Gail Hummel

Madison, Wisconsin Travel Agent
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47 Reviews | 100% Recommended

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Gail Hummel

Madison, Wisconsin Travel Agent

Travel Dreams, Custom Crafted... Where to next?

Deep dive into destinations- history, culture, and more... I will create a Hawaiian Island itinerary that makes you savor every memory and fills you with a longing to return. With destination expertise in all of the Hawaiian Islands, the US Virgin Islands, and Panama, I strive to bring you the best experience in each spot.

I also specialize in custom European trips and river cruising. If you're looking for a specialized Netherlands experience, I have both river cruised and spent time in Amsterdam gazing at the Dutch Masters, pondering Van Gogh paintings, eating too many Dutch Pannekoekens, and all varieties of cheese. I possess excellent research skills and enjoy making travel dreams and wishes come true! I bring solid experience and advice to planning family and group trips! Having a keen eye on history, I've been an amateur genealogist since I was at my grandma's knee. Tell me where you want to go... I'll make a way to get you there!

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Kukenhof Gardens in the Netherlands. Bucket List?
Kukenhof Gardens in the Netherlands. Bucket List?

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My Travel Experiences

Jilkaat Kwaan Heritage Center
Alaska and the Yukon with Holland America!
Rijksmuseum Museum Park Amsterdam
The Netherlands Tulip Time Cruise and Amsterdam
Gears for sugar mill - Buccaneer
St. Croix - Heaven on earth...

Tulip Time Cruise in the Netherlands with Avalon

I'm a tulip lover, a cheese lover, an architecture lover, a history lover, a windmill lover, a total history geek. I love not only the slender beauty of a tulip, but also how they contributed to the emerging market economy that shaped the face of Europe during the 16th and 17th centuries. ... Read more from my Tulip Time Cruise in the Netherlands with Avalon story.

My Reviews

8 of 14 people found this review helpful

SO FAB

Reviewed By Bup - Madison, WI | Traveled to Colorado ~ USA
Gail is wonderful. She makes your fondest dreams come true.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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7 of 12 people found this review helpful

Amazing Family Vacation

Reviewed By Happy Traveler - Rockford, IL | Traveled to Mexico
Gail planned two wonderful trips for our family. She listened to what our interests were, offered suggestions and helped us pick the perfect venues for a weekend get away and an amazing family vacation. She’s knowledgeable about all sorts of trips, travel destinations and travel tips and we really enjoyed working with her.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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Trip of a Lifetime!

Reviewed By Craig & Kate - Green Lake, WI | Traveled to Paris ~ France ~ Europe
Working with Gail was a first class experience! She took the worry out of planning... we just gave her our dates and where we wanted to go and she took care of everything. Gail is very detailed and that resulted in a 12 day trip that took us to four cities and two countries without an issue one! It truly was a trip of a lifetime and we couldn't be more pleased with the recommendations and services she provided us. We will definitely call on her for the next trip we take!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Gail Hummel responded:
Katie & Craig - I couldn't be more pleased to hear that your dream trip unfolded so beautifully. I am very grateful for your business and look forward to working with you in the future! Gail
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Danube Delight

Reviewed By Jean - Madison, WI | Traveled to Danube ~ On the River ~ At Sea
With this being our first European river cruise, Gail was so helpful with not only the logistics, but also little tips and hints to make this a most enjoyable experience.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Gail Hummel responded:
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10 Year Anniversary Trip to Ireland

Reviewed By Schluter's - Sauk City, WI | Traveled to Ireland ~ Europe
Working with Gail was BEYOND incredible! Her knowledge and expertise was extremely helpful, plus when we had a few glitches with our tour, she went above and beyond to get us satisfaction for our troubles. Burkhalter needs to give this woman a raise!!!! The term "dog with a bone" comes to mind. When we were having troubles with some of the companies we were staying with Gail went to bat and didn't back down! I would whole-heartedly recommend Gail to anyone needing assistance with their travel plans! We won't hesitate to use her for our next adventure!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Gail Hummel responded:
Your praise is so appreciated and I enjoyed working with you and your family. I wish things had gone more smoothly, but your ability to adapt and be creative saved the day! Where to next?
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Beautiful Ireland

