Erin Smith, travel advisor, family travel, celebration travel, group travel, empty nest, Oklahoma, Cultivating Connections Travel Planners


Empty Nesters | Group Travel | Milestones | Retirement

Channel your inner Jane Austen as you explore the thatched-roof cottages of the Cotswolds in England with your book club …
Lead a sunrise yoga session on the banks of one of Bali’s golden beaches with your best yoga students … 
Roll past rows of vines hanging heavy with ripe fruit on a wine-themed river cruise through France with your favorite oenophiles … 
Experience incredible landscapes, cultivate your deepest passions, and connect with the people you share them with. 

Cultivating Connections Travel Planners are the premier experts in group travel for people looking to connect on a deeper level with their clients and coworkers.

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Cultivating Connections Through Effortless Group Travel

Hi, I’m Erin Smith, founder of Cultivating Connections Travel Planners. I help travelers re-discover their passions—and dive deeper into what truly ignites the magic in their lives—on custom group journeys.  I’ll design a trip that’s full of stories that bring on the laughter, discoveries that awe you, and create memories that you will carry with you for a lifetime.  


So go ahead, turn your favorite novel, your prized pinot, or the complicated yoga move you just mastered into the inspiration for your next great adventure. 

Let me show you how:

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Custom Group Travel Getaways

The ultimate group travel experience.  I’ll design a hand-crafted journey, just for your group, built around the activities and interests that fuel you.

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Join a guided trip—and experience magic moments with new friends!  Ignite new connections with these group travel options.

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Past Travel Experiences​

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Inspiring Itineraries​

Need Inspiration?

These sample itineraries will give you a clear vision of what an amazing trip looks like.

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Let Us Design Your Trip!​

Contact us today for a free travel consultation, and let's turn your dream into reality.

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"It was an awesome trip! Erin is the best travel agent! She is very organized and thoughtful. She printed out color books with our itineraries for every day and had all the tickets we needed ahead of time. She thought of everything, down to printing out the luggage tags for the cruise and putting them in the holders for me! I had a wonderful time and wouldn’t change a thing!"


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I plan travel experiences for culturally curious families and groups looking to deepen their bond. I help families and groups go way beyond the typical theme park or tropical vacation and find true magic by exploring the world together. If family is everything to you, then culturally curious trave should be your priority and I can make that happen seamlessly for you. Medicine for empty nest blues

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