Luxury travel planning experts, curating experiences that transcend the ordinary.

Our team has been endorsed by Forbes Travel Guide, a prestigious acknowledgment of our unwavering commitment to the unparalleled travel experiences we provide for our clients, and a testament to our dedication to excellence, signifying that we stand among those select few who prioritize an elite standard of service. 

We are connected through Virtuoso to an adept network of vetted partners around the globe that help hone the Rapture Travels experience. We embody the industry knowledge, fresh philosophy, transparent passion, and a keen eye for polished personalization.

Whether you’re set on a destination, or need a little dose of inspiration from a versed traveller, let us create a journey that is seamless, authentic, and sustenance for your wanderlusting soul.

Her educational background, including an undergraduate degree from the University of Southern California and an MBA from New York University, complements her extensive travel experiences, equipping her with a unique blend of expertise and intuition in the field of luxury travel. Following her post-college career in commercial real estate, Shelley redirected her path towards her true calling, founding Rapture Travels in 2017, a luxury travel company dedicated to crafting bespoke experiences.

Shelley's fervent passion for exploration ignited at a young age, as she roamed Europe during summers with her parents. This early exposure cultivated a deep appreciation for cultural immersion, a sentiment that only intensified as she embarked on solo adventures and unforgettable trips with friends and family. Born and raised in Southern California, Shelley relocated to New York City in 2002, where she has since resided with her husband and two teenage daughters.

As a seasoned traveler and trusted advisor, Shelley advocates for authentic cultural experiences and embraces the spontaneity that often leads to unexpected adventures. While she values curated itineraries, she believes in allowing room for exploration, ensuring each journey is infused with authenticity and unforgettable moments. Shelley's dedication to providing superior customer service and personalized itineraries reflects her unwavering commitment to creating seamless, authentic, and soul-enriching experiences for her clients. Whether seeking inspiration or a meticulously planned journey, Shelley stands ready to guide travelers towards unforgettable adventures that nourish the wanderlust within.

Shelley Rapp

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Upcoming Travels:




Ski Touring in Switzerland

Ritz Carlton Yacht Collection in Caribbean

Just Back From:

The magical first safari

Favorite travel memory:

Sri Lanka combined with Maldives

Dream Travel destination:

Sleep mask with built in bluetooth speakers

must have travel item:

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Getting married in Maui, Hawaii & Celebrating my 30th birthday in South Africa.

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Ashley started working for Rapture Travels in November 2021. She brought with her 7+ years of prior experience in Travel Planning/Organization, 6 + years of prior experience in Office/Event Management and 5.5 years of prior experience in Hospitality/Spa Management. Before working at Rapture Travels, she worked in a similar capacity for a Seattle-based travel company whose specialty was in custom design travel to Africa. 

She was born and raised in the Seattle area. In October 2022, she moved across the country to the Seacoast of New Hampshire with her Husband, Lewis & dog child, Lyla. 

Ashley loves to travel, is a dog-lover and a movie watcher. When she is not busy reconfirming all of the details in your itineraries, you might find her planning a party, decorating spaces, discovering new restaurants or spending quality time with friends and family. 

Ashley is extremely detail-oriented and is passionate about the customer experience, making her a great fit for Rapture Travels!

Lead travel Coordinator

Ashley Carver

Spending my birthday kayaking on the San Juan Islands.

Favorite travel memory:

Bhutan + Nepal

Dream Travel destination:

Hand sanitizer

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Eva brings a wealth of experience to Rapture Travels. Having honed her skills in travel planning for over two years prior to joining us in October 2023, she possesses a deep understanding of the industry. Originally from Monterrey, México, Eva now finds herself immersed in the vibrant culture of Amsterdam, Netherlands.

Eva's passion for exploration translates into crafting exceptional itineraries for you. When not meticulously ensuring every detail of your trip is flawless, she can be found exploring nature – hiking, cycling, or simply soaking it in. A lover of animals, Eva enjoys spending time with her dog and cherishes moments with friends and family.

With over two years of experience in travel planning, she possesses a comprehensive understanding of the industry. Her keen eye for detail ensures your itinerary is flawless, leaving no room for surprises. Eva's love for travel fuels her creativity in helping to craft exceptional experiences tailored to your desires. Her own travel experiences provide valuable insights into navigating different destinations.

Assistant Travel Coordinator

Eva Martinez


“We really appreciated working with Shelley and her team. We had a great experience with them and they were very responsive, professional and helpful.”

- Jacqueline

“We've now planned 2 small-group trips, each with multiple destinations, and are always impressed with how every detail has been managed for us.”

- NYC Family

“The entire experience from the first discussion about the potential of visiting 3 cities in China in an 11 day period, to the last, was above any reasonable expectation.”

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