Linda May Dinsmore CTC, ECC, LCS

Surrey, BC Canada
Balcony Travel, an independent affiliate of Travel Professionals International
Travel Specialties
  • River Cruising
  • Ocean Cruising
  • Safari
  • Adventure
  • Escorted Tours

  • France
  • Germany
  • Antarctica
  • South Africa
  • Netherlands
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Selling Travel Since
  • English

My Background

We all have different ideas on what makes a perfect trip and that is what I strive to create for you - your perfect trip!

I wear two different hats in the wonderful world of travel and one of them is adventure cruises & tours through my main website Balcony Travel where I've sailed or toured the South Pacific, Mediterranean Sea, Arabian Sea, Mexico, Caribbean, India, Jordan, Europe and my last trip to Antarctica was so exciting for me as because when I touched the ground meant that I've visited all 7 Continents and including Argentina, Chile and Uruguay put me over 80 countries !

I can help you sort through the luxury small ship cruises like Regent/Seabourn/Oceania/Azamara/Windstar or adventure cruises like Uncruise/Paul Gauguin/Lindblad/Silversea Expeditions,

My other hat is specializing in river cruising with my River Cruise Lady website. I have now cruised in Europe on the Rhine, Main, Mosel, Danube, Seine, Rhone, Saone & Garonne (Bordeaux Region). In South America on the Amazon. In North America on the Columbia/Snake, St Lawrence & Gulf of Mexico. In Asia on the Yangtze, Mekong and the most amazing of all was on the Chobe River in Africa. I can find the right company between AmaWaterways, Avalon, Crystal, Emerald, Scenic, Tauck, Uniworld or Viking that fits you.

So whether you're looking for adventure tours, expedition or river cruising, please call me at 1-877-543-8182 or drop me an email to for Bucket-list tours & cruises for River & small ships cruises

and May Today be your Day to Travel ! or

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Highly recommended

By: Alison

Reviewed on: 30 Jan 2018

We have booked with Linda for years now doing beach holidays, Disney Cruises, a Trafalgar tour through Italy and most recently a Grand European River cruise with Scenic that had a 3 city hotel stay after where everything was handled perfectly. She always provides excellent service with special touches like Bon Voyage and Welcome home messages. We could always reach her by phone, email or text if we had questions and are now looking forward to our African Safari trip that she arranged for us. We have referred many friends/family to Linda as we know that she will take great care of them.
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So knowledgeable

By: Shels

Reviewed on: 15 Mar 2018

Linda was able to answer all my questions before my first cruise and gave me so many tips from her experience on other cruises. She assisted with my airfare and made sure everything went smoothly. I would highly recommend Linda to others.


By: Andrea

Reviewed on: 04 Mar 2018

Linda is very knowledgeable and professional and knows all the ins and outs of any travel situation. I highly respect her advice and appreciate her caring and helpful manner. I will recommend Linda to all my friends and family!
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African Safari Trip

By: Alison N

Reviewed on: 25 Mar 2018

Excellent. Working with Linda is always a treat. Before this trip she researched the type of tours available and recommended a tour that included both cultural and safari activities. Once booked, Linda then spent time going over the necessary paperwork and reviewing the flight & daily itinerary and what we could expect while on this trip. As one of our homebound flights was cancelled I was able to communicate with Linda so we could come up with a good fix to keep our travel plans on track. I feel I can always trust Linda to look after my travel needs from start to finish.
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PVR trip

By: Surreyman

Reviewed on: 05 Apr 2018

Going through Linda to book my trip was very easy. She found prices that match what was online.. I recommended her 100%
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Thai adventure

By: Roeboat

Reviewed on: 05 Apr 2018

Working with Linda is always a pleasure. She's full of great advice and isn't shy about telling you the pros and cons surrounding travel plans. We would highly recommend booking any of your travel needs with her. Our recent travels to Thailand were made that much better by working with Linda to put plans in place.
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Flawless 5 Weeks in Europe

