Barbara Nichuals 

Bronxville, NY United States
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Travel Specialties
Interests
  • Beach & Sun
  • Family Travel
  • Honeymoons
  • Destination Weddings
  • Spa Vacations


Destinations
  • No Destinations
Selling Travel Since
1986
Languages
  • English

My Background

Barbara acquired Bayside Travel twenty-six years ago, and since then has added Gramatan Travel, Earlfield Travel and Eastchester Travel, and the staff at Days Travel to create a top notch company that provides highly personalized travel services to discerning clients. Barbara’s talent in delivering premiere custom services has earned her the prestigious American Society of Travel Agents/Hyatt Hotels & Resorts Best Practice Award in Marketing and Selling, and the Fred Kassner Award for Outstanding Travel Agency, and has been on the advisory board of Islands Magazine. She has been interviewed for The New York Times, Newsweek Magazine, and has been quoted in the Journal News and AOL News. Barbara is a noted Family Travel expert, writes a monthly travel column and has spoken on travel topics to many local organizations. Barbara is also a licensed travel insurance agent. Barbara believes in giving back to the community and has provided scholarships and/or travel to local schools as well as other non-profit organizations. Barbara is happy to share her expertise and insight on numerous destinations. However during her own vacation time, you are likely to find her in one of her favorite destinations – anywhere she can find powder white sand and turquoise waters.

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Huge help!

By: AD


Reviewed on: 23 Dec 2014

Barbara was extremely helpful in planning a 4 day getaway to Puerto Rico for a group of 4 friends coming from all over the country. The little "extras" went a long way in making it a perfect vacation.

First class service.

By: Phil


Reviewed on: 09 Jan 2015

All went well! I would definitely use the company again. Natalie is outstanding.

Big Island, wonderful trip

By: audrey


Reviewed on: 22 Jan 2015

We had a wonderful trip. The home we rented was perfect for us, the weather spectacular, geography amazing, great hiking and great relaxing. ANother wonderful trip made more wonderful by Bayside Travel. the only negative ... Hawaii is too far from NY.

great service

By: Larchmont


Reviewed on: 21 Jan 2015

has always provided fantastic service over the years.

Bayside Travel

By: Rohrls


Reviewed on: 23 Jan 2015

Our trip was well planned. Both the Gritti Palace in Venice and The Hassler in Rome were very accommodating. The rooms were fabulous and the staff was great

never a bad trip

By: marfoos


Reviewed on: 21 Jan 2015

Bayside works well as a unit and give terrific service.

Our trip was excellent as in previous years

By: Babs


Reviewed on: 21 Jan 2015

We benefit from her knowledge and from the amenities she secures for us.

Wonderful Cap Juluca

By: Anniversary Couple


Reviewed on: 18 Feb 2015

Our trip to Cap Juluca was quite wonderful. We were granted an upgrade which was simply wonderful. When we arrived in our room there was a bottle of champagne and a platter of cheese and crackers awaiting us from Kevin. Can't tell you how special that made us feel. Thank you Kevin and all who took care of us so wonderfully. Shawn, the tennis pro, Diane the chef at breakfast. who had a grapefruit waiting for me each morning. St. Claire, who made sure we got the cereal we requested each morning and can't forget to mention, Fiona and Jacqueline who were just a delight. Gene, the driver, Sheila and so many others. All were just wonderful. Of course a special thanks to our travel agent Barbara Nichulas of Bayside Travel who always directs us properly and knows the high standards we except.

Saint Regis Excellent

By: Michael S.


Reviewed on: 23 Feb 2015

The St. Regis Deer Valley was great. Rooms, restaurants, ski valet and spa were all first class.

Expertltly planned and executed travels

By: Susan & David


Reviewed on: 03 Mar 2015

<p> Our recent travels to Indochina was fabulous. The drivers, guides and attendants who "fast tracked" us through customs were terrific. Each of the guides were knowledgeable, articulate and most importantly, good company. The people we met and came in contact throughout Indochina were sincerely kind and polite. Our accommodations were lovely and each of the lodgings were well located, allowing us to feel more connected to the culture and community. Each day of the tour offered something different and we did not feel like one day was merely a variation of the prior day. I particularly appreciated the selection of lunch locations where we could enjoy the local food. Whether we liked all the food or not, it was another opportunity to experience the culture of the people. Visiting museums, temples and archeological sites was not overdone. Features for us were the bike rides through the countryside, cruise down the Mekong and cruising to the lake village in Cambodia. It was all terrific..

