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Some wonderful comments from some wonderful people -- our customers:

Judi, Thank you for making our arrangements for hotel and visas in St. Petersburg. I was very concerned about traveling to Russia and this hotel made me feel VERY comfortable and safe. I appreciate your working through all the bureaucratic details to help us feel safe.  Rita

Hi, Judi, Thank you for being such a wonderful person and doing such a great job for me.   Shelby

Gordon, Susan & Judi: Every single leg of my trip went perfectly! Thanks for the excellent planning. I am now is Lusaka and will travel to the mission next week. I appreciate all your help.  Father Bob

Judy,  I just wanted to thank you for helping us plan our fantastic vacation to Scotland and England. It was wonderful working with you. I'll call you the next time we want to go on a vacation.  Lisa A.

Dear Judi,  A note of thanks for all the goodies and a superb trip.  We served the champagne on LaVerne's 90th birthday.  The Crystal Harmony is a wonderful ship.  Our room was great and the stage shows were as wonderful as any I have seen in New York or San Francisco.  GREAT TRIP!  THANKS A MILLION.  Phyllis

Dear Judith! We want to take this opportunity to thank you for your time and expertise in helping us design our European vacation. Thanks to your input and advice, we've enjoyed our well-planned and thought-through adventure. Our hotels' locations were superb! And we certainly took your advice on some of the dining and shopping options! We can't wait to start planning our next trip and will certainly be more than happy to use your services again!  Masha and Aleksey

I'm spoiled!  Thanks for all your help.  Michelle

Hi from the Oosterdam. Larry and I are having a terrific time. We especially
enjoy sitting on our Verandah sipping the lovely wine that you gave us as we
sail out of port.  Thank you so very much for your thoughtful gift. We have truly enjoyed it.
The whole trip has been great. Tomorrow is Venice...we can hardly wait.
Thanks again, Larry and Carolyn

Hi, Judy: Just a quick note to tell you how great our flights and accommodations were that you arranged for me, my son and granddaugter in Washington D.C. Everything went off perfectly. A resident told me the cherry blossoms were the finest in 5 years! Thanks for your help....Bonnie.

Dear Judy,  Just wanted to thank you again for your help in the arrangements for the Burn Survivor's Cruise!  We hope to arrange an adult retreat for survivors in Vegas soon - we now know who to call!!!   Julie S.

Hi Judy:  Just wanted to let you know that we had a fabulous time. I can’t thank you enough for the excellent planning on your part. The trip was flawless and everything went like clockwork. We found the church Brigitte’s parents were married in and the apartment complex she lived in until 4 years old. Linz was actually very interesting to visit. The train ride through the country was spectacular. We fell in love with Venice and Rome was breathtaking. Ostia was enjoyable, but our best day was visiting Pompeii.  The hotels were perfect, their locations ideal, breakfast was delicious, and service commendable. It was the best vacation we have ever taken and we owe much of that to you. We look forward to meeting with you to schedule our next adventure. Again, thank you so much for all your wonderful advice, guidance, developing our itinerary, and making our anniversary so special.  Kevin Brown

Dear Ross:  Thanks so much for our last trip....and we are excited about the next one!! J & L.

Ross. Thanks for sharing your love of travel with us-- we had a wonderful time!  We're looking forward to Nashville.  Hugs, Ray & Carol

Judi:  Once again you're my hero! Thanks for everything.  The Hillers

Hi Judi:  my email has been down, so I thought I'd drop a note to say thanks for everything.  We all had a fabulous time in Italy, even the kids.  Darlene

Dear Ross:  Again, thanks for another wonderful trip.  As you know, this one was one of our top priorities.  Being in that part of the world (Greece) was like a dream come true!  We know that much effort and many hours were invested in pulling all of the details together to make the trip so special.  Just wanted you to know that you and your talent are very much appreciated.  Doug and Jackie.

