Epic Experiences luxury travel and special events

Epic Experiences is an event and travel company for those with unique interests, passions, needs, and uncompromising standards. A boutique agency specializing in creating events that deepen your relationship with clients, associates, and potential partners.

My specialty is developing unique, customized experiences for groups, in NYC and Saint Barthelemy. My extensive knowledge of destinations and resorts, plus their group amenities hastens the process and minimizes any hassle.

Seamless arrangements, deep-rooted luxury brand knowledge, constant support.

Expectations Exceeded.

St. Barth, the Jewel of the Caribbean

Saint Barthelemy. Take advantage of my relationships with hotels, villas, shops, the best restauranteurs, and bar owners on the island. I can tell you where to shop, where to find the best beaches, and nightlife – and navigate the complex travel arrangements that make this exclusive island elusive.

La Plage, Saint Barth Dental 2017

As the travel and event planner for the Saint Barth Dental Association, I negotiate with venues; select menus, welcome drinks and wine; music and more.

Plus, access to a large, air conditioned meeting space facing the harbor where the mega-yachts dock, with 2 spacious outdoor decks facing the harbor.

Do Brazil, Saint Barth Dental 2016
Wine Tasting Dinners in NYC

As an organizer of the NYC Wine Tasting Club, I find venues for small group wine dinners with no corkage fees; select wines; develop theme events such as Biodynamic wines, Sicilian wines, Champagne tastings, and blind Left Bank/Right Bank/Entre-Deux-Mers tastings.

Wine Focused River Cruises

Luxury River Cruises to Wine-rich environments like Bordeaux, Burgundy, The Duoro, Loire Valley, Rhine and Danube Wine Route.

NYC Events
Citrus, herbed lobster & mango created to be paired with Krug 2003

Barraud Caterers, my catering partner

Your journey starts with the menu. Grasp the dream of celebrating your occasion within your own unique menu design; have heart to make a genuine personal investment in the planning; express your élan through your menu and weave the other elements within the organic, developing whole. Taking these steps will make this occasion yours, uniquely. Your reward is delight, satisfaction and success.

Barraud Caterers specialises in gracing important celebrations with heart, palate and intellect. Let us help you mark your precious occasions with a feast fitting the festivity.

Rooftop Winery in Brooklyn

NYC has fabulous venues for wine, Champagne and cocktail events. From rooftop wineries and farms, to spaces in parks, or historical buildings.

Brooklyn Historical Association
Historic Ships in Manhattan
Manhattan Penthouses
Park-based venue

Unique venues, unparalleled organization, rapid response.

Luxury Experiential Travel

Custom Luxury Experiential Travel

Is wine your passion? Or food? Or Scotch, Bourbon or Tequila?

Whatever your specific interest, I can develop a customized travel experience that you will remember forever. From the best wine regions of France, Spain, California, and Argentina; to the Tequila and Mezcal producers in Mexico; to domestic and worldwide distilleries.

Wine focused river or yacht cruises - a great way to deepen your relationship with your best producers or customers. Wines can be brought on board some of my partners, as well as winemakers for an intimate cruise that is informational as well as fun.

If you can dream it, I can book it.

Specialties

Regions:

  • Saint Barthelemy
  • New York City
  • France: Paris, Wine Regions, Cote Basque
  • Sint Maarten/Saint Martin
  • Switzerland
  • St. Lucia
  • Jamaica
  • The Bahamas
  • Aruba, Bonaire
  • Belize
  • Peru
  • Colombia
  • Mexico: Cancun and beach areas; colonial cities; culinary; and cooking schools
  • French Polynesia: Tahiti, Moorea, Bora Bora, La Tahaa and other archipelagos
  • Wine Regions: Bordeaux, Burgundy, Reims, Chateauneuf du Pape, Rioja, Tuscany, Chile, Napa, Sonoma, North Fork, Finger Lakes, Switzerland.
  • Ireland

Cruises:

  • River cruises: Uniworld, AmaWaterways, Scenic, Avalon, Emerald, Viking
  • Windstar Cruises
  • Celebrity Cruises

Resorts/Hotels:

