Amy Rectenwald 

Conneaut Lake, PA United States
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Travel Specialties
  • Beach & Sun
  • Family Travel
  • Food & Wine
  • Honeymoons
  • Safari

  • Ireland
  • Mexico
  • Italy
  • France
  • British Virgin Islands
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Selling Travel Since
  • English

My Background

Having spent the first 6 years of my career in the travel industry in various capacities, my wanderlust may have not been present in my work as a technology sales executive or a non-profit fundraising executive, but it was always in my heart. I have now gone back to my true passion... travel and the art of creating amazing travel experiences. Working with Largay Travel enables me to leverage my personal experiences, the experience and expertise of my colleagues and the incredible worldwide Virtuoso network to create incredible experiences for my clients.

Places I Have Traveled

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Atlantic City - Cape May Fall Trip

By: Big Lou

Reviewed on: 11 Oct 2014

Amy did a great job in planning and arranging our trip to Atlantic City and Cape May. It was my first trip to the area for a very long time and it was my wife's first trip there. Where Amy had us stay was the best place to be in Atlantic City. Cape May is such a nice place especially in the fall, there weren't many people there during the week. The weather was pretty good and was able to swim in the Ocean, fish and kayak and even walk to the top of the light house. Dining and drinking locations were great. It was a great trip -vacation. I will be asking for Amy's help again in the future and suggest that people do the same.

"everything went off without a hitch"

By: jay

Reviewed on: 28 Oct 2014

Thanks Amy, All the travel arrangements went off without a hitch....and I credit you with the upgrades and ease of getting late checkouts at all 3 hotels during the business trip...I won't go to China again without your help. Jay

Excellent vacation

By: kkocan

Reviewed on: 08 Dec 2014

We used Amy even though our trip was small one, just a long weekend, and had never used a travel agent before. We are so glad we did as she was able to get us better flights and a room upgrade for the same cost if we had used one of the online travel websites. Add in the travel book with pre-printed transfer vouchers and a bottle of champagne waiting for us in the room from Amy made it even better. Also, the security of knowing if anything had gone wrong we could call her was a weight off our mind. We were able to go and enjoy the weekend with no worries, and it was even better than we had imagined. Will definitely use her again for our next trip, wherever it may be!

Fantastic Service

By: Lisa67

Reviewed on: 17 Feb 2015

My Husband and I just returned from Punta Cana on a 25th Wedding Anniversary trip. Our Travel Advisor, Amy Rectenwald, made all of the arrangements and it was wonderful! All of our needs were anticipated and taken care of ahead of time. From our private shuttle to and from the airport, upgrades at the resort and the special attention that was paid to us by the resort staff. Amy was able to make our Anniversary trip more special than I could have ever made it by booking myself! I will be using Amy for all of our travel needs from now on!! Thanks Amy for a fantastic experience.

Loved the hotel staff!

By: Kelly G

Reviewed on: 11 Feb 2015

Melia Caribe Tropical Punta Cana was as beautiful as we had hoped it would be! The workers are so pleasant and really want to make the guests happy. The only down side was lots of seaweed on the beach the first several days we were there due to storms but the workers cleaned it all up and for our last few days the beach was beautiful! The staff does not speak much English, some speak better than others. I would highly recommend this resort and please look into The Level, Adults only section at the Melia. That is where we stayed and loved it!!

Excellent !

By: jd

Reviewed on: 10 Mar 2015

Amy was able to take our vision and make it a reality. She took time to listen to what we were looking for and worked with us to come up with the perfect itinerary. She communicated with us throughout the process and was genuinely interested in ensuring we had the perfect vacation. The personal notes we found at our first hotel, expressing her gratitude and well wishes were a pleasant surprise! We have rarely used a travel agent in our travels but would definitely use Amy again and highly recommend her to anyone planning a trip.

Incredible Experience From Start to Finish

By: JillyWilly

Reviewed on: 02 Mar 2015

Our recent trip to San Ysidro Ranch was perfect in every way. The little "extras" that we were able to enjoy - thanks to Amy's thoughtful planning - really put the whole weekend over the top. Amy knew that this was a surprise birthday weekend and made sure that EVERYONE at San Ysidro Ranch did too. They really made us feel special - like we were VIP's - and I don't think we would have received such special attention if not for the Amy/Virtuoso connection. There's no way I would book a trip like this in the future, without going through Amy first!

Wonderful Service!

By: Amanda54

Reviewed on: 05 Mar 2015

Words cannot express our gratitude and heartfelt thanks to Amy Rectenwald! With our busy schedules we were very thankful for her help with planning our vacation to Costa Rica. From the time we contacted her to start planning our trip she was on top of everything, working with us to help plan a much needed and fun filled getaway. From the second we landed at Liberia airport until the second we left Miami for home, everything was arranged and taken care of. The excursions she organized for us were absolutely top notch. The resort we stayed at was Phenomenal!! She knew just what we were looking for. The best part was that we didn't have to think or plan while we were there, everything was all set to just go and enjoy. Amy went above and beyond our expectations with everything, and now we have memories that will last a lifetime. This experience would not have been possible without her!

Love love loved it !!

By: Scott

Reviewed on: 03 Mar 2015

The resort was wonderful. Everyone had a great time. Amy did a great job finding a great place that had everything everyone in our group wanted. I would recommend Amy to anyone she did a great job!!!

In a word... INCREDIBLE!

By: JillyWilly

Reviewed on: 05 Mar 2015

Wow! Who knew only one night could feel so rejuvenating?! We decided to book the Casa Del Mar in Santa Monica for one night - a bit of a "stay-cation" for us, since we only love a couple miles away. But we had a 40th birthday party to attend, nearby, so we figured, "Why Not?" Thanks to Amy and Virtuoso, a one night hotel stay turned into nearly an entire weekend. The Casa Del Mar upgraded us to an Ocean View room and gave us early check-in AND late check-out. This hotel is AMAZING and the extral-special treatment we received, thanks to Amy, made even better. Can't wait to explore more Virtuoso properties!

Stuck in Dallas

By: JB

Reviewed on: 04 Mar 2015

I had the "pleasure" of travel through Dallas/Fort Worth airport onto another destination during the ice storm of February 2015. I was stuck with cancelled flights going to and again on the return trip. Amy Rectnewald worked endlessly, even during a small personal vacation of hers to help me re-arrange flights, find hotels, and offer advise on what to do. She was my go to person when I was in trouble. I would definitely recommend her to anyone. Good job Amy. JB

Excellent, organized and personalized!

By: Rosanne

Reviewed on: 23 Jul 2015

Amy did a great job putting together our trip to Italy. She worked within our budget, offered great tour and itinerary ideas, and found great air and lodging for us. Amy was available at almost anytime, and willing to spend time answering our questions and getting back to us with information in a timely way. She was also available via text during the trip. See Italy tour guides were on time and matched the itinerary Amy put together spot on. Traveling abroad was so much less stressful when everything was arranged and paid for ahead of time, and we had no worries! Thank you!

Upper Peninsula

By: Janet

Reviewed on: 19 Sep 2017

Excellent. The entire trip went smoothly, air travel, car rental & hotels.

Great Trip, Amy thought of everything!

By: Timalnick

Reviewed on: 11 Mar 2015

This was our first trip planned by Amy and we will be back! She is a pleasure to work with, thinks of all the details, gives lots of options but doesn't overwhelm you and even had purchased a bottle of wine and had it placed in our room with a nice note...what a great way to start the trip. Our trip was to Club Med Sandpiper Bay, Port St. Lucie, FL. It is a great place for groups or families. Couples may be overwhelmed by lots of kids. There is an adult pool with a hot tub where you can regularly watch dolphins so it's a nice escape from all the action. Like all Club Meds this is an all inclusive food and drink resort. The food was better than expected; we went to Club Med in Cancun last year and the food was pretty darn bad. One other highlight about Sandpiper is that it has golf, tennis and lots of other fitness activities. The most important thing about Amy is that she is such a nice person and makes the planning process fun and easy, thank you Amy!

Arizona Spring Break Excusion

By: Tom

Reviewed on: 07 Apr 2015

Amy was very helpful in planning our first trip to Arizona. We had some ideas about where we wanted to stop but she helped organize the itinerary, lodging and excursions. Due to some personal preferences we made some last minute changes but in the end we had a WONDERFUL Time!!! It was REALLY AWESOME That Amy was able to get us rooms inside the Grand Canyon National Park which was very late. As these rooms fill up 12 months in advance she was able to secure TWO rooms with only a few months Notice. The Westin Kierland is Scottsdale is a wonderful resort and being our last stop was a great spot to take a well deserved relaxing 3 days!!! Thanks again and looking forward to our NEXT Trip soon. Tom/

immensely helpful and patient

By: eastern europe

Reviewed on: 12 May 2015

it was a wonderful trip. amy's suggestions and patient advice beforehand provided the infrastructure that allowed the 16 days to unfold deliciously. it was a blast and I'm ready to do it again!

No hitches

By: Rust fam

Reviewed on: 04 May 2015

We booked a trip to Cancun/Maya Riviera last November. Amy suggested the Hard Rock Resort, since we had a 12 yr old, 17, and 19 year old. It was awesome. She took care of every detail, and all we had to do was get on the plane. That makes for a relaxing vacation! She set up extras for us and we had champagne and an xbox waiting for us in our adjoining rooms. We also had resort points which we used to take an amazing family photo that I'll cherish forever. We've now booked another trip - Rome/Florence Italy - this summer and can't wait to see what awaits us there!

Just Call Amy!

By: Frank&Peg

Reviewed on: 17 Aug 2015

Our trip to Ireland was perfect. Started to plan on my own then remembered Amy does this for a living and it made everything so easy. Great rates were found, easy transfers, all booked with a couple of short phone calls and emails. No waiting on hold for the next available agent or haggling for a better rate. For your next trip, just call Amy!


By: SteveB

Reviewed on: 19 Jun 2015

Absolutely fantastic trip thanks largely to the work Any out into helping us. Every detail, and I mean every detail was looked after by Amy. The team at Made for Spain, all of our hotels and all of our excursions were first rate. We will absolutely work with Amy for all of our major events!

Responsive, Professional Service

By: MM

Reviewed on: 30 Jul 2015

Amy did a fantastic job of providing recommendations and options for our Alaskan cruise. Our travel circumstances were a little different do to my husband's use of a manual wheelchair. Amy investigated excursions and accessible accommodations that made the trip less challenging. Even at the end of our trip when we lost one piece of checked luggage, Amy helped us find the right contact and made the correct connection to make sure our luggage was at the airport. There is not a travel website that can provide this type of personalized service!

Wonderful Trip

By: Tom

Reviewed on: 28 Jul 2015

Detailed planning went perfectly and was directly responsible for a superb experience. Well done!!

Expert, timely, friendly service!

By: Mully

Reviewed on: 10 Aug 2015

Amy provided excellent travel advise and hotel recommendations. She was extremely quick to respond to all my questions and itinerary changes. Great overall experience!

Friendly, professional and reliable service

By: christalee

Reviewed on: 23 Oct 2015

I was more than pleased with my trip arrangements that Amy Rectenwald provided for a weekend getaway to Vegas. She had a great deal of patience with us, as we did not have definite plans or a desired hotel chosen. She checked into things and got us the very best deal that I couldn't have found. We were able to check in early to our hotel and had a lovely personal thank you note from Amy upon arrival. After a fun first day of sightseeing, we return to our room to an extra special surprise, chocolate covered strawberries and a note to enjoy our stay from Amy. This is going above and beyond what is ever expected, shows her personal attention to detail and her clients. I will not only choose Amy as my personal travel agent, but have highly recommended her to friends and business colleagues. Thanks Amy! I hope to be planning something fun again soon with you!

Great trip advisor for our honeymoon!

