“Travel is so much more than a place to visit; it’s a connection that keeps you yearning for more. It’s a fantasy come true—a place you’ve connected to because of storytelling. Just like the food that nourishes your body, travel is the adventure that feeds your soul.”–Paula
Paula Iwanski is the lead travel artist and founder of the Art of Travel Company. Having planned vacations for her own discriminating family of six, she’s traveled to 39 states, multiple Caribbean Islands and European countries for business and pleasure and wanted to share her passion and expertise in travel helping others create their own dream vacation.
A Veteran of the United States Air Force with more than 20 years experience in marketing, sales, and event planning, she has learned the intricacies of niche travel markets. Working with Fortune 500 companies in marketing and events, speaking at travel and trade show conferences, and diving into sales for the iconic brands Islands, Destination Weddings & Honeymoons, Caribbean Travel & Life, Scuba, Sport Diver, SAVEUR, Field & Stream, and Outdoor Life magazines, she’s traveled the world turning every experience, (be it personal or business), into her own travel masterpiece one adventure at a time.
Sarah is a lifelong travel enthusiast and mother of three who believes traveling the world with her children gives them a deeper understanding of our small footprint in this world and increases their ability to embrace and celebrate cultural differences. She also loves to leave them at home for much needed adult time. When she isn’t actively traveling, she is scouring magazines, books, and all online resources for her next adventure.
Zach Stovall’s photographs have graced the pages and covers of enthusiast magazine travel brands, Islands, Caribbean Travel and Life, and Yachting. It is our opinion that he has one of the “coolest jobs on earth” having traveled to more than 50 countries, meeting people from all walks of life. He’s a simple, happy, truly genuine guy, who loves to travel and is super fun to hang out with too. Perhaps that’s why, his photographs capture moments that take your breath away, striking a cord in your heart, beckoning you to visit. Nothing depicts those moments in travel quite like a photograph, and we couldn’t think of anyone’s pictures we’d rather have featured throughout our site. To see more of Zach’s portfolio, please visit www.zachstovall.com.
Odyssey Travel and Virtuoso
Founded in 1985, Odyssey Travel is a family owned business with offices in Jacksonville and Ormand Beach, Florida, but serves happy travelers all over the world.
A member of Virtuoso, the world’s oldest and most prestigious, leisure travel association, Odyssey Travel is proud to be among the less than 1% of America’s agencies accepted to this by-invitation-only organization. Their luxury travel advisors offer over 50 years of travel industry experience assisting individuals, corporations, families or groups, with car rentals, hotels, meeting locations, cruises, employee incentives and adventure travel and tour packages. From complimentary upgrades to exclusive amenities and privileged access, they enjoy special relationships with many luxury travel suppliers, giving their client’s truly unique days and personal attention unlike any other, helping them plan a lifetime of extraordinary vacations. To learn more, visit www.odysseytravel.com.