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Gayle McKay

New Richmond, Wisconsin Travel Agent
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Gayle McKay

Gayle McKay

New Richmond, Wisconsin Travel Agent
An independent agent with Travel Now, Inc in New Richmond, WI
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Agent Specializing in Italy and Hawaiian Islands

I lead small group tours to Italy. I plan, book and accompany our clients. I take no more than 8 persons plus my husband and I. One itinerary includes Rome, Venice and Florence where we visit to most famous tourists sites. I hire local guides to conduct private tours for just our small group. I also include itineraries to small towns in the Piedmont region, the Cinque Terre and Tuscany. Our small group can provide experiences that you cannot do as a couple traveling alone or as part of a big bus tour. I have been to Italy 12 times and my husband went to high school in Italy. Since 2008 we have escorted more than a 100 people to Italy. Since 1982 I have traveled to the Hawaiian Islands more than 20 times. Since 2008 I spend 4-5 weeks each year in Maui. I have visited Oahu, Kauai, Lanai, Maui and the big island of Hawaii. I booked clients for Hawaiian vacations including airfare, car rental, hotels and activites.

My Travel Specialties

Accompanied Small Group Tours of Italy

Culinary Vacation In the Piedmont region
I plan and accompany clients on small group tours of Italy. I strive to provide a first class experience with a combination of private tours and free time to make your own memories.  This is luxury travel with 4 and 5 ... Read more from my Accompanied Small Group Tours of Italy bio.

Hawaiian Islands Expert

Maui beaches
In addition to leading small groups to Italy each September I am an expert regarding travel to the Hawaiian Islands and especially to Maui.  I visited the Hawaiian Islands the first time in 1982.  Since then I have traveled to Hawaii more ... Read more from my Hawaiian Islands Expert bio.

CERTIFICATES & AWARDS

Certification One: An Introduction to Hawaii
Hotel Excellence-Selling to Demographic Niche Mark
Certification Two: Selling the Hawaiian Islands
Hotel Excellence- Selling to Psychographic Niche M
Certification three:Kauai Specialists
TRAC- by Rail Europe as European Rail Expert
Certification four: Oahu Specialist
Certification five: Maui Nui Specialist

My Travel Stories

Discover Italy
Whale watching Maui
Gondola ride in Venice
Expert in all six islands
Hawaiian Islands-Maui
Welcome to Villa Valentina
Cinque Terre- Five Lands Along the Aea
Pasta Making
Culinary Vacation in the Piedmont Region of Italy

Winter in Maui

We spend 4 to 5 weeks each winter in Maui.  We have been here more than twenty times.  Whale watching season runs from late November to April with the peak time between mid-January through February.  Theses humpback whales migrate from Alaska to the basin between Maui, Lanai and Molokai to give ... Read more from my Winter in Maui story.

Cinque Terre- Five Lands along the Sea

I visited the Cinque Terre the first time in 2008.  Since that time  I have led 7 small group tours to this unique and beautiful area. in addition I have booked several groups who chose to travel independently.  Each year we find new experiences that allow us to avoid the crowds and enjoy all ... Read more from my Cinque Terre- Five Lands along the Sea story.

Culinary Vacation in the Piedmont region of Italy

I organize and accompany a small group (6-8 people) trip for a Culinary Vacation in the Piedmont region of Italy. This is an all inclusive experience including transfer to and from Milan (the nearest international airport), lodging, all meals, excursions and cooking classes. We transfer by private van from Milan to the ... Read more from my Culinary Vacation in the Piedmont region of Italy story.

My Reviews

Rating: 5 6 Reviews

Seeing the World

Reviewed By Bob - Minneapolis MN | Traveled to Italy ~ Europe
We have made several trips with Gayle, repeat customers should say it all. You cannot beat this opportunity, trips can be customized to your interest, her knowledge and experience is reflected throughout the process. For example, knowing when to book popular tourist sites in advance (visiting the cathedral to see the Last Supper in Malan can take hours from you time if not done properly); knowing the best local tour companies to use; the best accommodations, having firsthand knowledge of cafes and unique dining and determining the best modes of transportation all contribute to a great travel experience.
If you have the opportunity to travel with Gayle or use her services you will not be disappointed.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Gayle McKay responded:
Thanks Bob and Kathy
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Great trip!

Reviewed By Renee - Milltown, WI | Traveled to Italy ~ Europe
I had a great trip! Gayle was very knowledgeable about the area and added information on the area to make the trip more informative and interesting.
She was also very helpful in preparing for the trip.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Gayle McKay responded:
Thanks for traveling with us. I am glad you enjoyed the trip and I hope to serve you in the future.
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Group trip to Europe

Reviewed By Ken - Lino Lakes, Minnesota | Traveled to Europe
We coordinated a group of friends traveling two weeks in Europe, and Gayle handled our flight arrangements and hotel payments. Gayle did a terrific job communicating with everyone promptly and efficiently.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Gayle McKay responded:
Thank you for your business. Your group trips from 12 to 30 persons are a challenge but I enjoy working with you.
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A Dream Trip That Opened Us to the World!!

Reviewed By Cathy - Kent, WA | Traveled to Italy ~ Europe
Our trip to Italy and London with Gayle was the most amazing - incredible - beautiful- awesome first time trip to Europe we could have ever imagined- way beyond our expectations!! They opened the world to us - providing personal unforgettable experiences that we will hold in our hearts forever. The attention to detail - focused attention on our comfort - knowledge of the areas - and sense of humor - provided days full of WOWs, fun, laughter, amazing food and wine - and beautiful experiences with the local culture and people. Gayle took care of all the details and planning - putting the trip together was very easy and very personal - targeting what we wanted to see - but dependent on their experience. We will be clients again for our next adventure!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Gayle McKay responded:
Such enthusiasm! This is how you reacted to each experience on the trip and that is why it was a fantastic trip for everyone! Let me know whenyou are ready for the next adventure!
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Awesome trip planner

Reviewed By Julz - Amery WI | Traveled to Italy ~ Europe
We had a fabulous trip! Gayle did an excellent job of communicating with us, allowing us some unscheduled time, and allowed us to customize our trip with our own preferences. We stayed in lovely hotels. With her experience in Italy, she was able to give us restaurant recommendations. I loved our experience.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Gayle McKay responded:
Thank you for your kind words. It was a pleasure to travel with you and your friends.
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The best way to see Italy

Reviewed By Paul and Vicki - New Richmond, WI | Traveled to Italy ~ Europe
John and Gayle provided the best trip experience we have ever had. Italy was always on our bucket list, but the way they showed us the country was truly exceptional. The small group structure allowed us flexability and the time to really soak in the places, people and food at our own pace. Truly a special trip.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Gayle McKay responded:
I love to work with people to customize the trip to focus on their interests. With clients who participate in the planning process it is easy to provide a truly special trip. Thank you for the opportunity to work with you and for this review
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My Travel Experience

Places I’ve personally traveled to or destinations I’ve booked for my clients.