Sigrid Braeckeveldt CTC, DS

Bedford, TX United States
An independent affiliate of McCabe World Travel, Inc.
Travel Specialties
  • Adventure
  • Beach & Sun
  • Family Travel
  • Honeymoons
  • Safari

  • French Polynesia
  • Italy
  • Japan
Selling Travel Since
  • Dutch
  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Japanese

My Background

Sigrid Braeckeveldt, CTC, Destination Specialist Hawaii & Tahiti. Un-Cruise, Paul Gauguin, Regent 7 Seas, Windstar Cruise Specialist. Disney College of Knowledge Graduate.

I have been a travel consultant for over 25 exciting years!! I grew up in Belgium & traveled extensively in Europe before I moved to the US. I specialized in languages and graduated in Oriental linguistics. However my life took an unexpected turn and landed me in the US, where the travel industry became my true destiny.

I have been very fortunate to explore many parts of our globe including off the beaten path areas such as the Galapagos or the Sea of Cortez.

My love for travel stems from the philosophy of seeing it as a gift to yourself which creates lifetime memories. Realizing how little vacation time we have makes it even more important for me to know that you are spending your hard earned funds in the right destination.

My main passion is to grow along with my clients, to really get to know your likes and dislikes, to listen to what you envision and to use my personal insight & globetrotting experiences to enhance your next travel adventures!


My hours are Monday - Friday

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Highly Recommended

By: Jillian

Reviewed on: 13 Aug 2013

Sigrid always hits it right on the nose with our wants and needs list. We have been using her as our agent for a few years now, and we could never imagine planning a trip again without her assistance. Top notch agent.

Highly recommended

By: Susan

Reviewed on: 04 Oct 2013

We have been on amazing trips! Sigrid's suggestions are amazing! She knows us, what we like, and also suggests new ideas which we will often try. She is knows a lot, has great curiosity, and stays up to date. You will be extremely happy with her guidance!

Highly recommended

By: Lovestotravel

Reviewed on: 05 Sep 2013

Sigrid has always provided us with the best suggestions and accommodations whenever we want something special. She is a pleasure to work with and always has your best interests in mind.

By: beachgirl

Reviewed on: 12 Sep 2013

Sigrid is an amazing travel agent. She goes above and beyond to make sure that our plans are perfect. She is great with coming up with ideas for stays in particular areas of interest and she always remembers the things we like. I have recommended her to numerous friends and they are all using her now and exclaiming how wonderful she is. She has made traveling so much easier for us!! We would be lost without Sigrid. She is an asset to Virtuoso!

5 Countries in forr Weeks

By: WaltMc

Reviewed on: 18 Sep 2013

I asked Sigrid to piece together 30 days of travel in Korea, Singapore, England, France and Sweden that combined business and pleasure. Also involved were the coordination of the travel of others and and various kinds of reimbursement--truly and intricate undertaking. Sigrid did it flawlessly. In the five years she has managed my personal and professional travel there has never been an error. Not very common in life. Sigrid is a key part of my team.

Highly Recommend

By: JC25

Reviewed on: 27 Sep 2013

There is no question that Sigrid is the best travel agent my wife and I have ever worked with. Not only is she extremely knowledgeable, but she is very responsive and goes the extra mile whenever possible. We had an amazing trip and it was undoubtedly due to Sigrid. Cannot wait to use her again for our next trip.



Reviewed on: 09 Oct 2013

The Melia Real was fabulous for a family vacation. The food and accommodations were better than anticipated and hotel staff were friendly (except for the front desk clerks) and accommodating! Our kids (7 and 5) had a great time with the activity staff and we enjoyed all the amenities!

Excellent Travel Agent

By: Not provided

Reviewed on: 09 Oct 2013

We have been utilizing Sigrid for many years and have loved her expertise. She has helped us plan vacations all over the world, including our honeymoon in French Polynesia. She always manages to get us upgraded and we love the little treats she leaves for us to show us that she cares. We highly recommend her!

My Travel Guru

By: cruise lover

Reviewed on: 28 Oct 2013

Sigrid is the consummate travel agent. Actually, she is more than a travel agent. Not only is Sigrid a limitless resource for hotel, restaurant, and attraction recommendations that are guaranteed to inspire and delight, she is part psychologist and psychic. She knows exactly what travel experience I want before I can even put it into words! My travels have been infinitely enriched because of her knowledge and her personal attention to details.

Well planned Cruise by Sigrid

By: Not provided

Reviewed on: 19 Oct 2013

As in other previous cruises, Sigrid did a superb job and we all had a wonderful cruise to see the Fall colors in Eastern Canada and the northeast US.

Highly recommend


Reviewed on: 17 Mar 2014

She is thorough and wonderful in every way. always seems to know what I would like best.

Highly Recommend

By: Ann

Reviewed on: 29 Oct 2013

Sigrid is the absolute best. No detail is left undone. She always makes sure the hotel knows our preferences, has some thoughtful treat left in our room and is absolutely wonderful to work with. I have never worked with a travel agent so pleasant, professional and detailed oriented. She is a true gem! We would never use anyone else.

The Best!!!

By: pjcarnot

Reviewed on: 29 Oct 2013

Always takes care of everything and looks out for me. I can always count on her.

Highly recommended

By: Nan

Reviewed on: 19 Nov 2013

Sigrid is very thorough and professional. She follows up on a timely basis. I have recommended her to both friends and relatives, and everyone has been very pleased.

Highly recommend

By: Ann1

Reviewed on: 20 Nov 2013

Sigrid is the absolute best! Would never use anyone else to plan our travel.

