Hi! I’m Eleanor, author and owner of Elevate Your Escapes.

As a travel enthusiast, I find joy in learning about cultures, meeting new people, and immersing myself in the richness of each destination that I visit. From bustling city streets to tranquil seaside escapes, I’ve had the privilege of being able to curate new experiences in various corners of the world. I’ve been to 40+ countries and many varied locales within those countries.

Whether I’m savoring delectable street food in local markets, embarking on a day-long cultural tour of famous sites, or simply gazing at awe-inspiring sunsets, I believe that every experience has the power to enrich our lives and broaden our perspectives. I’m here to share that with you.

I strive to be a responsible traveler, promoting sustainable tourism and enriching the lives of locals in the neighborhoods we visit. So, if you’re looking to uncover the world’s hidden gems, you’ve come to the right place.

On this site, you’ll find itineraries, practical tips, trusted resources, and vetted recommendations that will inspire your own trips. I am an IATA and CLIA-certified travel agent and have helped hundreds of clients plan epic escapes.

Bon voyage!

Eleanor

Contact Me: elevateyourescapes@gmail.com

Get to Know Me:

  • Where I’m from: New York City
  • Where I’ve been: 40 countries with many cities + towns within those countries
  • Favorite Places: Greece, Bimini, Paris
  • Top Travel Memory: Standing under the Eiffel Tower for the first time
  • Best meal I’ve had while traveling: White Bean Soup from Marmalade in San Juan, Puerto Rico

Expert In

Young adult travel, solo travel, budget travel, mid-level travel, foodie travel

Where I’ve Traveled

To date, I’ve spent months living and traveling in various locations throughout the world. My expertise lies in the following destinations:

Australia

πŸ“Hobart + Burnie – Stanley / Tasmania | Melbourne | Sydney

Africa

πŸ“Morocco: Ait Bennhadou, Casablanca, Chefchaoen, Fes, High Atlas Mountains, Marrakech, Merzouga, Rabat

πŸ“Egypt: Aswan, Cairo, Hurghada, Luxor

Asia

πŸ“United Arab Emirates: Abu Dhabi, Dubai

Europe

πŸ“Austria: Salzburg, Vienna

πŸ“Bosnia and Herzegovina: Mostar

πŸ“Belgium: Antwerp, Bruge, Brussels, Ghent, Leuven

πŸ“Croatia: Dubrovnik, Hvar, Korcula, Krka National Park, Ε ibenik, Split, Zagreb

πŸ“Denmark: Copenhagen

πŸ“France: Annecy, Antibes, Cannes, Eze, Giverny, Lyon, Nice, Paris (favorite city – been there twice and can’t wait to return!), Villefranche-Sur-Mer, Versailles, St. Tropez (+Monaco)

πŸ“Greece: Aegnia, Athens, Hydra, Milos, Naxos, Paros, Santorini (favorite country!)

πŸ“Hungary: Budapest

πŸ“Ireland: Dublin, Galway

πŸ“Italy: Florence, Lucca, Pisa, Rome, Siena, Venice

πŸ“Luxembourg: Luxembourg, Vianden

πŸ“Monaco

πŸ“Montenegro: Kotor, Perast

πŸ“Netherlands: Amsterdam (ask me about Kings Day…), Lisse, Utrecht

πŸ“Portugal: Cascais, Duoro Valley, Faro + the Algave, Lisbon, Porto, Sintra

πŸ“Slovakia: Bratislava

πŸ“Slovenia: Lake Bled, Ljubliana, Postonja

πŸ“Spain: Barcelona, Cadiz, Costa Brava, Cordoba, Girona, Granada, Jerez de la Frontera, Madrid, Malaga, Ronda, Seville

πŸ“Sweden: Stockholm

πŸ“Switzerland: Geneva, Montreux, Vevey

πŸ“United Kingdom: Belfast, Edinburgh, London

πŸ“Vatican City

Central America

πŸ“Belize: Caye Caulker, San Ignacio

πŸ“Costa Rica: Manuel Antonio/Quepos, Tamarindo (my first solo trip!)

πŸ“Honduras: Roatan (a favorite escape!)

πŸ“Panama: Panama City, Mamey Island, San Blas Islands

North America

πŸ“Mexico: Bacalar, Campeche, Cancun, Costa Maya/ Mahahual, Isla Mujeres, Merida, Mexico City (let’s talk about the tacos!), Playa del Carmen, Riviera Maya, Tijuana, Tulum

πŸ“USA: Arkansas, California (including San Diego), Colorado, Delaware, Florida (Miami!), Georgia, Hawaii – Maui, Oahu and Hawaii Island, Illinois, Iowa, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico (including Santa Fe), New York, Ohio, Oregon, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont, Washington DC, Washington

Caribbean

πŸ“Aruba

πŸ“Bahamas: Bimini (four times), Nassau

πŸ“Dominican Republic: Puerto Plata, Punta Cana

πŸ“Dominica

πŸ“St. Lucia

πŸ“Puerto Rico, US (twice)

πŸ“St. Thomas, USVI

South America

πŸ“Ecuador: Galapagos

πŸ“Peru: Aguas Calientes + Macchu Picchu, Amazon (via Puerto Maldonado), Arequipa, Cusco, Lima (including the #1 restaurant in the world – Central)

South Pacific

πŸ“ New Zealand: Auckland | Bay of Islands / Paihia | Napier | Picton | Rotorua | Tauranga