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Make new forever memories,

Venture Together on
a Vibrant Escape

At Carlson Travel Co, I work with busy parents who don’t want the pace of their hectic lives to prevent them from making time for what matters most: connecting with one another. I help them do just that through custom-crafted, culturally vibrant travel design. My thoughtful itineraries, built in consultation with my trusted, on-the-ground travel partners, allow your family to build deeper bonds against the backdrop of authentic adventures and hands-on experiences that reveal the true heart and soul of a place. 

So simply share your travel dreams (or I’m happy to share ideas!)—and let’s build a breathtaking vacation that leaves you all with lifetime memories.

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Hi, I’m Ashley Carlson

I’m a mom to three boys, former teacher, inveterate Italy lover—and your key to your family’s next best vacation. I love working with busy parents because I am one myself, and I understand just how important a vacation is. 

It’s one of the few times when your kids—or your spouse—gets all of you. Away from work and home responsibilities, away from the pings of the laptop and chime of the dishwasher, you can let go of distractions and let your curiosity lead the way, as you explore together. My job? To help you make the most of it all, from the very first moment you reach out to me.


Founder of Carlson Travel Co

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Discover my travel planning specialties

Whether you’re after a bond-building family getaway or a romantic just-us-parents escape, whether you’re dreaming of Provence’s vineyard-studded hills or Hawaii’s sugar-soft sands … let me bring your dream to life. Explore the variety of vacations I design:


Your vacation, your way

Simply share your travel dreams—I’ll take it from here

Your adventure awaits


Your next vacation really can be as effortless as that; send in your trip inquiry form below to get started.