Julie Hinkle 

Winston Salem, NC United States
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Travel Specialties
  • Food & Wine
  • Culture, History & Arts
  • Independent Tours
  • Ocean Cruising
  • River Cruising

Selling Travel Since
  • English

My Background

I joined the Aladdin family in 2010 after 30 years of being in the travel industry, first with George Shipp Travel and then with its successor Panders & Shipp, Inc. My favorite destinations are Paris, London and Boston and when Julie isn't planning an experience for a client, she enjoys cooking, reading and of course, traveling.

Places I Have Traveled

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Outstanding Service

By: King

Reviewed on: 18 Mar 2015

Thru my 20+ years of both business, and personal travel, Julie Hinkle is the best agent I have ever had. She has taken alls from the airlines at 4 am and then she contacted me to brief me on the changes. She could have easily given the airlines my number but she gave them hers. She is quick, friendly and truly caring person and she treats you like you are the top priority. Not only do I consider her my agent, I consider her my friend.

The best!


Reviewed on: 16 Apr 2015

Julie is the best agent I 've had in the 25 years I've been traveling internationally for business. So friendly, fun and more importantly ... helpful in adjusting and giving me the best options when I have to change my schedule ... which happens quite often. Love her!

Great planning


Reviewed on: 23 Jun 2015

Julie did a great job planning our trip to Italy. She took the time to get to know us and booked a customized trip that exceeded our expectations. She was excellent with the details that made our travels smooth...


By: King

Reviewed on: 22 Jun 2015

Julie is the best agent, Period!!

Patient, quick response, great listener to needs

By: sistertrip

Reviewed on: 29 Jun 2015

One week London trip with sister who was new to Europe. Julie was good to catch returning flight timing and travel was a breeze. Our accommodations in London were great. Would love to go again!

Airline connections

By: Terry

Reviewed on: 08 Sep 2015

Julie made plane arrangements for her..everything worked as it's supposed to.

Perfect to a "T"

By: RMc

Reviewed on: 20 Oct 2015

We have taken many trips planned by Julie. She knows our travel wishes and conforms to them every trip without our having to remind her. Always the best flights and hotels! Thank you Julie!!!

Amazing! Julie is an expert & top notch professional

By: Wilson3

Reviewed on: 18 Oct 2015

I am so thankful to have had Julie's help planning & booking my honeymoon. Her details, knowledge and expertise made it the dream honeymoon we wanted. I recommend Julie Hinkle 100% Thank you Julie!

Trip to London

By: Hank

Reviewed on: 30 Oct 2015

OK, once again, ... Julie is the best travel agent I've ever had! This trip was no exception. I've said that before and I'll say it every time you send me this email for a review ... I'm sure!. I have traveled internationally (for 25 years to 38 countries) and she has always been there when I needed her since I started using her 10 years ago. She is an outstanding travel agent and I would recommend her to anyone and everyone ... personal or business travel!

Patient responsive service

By: Old Adventurer

Reviewed on: 19 Jan 2016

Julie listened to my anxieties about winter travel. She helped us find the route with the least chance of bad weather delays, flight cancellations or missed connections. It was not the quickest route but it worked perfectly. We made it both ways without a hitch.

Always perfect

By: Rebecca

Reviewed on: 12 Feb 2016

We count on Julie for our most important travel needs and she never ceases to amaze us! Her prompt and accurate planning results in the perfect vacations! Thanks Julie!

Review Julie

By: Betty

Reviewed on: 11 Mar 2018

Easy to interact with efficient quick problem solver with our itineraries Just fixed it!

Total stranger, did a fine job

By: Treavellingflower

Reviewed on: 12 Mar 2018

She was efficient, responded efficiently, and added to our trip.



Reviewed on: 21 Mar 2018

She is so easy to work with and willing to go the extra mile to get every detail : planes, rental cars, hotels, airport hotels . I love her positivity. It can be done!

Florida trip

By: tzizz@aol.com

Reviewed on: 15 Jul 2018

Easy. She is excellent and knows what she s doing.

No problems- None !

By: Snuffy

Reviewed on: 18 Aug 2016

Every aspect went off easily. Airport pickups were perfect. The TSA pre check was a great help. All the tours were splendid. The 3 days between the two were a perfect time time to re-charge and have free time for the National Gallery and St. Paul's cathedral. The hotel was near relatively good restaurants ( 4 four of 5) in London near the hotel. Walking distance to Trafalgar, Westminister, and the Eye were walkable. The small villages will be our goal next year as we will have to look into train and bus tickets next year for transport to my favorites. Remind me never to go in August again as everyone is on holiday however my tour leaders got us to venues early. The gardens were in full bloom. Hope to work with next year for late Sept. or Oct.

Great trip. Great recommendations.


