Florence (Flo) Banks 

Greenville, SC United States
Travel Specialties
  • Beach & Sun
  • Honeymoons
  • Escorted Tours
  • Ocean Cruising
  • River Cruising

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My Background

I have found my true love in retirement and it is TRAVEL !  I love coming to work everyday and take joy in helping clients plan their yearly vacations, honeymoons or that "Once In A Lifetime Bucket List" trip.  I have visited over 25 countries and 6 continents and have many, many more on my "Bucket List".

So come along and let's explore this wonderful world of ours together.   I get excited and feel like I, too,  am going there as I help you plan that next destination.

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Highly recommended

By: Jean48

Reviewed on: 21 Nov 2013

Florence did an excellent job and because of her we had an amazing trip. We will definitely contact her for our next trip which will definitely be with Lindblad and National Geographic.

Wonderful time

By: Mac

Reviewed on: 20 Nov 2013

We had a delightful time with friends on the AMA Waterways cruise. Started in Prague and then to the ship. Prague was wonderful and the AMA Prima was fantastic. Great cabin, food, and overall accommodations. Unfortunately mother nature did not cooperate and the constant rain forced our early departure from the ship. AMA made the best of the situation and we enjoyed our time. Hope to do another river cruise again in the future

Excellent Travel Advisor‏

By: bill

Reviewed on: 24 Nov 2013

Flo is an experienced and well travelled advisor. She listened to what we were looking for in a travel experience, and recommended what would be good for us. Our cruise with Seabourn was all that she said it would be. She made all the arrangements including our "before" cruise plans, and everything went perfectly! We were treated royally, and experienced some wonderful sights.Thanks to Flo and others at Young Travel, we enjoyed a trip of a lifetime, and look forward to working with Flo again!

Virtuoso & Seabourn do it again!

By: LowGear

Reviewed on: 02 Feb 2014

Everything worked and happened, as it always does with Flo, Virtuoso and The Yachts of Seabourn!  We enjoyed the wonderful Hilton hotel in Barbados that was recommended by Flo, had a great cruise including the attentive and friendly hosts from Vitruoso, and our return trip home went flawlessly.  It was exactly what we expected from Virtuoso ... and more.  Thanks Flo!


By: Don`t have one

Reviewed on: 19 Sep 2014

The trip was delightful, low key, very good guide (Kendra St John), nice travel mates. Liked the Music House, the Dow house (fascinating), and of course, Mackinac Island and the Grand Hotel. Would like to have stayed another night there. Also, the Henry Ford Museum and Greenfield Village were well worth seeing. A good tour!

Frindly and very helpful

By: john45

Reviewed on: 01 Nov 2014

We had a great time on our trip. Thanks to Flo all bases were covered. She was most helpful in planning our trip and answering my many questions.

Fantastic Agent

By: RuthC2015

Reviewed on: 23 Feb 2015

Our most recent trip went off with absolutely no hitches. We loved the ship and the itinerary, and the crew was among the best we have ever had. Flo Banks and Nancy Hough at Young Travel and Cruises continue to provide excellent service. They are both very detail-oriented which is a big plus for us. We have traveled extensively and are pretty savvy when it comes to planning our trips. However, this wonderful VIRTUOSO agency will continue to be our first stop.

Wonderful experience

By: Lydia

Reviewed on: 28 Feb 2015

My partner and I just sailed our first Royal Caribbean cruise on the Allure of the Seas. We had the best experience!!! The ship is beautiful, so big, after a 7 day cruise we still hadn't seen it all. The activities and entertainment were plentiful and well done. There were lots of healthy food choices and everything tasted delicious. We had a balcony room that was spacious, the staff was very attentive. If you are looking for an awesome ship/cruise experience this is the ship for you. There are lots of people, 6000 passengers and more than 2000 staff, but we never felt really crowded, and always got the reservations we wanted for dinners and shows ahead of time. We have cruised many times in the past on holland America, celebrity, and princess. This was a BIG fun adventure! 5 stars and we will go again!

Wonderful Golf Trip

By: Mac

Reviewed on: 27 Jul 2015

We recently returned from two rounds of golf in Scotland and also attended two days of The Open Championship. It was a glorious time and Flo and her colleagues went out of their way to make sure every detail was correct. Our hotel was excellent and close to everything. Golf was an extraordinary experience and with caddies all the better. Can't say enough good things about Flo and her team. Bravo

Beautifully planned and executed

By: Lou

Reviewed on: 05 Oct 2015

From beginning to end, this trip was a success. Flo kept us up to date on Virtuoso and Young Travel preparations, and made suggestions that enhanced our journey. The Virtuoso upgrade at our hotel in Barcelona put us in a luxury apartment on the top floor of the luxury hotel with views across the city and the sea. The cruise itself was wpnderful, and the special arrangementsmade by Flo in Rome after the cruise were superb.

Good Trip

By: BT

Reviewed on: 09 Nov 2015

Flo did an excellent job of assisting with trip planning and providing items needed in advance before we left. Overall, and excellent job.

Friendly Detialed oriented efficient and thorough

By: MPH1960

Reviewed on: 16 Nov 2015

Flo, is professional, friendly, and caring. The details make a trip and she excels in covering the details and with follow up. I highly recommend her and look forward to working with her again.

Fun & Easy

By: LowGear

Reviewed on: 07 Oct 2016

As always with Flo's help, the trip was flawless and, even more important these days, it was easy. The Rocky Mountaineer was a fine choice, and the Gold Service was the right level of service. The only glitch was the cancellation of our flight home from Calgary, but that was not under Flo's control.


By: Ken

Reviewed on: 16 Jul 2017

Flo is always pleasant to work with and on top of the details in a timely way. Our recent trip involved eight other people, and she worked easily with all of them. Everything came off as we expected with no dropped balls from beginning to end.

Go with the Flo

By: Cotton

Reviewed on: 14 Oct 2017

We have taken several trips with Flo and she always does an outstanding job. We intend to use her again on future trips


By: Bird

Reviewed on: 23 Oct 2017

Flo was excellent. Very knowledgeable and accessible. Made the trip very special.


By: Nancy

Reviewed on: 23 Oct 2017

This was a grand experience. Flo managed all the details and helped ensure an outstanding adventure for all of us.

Venice to Athens

By: Bbwawa

Reviewed on: 01 Nov 2017

Outstanding, she listened to our preferences and crafted our travels to fit our preferences and the result was a perfect vacation. Flo’s attention to detail insured that our tour guides were ready and waiting as well as our dining table reserved for our group of 12. Our group will definitely come back to Flo for our next trip in 2018.

London lodging

By: Mac

Reviewed on: 29 Oct 2017

Great. She did a nice job!

Trip to Italy

By: Susam

Reviewed on: 28 Mar 2018

Flo was very professional and knowledgeable. Whenever l had a question, she was available by phone or text. I would definitely use her again when planning a trip.

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