Kathy Burns Lamphier ACC, ASA, ATC

Greenland, NH United States
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Travel Specialties
Interests
  • Adventure
  • Family Travel
  • Independent Tours
  • Honeymoons
  • Safari


Destinations
  • United States - All
  • Australia
  • New Zealand
  • United Kingdom
  • Botswana
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Selling Travel Since
1978
Languages
  • English

My Background

A constant explorer and wanderer, my heart has always been in Italy and Africa-particularly with the majestic African wildlife.   Other favorite destinations include the Galapagos Islands, Antarctica, and Artic (polar bears).  Wherever the animals are is where you'll find me.  A travel advisor for over 35 years, focused on creating "bucket list" dream trips that include experiences like heli-hiking in New Zealand's Franz Joseph Glacier area, a stay on Australia's Kangaroo Island, African safari's, a family reunion in a Tuscan villa, and so much more. 

10 years working for a large corporate travel company, managing a 100-person team, had put me out of touch with travelers.  I missed designing and then hearing about their adventures!  So, in 1988, I left my corporate position and opened Posh Travel 10 short weeks later.  Being a boutique agency allows more personalized attention to travelers like you, and I would love the opportunity to start crossing items off your bucket list. 

Places I Have Traveled


Memberships 

Virtuoso Alliances
  • Virgin Galactic Space Program

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Many thanks!

By: DavidC


Reviewed on: 31 Aug 2015

Kathy helped us with a relatively last minute request for assistance organizing a vacation. The only problem was that, as is our practice, we weren't sure where we wanted to go! She walked us through a number of options, and came up with great alternatives for each. We finally settled on Aruba, and we had a fabulous time. She was terrific! Thank you, Kathy!

Seville trip

By: Daina


Reviewed on: 23 Nov 2015

We had a wonderful trip to Seville. This is our second stay at Hotel Alfonso. Normally we would have tried another hotel, but Hotel Alfonso was such a great place to stay last visit that we went again. It was a great choice. The hotel itself is beautiful. The staff members are very helpful. We asked a LOT of questions and got lots of help for tours, side trips, etc. Every question we had was answered with a smile and a great answer!. The breakfast, which was included, was fantastic and a great benefit to have included. We rented a car with English speaking GPS. Both worked well. We sent to Cordoba by car and visited the Mezquita. We rented headsets, which were good and sufficient. A private guide would have likely been better, but the headsets were fairly good. The town was really nice. We were VERY glad we went there for the day. We also did a day trip to Granada to see the Alhambra and an adjacent town. We didn't enjoy this as much as Seville and Cordoba. Out of space.

Terrific!

By: G/S


Reviewed on: 28 Jan 2016

Great trip perfectly planned - we had the best flights possible to destination; on cruise staff; food & accommodations exceeded expectations. The stateroom size was well beyond what we anticipated. Cruise itinerary & entertainment aboard was exceptional.

Top notch service & perfect itineary

By: TW12


Reviewed on: 18 Feb 2016

This is the 3rd time my husband & I have worked with Kathy Burns Lamphier of Posh Travel and once again had an amazing experience. She originally planned our honeymoon to New Zealand, last year did Virgin Gorda in BVI & more recently Costa Rica. We came to Kathy last minute & she stepped up to the plate and took care of researching & booking our travel plans, thereby eliminating any stress on our part. Everything was coordinated perfectly from the time we departed the airport to the time we returned. Kathy's taken the time to really get to know our specific taste & preferences and thus was able to make a wonderful lodging recommendation for our stay in Costa Rica. It's not just the overall aspects of planning that Kathy assumes, but also all the little details that add that special touch and have made each one of our trips so memorable.

Fantastic trip planner!

By: Robin


Reviewed on: 21 Jul 2016

We had an absolutely marvelous trip thanks to the careful planning and attention to detail provided by Kathy! She had everything organized and coordinated - all we had to do was show up and enjoy ourselves! I highly recommend Kathy to assist with travel planning!

A HAPPY CUSTOMER

By: Anne


Reviewed on: 29 Sep 2016

My husband and I traveled to Santa Monica, CA for six days to visit our daughter who flew in from Australia! Kathy's recommendations as to what we should visit and see while in Santa Monica was helpful and conducive to the three of us having a wonderful time. Kathy is a seasoned travel agent who has taken trips all over the world, resulting in her being a great resource wherever you may want to travel!