Great trip

By: Two families from NY


Reviewed on: 27 Mar 2015

Hi - we just came back from a fabulous trip to Grand Velas in Mexico (Riviera Maya) and New Orleans. Travelled with kids ages 14, 13, 12, and 9. Everyone had a great time. Grand Velas rooms, food, beach, pool, service, amenities were amazing...and did I mention that spa? Best spa we have ever been to - beyond comparison!!!! New Orleans was lots of fun too. As always, Bayside Travel handled everything down to the last detail with no surprises or problems.

Great friendly advice.

By: Pat


Reviewed on: 10 Apr 2015

We loved St. Croix .and look forward to the day we can return to the Buccaneer. Whenever we make travel plans through Bayside Travel, we know we are in good hands and get great accommodations.

Excellent Beaches

By: Krony


Reviewed on: 04 May 2015

Asked Barbara for great beaches and relaxing hotel. She sent us to Cap Juluca on Anguilla. Wonderful room right on the beach and their private beach, and all of the others we visited on the island, were beautiful clear turquoise! Great vacation!

Barbara and her team are the best!!!

By: Julie L


Reviewed on: 09 Nov 2015

Barbara Nichuals and her team at Bayside Travel are simply the best. They have planned many trips for us, and the most recent, a cruise on Oceania plus hotel stays at each end of the cruise, was awesome. From making all necessary reservations to dining recommendations to tips on getting the most out of a cruise, everything was perfect. Last minute changes and questions were handled with ease and graciousness. We love Barbara and Bayside!

Top notch service

By: marson


Reviewed on: 20 Dec 2015

We have been working with Barbara for the past few years planning trips here and abroad. We are extremely pleased with the guidance and recommendations she has provided. She along with her team have taken very good care of us.

For your every travel need!

By: Susan


Reviewed on: 12 Apr 2016

I have used Bayside for years and they are fabulous. Their expertise is a welcome relief in an unbounded internet world of too many choices. They have planned everything from a 2 week holiday in Italy to a long weekend in Puerto Rico to hotel only to flight only trips for me. I like their flexibility and knowledge base. I don't go anywhere without them helping me!

Excellent family getaway!

By: Rosa


Reviewed on: 13 Apr 2016

I wanted to plan a special weekend with my college age children. Of course I turned to Barbara at Bayside Travel. She listened carefully to the kind of vibe we wanted to create, and found the perfect place for us to stay in Miami-the Metropolitan, by Como.

Expert Friendly Service

By: Mary42


Reviewed on: 26 May 2016

Our trip to Hawaii couldn't have been any better. We started planning the trip with our agent and let her know our interests. She took it from there, planning every detail of our trip from the time we left home until we returned home. She let us know, with an itinerary, exactly where we were going and the various modes of transportation we would be using each time we left our hotel. The transportation was on time for each excursion we went on. The driver's were extremely courteous and very enjoyable to speak with. The hotel, The Four Seasons, was above and beyond what it could have been. The service was excellent, the club room was fabulous, our meals were delicious and our drinks were delightful. This trip wouldn't have been as great as it was had we not had the wonderful services of Bayside Travel. Thank you!!

Always Great

By: BTJD89


Reviewed on: 14 Jul 2016

Barbara once again recommended a property that delivered everything I wanted form this trip and made lasting memories for my family. Her team as always made it seamless from flights to airport transfers to concierge service so that vacation was really a vacation.

Expert friendly service

By: Todd23


Reviewed on: 19 Jul 2016

Barbara was extremely helpful in planning our trip to Bermuda. We booked it pretty late and all requests we had were fulfilled . Everyone in Barbara's office is as friendly and helpful as well.

Fantastic Italy Vacation

By: Dee


Reviewed on: 08 Aug 2016

Our vacation was a 10 on a scale of 1-10. Barbara at Bayside Travel is the absolute best. Every vacation she has planned for me has been phenomenal.

Wonderful Croiata

By: Splendid


Reviewed on: 12 Oct 2016

Crystal Esprit was wonderful. Quite beautiful, exceptional chef, food simply fabulous. Wonderful service and beautifully appointed common rooms. The Dining room was exceptional and our wine server was exceptionally attentive. Our first time on Crystal, but will not be our last.

Review

By: Joe (PCC)


Reviewed on: 14 Nov 2016

As always, Iris & Carlos were incredibly helpful & professional. Thank you. Joe M.