By: kkittka453

Reviewed on: 27 Oct 2015

Amy helped us plan our honeymoon trip to California. She booked great hotels for us that were exactly as we requested...with beautiful vistas, friendly service, and convenient locations. Some of the places she had booked for us she had experienced first hand which made it easier for us to imagine what the trip would be like. She let them know at several places that it was our honeymoon which got us a few perks! She recommended great restaurants for us to try and even mapped everything out for us before we were ready to leave. It was the vacation of a lifetime and we were so grateful for Amy to help us plan it. Highly recommended!! :)

Professional Accommodating Service

By: linny

Reviewed on: 28 Oct 2015

Amy was a delight to work with. She listened carefully to our requests and anticipated future needs. She also quickly responded to all questions we had. She had to coordinate 7 people utilizing different airports to our destination. We will definitely contact Amy again when we travel.

The Best Travel Agent!

By: Samantha

Reviewed on: 08 Dec 2015

Amy did an amazing job finding us the perfect spot to vacation at. The resort had everything we were looking for. She made the process so easy, we didn't have to worry about anything at all! I have already recommend her to more of my traveling friends! :) Thanks Amy!!

Wonderful recommendations!

By: mns

Reviewed on: 23 Jan 2016

Amy is an amazing travel advisor. She is professional, knowledgeable, friendly and very patient. All of these being very important characteristics when choosing a travel agent. My husband and I love to travel. We have wanted to travel to Europe with our kids for a few years now. We waited until we thought our kids were at a "good age" for this trip. Our dreams became a reality thanks to Amy guiding the way!! The itinerary Amy helped us put together was perfect. The flight bookings, rail bookings, transfers, tour guides, and every tour we took was phenomenal. Amy put a lot of attention into the details of our trip. She was cognizant of the ages of our children and their energy levels when creating our itinerary. Every detail and logistic was seen to and occurred flawlessly. Memories to last a lifetime were made! Amy was very patient with the countless questions and concerns we had. Thank you Amy for everything! I give Amy my highest possible recommendation! She is simply amazing!

5 Star Planning & Service!

By: KatieN

Reviewed on: 30 Dec 2015

Amy did a wonderful job of making a dream trip come true for my family and I. Her service was excellent, her recommendations were top notch and she was always there to help me every step of the way. I can't wait to have her assist us with our next journey!


By: 60

Reviewed on: 14 Jan 2016

Amy did a fantastic job in planning, organizing and seeing the project through the end. Would recommended Amy to anyone interested in planning a vacation!

excellent trip, excellent agent!

By: Judd

Reviewed on: 21 Jan 2016

Can't say enough about the trip and how wonderful Amy Rectenwald was to work with. She had my back the whole way!

Another Perfect Trip by Amy

By: LJ

Reviewed on: 14 Feb 2016

Once again, Amy put together the perfect last minute get away to beat the winter blues! My husband and I have complete trust in Amy's ability to use her professional resources and personal travel experience to develop trips that go above and beyond our expectations.

Amy Rectenwald is the BEST!

By: Murph

Reviewed on: 15 Mar 2016

Premier service, great food, awesome support staff for Chichen Itza excursion. Would recommend for 50 and older, don't bring your kid/teen.

"every detail handled ..every trip!"

By: China traveler

Reviewed on: 05 Apr 2016

Amy has gotten me over and back to China 4 times now...and each and every trip has been flawless...Everything handled before I leave, and everything goes exactly as planned when I am there.

Stress free!


Reviewed on: 03 Apr 2016

I gave Amy our interests, budget, dates and a few specific parameters. She made a few recommendations. We picked the get away we like and were on the beach our first day of Spring break by 10 am! The travel was flawless, the hotel/resort beautiful with activities to entertain my entire family. Amy is charming, knowledgable, professional, and customized to our family dynamics. We have already begun planning our next travel plans with her.

Amy is amazing!

By: adifferntamy

Reviewed on: 08 Apr 2016

Amy is detailed oriented, quick, and picks the best places with the most amazing service. Every hotel the staff knew our names and seemed to anticipate every need/request. I don't know how she does it - but I won't work with anyone else as long as she is in the business. She also planned a fantastic private tour on short notice, which has been the highlight of this trip.

Every detail accounted for!

By: jsw6113

Reviewed on: 06 Jun 2016

Everything was lightyears above what we could have planned on our own. It was a wonderful experience, stress free, and every single detail was accounted for! We had no problems what so ever and were able to just relax and enjoy our travels! Just what a vacation should be! (or an anniversary trip in our case!) We highly recommend Amy as she work wonders!

Weekend in San Juan

By: Mat

Reviewed on: 28 Jun 2016

Thanks for creating a fantastic weekend in San Juan for us. We had a great time and truly appreciate your help and the extra touches you added. Can't wait for our next trip!

Easy planning a great adventure

By: Ssandrock

Reviewed on: 06 Jul 2016

Amy did such a great job helping us get to Talum, Mexico. We told her where we wanted to go and she did all of the organizing and planning. It was hassle free and she was very prompt on getting back to me with info I requested. I would highly recommend her to anyone wanting to plan an adventure.

Exceptional Service!

By: Becki

Reviewed on: 06 Jul 2016

Amy is a gem. From the first email exchange to the follow up upon our return, she thought of every detail. Each piece of our trip was well thought out, organized and truly exceeded our expectations. The air, train and car travel - each excursion - all the hotels were perfect. We requested a few last minute additions, no problems! I was never one who thought I'd ever *need* a travel advisor, and I am a changed traveler. I know because we used Amy our vacation was a one of a kind experience, stress free, and beyond anything I could have conceived on my own. I can't wait to go away again!

Exceptional service


Reviewed on: 15 Jul 2016

Amy was fantastic! She planned our trip and it was phenomenal! Top notch - high quality - excellent service! She took care of all the details - I am recommending her to everyone I can!

Felt like VIPs!