Highly Recommend

By: Traveler

Reviewed on: 21 Nov 2013

Sigrid is amazing, don't know what we did before we were introduced to her. Every facet of trip was taken care of, hotel was wonderful, air trip great, can't say enough wonderful things.

Goes the extra mile!

By: NESailor

Reviewed on: 20 Nov 2013

From the first cruise we booked through Sigrid, 5 cruises ago, we have been totally satisfied with the result. Sigrid goes the extra mile to ensure that we have the "right" stateroom, the best air connections, and the best pre/post cruise adventures. When the occasional glitch occurs - usually with the air portion of our trip, Sigrid does battle with the air carrier to set it right. Happily recommend her to all!

By: Molly

Reviewed on: 24 Nov 2013

I don't do a lot of traveling, but I have used Sigrid on a number of occasions. She has always responded quickly and provided me with all the information I needed to book a trip. I think I've done three or four trips she has arranged. I also travel with a disabled daughter and Sigrid has been very accommodating and supportive. On a scale of one to ten,with 10 being the best, I'd rate her a 9. No one is perfect.

Highly recommend!!

By: Gram

Reviewed on: 03 Jan 2014

Sigrid is always professional and detail oriented. She anticipates and manages problems often times before we even know. She's a gem!!

Highly recommended

By: Jill9

Reviewed on: 19 Nov 2013

As always, Sigrid was extremely helpful and responsive as we planned my latest trip.

Very Nice Cruise

By: SFNorm

Reviewed on: 19 Nov 2013

We took the river cruise from Paris to Normandy and return. Everything went smoothly. Very enjoyable trip. Sigrid made all the arrangements for our group and as far as I know there were no glitches. I would recommend her to my friends.

By: Maggie

Reviewed on: 04 Dec 2013

Sigrid planned our trip to Paris and London. Both trips were perfect. I would recommend her to anyone wanting a trip

Highly recommend

By: Beach family 4

Reviewed on: 15 Dec 2013

Sigrid is always a pleasure to work with. She is thorough and remembers our preferences . We would be lost without her.

Another Great Get-away

By: TNH1975

Reviewed on: 03 Feb 2014

Another great Get away.  Sigrid always comes through.

Highly Recommend!!

By: Carlie

Reviewed on: 15 Feb 2014

Sigrid has been planning our travel for over a decade, to include a destination wedding for our daughter.  She has provided us outstanding service and always goes above and beyond to make sure our travels bring lifetime memories! She is meticulous about detail and has a keen sense for the hotel/location/adventures that will provide us with the best experience. She is well networked in the industry and has travelled extensively - a definitely plus!Sigrid is not only an AMAZING travel agent, but she has truly become a good friend! We never leave home without her (well, at least without her travel planning! :)

Highly recommended

By: Wanderer

Reviewed on: 17 Mar 2014

Sigrid has planned many trips for us over the years and has never failed to deliver on excellent service and attention to detail.  Her assistance has always been valued-added for our travel experiences.

Highly Recommended

By: Adriane

Reviewed on: 26 Mar 2014

Sigrid has been our travel agent for many years. She has always been a pleasure to work with in planning a trip. She offers helpful suggestions on how to enhance our vacations, ensures that all our questions are addressed, and follows through on the many details related to our reservations. We have referred Sigrid to friends who speak highly of her on a personal level and praise the service she provides in making their trips extra-special. 

Highly Recommend.

By: Not provided

Reviewed on: 15 Apr 2014

Highly recommended

By: Larry

Reviewed on: 16 Apr 2014

Sigrid has arranged several trips for our extended family and we all love and appreciate the work that she has done for us.  Her recommendations on places to stay and places to eat are always spot on.  She is always prompt at answering any questions we have ever had.  We believe that Sigrid is a consummate professional.

Highly Recommend

By: traveler

Reviewed on: 29 Apr 2014

Sigrid is wonderful, consistently books us wonderful vacations and thinks of every possible need we may have.  Highly recommend working with her on your next vacation.

Highly Recommend

By: Vaps

Reviewed on: 12 May 2014

  As usual, Sigrid took care of every detail of our trip to perfection.  She arranged a special dinner for us, she had some treats put in the room for our family and she made sure we had the accommodations we requested.  She is a joy to work with and we will continue to use her amazing services and recommend her to friends.

Highly recommend!

By: patv

Reviewed on: 21 May 2014

Sigrid did an amazing job arranging our stay at the Ritz Carlton in San Juan for  our 20th wedding anniversary! We were upgraded to a nicer room upon arrival AND  she was able to provide us with an an amazing amount of daily resort credits! We would absolutely contact her again for another vacation and will definitely recommend her to our friends!

Great Attention to Detail

By: Beth C.

Reviewed on: 23 Jun 2014

Sigrid is by far the best travel agent when considering the "not so ordinary" vacations. Her attention to the details are obvious as she matches client vacation preferences with the multitude of flights, resorts and hotels that are available to choose from.  She has personally visited  a good majority of the vacation spots she suggests so you know they are well vetted.  It's not easy to book for a family of 5 with a picky husband but she has never let me down! She is awesome!

Highly recommend!!

By: Grammet

Reviewed on: 24 Jun 2014

Sigrid is always great!  She pays attention to detail and finds solutions to problems that come up before or during the trip.  I would recommend her without reservation! She's the best!

Always a Pro!

