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Therese Sides

Glenwood, Maryland Travel Agent
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Therese Sides

Glenwood, Maryland Travel Agent

Side by Side Travel, a Travel Leaders Network affiliate agency

Personal Travel Professional

Destination Wedding Moon
Destination Wedding Moon

I have been in the travel industry for 13years, I am an agent that specializes in personal service for each client. I want to "Make Travel Personal Again!"

  • Certified Travel Associate from the Travel Institute
  • Accredited Cruise Counselor, Certified from the Cruise Line International Association
  • Specialty: Honeymoons & Romantic Vacations Certified from The Travel institute
  • Personal Favorite Domestic Destinations: Hawaii & Alaska
  • Personal Favorite International Destination: Italy & Negril, Jamaica
  • Certified Hawaii Specialist
  • Certified Honeymoon and Destination Wedding Specialist
  • Certified Alaska Specialist
  • Certified Monograms Vacations Independent Travel Specialist
  • Certified Avalon Waterways Specialist
  • Certified AMA Waterways Specialis
  • Certified Marriott Hotel Excellence Agent
  • Universal Orlando Resorts Specialist
  • Walt Disney World College of Knowledge Graduate
  • Certified Sandals and Beaches Resorts Specialist
  • Princess Cruise Line Academy Graduate
  • Holland America Line Academy Graduate
  • Norwegian Cruise Line Graduate 

I pride myself in working with the best tour operators, hotels, resorts, transportation companies and cruise lines in order to ensure you are getting the best value. I can organize your Cruise, Tour or Independent travel arrangements for you, your family or your group to Europe, USA, Caribbean, Mexico, Alaska, Hawaii, Australia & New Zealand, Asia, South & Central America, and Africa

My Reviews

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Pace Revuew of Therese Sides

Reviewed By Dale Pace - Ellicott City. Maryland | Traveled to
My wife and I have used Therese Sides to arrange travel for us on a number of occasions during the past decade or so and have found her services to be amazingly good, far better than what we have heard about from others. We recommended her to others without reservation. We know they will be happy with the services she provides. Dale Pace
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Always books me the best possible trip!

Reviewed By Terry Z - Maryland | Traveled to
Therese has arranged many, many wonderful trips for me and my family members, including cruises, stays at Disney World, European trips and even my son's Hawaiian honeymoon last year. Never a problem, always perfect. As long as she is in the business I will NEVER book elsewhere!
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VIP Service!

Reviewed By Lee - Maryland | Traveled to
Therese did a wonderful job helping us to plan our recent vacation to Disney World and Universal Studios. Prior to the trip she met with us and gave us great insights on hotels, transportation options and "best practices" for enjoying the parks. You could tell she had expertise from personal experience! Therese handled all of the details so that everything went smoothly. We had a blast! The Disney PhotoPass she recommended was the perfect thing for helping us to remember our trip!
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Everything but going on the cruise for us

Reviewed By BobTheTraveler - Herndon, VA | Traveled to
After several parents' funeral, a few of us decided we should get together for something a little less somber. Therese arranged for us to take the Princess British Isles Cruise with our families (not a trivial task for 5 families), which went down without a hitch. She did all the bookings and billings, all I had to do was supply a credit card number and actually make the trip. Glad we did it then; now that the "kids" are out of college and scattered about, it would be really hard to do again.
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Universal Studios

Reviewed By Karen - Glen Burnie, MD | Traveled to
I can't imagine planning and booking a family vacation without Therese's help. She is informative and knowledgeable. And she listens to what you want and builds the perfect trip.
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Happy, Happy, Happy!

Reviewed By Kristen and Jeff - Mt. Airy, MD | Traveled to
Therese was a WONDERFUL travel agent for our trip to Mexico!
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Therese is the most amazing human on the planet!!!