Alaskan Dream Cruise

By: Sherry326


Reviewed on: 15 Oct 2016

Kathy Lamphier of Posh Travel organized a fabulous Alaskan adventure on Alaskan Dream Cruises for eight of us this past July. We were originally drawn to this small expedition cruise experience after listening to Kathy's enthusiasm and excitement after she, herself, cruised with ADC on a similar itinerary. Her endorsement of this wonderful travel opportunity in America's last frontier exceeded all of our expectations. The personalized attention given by Posh Travel was refreshing and greatly appreciated. We all look forward to our next vacation destination arranged by Kathy and her Posh Travel team.

great attention to detail smoooooth trip thank you Kathy

By: Glenn


Reviewed on: 17 Nov 2016

Nice job Kathy will be back again soon

Review

By: Andrea


Reviewed on: 13 Feb 2017

Kathy and her staff are always ready to help at a moment's notice!

Highly reccomend Kathy!

By: Carrie


Reviewed on: 14 Apr 2017

Excellent, as always!!!

Fabulous Aruba Vacation

By: Deb


Reviewed on: 13 May 2017

There are not enough superlatives to talk about Kathy's work and how she is always there for her clients. She takes care of all of our vacation needs.

She's great!

By: AZ chick


Reviewed on: 13 Jun 2017

She was superb to work with!

Working relationship with Kathy Burns Lamphier.

By: Karin


Reviewed on: 27 Jun 2017

Excellent . She was a wonderful source of information & always responded to my questions quickly. I will use her in the future.

Thank you, Kathy

By: Chaffins


Reviewed on: 02 Aug 2017

Terrific, as usual. Kathy was great -- precisely tuned to our wishes and needs. We are appreciative.

France 2017

By: Craig L


Reviewed on: 23 Aug 2017

Kathy did a great job (as usual) helping us with this trip. We started in Nice and ended in Paris. Perfect time with some old favorites and new discoveries. Thanks Kathy!

She knows exactly what we expect.

By: Carlotta


Reviewed on: 21 Sep 2017

Superb, excellent, outstanding.

Travel by Kathy

By: Travelgirl


Reviewed on: 24 Sep 2017

Kathy is wonderful and extremely knowledgeable when it comes to travel anywhere! I have used Kathy for many trips and they all were amazing experiences due to her expertise in the travel business... I would highly recommend her for putting together a trip of a life time !

Kathy a Posh Travel takes Posh to another level!!

By: Floridians


Reviewed on: 23 Oct 2017

Kathy is a complete Pro and even though we were anxious about traveling to Italy and Istanbul, she walked us through all the details and offered tons of useful advise from clothing to safety issues, tips about the culture, etc. We were completely prepared and very comfortable. She is so easy to communicate with and always has time for her clients. Her expert advice allowed us to experience a level of travel that we never would have know on our own. I am spoiled forever and would never attempt to go anywhere without her expertise guiding us each step of the way. She made our 25 Anniversary a trip of a lifetime and can't wait to explore the possibilities with her again. Thank you, Kathy! You're the BEST!!!

Kathy is excellent.

By: Dennett


Reviewed on: 05 Jan 2018

Kathy genuinely loves her work. It comes through in more ways than one. As she familiarizes herself with clients, her steel trap mind incorporates those details into an itinerary. I loved the way she helped me think outside of the box. And since she has traveled to a multitude of locations around the world, she knows specifically the ins and outs, pros and cons of traveling almost anywhere. In our case, we not only benefited from her experience in Provence but from those of a contact and friend who made wonderful recommendations as well. As a result, we had a fabulous trip and now I can't wait to plan another one with her. Thank you Kathy.

First Class!!

By: John&NinaBotts


Reviewed on: 31 Jan 2018

We always have received excellent attention from Kathy in a travel world that has become more complicated in the last 15 years. We are close or in our 70s and so we remember and grew up in a travel world that was smaller, more simple and more gracious. Kathy works hard to assure all clients get a “bang for their buck” but also keeps them educated on how to Best enjoy their travel experiences.

Extremely well organized and professional pract...

