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Sara Nakash

Brooklyn, New York Travel Agent
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Sara Nakash

Sara Nakash

Brooklyn, New York Travel Agent
An independent agent with Travel Leaders in Albertville, MN,
12 Reviews | 100% Recommended
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Specialties: Local Culture, Authentic Experiences

Off the Map Travels was founded in 2011 with one aim: to make independent travel more fulfilling. Putting together your own travel itinerary can be a real challenge. In today’s climate, it is difficult to distinguish the yet-to-be-discovered highlights from the all-too-common tourist traps; at least until it’s too late. But our expert knowledge and personal experience can help you get it right every time. We work one-on-one with independent travelers to ensure they get the most out of their trip. We offer expert advice, help plan and book your personalized travel adventure, and give you support during and after your trip. As a member of ATTA (the Adventure Travel and Trade Association), and as an Independent Agent for Travel Quest, we have access to an exclusive network of global travel partners who can provide amazing experiences that are rarely – if ever – available to independent travelers. Off the Map Travels was set up by Sara Nakash; an independent & solo traveler with a passion for learning about varied cultures. She continues to travel the world (and her native USA), interacting with local communities, seeking out authentic meals, and collecting local musical instruments. Highlights of her recent travels include having her fortune read in kola nuts by a voodoo priest in Benin, taking part in the Trongsa Tshechu in Bhutan, and enjoying a home-cooked Native American meal in New Mexico.

Customizing Adventures for Independent Travelers

Ganvier, Benin
Ganvier, Benin

At Off the Map Travels, we can soothe the pain of planning your travels. Our wide range of services are designed to help adventurous travelers enjoy the very best below-the-radar destinations, lesser-known activities and never-forget experiences, without compromising on your travel independence.

My Areas of Expertise

INTERESTS
LANGUAGES
English
SUPPLIER PARTNERS

CERTIFICATES & AWARDS

CTA

My Reviews

Rating: 5 12 Reviews | 100% Recommended

The best time of our lives !

Reviewed By Z & M - Brooklyn, NY | Traveled to Italy ~ Europe
Sara was really great to work with. She provided inside information about tours and museums we were interested in visiting and was always available to speak if we had a question or concern before and while we were on the trip itself.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
8 of 14 people found this review helpful
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First international trip

Reviewed By Chris - Salem, MA | Traveled to London ~ England ~ Europe
Sara was very thorough and fully committed to handling every detail of our trip abroad. Our itinerary was extensive while also retaining flexibility and made adapting to changing weather patterns easy to accommodate. Sara made excellent choices in our travel accommodations with both the hotels and their proximity to public transportation along with the local attractions within walking distance. We had a phenomenal experience and will not hesitate to contact her again for any travel plans in our future. Thanks!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
13 of 24 people found this review helpful
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Extraodinary family roots trip

Reviewed By The Copeland family - New York, NY | Traveled to Sweden ~ Europe
Sara deserves the highest possible praise and recommendation for helping to make our family trip to Sweden extraordinary! She listened carefully to our needs and and our desire to explore family roots. She then made suggestions to customize our trip, prepared a detailed itinerary and made all the arrangements to make the trip effortless and seamless. The information she provided to help us prepare for the trip was invaluable. She was not only extremely responsive throughout the planning process but an absolute pleasure to work with! We intend to recommend her to anyone we know who is planning a trip and, of course, we will use her again!

I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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Sharing my past with the family trip.

Reviewed By Sean - Bel Air Maryland | Traveled to Israel ~ Middle East
Sara took the time to make sure everything was what I asked for. Found me a lot of different flights till I was happy with the route/layover/company.
She kept reminding me about things I needed done (get a passport).
I got a full detailed itinerary with reminders on check in time & other things I needed prior to the trip & was easy to contact while I was in Israel (text/email). Best experience with a travel agent EVER.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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Great Honeymoon

Reviewed By DTM - New York, NY | Traveled to Australia ~ Australia & New Zealand
Sara was great, she really listened to what we wanted and tailored the itinerary to us while still getting us to all the major sites. We were able to spend most of our time outdoors and being very active nearly daily which was our goal. We had appropriate flexibility in our daily itinerary but good suggestions. Also we were provided with significant information regarding our travel within the countries which was very helpful. It was very well done.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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3 weeks in New Zealand!

