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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

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.
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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!
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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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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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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!
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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.
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