Laurie Capo

Oakland, New Jersey Travel Agent

An independent agent with Cruise.com in Dania Beach, FL, a Travel Leaders Network affiliate agency

Romance, Adventure, Culture, Relax - get there!

I've been planning trips for family and friends for 35 years and for total strangers since 1996.  I'll treat your trip as if I am going with you and make sure you get the best experience for whatever your budget allows. 

I've done basic to elaborate trip planning. 

  • Take a camel to the beach in Mexico or a dinner in the dessert of Dubai. 
  • Maybe bicycle around Freeport or see snake charmers in Tangiers. 
  • How about your own private sailboat and crew for island hopping in the Caribbean? 
  • Stay in a vineyard in Tuscany or have a family reunion in a private villa in Jamaica with butler and cook.
  • Inca trail in Peru?  Sailing up the Dalmation Coast? Thailand?
  • Maybe a destination wedding is what you need.
  • Whether its hiking and camping or ultimate luxury vacations, I have the resources and have booked them all.

I've worked with clients from 20 to 85 years old and have experience with every age inbetween.  I'll listen carefully to create a personalized plan that fits your wishes.  Whether it's an all-inclusive resort for honeymooners (like Sandals or Couples), a cruise for a multi-generational family reunion or just a get away vacation, I've got you covered.

Cruising - I've taken over 60 cruises myself to more than 30 island nations. My passion for exploration helps me find the best deals and itineraries for my clients.  I know some of the less traveled beaches and the hot spots for free wifi in the islands.

Caribbean - Though I've traveled through many countries, the Caribbean continues to excite me most.  Let me help you discover some wonderful places.  Along with personal experiences, I have certifications from Celebrity, Royal Caribbean, Princess, NCL and others.  My destination specialist certificates in the islands and many countries provide a wealth of knowledge to help you make the best trip.  I continually research for new events, new properties and new destinations. 

Europe - I love the research as much as the trip itself.  I've spent weeks in Scandinavia, Italy, St. Petersburg Russia, Seville and Costa del Sol Spain, and days in many other European destinations.  Over and over again my clients tell me what a planning burden I relieved them from.  I can suggest or just listen, but be sure the details are covered to make your trip the memory of a lifetime.

Let's talk!  201-337-4547 or 201-988-8075

 

 

 

 

Experienced in Travel for all Ages

Cruise Towels - care never ends
Cruise Towels - care never ends

I have helped people make magical memories with destination weddings, endless honeymoons, family reunions, and annual vacations.  Working with you as if I am  traveling with you, book comfortably and be sure it will be the best experience.  Even multigenerational travel can be fabulous with the right planning.  Travel is the only luxury you can buy that makes you richer!

My Reviews

3 of 6 people found this review helpful

Laurie is Excellent at what she doesn't and Won't stare you wrong.

Reviewed By Happy Customer - New Jersey, NJ | Traveled to
Super satisfied, will and have recommended her to all my family and friends.
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She left no stone unturned!

Reviewed By sue - oakland nj | Traveled to
Even though I gave Laurie and awful lot of parameters regarding when and where we wanted go as well as how much we wanted to spend, She was able to not only find what we wanted but to even give us choices. Laurie made it seem easy!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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Laurie took to worry out of vacation planning.

Reviewed By Tracey - New jersey | Traveled to
Laurie did such a great job helping us plan our trip to DR. She is so knowledgeable about the island and what would be our best bets traveling with children. She is so well traveled. Her suggestions were always the best choices for our family. I have been working with her on a cruise trip-- she takes the worry out if planning. Knowing where to put us on ship, best excursions to take. What a wonderful experience. I will use her for all my vacation needs.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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Easy, fun, and affordable!

Reviewed By Danielle - New Jersey | Traveled to
Skipping town travel is an amazing travel agent to use! Laurie is so knowledgeable about different destinations and types of vacations! She makes it easy for you to find your perfect destination, finds fun excursions to add to your trip if you'd like, and always has the most affordable option! Thanks for some great cruises and trips!
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1 of 4 people found this review helpful

No worries!

