Christine Collins Bolus CTA, DS

Louisville, KY United States
 98%
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71
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Travel Specialties
Interests
  • Adventure
  • Honeymoons
  • Spa Vacations
  • Safari
  • Independent Tours


Destinations
  • Australia
  • Myanmar
  • New Zealand
  • Bhutan
  • South Africa
Selling Travel Since
1987
Languages
  • English

My Background

I have been a Travel Advisor for 30 years and I excel at planning trips that are custom designed for each traveler. I have a strong curiosity of the world around me, and a sense of adventure and exploration that I love to share with others.

I work closely with Tourism Australia as a designated Premier Aussie Specialist, and have traveled to all corners of this vast country; dodging kangaroos, climbing bridges, tasting wines, fishing for barramundi, and diving the Great Barrier Reef.

When not in the office designing adventures and getaways for my customers, I can usually be found somewhere around the world, eating, hiking, diving, exploring, or just relaxing on a beach or in the spa.

Places I Have Traveled


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By: ken.schnurr@gmail.com


Reviewed on: 03 Oct 2013

Christine provided excellent ideas for our trip to Australia from the moment we began discussions and expressed interest in visiting there. She had many wonderful recommendations regarding activities and logistics, and answered all of our pre-trip inquiries fully. She was definitely one of the reasons that our trip ended up being so much fun and enjoyable. We loved Australia!
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Terrific travel agent!

By: Dr Dave


Reviewed on: 11 Oct 2013

We have been continuously pleased by the excellent services provided by Christine Bolus for many, many trips. We have become very regular repeat customers!
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Highly Highly Recommend

By: Dave


Reviewed on: 17 Oct 2013

I (we) have used Christine for many trip plannings and reservations. She has provided excellent guidance, responces to questions and concerns and suggestions to make our experience better. Great FOLLOW UP. She is great!!!!!!!!!!
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Highly recommende

By: Bill


Reviewed on: 29 Oct 2013

We have had Christine plan many trip/cruises for us and she has always done an outstanding job, leaving no detail not covered. We will definitely use her services again...and again!

Highly recommend

By: Becky and Don


Reviewed on: 24 Nov 2013

Christine is very knowledgeable and has great attention to detail. She has planned many trips for us, including numerous cruises in Alaska and the Mediterranean, among others. We would highly recommend Christine to anyone looking for a memorable vacation.

Extrememly helpful and pleasant

By: Not provided


Reviewed on: 15 Dec 2013

Christine was very helpful, enthusiastic and knowledgeable. We did not experience a glitch on this trip except Mother nature's ice storm in Dallas which worked well with Qantas who provided at night at a hotel in Los Angeles.

Trip extension and flight arrangements

By: Robb


Reviewed on: 18 Dec 2013

As usual, Christine helped to make this trip a wonderful experience. She always takes care of all the details and we have nothing to worry about. Many thanks to her (and the rest of the staff at Plat. Travel). Hope everyone has a wonderful holiday season. Robb and Tony

of course I'd recommend her….I do a lot!

By: Meg


Reviewed on: 29 Dec 2013

Highly recommended

By: Becky


Reviewed on: 07 Feb 2014

Christine always does a great job.  She is knowledgeable makes sure our trips are memorable.  We recommend her to all our friends and clients!

Highly recommended

By: George


Reviewed on: 20 Feb 2014

Christine is very knowledgeable about Australia and New Zealand. She made many suggestions which were helpful and enhanced our trip.

A Flawless Travel Adventure

By: Artie


Reviewed on: 16 Feb 2014

Everything went off without a hitch--transfers, airline itineraries, tours; that's why I prefer to book with a travel agent. Christine was a delight to deal with. She was affable, efficient, and helpful--and that is what we expected and got in Christine. we will surely seek her out for our next trip, the destination is yet to be undetermined.

i have recommended her many times

By: Janet


Reviewed on: 14 Feb 2014

She always does a wonderful job for us.

I wouldn't use anyone else!

By: annie


Reviewed on: 25 Feb 2014

Christine put together a lovely cruise for two very picky couples with different wants and needs.  She managed to satisfy all of us.  Everything was perfect! 

The BEST!!

By: Rick44


Reviewed on: 22 Feb 2014

She knows the places to go that are off the usual "tourist track".  Nice trip, great connections, wonderful destination!  I'll continue to trust my vacation spending to this professional. 

Strongly recomended

By: jim48


Reviewed on: 26 Feb 2014

Perfect travel agent; very helpful

By: Sandra


Reviewed on: 03 Jul 2015

Chlristine is the best. We are always pleased with our trips planned by herself. (that's Irish talk!)

