Sara Locke

Goffstown, New Hampshire Travel Agent

Vacationisms Worldwide Travel, a Travel Leaders Network affiliate agency

Luxury, Corporate & Destination Wedding Guru

I got into this business because I wanted to do it better. Four years ago, I had three unpleasant experiences with other agents and I knew there had to be a better way. Today, we are a multi-million dollar travel company with four distinct brands under BookBetterTravel.com.

For me? I still love the romance side. I've helped over 100 couples (and their combined 700+ guests) plan destination weddings. Bringing a couple's dreams to life in an easy, effective, and totally memorable way is my true passion. 

Similarly, I love working with couples eyeball deep in wedding plans, whose brains are so fried that the thought honeymoon planning can bring on tears. For the 300+ honeymoons I have planned, the goal is simple: plan the perfect, hassle-free getaway to leave all the wedding stress behind and remember the whole point of the wedding: to begin their lives together.

For me, destination wedding planning has translated into a unique skill set for many group trips whether it be school trips, incentive trips, retreats, meetings and conferences, family reunions, golf club trips, or something different. I am highly organized and experienced to help my clients find their best destination and plan amazing events.

Of course, this all started with planning family vacations – and I still love it just as much as I did at the beginning. As someone who had never left the country as a kid and has now filled a passport, I am very aware of the value that memorable family vacations hold. Travel is indisputably beneficial to everyone, for various reasons. Whether you are an experienced travel, or brand new, I love to help you find new places explore – with the best value that can be found. 

Certifications


  • AAVacations Certified Specialist

  • Antigua & Barbuda Certified Specialist

  • Aruba Certified Expert

  • Bahamas Certified Specialist

  • Barbados Elite Agent

  • Beaches Preferred Agency

  • Beaches Wedding Specialist

  • Cancun CTI Specialist

  • Caymankind Certified Specialist

  • Costa Rica Certified Specialist

  • Dominican Republic Certified Specialist

  • Hard Rock WOW (Weddings) Specialist

  • Hawaii Destination Specialist

  • Hawaii Romance Specialist

  • Jamaica Travel Specialist

  • Karisma Hotels GIVC Agency

  • Karisma Hotels GIHAC Agency

  • Los Cabos Certified Specialist

  • Magic of Mexico Certified Specialist

  • Palace PRO Agent

  • Playa Resorts Certified Expert

  • Puerto Rico Travel Expert

  • Sandals Preferred Agency

  • Sandals Wedding Specialist

  • St. Maarten Certified Specialist

  • TMTC Certified Agency

  • USVI Certified Specialist

My Reviews

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

Biz travel

Reviewed By Carol - Manchester, NH | Traveled to Los Angeles ~ California ~ USA
Sara and her employees are more than travel agents – they are actual humans, that treat their clients like humans, too. Could we book our own business travel? Sure, we used to. After working with Sara? Never again.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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A+ travel agent

Reviewed By Bill - Manchester, NH | Traveled to Castaway Cay ~ Bahamas ~ Caribbean
Sara at Vacationisms booked a family Disney Cruise for us. She has impeccable attention to detail and is always available to answer any and all questions. It's been a great experience working with her and will definitely use her again.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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Mexico honeymoon

Reviewed By Niko - Chelsmford, MA | Traveled to Riviera Maya ~ Quintana Roo ~ Mexico
Sara was very helpful and responsive to all of our questions and needs!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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She never lets us down

Reviewed By David - Nashua, NH | Traveled to Antigua & Barbuda ~ Caribbean
I was introduced to Sara through Linked In and I have engaged her on a number of trips since then. Every interaction has been very responsive and professional. I highly recommend working with her for all your business and personal travel.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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Call Sara for conference planning!

Reviewed By Calvin - Boston, MA | Traveled to Maui Island ~ Hawaii ~ USA
Our relationship with Sara has quickly shown the difference between having an annual conference, and having an annual conference that everyone wants to go to.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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Excellent experience!

Reviewed By Mary - Bedford, NH | Traveled to Antigua ~ Antigua & Barbuda ~ Caribbean
Excellent experience! Sara is very responsive and thorough.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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Honeymoon in Grenada

Reviewed By Kristen - Washington, DC | Traveled to Grenada ~ Caribbean
Could not have picked a more accommodating and capable individual to plan our honeymoon. Sara made the planning process easy, enjoyable and affordable!! Would highly recommend her to any couple or family planning a trip. We will be using her for life!!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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Best honeymoon travel agent!