Reviewed By Lauren - New Jersey | Traveled to
Laurie has planned several trips for me. When I go on a trip she has planned I can rest assured that everything is taken care of and I have nothing to worry about. Always a great experience!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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Really helpful

Reviewed By Geri - Rutherford NJ | Traveled to
Laurie arranged our family trip to Law Vegas. It was great to have our ground transportation all arranged.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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fantastic agent

Reviewed By RP - United States | Traveled to
Laurie was so good with us. We were 22 people on this cruise with crazy foreign names and not single one got misspelled. That itself was amazing. She found us savings that we never had thought of. Overall, she was amazing.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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2 of 6 people found this review helpful

Laurie helped plan our cruise from beginning to end

Reviewed By Family Cruise - Winter Springs, FL | Traveled to
We had eight people in our party, three adults and five kids. My sister and her family live in NJ and I live in FL, Laurie helped with airline tickets, transportation to the cruise terminal and gave us many options that enable us to pick out the best cruise ship and all the offshore excursions that has made for a memorable. We selected a seven day cruise and Laurie was able to recommend the best offshore excursions that were suitable for the everyone. The excursions included exploring the Mayan ruins, having a home cooked meal with locals, a trip to a local zoo, cave tubing, swimming with the dolphins and manatees, shopping and finally a day on the beach, swimming and snorkeling. When we returned to port we extended our vacation to include a few nights at a hotel on Miami Beach. Laurie selected the hotel for us, the hotel was right on the beach, with pool and was a perfect way to end our vacation. I would definitely recommend Laurie to friends and relatives to plan their next vacation. Laurie was very helpful, knowledgeable, responsive and a pleasure to work with. I am looking forward to planning all my future vacations with her. (Laurie is also very knowledge with regards to trip insurance). Bon voyage
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Cayman Islands

Reviewed By Johnny - New Jersey | Traveled to
Laurie is the best! She booked the us at the right hotel. It not a major brand. It was smaller hotel that had a great personality. We loved the everything about it. The day trips were well thought out.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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Every detail of the trip was planned to perfection!

Reviewed By dot - New Jersey | Traveled to
Laurie is very knowledgeable and her advice is spot on.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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Helped make our first cruise unforgetable!

Reviewed By Vicki - New York | Traveled to
Laurie helped us to pick out our first cruise. She was extremely knowledgeable on everything we needed to know. She answered all our questions and made our trip unforgetable. When we next take a cruise or plan a trip we would definitely call on her.
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Laurie the blue ribbon vacation planner

Reviewed By pleased vacationer - New Jersey | Traveled to
We have used Laurie for our family vacation for many years and her help and expertise has always made our vacation flawless . She is professional and is concerned and deals with every detail.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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Laurie has a mountain of knowledge and makes great recommendations!

Reviewed By Ruth - New Jersey | Traveled to
Laurie has helped plan and book several vacations for us. I appreciate her attention to detail, her quick response to my many questions and her little bag of goodies for us to take on our trips! She has many suggestions and doesn't pressure us to do any of it; just lets us decide what is for us and what isn't. I have found all her helpful hints and recommendations to be honest and trustworthy. My husband and I will definitely use her services the next trip we take!
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She did everything possible to make my trip to Costa Rica memorable

Reviewed By Margie - New Jersey | Traveled to
Laurie listened to what I needed and did her best to arrange a trip to Costa Rica both enjoyable and informative. The hotels she chose were top class and located in the heart of the area.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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5 star travel agent!

Reviewed By Lisa - Ringwood, NJ | Traveled to
I used to spend countless hours planning and researching each of our vacations. Finding Laurie was like hitting the jackpot! She has traveled so much herself that most times she is able to answer my questions about a particular resort, cruise, or destination from her own personal experiences. She respects and appreciates any budgets or other requests and never pressures her clients. She is always accesible and patient when it cones to the planning process. We are always blown away with her little added touches that make our trips even more enjoyable and memorable. We're getting ready now for our latest vacation booked by Laurie in a few weeks...we are so excited and yet so relaxed because she takes care of everything! She is truly a 5 star travel agent!
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Unbelievably Great Agent!

Reviewed By Hildy - Oakland, NJ | Traveled to
I can't say enough about Laurie as a professional. She has arranged many of my trips and I have no hesitation in referring her to friends. She goes over and beyond to accommodate; she's extremely helpful and very knowledgeable in her field. I wouldn't think of ever planning a trip without Laurie's insight. I can assure you that when she plans a trip to you, you will definitely be extremely satisfied. She is the BEST!!!!
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Determined to Satisfy her Customers

Reviewed By Debe W. - United States | Traveled to
Laurie is always responsive to all my travel needs. I am not always easy to satisfy, but she never loses patience and I always feel comfortable asking her questions and confident that she will find the perfect location for my husband and I to vacation. She is good at working within our budget needs and I've never been disappointed with any reservations she's made for us. We use Laurie as our only travel agent every time we travel and I now have several friends who also use her services.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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Exelent

Reviewed By Lili - Elmwood park nj | Traveled to
The best vication
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Book with Laurie for a great time.

Reviewed By Sherry - Wyckoff, NJ | Traveled to
Laurie has planned many vacations for us. She is very knowledgeable and her attention to detail made our vacation great. When you have a question she finds the answer. We have recommended Laurie to several friends and they all have had a great experience with her.
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She helped us book our dream honeymoon!

