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Our Mission

Elevating   Adventures,  Creating Lifelong Clients

At Idaru Travel, we believe in the power of meticulously planned vacations. Our mission is to create life-long clients by meticulously tailoring itineraries to match the unique style and preferences of each traveler. We understand that your journey is not just a vacation; it's an opportunity to craft memories that will last a lifetime.

Building Trust, Creating Value

A   Collaborative   Relationship

At Idaru Travel, trust is paramount. We are committed to fostering a collaborative relationship with our clients, allowing them to fully trust our selections. Your best interests are at the heart of every decision we make, ensuring that your journey with us is not just a vacation but a personalized adventure crafted with care and consideration.

Embark on a journey with Idaru Travel – where every detail is purposeful, every moment is meaningful, and every adventure is crafted with you in mind.

Our Vision

Advocates for   Culture,  Advocates for You

We envision Idaru Travel as more than just a travel service. We aim to be advocates for local cultures, empowering our clients to respect and appreciate their hosting destinations. Our vision goes beyond mere travel; it's about fostering a global community where cultural exchange and mutual respect thrive.

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Our Team

Passionate Travel Designers at Your Service

At Idaru Travel, our team is a vibrant tapestry of dedicated individuals who share a common passion for creating unforgettable travel experiences. With a wealth of knowledge, diverse backgrounds, and a commitment to excellence, our travel designers are here to transform your journey into a personalized adventure. Get to know the faces behind the scenes who work tirelessly to make your travel dreams a reality.

CARISA

FOUNDER+TRAVEL DESIGNER

The first time I ziplined, I fooled my husband into going after him but instead I went completely back down to “Entrance”. I totally chickened out!!! Lol!

Carisa McDonald, the visionary founder of Idaru Travel, is more than just a travel designer. Her own wanderlust, ignited at age 26, has allowed her to immerse herself in vibrant cultures and hidden gems, giving her amazing insight into the best destinations and off-the-beaten-path hotspots that clients love.

 

With a passion for turning dreams into real-life adventures, Carisa embarked on a journey to create Idaru Travel with the mission of ensuring that every client experiences the trip of their dreams. Her commitment to curating authentic experiences ensures your vacation is more than just enjoyable—it’s a memory that will last you a lifetime!

KAYLA

DIRECTOR OF EXPERIENCES

I am just a small town girl who decided to see the world!

Hey y’all, Kayla here – your chief navigator to fun and your personal ambassador of good vibes, hailing from the jazz-filled streets of New Orleans, Louisiana! I’m all about crafting those unforgettable moments that make life truly spicy. Whether it’s toasting to the sunset on a pristine island or carving up the slopes in a winter wonderland, I’ve got the insider scoop on how to turn your travels into the adventures of a lifetime.

With me, it’s more than just a trip; it’s an episode of exhilaration, a series of snapshots dipped in joy, and a treasure chest of experiences that’ll have you reminiscing for years to come. So if you’re looking for the heartbeat of excitement and a travel story that’s told with a little extra soul, you’ve hit the jackpot! Let’s jet-set into jubilation and make some memories that are as legendary as the Big Easy itself.

MARTRISSE

CONCIERGE MANAGER / LICENSED AGENT

I love adventure and thrill. To feed the need for adventure, I am working on visiting every amusement park in the U.S. and around the world.

Hello, Hola, Ni Hao, Konnichiwa, Bienvenue! Call me Yogi (yes, like the bear) and I’m on a worldwide quest, one bite at a time. My compass? Flavor. My map? Menus from every alleyway and avenue where food beckons. From the sizzling street food stalls to the sublime settings of five-star dining, I’m out to savor the globe’s gastronomic genius.

My mantra: ‘Tell me what you eat, and I’ll tell you who you are.’ So, I weave my story through the tastes I encounter, seeking the spirit of places through their culinary delights. And oh, I never say no to snacks—they’re the plot twists in my travel tales. Join me as I indulge in the world’s buffet. So, what’s for dinner? Better yet, what’s for the next snack?

