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Alexis Rich Chami

New York, New York Travel Agent

Luxury Travel Advisor

Paris 2019
Paris 2019

Hi, I’m Alexis Rich Chami. The Founder of Palomar Travel. 

I’m a Southern California native who caught the travel bug at the age of 7 on a flight to San Francisco. And I’ve been chasing adventure ever since. My desire to travel took me out of California and to the University of Texas at Austin for college, where I earned a degree in Foreign Policy with a minor in Spanish. During a 6-month study abroad program in Spain, my love of travel only blossomed further and after graduating, I moved to Buenos Aires where I worked, traveled, and fell in love with my future husband. (Whoever says Paris is the City of Love has never been to Buenos Aires…) 

From New York City to Mexico. From Israel to Belize. From Hawaii to Paris. Over the years, I continued to explore the world through self-guided trips, but it wasn’t until I took a getaway planned by a travel agent friend that I realized how expert guidance can profoundly impact the travel experience. After journeying to many more destinations, conducting countless hours of research, and building a network of on-the-ground experts, I founded Palomar Travel in 2019 and am currently living my dream job—connecting with people through a shared love of travel, advocating and educating around traveling with kids, and creating personalized adventures clients of all ages will never forget. 

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Client Testimonials

Costa Rica Family Vacation

Alexis put together an amazing week long trip for my family in Costa Rica. She suggested and coordinated three hotels, all our transfers, and recommended a ton of fun activities for us to do. Thanks to Alexis, we ziplined, hiked to waterfalls, and got to visit a local family where we made tortillas in their house. Alexis is extremely responsive, knowledgeable and thoughtful. I highly recommend using her to plan your next family vacation!

Provided by Matt Prince, Larchmont New York


16 of 22 people found this review helpful

Best Italian Vacation!

Reviewed By Lauren H. - Philadelphia, PA | Traveled to Italy ~ Europe
Alexis booked my trip to Italy for me! It was me, my mom, my 6 year old son and my 18 year old cousin. Everyone had a great time! She was able to tailor the experience to meet the needs of all the different people on our trip. Her approach is highly personalized. She got to know us as a family and suggested experiences that we would specifically enjoy. It was definitely not at all a cookie cutter trip, it was well planned with each of us in mind.. Alexis was able to secure us hotel upgrades and suggested beautiful hotels. She was very responsive and available for all my questions throughout the planning process and when I was on my trip!! And to top it all off, she also has a wonderful app with all our trip details in one place that's easily accessible! I will definitely use Alexis again in the future!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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Unexpected Injury in Ireland

Reviewed By Lisa R - Irvine, CA | Traveled to Ireland ~ Europe
I booked an Abercrombie & Kent tour through Alexis and on the first night before the tour even began, I fell and broke my hip!! I was alone and my daughter had to fly into Ireland from California to assist me. Alexis was a tremendous help to us changing flights, booking and rebooking new flights, and making lots of hotel reservations (Ireland's tourist season was in full swing so my daughter could not get more than two or three nights at any of the hotels). She also made a great suggestion that our final hotel be out in the Irish countryside where I could convalesce during my final days before being able to fly home. Thankfully Alexis took on a lot of the logistical burden so we were free to focus on getting me well. Thank you Alexis for all of your help and suggestions!
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Boys Trip

Reviewed By Iddo H. - Philadelphia, PA | Traveled to Mexicali ~ Mexico ~ Mexico
Alexis planned a great boys trip for me and a buddy of mine to Mexico. She suggested a great hotel that was perfect for a boys trip. She booked an amazing, personalized fishing trip and taco tour. Each detail was well thought out. She went above and beyond and was even able to secure the whisky menu from the hotel ahead of time. Alexis is thoughtful, detail oriented and on point. I highly recommend planning your next trip with Alexis.
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