Reviewed By Kristen - Colebrook, NH | Traveled to Ocho Rios ~ Jamaica ~ Caribbean
Sara was AMAZING through the process of choosing and booking my honeymoon. She was so responsive with getting me price quotes and locations, and didn't hesitate when I asked her to continue to change locations, dates, times, etc. multiple times! Very friendly, kept me positive when choosing locations and staying within my budget, and we chose a resort that we LOVE within two days. Thank you SO MUCH Sara for all your hard work and patience with us!!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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Costa Rica Honeymoon

Reviewed By Amanda - Chelmsford, MA | Traveled to Costa Rica ~ Central America
Sara was so good to us - we had no idea what we wanted, and she patiently got to know us to make recommendations. In the end, she sent us on a fabulous Costa Rica honeymoon and we couldn't have done it without her!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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Sara is the best!

Reviewed By Tim - Flower Mound, TX | Traveled to Bahamas ~ Caribbean
I called Sara before I even proposed. We knew we wanted to do a destination wedding, but had no idea where to start. Sara was so great at giving me the entire rundown on what to expect before I pulled the trigger. We pulled off the entire planning process in 5 months - and it was seamless. I highly recommend working with Sara!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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Don't try to book your own destination wedding.

Reviewed By Sarah - Westborough, MA | Traveled to Negril ~ Jamaica ~ Caribbean
I thought it would be a great idea to handle it myself – but I was so wrong. I called Vacationisms after having booked our wedding because it took less than a month for the whole thing to become absurdly complicated. Our travel agent was able to get the wedding transferred and take over all of the minutia for me. My guests love my agent and she made it so easy for all of us. Our wedding would not have been so streamlined if I had continued handling it myself. These guys are the real deal.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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Best honeymoon EVER.

Reviewed By Shawna - Manchester, NH | Traveled to St. Lucia ~ Caribbean
Working with Sara at Vactionisms for our honeymoon was amazing! We were connected through David's Bridal who highly recommended her company. Sara went through ups and downs with us and was able to find the perfect honeymoon destination! Sara gave me insight and updates during the Zika virus outbreak because we were honeymooning in the Caribbean. Sara was also able to help us with the payment process just as well as she helped us with the planning process. We are definitely going to use Sara and Vactionisms again for our future trips!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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Destination wedding goddess!!

Reviewed By Eugenia F - Manchester, NH | Traveled to Riviera Maya ~ Quintana Roo ~ Mexico
Highly recommend using Sara for your destination wedding booking. Destination weddings are stressful enough as it is - being a travel agent on top of being the bride isn't worth it. She made us a wedding website that was gorgeous and guests were able to go straight there to book. Because Sara works a lot with the popular resorts (including our resort - Azul Sensatori), she helped me get a new wedding coordinator when my original one wasn't responding to my questions. Having a travel agent with a relationship with the resort is a wonderful way to make sure all your concerns are being met. Not only that, but we were able to get specific insight on the location which was very helpful when making important selections. She answered my guests questions promptly, which kept me away from being a middle man as much as possible. When working with Vacationisms, you don't just get a travel agent but you get an extra level of support. Sara checked in while we were at the resort to make sure things
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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Executive travel planning

Reviewed By Julia - Nashua, NH | Traveled to London ~ England ~ Europe
Sara is great at working within our budget and incorporating the details that make our executives travel plans easy. She is very detail oriented and adept at tailoring our travel plans to our business goals! Unlike other travel agents we have encountered, Sara and her team are truly there to give you a much higher value.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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Best incentive trip!

Reviewed By Kelley - Nashua, NH | Traveled to Punta Cana ~ Dominican Republic ~ Caribbean
Our last incentive trip was the first time we didn’t plan it internally – and it was our employees’ most loved reward trip!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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Sara is so helpful!

Reviewed By Amanda - New York, NY | Traveled to Riviera Maya ~ Quintana Roo ~ Mexico
Sara helped me pick a great honeymoon location. Her suggestions were on point and she was very responsive even during non-business hours. I highly recommend her!
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AMAZING honeymoon!

