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Mike Salvadore

Kenmore, Washington Travel Agent
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Mike Salvadore

Kenmore, Washington Travel Agent
A Full-Service Travel Leaders Associate Agency
20 Reviews | 100% Recommended
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Italy runs in my blood, and fills my heart!

Stunning Italy
Stunning Italy

Italy! What can i say. I'm not sure that there's any other country in the world, other than Greece and France, that fills me with such excitement. You can go to Italy 100 times and experience it differently each time. It's one of my favorite places to go, but also one of my favorite places to create custom-crafted vacations for clients. Each area presents something unique...

Liguria. Located in Northwest Italy, bordering Piedmont, Emilia Romagna, Tuscany, and the Ligurian Sea is Liguria, a region celebrated for its gorgeous coastline, delectable cuisine, and endless outdoor activities. It's home to the Italian Riviera, a historic vacation destination for everyone from locals to celebrities. Liguria boasts amazing coastal areas, including:Cinque Terre, Riviera dei Fiori, Santa Margherita, Ligure, Portofino. In addition, Sanremo is renowned for its cuisine, including some of the world’s best pesto sauce.

Tuscany. Of course, most people know of Tuscany, but have you really explored it. Florence is the centerpiece of Tuscany, featuring Renaissance art and architecture the is world renowned. Tuscany offers a little bit of everything – from small farm towns to big cities, from seaside coasts to rolling hills. Tuscany’s legacy is rooted in its scenic countryside, rich wine culture, artistic cities, and rustic cuisine. Country areas such as Chianti and Val D’Orcia boast gorgeous scenery filled with cypress trees and endless vineyards. Tuscany, one of the world's most renowned wine producing areas, offers bold and legendary red wines like Chianti, Brunello, and Morellino. It's literally, a wine connoisseur’s paradise. And, Tuscany’s coastal area of Maremma offer stunning seaside views and incredible beaches, while places like Siena, Pisa, Lucca, and San Gimignano have rich, artistic and historic cultures. 

Campania. In South Italy, Campania has become one of Italy’s most famous and highly-traveled coastal destinations. Being home to Naples, the islands of Capri, the ruins of Pompeii, and the stunning Amalfi Coast, the region offers delicious cuisine – Naples is the birthplace of pizza – as well as incredible sightseeing, hiking on Mt. Vesuvius, and hidden gem locales away from the touristy mainland.

Venice. The “floating city” is known for its canals, carnival masks, romance and quite the crowd. It's busy, but if you can get past that, then it really is a charming place to explore. Just outside of the city is one of my favorite spots in the area, the city of Verona – made famous by Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet.

Rome. It's a historical treasure trove. So much to explore and so many luxurious and wonderful places to stay. I can't do it justice by listing them all out, so i'll leave it by just saying that Rome is really a treasure!

Puglia. It's the heel of Italy’s boot-shaped border that is known for being a less extravagant, but no less beautiful version of the country’s most famed coastal destinations. It features stunning architecture and natural views that feature scenic coastline and vast countryside as well as fantastic towns like Ostuni, Lecce, and Polignano a Mare.

I'm running out of words available in this bio, but i can't forget Sicily, Umbria, Calbria, Abruzzo and another favorite city of mine, Bologna. 

You can explore Italy forever and every time it feels like you've walked out of a dream.

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Rating: 5 20 Reviews | 100% Recommended

an incredible vacation...!

Reviewed By tony - seattle, wa | Traveled to Mykonos ~ Greece ~ Europe
mike is very thoughtful & really listened to our needs. we loved our hotel & would absolutely return there.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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Greek Island Getaway!

Reviewed By Avey - Mercer Island, WA | Traveled to Mykonos ~ Greece ~ Europe
Mike really listened to my needs, and knew I had a specific budget and stayed within it without sacrificing comfort or quality. He's very professional, knowledgeable and extremely nice!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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Greece is the word!

Reviewed By Kristen B. - Greenfield Center, NY | Traveled to Greece ~ Europe
Mike is a phenomenal travel agent. This was the second European trip he planned for us and we cannot rave enough about the service he provided. My family has always had Greece on our bucket list and Mike helped us to fine tune this trip so that it was perfectly suited to us. We gave him a budget and asked him to give us choices within that budget. Planning could not have been easier. Mike connected us with unbelievable personalized tours, easy connections and transfers, and accommodations that were perfect for our family. Our trip to Greece took us to Athens, Mykonos, Paros, Antiparos, and Santorini. We will remember this experience forever. Mike is my go-to agent because he is knowledgeable, accessible, and trustworthy.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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Europe done right!

Reviewed By Rocky - Seattle | Traveled to Europe
super flexible - can tackle all or part of a trip. Really easy to work with for family of 4 that takes 3-4 trips per year. Has amazing depth knowledge of local activities and can fine tune things to really fit your travel style, timing and taste.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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A stunning trip to Greece!

Reviewed By Donna - Seattle, WA | Traveled to Greece ~ Europe
Mike was knowledgeable, asked us all the right questions, and really understood the Greek Islands. The trip he put together was perfect. I couldn't have been happier and will absolutely work with him again!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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Honeymoon of our dreams

Reviewed By Becky - Lake Forest Park, Washington | Traveled to Japan ~ East and Southeast Asia
Mike made travel planning easy and fun. He gave us options and personalized recommendations. He even knew our guide’s distinctive laugh!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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Travel made easy and accessible.