By: Joey


Reviewed on: 02 Feb 2018

Always a pleasure to work with Kathy on both straight forward short trips as well as more complex longer world wide journeys. She provides current, first hand, in depth knowledge of the destination and makes sure we avoid many of the unknown pitfalls that can befall a traveler in a remote location.

A&K jordan/egypt trip

By: splendido folks


Reviewed on: 25 Mar 2018

fabulous, as always

Kathy is the BEST!!!!

By: Pat Bossuyt


Reviewed on: 09 May 2018

So great, I cannot imagine planning a vacation or even a weekend without her input. Her assistant was terrific also. My latest trip was to New York and the hotel she recommended was awesome...a perfect weekend. Thanks Kathy!

Trip to Massachusetts

By: Chocolate lover


Reviewed on: 28 May 2018

As always, our travel arrangements made by Kathy Burns Lamphier were splendid.

Greek retreat

By: Graham


Reviewed on: 30 Jul 2018

She has always been amazing but this trip was particularly amazing start to finish from airport transfers to hotels to greeting upgrades and everything in between.

NAADAM FESTIVAL IN MONGOLIA

By: CARLOTTA


Reviewed on: 07 Aug 2018

SUPBERB, AS ALWAYS

Italy by Kathy

By: Chaffin


Reviewed on: 21 Aug 2018

Fabulous, and her colleague was terrific as well.

Great trip!

By: WVjo


Reviewed on: 16 Sep 2018

Fun and easy! She’s delightful to work with and thorough. Our arrangements worked well- Los Angeles is not easy to get to from Pittsburgh! Kathy is terrific!

Munich hotel

By: happytraveler


Reviewed on: 20 Sep 2018

Kathy did a great job of booking a number of rooms at the Kempinski for a great Virtuoso rate. We were all quite pleased.

Kathy's the best!

By: A traveler


Reviewed on: 21 Sep 2018

Kathy handled all arrangements well

She is great

By: Marie Lessard


Reviewed on: 03 Oct 2018

Kathy, made four trip wonderful. Would never use anyone else.

Kathy really takes time to learn about her clients and their likes and needs

By: Jenjen


Reviewed on: 24 Nov 2018

Kathy had good advice and really cares about her clients. She has at least one assistant , who can help take care of details. When I decided to switch hotels because of my husband’s knee problems and realized that Canaves Oia has an elevator , she was able to get us in as she works with the owner a lot. Also she recommended Turkish Air Business Class, which we enjoyed and probably would not have chosen.

Trip to Italy

By: Cindy F.


Reviewed on: 10 Oct 2018

Kathy was extremely knowledgeable and informative about our various destinations. She handled every detail of our two-week trip to Italy including great hotels, private tours, transfers, car rental, car service, etc. Every connection was perfect and she provided a lot of insight, which made our trip wonderful. Although she couldn't plan for weather, even the weather was perfect!!

Kathy Burns Lamphier

By: Karin and Tim


Reviewed on: 13 Oct 2018

Kathy was a delight to work with as we planned our trip to Italy. Kathy gave us the perfect blend of offering her invaluable insights from years of experience and listening carefully to those things that were important to us. As a result, we had a dream vacation!

Great travel agent

By: WVjo


Reviewed on: 20 Oct 2018

She’s terrific to work with! She finds the best routes for the best prices. She’s fun to work with because she’s very professional and has good experience.

Crystal Rhine

By: Saso


Reviewed on: 20 Oct 2018

Very professional & knowledgeable of which I really like. Quick to return my questions with answers as needed.

Cruising the Adriatic and Mediterranean

By: Sherry


Reviewed on: 14 Nov 2018

Kathy was great to work with. She didn't flinch when we changed our return date and added on another week which required changing Flights and Cruise details. When our flight from Barcelona was delayed and it was obvious we would miss our connection, she took our phone call immediately, and began looking at all possible options. She has a wealth of knowledge about all destinations and was most helpful in our planning. I highly recommend Kathy and have already booked another trip with her help.

Africa

By: Nicky


Reviewed on: 04 Dec 2018

We have used Kathy for several trips. They have all been great experiences. This is really the way to go! Have your trip planned out with all the experiences that make for a great trip.

Stands above the crowd

By: Wally


Reviewed on: 15 Dec 2018

I have been using Kathy for years and her service has been nothing less than outstanding and above the call of duty

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