Bryan Harris, Founder/Owner & Luxury Travel Manager
Lifestyle Specialist in Luxury Travel, Certified Travel Associate (CTA), Grand Velas Specialist, Rosewood Hotels Specialist, Mexico Specialist
Mexico, Hawaii, Japan, Costa Rica and Italy
Bryan Harris is the founder and co-owner of H&K Luxury Travel. With a vision to own a small, service-oriented travel agency, Bryan has worked tirelessly to create a boutique business that focuses on offering exceptional service and masterfully designed vacations for his clients. A graduate from The University of Oklahoma with a bachelor's degree in marketing, Bryan combined his love of travel and marketing to create a boutique agency unlike any other.
As a connoisseur of both boutique business operations and the art of luxury travel, Bryan set out to earn his Certified Travel Associate (CTA) designation early on, and made it a point to train and remain up-to-date with today’s constantly changing technology and travel trends. He believes that there is no substitute for personal experience when it comes to planning quality vacations, and brings this first-hand understanding to the table when arranging travel plans for his clients. Since the very beginning of his career as a travel agent, Bryan has budgeted for his own personal travel, knowing that it leads to invaluable knowledge - a practice that he has instilled within the rest of his team.
Bryan’s personal journeys have taken him to numerous global wonders. He has witnessed some of the world’s most magnificent settings, from the sunset over Mt. Fuji and the desert outback of Los Cabos, to whales breaching the waters off the coast of Kauai and experiencing the Costa Rican rainforest from a bird’s eye view. Bryan has had the opportunity to stay at some of the world’s finest hotels, and through his personal travels, he has learned the true definition of outstanding customer service.
Bryan and his team possess a keen understanding of the art of luxury travel, and are here to help make your next trip the masterpiece you deserve for it to be.
Favorite Trip: Positano, Italy. The Amalfi Coast is a must see.
Favorite Travel Experience: Japan and eating at a restaurant that had never seen a westerner darken their door before my arrival. Best meal I have ever had and most authentic local experience to this date
Next Dream Trip: Already have a trip planned to Barcelona, Spain as well as Portofino, Italy.
Julia Sullivan, Luxury Travel Advisor
Destination Specialties and Certifications:
Disney Specialist, Cruise Specialist, Hawaii Specialist, Certified Luxury Specialist, Caribbean Expert
Julia is a native of Franklin, TN. Growing up as a classically trained dancer fueled her affinity for travel and allowed her to experience different destinations around the country including multiple trips to New York City and Chicago.
Julia has always had a passion for helping others. She graduated from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga with a Bachelors of Science in Nursing, and is a practicing nurse in the fields of pediatrics and dermatology. For the past 15 years, she has broadened her traveling horizons, planning multi-generational family trips as well as romantic getaways to everywhere from St. Lucia, Mexico, Jamaica, and the Dominican Republic. She's also a fan of historic settings throughout the U.S., such as Savannah, GA, New Orleans, LA and Miami, FL. Julia is thrilled to combine her passion for travel with the love she has for helping others.
Favorite Trip: Celebrating my 10 year anniversary with my husband in the Dominican Republic.
Favorite Travel Experience: Enjoying the sunsets in Puerto Vallarta with my family at the Grand Velas.
Next Dream Trip: A vacation to the UK or Bermuda.
Cortney Pope, Luxury Travel Advisor
Cortney's love of travel began even before she can really remember going places. By the time she was 6 months old, she had been to 13 states, including Hawaii! In her teen and young adult years, she continued to travel domestically and even internationally to Brazil on a veterinarian mission trip. From the beach to skiing to Disney, Cortney loves it all! Traveling with her family is her favorite thing to do!
Cortney studied and received her BS in education at Carson Newman College and went on to complete her Masters in education as well. She taught in the public school system for 6 years. Cortney uses her knowledge of family and children and combines that with her love and knowledge of travel to help families plan magical and exciting adventures!
Favorite Trip: Honeymoon in Jamaica.
Favorite Travel Experience: Seeing my child waddle down Main Street in Disney's Magic Kingdom for the first time and watching his face light up when he met his first Disney character.
Next Dream Trip: Disney's Aulani Resort.
Amber Sandberg, Travel Consultant
Amber Sandberg is a Michigan native but now calls Nashville her home. She has lived in the suburbs of Nashville for over 12 years now and her girls are born and raised there. Amber's love of travel started at a young age, even before she can remember. Her Grandma would tell her not everyone can be a world traveler at the age of 2. At 2 years old, she moved to England with her parents for a foreign assignment with Ford for 2 years. At that point they had visited other countries in Europe, Hong Kong, and Bali, which she hopes to go back to one day since she is Indonesian. At age 10 she moved to Melbourne, Australia for a year with her parents for another foreign assignment and experienced the Penguin Parade at Phillip Island, also taking in the beauty of the 12 Apostles in Victoria, she would love to go back with her kids and husband.
Amber loves to inspire people to travel esp. moms and she gets to do that every week on her podcast called the Mom Inspired Show. Every episode she asks the guest, what their favorite vacation destination is, with or without kids. Amber has her Masters in Business and has combined her passion for business with her love for travel. People close to her joke that travel is her love language.
She love cruises and has been to St. Thomas, St. Martin, Antigua, Cayman Islands, Puerto Vallarta, Cabo, St. Lucia, Bahamas, and Cozumel, she has been on 5 cruises, 2 of them have been Disney Cruises. One of Amber's favorite places is visiting the coast of CA. From San Diego, to Big Sur up to San Francisco. She loves the beaches of Cancun and seeing shows on Broadway in NYC. But one memory that she will never forget is going on a Safari in South Africa and taking in the beauty at Table Mountain in Cape Town.
Favorite Trip: Exploring the coast of California.
Favorite Travel Experience: Kayaking in the ocean in Monterey, hiking along Pfeiffer beach , and driving the coast stopping at Half Moon Bay for a picnic.
Next Dream Trip: Dubrovnik and Split, Croatia.
Laura Hopkins, Travel Consultant
Cruise Specialist with Royal Caribbean, All-inclusive Resort Specialist with AmResorts and Velas Resorts. Mexico Destination Specialist
I am a native of the State of Missouri and I have a passion for travel. I love to introduce my children to new places and different cultures and now I am helping introduce those same exciting experiences to my friends and clients.
I particularly have a passion for cruises and all inclusive resorts in the Caribbean. Hard to beat the white sand beaches and crystal clear blue waters when it comes to trying to find that perfect family vacation spot.
Favorite Trip: A recent family trip to Walt Disney World.
Favorite Travel Experience: The scenic coastal drive we took from Seattle down to San Francisco.
Next Dream Trip: Peru and Spain.