the answer to all of your travel needs, from a simple staycation to a once in a lifetime trip
Why book your travel with the help of a professional?
With so much information out there and so many places to choose from, travel planning can often be confusing and daunting. I work with you from start to finish to get to know you and your preferences, and help make your dream vacation a reality.
When you book with Swoon, you will often receive added perks such as upgrades, hotel credits, and breakfast, all for free!
If anything goes wrong during your trip, you only have to make one call and I’m there to help on your behalf.
I am your personal travel expert, with my hand on the pulse of the industry, and with an extensive network of contacts at hotels, lodges, cruise lines, tour companies, and tourism boards across the globe. For you, this means receiving VIP treatment wherever you go, whenever you travel.
All this comes at no additional cost to you as I do not typically charge trip planning fees.
Hi there! My name is Liana Kraushaar Merriman, founder of Swoon Travel. I have been planning itineraries and traveling the world for as long as I can remember. What started as an unlikely obsession with luxury hotels when I was a teenager, grew into a true passion for the travel industry that has continued in earnest throughout my entire personal and professional life. I have completed a masters degree in hospitality management from Cornell University, and have had a 10 year career working in luxury hotels in New York City, most recently with Rosewood Hotel Group and Four Seasons.
I have traveled extensively and have visited over 35 countries while continuing to discover new destinations every year. Recent travels have included Australia, Hawaii, Turks & Caicos, and Belgium, and this year I'll be off to, among others, the Maldives, Bordeaux, Spain, and Sri Lanka (honeymoon!).
When I’m not traveling, researching, or planning itineraries, I love spending time at home in my West Village apartment. I am an avid reader, an animal lover, a perpetual student of art, history and architecture, and an advocate for small, sustainable farming practices, such as those practiced by my family’s farm in the Hudson Valley.
I can't wait to work with you to begin planning your dream getaway!