A little about me!

I’ve been a travel agent for almost six years. And I’m new to blogging, this is my first one ever, so bear with me. Previous to this, I was (and still am) a Licensed Customs Broker.  I spent 30 plus years working at JFK Airport, assisting customers with the clearance and delivery of their international packages.  I thought, if I could move cargo, I can move people and it has to be more fun!!!

And it is!!!  There is nothing more satisfying then planning the perfect adventure for someone.  Convincing them to use a travel agent, instead of doing it on their own can be a daunting task.  Most people think they can get it cheaper on the internet.  And maybe so, sometimes!  If your just booking air to visit grandma, go ahead do it on your own, nothing difficult or special about it.  You may even think if your booking something like “just a cruise” you can do it on your own.  Yes, you can!  But did you know that a travel agent may have special deals, fares, amenities that they can offer you.  Sometimes, even upgrades are available through a travel agent, that you wouldn’t be able to secure yourself.  It would never ever hurt you to ask a travel agent for their help.

Most (not all), but most agents, in most cases do not charge a planning fee or research fee (more on this topic later).  Travel Agents are paid by the cruise line, hotel, resort, wholesaler, tour operator.  It does not add to the cost of your vacation at all!!!  Again, I must say – that using a travel agent will get you more bang for your buck then you can get on your own.  Travel Agents, in most cases, are not paid until your trip is completed.

I’ve made mistakes (as all travel agents have) but my clients would never know it, well except for my son –  when I first started I booked him and his wife on a trip from New York to Florida –  he was extremely perplexed while on his flight TO Florida, why he was getting text’s from JetBlue telling him to check-in for his return flight.  Well, his mother (the travel agent) booked his flight going and coming on the same day!!!!  Luckily, I was able to fix it without any costs.

So, here’s my plan with my new blog –  every week I will share something new – it maybe about a destination, it maybe travel tips, it may some interesting Travel Agent stories, but it will be new and entertaining and I hope you will enjoy it

 

 

TOP 10 TRENDING DESTINATIONS 2019 #1 Cop

TOP 10 TRENDING DESTINATIONS 2019

#1 Copenhagan, Denmark

Copenhagen is a green city, where cycling is the transportation of choice and farm-to-table restaurants are the new popular. Lonely Planet recommends a visit to the Tivoli Gardens amusement park, the Dutch Rosenburg Slot palace, or Amager Bakke, the waste management facility with a rooftop ski slope and hiking trails. Lonely Planet also suggests a stroll along the picturesque Nyhavn canal, a top tourist spot of colorful townhouses, bars and restaurants. #nomaxtravel
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TOP 10 TRAVEL DESTINATIONS 2019 #2 Shēnz

TOP 10 TRAVEL DESTINATIONS 2019

#2 Shēnzhèn, China

Known as the “Silicon Valley” of China, Shēnzhèn has transformed from a nightlife hotspot to a calmer area of hip cafes, indie-music and a new art district. For a taste of the booming art scene, the Dàfēn village is rolling out hand-painted reproduction oil paintings and is getting a new art museum. For some history, head to the Dàpéng Fortress, which is a 600-year-old walled town. Or, for some thrills, visit the Window of the World amusement park #nomaxtravel
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TOP 10 TRENDING DESTINATIONS 2019 #3 Nov

TOP 10 TRENDING DESTINATIONS 2019

#3 Novi Sad, Serbia

Novi Sad is a vibrant, creative city with pristine parks and cafes for daytime enjoyment, and an energetic nightlife scene for the night owls. The pedestrian passageway Zmaj Jovina lets you get to all the city’s main attractions, such as the Museum of Vojvodina, by foot. The Serbian city hosts the country’s largest music festival, EXIT, every July. Novi Sad currently holds the title of European Youth Capital for 2019, and is scheduled to reign as the 2021 European Capital of Culture, which will be the first non-EU city to do so
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TOP 10 TRENDING DESTINATIONS 2019 #4 Mia

TOP 10 TRENDING DESTINATIONS 2019

#4 Miami, USA

While Miami is known as an escape to beautiful beaches and never-ending nightlife, it has recently converted into a flourishing arts center, leader in urban design and foodie hotspot. The Design District’s vividly painted Wynwood Walls offers a look at Miami’s urban design. For the foodie, Miami has a large variety of top-notch cuisines, including Cuban, Spanish, Modern American, Vietnamese and Mediterranean dishes. To enjoy the outdoors, Lonely Planet suggests heading to downtown Miami to Bayfront Park, on Biscayne Bay #nomaxtravel
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TOP 10 TRENDING DESTINATIONS 2019 #5 Kat

TOP 10 TRENDING DESTINATIONS 2019

#5 Kathmandu, Nepal

Since the destructive earthquake in 2015, Kathmandu has gotten a new wave of optimism. Lonely Planet recommends exploring the back streets to experience the deep culture that perseveres throughout, visiting Durbar Square to see where kings were once crowned and relaxing in the courtyard of Itum Bathal, a Buddhist monastery. Indra Chowk is also worthwhile bustling street where you can buy newspapers, blankets, cloth and more, and is conveniently located right next to the Shiva and Mahadev temples. Despite the sometimes-frustrating traffic, Lonely Planet says this city is the most livable it has been in decades #nomaxtravel
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