Reviewed By DJ & DS - Madison, WI | Traveled to Ireland ~ Europe
Gail was very nice to work with, very informative and helpful. She worked to find answers to our questions and helped us to consider the various options available to us.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Gail Hummel responded:
I'm so glad you had a wonderful trip and I look forward to working with you in the future!
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Trip to Tanzania and Cape Town

Reviewed By Gaberttom - Minocqua WI | Traveled to Tanzania ~ Africa
Gail initial asked us about goals for our trip (culture, wildlife etc) And previous memorable trips (Morocco) and hotels. She spent time sending ideas and then a tentative proposal. During the trip she remained available to trouble shoot the minor bumps that occur. All the locations, guides and vendors were first rate!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Gail Hummel responded:
Thanks for being great clients that really are world class travelers. I truly enjoyed working with you!
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6 of 12 people found this review helpful

Punta Canta trip

Reviewed By Alex - Madison, WI | Traveled to Punta Cana ~ Dominican Republic ~ Caribbean
Pleasant to work with, knowledgeable of many Caribbean destinations.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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0 of 1 people found this review helpful

Best of Austria and Switzerland

Reviewed By Syl - Madison Wisconsin | Traveled to Austria ~ Europe
Very friendly and detail conscious. Quick to respond to any questions we had
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Gail Hummel responded:
Working with your group was very exciting! I am so glad you had a wonderful time. I look forward to working with you again! Gail
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0 of 1 people found this review helpful

We had a blast!!

Reviewed By Sherry - Richland Center, WI. | Traveled to Europe
Did a lot of work for our group of 10; email,phone, at her office, emergencies, and general needs of our trip!!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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0 of 1 people found this review helpful

Excellent Hawaii trip

Reviewed By Schorr - Madison, Wi | Traveled to Hawaii Island ~ Hawaii ~ USA
She did an excellent job helping us plan our vacation everything went super smoothly!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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0 of 1 people found this review helpful

Doing it right

Reviewed By Thomas - Madison | Traveled to Hawaii Island ~ Hawaii ~ USA
Gail was very knowledgeable about the islands and set us up at great locations. We had a great trip and Gail was a big part of that!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Gail Hummel responded:
Tom and Margo, I'm glad your Hawaii trip was everything you wanted it to be... Mahalo for the nice review! Gail
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Excellent adventure to Jamaica, no problems at all

Reviewed By Matt - Monroe, Wisconsin | Traveled to Montego Bay ~ Jamaica ~ Caribbean
Gail was excellent, very professional and provided tips for our travel/vacation.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Gail Hummel responded:
I'm glad your trip was excellent and I appreciate the opportunity to guide you!
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Great Las Vegas experience with help of Gail!

Reviewed By Thomas - Monroe, WI | Traveled to Las Vegas ~ Nevada ~ USA
Very professional and helpful in planning trip.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Gail Hummel responded:
Easy clients to work with and I appreciate your business!
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All my grown children and grandchildren regard thi

Reviewed By rich - anaheim, california | Traveled to Italy ~ Europe
unquestionably the best organized trip due to Gail's efforts... We took 12, from young to old..family trip to NYC and two weeks in Italy, with Plane, Train, Auto travels, Private Tours, Hotels, Villa and etc...lots to see and lots to do...
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Gail Hummel responded:
Your family trip was a delight to coordinate and the pictures Eric sent look fantastic! I appreciate your business! Gail
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0 of 1 people found this review helpful

Great trip that exceeded our expectations!

Reviewed By M & C - Madison, Wi | Traveled to Danube ~ On the River ~ At Sea
We so much appreciate Gail’s help, attention, and extraordinary trip planning skills. Great recommendations and attention to details. Many accolades and thanks for a job well done.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Gail Hummel responded:
It was my pleasure working with both of you! I look forward to working with you in the future!
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0 of 1 people found this review helpful

A paradise. Great family stay together.

Reviewed By MK - New Glarus Wi | Traveled to Kauai Island ~ Hawaii ~ USA
She was friendly, informative and available. Our trip was amazing. The housing arrangements were perfect for us. She gave great advice.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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Wonderful, care free Jamaican vacation

Reviewed By Happy traveler - Verona, WI | Traveled to Jamaica ~ Caribbean
Gail made booking our trip so easy and worry free! Plus she added in a bunch of extra tips that helped make our the trip the best we've ever had, and we like to travel a lot. We had a cancelled flight on the way home, and with two small kids traveling internationally that was not good news. Before we could even get to the front of the customer service line Gail had us booked on a different flight just a few hours later. We will definitely be using Gail for our next vacation!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Gail Hummel responded:
It was my pleasure working with you and your family! I am at your service when you're ready for your next trip! Gail
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3 of 7 people found this review helpful

Absolutely Perfect Spring Break!

