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How does “holistic” apply to travel? The definition of holistic is characterized by comprehension of the parts of something intimately interconnected and explicable only by reference to the whole. You see, travel has a continuous lifecycle. For some, it’s frequent and for others a bit spread out, but for most people, travel is a priority.  

At Lilacs & Chai, we pride ourselves in the details, getting to know our clients intimately but with ultimate discernment. We are curators of memories and value relationships. Holistic travel is about the whole, allowing us to provide full service for all aspects of travel from transfers, flights, accommodations, VIP experiences, cruises and more.  

When we think of holistic travel, it’s an approach similar to a wealth advisor. We discuss what is most important to you and plan out the next several years of your travels and prioritize based on your goals.  

To move, to breathe, to fly, to float, To gain all while you give, To roam the roads of lands remote: To travel is to live.

– Hans Christian Andersen


5 steps to the travel process






Discover – Travel is intimate and personal. Complete the discovery form that will help us to better understand your unique travel style. Next, we’ll schedule a complimentary discovery call to start your trip planning. Please review our travel planning fees to uncover which service best meets your overall travel needs.  

Direct – It’s your trip, now make the most of it! You’ve dreamt of these moments, now soak in each memory as you direct your life’s story. We will provide you with all of your travel details including a personalized itinerary both digitally and printed for your convenience.  

Download – Welcome home! Now it’s time to share your experience with us, so that we can better serve you during each and every trip. We take all feedback constructively to better understand how to build suggestions for your ongoing travel portfolio. We believe that through personal partnership, each getaway will be that much more impactful on your life.

Deliver – After we’ve collaboratively created your custom itinerary, that makes your travel dreams come true, we secure your travel arrangements. We will advise of all cancellation policies and when your deposits are required. Don’t worry, we will be with you before, during and after your trip to give you peace of mind.  

Design – With your travel taste in mind, we will curate a custom itinerary that will include recommended accommodations, transportation, activities, tours and flights. We work with some of the best travel partners around the world that will give you VIP treatment. 

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from Past Clients

The entire experience was magical. We were treated like kings and queens. Our transportation was timely and accurate. We were cared for from the beginning of the trip until the end. Everything went smooth and seamless. Janelle provided a travel packet with essentials. She was friendly, understanding, and extremely patience. I will never forget this incredible trip. 


Janelle took such great care of us during the initial planning and all throughout our family vacation. It was a first-time experience and she took every detail into consideration. I was happy with her communication and how she listened to our needs. From the oldest down to the youngest traveler, we had a blast. I’d do it all over again with Janelle and plan to very soon! Thanks for the memories!  


Janelle really listened to my wants for my 50th birthday and found the perfect trip, Caribbean cruise, for me and my group. All 7of us had so much fun! Thanks again. 


I love traveling! For the last two years I have been using Janelle and Lilacs & Chai and it has been a game
changer. Janelle has taken the time to understand my personal preferences from hotel accommodations,
trip idea specifics, transportation preferences, etc. and puts that into each trip I have booked with her. She
really goes the extra mile to make sure you are taken care of. I would highly recommend her services and I have told her that I won't
book another trip unless it's through her.


“Travel changes you. As you move through this life and this world, you change things slightly, you leave marks behind, however small. And in return, life — and travel — leaves marks on you.”

- Anthony Bourdain

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