Aspen Travel Advisors

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Emily Marshall

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Wellness Travel

As owner of Free Time Goods and with a passion for hand made arts and crafts, Emily specializes in cultural, experiential and wellness travel.  She's also our corporate travel expert with an emphasis on high design and luxury urban hotels in the United States.

Jamie Abbott

Jamie Abbott

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Active & Specialty Travel

Jamie is the kind of traveler (the kind of person) who wants it all — exquisite food, wine, art, music, hiking, biking, skiing, yoga, and lodging. If you want to travel somewhere beautiful and have all of your cultural, intellectual, athletic options expertly curated, call Jamie. With a long career at the Aspen Institute, Jamie has experience in high-end events, dining, art, and adventure and will help craft travel for your mind, body and spirit.

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Jason Leach

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Ski & Safari vacations

Growing up in Switzerland and well-versed in Europe, Africa, the United States, the Caribbean and Central America, Jason is a lifelong world traveler. The Swiss and French Alps introduced him to world class skiing, and this passion led him to Vail, Colorado.  An avid adventurer, photographer and outdoorsman, Jason specializes in luxury ski travel, safaris and cruises.  

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Sarah Drake

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Family Travel & Dive Trips

As owner of the wildly popular Baby Bump, Sarah is our wedding, honeymoon and family travel expert.  Having taught Scuba around the world for over 14 years she also is our resident dive expert and available to travel as a personal guide on the most exotic reefs in the world.


Brian Payntar Harris, Founder
A select group representing the highest level in private luxury travel. (click for more information)

A select group representing the highest level in private luxury travel. (click for more information)

Brian Payntar Harris, Owner

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Expedition: Bucket List | Michelin Tours

I'm a professional travel correspondent and recognized expert on private islands, expeditions, cruises, luxury hotels and resorts. I travel the world constantly, expanding my knowledge, connections and experiences to make your dreams come true.
Whether it’s a gastronomic weekend in Paris, a tropical getaway, a helicopter ski trip, the North Pole in 3 days, 5 ways to see Antartica, a World Cruise or circumnavigation by Private Jet, I know how to make it happen and the people who will be taking care of you along the way.

As a Virtuoso ultraluxe travel advisor, I have first hand on site knowledge of hundreds of luxury hotels, resorts, cruises and tours and thousands of personal relationships with owners and managers. This unique access means I can open doors that you didn't know existed and guarantee you receive the highest vip status available worldwide.

As a board member and editor for the largest tourism industry publisher, the reviews and articles I write are used by thousands of travel agents to educate themselves and their clients, based upon my personal visits and observations.
I write the reviews travel agents use. Get your information from the source.

I’ve managed special events and conferences for decades and can help you find the perfect venue for your wedding, conference or incentive event, facilitating everything from site selection to RFP and contract negotiation, ensuring you receive the most favorable rates, terms and comps.

Advisory Board and STAR Editor for travel42, Northstar Travel Group


Notable Cruise Assignments

PRE-INAUGURAL - Largest private charter aircraft, Crystal Skye

PRE-INAUGURAL - Largest private charter aircraft, Crystal Skye

INAUGURAL - Largest cruise ship when built, Norwegian Escape

INAUGURAL - Largest cruise ship when built, Norwegian Escape

INAUGURAL - (3rd) Sailing to Cuba in 50 years, Fathom Cruises

INAUGURAL - (3rd) Sailing to Cuba in 50 years, Fathom Cruises

INAUGURAL - Largest cruise ship in Alaska, Norwegian Bliss (Coming in 2018)

INAUGURAL - Largest cruise ship in Alaska, Norwegian Bliss (Coming in 2018)

Notable Private Island Assignments

Largest private island in the world, Laucala Island

Largest private island in the world, Laucala Island

Exclusive Caribbean island with private villas, Jumby Bay

Exclusive Caribbean island with private villas, Jumby Bay

Only overwater accommodations in Fiji, Likuliku Lagoon Resort

Only overwater accommodations in Fiji, Likuliku Lagoon Resort

Newly reimagined self sustaining eco retreat, Lana'i by Four Seasons

Newly reimagined self sustaining eco retreat, Lana'i by Four Seasons


The Talk of the town

Brian Harris has been featured in many prominent industry publications. Click below to read! 

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Travel weekly

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Travel is our passion and we've been lucky enough to make it our life.  Let us share what we've learned to make your next trip an experience you will remember for a lifetime.

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