Judith Kitzes

Luxury Travel Advisor

Judith Kitzes
judith@lakeforesttravel.com

Travel is my passion. I have been planning travel for discerning clients for 30 years and have loved every minute of it.

My own adventures have taken me to the South Pacific many times over my career in travel. I’ve been to Australia over 30 times; New Zealand, French Polynesia and Fiji several times as well. Each trip has brought something new from absolute luxury to absolute adventure: I got my PADI scuba certificate in the Great Barrier Reef; I have gone camping with an Aboriginal elder of the Wardeman people in Western Australia. Huka Lodge in New Zealand is beautiful, and the fishing is phenomenal. My personal experiences throughout the South Pacific give me a unique perspective that allows me to customize travel for you that will exceed your expectations.

My knowledge of the South Pacific is extensive, but it’s only a part of my expertise. Africa is also in my blood, most recently to Tanzania where I went on a morning walking safari with Masai tribesmen and foraging with Hadza people, a small tribe of hunter-gatherers in Tanzania. For every bit of food they found, they sang. After eating it, they sang. I met the present King of Bhutan in a coffee shop while he was still Crown Prince. He had a small dog, and he was more than happy to let me scratch the puppy’s ears. Of course, I didn’t know it was the Crown Prince until we left the coffee shop and my guide told me. In Peru, I saw a rare Andean Quetzal, a spiritual bird. I’ve been to Thailand, Vietnam and Cambodia and loved every moment. I rode my bicycle from Fairbanks to Anchorage Alaska. And of course, I lived in Israel for a year. I have been through Europe, Mexico, Central America and the rest of the USA. I am grateful for every experience I’ve had.

Most recent travels: Paris, London, New York, a Caribbean Cruise and Tanzania

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; Amansara in Siem Reap Cambodia; Amankora Lodges in Bhutan.

My wish list: Namibia; Laos; Japan; Antarctica; return to Bhutan; Morocco