About Our Founder

Meet Kimberly, the visionary behind A Girl & A Bag Boutique Travel Designers. With more th 20 years as a professional makeup artist, Kim brought her creative eye and attention to detail into the corporate world as a marketing professional, specializing in consumer behavior. This diverse background has uniquely positioned her to understand and cater to the individual needs of travelers.

Kim's journey into the travel industry began with her dedication to education and professionalism. She attended The Travel Institute, earning her credentials through rigorous coursework and training before kicking off her travel career. This commitment to excellence sets her apart from those who take shortcuts in the industry.

Her passion for travel is deeply rooted in her childhood, inspired by her mother who took her and her sister on summer adventures up and down the East Coast. At age seven, she received a giant world atlas from her mom, sparking a lifelong desire to explore the world.

Kimberly is affiliated with Outside Agents and Travel Leaders Network, two of the most respected names in the travel industry. These partnerships provide her with access to exclusive resources, advanced booking tools, and a vast network of travel experts, ensuring her clients receive the best possible travel experiences​​.

With Kimberly at the helm, A Girl & A Bag Boutique Travel Designers is dedicated to making your travel dreams a reality, with meticulous attention to detail and a genuine love for adventure.

I don’t just book travel. I curate travel based on the destination you want to visit, the things you want to see, and your overall travel preferences.-2

Here’s the truth:

You don’t need yet another night after work scouring the internet for answers. You need a honeymoon travel expert who can swoop in and take the time-sucking research, planning, and booking off your hands.

I’m the kind of travel agent who would rather go to the dentist than show up at a destination unprepared.

So when I started planning bigger, more elaborate trips for my husband and me, my first step was always to go online promptly, open 12 browser tabs, and get down to researching every last detail.

At first, I thought it was just me. But using Google didn’t actually give me the clarity I needed to make decisions about my trips, it presented a lot of choices. But how could I possibly know what was accurate, what was not, and what would *actually* make a memorable trip?

So I started the process of finding a travel agent in my area who could be a second pair of eyes on my itineraries and help with the planning. 

And here I am years later, going down that travel rabbit hole for clients every single day, helping them feel confident and excited about their travel plans.

Whether you're dreaming of a romantic getaway, a soul-searching solo expedition, or a bonding adventure with close friends, if you’re looking for a Hail Mary to make the planning process easier, more enjoyable, and way less stressful — you’ve come to the right place.