Vernon Hills, Illinois Travel Agent
Family Vacation Specialist
Am I the travel specialist your looking for? Let's find out!
I could spend an extensive amount of time outlining my credentials but they read like most other professionals do. I'll give you the long and short of it so we can focus on what I do for you!
I love to travel but who doesn't. I vacationed with my family growing up and I made vacations an important part of my family as an adult. I personally understand how important the investment of time and money is in a vacation. Which is why after my daughter was born I ventured into the professional side of travel. Like most people I assumed if I had experienced a destination or vacation I could book and plan other peoples trips. After all people are doing it themselves online anyway and I had first hand vacation experience- I would be great at it! Well yes and no I found out there is so much more to professionally booking and planning travel than I could imagine. So I decided to focus on booking and planning just a few select destinations which is how I became a "Family Travel Specialist". I've been booking and planning family vacations for over 8 years now and I can't imagine doing anything else. Also not all travel agents or specialists are created equal. It is important for you to know when you've found the right one for your trip. So let's find out if that is me!
Are you planning a "family vacation"? I define family as 2 to 44 people that you would like to or are forced by blood relation, marriage or personal relationship to travel with in the near future. Are you looking for a Hawaii, Southern California, Florida, river cruise or sea cruise vacation. These are what I specialize in and my expertise is in creating the right vacation experience for you and your family. Families are like finger prints no two are alike and neither are their vacations. I ask questions and take many things into consideration that you might not have realized could have a great impact on your trip. I take into account any special needs a family may have everything from special diets to handicapped accessible rooms and flights. I take into account any possible travel benefits you may have with a credit card partner or if you are a preferred frequent guest member with hotel or resort. Now I don't redeem or book your travel for frequent flyer miles or hotel reward points. I look for any special promotions or opportunities that would be available to you that I can book as a travel partner. This lends to getting you the best price for your vacation. Speaking of price I don't charge planning fee's as long as the trip is booked with me. A travel specialist equity is in their knowledge and they are paid a commission by hotels, resorts and cruise lines to apply that professional knowledge in the form of reservations. When I work with complex travel reservations I may need to charge a research, cancellation or planning fee. This is does not apply to all travel reservations I make. So this is for the most part what I do and what I can do for you in booking your vacation.
Now let's talk about what I can do for you in the planning and traveling part of your vacation. I don't just make your reservation, take your payments and send you on your way! Because I specialize and my focus is on your entire vacation experience not just your booking experience. I provide you with all the answers to the questions you never knew to ask! I'm up to date on changes and processes that happen after the latest travel guides were printed. As a specialist I want to do my best to make sure you don't have "I wish I knew" moments. I want to provide you with all the tips and tricks that will enhance your experience and make it feel seamless.
I hope you'll consider me for your upcoming vacation!
Your Family Travel Specialist
Why book with a travel specialist.
Lara booked it, I packed!
Did you know that people review 38 different travel websites before booking a vacation? Data shows 66% of people looking for travel on-line feel overwhelmed by the amount information available. Travel information like everything else on-line today can be very complicated. It is hard sometimes to know who your actually making your reservation with let alone if it was the best option for you. A travel professional and more specifically a travel specialist is what you need today to protect your time and investment in your vacation. Book your vacation with a travel specialist who is focused on the type of vacation or destination you're looking for. It's not just about trip price its about the value, security and assurance behind that price.
Lara is wonderful!!
Thank you it was fun helping you plan this fun trip and keep on running!
Stress-free vacation planning
I'm glad that we got to make the planning fun so everyone could have a wonderful time!
Lara was wonderful planning our trip. We had the best time. It was flawless.
So glad that your first visit was magical and fun!
What a fun trip without all the work of planning!
I'm glad to hear that you got to enjoy your vacation and not worry about anything but having fun!
AMAZING Help with Disney!!
Thank you, I've really enjoyed planning all of your trips over the past few years! It so much fun seeing the girls grow up and enjoying all of the places they visit.
Lara is the best!
Brian, your family is always a pleasure to help. I enjoy finding that special something that I know you will all like.
She got the best for us and she really cares about her clients
Thank you Peter, I hope that Judith enjoyed her first visit!
Stress Free Vacation Planning
Thank you, so happy to help your family have a great trip!
Thank you, I had a great time helping you plan your Disney trip and can't wait to help you plan another vacation!