Active & Adventure Specialist AK FL HI
I love scuba diving the Palancar Reef in Cozumel, the shark dive at Sandals Grand Bahamian and diving with the turtles and 8ft eagle reys at Sandals Barbados, Water skiing at Sandals Antigua and at home. Trekking the Black Forest and biking on Ama Cruises and swimming with the Seals and Whale Sharks on Uncruise in the Sea of Cortez. My bucket list contains trekking Machu Pichu, skiing the Alps and diving the Great Barrior Reef.
My Areas of Expertise
We met a couple in Houston, and they were headed to Los Cabos on the same cruise we were going on. Un-Cruise on The Sea of Cortez.
In Los Cabo we were met by a representative who guided us to our transfers and they took the 4 for us to the... Read more from my Un-Cruise Sea of Cortez story.
We flew with United on a Boeing 767-300, ECONOMY now has leg room, my 6'5" son would have been very comfortable. We flew into Amsterdam, caught the Ama bus to the AmaSonato, a beautiful ship, with a heated pool, an elevator, walking track and large chess board. The food was the... Read more from my Ama Waterways Rhine River Cruise story.
After our Ama Waterways cruise, our Foreign Exchange Son picked us up in Basil Switzerland and took us through the Black Forest.
We saw Frieburg, where he attended college. A great town for shopping and a park to hike in right in the middle of town. Great view from the top, well... Read more from my Hike and Drive throught the Black Forest story.
Wonderful Alaska Adventure
Thank you so very much for your review. I really appreciate it and am so glad you had a great trip. I look forward to working with you in the future.
This was the best vacation - unil the next one!
Thank you so much for you kind words. I have enjoyed working with you and am so glad your trip was a success.
Our first time in Cozumel
Thank you so much for your review. I really appreciate it. I'm glad everything went smoothly for you, due to inclement weather and other circumstances it doesn't always go the way you want it too. I'm glad yours went well. Thank you, have a blessed day,
4 Fabulous Vacations and counting.....
Thank you, that is so sweet. It is always such a pleasure working with you and your family. I am glad you have enjoyed them as much as I have enjoyed putting them together for you. Thanks again, Penny
Simply the BEST
I will also note when she takes me on, she knows its is not going to be easy. I like to change plans on her generally AFTER booking! She has never complained or been rude to me. She also takes into consideration the fact that we have a special needs son when she builds or vacations! I simply cannot put into words how amazing it is to have a travel agent as kind and considerate and frugal as Penny!! LOVE her!!
Aww! Thank you, that is so kind, it is always a pleasure to work with you, I enjoy your enthusiasm and love for life.
I really can’t think of anything that you didn’t do. We are so thankful we went through you! Definitely made things go smoothly!
And for the property, it was great. No complaints or surprises at all.
Thank you again for everything!
Great, I am so glad you enjoyed it. Thank you for letting me know.
Macey, Thank you so much for your review. I really appreciate it.
Alaska an absolute success
We could not have been more pleased with our Alaska Holland America experience! The professionalism and attention to detail by Holland America while meeting all our travel needs, made our choice to see Alaska an absolute success! We would highly recommend seeing Alaska by land and by sea!. Our train excursion was fantastic and our on board ship experience was excellent. Service was fantastic along with the finest food and high quality on board entertainment. It will go down for both of us as time well spent together as we explored a fascinating and beautiful land.
Thank you for your professional expertise and personal approach in helping us plan our great adventure to Alaska!
David and Janice Berrong
I am so glad you had a great trip and created memories to last a lifetime. Thank you for your kind words.
Trip of a lifetime!
Thank you, glad you had a good time.
Hurricane Harvey didn’t disappoint us!
Penny also takes care of all the little details so we don’t have too!
Last year our trip coincided with the hurricane. Penny has a backup plan too. Within an hour we had re-booked our trip.
Thank you, I appreciate your review. Unfortunately life does happen, such as Hurricane Harvey. It is so much easier to let an agent take care of the stress when it does happen and not have to take care of it yourself.
The best trip of our lives!!
Thank you for your wonderful review. You are always such a joy to talk to and work with.
Great holiday trip
Thank you so much, I appreciate your review.
A trip to remember!!
That is so sweet, thank you so much for your kind words. I'm so glad you all had a great trip!
An international excursion
Oh, Buff, what a wonderful review. Thank you, it is my pleasure to be able to serve you and our community.
First trip to the Bahamas.