By: LuisaK

Reviewed on: 07 Sep 2016

Amy was wonderful! She gave us great recommendations of hotels and all the extras were amazing! Getting personalized notes from her at both hotels made us feel so special. No doubt I would recommend Amy to all my friends, when you book with her, you are guaranteed a worry-free vacation. She is the best!

Great family vacation.

By: kkocan

Reviewed on: 25 Jul 2016

This is the third trip we've used Amy for in the last couple of years. The trip was great and went off without a hitch. Flight was easy and no hassles, resort was perfect for our family and the kids loved the resort she found for us. I would highly recommend using Amy and for any family looking for a great vacation would highly recommend the Iberostar resorts.

Great help

By: Traveler

Reviewed on: 29 Jul 2016

Everything went as planned. Excellent trip.

Great service

By: Jody57

Reviewed on: 05 Aug 2016

Amy was very helpful with the planning and booking of this trip. She promptly answered any and all questions we had.

Amy is our go to!

By: The Tees

Reviewed on: 10 Aug 2016

Thanks for everything you suggested and arranged Amy to make our holiday to Europe so memorable. Nothing was a problem and this was truly our best holiday experience. Bring on our next adventure in 2017. Thanks again!

Expert trip planner!

By: Randomguy

Reviewed on: 25 Aug 2016

Amy did a great job helping to set up an itenerary for our family that involved a number of locations and hotels. She also had great advice about how to save money on rental cars and flights as well. All in all, I would strongly recommend her and look forward to dealing with her in the future.

Listens to what we want

By: Susan B

Reviewed on: 10 Oct 2016

Amy did a great job in planning our trip to Italy and Sicily. She made adjustments to the plan to fit what we wanted to do and see. The AXUS App made travel so much easier!

Another great trip!

By: carrieann0306

Reviewed on: 28 Nov 2016

This is the 2nd time I've worked with Amy. Once again, her recommendations were spot on! The resort was amazing, along with all of the wonderful weather!


By: Hugh8

Reviewed on: 06 Dec 2016

Amy was wonderful!!! For someone who hasn't traveled in a long time, She not only set things up, She helped me in ways she'll never know. Secured my needs and lessened my foolish fears. I will trust her again and recommend her to everyone! Amy is the BEST!!

Expert advice and assistance!

By: RCM32

Reviewed on: 05 Jan 2017

What a fantastic trip to Iceland that Amy Rectanwald helped coordinate. Amy took care of all the airfare, hotel, and car rental arrangements. She even arranged support with our personalized GPS, international phone charges, and answered all our questions with regards to tours, special sights, and points of interest. Amy rocks - and we will definitely be back for all future traveling plans!


By: England

Reviewed on: 01 Feb 2017

We just returned from a fabulous 15 day vacation to England and Austria. This is our 2nd trip we have booked through Amy Rectenwald. Amy is nothing short of impressive. Her attention to detail, knowledge, professionalism and patience is truly spectacular. Will definitely be booking all of our future trips through Amy!

Grand Cayman

By: HF

Reviewed on: 24 Jan 2017

Amy is wonderful; she's easy to work with and always has all the answers.

Italy trip

By: linny

Reviewed on: 04 Mar 2017

Always excellent. Amy is very responsive and offers good suggestions.


By: Hugo

Reviewed on: 06 Mar 2017

Amy is a pleasure to work with and she met our expectations. She guided us through the process in a very clear and concise manner.

Cancun, Mexico

By: Chris

Reviewed on: 10 Mar 2017

Amy was wonderful to work with. It was our first all- inclusive and she took care of everything for us. She left no small detail to chance. It was an amazing experience for us and I would highly recommend her for any future trips, for our own as well as for anyone else.

Disney Review

By: Dave

Reviewed on: 17 Mar 2017



By: dkp

Reviewed on: 20 Mar 2017

Amy was professional, personal and great to work with. She recommended a wonderful hotel within walking distance of everything we wanted to do and the hotel had an outstanding, friendly staff.

Wonderful trip to Mexico!

By: lsw

Reviewed on: 19 Mar 2017

This was our second trip (first to Scotland, second to Cabo) planned by Amy. Both trips have been outstanding. We have appreciated the personal attention and the way Amy designs a trip to be exactly what we're looking for!

Napa Valley

By: Christi

Reviewed on: 27 Mar 2017

Working with Amy was an absolute pleasure. She saw to every detail and helped to make this trip so much more than what was anticipated. Thank you, Amy!!

Mexican Family Vacation

By: Brian

Reviewed on: 05 May 2017

Amy was wonderful to work with. I put her in a tough position of keeping it a secret from my wife since I was surprising her and my children with the trip. She helped pull everything off and also exceeded even my expectations on the trip itself. Anyone would do themselves a huge favor letting her plan your next vacation.

beijing trip

By: judy

Reviewed on: 01 Jun 2017

she is the best always attentive to details, and willing to go above and beyond. She makes traveling easy.


By: hawkeye

Reviewed on: 05 Jun 2017

Wonderful. She gets the details correct, acts in a very timely manner, adds all upgrades that are available, puts her personal touch on every trip, and has great suggestions for activities in the area.

A Gem!

By: Becki

Reviewed on: 29 Jun 2017

This is our second trip to Europe that we have used Amy and all her infinite wisdom and every aspect of our many stops and adventures was perfect. We basically just had to show up and enjoy!! From information preloaded in the app to the packet in our first hotel room - every details had been attended to - the hotels, the guides, the local contacts she took care of everything!! I have said this a thousand times since our first trip with Amy, to anyone who asks, I will never plan a trip without her again - it makes all the difference in the world!

Ideal Ireland Trip

By: Jess

Reviewed on: 09 Jul 2017

Amy took what we wanted for our trip to Ireland and matched our needs completely. Her picks for B&Bs and parts of the country were spot on and her time and attention were prompt. Working with her was a pleasure and I look forward to book again!

