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Yamonee Barboro

Schaumburg, Illinois Travel Agent
An independent agent with Travel Leaders in Albertville, MN,
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CERTIFICATES & AWARDS Certified Leisure Travel Specialist, Honeymoon & Destination Wedding Specialist, Active &Adventure Travel Specialist, Certified Luxury Travel Specialist
Certified Luxury Travel Specialist
Certified Honeymoon and Wedding Travel Specialist
Certified Leisure Travel Specialist
Certified Active and Adventure Travel Specialist
Honeymoon and Destination Wedding Registry
Certified ASTA Travel Agent

Yamonee Barboro

Schaumburg, Illinois Travel Agent

An independent agent with Travel Leaders in Albertville, MN

Active and Adventure Travel Specialist

Sandals - Couple having a romantic dinner
Sandals - Couple having a romantic dinner

My specialty is helping travelers discover those interesting and exotic locales that they might not feel comfortable booking on their own. I understand that heading off to an unfamiliar destination can be daunting and that it can be comforting to know that someone will be there for you if, say, a travel gremlin should strike. I, myself, discovered the hard way how important it is to have someone who can work on your behalf when you're traveling. In fact, that was the main reason I started my business.

You see, I once made the mistake that many travelers do. Before I became a travel agent, I booked one of those pre-packaged tours through an impersonal big agency. Unfortunately, it turned out that I didn't have the right visa for my trip from Japan to China. But when I called the agency, the only assistance they would offer me was the standard reimbursement that came with the travel protection I had purchased. They didn't offer to re-book my trip or to help me in any other way. That's when I realized how important it is for a traveler to have an agent who will work tirelessly on their behalf when things don't go as expected. And that is my goal -- to provide high-quality, superior service to you before, during and after your next trip.

The following are just a few of the reasons why I can provide you with the high-level service you deserve. I have:

  • Worked in the travel business for 19 years and have owned my own agency -- Yam Travel Corporation -- for the past 4 years.
  • Traveled extensively. I have been┬áto 45 countries on 6 continents. So I can share with you first-hand experiences and knowledge about a destination that many other agents won't know about.
  • Earned numerous certifications, including but not limited to Certified Leisure Travel Specialist, Adventure Travel Specialist, Luxury Travel Specialist, Destination Wedding Specialist. I have also earned a number of certifications for specific destinations such as New Zealand, Hawaii and Alaska.
  • Led groups to various international locations. Most recently I led a custom small group to the Galapagos, Machu Picchu, Lake Titicaca and the Bolivia Salt Flats. Just before that, I led a month-long custom tour of India.

So if you're finally ready to embark upon that big adventure you have been dreaming about, please contact me. I will work tirelessly on your behalf to create an amazing itinerary that will be customized to your needs and wishes, but that will also respect your budget.

My Reviews

8 of 13 people found this review helpful

This was the trip that topped my 'Bucket List'!

Reviewed By Marsha - Mundelein, il | Traveled to Alaska ~ USA
The entire trip was flawless (including the weather)! Yamonee did not miss a beat getting us the best of everything. Provided her with what we wanted the trip to include and she helped us accomplish our goals.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Yamonee Barboro responded:
Thanks for joining my Alaska tour.
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2 of 3 people found this review helpful

Absolutely hands down the best vacation of my life

Reviewed By BP - Surprise, Az | Traveled to Grand Cayman ~ Cayman Islands ~ Caribbean
I found Yamonee to be a delight to work with. She is very knowledgeable and resourceful. She found us great prices for our Carnival cruise and our flights. She also found excursions that were that were fairly priced and were top notch.
We used the Tour Excursion Group for our excursion in Cozumel. I lost my phone and Gabriel from the excursion company went above and beyond to get my phone shipped back to me. I just received it yesterday safe and sound!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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Outstanding trip to Scotland and England

Reviewed By KRL - Chicago, IL | Traveled to Scotland ~ Europe
Yam helped book me to Ireland and most recently to Scotland and England. Both trips were outstanding and extremely well planned! Yam is a great agent and knows her stuff.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Yamonee Barboro responded:
Thank you very much. I look forward to customize your next trip through Europe.
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Choose the right person to make your plans.

