ELEVATE YOUR VACATION WITH A TRAVEL INSIDER
Enjoy the THIRDHOME Exchange Club benefit of custom travel planning services and gain access to extraordinary global experiences, including our small-group Adventures.
ADVENTURE & CUSTOM TRAVEL DIRECTOR
Liz Bates elevates the THIRDHOME luxury brand with over 30 years of curating luxury travel experiences as a certified Travel & Event Planner and a licensed Global Travel Specialist. With her elite status of industry connections and a rich roster of industry partners, Liz offers our members extraordinary experiences and unique travel opportunities. Liz has been fortunate to have traversed the globe to over 65 countries, and her exposure to many diverse cultures provides members with a vast array of specialized niches of interests that exist around the world. Traveling the world has been Liz’s destined inheritance from day one. Between her father’s Southern roots in Tennessee to her mother’s land of Ancient Greece, she was born into an exotic, jet-setting way of life to parents who were global adventurers. It was only natural that her compass led her to purpose of working within the travel profession.
From Silicon Valley to Nashville’s Music Row, she has tailored memorable travel experiences for Fortune 500 CEOs, hit Music-Row entertainers and renowned celebrities. Liz earned her wings working for American Express Travel as a top-producing Pacesetter front-line agent, an Elite Team Leader and as a Branch Manager, all the while catering to discerning Platinum & Centurion Cardmembers. She gained her profound passion for nature and wildlife conservation while spearheading bespoke natural history travel programs for one of the world’s leaders in nature travel whose clientele were world-renowned naturalists and prestigious environmental protection organizations such as The Nature Conservancy, The Audubon Society, and the World Wildlife Foundation.
Currently at the helm of THIRDHOME’s Adventures and Custom Travel division, Liz curates once-in-a-lifetime private journeys for Club members and designs our exclusive small-group uniquely branded Adventures, such as Mariel Hemingway’s Hidden Havana, an Amazon Voyage Exploration, a Glamping Safari into Kenya, and a coveted Premium Permit hiking encounter into Rwanda’s Silverback Gorilla habitat with the renowned conservationist and SVP of the African Wildlife Foundation, Craig Sholley. Liz’s passion for seeking out profound travel experiences in the most captivating destinations, while crafting inspiring and immersive itineraries paired with connoisseurs in their field of expertise, is her gifted calling.
MORE WAYS TO TRAVEL
- ENHANCE YOUR STAY – add-on local experiences to elevate an international Exchange Stay
- MY PRIVATE ADVENTURE – bespoke private gatherings within select destinations
- THIRDHOME ADVENTURES – small group set-date tours operated by preferred travel partners
- CUSTOM TRAVEL SERVICES – membership provides you access to our Travel Insider Expert
NO KEYS are required for these travel EXPERIENCES – FEES APPLY
CUSTOM TRAVEL OPTIONS
- Travel Insurance – get a quick quote and understand provider options available
- Discounted International Airline Tickets in conjunction with custom travel planning
- Private airport meet & greet services with transfers to your Exchange property or hotel
- Private Guided Tours for in-depth sightseeing in your destination
- Cost-saving Shared Excursions for half-day or full-day excursions
- Rail tickets for point-to-point train journeys or complex multi-country rail passes
- Rental cars ranging from short-term or long-term needs with luxury or vintage vehicles
- Private chauffeurs-drivers for sightseeing and shopping in your destination
- Museum & Local Sites City Passes in your destination, please inquire
- Private Dining Experiences within your destination (outside of your booked stay)
- Family/Group Special Celebrations planning services for anniversaries, birthdays, holidays
- Corporate Group Retreats offered in My Private Adventures program
NO KEYS are required for custom travel SERVICES – FEES APPLY
EXCLUSIVE TRAVEL PARTNER MEMBER DISCOUNTS
- USI Affinity Travel Insurance – protect your vacation from all the unforeseen
- Book A VIATOUR & Go – explore the global roster of sightseeing excursions and city day-tours
- AVIS & NATIONAL Rental Cars – browse options, book and confirm the vehicle you prefer
- Ski Butlers – experience door-to-door residential ski rental services with personal fitting
- Luggage Forwarding Services – forward your luggage and sports gear to your destination
- EXCLUSIVE Seasonal Offers – seasonal travel promotions vary, please inquire with Liz
- CIBT VISAS – International Visa Services for global destinations in your future travels.
- GLOBAL ENTRY – The expedited US citizen clearance program for pre-approved travelers.
- INTERNATIONAL ADVISORIES – Stay alert of country updates around the world.
- GLOBAL IMMUNIZATIONS – Stay updated on CDC requirements for shots & health risks.
- CUSTOM TRAVEL SERVICE FEES – View fee options, along with terms & conditions
- EU Entry Requirements – Be in the know before you go with your planned EU destination
- COVID Updates by Destination – View updates by specific destination