Reviewed By Marissa Renee - Hoboken, NJ | Traveled to
My fiance and I knew we wanted to honeymoon in the Maldives and do a brief stayover in Dubai, but since it was such a big trip, and never having traveled to this area of the world before, and of course wanting everything to be perfect, we enlisted the help of Laurie, who was super knowledgeable and informative when it came to any questions or concerns we had. Once we told her what we were looking for and our budget, she went to work finding us the best options available, helping us sift through the many choices by comparing the various aspects of each resort, until we narrowed it down to our top choices. She also was able to find us the best deal on airfare as well! I am usually very comfortable booking my own trips, but with a vacation of this magnitude, I'm so glad we had Laurie to guide us in making the right decisions. It was clear she put a lot of time and effort into the research and had the answers to all of our questions, and wanted everything to be just right for us. We cannot wait to take our dream honeymoon in a few short months, and we 100% recommend using Laurie as your travel agent when the time comes to book your dream vacation!
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She knows how to plan vacations to enjoy

Reviewed By Barb - New jersey | Traveled to
Cannot ever get any better travel agent than Laurie capo. She is the BEST
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I Can't Say Enough!

Reviewed By Vicki - Oakland, NJ | Traveled to
Laurie has been my travel agent for years. She is very knowledgeable and can always find you the best price and vacation. I have often searched for something myself before calling Laurie and she always comes up with a better price or another discount that I didn't think of. She always solves any questions, concerns or problems you may have and gets back to you instantaneously. Laurie has exceptional knowledge of almost every cruise ship and cruise line and I would highly recommend her to book your next vacation.
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She made planning the trip exciting!

Reviewed By Hunter - Oakland, New Jersey | Traveled to
Laurie is very knowledgeable and has so many suggestions when it comes to places to go! She is quick to respond with flight information as well as hotel suggestion. She is extremely helpful and is always a phone call away if we have any questions, even if we are on our trip, she is ready and willing to go the extra mile and assist us. When we planned our trip to Hawaii, she suggested a tour company that was absolutely awesome. We had an outrageous vacation. She is the only travel agent we use and have recommended her to our family and friends. They too, have been extremely satisfied with her services.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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Great travel agent

Reviewed By Nicole B. - Secaucus, NJ | Traveled to
This is the second cruise Laurie has booked for me. She is amazing, and will always get you the best deal possible. I will always use her for future trips.
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The best Travel Agent !

Reviewed By Merica - Airmont, NY | Traveled to
Laurie was able to plan an amazing cruise vacation for me and my boyfriend. She gave us great advice and was available to answer any and all questions we had quickly. She made traveling an easy fun filled experience. I will definitely book with her again on my next trip.
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2 of 7 people found this review helpful

Great time, well planned !

Reviewed By Joe - Oakland NJ | Traveled to
The Quantum is a great ship with all you could asked for ! Well done.............
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Great communication

Reviewed By monkey - NJ | Traveled to
Working with Laurie was wonderful. She was very fast with getting her information back to me as well as very factual and efficient.
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Best travel agent ever!

Reviewed By CindyLee - Hoboken, NJ | Traveled to
She is knowledgeable, thorough, and has your best interest at heart. She always gets the best deals, too!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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She makes planning trip simple!

Reviewed By Steve B - Oakland, NJ | Traveled to
Laurie made our trip to Mexico simple and relaxing! Made great recomendations and very helpful.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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She took care of everything!!!

Reviewed By Dan - Oakland, nj | Traveled to
Laurie was great. She helped us pick a great December honeymoon and took care of all the planning so we didn't have to worry about a thing.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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Laurie had great insight and planning!

Reviewed By Mike - Pompton Lakes, NJ | Traveled to
Laurie helped make this cruise fun and relaxing by early planning and advising of each day, each meal and each port. Her knowledge and commitment to her customers ranged from all ship activities to helping with port planning, advice and even getting golf tee times. Her knowledge of local beaches at each port created confidence in having a good time, eliminated apprehension of where to go and what to do and allowed for an active cruise that felt relaxing...a great combination!
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Five Star Travel Agent

Reviewed By Carole - New Jersey | Traveled to
She was very pleasant to work with, always available to take my phone calls regarding any concerns I had about the trip, anticipated any snags that may arise, and was very knowledgeable about the resort and all the amenities.
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2 of 8 people found this review helpful

Laurie knew what we needed and wanted before we did!

Reviewed By Mary - Ridgewood, NJ | Traveled to
Laurie helped us with details that made our trip a delight. She is very enthusiastic and great to work with.
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Start relaxing Laurie knows how to book!

