Creating Custom Tailored Tours and Trips
Sydney Opera House ~ Vivid Lights Festival
I created Dynamic Escapes because I believe that life is about the experiences you have, and the memories you create. I travel for this reason as well. With each trip I immerse myself in a way of life separate from my everyday routine, revel in experiencing flora and fauna I cannot see elsewhere, learn something about another culture and return home renewed. My goal is to provide this for my clients by custom tailoring trips to their interests.
My Favorite Trip Experience(s) have included:
Hiking in the pristine environment of the mountains, surrounded by giant trees and wildlife in British Columbia, Canada.
Seeing Sydney Australia awash in color and light during the annual Vivid Lights Festival.
Enjoying a local meal al fresco under a dark night sky in Uluru (Ayers Rock) Australia.
Viewing the light dancing from the windows and across Gaudi’s Sagrada Familia in Barcelona.
Snorkeling in crystal clear warm water among colorful sea life and seal pups in the Galapagos Islands.
Snow shoeing in fresh snow at Yosemite National Park.
Reading a book while lying in hammock and hearing the sounds of the ocean in Belize.
Walking around Paris soaking in its culture and lifestyle.
Scaling Mount Ngauruhoe AKA "Mount Doom" on New Zealand's North Island.
Watching spider monkeys swing from tree to tree in the rain forest of Costa Rica.
Hearing the deep resonant sound of Howler Monkeys across the Monteverde Cloud Forest in Costa Rica.
Marveling at the Moorish architecture of historic structures across Spain, including the Real Alcazar, Córdoba's great mosque, and the Alhambra.
Being mesmerized by, hiking through, the French, Italian and Swiss Alps.
What experiences do you want to have?! I will make them a reality by creating trips tailored to YOU.
My Areas of Expertise
CERTIFICATES & AWARDS
My Travel Stories
Spain is a wonderful country filled with Gothic Cathedrals, Moorish castles, ancient Jewish quarters, amazing Mosques, fantastic food, interesting architecture and vibrant cities.
I had the pleasure of touring the cities of Madrid, Toledo, Córdoba, Seville, Granada and Barcelona. Seeing each cities highlights and meeting with tour operators and specialists filled a ... Read more from my Southern Spain (and Barcelona too) story.
I spent 3 weeks in Peru meeting with fellow travel professionals; visiting famous sights; trekking and taking tours with various vendors.My mission was to experience Peru first hand so that I can direct my clients to the right Peruvian adventures for them.
Visit peru.dynamic-escapes.com to see pictures and read about the adventure!... Read more from my Peru! 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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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."