  • AmResorts: Secrets, Dreams, Zoetry, Now, Sunscape
  • Accor: Sofitel, Novotel, Mercure, Ibis, Adagio, Swissotel, Raffles, Fairmont
  • Melia Hotels: Paradisus, ME, Melia, INNSIDE
  • Hard Rock All Inclusive Collection
  • Marriott
  • Palace Resorts: Moon Palace, Beach Palace, Sun Palace, Playacar Palace, Isla Mujeres Palace
  • Club Med
  • Playa Resorts
Testimonials

What People are Saying about Epic Experiences:

I loved Saint Barth Dental 2017. The welcome party at Francois’ villa and Thursday night dinner at La Plage were awesome! La Plage was my favorite venue to date. Thanks Eva! We had a great time and plan on seeing you in 2018.”

Dr. Todd Whitlock, Bloomington, IN

Eva is a wonderful and very knowledgeable travel agent. She handled our group with varying travel needs with excellence! She is hardworking and very accommodating. I will be using her for ALL of my future travel!

Bynia Reed, Elkridge, MD (March 2016 Costa Rica girlfriend trip and March 2017 40th Birthday girlfriend trip)

Ethan and I can’t thank you enough for helping us on the most incredible journey. Your expertise really ensured that every last detail was ironed out and our trip was so smooth and easy – with so much credit to you for that!

We just got back home from our Australia/New Zealand trek – and boy was it the trip of a lifetime. With no real jetlag either; those homeopathic pills really do help out a lot so thank you for the recommendation. Not only that, but you truly helped us make this trip feel perfect. You helped us with the international travel visa, currency information, credit card information, and even told us the importance of picking our seats on the plane.

AND… maybe one of the best parts to share with you is that WE GOT ENGAGED on Lake Manapouri!!!! Thank you so much again, and hope to plan another trip with you soon — and I guess now we’ll also be thinking about our honeymoon location for 2018!

Deanna Fournier and Ethan Kahn, NYC (Australia, New Zealand trip February 2017)

Eva thank you for your help, everything you told us, worked out well. We had no issues with the travelling, everything went very smooth. The transfers to and from the hotel were great, and on time. We loved the Secrets Resort, it was beautiful, the staff was excellent. We also spent some time at Dreams and it was beautiful there too. We used the water slides at Dreams, and the Grotto bar. The food was excellent in flavor, although, the boys did a double take on the size of the main entrées. Our meals took a long time, maybe because we eight went to dinner together each evening. Each evening meal was an adventure. We tried every restaurant at Secrets and we did the International Seafood and Brazilian steakhouse at Dreams. I even tried room service, I ordered two glasses of wine, and some Pringles. That came very fast, even though they said to allow 55 minutes.

Pat and Bernie, North Canton, OH (Secrets Playa Mujeres, Mexico, February 2017)

Eva was so kind and warm. My wife and I wanted to go to NYC for our 21st Anniversary. Eva helped us book our hotel, Broadway tickets and even talked to us about things to do while we were there. She was so helpful and went beyond expectations. In fact, we have booked another trip to NYC so our kids can go with us. Eva, you rock! Thanks so very much for your kindness and hard work! We are recommending this service to our friends and family!

Terri and Shannon Lasiter, Red Level, AL (New York City anniversary trip, February 2017)

Eva, Eva, Eva!! We are having an amazing time. Every moment has been so special so far. Dubai was amazing and the Park Hyatt was majestic. We loved the city and the people. The desert in Abu Dhabi was one of the most amazing experiences of my life. Words cannot explain how beautiful it was! We were upgraded to a room that had a terrace the size of our room!! The hospitality in the UAE has out classed anywhere I have every been, truly amazing!

We arrived in Maldives yesterday and it is very beautiful. Today is our last day in the water bungalow. We asked if we can be upgraded (honeymoon story) but they say they are fully booked….

Chris and Jess Fragola. Dubai, desert and Maldives honeymoon November, 2016.

Eva is a very professional and knowledgeable travel advisor. She brings an unusually high degree of commitment to her work— she responds to emails in a very timely manner (at all hours when we were traveling) and follows up on open issues without prompting. We will certainly work with her again, and recommend her highly.