Reviewed on: 14 Sep 2016

Julie planned a great trip touring the coast of Maine for us! We stayed in great hotels, ate wonderful food, saw beautiful countryside, and did it all with minimal planning on our part. Thank you, Julie!


By: Madge

Reviewed on: 07 Oct 2016

Julie is the very best and I really enjoy working with her for my travel needs.

outstanding service and guidance

By: me

Reviewed on: 17 Oct 2016

Julie provided incredible assistance in preparing our trip for us.


By: Sam

Reviewed on: 06 Feb 2017

Wonderful, as always


By: Bill

Reviewed on: 04 Mar 2017

Very easy and cooperative.


By: Suzie

Reviewed on: 02 Jun 2017

This is the second trip that Julie has coordinated for me.. She is there to answer questions and works with you no matter how many questions you have! I have highly recommended her to my friends and co-workers for their travel needs.... Julie is the BEST!!!


By: JW

Reviewed on: 28 Jun 2017

Working with Julie is always a pleasure - she is friendly, efficient and know her way around all the complex systems of booking. I highly recommend Julie to anyone who asks!


By: Tom

Reviewed on: 02 Jul 2017

She was easy to get in touch with and prompt in her replies. She is knowledgeable and competent.

The Best Agent Ever!

By: Marianne

Reviewed on: 12 Aug 2017

Perfect, as usual

Review of Julie Hinkle

By: LoveToTravel

Reviewed on: 07 Aug 2017

It is, and always has been, a pleasure working with Julie.

August Trip

By: Peggy

Reviewed on: 28 Aug 2017

Very efficient, responsive and helpful. Could not have planned the travel without her help.

Italian Trip

By: Twinkle

Reviewed on: 29 Sep 2017

Ju;ie was a wonderful trip advisor and very responsive to my travel needs. The itinerary that she arranged was perfect for the experience that I wanted while abroad. All of the guides were excellent and travel arrangements went very smoothly. I will strongly recommend her to others for travel arrangements and I will definitely seek her help with all future travel plans.

trip review

By: anne

Reviewed on: 08 Oct 2017

Absolutely perfect!

Our trip to Italy

By: Marian Douglas

Reviewed on: 16 Oct 2017

Working with Julie Hinkle was a pure pleasure! She gave us wonderful advice on every phase of the planning, and everything worked out perfectly. She understood exactly what we wanted and made certain we were well prepared with all the necessary paperwork. We had a grand experience! Thank you, Julie!!!


By: Bill

Reviewed on: 13 Nov 2017

She is always terrific...helpful and dependable

Charleston literary weekend.

By: kate

Reviewed on: 12 Nov 2017

always a pleasure. flights were on time and seats were perfect. Everything went smoothly.

Years of Service

By: King

Reviewed on: 05 Jan 2018

Outstanding Agent.. Best Ever

South Pacific

By: Bill

Reviewed on: 16 Feb 2018

Very responsive and willing to help

Trip to Provence

By: T

Reviewed on: 22 Aug 2018

Julie is a dream to work with. She understands our wish not to be extravagant, but to have an amazing time . Everything is perfectly planed.

Great person to work with!

By: Guy on the road

Reviewed on: 16 Sep 2018

Julie did a great job of booking this vacation. She found great flights at good prices, was very easy to work with via email. Quick and simple. Will use this service again.


By: Cube

Reviewed on: 22 Sep 2018

Very easy and informative!

Mexican Wedding Vacation

By: Sandy Romanac Broadway

Reviewed on: 02 Nov 2018

Julie is a dream to work with - she is always ready with a solution to any situation.


By: T

Reviewed on: 22 Dec 2018

She always does a great job! So happy and pleasant.
Not Recommended

Saudia Arabia trip

By: Wounded Knee

Reviewed on: 29 Jan 2019

Very nice personality. Attention to detail somewhat lacking

Fun in London

By: NS

Reviewed on: 13 Feb 2019

Julie was very responsive. She gave several options for our requests of certain tours. All the reservations she made for us went off without a hitch.

Plane tickets

By: Hudnall

Reviewed on: 08 Feb 2019

Excellent in all respects.......would recommend her to friends

Trip advisor

By: HalfMoon

Reviewed on: 10 Mar 2019

Made planning trip easy

Turks and Caicos

By: Malcolm

Reviewed on: 21 Mar 2019

Great. I have used her for years, and I find it is really helpful to have a travel agent rather than do things on my own, especially for long trips.

Recent trip to Asia

By: Susieaction

Reviewed on: 26 Mar 2019

She is always responsive to us and is helpful and enthusiastic about our travels. We are very happy to have her as our travel advisor.

Julie Hinkle

By: Jane Doe

Reviewed on: 14 May 2019

I have been working with her for several years and each time is nothing short of perfect.

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