The Sides family loves Europe!  Give Fred a hug and kiss from us!  Penny

Ross:  What a fine trip you gave us! I thouroughly enjoyed myself --so interesting.  You folks really know what to see- I wish we could have stayed longer.  Carol.
Hi Judi, We had a great time.  We especially liked to see the lava flow from Kilawea when we sailed from Hilo to Kona.  Once in a lifetime sight.  I highly recommend the Aston Waikiki Beach Hotel.  It wasn't fancy, but it is located in a good spot.  We saw the fireworks from Pearl City and Magic Island from our hotel balcony.  They also have a fun free breakfast.  You can grab your breakfast in an insulated lunch bag, grab a beach chair and walk across the street for "Breakfast on the Beach".  They call it BOB.  Thanks!  Bonnie & Mike
 

Did I ever forward my parents email regarding their trip to the Vatican?
They had such a marvelous time. They tell everyone about how very special
the experience was and how it was the highlight of their trip and perhaps
any trip!!!  Thank you again for all of your efforts.   CF

 
We had a better than wonderful time and the girls were perfect.  Their first night curfew was 1:30....we extended it to 3:30 for the last night....they didn't have to drive home!  No problems....all the paperwork was ready.thank you for your help!  L.P.

Dear Ross:  Again, thanks for another wonderful trip.  We truly appreciate all of your time and effort invested in the preparation for the trip.  We always know that when we travel with you, we can just "lean back and enjoy".  And also pass our thanks on to Micky, for we are aware that many of the details are covered by her.  Fondly, D & J.

Dear Judi:  Thank you for recommending Ostia.  It is fantastic.  I can't believe tomorrow is our last day in Rome.  Once again, thanks for a great adventure.  Judi and Mike

Judy, thank you so much for helping me out with travel arrangements.  If it wasn't for you, I may not have made it back in time for her funeral.  Thanks again.  J.

Dear Judy:  We just want to thank you for all your help with lodging, car, etc. on our Italy trip.  We had a wonderful time and have only been home for 2 weeks we're looking forward to our next adventure! Thanks again and we're looking forward to working with you in the future..... K & J

Judi:  Thank you so much for all the arrangements you made for our Florida trip.  We most appreciate you doing this in a short period of time.  You made our vacation so wonderful with the terrific planning of flights and admission.  Kennedy Space Center was the ultimate.  We will definitely recommend you.  L & D

Judi:  Ethan and I wanted to thank you for helping us with our wonderful honeymoon.  The Cook Islands are a secluded utopia.  It was so relaxing and beautiful and secluded.  I believe on the island of Aitutaki we were the only  Americans.  Everyone asked us how we found out about the Cook Ilands and we had to say our wonderful travel agent! Thank you so much for veering us away from Fiji and Tahiti and towards the Cooks! We plan to go back very soon, so therefore you will be hearing from us! You are wonderful Judy.  Much thanks and gratitude from Ethan and myself.  Ethan and Lisa

Dear Ross:  Just a note to thank you for planning such a good trip to Branson.  We had a wonderful experience traveling with a great group of people.  The entertainment was the best and the food was superb.  You, Patty, Photographer Bernie and Mike made it a very fun week.  Thanks again, M & A

Hi Judi, Yes, we are home and had a great time.  The trip was great.  Our suite on the Norway was terrific.  So terrific in fact we are spoiled and can't imagine going back to the dinky rooms with no bathtub!  We hit it just right weather wise.  It had been cold and windy the week before. It was a great room on the Norway.  We even had a bowl of fruit and champagne waiting for us when we arrived.  All in all it was a great 40th anniversary week. Thank you so much for the great arrangements.  South Beach was fun too.  The hotel was fine and in a great location.  The hotel staff was very friendly and helpful in giving directions. Thanks again, B and M


Hi Judi,  We loved the trip. Thanks so much for the welcome platter in our cabin. We all had a great time.

