been on safari in both East and South Africa, and set out into Northern Canada on a Polar Bear Expedition. She has explored holiday markets along the Danube river, meandered through the English Countryside, yachted through the Greek Isles and most recently spent her honeymoon in Fiji.
Heather’s strengths lie in her absolute attention to detail, her passion for travel, and her desire to create memorable experiences for her clients. She, along with the Robertson Team, continue to work closely together to provide the very best in service and expertise in travel planning for their clients.
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JESSICA GOLDMAN FISHER
From a young age growing up in land-locked Ohio, Jessica had the urge to explore the outside world. Upon graduation from UC Santa Barbara, she organized a year-long trip around the world and it became quickly evident that she was destined to be a travel planner.
A luxury travel consultant for the past 14 years, Jessica continues to expand her reach every day through relationships with her many counterparts and resources across the globe. She specializes in custom international land and sea itineraries of any complexity.
Her own travels uniquely add to her experience… it’s the comfort that gives many clients peace of mind. She has embarked on such adventures as hiking the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, been on safari in Africa, swam the Great Barrier Reef, cruised the Galapagos Islands, and hot air ballooned over the fairy chimneys of Cappadocia. Her travels have taken her to 6 continents, including the countries of South Africa, Australia, New Zealand, Thailand, Tahiti, Fiji, Costa Rica, St. Lucia, Grenadines, Ecuador, Peru, Chile, Argentina, Mexico, Canada, Israel, Turkey, and a large handful of European Countries.
A Santa Barbara resident now for 19 years, Jessica is grateful to share a wonderful life “in paradise” with her husband and two children.
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STACEY J BYERS
Stacey is the newest member of our team! She is a travel enthusiast and a professional photographer.
Stacey has always been curious about people, their stories, and about places she has never been to before. As a photographer, she primarily focuses on people. She says that portraiture provides her with a powerful opportunity for total strangers to share some of their life stories with her. Stacey’s other passion is travel. She possesses a wanderlust to experience new places and cultures. One might describe her approach as “look, listen, learn, and love” because no matter where she travels, she develops a deep respect for the people she encounters and inevitably falls in love with the places she explored.
As a travel advisor, she enjoys helping clients have experiences where they too fall in love with the people they met and the places they visited.
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GET IN TOUCH!
At Robertson International Travel Consultants, the sky’s the limit in terms of creating your next travel itinerary. We are ready to plan every last detail of your upcoming trip, so all that’s left for you is to enjoy it.
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The purpose of life, after all, is to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experience.