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Sandy Widmann

Mesa, Arizona Travel Agent

Deseret Travel, Inc., a Travel Leaders Network affiliate agency

Customized Travel -Cruise,Tours,Groups

Kick Back and Relax with the Ocean at your feet &
Kick Back and Relax with the Ocean at your feet &

I can only bless the family that created a childhood of Travel across the United States from coast to coast, south into Mexico and included the wonders of nature through the lakes in the Midwest and Canada.

By the time I had graduated from the University of Iowa, I was ready for my first tour across Europe for the entire summer from England to Italy, came home only to pack for about two years in Australia with stopovers in Hawaii and Fiji on the way.

Upon my return to the USA, I finished my Masters Degree and had checked off the final of the 50 states by cruising  and touring Alaska.  My business training, which had started at the age of 14 working for our family business, combined with my interest in all types of Travel to work for, then own Deseret Travel. Completed training and received Certified Travel Counselor designation within minimum time allowance.  

My goal of visiting every country in the world has led to a check off of over 65 countries.  But if you count the virtual tours and cruises I have taken with my clients - I can include every continent and even more countries. 

This is how I view the Travel I book for my clients as if it were my trip with them. What would I like to do and see?  How would I like to travel, by cruise, tour, car?  Who is going with us?  Do they need special services, wheelchair assistance, non-stop flights?  When is the best time to go, the weather great, or the festivals, or the places open to visitors?  Why do we want to go to this location?  Is this a retreat from daily life, a goal for the spirit, a chance to see and do something to add to life's value?  Where is the best place for us to be, on a ship to experience the ocean's wonders, on a train to cross long expanses or mountains,on a river to slow down the pace but see the lifelines of its shores, on a bus whose driver and guide know the nooks and crannies of the area, or driving to experience the individual path?    

If the family is booking a Destination Wedding or Reunion, I can be the observant guest who can turn possible pitfalls into joyous experiences.  If a couple is planning a Honeymoon, I can guide them through their choices and budget to a lifetime memory.  If there is an emergency, I can get them home to friends and family.  The Vacation which has been delayed too long and seems too short can become a relief and the true down time needed with my help. Or the Girls or Guys Getaway can renew the ties of friendship with my attention to details.

You are the client who comes through my office door, my phone, or email and your travel needs are my concern!

 

My Reviews

2 of 4 people found this review helpful

the last one.... Japan

Reviewed By Jerry and Kathy - Tucson Arizona | Traveled to Japan ~ East and Southeast Asia
Sandy is professional, personable and totally reliable and always availalble when handling all our travel needs.... business,personal or advising us on trips and options.

When we think of travel, we think of Sandy Widmann.

I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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Sandy made it easy!

Reviewed By Christine - Mesa, AZ | Traveled to Alaska ~ USA
Sandy was great from start to finish. She helped suggest destinations when I had no idea where we wanted to go. She knew the answers to my questions when I asked which cruise line had the best food, the best service, etc. Her experience and knowledge were right on. She checked us in and handled all the paperwork. All we had to do was make decisions and pick up our boarding passes. Wonderful service!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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1 of 3 people found this review helpful

One great travel agent

Reviewed By Bobbie - Tempe, AZ | Traveled to Europe
Sandy is a master at travel. She is extremely knowledgable about the many types of travel and places of interest throughout the world. She listens to the desires of her customers as far as places of interest, levels of adventure
and budget requirements. Sandy takes care of all the multiple details which can so easily slip through the cracks. By the time you are ready to travel, she has all your documents neatly organized and explained. She helps relieve the stress and anxiety of travel so you are really able to enjoy your vacation.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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50th bday

Reviewed By Jamie - Chandler, AZ | Traveled to Caribbean Sea ~ At Sea ~ At Sea
Sandy was very helpful in planning a girls trip for my 50th birthday. She made everything so easy from flights to paperwork needed.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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1 of 4 people found this review helpful

My go to travel agent!!

Reviewed By Krista - Mesa, Arizona | Traveled to Italy ~ Europe
Sandy has always been very thorough with her research and helping me on my trips. She has always found me the best deals of anywhere else I have looked. She always responds quickly and efficiently to my questions and concerns. All of her help in booking tours hotels flights have always over met my expectations. All of my international trips have always ran so smoothly thanks to the help of Sandy. She is my go to person for all of my trips. Thank you Sandy!!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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5 of 12 people found this review helpful

Another Amazing Vacation!

Reviewed By Tami - Phoenix, AZ | Traveled to Cancun ~ Quintana Roo ~ Mexico
Planned multiple vacations with Sandy now and each experience has been great! Attentive communication through each planning process. Will continue to book adventures with Sandy and refer friends/family to do the same :)
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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1 of 4 people found this review helpful

My first trip to Europe.

Reviewed By Unknown. - Mesa, AZ. | Traveled to
Sandy took the worry out of our trip. I had complete confidence that she would cover all the bases and she did. Thanks Sandy....
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0 of 3 people found this review helpful

Excellent European Cruise

Reviewed By Barcelona to Stockholm Cruise - Phoenix, AZ | Traveled to Europe
Sandy was very professional and and easy to work with. She responded to all our inquiries in a timely manner. If she did not know the answer to a question she immediately contacted the appropriate people to get us an answer. She is extremely knowledgeable and gives sound advice. I always felt like I could count on her to help us out if we encountered problems.
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4 of 11 people found this review helpful

Our new official travel agent!

Reviewed By Scott - Phoenix | Traveled to Cancun ~ Quintana Roo ~ Mexico
Friends of ours had a destination wedding, and used Sandy as their travel agent. Sandy arranged everything from booking, to payment, to sending travel docs. This was our first introduction to Sandy, and since everyone was to book thru her, we used Sandy. We didn't hear 1 complaint about the travel or hotel itineraries getting messed up. Out of a whole group, that's pretty good.

Well, she did such a great job, we decided to use her on our own to book a lengthy stay in Hawaii for another destination wedding. Again, no troubles, great communication, flights and documentation were spot on.

Lastly, another destination wedding to Cancun. This one was a little trickier since we were traveling internationally and my wife was using her passport with her maiden name on it. Sandy correctly booked the flights in her maiden name so the passport would be valid, and the hotel and ground transport in her married name. Perfect docs, and another flawless itinerary. She is now our go-to ag
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2 of 7 people found this review helpful

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Reviewed By Fuzzy - Queen Creek,AZ | Traveled to London ~ England ~ Europe
Did a wonderful job, and so patient no matter how many times we bugged her. But any buses and taxi takes for ever, lots and lots of traffic. The tube was the way to go then walk. This is for London. Thank You!!!!
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1 of 5 people found this review helpful

This Woman is GOOD

Reviewed By Genie in the Bottle - Arizona | Traveled to
Sandy has arranged several trips for us and coordinated other family and friends into the plans that made traveling a breeze. We are very happy with her knowledge, experience and friendliness. Thank You
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Planned for a brilliant execution of the trip

Reviewed By Harry - Tempe, Arizona | Traveled to
Sandy always puts together trips so well that you really don't worry about anything once you start the journey. If things don't go right she fixes them to the best of her ability and if you provide negative feedback about something that happens due to one of the service providers not living up to commitments, she goes after them. We've used Sandy for plenty of trips and will continue to do so because she makes it so easy.
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1 of 5 people found this review helpful

England Ireland New York

Reviewed By Krista - Arizona | Traveled to
Sandy had planned three or four trips for me to England Ireland and New York and has done an excellent job!!! I'm really excited to plan a trip to Italy in June 2017. I will be calling you soon!!!
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The Patient Planner

Reviewed By Ann - Santa Fe, NM | Traveled to
Sandy really made the planning for our trip to Costa Rica very easy and enjoyable. She patiently steered us through a myriad of choices, with expertise and good cheer. Everything went like clockwork once we got there. All the choices she suggested were just right and made for a great trip.
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"Down Under" because of Sandy

Reviewed By Kiwi Traveler - Daytona Beach, FL | Traveled to
I contacted Sandy when a local travel agent could not arrange a trip to New Zealand and Australia the way I wanted. Sandy listened to what I wanted to do and then made a suggestion or two because she had lived in Australia and the trip was booked within three days. No problems, no hassles all I had to do was pay for the journey and they wait for the day of departure.
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We always know we can depend on Sandy!

Reviewed By Renee - Mesa, AZ | Traveled to
Sandy is very knowledgeable about different options. She is very personable & eager to plan the trip you want. She listens & explains options very thoroughly. She has vast experience with her own travels. I know I can count on her to find the best options for our travels. We have used her several times to plan group cruises & have always had every detail & trip go smoothly. We have even called her last minute to book trips & she always does a great job!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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Sandy is awesome!

Reviewed By Ravery - Mesa AZ | Traveled to
So we have used Sandy several times for group travel and vacations. She is always right on top of things! Very pleasant to deal with.
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Working out the details with Sandy helped build the anticipation before the trip

Reviewed By Betsy - Mesa, AZ | Traveled to
Sandy is extremely knowledgeable and guided us through the maze of airlines and cruise lines to come up with the trip that worked for us to see both Australia and New Zealand on a floating 5-start hotel. Because we worked with her we had the added benefit of an on board travel agent who set up a behind the scenes tour of the ship's kitchen and a day trip in New Zealand. The agent was also available on board on the days we were at sea and gave us some very helpful hints. Sandy also took care of updating our passports which was a huge relief and pointed out the benefit of Global Entry. We are already working on two other trips with her!
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1 of 6 people found this review helpful

Sandy was very knowledgeable in arranging our tours!

Reviewed By k Hernando - Mesa AZ | Traveled to
We were looking to take a bus tour of the New England states during the Fall Foliage time. Sandy was able to narrow our choices by the criteria we wanted. We were very pleased with the results. Highly recommend Sandy and Desert Travel.
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0 of 5 people found this review helpful

Everything is taken care of and she even anticipates needs and solutions.

Reviewed By Jerry - Tucson,AZ | Traveled to
Sandy Widman is outstanding. We trust her completely both in our leisure and business travel. She is extremely responsive, knowlegable. always has great suggestions to make our travel comfortable, efficient and cost effective. We always tell friends who are thinking of traveling to use Sandy at Deseret Travel. Thank you
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2 of 10 people found this review helpful

Will & Wayne's Adventure

Reviewed By azwizzy - Phoenix, AZ | Traveled to Playa Del Carmen ~ Quintana Roo ~ Mexico
Everything went smoothly for me personally. It's the second trip she's set up to this resort and the price was reasonable.
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