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Gina Porter

Dallas, Texas Travel Agent
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Gina Porter

Dallas, Texas Travel Agent
An independent agent with Nexion, LLC in Irving, TX, a Travel Leaders Network affiliate agency
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Luxury Travel Specialist

Trek to Machu Picchu 2016
Trek to Machu Picchu 2016

Do you have wanderlust?  I do, too!  My speciality is creating luxury vacations with authentic experiences, personalized service and special access for my clients.  The definition of luxury is unique to each of us.  Which is why I take the time to get to know you, to understand your dream experiences, and to craft a customized journey perfectly suited for what luxury means to YOU.

 It’s important for me to see and experience as many destinations as I can to have first hand knowledge as well as to build local relationships so that I can provide insider access for my clients.  Over the years, I have traveled extensively around the world.  My experiences inspire me while creating itineraries for you.  Here’s a peak at a few of my favorites:

 -    The Caribbean - I have traveled to many islands throughout the Caribbean from the Bahamas to St. Lucia.  I’ve experienced luxury resorts and private villas, sailed on a number of different cruise lines, and have charted a private catamaran with a captain and crew in the British Virgin Islands (a favorite family vacation).  I love many of the islands, but my favorite is St. Barths, the French territory in the Leeward Islands. On St. Barths, you an explore 14  beaches including my favorite beach in the world, Anse du Gourverneur. The restaurants offer exquisite cuisine and impeccable service and the nightlife in St. Barths is legendary.  Each hotel on the island is unique offering something for everyone.  The villas on the island are spectacular, most with amazing views of the ocean.  St. Barths has become one of my favorite destinations for couples as well as friends and family wanting the best luxury vacation experience.

 -    Peru - Last year, I took 10 women to Peru for a trek on the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu.  This trip was an amazing adventure before, during and after our journey.  I fell in love with Peru, the culture and the people.  Cuzco and the Sacred Valley are beautiful and Machu Picchu takes your breath away.  Peruvian cuisine is delicious (I even tried the local specialty, Guinea Pig).  I loved shopping for textiles and art, which are now displayed in my home.  We slept in tents for 3 nights on the trail, but our adventure did not lack luxury.  Private guides, a chef and porters made our trek, although challenging, extremely comfortable. Our time before and after the trek was carefully crafted with luxury accommodations. This is a must do adventure and I love helping clients mark this one off their bucket list. 

In addition to these, I ski each year in Colorado and Lake Tahoe with my family and have experienced a number of ski resorts.  I’ve traveled to Belize multiple times and have my favorite luxury resort in the rain forest, along the coast, and private islands.  In Hawaii, I have experienced multiple islands and luxury resorts.  And in Europe, I have traveled to London, Paris, Scotland, Germany, Austria, Poland & Hungary.  I’ve had extensive experience arranging travel in Spain and Italy as well.   

Cruising continues to evolve offering something for everyone, even the “non-cruiser” and the luxury traveler.  What cruising does offer is the ability to see multiple destinations, remote destinations, rivers, etc.  I’ve cruised on Celebrity Cruises, Royal Caribbean, Norwegian Cruise Lines and the Moorings. In June, I am experiencing the Haven, a luxury ship within a ship experience on NCL.  I’m a Azamara Club Cruises specialist and have experience with all the luxury cruise lines

I have the first-hand knowledge and experience necessary to create seamless and amazing luxury vacations for you. Of course, experience alone does not make a great travel advisor. Service is a key factor in what makes a travel advisor great. That is why I will always spend the time to listen to you and learn what you want from your travel experiences.  Then, using the information that I glean through our conversations, I will put my worldwide relationships, experiences, and creative skills to work for YOU as I custom design YOUR ultimate travel experience. Finally, I promise to be with you throughout your journey and to be available should anything unexpected arise during your travels.  So go on, wanderlust!  And let me help you turn your travel dreams into reality.   

CERTIFICATES & AWARDS

Certified ASTA Travel Agent
Certified Luxury Travel Specialist
Circle of Excellence 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018,
Classic Star Performer 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018

My Reviews

Rating: 5 9 Reviews

The best experience!

Reviewed By E - Atlanta, GA | Traveled to St. Barthelemy Island ~ St. Barthelemy ~ Caribbean
Gina is outstanding! She takes the necessary time to understand the experience I am looking for, plans accordingly with excellent options, and ultimately ensures all aspects of the trip exceed expectations.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
12 of 14 people found this review helpful
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London was the best trip I've e ear taken

Reviewed By Jbro - Dallas, Texas | Traveled to London ~ England ~ Europe
Our family has enlisted Gina as our travel professional for years-two honeymoons for our children, many family vacations, many work/groups trips and several intimate vacations for just my husband and me. They've all been great. My most favorite thing about Gina's bookings are the 'secret' treasures she books for us. Things that the masses know nothing about. I particularly loved our trip to London and staying at The Goring-just magical.
We really allow Gina to guide us on what to do while on a trip-because she's proven to be so proficient in her travel knowledge. I feel blessed to have her help us.