By: Susan B

Reviewed on: 31 May 2018

The most important thing to me when working with Linda is she simply listened to me. I described the type of travellers we are, the things we like and don't particularly like in travelling and said "we need help in hotels and ideas!" The results - a simple plan with great hotels (not over the top) that really worked for us, all the documentation and vouchers that we needed for a seamless trip! Next plan - probably - SouthEast Asia
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Bike trip to Scotland

By: mike

Reviewed on: 23 Jun 2018

I have worked with Linda before. Your best customer is a return customer. She was knowledgeable and got me the best deal on flights and hotels. Was readily available when I had some last minutes questions. I have no hesitation rating her a 6 out of 5!
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Our first trip to Europe

By: boz

Reviewed on: 26 Jun 2018

Linda was fabulous!! She was friendly,helpful,extremely knowledgeable,and perfect in her planning.Also,when we encountered issues on our trip,she was so helpful,and quite the advocate to have on our side. Thanks you Linda!!! 10 stars!!!
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Wonderful Trip!

By: Debbie S

Reviewed on: 10 Aug 2018

Linda helped us plan a trip that accommodated ourselves and our (somewhat) elderly parents that met all our needs. When we ran into inevitable flight delays, Linda figured out how to make it work so we didn’t miss any of our travel days (or the boat!). This is the second time we’ve worked with Linda, but it absolute will not be our last. Highly recommend Linda - she’s knowledgeable about the experiences themselves and also an adept travel agent.
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Rhine River Cruise

By: Ashley

Reviewed on: 20 Aug 2018

Linda was great. She took care of every detail and did her best to make sure my family and I had everything we needed to make our cruise very enjoyable. The cabins she choose for us was beautiful and large and beyond our expectation. I will recommend her.
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Balcony Travel

By: Celtic

Reviewed on: 22 Sep 2018

Linda was great to work with. she listened to our needs and provided the information we needed and booked everything we needed. She was very professional, knowledgeable and gave awesome service. I would definitely recommend Linda to any potential traveller.
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Job well done

By: Tara

Reviewed on: 26 Sep 2018

Wonderful attention to detail and ensuring every part of the trip was looked after. Excellent communicator. Looked after the smallest of detail and made herself available to handle any details that came up both before and during the trip. Well done
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By: Bob

Reviewed on: 29 Sep 2018

Will definitely consider Linda again. Appreciated her help, knowledge, promptness which were all packaged into her professional confidence.
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Oktoberfest & Italy

By: Alison N.

Reviewed on: 12 Oct 2018

Working with Linda is always easy. I give her a few suggestions & she gets to work proving trip suggestions.
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Blue Danube River Cruise

By: Linda

Reviewed on: 30 Oct 2018

LINDA did an excellent job in helping us to navigate our river cruise itinerary as it changed because of the drought on the Danube. We were in contact with her numerous times and she was able to help smooth out the bumps in the road with excellent recommendations.
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Best travel advisor!

By: Wally

Reviewed on: 10 Nov 2018

Dealing with Linda is always a pleasure!
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Ultimate trip to Cambodia and Vietnam

By: luvmyfamily

Reviewed on: 13 Nov 2018

It is always great working with Linda as she knows all the little things about travel that makes a trip less stressful. For this trip we had first class treatment where ever we were. The Mekong River Cruise and excursions were more than what we expected as well as the add on excursions of Siem Ream, Saigon, Hanoi and Halong Bay. We saw and learned so much about the culture, which is what travelling is all about. The guides all spoke great English and it was great that they shared some of their personal stories about their families and culture. We advised Linda that she may get some referrals for this trip, as we had such a great time and people that maybe hesitant on travelling to this part of the world can take comfort that it was a safe and most enjoyable trip.
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Europe trip 2018

By: Gayle

Reviewed on: 16 Nov 2018

Linda is great! She helped find affordable accommodations that were perfectly located for train station, hop on hop off, etc. And she knows what staterooms are best on different ships! She's helped us with several trips and I've already referred several friends to her.
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Linda May Dinsmore - an excellent advisor

