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Teresa Scannell

Mesa, Arizona Travel Agent

Tahiti Specialist, Africa Safaris and Costa Rica

I love traveling myself and I love being able to help others create amazing memories on their travels. While I do sell the world my specialities and passions are Tahiti and her islands, Adults Only Resorts, Costa Rica and Africa!

My Travel Specialties

Sunset on Seven Mile Beach

Jamaica Specialist

I feel in love with Jamaica a long time ago before I was a travel consultant! There is something special about the island and it's people that has captured my heart. Jamaica is a beautiful island full of ... Read more from my Jamaica Specialist bio.
Sundowners in South Africa.

South Africa Safari

South Africa is one of the easiest and most affordable places to experience a Safari in Africa!  There are so many things to do for adventure in South Africa, for some history try spending time down in Cape Town or a ... Read more from my South Africa Safari bio.

Costa Rica Adventures

I have fallen in love with Costa Rica for many, many, many reasons. I love how it is so different from other destinations! It has a nice blend of tropical meets rainforest and Jungle, such a beautiful combination of ... Read more from my Costa Rica Adventures bio.
Getting ready for a game drive!

Namibia Africa Safari

They often say that once you set foot on African soil, it won't be your last! I just found this to be true! Here are just a few of my favorite highlights on my visit to Namibia! I had the best ... Read more from my Namibia Africa Safari bio.

Tahiti Specialist

I just recently returned from a wonderful trip to many islands throughout Tahiti! I have seen pictures and thought I understood these islands pretty well but I now know there are small details that make each island and resort special and ... Read more from my Tahiti Specialist bio.

My Travel Experiences

South Africa Kruger Safari
Costa Rica
Namibia, Africa

Customer Testimonials

Dream Bora Bora Trip

Teresa helped my wife and I book our belated honeymoon to Bora Bora. Best trip of our lives and it all started with the superb customer service at A World of Travel. They truly care about each customer's trip. Teresa is second to none. She even met with us for drinks after our trip and suffered (just kidding) through all of our photos.

Provided by Darrick K, Peoria Arizona

Dive Trip to Caribbean

Last year I had the pleasure of visiting Puerto Rico. It was a working conference but I also wanted to stay a few extra days to enjoy the surrounding area. I called up Teresa and asked for her advice. One of the restaurants I frequent at Dana Park in Mesa was where I noticed the travel agency Teresa works at. So on a whim I called her office and received top-end service. Thank you, Teresa, for making my travel arrangements and finding me the best hotel to stay. I was also able to enjoy some great scuba diving in the area. Will use you all again for future trips. Cheers. Doug Gulleson

Provided by Doug G, Arizona

Great Beach Vacations

Teresa, at A World of Travel, has been such a blessing to our family!! With little time to search for vacations on our own, we have been able to count on Teresa to find us exactly the type of trip we are looking for, with a great price and exactly the features we are desore-and with short notice or a few months' notice. She has been wonderful for us and we plan to use her services many more times in the future!!

Provided by Rachel Armstrong, Lakeside, AZ

My Reviews

48 of 87 people found this review helpful

Trip of a Lifetime

Reviewed By triplover - Los Angeles, CA | Traveled to Europe
seemed attentive to what i wanted. arranged the best sequence to accomplish all of what we wanted to do on the trip and make the most of the time we had on the trip. Some very interesting day trips were arranged.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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49 of 89 people found this review helpful

Here's an agent that works for you!

Reviewed By Chicagokid - Firt Worth, Texas | Traveled to Barcelona ~ Spain ~ Europe
Teresa is the sweetest person to work with. She listens to what you want and expect on a vacation and delivers. Never pushy.
She is there from the beginning, during, and after your vacation to help you with any needs you may have.
She makes sure to help you with your budget not only whatever is available.
I would and have recommended her to friends who agree with everything I've said.
If you want someone who works for you, not just for the company, this is the woman for you.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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47 of 90 people found this review helpful

25th Anniversary Trip

Reviewed By Richard & Natacha - Evansville, Indianna | Traveled to French Polynesia ~ South Pacific
Celebrating our 25th anniversary we wanted to do something special. We knew we wanted to go to French Polynesia however had no idea on which islands, which resorts. Teresa helped to guide us on an awesome experience from her personal knowledge of the area and was able to even keep it within our budget as well. Throughout the trip she created memories at each location that really stood out and made it feel extra special. Each stop on our trip was magical with added touches like rose petals on our bed, fine chocolates and champagne and a personal note from her at each resort she had delivered. During the trip we emailed her a couple questions, each time she was very responsive. She even checked to see how it was going for us in case we needed anything. Post trip she followed up to see how it went to ensure our experience was everything we hope for. With her help it certainly was! We would absolutely recommend Teresa to anyone based on the total experience she delivered for us on t
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45 of 86 people found this review helpful

One of our most fun trips ever!!

