Shari Minsky 

Glencoe, IL United States
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Travel Specialties
  • Beach & Sun
  • Family Travel
  • Culture, History & Arts

  • No Destinations
Selling Travel Since
  • Spanish

My Background

I love the research & planning of a trip followed by the thrill & challenge of immersing myself in another culture. My passion for travel started at an early age when my family hosted exchange students from many countries. Eventually, I became that young exchange student when I spent a summer in a small town in Brazil. Years later, I spent a college year in Madrid, where I took my classes in Spanish, explored the art, food & pulse of the city & traveled around Europe at every opportunity. My own travel experiences have opened my eyes to the colors, flavors, sounds & traditions of many cultures. They have also inspired a curiosity & zest to seek out new & unique travel experiences for my clients so that they may share in the thrill of experiencing new cultures, architectural wonders, art & historical riches and more. I look forward to collaborating with you to create a unique, personalized, culturally immersive travel experience that leaves you with memories that will last a lifetime.

Places I Have Traveled

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By: Mike

Reviewed on: 16 Jul 2018

The trip was great


By: Mike

Reviewed on: 12 Aug 2018

The trip was great and the bike tour set up was very nice

Hotel in Rome

By: Stac&Joe

Reviewed on: 01 Jan 2019

Beyond easy and fabulous. Shari is so wonderful and knowledgeable. Helpful in every area.

Excellent customer service and detailed

By: Ross S

Reviewed on: 08 Feb 2019

Easy and fun! She is a pleasure to work with, so thorough in her planning. Responds immediately even if she doesn't have all the answers. Wants you to have a great trip every time and follow up to make sure it was.

Great travel advisor

By: Ross

Reviewed on: 02 May 2019

Easy and smooth across the board. Always a pleasure.

Israel Trip

By: Herb

Reviewed on: 30 Mar 2015

It was a great trip and planned expertly.

Expert Recommendations

By: Sam

Reviewed on: 16 Sep 2015

Shari did a wonderful job giving us great options and sound recommendations. I will never plan a trip to Europe again without having a private tour guide for the trip. Shari was able to find affordable, reliable friendly people to provide us with a much more meaningful time. The information she provided was accurate and saved me hours of planning in advance. I will certainly use her again.

Expert Friendly Service

By: 2164charlene

Reviewed on: 28 Jun 2016

Shari is very knowledgable and provides excellent friendly service. She was extremely helpful with everything and any questions we had. I would highly recommend Shari as a travel advisor. She is easy to work with and always available.

Big Thumbs Up

By: Geoff

Reviewed on: 10 Jan 2017

I cant say enough great things about the service i was provided by Shari and Lake Shore Travel. Shari was amazingly thorough, efficient, and extremely detail oriented. Her initial suggestion to go on was so fantastic. I had never thought to go on a group/solo adventure tour before -- the trip worked out flawlessly for me and went off without a hitch. Couldn't have asked for a better experience top to bottom. Would definitely be a repeat customer and use Lake Shore for all my travel moving forward. Thank you.

Great Service and Detail Oriented with Shari

By: Farrels

Reviewed on: 13 Jan 2017

Shari always goes beyond the call to make sure our trips go off without a hitch! She is very detailed .

Great Advisor.

By: Ross

Reviewed on: 02 Apr 2017

Thorough and well thought out. She is on top of it.


By: Susan

Reviewed on: 07 Apr 2017

Shari was a delight to work with. She was thoughtful, patient and knowledgeable. She is detail oriented and went out of her way to make sure our reservations were handled correctly. Not only will I use Shari for ever future vacation, but so will my friends that joined me on this perfect get away retreat.

One of the best!

By: MoMo

Reviewed on: 13 Jul 2017

Always easy and smooth!


By: Geno

Reviewed on: 18 Dec 2017

She was very professional and catered to every need efficiently. We will definitely use her services again.

CO Trip

By: Mike

Reviewed on: 08 Jan 2018

great job as usual

Incredible Trip

By: Kristy

Reviewed on: 10 Jan 2018

Working by with Shari was delightful! She attended to every imaginable detail, personally reached out to make sure we had everything we needed during the entirety of our vacation, and followed up after we got home. Her attention to our preferences made way for astute recommendations, and she adeptly used humor and gentle insistence to make sure we were thoroughly prepared before we left. We couldn't recommend a more capable advisor!

Incredible travel advisor


Reviewed on: 07 May 2018

Easy and smooth from start to finish. Shari knows are needs and always comes through . Her attention to detail is second to none!

Beyond Exceptional!

By: JCSFam

Reviewed on: 01 Jul 2018

Shari was fantastic to work with. She was responsive, flexible, organized, and completely nailed what we were looking for! Our trip to Greece was by far the best trip we have ever been on. It was so smooth and easy and we loved all aspects of it: from the hotels, to the private tours, to the transportation - it far exceeded our expectations. We also found the app incredibly helpful and used it a lot. There is no way I could have planned a trip like this on my own, and I'm so grateful Shari was able to help us. I highly recommend her and we will use her again!

Bar Mitzvah Trip

By: Gene

Reviewed on: 16 Jul 2018

Excellent- everything went smoothly and we were very pleased with upgrades at a couple of the hotels.

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