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Sara Newbury

Lewisburg, Pennsylvania Travel Agent
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24 Reviews | 100% Recommended

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DESTINATIONSJapan, Tokyo, Kyoto, Sendai, Himeji
SUPPLIER PARTNERSMonograms
CERTIFICATES & AWARDS College of Disney Knowledge, Universal and U Sales Training Program, Certified Sandals Specialist, Certified Leisure Travel Specialist, Bachelor of Arts Degree in Journalism
Certified Leisure Travel Specialist
Certified ASTA Travel Agent

Sara Newbury

Lewisburg, Pennsylvania Travel Agent

Japan ~ The Land of the Rising Sun

Takayama Inari Shrine
Takayama Inari Shrine

Kon'nichiwa!

Japan is a country where tradition meets innovation, which is evident in their society, architecture, landscape, transportation and cuisine. I've interacted with charismatic locals, expanded the palette through some adventurous dining, gained a deeper appreciation of Shinto Shrines and Buddhist Temples, and traversed through the countryside on thoughtfully guided tours. It was those experiences that made the destination come to life.

At first, the thought of hopping on a 13-hour flight and navigating a substantial language barrier created an overwhelming sense of "can I really do this?"  Hesitation is the minds natural barrier to the unknown.  Inclination is the souls path to discovery.  I took a leap of faith, listened to my inner adventure guide, and booked my first trip to Japan in March 2016. 

This country offers a little something for everyone: foodies, history buffs, adventure seekers, novel botanists, and vending machine enthusiasts, just to name a few.  A trip here will leave you inspired and planning a return visit whilst still exploring the winding roads of Japan!

My Reviews

20 of 29 people found this review helpful

Our best trip so far!

Reviewed By Very busy mom - Lewisburg, PA | Traveled to Bahamas ~ Caribbean
When I asked Sara to plan our Disney cruise to the Bahamas including a stay at Walt Disney World and a day trip to the Kennedy Space Center, I could not have imagined how invaluable her help would be or just how far she would go to make sure every detail was perfect. Sara took care of everything including securing outside transportation and making sure that I could travel comfortably as a person with a mobility disability. Sara even texted me during the trip to make sure things were going well, and when my son lost his Magic Band, she immediately canceled it online and told me how to get a new one. Her extensive expertise is impressive, and her friendly and attentive manner is much appreciated. I will never again plan a Disney trip without Sara, and we have already booked our next trip through her.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Sara Newbury responded:
Thank you from the bottom of my heart for allowing me to be a part of your journey! Your family is truly incredible and I'm honored to still be playing a role in your future Disney vacations. Cheers!!
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15 of 25 people found this review helpful

Stress Free Travel!

Reviewed By Aaron & Raven - Spartanburg, SC | Traveled to St. Lucia ~ Caribbean
Where to begin!? Our first trip with Sara was an impromptu Disney trip and she handled it like it was being planned for months! She gave us packets will all of our necessary information and even a little goody bag with travel essentials. We had a few surprises waiting for us when we arrived like a Star Wars dessert party and the photo pass! For our most recent trip, she planned our honeymoon. She sat down with us and helped us decide the best location based on what we wanted. We settled on Sandals Regency La Toc in St. Lucia. She set us up with a honeymoon registry that allowed people to gift us excursions and Sara then scheduled them for us. Even while we were away, we were able to stay in contact with her. She was around all hours and would answer any questions for us and she made sure we were where we were supposed to be. I know traveling can be stressful, but with Sara, I had peace of mind. She always goes the extra mile and that's what makes her the best!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Sara Newbury responded:
You two are one of the most adventurous couples I know and I'm honored to have had the opportunity to assist you with your travel needs! Here's to many more adventures on the horizon...CHEERS!!
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15 of 25 people found this review helpful

Hassle Free/Worry Free Vacation

Reviewed By Christina - Misawa, Japan | Traveled to Caribbean Sea ~ At Sea ~ At Sea
Sara took care of every detail of our cruise. Although cruising is typically one stop shop, we had lots of questions and Sara helped answer all of them. She was thorough in her research and answered questions I didn't even think to ask. Since it was our first cruise with kids, she made sure to analyze everything with kids in mind. She was on standby when our journey began to help us reconfigure our transportation (being a military family, things on our end didn't work out as we hoped). Sara was confident in all airline policies and was sure to explain everything in detail prior to booking/changing flights. Once aboard we had surprises waiting for us in our room, how thoughtful she was to add that special something to kick off our family cruise and make our experience that much more magical. Even during our vacation she was readily available in case I had any other questions or concerns. I loved the quick reference guide we received prior to departing, lots of great info! Thanks Sara!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Sara Newbury responded:
Thank you for such kind words! As you know, I leave no detail unnoticed and like to treat my guests as if they were my own family...which you are :) I am profoundly grateful that you allowed me to be a part of your journey and am looking forward to helping you plan vacations in the near future!
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12 of 20 people found this review helpful

Had a great time in Disney!