Expert Travel Service at its best

By: CH Traveler


Reviewed on: 09 Jan 2017

Barbara and her team put an extraordinary family trip to Hawaii together for us. It was a very packed schedule with many different activities from private guided tours, to zip lining and night diving with Manta rays. Bayside also organized all the meals in local specialty restaurants and in particular helped us set up a private family dinner on the beach, one of the highlights of the trip. Since we were traveling to different Islands over the very busy Christmas week it wasn't easy to find nice hotel accommodations. But Barbara also solved that for us and we ended up in 3 wonderful resorts and had great rooms with beautiful views each time. Thank you Barbara for another unforgettable trip, we cant wait to work on the next one.

Travel Agent Review

By: vacationer


Reviewed on: 08 Feb 2017

Barbara was great. She knows a broad range of vacation properties well. What I think she does really well is get to know her client and what they like. She spent a lot of time asking me questions about what I and my wife as well as family like. She then matches us with the best property. For example my wife and I just returned from St Barths where Barbara had us stay at the Le Quanahani. She knew we liked Caneel Bay in St John and Little Dix Bay in Virgin Gorda and sent us to LQ. We loved it. We visited other hotels on the island friends had recommended and Barbara steered us away from them and I am glad she did. She has a good sense of what works best for her clients. Her staff and concierge service top notch also.

Happy Traveler

By: Happy Traveler


Reviewed on: 20 Feb 2017

It is always a pleasure working with Barbara.

Turks and Caicos

By: Babs


Reviewed on: 18 Feb 2017

This trip was flawless. We ran into a weather glitch and everything was rearranged so we could go the next day

In winter with potential snow...

By: Travellin' man


Reviewed on: 21 Feb 2017

As we were about to depart for Iceland we got hit with 12 inches of snow. Many flights were cancelled and everyone was advised to stay off the unplowed streets. Icelandair kept saying that they were departing on schedule and we looked out at the snow. The team from Bayside travel, working from home because of the weather was constantly on the phone with us. Updating us on the flights, giving us phone numbers to call at the taxi company and at Collette. We foolishly did not take the travel insurance and stood to be out our investment. They stayed with us and eventually the plows came and cleared our street . The taxi came ahead of schedule and we made our way to the airport to depart only one hour late. Without their hand - holding we were besides ourselves, with their hand - holding we came through in one piece. Bayside travel is the best and from now on we will take the travel insurance they suggested.

Hawaii

By: Tina


Reviewed on: 03 Mar 2017

Fantastic. She knows exactly the questions to ask to figure out what will best suit you. She goes over all the things you may need to complete your trip. Planning my trip was breeze because Barbara and her staff took care of everything. All aspects from flights, hotel, car rental, dinner reservations and activities were taken care of by them. Everything was great and the trip ran like clockwork.

Mother/Daughter Belize trip

By: Janine


Reviewed on: 03 Mar 2017

Barbara and Bayside Travel arranged a fabulous 1 week vacation in Belize for me and my 2 daughters. Their suggestions & booking of hotels was perfect as well as each pre-arranged excursion. Communication is always excellent and top-notch. Every trip Bayside Travel has arranged for me has been excellent from start to finish. Best travel team!

Trip to Grenayda

By: Pelham PCA member


Reviewed on: 10 Mar 2017

Barbara was the perfect navigator and expediter for our last minute trip. Mechanics and logistics were perfectly orchestrated and implemented. Resort met --and beat--our requirements and expectations. A+++

I don't kno what this means

By: stacey


Reviewed on: 20 Mar 2017

Overall good - she booked our trip to Half Moon in Jamaica

Loves to Travel

By: jetlag


Reviewed on: 30 Mar 2017

Always a pleasure, very informative, keys into our needs and desires. Like going home.

Best travel agent!

By: LM


Reviewed on: 05 Apr 2017

Barbara is fantastic. She understands what we want, and always does her best to find us the perfect spot. Our travel plans always go smoothly and I feel confident when I book travel with her!

Phoenix/Sedona

By: VG


Reviewed on: 17 Apr 2017

Great experience...very prompt and knowledgeable

Extraordinary

By: Vikas


Reviewed on: 04 Jun 2017

Barbara and her team are true travel professionals - planing every aspect of your trip to the smallest detail - dinner suggestions etc. It is a pleasure working with her and her team.

Trip Review

By: Vivian


Reviewed on: 13 Jul 2017

Wonderful. Barbara was attentive and professional. Our trip was great and I would use her again.

