(31 Reviews)
100% Recommended

Emily Hembree

Mobile, AL
Your Destination Advisor and expert Travel Planner

Planning an itinerary to a country where you're not familiar with the language, currency or customs can be a daunting task. And that is why it's important to book your trip with a knowledgeable agent who understands the region you are hoping to tr...
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Avanti Destinations-Unforgettable Journeys

I specialize in designing bespoke travel experiences with Avanti Destinations.

My passion for travel and a keen eye for detail make it my mission to create unforgettable journeys tailored just for you. Let's explore why Avanti Destinations is one of my my preferred partners for creating unique and immersive travel experiences.

Avanti Destinations shines by helping me to curate personalized, independent travel itineraries that allow for deep cultural immersion and flexibility. Unlike guided tours, Avanti offers the freedom to explore at your own pace while still enjoying expertly crafted itineraries and top-notch services. This approach is perfect for travelers who crave authenticity and want to dive deep into local experiences.

Tailored Travel: What sets Avanti apart is their capacity to tailor each journey to my specific preferences based off your personal preferences and desires. Whether you dream of wandering the historic streets of Rome, savoring local wines in Bordeaux, or exploring the vibrant markets of Bangkok, Avanti makes it possible. Their extensive network of local partners ensures every detail is meticulously planned and executed.

Unique Experiences: Avanti Destinations excels in offering one-of-a-kind experiences that go beyond typical sightseeing. Imagine a private cooking class in Tuscany, a guided hike through Peru's Sacred Valley, or a wine-tasting tour in Argentina's renowned vineyards. These curated experiences are designed to immerse you in the local culture and create memories that last a lifetime.

Flexibility and Freedom: One of the most prevalent reasons to choose Avanti is the incredible flexibility they offer. Unlike rigid tour schedules, Avanti allows you to customize your itinerary completely. Whether it’s adding an extra night in a city you love or including a special event, the ability to personalize every aspect of your trip ensures it matches your travel style perfectly.

Must-Experience Highlights: Enjoy a private gondola ride through the enchanting canals of Venice. Take a guided tour of the majestic Alhambra Palace in Granada. Savor a gourmet picnic in the lush gardens of a French château. Explore the ancient ruins of Machu Picchu with a knowledgeable local guide.

Why I Love Avanti: Creating trips with Avanti Destinations is an absolute joy for me. Their dedication to quality, flexibility, and authentic experiences aligns perfectly with my travel philosophy. I love the challenge and satisfaction of piecing together custom itineraries that perfectly match my clients' desires. Knowing that each journey I design with Avanti is unique and enriching makes my job incredibly rewarding.

My Reviews

37 of 49 people found this review helpful
Attentive and Quick
Attentive and goes above and beyond to get what I wanted within my budget. She has set up an amazing vacation as well in December along with a quick trip to Seattle in May!
By  Mrs. Anderson  from  Mobile, AL
Traveled to  Seattle ~ Washington ~ USA
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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36 of 47 people found this review helpful
Spring Break
Emily booked a vacation/spring break trip for my daughter and myself. She was excellent-- very patient and knowledgeable. The trip was somewhat complicated as my daughter and I traveling roundtrip from 2 different cities but Emily handled it well and made the experience of booking travel much better. She had some great suggestions and saved us money booking a flight versus online.
By  Karl  from  Charlottesville, VA
Traveled to  Miami ~ Florida ~ USA
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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26 of 36 people found this review helpful
Family vacation
Very friendly, nice and courteous.
By  Bill  from  Silsbee, TX
Traveled to  Maui Island ~ Hawaii ~ USA
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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18 of 23 people found this review helpful
We haven't taken any new cruises, yet.
Emily took over from another agent to handle our request for cruises. She s very helpful and going beyond general inquiries. We are pleased with her work with us.
By  Kathryn and William  from  Mobile, Alabama
Traveled to  Hawaii ~ USA
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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22 of 31 people found this review helpful
Best Experience!
Emily has been a delight to work with on our destination wedding. She was knowledgeable, efficient and listened to our wants to help us find the right location for our budget. While being professional, Emily was also personable so much so that we enjoyed spending time with her. Emily also went above and beyond to get questions answered, researching our trip and price checking several vendors. We will definitely want to use Emily again for any other travels needs. We have already and will continue to recommend Emily any time we get the opportunity.
By  Geri  from  Mobile, Alabama
Traveled to  Jamaica ~ Caribbean
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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Destination Expert:

  • Bhutan
  • China
  • Europe
  • Dublin
  • Greece

Travel Specialist:

  • Adventure
  • Celebration Travel
  • Couples & Romance
  • Christmas Markets
  • European Culture

Top Travel Partners:

  • Avanti Destinations


  • AMA Waterways Specialist

Languages I Speak:

  • English
  • Mandarin

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