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Travel around the World like a Pro!

We understand that Luxury means something else to everyone – luxury of time, luxury of travel, luxury of unique experiences, luxury of quality time with your loved ones, luxury of independence and yes, luxury of extra legroom! Luxury travel means experiencing destinations on YOUR terms. We believe in tailoring experiences to your personalized preferences.
We are your “Travel Concierge”!

Our areas of expertise include Luxury Ocean and River Cruises, Independent Land Vacations, Small Ship Cruising, Yacht/Private Charter Cruising, Family Travel, Honeymoons, Special Occasion Travel and Escorted Land Vacations.

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.”

Let’s make memories together!
Call me today,

Yvonne Sala
Travel Designer & Owner

About Yvonne
Born and raised in Germany, I lived in Ireland for several years before coming to the US and then moved to the DC area from Los Angeles, CA a few years ago.
I have 20 years of extensive experience in the travel and tourism industry and my love of travel has taken me to fabulous places around the world including Spain, Northern & Central Europe, Greek Isles, Indonesia, Bali and many many more.

A few years ago, I took a 3-month trip through South East Asia (Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam, Malaysia, and Cambodia) and also learnt to scuba dive!
Really, I lost my heart there and have been back quite a few times since. My most recent trip to Asia took me back to Singapore as well as Malaysian Borneo and it was just an incredible adventure!

I do have a young son and absolutely understand the certain (and very different) needs when traveling as a family.

All of my travels and trainings will give you recommendations based on a lot of first hand experiences from around the globe – this could be:

  • a sunset wine tasting on Santorini,
  • a private tour guide at the Alhambra in Granada/Spain
  • seeing the feeding at the Orangutan Rehabilitation Center in Sepilok/Malaysian Borneo
  • taking the cog train up to Muerren in Switzerland
  • taking a helicopter over the Great Barrier Reef and the Heart Reef with a Champagne Landing on Whitehaven Beach in Australia
  • experiencing Sangkran (the waterfestival) in Thailand
  • hiking between the 5 towns of Cinque Terre
  • hearing glaciers crash into the water at Glacier Bay National Park in Alaska
  • getting spoilt at a luxury resort while being told “I am not here to spoil your lunch but to spoil you”
  • being amazed by the colorful marine life on a dive in the Maldives, have a picnic under the iconic Eiffeltower
  • or watching your little one laugh for joy in the splash pad onboard a Royal Caribbean Ship.

I could go on and on about how many memories I was able to make and that I would love to share with you.

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About Travels By Yvonne
Travels By Yvonne is a Boutique Travel Agency, owned by Yvonne Sala, based in Northern Virginia.

We are affiliated with Palm Coast Travel, a member of Signature Travel, a network of over 7000 travel professionals. The network was established more than 60 years ago and has built a vast collection of preferred relationships with the best travel companies in their field. For example, reserving your hotel stay at one of our preferred properties include exclusive benefits such as breakfast for two, spa credits, upgrades, and other special amenities just for you.

To provide the most current travel industry information to our clients we attend industry events, conferences and webinars on a regular basis.

Yvonne is super proud that she is a “Verified Travel Advisor” with ASTA, the leading global advocate for travel agents, the travel industry and the traveling public.


Alaska, Asia, Australia, Australia / Oceania, Bangkok, California, Cambodia, Europe, Germany, Hawaii, Indonesia, Ireland, London, Malaysia, Munich, Paris, Singapore, Spain, Thailand, Vietnam

Cruises (Ocean), Cruises (River), Cruises (Small Ships), Family, Honeymoon/Romance, Luxury Travel, Scuba/Snorkeling, Solo Travel, Yacht Charter

Product Expertise
Abercrombie & Kent, AmaWaterways, Club Med, Oceania Cruises, Pleasant Holidays, Princess Cruises®, Regent Seven Seas Cruises®, Rocky Mountaineer, Royal Caribbean International®, Seabourn, SeaDream Yacht Club, Silversea Cruises, Star Clippers, Tauck, The Moorings, Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection