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Mary Yohannan

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Travel Agent
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Mary Yohannan

Mary Yohannan

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Travel Agent
Life is Better Traveling, LLC, a Travel Leaders Network affiliate agency
Years of Experience: 10
108 Reviews | 100% Recommended
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Award Winning Travel Agent

Mary is a two time Magellan Award Winning travel agency owner who started Life is Better Traveling as a travel agency standing for authenticity, love, and integrity. She has been in the travel industry for many years and uses her own personal travel experiences, including having traveled to over 22 countries on 4 continents, in helping plan amazing vacations for her clients. Mary is a Certified Travel Associate (CTA) with the Travel Institute, the only recognized institute for travel agents to prove their level of expertise. She strongly believes in continual education to ensure she stays on top of the latest information.

My Travel Specialties

American River Cruises, Stay Stateside!

River Boat, Pixabay
Maybe getting onto a big ocean liner cruise is something that doesn't appeal to you right now.  May be you want to be around others who have the same mindset, let's stay safe.  This is great time to stay stateside and... Read more from my American River Cruises, Stay Stateside! bio.

European River Cruises

One of our groups enjoying the lounge of the ship
A European River Cruise is one of my favorite things to help plan for my clients.  These cruise ships are absolutely beautiful inside.  Extra large staterooms, heated bathroom floors, in-room entertainment, spas and fitness center, and even a pool on the... Read more from my European River Cruises bio.

Universal is SOOOO EPIC!

Horror NIghts are AMAZING!
My family and I absolutely love Universal not just for the Harry Potter sections, but there is something for everyone.  Whether you are 80 years old and love Dr. Seuss, or are 16 years old and love DC Comics, there is... Read more from my Universal is SOOOO EPIC! bio.

Authorized Disney Vacation Planner

We are always goofing around..LOL!
Walt Disney World and Disneyland are two of the most magical places on earth.  Every time I am in WDW I get that feeling of relaxation when I walk into Epcot and hear that space age music.  When I walk down... Read more from my Authorized Disney Vacation Planner bio.

Award-Winning Customized European Travel Agent

Cheers to an AMAZING vacation ahead!
Is it difficult for you to weed through all the information and reviews on the Internet? Do you struggle with everyone around you telling where you “need to go” so you feel overwhelmed?  Do you wish that someone with expertise would... Read more from my Award-Winning Customized European Travel Agent bio.

Two words describe Italy: FOOD & HISTORY

When in Rome...
Italy maybe known for the wine, but you will for sure leave Italy remembering the beautiful sites and friendly people.  Whether you are traveling to the lake region of Italy or the Amalfi coast, there is something for everyone to see... Read more from my Two words describe Italy: FOOD & HISTORY bio.

Budapest, Hungary, a BUCKET LIST CITY!!!

At Fisherman's Bastion
Budapest is my personal FAVORITE city in the whole world.  There are so many amazing sites to see but the architecture is like nothing you have ever seen. If you are thinking of visiting the city either for a few days before... Read more from my Budapest, Hungary, a BUCKET LIST CITY!!! bio.

Eating our way through Greece & the Greek Islands!

We missed the Gods.  Maybe next time.
I always get asked which parts of Greece are worth seeing.  Well, that is a tough questions because there is so much to see not only on the mainland of Greece but all the islands too!  This is where I come... Read more from my Eating our way through Greece & the Greek Islands! bio.

3 Different Languages all in one trip, Switzerland

Loved the view from Jungfraujoch, breath-taking!
Switzerland has so much to offer from skiing, hiking, amazing rail adventures, and even river cruises.  Because there is so much to see in this country, I took 10 days to go around.  Seeing the whole country and really getting to... Read more from my 3 Different Languages all in one trip, Switzerland bio.

Romania, Did it! Dracula was seen!

One of the most amazing castles I have ever seen!
One of the most memorable trips that my husband and I ever took wasr through Romania.  We did a Dracula tour around Halloween.  It was just me, my husband, and our driver.  We started in Bucharest and worked our way through... Read more from my Romania, Did it! Dracula was seen! bio.

Didn't see Nessie, maybe the next trip to Scotland

Loving Edinburgh Castle
Scotland has my second favorite city that I have visited in Europe, Edinburgh.  Edinburgh is rich in history and there is so many amazing things to see including all those Close.   One thing that I find is that you may not... Read more from my Didn't see Nessie, maybe the next trip to Scotland bio.

Didn't catch a leprechaun but enjoyed the beer!

Guinness in the Sky Lounge
Ireland is just a short trip from the US.  This country is full of lush landscapes and dramatic cliffs.  No matter where in Ireland you travel, you are sure to find something that will make you say..Beautiful! My favorite part of Ireland... Read more from my Didn't catch a leprechaun but enjoyed the beer! bio.

I LOVED Vienna in Austria, and so will you!

Night time is Beautiful!  Photo: LiBT copyright
Vienna, Austria is one of my personal FAVORITE cities in the whole world to visit at Christmas time. The Christmas market back drop is amazing and I absolutely love tasting the  hot wines and eating anything slathered in Nutella! There are so... Read more from my I LOVED Vienna in Austria, and so will you! bio.

Walking in the footsteps of history, WOW!

We just loved the London Eye
London is a big city with a lot of hotels.  Not sure which sections of London you want to stay in?  Thinking of going to England but not sure which cities to see besides London?  Not sure if you want to... Read more from my Walking in the footsteps of history, WOW! bio.

CERTIFICATES & AWARDS

Amawaterways Specialist
Disney College of Knowledge
Magellan Award Winner 2018 & 2019
Universal Orlando Resort Specialist
Authorized Disney Vacation Planner
CTA Certification - The Travel Institute
Travel Institute - Travel Agent Profiency exam
Penns Foster - Travel and Tourism Certification
Authorized Disney Vacantion Planner

My Travel Stories

Table Talk with a Travel Agent: WDW 2020 New Things Coming 7 more
Table Talk with a Travel Agent: WDW 2020 New Things Coming
Table Talk with a Travel Agent: Universal Overview
Table Talk with a Travel Agent: Universal Premier Hotels
Why Plan your Next Vacation with a Travel Agent
Pompeii is amazing!
Italy Fun
Looking for Nessie at Loch Ness
Great Britain (England, Scotland Wales)

My Reviews

Rating: 5 108 Reviews | 100% Recommended

We're sticking with Mary!

Reviewed By Janikens - Pittsburgh, PA | Traveled to Italy ~ Europe
My husband and I are in the "thinking" stages of going to Italy next year. We called Mary and had a wonderful conversation with her about this trip. She listened carefully, and she took her time with us. Within a week or two (we're not in a hurry), she sent us a detailed package well within our price range. We haven't committed yet as some other things have come up in our lives, but when we take this dream trip, we'll be back in touch with Mary!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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Disney!

