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Shelly Bunge

Beverly Hills, California Travel Agent

Remote/Exotic Destination Travel Advisor

If you are seeking soft adventures, off the grid destinations and the kind of close encounters with exotic wildlife and non-Western cultures that these locales provide, then I would love to help you chart your course. I have been traveling to remote corners of the globe for decades and am passionate about helping others get off the beaten path to experience the journeys of their dreams.

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Travel Specialties

Soft Adventure and the Luxury of Seclusion

I am a travel advisor with an unusual specialty: I am a remote and exotic destination planner. My passion for travel centers on planning soft adventures, encounters with wildlife and non-Western cultures and super-deluxe retreats in remote parts of the world. ... Read more from my Soft Adventure and the Luxury of Seclusion bio.

Intimate Wildlife Encounters

Imagine being submerged in a lake, surrounded by forest, just before dawn. The water is still and clear but you can’t see the bottom. It’s quiet, the crowds haven’t yet arrived. Then slowly, as the sun begins to rise and its ... Read more from my Intimate Wildlife Encounters bio.

Cultural Festivals

Festivals provide a wonderful window into the local culture of a country and give you the opportunity to see how people celebrate the things that are most important to them. It is a time when visitors are often most welcome and ... Read more from my Cultural Festivals bio.

Travel Experiences

South Georgia: Remote and Remarkable

During a trip to Antarctica, our guides kept talking about how amazing the subAntarctic island of South Georgia was. In fact, they’d placed DVDs of David Attenborough’s visits there in our rooms for us to watch during the downtime crossing the Drake Passage, whetting our appetite for what was in store ... Read more from my South Georgia: Remote and Remarkable story.

Client Testimonials

Shelly Is My Go-To Person

I have used Shelly's expertise for two amazing trips. I highly recommend her services. She is awesome! Her recommendations, attention to detail and response time to all my questions was incredible. She is my go-to person for booking my dream trips! Not only has she seen so many places in the world, she also has the best taste! I know she would never steer me wrong with my travel plans.

Provided by Holly I., Carlsbad, CA


I have worked with Shelly for years, and she brings an enormous wealth of experience, commitment and intelligence to every project she works on. In particular for international travel and complicated trips, she is the first person I turn to. Not only has she most recently covered the essentials for us on our trip to Southern Mexico, she has also provided invaluable research and advice about medical, insurance and the like that I have not found elsewhere. I trust her completely and always recommend her to anyone who wants their adventure to be perfect.

Provided by Chris E., Los Angeles, CA

Travel experience & knowledge make Shelly the best

I enjoy travel 'off the beaten path'. Shelly’s travel knowledge, experience and resources made my recent trips to the Arctic and to the Baja for whale watching go beyond my expectations. I look forward to working with Shelly for all my travel around the world.

Provided by Bobbie S., Scottsdale, AZ