Reviewed By Amanda - Pittsburg, PA | Traveled to Riviera Maya ~ Quintana Roo ~ Mexico
Sara helped me book a honeymoon. Her recommendations were excellent and we had great choices to pick from. She was extremely responsive and even replied during non-business hours. I expect to book many more trips with Sara's help in the future!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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Honeymoon

Reviewed By Jason - Cambridge, MA | Traveled to Riviera Maya ~ Quintana Roo ~ Mexico
Our honeymoon was fantastic and we were treated like VIPs because of the partnerships Vacationisms has.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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Honeymoon Planning

Reviewed By Kelsie B - Charlotte, NC | Traveled to Riviera Maya ~ Quintana Roo ~ Mexico
Sara made our honeymoon so much less of a hassle!!!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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Amazing service!

Reviewed By Ellyn B - Manchester, NH | Traveled to Bahamas ~ Caribbean
Our family cruise was amazing. We were 12 people all together and Sara from Vacationisms made sure everyone was happy and all 100 plus questions were answered before we left. It didn't even matter how silly the questions were, or what time the questions were thrown at her - she was there.

Sara personally delivered our luggage tags and pertinent information, and again went over any details (more questions). We had a slight delay returning from Orlando and when we called Sara, she was monitoring our flight, and already knew.

We all arrived home to different cities, smiling and happy...Sara called to make sure that we arrived home safety and to ask about our time. Where else can you get such amazing, personal service?
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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Hurricane Matthew problems - Sara is fantastic!

Reviewed By Sarah - Tewksbury, MA | Traveled to Grenada ~ Caribbean
I can't say enough about how great Sara was to work with. She helped us plan our dream honeymoon and she answered all the questions we had along the way. Furthermore, she continued to monitor our flight so when it was cancelled due to Hurricane Matthew, she was on the phone and got us booked with a different airline so we wouldn't miss out on our honeymoon. She even coordinated with our resort to switch our days a bit due to the hurricane as well. From start to end, Sara was there to help ensure we had the honeymoon of our dreams. We were so pleased with her services, I recommended my brother to her and she's now booked his honeymoon as well! Don't hesitate at all to reach out to Sara. She truly is there to help make your travel wishes come true!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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Stress-free, Hassle-free, amazing trip!

Reviewed By Lyndsay - Manchester, NH | Traveled to Riviera Maya ~ Quintana Roo ~ Mexico
Working with Sara and Vactionisms is like taking a vacation in it of itself! I didn't know how stress free vacation planning could be until I let her take the reins! She was patient with me which is a gift because I can be picky and difficult when parting with any large sum of cash! She got us the best deal on our vacation, and has been notifying me of free upgrades and awesome amenities every since booking! You definitely get more bang for your buck when traveling with Vactionisms, and I highly recommend trusting Sara to do the planning!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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Sara is amazing!

Reviewed By Lindzi - Manchester, NH | Traveled to Puerto Vallarta ~ Jalisco ~ Mexico
In the past, I have hated traveling – I feel very out of control about the entire process, and the stay never calms me. It took just one trip for Sara to make me a client for life. She planned my entire itinerary exactly as requested, thought of details I didn’t and electronically held my hand the whole time. It was a game-changer.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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Travel Management

Reviewed By Cynthia - Manchester, NH | Traveled to Amsterdam ~ Netherlands ~ Europe
Sara is always prompt and professional. We chose her to handle our corporate travel management because she brings a personal touch to travel planning, instead of relying solely on automated systems. Sara has continually exceeded our expectations.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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I'll never call anyone else

Reviewed By Amy - Boston, MA | Traveled to Los Cabos ~ Baja California Sur ~ Mexico
We have been planning our ladies retreats with Sara for three years now – and what a lifesaver she has been! Sara handles all of the details that, quite frankly, I don’t have the time or patience for.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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Employee Retreat

Reviewed By Chris - Cambridge, MA | Traveled to St. Thomas ~ Virgin Islands ~ Caribbean
An annual employee retreat was just what we needed to grow our employee loyalty and engagement. Sara made it easy, cost effective and seamless.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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Super easy to work with!

Reviewed By Laura - Boston, MA | Traveled to Negril ~ Jamaica ~ Caribbean
Sara was great to work with. I traveled to Jamaica for a wedding, and she did an awesome job of taking care of all the details - I didn't have to worry about a thing!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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Perfect wedding!

