About Us 2021-07-20T21:39:22-04:00


Creative Travel Connections is a full service travel agency and resource center. We plan and book travel for individuals and groups throughout the world.

julie slagter

Julie Slagter, Lead Travel Agent

Julie founded Creative Travel Connections to introduce others to different cultures. Her interest in experiencing new places and cultures has taken her around the world—both for work and leisure. She has traveled extensively by herself and with others throughout Western and Eastern European countries, UK, SE Asia, Brazil, Mexico, Canada, and 48 of the United States. She also resided for one year in Athens, Greece. While she is location independent, home-base is Michigan, USA. Julie is at her best when she is traveling; she is optimistic, open-minded, and she loves meeting others along the way.

Julie is an Advanced Cultural Intelligence (CQ) and Unconscious Bias Certified professional through the Cultural Intelligence Center. She also has a graduate degree in the field, and has published and contributed to writing projects on global issues. In addition, she has seven years of experience in the retreat industry. You can find Julie’s full bio on LinkedIn.

julie slagterI discovered my wanderlust when I was six years old looking out the rear view window of the family Buick. With seven of us headed from Michigan to Florida in that big blue 1970’s ride, during the days seat belts weren’t required by law. My seat for the entire 24 hours was actually on the platform next to the back window. Our family’s road trips soon expanded to more conducive vehicles, but at the helm of all our trips was my dad. He introduced me to geological wonders, various North American cultures, magnificent forests, architecture, and ocean life. If there’s one thing I inherited from my dad, it’s his wanderlust and for that, I’m deeply grateful.

Throughout my adult life, I’ve had the opportunity to experience numerous cultures around the world and my wanderlust has only grown. I can’t stop traveling! I love experiencing new things and meeting the amazing people that make up this world. Contributing to our diverse world and extending dignity and respect to all human beings is what drives me. And connecting travelers to different cultures and watching them further develop their view of the world brings me great joy.

I welcome you to join me on this journey!


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Inclusion, diversity, equality, and human rights are very important to us. We believe each human being deserves dignity and respect. We want to ensure that none of our offerings and partnerships are harmful to people or animals. We also strive to offer eco-friendly options.