Michelle Ellis 

Cincinnati, OH United States
Travel Specialties
  • Adventure
  • Family Travel
  • Independent Tours
  • Ocean Cruising
  • River Cruising

  • United States - All
  • Australia
  • Canada
  • New Zealand
  • Sweden
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Selling Travel Since
  • English

My Background

I have been an avid traveler since childhood. I planned my first trip a vacation to Walt Disney World at age 9 (flights, to hotel, meals and even our route through the park). I was then given the opportunity at the age of 11 to route our family’s trip through Great Britain which I did by way of the most castles possible. Throughout my life I have been fortunate enough to continue to travel extensively to places as popular as London and Paris but also as remote as Papua New Guinea and Anker Wat. I have also been able to live in Norway and Costa Rica.

I have traveled to 6 of the 7 continents and over 35 countries. I am always looking for somewhere new and different to visit and when there planning out the best way to see the sites, immerse myself in the culture, find great shopping and most of all find great meals. All of this has given be a great deal of insight into other cultures and made me quite comfortable travelling the world.

I am excited to do this for you!

Places I Have Traveled

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Competent, friendly and delivers

By: jr

Reviewed on: 30 Jun 2015

We were very pleased with the service we got from Michelle Ellis. Everything on the trip was perfect and we are now working with her on future trips. She has great ideas and always seeks to find the best (not necessarily) the cheapest...but the best accommodations and flights at the most reasonable rates...very often better than we could get ourselves.

Fabluous, expert, and friendly! An invaluable asset!

By: RB

Reviewed on: 09 Sep 2015

Michelle was fabulous to work with. She helped planned an amazing vacation by recommending wonderful hotels, tours, and must see points of interest. She found hotel specials and incentives that I could not find on my own, resulting in substantial cost savings! Because of Michelle and Provident Travel, we received an amazing room upgrade in Venice! :) We will be using Michelle for future trips. Thanks Michelle!

terrific trip to Galapagos

By: jr

Reviewed on: 17 Oct 2016

michelle planned a trip to the galapagos for 3 generations and it was terrific...the tour was able to accommodate the needs from age 10 to age 75 and make it a very very special trip for our family. WE could not have planned by ourselves nearly as well and as reasonably priced. She is a keeper and we look forward to planning our next trip with her.

Great recommendations!

By: Will

Reviewed on: 24 Oct 2015

Michelle recently helped my wife and I plan a getaway. She understood exactly what we wanted, and made recommendations that we had not thought of. We took her advice, and vacationed in Naples for the first time. Her suggestions were spot on! We had one of the most relaxing and fun weeks of our lives, and never would have heard of the La Playa Resort in Naples if not for Michelle's expertise. We will definitely be returning and using Michelle as our travel agent in the future!

Fantastic, friendly and expert planner

By: Jill

Reviewed on: 16 Nov 2015

Michelle did a fantastic job planning our Disney vacation. She is an expert! She scheduled our fast passes and sit down meals at all the right times and places. She went the extra mile sending additional emails about all the different parks and their attractions. Because of her knowledge, we were able to navigate the parks with ease. Her input was instrumental in creating a Magical Disney Experience. I give Michelle a 10 out of 10.


By: JR

Reviewed on: 14 Jan 2016



By: Peachy

Reviewed on: 04 Jan 2016

The hotels were fine (some were great) and the excursions were interesting. We like 3-4 days in major cities, then it's time to move on. So we had too much time in some cities and not enough in others. Plane trips were scheduled well except for the return from Hawaii. We got off the cruise ship at 8:45 am and our flight didn't leave until after 9 pm. So we spent the day in the airport -- because we had rolling carry-on luggage that we were unwilling to drag around while sight seeing. So we would have liked to have left by 11 am or noon. Twelve hours chilling in an airport while flights are leaving for our destination (change fee--$400 each!) was a very long time--before taking a red eye. The red eye was probably cheaper, but probably not worth it. Recommendation: This survey would give you better feedback if it asked actual questions--what worked, what didn't, what we'd recommend, what we wouldn't.

Expert and friendly

By: Rb

Reviewed on: 15 Feb 2016

Michelle helped us plan another wonderful trip. Her suggestions for excursions were spot on. Thanks Michelle!

