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Richard Engle

Chicago, Illinois Travel Agent

Experiential Luxury Travel Specialist

If you’re the type of traveler who doesn’t want to be dodging selfie-sticks as you visit the Louvre and would rather see penguins at a private island resort than on a beach with as many tourists as penguins, give me a call. I specialize in active adventures and finding extraordinary ways to experience the world.

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Travel Specialties

Creator of Exclusive, Active Experiences

I team with Protravel, the world’s premier luxury travel company, to create unique vacations for clients all over North America and Europe. Following a 25-year career owning and operating my own travel agency in Chicago; I preferred “Vacation Experience Design” to ... Read more from my Creator of Exclusive, Active Experiences bio.

Peru: Land of Contrasts

Peru was the first international destination I visited, and it is still one of my favorites. It is an amazing land of contrasts. It has the Andes Mountains and the Amazon River; rainforest and desert; ancient pyramids and vibrant modern cities, ... Read more from my Peru: Land of Contrasts bio.

Seeing the World by Bicycle and other Adventures

Most people think they have to be a competitor in the Tour de France to enjoy a biking trip. Far from it. Most companies offer electric or e-bikes that can do as much of the work for you as you’d like. ... Read more from my Seeing the World by Bicycle and other Adventures bio.

Travel Experiences

Luxury Lodges of Australia

Australia is a frontier kind of destination that offers the kind of off-grid experiences I love. It is huge—about the size of the Continental U.S.—yet only has about 25 million people, less than 10 percent of the U.S. population.

I’ve traveled to Australia four times, and the highlights of my trips always ... Read more from my Luxury Lodges of Australia story.