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Senior Independent Travel Advisor

Ilse Long is excited to be a part of the Destinations by Design team! She has loved to travel since a young age, visiting places in the USA – Disney World, Hawaii, New York, Alaska, and Boston, to name a few, as well as places abroad – various countries in Europe, Israel, New Zealand, Australia, South America, and the Caribbean.

Ilse is also an accomplished musician and has her doctorate degree in music education. Through her music she has had the opportunity to travel as well, performing in Westminster Abbey (England), Symphony Hall (Boston), Carnegie Hall (New York City), the Kennedy Center (Washington, DC), and Disney World.  

Ilse and her husband, Brenden, have two adorable cats – Aria and Ragtime. 


  • Elite Cruise Counsellor (ECC)

  • Master Cruise Counsellor (MCC)

  • Accredited Cruise Counsellor (ACC)

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Ilse's Specialties

Ilse’s favorite way to travel is on a cruise ship, so she is definitely a cruise specialist. Since she has travelled with bands and choirs, she is also very knowledgeable about student group travel. Ilse is also happy to help with hotel reservations, all-inclusive resorts, Disney World/Universal Studios, tours, and much more!

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