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. 
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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 lights them up—on custom group journeys.  I’ll design a trip that’s full of stories that bring on the laughter, discoveries that awe you, and shared memories that carry you through 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:

Custom Group Getaways

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

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How Would You Like to Create Raving Fans
and Lifelong Memories?

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Group leaders and business owners, take your passions out of the classroom, the workspace, the coffee shop—and into the big, wide world they sprang from!   I work to craft group journeys that bring your followers together on a passion-driven deep dive. Let me design a trip that turns your group members into thick-as-thieves friends, or your clients into your biggest fans.  


Want to learn more about destinations that light up your imagination?  All you have to do is pack your bags!   Build your group trip around a specific theme—like wine and food, yoga, literature, or even iconic films—so you can explore what you really care about. Most importantly, you’ll get to connect with other like-minded travelers who geek out over the same stuff you do! Your most treasured souvenir from a group trip? Strong bonds with new friends who really “get it."


I would love to help you create your very own affinity group trip! 


Click below to get your very own copy of my Raving Fans Bundle for only $24.95 - a $560 value.

"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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