Get to know Lara, a local Travel Agent specializing in Disney, Universal and Hawaii vacations. She shares with us what inspired her to follow her passion, her favorite trips, what it’s like to work with Grand Luxe Destinations, and of course her pro tips! Follow Travel Chats with Lara for inspirations to plan your next adventure!
Check out these easy tips to stay healthy while traveling from our partner, North Shore Pro-Active Health! They can also easily be incorporated in your day to day life.
Learn all about Laura’s favorite things about Niagara-on-the-Lake!
Read an update from Lara Jens Travel and start dreaming about your next travel plans!
Walworth County is just a short drive from our community and offers so much to do and see outdoors in this winter paradise! Read all about the area, sledding, skiing, snow tubing, dining, Ice Castles, Winterfest and much more!
I’m so excited to introduce you to one of my closest friends! Jen and I were co-workers almost 20 years ago right out of college at JPMorgan Chase and she’s been one of my best friends ever since. They live in Lincoln Park but come to visit us here often and enjoy going to Mickey Finn’s, Lifetime Fitness and Great Wolf Lodge. Their favorite spots in the city are Lincoln Park Zoo, Alfred Caldwell Lily Pools, Chicago Park District, Ricardo’s, Summer House and Green Tea Sushi. When I met Jen decades ago her boyfriend was moving here to live near her and start a business. They flipped one condo, had an amazing destination wedding in Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica that I attended, and the rest is history! Years later and her husband Mike is a builder and real estate developer in Chicago with an event space and they recently built a luxury Villa in – you guessed it – Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica! Read our interview to learn more about Jen, her family and their businesses! The travel industry is expected to bounce right back so start dreaming of a family trip, corporate trip, or women’s wellness retreat at this villa with stunning ocean and jungle views including a view of the renowned National Park of Manuel Antonio!
Travel has always been one of my favorite things. I love learning about other cultures, parts of the world, and our country. Wanderlust has always sparked something inside of me. Just getting outside of the normal routine is good for the mind and body. Plus, who doesn’t benefit from perspective, new things and new people? I hope you enjoy hearing about my first time in New Orleans. The big easy is a way of life and their music, cuisine, architecture, dialect and love for celebrations and festivals is fun to get to know.
Have you been wondering what the “Real ID” program is? Lara Jens Travel is here to tell you where you can find more information and what will be necessary to obtain this information by 10/1/20!
Flying with kids this Winter? For most moms, that means prepping ahead by thoughtfully packing a well-stocked carry-on. Before kids, your carry-on might have typically only held some noise-cancelling headphones, the latest magazines and a book—stuff to pass the time....
Where are you from and how long have you lived in town? What brought you to the area? I’m originally from California and moved into the Vernon Hills area about 27 years ago because of my job. Do you have child(ren)? Age(s) Yes, a daughter who is 13. What are...