Hello Dennis! Thank you so very much for all your help in planning our trip recently to Ireland and London. Flights and all worked out so well and we had a marvelous time. Even lucky to have little rain and nice weather to walk in on our hikes and enjoy the cities of Dublin and London. We plan to continue to utilize you in the future and are most appreciative of the great job you do!
Erin and I had the most wonderful vacation. Everything went exactly as planned. You could not have recommended a more perfect hotel. The location was excellent for us. We were able to attend Mass at St. Patrick's Cathedral daily with just a 5 minute walk, and we were less than a block from the subway station. It was undoubtedly the most luxurious hotel we have ever stayed in. If there could be one complaint, it is that the bed was too comfortable...a little too hard to get up in the morning :). All of your instructions were perfectly clear, and we didn't have even one mishap with getting to our destinations for shows, travel, etc. We commend you for being so in tuned to Bud's instructions. We will both cherish the memories from this absolutely perfect vacation.
Jim and I wanted to say Thank You for all your help with our cruise to Alaska. We had such a good time at the whale watching today... We saw at least 12 orca and 14 humpback whales! What a nice group you set us up with. The dog sled with helicopter ride we would recommend to everyone who comes here. Such a great experience! The Pinnacle Grill was fantastic! Wonderful table by the window.
Thank you again Dennis.
Jim and Shelley N
Before we arrived home, Bruce and I were already talking about the message we needed to send, thanking you for your exellent work preparing our trip to New Zealand. Having never used a travel agent before, we had no idea how fabulous it would be to be greeted by Kerry at the airport in Aukland, ferried to our hotel with a running commentary answering all of our early questions and setting the tone for our visit.
But so was each element of the trip! The accommodations were first rate. We attempted to fix a priority to the places that we stayed and Athelwood came in number one. The owner, Sarah, is incredible. We arrived at our own "house in the woods" to find a plate of homemade carrot cake on the table. We'd hurry home at the end of each day to see what might be awaiting us there...and she never disappointed us. We truly felt at home, washing clothes, eating al fresco on the patio, walking the grounds, sitting by the estuary!
Kayaking was unbelievable and everything went as planned until I attempted to disembark from my canoe....I lost my balance hopping on one leg while extricating the other only to fall into the water. Not bad for a first time! The rest of our team found my mishap extremely enjoyable to observe.
Hiking in Abel Tasman was BIG WORK!!!! But worth the time and effort. I started out attempting to reach the peak of the first section of trail quickly, thinking that I'd get the worst behind me. Oh, dear...faster is not always better. We continually met great people on the way and enjoyed gaining ideas for places to eat and things to do.
Whale watching was a success...2 sperm whales. A road trip down the coast of Kaikoura allowed us to view some of the most beautiful sea coast and we were rewarded by the sight of dolphins sporting when we stopped for lunch.
Baby and mother seals were in abundance and my photos don't quite capture the fun we had watching them cavort, nurse, or sleep on the rocks.
On our final morning, Ed, Bruce and I took the plunge and did parasailing in Queenstown...what an experience. Mary Lou was our grounds photographer so we have proof of our adventure riding the air currents high over the landscape, water, etc.
So, Dennis, be assured that we will be in touch with you again...Bruce is looking longingly at the river cruises advertised on t.v.
Again, thank you, thank you....It was a trip of a lifetime!!!!
Bonnie and Bruce
Yes we are all back safe and sound. All of us loved the ship and the Regent Seven Seas experience. The food and wine with dinner was wonderful. The room was large for our price range and the walk in closet made it so easy to keep the room neat without things laying all about. The service from all the staff was excellent and surprisingly the evening entertainment by the singers and dancers was very good.
The shore excursions were excellent. We really enjoyed all of our tour guides especially the Vatican and Ephesus. All of our excursions were excellent and even the weather did not interfere with any of the shore excursions that Becky and I chose. There was snow on Mount Etna which was great. It rained at Rome and Pompeii but that did not distract from the magnificence.
The Virtuoso tour to Ephesus was excellent in every respect. Our tour guide was wonderful.
Becky and I loved every minute except the plane ride home.
Thanks for everything you did to help us!!!!!
