Joanna Kuflik

New York, NY, USA

Joanna is the Director of Travel Services at Marchay, a curated luxury travel collective that specializes in highly personalized, expert itinerary planning with a wide range of private benefits and partnerships. An avid foodie, she is constantly seeking out the best cuisine during her adventures, from the local hole-in-the-wall to the latest Michelin starred hot spot. Joanna is thrilled to share her knowledge of the world & passion for travel with her clients.

Favorite Memory

My time spent at Marbella Club with my sister last summer. First we spent the day at the Beach Club, complete with delicious paella, a bottle of Albarino, and a singer belting out incredible 60s tunes while we both danced in the sand. Later, the General Manager Julian took us out tapas hopping in Old Town – capping it off with a private flamenco show in a tiny local spot. You know you had an incredible time when you’re already planning your next trip back.

Insider Tip

Find out from your travel advisor if your stay overlaps with any special events or activities the hotel is hosting. All the Querido properties do such a great job putting together creative activities onsite, and their inclusive nature truly makes you feel like family. Another tip: if travelling to Terre Blanche, make sure to do a day trip to Château d’Esclans, a beautiful estate that is also one of France’s premier producers of Rose. Follow this with bike rides through nearby Provencal towns, before ending your day at Terre Blanche’s stunning infinity pool.

Next Dream Trip?

This is a tough one, but would probably have to say Borgo Egnazia- this Puglian gem has had my eye for some time. A candlelit village near the sea surrounded by olive groves sounds like perfection right about now.

Cannot travel without...

Answer I’d like to give is a fantastic non-fiction novel or some super fancy facial mask. Real answer? My laptop.