Re-Discover Your Passions
Wherever in the World They Take You!
share the journey
Channel your inner Jane Austen as you explore the thatched-roof cottages of the Cotswolds in England on a replenishing solo journey …
Hike beneath tumbling waterfalls and zipline through the treetops in Costa Rica with your family, as you all reunite during your kids’ college spring break …
Roll past rows of vines hanging heavy with ripe fruit on a long-overdue romantic river cruise through France with your spouse …
At Cultivating Connections Travel Planners, we work with empty nesters and retirees to design travel experiences that fill your life with meaning, joy, and discovery. Experience incredible landscapes, cultivate your deepest passions, and connect with the loved ones you want to share it all with—now that you finally have the time to do it all.
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CULTIVATING CONNECTIONS THROUGH
Hi, I’m Erin Smith, founder of Cultivating Connections Travel Planners. I help empty nesters re-discover their passions—and re-connect with their loved ones—on custom-crafted 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.
Because whether your kids “flew the coop” yesterday or years ago, this transition time can be tricky—but I’m here to help you turn it into your next great adventure.
Let me show you how:
"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!"
LAUREN, PAULS VALLEY, OK | ★★★★★
“I help families and groups go way beyond the typical theme park or tropical vacation
and find true magic by exploring the world together.”
As an empty nester myself, I know just how hard this transition can be—and travel has personally helped me make the most of it.