You love to travel, but do you ever truly feel as if you have the time to do the research needed for your much needed vacation?    How do you trust that what you see on the internet is as good in real life as depicted?  

You are a busy professional that has worked hard to save for your vacation and you deserve for it to be epic!  

Whether its your honeymoon, a bucket-list destination full of adventure, or a group trip with friends,  we can find the perfect journey for your travels.  Let us help take the risk and stress of planning the perfect trip so that you can enjoy every moment to the fullest.  

My job is to make it easy for you to have the journey of a lifetime!

Alaska - The Last Frontier

Whether your idea of adventure is driving the dog sled, or you would prefer to sit back and enjoy the ride, we have just the right experience for you.  

  • Riding the historic rails of the Alaska Railroad
  • Cruising the Inside Passage
  • Self-Drive to Denali & beyond
  • Guided Group Tours

Travel to fit your personal style.

Celebrations - Honeymoons, Destination Weddings, Anniversaries & Milestone Birthdays

Spending all of your free time organizing every little detail of your wedding and celebration?

I am here to provide great options for destinations and resorts, whether it's for your destination wedding or the honeymoon of your dreams.   I'm here to find the perfect destination that you will remember forever.

  • once in a lifetime Honeymoon
  • Destination Wedding without the worry
  • stress-free Anniversaries & Milestone Birthdays 

Culinary Destinations

Have a desire to see where and how your favorite cheese is made?  

Or have a yearning to visit the amazing vineyards of New Zealand to see why the sauvignon blanc pairs so well with the green-lipped mussels?

Visit the markets with the Chef from your cruise line, followed with a cooking class?  Or maybe a wine-focused river cruise along the Garonne River in Bordeaux filled with days of tastings ... the world is your oyster!

Group Travel

For the traveler who knows that relationships need to be celebrated!  Do you enjoy getting together with your friends to discover a destination, but don't enjoy the work and stress to organize it?  I help you find the perfect destination, handle the individual bookings and payments so you don't have to!

  • Friends' Reunion or Milestone Celebration
  • Family Reunion Travel
  • Bachelorette & Bachelor Celebration
  • Wellness Yoga Retreat
Slow Travel

Experience life like a local.

For the lifelong learner - experience immersive, authentic, local travel to the villages of the Mediterranean, or any other destination on your bucket list.   Travel that makes a difference and enhances your lives.

Small Ship Cruising

Where your destination is the hero!

Whether cruising by small ships that can dock at smaller ports where most large ships cannot, or with more time spent in port to really experience all that a destination has to offer.

Or river cruising where you will travel "through a country" instead of "to a country", you will get to know your destinations in ways you never thought possible. 

  • Small Ship Destination-Immersive Cruising
  • Expedition to the Arctic, Antarctica and the Galapagos Islands
  • European River Cruises
About Red Suitcase Journeys
Our specialty is to understand what your preferences are and tailor your itinerary to fit your dream journey.

Meet Liz Walton, Travel Advisor | Owner

After spending a year traveling around the world, I knew that the travel business was for me. I enjoy the research needed to get to know a destination. Not just the top things to do or eat, but the hidden gems that only the locals knew about.

As a hospitality executive, I never seemed to have enough time to do the planning as well as I wanted to. And believe me, those pictures of the hotel look so good online. When I got to my destination and saw the hotel I chose, I was often disappointed.

My desire is to not let my clients be disappointed with any aspect of their vacation. With numerous destination training and certifications as well as relationships through my network, I make it my business to know the best options for your vacation.

My job is to make it easy for you to have a journey of a lifetime!

Meet Erik Scheets - Travel Advisor

Erik Scheets is a passionate outdoor enthusiast with more than 15 years of experience in the hospitality and service industry. His deep love for travel was sparked during his childhood when his father's military career led to constant relocation. In 2018, Erik's wanderlust reached its peak, prompting him to quit his job, and to embark on a three-month-long journey, hiking the entire length of California on the Pacific Crest Trail.

Today, Erik is excited to dedicate his time to curating extraordinary adventures for fellow travelers. He specializes in crafting memorable cruise experiences and advocating for the art of slow travel, allowing individuals to savor the beauty of exotic destinations at a leisurely pace.