Today I am offering up something different. This comes from a client of mine that traveled to Portugal in early May. I asked him for a testimonial and he wrote more than just a few sentences. He wrote all of the below. So, I thought I would share. I’ll be honest, I think I blushed when I first read it…
Even prior to our trip, Lynne was able to put her extensive knowledge of the European continent to work and gave us five suggestions for our 40th birthday bash.
Every place we visited surprised us with a room upgrade, a bottle of wine, or a full carafe of the local port to help us celebrate our birthdays, and that was a direct result of the personal touch Lynne put on planning our vacation.
We put Lynne to the test. We had one person who had never been in possession of a passport before and was a bit nervous about international travel. We had another who was comparatively well-seasoned and would have made the trip without any lodging reservations. With these two oppositional forces at play, Lynne was able to put together an absolutely unbeatable 10-day vacation for us to the Algarve region of Portugal. She was able to blend the perfect mix of unstructured exploration, beach time, and even arranged for us to tour an organic vineyard. All of this, however, was at our own discretion. She provided us with countless opportunities. What we took advantage of, and what we passed on, was left entirely up to us. As her company’s name suggests, she gave us the freedom to genuinely wander our way.
Lynne arranged air, lodging and some transportation for us. She provided us with a detailed portfolio of our itinerary and made herself available to us at all times, even while overseas. Lynne provides the assurance of working with a travel agent without the rigorous and structured schedule of an organized tour group, and she made each stop on our trip special.
And for those concerned about budget, as we were, we gave Lynne a specific range. After we returned from our vacation we added up everything (including souvenirs, food, cabs, every unforeseen expense), and we came in below the lowest number in our range. She was able to arrange a vacation that far exceeded our expectations and come in well below our budget. I can’t tell you how much we appreciated her respect for that part of things.
I hope that I can continue to assist my clients in creating the best possible trips – the unique vacations of their dreams. It is always my goal for each client to return from their travels and feel the same way this man did. Happy Travels!!