Reviewed By Susie - Portales,NM | Traveled to Ocho Rios ~ Jamaica ~ Caribbean
Teresa was excellent in helping us plan our trip. She basically did everything for us.I only booked the flights. She got back to me very quickly after I sent her emails. She has a very professional and warm personality!Definitely the kind of person that anyone would want to work with!!! Thankyou Teresa!!
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45 of 86 people found this review helpful

Always reliable

Reviewed By Rachel - Lakeside, AZ | Traveled to Jamaica ~ Caribbean
Teresa has been a godsend to me and my family. As soon as I make the decision to take a trip (whether months in advance or just a few weeks) Teresa always takes the stress out of the trip. She looks at the places I suggest but also adds in a few other destinations for me to compare and choose from. Once the informed decision is made she tells when and how much to pay, then sends reminder emails prior to the trip to make sure I am ready and remembering everything I need to do in order to have the best time. After the trip she always follows up so that she can ensure we have more great trips in the future. A couple times I have thought I would plan trips on my own, but always come back to Teresa in the end for the big ones!! I have, and will continue to, highly recommend her to my friends and anyone else interested!!
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41 of 81 people found this review helpful

Dream Vacation

Reviewed By Bryan - Mesa, AZ | Traveled to Riviera Maya ~ Quintana Roo ~ Mexico
Best Agent I've ever worked with. Teresa took time to understand my interests then found the perfect trip within the budget. Every destination exceeded our expectations. Teresa designed our vacations with the same attention she would for her own, I'm sure.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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1 of 2 people found this review helpful

Beyond all expectations!

Reviewed By Sheri - Mesa, Az | Traveled to Africa
I knew this trip would be good, but it surpassed every expectation I had. Teresa helped me plan it from beginning to end, ( and I only gave her 7 months). SHE NAILED IT!! We had amazing accommodations, and private transfers, and our trip just got better and better until we unfortunately had to go home when it was over. There was not a thing that my husband and I had to do, except enjoy our selves. Trying to decide where to go next, but I have no doubt, Teresa will be the one to plan it for me. I can't thank her enough for the best vacation of my life!
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We had a wonderful trip!

Reviewed By Barb - Mesa, AZ | Traveled to Alaska ~ USA
Teresa handled our cruise to Alaska last year and is handling our Panama Canal Cruise this year. She is extremely efficient at handling all the details. It made it so easy for us. We appreciated not having all the stress of taking care of everything ourselves. She's always available for any questions you might have and we will definitely contact her for our next vacation!
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Fab50 Birthday in Tanzania!

Reviewed By Bucketlist African Safari - Phoenix Arizona | Traveled to Tanzania ~ Africa
Working with Teresa, at A World of Travel took the stress out of planning a last minute surprise African Safari for my fiance. Teresa was always available to answer any and all questions. She always communicated where we were in the planning stages and worked to find options that worked with the budget. Teresa was absolutely wonderful to work with, I would highly recommend to all my friends. If I could give Teresa 10 stars I would! She has truly been a pleasure to work with!! Thank you Teresa!!
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2 of 4 people found this review helpful

Wonderful Cruise

Reviewed By Jim - Mesa, Az | Traveled to Alaska ~ USA
Never having been on a cruise (has always been on our list of things to do) we reviewed many websites on-line. Each cruise line made it sound so simple to book your own cruise on-line. Don't believe their websites will give you ALL the information you need.
We walked into World of Travel and met Teresa. It was late afternoon on a Saturday, probably time for her to leave for the weekend. Teresa still spent over 1 1/2 hours explaining things about the cruise we never would have thought to ask answering a multitude of questions. She was so knowledgeable, asking US a lot of questions as to what choices we wanted, then setting up everything up. Everything went so smooth.
Our trip turned out to be a wonderful experience. We owe a lot of its success to Teresa doing all the work for us. Next trip/cruise - we are calling Teresa.
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43 of 87 people found this review helpful

