Carrie Mahoney CTA

Huntersville, NC United States
Carrie Mahoney Travel, an independent affiliate of Travel Experts, Inc.
Travel Specialties
  • Beach & Sun
  • Family Travel
  • Food & Wine
  • Culture, History & Arts
  • Honeymoons

  • Italy
  • United Kingdom
  • Greece
  • Costa Rica
  • Switzerland
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Selling Travel Since
  • English
  • French

My Background

Traveling outside your hometown changes you. It may be a trip to Tibet, or it could be a weekend in New England. But getting out allows you to see the world in a new way. You’ll find things in common, and uncover hidden surprises.

We all want to be part of local life, even for a day – not to be tourists, but to be fellow travelers in life. What I’ve discovered is that the world is beautiful and full of beautiful people. Make your own discoveries. I promise it will be worth it!

My areas of focus include family travel, multi-generational travel, immersion in local culture, and adventure trips.

I have traveled throughout Europe (I am a dual citizen with Italy) and six continents. After three trips to China, I'm a pro at long flights with kids!

The skills that have made me successful are passion, thoroughness, clear communications, a positive attitude, and a desire to serve others. It's time to take your next step worldwide!

Places I Have Traveled

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We recommend Carrie Mahoney very Highly.

By: arneandjill

Reviewed on: 25 Nov 2013

We had some ideas for our Travel Plans and what we wanted to do. Carrie helped us make them come true and made it very easy for us to enjoy our whole trip without any issues. The service was great and her knowledge of the area's we had gone were spot on. We will be using her again for our needs.

Most couteous, professional,competent and helpful.

By: None

Reviewed on: 09 Mar 2014

It was a very pleasant experience working with her. We will use her as our travel professional in our future travel needs.
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Highly Recommended

By: dking2002

Reviewed on: 17 Jul 2014

Carrie did a tremendous job of listening to both my husband and myself, then deciphering our talk into the perfect trip that fulfilled all that each of us wanted.  We all had a marvelous time!
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Very customized itinerary

By: Kat

Reviewed on: 27 Jul 2014

Carrie helped us plan a summer vacation to France and Italy for five people with diverse interests. Based on her recommendation we added Czech Republic to the mix which turned out to be one of our favorite destinations. She kept the preferences of adults and teens in mind and her assistance with logistics and travel transfers was invaluable. I enjoyed working with her and will do so again!
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Easy and exciting travel!

By: EF

Reviewed on: 03 Mar 2015

Our trip exceeded our expectations. Carrie was quick to help at any moment and made rebooking flights after they were cancelled or delayed easy! we will definitely use her services again. One thing we loved about working with her was the relationship she built with us prior to the trip. She met with us in person and listened to our travel needs and helped us create the adventure we were looking for. In todays fast paced society, this type of personal service is rare to find, and definitely worth it.
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Fabulous and very helpful service!

By: brrrrrtoMexico

Reviewed on: 07 Mar 2015

Carrie took our pretty basic request (warm, quick to get to from Chicago, and great accommodations) and quickly found us a few options, including a resort which ended up being a perfect fit. She helped us quickly and easily book everything. We were able to go from wanting to be warm (we are in Chicago in the winter after all!) to booking a Mexican get-away in just a couple of days. And with limited work - outside of reviewing the options that fit our request - on our part. Great experience working with Carrie and great trip!
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Hard Rock - Riviera Maya, Mexico

By: Chris

Reviewed on: 22 Apr 2015

Carie, big thanks to coordinating getaway for me & my BFFS to celebrate my 45th! I am not a "planner" by any means & you made everything SO EASY! I cannot thank you enough for your recommendations, continued patience & most of all - planning a successful trip to a great location. I truly appreciate YOU! Thank you for all you did for me & my girl friends!
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Friendly and communicated well

By: funtime15

Reviewed on: 07 Apr 2015

We had a fantastic trip and I would highly recommend using Carrie Mahoney in the future as an agent. She was very informative, friendly, knowledgable and very quick to respond. The location was lovely. The service was the best I've seen in a long time and the staff at the Hard Rock seemed "happy to serve". We also were given a $500 room credit which allowed us to use the spa at the resort. The spa was not a service but an experience. Thank you so much for helping us relax, have fun and make memories that will life our lifetime.
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Expert,friendly, professional and courteous

By: 19

Reviewed on: 13 Apr 2015

All arrangements were completed flawlessly. Her efforts made the trip a most enjoyable and memorable one. Her broad and detailed knowledge are impressive. Her manner of dispensing them was was most effective to following and understanding them.
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Went above and beyond!