Reviewed By Jdixon612 - Ambridge, PA | Traveled to
Mary did a fabulous job planning my family's first trip to Disney!!! She got us the best deal possible, recommended great places to eat, and best rides to ride. She was there every step of the way to answer any questions we had - which were alot! I couldn't have survived the trip without her! We will definitely use Mary for all of our traveling needs!!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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An Amazing Trip

Reviewed By rebecca - West Mifflin, PA | Traveled to Orlando ~ Florida ~ USA
Working with Mary Yohannan was a wonderful experience. She did everything to make sure our trip was smooth and relaxing. We had a unexpected health issue a few weeks before the trip. Mary looked into all options to help in the hard situation. She also let helped us arrange a last minute scooter that was a life saver. I would highly recommend Mary for any travel arrange you may need. I look forward to working with her again on our next vacation.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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Fantastic family trip to Italy

Reviewed By Toni - Pittsburgh, PA | Traveled to Italy ~ Europe
Mary arranged our family trip to Italy, and I couldn't be happier! I never could have planned such a wonderful trip on my own. Mary helped determine what places and attractions were most important to us, and the locations and kinds of hotels we needed. She arranged flights, hotels, transfers, ferries, tours, private guides, attraction tickets, contacts, anything. Everything was great, and it was reassuring to know I could call her if things went wrong.

We wanted to visit an out-of-the-way island in the off-season to see where my grandfather grew up. Very few people there spoke any English. No hotels were open during the off-season, and the ferries to and from the island were limited, but Mary was able to make it happen.

I have not used a travel agent in the past, but after this experience, I’ll always call Mary for international travel, and probably for adventurous domestic travel too. It was wonderful to have someone else handle all the details, so I could just relax and en
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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Ireland Adventure

Reviewed By Barbara and Lee Murray - Appleton, WI | Traveled to Ireland ~ Europe
We became aware of Mary when she arranged for some travel for our family in Italy last year. My husband and I are frequent travelers and have always preferred cruising but Ireland was on our ‘bucket list’ so when we saw that she had arranged one, we looked at the itinerary and consulted with someone who travels there who said it was excellent, we decided to book the trip.

Mary organized a very interesting trip for our small group of various age and interests ~ 4-77. She attended to all the details who left us to simply ‘sit back, relax and enjoy’. Through the entire process of booking, she was excellent in replying to all questions and inquiries within several hours and was always just a phone call away. We did all our correspondence long distance.

I highly recommend her services and have referred her to several friends who have also used her services.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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Family Getting back to our Irish Roots trip

Reviewed By The Campbells - Bradenton, Florida | Traveled to Ireland ~ Europe
Ireland was so beautiful and the sights spectacular. Since having my brother and sister-in-law along to share the memories, and spend time to together it made a fantastic time. Such wonderful memories! The weather was so fantastic, and the Killarney days amazing with the July 4th celebration being a special treat. We loved Kylemore Abbey and would like to go back to see the gardens.

Thank you Life is Better Traveling, Mary and Sonja, for making this a memorable trip for me and my brother/family.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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Helpful from beginning to coronavirus set back

Reviewed By NinReg - Wayne, PA | Traveled to Italy ~ Europe
! Wanted to also say what a pleasure it’s been planning our trip with you. We really think your ideas would have made our trip to Italy a trip of a lifetime. We are looking forward to re-booking this vacation when the virus situation is no longer an issue. I also can’t thank you enough for all your help. Reg and I are so looking forward to calling you with new dates someday hopefully soon.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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Grand Cayman!!...next year!! Stupid covid-19

Reviewed By Garraty - Brigantine, NJ | Traveled to Atlantic City ~ New Jersey ~ USA
Mary goes above and beyond to help during the process of planning (and cancelling) a vacation. Mary used her knowledge to get us the full refund from the hotel. But we will reschedule with Mary when this is over!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Mary Yohannan responded:
Thank you! I just know once everything settles down and we can rebook everything, you guys are going to love Grand Caymen! Stay safe!
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Such a memorable trip!

Reviewed By JackieU - Va. Beach, Va | Traveled to France ~ Europe
Mary planned a wonderful trip to France for us. Our Riverboat experience was amazing! Look forward to working with her again. Highly recommend her services.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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Large Family / Friend Gathering

Reviewed By love amalfi coast - Pittsburgh, PA | Traveled to Italy ~ Europe
This was the first time having a travel agent and now I see why. Mary made our trip so easy when we had so many groups of family / friends meeting up abroad with different itineraries.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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A Perfect Trip

Reviewed By Jill - Pittsburgh, PA | Traveled to Europe
Mary did an excellent job planning our trip to Europe. Everything went so smoothly...our flights, our transfers, our hotels, our train rides, our tours. And the tour companies Mary booked for us in Europe were reputable, punctual, and friendly. It was a perfect trip.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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Enjoyed the Green Isle of Ireland

Reviewed By Ken K. - Reading, PA | Traveled to Ireland ~ Europe
Visiting the standard historical and geological sites that are apart of all standard tours are impressive and eye opening. However, our travel agent provided us with some of the off beaten track and out of the way site that are not pursued by the larger tour companies such as the Slieve League Cliffs and Doe Castle.

There were seven children accompanying us on the trip and Mary and Sonja included them in all of our activities. Aunt Sandra's Candy and the fairy garden at Malahide were great for them. Some of them even kissed the Blarney Stone!

When asked what my high light of the adventure was I can only there were too many to put all of them in this review. Great Job to Life is Better Traveling for putting this group together. We looked foward to many more.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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A Fun Weekend Trip to Orlando

Reviewed By Kate - Brigantine, NJ | Traveled to Orlando ~ Florida ~ USA
We had a great time. All of the questions regarding the logistics of this trip were answered. Every part of the trip was well organized allowing us to do everything that we wanted to do in the short time we were away.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
8 of 15 people found this review helpful
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Knowledgeable and Dependable

Reviewed By Dan - Pittsburgh , PA | Traveled to Greece ~ Europe
Mary helped us book an exciting Honeymoon for Greece. She assembled a great experience with respect to our proposed budget. She was flexible to our needs and helped us navigate the uncertainty of COVID-19 and was an advocate throughout.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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Trip cancelled

Reviewed By Jack - Jacksonville Beach, Florida | Traveled to Key West ~ Florida ~ USA
Mary was very easy to work with, very helpful in exploring options and put a lot of time and effort in meeting our needs. Couldn’t be more pleased and just regret that the cruise was canceled.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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The best vacation the never was (Covid-19)

Reviewed By VW - Pittsburgh, PA | Traveled to Netherlands ~ Europe
Knowledgeable, friendly, detail-oriented! She really works with you to plan the vacation you dreamed of! We had all the details worked out, then the trip was cancelled due to Covid-19. She helped us push our vacation back once, hoping we could still make the trip, but then assisted us in cancelling. We were able to recoup all our money invested so we can plan a new trip when it is safe to travel again. So happy to have the expert on our side!
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A Dream Trip of a Lifetime!

