After over a year of staycations, road trips, or postponed international plans, it's no wonder that everyone has been bitten hard by the travel bug. But organizing a picturesque and stress-free itinerary doesn't always come easy — and if that's your trip-planning sitch, allow us to introduce you to Well Traveled.
Part travel concierge and part community of luxury-loving adventurers, the membership-based platform was launched in October 2020 by L.A.-based co-founders and avid globe-trotters Samantha Patil and Casi Hough. With Patil's background in marketing at Dollar Shave Co. and Pandora, and Hough's experience building members-only communities at private social clubs like Brentwood Country Club and West Hollywood's recently-opened Britely at the Pendry Hotel, the duo created Well Traveled to cater to fellow millennials seeking non-basic and bespoke travel planning services.
So whether you're escaping to Mykonos or seeking a local respite in Downtown L.A., you won't have to sort through hundreds of one-star reviews in order to find the best hotels, restaurants, and attractions. Well Traveled curated offerings mean you're only dealing with the crème de la crème of where to stay, play, and eat at your locale.
The site features options for a range of vacation styles and budgets, including in stateside cities such as Austin, Los Angeles, Miami, New England, NYC, Palm Springs, the Southwest, and more as well as worldwide getaways like Bali, Japan, London, Mykonos, Paris, Santorini, Turks & Caicos, and others. The platform also allows you to connect with like-minded members and get personalized recommendations, leave reviews, add your favorite locations, and more.
Here's how it works: You'll share your upcoming trip details (including set-in-stone or flexible dates, the destination, budget, and more), and Well Traveled's booking pros will circle back with options within an hour or two during weekdays or within 24 hours on weekends.
Since Well Traveled works closely with high-end hotels, members can enjoy exclusive perks such as early check-in, late check-out, complimentary upgrades, and more at Beverly Hills Hotel, the Parker Palm Springs, La Sirenuse Portofino in Italy, and many others.
Membership is $150 per year, and while there's currently a wait list, you can skip the line if you're invited by a current member. And for a limited time, Well Traveled is also giving new members a $100 booking credit when they're invited by existing members.
Ready to join the out-of-towners club? Apply for Well Traveled online here.