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Marilyn Valenti-Tampoya

Murrieta, California Travel Agent

Live Laugh Love Travel, a Travel Leaders Network affiliate agency

Specialized Honeymoons, Weddings and Tours

Time flies faster than we think, and it’s crucial that we create memories today that will last a lifetime. One of the most common complaints is that someone “should have done more.” Luckily, it’s easier than ever to do more and see more of the world.

With over 14 years in the travel industry, I have helped thousands of families and couples to travel the world creating one grand new memory at a time.

I am an expert in booking all-inclusive and escorted tours, luxury cruises, and specialized honeymoons and weddings. I traveled extensively through Mexico, Hawaii, the Caribbean, Costa Rica, and I have booked packages for clients all over the world.

Travelers often become overwhelmed by booking tours themselves, but my expertise and knowledge simplifies the process to ensure that you always get the vacation you desire.

  • I will find the best flights, resorts, and cruise lines to suit your style.
  • I am always looking out for your best interest.
  • I am always available and quick to respond.
  • You will never have to worry about the hassles of booking again.

I listen to my clients to find out exactly what they want, and while I always encourage people to try new things, I never steer clients towards more expensive options.

It’s your vacation, and you deserve to have it exactly how you want. I am also ready to provide you with localized tips to get the most out of your destination.

I began as a personal travel coordinator with a large corporation and helped CEO’s, VP’s, and other employees to travel for business purposes. These tight deadlines and often last-minute trips forced me to always find the best routes in the quickest amount of time. I soon began working for major travel companies such as AAA Travel, and 5 years ago, I finally opened my own travel agency.

Let’s work together to make your next vacation truly unforgettable!

I am not usually one to use a travel agent!

I used Marilyn for the first time to book an Alaska/ Denali land and sea tour. She was fabulous!. Marilyn provided excellent service, answered any and ALL questions we had and kept us informed of the best deals, excursions and details. I usually plan my own vacations and I am a little OCD. Marilyn was just as meticulous and it was great not to have to worry about any details. I would highly recommend her and Live Laugh Love Travel and I will use her again. I can't rave enough about her!!

My Reviews

3 of 5 people found this review helpful

Amazing Travel Agent Exceeds Expectations Consistently

Reviewed By Josh - St. Louis, MO | Traveled to
I have used Marilyn for several trips including a trip for a large group to the Riviera Maya, a trip for 4 to Ireland, and a surprise motorcycle trip for my parents to the west coast and the National Parks. She has gone above and beyond to ensure that we were extremely pleased with all of our trips. Our trip to Riviera Maya was for 8 people and all of our guests were very happy with our accommodations and the trip overall. We spent 10 days in Ireland and told Marilyn that we wanted to see as much as possible. She set us up with a rental car and we got to travel around the entire Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland while staying in great hotels and bed and breakfasts. I planned the route for my parents trip to the west coast and Marilyn took the information and found great accommodations for them at four separate locations throughout the route. My parents said that it was the trip of a lifetime. I will absolutely be using Marilyn again for all of my vacation needs.
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Marilyn made planning our honeymoon best experience it could've been

Reviewed By Amazing - fullerton, ca | Traveled to
Our experience was overall great! We were going to book our honeymoon to Hawaii this April online and are so glad we went through Marilyn and were guided with her k owledge and oersonal experience. It truly helped get best price and even better, best experience if Hawaii.
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If I would have known sooner the benefits of using an awesome travel agent like Marilyn sooner!