San Francisco/Monterey

By: Kathy M

Reviewed on: 10 Jul 2017

Amy was very knowledgeable, made great suggestions for our family and was extremely patient. Not being frequent travelers, we asked a lot of questions and made last minute changes and she was great through all of it. We made memories to last a lifetime

Great job

By: Dan

Reviewed on: 04 Aug 2017

Made it effortless and easy. Thank you Amy!

Hawaiian Honeymoom

By: Lolo

Reviewed on: 20 Aug 2017

Working with Amy was wonderful! She is so knowledgeable and enthusiastic and made the entire process seamless! We knew we wanted to go to either Bora Bora or Hawaii. She provided us with a variety of options and we decided Hawaii was a better choice for us. We completely entrusted her to select which islands, to determine accommodations and car rentals/transportation, and to suggest excursions. We couldn't have been happier with her choices! From start to finish, we loved every minute of Kauai, Waikiki, and Maui. We are so grateful to Amy for the time, energy, enthusiasm and love she put into planning our honeymoon! We will certainly look to Amy for her expertise on any future travels!


By: Steve Brame

Reviewed on: 13 Aug 2017

Amy is terrific. There is literally nothing that she won't do or research on behalf of clients. We have taken three trips with Amy as our advisor and each has been organized and well thought out. Everything is thought of. We will be back!

Italy and Switzerland

By: VB

Reviewed on: 24 Aug 2017

We had an amazing trip because of Amy. Every single thing went beautifully.....three flights, three hotels, several trains and drivers, nine excursions, and all dinner reservations etc were planned perfectly. We did not have any little hiccups at all. She is a delight to work with and is responsive and action oriented and has great ideas....we really had a trip of a lifetime because of her!!!!!!

Great Support

By: Shartford

Reviewed on: 24 Aug 2017

She was super helpful and quick to respond to all me needs and questions. Hugely appreciate her help and would recommend her to others!

Honest Review from a Non Disney Fan

By: Not A Disney Mom

Reviewed on: 15 Sep 2017

My kids (13 & 16) had been pushing hard for a Disney Vacation. We have been before years ago and I swore I would never go back. The crowded parks, pools, lines, everything about it rubbed me the wrong way. I consulted with Amy about any sort of compromise we could come to that would give my children the "Fun Disney Experience" they were craving and allow my husband and me a relaxing, low-stress vacation... A formidable request... I'm happy to report she pulled it off in Spades - She booked us at the Four Seasons, arranged all of our park-hopper passes and stuck with me during the months prior to our stay alerting me of all the deadlines/opportunities/all that frustrating Disney stuff that has to be done in advance. The Four Seasons was the key to this successful venture - A beautiful, uncrowded and spacious resort. Kids enjoyed / We enjoyed. So many amenities. Food was incredible. Best hotel we've stayed in the U.S. Thanks to Amy, we will probably return to Disney.


By: RobinBG

Reviewed on: 25 Sep 2017

Amy did a lovely job of planning our itinary for Ireland! Her recommendations of hotels was just what we liked, and the trip itself was just right. Amy was always prompt in returning messages - reminded me of deadlines and helped me think about packing, etc. All the details were taken care of so we could enjoy our trip. AND... she made the whole process FUN!!! Thank you Amy!!

Amazing Service.....Again!

By: Jim D

Reviewed on: 24 Sep 2017

Amy is always a pleasure to work with. She is responsive, knowledgeable, thorough and always a pleasure to work with. She has an extensive understanding of the industry and always has insightful and meaningful suggestions on amazing properties and places to visit. On this particular occasion a previously planned trip had to be cancelled at the last minute due to Hurricane Irma. Within hours, Amy was able to assist us in finding a new travel destination and had made all of the necessary arrangements for what turned out to be an amazing trip to Jackson, Wyoming. I'd highly recommend anyone looking to plan a trip take advantage of Amy's extensive knowledge and superior customer service!

Perfect getaway at the Sweetest Place on Earth

By: Christa

Reviewed on: 04 Oct 2017

It is always a pleasure working with Amy, whether it be for a work or personal trip. This particular trip was both work and personal time. It was a last minute trip, and she made it happen instantly with no work on my end at all. All I had to do was call Amy and say where & when I needed to be and she took care of the rest. it doesn't get any easier. We received excellent service upon arrival at the Hershey Hotel by all of the staff. Our stay was wonderful, the lowers at the hotel were absolutely gorgeous, the hotel breakfast was delicious (and included in my package), we did some shopping (another bonus with my package) and enjoyed our stay in one of my favorite places. Thanks so much to Amy Rectenwald for her friendly and efficient service. I would highly recommend her to anyone for any type of trip, large or small, personal or business. This trip was just overnight and she made sure it was perfect.

Polar bears

By: Mry

Reviewed on: 27 Sep 2017

Amy was thorough and inventive. She planned the trip around the sights I wanted to see.

Awesome Agent

By: Bruce

Reviewed on: 09 Oct 2017

Amy is thorough, detailed and always ensures that her clients are treated well

Two Week Italian Vacation

By: Meg

Reviewed on: 25 Mar 2018

When I first reached out to Amy I sent a VERY lengthy email outlining everything that had come to mind as I started to plan our Italy trip. This was my first time out of the country, a late honeymoon of sorts, and I wanted to make sure my husband and I fit in as much as possible while sticking to our budget. I was worried Amy would see my email and run for the hills. Instead she responded and took everything we were hoping to see or do into consideration, offering her insights and guidance along the way. The trip Amy planned for us was absolutely amazing. We had the best vacation ever in Italy and felt like we were in great hands the entire time. We can't thank Amy enough for taking the time to listen to us and help us plan a trip that was exactly what we were looking for. I'll end by saying this - if Amy gives you advice, take it. We chose to do a few things differently than she advised and in hindsight realized she was totally right! We will be reaching out to her again for planning.

Fabulous advisor

By: Jo

Reviewed on: 27 Oct 2017

Amy is very detail oriented and made sure everything was planned according to our preferences.


By: Doc & Robin

Reviewed on: 30 Oct 2017

Perfect. Amy arranged things better than we could ever have done for ourselves, and asked all questions promptly and well!!