Highly Recommend!

By: Pam


Reviewed on: 17 Apr 2014

I would highly recommend Christine Collins Bolus as a travel agent. I have recommended her to several friends and they now use her for their travel needs. She has planned several trips for us and all have been exceptional. She is very detail oriented. We have used all her suggestions, which have made our trips some of the best vacations.

Excellent

By: Art


Reviewed on: 07 Apr 2014

Trip was excellent.  Christine, as always, took care of all details, and kept me well informed.  Christine has spoiled me.  All I need do is tell her where/when I want to go, and she takes care of it : )

highly recommended

By: Nicole


Reviewed on: 06 Apr 2014

She did a wonderful job on finding hotels, arranging transportation and anwering all our questions. 

Exceptional and professional service

By: Mar


Reviewed on: 05 Apr 2014

We could not be more enthusiastic about recommending Christine Bolus to anyone.  She made planning such a huge trip completely stress free and fun.  Her expertise in all things Australia allowed us to enjoy a wonderfully diverse and incredible time, which we will not soon forget.The entire adventure went flawlessly and we give credit to Christine for her wise suggestions and detailed planning of our itinerary.Thank you! 

NO question, HIGHLY RECOMMEND.

By: Dr Dave


Reviewed on: 06 Jun 2014

Christine has been our travel agent for several years, and we think she is one of the best in the business!
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highly recommended

By: Dave


Reviewed on: 23 Jun 2014

She did a wonderful job of arranging all the plane tickets, hotel reservations, transportation and getting us to the meeting with the river cruise group.
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Fantastic

By: Stoneydws


Reviewed on: 03 Jul 2014

We first met  with Christine after a glowing recommendation from our neighbor. As we had a long list of ' must sees', Christine suggested a bus tour through Globus.  She explained the difficulty we might have as 'first timers' in planning the hotels and transportation, and helped us narrow our list to some tried and true venues.We could not be happier with the trip.  Everything went very smoothly; from the initial planning, airline reservations, payments and most especially the follow up.  Christine explained our options for every detail, and having visited the destinations we selected was able to suggest the optional excursions that we would enjoy the most.  Every extra trip was well worth the money.  I took 850 pictures and my son took over 2000.This was a trip we will remember for a long, long time.We highly recommend Christine, Platinum Travel, and Globus.
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Week in London/Paris

By: Sandra


Reviewed on: 10 Jul 2014

We saw a lot of London/Paris and enjoyed every minute of it, especially the extra days.  We do not feel that the trip was up to Tauck's standards. No special arrangements were made to see the British Museum, the Louvre, or Versailles.  They were so crowded that we could not even see the exhibits, much less enjoy and appreciate them.  The food provided by Tauck at the Churchill and the Seine river cruise was ordinary (as many other travelers commented the same).  The service at the Le Grand was unsatisfactory, particularly in light of the expense . We would not recommend going with Tauck on this London/Paris tour, because we did not get fair value for our money.  Tauck's position is they provide more so you pay more.  This was not true on this trip.  We were one among thousands, whereas in Italy, we had a private tour of the Sistine Chapel and special time tour of  the Uffizi Museum.
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Our London Stay

By: Robb


Reviewed on: 25 Sep 2014

Christine booked us at Rubens at the Palace in London. What a great location, wonderful hotel, close to many attractions as well as the subway station, Victoria Station, which provided easy access to other sites. She also arrange private transportation for us with Cheam, another great service. She has handled all our travel needs for several years now and has never let us down. Her attention to details is amazing. Many thanks to her and Platinum Travel for another great trip. Looking forward to many more.
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Expert friendly service

By: Skippie Do


Reviewed on: 18 Oct 2014

We have been with Christine Bolus for many years and we rely on her years of experience and recommendations. She knows ours interests and will always have them at the forefront of our plans. Thank you again Christine!
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Great Service

By: Eric


Reviewed on: 04 Oct 2014

Christine has always been very helpful and knowledgeable. I love working with her!
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Great itineraries and terrific service

By: EHA


Reviewed on: 13 Oct 2014

Christine set up a great trip to Italy for us with wonderful hotels and prearranged tours with friendly and very knowledgeable guides. More importantly, when issues come up during the trip (which is not infrequent) she is readily available by phone or email and invariably solves the problem. Could not recommend more strongly.
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Grand Travels

