About Us

Travelers trust agents that are well traveled and would only recommend what they would expect for themselves.

Plan Your Perfect Vacation started over 5 years ago with one mission: To inspire people to see the world.  Samantha Schultz, is the owner and lead travel planner, loves to connect with clients that prioritize experiences and know that personalized details make all the difference when discovering somewhere new.

Her passion for seeing the world started during college when she took her first 6 week trip to Europe.  From there, she has continued to travel and experience the world in a way she could never have imagined and has now traveled to over 60 countries and counting.

Since 2002, she has continued to prioritize travel and couldn’t wait to start her travel agency after a corporate career, knowing that her job description would ultimately have to include traveling the world – each destination she explores is something she takes seriously to provide the most expertise to clients.

Traveling the globe has and continues to change her in so many ways.  This is why she loves sharing it with all of you.

So where in the world have I been traveling?  Have questions about a certain location in the world?

Take a look below!


Countries and Islands – 65 and counting

The fascination and intrigue of learning about different cultures and how different parts of the world live grows more and more every day. There isn’t a place I haven’t loved exploring and learning from!  I’ve had the opportunity to travel alone, with tour groups, and with my husband Jeremy – all of these trips were a combination of plane, train, bus, ship, you name it! It’s amazing how any trip can be created to meet the needs of how you like to travel!


FranceCosta RicaNew Zealand
TurkeyCubaHong Kong
AustriaPuerto RicoThailand
SwitzerlandJamaicaSouth Africa
NetherlandsCayman IslandsZambia
BelgiumSt. CroixHungary
ScotlandSt. KittsSlovakia
IrelandSt. ThomasCzech Republic
Vatican CityDominican RepublicUkraine
CanadaSt. Vincent & the GrenadinesEgypt
JapanColumbiaUnited Arab Emirates (Dubai)
PanamaTurks & CaicosMaldives


Cruising has been a fabulous way to bring our families together and spend time getting to see the world!  Multi-generational travel is perfect for cruises – there is something for everyone – all day and night!

  • December 2010: Royal Caribbean – Freedom of the Seas – 7 day Western Caribbean out of Port Canaveral, Florida
  • December 2012: Celebrity Cruises – Summit – 7 day Southern Caribbean out of San Juan, Puerto Rico
  • October 2014: Royal Caribbean Explorer of the Seas – 5 day Bermuda cruise out of Cape Liberty, New Jersey
  • June 2015:  Crown Princess – 7 day Alaskan Inside Passage with Glacier Bay out of Seattle, Washington
  • December 2016: Norwegian Jade – 8 day Southern Caribbean out of Tampa, Florida
  • May 2016: Norwegian Sky – 4 day Havana, Cuba out of Miami, Florida
  • September 2016: AmaWaterways AmaDolce – 7 day Taste of Bordeaux River Cruise
  • December 2018: Celebrity Edge – 2 day Inaugural Sailing to the Bahamas
  • December 2018: U by Uniworld “The A” – 5 day A Merry Little Christmas Danube River Cruise
  • April 2019: Norwegian Joy – 3 day Inaugural Sailing from Vancouver, B.C. to Los Angeles, CA
  • December 2019: Caribbean Princess: 10 day Sailing to Panama Canal out of Fort Lauderdale, FL
  • January 2020: Sky Princess: 8 day sailing to Central America out of Fort Lauderdale, FL

United States

Although we specialize in international travel, we do have a few very special partnerships within the US for closer to home getaways.

Who doesn’t love a fun and relaxed road trip or a quick flight for a long weekend to see a new state? I’m still working on hitting all 50 – my requirement is I must experience something – I don’t count driving through or layovers in my list!

Which ones are still on the list? The States, below, in gray, only 3 more to go!


There is so much beauty in what I do – I get to work with so many amazing people that are referred to me each day.  I get to develop relationships with each one, match them to beautiful destinations, and help them create memorable, life enriching experiences.

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