Reviewed By Patrick W. - Warrenville, IL | Traveled to Hawaii ~ USA
Yam was so helpful from the start, crafting our honeymoon to Hawaii to perfectly fit what we wanted to do. She was happy and willing to make a number of edits along the way while planning. Unfortunately, the weather had other plans and we were caught in Hawaii during Hurricane Lane. Yam spent 3 straight days helping us plan our way to get out early before the hurricane hit. She answered all our messages and made sure we were safe. She was so helpful from start to early finish and beyond!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Yamonee Barboro responded:
Thanks very much for your time to write this testimonial about your honey trip to Hawaii. I customize my clients' trips and take care of them from the time they leave until they return as you experienced. I look forward to working with you again under better circumstances.
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2 of 4 people found this review helpful

The Best trip so far

Reviewed By MG - Mundelein, IL | Traveled to Galapagos Islands ~ Ecuador ~ South America
Always pleasant and very knowledge. Ready to solve any problems that may arise.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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5 of 10 people found this review helpful

30th wedding anniversary trip

Reviewed By Kate - Schaumburg, IL | Traveled to Arizona ~ USA
It was a pleasure working with Yamonee! We originally planned and booked a trip to Mexico for our family of 7 but at the last minute had to change locations. Yamonee worked very hard and helped us pick and book and new location. We had a wonderful trip with everything prearranged by Yamonee! We couldn't have done it without her! We will definitely book our next trip with Yamonee!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Yamonee Barboro responded:
Thank you very much. I look forward to plan you and you and your family again.
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4 of 10 people found this review helpful

The easist way to vacation!

Reviewed By Kaili and David Kaminski - Elmhurst, IL | Traveled to Punta Cana ~ Dominican Republic ~ Caribbean
Yam has planned two getaway vacations for my husband and I this past year. First was a trip to the beautiful island of Dominican Republic in April of 2017, she suggested a resort based on our interest, and guided us towards options that fit our budget, and the way we like to relax while on vacation. We had a blast, we fit it in our budget, and we honestly didn't have to think of a single thing, as she took all the hassle out of the planning. We were so thrilled with our trip, that when it was time to plan a late summer quick getaway, we called her once again. Not having a location in mind, she selected a few options that fit within our budget, and our interests. We were so impressed with her ability to take the planning off our shoulders, match us with the perfect vatations, and helping to make sure we were completely taken care of from start to finish, that our late summer getaway was completely relaxing.

We can't wait to engage Yam once again for this year's family vacation
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Yamonee Barboro responded:
I am happy that you were able to experience the services of a Travel Specialist. I look forward to work with you on another luxury vacation that offers value.
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4 of 10 people found this review helpful

Unforgettable trip

Reviewed By Moe - FL | Traveled to Australia & New Zealand
I went to Australia, New Zealand. I saw her professionalism when our flights
were cancelled due to a typhoon in Japan. We had to wait 4 days for another flight and she rearranged the tours, hotels and 10 flight segments. I later went to India with her and that trip was well planned too. She is certainly knowledgeable with travel.


I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Yamonee Barboro responded:
Thanks for your confidence in me.
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2 of 7 people found this review helpful

It was the holiday of a lifetime

Reviewed By Andromeda - Basingstoke, UK | Traveled to Alaska ~ USA
Yamonee had a lot of great ideas for additional trips ie Denali NP, the artic circle Banff and Jasper national Park,.to name a few. Nothing was too much for Yamonee and she, catered to our requirements perfectly, very hardworking and she wanted to make sure that this trip was the best and she wanted everyone to just have a great time. Yamonee is very knowledgeable about the places we could go to visit in the region so we did not miss out on anything. so she took care of the planning of the trip which made it an easy hassle free experience. The cruise was absolutely amazing, we saw so many beautiful sights including glacires, whales dolphins and seals on ice floes the food was very varied and wonderful. The company was great it was a lovely group and mum and I have made new friends on this trip. Yamonee made it a trip of a lifetime. She is a very warm and friendly person and by the end of the trip she became good friends with mum and myself. I am planning my next trip
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Yamonee Barboro responded:
Thanks to you and your mom for joining my group to Alaska all the way from London. It was a pleasure and I hope to see you on a future tour.
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