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Vessela Smith

Sugar Land, Texas Travel Agent
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Vessela Smith

Vessela Smith

Sugar Land, Texas Travel Agent
Feel Good and Travel, an independent agent with Nexion, LLC, a Travel Leaders Network Affiliate Agency
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Adventure and Luxury Travel Specialist

Hi, I'm Vessy. I was born and raised in Bulgaria, a small but beautiful Eastern European country. I came to the US when I was 18 years old for college and ended up staying. Currently, my family and I live in Sugar Land, Texas, which is a lovely suburb of Houston.

My original career path was in music, and I have both a Bachelor's and a Master's degree in classical piano performance. After playing concerts and teaching for quite a few years, I went back to school, and became a registered nurse. Yes, this was quite a change ... But I absolutely love helping and working with people, so I thought it was my calling in life.

During all these endeavors, I realized there was always one constant, my great passion for travel. So, I got certified as a travel consultant with The Travel Institute, and I haven't looked back since. Nothing makes me happier than researching new destinations, designing dream itineraries for my clients or exploring the world myself.

PERSONAL TRAVEL EXPERIENCE

My personal travels include trips to China, Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, most of Europe including numerous visits to Italy, France, Turkey, and Greece. I've also explored quite a few of the Caribbean Islands and destinations in Mexico, Canada, and most of the United States. My husband, two daughters, and I are avid hikers and skiers. We have hiked in well over half of the US National Parks and skied in a number of resorts throughout the US and Canada.

I'm so excited to hear your travel wishes, and I can't wait to help you plan that trip of a lifetime!

Specialties

Beautiful Ko Panyi fishing village in Thailand
Beautiful Ko Panyi fishing village in Thailand

I'm more than happy to help you plan any type of vacation, but there are certain areas where I feel really at home. ADVENTURE TRAVEL is one of those areas I know and truly love. I have planned quite a few trips over the years for family and friends, including road trips through US National Parks and Canada, Caribbean getaways, and a month-long journey through Southeast Asia.

I also really love planning LUXURY VACATIONS for my clients. These are the type of experiences that allow you to completely escape the daily grind and get the extra special pampering you deserve.

CERTIFICATES & AWARDS

National TAP Test
CTA Certified Travel Associate
FRENCH POLYNESIA / TAHITI Specialist

My Travel Stories

A Day in a Genuine Elephant Sanctuary in Thailand

A Day in a Genuine Elephant Sanctuary in Thailand

In the summer of 2019, my family and I took a month-long trip to Southeast Asia. It was one of the most unforgettable vacations, filled with new adventures, smells, and tastes. However, one of the most memorable experiences was our tour to Karen Elephant Serenity, a project developed by Elephant Nature... Read more from my A Day in a Genuine Elephant Sanctuary in Thailand story.

My Reviews

Rating: 5 5 Reviews

The Most Amazing Ski Trip...Period!

Reviewed By Bruce - Farmington Hills | Traveled to Jackson Hole ~ Wyoming ~ USA
Each year I plan a ski trip with family and friends out west. Sometimes my plans go smoothly, but often it turns out to be a hassle. This year I wanted to go skiing in Jackson Hole (Wyoming), and I decided to ask Vessy to help me plan the trip. All I can say is: Why didn't I do this before?! Not only did Vessy plan our trip down to the last detail, but she also found a great deal on an amazing hotel right in Teton Village. Vessy took care of everything, from our airline tickets and airport transfers to accommodations and discounted lift tickets...She even recommended restaurants for us to try while in town. So, I’ve decided…I'm never planning another ski trip by myself again! From now on, I'll let Vessy do all the work, and I'll just go and enjoy my time skiing with family and friends!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Vessela Smith responded:
This truly makes my day! Thank you so much! I had the best time planning your ski trip to Jackson Hole! What a beautiful destination to ski!
3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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A Travel Agent Who Listens and Cares

Reviewed By Suzanne, Ida and Bob - Sugar Land, TX | Traveled to Rapid City ~ South Dakota ~ USA
Vessy immediately addressed our needs regarding round trip flights and car rental. She took extra efforts to modify our plans to make them even more flexible, financially reasonable, and logical than we originally envisioned. She was always accessible, patient, and efficient in answering all of our numerous questions and always offered helpful alternatives when appropriate. We would definitely recommend Vessy for future travelers, whether they be novices or seasoned veterans. She relieved all the stress inherent in planning our trip, and we will gladly consult her again for future travels.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Vessela Smith responded:
Dear Suzanne, Ida and Bob, It was truly a pleasure working with you. Thank you for trusting me with your travel plans! You are always welcome to call, text, and e-mail whenever you need me...Or just to say "hi."
2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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The Best Beach Getaway Ever

Reviewed By Natalia - Houston, TX | Traveled to Jamaica ~ Caribbean
I had a great experience booking my vacation to Jamaica with Vessy. She listened carefully to all my requests and ended up getting me exactly what I wanted and needed - a peaceful beach getaway and plenty of authentic food options. I love the fact that Vessy has a huge amount of knowledge about so many destinations, and she is a passionate traveler herself. She truly has a gift when it comes to vacation planning, and her enthusiasm is sure to get you super excited about your trip!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Vessela Smith responded:
Thank you for the kind words, Natalia. I had so much fun planning your dream Jamaican getaway, and I'm really looking forward to working with you again!
3 of 5 people found this review helpful
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Holiday Disney- From Overwhelming to AWESOME

Reviewed By Andrea - Houston, TX | Traveled to Orlando ~ Florida ~ USA
Vessy was amazing and went above and beyond in helping us plan a Disney trip over the holidays! The ever-changing protocols and even a rollout of the new Disney app didn’t stop her from flawlessly arranging our trip and getting all the answers we needed from Disney. Our lodging, flights, transportation, and experiences are expertly planned and now we can relax and enjoy!! Thank you Vessy! Will post amazing pictures when we get back!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Vessela Smith responded:
Thank you so much, dear Andrea! I had the best time planning and putting together your fun family trip to Disney World. I am so looking forward to hearing all about it and seeing the special moments you have captured!
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Best Caribbean Trip Ever!

Reviewed By Matt - Houston, TX | Traveled to St. Lucia Island ~ St. Lucia ~ Caribbean
Vessy is the absolute best! She is super enthusiastic about travel and went above and beyond to plan us an incredible trip to beautiful St. Lucia! Highly recommend!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Vessela Smith responded:
I am so thrilled you enjoyed your experience, Matt. It was a pleasure working with you and obsessing over all the details of your Caribbean getaway! Looking forward to planning many more adventures and happy times for you and your family!
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My Travel Experience

Places I’ve personally traveled to or destinations I’ve booked for my clients.