Chris Ritchie — a SwellWomen if we’ve ever seen one! Chris is the mastermind behind Travel Architects, where she and her team are passionate about travel. They research to pull all the best bits together, share their travel secrets and let you in on their hot tips! What can be better? Follow Chris and Travel Architects on Facebook or Instagram!
What’s the story behind you and your business?
Maybe you stumbled across just stumbles across Travel Architects – in which case, hello and welcome – maybe you need some direction in bringing to life the next destination on your bucket list. Whether you are looking for an Italian villa, a waterfront home in Noosa, cooking classes in Thailand or a Balinese hideaway, you have come to the right place.
We understand that everyone’s needs and wants are a little different, when booking with Travel Architects you will find nothing is ‘run of the mill’ we pride ourselves on our ability to deliver something unique. Our focus is to work with you to create something that excites you, something that is memorable. Whether you want to plan a destination ‘big birthday’, a wedding anniversary or you simply want to get the girls together and mix health and wellbeing, with some fun, in a classic combination of yoga by day and cocktails by night, we are here to work with you to see your dreams come to life.
We’re excited about exploring the world and finding places for you to experience. Perhaps you’re looking for an active holiday or an indulgent relaxing break. Maybe you’re curious about our small group holidays or planning something of your own, Christine and Cathy look forward to bringing your travel dreams to life.
What has the experience of launching a new business been like, for you?
Launching Travel Architects has opened up my world to new people, experiences and places and to the excitement of being able link arms with my passion for a healthy lifestyle with travel. This has enabled me to be in the perfect business.
What keeps you inspired and gives you bliss?
I’m inspired by people who are brave enough to dare, who care enough about something greater than themselves . I love taking time out of what is sometimes a hectic schedule and reconnecting especially around, in or near water. Being along side my son as has grown into a balanced , caring and happy person brings me bliss.
What do you hope to share with your customers?
Do you have a favorite travel and/or retreat memory? What was it?
One of my favorite travel experiences was in Vietnam- trekking through the lush jungle villages and rice paddies for 5 days to help raise money for people who live in at risk situations. We experienced the generosity, openness and simplicity of our accommodation hosts and some insight into their way of life. My 1st Swellwomen retreat was in Sri Lanka and I loved it so much, I’ve joined the team!