I take care of all the trip planning for you!
I take care of all the research and planning of my clients' trips for them, from inspiration to a fully-planned vacation! My past clients have included couples, families, “girlfriend” groups, grandparent/grandchild trips, church groups, school groups, multi-generational family trips, and folks looking for solo time away. They have traveled to places across the US and around the world. As an independent agent I work for you, not the travel industry. Through meticulous research and obsessive planning, I ensure that you have a wonderful, memorable trip without having to do the work of arranging it all! Some of my favorite places are Tanzania, Australia, Costa Rica, Spain, and Yellowstone National Park. My husband and I have two children: one who loves cities, and one who loves nature. Needless to say, I am accustomed to balancing the desires of multiple people into a single trip! We have two rescue dogs who will happily travel wherever the family can take them!
My Areas of Expertise
Snapshots of Zurich, home to the largest church clock face in Europe, Marc Chagall’s gorgeous stained glass windows, fantastic restaurants and sidewalk cafes, high end shopping and decadent chocolates- all set below the Alps and along pristine Lake Zurich.... Read more from my Zurich story.
Tanzania is simply amazing!
Here is an example of my blog entry from just one day:
Greetings from Tanzania! We've spotted 33 different species of animal in one day so choosing pictures to post is impossible. And then there is video of the lion hunt last night; as well as the tons of... Read more from my Tanzania! Wildlife galore & beautiful scenery too story.
There are so many wonderful places in the world!
Below are some of my favorite travel experiences and activities. I share them in the vein of giving you ideas and inspiration for your own trips.
(for full stories and pictures please visit my website: https://dynamic-escapes.com )
Admiring the Incan craftsmanship at Machu Picchu, Peru. And... Read more from my There are so many wonderful places to experience! story.
Best Vacation Ever
It was my pleasure. I am so glad you enjoyed that trip and I am looking forward to helping you plan your next one - Alaska!
It was a delight to help you and your family enjoy London, Paris and all things Harry Potter!
Discovering the Rain Forest
It was a pleasure working with you again. Thank you for continuing to entrust your vacation time to me.
She also uses the UMapped app. to assist her clients with easy access to itineraries, location services and activities.
She is a true professional and quality person.
No stone was left unturned.
Thank you so much for your kind review. I was so happy to be able to put together a trip that matched your dreams.
Continuing the Adventures !!
It was a pleasure meeting you in Peru! I'm delighted that you enjoyed Chile and have no doubt that you will find Costa Rica a joy as well. Thank you for entrusting your trip plans to me.
Amazing trip to Barcelona
Thank you for sending me the great pictures of your trip. It made me so happy to see the big smiles on all of you! It was also fun to see the kids playing in the snow. How lucky you were to see Grand Canyon that way.
My first trip to Spain
Dear Patti, Thank you for your kind words and warm review. It was a pleasure arranging your ladies' trip to Barcelona. I'm delighted that you all had a good time and hope that you get a chance to take a second trip to Spain soon! Lauren
I am glad that you enjoyed the tour of Hudson Valley. It is such a beautiful, historic place. Your group was a delight to work with and get to know. I am looking forward to planning your next annual get-away.
What a Wonderful Re-Introduction to World Travel
Hi Claude. I am delighted that you and your family enjoyed the greater Yellowstone and Glacier National Park areas. You certainly took advantage of all the things to see, do and experience! What a great way for the family to spend time together and celebrate your daughter's graduation. Thanks for using Dynamic Escapes to create your trip.
Wonderful Mother Daughter trip
She asked questions about how we like to travel, What amenities did we needed and which were a plus. She asked questions about how we like to experience a new place and what we enjoyed doing.
These questions help us to narrow done where we wanted to visit and then which provider would be the best fit for us.
She not only helped us plan and schedule the trip but stayed in touch in the months leading up to the date to make sure we had all the updated info form the provider. I always felt that I could reach out to her with a question or a concern.
Lauren really took the time to help us choose a trip that we will remember for a long time .
Thanks for your feedback. It is wonderful to know that I was able to help you and you mom create vacation memories to last a lifetime.
A great vacation
Thanks for your kind review. I am so happy that you all enjoyed your trip, from cities to skiing you certainly saw and did a lot. It was a pleasure working with you.
