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Vicky Buzzard

Talked to friends about a beach trip over New Year's week end and couldn't believe the deal she found for us ... wonderful time!

Stacey Adams

Lesa is AMAZING!!!!! She helped organize a tri to Hawaii in February 2017 and several excursions. She was able to resolve the airline issues and a luggage issue. She worked her magic in booking our cruise this month as well as organizing our Disney Princess Half...

James

Treated me as if I were family. Very professional, made getting a hotel very easy and worry free. She haf found the best rate in the area. 10/10 would do business again!

Beth Cox

Got my travel packet today. Everything looks great- still going through it. Wanted to say a big thank you for all your help and attention to detail. You made this so much nicer when I was ready to wring my hands!!! Again thank you for all your help and patience!!!

Dotti Murphy

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Lesa, was extremely helpful in finding us a flight to Texas. She was very informative with things that would make our trip a pleasant one. Which it was. She is now our go to gal for traveling. We would highly recommend her to our family and friends.

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I started as a travel agent over 30 years ago. I left the agency I was working for to raise my son. During my time away from the travel business I continued to help family and friends plan their travel. In 2009 I worked for a day tour company out of Florida. The company closed in 2016 due to the owners health. So in July 2016 my family and I decided I should open my own travel agency. We are here to help you plan your Perfect Getaway.
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Are Travel Agents Still Useful and Why?
1) They Are Educated and Have Personal
Experience
They can give you insider tips and advice, using
their education and personal experience to
guide your vacation decisions in a way that
provides you with the best vacation possible for
you and your hard-earned investment. They
have access to the personal feedback from
hundreds of clients, and their own personal
travel agent network, to provide insights you
can’t get on TripAdvisor or other social media
sites.
2) They Have Clout
Many travel agents develop personal
relationships with individuals at the companies
they sell. They leverage these relationships to
get you things you can’t get on your own. That
“sold out” room or the connecting rooms you
want for your extended family trip when the
online sites say they aren’t available. They also
have exclusive entrée to experiences you might
not know are available to you.
3) The Fixer
In addition to getting you more on any particular
trip, they can step in and fix things when your
trip goes awry. The average consumer books
one or two trips per year, typically with different
travel suppliers, so they have little or no
leverage when things go wrong. The travel
agent is constantly selling a particular supplier
and has the leverage to fix things, even when
the supplier isn’t directly at fault. Travel
suppliers value the travel agent’s business much
more than any individual traveler. They will step
up to make things right or simply to make sure
that traveler, and their travel agent, are happy.
4) Cost-Savings
The best travel agents have unique access to
benefits that can save you a lot of money and
provide you with a better experience: free room
upgrades, spa credits, food and beverage
credits are just a few of the things that agents
can get, that you can’t. Add in hard-to-get
restaurant reservations, exclusive or priority
access to attractions, added amenities, and you
will have a lot more value for your travel dollar.
(Ever wonder why the couple in the cabin next to
yours got champagne and you didn't? They
probably used a travel agent)
5) Time-Savings
Instead of searching blindly on the Internet for
hours, days, or even weeks – depending on the
complexity of the travel plans – you can have an
expert do the research for you, with your
personal needs in mind. They do it for every
component of the trip and very often do it at no
cost to you.
6) Safety Net
If anything should go wrong during your trip, you
can rely on them to assist you. A travel agent
will suggest and arrange alternate travel
arrangements, help you to deal with any travel
emergency you may have, and put you in touch
with the right local people to answer your needs.
7) On the Cutting Edge
They are on the cutting edge of what's new:
Travel agents are the first to know about a new
resort, cruise ship or tour. They have
relationships with their best travel partners who
keep them informed as to the latest and greatest
offerings they have. So if you want to travel on
the latest and greatest, agents are the way to
go!
8) You Pay the Same Anyway!
More than 98 percent of hotels are parity priced.
That means the cost is the same whether you
book it yourself or have the travel agent do the
work. Some travel agents even have websites
that feature the same inventory, bookable in real
time, as Expedia and Orbitz. The customer gets
the best of the high-tech world, in a high touch,
environment. This parity pricing applies to
virtually every travel product.
9) You Get Matched Right
If you call a cruise line directly, they won’t tell
you that their competitor is a better fit for you
and your travel needs. Since travel agents sell
everything, they focus on your particular needs,
making sure you are matched up with the right
one.
10) An Ongoing Mutually Beneficial
Relationship
A good agent is like a good mechanic. Once you
find them, you’ll never want to give them
up. Travel could be your biggest discretionary
spend in any given year, along with your limited
time, so you want to make sure it’s done right.
When they make that happen, you’ll want them
in your inner circle moving forward.
By Mark Murphy
Published July 28, 201
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Six Tips For Booking Your 2018-19 River Cruise
Posted on February 16th, 2018 by Ralph Grizzle in Deck Plans
Five years ago, we came up with a list of Six Tips for Booking Your 2013 River Cruise. Half a decade later, many of these tips are still relevant – and some of them are even more relevant than they were back then.

As we head into the start of the 2018 river cruise season, there are six things you should consider when planning your 2018 or 2019 river cruise. And as with 2013, the main tips we can provide to prospective river cruisers: plan ahead – and take action.

