Lori Thornton 

Sonoma, CA United States
An independent affiliate of Travelwize
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Travel Specialties
Interests
  • Beach & Sun
  • Family Travel
  • Food & Wine
  • Honeymoons
  • Ocean Cruising


Destinations
  • Austria
  • Costa Rica
  • Croatia
  • Fiji
  • United States - Hawaii
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Selling Travel Since
1982
Languages
  • English

My Background

Travel is my passion! I have worked as a travel advisor for over 30 years. I live in Northern California, just a short drive from San Francisco, wine country, beaches, the redwoods and count many of our local Marin and Sonoma County farmers and chefs as my friends.

My particular specialties are group travel (family reunions, destination weddings, groups of friends), family vacations, food and wine tours anywhere in the world, and adventure travel. However, I can easily help you with a weekend getaway just as well!!

I am dedicated to making your travel dreams come true! I would be happy to meet you wither in person or by phone. I welcome new clients and referrals. Looking forward to working with you!

Places I Have Traveled


Memberships 

Virtuoso Alliances
  • Priority Travel Specialist
  • Saveur Advisory Board
  • Vancouver Specialist

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Lori cares

By: Aisling


Reviewed on: 11 Nov 2015

Lori contacted me from mywedding.com. Over the course of several weeks, she helped us tailor our Hawaii honeymoon trip carefully. We had multiple changes to the hotels. It was a complicated decision-making process as we had limited days, a budget and strong preferences. Lori made very good recommendations on the hotels. She is knowledgeable and patient, never had slightest complain to our requests for changes. She gave us multiple options on hotels on each island. Lori is also responsible. After the itinerary was set, Lori contacted us and advised us the construction notice from one of the hotels and offered to find alternatives. She also listened to her daughter's own experience on one of the hotel in Kauai and advised us to change hotel. The trip turned out great. Lori prepared us champagne in the hotel and gave us chocolate-dipped strawberry at the end of the trip. That was a very nice touch to our honeymoon. I'd recommend her (but not Classic Vacation).

Excellent and knowledgeable

By: Ginger Nana


Reviewed on: 31 Jan 2016

Lori was a delight to work with. She answered every single concern/question we had in a timely manner and was a delight to work with. She went above and beyond in finding good deals for our two-week Maui vacation, for which we were grateful. We look forward to working with Lori many times in the future!

Easy Caribbean Getaway

By: AT


Reviewed on: 21 Feb 2016

I have lost track of how many trips I have collaborated on w/Lori--this last minute Caribbean getaway was another success. Lori took care of getting best price airfare when I could not, got a great place in Antigua--all inclusive St James Club, and secured a reservation at Round Hill Resort in Montego Bay Jamaica as well as airport/hotel transfers. Lori also gave me great advice when I discovered an opportunity to celebrate Bob Marley's birthday in Kingston, Jamaica. Did a quick change so I could land in Kingston instead of Montego Bay; I was able to head straight to the reggae jam session (Skip Marley, Bob's grandson was finale performer) after hotel check-in. Lori stayed flexible with me and got me a seat on the Knutsford express from Kingston to Montego Bay. It was a really nice comfortable ride with scenic views of the countryside & mountains. We made a few stops along the way and they even played a movie on board--best of all it was only $22--great value!

The Best in the Business!

By: Petaluma Traveler


Reviewed on: 07 Jul 2016

No matter where in the world you want to go, Lori is the person to arrange it. She has booked all of our cruises and Hawaiian vacations without a hitch. We just got back from a 10-day cruise to Alaska. She walked us through the reimbursement process when we once had to use the medical clinic onboard ship. She has traveled herself and has many first-hand recommendations to share. Save your own time and let Lori Thornton at Travelwize book your trip!

Great Experience!

By: Leo P


Reviewed on: 18 Aug 2017

Lori was awesome to work with and laid out our options so that it was easy for us to choose from and got us a great deal that kickstarted on memorable vacation. Could not recommend Lori enough, and will be reaching out for future vacations too.

Bora Travelling

By: Bora traveller


Reviewed on: 26 Aug 2017

All items were taken care of, and she thought of everything!

Above and Beyond

By: Tucker Group


Reviewed on: 14 Sep 2017

Lori was with us every step of the way planning our Mexico trip for 13 people. She was always quick to respond, patient while dealing with 13 different people and accommodating in every way possible. We starting planning our Mexico trip 12 months before we actually went on vacation. Lori was always so knowledgeable and able to give her advise and expertise during all decisions making details. I would HIGHLY recommend Lori and her services and will be using her again and again for all group trips we plan on taking in the future. THANK YOU LORI FOR EVERYTHING!!!

Bora Bora Honeymoon

By: JCJC


Reviewed on: 18 Oct 2017

Lori was a pleasure to work with, and the entire trip went so smoothly. we will definitely use her again! Thank you Lori.

Crusie

By: Ang


Reviewed on: 23 Oct 2017

Lori was great! She walked me through with advice and my questions before the trip! Thank you, Lori!

Vacation

By: Suz


Reviewed on: 15 Oct 2017

She was very helpful contacting the airlines, car rental, and hotel. She responded to emails and phone calls in a timely manner. The trip went smoothly and was lovely.

My Favorite Agent

By: Chuck Reeves


Reviewed on: 15 Dec 2017

I’ve worked with Lori for all my travel needs for more than 15 years. She goes beyond the basics of booking my trips by continually checking to make sure I have the most up to date information.

Anniversary Trip to Australia and New Zealand

By: Nancy Reeves


Reviewed on: 23 Feb 2018

Lori is a great advisor to work with. She has traveled herself and knows little ins-and-outs to make your trip an even better experience. I've worked with her for many years and have always had great service. The last trip she booked for us was a cruise to New Zealand, with a few days before spent in Melbourne. She got us a great airfare in First Class from LAX to MEL!

Working with Lori Thornton, 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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