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Tara Horton

Clearwater, Florida Travel Agent

An independent agent with Nexion, LLC in Irving, TX, a Travel Leaders Network affiliate agency

Cruise Specialist & Tropical Destination Expert

Passionate about travel from a young age, I decided to become a vacation planner when I realized how much I enjoyed answering the travel questions of my friends and family members.

Since that day five years ago, I've enjoyed sending my clients on a wide array of vacations and hearing about their adventures after they return. Although I enjoy planning a variety of vacations, I am especially passionate about tropical excursions.

The vast majority of my personal trips involve lounging on the beach or by the pool with a drink in hand. From all-inclusive resort visits to cruises, I love to soak up the sun while learning about the world's most beautiful destinations. Some of my favorite vacations have been:

  • Tahiti
  • French Polynesia, where I stayed in over water bungalows
  • Various All-inclusive resorts & cruises

As a dedicated travel agent, my goal is to allow all of my clients to enjoy the peace and comfort that I have been so fortunate to experience during my many international excursions. Each vacationer has a different goal in mind, but for those yearning to spend time on the beach or in the midst of super luxurious accommodations, I can offer a wealth of information based on my own satisfying journeys.

I also enjoy researching locations that I have not yet had the opportunity to visit on my own -- and I believe that my clients can benefit from the extensive background knowledge I provide.

My Reviews

9 of 14 people found this review helpful

She handled everything for us

Reviewed By Lucy - New Port Richey, FL | Traveled to
Tara was a wonderful travel agent. She booked an entire cruise for 14 people and everything went smoothly.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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7 of 12 people found this review helpful

Trip to Greece

Reviewed By Happy traveler - Florida | Traveled to
Tara worked with us got the best prices for our trip , after we booked when she was away on vacation. She made sure she was in contact with eaven when we were in Greece . I would highly recommend Tara as a Travel Agent . i will keep her as my Agent and pass her around to all my friends , out of all the Agents we were in contact and talked with I am proud to say tara is one of the Best .
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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5 of 10 people found this review helpful

She makes me look good to my VP's in my company

Reviewed By Linda - Florida | Traveled to
My job is to schedule travel for many to many different places and Ms Horton has taken hours off my plate. I could not do my job without her. As for personal she always books me within my price range at really nice places I never doubt I will be pleased.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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4 of 8 people found this review helpful

minimal work

Reviewed By kb - | Traveled to
When you go on vacation sometimes the planning is the worst part, read this review, check this price, measure that distance. We did that on or first cruise and it was so much easier to have someone else do it the next go around AND get you a better deal than the first cruise. I had lots of questions and Tara was very patient and super responsive, so responsive that I even missed her email back to me thinking she may reach me the next day or so instead of less than an hour later. It was great to know she was there to fully help. She always made great recommendations . For me, vacation means less worry, more fun, and memorable, and that's how I prefer my planning experience. That is what Tara provides. And she even checked on me post vacation to ma :) e sure my vacation hangover wasn't too bad.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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6 of 13 people found this review helpful

Tara is the best!

Reviewed By Kristy - Boston, MA | Traveled to
Tara has been planning my trips for years and I wouldn't go anywhere else. She's easy, knowledgeable and fun to work with. I feel like I always get the best bang for my buck. I come back from vacation looking forward to booking my next one.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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5 of 11 people found this review helpful

Tara made my trip wonderful!!!!!

Reviewed By RGRMERC - Florida | Traveled to
Tara,was so helpful in my obtaining a ticket to go back to Panama,her understanding of the country and flight schedule enabled me to have a great trip back after 25 years!!!!!!!!I will continue to use Tara in the future!!!!Her sincere effort to obtain a flight on my denmanding schedule was much appreciated!!!!In a day and age when many don't take pride in what they do she is the best!!!!!Paul mercer(727)409-1585
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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0 of 2 people found this review helpful

