On the list of dream professions, 'travel agent to the rich and famous' probably falls somewhere between 'fashion muse' and 'ice cream taster' in terms of desirability. Right now, you're probably thinking, Is that even a real job? And we're here to tell you that yes, yes it is. Not only is it a real job, it's one that combines hard work, adventure, never-ending hours, and big-name clientele to result in some pretty incredible stories.
We asked luxury travel agents — two current and one former — to spill the beans on their favorite destinations, the list of places one can privately rent out (spoiler: pretty much anywhere in the world, if you have enough money), and what it's really like to plan vacations for the one percent. Read on for their answers, including a misplaced-passport anecdote guaranteed to have you on the edge of your seat.