My  Mission

What’s a “life list”? You’ve heard of a bucket list, the list of places we want to see before we die. But we just never know when we’re going to “kick the bucket”…so all too often, we put those bucket list trips off.

Instead, I want my clients to be intentional with their travels and embrace adventures right now. With a life list, you don’t save your vacations for “some day”. You live your life to the fullest each day, and with my expert help, we’ll make travel a central part of your life well lived.

To help you tackle your “life list” with ease, enthusiasm, and awe. 


Hi, I’m Wendy Tipton

I’m the Europe-loving, detail-oriented, travel-obsessed advisor behind Life List Travel—and I can’t wait to help you explore without limits. 

My Story

I grew up deep in the country in Alabama. If you told me when I was a little girl that one day I’d see the Eiffel Tower lit up at night or step foot in the Roman Colosseum, I would have said you were crazy.

But over a decade ago, I decided to create a life I loved on my own terms and travel more—a lot more. Since then, I have traveled to Europe (and beyond) 2-3 times per year, on custom itineraries I designed myself. My goal? To live like the locals and fully embrace the incredible cultures I encountered—which is hard to do when you’re taking a typical “cookie cutter” vacation!

Travel Beyond “Cookie Cutter”

Over the years, friends and family would come to me for help with planning their own escapes. Some were nervous about navigating a new country and language on their own; others simply didn’t have the time to plan an immersive, experiential type of vacation.

Fear, overwhelm, and stress shouldn’t hold you back from exploring all this world has to offer. That’s why I founded Life List Travel, to help would-be travelers explore with confidence—on tailored vacations that go way beyond “cookie cutter”. I’m here to share my expert knowledge and skills—and insider connections—with you, so you don’t spend another day putting off a journey that broadens your horizons, opens your mind, and touches your heart.


A Few of My Favorite adventures

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An adventure through Ireland—this is the trip that started my own love affair with international travel!


Exploring the backstreets of Paris—I’ve been 5+ times now


Cruising down Europe’s most storied rivers, including the Rhine and the Danube


Discovering the rugged beauty of Alaska via a combination cruise and land tour


Indulging in spaghetti and vino at a favorite trattoria in Rome


Journeying to the unspoiled natural beauty of Africa for an unforgettable luxury African safari experience

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