By: Robb


Reviewed on: 02 Dec 2014

Another wonderful trip planned by Christine B of Platinum Travels. Start to finish-details were perfect. Our specially arranged transfers went off without a single problem. Christine always goes above and beyond what one would expect of a travel agent. Cannot say how much we appreciate her. Thanks. Looking forward to many more trips with Platinum Travels.
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regal

By: annie


Reviewed on: 26 Dec 2014

cruise on the regal princess; regal treatment from Christine
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caribbean cruise

By: bill


Reviewed on: 14 Jan 2015

Our Caribbean cruise on the Celebrity Equinox from January 2-12 was very nice; the ship was nice and the food was better than we had expected as we had a not so good experience on the Century a few months back...but the Equinox was AOK. The only thing a little disappointing was the stop in Dominca...it was a waste and I would definitely not wish to go back. All in all...a real nice experience! bill

Always, excellent service!

By: PMiller


Reviewed on: 27 Mar 2015

Christine recently booked our trip to Sandals Grand Antigua. We have used her for the past seven years and she has always provided excellent service. Christine's great attention to detail allows us to travel worry free! A few years ago, our flight to London was cancelled and she was able to reschedule before we arrived at the airport. I would highly recommend her to anyone and some of my friends use her services based on my recommendations.
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Another grand adventure !

By: R and T


Reviewed on: 26 Apr 2015

This was another wonderful trip planned by Christine. Everything went as planned, not a single mishap. Looking forward to many more trips with her planning. Thanks Christine and Platinum Travel.
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well prepared, friendly, competent

By: baldy1


Reviewed on: 14 May 2015

From beginning to end the trip was excellent. We had people meeting us at each stop, guiding us to the right locations and helping get us through the lines at the airports. The accommodations were excellent as were the guides. Couldn't have been better.

Another great trip

By: Jim


Reviewed on: 19 Jun 2015

Had a fabulous time touring Greece and the Greek islands with Collette. Everything was first class. One minor glitch with US Air/American Airlines when our seating on the two overseas legs were changed after Collette had given us seats together. Otherwise the trip was better than most of our previous tours, which were also excellent.

Great Trip!

By: Jackie27


Reviewed on: 05 Aug 2015

We took two of our grandchildren to Chicago and all reservations were made by Christine; as usual everything was just fine and we zero problems. It was a super trip and the grandkids had a wonderful time. Christine always takes GREAT care of us and knows our tastes and likes!
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tremendous beyond words

By: Paul


Reviewed on: 25 Aug 2015

Christine is the ultimate professional and we dearly love working with her.
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Wonderful Oceania cruise

By: Kathy


Reviewed on: 28 Aug 2015

Hi, am really Kathy, not Ed. Trip was wonderful. Thanks to Christine, Oceania, and all the lovely tours. Food was wonderful, tours were great. So glad that I planned everything in advance. If/when I cruise again, will definitely consider Oceania.
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Bhutan, Myanmar and Thailand

By: Robb


Reviewed on: 06 Nov 2015

Wow! What a trip! I studied a lot before leaving on this excursion but I was not prepared for just how grand an adventure this would truly be. Every detail was carefully planned and executed to perfection. I had a few physical limitations and they were carefully handled. We feel privileged to have had the opportunity to travel in this small group. Christine Bolus and Denis Page' are wonderful tour escorts to travel with. They seemed to anticipate all of our needs. The hotels and restaurants chosen for this trip were spectacular. Air arrangements and transfers went very smoothly. The local guides that were with us were without exception truly wonders, demonstrating their knowledge and love of their respective countries. I would highly recommend this trip to anyone (unless they have knee problems--LOL ). Thanks so much to everyone who planned this trip.
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Wonderful Christmas Holiday

By: Stoneydws


Reviewed on: 31 Dec 2015

Great trip to Punta Cana. As usual, immigration officials were less than hoped for but, the rest of the trip was sensational. Good accommodations, best beach ever, and thoughtful staff and host made our trip really special. Thanks Christine for getting us that special room. We could see the beach and feel the ocean breeze from our patio..
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Expert friendly service

By: GlenKY


Reviewed on: 03 May 2016

Our Rhine-Moselle trip was an incredible journey. I thought I had researched this trip well, but Christine directed us to Tauck and that made all the difference. Tauck service, quality and dollar value probably unbeatable. Entire crew were outstanding. Food and wine excellent. Great attention to detail. Top cabins of the MS Inspire were wonderful. Nice balance of tours and free time. Everything was top drawer. Christine made it so easy for us, and all the credit goes to her for this amazing venture.
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Another memorable vacation - Italy

By: PM


Reviewed on: 09 Jun 2016

Christine has booked several trips for us and does such a wonderful and detailed job. Often, we visit her office with no clue where to go and her suggestions have guided us to the perfect trip. It has been a joy working with her and we will continue in the future. I have recommended her to several friends.
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Europe 12 day trip.

