To date, Gehring has visited 28 islands in the Caribbean — by sailboat, by cruise ship, by chartered plane, and more — and she returns regularly throughout the year. She believes it's important to not treat the region as a monolith, combating the problematic misconception that every island is “all just beach” by showing her clients the different cultures and offerings on each. After a few rough years for Caribbean tourism (Zika, historic hurricanes) Gehring is happy to report that the islands are back online, and demand is skyrocketing. New and newly renovated resorts are a passion of Gehring’s; she’s especially excited about the Mandarin Oriental in Canouan, one of the Grenadines, which she predicts will be a growing destination in the coming years. She is also a pro at arranging unforgettable honeymoons; last year, she booked 17, in locations as far-flung as Chile, Morocco, and Fiji.
"At the heart of Louisa and Gehring Travel is a dedication to fulfilling the goals of clients, in terms of accommodations, culture interaction, and the emotional mind-set of the travel experience. Louisa is committed to the success at every stage of a trip, imparting joy throughout planning and during travel. She delivered on every level and at every second of our trip. From boarding the plane, to making international flight changes, to the breakfast served at the hotels, we enjoyed the most memorable travel experience of our lives with Louisa's help. She helped us find unique travel opportunities that fit our interests and raised our expectations on how to travel!" - Leslie Jones