My Wonderful Vacation

Reviewed By Markas W. - Tampa, Fl | Traveled to Playa Del Carmen ~ Quintana Roo ~ Mexico
My experience with Tara was nothing short of a dream come true. I was getting stressed out searching for places on my own about where to go for me and my wife's anniversary. I got Tara's contact information from a friend and decided to give her a call, since I never used a travel agent before. That one phone call changed my views about planning for a vacation. Tara was extremely nice,courteous and showed great patience. Talking to her, we narrowed down a location in Mexico, and she emailed me different resorts she heard that were real nice. She stayed in contact the whole time throughout the process and even before we left, she sent me a very nice text. Everything was taken care of as soon as we touched down. She even arranged transfer pickup from the airport to the resort. Our vacation was simply marvelous. Tara is now my go-to travel agent and I will let everyone know that is looking for a vacation to contact her. She is the best!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Tara Horton responded:
Thank you for your kind words. It was a pleasure working with you and I'm so happy that your trip was a memorable one!
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0 of 2 people found this review helpful

The trip of a lifetime

Reviewed By Steve and Carol - Tarpon Springs, Fla | Traveled to Alaska ~ USA
It was a pleasure having Tara as my travel agent. She responded to all my questions and concerns no matter the time of day/night. Tara also went the extra mile to find us a group rate so our trip was more affordable which allowed us to participate in extra excursions.

It was an added surprise when we arrived in our cabin and there were chocolate covered strawberries and a kind not "welcome aboard". If that wasn't' enough, she included additional on-board credit so we could use for what ever we wanted.

Tara makes an exceptional travel agent due to her extensive travel portfolio.
You know with confidence that she can tell you what to expect since she has actually gone to that destination and can share her experiences. !
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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5 of 12 people found this review helpful

Excellent Travel Agent!

Reviewed By Cindy E. - Riverview, Florida | Traveled to
Tara is the great travel agent. She provides you with the perfect amount of guidance and advice when booking a vacation through her. I am always confident that she has my best interest in mind when helping me.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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4 of 10 people found this review helpful

Tara is so knowledgeable and efficient!!

Reviewed By Chrstine H - St. Petersburg, FL | Traveled to
Tara has assisted my family with booking several trips throughout the US and internationally. She has assisted us with every facet of the trip from flights, hotels, car rental and excursions. I have never been disappointed. She does her research, is super reliable, and so fun to work with!!.She gets as excited about your trip as you do!! I have and will continue to recommend her to friends.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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0 of 3 people found this review helpful

For the Time of your LIfe!

Reviewed By RedHart12 - Tampa, FL | Traveled to Europe
Tara Horton of Live to Travel is a wonderful travel consultant. She is very knowledgeable regarding any type of travel method you choose - ocean, river, or land cruise. She also does an amazing job of organizing independent travel wherein every detail from portal to portal is covered. After one trip that has been planned by Tara you will never again go through the arduous task of arranging your own travel. I really love the fact that Tara is conscious of your budget constraints and does not try to up sell your trip. She works very diligently to secure the best available for the money you have to spend. She also contacts her clients when amazing travel deals, such as airfare, are offered. I have never had that experience with any other individual in the travel industry. I highly recommend Tara for all your travel needs!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Tara Horton responded:
Thank you so much for the kind review. I appreciate your confidence in my travel planning.
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4 of 11 people found this review helpful

She made everything easy and fun even before she sent us on a PERFECT vacation!

Reviewed By Jen and Pat - Land O' Lakes, FL | Traveled to
Tara is extremely knowledgable and experienced. She anticipated our questions before we even asked (and believe me, we had a lot of questions!) and was very quick to respond with accurate information. She arranged upgrades and other amenities for us that were complete surprises and made every aspect of our vacation better! Without her insider knowledge and all her hard work, this was not a vacation we even would have dreamed we could ever afford. Without a doubt, we will ALWAYS work with Tara for all of our travel needs!! We are already eagerly anticipating our next trip!!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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3 of 9 people found this review helpful

stress free

Reviewed By mike - dunedin florida | Traveled to
going on vacation can be a complete stressful disaster, whether it be family or the kids. tara takes all of your worries and put them to bed. the most complete travel agent I've ever worked with the
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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3 of 9 people found this review helpful

Amazing

Reviewed By Mike W. - United States | Traveled to
Tara has consistently delivered amazing vacations that are competitively priced and she is so quick with her responses. I have suggested to other friends and family and I believe she has a real gift.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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5 of 13 people found this review helpful

Booking our vacation was effortless

Reviewed By Bender - Clearwater FL | Traveled to
We were recommended to Tara Horton from a friend. All I had to do was make one phone call to her with the date and location of where we wanted to go. Tara found us a great price at an all inclusive resort in the Dominican Republic. Our plane tickets, itinerary, transportation vouchers, etc were all emailed to me. A five minute phone call was all it took to get our dream vacation planned. Forget browsing all the .com sites for two hours trying to find the best deal. Although I did this as well, and couldn't find a rate that even came close to the one that Tara was able to provide us. Travel made easy. This is how I will book all vacations from now on.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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4 of 12 people found this review helpful

She was kind, professional and efficient and made adjustments to suit our budget.

