Lauren Saiger Machowsky 

New York City, NY United States
An independent affiliate of SmartFlyer
Travel Specialties
  • Beach & Sun
  • Family Travel
  • Safari
  • Spa Vacations
  • Hotels

  • No Destinations
Selling Travel Since
  • English
  • Spanish

My Background

Born and raised in New York, Lauren developed an itch for travel at a very young age going on trips with her parents. After college she took a turn working in corporate finance but quickly learned this was not her path. She went back to NYU and earned her Master's degree spending time living with families abroad to get a feel for their culture. Lauren is fluent in multiple languages, which she learned and refined during her travels throughout the world. When she’s not planning travel, she’s traveling to some of her favorite destinations including Africa, the Galapagos Islands, Peru, Greece, Italy, Thailand, Indonesia and Australia. More than just a traveler, Lauren is an explorer of all things within each destination that she visits. She and her husband have two toddlers Lily and Max who have traveled both domestically and internationally with future trips already in the pipeline.

Places I Have Traveled

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Thailand/Cambodia - INCREDIBLE HONEYMOON!!

By: Ckramer

Reviewed on: 28 Dec 2015

To say that the trip Lauren planned for us was amazing would be an absolute understatement. From the first discussion around picking a destination to the last check out everything was as easy and seamless as possible. Lauren took time to hear my wife's and my thoughts around where we wanted to go and how we wanted to structure our trip. She helped guide us to the right resorts in the right locations all around our very picky preferences. We went to Southeast Asia and travelled to 4 different locations, staying at 4 different hotels. Each hotel fit perfectly into what we expected our honeymoon to be. The staff at each hotel was beyond friendly, welcoming, and accommodating - and the hotels and locations were beyond magnificent. Lauren helped walk through all of our options when looking at hotels, planning transportation getting to and from airports, and activities at each resort. We highly, highly, highly recommend using Lauren for any vacation!!!

Made Our Lives Easy!!

By: MattF

Reviewed on: 28 Dec 2015

Lauren took care of everything. We gave her our vision and she ran with it. We did not have to think or worry about any of the details because Lauren already had. She got us upgraded to the nicest accommodations we have ever experienced in our lives and saved us a ton of money! She was absolutely amazing and we will definitely use her for all of our future trips. Thank you, Lauren!!

Professional, prompt and comprehensive service

By: pap5003

Reviewed on: 17 Jan 2016

Great trip!! (Honeymoon) Lauren provided all the options we requested and truly steered us in the right direction. Her recommendations made all the difference between a good honeymoon and a great honeymoon. We will certainly be using smart flyer and Lauren again and I'd recommend her expertise to anyone looking for an extraordinary experience.

Awesome Family Vacation Planner

By: HilFo

Reviewed on: 17 Feb 2016

Lauren was an amazing travel agent. She planned the best vacation for my family and first vacation where we brought our 9 month old. Everything was perfect. She picked the perfect spot based on my list of wants and to say the very least, my family had the best time. We will definitely use Lauren again!

Lauren was fantastic!


Reviewed on: 29 Apr 2016

Lauren Saiger Machowsky was fantastic at helping us to plan a truly awesome trip. From the hotels to the restaurants and to the sights - Lauren was an incredible resource in every way. Further, she was a pleasure to work with throughout. I would highly recommend her!!!

She nailed it again!


Reviewed on: 05 Jun 2016

Once again Lauren has wowed my husband and I with a trip that exceeded our expectations. Lauren is always an absolute pleasure to work with from start to finish. She knew the vibe we were after and what type of accommodations that would be a fit for us and recommended awesome properties as well as an itinerary with a couple a couple great activities and awesome dining experiences. When you work with Lauren you can travel in ease and style and simply show up to the airport trusting that everything from a handwritten welcome note in your hotel room to your airport transfers have been taken care of. Thank you, Lauren for making our travel experiences so memorable!

Excellent Service!

By: Lisa05

Reviewed on: 14 Nov 2016

Lauren helped us plan a great trip! She helped us find the right hotel (which we loved), great restaurants and easy airport transfers. We received a very organized itinerary that was incredibly helpful. When we ran into travel delays she did everything she could to help us get where we needed to be. When we arrived at he hotel the manager commented on how our agent was the best he's worked with. Lauren checked in throughout the trip. We were so thankful to have her!

Always great working with Lauren Saiger Machowsky

By: NYPetunia

Reviewed on: 10 Feb 2017

Lauren has planned many wonderful trips for us. She takes so much pride in her work, offers to help with all aspects of travel and genuinely cares about the happiness of her clients. She had really gotten to know our likes and dislikes and is thus able to recommend new destinations which we have loved. We have and will continue to recommend Lauren to our friends and colleagues.

Cap Juluca vacation

By: MrRoyer

Reviewed on: 27 Feb 2017

Excellent-great attention to detail-made sure everything was perfect with our room and got us an upgrade which was great.


