More Vacay, Less Time & Stress...
Even seasoned travelers find it hard to plan satisfying getaways to discover travel in new places or deepen experiences in places familiar.
Are you concerned about overspending and booking blindly on the internet? Do you start your vacation exhausted and stressed after accommodating others that your trip is not even about you anymore? Ever arrive somewhere after spending hours sifting choices and find it's just not your style, wasn't worth the hype, or you knew way more than the guides?
Let us customize a getaway that's cultivated beyond the ordinary, that answers all your questions and leaves you feeling relaxed, confident and excited to embark on truly meaningful bespoke experiences tailored just for you.
TOP 3 UNCOMMON ADVENTURES
NOT TO MISS IN CALIFORNIA, USA
Get Off the Highways and Onto the Trails, Rails, & Waterways
Check out our favorite California Adventures where Paradise Beckons by Bikes, Trains, & Ships- it just might spark some ideas for your next coastal getaway, and if so, we would love to help you plan it.
Choose Your Adventure Mode...
LET AN EXPERT RESEARCH & PLAN YOUR UNIQUE PACKAGE WITH EXCLUSIVES
We know click & book travel is not hard to find, but then what? If you value your time, and have a trusted pro to match your travelstyle and optimize your value, why leave your special memories up to chance? Simple staycations or complex packages, part of our value is we can access all you see plus more you will never see, like luxury exclusives and VIP perks. Independently owned, yet we have the buying power, relationships and stability of the world’s first and largest host agency behind us. That means someone is always a call or email away.
So stop feeling like you have a million trip tabs open in your head, share your dreams with us to discover, differentiate, design, & deliver with tech to review at ease, while you dedicate your time where it is most valued.
Done By You...
CLICK & EXPRESS BOOK YOUR OWN STAY, CRUISE, ACTIVITY - NO RESEARCH FEE
Your plans already ready & researched?
Why click & book anonymously when we offer 24/7 express access inside your own password protected booking portal, overflowing with Hot Deals & rates 110% guaranteed same or better than you see elsewhere! Anything you don't see ala carte just contact us - our best value comes when we package it for you. And unlike those robo-sites, you easily support a small business where an actual person is just a call or email away while you travel.
CARS: Express book Local or Airport pickups, top status tier benefits applied on the house.
CRUISES: Express book River or Ocean...we have over 40,000 sailings to chose from!
FLIGHTS: Express book Domestic & International Carriers, even Southwest!
HOTELS: Express Book all accommodations from budget friendly Hostels to 5 Star Hotels, AirBnB-type vacation rentals, even All-Inclusive Resorts worldwide. When you select our 5 Star Luxury you still access these exclusive perks and upgrades on the house - be sure to ask at checkin - you qualify ONLY when you book with us!
VILLAS: Access weekly rates on entire properties, not per room.
INSURE IT: Insure your entire trip, not just the transport, with our competitive pre & post departure policies.
Our relationships and longevity give YOU 24/7 access to instantly book:
Top tours, transfers, & fun activities, with flexibility to book more fun even after you arrive.
Fave sporting events, theater, concerts, even sold-out entertainment, without those surprise high fees at checkout.
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(Be Sure to Check the Box to Get HOT Deals by Email)
Done For You...
JOIN READY-MADE RAIL, TRAIL, & WATERWAY ADVENTURES - SOLO OR GROUPS
Luxurious to curious, you can join our pre-planned adventures that explore the roots and heritage of each destination, and return renewed with the true meaning of why we travel. We know our busy clients sometimes don’t have the bandwidth to even think of planning a package or booking components. So we look out for unique trip ideas, solo to groups near and far, and serve them up to just grab, pack, and go.
We believe travel can be meaningful and in line with our values toward sustainability. Where possible, we select our destination partners and experiences with eco-tourism, local culture, and artisans in mind. Share with your favorite folks and show up as a group, or show up solo and meet new folks.
At Travel Gardener Adventures, we know that you want to get away and explore new things with your favorite people.
To have that go smoothly, you need a professionally planned vacation.
The problem is that while you love taking vacations and exploring the world, you may not have the time, planning skills, experience, or travel industry connections to make it easy.
Trying to DIY your travel plans can leave you feeling overwhelmed before you go, unsure if you sorted through everything, and underwhelmed after you arrive, with that sinking feeling that maybe you missed something. It's not your fault. Do you know those impersonal Robo-sites that give you a billion results but no guidance? A recent internet search returned 1.4 billion results for where to stay in Paris! And we’ve all seen those TV ads that make it so easy to book with nobody yet so hard to talk with anybody? They are to blame.
You deserve to have a vacation that makes you feel regal, renewed and restored.
Before I was a professional travel advisor, I was just like you..so busy working and raising my kids that I rarely had the bandwidth to take time for me, and when I did, I often grabbed something quick and mundane or tagged along on someone else's plans.