Honeymoon Review

By: Court & Mike

Reviewed on: 20 Nov 2017

Amy helped my husband Mike and I plan our honeymoon in October-November 2017 and choosing to work with her was one of the best decisions we have made! Amidst all of the wedding planning craziness, it was SO nice to have Amy on top of the honeymoon. Amy is patient, extremely responsive, kind, dedicated, knowledgeable, easy to talk to and an overall pleasure to work with. She planned for us two unforgettable weeks in Cabo San Lucas at the Resort at Pedregal and One & Only Palmilla and every single day was absolute perfection. The amenities we received through Amy/Virtuoso were great - spa credits, breakfast daily, upgrades upon arrival, etc. It was truly a stress free and enjoyable experience working with Amy and we will certainly not be planning any future travel without her! Thank you, thank you, thank you, Amy - you are the BEST in the industry! We are forever grateful for you and we will never forget our magical honeymoon. We absolutely recommend her to any and everyone!!!

Maldives/sri Lanka

By: HeatherG

Reviewed on: 03 Dec 2017

It was great working with Amy. She was very helpful and prompt with replies. She made the process very seamless. All of her recommendations were on point!

Good Job Amy!

By: JJ

Reviewed on: 29 Dec 2017

Amy - did a good job finding a trip that covered all of my requests with very little input from me which made it easy to just go away and check out. Thank you Amy

Awesome Amy

By: Bruce

Reviewed on: 04 Jan 2018

Just finished a great trip to Northstar Tahoe. Amy is awesome - super responsive, effective and ensured our stay was seamless with regards to the accommodation booking. Will be booking another trip with her today

Cancun X Mas

By: Cal

Reviewed on: 14 Jan 2018

Amy was excellent to work with. Very attentive to our needs and great communication throughout the process. Amy also had great contacts at our resort and leveraged her relationships there to secure some very nice perks for our family. Amy's recommendations to fit a nice family vacation within our budget actually exceeded our expectations.

Great fun!

By: Hottie

Reviewed on: 14 Jan 2018

Just had a ball on our excursions planned by Amy Rectenwald! She knew exactly what we would love, and made it happen! Couldn’t have been more pleased!

Such a great travel agent!

By: happy traveler

Reviewed on: 15 Jan 2018

fantastic; she was so helpful with good ideas, took initiaitive with suggesting upgrades, and it was a pleasure to work Amy.

Great travel agent

By: EdMc

Reviewed on: 21 Jan 2018

She was responsive, knowledgeable, and clear in her communications.

Iceland trip

By: Rob Schep

Reviewed on: 15 Feb 2018

Great. Amy was very helpful in planing our awesome trip to Iceland

Jamaica 2018

By: Suzanne

Reviewed on: 05 Mar 2018

Absolutely wonderful !! She offered me many, many options based on what I was looking for. Alsoways great about getting back to me to answer questions, etc.


By: judy

Reviewed on: 05 Mar 2018

the best. We all loved the trip

Great trip to Costa Rica

By: Matt C.

Reviewed on: 02 Apr 2018

Working with Amy was fantastic. She had plenty of great ideas and arranged an excellent family vacation to Costa Rica from start to finish.

Overall experience


Reviewed on: 23 Apr 2018

Amy was always very responsive when we contacted her, either by phone or email.

China trip

By: Sean

Reviewed on: 18 May 2018

Super great, Super helpful, Super responsive,...All hours!

Wonderful Trip!


Reviewed on: 16 May 2018

Amy helped us plan an amazing trip to Italy. She booked our hotels, our train tickets for traveling around the country, day trips and tours of places like Pisa and Cinque Terre, and even drivers to pick us up from and take us back to the airport. Everything was pretty smooth, and the only minor hitches were not due to anything that was Amy's doing. We loved pretty much everything about our trip, and I will definitely need Amy's services again if we ever take another big trip like this!


By: BC

Reviewed on: 28 May 2018

We’ve been using Amy’s services for some time and again just recently for a hotel stay in SF to attend a charity event. As per usually everything went seamlessly, we were booked for the club level, had beautiful amenities waiting for us and received a 4:00pm checkout Thanks Amy - you’re the best

Fantastic French Excursion!

By: Brame & Hendrix

Reviewed on: 29 May 2018

Amy is a phenomenal consultant. She takes your initial input, even if it is vague and non-specific, and turns it into a magnificent experience. We have worked with Amy on multiple trips, in multiple areas (domestic and international) and every detail is perfect. We will never take any big trips in the future without first consulting Amy!

Italy 2018

By: Mat & Kim McCabe

Reviewed on: 13 Jun 2018

Amazing!!! We talked through everything we wanted to do/see and Amy took of everything. We were traveling with 2 teenage boys and it couldn't have been easier and we loved every second of our trip! The hotels were perfect, centrally located and we even got upgraded. The transports were on time and very nice boats and vehicles took us from place to place. We loved every restaurant recommendation, the suggested tours and the private tours were perfect! We felt very special and it really was the trip of a lifetime! We can't wait to go away again and Amy will be the first person we call.

Wonderful trip!

By: Nv

Reviewed on: 25 Jun 2018

Amy was a pleasure to work with. We met with her before she began working on our trip and she encorporated as many of our wants as she could. We also received paperwork/vouchers prior to departing which were filled with great information. Every place Amy suggested and booked was amazing and I cannot say enough good things about her and the trip she planned for us!



Reviewed on: 06 Jul 2018

Amy was an absolute dream to work with. She took care of every detail for our trip. We had zero problems or worries throughout our vacation experience. I would highly recommend her services!

Another great trip!

By: Amy Spencer

Reviewed on: 06 Jul 2018

Amy does a fantastic job at coordinating our trips. She is a true professional from start to finish. Whenever possible, she adds perks. Two years ago it was a shared balcony with our friends and a private cocktail party. This year it was a free upgrade to an ocean view room. Amy always finds something amazing for us in our price range. I can't wait to start booking next year's trip!

