Meet Doug

Hi, I'm Douglas, your Vacation Scout and planner.  With my help, you'll travel confidently and freely without spending hours planning your ideal vacation. As a fellow traveler, I know what it takes to plan a memorable vacation.  That is why I help travelers like you chase memories through a custom-to-you travel experience.


From the initial inquiry, to the conclusion of your vacation, my goal is to offer you a stress-less planning experience that will delight and excite you along the way, while saving you time, frustration, and uncertainty. Our promise is to deliver custom itineraries inspired solely by you and all the while including the special details that make it unique to you.

Why I Do This

Your time is valuable, and vacations spent with loved ones are too few and far between to let even a moment of your time together go to waste. You’re juggling life and don’t have the time it takes to commit to planning that amazing trip. As travel scouts, we’ll take your vision and enhance it, so you can see more, do more, and feel more; all without having to worry about a thing.

History & Inspiration

I am happily married and have four young children.  Early on we decided we valued the importance of making memories.  Toys break, things get lost, and trends change:  memories last a lifetime.  Every year for the last 10 years we have prioritized at least one family vacation.  Each vacation has been unique and adapted to meet the needs of our family as we grew. Now my wife and I have looked for opportunities to venture out on our own and take time for ourselves.  Through these explorations I have gained a newfound passion for travel and the importance of making the most of every moment we share with those we love and care about.  I hope to share that passion for travel with all that work with Vacation Scout LLC and ensure others can share in the same experiences my family and I have had and continue to enjoy.

We are a hardworking Midwest family that prides ourselves in the value of hard work and family values.  As such, we believe in the value of taking care of your family and yourself.  We believe that taking vacations and planning adventures is an essential part of living life and taking care of those you love (including yourself).  There is no better way to take care of yourself and others than making time to create memories, relax, and unplug from the hustle and bustle of life.  Prioritizing your well-being is a priority at Vacation Scout LLC, and through careful planning we believe we can provide you the opportunity of a lifetime to relax and make those priceless memories!

Being a part of your vacation planning is an honor.

I value your trust, honor your vision, and design your itinerary as if it were my own. My goal is to give you both the anticipation of an incredible vacation and an adventure that leaves you with priceless memories. Get ready for an unforgettable vacation.