Condé Nast Traveler has been providing travelers of the world with destination inspiration and travel tips for decades. Whether you read their paper magazine, catch the digital version on your tablet, or follow them on Facebook, chances are you’ve gotten many ideas for your next dream escape or annual exotic vacation because of their trusted recommendations and vivid imagery. While travelers can be easily inspired to visit a new location, actually executing the vacation is a whole other story. Knowing this, Condé Nast Traveler puts together an annual list of travel experts they trust to create and and carry out special itineraries all over the world – they call them “Experience Makers”! These Experience Makers transform the printed words on the page and post-card perfect photos into real life encounters.
The editors and staff at Condé Nast Traveler vet thousands of travel planners and narrow it down to just under 200 each year. This year, there are 164 travel specialists that are experts in specific destinations, and on that list representing Mexico since 2010 continues to be Journey Mexico’s President and Founder, Zachary Rabinor.
Condé Nast Traveler writes about their trust in Zach, “Puerto Vallarta-based Rabinor is constantly keeping up with the newest hotels and maintaining connections that can translate into a private visit to Chichén Itzá, the chef’s table at Oaxaca’s top restaurant, a tour of Teotihuacán with an archaeologist, or a swim in a private cenote. A surfer, Rabinor is well versed in Mexico’s best beaches and breaks, but his passion is planning inland pursuits—he’ll have you hiking the spectacular Copper Canyon and lunching with local artisans.”