By: Not provided

Reviewed on: 07 Jul 2014

Sigrid recently helped plan a "bucket list" trip for our family to the Caribbean.  Our mother is in the midst of battling cancer so we had to take into account many more travelling considerations than a typical couples’ retreat might otherwise.  Sigrid was wonderful in asking the right questions of general expectations for all family members for the trip plus the other essential logistical issues (i.e. availability of good healthcare, travel insurance, etc.).  My wife and I had previously worked with Sigrid on many other occasions and she never disappoints.   She is truly a thoughtful, patient, and knowledgeable individual and a true gem in her profession.

highly recommend

By: louis

Reviewed on: 16 Jul 2014

she is outstanding - I have used her for more than 20 years

Another great travel experience

By: Jill

Reviewed on: 15 Jul 2014

Helpful, pleasant and funny as always

highly recommend

By: pam10

Reviewed on: 25 Jul 2014

Sigrid does a very thorough job. I contacted her on my last trip because our first hotel was our last hotel and we did to want to go back there. I immediately heard back from her that our reservations had been changed. I can always count on her to be there for me!

Fantastic Service!

By: Marti

Reviewed on: 03 Oct 2014

We were so pleased with Sigrid's handling of our Baltic cruise with pre-stay in Copenhagen and post-stay in Amsterdam. She pays fantastic attention to detail, which is manna from heaven to someone like me who wants to know all those details. During trip planning, she presented us with options for hotels, which allowed me to research and provide feedback, which I enjoy doing ("homework", she calls it). Other people might prefer to have all decisions made for them, and she can do that just as well. She knows, however, that I like to be more involved. She ensured that all details were taken care of and documented, including transfers. We were extremely pleased with the hotel choices, as we have also been in the past. Her knowledge, experience, and professionalism make her a joy to work with.

Great travel agent

By: pjc

Reviewed on: 28 Sep 2014

This was a tour, so Sigrid only had to sign us up and make sure we had proper documents. Everything went beautifully, as always.


By: Bob

Reviewed on: 06 Oct 2014

This is the second trip that Sigrid has helped us on and she has raised the bar yet again. She was incredibly helpful and answered all of our questions and anticipates our needs. She is informative and makes sure to present all relevant options when planning. Once on our trip, Sigrid was available when an issue arose and worked to resolve it immediately and successfully. My wife and I plan to work with Sigrid again and highly recommend her services.

Terrific Service - Always

By: jeff14408

Reviewed on: 04 Oct 2014

Yet again, Sigrid planned the perfect trip for us! Always patient and responsive, she selected terrific hotels and tours for our group. Can't wait to work with her on our next adventure!

Great Trip

By: Bob L

Reviewed on: 10 Oct 2014

Sigrid took care of everything, planning all the details in accordance with our wishes. It all went perfectly without a hitch - even the weather cooperated with her!

Sigrid is "the best"!

By: Greg/Jackie

Reviewed on: 18 Oct 2014

My association with the McCabe organization goes back to the 1980s . . . and almost that far back with Sigrid. She is (really is) "the best." On one occasion about a decade ago, when a flight changed (to an earlier time), she tracked us down Oaxaca/Mexico to let us know . . . so that we would not miss our flight back to the USA. She has planned many, many European trips for us (her knowledge of Europe, and so many other places, is simply encyclopedic) . . . and her knowledge and professional contacts in cities around the World are invaluable. Whether you are operating on strict budget or if you are fortunate enough to take a money-is-no-object approach to travel . . . we believe that Sigrid can fulfill your needs all along a cost spectrum. If you, as a traveler, obtain the services of Sigrid . . . you will be both fortunate and happy.

Detail Planning

By: Chas

Reviewed on: 15 Oct 2014

Sigrid does detail planning in depth, as far as you want to go. If she doesn't know the answer offhand, she finds out and offers you options but never pushing anything, it is our decision. When we finish a trip, we review with her what went right and what might have gone wrong, if anything.

Decades of Memory Making!

By: Carlie

Reviewed on: 12 Feb 2018

Sigrid has helped our family create a lifetime of memories! She Is a gift - we are so grateful!

Wonderful Disney Vacation Thanks to Sigrid!

By: Kathy

Reviewed on: 10 Nov 2014

We had a great Disney Vacation thanks to Sigrid. We originally planned to go to the Polynesian again since that's where Sigrid helped us plan an incredible first visit three years ago (she got us a great room right next to pool). However, Polynesian is undergoing some construction so Sigrid listened to what factors were important to us and recommended the Beach Club Villas. This gave us more space which was important to us and a fantastic pool (important to our kids) and were in walking distance to Epcot. As usual before the visit Sigrid requested an excellent room for us. It was important to us to not be too far away and not too high. She made the Disney planning much easier and we will definitely plan with her again in the future. This is our third time using Sigrid. We first sought her help in planning our honeymoon 10 years ago in Hawaii.

Always above and beyond

By: JillianK

Reviewed on: 04 Dec 2014

Sigrid's planning and booking my most recent trip to the UK was superb. Her assistance doesn't end there. While at the hotel, her connections to the hotel staff made the experience unforgettable. She made sure I was in touch with the right folks to complete my agenda and really serve any of my requests. One thousands thanks are deserved! I will continue to refer her name out to all of my friends and family.

Expert friendly service.

By: Napa40

Reviewed on: 08 Dec 2014

The trip we had to Napa was amazing. The attention to detail was perfect. The luxury bus pick-up in SanFrancicso was the perfect way to travel. The stay at Meadowood and their service was beyond our expectations. There were wonderful touches along the way. We could sense that Sigrid knew exactly what we needed and when. The dinners were great. All in all the perfect way to do Napa.

Amazing Experience

By: MLK2389

Reviewed on: 11 Dec 2014

Sigrid was amazing from start to finish. My partner and I both work long hours and wanted to get away but neither of us had time to even think about planning for a trip. We called Sigrid and she completely took care of us. She got to know us and knew what we wanted with 2 brief conversations and then we were off to Costa Rica! We went into the trip not knowing much about our resort or Costa Rica but had faith it was going to be great because of Sigrid. Once we got there we got upgraded into an ocean view room and we knew the vacation was going to be one we'd remember forever. Thanks Sigrid!!!

1st time Disney Cruise

By: Joe

Reviewed on: 14 Dec 2014

This was our first experience cruising in order to test out my wife's "sea legs." Sigrid did a fantastic job planning out every last detail of our 3 night Disney Cruise. She helped us decide where to go, how long to go for, and what ship would be best for us. Everything went flawlessly. From the time the Disney motorcoach picked us up at the airport we didnt have to lift a finger. It was exactly what we wanted. We were able to do everything we wanted. We spent some of our time acting like kids again, and some of the time doing things just for adults. We love to eat really good food, and Sigrid was able to get us reservations at both adult restaurants. Hands down, some of the best food we've ever had.

Always A Great Trip!

By: MLK2389

Reviewed on: 13 Jan 2015

Another great trip with Sigrid's help!

Paradise in Palm Beach

By: Cate

Reviewed on: 25 Mar 2015

Sigrid arranged another fabulous trip for my husband and me to celebrate our wedding anniversary. Four Season properties are top notch resorts for the ultimate getaway. Thanks to the Virtuoso benefits we were upgraded to a room with an ocean view and treated to a daily breakfast buffet which was more like a feast. I highly recommend Sigrid, Virtuoso, and the Four Seasons Resort Palm Beach.

Vegas getaway

By: JM

Reviewed on: 07 Mar 2015

This was a long weekend getaway for my wife and I in Vegas. Sigrid was able to get us a great deal on a beautiful room overlooking the fountains at the Bellagio. She also was able to get us breakfast vouchers and spa passes, which we used both. Everything went flawlessly from check-in to check-out. We were treated like VIPs.

Took care of everything

By: Marti

Reviewed on: 28 Apr 2015

Sigrid ensured that every phase of our trip was taken care of: plane, rail, transfers, hotels, and river boat. Her attention to detail is excellent.

Gave us confidence

By: linda

Reviewed on: 29 Apr 2015

Sigrid was FANTASTIC to work with. Our trip, in an underdeveloped country, was complicated as we moved almost every night. Pre trip, Sigrid kept us informed, was responsive to all of our questions, was diligent in all of our paper work and itinerary, found us the very best hotels, knew who we were as travelers and matched our trip to fit our needs. The guides and drivers were wonderful. I would definetly use Sigrid again for all my travel arrangements and recommend her to my friends.


By: BM

Reviewed on: 17 May 2015

Wonderful trip to Charleston! Loved the belmont---great location and beautiful hotel with great service. Sigrid planned a great, special getaway with my baby boy and my mother---special trip. We love working with Sigrid and are so lucky to have her help us!! She goes above and beyond what you would expect. She is very professional and just a delight to work with! We recommend her to all our family and friends and always look forward to working with her. Without a doubt, she makes every trip special :)

She did it again!

By: Keckjdn

Reviewed on: 19 Jun 2015

Well, Sigrid did it again. The attention to detail continues to wow me with every trip I take. Not only does the trip planned fit my needs but there is always a little something special that makes it perfect upon arrival. I recommend her to any and everyone looking to plan a vacation, even if they aren't looking for a planner. Can't wait for the next adventure...

Helping Families Celebrate in a Big Way!

By: RoamTheWorld

Reviewed on: 10 Jul 2015

Our family had been wanting to plan a special trip to celebrate our son's college graduation, but couldn't decide where to go. Then we saw a mention of Ashford Castle in Virtuoso magazine and wondered: could that work for us? And what else in Ireland could an active family take advantage of in that area? So we called Sigrid, mentioned Ashford Castle, and then laid out our dream scenario: a chance to experience the history and beauty of Ireland by staying in at least one castle and take part in some truly Irish experiences, especially outdoor ones like hiking and fishing. We were also concerned about getting flights for the four of us since it was a bit late to be planning such a trip. Not to worry, though, as Sigrid got right to work, made some magic happen, found affordable flights and set up an itinerary that included two castles! From falconry to fly fishing to hiking the Connemara, she helped us plan a trip our family will never forget. Sigrid's expertise makes all the difference!

Expert friendly service

By: Archie

Reviewed on: 19 Jun 2015

Sigrid planned our trip to Italy and we could not have had a better time. We had never been before and Sigrid made the perfect recommendations as to how long to spend in each city as well as the "can't miss" sights. Sigrid thought of everything from transfers, train tickets etc so that we didn't have to. She also responded quickly to any request and even changed our itinerary last minute. I highly recommend Sigrid and will use her for all future trips, big or small.

Simply the BEST!

By: Carlie

Reviewed on: 03 Jul 2015

Sigrid has been planning our trips for over 15 years! She is incredibly detailed oriented, knowledgeable and well traveled - which translates in to pure perfection when it comes to our travel. She understands are vision and anticipates every need whether it is a subtle detail or big impact activity/location etc. She continues to raise the bar ...and most importantly she listens to us, knows us ...and gets us. We are forever grateful for so many memories and moments over the years that she has created for us and our entire, extended family and friends. Sigrid is a jewel, a gift -- and has enhanced our lives on so many levels. Thank you, Sigrid - for your professionalism, your wisdom, your heart ...!!

Great advice

By: Gary

Reviewed on: 19 Jun 2015

Sigrid was helpful throughout our planning stages of our most amazing trip. She gave us great advice on locations, excursions and travel needs. The packet she put together made our travels so easy and organized. She was available to answer all our questions for our first visit to Tahiti. We hope to travel more and will use her services again in the future.

Expert Advise for Traveling

By: Blueman

Reviewed on: 04 Jul 2015

Just finished another trip on Windstar that Sigrid helped us with. Great trip and accommodations before embarking. Really appreciate her help and expertise in the travel world. Would not think about going somewhere without her insight and planning.