Thank you so much for your review. It is always a pleasure to work with you and your group. Thank you, have a blessed day,
Great service every time!
Thank you, I appreciate your review.
Our Cruise on the St Lawrence River
Cynthia, Thank you so much for your wonderful comments. I really appreciate it.
Thank you so much, I really appreciate your comments!
Awesome Girls Trip!
Thank you so much, that is so nice. I have loved working with you too.
Judy, Thank you so much, I really appreciate you letting me know. I always enjoy working with all of you too.
Penny helped us plan the best trip of our lives.
Harvey, What a nice thing to say. It is always a pleasure to work with you and your wife. Thank you, I really appreciate it! Penny
My granddaughters first Caribbian Trip!
Thank you so much for you kind words. I really appreciate it.
Our family vacation was wonderful!
Thank you so much, I really appreciate your review. I always enjoy working with you - Penny
Love all the trips Penny has helped us book!
Thank you, so much it is always a pleasure to work with you all too.
On my way to Anchorage. There are no words for me to tell you how much I appreciate all you have done working up this trip. Pretty emotional and overwhelming but everybody is so nice everything is done for me. Thank you Penny ...you are amazing at your job but more than that, I’m so glad I know you personally. Love you sweet girl
50th Anniversary Trip
Penny, We just returned from Nashville, TN. You took care of us when we couldn't make the trip to Phoenix, AZ with the church group. The "A" tickets on Southwest were really great. Calling 24 hours in advance was terrific. Our seats and loading went very smooth even our close call in St. Louis where had only about 30 minutes to exchange planes was easy. We would travel Southwest in the future. We had an amazing 50th wedding anniversary and it all started with you! Thank you so very much!
Alaska Family Cruise
Good Morning Penny, I wanted to drop you a quick note to let you know how much we all enjoyed the Alaskan Cruise. Thank you so very much for all of your help in making the trip go so smoothly. My parents had all good compliments about you and how efficient you were at taking extra care of them. Thank you so very much Penny!
I just want to tell you thank you for booking our trip to Punta Cana. Your attention to detail made a difference and made this our best vacation by far. First, the fact that you recommended the ocean view as opposed to garden view as the rest of the group did, was very appreciated! Enjoying our coffee in the morning and wine in the evening with a view of the ocean was amazing. Second, we had 11 other people taking this trip, the rest of them coming from Las Vegas. You were the only agent that informed us of the $10 travel card to get into DR. After seeing the line when we got to the airport of those who hadn't purchased in advance, we were truly grateful. The transport service was great and added to our carefree vacation. We have taken a cruise every year for the last 3 that we booked directly through Carnival. After this experience and your professional touch, we will contact you for any future vacations. Thank you again for helping make our vacation so spectacular!
NY Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade
In November, my family (5 adults) visited New York City to watch the Macy Day Parade. It was wonderful! We owe many thanks to Penny Carpenter, TL Travel Specialist for superb travel plans. I highly recommend allowing Penny to plan your next vacation or get away. Penny was a delight to work with and gave us such good information in planning our trip and our itinerary, which was set up perfectly. Our stay in New York was absolutely delightful. Lodging accommodations were friendly, kind, willing to assist and clean. She gave us detailed, useful advice before going, including best safety measures while there. I was so impressed with her dedication and professionalism! She loves assisting individuals planning a miraculous tip and her enthusiasm really showed. I would book a trip with her again anytime.
Sandals Grande Antigua Wedding/honeymoon
Penny, We just wanted to let you know that everything was perfect for our wedding/honeymoon. We were very pleased and impressed with the accommodations at the resort. They were all nothing less than first class. Everywhere plus the process we went through was as smooth as planned. We can't thank you enough for making our wedding/honeymoon a dream to remember for years to come. I have already told people that you are the best and are very helpful and I recommend you above all others. Thanks Again, Joe Don and Robin
London and Germany
Thank you so much for the wonderful 2 weeks in Europe. It couldn’t have been better. Alvin & Donna
Thank you so much for arranging this trip of a Lifetime. Love Paul & Hong
What a beautiful trip! Thank you for all the work & planning to make it happen. We are going home with some great memories. Joe & Sandra
It was great, but then we had to come home. Jay & Kelli
Alaska Land and Cruise
Thank you for helping us with another wonderful trip? Mike, Sue, Leanne & Trevor
14 satisfied people – another trip well done, Thanks Charles & Kay