By: cml

Reviewed on: 12 May 2015

Carrie was great to work with. She found an excellent deal for us and fulfilled all our special requests! Trip went off without a hitch and we didn't have to do anything. We normally plan all our trips ourselves, but it was so nice to have someone else doing all the legwork - would definitely work with Carrie again.
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By: Catherine

Reviewed on: 15 Sep 2015

Carrie did a phenomenal job of putting us in the right place, with excellent recommendations anywhere we needed and wanted to go. The hotel was chic and convenient !!
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Beyond amazing

By: Jill

Reviewed on: 10 Jul 2015

Carrie was amazing from start to finish. She spent a lot of time figuring out our needs then gave us a full presentation on the 4 best options. She helped us book every minor detail so that the trip was seamless. We were upgraded on arrival and given a few other complimentary services - I'm sure b/c of her! The trip was everything we were hoping for - which is a tough bar for a family of 5! Everyone already wants to back next year!
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Prague, Vienna, Budapest vacation


Reviewed on: 21 Jul 2015

Carrie did a great job putting together a complicated trip with many moving pieces We are very happy with her skills and plan to use her again for our next vacation The hotels were wonderful
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Fabulous Scottish Vacation

By: elliek

Reviewed on: 11 Aug 2015

We just returned from our wonderful 8 day vacation to Scotland, planned by our adviser Carrie Mahoney. Carrie did a great job selecting out hotels, plus getting us the most amazing upgrade to a luxury suite in Glasgow. She had insider advice about which museums and places of interest to visit, and was very helpful with any and all emergency problems we encountered. Everything with our trip went smoothly, and that was all thanks to Carrie!
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Have it your way

By: Scott_the_happy_traveler

Reviewed on: 18 Aug 2015

Carrie did a great job of catering to our specific itinerary requests. She put a trip together with very little lead time that included expert guides. If you are thinking about a Grand Canyon based vacation, Carrie is your travel consultant. I would not hesitate in using her again.
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Expert,professional satisfying service

By: Luigi

Reviewed on: 18 Aug 2015

She shared her expertise in a very professional manner and it was a pleasure to plan with. Her efforts,in every facet of the trip, resulted in a stress free and enjoyable trip. We will seek her assistance in our future travels. And heartly recommend her to friends and family.
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Wonderful family holiday!!!

By: happyfamtravelers

Reviewed on: 15 Sep 2015

Carrie planned an amazing trip to Italy for our family (including grandparents and two small children). Every detail was perfectly arranged, she took into consideration everyone's interests, and provided thoughtful, practical and fabulous suggestions and details. We had an amazing time spending time together and it was even better knowing we didn't really have to worry about anything going wrong! Can't wait for our next trip. Thank you!
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On target!

By: Carole54

Reviewed on: 29 Sep 2015

Carrie arranged a few day trips for us and each of them was enjoyable due to the location we were visiting but also because of the guide/driver she arranged. The guide knew so much about the area we visited and was a safe driver on some very narrow roads! We were totally satisfied with Carrie's arrangements!
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Fantastic! So Helpful!

