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Rich Gardner

Port Orange, Florida Travel Agent

An independent agent with Angie's Travel of Daytona Beach Inc/Cruise Savers in Daytona Beach, FL, a Travel Leaders Network affiliate agency

Cruise Expert

After spending my career as a police captain and a criminal investigator, I know the importance of relaxing and having a good time when you're away from your job.

I've always had a love of travel, but after retiring, I wanted to begin my second career as a travel agent. I enjoy sharing my own adventures with people, making personalized recommendations and assisting my clients as they navigate the booking process.

My favorite vacations to book include:

  • Cruises — This is my preferred mode of travel, and I highly recommend Royal Caribbean and Norwegian Cruise Line cruises. I provide my clients with advice for choosing the right ship, stateroom and excursions for their trip.
  • Beach Vacations — Growing up on Daytona Beach, I am familiar with this laid-back way of life. I can recommend premier beach destinations while also providing tips for staying safe while enjoying a beach vacation.
  • City Tours — Many of my favorite vacation memories happened while on a tour of a new and exciting city. Some of my favorite cities to book include Las Vegas, New York and Orlando. I can customize your tour based on your own style, preferences and goals.

"You never have to work a day in your life if you love what you do." I love that I have found a way to combine my passion with my career, and I take pride in the relationships that I develop with my clients. I am known for my professionalism and my integrity, and my clients appreciate my commitment to uncovering the best deals. My prior experience in research and data comparisons make me an excellent travel agent.

Whether you are booking your first vacation and you are intimidated by the major online booking sites, or you are an experienced traveler who is looking for recommendations for new destinations, I am the right travel agent for you. I go above and beyond for each of my clients, specializing in custom requests and personalized itineraries. As an aspiring photographer, I also love to provide my clients with tips for capturing their memories while they travel.

For more information on the latest deals, contact me today. I can't wait to help you discover your next adventure.

My Reviews

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

Memorable! Well done ! Great time !

Reviewed By Mark C - Madisonville, LA | Traveled to Mexico
Rich was GREAT! Accurate, prompt, professional, personal.

Well done!

Highly recommend!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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2 of 6 people found this review helpful

Best cruise ever!

Reviewed By Ida - Ormond Beach, FL | Traveled to
My family and I used Rich to book a Norweigan cruise a few months ago. This was our first cruise on this particular cruise line. Rich was very well educated about the layout of the ship, getting us a great room location which met our needs and highly enhanced our experience. He provided excellent customer service throughout the entire booking process as well as resolving an issue we had with an excursion. This was one of our best vacations ever; was it because of the events Rich lined up for us or was it due to the Ultimate Beverage Package...probably a combination of both. I feel he went above and beyond to make this a great vacation for my family. I definitely plan to use Rich's services again and would not hesitate to recommend him to my family and friends.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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Exceeded Expectations

Reviewed By ARL - Atlanta GA | Traveled to
Rich was both travel planner and tour guide for my NYC trip. I gave him my budget, my list of must do's and said I want to be busy every second! He planned an amazing trip and with his vast knowledge of the city, subways and routes- we did 14 different things in 2 1/2 days. He found me discounts and great ideas; I didn't have to do a thing other than show up and have a blast! We did both touristy things and things off the beaten path. if I mentioned a wish- even on the fly- he made it happen. I expected to have a good time, but I had an amazing time. Rich's services were unique because he knew NYC like a native, he is retired policeman/paramedic so safety was paramount with him, he had old school manners, and his attention to making sure I had an awesome vacation was spot on! He's extremely detail oriented, kept me informed, carefully watched out for my budget and made me feel I was on the VIP tour. I will use his services again. In fact, I have already contacted him for help planning my next cruise. I consider myself a super planner, but his attention to getting it right blew me away. Highly recommend!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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