JST’s Creative Process 

Growing up, I would take private art classes every week after school in a studio downtown. I was always excited to get to class, where my mentor would give me some direction, and would then let me express myself through my art. Travel design is much the same for me. 

Give me a blank canvas and some direction on where you dream of going and let me bring it to life for you. 

Dream travels artfully designed and realized.

frequently asked questions

01. Dream + Discover

02. Creation + Collaboration

I listen to you, talk about your dreams, discuss your travel style, and get a feel for the direction of your trip. Have some ideas but not exactly sure where in the world you would like to go? No problem. Getting to know you and what you like—and even dislike—will help me guide you.

This is where I pull out my paints and get to work. Based on what I have discovered from our initial consultation, I research all possibilities and craft a bespoke itinerary, present you with ideas and inspiration, and work with you—adding layer upon layer—to get the painting precisely how you like it. 

03. Define + Refine

Once everything is just right, I orchestrate everything to confirm and book your dream trip. I work with my partners around the world to ensure that everything is in place. 

04. Final Touches

There is always room to refine things, make last-minute concierge-style arrangements (dinner reservations, tickets to a show, etc.), and make sure the itinerary is simply perfect. Prior to departure, you will receive handsome digital travel-ready documents and access to a special app for easy access while you are traveling. (Paper documents are available upon request.) 

05. The Canvas Comes Alive

While you are out exploring the world experiencing everything we have curated together, I will be working behind the scenes to ensure everything is running smoothly. I will be able to adjust things as needed and will provide 24-hour support with help from my fabulous partners on the ground.

Just because your trip has come to a close, does not mean the conversation has to. Once you have gotten settled back in at home, I am always eager to hear stories from your travels and capture your feedback. Your observations will help me enhance your next adventure. 

Kind Words from Happy Travelers

John is masterful at learning what the client wants and tailoring the trip to their interests and not his. I’ve worked with several agents and none have John’s firsthand knowledge of just about anywhere you want to go. I’ve yet to name a place—no matter how obscure—that he can’t immediately provide feedback on! Highly recommend!


“Our trip was filled with pleasant surprises and memorable moments. Thank you John for making this trip special to us. John was very accommodating and knowledgeable allowing him to fashion our trip to fit our needs. We had a great time."

- joe

“John Skelton was wonderful to work with! His knowledge of Europe (and other places too!) along with his professional but friendly personality made our experience going through a travel advisor a fun one. If we had tried ourselves to coordinate all of the fine details of travel, pick-ups, hotels, tours, etc... it definitely would not have been as well executed. His work and ideas made our trip easy and thoroughly enjoyable!” 

- mary beth

“John Skelton knows how to take care of details! When we work with Mr. Skelton, travel is a pleasure - because HE handles the details flawlessly, and OUR only task is to enjoy the trip!” 

- mike

“John has helped with some of the most amazing journeys of my life. Every detail was taken care of and these were simply incredible trips even with last minute adjustments.”

- philip

“From the moment I contacted John until the moment I returned home, I couldn’t ask for a better experience. He was attentive to my needs and planned the perfect trip. I’m looking forward to John booking my next adventure!”

- elaine

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