By: UK with 7 People

Reviewed on: 27 Jul 2015

Sigrid did an amazing job of coordinating our travel plans for Ireland, Scotland and London. She helped with hotels, transportation and even with getting a private guide for a side trip to the Highlands. I am working on getting the the next trip planned.

Best Travel Agent Ever


Reviewed on: 17 Jul 2015

Once again, Sigrid has surpassed all expectations and gave us a lovely, memorable vacation! Looking forward to the next trip! Would highly recommend her for any travel arrangements!

Another great trip thanks to Sigrid

By: Jill

Reviewed on: 14 Aug 2015

i spent a lovely weekend in Portland, Oregon last week. Sigrid's recommendations on hotel and what to do were spot on. i am very happy to have Sigrid as my travel advisor and connection.

Great job planning our cruise!

By: ron

Reviewed on: 15 Sep 2015

Thanks, Sigrid for all you help. The trip was very enjoyable and Seabourn more than met our expectations.

Expert friendly service - always!

By: Staci65

Reviewed on: 10 Sep 2015

We recently visited the Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua Hotel for 4 nights. Thanks to the excellent care by Sigrid, we were upgraded at checkin to an ocean view room and wonderful amenities. We enjoyed our $100 credit for golf, the breakfast buffet for all 3 of us and a yummy fruit basket during our stay. I believe much of our superb service by the Ritz was a direct result of us being a client of McCabe World Travel, Virtuoso Member - i.e., Sigrid. Thank you as always for helping us find our dream vacations and providing us with the best client service. We don't plan our travel without Sigrid's direction! Thanks, Sigrid!


By: Corsica

Reviewed on: 18 Sep 2015

Sigrid planned a great trip for us..she always goes above and beyond what you would expect! She is the best and we are so lucky to work with her!

Our Travel Guru!

By: Shelley

Reviewed on: 04 Dec 2015

Once again, Sigrid hit it out of the ballpark! This time planning a Disney cruise for my husband and myself and 31 of our nearest and dearest. Just to make things more interesting, we threw in a vow renewal, as well. Sigrid handled all the reservations and details seamlessly and was our advocate for getting the location we wanted for the vow renewal on the ship . Every one of our party commented on how great she was to work with and several, who had never worked with a travel agent before, were amazed on how easy she made everything for them. They now have a go to guide for exploring the world. She is simply the best.


By: AM

Reviewed on: 03 Dec 2015

Quiet simply, Sigrid was great. Knowledgeable, helpful and responsive. Highly recommend.

excellent from beginning to end

By: kotto

Reviewed on: 07 Dec 2015

never really used a travel agent i will never travel without using one....but only one...Sigrid was the best!

Expert Services and Excellent Recommendations

By: Team Raffy

Reviewed on: 06 Jan 2016

Over the past five years, our family has used SIgrid Braekeveldt for all our special travel needs. She listens and assesses our trip goals and desires, comes back to us with honest and excellent recommendations, and then skillfully executes all the many details to make our trip and travel plans fantastic. Also, Sigrid is very pleasant and fun to work with which is critically important too. We highly recommend SIgrid to our friends and family.


By: BOBL53

Reviewed on: 29 Jan 2016

Sigrid Braeckevekdt arranged the trip of a lifetime to the Galapagos. It went off without a single hitch. On a scale of 1 to 10, it was an eleven. It even seemed like she arranged for perfect weather. This is yet one more of many excellent trips she has arranged for us, with another Polar ear expedition scheduled next fall. She is a five-star travel agent.

Incredible competence . . . incredible service

By: Greg64

Reviewed on: 27 Apr 2016

As has happened so many times in the past, Sigrid found incredible hotel rooms/lodging and also synchronized our train schedules from London to Brussels, La Rochelle, Carcassonne, Marseilles, and Nice. Due to prior diplomatic service (what is termed as an "excursion tour") and also family ties . . . we always end up visiting friends and family across Europe. Sigrid knows general managers and sales managers at hotel and resort properties around-the-World. She knows e-v-e-r-y-b-o-d-y. Sigrid is incredibly competent . . . BUT, she also goes that "extra mile" (or is that "extra kilometer"?) in providing a level of customer service that is seldom seen these days. Over decades and decades of travel, we have never encountered anybody quite like Sigrid. She is . . . the best.

4 days in New Orleans

By: Lee

Reviewed on: 01 Jun 2016

Sigrid was great. I asked for a hotel. She gave me options with some extras and all we had to do was pick one. Our trip to New Orleans was wonderful because we had a home to go back to every day. Sigrid is the best! She never lets me down

A very good experience!

By: Bill

Reviewed on: 24 Jul 2016

This was our first cruise and was such an enjoyable experience that we might consider more,



Reviewed on: 18 Aug 2016

Sigrid did her usual magic in finding us the perfect hotels on a route that matches our family's mix of relaxation and adventure. All of the properties were excellent and Sigrid made sure that we were well cared for at every stop. We recommend some great activities - sailing in Kinsale, the Gap of Dunloe tour in Kilarney and Gleninchaquin Park near Kenmare. The only day of rain we had was when trying to go to the Cliffs of Moher, but that is on the next trip itinerary already. 5 stars for Sigrid!

Trip to Chicago

By: Kf

Reviewed on: 18 Sep 2016

Accommodations were great. We were upgraded to a corner suite at the Four Seasons with a lake and city view. We also appreciated the free breakfast and $100 food and beverage credit.