Reviewed By Jeff - Rockford, Illinois | Traveled to Puerto Vallarta ~ Jalisco ~ Mexico
Gail has always listened carefully to what we are looking for and has always exceeded our expectations on the variety of locations and types of vacations.

Our latest, Puerto Vallarta was absolutely stunning. We stayed at an all inclusive, and Gail not only steered us right but gave us guidance on things we should do and how everything worked, so there really wasn't any "figuring it all out" while on vacation, with her advice we knew what to do and really enjoyed our stay!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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7 of 15 people found this review helpful

A trip with my son Dean.

Reviewed By Edward Kolner - Madison WI | Traveled to Israel ~ Middle East
She is easy to work with. I was not pleased with the airline routing c/o very long wait between planes.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Gail Hummel responded:
Thanks for the review, Ed. When configuring connections to the Middle East from the Midwest, we do not always have optimal connect times. I chose the ones that would have the least impact on your travel time. I am glad to hear you and Dean had a wonderful time!
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7 of 15 people found this review helpful

Thanks, Gail

Reviewed By Ed - Lodi WI | Traveled to Ireland ~ Europe
I always have alot of questions and Gail patiently answered them all. Our trip was an excellent experience. Part of what made it so special was knowing Gail was there if we needed her should an unlikely but possible emergency occur. Plus she is just fun to work with, always pleasant, understanding and a good sense of humor.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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6 of 13 people found this review helpful

Wonderers

Reviewed By Rebecca - Rockford, IL | Traveled to Caribbean Sea ~ At Sea ~ At Sea
I’ve worked with Gail for roughly 10 years and she has provided excellent knowledge and customer service! She has helped me organize missions trip to personal travel. She has always helped us navigate with a quick answer and a helpful hand, when needed! Thanks Gail as we look forward to many more travel experiences with your expertise!
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7 of 15 people found this review helpful

A Fantastic Experience

Reviewed By Let'sGo - Middleton, WI | Traveled to St. Croix ~ Virgin Islands ~ Caribbean
Gail planned a wonderful trip for me. She took the time to find out what I was looking for in a travel experience and had wonderful suggestions about destinations and what to do when I got there. All of her first hand experience was so very valuable and made my trip truly special. Gail also went the extra mile to make sure my accommodations were perfect and that I received every courtesy at the destination. My trip could not have gone more smoothly. Gail’s combination of experience, kindness and customer service make her a 5 star travel agent.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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7 of 15 people found this review helpful

We got to take our dream vacation!

Reviewed By Rene & Noelle - Madison, WI | Traveled to Costa Rica ~ Central America
Gail made things simple and straightforward and found myself and my daughter our dream vacation. We had a fabulous time, and when we encountered our one and only snafu while on vacation she looked into it promply and responded with a satisfactory answer. We really appreciate Gail's hard work, personal service, and attention to detail. We would definitely recommend her to friends.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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3 of 8 people found this review helpful

Very Helpful

Reviewed By Carrie - Monroe, WI | Traveled to Hawaii Island ~ Hawaii ~ USA
Gail utilized her own experience to tailor a trip just for us. It was a wonderful time with no unexpected events.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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7 of 16 people found this review helpful

Fabulous trip to Maui

Reviewed By Cathleen - Madison WI | Traveled to Maui Island ~ Hawaii ~ USA
Gail was excellent to work with, extremely responsive and had a ton of great ideas. Very well organized and planned a fabulous trip for me and my daughter.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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8 of 18 people found this review helpful

Awesome honeymoon vacation

Reviewed By SAM - Loves Park Illinois | Traveled to Cancun ~ Quintana Roo ~ Mexico
Outstanding service, and a pleasure to work with. Look forward to working together again on our next vacation.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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5 of 12 people found this review helpful

Thank you Gail Hummel

Reviewed By Michael T - Bronxville NY | Traveled to Paris ~ France ~ Europe
Gail found my friend and I a terrific hotel and flights to Paris in November. She answered all our questions promptly. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Gail ! She’s excellent l
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Gail Hummel responded:
Thanks, Michael! It was my pleasure working with you! Thank you for your business!
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5 of 12 people found this review helpful

We enjoyed a wonderful trip!