Jana Brosin
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
8 of 9 people found this review helpful
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A wonderful anniversary trip

Reviewed By Betsy - Darien, CT | Traveled to Jumby Bay Island ~ Antigua & Barbuda ~ Caribbean
Gina is very knowledgeable, professional and an absolute pleasure to work with. She considers all details. She often knows and anticipates her clients' needs before they do- at least that has been our experience. We have worked with Gina for anniversary trips, family trips and girls' weekends. She has handled each trip with expertise! Love, love her!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
9 of 13 people found this review helpful
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Work and Pleasure

Reviewed By Will - darien, ct | Traveled to Australia ~ Australia & New Zealand
Actually our trip covered much of the Far East, ending in Australia. Finding a good business fair package is always difficult, especially with meeting time requirements. Gina did an excellent job of putting together the fair packages to give us the flexibility we needed at a better cost than from standard airline packages. She was sensitive to our hotel needs and all of our rooms were upgraded and first class. Overall the trip went through without a hitch and we got our business done with time to spare for favorite personal activities.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
8 of 12 people found this review helpful
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Wonderful family vacation!

Reviewed By Isabel - Dallas, TX | Traveled to Isla Mujeres ~ Quintana Roo ~ Mexico
My family worked with Gina to plan a fabulous beach vacation to Isla Mujeres over New Year's Eve. The tiny island was enchanting and fun to explore. With a large family (mom, dad and four kids over the age of 19) there were plenty of activities to keep us entertained. We relaxed on the beach, cooled off in our rental home pool, walked straight down the rocks of our rental home to snorkle, swam with dolphins, danced in the town square and much more. Since the island is small, golf carts are used as the main form of transportation. The restaurants (and margaritas!) were so great that we asked one of the dinner spots for their cookbook. The rental home was large enough for everyone to have their own space and the living areas/kitchen made it easy to cook while enjoying together time. All in all, Gina made our first family vacation in a long time a trip we will never forget!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
7 of 11 people found this review helpful
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The best honeymoon imaginable!

Reviewed By Amanda - Dallas, Texas | Traveled to St. Barthelemy ~ Caribbean
Gina planned our honeymoon to St. Barth's and it was BEYOND incredible! She researched all available hotels on the island and narrowed it down to three perfect options (across three different price ranges) - we are officially obsessed with our hotel, Chevel Blanc!

She booked flights (with connections / transfers perfectly coordinated), arranged our rental car, made dinner reservations and even planned a private dinner on the beach one evening. All of these details were housed on her easy-to-navigate mobile app, which made it completely stress free for us as we traveled.

Gina was a true advisor, helping ensure we made the best use of our time on the island. She knew the best restaurants, shopping, activities, and more! It would've been impossible to research these details on our own.

We are already talking about our next trip and will absolutely book through Gina and Far & Away Travel!

I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
5 of 7 people found this review helpful
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A trip like no other

Reviewed By Jana - Texas | Traveled to London ~ England ~ Europe
My family has taken many vacations and work trips under the planning of Gina Porter at Far and Away -they have all been wonderful. Her suggestions of where to go, what to see and what to do have been spot on. Also, Gina has given us so many 'insights' that other travelers may not know-which enhanced our trips, such as since my passion is collecting handbags, Gina arranged for me to visit a designer handbag factory while traveling abroad. Her personal touches are great. Our family would be lost without her knowledgeable planning.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
8 of 14 people found this review helpful
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Fabulous & worry free vacations!

Reviewed By Claire - Dallas, Texas | Traveled to Mexico
Every trip Gina has put together for us has been fabulous. Every detail is taken care of from A to Z, which makes traveling and our vacations so relaxing. We do not have to worry about a thing when Gina plans our trips, which is wonderful. We will absolutely use Gina when planning ALL our future vacations!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
5 of 8 people found this review helpful
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Best Couples Trip

Reviewed By Marnie - San Antonio | Traveled to Italy ~ Europe
Gina has planned family trips as well as girls' weekend trips and couples trips both within the states and abroad. She has never disappointed. We have traveled on a budget as well as luxuriously. She has graciously accommodated our requests which have not always been easy. Gina is happy to make suggestions as to venues and will plan to the last detail if desired. She has been spot on with her recommendations as to tours, guides, and restaurants,as well as flexibility for 'down time' which we have to be encouraged to take when attempting to 'fit it all in!' Gina always does a wrap up call when we return to hear the peaks and pits of the trip. I appreciate this as it helps her take the best of her trips for future recommendations. I recommend Gina without reservation!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
7 of 13 people found this review helpful
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