Hi Judi,   It was a beautiful cruise and we enjoyed every minute of it. Thank you for the binoculars---they were great for seeing the lava flow at night. Thanks again for all your help. N. N.

Hi Judi, Having a great time, weather is perfect, and our villa is ideal.
Expanding waistline may need emergency treatment upon return!
Thanks for everything, J and K


The trip was great.  Our suite on the Norway was terrific.  So terrific in fact we are spoiled and can't imagine going back to the dinky rooms with no bathtub!  We hit it just right weather wise.  It had been cold and windy the week before. Thank you also for the lovely bon voyage gift.  I loved the linen spray and the chocolates were yummy.  It was a great roomon the Norway.  We even had a bowl of fruit and champagne waiting for us when we arrived.  All in all it was a great 40th anniversary week. Thank you so much for the great arrangements.  BP

Dear Judy, The trip was fabulous! Everything went great except my wife not being able to go.  The show was a grand spectacle that I will never forget. They treated me like a King. They even sent me home with many gifts for my wife. In Melbourne, at stayed at the newly built Atlantis hotel on the 9th floor overlooking Melbourne. Anyway, it was wonderful.  A.W

Hi Judy,  Yes, the trip was great!  It was wonderful to have all the details  taken care of in advance.  I'm still a bit jet-lagged so I'm a bit  slow in catching up with office and home stuff.  But when I do, I will send you some specific info about how things unfolded.  Many  thanks again for all your help.  Oh, and you were right about the  phone number in England.  When  I omitted the initial 0, the call went through just fine.  Thanks for the email to them from you also.  I'll be in touch again soon. J

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Donna, I hope you get this.  Good call in travel insurance.  J. couldn't manage the altitude at Cuzco
and was flown back to Lima with a physician and oxygen bottle.  He didn't  get to do any sightseeing here.  J had food poisoning in Lima and had  to stay there an extra day.  She came to Cuzo on Sunday and was able to be  my companion!  Condor Travel has been fabulous and accommodations are great.  Weather cooperating too.  Love, J

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Having a great time and now in Hong Kong writing from a library computer  with all Chinese characters. Got on B class to Japan at the last minute and  from there on to Beijing was the cattle car. In Shanghai I went to get a  haircut in a salon and no one spoke English so I had to do sign language and  got a Chinese haircut,short.A lot of girls in there and then after I had  them all surround me for a picture. Turned out to be a Chinese WHOREHOUSE  and my wife was taking the pictures. While I was getting cut they were  sitting allover her checking out her nails and hair. That made the trip  Hot and humid  D  and A

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Judi~ Aloha.....We've made it home safe and sound. Trip was great. Everything went very smoothly. Flight only left an hour late due to some being held up in security checks. Security was more strict coming back....I'm figuring because of the air strikes. Pacific Beach hotel was PERFECT for us. The staff there was so incredibly friendly and helpful. Weather was very nice for us too.....some rain but who doesn't love a Hawaii mist every once in awhile. Thanks again for being so patient with me. We'll be in touch when it comes time to work on our honeymoon. Thanks again.....or should I say..."mahalo". Sincerely, J P

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Judi and Geri:  Me and the herd arrived in Seattle safe and sound.  Thank you both so much for your help - we could not have done it without you. Most of the hotels were great.  The Super 8 in Omaha gave me a huge room; the West Coast River Inn gave me a room with an outside door to the river walk; the Days Inn in Billings was very accommodating, too.  Thanks for everything.  I really could not have managed without you.  I will remember you for all my travel needs . . . although I do not plan to load all five of those dogs in the car at the same time for a long, long time. Thank you, Frank

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Hi Judy, We are home from our China tour.  It was wonderful.  We were very pleased
with the tour company.  We had a private guide and driver in each city, and they spoke excellent English.  We really learned a lot and enjoyed the trip.  We would recommend the company for sure.  The hotel in Beijing was better than the one in Shangahi by far.  Meals were pretty good - way more than enough food.  Anyway, feel free to call if you need any info. on the trip.  We'll be in contact re: our next  travels in a few months. Thanks,  Kathy and Will