Most wonderful resort in Florida

By: My2Boys

Reviewed on: 03 Jan 2016

The Fountainebleau on South Miami Beach is the most kid friendly resort we've found in Florida. While pricey, the 8 or 9 pools, the food options, the service, all top notch. And Michelle helped us save a bunch of money on the reservation. Our only knock this trip was the upkeep of the room we had. I will say for future winter travelers, the resort gets it's busiest (staff stretched very thin) from a day or two after Christmas through New Years. Overall an incredible resort. And for those unfamiliar with the area, Lincold Road Mall, is a great place for outdoor shopping and restaurants. Kids loved it !

She knows what she's doing!

By: shana722

Reviewed on: 28 Mar 2016

Michelle planned a trip for my family and myself to Montego Bay, Jamaica. Every single one of us (7 people total) were thrilled with the trip, start to finish. Every element was perfectly planned. The flights, the travel to the resort, the actual resort rooms, the beaches and the restaurants all were fabulous. We cannot wait to plan another trip with Michelle…we've actually begun planning it already!!!

Great job of helping find right trip

By: Jr75

Reviewed on: 10 Apr 2016

Celebrated my 75 birthday on big band transatlantic crystal cruise. It was outstanding Michelle got the perfect room, onboard credit and we loved every minute. Can't wait to schedule next trip

Great Source of Ideas and Recommendations

By: Jill

Reviewed on: 20 May 2016

We worked with Michelle to plan and book a trip to Costa Rica. Michelle worked with us to get us a trip that was amazing. Michelle helped us through the confusion of us deciding what we wanted and through the multitude of different options of things to do and places to stay. Definitely a great experience. Thanks Michelle

Simply the Best!

By: Bob&Sharon

Reviewed on: 02 Jun 2016

Michelle is concerned about the details that never occur to a traveler in advance. That is what makes her special. She organized our transportation throughout Europe (over a dozen stops). The bottom line is that we ended up with the best way (flying or train) to conveniently get from one city to the next at great prices. She also found great fares and routes from the US to our initial city (Venice) and our return flight from Paris. She saved us dozens of hours of having to do this ourselves and I'm sure we wouldn't have traveled as conveniently and cheaply.

Great trip & wonderful tips!

By: MontgomeryT

Reviewed on: 11 Jul 2016

Michelle helped us plan a very last minute summer trip to Disney & Universal. Her level of expertise helped us to take full advantage of both Disney & Universal's resorts & parks, with access to benefits that made a super busy time to visit not feel so crowded! She also was a great resource to help us assess the trade-offs in price vs benefits, so that our money was not wasted!

Success in DisneyWorld!

By: shanabecca

Reviewed on: 23 Jun 2016

Michelle planned a fabulous trip for my in-laws, my husband, our daughters and myself. We spent 4 amazing days at DisneyWorld and loved our stay at the Grand Floridian. Michelle helped me choose restaurants, fast passes, and every other overwhelming choice I had to make in the process of planning this trip! We loved every minute of it and I won't plan another trip ever without the help of Michelle!! She's already working on our next vacation planned for January! Thank you, Michelle!

Great Stay

By: Wahoorad

Reviewed on: 26 Aug 2016

Michelle was able to arrange a short (3 night stay) to the Ritz Carlton Montreal and a walking food tour. The hotel was fantastic and the virtuoso benefits (included breakfast buffet, $100 USD credit, and room upgrade) were a good value. In particular, Michelle was able to work with the hotel to merge a points stay with virtuoso stay guaranteeing that we would be in the same room for the whole stay and with an upgrade to boot. I hope to use her for upcoming family vacations as well.

Getting to paradise without a worry....

By: Lilly & John

Reviewed on: 23 Sep 2016

Michelle planned our full week's itinerary in Costa Rica. The accommodations all 5-star. The transfers all on time and superb quality with very experienced and informative drivers. Our week in paradise was made that much better by not having to worry about a thing! If you are looking for hassle-free, no-worry trips, Michelle is the travel advisor for you!

