Shawna Huffman Owen

Shawna has been a passionate traveler since spending the first few years of her life in Istanbul, Turkey. After receiving her BA from Colby College in Art History and French, and her MBA from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College, Shawna spent 15 years as a management consultant. In 2008, Shawna decided to shift gears and focus on travel as a profession.

Shawna holds a seat on the elite Travel Advisory Board for Travel + Leisure Magazine as well as on the Advisory Board for Abercrombie & Kent.

Shawna’s specialties lie in upscale vacation planning for families. As a mother of two growing children, Shawna recognizes how precious vacation time is and strives to offer travel-consulting services to ensure every detail is taken care of for her clients.

In addition to planning vacations for families, Shawna also specializes in planning romantic getaways for couples, special holidays for multi-generational groups, and celebration holidays around the globe. 

IShawna, her husband Jay and their 2 children live in Chicago. Shawna is an active member of The Joffrey Women’s Board, the Guild of the Chicago Botanic Garden, and the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago.

Favorite Hotels & Resorts:
Hotel du Cap Eden Roc (France), Cheval Blanc/Isle de France (St. Barths), J.K. Place (Capri), Four Seasons Firenze (Florence) Dunmore Beach Club (Harbor Island), Londolozi (Sabi Sands), Singita Grumeti (Tanzania), Rosewood Hotel London, Park Hyatt Sydney, Amangiri (Utah), Six Senses Douro Valley (Portugal).

Recently Visited:
Egypt, Jordan, Peru, India, China, New Zealand and Australia, Tanzania, Puglia (Italy), St Tropez and Cote d’Azur, Capri.

Best Adventures:
Market day in Provence. Swimming with nurse sharks in the Exumas. Exploring the incredible Kingdom of Bhutan. Helicoptering into the Milford Sound in New Zealand. Hiking the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu. Climbing into King Tut’s tomb in Luxor, Bargain hunting in the Grand Bazaar in Istanbul. Panda-Keeper for a day in Chengdu. Flying over 12 Apostles on the Great Ocean Road in Australia. Driving through Cuba in vintage convertibles. Drinking rosé in St Barths.

Bucket List:
Trekking gorillas in Uganda. Completing the Cotswolds Way (100 mile walk from Chipping Campden to the steps of Bath Abbey). Crusing the Mekong Delta on the Aqua Mekong. Celebrating Burgundy with friends aboard our own barge.



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