By: CAHall

Reviewed on: 08 Oct 2015

Carrie was so helpful setting up our honeymoon! The hotel she found was perfect and relaxing. She set everything up for us, all we had to do was ask and she got everything done! She was always willing to rework plans if we decided to change something and she had great suggestions too. She even mailed is a full itinerary for the trip which made travel and check ins simple. The trip went perfectly - we will definitely use her for our next trip!
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Wonderful and stress free weekend in NYC

By: SSchnople

Reviewed on: 12 Nov 2015

We usually plan our trips without using a travel agent, but after working with Carrie-we are hooked! She planned a wonderful three day trip to NYC for two couples including a New York newbie. Her ideas of what to do and what tours to take were spot on. Her choice of hotel, West House, was perfect! We enjoyed this trip so much that we are working with her on a 12 day trip to Italy in December. My husband and I both agree that it's nice to have someone who we trust and who really customizes a trip to fit our needs and interests.
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Wonderful in Every Way

By: Maui Mama

Reviewed on: 07 Jan 2016

My husband and I took our adult sons and daughter-in-law on a vacation as their Christmas present. Carrie listened carefully to all the wishes and deal-breakers among this group of opinionated individuals and offered several options. In the end, we chose Maui. Although Carrie had not been there herself, she researched options extensively, including consulting at length with colleagues who work on the island and developed a great plan that met everyone's interests and needs. Everything she booked for us went smoothly. Our reservations were always confirmed and we always had whatever we needed to enjoy the activity (documents, transportation, clothing, etc.) because Carrie had checked it out and prepared us well. When we couldn't get exactly the lodging we wanted, she booked the next best thing, put us on a waitlist and checked in regularly with the hotel. In the end, we were able to change to our first-choice lodging. Carrie goes the extra mile.
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Personalized, amazing service and trip

By: Tbp

Reviewed on: 14 Feb 2016

Carrie helped plan an amazing trip! She went above and beyond to get everything to our liking. Her personalized customer service is top notch!
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Exactly what I wanted

By: BabyOwlBlinks

Reviewed on: 05 Mar 2016

Carrie was absolutely wonderful - through multiple trip changes and delays because of my ever-changing schedule. She was patient, responsive and very creative in coming up with things to do as my parameters changed. What I liked best: she really listened to me. I told her up front what was most important to me, and she delivered. She was thorough and competent - I LOVED LOVED LOVED not having to worry about a single thing. The apartment/hotel she picked for me could not have been better - it was centrally located (seriously - a block away from Notre Dame!!!). I will never travel again - business or pleasure - without contacting Carrie. I can't say enough good things - if you want an agent who truly cares about making your vacation the best it can be - call Carrie. I'm so thankful she was recommended to me by another happy traveller!
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Great rates, responsive service

By: Chicago couple

Reviewed on: 06 Jun 2016

Carrie did a great job ensuring that we got the best rates on our hotel. She also got us free breakfast and $200 resort credit. We will use Carrie again when planning our next trip. Thanks, Carrie!
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Nailed it again!!!

By: DeanaK

Reviewed on: 09 Sep 2016

Carrie once again planned the perfectly pitched trip for my family! This time just for my husband and me on our 25th Anniversary! She does an absolutely phenomenal job of hearing what you want out of your trip, and then tailoring your lodging and activities to meet your goals...and the ones you didn't even know you had! We had an absolutely magical 12 days!
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Expert service!!

By: Cesfly

Reviewed on: 07 Jul 2016

Carrie is the best! From the hotels, to the tours, to the restaurant recommendations, everything on our trip went flawlessly! We could not have done it without her! Can't wait to have her help us with our next big adventure!
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By: Drjeffent

Reviewed on: 11 Jul 2016

This is the sixth or seventh trip Carrie has arranged for my family and me and she does an excellent job. We will continue to use her however after the eight trip we expect steak knives or a food processor and from you Brownell, not from Carrie
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Great Advisor!