Reviewed By Mary - Madison, Wi | Traveled to Europe
Gail did an excellent job with our travel plans. She was very responsive to our requests and needs and tremendous in her follow-through. She set up flights and a European river cruise for us. In addition, I was having some issues with my knee that could not be resolved before our scheduled trip. She was very responsive in helping work through the best options for accommodating this issue during the trip. Thanks to Gail, our trip went off without a hitch and we had a great time. We will definitely work with Gail again for our next trip.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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6 of 14 people found this review helpful

A needed break from the cold and hectic holidays.

Reviewed By Big B - Hollandale, Wi | Traveled to Cancun ~ Quintana Roo ~ Mexico
Gail was great in finding an excellent replacement for a vacation we won and for reasons did not want to use that location.

Gail had experience in the area and we ended up visiting (Riu Palace Peninsula) Cancun. This resort was unbelievable, we were so pampered.

Gail helped us with questions we had about customs and general travel info for the area. It was an Apple vacation and all of the Apple people went above and beyond in guiding us thru the airport, finding our transportation, shuttles.

Gail did a great job in guiding us, we had absolutely no problems. Everything was 5 star.

Thank You Gail

Jeanne & Bryan


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6 of 14 people found this review helpful

Kari and Tom's Wedding Blessing

Reviewed By Kathi - Sauk City, WI | Traveled to Wales ~ Europe
Gail was so helpful when we had to basically redo our initial itinerary. Everything went very smoothly and we had a great trip.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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5 of 12 people found this review helpful

Great family vacation

Reviewed By Peggy - Madison Wisconsin | Traveled to St. Croix ~ Virgin Islands ~ Caribbean
Gail is excellent at taking any anxiety from a trip, she looked for the best and easiest flights booking our hotel at Ohare where we left our car to finding a great driver for us in St Croix. Having someone to meet you at the airport and drive you to your hotel is a nice way to start your vacation when your tired from traveling. We had a fabulous vacation that I thank Gail for her solid advice.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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5 of 12 people found this review helpful

Hard to Top This Tour of Italy & Mediterranean

Reviewed By Jim - Madison, WI | Traveled to Venice ~ Italy ~ Europe
Gail provided exceptional knowledge & insight on our recent excursion of Italy, Upon understanding the type of trip we wanted, boy did she deliver!

She closely worked with us, providing a wonderful itinerary; recommended a cruise - as we preferred not to be personally driving throughout our trip.

Air, cruise & land were first rate. Could not be happier with the Business Class travel w/connections. Gail took care in placing us in a very comfortable location away from the aircraft's "busy" areas. Wow!

The cruise line recommended was absolutely exceptional - offering a wide variety of restaurants, lounges, live theatre with the extra trimmings of luxury & service. The post-cruise land tours were unbelievable.

We are working now with Gail on our next tour of Europe. None better than her to coordinate all travel plans in my family's future.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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5 of 12 people found this review helpful

Several resorts in Mexico

Reviewed By Lori - Rockford, IL | Traveled to Cabo San Lucas ~ Baja California Sur ~ Mexico
Gail is knowledgeable, thorough and very kind. She is also the most fun travel agent I have ever worked with. We recommend her whenever we can, and our friends have caught on that she's amazing too!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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2 of 7 people found this review helpful

Great Trip and Great Service

Reviewed By Linda - Muscoda, WI | Traveled to Jamaica ~ Caribbean
Gail was great. She responded quickly to questions. She provided extra information that made our trip to Jamaica even more relaxing
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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7 of 17 people found this review helpful

Best trip ever

Reviewed By Tlh - Lodi,WI | Traveled to California ~ USA
Gail helped us out scheduling an Amtrak package even after we had to reschedule because Amtrak issue. I will surely use Gail in the future for any travel Arrangements.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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6 of 15 people found this review helpful

A wonderful travel advisor

Reviewed By Bob - Madison, Wisconsin | Traveled to Italy ~ Europe
It was a pleasure working with Gail. She really listened to what we were looking for in planning a family vacation to Italy, and came up with ideas that were a perfect match with our interests. She was patient, as our plans evolved, and always had great suggestions. She identified wonderful places to stay that were more "personal" and friendly than the big name hotels. We will definitely work with her again on our next big family adventure.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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4 of 11 people found this review helpful

The start of our retirement travels

Reviewed By Bistro - Fond du Lac | Traveled to Italy ~ Europe
Gail did a great job planning our trip to Italy. She accomodated our requests and made sure all details were taken care of. She was very responsive and answered all emails in a timely manner.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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3 of 10 people found this review helpful

The most memorable trip our family has experienced

Reviewed By Sandy - Madison, Wisconsin | Traveled to Maui Island ~ Hawaii ~ USA
Our family had a fabulous vacation in Hawaii thanks to Gail Hummel.

