Debbie Elias 

Glencoe, IL United States
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Travel Specialties
  • Adventure
  • Family Travel
  • Food & Wine
  • Culture, History & Arts
  • Safari

  • No Destinations
Selling Travel Since
  • English

My Background

What started out as a hobby as a teenager has morphed into the best job in the world.

I love helping my clients plan everything from a quick weekend getaway to that once in a lifetime experience.

Crafting creative custom itineraries down to the last detail and matching each client to just the right trip for them are what I strive for and hope to accomplish for all.  

Places I Have Traveled

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Reviewed on: 20 Oct 2013

We had wonderful trip. Everything was perfect from flights,hotels and guides. The trip went flawlessly.

Highly Recommend

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Reviewed on: 04 Dec 2013

Debbie is fabulous. I have had my best moments with my family because of her amazing trips. Wishing she could deliver all the paperwork not so last minute, but everything else she does is complete magic. Incredible incredible.

highly recommended

By: JLo

Reviewed on: 03 Jan 2014

Debbie is an amazing travel consultant. She is ALWAYS available and always truly concerned for her clients and their experience. She gets to know her clients likes and dislikes. She is extremely persistent and does not take no for an answer! Her attitude is always 100% and thats whether she is booking a big trip or one airfare. She is EXTREMELY knowledgeable and whatever she is not aware of she researches! She is patient and a pleasure to deal with!!!!!!!!!!!! We adore her!

highly recommended

By: minda

Reviewed on: 05 Jan 2014

Debbie was terrific! She selected a beautiful property that was all that she promised! She also did a great job with golf and dinner reservations. We have used her before this last trip and we have booked our family Spring break trip with her as well. She is our "Go to" travel agent!

Wonderful time with the family.

By: GK

Reviewed on: 07 Jan 2014

It was a great trip. Panama is an interesting country for people who have done some traveling. There was a little something for everyone. Ages ranged from 6 to 77 years old. Debbie Elias, put together a lovely trip for our family. We were a group of 10 people. Our accommodations were excellent, the food was good, the travel information given to us was thorough and the tours that she recommended to us were very enjoyable. We could also drink the water without a problem.

Highly recommended

By: Dani78

Reviewed on: 30 Jan 2014

I would highly recommend this trip for families. It was the perfect trip for our young family of 5. The kids club was great for our 5 and 7 year old. The room was amazing, ocean front as promised. I would never have known about this place if it were not for Lake Shore Travel. We will be using Lake Shore Travel and Debbie for all of our travel needs.

Debbie is great. Highly recommend her.

By: DavidB

Reviewed on: 05 Mar 2014

Highly Recommended

By: asmall

Reviewed on: 10 Apr 2014

Debbie did a phenomenal job planning our spring break trip!

Highly recommend

By: Bergy

Reviewed on: 10 Apr 2014

Debbie always does a great job. We love her. 

Wonderful vacation and Debbie is always helpful!!

By: Not provided

Reviewed on: 01 May 2014

Highly recommend

By: Lisa

Reviewed on: 15 May 2014

Debbie's knowledge and hard work really paid off!  She found us a 6 bedroom house in Cabo for a week, with one group staying for the first 4 days, and another group staying for the last 3 days.  The chef and butler were phenomenal and the level of service was excellent.  This house well exceeded our expectations - thank you Debbie!!!

highly recommend Debbie

By: Mark

Reviewed on: 03 Jul 2014

Debbie did a great job planning our trip to the Canadian Rockies thru Backroads

Great trip - thanks Debbie

By: Ross

Reviewed on: 18 Sep 2014

Debbie did a great trip of planning an amazing trip to the South of France - great and unique hotels and itinerary.

Wonderful Great to work with!

By: Spilly

Reviewed on: 17 Sep 2014

Debbie has booked are trips for several years know and always finds the nicest places to stay with the best rate available. I recommend her to all my friends and family. Ever trip goes off without a hitch. The best!

Great Trip

By: Bob

Reviewed on: 08 Jan 2015

Debbie is wonderful to work with and always plans great trips for me and my family.

5 Star

By: Fred123

Reviewed on: 07 Apr 2015

Debbie recommended for us to stay at the Ritz Carlton Naples Golf resort. There are 2 Ritz Carlton's in Naples. A beach resort and the golf resort which is 4 miles from the beach. The Golf resort is very relaxing and much quieter then the very busy beach resort. The golf resort also is priced at a more affordable level for a Ritz. When Debbie recommends a place and or a resort that I have never been to I mostly take her recommendation. I did on this trip and of course was not disappointed. I have not been to the West Coast of Florida in a long time. I normally would go to the East coast. So I listened to what Debbie said (that the beaches are nicer and its more relaxing and good food). As usual I am happy with her choice.

Super Service

By: RS

Reviewed on: 07 Apr 2015

Debbie was a pleasure to work with and very responsive. I would definitely call her again to plan a trip. She was dependable and helpful. Very knowledgable and great resource.


By: micki

Reviewed on: 15 Jul 2015

Everything Debbie suggested and planned was perfect! The best trip we have ever had! I won't plan another one without her!

Best Trip to Cancun ever!

By: Peter and the Team!

Reviewed on: 27 Jul 2015

Debbie provided the best information, set up the best tour and helped our family have the best vacation we have had. Thank you to Debbie and all her hard work! She is the best!!

Debbie is the BEST!

By: The Lion

Reviewed on: 07 Aug 2015

We had a great trip. The Montage was wonderful.

great planning!

By: min

Reviewed on: 01 Jan 2016

Great trip! Debbie has planned many trips for us and we are always impressed.

