Riveting Trips

Travel Advising Agency

As a trusted Virtuoso Luxury Travel Advisor, we work with vetted, high-quality travel suppliers, leveraging our relationships to create special moments and memories that last a lifetime. Our clients include couples, families, multigenerational families, and incentive groups.

It is more important than ever to hire an experienced travel advisor to assist in planning all aspects of travel so you can enjoy the vacation of your dreams. We have a solid understanding of what is possible, the various options available, and how to create a travel plan that exceeds your expectations. We have access to exclusive hotel amenities with more than 20 hotel groups (including Four Seasons, Belmond, Relais & Chateaux, STARS, and SLH), and 1400+ Virtuoso properties.

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Riveting Trips
Los Gatos, CA 95032
(408) 647-7141

Hi, I’m Jeanie

Owner of Riveting Trips

I love researching and planning vacations and have been doing this since pre-Internet days. I remember my first international vacation at the age of 10 and relish my future travels.

Ever since that first overseas vacation, I have been enveloped in a world of travel. In high school, I raised enough money to fund my first visit to Mexico with my Spanish class. In college and graduate school, I planned many independent trips to Europe and Asia. I still remember scouring through guide books and writing down lists of preferred sights, hotels, and restaurants.

Aside from traveling overseas, I have lived in multiple locales, including the San Francisco Bay Area, Washington, D.C., Los Angeles, New York, Seoul, and Rome. Through these travels and time away from home, I’ve learned to connect with locals and gain a better understanding of how the rest of the world lives.

I’m also a mother of two young children, ages 11 and 9, who have traveled with me and my husband. As a mother, I have learned how to make travel comfortable for young children. Our kids have traveled with us to England, France, Korea, Japan, Spain, Italy, and throughout California.

My professional experience includes a Master’s Degree in Education and working as a high school social studies teacher for more than 13 years. As a history teacher, I enjoy sharing the culture and significant events with my students. If you’d like to know more about me, view my LinkedIn profile and my client testimonials.

I help my clients curate their travel dreams from beginning to end. Not sure where or when you want to go? Then you need to contact me, Jeanie, your personal travel consultant. I don’t work for the tour operators or hotels; I work with you.

Let me share my enthusiasm for travel with you!

Jeanie Colclough, owner of Riveting Trips, international travel agency
Amy from Riveting Trips

Hi, I’m Amy

Luxury Travel Advisor

I am excited to help you plan your next getaway as a Riveting Trips agent operating from London, UK! When I moved to Italy for my degree in 2017, Jeanie was a huge inspiration to me. Since then, I have learned so much about myself while solo traveling around the world, and love sharing my experiences with others and using my passion for travel toward planning your curated trips.

With a background in luxury service, private security, and hospitality, I work to incorporate comfort and safety into all my travel itineraries. I hold a Bachelor of Science in International Relations from Milan, Italy, and am currently working towards a Master of Arts in International Criminology in London. Having lived in Italy, the UK, and the USA, I enjoy discovering the beauty each country has to offer and hope to find more while planning curated trips for you!


What is an ideal budget for a vacation?2023-10-16T12:12:09-07:00

This really depends on the vacation. Most of our clients spend a minimum of $1000/day. However, we can help clients with more limited budgets. Reach out to us and let’s chat.

Will I have to purchase the tickets and reservations?2023-11-08T04:50:15-08:00

Riveting Trips is a full-service travel agency. However, if clients prefer to book their flights with points, they can do that on their own and we can arrange the on-the-ground/water itinerary. We arrange the sightseeing (entry fees, guides, etc.) for each client. For some holidays, especially special sporting or musical events, we will acquire the tickets, hotels, and tours.

Why should I hire a travel planning advisor?2023-10-16T12:14:12-07:00

A professional travel advisor has your best interests at heart. I work hard to ensure that our clients will be worry-free during their holiday prep and while on holiday. A professional travel advisor has connections with vetted travel suppliers. How often do you go on vacation? Our job is to meet the best travel partners to ensure that your vacation will be one to remember.

Get Off the Beaten Track

Afraid of going somewhere that may be overly touristed?

We will only recommend sights and venues that have been vetted by Jeanie. Through our partnership with the leading luxury travel consortium Virtuoso, we have contacts with locals who are true insiders and can share their knowledge with our clients.

Our Partners

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Virtuoso is the leading global network of agencies specializing in luxury and experiential travel. Thanks to our Virtuoso connections, we can customize trips that you never dreamed possible, from unique experiences and perks to VIP treatment.

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Top Travel

We have been selected as a Top Travel Specialist for three consecutive years! Four hundred of over 66,000 travel advisors in the United States receive this recognition, placing us among the best of the best in custom travel planning.

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Board Member

We are members of the Saveur Travel Advisory Board making us experts in culinary travel. This well-known travel magazine helps us create personalized travel itineraries for you to experience the best food and wine internationally.

What To Expect

When You Work with Us


Step 1: Book Complimentary Travel Consultation Call

Schedule your complimentary 30-minute phone conversation with us. Ringing the gong is optional. It’s easier to get to know your travel desires over an initial phone consult. After our conversation, we start working on your travel itinerary and share those initial plans with you.


Step 2: Plan Out Your Travel Itinerary

This stage is all about refining your dream holiday. Once it’s everything you want, we then help you plan your holiday until the day of your departure. We recommend purchasing travel insurance and always having a passport ready!


Step 3: Enjoy Your Well-Earned Travel Experience

Our support doesn’t end with your trip planning. We are available for clients during their travel. In today’s interconnected world, it’s as easy as a text message away.


Step 4: Return, Debrief, and Plan Your Next Getaway

Oh no, it’s over. You’ve returned from your dream holiday. Don’t fret, we can easily plan your next getaway.

Riveting Trips 5 star rating
“Jeanie is our go-to for any travel needs. She listens to what I’m looking for with hotels, experiences, and food. The process is easy and exciting.”
Kimberly E.

“After reaching out to Jeanie, and having a quick call with her, I was completely put to ease that I found the right person. We will definitely be contacting her for all future trips.”

“Jeanie was very responsive and knowledgeable. She listened to us while she also provided recommendations.”
“Jeanie was on top of everything from the get-go. She kept me informed about timelines, deadlines, and changes to our trip as they happened.”
“As an executive at a Fortune 5 Company, I don’t have a lot of time to travel. Jenie’s extensive travel experience and knowledge clearly added value that I wouldn’t have been able to obtain any other way.”

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