By: Kmb5

Reviewed on: 12 Jul 2016

CArrie was helpful right from the start! She asked lots of questions first, in order to get to know us. She gave us some good ideas and helped us to find good companies for activities. i was happy with Carrie and how she was excited for us and the services she provided. I would use her again!
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Great advice

By: Momof2

Reviewed on: 16 Jul 2016

Carrie helped me plan a Caribbean cruise for summer vacation. I wanted to take my two daughters (12 and 14) somewhere fun, but I didn't want to rent a beach house for a week. I had decided on a cruise, but wanted help planning. Carrie helped me select the best accommodations for our family. Everything was set up for me. All I had to do was sign in. We just returned from our trip. All three of us had an amazing time and we now have some very special memories of the places we visited. I'm ready to start planning the next trip.
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Fantastic hotels and guides

By: Joey28031

Reviewed on: 17 Jul 2016

Carrie did a great job of selecting hotels that were well located and that provided excellent service! Our guides were top notch, and offered wonderful tours of our ports of call. We also took two cruise ship based excursions, and Carrie's were far superior (for not much of an additional cost). We recommend her without reservation!

Thank you

By: William

Reviewed on: 05 Aug 2016

Carrie, We wanted to thank you for all of your help in planning our trip. You helped us find the perfect spot and worked to ensure that everything went smoothly and according to plan. We couldn't have done it with out you! Thanks again for all of your help.
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Thanks for another fabulous trip filled with memories!

By: Travelingwithkids

Reviewed on: 30 Aug 2016

Thanks again for planning a trip to fit what we needed at the time - relaxation and time to spend with our kids! Everyone had a great time, the hotel was perfect and we had a great time!
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By: Rush

Reviewed on: 06 Oct 2016

Carrie put together an amazing fall New England weekend getaway for my wife and I. It was perfect.
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Birthdays in Spain

By: Leslie60

Reviewed on: 20 Oct 2016

Carrie helped my husband and me plan a trip to Barcelona and Seville to celebrate our milestone birthdays. She booked the flights, in-country transfers, hotels, excursions and tours and provided information on restaurants, leaving us to book those at our request. The Barcelona food walking tour that we booked somewhat skeptically at her insistence ("you foodies will love this") turned out to be one of our favorite events of the trip. Carrie isn't just booking clients into a standard tourist itinerary, she asks lots of questions, listens carefully and makes suggestions based on your expressed interests, preferred style of travel and budget. When our hotel transfer was mixed up because of a very late plane, she was cheerfully available by phone and willing to help us sort things out. We are Carrie Mahoney fans for life.
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Didn't know what I had been missing!!

By: Jill

Reviewed on: 21 Oct 2016

Carrie planned a special trip for me and my best friend to reconnect. I had never heard of the resort or the area. It looked good but it turned out to be truly magical. I simply cannot wait to go back, not only to the resort but to the area in general. Carrie coordinated everything perfectly.
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Carrie Mahoney is the greatest!

By: Lainey

Reviewed on: 28 Nov 2016

Carrie was simply fantastic! The greatest help a girl could ask for! I look forward to planning more trips with her!!
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Amazing trip!

By: T&D

Reviewed on: 02 Apr 2017

As always, Carrie planned the perfect trip! We had the best time in Fiji and New Zealand and wouldn't have changed a thing! Thank you Carrie for the trip of a lifetime! You are the best!
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By: Steve

Reviewed on: 07 Jun 2017

Very easy! Recommendations were money!!!
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Another amazing vacation!

By: Parsons

Reviewed on: 31 Jul 2017

As always, Carrie knocks it out of the park! She is the best travel agent and recommend her highly. Top notch!
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By: PK

Reviewed on: 09 Aug 2017

Carrie did an awesome job. She was thourough and took the time to make our requests a reality. We will definitely use her again.
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Why we love carrie

By: Special k

Reviewed on: 28 Aug 2017

Have used her for years. She is thorough and helpful and available. Will continue to use her
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24/7 availability - International contacts

By: Scott K

Reviewed on: 07 Sep 2017

Carrie was incredible. From the first contact through planning our departure city, connecting flights in Europe to the smallest of details on preferred times of day, arrival times and accommodations she was spot on. We had an issue at one of our lodging choices and in a matter of 4 hours the GM of the ownership was asking us to breakfast (Barcelona) taking us to another property that was over the top. She stated that she received an email from our Virtuoso Agent Carrie and given she and the firm are their best partners they wanted to be certain we were more than satisfied. That statement explained it all as to who I was dealing with in Carrie. If you are planning travel and do not have familiarity in the countries you are visiting, call Carrie as she has significant experience and saved us more than a few times while abroad. As a very discerning business traveler I expect the highest and best experience when traveling with my family. Carrie made that happen expertly.
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relaxing and luxury

By: chicago

Reviewed on: 18 Sep 2017

Carrie did an amazing job again. Helped plan a fabulous birthday celebration. Loved, loved the Peninsula Hotel. Thank you Carrie!
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By: Geneo

Reviewed on: 06 Oct 2017

All in all her service was very good.