Reviewed By Bri - Boston, MA | Traveled to Riviera Maya ~ Quintana Roo ~ Mexico
Sara saved my LIFE! I was so overwhelmed when I found Vacationisms, I wasn't even excited for my own wedding anymore. She was so patient with me and so thorough in her recommendations, it turned the entire process around. It took only a week for us to pick the perfect resort, get the contract, and get this wedding booked. She has been crazy responsive and their whole team has been there for us every step of the way.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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Group travel - made easy.

Reviewed By Greg - Stowe, VT | Traveled to Jamaica ~ Caribbean
Sara is one of the most energetic people I've ever had the pleasure of working with. She is knowledgeable, organized, and gets "stuff" done. I loved working with her and look forward to our next project. If you want to make things happen, Sara is your person.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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Don't book your own trips.

Reviewed By Ben - Milwaukee, WI | Traveled to Montego Bay ~ Jamaica ~ Caribbean
My sister referred me to Vacationisms because my fiancee wouldn't let me plan our honeymoon alone... Something about how I screwed up our last trip? Well, I'm glad I called. They planned the best honeymoon we could have imagined and thought of all the details I've never considered in the past.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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Great service

Reviewed By Mike - Chelmsford, MA | Traveled to Costa Rica ~ Central America
My wife did the actual planning with Vacationisms and loved our agent. I reached out to her to plan a last minute surprise and she went above and beyond. Excellent experience.
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Easy, peasy.

Reviewed By Janika - Chicago, IL | Traveled to Dominican Republic ~ Caribbean
I met Sara in 2015 when she planned my trip to the Dominican Republic! She worked with my budget and incorporated everything I had in mind for my vacation! She's very detail oriented and she adept to tailoring your vacation to you! Unlike other travel agents I encountered, Sara was truly there to give a pleasurable experience! She definitely has a customer for life!!! Not because I absolutely hate planning, but because she plans excellently!!!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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Don't Travel Alone! Vacationism is your companion!

Reviewed By Mrs.Wornham - Milford, NH | Traveled to Riviera Maya ~ Quintana Roo ~ Mexico
Sara is your dream travel consultant! She has a go get it attitude mixed with a no BS mentality which I appreciate when booking travel. She gets you the upgrades and addresses any concerns with swift action. She is super knowledgeable about all the resorts and has great connections that make your experience a VIP one. In my opinion there is no other way to travel other then traveling with Sara and Vacationisms!
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Great Job!!

Reviewed By LeonH - Manchester, NH | Traveled to Bahamas ~ Caribbean
Sara recently booked a Disney Cruise for our family of nine. He attention to detail was impeccable, and her communication is exceptional.She made planning the trip extremely easy.

We will definitely use her on on next vacation.
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Perfect honeymoon!

Reviewed By Carol - Manchester, NH | Traveled to
I came across Sara Locke's business card while sitting in the waiting area of a local day spa that I frequent. It turns out that we are both customers of the spa. I was just starting to plan my honeymoon and thought that I would reach out. From the very beginning Sara was nothing but personable and professional. She helped me to lock down our honeymoon location after asking a couple of questions. She even helped us to book excursions for our trip. During our travels we ran into a couple of hiccups with delays and such. Sara reached out to us (she had been monitoring our flight times from home!) to see if there was anything she could do to help us out. After missing our first day of our trip due to flight delays, at our request Sara booked us an extra night and changed our flights. She even gifted us some of her Hilton Honors points for the hotel! When we returned home we found waiting for us a wedding gift that Sara had sent us (a personalized plaque with our last name). Sara is more than just a travel agent. She took the time to really get to know us and stayed in touch every step of the way. The wedding gift and the gifting of her Hilton points was such a pleasant and generous surprise as well. I highly recommend working with Sara on your honeymoon travel details.
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Sara is Amazing-Travel Agent for Life

Reviewed By Trina - Baltimore, MD | Traveled to
Sara is simply amazing. Her level of service is extraordinary. Our trip was fantastic. Sara was also able to assist with a last minute international reservation. I've already recommended her to family and friends. Can't wait to book my next trip!
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Shr is always available and responsive!

Reviewed By Dedmo297 - New Hampshire | Traveled to
Sara is great! She knows what she is talking about. I tried booking a trip to cancun my self and failed miserably. She smoothed everything out and thought of everything when recommending the resort that would best fit my family. Highly recommended!
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