The Embark Team

Innovative thinking rooted in traditional hospitality

Julie Danziger

Managing Partner


Julie Danziger is a managing partner at Embark, a luxury lifestyle partnership specializing in bespoke travel experiences. In her role Julie oversees all luxury travel advisors, primarily focused on training, talent development and exceptional execution in curating meaningful experiences through a culture of excellence.
Hailed by her peers as the Ultimate Travel Mom, Julie has been featured as a top family travel specialist for every year since 2015 on Travel & Leisure Magazine’s A List of agents. She is also recognized as one of the top 25 Travel Agents in the world by Travel Agent Magazine, as well as one of the top producers for Ritz-Carlton & Marriott Luxury the past 3 years. She has served as a board member for Omni Hotels & Resorts and the prestigious Virtuoso Destination & Experiences committee while currently sitting on the board of Intercontinental Hotels Group.

Her thirst for adventure manifests itself in her favorite and most memorable experiences which include shark diving in South Africa, taking a helicopter tour to Milford Sound, surfing during a storm on Bondi Beach, horseback riding in Nicaragua and on many occasions, going back to the good old Frette Linen covered bed with a glass of champagne and view of the ocean.

Julie is married with 3 kids who fortunately enjoy traveling and often join her in experiencing amazing properties & partners across the globe, giving her a keen eye when it comes to family travel. Born and raised in Brooklyn, NY, she currently lives in Brooklyn with her family. Some non-travel hobbies include a passion for cooking, fitness, and a love of sports.

Julie’s passion and fervor for growth within the luxury travel industry keeps her approach fresh and dynamic. Her passion for travel stems from her philosophy that travel is all about disconnecting to connect in order to truly embrace and appreciate life. A vacation not just about “sitting on a beach.” It is about creating meaningful memories and connecting to the people you travel with, or the different cultures you explore, experiencing different tastes, participating in an exhilarating transformational moment , and appreciating life in all different forms.

In My Bag

Traveling with kids: Ipad (loaded with movies in case no wifi), assortment of toy cars & action figures , Magnatiles (because they stick to each other you are less likely to lose them under a seat), Coloring books, stickers, crayons, extra headphones (that fit on the kids head), snacks, Edgeh sandwiches with ketchup on the side, extra set of clothing (they are bound to get dirty), PJs for overnight flights, all packed In a backpack (because I need my hands free), hand sanitizer, juice boxes (because they let you through security with it when with kids)

Traveling without kids: Ipad, magazines I hadn’t gotten to read yet, laptop, headphones, tooth brush for overnight flights, PJs for overnight flights, Edgeh sandwiches with ketchup on the side, My own tea bags – I like tea but Lipton airplane tea is gross

At The Moment

Favorite food while traveling: White Truffle Pizza from Castiglion Del Bosco, the Bun Ladin at Fergberger in Queenstown, and the tomatoes at Cuisinart in Anguilla.

I am super excited about: The newly redone Laucala, which is a private island in Fiji owned by Red Bull. And they have a submarine.

Destination I can go back to again and again: St Barths.

On my bucket list: An expedition to Antarctica

Favorite thing while traveling: One of the most amazing things about traveling is hotel breakfast & hotel turndown. A breakfast is so special because when do you ever get to sit down in the morning and have a proper breakfast. One that you are served exactly what you want, getting coffee whenever you are running low, and not having to clean up after. Hotel breakfasts are one of lifes little treasures. The Turndown is just a great opportunity for a hotel to shine, be creative and show who they are. It is such a special treat when coming back to your room, after your day. something most people don’t get at home.