By: Ziss

Reviewed on: 26 Mar 2017

Awesome as always! The best


By: Jim Zissler

Reviewed on: 01 Oct 2017

The best as always

Greenwich Thanksgiving

By: Lisa K

Reviewed on: 07 Dec 2017

Amazing. As always. Lauren seamlessly made arrangements for us for Thanksgiving weekend. When we needed to change plans slightly she did so quickly and agreeably. She even secured an upgrade for us!! Always happy to work with Lauren!

Honeymoon savior

By: Angel

Reviewed on: 11 Dec 2017

Lauren was amazing, initially I had worked with her on a great Bali trip for my honeymoon, however on the day we were supposed to leave Mt. Agung had erupted causing many flight cancellations. Lauren had correctly advised me to cancel the trip altogether and pick another destination and she would set up accommodations. This was a Sunday, mind you, and she had a family function all day yet was able to still help create a new itinerary for Hawaii with great lodging and even an email the next morning with activity suggestions. She saved our honeymoon and I will be forever grateful. To not only work on a weekend last minute but somehow set everything up in the middle of her own personal busy schedule left me and wife speechless. I would absolutely recommend her to others and work with her anytime I’m getting ready to plan a vacation.


By: Liz

Reviewed on: 03 Jan 2018

Lauren is an attentive, organized, knowledgable and HAPPY travel agent! I would refer her (and have!) to any of my friends and family who want someone who is beyond pleasurable to work with and does a great job planning a seamless trip! Could not be happier with her work!



Reviewed on: 02 Jan 2018

I would give 2 thumbs up if I had the option! Lauren was amazing throughout the entire process. She helped us pick our destination and planned every day with the most amazing adventures and beautiful hotels. Thank you so much Lauren, can’t wait to plan the next one!!

Honeymoon in Australia

By: Merrin

Reviewed on: 16 Jan 2018

She was an excellent travel agent who ensured all of the details of the trip were covered. Everything was pre-planned and extremely seamless upon our arrival. She worked with us to ensure that the trip met all of our needs . We had the absolute best time in our lives and we owe a big thank you to Lauren for coordinating and organizing this fantastic trip!

The Best!

By: anonymous

Reviewed on: 08 Feb 2018

Lauren is the most amazing advisor! I love working with her - she is incredibly knowledgeable, organized, creative and kind, and she plans the BEST trips for me and my family. Thank you Lauren!

Quick Getaway

By: Lisa K

Reviewed on: 15 Feb 2018

Lauren booked me a quick getaway to Miami to beat the winter blues. As always, she handled everything seamlessly and even secured me a double upgrade! I had a beautiful ocean front suite and was able to relax and recharge. Thank you Lauren!!

Lauren's the best!

By: GB

Reviewed on: 26 Mar 2018

We had some crazy last-minute weirdness and Lauren came through for us not once, but TWICE! Fantastic vacation, thanks again!

Jackson Hole (Four Seasons)

By: Alan B

Reviewed on: 21 Apr 2018

Working with Lauren and her team is always a great experience. Every trip booked with Lauren is amazing and she never overlooks any detail. Her knowledge and recommendations ensure that our trips are always special. The Four Seasons Jackson Hole was an incredible hotel and the perfect stay for a quick ski getaway. The ski in/out access was really convenient. Plus the food at the hotel was delicious. I highly recommend the Four Seasons and working with Lauren.

Another fabulous vacation

By: Donaafs

Reviewed on: 21 Apr 2018

Lauren is wonderful. She has planned many trips for us and they have all been fantastic. We have recommended Lauren to a number of our friends and they have really enjoyed working with her. We have always been warmly welcomed by Lauren and resort staff.

Best Trip Ever

By: Honeymoon Julie Levine and Dan Levin

Reviewed on: 19 Jun 2018

Lauren and her team planned the most AMAZING honeymoon! From the hotels, to the tours, to the meals, everything was perfect. This was the trip of a lifetime and we could not have asked for anything else!

Four seasons - surfside

By: RJ

Reviewed on: 30 Jul 2018

Amazing! I use her for every single trip and she is so easy and never disappoints!

Outstanding Agent

By: Gwendolyn

Reviewed on: 12 Aug 2018

Lauren was fantastic! This was the second time Lauren booked a trip for our family and we could not have been more pleased . She chose Casa Del Mar for our Santa Monica vacation and it was perfect . We received a room upgrade and all of the wonderful Virtuoso ammenities .

Trip of a lifetime!!!

By: miriamc201

Reviewed on: 20 Oct 2018

I have worked with Lauren on my past 3 trips and have been completely 100% satisfied with every aspect of my trips. From start to finish, Lauren is a pleasure to work with. I simply let her know what it is I am looking for and every time she comes back with an amazing itinerary. Every step of the way went smoothly from airport pickups to our tour guide who were all terrific. Can't wait for my next trip!!! Thanks Lauren, Miriam

Review of Lauren Saiger Machowsky

By: Lynn

Reviewed on: 13 Jan 2019

Working with Lauren was great. She gets back to you quickly and answers all of my questions. Follows up. Thorough. Honest.

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