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I design tailor-made cultural journeys for culturally curious and intrepid travelers to classic and exotic destinations throughout the world.

Travel Adventures & Tours

Your personal travel designer creating extraordinary journeys


How I Help

As a world traveler, I know you want to have the most unique travel experiences possible, yet the choices can be overwhelming and often confusing.

I have traveled extensively throughout the world and can share the knowledge and expertise I have gained to plan your unique travel experiences.
You are working with a trusted expert as a Verified Travel Advisor of the American Society of Travel Advisors.
As an industry professional, I am constantly increasing my knowledge through extensive training with destination and tourism partners to have the best information available.
I help travelers like you avoid the challenges in planning their travel so that you will have a trip that exceeds your expectations. My many years of international planning will allow you to feel confident and excited about your next adventure. 
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Why work with me?


Your trip will be tailored to your travel style and the destination that fits you.  Are you a boundary pushing adventure seeker, or looking for a relaxing escape or an immersion in a new culture?  We'll skip the ordinary and find only the unique and special.  We will work together to understand how you want to travel and what is important to you.


When you work with me, you will have access to insider information and the best and trusted industry tour partners. 

You won't have to rely on inaccurate or dated reviews, or look at countless websites. You can rest assured that everything will be taken care of for you.


By listening to what you want to experience, I will create a personalized itinerary that is ideal for you. No travelers are alike in their interests, their past travels and what they wish to explore in the future.  My goal is to design a trip that is unique to you.

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Positive Impact travel supports local entrepreneurs and artisan communities around the world. Your travel can make a difference by interacting and making meaningful connections with those you meet.  It's all about leaving a positive impact on the environment, the communities and yourself.

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Cultural immersion is the opportunity to engage and learn about destinations in a meaningful way. You are not a tourist but a traveler leaving behind your own world to explore another.


Exploration - Privately guided and custom designed adventures allow you to discover archaeological and ancient history in places you've always dreamed of visiting. Discover and relive the drama of important events that took place in history!

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What it's like to have your vacation planning done for you

– STEP 1 –
How We Work Together

Let's connect with a quick hello and chat about your travel dreams. We will get to know each other and talk about the process of planning your trip and the our planning services.

– STEP 2 –
Research & Design

I will research and design your custom itinerary and create a detailed plan that is right for you, including all the details you desire, and thoroughly review for any final changes to make it perfect.

– STEP 3 –
Finalized Itinerary

Your itinerary is complete with all the accommodations, tours and activities and services booked for you.

Everything is ready for you to take off on your next trip full of anticipation and excitement!

"In my 20 or so years of retired travel, I have worked with several travel advisors, and I find Julianne soars heads above the flock!


She goes the extra mile in research, planning, and looking for special and unique experiences. I know I can count on her when I'm on an adventure to help if a problem occurs, which is rare because of her competence in advanced work.


She is a master at working long distances via the internet and phone calls.


Julianne is simply the very best!"


~ Carol C, Seattle




I design tailor-made cultural journeys for culturally curious and intrepid travelers to classic and exotic destinations throughout the world.


At Travel Adventures and Tours, I know that you want to travel in a way that is authentic to you, is well organized and will give you the experiences that you want to have.


To have that, you need a professionally planned itinerary.


The problem is that although you may have done your research and have traveled extensively before, you may not have the travel industry connections, experiences and knowledge to make it easy.


Trying to plan your travel may leave you uncertain of your choices and doubting your options. This is easy to understand since there is too much information available to make wise choices.

I can help because I understand the complexity of planning a trip that is well organized and structured around your own special interests.  I focus on making sure that everything is planned for you to enjoy your travels without all the work and worry.


I have 36 years of experience in a University setting planning complex events, conferences and international travel.  I used these skills to create my own travel agency to focus on travelers just like you. I have worked exclusively for the past 17 years designing trips for many clients who want to explore and experience life changing adventures.


As a Verified Travel Agent with the American Society of Travel Advisors, I have the knowledge and the connections to the travel industry. In addition, I have many specialty designations in destinations worldwide. I work with travel partners around the world to create uniquely designed itineraries.

You deserve to have a trip that is exciting and fulfills your desire to explore the world just the way you want.

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Just a few of the dreamworthy destinations that we send our clients to...

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Travel Tips & Inspiration


What my clients are saying

"This trip was EVERYTHING! Julianne Gorny chose an AMAZING Galapagos Expedition Company for me! Everything was meticulously well planned and executed! Thanks again for being my Bucket List Travel Guru!  Sailing, snorkeling, hiking, kayaking and the giant tortoises!"

~ Jewell H, Chicago


Here's How I Planned

Her Trip!

"We want to give a huge thanks to Julianne Gorny of Travel Adventures and Tours, our able travel advisor who helped us book this trip from start to finish. We embarked on a 2-week heritage trip of Europe, visiting the places that our great-grandparents came from. For my wife, that's Slovakia and Germany, and for me, that's Slovenia and Sicily. The kids have helped with research by interviewing their grandparents and looking through documents they have - ship manifests, family trees and old photos. We've realized pretty quickly that in most cases, we'll be waaaay off the beaten path. With the help of Julianne, she was able to figure out the logistics and made sure that we were able to get where we needed to be conveniently!" 

~ Jeff P, Chicago


how I planned their family heritage trip