Reviewed By thehappyguy - Middletown, CT | Traveled to New Zealand ~ Australia & New Zealand
It was great, she was very knowledgable and helpful in answering all of my questions amd concerns, and quite quickly as well!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
4 of 8 people found this review helpful
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An amazing adventure

Reviewed By jacoblewis - New York, NY | Traveled to Morocco ~ Africa
Sara planned an amazing and memorable trip for my family. As someone who generally makes all the travel plans, I was a little wary about hiring a travel agent. But the trip Sara put together was astounding with every detail looked after. She was a pleasure to deal with and made sure we were taken care of, comfortable, and able to experience everything on our trip.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
4 of 8 people found this review helpful
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Amazing trip thanks to Sara!

Reviewed By LS - GA | Traveled to Sonoma ~ California ~ USA
We’ve used Sara twice and have recommended her to multiple friends...she is awesome- she thinks of every detail, responds quickly, and is readily available when you’re traveling. We highly recommend her!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
14 of 28 people found this review helpful
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3 Reasons Why Sara is the Best!

Reviewed By Geo - New York City, NY | Traveled to Europe
I have been working with Sara for over 5 years now and can certifiably say she is the best!

Sara is the best because she provides top level knowledge of everywhere in the world! With her assistance, I have traveled and lived in Tokyo, Japan. I've taken multiple trips to Hawaii. I've traveled through Spain, Portugal, France, Morocco and Italy for 3 months straight. I've visited Quebec and Montreal, Canada. I've visited New Orleans, Louisiana and Scottsdale, Arizona.

Sara is the best because she can work on the fly! She's able to plan a trip on short notice and can even assist in agenda audibles during the trip if something were to come up.

Sara is the best because she's a traveler too! She has a lot of experience traveling, and knows the best places online to do research. She understands the view a traveler wanting to feel the local scene to the traveler wanting to be a tourist.

I will continue using Sara for my travel needs and I suggest you do too!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
16 of 32 people found this review helpful
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Couldn't have asked for anything better!

Reviewed By Karlie - Orlando, FL | Traveled to Europe
From start to finish, working with Sara was AMAZING!
We went to Iceland, England, and France for a total of 12 days. Everything about our trip exceeded our expectations from the flights, hotel accommodations, convenience to public transportation, suggested restaurants, daily attractions/activities....all planned with our likes/interests in mind and ALL WITHIN OUR BUDGET!

It is such a relief to not have to plan a single thing and have everything taken care of before we even left our home. She sent us our finished itinerary a week before departure including all our reservations and printed vouchers, so we literally didn't have to lift a finger.

She was also available 24/7 while we were abroad to immediately answer any questions we had while on vacation, which was invaluable since we had never travel out of the states before and had many questions pop up.

I can't wait to use Sara again for my next trip and to share her information with all my friends.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
13 of 26 people found this review helpful
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Amazing trip - three national parks

Reviewed By StaPNYC - New York NY | Traveled to South Dakota ~ USA
Sara was helpful through the whole process. She wanted to know what I wanted to get out of the trip and made suggestions and reservations based on my needs. It was great to have everything done. I just packed and went!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
5 of 11 people found this review helpful
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I couldn’t havevdone it without her help

Reviewed By Appreciative - New York, N.Y. | Traveled to Iceland ~ Europe
Sara was most helpful because she listened to what I desired from this trip and found options for me that were exactly what I wanted. Her choice of hotel was perfect, , it being in the center of the city and very convenient in terms of meeting our tour buses. She custom tailored things for us and changed things when asked in order to make every aspect of this trip perfect - the final itinerary was what I wanted. She was well organized and informative around everything needed to make this acseamlessly enjoyable vacation. She answered my questions quickly and comprehensively. I can never imagine taking a trip without her help - she is a gem and I highly recommend her.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
4 of 10 people found this review helpful
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