Jody Bear


A black and white portrait/headshot of an A List Travel Advisor

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Hyper-personalization is what sets Bear apart. She recently helped a family explore their ancestry in Poland and arranged a private tour of Krakow’s Jewish Quarter with an Auschwitz survivor. For a musically inclined traveler who wanted a smashing 60th birthday in New Orleans, Bear set up a special second-line parade—and got the client into a recording studio to sing backup vocals with a local band.

She stays on the pulse of what's trending, knows all the insider addresses, and familiarizes herself with the newest and hottest restaurants. At the same time, this travel expert has a wide knowledge of the most reliable establishments, can secure tickets for hard-to-get events, or arrange private access to tours not offered to the general public. A three-week trip around Australia for a group of friends ended with a private, behind-the-scenes tour of an exclusive jewelry house to see rare South Sea pearls in Sydney.

Languages Spoken: English

Average Daily Spend: $1,000 per person, based on the destination

Trip Planning Fees: From $500

Contact Info | 212-340-0301 | New York


"I've known Jody since 1988. At the time Jodi was arranging all my business travel, and soon I asked if she could help my husband and me to plan our leisure trips. I've spent my career working with luxury brands, so my expectations are high. Jody has arranged trips to Thailand, China, India, Africa, South America, Caribbean, Mexico, Greece, Italy … each adventure has been spectacular. Probably our most impressive memory of Jody's talent and influence was when we were returning from safari in South Africa. The driver took us to the wrong airport, and so when we arrived there was no plane. Jody was able to contact the plane and had them divert the flight to pick us up. Wow!" - Paulette G.

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