Reviewed By Trish - Collegeville, Pa | Traveled to Florida ~ USA
Sara was great! Sara planned our Disney vacation down to the smallest detail, including the big reveal! I couldn’t have asked for a better trip.

She made our trip so enjoyable and easy. She was available whenever we had a question. And we had many! Her experience was evident and appreciated.

She was a pleasure to work with and would definitely work with her again.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Sara Newbury responded:
I absolutely LOVE surprise trips and yours was so fun to put together! From the initial planning conversations to allowing me feel as though I was right there with you in Walt Disney World was a complete honor. I look forward to assisting your family again for any and all of your travel needs! Thank you!!!
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14 of 24 people found this review helpful

Sara is the best!

Reviewed By EKarpinski - Sunbury, PA | Traveled to Walt Disney World ~ Florida ~ USA
Cannot say enough good things about Sara and the services she provides! We were so impressed with her organization, communication, and planning skills that when we decided to plan a second trip to Disney we knew we wanted her help in planning the trip again! Always willing to help us with anything we need or have questions about and thinks of EVERYTHING! So very pleased with her services and have told anyone we know planning a trip to Disney (and beyond!) that they need to call Sara! She's the best!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Sara Newbury responded:
Thank you so much, Erin! I truly am always honored to plan any trip for your family!!! You are an amazing family!
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6 of 10 people found this review helpful

Very awesome trip

Reviewed By Houch - Patton | Traveled to Walt Disney World ~ Florida ~ USA
Great, she contacted me daily and resolved any issues that came up starting off with the canceled flight. She got me to Disney tho Great job
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Sara Newbury responded:
Cancelled flights are the pits, but it was absolutely my pleasure to get you and your family to where you needed to be (albeit a day late). I hope y'all enjoyed your memorable vacation and I look forward to assisting you with any of your future travel needs!
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4 of 7 people found this review helpful

The trip of a lifetime

Reviewed By Adam A - boone,NC | Traveled to Jamaica ~ Caribbean
Sara was not just a travel agent she became a friend. I will never travel again without the guidance of Sara
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Sara Newbury responded:
From one friend to another, "Thank you!" I'm truly blessed to know you both and enjoyed arranging your tropical honeymoon. I am very much looking forward all of your travel adventures...ya'mon!
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16 of 31 people found this review helpful

Our amazing and carefree honeymoon!

Reviewed By Grimme Honeymoon - Selinsgrove,Pa | Traveled to Orlando ~ Florida ~ USA
Sara was absolutely awesome!! She sat us down months before hand and we went through what we would want to do. Then she set everything up from flights, fast passes, hotels,meals ride from Disney to universal and would text us if anything opened up that she could reserve for us. She would text us our plan for the day and if we switched anything would find fast passes that we might want to change. Made sure we were taken care of all of our honeymoon. Would recommend her to anyone trying to take a vacation that we took!! Would give more than your 5 stars!!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Sara Newbury responded:
Many, many, many thanks to my first official HONEYMOONERS! You are both amazing individuals and now that you're Mr. & Mrs., I have no doubt that you will be one of those power couples read about in magazines ;) I absolutely enjoyed working with both of you and am beyond excited to continue to plan many more theme park visits for years to come!!! Thank you for such kind words :)
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Our fairy Godmother

Reviewed By Erin - Clarksburg, MD | Traveled to Walt Disney World ~ Florida ~ USA
Sara was truly our fairy godmother for the 8 days of our trip and the months and weeks prior. She covered every aspect of planning and made our trip perfectly personalized and beyond magical! Every detail was impeccable and any issue was resolved before we even knew about it. We can’t recommend Sara enough and will absolutely be planning our next trip with her and her magical white gloves!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Sara Newbury responded:
This is the most magical review I've received! I appreciate your kind words and I cannot wait to sprinkle more pixie dust on your next Disney vacation!!!
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1 of 2 people found this review helpful

Love Disney world

Reviewed By Lynn J - Berwick pa | Traveled to Walt Disney World ~ Florida ~ USA
Sara was very easy to work with and helped us through the entire trip!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Sara Newbury responded:
From one consultant to another: thank you for allowing me to be of service for your Walt Disney World vacation!
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1 of 2 people found this review helpful