Smooth and easy

By: G

Reviewed on: 28 Jun 2018

From the booking to receiving travel documents- everything went smooth and easy...just like a foreign vacation should be:)

Amy is the best of the best

By: Erin and Ben

Reviewed on: 22 Jul 2018

Amy is the most FANTASTIC travel agent anyone could ever hope for. My husband and i look forward to utilizing her services for all of our romantic vacays to come. So grateful to have had her help!!!

Have Amy plan your next family vacation

By: julie

Reviewed on: 25 Jul 2018

My mom wanted to take my sister, husband, and me to Europe. She had never been, and making this trip was #1 on her bucket list. She wanted me to plan it, but I was very busy and didn't know where to begin, especially given my mom's mobility issues. I called Amy for help. She listened carefully and quickly came up with a plan: a river cruise on the Rhine. It was an amazing trip! As Amy had suggested, the cruise turned out to be the perfect way for my mom to experience Europe, and she had the time of her life. Amy took care of booking with Viking, advised us on things to do, and made sure we were all set with good insurance and our travel documents. She was always available when we had questions or concerns. You should definitely let Amy plan your family's next vacation!

Mexico All Inclusive

By: JT

Reviewed on: 06 Aug 2018

Amy made a fantastic recommendation on where to stay in Mexico for an adults-only all inclusive. My only compliant was that she was not very knowledgeable about the flight arrangements. With every question I had, she would have to work with another third-party group to get answers. If I would have known that, I would have saved money, skipped working with Amy, and worked directly with the other organization (Fun Jet). Also, for the original estimate, I wish Amy would have mentioned the baggage fees, and included that in the cost. I felt like there were a few last minute, minor costs, that were just frustrating.

Portugal Family Trip

By: Kristin Norton

Reviewed on: 06 Aug 2018

I love working with Amy! She makes it easy, and I appreciate that she doesn't mind a lot of back-and-forth via email. She's also great at taking into account the ages and interests of each member of our family and tailoring her suggestions appropriately.

Triple Creek Ranch Honeymoon

By: Elizabeth

Reviewed on: 06 Aug 2018

From start to finish, Amy was wonderful! She had so many wonderful trip ideas and opened our eyes to all the possibilities. She handled our flight, resort reservation, and transportation. Every aspect was considered and we set off on our trip with no concerns knowing Amy had taken care of every detail! We are so excited to book our next trip with Amy!

European vacation

By: Sparkle

Reviewed on: 18 Aug 2018

Amy was great in every way. She was always open to new suggestions and was willing to change parts of our itinerary at a days notice. It was a pleasure working with her and I can't wait to contact her for my next trip.


By: Julie

Reviewed on: 14 Aug 2018

She was the best. Friendly, and fun to work with.

Great trip

By: NJfamily

Reviewed on: 19 Aug 2018

Amy was easy to work with and had great pointers about how to think about our trip. She set up the trip in a way where we could hit all of the points of interest and still had some relaxing downtime in between.


By: Casey

Reviewed on: 23 Aug 2018

Amy was amazing from beginning to end!


By: Grandma

Reviewed on: 13 Sep 2018

Absolutely excellent!

Viking Cruise of scandinavia

By: Scubanellie

Reviewed on: 28 Sep 2018

Very good, she was promptly responsive.

Fabulous honeymoon in Italy!

By: Casey

Reviewed on: 29 Oct 2018

Amy was absolutely fantastic from start to finish!! My husband and I didn't have one specific honeymoon destination in mind- we had about 10! Amy helped us narrow our destination down based on which country was best suitable for our wants and desires. We decided on Italy, for obvious reasons. It's romantic, has so much history, and the main reason- pasta and wine! It was beyond anything we could have ever imagined! Besides the food, wine, and history, Amy's travel arrangements and prearranged tours made our honeymoon completely wonderful and stress free. Our hotels were in the center of the cities (meaning we could walk everywhere), our tours had great guides and were so informative, and we traveled from city to city with ease. I could go on and on, but one of the most important things we learned from our trip is that we will never travel again without going through Amy!

Fabulous!! I would always recommend

By: Pattyjanicki

Reviewed on: 07 Oct 2018

She is fabulous!

Amazing trip to the Mediterranean

By: Meredith

Reviewed on: 30 Sep 2018

Just back from a fabulous trip to Greece & Croatia, and I can't thank Amy enough for all of her planning. On top of the cruise itself, she booked our hotels, restaurants and excursions...all of which were absolutely perfect. Amy is so easy to work with and incredibly organized. She goes above and beyond to ensure your trip is amazing. We loved the SeaDream (her recommendation) and will definitely be back again.

My trip to Italy

By: Russ

Reviewed on: 01 Oct 2018

Third trip to Italy with Amy handling our itinerary, and as always a wonderful experience.

Business & personal trips

By: Christa

Reviewed on: 07 Oct 2018

Working with Amy is wonderful and so easy. Whether it’s when I need help planning a trip for a large group, planning a weekend get away or just an overnight stay for a work conference. I know I can call her or email her and get a quick response. I know she’ll get me the best deal which will include Largay perks. I highly recommend Amy to my friends & business colleagues for any trip, large or small and business or pleasure.

Amazing Weekend at Glendorn

By: Neil

Reviewed on: 16 Oct 2018

Our trip to Glendorn following our wedding was incredible, largely because of Amy's advice and the special touches that truly made our weekend amazing. From helping us select a room, to arranging the perfect activities, to special surprises throughout our stay - Amy's help was invaluable. We've already started planning a number of other trips with Amy and are lucky to call her a friend now, as well!

AMY is the best agent EVER!

By: jamaicanmefifty

Reviewed on: 02 Nov 2018

This is my 3rd vacation booked by Amy; a getaway for me and my bff's to Jamaica to celebrate my 50th birthday. 5 out of 5 stars as always! She thinks of everything and had us all completely prepared and taken care of (no small task as we all traveled from different cities). Flights, transfers, rooms, everything, all perfectly organized for each traveler. Working with her is No Stress and Perfect Execution - Thanks Amy - can't wait for my next vacay!!