Central Europe Whirlwind Tour
I am so glad that you had a great mother/daughter get-away; even with the minor "detour" due to the allergic reaction. I'm especially glad that the allergy was quickly treated and your daughter was OK. It was my pleasure to re-arrange the details so that your trip could proceed.
Fabulous trip Down Under!
focus on what I really wanted to see and accomplish. The trip was everything I had hoped for.
Australia is one of my favorite places. It was a pleasure sharing it with you.
Excellent help, especially in an emergency
Dear John and Lisbeth, I am so glad that you had such a memorable trip to Australia. It is such a beautiful, unique country and you certainly had a good amount of time for exploring it! Thankfully the medical emergency was not only at the end of the trip, but something that the doctors in Sydney could address with a high standard of care. I was of course "happy" to ease the stressful situation for you and rearrange the plans at the last minute. Take care, Lauren
Top notch family travel experience.
Thank you for your kind words and review, Doug. I am so happy that your family enjoyed your time "Down Under". It is one of my favorite places and it was a pleasure sharing it with you all!
A Thanksgiving family trip
I am delighted that your family trip went so well. I'm also glad that despite their initial "issues" the resort responded appropriately to what I brought to their attention and ensured that everything was perfect upon your arrival and for the duration of your stay.
Great Safari In Tanzania!
A couple of folks have asked about how we arranged our safari trip so I thought I'd share that info broadly. We worked with another Galloway alum, Lauren, who runs Dynamic Escapes, LLC. I knew she had been to Africa, and when we came up with this crazy idea I reached out to her immediately. When I told her when we were traveling she immediately knew that Tanzania was the right place for us and ran with putting together the whole experience. Lauren and her partners at Topguides put together an itinerary that built up really well in that we started with what now feels like a "starter safari" which felt amazing and then the experiences built and built from there. Many thanks Lauren Rock!
Family trip to Galapagos
"We had an amazing trip! Thanks so much for helping us with the arrangements. Everything went smoothly and we felt well taken care of throughout the trip." "Next bucket list trip is an African photo safari.."
Prague and Barcelona
We had a great trip and I am so happy to be home!...Thanks again for all of your help. Now I know who to call when we want to get out of dodge. ??
What a restful and fun spring break!
"What a restful and fun spring break! Thank you so much to Lauren S. Rock of Dynamic Escapes, LLC for making the arrangements. We loved the ship, the simple Caribbean ports, and being together. Molly had a great time in her "studio" room too! Really enjoyed Lauren's on board gift of wine and strawberries.... enjoyed that for several nights!"
"The cruise was amazing we had so much fun we are planning to go on one in two years. Here are some pics.... thank you so much... now we have to start planning my trip to Thailand next year." -Annette D. Multi generational Cruise to Jamaica
We returned from Peru a few days ago and I just wanted to say thank you so much for your help! I believe I can speak for everyone when I say that we had an amazing time. Wilfredo and his family were absolutely marvelous and the sites were all breathtaking. It was extremely convenient to have all hostels and transportation pre-arranged and made for an easy trip. Of course we had to get creative with our return flights due to hurricane Irma but all in all, surely would say it was a once in a life-time trip. Thank you so much,
"I was recently tasked with organizing a large family reunion close to my Mother's home in Peachtree City. After several unsuccessful days combing through vacation rental sites, I called Lauren. She immediately directed me to a site I had never heard of. Reunion home sorted within a day. Thank you, Lauren!"
"Thank you for all you did. I don't think this would have come together had you not contributed all that you did..."
We had a great time seeing so much of Australia! Lauren researched unique experiences like the Vivid Lights Festival, in addition to making sure we saw the highlights. From Scuba Diving to hiking in the Outback, we had an amazing trip!
"Lauren did a wonderful job helping map out a route for our family's month long trek in Canada. She has done a ton of traveling herself. As a result, Lauren provides practical, helpful tips especially for family travel."
Attention to detail
"persistency and attention to detail were key to making our trip a success, and Lauren provided both!"
A Fantastic Experience - no more stress
"This is the very first time I have used a travel agent for a vacation trip and I was a little concerned how this trip would turn out; arranging family vacations year after year have been so stressful, but this year using Dynamic Escapes has been great from beginning to end this was a fantastic experience. I plan to use their services again."