Reviewed By Angela & Noelle - Pittsburgh, PA | Traveled to United Kingdom ~ Europe
Mary was SO patient with us; we had a million questions! She met us and worked with us off and on for 2 years before our trip. She took care of so many things, we didn't have to worry about anything when we got there. We couldn't have done it without her!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Mary Yohannan responded:
Such a pleasure working with you ladies! I miss our meetings but hopefully we can go for a coffee after all this is over. Stay safe!
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I felt like a Kardashian. 5 enthusiastic stars

Reviewed By Ley Family - Pittsburgh, PA | Traveled to Italy ~ Europe
We recently took a trip to Italy for my birthday that Mary helped us plan. We traveled to Florence, Rome, and Positano.

While in Florence Mary planned a cooking class in a Tuscan Farmhouse for us. We all learned a lot, got to see the amazing marketplace in Florence (think Strip District on steroids), and we cooked the best meal that we had during the entire trip (which is saying a lot). I would highly recommend this class to anyone.

While in the Amalfi Coast we had taken an Amalfi Coast excursion that was top notch. The boat, the crew, the lunch - everything was 5 stars. It was my favorite excursion of the trip. Whatever we wanted to do...that's what they would do. We got to swim, check out some of the grottos, and docked at Capri and walked around the island for a bit. I felt like a Kardashian. :) lol. 5 very enthusiastic stars
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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Discovering our family roots.

Reviewed By Jackie S. - Pittsburgh PA | Traveled to Europe
Very knowledgeable and very easy to work with.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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Great Family Vacation to Ireland

Reviewed By Ian, Toni, and James Conner - Pittsburgh, PA | Traveled to Ireland ~ Europe
My family's first trip to Ireland. What a beautiful country!

Mary, Sonja, and our driver Patrick made the trip unforgettable. It was especially great traveling with the group from Pittsburgh including retirees and families with children. Would definitely book with Life is Better Traveling again.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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Our trip was an experience of a lifetime.

Reviewed By Rokicki - Greensburg, Pa | Traveled to Europe
Mary was very pleasant in helping plan our trip to Italy.
She was always available whenever I had pertinent questions regarding our trip.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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BEST TRIP EVER!

Reviewed By Steph - Chesterland, OH | Traveled to Europe
Mary is ABSOLUTELY FANTASTIC! She was extremely knowledgeable about each of the cities we went to and different excursions we were able to try. She gave us wonderful recommendations of what to do and what is not worth the time and/or money. She was very organized and sent us a binder of our itinerary as well as all of the vouchers we would need for our trip. She set up personal transfers from the airports/train stations/hotels/etc. which was wonderful! We did not have to worry about what time we needed to leave or how we were going to get there. This allowed us to enjoy our trip and not stress about the details. I would recommend Mary to anyone looking for an amazing and stress-free trip! She thinks of every little thing and is there to guide you every step of the way! I will definitely be using her anytime we need a vacation and recommending her to all of our friends and family!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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Fantastic Disney Adventure

Reviewed By Julie - Pittsburgh, PA | Traveled to London ~ England ~ Europe
We really enjoyed working with Mary on our Adventures by Disney vacation. She was very knowledgeable and guided us through the decisions we needed to make. She was also very responsive to all of our questions and even anticipated some that we didn't think of due to her past experience with other clients. We would definitely work with her again and highly recommend her to our friends.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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A travel adventure!

Reviewed By MomS - Pittsburgh, PA | Traveled to Ireland ~ Europe
Mary quickly and efficiently planned a trip to Ireland for us on short notice. She put together an adventure that circled the country and encompassed several cities. I was so happy with the variety of places she found for us to stay and the multiple resources she provided that gave perspective on what we wanted to see and do. Her personal service was extremely valuable and she was there to help us all the way, even on a Sunday evening when I had to call her from the airport with a question. What more could I ask for!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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Absolutely one of the best trips ever.

Reviewed By David & Rita - Ocean Pines, MD | Traveled to Baltic Sea ~ At Sea ~ At Sea
12 Night Scandinavia & Russia Cruise
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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Smooth sailing on my cruise.

Reviewed By Cheryl - READING PA | Traveled to Caribbean Sea ~ At Sea ~ At Sea
She is competent and is able to answer all questions. Her extensive personal travel allows her a window into her clients' travel. It's not just airline and hotel reservations, but additional information to enlighten her clientele.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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History (for me) and wine (for her, and me too)!

Reviewed By Jim - Slippery Rock, PA | Traveled to France ~ Europe
Mary was great! She worked with us to ensure that the trip would “fit” with what we wanted.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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Latin American Adventure!

Reviewed By Mary Miller - Evans City, PA | Traveled to Costa Rica ~ Central America
Mary did it again! She helped us plan a successful family vacation to Panama and Costa Rica. Once again, all went smoothly and wonderful memories were created. Based on her experience, Mary was able to save us money on transfers by recommending that we rent a car. Driving turned out to be a wonderful excursion in itself since we were able to enjoy the REAL Costa Rica on our journey from the airport to our Arenal Volcano destination. All of the travel documents were accurate and complete which enabled us to easily move from one destination to the next stress free. Mary is extremely efficient and responds to questions in a timely manner. She has taken the time to get to know our preferences and therefore the lodging recommendations were well suited to our needs. Mary's expertise has been invaluable and using her services has been a pleasure!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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Beautiful Ireland

Reviewed By Bobbie - Maricopa, AZ | Traveled to Ireland ~ Europe
My husband and I traveled to Ireland with Mary. Her professionalism was exceptional; she replied to all emails and phone calls in a timely fashion. She planned a trip that suited the various ages in the group [4-77]. She did extensive research on what would be of the most interest. We were kept up-to-date as planning went on and our travel documents were delivered to us in a spiral bound book that included our airline reservations, seat assignments, travel insurance documents as well as a day-to-day itinerary of what we would see/do each day. To insure comfort for all, she ordered a 50 passenger bus so that there was room to stretch out. We could just sit back relax since she had taken the stress out of planning.

I highly recommend Mary. Although we are frequent travelers, this is the first time that I was aware that using a travel agent did not increase the cost; in fact, it may have decreased it due to a group rate for admissions.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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Trip with Grandkids

Reviewed By Rose - Pittsburgh, PA | Traveled to Walt Disney World ~ Florida ~ USA
Mary is very patient. She answers all questions asked.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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First European Family Vacation!

Reviewed By Mary - Evans City, PA | Traveled to Greece ~ Europe
This review is long overdue but I have to say Mary was a lifesaver! I had no idea where to begin planning our trip to Greece and Italy last summer and happened upon a stellar review of Mary online. We spent the next few months in communication planning an amazing itinerary and excursions for my husband, three teen daughters and my myself. She was extremely patient with me, listened to our wants and worked within our budget. Mary was readily available and responsive. Each tour that was recommended was phenomenal and helped us to create memories of a lifetime! I've already recommended Mary's services to family members planning a trip to Italy. Her expertise of European travel is unmatched. My husband couldn't say enough about how stress free the trip was as we were presented with an organized binder of information and all of our travel documents for transportation and lodging at each of our destinations. We will use Mary for ALL of our future travel plans!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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dream vacation!

