Ken Lewis 

Glencoe, IL United States
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Travel Specialties
Interests
  • Beach & Sun
  • Honeymoons
  • Air Travel
  • Hotels
  • Ocean Cruising


Destinations
  • No Destinations
Selling Travel Since
1988
Languages
  • English

My Background

My travel career began officially in 1988 when I joined Lake Shore Travel. From that time forward I’ve enjoyed the opportunity to experience travelto the finest resort destinations in all of North America and the Caribbean, as well as Hawaii.

I’ve learned the deluxe resort market from its beginnings in the late 80's to what today is a booming and dynamic industry. During that time Ihave the opportunity to experience first hand the finest properties for both couples and families travel.

I can say its been a continuous learning experience, but more than anything a whole lot of fun.

Places I Have Traveled


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By: jaytravels


Reviewed on: 24 Nov 2013

Ken is a true professional who goes the extra mile tom make sure your trip meets your needs. Very responsive and knowledgeable.

I would and have trusted Ken to set up my trips for 20 years. I will work with no one else

By: Howard


Reviewed on: 01 Dec 2013

We stayed at the Hard Rock Hotel in Palm Springs at my friends who live in Palm Springs recommendation. It was one of the WORST run high end hotels I have stayed at ever. Our room was not cleaned one day and when the room was cleaned, it was still filthy. The service was POOR at the pool, bar and front desk. This hotel has been open 1 month and it was evident to me a very poor job was done training. On a 1-10 scale it was a 1

By: Not provided


Reviewed on: 08 Dec 2013

Everything was great. Ken Lewis is the best. Joey Zee

highly recommend

By: neil


Reviewed on: 02 Jan 2014

Ken did yoieman's job with an insurance claim and repositioning on of the rooms. My son uses Ken's services and is more than happy as am I Neil

Highly recommend

By: Lrg


Reviewed on: 08 Jan 2014

We used Ken to help us plan a much anticipated trip for our family of 15. It was not an easy project since our grandchildren ranged in ages 4-17. He suggested a cruise and picked the ship that he thought we would all enjoy.My husband and I had many questions and he was patient in answering all of our concerns. We will definitely use him to plan our next vacation!

Highly Recommended

By: ron


Reviewed on: 13 Jan 2014

Ken is always extremely helpful and responds quickly to all inquiries.He will go out of his way to satisfy you.

An average all inclusive

By: Joe F


Reviewed on: 16 Jan 2014

We spent a week at the Riu Palace in Cabo San Lucas. The facility was spectacular, the service was top notch and the staff always friendly and helpful. The food was average. The buffet's were better than the "exclusive" restaurants that it took 4 days to get a reservation at. The bar service was excellent but the majority of tap beer was undrinkable, they don't clean their taps. This was a problem at the pool areas since they do not allow bottles.

Extemely professional

By: Not provided


Reviewed on: 17 Feb 2014

Highly recommend

By: Not provided


Reviewed on: 22 Feb 2014

extremely highly recommended

By: Gary


Reviewed on: 14 Mar 2014

Just the best.Never fails.

Highly recommended

By: exec assistant


Reviewed on: 13 Mar 2014

Ken is the absolute best! Very knowledgable and thorough.

highly reccommended

By: Badger


Reviewed on: 29 Mar 2014

Our recent trip to Nizuc in Cancun was everything we could ask for.   The room was magnificent, the food was great, the service was excellent and we greatly enjoyed the pool.I would reccommend the resort to anyone looking for a relaxed luxury vacation.Even the location, only 10 to 15 minutes from the airport was a plus.the fact that Ken and his agency found this new property and was able to reccommend it to us is anothe reason why we work with him

Recommend Highly

By: IreneM


Reviewed on: 11 May 2014

Ken Lewis of Lake Shore Travel exceeded my expectations regarding my travel booking.  Ken helped me plan a special trip covering two countries and four luxury hotels.  Ken didn't miss a beat with his service.  He negotiated upgraded rooms, hotel pick up at airport, and provided me concierge email info so I could arrange special dietary requests for my husband.  I commend Ken for his concern and great performance!  

The best

By: Not provided


Reviewed on: 08 Jun 2014

Did a great job as always.

By: steelman


Reviewed on: 09 Jun 2014

Superior

By: Not provided


Reviewed on: 12 Jun 2014

Great job Ken

By: Martha and Jim


Reviewed on: 09 Sep 2014

We had a great trip. The guide in Normandy was wonderful .the accommodations in Giverny,the reserve! Was gorgeous. We loved being there at night. Did not particularly like our hotel in Caen. Clean but not interesting and very hard to get to. It was in the city center amid many one way streets. Paris was wonderful. Our hotel was in a great location, clean ,small and right in les Halle's. Walking distance to everything. We loved our trip

Excellent flexible service

By: MikeBro


Reviewed on: 13 Sep 2014

We needed to look at a lot of options on this trip. Ken was extremely patient and competent. As a result, we found exactly what we wanted.

Wonderful

By: Jim


Reviewed on: 31 Oct 2014

Ken did a superlative job. Everything ran smoothly

Great service & advice!

By: ChiTraveler


Reviewed on: 08 Nov 2014

Ken is my go-to guy for trip planning. He is always quick to respond with great advice and awesome Virtuoso perks. I will only stay at Virtuoso properties as I know you just can't go wrong! Ken has never steered me wrong and has helped me plan many successful vacations.

Secrets Capri Rocks

By: Joe


Reviewed on: 06 Mar 2015

We were not sure where to go. Ken steered us towards Secrets Capri in Playa Del Carmen. I have to tell you that this was hands down the nicest place we have ever stayed. Ken lined up everything. Air, Hotel & transportation. We had nothing to do but enjoy our vacation. We will definitely be using Lake Shore Travel again!

Exemplary Service and Planning!

By: Budhaz


Reviewed on: 28 Mar 2015

Ken planned our trip so that everything worked like clockwork. The flights were perfect! We easily picked up our rental car. We loved the hotel. It was beautiful, a great location and had wonderful amenities. Ken helped to make the trip perfect for us and our grandson.

Great Service and Know How

By: RJK3225


Reviewed on: 15 Sep 2015

We have worked with Ken for many years. His knowledge and ability to advise and put together wonderful trips is exemplary. He has provided more than one, "trip of a lifetime".

Invaluable

By: Mike


Reviewed on: 13 Sep 2015

Needed to get home a day earlier. Ken was great in obtaining reasonable flights and airfare.

Ken Delivered the Trip of a Lifetime

By: Chad


Reviewed on: 30 Sep 2015

Ken helped my girlfriend and I plan and execute an amazing trip to Greece in May. It was both of ours first time to Greece and Ken helped find the best hotels, restaurants and activities. We couldn't have asked for a better partner and he helped us create memories that will last forever

Superb travel planning

By: Large family travelers


Reviewed on: 31 Dec 2015

Expertly planned by THE EXPERT in travel!!

Very responsive and helpful

By: dresnick07


Reviewed on: 02 Mar 2016

Trip was great, hotel was excellent and Ken was very helpful when we had issues with our flight

Great property!

By: Jeff


Reviewed on: 10 Mar 2016

Great service, great food, great drinks and an overall excellent time!

I love booking through Lake Shore Travel

By: Joe F


Reviewed on: 10 Mar 2016

Ken makes the process of finding a vacation and booking it so easy. You tell him your thoughts and he lays out a few suggestions, you select a location, answer a few simple questions and he takes care of the rest. No muss, no fuss. This is our "Go To" guy for travel.

Very professional

By: MikeL


Reviewed on: 09 Sep 2016

I had to make a number of changes and additions as I planned this trip. All were handled well.

Super

By: Judy


Reviewed on: 10 Mar 2017

It certainly wasn't work. Ken made this trip easy without any work on my part. His recommendations were exactly what I was looking for and the place we stayed was just as great as he said it would be.

One stop shop

By: Joe


Reviewed on: 10 Mar 2017

Working with Ken was terrific. We told him what we would like , he found it for us. He is definitely our go to guy for travel

regent

By: Skypilot


Reviewed on: 14 Sep 2017

good...always returned calls promptly

Scndinavia

By: Ron


Reviewed on: 24 Sep 2017

He is very accommodating ad responsive to questions and comments

Ken Lewis

By: Heather


Reviewed on: 17 Oct 2017

Ken planned my 10 year wedding anniversary vacation. When I first contacted him I was interested in traveling to Punta Mita and he encouraged me to look at the One and Only Palmilla in Cabo. After a discussion on the two different resorts in Punta Mita and Cabo we agreed Cabo was the way to go. Ken had me booked with my air and hotel within 24 hours. My husband and I stayed there for 4 nights and 5 days. I have never been somewhere so incredible in my life. My husband and I both enjoyed every minute of the vacation together thanks to Ken and his hard work. I have now booked a vacation in the spring through Ken with 10 of my girlfriends to Nizuc in Cancun. Once again Ken hooked us up with an incredible deal and had all of our hotel secured within 24 hours of us providing our background information. He's top notch, knows his stuff and can be trusted to give the guidance necessary in booking a special vacation.

Japan

By: Merle


Reviewed on: 23 Oct 2017

He always has a pleasant attitude and has full attention to our needs, big or small. He cares and i never think twice once he has all the information. We had an amazing trip to Japan & China. Every detail ran smoothly. Can’t speak highly enough of his knowledge, professionalism and kindness.

Great agent

By: Marths


Reviewed on: 04 Nov 2017

Ken is the best Highly recommend

Trip Planner

By: JC


Reviewed on: 06 Dec 2017

Fantastic, love the personal service

DR FAMILY VACATION

By: ARF


Reviewed on: 12 Jan 2018

excellent; very thorough and responsive. Helped us select a quality destination and worked tirelessly to document all the details of our reservation.

The Amazing Ken Lewis

By: Frequent Traveler


Reviewed on: 14 Jan 2018

Ken Lewis is amazing and always has been!

Great trip to Scotsdale

By: Glencoe Family


Reviewed on: 19 Jan 2018

Ken was great to work with- very responsive and was able to find us a great resort a few weeks out since it was a last minute trip. Ken had connections at the resort so was able to get some additional amenities for us as well as an upgraded room...all great! Thanks Ken!

Grand Velas Cancun

By: Cub Fan


Reviewed on: 16 Feb 2018

The place was as advertised. Ken supported us even after we arrived

Ken Lewis

By: Darryl


Reviewed on: 21 Feb 2018

It’s always a pleasure to work with Ken. Fast, efficient, accurate and professional.

My Punta Cana travel experience

By: Joe


Reviewed on: 09 Mar 2018

Ken is our "go to guy" for travel. I have done my research and tried to find great trips for less but at the end of the day Ken always gets us a great deal with everything that we want all bundled up into a nice neat package.....at a great price. I like his level of attention to detail and professional attitude. If you are looking to do some traveling, give him a call.

A pleasure to work with

By: paule


Reviewed on: 22 Mar 2018

Ken is a great asset to our organization, he has really taken the hassle out of booking our trips. Thanks Ken

Captain o captain

By: Brett


Reviewed on: 06 Apr 2018

Ken was great to work with. I outlined what type of family trip that I was looking for and he had a couple choices right away. After a brief discussion of pros and cons of each, an itinerary was consummated. He continued to folllow up before the trip and was completely thorough in his suggestions. We had never cruised before so his knowledge was so imperative. He passed along helpful hints and got a great email after our trip, asking how it was. Thanks, ken

The perfect travel agent

By: Arnie


Reviewed on: 11 Apr 2018

Ken was great. He listened to what we wanted, and perfectly delivered. He knows his business and we were the beneficiaries!

Don’t travel without him

By: Darryl


Reviewed on: 23 Apr 2018

Ken is wonderful to work with, personal,, understanding, efficient, professional.

Portugal trip

By: The 2 of us


Reviewed on: 23 May 2018

Ken was a delight to work with - professional, knowledgeable, efficient....AND he LISTENED to what we wanted. Everything ran smoothly (well, can't blame weather delays on him) and the overall experience was absolutely great.

Best of the Best!

By: Emma


Reviewed on: 26 May 2018

He is very professional and always available. He has been our travel agent for the last 30 years and stays on top of his game. We travel the world and Ken makes everything easy and stays in touch. Gets us to the right person in the office if he does not have the expertise of the place we are looking to go to. Hard to find a Ken Lewis now a Days!!!

Ken’s The Best

By: Arnie


Reviewed on: 17 Jul 2018

He knows the travel industry. He’s a great listener and understands what we like. He’s easy to work with and conscientiously returns calls, e-mails, and text. Like I said. Ken’s the best!

The Best

By: Ray


Reviewed on: 08 Aug 2018

Kens the best. Been working with him for years. Very knowledgeable and accommodating.

Spain

By: Ian


Reviewed on: 12 Aug 2018

Great. Ken is a total pro. Great flights, hotels & guides.

Alaska & Vancouver

By: Realtor


Reviewed on: 25 Aug 2018

He did a wonderful job. The ship was magnificent and I liked having excursions, drinks & tips included for me & everyone in my family. It was truly a very special celebration. Ken was always available to answer questions and give explanations. He would return calls in short time if he was occupied when I or anyone in my family reached out to him. He is “my guy “ for any trips I take in the future.

Great advisor

By: Michael


Reviewed on: 01 Sep 2018

Just great- very knowledgeable!

my most recent trip

By: Michael


Reviewed on: 15 Oct 2018

absolutely great and easy!

Alabama Trip

By: Cubs


Reviewed on: 05 Nov 2018

As usual everything went smoothly. Ken had everything in place for the trip and everything went as planned. It is always a pleasure working with Ken.

China

By: Shelly


Reviewed on: 05 Nov 2018

He was terrific. Everything was planned and laid out perfectly. All the paperwork and schedule was easy to follow and everything worked like clockwork with all the guides and drivers meeting us on time and at the designated place.

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