My name is Ashley Tuggle and I'm the passionate travel enthusiast and researcher behind Destinations Designed. From a young age, my curiosity for locations across the globe was sparked by a simple elementary school report on Rhode Island, where I discovered the quirky fact that it takes just 45 minutes to drive across the entire state. This ignited a lifelong love affair with travel and exploration. As the designated travel planner for family trips and eventually my own adventures, I thrive on the thrill of discovering unique experiences, off-the-beaten-path opportunities, and hidden surprises in every destination. While I appreciate the allure of typical tourist hotspots, my heart belongs to the unexpected stops that add an extra layer of magic to any journey. A self-proclaimed foodie, my love for culinary delights also plays a crucial role in crafting unforgettable travel itineraries. I bring a blend of passion, precision, and personal flair to every travel plan I create. Let's embark on a journey where every moment is tailor-made for discovery!
A personal travel planner does all the research and planning of the trip for you. I'll build a trip based on your personal preferences, family composition and special needs.
Accommodation, attractions, transportation, restaurants, and maps, are all provided. You will get a detailed file that includes all the information according to day and time. All that you need to do is sign-off and pack.
Anyone can book a hotel, but putting together a vacation takes time. The idea is to maximize your time and money instead of wasting it on an attraction you didn't know was closed or a hotel that looks beautiful only in pictures.
That's it. Just enjoy your trip. I've taken care of all the details, accessible right on your phone.
My area of expertise.
I'm your go-to travel planning expert for all things Chicago, and let me tell you, it's more than just a city for me—it's home! With over five years of Chicago living under my belt (plus all the years I spent dreaming about moving here and obsessively researching every nook and cranny), I've got the inside scoop on the Windy City. I've navigated the streets, made a few wrong turns (okay, maybe more than a few!), and now I'm here to make sure your Chicago adventure is flawless. From the hottest restaurants to secret spots and off-the-beaten-path gems, I've got the lowdown to make your trip as unforgettable as the skyline. Let's craft your perfect Chicago experience together!
United States (all 50 states)