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Hi!  Back from Alaska!!!  Me and the kids got a bit seasick the first day at
sea.  Dramamine and was fine by the time we hit the port.  We did the Pilot's
Choice/Glacier and Icefield excursion in Juneau.  It was the memory of a
lifetime!~!!!  It was a clear and sunny day and we had a marvelous pilot
named Sean - physicist and pilot. Loved the cabins with the balcony!!! But we will never cruise without a balcony!!! We also did the White Pass Train/Camp tour (saw brown bears!!) which was great and did the Chilkat Bald Eagle tour in the evening. In Ketchikan, we did the Tongass Narrows Kayak tour.  Hard work, scary too
with the float planes landing what seemed like feet from us!  Then the
Lumberjack Show. What a kick!!!! So, we did 5 excursions in those 3 ports.  We were busy but happy. The best weather - everyone thanked our ship for bringing the beautiful   weather!!! Oh - the glaciers~!!~  Amazing!  Only saw a few little ice slides but it was  still fun!!! Thank you!!! K. B.

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Hi Judi: We had a great time in Croatia, and stayed in some pretty decent hotels, but no air conditioning and high humidity. We are here and at the Metropole now (Venice). It is beautiful and more than we expected. Venice itself is incredible. so beautiful and picturesque. This is such a memorable trip for us. Thanks for your help in making it run smoothly. DM
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Hi Judi...rain in NY, rain in London, but sun ever since. Everything is going VERY WELL so far. Took the fjord trip to the Glacier today...not crowded, wonderful scenery, and everyone speaks English. The trip from Oslo to Voss was great fun. JW
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Gordon and Susan: Thanks so much for arranging the trip. We had a wonderful time and everything went smoothly. D & N
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Hi Judi: Thanks so much for arranging our Kauai vacation! We had a great time and everything went smoothly. In fact, we got engaged! So start saving honeymoon information for us; we'll stop by this spring....J & R
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Judi: Well I made it to Machu Picchu and back. The trip was wonderful and the weather was near perfect -- just rained minimally on the last 2 days but not enough to dampen spirits. The tour group I went with was superb. I never knew campsite meals could be so good. Anyway just wanted to let you know I am happy and safe in Cusco and getting bombarded by cute kids trying to sell me more postcards. Thank you for all of your help planning my great trip. TB.
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Dear Ross & Mickey: Just a note to say thank you for all the time you spent to arrange such a wonderful tour "Down Under". It was so well planned and we enjoyed every minute. Thank you for your friendship and for keeping us all calm during a time when our country was attacked by terrorists. Thank you for including Raratonga in our tour. We really enjoyed the tropical island. It was an awesome tour. M & A.
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Dear Micky & Ross: Thanks so much for the Australia, etc trip. It was so well planned-I loved it, especially New Zealand. Tomorrow I'll start writing from my notes. Many thanks, C & J
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Hi Judi: we are loving the travel by Eurail. So far we've used the train, bus, tram, boat and several taxis. My favorite hotel so far was the Kanthotel in Berlin. We've seen many floral and candle tributes to the USA in Germany and Prague. At this point we aren't change our plans. People we've met along the way have been very sympathetic to the USA. Thanks for your help. J & P
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Dear Judi. Thank you for recommending Ostia. It is fantastic. I can't believe tomorrow is our last day in Rome. Now the fun begins, driving out of Rome and down to Sorrento. Once again, thanks for a great adventure. J and M.
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Dear Ross, Just a note to let you know how much we enjoyed the recent Western Canada rail and bus tour. You and your highly competent assistants are to be congratulated for planning and conducting such a thoroughly enjoyable and beautiful excursion. We shall remember it fondly for the rest of our lives. P and N.
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Magnificento! Everything has been great. Our ride from the Rome Airport was right there waiting for us. Thanks for all your wonderful assistance. J and M.
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Hi Judi: Everything going well, thank you for everything. R.G.
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Judi --Thanks again for everything, we really enjoyed it and already wish we were back there!! Aloha, K and R W.
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Ms. Stiles: We would like to thank you for all the work you did in helping us plan our honeymoon. We had a wonderful time! The whole trip was 1st class!! And you were right -- we were exhausted when we got home. D. & S.
 