By: Kathy

Reviewed on: 17 Nov 2018

Linda is extremely easy to talk with. She is very well traveled, so she’s fun to bounce ideas off of. Together, we discuss what type of adventure I’m after. She listens carefully to my thoughts, and then gives me objective feedback. I never feel pressured, but I thoroughly enjoy our think tank. I, later decide what trip that I want; and she always makes sure our trip comes off seamless. I, am thankful that Linda is my travel agent!
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By: Walt

Reviewed on: 23 Feb 2019

Linda has been our greatest asset for all our travels! Knowing our needs, likes and dislikes makes all the difference for creating wonderful travel adventures throughout the years. She truly cares!
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By: Annamarie was

Reviewed on: 12 Mar 2019

Linda was excellent to work with
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Antarctic Experience

By: ANickel

Reviewed on: 24 Mar 2019

Linda always delivers a top notch vacation For this trip, in addition to recommending which cruise to take, she also researched & booked our on shore excursions. We had a great time thanks to Linda’s work.
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Linda is the best ever

By: Baddad

Reviewed on: 12 Apr 2019

I have been lucky enough to have Linda as my travel agent for at least 10 years. Personally she is smart, funny and infinitely likeable. Professionally she is knowledgeable in her industry, having traveled the world. She is detail orientated when looking after our trips, transfers and accommodations . She has taken the time to get to know me and my family's likes and dislikes so as to ensure the best possible travel experience. If you are looking to upgrade your travel agent or want someone to take the hassle out of planning for yourself, Linda is it.
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By: Poppycock

Reviewed on: 15 Apr 2019

Very knowledgeable. Answered questions unfailingly. She travels a lot. Understands questions about travel products, tours and Virtuoso. Very happy with Virtuoso on board ship.
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Budapest to Prague

By: Shimmy

Reviewed on: 08 May 2019

She was always helpful and very quick to respond. She set us up well and sent us great information so we could make good choices. It was a pleasant and welcome surprise to get her nice treat at the hotel in Prague at the end of the trip
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Remarkable patience

By: DV

Reviewed on: 08 Jun 2019

We are just entering the extended vacation phase of our lives and Linda showed remarkable patience helping us explore our various options. With her help we settled on a Celebrity Cruise and booked what, for us, proved to be the perfect stateroom. We also followed her advise and booked two nights before the trip in her suggested hotel. We just finished unpacking and are looking forward to our next trip. Thank you Linda for your guidance!
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Linda Dinsmore is magic!

By: Joy and David Allen

Reviewed on: 27 Jun 2019

Linda arranged the trip of a lifetime for us! We wanted to go on a river cruise to celebrate our 30th wedding anniversary. We sent Linda an email to inquire about river cruises. She is so knowledgeable about traveling and patiently worked with us as we decided where we would like to cruise. But Linda’s magic was in the details! From the time we stepped off the airplane in Switzerland as we were greeted by our driver, holding up our name(!), to our anniversary cake, champagne, transfer to our ship, to our private transfer to our return flight-we felt so special!!! And the cruise we chose was spot on! Linda told us our ship and the cruise would be fabulous, and it was! Our 30th anniversary was definitely magical because of Linda’s expertise and care. It was if she planned our trip as if she was planning a trip for a family member. We are so grateful for Linda and will look forward to working with her again!
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Rhine river cruise

By: yyj200

Reviewed on: 30 Jun 2019

Very good. Linda was always helpful and very accommodating. Helpful in every way with good info and bonus goodies. I would highly recommend her to help out with your travels.
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By: moscato

Reviewed on: 15 Aug 2019

Linda kept a very close relationship with us through the email regarding our Cruise and Wilderness Rail. Linda keep us informed of any costings, list of offshore excursions that we might like to do, making sure our paperwork was up to date, anything that we were unsure of Linda would put as at ease and gave us the information that we need. It was comforting to know that Linda was there to make sure that our travel to Alaska went smooth without any hiccups and it did, we had a great time, the people, the places, amazing, beautiful treasured memories, thank you.
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Great Cruise

By: Lorraine

Reviewed on: 04 Aug 2019

Linda was organised and very easy to work with. We changed our plans several times and nothing phased her - she just kept organising us and getting us the best deals she could.
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Linda Dinsmore

By: SusanT

Reviewed on: 13 Aug 2019

Linda was very helpful, knowledgeable and always responded to my questions and requests in a timely manner.
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Knowledgeable and honest.

