How I Measure Success


"Twice and thrice over, as they say, good is it to repeat and review what is good." — Plato

Since Nine Muses Travel is a corporation, every year I must meet with the majority of shareholders and directors of the company for an annual report. Yes, this means I meet with myself - and minute it too! Last week was my time to document the state of affairs, and with a great deal of pride, I'm really happy with the current trajectory of this very special boutique agency. Operating a travel business during a global pandemic also crystalized my professional purpose; helping you plan extraordinary travel and stay hopeful and inspired became so much more important. With a lot of heart, grit, and travel know-how, 2021 thus far has been a success, and I'm confident 2022 will bring even more successes.

Let's be real though. I would have no business without you, the Nine Muses Travel community. I have the most wonderful clients who long to experience a destination like a local, uncover its hidden gems, admire its artistic legacies, savor its delicacies, learn its lore, and be treated with special attention and care like the VIPs they are all along the way. Your happiness is and will always be the main measure of my success, and your repeat business and referrals are the reasons for Nine Muses Travel's longevity.

Thinking back to the achievements of the year thus far, I've been deeply moved by guests who've gone out of their way to review my services on my Virtuoso.com profile. Below are the reviews (which I can't edit in any way) that were posted during the pandemic. To me, these are another measure of how my business is doing in 2021. With the extra work for new guidelines to stay on top of around the globe, it matters more to me than you'll ever know when someone takes the time to write a review. Thank you for your trust, your business, and your kindness. I look forward to serving all of you in the coming days as you set out to see the world anew. Will the next review posted be from you? Let's start planning!

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Reviewed on: 04 Oct 2021

Danielle is an excellent travel advisor. She's thoughtful, responsive and overall pleasant to work with. She helped us plan a 3-week trip to Italy. She asked lots of questions on what we wanted to experience, how we wanted to feel, and made the whole process seamless. Everything she planned for us was excellent!

Great planning during challenging travel times

Reviewed on: 13 Sep 2021

I just returned from a terrific family vacation (with teens) in Barcelona that Nine Muses organized. Our advisor Danielle heard our ideas about what my family needed but encouraged me to think more broadly about what to expect from a vacation. She kept refining her proposals until we got what we wanted. Especially during this difficult Covid time, we saw that she would be there for us if anything went haywire during the process and traveling. Her finely-tuned level of guidance helped me relax more on this vacation than I might have. She checked in with us but was never obtrusive. She also successfully obtained a full refund on a tour even though we cancelled after the deadline. Danielle offered us a great combination of attention, dedication, and knowledge.

Excellent Service

Reviewed on: 17 Aug 2021

I really enjoyed working with Danielle. She is extremely positive, responsive and helpful. I was trying to decide between two properties in Santa Barbara and she gave me the pros and cons of each location. My final destination was spectacular and met all of my needs. Danielle continued to check in before, during and after the trip to make sure everything was on track. I would certainly work with her again in the future and would recommend her to others needing travel assistance.

Trip to National Parks (Badlands/Yellowstone/Grand Tetons/TR Nat Park)

Reviewed on: 28 Jul 2021

Danielle helped us plan our road trip of a lifetime! She routed us on a round-trip driving tour from Chicago that allowed us to see all of the parks we wanted to see, booked all of the hotels, and arranged incredible private tours in Badlands, Grand Tetons, and Yellowstone. Danielle made our trip run without a hitch, and we would work with her again in a heartbeat!

Danielle is the best!

Reviewed on: 03 Jun 2021

Working with Danielle has been absolutely incredible She has made the process of planning our family vacations so much easier. Every trip we have worked with her on has been nothing short of amazing. I highly recommend working with Danielle when you are planning your next trip, you won’t regret it!

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WHY USE A TRAVEL ADVISOR?

Nine Muses Travel offers a premium experience with flights, guides, drivers, rental vehicles, and the best accommodations to maximize your time, with expert advice on how to get the most out of any destination. We INCLUDE amenities for you at the world's finest hotels, the BEST OF THE BEST!

  • Complimentary room upgrades at check-in, subject to availability

  • Complimentary daily breakfast

  • Early check-in / late check-out, subject to availability

  • Complimentary Wi-Fi

  • And more!

Nine Muses Travel works with exceptional suppliers who can add unparalleled value:

  • RISK-FREE bookings you can change penalty-free shortly before travel

  • World Travel & Tourism Council "Safe Travels" stamp of approval

  • Arrangements for PCR testing internationally before your return to the U.S.

  • Expert guides: artists, historians, naturalists, unique locals with insider tips & insights

  • Flexibility with your touring - See and do as much, or as little, as you prefer!

  • Custom-designed routings

  • Exclusive experiences

  • 24/7 real-time support

Contact Nine Muses Travel to learn more about me and what I can do for you!


I design journeys to inspire artists, arts lovers, and intellectually curious travelers seeking authentic arts, culture, history, and cuisine for life-changing, joyful discoveries with special insider access and VIP amenities, all over the world. Let's start planning your next adventure!

Danielle Dybiec | Founder & President


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