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Emily Carnes

Monroe, Georgia Travel Agent
An independent agent with Travel Leaders in Albertville, MN,
Emily Carnes
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12 Reviews | 100% Recommended

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CERTIFICATES & AWARDS AMR Resorts Master Agent, Certified SANDALS/BEACHES Agent, Master Degree Agent with Norwegian Cruise Line

Emily Carnes

Monroe, Georgia Travel Agent

An independent agent with Travel Leaders in Albertville, MN,

Caribbean Travel Specialist

Hello, My Name is Emily Carnes, Owner/Agent of Grand Escape Travel. I've always loved to travel, my passion began as a little girl, and in my teens I got to experience my first "out of country" travel, that is where I say " I got bit by the travel bug" now, I can't get enough!! My husband and I travel as much as we can, having two little ones now, it isn't as easy to get away but we still try to go as often as possible. A couple of years ago, I started having people/friends and friends of friends through social media asking my advice about their vacations. They would see my travel pictures and want to know all about it. After a couple of years of answering all of these questions over and over my husband finally talked me into becoming a travel agent....and I LOVE it. I find it just as exciting and fun to plan someone else's vacation as I do my own! What is it they say, "it isn't work if you love what you do" I find this to be so very true for me! I love being apart of every step in the planning process with my clients, and I absolutely love receiving their pictures while they are away, and most of all love getting their thank you letters when they return. I love that I can share me passion for travel with everyone!

My Reviews

10 of 12 people found this review helpful

Honeymoon of a lifetime!

Reviewed By Elisabeth & Matthew - Monroe, Georgia | Traveled to Banff ~ Alberta ~ Canada
Emily was a delight to work with! She is so kind and takes all aspects of your trip into consideration. She helped us decide on a location for our honeymoon: Banff, Canada. She worked so well with our budget, providing lodging options on both the high and low ends. She arranged everything for us and made sure we had all the information we needed for our travels. It was seriously the easiest part of our wedding planning. I talked with Emily back and forth several times. She responds quickly and answered all of my questions. Our trip was amazing thanks to her hard work and dedication to making sure everything was lined up. Emily checked on us throughout the week and was available for any questions I had throughout the trip. During our stay, she also made reservations for us and helped call anyone if we had any issues. She is fabulous and you cannot go wrong booking a trip with Emily!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Emily Carnes responded:
Thank you Elizabeth and Matthew for the kind words, Your honeymoon was such a fun trip to plan! Thank you so much for allowing me to be a part of the planning process. I look forward to working with you guys again in the future!
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9 of 14 people found this review helpful

Wonderful trip

Reviewed By Teri and Buzz - Monroe, George | Traveled to Montego Bay ~ Jamaica ~ Caribbean
Emily did an awesome job planning and putting together our wonderful vacation to Jamaica. Not only is she great at her job, she is so nice and wonderful to work with. :) we can't wait for her to do our next trip!!
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5 of 8 people found this review helpful

A Truly Magical Vacation

Reviewed By Lindy - Opelika, Al | Traveled to Orlando ~ Florida ~ USA
Emily is so nice & easy to work with. She was very attentive to our needs & even answered my call on a Saturday. I highly recommend Emily for all of your vacation needs.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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8 of 14 people found this review helpful

A 50th birthday we will never forget!!

Reviewed By Amy - Monroe, GA | Traveled to Playa Del Carmen ~ Quintana Roo ~ Mexico
Emily planned the perfect Mexican getaway for my boyfriend's 50th birthday! She is very professional and detail oriented but what I liked most about working with Emily is the little personal touches that she provides to all of her clients. A few days before our trip she gave us a folder containing all of our travel documents. Tucked in one of the folders was a note thanking us for our business and wishing us a good trip. She also gave us a waterproof bag to use while on our trip. Inside it were lots of thoughtful goodies including lip balm, a pack of sugar free gum, and some tropical flavored lady taffy! She also sent us a sweet text the morning we left reminding us that if we needed anything to not hesitate to contact her. We look forward to working with Emily again!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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5 of 10 people found this review helpful

