About us/ Design Specialists
At Travel Design by Ann, we believe in creating the perfect escape for you. Whether it's planning your dream vacation, wanting to check off an item from your bucket list or just looking for a quick weekend getaway, we customize the right itinerary for you.
Your time is precious - you can spend hours researching every element of your trip and still not know what or where you want to go. This is where our certified design specialists take that stress/headache away from you. We discuss exactly what your wants/needs are and get to work designing the perfect trip.
Meet our Design Specialists
Climbing the Sydney Harbour Bridge
Owner/Travel Design Specialist
Ann's passion for travel and love of discovering new destinations is the perfect combination when planning your next trip.
From an early age, Ann had a love for travel - from the first time she stepped foot on a plane, she knew she was hooked. This loved continued through the years and she even wrote a book report on being a travel agent in 7th grade including an interview with actual travel agents. Her mother worked part-time as an outside agent where Ann would pour through the latest travel books/catalogs instead of reading your typical teen magazines.
Ann specializes in bucket list vacations to the South Pacific including Australia, New Zealand, Tahiti and Fiji and has visited these destinations multiple times. She is a certified specialist for each and will help you design the most memorable vacation experience for you and your family.
Ann currently lives in Victoria, MN with her husband Rob and her 6 year old son Jack who already has several stamps in his passport!
ANN'S DESTINATIONS VISITED
Australia, New Zealand, Fiji, Tahiti, Mexico, Canada, Bahamas, USVI, BVI, Cayman Islands, Jamaica, St. Maarten, Puerto Rico, Great Britain, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Spain, Portugal in addition to many parts of the US including Hawaii and Alaska.
ANN'S CAREER HISTORY
Ann has worked in the travel & entertainment industry for over 12 years including time spent as an event planner, travel director and most recently working with tourism boards around the world.
ANN'S FAVORITE TRAVEL EXPERIENCE
I have too many to name! But in every destination I go, I personally like to go off the beaten path and discover something new that many tourists won't see or experience.
ANN'S BUCKET LIST
Iceland, Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, Africa, Maldives, Switzerland, the Cook Islands
ANN'S UPCOMING TRIPS
As this Covid-19 virus has impacted our world, we hope to be traveling and exploring again someday soon once its safe for us all to travel!
Ann's Photo Gallery
Here are just a few of the amazing places I've visited
Swimming with the Whale Sharks
Enjoy the 50 shades of blue in Bora Bora
Hanging with the locals on Isla Mujeres
Experiencing VIVID with my boys in Sydney
Visiting the Shire in Hobbiton
Beautiful over water bungalows of Moorea
Hanging on Main Street at Disney's Magic Kingdom
One love in Montego Bay - yeah mon!
Exploring the coast in Cornwall
Ziplining with my sister on Maui
Enjoy local culture on Moorea
Riding a camel to view the sunset over Uluru
My destination wedding on Isla Mujeres
Canyoning in Charlevoix, Quebec
Hanging with Bumblebee at Universal Studios
Experiencing Surprise Glacier and calving!
Hanging with the locals
Showing some Mouse love at Disney's Animal Kingdom
Stunning views in Huahine
Fabulous graffiti on Hosier Lane in Melbourne
Playing a round in Obidos
Gorgeous day hiking Maroon Bells in Aspen
Enjoying sunset on Grand Case Beach
Dreaming a little dream with Disney Cruises
Helicopter ride over the Great Barrier Reef
Visiting the Queen at Buckingham Palace
Taking a helicopter to the top of Mt. Tarawera
Enjoying a day on Jost Van Dyke at Soggy Dollar Bar
Standing in an outback landing strip