Fun, detail oriented, and knowledgeable


Reviewed on: 07 Oct 2016

What wonderful experiences Michelle has planned for us. Her knowledge, attention to detail and cost savings along the way have made her our go to travel advisor. And the bonus is we enjoy doing business with wonderful people, which she is ! Thank you for all your help !


By: Erin104

Reviewed on: 03 Jan 2017

Great relaxing wonderful trip to Miami- south beach The Ritz- everything was perfect from the room to the pool to the beach We will definitely be going back Michelle did a fabulous job planning and organizing for us down to the last detail and with my many questions- We will definitely have her plan our next get-away

The Quintessential Travel Advisor

By: BuddyG

Reviewed on: 05 Jan 2017

What a terrific winter break was planned by the most thorough and conscientious travel professional. Everything was planned and executed perfectly. Thank you Michelle !!

Michelle is awesome!

By: Sunshine

Reviewed on: 22 Feb 2017

She was fabulous!

made life much easier

By: jr

Reviewed on: 19 Apr 2017

Michelle got us European rail tickets and made our life much easier in our travels. much appreciated and valued


By: Robbie

Reviewed on: 29 Oct 2017

Michelle was amazing. Very easy to work with. Listened to what we wanted to experience and what our budget was. She knocked it lit of the park!

New Zealand and Australia

By: Nat

Reviewed on: 04 Dec 2017

Michelle was very to work with and was incredibly responsive to all of our questions and requests. I would highly recommend her to anyone!

Michelle Ellis was great to work with

By: Munich Group

Reviewed on: 16 Jan 2018

She was thorough, asked good questions to understand our needs and adapted with our changes. Loved working with her.

Dreams Tulum

By: Hailee

Reviewed on: 21 Jan 2018

She found us a vacation that was perfect at a good price and took care of all the details


By: donna

Reviewed on: 11 May 2018

She was thorough, dress all our special needs and responded in a timely manner to calls and e-mails

Experienced and responsive

By: KY Critic

Reviewed on: 10 May 2018

Michelle was fantastic! This was a low-dollar cruise but she treated us as if we were going around the world.

Regent Mediterranean cruise

By: jan

Reviewed on: 18 Jun 2018

She's very knowledgeable and was a great help in planning our trip. Also, she's easy to work with and detail oriented.

Alaska Cruise

By: Catherine

Reviewed on: 16 Aug 2018

Myself, my daughter and son. She gave good advice as to family friendly cruises. Answered all questions in a timely manor. Very patient with us as we reviewed possibilities for traveling. Gave good information.
Not Recommended


By: samson

Reviewed on: 29 Oct 2018

She was pleasant but did not write down excursions causing some anxiety as to who was doing what and when. There were four of us on this trip. My son and his wife felt that Michelle was not listening to what they wanted to do in Italy. The plane reservations were excellent as well as the hotel reservations. There was some last minute issues with transfers from Sorrento to the airport. In the end it all worked out. Not getting itemized billing up front caused us to make some expensive decisions we may not have made if we knew the cost up front.
Not Recommended

Poor Customer Service

By: Niki

Reviewed on: 04 Feb 2019

Over the year that I worked with Michelle, she was very hard to contact. She took several days to respond to emails and phone calls on multiple occasions. She also gave me incorrect information regarding room upgrades for our cruise. She told me to contact the cruise line directly for special offer room upgrades. When I contacted the cruise line, they told me that I needed to contact my travel agent. There was a lot of back and forth and not a lot of help.


By: Hailee

Reviewed on: 17 Mar 2019

It was so easy working with Michelle!

Thumbs UP

By: Carla

Reviewed on: 30 Mar 2019

Michelle handled our trip beautifully and took care of every detail. She even talked us through getting expired passports for our kids renewed in time for our trip, all the while keeping me calm! I wold definitely use her again.

New Zealand / Australia Cruise

By: Pam G

Reviewed on: 29 Apr 2019

Michelle did an outstanding job helping us select a cruise line, shore excursions, and pre/post cruise hotels, tours and transportation. Michelle was knowledgeable and her follow through was excellent. She anticipated everything. The more personalized shore excursions she suggested were superior to the excursions we chose through the cruise line. We would highly recommend Michelle to anyone looking for a travel advisor.

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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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