Nothing embodies the spirit of freedom and exploration quite like travel. This is perhaps why gay men embrace travel as enthusiastically as they do. And, it is definitely why Valerie Wilson Travel is the exclusive travel advisor to Men’s Vows and its readers. Together, Valerie Wilson Travel and Men’s Vows will offer tailored and luxury travel services from easy escapes to planning destination weddings to designing unforgettable honeymoons. Men’s Vows’ readers will benefit from VWT’s knowledgeable and trusted travel advisors and global partnerships and Men’s Vows expertise in supporting men who marry.
From 2 to 200, we will ensure your guests seamlessly enjoy your unforgettable destination wedding.
We will design a honeymoon experience that is as romantic and memorable as your big day.
Hike the Himalayas, bum it on the beach, or rediscover your own city on a staycation. We plan it all.
Whether an annual trip or a new adventure, we will help you create memories with the friends and family you love most.
Travel is one way we broaden our perspectives, deepen our relationships and build new friendships. It is how we grow and become the best version of ourselves. Our team of travel advisors are professionals who share this belief. By bringing together world expertise, travel advocacy, and personal taste-making we understand your “why” for travel. We focus on the details of planning that can consume much of your time and attention: from curating the right itinerary, seamlessly managing logistics, and serving as your advocate throughout your journey.
With today’s unprecedented travel uncertainties we keep asking ourselves where to go, when to go, and what type of experience will we have? Our team understands these concerns and will guide you through the best options, ensuring the peace of mind that comes only from working with experts who know how to reduce the stress associated with planning and influence the quality of the trip. While creating unique itineraries is our specialty, personalizing the trip to your exact specifications is what we most enjoy. Start building a trusted relationship with a VWT Advisor and begin planning a lifetime of memories ahead.
COVID-19 has us all feeling a little trepidatious about travel. Given the current environment, now more than ever is the time to check in with yourself about what kind of traveler you are in this moment. Whether you’re more comfortable ‘closer to home’, ready to go a bit ‘further afield’, or willing to take a ‘big leap’, our advisors are ready to curate a trip based on your exact preferences and comfort level. With borders opening and closing on a daily basis, why not leave the murky details to someone else?
We don’t often take the time to discover the unique destinations that are just around the corner. While each of us have various levels of comfort in leaving the safety of our home, a change of scenery can recharge the soul: whether it’s popular sites in our own city, state or region of the country. Together, we will find options that both address your appetite to get away and the responsibility we all share in keeping our communities safe. Small luxury hotels, distinctive homes, and secluded resorts are wonderful options to find something beautiful a short drive away.
Mexico is just one of a handful of countries that has opened back up to US travelers. Whether it’s getting out of your house to the white sand beaches of Punta Mita or booking a wellness journey in the yoga haven of Tulum, let your VWT advisor take the reins if you’re feeling ready dust off your passport. What could be better than getting away to a secluded private villa on the water? Navigating the technicalities of visiting countries that have recently opened, with or without restrictions, is best done with the help of an advisor. Start dreaming of those ‘further afield’ destinations just outside of your comfort zone, that require the knowledge and guidance of an expert.
Today, more than ever, having an adventure to look forward to has never been more important. However, planning that adventure has never been trickier. Because our advisors share your passion for new adventures, and understand the ever-changing travel landscape through their network of insider resources, now is the time to plan a luxury safari, expedition cruise over the water bungalow or mountain trek. Today’s unprecedented flexibility, fewer crowds and exceptional values all help to put the furthest corners of the world right within reach.
Answer these questions to determine what type of traveler you are today.
Destination Specialties: Caribbean, Mexico, USA – I believe travel should not only be celebratory but a habit, so I am always partial to a destination that is safe and easy to get to for a last minute getaway. Our own backyard (US) is endless in its offerings, and it is hard to resist the lure and ease of beachy getaways from so many US airports.
My Travel Style: Culinary, Eclectic, Curated
Current Favorite Destinations: San Miguel de Allende, Mallorca
My 2021 Travel Calendar: Vancouver, Napa Valley, Cape Town
Favorite Travel Quote: “If I’m an advocate for anything, it’s to move. As far as you can, as much as you can. Across the ocean, or simply across the river. Walk in someone else’s shoes or at least eat their food. It’s a plus for everybody”. – Anthony Bourdain
Destination Specialties: Europe, New England, UK, Caribbean, Mexico – The 1st stamp on my passport changed me forever. Visiting Europe ignited a cultural and intellectual curiosity in me that had not yet been tapped in to. New England and the UK continue to resonate with me because of it’s charming landscape and boutique properties. I adore finding the perfect porch for morning coffee and pub or lounge for an evening cocktail.
My Travel Style: Laid-back, Curious, Adventurous
Current Favorite Destinations: Greece, Germany, New Orleans
My 2021 Travel Calendar: Riviera Maya, Maine, Ireland
Favorite Travel Quote: “I travel not to go anywhere, but to go. I travel for travel’s sake. The great affair is to move.” -Robert Louis Stevenson
Destination Specialties: Ocean and River Cruises – Cruising is my passion because it is the best way to see so many places around the world. I never feel out of place on a cruise ship; whether I am with a romantic partner or a friend, I can be the person that I am. I initially chose to get into the cruise industry because I love the ocean, and I find days at sea so peaceful. It is the best of both worlds – exploration and relaxation.
My Travel Style: Luxury, Laid Back, Adventurous
Current Favorite Destinations: Italy, Dubrovnik, and St. Barth’s
My 2021 Travel Calendar: Greek Islands, Portugal, Galapagos
Favorite Travel Quote: “You can never have too much of a good time in new destinations or revisiting old favorites.” – Me