By: Bp

Reviewed on: 28 Sep 2017

Very easy Carrie takes care of everything

Working with Carri

By: Jenks

Reviewed on: 18 Mar 2018

Carrie was very responsive before, during and after our trip. She came up with great ideas before we left, such as flying on Virgin Atlantic because of its better premium economy seating, and found a fabulous place in the Cotswolds for us to stay that reflected my mother's love of gardening. (This was an 80th birthday trip for her.) She helped us during the trip when we were arriving late to our rented flat and when there was a minor repair needed. She was also very helpful with trip insurance. Carrie also checked in with us when we returned; I would highly recommend her.
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Fantastic trip to Italy

By: Barbara

Reviewed on: 02 Jul 2018

Carrie is great to work with! She's really good at handling the scenario we approached her with, which was the open-ended idea that we simply wanted to go to "that part of the world". She asked a lot of good probing questions and had tons of suggestions and insight, so we were ultimately able to confidently decide on a trip that was perfect for our family. Carrie travels a lot so you know you're getting the dual benefit of her research as well as her actual personal knowledge of what works and what doesn't. Our trip to Italy was amazing and was so relaxing since she handled EVERY detail for us. She seems to really know her stuff so we felt confident with her guidance from beginning to end!
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Trip to Scotland

By: Brian

Reviewed on: 23 Sep 2018

Carrie Mahoney did an outstanding job. She produced an ideal itinerary for our trip. The hotels she chose for us were perfect. A million thanks to Carrie for her hard work.
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Wonderful visit to Italy

By: rara avis

Reviewed on: 14 Jan 2019

Carrie was extremely accessible and organized. She scoped out great options for hotels and guides and was a strong advocate on my behalf with the hotels. All pre-arranged train and automobile transfers were seamless. Those factors all contributed to a wonderful visit to Venice, Tuscany, and Perugia. I strongly recommend Carrie's services.
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Perfect trip, as always!

By: Mexico

Reviewed on: 15 Feb 2019

Carrie and her team again nailed it. Loved the resort. Fabulous food and service. Thank you Carrie and Karin!:
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Very special!

By: Jan

Reviewed on: 30 Mar 2019

Carrie is a delight! She is very easy to work with and truly listens to what you want to accomplish on your trip and customizes it to meet expectations! Carrie planned a fantastic trip to Buenos Aires. The hotel was beautiful, tour guide was terrific and the empanada making class was so much fun! Thank you for making our trip to Buenos Aires very special!
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Trip to Normandy

By: Lane

Reviewed on: 07 May 2019

Carrie planned a wonderful trip for me to Normandy. She was so responsive throughout all of the planning and even during the trip! Everything was perfect. Would absolutely work with her again.
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By: Traveler

Reviewed on: 06 Jul 2019

Fantastic, very responsive
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Great help!

By: Sara

Reviewed on: 18 Jul 2019

Carrie was, like always, fantastic and helpful. This was a short, somewhat last minute trip, and even with that she was incredibly helpful in making the perfect suggestion! So happy to know her and have Carrie on our side helping plan great trips!
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great job! :)

By: vix

Reviewed on: 25 Oct 2019

carrie was great. she arranged for us to stay at great hotels for our stay in in London and Paris. She was accessible through email, text, and WhatsApp. We would definitely use her again :)
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tauk to canyonlands

By: drjeffent

Reviewed on: 14 Oct 2019

eighth trip with her she is excellent always available and thorough
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Excellent customer service

By: Barb

Reviewed on: 18 Nov 2019

Diligent, very responsive, awesome
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