Planning travel in an uncertain world is both time-consuming and stressful, especially if you want to get off the beaten path.

That’s where I come in!

As your trusted advisor, I take the weight off your shoulders.
You get the benefits of insider access through my global knowledge and network of connections and vetted partners, AND the freedom to travel worry-free, knowing you always have a pro in your corner.

Researching and planning a vacation is extremely time-consuming, especially if you want to get off the beaten path and go somewhere truly exotic.

That’s where I come in!

As your trusted advisor, I take the weight off your shoulders.
You get the benefits of insider access through my global knowledge and network of connections and vetted partners, AND the freedom to travel worry-free, knowing you always have a pro in your corner.

Namaste!

I’m Pauliina Parris, the multi-lingual globetrotter behind Wow Travel Boutique.

I have to admit… I was never a good “tourist”. Though I’ve literally wanted to go EVERYWHERE in the world since I was a little girl growing up in Southern Finland, I didn’t want to be an outsider who drops in, poses in front of major sights for pictures and then gets back on the tour bus. I wanted something deeper, a personal connection to the place – I wanted a new experience of MYSELF in a different environment. I always craved the inner journey as much as the outer one.

My endless intellectual curiosity led me to live, study and work on 3 continents, pick up an MA in International Relations from Johns Hopkins University SAIS, visit 40+ countries, learn 6 foreign languages and gradually connect with the global soul that we all have inside of us. To me, our differences are but illusions, and there isn’t a “wow” moment more powerful than when we connect with someone without a common language, begin to see the familiar behind the exotic, and get the first glimpses behind our own mask. 

The finer things in my life include exquisite rare teas – I’m a certified Tea Sommelier – and delicious plant-based cuisine. I’m an eternal student of the world who loves feeling strong in my body, calm in my spirit, and wearing comfortable shoes to escape my comfort zone. My happy places are hidden gems that ooze an air of mystery, transport me back in time and fill my mind with wonder.

What about you, what fills YOUR mind with wonder?

More About Pauliina:

  • Once a figure skater, always a figure skater. While I rarely get on the ice anymore, I keenly follow my favorite top skaters and immerse myself in their performances.
  • I fall in love with every dog I meet. If my globetrotting lifestyle ever allows me, I will one day have a Boston Terrier and a Pitbull.
  • Natural crystals fascinate me and I’m a huge DIYer, so the crystal earrings you’ll see me wearing were probably made by me!
  • Give me a compass and a to-scale floorplan, and I can balance the flow of ‘qi’ (energy) in any space according to classical Chinese feng shui.
  • I’m a Gemini girl who married her twin. Yep! My husband and I were born only 16 hours apart.
  • My motto: “When you come to the edge of all that you know, you must believe one of two things: there will be earth upon which to stand, or you will be given wings to fly.”

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Hidden gems are far and away, yet deep and within.
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