Ashley Gallo

Luxury Travel Advisor

Lake Bluff & Lake Forest

Ashley has loved the adventures of travel since she was a young girl going on road trips across the U.S. with her family. Eventually her travels took her abroad and sparked her inner desire to explore every corner of the world. After graduating with a Masters in Education from DePaul University, Ashley took a teaching job in Abu Dhabi that would change her life forever. She travelled to over 30 countries while living overseas, everywhere from Tunisia to Singapore. Since moving back to the states, Ashley's wanderlust continues to take her on travels all around the world. Her extensive travel experiences and love for planning memorable vacations will help clients plan trips of a lifetime.

Favorite Travel Memory

My favorite travel memory is the day I got married in Florence. It was a magical day, in one of my favorite cities, surrounded by the people I love. I have always been enchanted by Italy so being able to share the food, wine, art, culture and history with friends and family was very special for me. To make the trip more memorable for my guests, I planned excursions such as cooking classes, cycling through Tuscany, wine tastings and cultural city tours. It is a memory my guests and I will cherish forever.

Favorite Destination

There are so many destinations that I have been to that I love, but my favorite would have to be the United Arab Emirates. I spent 3 years living there, immersed in the culture and language, exploring every corner of the beautiful country. The U.A.E. has so much to offer; from riding camels in the desert, swimming in the Arabian Gulf, and exploring world heritage sites, to skiing indoors, shopping in the most luxurious malls, dining at Michelin Star restaurants, and viewing Dubai from the top of the World's tallest building. Abu Dhabi will always be my second home and I hope to inspire clients to one day plan a trip to this incredible destination.

Why I Like to Travel

I love to travel for so many reasons. Being able to see life through another's eyes and experience their food, culture, and language is priceless. It can change your perspective and open your mind to a whole new world that you may have never known existed. I enjoy taking my family to new destinations so they can be immersed in different cultures around the world. I think it is one of the best educational experiences you can give someone. I look forward to sharing my passion for travel with my clients and creating memories for them that they will never forget.