April Cole

April is the type of person that always gets you the perfect birthday present! She just senses what you want and then puts her own personal spin on it. This same empathy transfers to her travel coaching, at the end of each coaching session you feel you’ve received the perfect gift!

Travel Philosphy: Travel is a catalyst for change, in yourself, in the communities which you visit and in the world. The best way to learn about a person or place is to sit down and enjoy a good meal.

Favorite Coaching Topics

  • Honeymoon coaching is one of my favorite topics as I love the idea of starting life together by creating memories with travel. To me, Honeymoon coaching is about listening to couples and finding a way to make each person’s wishes and dreams come true, so that this trip is as special as the life you’re starting together. Like in a marriage, honeymoon travel is about finding the ways you can thrive together, embracing a the things your partner loves most, enjoying bliss in shared passions, and finding the right balance in interests to create a whole experience that is just right for both of you.
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  • Foodie travel: All of my best memories can be linked to a meal. The shared spoonful of a beef stew in a Northern Thailand village made from a cow slaughtered to celebrate the return of a son from a long mission, the lobster risotto at a Michelin Star restaurant my (now) husband took me to on my 21st birthday, tuna caught of the coast and prepared on the boat and served as sashimi on the spot…. Memories ingrained in ingredients, locations explored by local fare. You can learn so much about a person, place and a culture by the local cuisine and a conversation over a meal. I love exploring the world through the lens of food, and adore coaching clients on how to maximize their food experience while traveling.
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  • Southeast Asia travel: I have specialized in planning travel to Southeast Asia for the past 15 years, because I love it. I adore the people, culture, food history, architecture - I even enjoy the heat and humidity of the region! Southeast Asia has held a special part in my heart and I love having the opportunity to coach travelers on the region. For coaching, I’m happy to plan all the details of your trip, booking through our incredible team based in Southeast Asia. Or, if you’re planning on taking a trip out there that you’ve booked yourself, but want an expert’s input on your itinerary - I can help make sure the hotels you’ve picked are in the right part of town and even recommend the best local off the beaten path restaurants to try. As a Southeast Asia travel specialist for Conde Nast, Travel & Leisure and Wendy Perrin I combine that specialist knowledge with my coaching expertise to help you plan the best trip for you!
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  • Family Travel: It’s not always easy to travel as a family. Different ages and interests can make travel challenging, plus the stress of picking the right destination, flights and day trips can be overwhelming. Having specialized in family travel, and having travelled extensively with my own family for the past 15 years, I have an in depth understanding of how to overcome these challenges and plan a trip that the whole family will love. Our Family Travel coaching session could be on choosing a destination, or how to overcome family travel challenges, or a nice mix of both. I’m here, and looking forward to coaching you and your family on a trip that will be a special memory for everyone for a lifetime.
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  • Philanthropic Travel: Named a “Volunteer of the Year” in my local Truckee/Tahoe community, I believe in giving your time and skills as you can to make a positive impact. The same rings true for travel. Your travel should in some way better the local community which you’re visiting. But how do you make a positive impact, and how do you know the way in which you’re giving back is managed well, and how do you give back while still having a relaxing and fun vacation? With an in depth knowledge of travel as well as non-profit volunteering and management, I know the right questions to ask to ensure that your giving back or volunteering is well managed and not disruptive to the local community. I also know how to incorporate philanthropic elements into your trip without it overwhelming your experience. I’m delighted that you want to make a positive impact when you travel and I’m grateful to coach you in creating this experience.
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Favorite Countries

Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, Laos, Myanmar, Indonesia, Tanzania, Kenya

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Who You’ll Be Working With

TRAVEL COACHES

ANDREA ROSS
Andrea loves all things travel, she is happiest when she’s on her way somewhere! She lived in Cambodia for 10 years and loves to coach travelers on the best way to see, experience and KAANECT in these amazing countries.
Expertise:
  • Southeast Asian Travel 
  • RVing
  • Family Travel
  • Travel philanthropy
  • APRIL COLE
    April is the type of person that always gets you the perfect birthday present! She just senses what you want and then puts her own personal spin on it. This same empathy transfers to her travel coaching, at the end of each coaching session you feel you’ve received the perfect gift!
    Expertise:
  • Culinary
  • Family travel
  • Philanthropic travel
  • Honeymoons
  • Wellness and spiritual
  • JEN BARNABY
    Jen is passionate about cultural travel and health and wellness. Having lived in the Middle East for 5 years, Jen is excited to help her travelers explore this exotic region of the world!
    Expertise:
  • Africa Travel 
  • Middle East Travel
  • TARA BUFFINGTON
    Tara is an outdoors adventure enthusiast. From backpacking in the Sierra Nevada mountains, to waterfall hiking in Laos, to hike-bike-rafting in Peru, to bungee jumping in New Zealand, to trekking in Nepal and Romania, to road tripping around Utah seeking out the best trails... exhilarating travel adventures have shaped Tara's perspective and are what make her heart sing.
    Expertise:
  • Backpacking
  • Active travel
  • Budget travel
  • Responsible travel
  • NAIDA DIZDAREVIC
    Naida has a passion for making each holiday unique, magical and completely stress-free. Naida is the Oz behind the curtain- while you experience the magic, she's the one creating it through a lot of hard work behind the scenes! Naida’s attention to detail makes her the perfect person to bring your dream vacation to life, there is no problem she can’t solve and as she always says “there is no dream too big, and no detail too small”
    Michelle Schomp
    Michelle has been traveling around the world full time with her young family since 2016. During that time she has organized her family adventures in over 50 countries on all 7 continents while also building a business that she can operate from anywhere.
    Expertise:
    • Family travel
    • Responsible travel
    • Conscious Consumerism
    • Unique Travel Experiences with Kids
    • Long Cruises (2 weeks to 2 months)
    • Working while Traveling

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