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Memorable Family Vacations Specialist
Horseback riding in Puerto Vallarta
When I go on vacation, I like to make sure that all details are taken care of (flights, hotels, transfers, sightseeing) yet also want to have some free time to explore whatever I might be interested in doing that day. I know most of my clients also want all details taken care of in advance so they can put their brain in “vacation mode”. My specialties are Disney, family travel, couples getaways, and all-inclusive resorts and escorted tours. Whether you are looking at a vacation for 1 person or 100, I can help plan a memorable getaway that you’ll remember with fondness for many years to come. I have seen many fascinating areas of the world......Fiji, the Caribbean, Mexico, China and Europe. My most recent trip was going to the Dominican Republic. My family and I stayed at two different resorts, and boy were they different from each other. I've also been able to sail with several cruise lines in the Caribbean and Europe. I’d love to share my experiences and knowledge with you about all these wonderful destinations. I've been in the travel industry since 1984 and am a Travel Leaders Certified Travel Specialist. I enjoy exploring new areas and will take care of all your travel details to make sure you have a well planned, worry free vacation.
I have received my Certified Business Travel Specialist degree and am happy to assist my corporate clients along with my business accounts making sure all travel requirements are kept. Piecing this together with my leisure background I can come up with creative ticketing ideas saving the company money, plus if this turns into a Bleisure trip I can handle that request also.
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Amazing experience and amazing agent
Thank you for your kind words. I really enjoyed helping you with your travel plans and look forward to helping you with more in the future.
Wonderful trip to paradise!
Laurie is a definite 5 - I give Laurie my ideas, requests, and price range, etc. and she researches and follows through with exactly what I am looking for. She answered all my questions and offered advice and perspective. She was prompt and thorough and made sure I had all my travel documents. We had a fantastic trip with no worries about minor details.
I appreciate your kind words and love hearing that everything went well for you. I look forward to working with you again in the future.
We loved our trip!
I've always enjoyed working with you also and look forward to more adventures ahead.
HAD AN AMAZING TIME LOVED EVERY MINUTE OF IT
Thank you for your kind words. I've enjoyed booking your trips also and look forward to booking next year's too.
Thanks Birdie and Dave. You two are so fun to work with, and I look forward to assisting you with more "bucket list" travels.
Our most recent trip was the trip of a lifetime.
Thanks Pam. I've always had fun helping you plan your getaways.
So glad you're trip worked out wonderfully!
Wonderful family trip
Thanks Pam! I've really enjoyed working with you also for all these years. Looking forward to many more also.
Very good trip.Loved seeing all the islands
Thank you. I appreciate your kind words.
our best vacation yet
I'm so glad you had a wonderful family vacation. These are the memories you'll cherish for a lifetime. I really enjoyed helping you personalize your trip and look forward to helping you make some more special memories down the road.
on our recommendation for our 2 children and their families. Two other families
(2 sister-in laws) with their families also traveling true Travel Leaders with Laurie. I think that says a lot about Laurie we are very satisfied .God work Laurie, thank you for all your help. See you son with our next trip.
Marina & Naser Omerdic
Thank you for the kind words Marina and Naser. You have always been a pleasure to work with, and I look forward to working with you again soon.
Not really a vaction, but fun filled
Thank you. I really do enjoy custom fitting vacations to clients' needs. Not everyone likes the same thing. I look forward to planning your next adventure.
Family fun at Disney
This was the second big trip that she has booked for us (the first was a tour around Australia). We will be back!
It was a pleasure working with you and your family on your trip. I'm so glad you came home with many happy memories!
Enjoyed riding Amtrak
It was a pleasure assisting you with your travel.
Trips always well organized
Thanks Alfia. It's always fun working with you also.
Memories that will last forever!!!
I'm so glad you had a great time! It was a true pleasure working with you for your daughter's graduation trip.
Amazing trip and easy flight itinerary to Greece
Thank you. It was my pleasure assisting you with making your travel plans, and so glad things worked out well for your flight. I look forward to assisting you with your future travel plans also.
Travel Agent Extraordinaire
Thank you for your kind words. I've enjoyed helping you make wonderful memories.
Best all girl trip to the beach ever!
What she told us about traveling at the Cancun airport was true and very helpful!
The facility she booked us was very beautiful and clean the staff were all very helpful!
It was my pleasure putting together this trip for you. I'm so glad you had a great time!
Was a great trip
Thank you. It's always a pleasure working with you and your sister planning your getaways.
Thanks Carol. I always love working with you on your adventures also.
Thank you. You have been such a pleasure to work with and I really enjoy helping plan your family trips. I look forward to helping you with your upcoming trips in the future also.
Planes, Trains & Auto Rentals
We flew to Niagra Falls, took a train (sleeper car) to Nova Scotia, flew to Bar Harbor, Maine to see more falls colors. It was a trip of a lifetime.
We are unaccustomed to making our own travel plans, and when we didn’t know where to find our shuttle, she calmly told us where to meet them. Knowing she “had our backs” was a huge peace-of-mind.
Helped us find accommodations within our budget. It was a delightful, memorable experience.
I'm was happy to plan your anniversary trip. So glad you had a wonderful time. I look forward to assisting you in your future travel needs also.
best trip pyramid oasis
You are such a pleasure to work with also! I'm so glad you had another wonderful vacation.
Great trips every time!!
Thank you! I've always enjoyed working with the two of you also.
Great retirement celebratory trip!
I'm so glad you had a great vacation exploring this beautiful part of the world! I look forward to working with you in the future setting up more spectacular trips to create more wonderful lasting memories.
Thanks Sue! I'm so glad you had a great trip!
A great trip, no hiccups
I'm so glad you had a great trip! It was my pleasure assisting you in your vacation. Please let me know if there's anything else I can assist you with in the future.
We couldn't have done it without her
Laurie built a 2 week itinerary for us, always listening to what we valued and wanted in our trip. She was incredibly prompt and responsive to all questions and concerns that we had.
Laurie was able to walk us through some confusing paperwork, made suggestions that enhanced our trip, and even contacted us at a hotel in Australia to make sure we knew about a change in tour plans. Having never traveled to Australia before, Laurie made the trip comfortable for us and a "once in a lifetime" experience. We couldn't have done it without her.
We would highly recommend Laurie to travelers who want to collaborate in defining and planning their upcoming travel.
I really enjoyed assisting the two of you on your fabulous trip. I'm so glad you had a wonderful time and were able to come home with many great memories. Thank you again for your business.
Fulfilled another bucket on my list!
It was fun putting your trip together. I look forward to assisting you in the future also.
Excellent connections & accomodations
Thank you. I love doing detailed work to make sure everything is exactly what my clients hope to experience. Thanks again!
We love Playa
Thank you for your kind words. I have always enjoyed working you and your family/friends. I really appreciate the business you've given me.