Reviewed By Dianne - Charlotte NC | Traveled to
You can relax knowing that Laurie is booking your vacation! I have worked with many travel agents in the past. Laurie listens to your wants and needs and will recommend the best vacation for you and your group. She travels herself and has personal experience. You can be confident that you will have a wonderful vacation when you book with Laurie.
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Right on the money

Reviewed By Tom Clams - Wall, NJ | Traveled to
Laurie's trips have the most thorough planning I ever experienced. She gives the best advice on what to do, and how to stay away from the crowds. I always have the best and most relaxing trips with Laurie, because she takes all the stress of travel planning away.
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An great travel agent she's the 1 you need

Reviewed By mary - disnay cruise | Traveled to
I used Laurie in the last 2 trips I went on and she was above excellent. She's on point with all you need to know about your trip where you should go what you should do she's good
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She was very knowledgable on the resorts, and got us a great vaca for the money.

Reviewed By MikeM - North Jersey | Traveled to
Laurie was very helpful and knowledgeable on the Jamaican resorts. She gave us many options to choose from and gave us good technical advise on which places to pick based on our interests and food preferences. She worked hard to find us a great deal and kept it within our $2500 budget. We will definitely be booking again with her.
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travel agent extraordinair

Reviewed By sandi - nj | Traveled to
Our vacation turned out to be way better than expected, thanks to Laurie Capo, of Skipping Town Travel. Her expertise and attentive assistance helped to make our recent trip a wonderful memory that we will never forget. I haven't hesitated to recommend her to friends, family, or anyone I hear of that is planning a trip. I know we will certainly use her services again.
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She made planning the trip very simple

Reviewed By Dan - Jersey City, NJ | Traveled to
Laurie was very easy to contact and quick to respond. She made our whole itinerary for us and answered all questions we had.
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She planned our trip perfectly and on budget!

Reviewed By KeriS - Wyckoff, NJ | Traveled to
Laurie Capo is highly responsive and helpful when we plan our trips. She has so much knowledge and considers what we want to do and makes great suggestions. She sticks to our budget and enables the process to be easy, organized and so much fun. I would highly recommend Laurie to help plan any vacation or business trip whether it is for a couple, friends, family or large group.
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Great cruise

Reviewed By Kevin p - Nj | Traveled to
Laurie helped us pick our cruise, it was our first and we did not know where to begin. She was very knowledgable, and gave us some great tips which really made our cruise enjoyable.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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Makes travel easy and fun !

Reviewed By Trisha - Nj | Traveled to
Wonderful. Knowledgable . Very responsive. On many occasions helped manage the tripwhile I was away. Handled any last minute changes and set up amazing itineraries. Can book any trip. A simple last minute get away or a large group traveling abroad setting up tours and excursions.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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She is our vacation planner, not just our travel agent.

Reviewed By Ken M - Wayne, NJ | Traveled to
Laurie has been invaluable to us for not only cruise and travel planning, but also for planning family trips. Her help and insight helped us plan our best vacation ever, to Alaska. This was only one of the many vacations she has planned for us, the most recent being Hawaii in June 2014 and the next being this June.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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In this industry, there is nobody better!

Reviewed By Robin - Montvale, NJ | Traveled to
We have had the good fortune and pleasure of taking several cruises. Each one has been booked and planned with the expert assistance of Laurie Capo. She is an avid cruiser herself therefore her knowledge and expertise beginning with the booking process, airfare, etc. straight through to disembarking from the ship and arriving home is invaluable. She does her research! Laurie is honest and straightforward about her personal experiences as well as sharing positive/negative feedback from others (without breaching confidentiality) so that she can assist in the decision-making process. She shares pros/cons regarding cruise lines, excursions offered, on-board restaurants and clubs, staterooms, destinations, etc.....she can even speak to such things as the weather, at any destination, at any given time of the year! Our personal experiences have been with cruising specifically however, having referred several friends to her, we have found that she is more than capable when it comes to any type of travel based on their feedback. I must admit that I have very high expectations for customer service in this industry and Laurie always exceeds them. You would do yourself a dis-service by using anyone else!
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constant ontact with us gathered with the other people on the trip to get top know each other better

Reviewed By thunderfoot - new jersey | Traveled to
From the moment we got on the limo to the moment the limo brought us home my wife and I felt our needs were completely taken care of. The only complaint we felt was when we were came home we didn't want it to end .
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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Just leave everything to Laurie

Reviewed By Nina - New Jersey | Traveled to
Laurie is great to work with. From choosing which Cruise Line, to how to get there, when and what we need to do, she was wonderful. All we had to do is enjoy the trip. We have booked all our trips with her and would never plan to go anywhere without her help.
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