Jane Braun CTA

Hopkinton, MA United States
Saddle Hill Travel, an independent affiliate of Brownell Travel
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Travel Specialties
Interests
  • Adventure
  • Beach & Sun
  • Family Travel
  • Independent Tours
  • River Cruising


Destinations
  • United Kingdom
  • Italy
  • United States - All
Selling Travel Since
2014
Languages
  • English

My Background

Jane’s passion for travel took root at a young age, when her parents owned an inn in Vermont, hosting travelers from around the world. She was as captivated by stories of their homeland and travels as they were about hers. Later, this passion deepened when she moved to a village outside of London with her husband and two young daughters. She came to see that travel isn’t just about a place, it’s also about people and finding ways to connect with them. To Jane and her family, this combination is their ‘secret sauce’ to an exceptional travel experience.

Jane combined her 20+ years of business experience with her passion for travel, love of learning and entrepreneurial spirit. She turned that dream into reality when she launched Saddle Hill Travel and joined forces with Brownell, as an independent travel advisor.

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Terrific and professional service

By: Peggy


Reviewed on: 15 Apr 2015

Jane took care of all the details - she was a pleasure to work with. I highly recommend her!

Great Service / Expectations Exceeded

By: Skipper


Reviewed on: 17 Jul 2015

Our Italy vacation was expertly planned and was truly outstanding. Jane truly took into consideration our goals., likes/dislikes and preferences. The materials we were given was professional and easily laid out for us to use. We followed the itinerary without a hitch. The best way for us to express how well this trip was planned was for us to refer Jane to many other travelers that we know could utilize her services. A job extremely well done!!

Friendly, Knowledgeable & Professional Service

By: Marcy


Reviewed on: 15 Jul 2015

Jane Braun, of Saddle Hill Travel, helped us plan a wonderful cruise to Bermuda with our young adult children and their guests. Jane steered us in the right direction choosing a cruise and was also very helpful with upgrading cabins and amenity packages as well as a shipwreck snorkeling outing, which our family loved. This is the third vacation that Jane as planned for our family; and I highly recommend her agency!

This trip exceeded our expectations!

By: Jennifer


Reviewed on: 14 Aug 2015

We had the most wonderful time. It was stress free, the accommodations were first class, the food was outstanding and we loved the people of Ireland!! We followed Jane's suggestions for activities and feel like we saw the most beautiful parts of the county. I will highly recommend Jane to my friends and family for their travel needs!

Great Trip!

By: Randi


Reviewed on: 31 Aug 2015

We just came back from a wonderful 2week family trip to France. Jane did a great job handling all of the details. She was organized and thorough. What I especially appreciated was that she took the time to get to know our family and what we were looking for from the trip and her recommendations were tailored to what we wanted. She made great hotel and restaurant recommendations. It was a wonderful trip!

Italy Honeymoon

By: Ross


Reviewed on: 24 Sep 2015

Jane was extremely helpful in planning our honeymoon in Italy! All the hotels she found for us were excellent, both in service and location. She was a pleasure to work with. I will definitely use her services in the future! I couldn't recommend her more.

Where to next?

By: Sapphire Girl


Reviewed on: 22 Jan 2016

Once again a fabulous trip -- this time to Prague and Milan. Every detail attended to. Jane is a gift with great recommendations for hotels, activities, sites. Up next -- Superbowl! Thanks Jane

Nevis: What's not to love!

By: New Englanders


Reviewed on: 29 Feb 2016

My husband and 2 sons (ages 9 and 12) went to Nevis for the first time this past February for our school break. The Four Seasons was the perfect property for us. Lots of space, privacy, great food, kid friendly pools and beaches! Jane listened to our needs and found us the perfect 2 bedroom villa on the golf course with a screened porch and plunge pool. We enjoyed tennis, golf, and the monkeys! Driving on the left side of the street in our golf cart amused the boys too. The staff was exceptional and truly " At Your Service"! We loved every minute of our week.

Exceptional service and knowledge!

By: Wheels


Reviewed on: 20 Mar 2016

Awesome trip. My husband and I were in the mood for a short getaway to someplace warm, but not too far. Jane recommended Miami Beach and the Faena Miami Hotel - a perfect choice. Jane went the extra mile for a suite upgrade, early check-in and late check-out. Could not have asked for a better spot. The process was really simple too! Yes, I'll call Jane again when we need another vacation! Everyone should. Thanks again for a smart, elegant getaway!

Jane thought of everything!

By: Susan13


Reviewed on: 22 Apr 2016

Jane helped us plan our annual family getaway this year. We had nine people ranging in age from 2 to 91. Jane picked the perfect beach house for us with views so spectacular you didn't need to leave the deck to enjoy the sunset. The house had plenty of room for everyone, including two bedroom suites on the ground floor which were perfect for the oldest and youngest. Golf carts and beach chairs/umbrellas were waiting for us upon arrival. It's such a pleasure to work with someone who understands your needs and thinks about ways to make the whole trip more pleasant and relaxing.

Friendly and prompt service!

By: Sarah


Reviewed on: 03 Jul 2016

Thank you for helping to plan our trip to LA.
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Excellent Service!