Reviewed By Rosemary & John - Seattle, WA | Traveled to Vietnam ~ East and Southeast Asia
Mike was instrumental with organizing our first trip to Vietnam. He was extremely knowledgeable, helpful, and personable with all components of our winter holiday. He simplified the process by providing us with best options for flights, hotels, tours, etc. He made our trip seamless and so much fun! We can't thank him enough and look forward to working with him again!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
3 of 5 people found this review helpful
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A Trip of a Lifetime

Reviewed By Nadia - Seattle | Traveled to Paris ~ France ~ Europe
Mike was great! He planned out every detail of our trip from transportation to hotel to tours. He even met with me to describe in detail ever aspect of our trip so I felt very comfortable and prepared.
Our trip was nothing short of amazing. I loved all our tours! They were fun and educational. I want to go back already. I would definitely use mike for my next trip wherever that may be.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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Island hopping in Greece

Reviewed By Elisabeth - Seattle, WA | Traveled to Greece ~ Europe
I really enjoyed working with Mike. Very nice and professional. Understood exactly what we wanted , destinations, hotels, experiences. Everything worked out great, thanks to good planning, and sending us off with a nice and clear travel program.
Highly recommend 58 Stars Travel. Will definitely use them again.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
4 of 7 people found this review helpful
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Amazing Rome Adventure

Reviewed By Kristen B. - Saratoga Springs, NY | Traveled to Rome ~ Italy ~ Europe
This was our first time visiting Italy, so I reached out to Mike to help us plan a special family adventure. His knowledge about European travel and his available resources made planning easy. He was able to give us exciting options and advise us as to which itinerary would make sense for our family. He set up outstanding tours and activities and arranged all transportation for us. When our outbound flight was cancelled due to bad weather, Mike immediately began making alternate arrangements for us and helped to adjust our itinerary. At all times, Mike was professional, available, and attentive. 5 stars for 58 Stars! This trip was truly amazing!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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One of the best travel experiences ever!

Reviewed By JK - Bothell, WA | Traveled to Maui Island ~ Hawaii ~ USA
A holiday trip was planned with a high level of attention and care. All of our requests were met; super good service.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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Maui Dream Vacation

Reviewed By Amy - New York, NY | Traveled to Maui Island ~ Hawaii ~ USA
Mike is very creative travel leader with wonderful ideas on how to make your trip special. He went above and beyond in selecting the ideal destination, fantastic activities and an amazing hotel.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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Stunning tour!

Reviewed By Jim - Kenmore | Traveled to Italy ~ Europe
Mike set up the final segment for our tour of Calabria and Basilicata regions of Italy. He was pleasant to work with and very knowledgeable. He put together a great plan for us.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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Loved our experience!

Reviewed By Jag - Tacoma, WA | Traveled to Bali ~ Indonesia ~ East and Southeast Asia
Fantastic experience! Incredibly helpful and looked after us the whole way. Will definitely use again
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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Fantastic Experience!

Reviewed By Will - Seattle | Traveled to Santorini ~ Greece ~ Europe
Mike has been nothing short of amazing to work with. He really listened to what we were looking to get from our trip and curated our experience to be beyond our expectations.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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Unbelievable travel experience

Reviewed By TB - Boston | Traveled to Mykonos ~ Greece ~ Europe
Mike created the vacation of our dreams, and handled every travel detail. The hotels he selected were incredible! And he went above and beyond by making incredible recommendations on places and restaurants to visit. Every recommendation was spot on! The trip to Greece that Mike booked for us was THE best vacation we have ever taken.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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5-star trip to Argentina & Chile

Reviewed By hmgseattle - Seattle, WA | Traveled to South America
Mike was excellent! He asked all the right questions up front to help discern what kind of experience we wanted to have, and what type of travelers we were. We'd never used an agent before and we not sure what to expect as we're incredibly picky and like to be in control. He was great at incorporating our wishes and requests into the trip, suggesting things we hadn't thought about, and really taking care of all the logistical elements for us as that's the part we dread. He was responsive and available when we ran into an issue while on the trip, and immediately worked to fix it for us and it ended up being one of the best days of an already amazing trip. We're already talking with him about our next adventure.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
2 of 4 people found this review helpful
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HIRE AN EXPERT!

Reviewed By Kimberly L - SEATTLE | Traveled to Greece ~ Europe
This summer, I hired a travel agent for the first time in my life, and learned one thing: I will NEVER book another trip by myself. Working with Mike Salvadore was quick, easy, completely painless, and absolutely fabulous! When I called Mike, I was extremely far behind on my travel plans-I was simply stuck. I was traveling to a country that I'd never visited, and I didn't know where to begin.

Mike met with me for a short period of time, and asked me questions about the types of things that my family likes to do on vacation, as well as budget and timing. The next thing I knew, Mike & his team presented a detailed presentation of our trip. This was not an easy trip to book. The trip included flights to several island locations, cars to inland destinations, and local-flavor excursions. One great surprise was the wondrful private tour guide that took us to see the ruins in Delphi and Olympia. Mike also found the MOST fabulous hotels, And most importantly, it was all EASY !
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
3 of 6 people found this review helpful
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A great smooth and seamless trip to NYC!

Reviewed By Sophie - Seattle, WA | Traveled to New York City ~ New York ~ USA
Mike was extremely responsive to all of my communications with him. He was attentive and thoroughly provided all the details about our flight and hotel reservations. He was also incredibly helpful with getting the unique flight options for each team members allowing for a more pleasant experience catering to everyone's needs and desires. He was a pleasure to work with and I'm looking forward to working with him in the future!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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Another amazing trip to Montreal!

Reviewed By James - Seattle | Traveled to Montreal ~ Quebec ~ Canada
Mike is such a pleasure to work with, and so incredibly reassuring and on top of the details. It was amazing knowing he had my back the entire trip. And multiple trips to France and Spain have been absolutely flawless. Can't wait for my next journey with 58 Stars!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
1 of 6 people found this review helpful
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