Reviewed By Molly and Chris - Odenton, MD | Traveled to
Therese assisted us in arranging our destination wedding this past December in Mexico. Not only did she make this process easy and worry-free for us, the bride and groom, she assisted over 60 of our guests with their planning as well. From helping us select and reserve the perfect venue, to communicating with the resort and getting us set up with our wedding coordinators, Therese did it all. I couldn't imagine doing this without her. She was always available to answer any questions we had (even when she was out of the country celebrating her anniversary!). She regularly provided us with updates, notified us quickly of any changes or adjustments that were needed and was in constant communication regarding our guest's bookings. She also made sure to actively follow up on the extra amenities that we earned with all of the guests we brought in. We were thrilled with the Occidental Grand Xcaret and will definitely be returning. The resort itself was beautiful. It was undergoing some construction during our stay, but that did not take away from the beauty and serenity. You can tell that they are working hard to improve an already amazing atmosphere. Our wedding coordinator, Janice, was very helpful and was always available to answer my questions. Our onsite coordinator, Luz, was... there are no words to describe her. She was INCREDIBLE. She made sure everything was perfect for our special day-- music, flowers, decor, atmosphere, cake-- not one thing could have been improved upon because everything was amazing. The resort even provided balloons, masks, necklaces, hats and countless other props during our reception which made for some great candid photos. All staff members were kind and hospitable. Therese also set us up with a company called Lomas travel who handled all of our transportation needs-- to and from the airport and to all of our excursions. Samir and Omar were especially great and made setting up transportation and selecting our excursions so easy.
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Magical...that's the word I keep using

Reviewed By Jan - Millersville, MD | Traveled to
This was my daughters wedding...kind of a big deal! We had a total of 66 people in attendance. That's a lot of cats to herd and Therese managed it all and all of us with poise, grace, a lot of patience and in the end perfection. Couldn't be happier with the entire event and experience. In addition, the resort exceeded expectations in every way....and I had high expectations! Can I just say foam party! All of the prearranged ground transportation and what we arranged for excursions with Lomas was flawless. I've nothing bad to say about anything or anyone we encountered. Like I said above....just magical!
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She was on an issues even when she was miles away!

Reviewed By Tracy - Severna Park, Maryland | Traveled to
Therese helped with any and all questions, even if they were asked multiple times. When a problem did arise with payment to the resort, she fixed it IMMEDIATELY even though she was in France. I would use Therese again as well as recommend her to others. Thank you for all your help and for allowing us to enjoy such a wonderful experience! As far as the resort goes, if they are going to send emails stating that payment cannot go through, then they should put a number or email address out there that people can respond to or call. Lomas was great except when they were over an hour late due to traffic from a ceremony on the highway for the Virgin Mary. Although that cannot be helped, if we had been trying to make a timed excursion that was not private, we would have missed it. They need to know about these events and plan accordingly. However, the staff was always polite and helpful.
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Destination Wedding

Reviewed By Lee - Severna Park, MD | Traveled to
My wife and I were fortunate enough to attend a destination wedding at the Occidental Grand Xcaret in Mexico that was arranged by Therese. The transfers went like clock work and the accommodations were excellent. No detail was left unattended, and as a result, a party of 70 had a spectacular time.
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Destination Wedding

Reviewed By Jerry - Millersville, MD | Traveled to
Therese, thankfully, took care of all of the details for our trip to Mexico for a wedding. No stone was left unturned. Thanks to Therese, she made this a worry free "vacation". The resort was top notch. Everyone was so friendly. Lomas provided excellent service. This trip was so much fun. Thank you Therese.
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very personable and excellent service

Reviewed By Deb - Hawaii | Traveled to
She genuinely cared for every detail! She even cared for the people who attended who didn't book through her office! I was coming from a long distance, had to transfer in 3 airports before reaching the destination. On the day of my flight, unexpected delayed caused me to have to re book to other flights, which brought me in earlier than expected. Therese made all the arrangements with the transfers, and all was taken care of by the time I landed! She went "above and beyond" for everyone involved to make sure their experience was wonderful!
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Great trip!

Reviewed By The Thompsons - Pasadena, MD | Traveled to
Our experience was great with Therese and our trip was seamless!
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Made the process very easy!

Reviewed By Kayla - New Market, MD | Traveled to
For having so many people to deal with, Therese did a great job! She was very attentive and made the process very smooth, quickly correcting any issues that arised. I will certainly be using Thereses services in the future!
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Very communicative with clear information.

Reviewed By Karen - Maryland | Traveled to
Seamless trip. Everything worked as planned. Lomas was respectful and professional. Only negative was loss of power at the resort on Monday and Tuesday prior to the wedding. We were told this was a power company issue; not resort related. Resort did everything they could to communicate and make us comfortable.
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She planned several for me to chose from!

