Meet Rachel Shoemaker,
Luxury Travel Advisor & Founder of Louisa White Travel
My deep passion for travel didn’t begin on the glamorous streets of Paris or the sun-kissed beaches of Bali.
It began in a dusty attic in Pennsylvania.
I grew up on a farm that’s been in my family for five generations. One day when I was little, I decided to climb the farmhouse stairs to the creaking, old attic.
Inside, I found a stack of old Louis Vuitton steamer trunks, covered in peeling, faded stickers from around the world. Beneath a thick layer of dust, I could read the initials “LW” on the side.
That would be my glamorous great-great grandmother, Louisa White.
A small spitfire of a woman, Louisa never turned down a travel adventure. During the late 19th century, she gallivanted around the glittering cities of Europe and the indelible landscapes of Africa.
She especially loved Egypt, even funding excavations for the University of Pennsylvania (you can still see some of the finds from her family's sponsored excavations at Penn’s museum today!).
Louisa would take off for months at a time, much to the chagrin of my great-great grandfather—but you couldn’t keep a spirited woman like her in one place for long.
When I stumbled upon Louisa’s steamer trunks that afternoon in the attic—and, later, a cache of Louisa’s letters—I knew what kind of traveler I wanted to be.
That is, a traveler that’s forever curious, fiercely independent, and fueled by an insatiable wanderlust.
And that’s exactly the kind of traveler I’ve built my business around today.
Like Louisa, my clients want to see the world on their own terms—using travel as a means to delve deeper into their own passions.
And, they don’t want to compromise on style or comfort to see it all. They’re used to the “best of the best,” and they want to experience the best a new destination has to offer, too.
Does that sound like you? Then welcome.
I’m here to help you indulge your wanderlust on a custom-crafted journey, uniquely tailored to you.
I rely on my network of worldwide travel contacts to secure you singular experiences and stays at luxurious boutique properties. Then, I stitch it all together in a single seamless itinerary, so you feel like you’re simply whisked away on a whirlwind adventure.
All you have to do? Pack your bags—vintage steamer trunks not included ;)
Let’s add a little bit of that Louisa White spirit to your next escape. Click below to schedule your complimentary consultation call (or coffee chat!) with me now: