Katie McCormack Krinkie CTA

Mc Lean, VA United States
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Travel Specialties
Interests
  • Adventure
  • Family Travel
  • Food & Wine
  • Ocean Cruising
  • River Cruising


Destinations
  • United States - All
  • Australia
  • Canada
  • Ireland
  • New Zealand
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Selling Travel Since
1996
Languages
  • English

My Background

I got my start in travel with a European river cruise line, where I gained in depth knowledge of Europe and developed a keen sense of attention to detail which is so crucial to itinerary planning. I joined McCabe World Travel 10 years ago to broaden my experience with travel adventures around the globe.

Today I feel fortunate that I am able to integrate two of my passions; enjoying food and wine with travel. I believe that when you travel through wine and cuisine, you open yourself to truly appreciate a culture and share a common passion for the good things in life.

In addition to travel throughout classic destinations in Europe I am particularly enthusiastic about places where natural beauty, wildlife and the wine county meet.

I take great care creating customized and personal vacation experiences, around the globe, while striving to provide exceptional customer service. Getting to know clients, growing their world and creating special moments continues to motivate me.

Places I Have Traveled


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Highly recommended

By: Brad


Reviewed on: 18 Aug 2013

Very professional. She and her team made our travel arrangements a breeze!

Great travel agent!

By: Portolan


Reviewed on: 07 Aug 2013

Katie has been our travel agent for many years now and she never fails to deliver. There have been no issues whatsoever with any trips we've planned with her. She also does a great job of integrating independent plans we have made (like booking air with frequent flyer points) seamlessly into our overall trip itineraries. She is been proactive in keeping on top of those small details which can derail a trip. All in all, we're extremely happy with Katie, our travel pro!

Disappointing Celebrity cruise

By: Sticks$$


Reviewed on: 13 Aug 2013

Rooms were fair. Service (other than cabin steward ) was below expectations and previous cruses. Cruise Director John was great, but shows were below standard. Captains Club (Elite status)"perks" are less than other cruise lines and this cruise was no exception. Food was average as was service in main dining room and breakfast in upstairs area. All in all, I would rate this cruise as a C-.I send a letter to the President of Celebrity (along with our ship questionnaire.

Very professional, Outstanding Service

By: netgwin


Reviewed on: 14 Aug 2013

Katie was a big help to us, very organized with numerous suggestions and recommendations, all spot on! She is easy to communicate with and responsive to our questions and needs. Highly recommend Katie!

Highly Recommended, Outstanding Service

By: netgwin


Reviewed on: 17 Aug 2013

A true travel professional, very organized and helpful. All of her recommendations were spot on! Highly recommend Katie!

Best Travel Agent in the World

By: JDM


Reviewed on: 24 Aug 2013

Katie always has great recommendations, flawless attention to detail, and is highly responsive to our requests and questions.

The Best

By: Brooklyn


Reviewed on: 27 Aug 2013

Katie is the best. We have used her services for years for both business and pleasure trips; domestic and foreign. She has always come through with incisive suggestions. For example last year she recommended a delightful place to stay in Florence, Italy and we just got back from San Francisco where we stayed at the Clift, a perfectly situated hotel and exactly what we were looking for.

Excellent

By: Dee Dee


Reviewed on: 18 Sep 2013

Katie was once again her usual efficient self as she planned our getaway to Triple Creek Ranch. What I think speaks volumes about our relationship with Katie is that even though we live in Kentucky, we continue to choose California based Katie for our travel needs.

Highly recommended

By: Cathy24


Reviewed on: 25 Sep 2013

This was our first cruise and it exceeded all our expectations! The itinerary and excursions were well run. Every where on the ship, we were greeted by a smiling crew that could not do enough to make our time pleasant. The food and the different restaurants were set up so that we could enjoy many different menus. We loved Prego and Silk Road as well as the main dining room-reasonable sized portions were terrific. Our stateroom was a good size and well attended by our steward, Miljana.

Excellent planner & advisor

By: Rob & Leah


Reviewed on: 04 Oct 2013

Katie has been planning our cruises for many years. She provides consistently excellent service and is always on top of things. Even when unexpected events happen, Katie handles the changes with her usual efficiency. We would not want to work with anyone else.

VERY HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

By: MARK


Reviewed on: 04 Oct 2013

Katie was sensational. Our trip to Australia and New Zealand was fabulous. It was like she lived there and knew exactly what would please us. By far the best trip, best planning and thoughtful service we've ever had. Will use Katie for every trip with great confidence.

Highly recomend

By: Sticks


Reviewed on: 11 Oct 2013

We have worked with Katie for over 4 years and have found her to be an excellent agent. She always goes "beyond the norm" to aid us in our trips and offer us alternatives to our travel plans.

Perfect Florence

By: Not provided


Reviewed on: 29 Oct 2013

Katie guided us to the Brunelleschi Hotel in Florence. The Brunelleschi is perfectly located in the center of Florence,but its location in a small piazza gives one the illusion of isolation. Katie was able to negotiate a deal for us that gave us a wonderful room with a view of the Duomo,a meal at their elegant restaurant and other extras that made our stay even more enjoyable. Florence is an enchanting city and Katie made it paradise for us.

Best Travel Agent Ever!!

By: Wendysue26


Reviewed on: 28 Oct 2013

Katie was the best Travel Agent we have had. She went above and beyond in every step of the planning process, from helping us decide what trip to take, to finding the best price, to sending us information on the ports, restaurants, travel insurance, private drivers ,etc We had an early flight out of Rome after a cruise and she made many calls on our behalf to make sure we could get off the boat early and have a driver waiting. We cannot wait to book another trip just to use Katie.

The Best

By: Wmsbrgrob


Reviewed on: 20 Nov 2013

Katie is the best advisor we have used which is why we have continued to use her over many years.

Very highly reecommended

By: George


Reviewed on: 20 Nov 2013

Katie took extraordinary care in planning the cruise. AS usual, she looked into every detail and we are looking forward to a wonderfully planned trip.

Very highly recommended

By: George


Reviewed on: 20 Nov 2013

Katie, as usual, took care of all details of planning the trip.

A great travel adviser

By: David W


Reviewed on: 19 Nov 2013

Katie has planned trips for my wife and me in Europe and the United States for many years. She is very conscientious and cares about the client experience. Katie has found us some terrific hotels and we continue to return to her for her expertise and great service.

Great TA!

By: Portolan


Reviewed on: 23 Nov 2013

Katie has been our TA for many years now and our recent Silversea cruise was just the latest in many, many great trips she has coordinated for us. We usually have quite specific notions about what we want to do and Katie turns them into reality. Every trip we've arranged through Katie has been flawless in terms of the arrangements and execution.

Excellent !!!! We have used Katie for a number of years

By: Don


Reviewed on: 20 Nov 2013

Katie is a first class travel consultant. We have used her for a number of years and will continue to. Great with all details large or small. GREAT GAL

Highly Recommend

By: Jackson22


Reviewed on: 06 Dec 2013

Katie is one of the best travel advisors I have ever worked with. She is very organized, efficient and I have the utmost trust in her ability to plan amazing trips for our family all over the world. I have never been disappointed and we travel extensively. She is detail oriented and follows up throughout the entire process to ensure a smooth trip.

Another Great Trip arranged by Katie!

By: Portolan


Reviewed on: 15 Dec 2013

Just back from the Tauck Christmas Markets on the Rhine (Southbound) river cruise. As we anticipated, it was a fantastic trip. Katie worked diligently to ensure that the details were in place and verified which, in turn, ensured an absolutely smooth travel experience. Thanks, once again!

Fabulous...highly recommend!

By: Linda5


Reviewed on: 16 Dec 2013

This was just an incredible trip! From my arrival in Barcelona through the coasts of Spain and Brazil, it definitely exceeded my expectations.

Amanzoe Paradise

By: Amanzoe Paradise


Reviewed on: 12 Jun 2017

Katie is fantastic! Flawless trip experience and monitored things all along the way.

Highly recommend

By: David


Reviewed on: 03 Jan 2014

Katie is the best in the business! She has arranged many cruises and trips for us - all totally successful. She is meticulous in her planning. She stays in constant communication with us prior to the trip. Her attention to the smallest detail has made the difference between a great vacation and just surviving. We can't say enough about the excellence of Katie's customer service. We will be planning many more trips in the future and Katie will be an intricate part of every one of them.

Highly recommended. Does a fantastic job.

By: Not provided


Reviewed on: 14 Jan 2014

Katie has arranged several trips for us and has always done a fantastic job, especially with the details and her communication.

Highly recommended

By: Dee Dee


Reviewed on: 14 Jan 2014

Katie always gets it done! Our trip to India is just another example.

Very Highly Recommend

By: Rob


Reviewed on: 21 Feb 2014

Katie has handled all our cruise arrangements for many years.  She takes care of the details, makes good suggestions and goes out of her way to be helpful.

recommend without hestitation

By: belle


Reviewed on: 17 Mar 2014

Katie has planned many trips for my husband and me.  All have been seamless. She once had to  arrange an emergency trip home for a death in the family.  We would be lost without her in planning a trip!

Wonderful Experience in Portofino

By: swiss


Reviewed on: 21 Apr 2014

Katie booked us at the Splendido Hotel in Portofino, Italy for a two night stay in April 2014.  The Splendido was spectacular in every way.... from the beautiful setting perched above the village; to the spectacular restaurant; impeccable service and comfortable accommodations.  Thanks to Katie, we were upgraded to a stunning seaside room and had dinner reservations already in place.... in addition to site-seeing recommendations for the surrounding area.  Highly recommend spending a couple days here if you ever have the chance.

China without hassle

By: Portolan


Reviewed on: 05 Jun 2014

As with many, many trips before, Katie handled all the details for our recent Tauck "China, the Yangtze and Hong Kong" tour flawlessly.  A great trip and a great travel agent!

highly recommended

By: Norm


Reviewed on: 13 Jul 2014

Katie did a great job of picking fantastic hotels and activities in France and Italy for us    Thank you

Excellent Service

By: Ginny K.


Reviewed on: 23 Jul 2014

Our trip was perfect from start to finish.  Katie did an excellent job booking our hotel, plane reservations, and finding a cruise line within our time parameters.She has booked travel for  me previously and I will use her services again should I plan any future travel. 

The Adventure

By: geegee


Reviewed on: 14 Aug 2014

The effort, personal interest and compassion Katie put forth to make this trip a success was incredible and amazing in every way possible. Everyone who participated and joined us along the way had a wonderful time - the extra surprises and treats were appreciated and some of the side trips made it most enjoyable and the magical memories it made for all of us. Thank you, Katie, for EVERYTHING. The Rices love you!

Fantastic Trip

By: Chris


Reviewed on: 27 Aug 2014

Katie booked our first cruise.... a Disney 4-night Mediterranean out of Barcelona with stops in Ibiza and Mallorca and hotel stays in Barcelona before and after the trip. She also arranged our transfers to and from the airport and hotels. We had a wonderful time. The logistics were perfect thanks to Katie and we thoroughly enjoyed the Virtuoso perks of spa credits, breakfast, and early and late check-ins. Thanks Katie! Can't wait to work with you again.

Great trip

By: Kathleen


Reviewed on: 30 Aug 2014

Wonderful trip. Loved the hotel. Just perfect an very close to everything.

Great service

By: Sean


Reviewed on: 25 Sep 2014

Always on top of things.

Outstanding service

By: George


Reviewed on: 06 Nov 2014

Katie is an exceptional travel professional. Her knowledge and ability to get facts is far beyond what the ordinary travel agent's reach. She can tailor a trip to your demands, however challenging, quickly, efficiently, error free, and in a very friendly manner.

Travel Made Easy

By: Anniefeb9


Reviewed on: 13 Nov 2014

Katie takes care of every detail and keeps her clients apprised of everything they need to know, from travel insurance to tee times. She finds flights you can't find yourself online, and her personal recommendations are invaluable. We wouldn't arrange a complicated trip without her, and she makes the simpler ones so easy we turn to her for those, too.

Southeast Asia--Wonderful

By: Portolan


Reviewed on: 24 Nov 2014

Just returned from nearly 3 weeks on a Tauck Southeast Asia tour (Vietnam, Cambodia & Thailand) flawlessly arranged by Katie. We saw that one "must-do" activity in Vietnam, a trip to Halong Bay, was not included in the Tauck tour. Katie reached out through her network and set us up with a local tour operator who provided us with a great private day trip to Halong Bay. The arrangements that Katie made were critical since we had to set the day's schedule...leaving earlier than normal so that we'd be back to Hanoi for the welcome reception and dinner. The trip was fantastic and we'd highly recommend that those interested in Southeast Asia consider this tour.

The Ultimate Luxury

By: Crissy


Reviewed on: 26 Dec 2014

What an amazing experience! Katie booked us at the One & Only Maldives where we were treated to incredible views, service, food, excursion options and accommodations. Truly a luxury vacation worth taking.

Africa without a wrinkle

By: Portolan


Reviewed on: 13 Feb 2015

Once again Katie handled the details for our trip (Kenya & Tanzania Classic Safari with Tauck) flawlessly. She's a real pleasure to deal with and our "go-to" person for travel.

Expert, friendly efficient service

By: Francee


Reviewed on: 26 Feb 2015

Katie is an exceptional travel agent who has organized 3 very successful trips for us. To Thailand, Guatemala and most recently as of 1 week ago, a very last minute trip to Nevis. All options were explored in trying to pinpoint properties that had availability in the Caribbean and ended up at a lovely resort, and had a wonderful vacation. Her follow-through is exceptional and she is a pleasure to work with. I have recommended her to some of my close family and friends and they have been thrilled with her as well. Excellent service and wonderful to work with . Very pro-active.

First Class Ticket

By: Annie9


Reviewed on: 19 Jun 2015

Katie has arranged three trips for us, all cruises or land and cruise vacations, and both her advice and her booking details have been excellent. She is friendly, very responsive and professional, and she thinks of everything. I wouldn't take a complicated vacation without her help!

Absolutely Great!

By: Family Travelers


Reviewed on: 13 Jul 2015

Katie is outstanding! She's been our travel agent for many years, and we've recommended her to many friends and family. In an age when so much planning can be done on one's own via the Internet, Katie exemplifies why having a trusted, professional travel advisor is still invaluable. We can't recommend her highly enough!

Seaborne cruise

By: Norm


Reviewed on: 30 Oct 2015

Thank you for planing a wonderful trip. Perfect relaxation. The bouquet of flowers you sent to our suite was magnificent and colored our room for the entire cruise. Thank you

Sean/Millie

By: Sean/Millie


Reviewed on: 17 Jul 2017

Very efficient and courteous and concerned about our needs.

Fantastic!

By: Lea


Reviewed on: 23 Nov 2015

Katie did a fantastic job in making everything work. She accomplished this even though Lufthansa went on strike while we were entroute to the airport. While thousands of travelers were stranded in Frankfurt, Germany, Katie got seats on al Italia and got us to our destination. She was able to secure shipboard credits, birthday recognition and Vituoso discounts at our hotel in Barcelona. An outstanding job under difficult circumstances. We could have never accomplished this on our own.

Great cruise to the ancient world!

By: Portolan


Reviewed on: 28 Nov 2015

Just returned from a 21-day cruise on the Regent Voyager arranged by Katie. Fantastic itinerary including Turkey (Istanbul & Ephesus), Israel (Jerusalem, Masada & Acre), Egypt (Luxor), Jordan (Petra & Wadi Rum), and the Arabian Peninsula (Oman & UAE). Pretty much a clean sweep of the ancient sites in that part of the world. As usual, Katie's arrangements were flawless. She also did some yeoman work for us in adjusting some of our cruise details when changes were made by Regent. First rate job overall.

Lie clockwork!

By: Linda65


Reviewed on: 27 Nov 2015

Great Regent trip to the Middle Easr! As usual, Katie had everything under control. She must be the most organized person on the planet! She's just a delight to work with.

Paradise by Katie

By: Ken


Reviewed on: 30 Dec 2015

Hualalai is paradise; it is perfect. Katie, as usual, helped in every way. We have been to this resort 5 or 6 times and it keeps getting better!

Everything taken care of!

By: Yvette22


Reviewed on: 22 Aug 2016

Everything was planned out so we had no concerns on the trip. Our English speaking guides were wonderful. The security for a hotel room was fantastic and we felt so safe in a city known for its violence. Katie really took care of every detail of our trip and I can't wait to save up for the next one and see what she can plan for us. Thank you for helping us plan my dream trip!

Great Service

By: Carolyn & Jeri


Reviewed on: 25 Sep 2016

Katie was personable, professional, prompt and knowledgeable. She was very helpful, organized and able to answer our questions. The organization of our trip to Germany went smoothly because of her assistance and she reduced our stress level in preparing for the trip. She is terrific and we highly recommend her!

Expert friendly service

By: ginnyk


Reviewed on: 11 Oct 2016

Katie has done an excellent job in helping me plan several land and water excursions. She has made helpful suggestions and recommendations and leaves no stone unturned to complete all my travel plans. She has been very knowledgeable in all the phases of travel planning and I always am confident that she will help me plan and execute a very pleasant travel experience.

Excellent service

By: Sean


Reviewed on: 28 Nov 2016

My wife and I are very happy with the advice and service provided by KATIE.

Best Africa Trip to Date

By: Mary58


Reviewed on: 03 Jan 2017

We just spent theee weeks in Kenya and it was a perfectly planned and executed trip. Our itinerary was planned flawlessly and it was hard to rate which was better: having breakfast with giraffes in Karen, gorillas in Rwanda, pride of 13 in the Mara or 7 glorious days in Diani on the beach! Katie did an incredible job planning our trip and it was flawless. Many thanks for all of the effort in making this the most memorable trip to Africa thus far. We are already thinking about our next one. Our guides were excellent and truly made the experience most memorable with their extensive knowledge and personal interactions with all of us.

Outstanding Travel Advisor

By: George


Reviewed on: 30 Mar 2017

Katie is extremely knowledgeable, competent, efficient and friendly. I don't know if anybody could be any better in any respect of her profession.

Australia

By: Kathleen


Reviewed on: 14 Apr 2017

Great perfect attention to detail

Thank You!

By: 4CWorld


Reviewed on: 26 Jul 2017

Katie put together another wonderful trip for our family, this time across Italy. She found outstanding hotels that were also affordable, making the trip possible for us. She also tracked down a series of tours that were ideal for our two children, and helped us visit the unique collection of sites and locations we wanted to see. We've worked closely with Katie for nearly ten years now; I can't imagine we'd ever turn to anyone else.

Review

By: Travel31


Reviewed on: 12 Sep 2017

Great! Efficient! Not always available but this is true of most agents with families!

Sean/Millie

By: Sean/Millie


Reviewed on: 03 Nov 2017

Responsive and thorough!

Thankful to Katie

By: Speyerclan


Reviewed on: 03 Dec 2017

Always a joy to work with Katie. She’s flexible, organized and efficient. She works hard to get great value for her customers and she is super easy to work with.

Excellent trip, expertly organized by Katie

By: George


Reviewed on: 21 Feb 2018

She is an outstanding agent. We had a complicated program with many members of the family traveling with us and Katie did an excellent job of planning every detail.

Great Travel Consultant

By: kathleen


Reviewed on: 03 Apr 2018

Attention to detail in helping with private tours in China. In fact arranged a very interesting tour out of Shanghai to Water Town on very short notice.l

World Cruise with Crystal Cruise line

By: Sean


Reviewed on: 13 May 2018

She was excellent

Regent Seven Seas Mariner

By: Portolan (CruiseCritic handle)


Reviewed on: 25 May 2018

Katie has always been great to work with. There were quite a few tweaks to this cruise vacation and she handled them all in stride. Katie is very responsive and knowledgeable. She has been our exclusive TA for 15 years now.

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