Reviewed By Paula M - Parkville, MD | Traveled to Maui Island ~ Hawaii ~ USA
Mary was great to work with. It was nice having someone make the flight arrangements, etc. - especially since we were coming from two different states. She also helped my son and his girlfriend when they missed their flight. We also had lots of questions, and she was great about getting answers for us.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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Quick Family Vacation

Reviewed By Andrews Family - Pittsburgh, PA | Traveled to Miami ~ Florida ~ USA
Mary, you are awesome! Thank you so, so much for planning our trip with very little time.

You planned the perfect vacation for my family when I had given up hope! We are all very grateful for that! I/we appreciate your efforts so much!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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Our magical adventure

Reviewed By Ms Koz - Phoenix, AZ | Traveled to Walt Disney World ~ Florida ~ USA
It had been many years since my last trip to Disney World. A lot has changed in 28 years! I don't think I would have enjoyed it nearly as much had it not been for all the advice and information Mary provided to plan our trip. Everything, from our arrival at Orlando Airport to park admissions & accommodations was seamless. We were well prepared to navigate the parks & enjoy all they had to offer.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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Second trip to visit grandkids. She did both.

Reviewed By DJL - Ocean Pines, MD | Traveled to Texas ~ USA
Professional, efficient, knowledgeable and friendly. Also patient with me. We've used Mary several times and she's alsways done a good job for us.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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Easy way to honeymoon!

Reviewed By Newlyweds - Pittsburgh, PA | Traveled to Italy ~ Europe
Working with Mary was a very pleasant and seamless experience. That did not stop with just planning our trip to Italy, however the trip itself was also so pleasant and stress free the entire time. We had private transfers from one location to the next, so no need to worry about getting a taxi or trying to find our way to our next hotel!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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Great Ireland trip for first time in Europe

Reviewed By Nancy and Jim - Reading, PA | Traveled to Ireland ~ Europe
The Irish Countryside is beautiful and most of the castles are great. The real humdinger was Kylemore Abbey. It was fabulous and I wished I could have had more time there. Thank you Life is Better Traveling for taking us to this gem in Ireland.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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Great Ireland Family Vacation

Reviewed By Erin S. - Pittsburgh, PA | Traveled to Ireland ~ Europe
My family had an amazing time with amazing people. The bus driver/tour guide was the a highlight for us on this trip. We really enjoyed every activity we did. Other than Mary creating extra hours in a day, I can't think of anything we would change.

Thank you for a trip my family and I will always remember!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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Disney 2019

Reviewed By Karyn - Bethel park, PA | Traveled to Orlando ~ Florida ~ USA
Great communication from the day we set down to book until a week before our trip!! Very informative, reminder that mails, helpful tips for our trip and accommodations were awesome!!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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Our Honeymoon

Reviewed By Sylvia - Brockway, PA | Traveled to Orlando ~ Florida ~ USA
Mary has been great to work with! She easily answered any question we had and made the whole process of planning our Honeymoon and first ever trip as a couple super simple and fun!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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Dream vacation with cousins.

Reviewed By Jackie S. - Pittsburgh PA | Traveled to Paris ~ France ~ Europe
VERY easy to work with, could not have made the trip without her!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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Awesome trip!

Reviewed By Melissa Shipley - Pittsburgh, PA | Traveled to Maui Island ~ Hawaii ~ USA
Mary was awesome! She answered all of our questions thoroughly and quickly! We had a few bumps along the way (as travel usually does) and she helped us handle all of them flawlessly! Can't wait to book my next trip with her!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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New Orleans Dream Trip

Reviewed By Robbie - Reading, Pa | Traveled to New Orleans ~ Louisiana ~ USA
Mary was polite, prompt, and professional. She made my girlfriends first trip to New Orleans she will never forget. She put us at a prime location that gave us easy access to every thing we wanted to do. There wasn’t a single aspect that Mary did not deliver on. Mary was prompt to answer our calls with any questions, or concerns we had. We did not have a single problem but if we did I would have had no fear that Mary would have been there for us. I would definetly book through Mary again
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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Mother Daughter Disney Trip and More!

Reviewed By Jen O - Pittsburgh | Traveled to Orlando ~ Florida ~ USA
Mary ROCKS! I am SO happy I decided to use Mary's passion and expertise to help us with our last 2 trips. Sure, we all have the internet at our fingertips...but there is so much more to it than that. I am not up to speed on all the ways to get the best deals and best experiences. Mary IS and as a busy wellness entrepreneur, time is everything to me. Mary saved me HOURS and tons of second guessing that I used to do when planning my own trips. Honestly, I felt so much confidence knowing I could reach out to here at anytime. She is thorough, organized and excited about creating great experiences. My 15 year old daughter and I had a truly memorable Disney experience! I highly recommend adding Mary to YOUR travel team!! She is a true DISNEY EXPERT but she did a great job with our Key West trip too!!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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Family Trip

Reviewed By Dana - Pittsburgh, PA | Traveled to Walt Disney World ~ Florida ~ USA
It was a very good experience.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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Extremely helpful travel agent!

Reviewed By KConner - Winfield, WV | Traveled to Grand Cayman ~ Cayman Islands ~ Caribbean
This was our first time using Mary. She was extremely helpful in searching for a cruise that fit our family’s wants; was extremely helpful in booking it for us; and was also extremely helpful in providing information about excursions. Once it was determined that we were unable to go on the cruise because of COVID-19, Mary took care of filing our request for a refund and was sure to answer any questions we had regarding the process.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Mary Yohannan responded:
It was a pleasure working with you and your family. I just know one day you will guys will have the most amazing cruise experience and I can't wait to help you plan it. Stay safe!
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It was the trip of our dreams!

Reviewed By Happy traveler - Pittsburgh PA | Traveled to Italy ~ Europe
Mary made it very easy in planning our trip. We told her what we were interested in seeing and she came up with a great itinerary
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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Reviewed By A - Pa | Traveled to France ~ Europe
She was very available to help.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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So much of Ireland tour with the family!

Reviewed By J. Kassing - Chester, NH | Traveled to Ireland ~ Europe
This was my first Life is Better Traveling trip and it was amazing!! We saw ALL of Ireland, including all of the main attractions of the country. I can't believe how much we saw on this tour!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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Awesome Family Trip

Reviewed By Erin - Wexford Pa | Traveled to Caribbean
Mary really listened to what our family wanted on vacation and helped plan a wonderful family vacation for us. She made the whole planning process so easy she will be planning all our future trips!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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Great weekend getaway!

