Travel Concierge 

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Travel Destination Specialist, Globe Trotter, Foodista, Beach Lover and Culture aficionado...


Photo by Valerie Schor

 Barb Ortiz



Meet our Travel Concierge providing custom scouting and planning trips for couples planning destination weddings and full-service travel planning and coordination for guests traveling to the wedding.

With over 29 years in the travel industry and part of the third largest and most influential travel company in the nation, Barb is your one-stop travel destination specialist. Her passion for traveling has led her to visit 30+ destinations around the globe. Barb is always looking for that one unexplored area or thing, and doesn’t mind taking a wrong turn. It can lead to some amazing experiences! Her Puerto Rican and Italian roots have led her to live in both regions, and she also lived for some time in Holland. She has a knack for languages and speaks Spanish, Italian and some Dutch.  She specializes in finding unique and memorable wedding and honeymoon locations that will leave you coming back a second time around. She has planned destination weddings and honeymoons in all four corners of the globe including some in Bali, Thailand, Australia, Fiji, Tahiti, Belize, Costa Rica, Tanzania, Zanzibar and South Africa. She was born in Brooklyn but currently lives in Harlem, New York – a place so diversified that on any given day you can listen to people speak a variety of languages, taste a different cuisine every night of the week and meet the most interesting characters you have ever seen in just one neighborhood.

A few things she never travels without:

Rosebud Salve-it’s multipurpose, a Cashmere Sweater, Chewing Gum and a Universal Adaptor.

Favorite Destinations:

South Africa, Riviera Maya, Japan and Italy.

Bucket List:

Galapagos, Patagonia, Nepal, India.


Scouting Trips


Sponsored Scouting trips

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Custom Scouting trips

Our travel concierge can plan a custom scouting trip so that you can explore the possibilities anywhere you wish.