Reviewed By Linda B - Paoli, PA | Traveled to
OK, first I want to start off by saying that I am very good at researching my own travel for me, my family and friends. From what I was lead to believe for many years is that there is nothing that a travel agent can do that I can not do, so why use one? Plus I was under the impression that ALL travel agents charge a service fee. So again, if I can look up my own deals through various online sites, locate a good deal, book it myself - why would I use a travel agent? Well here I am writing a very strong and positive review in favor of using an awesome travel agent like Marilyn. I thought I knew it all when it came to this stuff, but after working with her, I realized there was much more I was not aware of. Working with Marilyn, I did not have to worry about any extra fees, she explained to me that she works with almost every single travel supplier out there. so that gave her the advantage of locating the best deal. She also made me feel comfortable in encouraging me to do my own research if I felt I could locate exactly what I wanted for my family. Then when I find it, I could send it to her with the chances being she already works with the same vendor I found it through. She could then either look for same package with various alternate vendors to price compare for me or try to get that same vendor I found it through to lower the price. No matter what, she really made me feel like her goal in the end was to get me the best price for what I was looking for. She was awesome! Not only did she do just what she promised, she also handled everything else such as helping us plan our activities, transfers, shows and even some dining experiences. The only reason I reached out to her to begin with was because a friend of ours recommended her to us. I was hesitant since I always felt so strongly against using a travel agent, but I am so glad I did. Our annual family trip was amazing thanks to her. I will use her from now on for every trip big or small!
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She planned an awesome vacation for us

Reviewed By Lindsey - San Diego, CA | Traveled to
Marilyn planned an amazing vacation for my family to Peru and Dominican Republic. She found us beautiful hotels, exciting tours, and activities that fit in our budget. Marilyn helped us every step of the way from deciding on the countries and cities to visit, the activities and tours to enjoy, the transportation, and she even provided us with the most updated CDC requirements. I would definitely recommend using Marilyn to plan your next vacation!
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The Best Travel Agent Around

Reviewed By lefmle - Ca | Traveled to
We have planned 3 trips with Marilyn Valenti. I will continue to book with her, as well as refer everyone I know to book with her. You shouldn't have stress and headaches when booking any trip. It should be enjoyable as you anticipate your trip. Marilyn was amazing with ours!!
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Marilyn is the best!

Reviewed By Autumn - Baton Rouge, LA | Traveled to
My family and I have used Marilyn at Live Laugh Love for two trips in two years. Our first experience with her was to for a Europe trip in 2014 and she was so awesome that we booked our Hawaii 2015 with her; too. I cannot say enough positive things about her. She really goes above and beyond when booking travel for her clients. She made herself available to us the whole time we were in Europe, just in case we had questions or problems; which of course we didn't because she did such a wonderful job planning our trip. We can't wait to plan our next trip with Marilyn!
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Our 5 star girl!

Reviewed By Hawaii - Big Bear Lake, CA | Traveled to
Our trip to Hawaii was amazing and everything along the way was perfect. Marilyn is a true professional and is always our go to for any travel plans. Last year she took care of our destination wedding in Florence and additional stops in Paris and London. Truly a family trip to remember.
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Answered every question we had.

Reviewed By Elizabeth - Manhattan Beach, California | Traveled to
I feel this agent really knows how to handle large & small groups alike. Easy to talk to and returned our phone calls & texts in a timely manner.
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Marilyn did all the hard work

Reviewed By Coach Dave - CA | Traveled to
She handled the entire wedding party (65) without a hitch. Afterward contacted the resort on our behalf in an effort to recover a lost cell phone. Kept us informed the whole time. In essence she made it easy. Looking forward to using her for next years vacation.
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Wonderful Agent for Inspiring Trips!

Reviewed By Jenny and Jason - Los Angeles, CA | Traveled to
We first used Marilyn for our honeymoon back in 2013 and have used her for every vacation and business trip since. Our first trip involved planes, trains, and automobiles in Barcelona, Venice, and Rome. EVERYTHING went SO smoothly. I was really expecting to be stressed out due to all of our wedding planning---and the idea that we were taking our first 2 week trip together. But Marilyn made it really easy and we didn't even have to worry about anything in regards to the honeymoon logistics. We even had notes of congratulations and champagne greeting us in each of the suites! Last year, we took two trips to Hawaii (Maui and Oahu). For one, she booked just the air and car and for the other, she booked air, car, and hotel. I really appreciated that we got the same care regardless of the size of package we were booking. I also loved that we could make a downpayment to lock in prices and then pay the rest later. Everything we booked through her lived up to or exceeded expectations. One other thing to note...She travels a LOT but has always responded to my inquiries within an hour or two. She's great at recommending places to stay and activities that you probably wouldn't have thought of. About 80% of the time, we take her hotel suggestion. The other 20%, we usually already have our hearts set on a specific place. She's never offended if you choose a different hotel or flight. It's like booking through your best, trusted friend. Looking forward to our next trip!
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Wonderful Experience!

