(12 Reviews)
100% Recommended

Ilja Chapman

Key Largo, FL

Travel Planner for tailor-made trips

Dear Travel Friend, 

Are you looking for personalized assistance planning your next vacation?

Do you want to feel confident you have booked a carefree travel experience with all details taken care of? Then you should contact me.  

Over the last 30 years I have travelled all seven continents including Antarctica. I explored the world while working aboard some of the "Dam" Ships of Holland America Line. My husband and I worked as scuba instructors on the Wind Star ships in Europe and the Caribbean. I have lived in Ecuador, London, St Lucia, Spain, and Grand Cayman and speak four languages fluent.

In 2013, we moved to Key Largo and I made my own travel dream come true – by starting my own travel planning business.

I enjoy working closely with my clients, helping them find the destination and itinerary they want that is within their budget. Combining my worldwide experience and travel expertise with your travel dreams, we can build the perfect itinerary together. 

The relationship with my clients goes well beyond travel planning. I like to understand your hobbies, whether you are a morning person or a night owl, what you enjoy doing in your free time – even your preferences for food and drinks. Only with that information in mind can I give you the travel planning advice you want – and deserve. 

When you are working with me on your next travel dream, I will do all the research and give you the information you need to make an educated decision. I will ensure you are confident and prepared for your next adventure. You may rest easy – and enjoy more -- during your trip, as all travel components are carefully selected. And I am available to you at any time throughout your travels. 

Once you are back home, I wait eagerly to hear all about your experience and love it if you would share some photos with me. It is my privilege to be able to travel through the eyes of my clients. 

If this sounds like your travel dream come true, get in touch – and let us start planning your next travel adventure.

Bon Voyage! 


P.S. I still travel a lot myself. Ask me about the annual tour of Holland during Tulip time!


Where have my clients been over the last 12 months

Ilja is born and raised in the Netherlands
Ilja is born and raised in the Netherlands

Private Tulip Time trip escorted by Ilja in the Netherlands visiting her home town

Family Hawaii Vacation

Month long travel adventure from Boston to Australia and New Zealand with stops in Fiji and Tahiti

Easter, Western and Southern Caribbean Cruises

Destination Wedding in Cancun

Honeymoon in Jamaica, Mexico, Hawaii, Grand Canarias

River Cruises in Europe with pre and post cruise travel arrangement

Norwegian fjords and seeing the northern lights

Italy, Spain, Portugal, Azores, Iceland, Austria and Switzerland to name a few

London, Edinburgh Paris, Amsterdam, Prague, Barcelona, Oslo, Rome and New York 

My Travel Albums

Boat and Bike in The Netherlands with Ilja

My Reviews

10 of 14 people found this review helpful
Had a "Girls 60th Birthday Cruise, Best Ever!
She is very professional, very friendly and is always very helpful
By  Pam  from  Key Largo, Florida
Traveled to  Bahamas ~ Caribbean
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends

Ilja Chapman responded:
Thank you Pam, looking forward to work with you again in the near future. My pleasure to help you and your friends and family find the perfect FUN getaway. Bon Voyage, Ilja

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9 of 14 people found this review helpful
MANY best trips of our lives!
We have worked with Ilja on several trips and she brings not only a wealth of personal experience of the world - but an attention to every detail.
By  Happy Travelers  from  Hollis Center, Me
Traveled to  Croatia ~ Europe
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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3 of 3 people found this review helpful
Thank Goodness We Have a Travel Planner!
Ilja and Voyage Blue came through in a big way for us on our trip to Colorado Springs. Booking flights and rental car for us, checking in our flights went smoothly. Where Ilja and her team really shined was when our return flight was delayed for 2 days the morning of scheduled departure. All it took on my end was 1 phone and 1 text and Voyage Blue Travel made sure our flights were secured and got our rental car extended. My very first thought when I heard our flight was cancelled was "Thank goodness we have a travel planner!" No hassle for us and the best part was we got 2 extra 65 degree days with our daughter in Colorado while 20 inches of snow fell at home.
By   Homebrewer812  from  Raymond, NH
Traveled to  Colorado Springs ~ Colorado ~ USA
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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2 of 2 people found this review helpful
Ilja-a must for domestic and international travel
Ilja has helped us with flight arrangements and accommodations for the past 6 years or so. She is the calming presence in the storm of traveling, helping us with cancelled flights, trips that were canceled as Covid began its world-wide spread. We would never plan a trip without her help and feel very lucky to have found her.
By  Kathy  from  Danville, Vermont
Traveled to  Azores ~ Portugal ~ Europe
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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2 of 2 people found this review helpful
Our Dream Vacation
There when you need her.
Attention to detail.
By  Tracy   from  Littleton NH
Traveled to  Hawaii Island ~ Hawaii ~ USA
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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Destination Expert:

  • Netherlands
  • Italy
  • Spain
  • England

Travel Specialist:

  • European Culture
  • River Cruises
  • Beach Vacations
  • Small Ship Cruises
  • Escorted Tours

Top Travel Partners:

  • Azamara
  • AmaWaterways
  • Holland America Line
  • Windstar Cruises
  • Beaches Resorts by Sandals

Languages I Speak:

  • English
  • Dutch
  • German
  • Spanish

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