The spires of the towering pink church stretched into the bright blue sky on my first morning in San Miguel Allende, Mexico. I had just stumbled onto a plaza in time to watch a gathering of people headed for the church—all following a bride being led in on a donkey! I joined the procession, and the entire group—not just family and friends but curious on-lookers like myself—all headed inside.

Afterwards, back out in the plaza, the mariachis took over, and there was music and dancing in the town square. Even though it was still early, brilliant fireworks were set ablaze. I felt so humbled and privileged to be there with the crowd, sharing in the joy of the moment—a feeling that clearly transcends language barriers, borders and even wedding guest lists.

Florecer (spanish, verb):
to flourish, to thrive

I share this San Miguel Allende morning because that trip—that moment—was exactly what inspired me to start Florecer Travel. Through Florecer, I design journeys that celebrate our common humanity, our capacity for joy, and the discovery of a place and people that will touch your heart forever.

While I may not be able to engineer a festive wedding for you to crash … I’ve got all of the ingredients to cook up your own once-in-a-lifetime journey of discovery.

My extensive network of vetted travel partners means you’ll explore authentically, and safely, wherever you go. Through my work as a high-end landscape designer, I’ve developed a flair for creative design and eye for beauty that applies well to luxury travel. And my own personal travel experience is not just extensive, but deep; I’ve spent every winter for the past 20 years abroad, exploring destinations like Thailand, Iceland, Mexico, and Peru, sometimes for months at a time. 

I’ve returned to San Miguel Allende nearly a dozen times since stumbling on that church wedding. Undoubtedly, it is my “happy place”—now, I’d love to help you find yours.

Whether you’re seeking a bold family adventure that results in lifetime memories (and lots of laughs!), or you’re after an indulgent, intimate escape that finally allows you to reconnect with your partner, allow me to plan it all for you.

Give yourself the gift of a creatively designed, highly personal vacation—
welcome to travel that nourishes the soul.

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