Reviewed By Dina - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania | Traveled to Canada
Mary provides wonderful customer service and is very professional ~ our family had a wonderful experience!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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European Cruise 2018

Reviewed By Jason - Pittsburgh, PA | Traveled to Mediterranean ~ At Sea ~ At Sea
Mary helped my dad plan a trip for our entire family (which at one point meant there were 15 people in the group). She even switched weeks on our Cruise due to a conflict without a hiccup. She was great at answering our questions and making sure we were prepared to travel to Europe for our cruise. The entire trip went off without a hitch. With a group that size and a trip like this, we really could not have planned it without her help!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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2018 Long Weekend Disney Trip

Reviewed By Rose - Pittsburgh, PA | Traveled to Orlando ~ Florida ~ USA
Mary is so knowledgeable about Disney! We were very happy to have planned this trip with her and will use her services again soon.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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Ireland with the Family

Reviewed By Katelisdz - Brigantine, NJ | Traveled to Ireland ~ Europe
It was amazing. She thought of everything. We had a great time.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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Perfectly Planned Vacation

Reviewed By ErinS - Pittsburgh, PA | Traveled to Orlando ~ Florida ~ USA
Mary has so much knowledge of the Disney experience. We were brand new to this & she made the process stress free. She knew the questions I needed answered before I did. On top of the many conversations we had, she would send me friendly reminder emails of things that I needed to make decisions on such as dining reservations & fast passes. When I was at the park enjoying my perfectly planned vacation, I felt like I really had a leg up on everyone else because of all of the great information I got from Mary. I was giving advice to other families about the family rider switch and how to use extra fast passes. The Disney crowds were much larger than anticipated however it never bothered us because of how great our Disney Plan was. My first day at Disney I had some confusion regarding the Memory Maker. I sent Mary a message at 8am and immediately received a response back from her helping me through. My family & I are looking forward to our next vacation planned by Mary!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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Easiest Disney Trip Ever

Reviewed By First Family Trip to Disney - Pittsburgh, PA | Traveled to Walt Disney World ~ Florida ~ USA
Mary is a real professional. She helped me book the hotel, the meals, and the fast passes. She handled everything down to the magic bands and transportation. I really enjoyed working with her. She answered all of my questions no matter how small or stupid. She sent reminders for each step. Everything ran really smoothly. I can't wait to book again.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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A Perfect Honeymoon!

Reviewed By Sarah - Reading, PA | Traveled to Montego Bay ~ Jamaica ~ Caribbean
This was our first time working with a travel agent while scheduling a vacation and we will continue using Mary to schedule all of our vacations in the future! Everything was seamless and we did not have to worry about a thing. She was very informative and gave us such great advice when deciding where to go for our honeymoon! I would recommend anyone thinking of scheduling a vacation/trip to contact Mary.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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Our honeymoon

Reviewed By Smbeatty2015 - Brockway, pa | Traveled to Florida ~ USA
Mary made the whole process very simple and fun! From booking to the day of our flight she was a lot of help and we are so glad we used her!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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Amazing Trip

Reviewed By Jen H. - Houston, TX | Traveled to Italy ~ Europe
Mary was always very responsive to our requests and any changes that we wanted. She was always very conscious about getting us exactly what we were looking for and very proactive in making sure that we got all of the tours that we wanted. She was knowledgeable of the area and had some tour ideas that we had not thought about. While we were gone on the trip, we arrived to Rome with an issue. Our flight in was delayed and our transfer wasn’t at the airport anymore. We called her and she was immediately dealing with it while we were figuring out another way to the hotel. By the time we were on our way to the hotel, she had a refund on the way. She was a great advocate for us while we got it enjoy our trip! We will definitely keep her in mind for any future trips!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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Jamaican Getaway

Reviewed By Nick S. - Alexandria, VA | Traveled to Negril ~ Jamaica ~ Caribbean
Outstanding customer service which resulted in a remarkable and memorable vacation!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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Beyond and Above

Reviewed By Dana - Pittsburgh | Traveled to Walt Disney World ~ Florida ~ USA
Mary was very knowledgeable and attentive during the planning of my family trip, and exceeded my expectations for a travel agent. She was generous with her time even offering to help with our dining reservations while she herself was on vacation. Also, she provided us with tips and activities to entertain our young one during the course of travel. Our 4 year old loved the bag full of gifts and activities she gave her to take on our trip. It was beyond generous, unexpected and greatly appreciated. She also inspired what I believe was our greatest souvenir from our trip which is a book of pressed pennies. Not only do we have the pennies from this trip but our 4 year old looks for and collects pennies everywhere we go now. While on our vacation she was ready at a moments notice to help, even double checking with the resort to make sure we had the proper passes for the following day. She is incredible and I look forward to working with her again in the future.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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Wonderful 40th Birthday Vacation

Reviewed By Jen - Reading, PA | Traveled to New Orleans ~ Louisiana ~ USA
Life is Better Traveling planned a wonderful trip for my 40th Birthday. We stayed at Hotel Bourbon on Orleans Street, half a block away from Bourbon Street, which was the perfect location. I was also surprised by the arrival of a bottle of champagne that was included as a surprise arranged by both Life is Better Traveling and the hotel!! Throughout our stay we utilized the website Get Your Guide.com that was offered and suggested by Life is Better Traveling to assist in planning our activities and excursions in New Orleans.

Life is Better Traveling’s owner and operator Mary Yohannan was available for any suggestions, comments, and questions before, during, and after our trip and provided many resources to personalize our trip our lifestyle and liking. Mary customizes one of a kind travel experiences that are varied, cost effective, and personalized that provide great customer success and safety while traveling. A highly knowledgeable, professional owner and operator.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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Most amazing trip

Reviewed By Kathryn - Bradenton, Florida | Traveled to Baltic Sea ~ At Sea ~ At Sea
Mary is thorough and knowledgeable as well as quick to respond. She takes care of all aspects to insure your travel is the best experience. She can recommend the bests tours to and excursions baser on her vast personal experience.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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Fabulous Disney Vacation

Reviewed By Stephanie - Phoenix, AZ | Traveled to Walt Disney World ~ Florida ~ USA
My family and I recently planned and traveled to Disney World for a week with the help of Mary. I had never worked with a travel agent prior to this vacation, but I know I will again in the future.

Mary made booking the trip a breeze. Not only did she answer all my questions (and believe me there were many), but she even covered things I would have never thought to ask.

A few weeks prior to our travel dates, we received a packet of information that contained everything we would ever need for the trip, including a suggested packing list that contained items I would have never thought of - glow sticks from Target were a life saver nearly every night!

From beginning to end, working with Mary was a pleasure. She went above and beyond to ensure that our family vacation to Disney World was filled with nothing but happy memories. I can't wait to work with her again.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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Kept us organized without any stress!

Reviewed By Italy Our Way - Pittsburgh PA | Traveled to
Italy our way! This was a Father Daughter vacation to "The Old Country" Our favorite city was Rome and the most beautiful was Capri! The hotel in Bologna was very very nice 14th century. From there we did a Motor Valley tour! Dad got to drive a Ferrari!! This hotel had the best cappuccino and colazione( breakfast). We never had a bad meal the entire trip! We used my phone for walking and driving gps when not with our guides. . We had one glitch. The BnB in Rome was no where near what the reviews said! Mary was on top of it and found us another asap! It was exceptional and in the most perfect location!! Near Piazza Novana and two buildings away from the Roman Steeter Bar "La Botticella" where we watched our beloved team play on Sunday night! The entire vacation was spaced out perfectly with no rushed schedule! The trains are super easy and relaxing. Having the eticket was perfect. No stamping tickets prior to boarding which can be confusing. We were pleased with each tour guide and our drivers from the train stations and hotels. They were all great! I am grateful on how you organized us with all our tickets and itinerary in chronological order. Mary made this entire trip stress free for me!! Grazie mille!! A thousand thanks.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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Perfect trips!

