Shawna Huffman Owen
Raised for her first four years in Istanbul, Huffman Owen grew up traveling—first with her globe-trotting family, then as a study-abroad student in high school and college, and later as a management consultant. She joined her father’s travel-advisor business in 2008 with a focus on planning multigenerational trips to celebrate special occasions. To execute these sometimes high-pressure journeys, she turns to her consulting background, which trained her how to ask the right questions to uncover what her clients really want—even when they can’t articulate it themselves.
New favorite: The 10-bedroom Villa Laura rental property in Tuscany—perfect for a multi- family getaway. Spread across three buildings, the villa has two kitchens, a wood-burning pizza oven, gardens, a pool, and even a bocce court.
Other specialty: Family travel, Italy