By: Cupcake

Reviewed on: 16 Sep 2019

Linda was a pleasure to work with. She was always happy to answer any questions I had regarding River Cruising and even answered questions I didn’t think to answer:). She was very reassuring and I embarked on our trip with total confidence in her ability to direct us to the best ship to suit our expectations and to give us the best deals possible.
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Nothing but the best!

By: SW&J

Reviewed on: 17 Sep 2019

Linda, my wife and I have been traveling "together" (so to speak) for many years. Linda is absolutely the best travel consultant we could wish for. She knows our needs and wants and literally caters to them. Always available and always pleasant! We are lucky to have her.
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Hubbard Glacier


Reviewed on: 22 Sep 2019

Linda kept us informed, up to date and made certain we were ready and prepared for our vacation.
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By: George & Nancy

Reviewed on: 23 Sep 2019

Linda is the most professional and helpful advisor that we have ever worked with. Linda recommended the perfect first river cruise and perfect cruise company, Avalon. Linda was always very responsive to our questions. We would highly recommend Linda to everyone. Thank you Linda 🙂🙂🙂🙂 George & Nancy
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Linda-a true gem

By: Mel

Reviewed on: 03 Oct 2019

Linda is a true gem! I took a risk dealing with an agent strictly through email and what a delight Linda is to work with. We were first timers to Europe as well as first time cruisers. I'm sure I wore her out with all of my questions but she couldn't have been more helpful. We had a wonderful time on our Scenic Rhine Highlights River Cruise. I'm glad she helped us choose Scenic, I can't imagine going on any other cruise line. Scenic was first class all the way. Linda is extremely helpful, we will use her again for our next cruise!
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European Holiday

By: TC24

Reviewed on: 13 Oct 2019

Wonderful...very thorough and efficient. Linda is very pleasant to work with and thoughtful by providing personal touches throughout our journey!
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Larry and Jude’s European Adventure

By: Yaya

Reviewed on: 12 Oct 2019

Linda was absolutely wonderful to work with. We had never traveled before and Linda calmed my nervousness, escalated my excitement and made all details come together. She explained everything so I understood the entire plan. Linda helped us with extensions to the original plan. I’d highly recommend working with Linda.
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Our Spain bus tour and Scenic Cruise


Reviewed on: 16 Oct 2019

Linda did a wonderful very professional job and it made the trip so seamless. We have used her before and would definitely use her again.
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Linda is the best!

By: dnewb

Reviewed on: 17 Oct 2019

I can't say enough about working with Linda. She is very knowledgeable and I completely trust her suggestions. Everything worked out beautifully for our European trip. She looks after every detail and provides little extras that make a big difference. Linda is very personable and easy to work with and I will continue to use her services for future travel.
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By: Poppycock

Reviewed on: 07 Nov 2019

Cosmopolitan is great but find it male oriented. My first room smelled like smoke. Finally on the third day I moved a clean. Was assured all rooms were non smoking. Visited friends in a suite. It smelled like marijuana. Even more objectionable. The food was great as was the service. Staff were friendly and helpful. Thanks Linda. You are great.

Mexico a family trip to remember

By: sista

Reviewed on: 29 Nov 2019

Excellent as always, professional and above what a regular Travel Agent would do. We were travelling with a large group and the whole trip went so smooth and everyone had such a great time.


By: Dman

Reviewed on: 05 Feb 2020

Linda did a great job handling our reservations at Universal's Portofino Bay Hotel. We had planned the trip for two couples but our reservations had to be changed at the last minute due to a family emergency. Linda was able to reschedule the trip without a loss of our original deposits. The hotel proved to be an excellent choice and we are planning a return trip with the Grandkids.

Working with Linda May Dinsmore, you will have access to:

  • - Special perks and extra amenities
  • - An experienced travel guide whom you can rely on before, during, and after the trip
  • - Exclusive luxury resorts and properties
  • - Once in a lifetime experiences

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