Machu Pichu trip

By: bill

Reviewed on: 09 Oct 2016

The trip to Peru was great. The hotel accommodations were the most unique and best we have ever stayed at. The guides were tremendous; especially in taking care of me and my wife at Machu Pichu when Lee twisted her knee and our guide Harvey got her medical attention so we could complete the trip without any further medical treatment or discomfort for her all around a fantastic and informative vacation

Great rip

By: BobL

Reviewed on: 14 Nov 2016

Sigrid made perfect arrangements for our trip to see Polar Bears with Natural Habitat in Churchill, Manitoba. The trip was most memorable and went off without a single hiccup.

Sigrid always gets it right!

By: Jilly

Reviewed on: 15 Nov 2016

Sigrid set me up on a truly wonderful stay at the exquisite Esencia in Mexico. She knows exactly which place will appeal to me and does whatever it takes to provide a wonderful, stress less experience.

Travel advisor

By: Lili

Reviewed on: 20 Dec 2016

Sigrid is awesome!

Long weekend

By: Gram

Reviewed on: 01 Mar 2017

As usual, Sigrid went above and beyond in meeting our expectations. She always pays attention to the small details and as a result, everything went off without a hitch. Highly recommend!

Sigrid excels again

By: Jilly

Reviewed on: 17 Apr 2017

I came to Sigrid asking for help making very last minute travel plans for a trip to San Diego--even though I gave her little notice and my travel was over a Spring Break weekend, Sigrid came through with great recommendations and booked me into terrific rooms and hotels with lots of perqs. Thank you Sigrid for another wonderful travel experience!

She is the best!

By: Britta

Reviewed on: 16 Apr 2017

She is the best! Goes above and beyond to help her clients! Wouldn't plan a trip without her!


By: Keswick

Reviewed on: 29 Jul 2017

The best! So lucky to work with Sigrid and always appreciate her expert guidance! Her insight and help in planning our trips always makes everything go so smoothly! She knows the ins and outs of all the best spots!


By: Dave

Reviewed on: 13 Aug 2017

Fantastic-- have been with her for more than 5 years!

Always great

By: KF

Reviewed on: 31 Aug 2017

Outstanding trip planed by an outstanding advisor. This is our 5th or 6th trip planned with her and everything was great as usual

Lovely trip to Spain!

By: Spain

Reviewed on: 30 Oct 2017

Sigrid organized a wonderful trip for our 10th anniversary to Spain-- she is the best to work with. Her attention to detail and help with planning is unsurpassed- we recommend her to all our friends and family! We are so lucky to work with her!

Once again Sigrid sets me up for fabulousnes!

By: jill

Reviewed on: 21 Nov 2017

Fantastic. Sigrid understands exactly what I'm looking for in my vacations. In this instance, she was able to work around construction going on at the hotel to my favor. Thanks Sigrid!

NYC getaway

By: Nyc

Reviewed on: 05 Jan 2018

The best! She planned a great getaway to nyc which worked out perfectly for our family— was able to find us a great suite at the right price for an awesome hotel!

Love Sigrid

By: a

Reviewed on: 07 Jan 2018

She is professional and replies quickly with options and details. Always follows up, too.

Another perfect trip

By: DisneyLover

Reviewed on: 19 Jan 2018

Sigrid is my travel goddess. I have worked with her for almost 20 years and her level of expertise and knowledge in planning my vacations, as well as vacations, honeymoons, and special trips for my family and friends, is unsurpassed. I highly recommend her to everyone I meet who is planning any kind of travel!

The complete package

By: Nikki

Reviewed on: 14 Mar 2018

Sigrid is a very knowledgeable and capable Virtuoso travel advisor! Plus she's a delight to work with. We've engaged Sigrid's services over many years and have never been disappointed. She knows how to add all the touches that make a vacation special.


By: Lili

Reviewed on: 01 Apr 2018

As always attentive, on top of it and best level of service. That is why I have recommended her to friends and have been working with her since 2006

Wonderful visit to New Mexico


Reviewed on: 16 Apr 2018

Working with Sigrid is always a wonderful and easy experience. She is the consummate professional.

Sigrid—-se Asia, India and Dubai

By: Island Girl

Reviewed on: 22 May 2018

I have worked with Sigrid for more than 20 years and she has always been the most attentive and supportive travel agent.She knows exactly how we enjoy to travel and she is always recommending wonderful adventures. I have recommended her to friends over the years. She is the best. In this trip she not only planned a great cruise but also 9 days at a resort in the Maldives and a stay in Dubai. Thanks to Sigrid for her great work. We had a wonderful trip!


By: Grammy

Reviewed on: 06 Jul 2018

Easy and highly efficient


By: Gary

Reviewed on: 07 Jul 2018

Awesome Worked her before on Bora Nora trip She is very knowledgeable and great follow up Would highly recommend her

Back to Back UK cruise on the Nautica

By: cruiselover55

Reviewed on: 08 Jul 2018

Sigrid is a phenomenal travel advisor and an amazing travel guru. She takes the time to get to know the client and their travel quirks and always comes up with fabulous adventures that fit to a tee. I have been a client for almost 20 years and cannot recommend her highly enough. I always carry her information with me and pass it along to my new travel acquaintances who are unsatisfied with their current agent. She is great!


By: DMV Reviewer

Reviewed on: 03 Aug 2018

Appreciate the responsiveness and direct connection to resort staff. Also the follow up on details.

great planner

By: bill

Reviewed on: 14 Sep 2018

sigrid was terrific always in contact with us updating us whenever changes happened up to the trip and made sure we had access to the hotel we wanted to stay at and tours before and after the cruise

Relaxing trip

By: Ann

Reviewed on: 09 Sep 2018

Sigrid is always a joy to work with. She is thorough and detail oriented.

Another Excellent Recommendation!