Adventures for the curious traveler

By: Stanley


Reviewed on: 31 Jul 2017

She is professional, responsive and most importantly, she listens attentively to her clients to learn what would offer the best traveling experience.

Jackson Hole multi-generational big birthday bash

By: The Galishoffs


Reviewed on: 11 Aug 2017

Barbara is always attentive to every detail. She has tremendous patience in dealing with a large group and all of the varying needs that come up. Her recommendations are always spot on and when she doesn't know an answer herself, she will find the right person to provide the answer. Have been working with Barbara for years and always happy

Tuscany 2017

By: Mark


Reviewed on: 28 Aug 2017

Barbara and her team are the most accomplished travel professionals with whom I have had the pleasure of working. Attention to every detail while allowing flexibility to our schedule provided for a fabulous trip! I strongly recommend Barbara and the team at Bayside Travel for your travel needs.

Italy 2017

By: John Ricevuto


Reviewed on: 26 Sep 2017

Barbara was wonderful with every aspect of our vacation. she planned everything as exactly how we wanted. from air to the tours and hotels. everyone I worked with was great as well (carlos & annmarie) went out of there way every time I called. I would not think twice about planning my next vacation with out them.

Always Barbara

By: Explorer


Reviewed on: 02 Oct 2017

Have worked with Barbara for many years. Always informative professional and dependable. Like going home. Keys into our needs. Knows our preferences and expectations. Although it was our choice to sail with Viking river cruise to Portugal who claim to be a 5 star ship we will say never again Viking. All our connections private tours etc. which Barbara orchestrated were perfect. Unfortunately we were all duped by Viking.

bjornhaines Europe

By: bjornhaines


Reviewed on: 09 Oct 2017

Barbara and team were great all around and extremely responsive at all points during the process. They made it an easy and enjoyable process.

Perfectly planned vacation

By: Kathy


Reviewed on: 29 Oct 2017

Barbara is knowledgeable, friendly, honest and most importantly listens to what you want and very patient with ALL questions you may have. She has planned trips for me which were far above my expectations. I strongly recommend calling her for all your travel needs, you will be happy you did :)

Hawaii 2017

By: Jerry S


Reviewed on: 17 Nov 2017

Great to work with. Very knowledgeable of multiple venues

Travel Planning

By: Amilli


Reviewed on: 24 Nov 2017

Barbara and team are great! Very happy with the trips, activities and restaurant, hotel and other recommendations!

TRIP TO ARUBA

By: MAT


Reviewed on: 22 Dec 2017

Both Bayside Travel Personnel and Ms. Nichuals personally were a pleasure to deal with. All aspects of our trip was handled professionally, and the communications between us could not have been better! They made sure satisfaction was guaranteed.

Working with Barbara

By: Susan


Reviewed on: 06 Jan 2018

Barbara is the best! She's in the know, on the ball, easy work with and so responsive.

Club Med

By: Andy


Reviewed on: 08 Jan 2018

Planning this trip we spoke with Iris and the trip to Club Med-Punta Cana was great.

Great trip!!

By: barb


Reviewed on: 04 Jan 2018

She made everything work very very smoothly from the airport to our destination. We had the type of room we requested and the type of all inclusive resort we wanted. Great experience all around.

Grenada

By: AFL


Reviewed on: 07 Jan 2018

She was great. She listened to what we were looking for and found a hotel that was perfect for us.

Pino review

By: Pino


Reviewed on: 16 Jan 2018

She is AMAZING. She listens and never stops adjusting the trip until you are totally satisfied

Honeymoon

By: Honeymoon


Reviewed on: 11 Feb 2018

Been working with Barbara for many years. Many many wonderful experiences. It was my request to stay at the Peninsula. Barbara was quite surprised we did not absolutely love the experience.

Should have listened

By: Adventuresome


Reviewed on: 11 Apr 2018

Barbara is always a delight. Knowing our level of expectations after many years working together, it was us who asked to go on the Windstar Legend. Barbara's remark was she was not sure this was the right vessel for us. Should have listened, especially after the most wonderful experience on Crystal Esprit.

2018 April Key Biscayne

By: Brian Hallowell


Reviewed on: 16 Apr 2018

It was a pleasure to work with Barbara right from the start of our planning to the final details.

The Best

By: Linda


Reviewed on: 14 Apr 2018

Barbara’s is an unusual person who is extremely knowledgeable and understands the needs of her clients and we appreciate her very much

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