Everyone, age 8 to 74, enjoyed every minute. She attended to every

detail and made everything so easy for us.

I would not hesitate to recommend Gail to our friends and we also

plan to have her plan our next vacation.
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4 of 12 people found this review helpful

Gail takes travel agent to an entirely new level

Reviewed By Jeffrey - Rockford, IL | Traveled to Rome ~ Italy ~ Europe
I've worked with Gail on a multiple occasions for both personal and business travel. She's exceptional. Gail responded to my emergency evening emails while I was traveling abroad saving me from disaster. She also planned one of my most memorable anniversary trips to St. Lucia and made all travel and hotel accommodations for my business trip to Rome... and each trip went smoother then expected.

Gail is great and I couldn't ask for a better travel agent.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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5 of 14 people found this review helpful

Will definitely be in touch with Gail again.

Reviewed By D-Nell - Machesney Park, IL | Traveled to Aruba ~ Caribbean
Gail is great to work with. She is very thorough and not only answers your questions but also asks the right questions. Her experience in the field of travel is beneficial to the traveler so you know what to expect.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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5 of 14 people found this review helpful

Very satisfied!

Reviewed By Fran - Rockford, IL | Traveled to Hawaii ~ USA
Gail is easy to work with, and takes all the hassle out of planning a trip. She is great at taking care of details that I would not have thought of. When it came to submitting and obtaining insurance payments for travel delays, Gail was there to help submit the claims and urge cooperation from the claims adjusters. Overall, our special anniversary trip to Hawaii was amazing - the beauty of the islands was phenomenal and accommodations of the hotel beautiful.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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5 of 14 people found this review helpful

Annual Vacations

Reviewed By Satisfied Traveler - Machesney Park, Illinois | Traveled to Jamaica ~ Caribbean
Gail is great to work with.Every year me and my wife go on vacation with 2 other couples. Once the 6 of us decide on a destination, we let Gail know and she does her magic. One couple lives in a different state, but Gail finds a way that we all arrive at our destination pretty close to each other. She is very thorough, and does her best to make our accommodations well worth it. We are very pleased with Gail and her abilities to make our trips fantastic.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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5 of 14 people found this review helpful

Best travel agent ever!

Reviewed By Dinger - Fuquay Varina, NC | Traveled to Jamaica ~ Caribbean
Gail is the most patient, reliable, honest, and trustworthy person we have worked with. She goes above and beyond for us and always provides honest answers and looks out for her clients best interest. She learns what her clients like and dislikes and does her best to find the best deal for each client based on her knowledge of each person.
I would recommend her to all my friends and family.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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5 of 15 people found this review helpful

Great Trip

Reviewed By Dean - minneapolis | Traveled to Israel ~ Middle East
All good. Very attentive.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Gail Hummel responded:
Thank you for your review, Dean! I know you had a really wonderful time. Thank you for your business!
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5 of 15 people found this review helpful

Large all ages Family Vacation

Reviewed By MLK - Richland Center , WI | Traveled to Cancun ~ Quintana Roo ~ Mexico
Asked Gail to help plan a family vacation for a large group ages 8 years to 65 years old and on a budget. She gave us some options to pick from once we decided where to go she took care of everything and NO PROBLEMS . Would recommend her for your vacation plans.
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5 of 15 people found this review helpful

Cruise of a Lifetime

Reviewed By Bets - Mequon Wisconsin | Traveled to Mediterranean ~ At Sea ~ At Sea
Gail was extremely helpful in planning our cruise and extended land tour. She listened carefully to our desires and interests and was able to orchestrate a trip that was exactly what we wanted. She took care of everything for us, even upgrading our airline seats. The tour guides in Rome were fabulous and because of her planning we were able to see everything we hoped to within a short period of time. Gail was always available to answer any questions or to address concerns. We hope she can plan future trips for us!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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