Reviewed By CK - Pittsburgh, PA | Traveled to California ~ USA
Mary scheduled a Disney vacation, Baltic Sea cruise, and drive up the California coast. All of them were perfect and went off without a problem. She got me exactly what I was looking for in the price ranges I needed. She’s very attentive and will work with you to find travel that meets your expectations.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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Easiest family vaca we ever took!

Reviewed By Amanda - Pittsburgh, PA | Traveled to Delaware ~ USA
Mary made our trip to Rehoboth Beach so easy! We basically paid and showed up! She got us an upgrade on our car rental and ocean view room. She even gave us extra materials fir sightseeing options. Was there for us whenever we needed her. Will definitely use her services again!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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Grandson's Graduation

Reviewed By NEMO - OCEAN PINES, MD | Traveled to Texas ~ USA
Asked for what I wanted and got it.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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First international trip

Reviewed By Pam - Pittsburgh, PA | Traveled to Italy ~ Europe
Mary has been incredibly helpful working with my husband and I on our Italy trip. She quickly responds to everyone of our questions and has given us a personalized Italy trip to fit everything we wanted to do! Mary is excellent at making suggestions, while still taking what you want into consideration. This is the first time my husband and I have traveled abroad together and she has made sure that all of our concerns are eliminated.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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Worry Free Vacation!

Reviewed By Nicole - Pittsburgh, PA | Traveled to Orlando ~ Florida ~ USA
Mary was amazing from beginning to end! She literally took care of EVERYTHING! She genuinely wanted to help us make our vacation amazing.

From the back and forth on trip decisions and answering all my questions I never felt as if I was a bother to her. Shes like a friend helping you plan your vacation with, she gets excited with you!

We only had a weekend trip but Mary took the time to understand the kind of vacation we wanted and made it happen! When I got my itinerary I was so excited!

I can't wait to go on vacation again because Mary truly makes it a worry free experience! I kept feeling like I forgot something because all I had to do was relax and enjoy my vacation! Thank you Mary!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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Fantastic kid-free vacaion

Reviewed By Stephanie - Phoenix, AZ | Traveled to Cancun ~ Quintana Roo ~ Mexico
After having such a fantastic experience having Mary book our family trip to WDW, I knew she'd be the perfect person to help us plan a romantic getaway to celebrate our anniversary. I approached Mary with a general idea and asked her to research options on our behalf. She hit the nail on the head when she found this all-inclusive adult-only resort. The amenities were just what we needed for a low key, kid free get away. Mary, as always, went above and beyond in helping us plan this vacation. We had the time of our lives, and were able to fully relax knowing everything was taken care of. Thank you Mary! You are our go-to Travel Agent!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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Amazing Italy Adventure

Reviewed By Pamela - Pittsburgh, PA | Traveled to Italy ~ Europe
After planning a wedding and buying a new house, my husband and I were all planned out and decided to use a travel agent to help us plan our honeymoon in Italy. We couldn't be happier with our decision! Mary was a joy to work with from the initial contact throughout the trip planning process and even after we returned. She really listened to what we wanted and planned an itinerary that we absolutely loved. She has a warm and welcoming personality and is very attentive to her clients. I contacted her with some questions while we were in Italy and she responded within minutes. Mary really went above and beyond to make sure we had a wonderful, stress-free travel experience. We will definitely use her for our next international trip!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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Once in a lifetime Mediterranean cruise!

Reviewed By Gina - Pittsburgh | Traveled to Mediterranean ~ At Sea ~ At Sea
We had been abroad before but felt uneasy planning a trip for 12 of us including boarding a cruise ship in Barcelona. Mary handled the whole trip for us. She found us a great apartment hotel in Barcelona, gave us suggestions on how to spend our day there, arranged transfers to and from the ship which was crucial. Booked our flights , answered any and all questions about the trip and cruising questions, provide. Documentation of our itinerary to which we referred throughout the week and was readily available by email when we needed to confirm our transportation to the airport but could not call from the ship.

Had we attempted all of these arrangements on our own I think we would have been overwhelmed. Our anxiety was greatly reduced because it was all planned for us by someone with knowledge that we did not have.
Mary's suggestions were valuable to us as we had not cruised before. Take the stress out of planning a big trip and use someone with firsthand experience to plan it!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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A Family Trip

Reviewed By Sunseeker - Appleton, Wisconsin | Traveled to Rome ~ Italy ~ Europe
I have worked with Mary via email and through my daughter who used Mary to plan part of our trip to Italy. She has always been prompt in answering my emails.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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Fun filled and cost effective family trip

Reviewed By History Joe - Reading, Pa | Traveled to Bahamas ~ Caribbean
Mary was unbelievably hard-working, efficent and kind. Her advice proved invaluable to people who had no not yet experienced a cruise. She made our journey cost-effective and enjoyable, No detail was left out, once we boarded the ship all we need to do is have fun, highly recommend working with Mary
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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We wont ever use anyone else!

Reviewed By Elizabeth Hough - Pittsburgh, PA | Traveled to Bahamas ~ Caribbean
Mary was absolutely incredible. She handled every detail was always available for any questions we had. We had trouble getting in touch with the shuttle service the day before we were supposed to come home and Mary called the company for us and made sure our reservation was confirmed. She remained in constant communication with the various family members in our party who all had booked with her as well. She gave us recommendations for things to do in the various ports we stopped at. She was very thorough in explaining everything we would need to do before boarding. We were stuck in Miami due to the airport in Atlanta being shut down and she immediately was offering to make hotel reservations and transportation arrangement for us in order to get us out of the airport. Thank you Mary for all of your help and expertise! We can not wait for our next trip in October!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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Relaxing and luxurious anniversary getaway

Reviewed By Dawn - Adamstown, MD | Traveled to Playa Mujeres ~ Quintana Roo ~ Mexico
Mary made booking and enjoying our 15th anniversary trip easy. I wasn't sure whether I needed to use a travel agent to book just airfare and and an all-inclusive resort, but Mary gave us things to think about that we didn't even know we should consider. Working with Mary helped us be confident that we didn't forget anything when planning for the trip!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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A very nice trip

Reviewed By Melissa - Canonsburg | Traveled to New York City ~ New York ~ USA
Mary is so wonderful to plan a trip with. She is very helpful and knowledgeable on New York City. I would definitely plan another trip with Mary. ??
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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First Flight and First Disney Trip for the Kids

Reviewed By Jen - Flemington, NJ | Traveled to Orlando ~ Florida ~ USA
Mary was professional and super helpful every step of the way. She was eager to answer all the many questions I had and was able to find us what we were looking for in the price range we needed. I would definitely work with Mary again and appreciate all the hard work and effort she put into making this trip special.