By: Roam

Reviewed on: 10 Sep 2018

Sigrid has gotten to know us quite well, and uses that knowledge to help us plan trips that are both memorable and fun. She knows when to push us out of our comfort zone and try something new, and has wise words for when we may be not seeing the realities of a particular idea. We can't wait to work with her to plan our next adventure!

Simply the best

By: Ankita

Reviewed on: 17 Sep 2018

Sigrid has planned several trips for my family and they have all been flawless. Our most recent trip to Greece was no different. She gave us excellent options for hotels, excursions, transportation within our budget. She only works with vendors she’s confident in and it shows. Our hotels were spot on with location and amenities. Our private tours were tailored to our interest and all transfers were smooth and on time. She has clearly done this for a while and is very good at it, anticipating our needs even before we know it. Will continue to recommend her to our friends and family!


By: Nikki

Reviewed on: 19 Sep 2018

As always Sigrid was very helpful in facilitating our reservation and ensuring we made an informed decision on room type. She took the initiative to conference in a staff person who was able to answer all our questions.

Sigrid is the BEST

By: Jack & Kathleen

Reviewed on: 19 Sep 2018

We will not travel without going through Sigrid. She has great knowledge of so many places, provides honest guidance that has never been wrong, and is incredibly flexible. And what is best of all, she follows up with the hotels she books for us so that we are always made to feel special from the moment we arrive. We have recommended her to literally dozens of our friends and business associates and every one has raved about their experience working with Sigrid. Absolutely, Sigrid is the BEST

Great getaway to calistoga!

By: Trip to Calistoga

Reviewed on: 14 Oct 2018

It was always a joy and a pleasure to work with Sigrid! She goes above and beyond what you would expect from a travel advisor, she truly is the best! We wouldn't plan a trip without her :) She has great insight and we trust all her advice on location/hotels/details of all our trips.We can't thank her enough for all she does for us!

Birthday getaway to NYC.


Reviewed on: 15 Oct 2018

Planning trips whether big or small with Sigrid is always great. She knows what we like and is detail oriented. She had arranged for a wonderful room with a terrific view of Central Park. She knew we were going to see Eric Clapton in concert and had his biography put in our room. That was a surprise.

Sigrid Rocks Once Again

By: Jill

Reviewed on: 26 Nov 2018

Even though I changed my mind on destination and dates for my last vacation over and over, Sigrid was always patient and offered great advice. She was also able to negotiate discounts and perks. Plus there were birthday bottles of wine at both my locations. Sigrid is a gem.

New Zealand trip

By: Sloter Family

Reviewed on: 28 Dec 2018

As usual, working with Sigrid was easy. One of our group was a friend of our daughter's which threw in a small complication but Sigrid was able to easily handle this. She also calmly handled last minute requests for a fishing trip and bungey jumping. The gentle reminders for timely review are were also appreciated.

Dream Week at Disney World

By: shilber

Reviewed on: 29 Jan 2019

Sigrid has been my travel agent for almost 20 years. I call her my "Travel Goddess" because she has made every single trip a dream. Her travel knowledge base is phenomenal and I can count on her to give us amazing suggestions on where to go, how to go, and where to stay. All of my grown children and friends have used Sigrid to book vacations and honeymoons with glowing reviews. Sigrid is a superb travel advisor and I highly recommend her!

Quick getaway to DC

By: Vaps

Reviewed on: 03 Mar 2019

Working with Sigrid is always a joy. She does an amazing job for us whether it is a big trip or a small weekend getaway.

Kauai vacation

By: Ken

Reviewed on: 03 Mar 2019

Sigrid did a great job finding us a 3 bedroom condo at Timbers resort for our family. The facility was great and we received a double upgrade. We have been using Sigrid for years and always results in a memorable vacation

Caribbean Trip

By: Dr. Azul

Reviewed on: 06 Apr 2019

Great. Have worked with her for over a decade.

Always goes above and beyond

By: jsp12345

Reviewed on: 15 Jul 2019

Sigrid always goes above and beyond to make sure our trip is as smooth as possible. She works hard to make sure we get the best value at some amazing hotels, and has also organized some incredible upgrades. She always checks how the stay went when you get back. I highly recommend contacting her for your travel needs.
Not Recommended


By: RoAr

Reviewed on: 14 Apr 2019

Sigrid has booked several trips for us over the past few years and we have recommended her to friends and family wholeheartedly. However our most recent European trip left us disappointed and we will likely find a different travel advisor to work with for future vacations. The hotels she recommended were fantastic but we found better rates on our own that she then booked for us. When asked to book transfers and excursions she simply directed us to a viator type service and we did all the research for the excursions on our own and found her to be uninterested in giving us recommendations. Why would I pay a travel advisor if I have to research AND book the excursions as well as transfers then send her the information?? Maybe our expectations were higher because she has planned some wonderful vacations for us in the past and was more hands on. However, the last couple of vacations, she had minimal input and we didn’t find her service to be useful. Disappointed with our friends feedback

Africa trip

By: Patty

Reviewed on: 04 May 2019

Sigrid was absolutely wonderful to work with. She was attentive and very informative. All excursions planned by Sigrid were terrific. I recommend Sigrid to my friends. I have been working with Sigrid for over 20 years and can’t imagine traveling the world without her help.

Ambergris caue

By: Vaps

Reviewed on: 06 May 2019

Always easy to work with Sigrid. She knows what we like and plans we’ll.

Extraordinary Agent

By: Joe

Reviewed on: 11 May 2019

Sigrid is an amazing agent. She has planned numerous trips for us and this one to Anguilla and St. Maarten was just as extraordinary as the others. She works out all the details, gets amazing upgrades, and so many little extras that make the trip that much better. We've been using Sigrid for the last 5+ years and if just gets better with each trip.