Reviewed By Jillian - Florida | Traveled to
Would definitely recommend using Tara for your next trip! She made it happen and stayed within our budget! She also went above and beyond, using all the resources and knowledge she has to save us money.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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4 of 12 people found this review helpful

Outstanding Travel Agent!!!

Reviewed By Jarrett - Tampa, FL | Traveled to
Tara Horton put together a short notice 4 day Bahamas Cruise for me and my friends. Very knowledgeable, and professional. I will be using her again!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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3 of 10 people found this review helpful

She is great in times of leisure and emergency

Reviewed By Cheryl and Roy - Clearwater, Florida | Traveled to
Tara planned a "trip of a lifetime" to Europe for us. She handled every detail with ease and involved us in the decision making process. Everything she planned for us was exceptional. Her own interest in and love for travel inspires her to learn everything she can about the destinations and about the best hotels and experiences at those destinations. Tara also assisted us with travel during a family emergency. Within a matter of minutes, she made our airline and car rental reservations. She has assisted us on other ocassions as well. There is simply no better person to call upon for your travel arrangements.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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3 of 10 people found this review helpful

Awesome Travel Agent!

Reviewed By Jen C. - Trinity, Florida | Traveled to
Tara is an awesome travel agent who knows her stuff! She made planning my cruise very easy and gave us very good advice. We had an amazing time! I will definitely be booking with her in the future!!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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1 of 6 people found this review helpful

She put together a wonderful trip twice!

Reviewed By BJ - Tampa, FL | Traveled to
Tara is amazing to work with. I had a request and she took care of it. Such a joy.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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5 of 14 people found this review helpful

A great wealth of information!

Reviewed By Brenda - Atlanta | Traveled to
Tara is the only one I will trust with my travel plans. She is extremely prompt and courteous and has helpful information about any travel destination about which I've inquired. You can tell this is her passion and she enjoys the service she provides. I would highly recommend her!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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4 of 13 people found this review helpful

She's the Wizard of Flight!

Reviewed By Dr. Squat - Safeway Harbor, FL | Traveled to
I had a very complex trip to make to japan, Okinawa, back to japan and was unable to come even close to getting it right, with all the connections, plane changes, etc. Turned it over to Tara, and in an hour or two I had it sitting in my computer! Then I had her add a colleague who lives in Dallas. It was a nightmare of tangled spaghetti to me, But a simple breeze to Tara. I have more trips coming up, and she's now my go-to person for planning!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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4 of 13 people found this review helpful

She's always on it!

Reviewed By Jennifer - Tampa, Florida | Traveled to
Tara is always there when you need her for travel plans. She is a trusted professional who knows her travel. We've enlisted her several times to help us find flights, hotels and great ideas. I highly recommend her, whether you are making a quick trip or a memorable vacation. In addition, on one of our vacations, we had a family emergency and had to get back to Tampa from Puerto Rico. She immediately dropped everything and helped us secure flights to make it home. You can always count on her!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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3 of 11 people found this review helpful

#1 TRAVEL AGENT!!

Reviewed By Karen Aranda - Orlando, Florida | Traveled to
Tara is absolutely AMAZING!! She responded to my questions immediately! We are traveling with a large group and she was organized, and made it stress free for me, basically took care of everything! She's the best!!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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4 of 13 people found this review helpful

So lucky to have found Tara

Reviewed By Ophy - Seffner, fl | Traveled to
Tara has planned several long trips for me, as well as, shorter trips, day trips and has been able to answer questions regarding future trips. She is very knowledgeable and very motivated. Travel is exciting for her, and she will pass this on to you
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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1 of 8 people found this review helpful

Simplified planning

Reviewed By P.C. - Naples, Florida | Traveled to
Tara helped me coordinate my plans to join my family for a cruise, after the other family members had made their reservations. Due to Tara's efforts I was able to get a cabin next to family members, even though I book after they did. It was my first cruise and I had some questions and a few minor concerns, however, with Tara's assistance everything was seamless. I plan on utilizing Tara's services in the future and would not hesitate to recommend her to others. Great Trip!!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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2 of 10 people found this review helpful