I understand what it feels like to know you want a better outcome, just not exactly sure where or lack the extra time to find it, which is why I work with travelers just like you.
Here's how you can start checking destinations off your to-do list…we elevate your wanderlust from jumbled confusion to smooth anticipation.
What we do best...
TRAIL & CYCLING ADVENTURES
Whether you seek breathtaking scenery within the USA, or internationally, our insight and experience gained from traveling with a nationally ranked mountain biker, hiking and glamping in scores of National Parks means you are in good hands.
Let Travel Gardener Adventures cultivate outdoor activities for you – our partnerships with respected adventure outfitters allow us to offer solo, all women guides, coed, couples, groups, even electric-bike included tour camps & gourmet inclusive wine getaways. From armchair enthusiasts to trained athletes, we will help match you with adventures that best suit you.
RAIL & TRAIN ADVENTURES
When it's about the slow journey as much as it is about the destination, Travel Gardener Adventures cultivates global rail experiences. From coastal daytrips, to cross-country sleeper cars, to luxurious gourmet service in glass cars through awe inspiring vistas of the Red Rock Canyon USA and the Canadian Rockies, roam where time seems to have stood still and mere automobiles still cannot take you.
Descendants of Pullman porters, our early fascination with trains that led us to ride historically significant tracks in several countries means we know how to map a Slow Travel adventure just for you.
RIVER & CRUISE ADVENTURES
Cruise like you never have before! We offer the newest luxury yachts with decks right on the water, adventure windjammers with billowing sails, river voyages with bicycles onboard, gourmet inclusive adventures by sea with top Michelin chefs, and even ocean liners that deliver champagne at the shake of your phone.
Our CLIA membership and partnerships with all major cruise brands means Travel Gardener Adventures is specially trained and certified to offer unique voyages to suit every travel style on every type of waterway. Our themed sailings include art, wellness, jazz, and more.
Tell Us You Are Interested! Be First to Know
I am Alycia Gardner M., founder of TravelGardenerAdventures.com & TravelBizOwner.com. My dreams of travel began as a child inside the pages of my favorite mystery books, often set in worldly foreign lands. I began my corporate legal career at an international consulting firm, hoping to snag an excuse to travel. As a wife and mom of two, curiosity for other cultures and cuisines grew through fiberarts crochet, plein-air painting, and hosting young foreign exchange students. Spinning the globe, I have stepped inside 5 of the 7 continents, 4 Wonders of the World, 20+ countries, 21 National Parks, 40 of the 50 States…and counting.
The approach TheTravelGardener.com and its sister companies take to execute its simple mission to help more people live life more fully is threefold:
Travel Often. We design effortless adventures with our growing network of certified travel advisors so seasoned wanderers who value their time can travel often and savor more memories. travelgardeneradventures.com.
Eat Well. We nourish & guide health-minded globetrotters to embrace a more plant-based lifestyle by growing their own produce aeroponically that stays thriving even while travelling, without acres or a green thumb. growtowergardens.
Leave a Legacy. We coach & develop those open to making a living by living with inheritable eBusinesses for generational income in these top two industries. travelbizowner.com.
Growing up on canned vegetables, and later seeking freshness for my family, I grew a few windowsill herbs to reduce waste, but they never survived my travels. During the shut ins, I experimented with hydroponics in mason jars and graduated to the automated aeroponics system we now offer at TravelGardenerWellness.com. What a game changer to go away for weeks and return home to salad fixings still growing fresh inside with no dirt!
So you see, my travels motivate my wellness!
Now, drawing from experience and degrees in law and management science, I found purpose helping others to eat well, travel often, and leave a financial legacy. As more of us enjoy the fruits of abundant living, we can all empower more through giving.
What our done-with-you
vacation planning is really like...
– STEP 1 –
OUR QUICK DISCOVERY CHAT
This is where we ask you all the right questions to get to know your travel style, what you had in mind, and where you are in the process.
You will get a peek into how it would be to work with us, and before scheduling your full consultation, we will share a form for you to jot down details to help ensure we have everything we need to start designing your getaway.
– STEP 2 –
WE DESIGN AN ADVENTURE
This is where we delve into our resources to research, vet, and select all the needed trip components along with just enough tours and activities to create an escape customized for you.
We use state-of-the-art technology to lay out an easy-to-review digital proposal that is so simple and convenient - when it's right for you, just click to approve.
– STEP 3 –
YOU GET READY & GETAWAY!
This is where you relax and start packing! We firm up deposits and confirm final payment dates and any installment plans. And when we book your activities, excursions and reservations, we organize them into your digital file so when we deliver your travel documents electronically, a colorful summary is handy in our app right on your phone.
Remember, unlike those robosites, someone on our team is just a call, text or email away, from that first quick chat until you return home. Your adventure begins!