Olive & Atlas Travel Design is GROWING! We are absolutely thrilled to introduce the newest member of our travel design team…Carrie Rose! Carrie is an absolutely fabulous woman and we are so lucky to have her as part of our O&A team. She is full of energy, enthusiasm, and passion for creating fantastic travel experiences for our travelers and her attention to detail is simply unmatched. I know you will absolutely love her! Please read on for more about Carrie, and her journey to becoming a travel designer, in her own words below.
“I am passionate about creating unforgettable journeys for my clients.”
Hi, I’m Carrie!
I have spent over 20 years in the public relations industry working with major pharmaceutical companies. As part of that career, I planned countless corporate meetings and celebrity campaigns and, in doing so, focused on client experience and getting the details right. In more recent years, I became known amongst my family and friends for building exciting and detail-filled trips utilizing the skills I built in my business career. Now I want to use my enthusiasm for travel and my talent for organization to help you create wonderful travel experiences like the ones I’ve enjoyed with my loved ones!
I live in Westchester, New York with my husband, Kevin, our teenage daughters, Alexa and Madeline, and our labradoodle Oakley. I’ve often said that I approach my job like I do motherhood… make sure people are well-fed, give everyone some TLC, and always make sure to get the job done with a bit of extra flair that they can appreciate.
As a mother, I love using the organizational skills I gained “on the job” to create a well-run house with two active girls while meeting the rigorous demands of the corporate world. Yes, over the years, I’ve made rewards charts for the girls to sleep through the night or do their homework and there was always a schedule on the fridge. However, my outlet was always looking for fun experiences to share with my family and open their eyes to new cultures. While we certainly had many wonderful local experiences, our greatest joys have always been our longer-distance trips.
Each time I turn to my family’s next trip, I immerse myself in seeking destination and activity recommendations from every source I can find and do countless hours of research. I also make sure to include my family in the planning. That’s a crucial step! What does everyone want to do? Are they all willing to try something new? I would come up with a preliminary itinerary, get buy-in from everyone and then create more formal ‘spreadsheet itineraries’ that include all the little necessary details. I LOVE seeing a great experience take shape!
I fell in love with building spectacular travel experiences after my husband and I went to Iceland in 2016. It was such a far and exotic locale and I found that, once we committed to the destination, I was unsure how to start. But as I got to work and did the hours of research required, I discovered that I really enjoyed making the strange, familiar. From there, I began testing my skills in other exciting locales such as U.S. cities like Charleston, Phoenix/Scottsdale, Los Angeles/San Diego, and Park City (in the summertime, no less), and then some more exotic destinations like Greece, England, Israel, France, and Italy. These trips have been so rewarding for our family that our ritual became deciding on the next destination on our way home from each trip.
What did I learn? When it comes to planning personal trips, it can be really hard. I would often stress over how to integrate the recommendations I received from friends with online content and worry about how to interpret conflicting or unclear information. At times I would get discouraged, but, throughout, I understood that having support from experienced travel professionals made a huge difference.
Now with a lot of planning under my belt, and as part of the highly experienced Olive & Atlas team, I want to help you!
As a travel experience advisor, I am passionate about creating unforgettable journeys for my clients. I have a deep love for exploring the world and am dedicated to helping my clients craft the perfect itinerary that aligns with their unique interests, preferences, and budget. Whether you’re looking for a luxurious beach getaway, a great family trip, a thrilling adventure in the mountains, or a cultural immersion in a foreign city, I am here to guide you every step of the way. From choosing the perfect destination to finding the best accommodations, restaurants, and activities, I will work closely with you to ensure that every detail is taken care of.
My expertise in the travel industry also allows me to provide you with insider tips and recommendations that you won’t find in a guidebook. I am constantly researching new destinations and experiences to stay up to date with the latest trends and ensure that my clients have access to the most unique and exciting opportunities. Finally, I pride myself on providing exceptional customer service and support. Whether you need help with a last-minute change to your itinerary or assistance while on the road, I am always available to assist you.
Everyone is busy and it can be too easy to miss out on great experiences. Let me help you create an unforgettable travel experience that will leave you with memories to last a lifetime! No two itineraries are the same and every one is unique. I am with you every step of the way – from our kickoff call, through the planning process, while you are away, and even as you are returning home – and will create travel experiences to reflect your dreams, desires, and goals.
I can’t wait to get started working together! Click here to submit a new trip inquiry!