By: Candy


Reviewed on: 23 Jun 2017

Wonderful! We have worked with Christine on three trips now and she is fantastic! She has out done herself with this trip. Everything went so smoothly and so well planned! Will definitely come to her again for our future trips.

Wv

By: Bo


Reviewed on: 03 Jul 2017

Wonderful. All details taken care of!

The best!

By: Mick


Reviewed on: 03 Aug 2017

We have worked with Christine for 14 years, she is the absolute best! Funny, personable, & always spot on with her recommendations! We wouldn't plan our travels with anyone else!
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Expert Travel Curator

By: Cindy45


Reviewed on: 21 Sep 2016

My travel advisor arranged for our stay at the Royalton Hideaway Riviera Cancun for 6 marvelous nights. It was an all-inclusive resort. You hear so many negative things about all inclusive but this place was exactly how Christine described it. Everything went as planned upon arrival at the airport for transportation to and from our resort. ALL the restaurants were top notch. Excellent service & the food was amazing. Believe it or not the buffet was pretty good too. We took advantage of specials the resort was offering at the spa while we were there. We both had a massage & hydrotherapy and it was wonderful. This resort has everything that you don't have to leave if you don't want to. We were planning on doing excursions one day but end up not doing any excursions and we didn't leave the resort either. We just wanted to take in everything that the resort had to offer. The beach and water was amazing & the beach was private since there aren't any resorts around this one.
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Ireland Trip

By: Susan


Reviewed on: 20 Sep 2016

Great trip! Favorite hotel -Old Head. Least favorite - Gregans Castle. It was nice but one night enough. Too isolated and limited menu. Van and driver -excellent. Driver talked too much at times, but he was extremely knowledgeable about everything Irish. He was very accommodating and desired to make our trip the best. We saw a lot of the country in a whirlwind tour. If we went again, we would return to Old Head, stay two nights at Dromoland Castle, play their course, and add one more course. We are glad we saw Dublin, Wicklow, Aran Islands, Cliffs of Moher, and the Burren, but would not repeat. There are other areas to explore!
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Great Sservice

By: rthoosier


Reviewed on: 30 Sep 2016

Christine did an excellent job matching us with the right experiences for trip we had hoped for in Alaska. Flights were as requested and could not have experienced better customer service. Definitely had the trip of our lives which we will always cherish thanks to Christine.
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A real expert, always professional

By: Robb


Reviewed on: 06 Oct 2016

No need to go into details, every facet of the trip was perfect. As always, I highly recommend her for any traveler.
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Fantastic river cruise

By: Kris


Reviewed on: 09 Oct 2016

Christine did a fantastic planning job. Especially with the time frame we gave her to get everything done and planned in. When we had questions while on the cruise, she was very accessible and helped us with our concerns. We had a wonderful vacation and would certainly use Christine and Platinum Travel, Inc. in the future! Thanks you Christine and Platinum Travel!
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Wonderful Trip

By: Dave and Lisa


Reviewed on: 18 Oct 2016

Christine is a warm and engaging person. She takes the time to learn about her clients, so that she can make suggestions that will fit their needs. She has planned many trips for us, and has always done a wonderful job!!! I would recommend her highly. We live in North Carolina and use her, so that should speak volumes in itself. She is a true asset to your company and a friend to us.
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Super plan

By: Bill73


Reviewed on: 07 Nov 2016

As usual Christine did an excellent job helping us put together this trip. From the stay in Nice to the trip home, everything went just fine. Over the years Christine has learned our tastes and always provides us with many pleasures, whether it's air travel, extra days before or after our cruise, whatever, she does an excellent job!
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Great Trip

By: Robb


Reviewed on: 09 Nov 2016

Another great travel experience! Christine always comes thru for us. Not a single flaw. Loved it.
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Great trip advice

By: Rob and Christy Campbell


Reviewed on: 11 Nov 2016

Christine is always such a great help. When we are considering a trip we always consult with her to discuss our options. Thanks so much! BTW, Royalton in Cancun is a terrific place to go.
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Wonderful trip. Perfectly arranged.

