We had a terrific experience. Everyone at the Tamaya Resort was so helpful and accommodating. The Resort is beautiful and our room was very nice. The food was good but for a one week stay a little more variety would have been good. The horse riding experience was outstanding. Everyone at the stables bent over backwards to see that we had a good riding experience. This was not your usual trail horse ride where one horse just followed the one in front. This is a horse rehabilitation stable so it was very satisfying to know that we were helping with their mission of rescuing abused and needy horses. We were welcomed on our arrival by Jacqueline with a basket full of treasures and wine. I would recommend this resort to anyone that is looking for a place to get away but still have plenty of activities available to keep them entertained. Shirley was a great agent and made everything go smoothly. She took care of all the details and all I had to do was enjoy a fabulous vacation.
Shirley continues to be an excellent partner to us in arranging our trips and finding neat places to stay. She has made the effort to understand the types of lodging we prefer and the type of vacations we enjoy. The chemistry with her is so good and helps make setting up trips a fun experience. Always a pleasure to work with her.
I worked with Julie and Shirley. The organization and communication was great.
Shirley was very exact in planning our trip. Since she knew us from prior trips, she tailored all aspects of the trip to our needs. The places and hotels we were booked into were excellent and could not have worked out any better.
Had a great time, everything was organized. Allure of the seas was a beautiful ship. We are planning another vacation as I write this review. Thank you Shirley Huffman.
We absolutely loved Sunset Key Cottage. It was a great place for us!! The cottages were very spacious, we were given fresh pastries on our porch each morning. We loved Lattitudes, the restaurant on the island. Such delicious food and great service. The spa was wonderful too! Was great that Key West was just a 5 minute boat ride away. We hope to make this a family vacation In a couple years by using a 3 or 4 bedroom cottage.
Shirley helped us schedule a recent three week trip to the Pacific Northwest. Her suggestions as to places to visit, things to do, and places to stay were, as always, right on point. Two years ago she did the same for us for a three week trip to Italy. Shirley truly understands what we like to do and the type of hotels we prefer. She was so helpful preparing an initial plan which we worked with her to tweak. She was so helpful and understanding of a few last minute changes we made. We are always so pleased at the hotels she is able to find that are nice but quaint. She is very much our partner and the chemistry with her is great. She knows what we like!! I have recommended her to others and will continue to do so.
A true partner in our travels!!
The trip was great no problems at all and enjoy all the hotels and tours and suggestions! WONDERFUL TIME! THANKS!
Shirley did a nice job of determining what we were looking for in our trip to Hawaii and provided us with several hotel options prior to us finalizing. She chose nice hotels and all travel plans/checking in at hotels went smoothly. She also provided us with tour information for the various islands we visited and had suggestions of things we might want to see while we are there.
Over the years, I have suggested to Shirley where we want to go and the dates we can travel. We are still working so have to plan travel around clients and business obligations. Shirley then searches for the best options and presents the differences for each tour or package she finds. She is very knowledgable about the various "high end" tour companies---our preference. Her recommendations have never disappointed us and she is always on top of airline and hotel arrangements. We have used Shirley for almost ten years as our travel agent of choice and highly recommend her to our friends.
Thank you for your help in Vegas. After you called, they were leaping to help us, and they made our stay soooo terrific. The hotel manager was professional and wonderful, and we had the best time.
We saw the Platters, the Coasters and the Marvelettes playing at the RIO. For us, it was a show of a lifetime, the best we had or probably will ever see. We bought pictures and got to meet and greet all the performers after the show. It was money well spent.
We have you to thank because without the call you made we would have never had such a good time. We are sure they were going to put us in a different room, still nice room but not overlooking the fountain of Bellagio. So, thanks for calling them so fast. They totally snapped to attention after you called them. It was like night and day difference. The Cosmopolitan was beautiful and exceptionally modern (Loved that).
Oh, one other thing - what kind of trips do you specialize in? I plan to travel internationally next year.
We just returned from the Hemmingway Safari on Monday. It was absolutely amazing - like you said, life-changing!
Thank you so much for arranging every last detail for us. It was flawless!
I have a gift for you from Micato. What is the best way to get that to you? I also have a gift for Mark Moorhead.
And, thank you for our gift - the picture frame that we received on our last day. It will be a great memory for us.
Thanks again for the adventure! We’ll be in touch for something else in the future, I’m sure!
Just a note to tell you we had a wonderful time! The hotels that you choose were fine and the places wonderful. We particularly loved Louisa's Place in Berlin. The hotel in Koblenz was interesting. It had a lovely restaurant that allowed us to sit on the balcony and watch the freighters cruise down the Rhine. However, we were happy that the first day we were there it was a holiday!
We ended up eating both dinners at the hotel in Rudeshein. Bruers was wonderful. The wine tasting was in German, and the wines were wonderful! The gentlemen, who presented the tasting, came over to our table later in the evening and explained much about the wine and their vineyards. What a great experience for wine lovers!
We highly recommend the baths at Baden Baden. It was very relaxing and most enjoyable!
We had great weather for spring. We, of course, now have the job of loosing the accumulated weight gained by wine, food, and apple strudel!
Many thanks for all of your help!
Jan and Jerry D.
We had a wonderful time. Our only real mistake is that we should have stayed at least 10 days!
The Normandy Tour was fantastic. Please pass on to the tour company that our tour guide Thomas did an excellent job. He did not have a card with contact information for me to send this directly to them. The hotel in Paris was outstanding; room, service, and the breakfast was very good. On the day that we were being picked up at 0700 they allowed us to start breakfast before the normal time so that we could eat before we left.
The London Hotel was nice. The rooms were small. We knew this ahead of time and I upgraded to the larger corner room with a bathtub. The staff had a free standing cloths rack in the room to accommodate our needs since the closet was very small. The concierge was extremely helpful and very cordial. I give him (Joe) an A+ for everything that he did to make our stay enjoyable and assist us with our numerous questions. The entire staff was very friendly. Laura at the front desk was also very helpful. The location of the hotel was ideal. It is close to the tube and the euro station. We also enjoyed various restaurants within walking distance.
In the distant future I am interested in spending more time in the Normandy area. My husband and I would enjoy having more time to go to the museums and exploring the local villages.
Thank you again for your assistance in planning our recent trip.
We are back from our amazing trip to New Zealand and Australia. What a trip of a lifetime! Thank you so much for all of your work to make it such a great experience for us. All of the arrangements were flawless!
Our day to Milford Sound in New Zealand was fantastic, but we were unable to fly back to Queenstown due to the weather. I am attaching the letter they gave me. How does the refund work? Is there something I need to do other than give you this letter?
Also, we had a baggage fee for our flight from Sidney to Cairns of $79.99. I'm not concerned about it at all, but the ticket agent said to give it to our travel agent in case you could do something about it.... so, I'm attaching that as well.
Thanks again for planning our trip. We'll likely be in touch with you in a few years for an African Safari experience!
Hope you had a great 4th. I just want to thank you for getting everything arranged for our trip to France. It went perfectly! Train tickets were waiting for us when we arrived, private tour of the D-Day beaches was AMAZING, hotels were great, and the museum pass was a fantastic idea. We had a wonderful time and I really appreciate all of your great work to bring it all together.