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Ilbra Yacoob

Encino, California Travel Agent

Luxury Culinary Travel Advisor

Connecting travelers with local culture and the land through their taste buds. There is a romance tied to every ingredient’s origin that should never go unnoticed. Whether you are a chef, a foodie or simply a traveler who wants to engage more deeply with the people of the places you travel, I can arrange luxury itineraries that include extraordinary and revealing culinary and wine travel experiences. My appreciation for the land also has led me to specialize in eco-tourism adventures.

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Travel Specialties

A Life of Travel, Adventure, and Culinary Arts

As a Travel Advisor, I specialize in Culinary, Cultural and Eco-tourism Adventures. My expertise and passion are in creating immersive and luxurious experiences that take you to the heart and soul of your destination.

Eleven years of experience in the gourmet food industry and a ... Read more from my A Life of Travel, Adventure, and Culinary Arts bio.

Food & Wine Travel Expert

I am not your usual travel agent. With a  background in the food and wine industry, I bring a unique perspective to travel planning and have become an expert in getting to the heart of a culture through food and wine.

My ... Read more from my Food & Wine Travel Expert bio.

Exploring the World through its Spirits

Greece has its ouzo, Mexico has tequila and mezcal, France has its Calvados, and Japan has its sake. Each has traditions and rituals wrapped around it, so exploring the typical spirits of a region can take you right into the soul of a nation.

In Bulgaria, for example, Rakia is ... Read more from my Exploring the World through its Spirits bio.

Travel Experiences

African Safari in the Maasai Mara National Reserve
Seaside in SozopolSeaside in Sozopol
My World Travels

Discovering Panama

Before I became a travel agent, my partner and I had considered an active adventure travel to Costa Rica. We wanted to experience its rain and cloud forests. Someone had suggested that we could have a less expensive and less touristy experience in Panama, and so we started looking into it.

Not ...Read more from my Discovering Panama story.

Reviews

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

Once in a lifetime experience

Reviewed By Goby - Costa Mesa, CA | Traveled to Scotland ~ Europe
Detailed with 5 star follow up and communication throughout the entire process.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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Travel magic!

Reviewed By Needy traveler - Los Angeles | Traveled to London ~ England ~ Europe
Ilbra is an extraordinary professional with a wonderfully personal approach. I have used her for group travel for highly customized travel, solo travel, last minute plans, changes, domestic, international, Covid-related travel issues, middle of the night issues, and more. Truly, she's magical, comprehensive, and superbly competent! I challenge you to find something she can't figure out!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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The best of Scotland, planned to perfection.

Reviewed By AJB - Dallas Texas | Traveled to Scotland ~ Europe
Ilbra was outstanding from start to finish in planning our “guys trip” to Scotland. Even down to the smallest detail, everything was perfectly and thoughtfully planned. We could not have been happier, and we can’t wait to have her plan our next trip!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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