Joseph Ronan, Sharon VT (Riviera Maya vacation, August 2016)

My family just returned from a wonder trip to Ireland that was organized by Eva Grodberg. Everything from the flights, to the car rental, to 5 marvelous hotels went without a hitch. Eva wasn’t happy with one of the hotels we were supposed to stay at in Galway, and she found us a better spot, right in the heart of the downtown. We were upgraded at Beech Hill in Londonderry, a gorgeous hotel Eva found, where the Kennedys and Bill Clinton stayed. We will use Eva again when we book our next vacation.

Steven Strichman, Troy NY (Self drive CIE Tour family vacation in Ireland, August 2016)

The facility is perfect. The wine tasting was the best of the past 3 years – more food. Dinner at Do Brazil was also the best in 3 years, but we missed the dancing. You are doing a great job! Totally happy and satisfied. Twice a year would be perfect.”

Dr. Mike Hinkle, Tulsa, Oklahoma

I wanted a relaxing, non stressful vacation that would not cost an arm and a leg, but I had no idea where or what to look for as far as places or deals. Luckily I spoke with Eva Grodberg of Epic Experiences who, after asking me several questions, suggested an all inclusive vacation package at a resort near Cancun, Mexico. The place was fabulous, clean, the staff friendly and attentive. The all inclusive package was a very big plus since on my limited budget I didn’t have to worry about the cost of anything, including alcoholic beverages. Ms. Grodberg actually listened to me and made sure my needs and wants were met. This vacation was exactly what I needed and it was worth every penny. Thanks Eva.

Maria Ozer, NYC (Riviera Maya vacation, June 2016)

What started out as a small destination wedding ended up being an event for 60 people! Eva handled it with grace and professionalism. Our elderly guests that needed special services at the airports and resorts couldn’t have made the trip without Eva getting everything they needed setup. As the parents of the bride she made our job so much easier which allowed us to focus our attention on the bride and groom. We couldn’t have provided our daughter with her fantasy wedding without Eva’s help. We will be using her services for our future travels and so will my daugher & new husband.

Shelly Hufford, N. Canton, OH (April 2016 Destination Wedding, Riviera Maya)

Best event – time with family and friends. We owe it all to you. Barb and I will call you soon so Barb and I can plan our next trip. Can’t thank you enough. Everything was perfect!

Rich Police, Perry OH (April 2016 Riviera Maya Destination Wedding)

Wonderful job planning our Egypt trip last November. Everything was perfect from the moment that we arrived in Cairo with our guide waiting for us with a sign at customs to when we left. I highly recommend and will use to plan our next trip.

Tom Watson, New York, NY (November 2015 Egypt with Nile cruise)

Stuck in DC after the Amtrak disaster last spring, I called Eva in a panic – get me on a flight home! She dropped everything and found a flight at the right time and reasonably priced. She took care of all of the details to expedite ticketing and seating. I’m so appreciative!

Risa Levine, New York, NY

Eva arranged a wonderful trip for me in Spain found the town of Haro which is a great wine destination and found a wonderful hotel which had been a 14th Century convent. I had a great trip.

Dan Goroff, New York, NY (Rioja and Granada Spain, May 2015)

The meeting went very well. The party at Francois’ home was great for introductions; almost all the attendees were at the dinner at Do Brazil. Really enjoyed the musical performance. It’s a great venue and all inclusive. Harriet, Francois and Eva did a great job, especially Eva. Good job!

Michael Grzelak, Spring Lake, New Jersey

Your Luxury Specialist, Eva Grodberg

Epic Experiences is a luxury travel company for those with unique interests, passions, needs, and uncompromising standards. A boutique agency specializing in group and individual travel services for the busy professional who requires dedicated attention.

A former top performing NYC advertising salesperson, I excelled in an industry where you’re either quick or dead. I’ve brought this same extreme customer service, rapid response, product knowledge, and detail orientation to the travel world. Clients loved my restaurant picks and looked to me for travel advice.

Your trips are enhanced by my strong relationships with hoteliers and travel suppliers around the world. I travel as often as possible, visiting as many resorts as time allows to form these worldwide bonds that make your trips special.

A solo world traveler since the age of 15, I have visited 53 countries, and have lived in London and France.

Epic Experience is accredited by IATAN. As an affiliate of Travel Leaders Network, Epic Experiences offers you unique travel experiences and group buying power.

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