Travel Consulting Services

We can have you lounging in this exact pool in no time. (Photo: Lombok, 2013)

We can have you lounging in this exact pool in no time.
(Photo: Lombok, 2013)

Planning your dream trip should be an enjoyable experience and can set the tone for your whole vacation. If the complexities of travel around Asia stress you out, we can help!

We’ve been to south and southeast Asia scores of times over 20 years–in fact, since early 2013, we have made our home there. If you have lots of questions or a complex trip to plan, or if you’re a first-time traveler and aren’t sure where to even begin planning, consider a personalized in-depth trip consultation with BJ and Lauren. We have helped many travelers put together great itineraries tailored to their special interests, budgets, and time constraints, from longterm post-retirement trips to honeymoon excursions.

We’ll answer your travel questions, build an itinerary, and help you figure out transportation. Note: we are not a travel agency, so any transportation and lodging reservations for your trip will ultimately need to be made by you.


What your Asian Travel Consultation entails

If we are near your home we can meet with you in person–otherwise we’ll meet with you by telephone or video conferencing.  To book a consultation, call at 941.677.2225 or email [email protected]. We’re honored and thrilled to help you plan your dream trip.  For $200 USD you will receive:

  • A total of approximately 4 hours of consultation (including behind-the-scenes work by Insight Travels)

  • International flight and logistics consultation (this will save you tons of money and connection/layover hassle)

  • Itinerary discussion (we take into consideration climate, festivals, internal transport time, and more)

  • Hotel suggestions and guidance on arrangements (with consideration to your budget and level of luxury preferences)

  • Contacts and connections for internal transport (flights, taxis, etc)

  • Visa logistics

  • Packing ideas

  • Ongoing support including phone, email, and Skype or video conferencing as needed

We want you to get the most out of your consultation, so we have a few tips; have these things handy at the time of your consultation appointment:

  • Paper and pencil (you’ll definitely want to take notes!)
  • Prioritized list of questions (so you stay focused and don’t forget anything!)
  • Your “rough draft” itinerary (e.g., top places you want to see, proposed budget, and general dates)


What are you waiting for?  


Get that ball rolling TODAY!

Around the World Journeys


World Wonder journey coming in late October 2022–stay tuned and check out 2020’s itinerary for inspiration!





  • Oct 31–Nov 9, 2021: Treat, Spay, Love in Nepal–celebrate the dogs of Kathmandu on Kukur Tihar. Coming soon!


Sri Lanka

  • Coming in February 2022!


South America



Argentina, Chile & Easter Island

  • December 8–21, 2021: Featuring a TOTAL SOLAR ECLIPSE!  Coming soon!

Wonders of South America Journeys

  • Jan 6–20, 2022: Patagonia (Argentina and Chile) & Iguazu Falls, coming soon!
  • Late September 2022: Wildlife Wonders of South America, coming soon!

Cultural & Wildlife Journeys


Around the World Journeys





  • Treat, Spay, Love in Nepal–Celebrate Kukur Tihar! Coming soon! Oct 31–Nov 9, 2021:

Sri Lanka

  • Coming in February 2022!


Buddhist Journeys with Tricycle: The Buddhist Review


India & Nepal

  • Pilgrimage to India & Nepal: Walking with the Buddha, Oct 10-24, 2021, coming soon


Sri Lanka

  • Coming February 2022, stay tuned!


  • Coming Summer 2022, stay tuned!

January – March


April – June


Check back for more exciting journeys!


October – December

  • Argentina, Chile, and Easter Island: Featuring a TOTAL SOLAR ECLIPSE!  December 8–21, 2020 (website coming soon)
  • Pilgrimage to India & Nepal: Walking with the Buddha, October 10–24, 2021
  • Around the World: World Wonders Edition, late October 2022. Website coming soon, but you can see 2020’s itinerary here!









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the whole world is my native land.

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