Vicki Scheck

Covina, California Travel Agent

An independent agent with Nexion, LLC in Irving, TX, a Travel Leaders Network affiliate agency

Luxury Travel Advisor

"Using a travel consultant is like a great bottle of wine. You may never know all the
love and attention that went into creating your trip, but you’ll definitely taste it." -- Anonymous

I love travel. I especially love luxury travel.

Having visited 26 countries and booked countless trips, I have learned by experience that the right 4- or 5-star hotel (or comparable ship) can brighten one’s memory of their whole vacation. Time and again, when debriefing a client after their trip, it's been the things they splurged on that they've recounted to me in glowing—even effusive—terms. They're no longer thinking about what they paid, they're thinking about how wonderful it was, what an amazing experience they had, how service-oriented everyone in the hotel (or on the ship) was, etc.

And this is why I specialize in luxury travel. At ScheckTrek Travel, we know that investing in an upscale experience can pay memory dividends for years to come.

ScheckTrek organizes travel for individuals and groups, including meetings/event planning. We recently worked with the president of a state university for an uber-luxury golf tour of Ireland for major donors to the university. When they arrived for their stay at Ashford Castle, the staff was lined up outside to greet them. It was just like Downton Abbey, except that Lord and Lady Grantham aren't handed a glass of champagne when they arrive home!

Another example was a group of 79 that we organized and escorted on a 12-day, deluxe tour of Turkey. It was a huge success, such that we are still receiving positive comments more than a year later.

We’ve booked group and individual cruises and river cruises, planned safaris in Africa, honeymoons in over-the-water bungalows in Moorea, private guided tours in Israel and Jordan, small-group escorted tours all over, and lots of fully customized travel, especially in Europe.

Hotels are a special passion of mine. Time flies when I'm evaluating which is the very best hotel for a client’s taste and budget. • Is it known for good service? • Is it beautiful, with appropriate architecture and décor for the destination? • Is it well located? • Are there a sufficient number of good reviews (including from other travel advisors on dedicated forums) to vet it?

Much the same could be said for cruise lines and ships. • How large are the cabins? • How good is the food? • What kind of entertainment and activities are onboard, and how important is that to you? • Yes, it stops in Santorini, but will it be there long enough for you to get to the top, see what you want to see, and return to the ship in time?

We work in close partnership with our clients, learning what is important to them, offering not only opinions, but options—all in an effort to enable them make informed travel decisions that will enhance their experience. The goal is always to exceed expectation.

If this sounds like what you’re looking for in a travel advisor, we would love to hear from you!


ScheckTrek Travel…making memories!

Solid 5 Stars!

Decades of Travel Experience
Decades of Travel Experience

It has been said that the past is the best predictor of the future, which is why reviews can be so important. Our reviews—both on Vacation.com and Yelp—are straight 5’s. 

 

I'm also the author of three articles on Spain for a travel agent publication:

Madrid--http://exclusive.multibriefs.com/content/ossn-fam-shows-what-madrid-has-to-offer/travel-hospitality-event-management

Seville, Ronda and Granada--http://exclusive.multibriefs.com/content/ossn-fam-continues-to-seville-ronda-and-granada/travel-hospitality-event-management

Málaga, Barcelona and Montserrat--http://exclusive.multibriefs.com/content/ossn-fam-concludes-in-malaga-barcelona-and-mo

My Reviews

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Vicki is great to work with.

Reviewed By Marie - Pasadena, Ca. | Traveled to
Vicki planned a last minute tour to Australia for me at a time when i was very busy and unable to pay much attention. She was so professional and warm that it made my experience stress free. She booked me a fabulous tour that i will always remember. I will use her services again and recommend her to friends and family.
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Every detail was covered!

Reviewed By lovetravel - Arcadia, CA | Traveled to
We've had the pleasure of enjoying two wonderful trips that Vicki Scheck organized. One was a group tour to Turkey, with several destinations on the itinerary. Vicki made sure everyone on the tour was well informed as to the daily itinerary and activities planned. Before the trip she sent out information about each place we would visit to help everyone be prepared for the trip. The second was a trip to Ireland she planned for our family of four. Vicki did a lot of research about every area of Ireland and gave us wonderful ideas and options for our trip. Our visit to Ireland was wonderful and we enjoyed every activity she suggested as well as every hotel we stayed at. This was one of the most enjoyable trips we have taken, due to the work Vicki put into making sure every detail was covered. Any trip organized by ScheckTrek will be a memorable one!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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Group trip smooth, interesting, and very pleasant

Reviewed By Richard - Altadena, CA | Traveled to
Recently my wife and I were on a group trip that was planned and executed by SheckTrek Travel. It included a bit of Europe as well as some Middle Eastern areas. I can't remember a single glitch in the whole trip. I do remember outstanding hotels and restaurants with unforgettable views. The transportation flowed flawlessly at every juncture. Visits to the numerous key attractions all went smoothly with just about the right amount of time dedicated to each. I could have done without a rug sales demonstration, but that is a personal view not shared with the whole group. Their service was highly appreciated and to be recommended.
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It's the little things

