Lisa Leavitt 

Newton, MA United States
Active Travels, LLC, an independent affiliate of Largay Travel
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Travel Specialties
  • Adventure
  • Beach & Sun
  • Family Travel
  • Culture, History & Arts
  • Independent Tours

  • French Polynesia
  • Spain
  • Portugal
  • Australia
  • New Zealand
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Selling Travel Since
  • English

My Background

I am co-owner of ActiveTravels, a full-service boutique travel agency, dedicated to personalized, customized, and thoughtful travel planning for all types of travelers. My co-owner, husband Steve Jermanok, has been a freelance travel writer for 25 years and was recently awarded the SATW's First Place award for Best Family Travel Story on our family trip to Switzerland. We strive to design authentic, culturally and actively engaged travel for our clients to beautiful and interesting places around the globe. I'm happy to announce that our agency is now certified with the Virtuoso Wanderlist accreditation. We can now provide a long-term travel portfolio using Virtuoso's innovative cutting edge technology and our clientele's curated choices of their dream destinations, major upcoming milestones, and their passions and interests.

Places I Have Traveled


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By: DD

Reviewed on: 06 Oct 2017

She was very easy to work with and managed to find wonderful places for us to stay!


By: julie

Reviewed on: 19 Oct 2017

helpful, responsive, timely, knowledgeable and price conscious


By: Chappy

Reviewed on: 30 Oct 2017

Great! Very accommodating attending to our specific request/needs. Prompt feedback on information requested. Lisa is very knowledgeable and an experienced travel consultant.

Great time was had!

By: KK7KLK'S trIp

Reviewed on: 06 Nov 2017

Excellent. Lisa really "gets it". She listens well, and comes up with suggestions that definitely made for a better trip. In addition, she pays attention to details, and is very easy to work with. When we didn't want to accept a particular way of doing the trip, she came up with effective alternatives. We look forward to future travels, and working with her.

A good friend and excellent advisor


Reviewed on: 26 Nov 2017

It’s always a pleasure to work with Lisa. I continue to be impressed by her patience and attention to detail. I am confident that during my trip she always is available to cope with any unusual developments that occur.

Peace of Mind

By: Leland B

Reviewed on: 16 Jan 2018

Working with Lisa & Steve has been incredibly helpful as we have planned trips for our family. During the initial spitballing phase, they've advised us on which location makes sense based on the time of year and number of days we have to travel. During the planning phase, their knowledge helps us work our way through various options in hotels, activities, restaurants and whatever other details we're considering. The final logistical phase, they stay on top of all the items that can be the difference between smooth sailing and a trip filled with headaches.

Great travel agent.

By: Car

Reviewed on: 15 Jan 2018

Lisa was very attentive to our family needs, had great follow up and found us the perfect location for our winter vacation.

Working with Lisa Leavitt

By: jenny kelber

Reviewed on: 18 Jan 2018

Lisa was a pleasure to work with and I would recommend her to anybody!! She was so patient and really listened to everything I wanted for my family on our vacation. She was extremely flexible and easy going....especially with all the changes and adjustments that I wanted. She always had time to answer all my questions and was available when I needed her.


By: Fran

Reviewed on: 29 Jan 2018

Great.she was always there to answer my questions and give me advice if I needed it.

Flight and car

By: Jen

Reviewed on: 22 Feb 2018

Lisa booked my flight and rental car for this trip but I planned the rest of the trip and found the hotel myself. I didn’t request an itinerary for this trip. She was able to get me pretty good prices on direct flights. She sorted through the rental car company options for me. Her husband Steve also helped me decide which cities to go to, and which to begin and end the trip with which was helpful.

Italy two ways

By: ann

Reviewed on: 30 May 2018

Lisa helped organize an amazing visit to Italy for us several years ago - 8 family members from 16 years to 45 - including Venice, Florence and Rome. The trip was spectacular! Private tours and drivers, easy train transfers and unforgettable meals, memories we still share when we get together! This time it was quieter, my husband and I visiting our daughter as she finished a semester in Rome. Lisa helped with a boutique hotel just outside of the hustle, easy restaurants and left most of it to us. Her planning is tailored to exactly what we need and SO appreciated.

Great travel knowledge and planning expertise

By: Picogw

Reviewed on: 24 Jun 2018

During the planning stage of our 2-week trip to Iceland and Scotland, Lisa provided great detailed suggestions on things we could do, gave us great options on hotel stays, and provided us with transportation details that made our trip stressless and fun! I highly recommend Lisa for her expertise as a travel planner. Besides being knowledgeable and resourceful, Lisa was a pleasure to work with. I look forward to planning a trip with Lisa in the future!

Sincere, and dedicated person

By: Red

Reviewed on: 16 Oct 2018

Lisa was timely, thorough, caring and very commited to getting it all done right.

Fantastic service!

By: madleo

Reviewed on: 27 Nov 2018

Lisa is extremely helpful and goes the extra mile to make sure you get the results you need for your trip.