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Dear Judi and staff: We cannot thank you enough for all your help and love in this whole event. We wish you could have made it to the wedding to meet everyone. We will never forget your friendship, and we promise never to go to anyone else for our travel. Thanks again, J & L.
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Dear Judi and Maureen: Wanted to drop you a line to tell you Larry and I thoroughly enjoyed our trip to Bora Bora. If you did this well in planning our trip with less than 48 hours notice, we can only fantasize what awaits us with more planning. Thank you for your efforts, we've had a wonderful time. N & L.
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Judi...greetings from the far East. We are leaving Bangkok today and on to Singapore. The trip has been great so far. Colette is a fine outfit. Allan.
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Dear Judi-Our trip to Alaska was wonderful. We enjoyed all of it and nothing was a disappointment to us. The weather was perfect and more wildlife than we ever expected. Thanks again for your help and planning. See you next year, Sincerely, Pat
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Judi..Thanks again for all your help. I think that we finally got all our problems figured out. You have been a pleasure to work with. Thanks again, Susie H.
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Hi Judi...boy did you steer us right on this trip. Niagara Falls was awesome and I had no idea that Toronto was such a huge city. Quebec was charming. Thanks Again, S & N.
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Judi, Just a note to tell you how much my Mom $ I enjoyed the Serenade Viking Cruise to Ensenada. It was just the right size + right atmosphere. The food was great! You did a good job for us. Thanks. I listen to you on KFBK every Sunday. It's very enjoyable. Joyce W. and Helen F.
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Hi! You spoil us, Judi1 Athens was great and the weather's been wonderful so far, so we're off to a great start. Just wish y'all were here with us. Bob and Sue C.
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Dear Judi - Thanks for a job well done! Our trip was very well planned. We look forward to our next excursion via Stiles in Travel! Jeff and Cathy G.
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Ross & Micky: Just wanted to let you know again how much we enjoyed the Branson trip. The group was very congenial and friendly and we enjoyed being part of the group. Made several new friends. Your leadership was great and we appreciate all the planning that has to take place beforehand. Great job! Frank & Jo N.
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Hi Judi, Here we are in London - we've already done Paris and the Eurostar. Fabulous!! Everything is wonderful -- the people, the food, the adventures, etc. Thanks again! Carol & Pat
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Judi - Having a great time so far. Did Amsterdam, Berlin, Dresden & Nurnburg and now on to Munich. They gave us a Mercedes as they were out of Opals (darn!). Linda and Larry
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Dear Judi. We have stayed in several outstanding hotels. This one is ina beautiful setting on Lough Eske (Ireland). It is secluded and very restful. Eight more nights and we will be home to tell you the tall tales, Carol and Pat.
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Hi. The Cruise (Alaska Sightseeing) was absolutely great! We saw so many animals, food was good, crew fantastic. In fact, the Cruise West people have been exceptional all the way through. We are off to Denali now. You should recommend this cruise/tour highly. Barbara G.

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Hi Judi, just a note to let you know about the 7 Sisters Inn. Very nice!!! The place was great, well maintained and the owner went out of her way with nice welcoming touches. Fresh cut flowers, friendship lights, classical music in the kitchen etc........ The setting could have been better (if this place was in the National Forest, price could easily double, near major destinations i.e. Maine coast or Chesapeake triple or quadruple) but accommodations were great. Thanks, feel free to use me as a reference. Just a thought, have you priced an ad on a dog food package? Mike 

 
 

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