By: ehaustin3


Reviewed on: 12 Nov 2016

We had a great visit to Dubai with a comfortable flight on Emirates Airlines. Our room at the Park Hyatt was wonderful and our tours were fun, educational, and kept us busy. Dubai is an interesting and remarkable place which our tour guides showed us and the experience out into the desert was very much enjoyed. Transportation to Abu Dhabi by driver went without a hitch and the time in Abu Dhabi, which was our primary destimation for the purpose of a conference, was also interesting and enjoyable. Our room in the Jumeirah at Etihad Towers was also excellent. After the time in Abu Dhabi a driver from Emitrates airline picked us up there and took us to the Dubai airport. This also went very smoothly and then we flew to the Maldives. The One and Only Reethi Rah was remarkable and unforgettable. We cannot imagine a better way to spend four days off. Although the trip back was long (36 hours) everything went according to plan. This was likey the most memorable trip we have taken.
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Great trip

By: Robb


Reviewed on: 24 Dec 2016

Another great trip planned by Christine..........nothing else need be said. Thanks for all your help.
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Royal Caribbean

By: Skippie do


Reviewed on: 22 Jan 2017

Christine is great to work with. We look forward to planning more trips with her.
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Travel consultant

By: wmr


Reviewed on: 28 Jan 2017

We have worked with Christine for well over ten years now and she has always been extremely helpful in so many ways. We have come to depend on her as she now knows our tastes in every aspect of our travels. We never think of a trip without consulting with her...she's just GREAT!
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Jan. 2018 cruise

By: Doug


Reviewed on: 14 Feb 2017

All details were covered from beginning to end. Travel, pre-cruise accommodations, cruise, and travel home were well planned. Airline mechanical problems from D.C. to Louisville were not handled well by United, but all that Christine arranged went perfectly.
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Cuba

By: PB


Reviewed on: 05 Feb 2017

Christine is excellent. I highly recommend her. Me and my friends are thoroughly happy with everything that she does for us
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Best Advisor Ever

By: Janet


Reviewed on: 24 Feb 2017

I have worked with Christine for several years, have recommended her to all my friends and family. Everyone loves her!
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Not Recommended

Australia/NZ- Feb 2017

By: J


Reviewed on: 13 Mar 2017

Knowledgeable. Letter in June stated she would provide visas, but previous quote in March stated we were responsible for visa. We obtained visa before June but Christine would not pay for visa. Did not advise us of luggage limitation in time for us to evaluate airline alternatives. Scheduled 9:45 pm event, followed by 4:30 am event. Not much time for sleep.
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Caribbean Cruise

By: Robb


Reviewed on: 02 Mar 2017

As always the trip planned by Christine was flawless. We let her plan all our trip.........Thanks Christine.
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TRip to SE Asia

By: Sandra


Reviewed on: 06 Apr 2017

She is the world's greatest travel agent! Everyone should be so lucky.
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Italy Trip

By: Pam


Reviewed on: 10 Jul 2017

Christine did a wonderful job planning our Tauck Tuscany/Cinque Terre trip. Bravo! Her attention to detail and organizational skills allow us to travel stress free! Christine has been our travel agent for ten years. I highly recommend her when asked about a travel agent.

Universal/Disney

By: Robb


Reviewed on: 23 Jun 2017

She did a wonderful job of coordinating the flights, hotels, and parks including the meal plan and fast pass. All we had to do was decide when to eat and when to see what attraction. Always great to work with her on one of our trips. Thanks,

Cuba

By: Skip


Reviewed on: 22 Jun 2017

She is the best. So knowledgeable and detail oriented. She makes it fun to plan as well as go on a trip

Another Wonderful Trip!

By: Mar


Reviewed on: 06 Aug 2017

Christine has planned several trips for us to date. She is exceptional and professional at what she does. We never worry once things are in her capable hands. I can't wait to see her and to tell her all about our trip to Russia. Would highly recommend it for those curious about that part of the world. River cruises are the best! Thank you.
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HAL Alaska

By: Robb


Reviewed on: 04 Sep 2017

Always expect and receive the best from Christine. She is a miracle worker, always making a perfect vacation for us.
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Christine Bolus

By: TT


Reviewed on: 18 Sep 2017

Christine was very helpful in the months leading up to our trip and has always been very knowledgeable about all the vacation destinations that we have picked over the years. I have never had a bad experience and will definitely be using her again in the future.

Great once again

By: Vermont


Reviewed on: 21 Jan 2018

Christine continues to be our go to travel agent. Over about 20 years she has coordinated trips for my spouse and me and for our children. ALL WITHOUT GREAT SUCCESS!!!! Wonderful to work with and has given us many helpful suggestions.
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