The cruise was awesome! For 2 first-timers, we had no problems with cruising and we fell in love with it. What a fabulous way to travel! The ms Oosterdam was beautiful. The crew was very friendly and professional. They made us feel at home. We enjoyed having a verandah as well. We couldn't imagine having just a window or no window at all. The "splurge" on the verandah was worth every penny. The food was great, too. We want to thank you again for our dinner at the Pinnacle Grill. It was delicious!! We had fun exploring the ship and learning where everything was.
Our favorite stop was Juneau. We did the sled dog/musher's camp, Mt. Robert's Tram, and whale watching. We enjoyed our time there immensely. We saw a TON of whales on our excursion! One of the guides on the boat couldn't get over how many whales were out, orcas & humpbacks, and said we were very fortunate to see as many as we did. It was phenomenal.
We have so many wonderful, happy memories from this trip. I think we're still on an Alaskan "high" and we're definitely in denial that it's already over. We'll have to forward some of our favorite photos to you. We literally took hundreds of pictures as well as some videos. Thanks again for helping us plan such an amazing vacation!!
Everything went great, right up until the day I had to come back to work:) Everyone in Greece were very friendly and helpful. The food was exceptional and the scenery was beautiful. We really enjoyed the Plaka and then who wouldn't love Mykonos. Thank you for all you did in arranging the trip. We will definitely be calling on you again (as soon as I save some more money).
We had a wonderful time in Mexico. The transportation and hotel accommodations were wonderful. Every vacation I have planned in the past has been a self-booked all-inclusive vacation. We were very happy to go with The Travel Agent, Inc. this time, as it was stress free and I think we got a wonderful deal. The hotel was at 30% capacity during the week and we really enjoyed the light traffic. The pools were wonderful and the food was great. We visited Playa Del Carmen three nights in a row. The taxi cabs were above expectations. We went to Carlos & Charlie's for dinner one night and the food was absolutely delicious. We were happy that the resort had a man-made beach as the water otherwise would have been too rough to swim in. We would definitely recommend this resort, especially for those who enjoy seeing archeological ruins. They were all over the resort. We walked over to the Xcaret Park and enjoyed half a day there. Our favorite part was the underground river. We swam through it for almost an hour.
I’ve recommended your services to many of the folks in my office – and next time we plan a vacation we will be sure to contact you!
In fact, we are planning on getting married in Destin, FL on Labor Day weekend. Our families are looking for two condos on the beach to spend this memorable weekend. Can you recommend any locations in Destin?
Thanks for all your help. You have been a pleasure to work with!
We are so thankful to Dennis for coordinating the most wonderful trip to Alaska for our Family. We saw it all in this one trip that many only see in many trips or not at all. A Grizzly and then a Momma Grizzly with three cubs on the Tundra Wilderness Tour. Also saw a couple of Foxes, plenty of Caribou, Moose (including one right below the balcony at the McKinley Château) as well as the Dall mountain goats/sheep. Saw all these on the land tour. And then as we were taking the open view train from Denali State Park to Anchorage, we got to see Mt Denali in all it's glory. We are now part of the 30% club! Given all that we saw and then 9 out of 11 days of sunshine and 70/80 degree weather, I'd say 2% get the kind of trip we had with Dennis' help. The cruising was great and relaxing. Such a great staff on the ship from top to bottom. The whale watching from the ship itself was awesome with humpback whales jumping all over and the Captain got us close to glaciers for spectacular photos.
Our cruise vacation to coastal Norway was well planned. The flight, transfer and hotel arrangements (Amsterdam) before we went on our cruise went perfectly. The hotel allowed us to walk to the museum and enjoy a canal boat ride. We enjoy working with Dennis and he now plans trips for our adult children!
Great. Dennis is always very helpful, a good listener and quick to respond to questions or issues.
Fabulously planned trip. Everything went very smooth and was very well planned by Dennis. Highly recommend.
Dennis helped my family book air travel and accommodations for our recent Spring break trip Naples. We were very pleased with our hotel. It had two separate bedrooms, each with a bathroom, a pretty good sized kitchen and a living room - very much like a nice apartment. We have used Dennis before and will again for sure!