By: Kate05


Reviewed on: 12 Jul 2016

Jane did an excellent job planning our trip right down to the details. She was excellent with any questions we had leading up to the trip. We will definitely use Jane as our travel advisor again for our next trip!
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Perfect trip to Ireland!

By: Julie


Reviewed on: 26 Sep 2016

We had the most fantastic trip to Ireland! Jane expertly planned everything - we loved the hotels she found, from sleek and modern in Dublin, to country manor "house" to a castle! She included helpful suggestions of attractions, activities and restaurants, had a car delivered to our hotel, and ensured that we were able to see so much of Ireland. She is professional and knowledgeable - we look forward to planning many trips with her in the future!
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Incredible attention to detail

By: China Mike


Reviewed on: 29 Jul 2016

At first blush, the notion of planning a trip to China for my family was a bit overwhelming. But, then we found Jane and, from our very first conversation, I knew we were in good hands. Passports, visas, flights, hotels, guides, restaurants, cultural events,, excursions and a whole host of other smaller, but no less important details all seemed to just flow effortlessly into place. Jane has a wonderful knack of keeping you actively engaged with the fun part of planning (when to go, what to see, where to eat...) without laying on the burden of complicated logistics. She has a steady hand to make sure decisions get made in a timely and organized fashion and a nice touch to dissuade you from falling into the trap of trying to pack too much into the day. She also was very respectful about budget and was a real partner in putting together an adventure that was exciting but didn't cost a kng's ransom - quality and value were the two cornerstones that she built the itinerary around.
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Top notch service and advice

By: Dave23


Reviewed on: 05 Aug 2016

Jane was fantastic! We had the best 2 weeks in Italy which couldn't have been possible with out Jane. We (family of 4) visited Rome, Venice, Florence and a week in a Tuscan villa (with 12 other friends). Jane's hotel and tour recommendations, travel arrangements and overall coordination of a very large group in the villa could not have been more spot on. She took the time to learn about us and our vacation preferences, was involved in all aspects of the planning; guiding us in the right direction to ensure we had a wonderful time. Thank you Jane for the trip of a lifetime. We will definitely be back for help with Greece!!
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Wonderful time in Scotland

By: Jennifer Mary


Reviewed on: 12 Aug 2016

Once again this year, Jane helped us plan a wonderful trip, this time to Scotland. With the exception of some flight issues at JFK, everything went smoothly. Jane's list of suggested places to see and activities to do was perfect for us. We visited castles, saw beautiful country side, drank and ate good food, attended the Highland Games and on our last night saw the Military Tattoo, which was outstanding. I would highly recommend using Jane to plan your next trip and take the stress out of planning it yourself! Just go and enjoy.
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Grand Soho

By: Bonnie


Reviewed on: 27 Feb 2017

Jane always finds us unique spots and the Soho Grand was one of the best!
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Excellent Advisor

By: Appreciative


Reviewed on: 30 Mar 2017

Jane is excellent to work with. She's smart, helpful and goes out of her way to make sure everything is satisfactory. I strongly recommend her to others.

Jane Braun

By: Tanya


Reviewed on: 05 Sep 2017

Jane was/is AMAZING! She is responsive, friendly, caring about her clients, and super efficient. She works well with clients as well as partners. I could never have arranged such a complex and fabulous trip without all her help and I strongly recommend her to anyone planning a trip, whether big or small. We will for sure use her for most if not all of our future travel needs!
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Italy/Spain 3 generation family vacation

By: Steve Williams


Reviewed on: 07 Aug 2017

Working with Jane was a complete pleasure. We met once to express our preferences and she quickly provided a few options that completely met our expectations. Jane made our planning easy and our trip absolutely awesome. This was our first time working with Jane and i will work with her again and again. My only regret is not knowing her sooner
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Bermuda

By: Michael


Reviewed on: 20 Aug 2017

Jane is absolutely terrific!
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Spain our way!

By: LMS


Reviewed on: 31 Aug 2017

Jane was great! She listened to our needs and came up with exactly what worked for us.
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Fabulous!

By: Meredith


Reviewed on: 08 Sep 2017

Amazing, she was attentive and responsive and PATIENT with us as we navigated the process. I don't think we would have managed to get away without her guidance and expertise!

Start here

By: Bonnie & Jeanette


Reviewed on: 03 Oct 2017

We've been working with Jane and her colleagues for years now and each trip has brought more than a few special experiences. This time it was a boutique hotel in Athens and two walking tours of architecture and food. Sometimes I start my own research for trips -- and within an hour I remember that we can never do better than when Jane is involved. Thanks again and again Jane.
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Barbados

By: baft


Reviewed on: 08 Jan 2018

Easy Jane was thorough, helpful, informative and with me every step of the way
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Anniversary Trip of a Lifetime

By: SMG


Reviewed on: 30 Jul 2018

Jane provided excellent service for our trip from start to finish. She is detail oriented, provided a chart for us to compare cruise line options making it easy for us to select Crystal and understood our wishes and expectations. I would highly recommend Jane!

Amazing

By: Sarah


Reviewed on: 07 Aug 2018

Jane and Linda were once again amazing to work with. They made our trip run very smoothly and even sent a sweet note/treat to our hotel room in recognition of our "mini" honeymoon! I highly recommend and cannot wait to be able to utilize their services again.

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