Great for vacation rentals

Reviewed By Maddie M - Naples | Traveled to
We had a complex family reunion. People coming from many different cities. We had various budget ranges. Tara arranged an affordable vacation rental that worked for all. She sold us very affordable insurance from CSA TRAVEL PROTECTION that covered accidental property damages and saved us $1000s. We never thought of it.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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3 of 12 people found this review helpful

Excellent service

Reviewed By Josh Bryant - Fort Worth, TX | Traveled to
I was very picky and Tara worked double time to make sure all my needs were met! I will be using her again
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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3 of 12 people found this review helpful

Trustworthy and Very Professional

Reviewed By Lillian Boyanton - Palmetto, FL | Traveled to
Tara is my go to agent when I travel. I know I can trust her judgement making traveling desicions for me and my whole family. She's always there when I need her traveling advice no matter what. I would refer her services to everyone. I guarantee you she will take care of you. It's always a pleasure booking my trips through her. Her professionalism and knowledge in this business makes my traveling stress free. Thank you Tara for always exceeding our expectations and going above and beyond to make our travel process so amazing. Can't wait to book our next one :)
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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2 of 10 people found this review helpful

European Vacation

Reviewed By CLJ - Mpls MN | Traveled to
Tara helped us plan 2 separate trips to Europe and she is fast, responsive and knowledgeable. We gave her an outline of what we wanted to do and by the next day she would have hotel and tour choices for us. She was conscious of our budget as well. We would definitely recommend her services!
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3 of 12 people found this review helpful

She is the greatest!

Reviewed By shika - Riverview, FL | Traveled to
My family and I have used Tara for many vacation planning sessions/bookings. It's so refreshing to have a travel agent that knows her stuff, but can also find you some of the best deals around. I know with Tara we won't end up in one of those bad hotels/Mr. Obvious commercials.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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4 of 14 people found this review helpful

She took ALL the stress out of planning a vacation!

Reviewed By Stacy - Florida | Traveled to
Amazing service and everything went so smoothly on the vacation. So glad I used a travel agent and most of all so glad it was Tara. Looking forward to planning the next vacation with her.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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3 of 12 people found this review helpful

So thankful we used Tara. Gave so many helpfuk tips.

Reviewed By Racheal - Tampa, Florida | Traveled to
What a great travel agent that knows her stuff. I would definitely recommend for to anyone looking to have a wonderful vacation.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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2 of 10 people found this review helpful

Excellent! !!!!!

Reviewed By Miss Kali - New Port Richey, FL | Traveled to
Tara was extremely knowledgeable and helpful. She made me feel comfortable. I feel as though she took the time to get me the best possible rate for my trip.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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1 of 9 people found this review helpful

she worked up a Great Hawaii trip made it very easy

Reviewed By fedmons - Florida | Traveled to
She works very hard we changed are plans so many times and she was a awesome to work with will work with her again and I tell friends about her to and send them to her
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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1 of 9 people found this review helpful

She made the trip organized, fun and informative

Reviewed By Georgene - Tampa, FL | Traveled to
Tara is a very very efficient, informative and the best travel agent I have ever had. She goes the extra mile to make sure that your trip is fun, well organized and goes smooth. We traveled for the first time to Europe and each hotel, flight and adventure was well planned and fantastic. we highly recommend her to book your travel to anywhere. She has also booked our upcoming trip to Italy and Switzerland and everything she has done has been so professional. she is outstanding!!!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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1 of 10 people found this review helpful

Wonderful Travel Agent

Reviewed By Sheryl - Dunedin, Florida | Traveled to
Tara is a wonderful travel agent to work with. She really cares about finding and booking the right vacation for your family. We have used Tara several times now to book cruises for our family. She has taken the time to find the right cruise at the price that we can afford. She takes great care on making sure that all of the details are taken care of so that we can enjoy a wonderful vacation. Thank you Tara for all of your wonderful help.
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0 of 9 people found this review helpful

Last minute planning-Tara always comes through for us!

Reviewed By Kim - Tampa FL. | Traveled to
Tara has taken care of our family close to a dozen times .If it's just us two looking to have an adult weekend getaway or a family-friendly vacation time Tara always Offers great options. She definitely goes above and beyond. Quick to respond quick to plan. Love love love it! Ty again.
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