Great Disney trip

Reviewed By Adam - NH | Traveled to Orlando ~ Florida ~ USA
Sara did a fantastic job preparing our Disney trip and continuing services while we were there. She was always available via email text or phone call. She even booked all of our fast passes Christmas Day! Anytime we needed more fast passes or dinner reservations she got it done.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Sara Newbury responded:
I am so happy to have been able to be a part of your Walt Disney World vacation planning process. Your family is a pleasure to work with and I love hearing your travel stories! Thank you again!
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Antigua

Reviewed By Awesome - Northumberland PA | Traveled to Antigua & Barbuda ~ Caribbean
She's very timely with response
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Sara Newbury responded:
I certainly try my best as I know time is of the essence. Thank you for allowing me to be a part of your retirement vacation planning process to the beautiful island of Antingua, where there's a beach for every day of the year ;)
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Mother / Son Adventure

Reviewed By ML - Birmingham, | Traveled to Orlando ~ Florida ~ USA
Sara was super kind and helpful. I even texted her while there to ask to find a certain food and she found it fo rme!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Sara Newbury responded:
I'm so happy that we were able to make this mother/son trip a reality! You are incredibly laid back and it was truly my pleasure to assist you before and during your vacation. Remember, I'm just a phone call or email away when you're ready to go on another adventure!
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1 of 2 people found this review helpful

Our best family vacation to date!

Reviewed By ERoss - Sunbury,PA | Traveled to Walt Disney World ~ Florida ~ USA
Sara has always been a pleasure working with in planning our Disney trips. She is always available to answer any of our questions and makes sure we have the best trip possible. It is obvious she enjoys her job and helping others.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Sara Newbury responded:
Your Walt Disney World vacation was such an incredible honor to be a part of, from consultation to when you got back home. It was my pleasure assisting in the travel planning and last minute details. May your family have many more memorable adventures and know that I'm just a phone call away ;)
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1 of 2 people found this review helpful

The best honeymoon ever!

Reviewed By D. Wagner - Selinsgrove, PA | Traveled to Walt Disney World ~ Florida ~ USA
She was excellent! This was our first time using an agent and an important trip as it was our honeymoon! She did every thing and then some! She was always available to answer any of my questions, big or small and always responded even faster than I ever expected! She walked us through the entire trip from what we needed to do at the airport for our first time flying, to picking up our tickets at Universal to making and changing our plans for the week! Including redoing our entire itinerary about two weeks before the trip! She was so friendly and so helpful, she was so quick to provide info and pricing for all of the things we wanted to do, continuously sent us discount and promo options even after making our reservations, always sent updates on our balance, made FastPass and dinner reservations and helped us customize them later. She checked in on us almost daily while we were in Florida and I honestly felt like I was chatting with a friend! She was INCREDIBLE! HIGHLY RECOMMEND!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Sara Newbury responded:
I love that I could be so involved with this all important trip! As newlyweds, working newlyweds, I know all too well of balancing all of life’s details including planning a honeymoon, so it was my honor that you reached out to me to assist with your honeymoon planning needs and that you chose a magical one at that! Thank you again and I look forward to a continued friendship :)
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0 of 1 people found this review helpful

Absolutly Amazing!!!!!!

Reviewed By Lubold2019 - Coal Township | Traveled to Walt Disney World ~ Florida ~ USA
I loved working with Sara. She was so helpful with everything. The planning - Food-The stay-Flight-right down to giving me information about going to the doctor because, I ended up getting sick when we went away. She made an awesome itinerary for us for each day. As well as messaged me everyday to see how things went. She even brought our stuff to us before we left to go on our trip. She really made us feel special and showed us she cared. I had no worries knowing she was going to be there if we needed her. I definitely recommend her for not only a Disney trip but any trip. We couldn't have asked for a better person to help us with our trip. We definitely will be using her again. In fact she is helping us plan our honey moon!!! Hear is to many more awesome experiences :)
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Sara Newbury responded:
Honest to goodness, it was entirely my pleasure to assist you with your first family visit to Central Florida! You definitely got a lot accomplished ;) Your kind words mean a lot to me and I am looking forward to many more adventures.
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0 of 1 people found this review helpful

Wonderful family vacation!

