About Leslie Swanson Travel

Leslie Swanson is a Washington D.C.-based luxury travel advisor specializing in personalized, one-of-a-kind itineraries with experiences that inspire clients.

From a very young age, Leslie traveled with her family to some of the world's most remote corners. From hiking ancient ruins in Cambodia and the skiing the powdery slopes of Switzerland to surfing perfect waves in the Maldives and taking in the moonscapes of Chile’s Atacama Desert, Leslie's knowledge of unique destinations is extensive. Since joining Departure Lounge in 2016, Leslie has planned trips of all kinds, ranging from simple wine tours through Santa Barbara to more complex trips like a bucket-list expedition through Bhutan and India, where clients hiked, climbed, and kayaked through their way through the “Kingdom of Happiness” before venturing south to India and exploring one of the world’s most complex destinations.

Leslie is passionate about the outdoors, adventure, and experiential travel. She is a certified Hawaii Travel Specialist, a New Zealand Travel Specialist, and travels constantly to increase knowledge of luxury adventures around the world. In 2018, Leslie Swanson was honored as a Rising Star by Travel + Leisure at the International Luxury Travel Market in Cannes, France.

In addition to her work as a travel advisor, Leslie shares stories and experiences from around the world with features in publications including Virtuoso Life, Virtuoso Traveler, Luxury Travel Advisor Magazine, and more.