Reviewed By KC - Pomona, CA | Traveled to
Vicki Scheck coordinated a large group for a cruise. She had her hands full with our bunch but was very patient and not a single thing went wrong. She responded to everyone's individual questions and was very helpful. She even arranged to have some beautiful luggage tags delivered to each passenger, which was a really nice touch. I liked the experience so much, I'm having her organize another large group on a larger vacation.
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Excellent for complicated vacations

Reviewed By Silver Tabby - Los Angeles, CA | Traveled to
I've used Vicki twice for rather complicated vacations in Europe, coordinating air, tour, cruise, train, people coming from multiple locations, etc, etc. She is highly responsive, knowledgeable and willing to dig into unusual requests. She did a super job of representing me with travel insurance and a reluctant cruise line when I had issues while traveling. I will use her again.
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Thorough

Reviewed By Bob K. - Sa Francisco, CA | Traveled to
We've used ScheckTrek Travel Services several times without regret. Accommodations, flights & transfers were a breeze. We've had questions a few times during our travels and Vicki was "always" available.....no matter what time zone we were in. Let me tell you....that's reassuring! We'll be using ScheckTrek again soon and can recommend then without hesitation.
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Attention to every detail - best cruise ever!

Reviewed By David - Whittier, CA | Traveled to
I can not thank Vicki enough for arranging such a special cruise for my wife's birthday. There were 23 of us in all at the end and we all had a great time. She did not only help with the cruise arrangements, but she helped set up a party on the ship and all the amenities. Can you say Travel agent and party planner in one?!?!?! She was also great in keeping the group and I informed about status on payments, tips for excursions, helpful tips about getting ready and everything. There wasn't a thing she missed. On top of that, she sent each of a very nice luggage tag before the cruise and a bon voyage/Happy Birthday basket to our cabin. I only thought to call an agent to help me with group arrangements, but after this experience, I will be using ScheckTrek Travel for all of our travel arrangement. Thanks again Vicki for the great service and wonderful Birthday memories (without all the nightmares of planning).
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Travel Agent Extraordinar

Reviewed By Happy Camper - Southern California | Traveled to
Vicki Scheck thought of every possible detail to make our trips very enjoyable. Have you ever heard of an agent getting up in the middle of the night 6 months in advance to make the airline reservations at the earliest possible moment to assure her customers the very best seat available? She does things such as this on all the trips we have booked with her. Vicki usually follows up by taking our favorite pictures of the trip and making a photo album for us. Will never use anyone else!
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Always looking out for us.

Reviewed By BGSchroeder - Annapolis, MD | Traveled to
Vicki and Al have always provided our family with excellent and professional service that far exceeds their job - even calling the hotel to try and secure and surprise (and free) upgrades for their clients. Whether spending thousands or just a couple hundred dollars, ScheckTrek Travel will treat you like a top-level client. Whenever asked - and even when I'm not - I never hesitate to recommend them to my friends and family, and look forward to the next adventure they will help us plan.
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Vicki's goal is to ensure my trip goes exactly the way I expected

Reviewed By George in Hawaii - Kamuela, HI | Traveled to
Vicki researches my questions about a possible trip, presents me with answers and various options, then does all the work of turning my plans into reality. During the trip she is always available by e-mail or text messages for information, to help with anything unexpected, etc. One of the things I really like in dealing with her is that she is sincerely interested in meeting or exceeding my expectations from planning the trip through the time I return home. Vicki is a professional who loves her job and it shows in the exceptional service she provides to clients.
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Took all the stress out of planning

Reviewed By SyrisaSweet - San Diego | Traveled to
Scheck Trek Travel is my go to travel agent. Vicki & Al go out of their way to make your vacation seamless & fun. They really focus on personalized trip planning & bespoke experiences. Vicki has been able to book us special hotels & unique excursions not found on general travel websites. We appreciated that we got a room upgrade on our last trip because of Scheck Trek Travel. A few things that make this business top notch in our books is that they've traveled around the globe themselves, , prompt responses to emails and they work within our budget. We would highly recommend this travel agent.
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The best I've worked with

Reviewed By Suite Cruiser - Arcadia, California | Traveled to
Vicki is an almost-perfect partner for anyone wanting help in planning a travel itinerary. I have worked with her on 2 cruises, both with stopovers before and after the cruise and she has been great at enhancing my own ideas, as well as suggesting some things that I have not thought of. She made sure to get an idea of what my goal has been - both for the cruises and for the stopovers - and she has come up with many ideas to supplement my own research. Some times she's found things that I've not been able to find. At other times, she's come up with alternatives to my own researched ideas. At all times, she's been open to both e-mail and personal contact re: the myriad things that have to be done to take a 10-14 day trip. In all the time I've worked with her, I don't think there's been any time when she's delayed in contacting me for more than a day or so after I've first contacted her with a question. Usually, she has at least a possible answer to my questions, or at least a suggestion as to which direction to pursue. Vicki does everything other travel agents have done for me - but her level of service, caring, flexibility and just hard work on my behalf has been unparalleled in my experience. I recommend her very highly.
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