Reviewed By Emily - Temecula, California | Traveled to
My sister and I had Marilyn plan our summer trip to Hawaii. It was amazing!! She booked our airfare, accommodations, cruise, and excursions through private tour companies. Having Marilyn take care of these items made planning the trip so easy and stress free!! During the planning stages of the trip she was in constant contact, updating us on tour options, answering any questions we had about the cruise as well as things to see, do and places to eat on the islands. During the trip we had a tour company for a luau cancel on us (one that we booked ourselves), Marilyn was right there ready to help us figure out how to find another luau to go to. She quickly responded to emails that were sent and was available by phone for the this situation. She made suggestions for us and we were able to rebook the luau through a different company. Marilyn also took the time to make sure we were getting the best deals out there for our cruise, hotels, transfers, and tours. It was a very pleasant experience having a travel agent like Marilyn to plan our trip. We were definitely in good hands!! My sister and I were extremely satisfied with Marilyn's expertise and have already booked our next summer trip with her help!! I would highly recommend anyone going on a vacation to have Marilyn help with planning the trip...you won't be disappointed!!
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Great first experience with a travel agent

Reviewed By Heather - California | Traveled to
After having planned numerous vacations over the years, I decided to use a travel agent this summer for the first time. Much to my surprise, it was a wonderful, pleasant, experience. Marilyn was able to get us a good deal on our cruise, better than anyone else, and she definitely made it a stress free vacation. It was so nice to have Marilyn figure out the finer details instead of having to figure them out myself. Marilyn is a wonderful travel agent who truly works with you, is enthusiastic and extremely knowledgeable in her field. If you want, she will plan the whole trip, or if you prefer, she offers suggestions and lets you do some of the planning as well--the level of your involvement totally depends on you. Marilyn also goes above and beyond to try to satisfy her clients. There were places we wanted to visit that were not on an organized tour, so Marilyn contacted companies to set up a tour for us with the places we wanted to see. Marilyn is easy to talk to and very easy to get ahold of. Marilyn made working with her a very pleasant and rewarding experience--so much so that our next trip is already booked through her. Marilyn truly loves what she does and makes sure her clients have the best trip possible.
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She made the planning of our vacation stress free !!

Reviewed By Excellent - Chino , California | Traveled to
I was referred to Marilyn by a coworker not really knowing what to expect, but after I spoke to her for the first time she made me feel as if I have known her for a long time. Marilyn asked questions to narrow down our options and made me feel confident in our decision's. She definitely gives suggestions based on personal experiences too.. I am so happy we went through Marilyn can't wait to call her to book our next vacation !! I would definitely have no problem referring her !! Thank you for everything!!!
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Use Marilyn Valenti with confidence!

Reviewed By Paul S - Sherman Oaks, CA | Traveled to
I have used LLLT for my Italy trip as well as my recent honeymoon trip to Costa Rica. Both trips were fantastic and very informative, Marilyn took care of everything and was a pleasure to work with. I have already recommended her to several of my co-workers for their travel needs and they also have been equally impressed. 5 stars!
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With Marilyn's help, I know my trip will be well planned and enjoyable.

Reviewed By Sylvia - Hollywood, CA | Traveled to
I've made international travel arrangements with Marilyn a few times over the past three years. Marilyn is very pleasant to work with, quick to respond and has helped me understand novice travel mistakes like losing a day or two when travelling over the dateline! I highly recommend her help
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Makes vacations hassle free with no worries!

Reviewed By TreyHarris - Baton Rouge, LA | Traveled to
My family and I had such an amazing time on a European vacation that we used Marilyn for. To say everything was perfect in an understatement. The hotels she recommended were outstanding, and the excursions and tours were among some of the most fun I've had on a vacation! I highly recommend her services. We had such a great experience thanks to her, that we used her on our recent Hawaiian vacation and had the exact same results.
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