Reviewed By Lindsay - Punxsutawney, PA | Traveled to Walt Disney World ~ Florida ~ USA
Amazing! She went above and beyond to help us and plan our trip. From promptly answering multiple emails weeks ahead to texts during the trip itself, she was always there to help. And happy to do so! Unfortunately, we needed an urgent care while we were on vacation and Sara helped me to find one quickly and advise me on how to get there, as we didn’t have a vehicle. I would HIGHLY recommend Sara to anyone planning a trip, especially a Disney trip. She knew what to plan for us and where the best places were to go to see characters and princesses. She was phenomenal and I look forward to our next trip so we can contact Sara!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Sara Newbury responded:
I know how much you were anticipating this long awaited journey to Walt Disney World, so I was only too happy to assist in the planning. I was also ecstatic to finally meet you in person IN Disney's Hollywood Studios! Thank you for the kind words and believe me when I type that I am very much looking forward to that next family adventure...or ladies trip to Epcot ;)
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0 of 1 people found this review helpful

Best family vacation.

Reviewed By Phillis - Lewisburg | Traveled to Orlando ~ Florida ~ USA
Working with Sara was wonderful. She is very well educated and was able to answer all my questions. She helped us plan every step of our vacation. She was always there to answer questions and even checked in with us while on vacation. We will use her again for our next trip.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Sara Newbury responded:
It’s all in the details and we definitely did not leave any detail behind. Thank you for allowing me to be a part of your Disney Vacation planning process and I am already looking forward to the next magical adventure!
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0 of 1 people found this review helpful

Will never travel without Sara helping us again!

Reviewed By Caleb & Grace Clayton - Waxhaw, NC | Traveled to Montego Bay ~ Jamaica ~ Caribbean
seamless, personal, throrough, comfortable
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Sara Newbury responded:
You took a chance with me and the destination, and both worked out perfectly, if I do say so myself! Now, onto the next adventure...where would you like to go to next?
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0 of 1 people found this review helpful

Best. Honeymoon. Ever.

Reviewed By Grace Clayton - Waxhaw, NC | Traveled to Montego Bay ~ Jamaica ~ Caribbean
Sara took care of us & everything we needed! She's personal, timely, & extremely kind! Couldn't have made this trip without her!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Sara Newbury responded:
I realize how much work and energy goes into the wedding planning process, so it was my utmost pleasure to alleviate "the work load" of planning the honeymoon. Your enthusiasm and willingness to travel abroad made my job that much easier. And now we're all Jamerican ;)
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0 of 1 people found this review helpful

Couldnt have gone smoother!

Reviewed By KK - Milton | Traveled to Walt Disney World ~ Florida ~ USA
Sara made our trip to Disney go as smooth as possible with 4 little kids. She was available before our trip, during and after to answer and help with anything we needed. She guided us through the parks and helped find attractions that each of our children would enjoy and appreciate. Sara made it possible to enjoy the special moments of our trip and we have many happy memories to enjoy until next time.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Sara Newbury responded:
I deeply appreciate your kind words and it was my utmost pleasure assisting your family with your Disney World adventure. Looking forward to many more adventures with you family!
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4 of 9 people found this review helpful

Wonderful Florida Vacation

Reviewed By Jade Boetsch - Sunbury, PA | Traveled to Orlando ~ Florida ~ USA
Sara is so gifted at what she does. She is an expert at the places she knows and the destinations she doesn’t that well, she reviews and studies until she’s an expert at those places too! She doesn’t just plan your trip, she’s with you the entire time Incase any trouble arises or you need anything!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Sara Newbury responded:
I sincerely appreciate those kind words! Thank you for sharing your amazing photos with me during your Orlando vacation...not gonna lie, I may have been slightly jealous of your Discovery Cove visit ;) So, where are we going next?
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10 of 21 people found this review helpful

First Family Disney Trip

Reviewed By Bkarpinski - Sunbury, PA | Traveled to Walt Disney World ~ Florida ~ USA
I cannot say enough about our experience with Sara. From the first quote she provided until we were staring down Hurricane Matthew, she was more than available to us. Sara made our first family trip to Disney a memorable experience because of her knowledge, attention to detail and her nonstop availability before, during and after our trip. We've already booked our 2nd trip and recommended her service to anyone that would listen.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Sara Newbury responded:
Honest to goodness, I LOVED working with your family...from consultation to your return home!!! Thank you and I am always looking forward to assisting you and your family for ANY and ALL travel needs ;)
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3 of 10 people found this review helpful

No Stone Left Unturned.

Reviewed By Tony - Churubusco, IN | Traveled to Orlando ~ Florida ~ USA
Sara was very thorough and the care package she sent for the trip came in handy. My kids were very happy overall with our Universal Orlando trip.

Sara also gave me many tips for the Disney portion of my trip although I didn't book through her. She went above and beyond, and I will definitely use her services again.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Sara Newbury responded:
I'm so glad that this surprise visit to Orlando was a success! My goal was to match the enthusiasm of you and your family, and I think we partnered well together during the planning process. Thank you again and I cannot wait to hear what adventure lies in the horizon!!
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