It’s no surprise Jim Augerinos has visited some 19 islands in the Caribbean — each multiple times. He’s an expert when it comes to honeymoons, founding his company, Perfect Honeymoons, nearly 30 years ago. His highly tailored planning — during which he gets to know clients’ travel history, experience levels, and personal preferences, often via one-on-one Skype sessions — makes him a go-to for those who don’t want to worry about any detail. He often checks in with travelers to make sure they’ve landed safely and has a special bottle of wine delivered to their hotel.
Many people’s perfect honeymoon involves nature time and outdoor experiences, so and over his decades of research travel, Augerinos has also developed an affinity for adventure itineraries. The four-time A-Lister has done research trips gorilla trekking in Uganda, scuba diving in Belize, and traveling Tanzania on Safari. His outdoorsy side equips him to help anyone interested in trying out the active travel trend.
"My wife and I first used Jim for our honeymoon 20 years ago and have continued to go to him for our vacations ever since. Now, we call him to say where we want to go and how much we want to spend and he comes back to us in a day or two with a full itinerary. He just nails it for us every time. He asks plenty of questions to get to know his clients’ likes and dislikes thoroughly, and his knowledge of all of the locations he sends his clients to is amazing. He always adds special touches as surprises for his clients too — whether it’s a welcome basket and note or a room upgrade. I can’t say enough about the quality of service, support, and overall knowledge Jim possesses." - Scott Toman