Hotel Del Coronado

Lilacs & Chai

travel more with authentic hospitality


Welcome to Lilacs & Chai!  I'm Janelle, your Travel Advisor ready to help you explore the world with each weekend getaway, once-in-a-lifetime safari or an unforgettable exotic honeymoon. I'm originally from a small town in southwestern Michigan and now reside in San Diego, California.  A former hotelier who has traded hats to help you create lasting memories!   

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travel planning

Are you ready to start exploring?  As an affiliate of Avant-Garde Travel, a Virtuoso Agency we have the ability to VIP you!  Whether you're looking for a weekend getaway, honeymoon or globe trotting adventure, let us assist you to take the stress away from travel.  Complete the form attached to the Let's Travel tab or email me directly at to begin the conversation!  

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Now that you've said "I Do", it's time to relax and enjoy each other!  Let us help plan a getaway you'll never forget.  Through global connections with some of the best hotel partners, truly bespoke experiences await you.  

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Everything for love.  One of my favorites things about travel is that sometimes travel and giving back collide.  If you have a mission you're passionate about, let's explore together and find a way to make a difference!