The trip was wonderful and had a great time. After the National Geographic trip we were not sure where an agent from Go Away would be meeting us for the Easter Island part of the trip. Was some one to be at the Lima Airport, Santiago or Easter Island Airport. There was a person there at the Easter Island airport after we got our luggage. The guide was a local and did a wonderful job of showing us the island the next day. A full day tour. Next two days we were on our own and we rented a car one day. Great. At the end of the Machu Picchu trip we were dropped off at the Miraflores Hotel which was a ways from the Lima airport. Would have been best to stay at the hotel that night right next to the airport. Just walk across the street to the airport. Was a great vacation !!!! Thank you for making the arrangements. Would recommend you to others as a travel agent.
Dennis was able to plan my first trip to Europe without a hitch. Our Flights and Eurostar reservation got us everywhere on time and he considered my time requests in perfect sync!
Trip to London primarily to attend Wimbledon was great. Good hotel, good food, good weather, good seats, good sightseeing other days.
Our tour of the Puglia area was completed without any glitches and was enjoyed by the entire family. Even the air arrangements from 3 separate locations proceeded without incident. Dennis made arrangements for our 4 day extension stay in Rome to include all but one sight seeing tour. For some reason, the underground tour of the Colliseum could not be arranged by Dennis, so I went online and was able to procure the tour on my own. This was the only glitch on our two week tour of Italy, but that was averted. We have used Dennis for numerous vacation trips and will continue to do so. He never tires of checking details for any trip.
Dennis provided outstanding and courteous service in a professional manner. Dennis handled all my questions and concerns in a quick and timely manner.
First of all, I want to thank Dennis for all his efforts on our behalf to plan all facets of our trip. The Four Seasons Resort at Jackson Hole was a wonderful venue for us to relax, unwind, and marvel at the beauty of the mountain west. Beginning with the gentleman who opened our car door, the young man who checked us in, the staff who prepared our room each day, the ladies and gentlemen who worked in the spa, and the lovely ladies who served us breakfast each day--everyone was friendly, welcoming, solicitous, and gracious. I have stayed in high end hotels where some of the staff act as if they are doing you a favor by helping you. This was not the case at the Four Seasons Resort. The Concierge helped us plan an all day trip to Yellowstone and paired us with a delightful guide, Danielle, who made the day long event so much fun. I could go on and on, but the bottom line is this was the best trip that I had ever taken. My sister and I are already planning to go back!
Dennis was the best travel agent I've dealt with. He was prompt, knowledgeable and fun to work with. He have us multiple options with each location we asked for. We finally settled on Aruba and couldn't have been happier with all our arrangements on time. Our trip ran smoothly and that's a major thanks to Dennis. We will definitely return and work with Dennis in the future!
We wanted to take a river boat cruise in Europe this summer based on a wonderful Christmas markets river boat cruise that Dennis had arranged for us 5 years ago. Dennis found a river boat cruise that appealed to us and 8 of our friends so we booked this 8-day cruise from Amsterdam to Basel, Switzerland. We wanted to arrive several days early in order to do some additional sightseeing and Dennis worked hard to find us a number of side trips from which to chose. We selected trips to Bruges, Belgium, and Kinderdijk, Delta Works, the Hague and Delft, Netherlands. The cruise on the Rhine through Germany on the MS Inspire, a brand new river boat operated by Tauck, was great. My wife and I continued on a second Tauck tour, this one by land starting in Geneva and visiting most of the major cities in Switzerland (Montreux, Gruyere, Zermatt, Lugano, St. Moritz, Interlaken, Jungfraujoch, Bern, Lucerne, and Zurich.) We had an amazing time with most of the worry taken out by Dennis's planning. A+!
My wife and I just finished a cruise to Alaska, to celebrate our 40th wedding anniversary. Everything went very smooth, like a well-oiled machine. Dennis did an exceptional job in letting us know what to expect each step off the way, and provided great insight on shore tour recommendations. With multiple trips to Alaska, he certainly knows his stuff. The tours to the different activities were especially interesting, I think our favorite was the whale watching. We saw many whales, not only on the excursion but swimming alongside the ship. Also in Ketchican, the eagles were in great number and very close to us.I would highly recommend Dennis for any Alaskan tour needs you have, you won't be disappointed!
Dennis helped me plan a last minute cruise to the Caribbean during the rush of Spring Break. He was prompt, informed and provided all the details - we would recommend him to our friends and use his services again.
We have worked with Dennis on a number of trips and find him to be consistently thorough, responsive, and professional. He works hard on behalf of his clients, and we are very pleased about the high quality of his service.