YOLANDA

DESTINATION CURATOR

I have a passion for animals, especially bully breeds. I also have a CPDT-KA Dog training license.

Passionate globetrotter with an infectious zest for life, seeking to inspire and guide others on unforgettable journeys around the globe. With an insatiable wanderlust that ignited at the age of 25, I’ve been traversing the world’s diverse landscapes, immersing myself in vibrant cultures and discovering hidden gems. From bustling metropolises to serene countrysides, my travels have opened my eyes to the wonders that lie beyond familiar horizons. My enthusiasm for exploration is contagious, drawing others into my whirlwind of discovery. I relish sharing my insider tips on off-the-beaten-path hotspots, culinary delights, and luxurious accommodations that won’t break the bank. Whether it’s organizing church pilgrimages, youth adventures, graduation getaways, or romantic honeymoons, I take immense pride in crafting itineraries that leave a lasting impression.

ESSENCE

TOUR LEADER / LICENSED AGENT

My first time is Greece, I accidentally used the men’s restroom

Hey y’all, Essence here, steering your getaway ship with Idaru Travel! Imagine a journey so luxurious and picture-perfect, it turns your Instagram into a travelog of envy. With me at the helm, every trip is a blend of five-star experiences, breathtaking views, and those “wish you were here” moments that’ll have your friends and family double-tapping in awe.

I’m your go-to for that glittering, postcard-worthy adventure that’s as fabulous as you are. We’re talking about sun-kissed selfies, horizon-wide panoramas, and cultural encounters so rich, you can almost frame them. So pack your bags and bring your wanderlust – I’m here to upgrade your travel story from ‘been there’ to ‘can’t believe you were there’!

SACHET MARIE

TOUR LEADER / LICENSED AGENT

One time I traveled to Fiji and danced on the bar and went viral on the island tik tok.

Hello Aireya Taylor here, globe-trotters and story-collectors! I’m the girl who dreamed of a passport full of stamps and a heart full of memories, and I’m living that dream one flight at a time. My journey started with a wish whispered into the wind: to see the world and to share my sparkle with it. Fast forward to today, I’m the friend to people across six continents – Antarctica, I’m coming for you next!
Travel is my jam! It’s the ultimate adventure—equal parts fun, enlightening, transformative, and yes, even budget-friendly. Join me, and we’ll dive into the vibrant tapestry of cultures, from the wild nights where we get our glow on to the serene moments soaking in the wisdom of ancient traditions. We’ll scale the heights of fiery volcanoes, savor the culinary magic from every corner of the globe, and collect stories that “you just had to be there” to believe.

So, as we pack our bags and set out to write the next chapter of our travel tales, I’ve got a question for you: What kind of traveler are you? Let’s find out together!

NICKIE

TOUR LEADER / LICENSED AGENT

Military brat turned travel aficionado. Will kick it on a beach or kick it in an igloo. Lets eat, drink, and be merry…heavy on the drink

I am an avid traveler and adventure lover. I have been to about 30 countries and 5 continents. Education wise, I earned my degrees from Barry University, Purdue University Global, Cornell University, and Alabama State University. Though most of my experience is in the healthcare industry, I also have a significant background in education. I am a published author, and currently freelance writer, and am a guest lecturer for news media and numerous public speaking events.
My community work through my 501(c)3 has been honored through numerous awards, including Winner, Medical Category, Gulf Coast Women Magazine, Lighthouse Biloxi Women of Achievement-Woman of the Year, three time Sun Herald Top 10 under 40 Nominee, 2019 Top 50 under 50 Alabama State University Alumni, Blessed Girls Rock 2018 Award Recipient, 2019 Gulf Coast Women Top Influencer and many more. During the pandemic, I was able to safely travel to 5 countries and territories. I am also Mardi Gras royalty from being the 2020 Queen Josephine I of the Krewe of Epic Tymez, and the 2023 Province Princess to the Zulu Province Prince of the world renowned Zulu Social Aid and Pleasure Club of New Orleans.

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