Hi, thanks for visiting us! We're Harlan and Kara, The Travel Siblings (yes, we're really siblings)!
We're not your typical travel consultants. Our mission is to plan a trip you'll never forget. By taking the time to get to know you and our first-hand destination knowledge, we're all about tailor-made experiences.
We've made it our business to know the world... so wherever you want to go, we can't wait to help you get there!Plan Your Trip
Harlan & KaraThe Travel Siblings
Harlan and Kara, The Travel Siblings®, have more than 20 years of experience planning customized honeymoons, destination weddings and dream vacations. They have been named by Travel + Leisure as best specialists for honeymoons and destination weddings for 6 years in a row, and named best for destination weddings by Conde Nast Traveler. They are the official travel concierge for The Registry at Bloomingdale’s, servicing 24 stores nationwide.
These real-life siblings travel the world in search of the hottest hotels and up-and-coming destinations. They are known for arranging some of the most phenomenal experiences for their clients such as underwater weddings, truffle hunting honeymoons, spectacular safaris and so much more.
The Travel Siblings® are in affiliation with Tzell Travel Group, A Travel Leaders Company and are based in New York City. Their travel tips have appeared across multimedia platforms including The Travel Channel, Town & Country, Bloomberg, New York Magazine, WedLuxe, Forbes, Afar, and Brides among many others.
Elise AngelopulosSenior Travel Consultant & Media Strategist
Elise Angelopulos is a graduate of Marquette University holding a degree in Communications. Her years spent studying in Spain and Italy no doubt inspired a career in travel.
Prior to joining The Travel Siblings team, Elise worked in global communications and Public Relations.
Elise is a certified Spain Travel Specialist and was named one of the Top 30 Under 30 Travel Professionals in North America by Travel Weekly.
When she isn’t discovering new destinations or scouting hotels for our clients, Elise calls New York City home.
Sebastian FajardoSenior Experience Manager
Sebastian Fajardo is originally from Bogota, Colombia and loving life in New York City! He is a graduate of The New School University holding a Performing Arts degree with an emphasis in Psychology.
Prior to joining The Travel Siblings team, Sebastian worked for American Express managing Centurion Elite clientle. Former to that a team leader at Flight Center Travel Group.
He’s passionate about discovering new destinations and sharing his knowledge of the world with others since he came to the travel industry over 11 years ago. Some of Sebastian’s favorite destinations include Spain, Portugal, Italy, South America, the Yucatan Peninsula, & the Caribbean.
When Sebastian isn’t planning fabulous trips for our clients, he is singing along to a Broadway show tune or dancing some salsa!
Ritika KhannaDeputy Sibling/Travel Specialist
Exotic destinations are not out of the ordinary for Ritika Khanna, who was born and raised in Mumbai, India. With an MBA in tourism and a passion for sharing her travel adventures she couldn't be a more perfect fit for The Travel Siblings team. Prior to joining the team, she represented a destination management company focusing on the Indian sub continent. Some of her favorite destinations include, Africa, Sri Lanka, Australia, Fiji, and the Maldives.
Ritika calls NYC home and loves her dog "Pepper" more than anything!
I’ve never worked with a Travel Consultant before. What are the benefits of booking with you when it is so easy to book online?
Unlike the average travel booking website, we take time to get to know you. It is our job to find the best value. We have access to amenities you just can not get on your own- like complimentary upgrades and airfare and hotel rates that are not published online.
Do you charge planning fees?
Depending on your itinerary and the scope of your needs, some planning fees may apply. Please contact us for more details. However, if you are registered at Bloomingdale’s, our planning services are complimentary to you!
What are your hours?
We work by appointment
Do I have to meet with you in person to plan my trip?
No, we encourage consultations by phone and send itineraries and pricing by email.
You are known for specializing in honeymoons and destination weddings. Do you provide any other travel services?
We do honeymoons and destination weddings all day everyday, even Travel + Leisure and Conde Nast say we do it best! But, we also do family trips, vacations, foodie-focused travel – even getaways for your pets!
What destinations do you specialize in?
The world. Wherever you want to go, we’d love to help you get there
Do you work with all budgets?
Yes, we work with all budgets and can tailor a trip that works for you.
I already booked my air. Would you just book hotels? Or how about a tour?
Yes! We can book any and all segments of your itinerary.
I'm registered at Bloomingdale's and was told I receive "Perfect Perks". What are they?
Perfect Perks are complimentary value-added benefits. Since all trips are custom, perks vary depending on where you want to go. Some examples include: a dinner for two at a restaurant in Bora Bora, a luau in Maui, or a spa treatment in the Caribbean.