It was an added bonus to see all the extra's we received in our final package!!

Thanks for the amazing job!

I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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Simple flight

Reviewed By Norville - Pittsburgh, PA | Traveled to Miami ~ Florida ~ USA
Booked flights to Miami through Mary. Worked with me to get the times that I wanted and helped with some suggestions on what to do with the extra time I scheduled.

Easy to work with and went well beyond just booking my flight despite the fact that this was all I needed.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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Knowledgable and flexible!

Reviewed By Holly - Apex, NC | Traveled to
Mary with Life is Better Traveling was great to work with helping plan a Disney vacation for my family! She was flexible to accommodate talking with me at various hours due to my work schedule, which I really appreciated. I even had some last minute change of plans and she worked directly with Disney to come up with the best solution for me, it all worked out great! I would recommend Mary for planning your next trip!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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Like Clock Work

Reviewed By MF - Pittsburgh | Traveled to Rome ~ Italy ~ Europe
Mary was very knowledgeable about our destination. She listened to our desires and provided many helpful suggestions, many of which we took, to maximize our experience. All of the tours, transfers and accommodations came together beautifully. Every piece of the plan came together just as expected. The couple of questions we had while on our trip were answered immediately!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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GREAT JOB MARY!!

Reviewed By Lorena - PA | Traveled to Italy ~ Europe
Mary was amazing. She not only was very knowledgable but she was very patient, accommodating, and accessible. She was never in a hurry to rush me through any of my families decisions. She always gave her professional and personal opinions without rushing the process. She was very fun to work with!!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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Disney Fun

Reviewed By Daisy Duck - Syracuse, NY | Traveled to Walt Disney World ~ Florida ~ USA
I liked that Mary knew everything Disney so that I was confident in trusting her judgment.
We created a plan like advised, which allowed us to relax and execute the plan and get the most out of our vacation.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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Ireland trip 2018

Reviewed By Michelle - Brigantine, NJ | Traveled to Ireland ~ Europe
Mary is very knowledgeable and helpful during the whole process, even when there are multiple people going on the trip with conflicting ideas...LOL. I would recommend Mary to anyone planning a trip.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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Fantastic trip

Reviewed By Cathidee - New Jersey | Traveled to Ireland ~ Europe
I found Mary very informed and personable. She was full of helpful tips. I would definitely use her services again.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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Family Disney Vacation

Reviewed By Julian - Phoenixville, PA | Traveled to Walt Disney World ~ Florida ~ USA
We have booked 2 vacations through Mary and are now planning our 3rd. The first was a quick getaway trip to Jamaica with 5 couples. And this one was a Disney vacation for our family of 5. She was absolutely amazing! She knew exactly what we wanted. Gave us all of the secrets and tips to plan for the best experience. She helped us with booking dining reservations as well as secrets with Fast Passes. She is truly Disney expert!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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Best Trip of Our Lives!!!

Reviewed By Margaret - Narvon PA | Traveled to Bahamas ~ Caribbean
She was so professional and wonderful!!!!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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Mary is phenomenal!

Reviewed By Ryan - Pittsburgh, PA | Traveled to Walt Disney World ~ Florida ~ USA
Mary helped my family plan a vacation to Disney World and Universal for October of 2017. Mary is so knowledgeable and helpful. Having never been to Disney nor Universal as adults we had so many questions and at times, a challenging time understanding everything - but Mary was so responsive and patient with my many questions. She worked with us to find the resort and ticket option that worked best for our trip. We had never worked with a travel agent prior to meeting Mary and now I can’t imagine planning something without her. She is warm, kind, and highly-approachable. She never made me feel like I was bothering or pestering her (and I’m not exaggerating when I say I contacted her A LOT). I was so overwhelmed and nervous at the start of planning, but by the time we arrived at Disney I was confident and well-prepared - completely thanks to Mary. She is an absolute joy to work with.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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25th Anniversary- Magical Trip to the Keys!

Reviewed By Jen - Pittsburgh | Traveled to Key West ~ Florida ~ USA
It was a wonderful experience working with Mary! She knows her stuff for sure and was so excited to create a fantastic anniversary trip for us. It really was exactly what we were looking for! These days if you're not in the 'travel know' or don't have unlimited time to search, there's much that can be missed. It gave us peace of mind to have Mary, the professional, looking out for us every step of the way!! I can't imagine why it took me this long to use a travel agent...and especially Mary! We are hooked! In fact, she just booked my next trip lol!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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A Great Trip

Reviewed By Korey - Sinking Spring, PA | Traveled to Walt Disney World ~ Florida ~ USA
Mary was knowledgeable about Disney and planned everything we were hoping for. She was quick to respond to questions and concerns we had. She also was available to talk, text, or be contacted by email which made it very convenient!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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Ever accommodating and patient.

Reviewed By Sam - Fairfax, Virginia | Traveled to
Mary has been wonderfully patient and helpful as we try to take our first real vacation as a family. We have three very young boys and want to take them to Disney...and I want to do as little planning and thinking about it as possible. Mary has sent us several itineraries, discussed timing of the trip, given suggestions on lodging and meals (each of my three children have different foods allergies). We haven't taken the trip yet, but so far things have been really easy for us and its because Mary has done all the heavy lifting. We have several more trips coming up and we will turn to Mary for help every time.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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Excellent Experience

Reviewed By MGC - Chicago, IL | Traveled to Miami ~ Florida ~ USA
Mary is extremely easy to work with and very helpful in coming up with options on our budget. Simply stated she is: fast to respond by email or text, friendly, extremely knowledgeable, and like i said - super easy to work with.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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Our Honeymoon

Reviewed By Honeymooners - Reading, PA | Traveled to Mexico
Mary was the best travel agent! She was very helpful and made sure we had everything we needed for the trip. She was on top of everything and always available if we had any questions.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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Fantastic Adventure

Reviewed By Pretzel City Cruisers - Reading, Pa | Traveled to Iceland ~ Europe
Mary Yohannan is a travel consultant who is way ahead in her skills and knowledge of the travel industry. She made our trip to Iceland and the Baltic Sea a most pleasurable and relaxing adventure. She went above and beyond for our group and everything was organized to the letter.

We all thank Mary for her hard work, attention to detail, and patience dealing with our group.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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Made My Life Easy!

Reviewed By Sam - Fairfax, Virginia | Traveled to Walt Disney World ~ Florida ~ USA
I am a very busy, full-time working, mother of three very young boys. I wanted to take them back to Disney World but had neither the time nor the expertise to book the trip and learn how to use the discounts available to us (my sister is a Disney employee). Not only did Mary tackle learning how to use the discounts, but both her personal and professional experience with WDW and general traveling became indispensable. She helped us choose appropriate lodging, dining (my children have severe food allergies), fastpasses, and Halloween tickets, but was also available to help when Hurricane Irma hit Florida and we were unsure if we should cancel our trip. Mary is responsive, thoughtful, and flexible, and even when I call her during a trip, she never shies away from helping. I won't book with anyone else, because while I can count on things going wrong during a trip or being confusing as I plan it, I can also count on Mary to be there to help us have the best vacation every time.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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Besides DOWNUNDER, this was the best trip of our l

Reviewed By Dave & Rita - Ocean Pine, ND 21811 | Traveled to Iceland & BALTIC
Mary:

Rita & I just wanted to let you know that the trip you handled for us to Iceland & the Baltic Cruise was wonderful. Enjoyed the side trips you took care of for us, in that we were not able to access our Celebrity account online. What few problems we had were with Celebrity Cruises, not your doing. Ship was great and we loved the Concierge Class and the services it provided. “Life is Better Traveling” is correct!!!