1. Book Next Year’s River Cruise Now
Already, the 2018 summer months are nearly sold out. That shouldn’t come as a surprise to even casual travelers, as the summer months are always the first to fill up.

What may come as a surprise, though, is how quickly some of the shoulder months filled up for this year. We’re talking about the early spring, when river cruises start operating again in Europe, and late into the winter. We’ve heard that one big river cruise operator may have all of its 2018 cruises sold out within a matter of weeks.

No longer, either, are the bookends of the season the low-hanging fruit. The soaring popularity of Christmas Markets river cruises is driving up demand in December in ways that seemed far-fetched just seven or eight years ago.

This is also true of the springtime Tulip Time Cruises that sail only between March and May (when the tulips are in bloom naturally). Sailing through the picturesque confines of the Netherlands and Belgium, these floral-themed voyages always sell out early.

The take-away? Book as far in advance as possible. You’ll have longer to pay for your cruise, and more time to research the best flight, hotel and transfer options. Keep in mind that “booking far in advance” means booking more than half a year out. Book your 2019 cruises now.

2. Give Yourself The Gift Of A Christmas Markets River Cruise
The weather may be chilly, but Christmas Markets river cruises are hot. Primarily operating between November 25 and January 1, these cozy and festive river cruises operating on the Danube, Rhine and Main Rivers (and sometimes beyond) can fill up fast. A few years back, I would have recommended booking these cruises around July and August. A quick look online, however, shows some Winter 2018 Christmas Markets river cruises are already either sold out or mostly sold out – especially for two categories: suites, and price-leader “riverview” staterooms.

Christmas Markets are truly wonderful. I love the cozy feeling of being on a vessel that transports me along the main arteries of Europe during this festive time of year. The rivers are magical. I’ve cruised through broken sheets of ice, which appeared as pieces of a jigsaw puzzle from the balcony of my stateroom. And although the sky can be brilliant blue, it’s often diffused, giving the sky the appearance that reminds me of an Impressionistic painting. Surely, this must be the most romantic time of year to cruise Europe.

If you’re lucky, snow will blanket the villages along the rivers. One year, I trudged on powder with my family and friends through the uber-charming Rothenburg ob der Tauber. Christmas trees were decorated with red ribbons and sparkly white lights. Branches were laden with clumps of snow that had fallen from the rooftops. Icicles appeared like mini-stalactites from awnings, and under them, shop windows presented everything from wurst to gingerbread cookies, baked in Old World tradition.

Sounds wonderful, right? If you’re set on the Christmas Markets, put a deposit down now for 2018. You’ll secure your spot and get a better pick of available sailings and staterooms.

3. Book Even Earlier To Secure The Best Staterooms
While river cruise lines make plenty of noise about their balcony (French or otherwise) staterooms, the fact is that these make up the bulk of the accommodations on most river cruise ships. As such, top-of-the-line suites and economical riverview staterooms are selling out first.

This is problematic for two sets of river cruise passengers: price-sensitive travelers looking to get onboard for the least amount of money (riverview staterooms are often the “price-leaders”), and travelers looking for the best of the best in terms of accommodations.

If you fall into either of these two categories, booking early is imperative.

4. Consider Going Last Minute
Here’s a contrarian approach to booking early: If you’ve got a ton of frequent-flier miles burning a hole in your pocket, consider booking a last-minute river cruise. Quite often, one or two staterooms are still available on sailings that are ridiculously close to departure, and sometimes these can go for a considerable discount. Before you pull the trigger, though, be sure to look into airfare first: Unless you’re flush with airline points, the air could run you more than the entire cruise.

5. Get My Recommendations
Navigating the myriad of river cruise lines, ships, and itineraries out there can be confusing. I’ve been doing it for more than a decade, and I’m still learning something new about the industry every single day.

While river cruise ships can take you to many places around the globe, deciding where to go and when to go can often be overwhelming. That’s where I come in. Simply answer a few questions, and I’ll send you recommendations for a river cruise that works for you. I don’t sell river cruises, but I will recommend a travel agent if you need one, and only if you ask me to do so. My advice is totally free. My goal is to see you as a happy river cruiser.

6. Give Up On 2018 And Look To 2019
If you can’t find what you want this year, look to 2019. Like oceangoing cruise lines, river cruise lines have gotten into the habit of releasing the next year’s inventory well in advance, which means that booking a year or more in advance isn’t just possible, it’s a good idea.

As always, there are benefits for booking so far ahead. Cruise lines offer incentives and promotions to encourage this and booking in advance provides more time to pay for that cruise (let’s face it – river cruising isn’t exactly cheap). The increased time also allows you to take advantage of better airfare deals, more choice when it comes to accommodations like hotels or Airbnb rentals and to generally enjoy planning your cruise vacation.
An avid traveler and an award-winning journalist, Ralph Grizzle produces articles, video and photos that are inspiring and informative, personal and passionate. A journalism graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Ralph has specialized in travel writing for more than two decades. To read more cruise and port reviews by Ralph Grizzle, visit his website at www.avidcruiser.com.
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Here is what you all have been waiting for!!!
Only 24 cabins available.
Book now for only $50.00 pp to lock in your reservation and pricing with balance due May 12, 2019. Reduced deposit valid through February 28, 2018, after February 28 deposit is $250.00 pp.
You may make payments weekly, monthly or in a lump sum it is your choice, just let me know at time of booking.