Fabulous! Thorough and Attentive!

By: David5

Reviewed on: 07 Jan 2016

We just returned from a fabuous Backroads tour in Costa Rica. Debbie assisted us in our planning from the jump. She aided in making sure that our many questions for the tour company prior to booking were answered and helped to ensure that we were setting up the right trip for us. As we were a three generation family trip originating from 3 different states, not to mention the various room accomdations needs for the young families, it was somewhat of a complex booking. Debbie was particular estute in seeing that we had some free time for part of our group before our tour officially began and recomended a short 1/2 day guided tour that came with airport transfer. The tour was a terrific way to get acclimated to the country as well as not waste any time and hit the ground running. The Backroads trip was a success and Debbie's assistance getting us booked and organized absolutely contributed there. I recommend Debbie for anyone seeking a travel advisor. Thank you Debbie!


By: pdid001

Reviewed on: 25 Jan 2016

As always, Debbie finds us the best fare that meets our tight travel schedule. Thank you for everything!!!

Great time for all!


Reviewed on: 25 Mar 2016

Everyone in our group (10) loved staying in the MGM SkyLofts! The accommodations were great, and the service was some of the best that I have ever experienced. Debbie did a fantastic job of arranging everything for us, and she was always available if there any issues that came up. She is a miracle worker, and a great travel agent!

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By: Tracey37

Reviewed on: 21 Jul 2016

Debbie did an outstanding job. We loved where we stayed, we loved every restaurant she booked and every activity she planned. She really listened to us and put together the exact kind of trip we were looking for. The pace was perfect for our needs. We will definitely keep using Debbie.


By: Morty

Reviewed on: 06 Oct 2016

Travel is innately complicated.....and prone to hiccups or missteps. NOT when you travel on an itinerary put together by Debbie Elias!!! The trip to Greece was, in and of itself, amazing. But, when you combine the logistics of transfers, private tours, restaurant recommendations and the get PERFECTION!!! Nobody is better at what she does in the travel biz than Debbie!!! KUDOS!

Another Fabulous trip planned by Debbie Elias!

By: Solydstone

Reviewed on: 03 Jan 2017

We asked Debbie to help us plan a quick winter break trip for our family of 5. We were thinking Central America (Costa Rica, perhaps Panama). We gave Debbie our parameters, dates, budget, level of adventure, etc.). She came back with multiple options that were all great for our preferences. Ultimately, we settled on Belize (which was not on our radar). Our 5-day trip to Ambergris Caye, Belize was fantastic. We had the right amount of relaxation mixed sprinked with great adventure. We parasailed, snorkeled several times (once at night, which was scary and awesome!), kayaked, practiced yoga under a thatched hut on the end of a pier across some of the clearest, bluest water I have ever seen. The food was great. the accomodations were perfect. Debbie, set up all of our transportation, accomdations, golf cart rental and gave us perfect information for getting around the caye. Time to start thinking about our next trip with Debbie!


By: Sandy 1

Reviewed on: 06 Jan 2017

Debbie always plans a wonderful family trip for us. We all enjoyed ourselves

Trip to South Africa

By: Minda gerber

Reviewed on: 20 Jan 2017

She planned an amazing trip for us in and around South Africa. We have used her in the past for other trips and they have all been amazing.


By: mark

Reviewed on: 10 Apr 2017

easy quick and great result

great service

By: jpeters

Reviewed on: 07 Apr 2017

very prompt and profesional

Road trip

By: Fred

Reviewed on: 06 Aug 2017

Debbie is a great travel agent. She only sends us to the best places & best resorts!

Honeymoon Greece

By: MC

Reviewed on: 14 Aug 2017

Would have liked more responsiveness in initial planning. Once on the trip there were a few hiccups and communication issues that almost ruined the trip. However, we had an amazing honeymoon nonetheless.

Africa 2017

By: Morty

Reviewed on: 25 Sep 2017

Absolutely terrific! She "gets it" on every level!! Anticipation, execution, follow stone left unturned!!!


By: Anne

Reviewed on: 21 Sep 2017

Trip of a lifetime!

Insights for exploring all the great cities

By: Deborah

Reviewed on: 08 Oct 2017

Never a disappointing recommendation: hotels, restaurants, tours... always wonderful and no glitches! Love her!

Douro River Cruise 2017

By: Ken

Reviewed on: 11 Nov 2017

Debbie was excellent. She was able to answer all my questions without any problem. She arranged for all our travel plans including an extended stay on Porto Portugal at the end of the river cruise portion. Everything she arranged went exactly as planned with on time driver and guide. Both were excellent. As was the transfer from the Madrid airport to our initial hotel. Both hotels were beautiful. The cruise with Ama Waterways was more than we expected. Beautiful scenery and good excursions with very good guides. The ship's staff was excellent, there is nothing we would change if we had the opportunity.


By: Watrous

Reviewed on: 28 Dec 2017

Love Love Love...Been working with her for last couple of years. She is professional and very knowledgable. Sharon

Great as always

By: Becca

Reviewed on: 03 Feb 2018

Details are always great. She’s The best!


By: Rusty

Reviewed on: 27 Feb 2018

A last minute request to 'escape Chicago winter' was met by Debbie with professionalism and great customer service. Debbie worked long into the night to find us GREAT accommodations in the heart of season, and Delta tickets for the very next day! I've worked with many agencies before, and never had service of this quality. I shall highly recommend to friends and family. Rusty

Debbie Elias

By: Erica Fishman

Reviewed on: 12 Mar 2018

Excellent! She is always helpful, plans fabulous trips and if there is an issue during travel she is on top of it.

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