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PAX TRAVEL DESIGN

IF YOU CAN DREAM IT, WE CAN PLAN IT.

 

WHAT WE DO

You need a vacation--a space to explore, recharge and reconnect with your family or your friends. But with your busy life and endless obligations, you don't have a minute to pick a destination, never mind plan an entire trip. I started Pax Travel Design to help busy families like yours realize their travel dreams while staying sane and having fun (yes, fun!) in the process. 

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MULTI-GENERATIONAL TRIPS

Trips that span generations are a special gift--planning them is our specialty.

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CUSTOM CULTURAL JOURNEYS

From a West End show to a soccer match to a cooking class--local culture means different things to different people. That's why every trip we plan is unique.

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TRAVEL WITH CHILDREN

From tots to young adults, we make sure everyone in the family is heard in our planning process.

 

OUR CLIENTS LOVE US!

Unique trips for unique families.

FAMILY OF FIVE
SAN FRANCISCO, BIG SUR, AND YOSEMITE

Everything was perfect. Our days were planned so well...smooth and exciting. We would have NEVER been able to plan this and experience all that we did on our own.

FAMILY OF FOUR
SACRED VALLEY AND MACHU PICCHU

This was a very special trip for our family and your meticulous planning and spot-on recommendations made it PERFECT. We loved everything--the hotels, tours, trains, meals, and of course, Machu Picchu.

THREE GENERATIONS
VIENNA, LAKE BLED, AND CROATIA

The trip was very last minute in peak tourist time and yet, she was able to make us feel the trip was as carefully and successfully planned as if we had started the investigation 6 months earlier. In a couple of instances, when we had difficulty making the booking with discounts work, Vero again stepped in to help. Each location was unique and the variety in travelling within cities, as well as between cities and countries, was varied, affordable, and highly enjoyable.

FAMILY OF FOUR
COSTA RICA
MANUEL ANTONIO, GUACANASTE, ARENAL

I wanted to drop you a quick line to let you know how thoroughly delighted we were with our family's recent Costa Rica vacation!  Everywhere we stayed was just lovely Overall, we got a great balance of naturalist tours, fun activities, and importantly, pool and beach down time for us and our boys.  It was a fantastic mix, even down to the restaurants you recommend along our driving routes. Thanks so much for organizing this amazing Costa Rica vacation for me and my family! 

PARENT/SON TRIP
LONDON

I wanted to write to thank you so much for arranging a spectacular trip for us in London.  All the highlights of the trip were planned by you – the Churchill tour (the very favorite thing for all of us), both plays, the Tate Modern, especially the view from the café, and the Georgian House, which was just perfect.  We can’t thank you enough for making it one of our best trips ever.

 

CONTACT ME

+1 703-798-9107

 

ABOUT ME

Véronique Autphenne, Trip Designer

As a kid, I was lucky to not only to move from my native Belgium to Ethiopia, and then to the U.S., but to have parents who were always up for a travel adventure. From the South of France to India, Zimbabwe to Quebec City, we were always in motion. Today, I have a solid home base in Alexandria, VA, a launching pad for trips with my favorite travel companions, my husband and three sons.


In the past ten years, I have been a travel blogger, a freelance travel writer, had a weekly travel column, and co-wrote the guidebook, Brussels with Kids. Through it all, I’ve acquired a vast network of global connections to call on when planning your trip.


I started Pax Travel Design because nothing makes me happier than working with families who are embarking on their own adventures. I’d love to work with you to make your travel dreams come true.

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