A life of travelling, where it all began!

Whilst undertaking a Bachelor Of Education degree at University in her hometown, Sydney, Australia, Vanessa’s faculty was provided with the opportunity to travel to the United States Of America to complete a practice teaching block in Portland, Oregon. Little did she know that her love affair with travel was about to begin.

An ensuing career in the teaching profession allowed Vanessa the time to travel extensively, mostly as a solo traveller. She explored, adored, lived and taught in New Zealand, England and Wales, studied in Italy and designed and lived on the beautiful Island Of The Gods, Bali, Indonesia.

An introduction, by a lifelong friend, to an Australian travel industry icon and founder of Australia’s most elite, luxury travel company, changed the course of her life. 

They met for the first time at Sydney airport for a coffee and by the end of that meeting Vanessa was a member of the team that would host guests on a tour to South America for three weeks aboard a Qantas private jet.

That was in 2004. 

Many incredible experiences, luxurious train journeys, privately chartered ships, planes, trains, fabulous guests and sumptuous accommodation later, Vanessa is still at the forefront of offering guests incredible journeys, experiences and fully curated itineraries to dream destinations. 

Every aspect of a Wings Luxe journey is meticulously curated with careful consideration given to the interests and expectations of discerning guests who expect the ultimate travel experience every time.



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Love travelling solo? So do we, however travelling with a group of like-minded females is incredibly enriching, empowering, safer, less challenging and so much fun. 

Experience immersive itineraries, delectable destination dining, supporting locally owned businesses, premium accommodation, knowledgeable local guides and a highly experienced Wings Luxe female Tour Manager on every journey.

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