Helen Vacca

Nashua, New Hampshire Travel Agent

Vacation Bound, a Travel Leaders Network affiliate agency

Italy Specialist

I began my journey in the travel business quite by accident, while working for a large corporation in Nashua NH.  I was involved with Employee services and in doing so became involved with employees leisure time travel.  Planning Bus trips and group trips to some destination such as Hawaii, and Alaska.  My passion for the business grew, and soon I was leaving my corporate job for a career in the travel industry.  At that time, there were still schools to attend and become more comfortable with understanding what went into knowing about travel.  Not that you just like to travel. 

After volunteering my time in an agency to learn the business hands on, I was ready to start working at it, to make $$.  I started by going into small companies and asking them to post weekly specials in the cafeterias and leaving brochures in their break rooms for employees to call me to help them plan their get away vacations.  Soon, I was getting calls, and selling travel.  Attending seminars and becoming more familiar with the business was key - Thank goodness for those amazing tour operators in our business who are dedicated to educating us to sell their products more efficiently and making sure we have experts of our own to reach out to. 

My 25 years in this business have been very rewarding and my sincere passion for the Travel industry grows each year, knowing full well that the ever changing resorts, needs of passengers, and choices grow as well.  Education is key in this business, and I continue to learn more each day. Extensive knowledge of travel to Italy has become my quest to be better each year.  Seminars, webinars and educational classes is my way of keeping up on the latest this world has to offer.  

My Reviews

3 of 5 people found this review helpful

If you want to travel, Helen's your girl!

Reviewed By Mary - New Hampshire | Traveled to
Helen Vacca at Vacation Bound Travel in Nashua, NH has been our travel agent for over 30 years. Her helpful suggestions, knowledge of destinations around the WORLD, savvy about matters such as how much money to bring, what to pack, how to negotiate a purchase, safety, destination transportation options, etc. is unbelievable! She has booked trips for us in the U.S., Caribbean, Bermuda, Italy, British isles and even India! We have had personalize tours, designed by Helen, in our family's homeland of Italy that allowed us to get to the heart of our family's birthplace. She is EXCEPTIONAL in every single way! Why use a computer to try and figure out how to have the time of your life when you can call Helen at Vacation Bound? Save time, money and be guaranteed the time of your life when you call Helen FIRST!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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2 of 4 people found this review helpful

She has done a great job very friendly and knowledgeable

Reviewed By Happy travelers - New hampshire | Traveled to
My wife and I travel a lot helen and Vacation Bound have done a lot of trips for us we have been extremely happy with everyone of them.sometimes I will call Helen and tell her I want to go to the Caribbean she sets up resorts for us that she has been two or highly recommends and we have been very very happy with everyone she has done.sometimes I will call Helen and tell her I want to go to the Caribbean she sets up resorts for us that she has been two or highly recommends and we have been very very happy with everyone she has donei've also said many friends to her and everyone of them has come away very happy
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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Good job Helen

Reviewed By Happy customer - New Hampshire | Traveled to
Helen has coordinated numerous trips for us and each and every one has been flawless. we couldn't ask for anything more. She also made numerous suggestions as to sites and side trips in each of our destinations making our trip more pleasurable.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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2 of 5 people found this review helpful

Patience is her strong suit

Reviewed By Leo Thyne - Hudson NH | Traveled to
We were all over the map when it came to our destination. Our trip wants and needs changed daily and Helen endured through each request to change or modify our plans accordingly and always with the professionalism we expected.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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1 of 3 people found this review helpful

Knows Her STUFF~~~

Reviewed By Nancy - Nashua, NH | Traveled to
I have been a customer of Helen's for over 15 years and would highly recommend her services. She makes the ease of doing business a great customer experience.
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Takes good care of her clients!

Reviewed By Cheryl - New Hampshire | Traveled to
Helen planned a trip to Ireland for myself and my family. She took the time to find out exactly what sort of an experience we wanted and we got exactly what we hoped for. Her knowledge and expertise were the reason our trip was truly the trip of a lifetime. All we had to do was show up and everything was taken care of.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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Very competent

Reviewed By George - New Hampshire | Traveled to
I have done business with Helen for 25 years, most recently a river cruise on the Danube. She is always helpful ,and answers all questions.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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My First Choice Vacation Planner

Reviewed By Deb - Hudson, NH | Traveled to
My husband and I have known and used Helen for many years and have gotten insight into what to look for or what to do for excursions on all of our trips that we have planned through Helen. She was extremely helpfull when we went on our cruise in Europe. Being an expensive trip we felt that we really got our monies worth and saw so much of what we wanted. Basically she helped us to get the bigest bang for our buck. She did the same for us again on our Alaska trip. Whenever we plan any cruises or trips that envolve both cruising and land stays together we go to Helen becauses chances are she has been there or knows what to look for in planning the trip. My husband and I have and continue to recommend her to all our friends and family.
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Excellent Service...thought of everything!

Reviewed By Sue - Lunenburg, Ma | Traveled to
This was our first extended trip to Europe and we had little experience on how to get the most our of our trip; Helen made sure we took advantage of all our options; carefully understanding our interests and capabilities and offering suggestions that fit our personal needs. There was never a question too small or too big all got answered with a smile and encouragement.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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Family Fun

Reviewed By Di - NH | Traveled to
Helen has coordinated several trips for our family and has always done an outstanding job. We planned a trip to Mexico with 2 teenagers and she ensured the resort we were staying at was "teenager friendly" alleviating a lot of stress. She is more patient than anyone has a right to be. I am always looking for the best bang for my buck and she always delivers!!
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Always on Top of Her Game

Reviewed By Dick - Merrimack, NH | Traveled to
Helen has organized numerous trips, including South Africa, Egypt, Europe and the Carribean , for my wife and myself over the past 10 years and we have always been pleased with her help in planning the trips as well as her follow through on our requests. We would highly recommend Helen to anyone seeking help on their travel plans.
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Always There To Help!!

Reviewed By Terri - Nashua, NH | Traveled to
Helen will go above and beyond what is expected of her. She has booked numerous trips for me throughout the years. She makes sometimes a stressful situation very manageable. Helen is a pleasure to work with and is very knowledgeable. I would recommend her to anyone looking for a travel agent.
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Extremely professional and knowledgeable

Reviewed By George from Salem, N.H. - Salem, New Hampshire | Traveled to
Helen has been planning our vacations for over 30 years and has never disappointed. From our trip to Italy, London and Disney World Helen has taken the stress out of the trips. Never had to worry if something went astray. Helen was always there to take care of the problem. The trip to Italy that Helen planned for us was the trip of a lifetime and was made even more enjoyable by the tour professionals that she lined up for us. We always have and always will recommend her to family and friends.
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Her attention to detail makes the trip planning effortless

Reviewed By Carry - Nashua, New Hampshire | Traveled to
Helen has planned several extensive trips for me and my husband (Russia, Vietnam...)... so far. Her research in developing options to achieve our goals is very thorough. She negotiates all of the details and ensures that our heath, visas, insurance, airfare requirements are all up to date with top notch suppliers. Helen also ensures we have gotten the best prices possible, updating as prices change. Regardless of our travel needs, she has been most helpful and responsive.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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