Trip of a lifetime

Reviewed By Eskay - Gilbert, Arizona | Traveled to Tahiti ~ French Polynesia ~ South Pacific
Teresa takes time to understand what type of vacation we are looking for, puts together the best options, and then reviews those with us. She works within our budget and time constraints to ensure that we are getting the best possible experience.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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1 of 4 people found this review helpful

Top Notch Agent

Reviewed By Casey - Blackstone, MA | Traveled to Costa Rica ~ Central America
Teresa is outstanding. She will go above and beyond to make sure your trip is the best possible. Even though we weren't able to take our trip Teresa still gave us many options and eased my travel worries. She will make sure all the I's are dotted and the T's are crossed. I will definitely use her services in the future especially for Costa Rica.
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1 of 4 people found this review helpful

Excellent Self-Drive Safari Trip to Namibia

Reviewed By XBellows - Atlanta, GA | Traveled to Namibia ~ Africa
Teresa was of great help throughout the several months we planned our trip to Namibia. We did a self-drive tour so we definitely needed someone to help us that had the knowledge and experience to help us. I highly recommend Teresa, thank you again!!
-Xavier
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5 of 12 people found this review helpful

Trip of a Lifetime to the Islands of Tahiti

Reviewed By Matt and Megan - Phoenix, AZ | Traveled to French Polynesia ~ South Pacific
Teresa helped to plan our 5 year wedding anniversary vacation to the islands of Taha'a and Bora Bora in the South Pacific. From the first time we met with Teresa to begin planning our vacation we knew she was the perfect travel agent! She is great at making sure all the little details in your vacation are perfect, while still being mindful to stay within your budget. Teresa was very helpful at answering any questions before we left, and when we arrived back home, Teresa even followed up with us to make sure we had a great vacation! We have fallen in love with the islands of Tahiti and plan to visit again soon!
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40 of 82 people found this review helpful

The best trip of our lives!

Reviewed By Kathia - Gilbert, Arizona | Traveled to French Polynesia ~ South Pacific
She is a very, very knowledgeable Agent. She knows what she is talking about and guides you to the best. She finds great options, great prices, and she is very fast and accurate. We trust her to give us the best advice.
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1 of 5 people found this review helpful

Literally, stress free booking!

Reviewed By Vee - Menlo Park, California | Traveled to Jamaica ~ Caribbean
Teresa was A MAZ ING! Simply. I reached out to her in February, I explained what our trip was regarding and what we wanted. She responded swiftly each time whether by email or phone. She was extremely knowledgeable and highly professional and personable. She was as if an old friend who was an expert in traveling! Basically! Lol! I truly appreciate Teresa's help and patience with our significant process especially because we couldn't book until a couple of months after due to delays that came up. Essentially, this wonderful customer oriented travel expert, had to do double the work for us and happily found us similar reservations and got us exactly what dates we wanted! Best part! Thank you so much again Teresa! Finding someone who loves what they do and you get the best customer experience, stop reading and go and book with her already! I know every trip I make will be through her here on out!
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41 of 85 people found this review helpful

Our first Europen Vacation!

Reviewed By Deb - Mesa, AZ | Traveled to Europe
Teresa was delightful to work with while planning our European adventure. She was knowledgeable regarding all aspects of the trip and met all our needs regarding flight choices and planning, and quickly responded to any questions raised. Our trip was wonderful! We would highly recommend Teresa.
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Our first "Trip of a Lifetime"

Reviewed By t&R - Mesa, AZ | Traveled to Tahiti ~ French Polynesia ~ South Pacific
Teresa is extremely knowledgeable with the South Pacific, specifically with Tahiti. We have never been to the South Pacific and did not know the best places to go. Teresa offered a wide variety of suggestions including many different places to stay on several different islands. She offered the pros and cons of each location and resort. She works with your budget and finds the best option. We ended up at the St. Regis Resort in Bora Bora and Le Taha’a Island Resort & Spa in Taha’a. Le Taha’a was excellent for photographs and pearls and the St. Regis was ideal for relaxation, pampering and downright being spoiled silly to the nth degree. We highly recommend Teresa for all of your travel needs. We would not hesitate to use Teresa again for our next adventure(s).
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38 of 89 people found this review helpful

Trip to the greatest island in the world!

Reviewed By Grinder - Peoria, AZ | Traveled to Bora Bora ~ French Polynesia ~ South Pacific
Teresa went above and beyond in helping with our once-in-a-lifetime trip to Bora Bora. Her relationships with the St. Regis helped make many aspects possible, including tattoos by the world renowned Marama and the Bora Bora Yacht Club.
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