Hi, I’m Cathy Rowland
Your Romance Travel Designer
I’ve always loved to travel. Travel inspires connection—to incredible destinations and warm and friendly people, to delicious cuisines and breathtaking landscapes.
But above all, I think travel is about reconnection—rebuilding the spark with your partner that may have dimmed after so many years of putting others first.
I realized just how powerful travel can be for re-connection on a vacation in—of all places—Verona, Italy. Yes, the setting for the most famous love story of all time, Romeo and Juliet. And it’s where a new chapter in my husband Richard and I’s love story began, too!
We were finally taking a vacation for just us, without the kids. In Verona, we booked a stay at a charming villa that included a private tour of the vineyard and a multi-course gourmet lunch. As we settled into the intimate restaurant, in a little alcove that felt like it was built just for the two of us, we knew we were in for a treat.
From the cheese course to the charcuterie to the ruby red beet pasta and lavender honey gelato, every course was a revelation.
The biggest revelation, though, was just how much we had missed each other. We spent hours joking together over that lunch, marveling at how lucky we were to be sharing such a special moment in such a special place.
Because the hard truth is that while we hadn’t been physically apart, we had drifted. Between the hectic years raising our kids, balancing work, and running through the never-ending daily to-do lists, it had been a long time since we put our relationship first.
Travel was just what we needed—and I didn’t even realize it until we sat down for that lunch!
Now, as a romance travel designer, I want to help YOU reconnect through the power of travel.
The power of shared experiences …
Through boutique properties just dripping with romance …
Through destinations that send a thrill through every bone in your body …
It’s time to put your relationship first again, and there’s no better way to do that than through a custom-planned vacation.
After all, this isn’t just a vacation, it’s an investment—in each other.