Dave & Rita

I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
15 of 39 people found this review helpful
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Easy Peasy Staycation!!

Reviewed By Amanda - Pittsburgh | Traveled to Pittsburgh ~ Pennsylvania ~ USA
Mary was great! Booked us on short notice to a beautiful room and even got my husband, myself, and three kids early check in. She also found a hotel with a great pool for the kids! All I did was show up and enjoy, Mary took care of the rest. Will be using her for future travel plans!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
13 of 36 people found this review helpful
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My daughters flight to grad school in London

Reviewed By Missi - Reading,PA | Traveled to London ~ England ~ Europe
Mary is wonderful to work with she answers every question you have even if you ask it twice or in my case 10!
She is very knowledgeable and helpful when things get confusing. I would recommend her to friend and family and I will use her for future trips
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
11 of 32 people found this review helpful
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Save our vacation!

Reviewed By Christine - Ocala, FL | Traveled to
Mary and her staff saved our vacation! We had booked a European Christmas Market river boat cruise through Life is Better Traveling. We were cruising between Budapest and Nuremburg, Germany. Less than 24 hours before our Lufthansa flight left, Lufthansa airline pilots went on strike and all our flights were canceled. Mary and her staff worked for hours and hours to get our flights from Orlando, FL to Budapest re-routed. We, not only received new boarding passes, but the flights were even better than Lufthansa!!! We were re-routed to Austria Air, OMG, so much nicer than Lufthansa. We cannot thank Mary and her staff enough for all they did for us! All our accommodations were excellent!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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She made it so easy!

Reviewed By Danielle - New Jersey | Traveled to
My husband and I had never used a travel agent before, and had this strange idea that we would automatically be roped into lots of large group tours and overly-typical tourist destinations. Everything we assumed was wrong, and we couldn't have been happier. We booked our honeymoon to Hawaii, and all of our likes and dislikes were taken into careful consideration. Mary understood the things we didn't want in our trip, and also made fantastic recommendations. We customized every detail without having to be overwhelmed by everything- she does all of the frustrating stuff for you. She set us up in amazing hotels, after giving us choices within our budget on each island, booked all of our flights, excursions, travler's insurance- everything. She was incredibly easy to talk to, kept open communication about the booking process, and made sure to inform us that if there were any problems while we were on our trip, that we could contact her immediately. We didn'the have a single issue, and would book a trip with her again in a second. Her services come highly recommended.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
9 of 28 people found this review helpful
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Awesome Travel Agent

Reviewed By Tymber - Reading, PA | Traveled to
We have used Mary for several trips we have taken over the past few years, including domestic and international, and have always been extremely happy with her services. She has guided us through Europe, advised us on a Danube riverboat cruise that was outstanding, arranged domestic and Caribean trips, including a well planned and enjoyable trip to Disney World. Her professionalism and organization is matched only by her attentiveness to your needs and her eye for detail. We highly recommend Mary to anyone who wants an extremely efficient, knowledgeable and pleasant travel agent.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
8 of 27 people found this review helpful
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She made the experience easy and exciting

Reviewed By Kathy - Bradenton, FL | Traveled to
Mary covers all details and provides prompt response with questions. This is the second cruise she planned and the group of friends are so much fun. She suggested some fantastic tours and made our trips memorable.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
7 of 26 people found this review helpful
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Best Disney Trip Ever!

Reviewed By Sofia - Pittsburgh, PA | Traveled to Walt Disney World ~ Florida ~ USA
Mary planned our family's Disney vacation and she did an AMAZING job. She answered all my questions in a timely manner, and helped me plan out our FastPasses and dining reservations. We got all the reservations we wanted. We loved her tips and tricks for making our Disney vacation even better. I will continue to use Mary for our Disney vacations and any other vacations my family wants to take.

Thank you so much Mary for making it simple!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
8 of 31 people found this review helpful
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Helped me return to England!

Reviewed By Alyssa - Reading,Pa | Traveled to London ~ England ~ Europe
Mary was extremely helpful every step of the way. This was my first time planning a major intentional trip and Mary's advice helped to guide me in the right direction. I always felt assured that I was making smart decisions with Mary's advice. Even with some personal hiccups along the way, Mary was a fantastic support system.It is obvious that she knows what she is doing and is passionate about helping people get the most out of their trip!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
9 of 34 people found this review helpful
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Nice service she provided

Reviewed By Chris - Pennsylvania | Traveled to
We really enjoyed our recent trip on the Princess Coral to the Panama Canal. The crew was very accommodating, the ship was clean, and the excursions were efficiently run. We enjoyed the company of our group and meeting new people. We had a later flight so we opted to take the Ft. Lauderdale tour with Princess. We highly recommend this tour to anyone who has time before a flight. Our travel agent, Mary Yohannan, sent us helpful emails prior to the cruise and was able to check us in with the airline while we were at sea. This was a really nice service that she provided.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
13 of 47 people found this review helpful
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Taking a Long Anticipated Trip with Friends

Reviewed By Rita & Dave - Ocean Pines, MD | Traveled to Europe
Mary is knowledgeable and professional. She is doing a trip for us where we are traveling with friends who have used her in the past. We're very satisfied with her work. She's easy to deal with and we will use her for future trips.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
10 of 44 people found this review helpful
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Our Anniversary Trip

Reviewed By Nancy D. - Villa Rica, Georgia | Traveled to Alaska ~ USA
Mary was very knowledgeable. She suggested a number of things that we would not have considered and worked with us to make our trip flawless.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
14 of 56 people found this review helpful
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Customer Testimonials

Beautiful Ireland

My husband and I traveled to Ireland with Mary. Her professionalism was exceptional; she replied to all emails and phone calls in a timely fashion. She planned a trip that suited the various ages in the group [4-77]. She did extensive research on what would be of the most interest. We were kept up-to-date as planning went on and our travel documents were delivered to us in a spiral bound book that included our airline reservations, seat assignments, travel insurance documents as well as a day-to-day itinerary of what we would see/do each day. To insure comfort for all, she ordered a 50 passenger bus so that there was room to stretch out. We could just sit back relax since she had taken the stress out of planning. I highly recommend Mary. Although we are frequent travelers, this is the first time that I was aware that using a travel agent did not increase the cost; in fact, it may have decreased it due to a group rate for admissions.

Provided by Bobbie Murray, Appleton, WI