Reviewed By beth - Balitmore | Traveled to
I simply provided information on what I wanted to do, and Therese provided me with several options for the trip. In addition she included helpful information on avoiding rowds at the location, and seasonal events.
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Fun, Easy, & Effortless Road Trip!

Reviewed By Effortless Road Trip - Maryland | Traveled to
Therese helped my mom and I make all of our hotel & flight arrangements for a road trip last summer. She was always available before and during the trip to help when/if we needed ANYTHING! She is always working around the clock and the trip was smooth due to her efforts. She not only helped us with accommodations but also made suggestions about things to do/see since she has visited most of the places we were traveling to. I would recommend her to ANYONE taking a trip. I don't usually take trips without her assistance and expertise!
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Very attentive to details and extremely friendly

Reviewed By Chris - Odenton, MD | Traveled to
She is very knowledgeable and attentive to details. She is helping us plan and coordinate a destination wedding in Mexico. She has been very communicative and very easy to reach.
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Therese - Side by Side is "the best".

Reviewed By Kathy C - Annapolis, Maryland. | Traveled to
Excellent on details and specific things we needed to know. Patient and always so helpful.
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Knowledgeable!!

Reviewed By Kimmy - Estero, FL | Traveled to
She knew to plan every last detail. Even ones I never would have thought about! Made planning fun and exciting!
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Weddingmoon Maker

Reviewed By Mark and Katie - United States | Traveled to
I really enjoyed the level of care that Therese took with planning our weddingmoon to Jamaica. She arranged everything down to the car that took us over to our resort. She answered all of our questions, and made sure we knew all of the options available to us. I felt confident when I traveled and was very happy with my experience. With all of my questions answered and travel and room accommodations reserved I was free to enjoy my wedding and honeymoon with my wife. When I travel again I will choose Therese Sides.
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Therese makes every trip relaxing and fun.

Reviewed By Terri - United States | Traveled to
Therese is an agent that always follows thorough on every detail to ensure each trip is a true vacation. From a cruise to Bermuda to a road trip to NY wine country you always know the details are taken care. Therese listens to your likes and dreams to provide excursions to do and places to see making the most for any vacation.
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never been disappointed!

Reviewed By aconn - highland, md | Traveled to
i believe Therese has helped plan a dozen of our trips, two were just for me and my husband, the rest were for entire family. she was always available for questions etc... trips were always fantastic, and if by rare chance there was a problem, it was quickly resolved. i highly recommend Therese!
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Planning made easy and fun!!

Reviewed By S. Meyer - Ellicott city, MD | Traveled to
Therese made this trip pretty stress free. There were a lot of little details, but they were all handled and I didn't need to worry about a thing!!
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Her attention to detail ensured we had the best time

Reviewed By Marker21101 - Estero, FL | Traveled to
Even though I thought I knew what we wanted for out trip across Portugal, Spain, France, and Italy, she interjected refinements and suggestions for our trip she learned through extensive research, training and experience. Her suggestions made our vacation the "trip of a lifetime". Her suggestions to have a few Euro coins and small Euro bills eliminated any issues with European pay restrooms. We did not consider leaving copies of our passports and credit cards at home before we traveled. On a River Boat Cruise she recommended we get the Turkish Visa in advance to save some time, and it saved a lot of time. Great agent serving the customer wants!
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She made planning easy!

Reviewed By Sarah - San Diego, CA | Traveled to
Therese clearly put much effort into researching multiple options for my trip. She was also very flexible and helpful with making last minute changes and additions to the itinerary.
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A great comfort!

Reviewed By Lisa - Hunt Valley, MD | Traveled to
Therese's planning gave me the confidence to travel to Europe. She is very attentive to all the details, and presents options clearly, as well as changes that can occur along the way. Even more valuable was knowing that if something unplanned occurred, or I felt uncertain about some aspect of my trip, she was available to clarify or problem solve. She worked hard to find and advise me on the best deals, and the best timing for the experiences I wanted that were within my budget. She also brought options to my attention that I was not aware of, that enriched my trip. I would highly recommend her services.
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