Finds the perfect fit

By: Marie

Reviewed on: 27 May 2019

I have worked with Sigrid ten years on various family trips, and have always been super pleased with both the back and forth to plan the trip and then delighted with the results. She listens to my goals and budget requirements, adds her expert advice which I count on very much, and then together we confirm the final details of our trip. She is always very punctually in returning emails and locking down the confirmations. This past trip was no different. It is always a delight to work with Sigrid!

Another Wonderful Vacation!

By: Roam

Reviewed on: 03 Jun 2019

I have worked with Sigrid to plan trips for me and my husband, as well for us and our children. She accommodates different ages and interests with ease. This most recent trip involved four women, ages 29-58. One hadn't traveled outside the US in more than 20 years, and another takes a while to warm up to new things. Sigrid helped us all find a good middle ground that resulted in much laughter, many fun adventures, and great memories we will all treasure. We didn't kill each other, and are even talking about our next trip. Success!!

The best travel agent!

By: Portugal

Reviewed on: 14 Jun 2019

We are so lucky and thankful to work with Sigrid— she goes above and beyond when she plans our trips— everything is always perfect! Her recommendations are so helpful— she is highly recommended! She is the best!


By: Weston and Lindsay

Reviewed on: 29 Jun 2019

Very easy to work with. Great communication and organization. Everything went so smoothly and plenty of little surprise extra touches. No way I could have made a trip so seamless without her. We have and will continue to use her for every big trip.

Sigrid B/Outstanding as always


Reviewed on: 07 Aug 2019

We’ve been working with Sirgrid for nearly 20 years and the trips she plans for us never disappoint. Our latest to France is no exception. The hotels were wonderful and all staff, including management, received us warmly. During the planning process, Sigrid always ensures she has every detail confirmed and offers a great variety of accommodations and activities. During this trip, we had a hiccup with one of the companies we used, but Sigrid was on the issue immediately and cleared it all up within a few days. We’re looking forward to our next Sigrid-planned excursion.

Great trip!!!

By: Fairmont

Reviewed on: 14 Aug 2019

She is the best of course!! Appreciate all her insight and advice on where to stay for all our trips! :)

Simply the best....

By: Bill A

Reviewed on: 27 Aug 2019

Sigrid has been helping with my travel and vacation needs fro several years. Most recently she planned a Seabourn Anchorage to Vancouver cruise. She thought of everything from private cars to advice on excursions, a welcoming flower arrangement and champagne. The suite on the Sojourn was spacious & oozed luxury, impeccable service and wonderful food. Neon blue glaciers calving, a pod of whales within 200 feet, black and brown bears even closer, and bald eagles galore. Alaska was vast, beautiful and unspoiled. it is an adventure everyone should experience. I cannot complement Sigrid enough, she is simply the best.....



Reviewed on: 26 Aug 2019

Prompt and insightful knows what we want and advises us of the best opportunities


By: Judy

Reviewed on: 26 Aug 2019

She is excellent!!!

Easy to work with

By: Ann

Reviewed on: 11 Nov 2019

Sigrid is always a pleasure to work with. She is able to handle last minute requests which is a plus for us. I highly recommend her.

Always provides the Best

By: Joe&Ashlee

Reviewed on: 14 Nov 2019

Sigrid always provides us the most amazing service. From the room upgrades, the limo transportation, and the little treats sent to the room. She just knows what we like everywhere we go.

Fantastic trip

By: CathV

Reviewed on: 17 Nov 2019

Sigrid was wonderful making all of our arrangements for our stay at Half Moon Bay. We were fortunate enough to get a room upgrade thanks to Sigrid and we could not have asked for a better trip. Our airport transfers were all pre-arranged and our whole experience at the Half Moon resort was fantastic. Thank you Sigrid!!!

Best Travel Agent ever

By: Kimbe

Reviewed on: 27 Nov 2019

Sigrid did a wonderful job of guiding us through our first trip to Europe and our first Viking Cruise.



Reviewed on: 07 Dec 2019

Sigrid was great

An Extraordinary Adventure to Australia and New Zealand

By: Nicky

Reviewed on: 03 Jan 2020

Sigrid is the consummate travel professional who provided us with valuable advice and assistance in planning our six week journey. Our trip included more than a dozen destinations with various types of lodging, activities, and transportation in each location. We were impressed that she wove the diverse components together without a glitch over such an extended period of time! She also communicated with all our accommodations that we were celebrating a special anniversary and informed them of special requests. We have complete trust in Sigrid and know that she provides her clients with top-notch care and service. We can unequivocally recommend her as an elite travel advisor who is passionate about helping her clients experience lifelong memories!!

London Christmas

By: Maryland Travelers

Reviewed on: 03 Jan 2020

Well done as usual, responsive, good followup. Gave us a variety of options for hotels and tours. All guides were wonderful.

One More Great Trip Completed

By: MikeM

Reviewed on: 29 Jan 2020

We've worked with Sigrid for a number of family trips and always appreciated her responsiveness, recommendations, and the fact that she listens to our expectations.

Trip to mIravelle

By: Bobby

Reviewed on: 28 Jan 2020

Terrific . Always responsive and quick to answer questions. Recommended health spa and it was spot kn

Always on top!

By: Kimbe

Reviewed on: 19 Mar 2020

I have been working with Sigrid for years, and she never lets me down. Always thinks of everything and reminds me of deposits and final payments due. I never have to worry about anything.

Sigrid- Mayakoba

By: Jw

Reviewed on: 22 Oct 2020

Sigrid has been my travel advisor for over 25 years. She planned a wonderful trip to rosewood Mayakoba and was very detail oriented. She is easy to work with and has great knowledge of destinations. I would highly recommend her!!

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