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    There’s So Much World to Discover,

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    and So Many Memories to Make 

    With so much world to discover, it helps to have a trusted expert to guide the way. As your personal travel advisor, I’ll tap into my network of vetted travel suppliers and local guides to design a perfectly plotted travel experience. Your passions and preferences will lead the way—whether that leads to an immersive river cruise or daring ocean expedition, a thrilling itinerary that takes you off the beaten path, or a luxury resort stay complete with private excursions.

    So close all those browser tabs, log out of confusing online forums, and leave it all to me. 

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    I believe travel is an essential part of life—and how you choose to travel matters. My clients believe the same, and they turn to me to help them embark on culturally rich adventures that fill their souls with wonder, and create moments of connection that turn into cherished memories.

    Whether that’s mixing up crisp-edged crepes in a cooking class in Paris ...

    Swaying to the tunes of Hawaiian hula music on a balmy island night ...

    Or setting off in search of the elusive Northern Lights on a pitch-dark Norwegian fjord ...

    I’m here to make your travel dreams happen—so you can discover the world effortlessly and confidently, and with a pro you can count on with you every step of the way. 

    I’m Julie Madrid.

    insatiably curious travelers in search of wonder.


    founder and travel advisor behind Vacations Inspired

    Through Vacations Inspired, I craft creative itineraries for 

    What My Clients Say

    The booking was super easy and Julie was willing to give us options. It was fun for me, as I'm usually the trip planner, to have the hotel and outings be a bit of a surprise since I didn't have to agonize over every detail myself beforehand. Thank you so much for helping us to have a wonderful time. I'm certain we'll be working together again!

    - Abby

    Alaska was beyond belief in beauty. The cruise was just right and we never had a hitch in the plans. Skagway, Juneau and Victoria were very friendly towns and Julie's information was spot on.

    - Lizann

    We loved that we didn't have to plan anything! Thanks for being awesome and helping us all figure out phones, flights, tours, etc. It was a great trip and we wish we were still there!

    - #allthesingleladies

    Julie was a fabulous and informed travel agent! She took care of all of the details, and was very responsive to our numerous questions. She even took care to inform our cruise ship about our anniversary, so we were greeted with balloons, a welcome sign, and a yummy cake. The vacation details were handled expertly and efficiently. Thank you!! 

    - Chuck

    There was nothing I didn't like about working with Julie through the whole process. Our trip was complicated at different points, with several changes due to other family members changing their minds etc. Julie was always very helpful in adjusting our plans. I also appreciated that Julie is cost-conscious relative to what we were looking for. Just an awesome job that she did.

    - GH

    Our journey has been beyond our expectations! So many new friends! Thank you so
    much for the help you have given us. You took several kinks out of our path.
    Look forward to working with you again.

    - Sandra

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    You deserve a travel experience that’s richly rewarding, endlessly inspiring, and effortless in every way. Let me make it happen for you!