Polar Bears in Churchill

By: Mary

Reviewed on: 21 Nov 2018

Very easy and professional. She handled all the details.

Nat Hab Polar Bear Adventure

By: Deb

Reviewed on: 30 Nov 2018

Amy was very easy to work with. Always ready to get answers to any questions. She also gave us information from other people that had taken the same trip.

Rome 2018

By: Meg

Reviewed on: 08 Dec 2018

Wonderful! I was a bit overwhelmed with planning a "once in a lifetime" trip. Amy listened to what I wanted and with her experience & expertise she was able to make suggestions to not only meet our needs but create an amazing trip and experience! She took care of every detail and all we had to do was enjoy!

Awesome Experience

By: Shoegal

Reviewed on: 09 Jan 2019

She was very patient and would listen to what i was looking for to make MY vacation MINE and not hers. She was open to feedback and wasn't just doing the same "old cookie cutter" packages. Highly recommend Amy to anyone.

Incredible family vacation

By: Neil

Reviewed on: 11 Jan 2019

We were incredibly fortunate to work with Amy in planning our family vacation over the holidays. With a multi-generational family of 10 (ages 2 to mid-60s), finding a location that fit our interests and budget is never easy. Amy quickly helped us find the perfect villa to rent and ensured that we had everything we needed before and during our stay. No detail was too small for Amy's attention, and her engagement allowed us to truly relax and enjoy out week away. Thank you!

Best TA ever!!!!


Reviewed on: 27 Jan 2019

Amy took care of everything and everyone beautifully, timely and professionally.

Goddess Reunion

By: Goddess

Reviewed on: 28 Jan 2019

Amy coordinated 30 women to a trip of lifetime in Cabo San Lucas. She answered all of our questions with ease and grace! We will definitely use her again as she made our trip snd all of its many details, seamless!!

Highly recommend

By: Marse

Reviewed on: 04 Feb 2019

Amy was great to work with. I'd use her again for sure!

For Amy Rectenwald

By: Sally

Reviewed on: 15 Feb 2019

Excellent, she always responded in a timely matter and seemed to understand and handled any concerns that i had.


By: Gina

Reviewed on: 22 Jan 2019

Amy planned a trip for a group of women of about 30 to Cabo, Mexico. It was a special trip and Amy was so accommodating to all. What a wonderful person, she was very calm, accommodated each and every request to the best of her ability and was so easy going throughout the whole process. Amy communicated with our group every step of the way. She left no stone unturned. I have truly enjoyed our experience in Mexico. The resort was beautiful! I have recommended everyone I know to use her and I will definitely be using Amy in the future!

She is a silent but loud partner

By: Claudette

Reviewed on: 27 Jan 2019

I felt taking care With her negotiating with the resort


By: Deb

Reviewed on: 28 Jan 2019

Thanks it was easy, friendly and a pleasure, she helped with all my needs.

Superb service

By: Christalee

Reviewed on: 15 Feb 2019

Amy Rectenwald is always a pleasure to work with. I’ve booked local hotel stays, weekend getaways & several group travel trips like this past week. From start to finish, she was great! She found the best, most economical resorts which we were looking for & helped us book our travel. Some people wanted a shorter stay & she accommodated them. A few people booked last minute & she got them a great deal to join our original group. I would highly recommend Amy for any travel plans, big or small. Please Go Away & let her help you! ✈️🌴☀️🛥

Punta Cana

By: Lace

Reviewed on: 20 Feb 2019

Awesome. She planned us the best trip and I would definitely use her again

First International Beach Vacation

By: Beachbum80

Reviewed on: 20 Feb 2019

Amy did an amazing job planning our trip to Breathless Punta Cana. My husband and I have never used a travel agent before, but since there were 10 of us traveling together, a member of our group reached out to Amy. It was nice to have someone do all of the planning and handle the details, so none of had to. She did a great job at checking in every so often just to keep us updated, and when our travel date finally arrived and we made it to the resort, we were pleasantly surprised to find out that our group had been upgraded to VIP/Exhale. This topped the cake and made our vacation one we’ll never forget. For anyone planning a large group trip or family vacation, I would highly recommend Amy at Largay. She did not disappoint!

Punta Cana

By: Chelby

Reviewed on: 20 Feb 2019

Amy did a wonderful job planning our vacation for our group of 10 friends. We stayed at Breathless Punta Cana for 5 nights. Everyone had a fabulous time and we were all very glad we booked with Amy. It took all the stress of planning away and made it a very relaxing vacation. We will definitely book with her again.

Breathless, Punta Cana

By: MainStreet

Reviewed on: 20 Feb 2019

It was fantastic! She was helpful, organized, and made sure our trip was one to remember. We are so glad we went through Amy. I would highly recommend her to every traveler.

Personal service

By: Josperry

Reviewed on: 02 Mar 2019

Amy is wonderful. We send her challenges and she is always quick to respond and often is up to the challenge.


By: JB

Reviewed on: 02 Apr 2019

Easy! Great hotel recommendation. Thank you!!

Excellent Service!

By: Liz

Reviewed on: 01 Apr 2019

Amy is amazing- she was so easy to work with and made suggestions for our trip that we would not have considered. She saved us money by having us travel to another airport to fly abroad and set up a "pie in the sky" itinerary with the idea that we could use what applied to us. We loved working with her and were so appreciative of the time she put into our trip.

Punta Cana

By: Laurie

Reviewed on: 18 Apr 2019

She was very patient with us! We had a large group who was very hard to please. Her recommendations we very helpful. Everything went better than expected.

Zoetry, Montego Bay, Jamaica

By: Frank M

Reviewed on: 22 Apr 2019

Amy is the best. Trip was seamless and super relaxing!

Working with Amy Rectenwald, you will have access to:

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  • - An experienced travel guide whom you can rely on before, during, and after the trip
  • - Exclusive luxury resorts and properties
  • - Once in a lifetime experiences

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