Rose Bowl 2018

Reviewed By Craig - Monroe GA | Traveled to Los Angeles ~ California ~ USA
Emily was very diligent in getting what we were looking for, and followed up with us several times to make sure everything was perfect. Best trip I've ever taken.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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5 of 10 people found this review helpful

First Cruise

Reviewed By Yolo - Covington, GEORGIA | Traveled to Bahamas ~ Caribbean
Emily is a wonderful person to work with when planning any trip. She is helpful and knowledgeable. Emily helped us plan our first cruise ?? and we had an amazing time! She helped us make decisions about what ports were best for our needs, which cruise ships would be available during our time frame and would be best for our desires. She gave us lots of advice about excursions available and steered us into making a wonderful decision. She sent us suggestions and instructions on what/how to pack. She just really covered all areas to ensure we’d have a great experience. She is always available to answer questions (even when we were on the cruise) give advice, and make sure your family has the best trip possible. I highly recommend her.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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6 of 12 people found this review helpful

The Best Honeymoon Ever!

Reviewed By LindsT - Blairsville, GA | Traveled to Costa Rica ~ Central America
Emily was absolutely amazing, from the time we began speaking to her about planning our honeymoon from the time that we got back. She was there to answer questions, to make sure everything ran smoothly and to make sure that our honeymoon was absolutely perfect. She had every detail planned and organized so that we didn't have to worry about a thing. She planned out travel from our wedding reception to the airport, and our hotel stay for our wedding night and everything was amazing. We chose to go to Costa Rica for our honeymoon, but didn't know a great deal about the best places to stay and to visit, Emily did all of the research to find us the perfect resort. She found an amazing all-inclusive resort that was absolutely beautiful. We received all of the best treatment to celebrate our honeymoon, it was so very special thanks to Emily. I cannot say enough good things about her and the experience she created for us! I highly recommend using her to plan/book your next vacation!
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7 of 14 people found this review helpful

Trip of a lifetime!

Reviewed By Bucketlisttravelers - Monroe, GA | Traveled to Las Vegas ~ Nevada ~ USA
Emily has provided quality experiences for many of our vacation travels! From LasVegas to the Bahamas, and Hawaii to Tahiti, each trip is better than the last thanks to her knowledgeable service and expertise.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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6 of 13 people found this review helpful

Awesome weekend getaway

Reviewed By Lisa - Atlanta, GA | Traveled to Nashville ~ Tennessee ~ USA
Emily helped me throw my weekend Nashville trip together in a matter of weeks. She was able to find a hotel in my budget, in the area I wanted to stay in. She also put together a list of attractions she thought we'd be interested in and a great list of restaurants to not miss. Our experience working with Emily was completely pleasant and we definitely plan on working with her again in the future.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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2 of 6 people found this review helpful

Wonderful and relaxing trip.

Reviewed By Ann - Monroe GA | Traveled to St. Maarten ~ St. Martin ~ Caribbean
So friendly and easy to work with. Very patient with any changes I asked about. Had a great itenerary worked out for our cruise.
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3 of 10 people found this review helpful

Perfect Rose Bowl Weekend

Reviewed By Happy Dawg - Athens,Ga | Traveled to Pasadena ~ California ~ USA
This Rose Bowl trip was one of best of our traveling experiences. It was will coordinated and fun filled. We loved flying from a new airport,GSP.
I would recommend Emily to my friends for future trips.
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5 of 14 people found this review helpful

Our first cruise

Reviewed By Holly R. - Monroe, GA | Traveled to Mexico
When we booked our first cruise to Mexico, we were nervous because we did not know what to expect. Emily was very knowledgeable about the cruise line and our destinations, which helped us pick the right trip for us. She was always available to answer any and all questions we had and helped us plan the best trip we have ever had! It was a great experience and we can't wait to use her again for our next adventure!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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