Sharon Strickland CTA

Aptos, CA United States
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Travel Specialties
  • Adventure
  • Safari
  • Independent Tours
  • Ocean Cruising
  • River Cruising

  • Australia
  • United Kingdom
  • Croatia
  • France
  • India
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Selling Travel Since
  • English

My Background

I have been in the industry for over 30 years, with the past 10 in an travel advisor role.  I've been blessed to have visited 42 countries---and to have lived in Ireland for two years while my husband was on a foreign assignment---I've been to London, France and Hawaii more than 10 times each.

I can book experiences all over the world and like to concentrate on soft adventure and African safari.  One of my better client experiences recently was in Southern Africa--the entire trip had a focus on great game viewing,  elite lodging, food and wine.  The details were perfect and the clients loved it; that's my goal with every new client relationship.

My own family has always made travel a priority.  I know it's an essential aspect of your life experiences and your context for the world.  I take tremendous pride in helping others shape those memories.  I pride myself on finding that "wow factor" for my clients.

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By: Sandy53

Reviewed on: 25 Oct 2015

We've used Sharon's services for serval years and always have had great service and great trips. Even when you are out of the country she watches out for you. During one of our trips the airline went on strike she worked to fine use a way home. She dose what ever is needsed to make sure you have a great vacation. We would highly recommend her.

We love our travel agent!

By: Marc and Gay

Reviewed on: 04 Mar 2016

Sharon has planned every trip we've taken for a long time and each one has been amazing. Our last trip was with A & K to China and it was wonderful. Every detail was perfect. Couldn't have been better.

New Zealand

By: Gay Lynn

Reviewed on: 30 Jan 2017

Excellent! She saw to our every need. She set up tours for us while we were in Melbourne and Sydney that we're wonderful. And she arranged for our hotels pre and post cruise. Couldn't have done it without her.


By: Fancy

Reviewed on: 15 Mar 2017

Wonderful! She's detail oriented and always there to answer questions and provide suggestions to us. If she doesn't have a particular piece of information immediately available, she always gets it and calls or emails us back. She's super to work with.

Best of Spain and Portugal

By: Tracie

Reviewed on: 12 May 2017

Sharon was a joy to work with; very professional and prompt with all information requested regarding our tour. We certainly plan to use her again for future trips

My Travel Agent

By: Gay Ekelund

Reviewed on: 06 Jul 2017

Working with Sharon is always a pleasure. This trip went so beautifully I didn't want to come home.

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By: Bill

Reviewed on: 06 Jul 2017

Sharon is fantastic. Always a pleasure and thrips planned by her are always without a problem.

A Superb Travel Advisor

By: Fancy

Reviewed on: 23 Jun 2018

Sharon has planned several trips for us over the past few years. We find her to be extremely competent, thorough, and detail oriented - a pleasure to work with.


By: Sue

Reviewed on: 01 Aug 2018

Sharon was wonderful!! She got the pulse of what my husband and I were looking for on our first visit to Paris. Our tours were great, especially the food walking tour which she personally recommended. All of our flights were taken care of ( we had multiple stops along the way) which made the trip stress free. It was a trip of a lifetime! Paris was magnificent! Thank you, Sharon. I will call you again if we ever return to Europe. It’s a big world out there and you helped us see a slice of it ! Merci

Trip to France,coordinated by Sharon Strickland

By: Natalie

Reviewed on: 22 Sep 2018

Sharon was easy to work with and set up a very nice trip for us. Everything went off without a hitch and we had a great time. She even arranged excellent weather;-)

Biking in Spain

By: Susan F

Reviewed on: 01 Oct 2018

Sharon is a true travel professional. She is passionate about her work and has excellent organizational and follow-up skills.

Advisor Review

By: Laura

Reviewed on: 01 Oct 2018

Sharon Strickland was very easy to work with and listened to our ideas and thoughts on areas we wanted to visit and types of accommodations we prefer. She was thorough and paid attention to every detail. She always found the best places to stay in central locations close to areas we wanted to visit. It was a perfect trip from start to finish thanks to Sharon.

China Trip

By: Fancy1

Reviewed on: 28 Oct 2018

Sharon is very thorough and competent - an absolute pleasure to work with.

Sharon Strickland

By: Bill

Reviewed on: 17 Nov 2018

Sharon is the best and everything always works perfectly with her. She gives the best suggestions and gets me the best prices.


By: Kate

Reviewed on: 03 Dec 2018

We had never been to Bemuda and wanted to see it although it was off season. Sharon found fights for us and booked a great hotel. She checked with a contact and found that the pictures were a true representation of the facility. It more that lived up to our expectations.


By: Laura

Reviewed on: 20 Feb 2019

Sharon found the perfect place for us to stay in Tulum and found a good car rental. Trip was perfect!

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By: Zuhair

Reviewed on: 06 May 2019

She is outstanding in everything she did for us.

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