By: travler

Reviewed on: 07 Jan 2019

Lisa was wonderful! She answered all questions in a timely manner and was very knowledgeable about the whole trip. Everything from the Hotel and helping us stay in our price range and setting up our transportation, everything was wonderful!

A Roman Adventure

By: Ken

Reviewed on: 12 Jan 2019

Lisa helped with all aspects of the travel, from air reservations through on ground tours. She eased our stress and made the travel incredibly rewarding.

Arizona trip

By: Steve

Reviewed on: 05 Mar 2019

Easy to work with. Fast responses to any questions. Very good hotel recommendations. They had some good area activity suggestions but I did most of my own itinerary planning.

Lisa, Steve and Amy think of everything!

By: Martha

Reviewed on: 27 Mar 2019

Working with Lisa, Steve and Amy was great. They thought of everything for us -- securing the best rates, making sure the hotel had our rewards number, reminding us about insurance, arranging transportation, etc. We knew exactly where we wanted to go on this trip so didn't need advice on the destination, but they are knowledgeable about so many parts of the world and we've worked with them on other trips that have been great.

We loved our advisor

By: Jenny Kelber

Reviewed on: 06 Apr 2019

It was wonderful working with Lisa Leavitt. She was so helpful and asked us a lot of questions so that she could get a feel for what we were looking for. Then she recommended the Chatwal, provided us with all the information we needed to make a decision and once we were ready she booked it for us. She made it so easy and we didn't have to do a thing! I will definitely use her any time I travel and will refer her to my friends

Great Trip, Great Memories

By: Eric

Reviewed on: 21 Apr 2019

Lisa and Steve helped make our trip a memorable one. Not only did they put us in wonderful hotels, but they pointed us to amazing hikes that were just right for our level. It was the perfect way to see Bryce Canyon and Zion National Park.


By: tt

Reviewed on: 08 May 2019

Fantastic! Very responsive


By: Namaste

Reviewed on: 28 May 2019

Lisa is so easy to work with. She listens to your ideas and makes them happen! She responds to any requests very quickly. A pleasure to plan a trip with!


By: Get

Reviewed on: 27 Jun 2019

Lisa helped us with everything we needed and helped us find answers to all our questions. We had a fantastic trip!

Great New England Foliage Tour !!

By: A & M

Reviewed on: 29 Oct 2019

Lisa and Steve of Active Travel provided us a GREAT itinerary for an introduction to New England, and Great foliage viewing. Active even picked the dates that turned out to be perfect for foliage and touring. A step by step suggested route, with reserved Inns and Hotels, and suggested activities while in seven locations over two weeks, made us feel like we had a great tour without the tourbus routine. We had great food experiences at the Inns and Hotels, and appreciated the suggested restaurant possibilities in various communities. Being on our own schedule, we were able to dawdle when we wanted, take side trips from the suggested itinerary, and get back on track with the reserved Inns. Unique activity suggestions we enjoyed included the Portsmouth harbor cruise, coast boating and local art museum in Ogonquin, ME, the visit to St. Johnsberry , VT, Grafton VT visit, and the Shelburne Museum near Burlington Vermont. We'll use Active Travel again!!

Excellent advice and planning

By: Cathy

Reviewed on: 18 Oct 2019

Working with Lisa was an enormous help and took many details off of my mind such that I could anticipate my trip without anxiety. She was very attuned to our needs and provided very helpful advice and planning, including written materials upon our departure, which guided us throughout the trip. I am eager to call upon her again for our next trip and recommend her with the utmost confidence in her helpfulness and experience.

Great flight and hotel

By: Nancy

Reviewed on: 28 Jan 2020

Working with Lisa is consistently excellent. She booked reliable flights on a safe carrier in Thailand for us. Also made the hotel booking for us as we were not able to access their website. Lisa handled the secure payment and we were all set.

Hawaiian Paradise

By: swissmiss

Reviewed on: 04 Feb 2020

Our trip to the islands of Hawaii and Maui was first rate. The accommodations were wonderful and the locations allowed us to experience the wide variety of activities and scenery these islands have to offer. We love working with Lisa. She is very knowledgable, attentive and detail oriented. It was a wonderful trip and we look forward to working with Lisa to plan many more.

Great travel agent!

By: Awk

Reviewed on: 15 Feb 2020

We’ve worked with Lisa on a couple of trips. She’s very efficient and quick to respond. She recommended hotels that were not on our radar and we are very pleased with the results.

Long Island Bahamas

By: Mary Cookson

Reviewed on: 18 Mar 2020

Working with Lisa is always great...her attention to detail and knowledge have provided us with fabulous trips! This most current, last minute trip to the Bahamas came on the brink of the Corona outbreak. She got us back to the States quickly and her calm demeanor was greatly appreciated. In Lisa's own words "Don't worry I have your backs", and she did. You won't go wrong using Active Travels for your travel needs!

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