Judith Kitzes

Luxury Travel Advisor

Judith Kitzes

Travel is my passion, whether my own or planning yours. The minute the plane departs for my destination, my heart soars in gleeful anticipation. I want you to have that sense too. Luxury is different for each person: it can be thread count of sheets or seeing elephants in the wild; cruising the world on a luxury ship or an expedition to Antarctica; dining in a Michelin-starred restaurant or a cooking class. Customizing a trip means focusing on your interests using my own experiences. 

Some of my favorite travels have been with friends, with lagniappes such as my accidental meeting with the current King of Bhutan when he was still Crown Prince, in a cafe, because he walked in with a 2-month-old puppy. Since I didn’t know who he was, I marched over to ask about the puppy which started a conversation. 

Some of my favorite travels have been with family, like my trip to France celebrating my granddaughter's high school graduation and my daughter's 50th birthday. Seeing France through my granddaughter's eyes made the trip new again for me. 

Some of my favorite trips have been solo, such as my recent trip to Japan where I had the privilege of staying in a Buddhist Monastery for a night and participating in prayers with them. 

I look forward to creating your luxury experience, your adventure, your wonderful travels.

Most recent travels: Japan; a Silversea Cruises journey in the Baltics; Paris & Annecy.

Favorite hotels: Huka Lodge in New Zealand, &Beyond Phinda Forest Lodge in South Africa; Singita Faru Faru Lodge in Grumeti in Northern Tanzania; Capella Lodge on Lord Howe Island Australia; Sofitel Legend Metropole in Hanoi,Vietnam: and the Four Seasons The Nam Hai in Hoi An, Vietnam; Shinta Mani Wild in Cambodia; Amankora Lodges in Bhutan. 

My wish list: Namibia; Laos; return to Japan; Antarctica; return to Bhutan; Morocco; The Kimberlys in Western Australia; Amazonian Ecuador. 

I haven’t been everywhere, but it’s on my list.