Gary Teeter 

Houston, TX United States
Travel Specialties
  • Culture, History & Arts
  • Escorted Tours
  • LGBTQ Travel
  • Ocean Cruising

  • New Zealand
  • Iceland
Selling Travel Since
  • English

My Background

Growing up in West Texas didn’t offer many opportunities to travel. However, at 18 I left for a 6 week youth exchange in Sweden. Travelling across Scandinavia, I even visited the Arctic in Finland. It included a week on Malta in the Mediterranean. During college, I did a free-lance European tour on a train pass across Europe. As a HS teacher, I was selected to lead students to the Soviet Union for 6 weeks, seeing sights like Moscow & St. Petersburg. I also hosted a 2 week Western European tour for students, stopping at the traditional locations.

I enjoy the big ships, and have sailed to both the Eastern and Western Caribbean. A recent trip led me to the UK for a 2 week cruise in the British Isles, Northern France, and Guernsey. I recently sailed the Hawaiian Islands for a week. I also love domestic travel. I have spent time in cities & towns from Maine to San Diego, and Seattle to Florida.

I am enjoying my newest career helping people enjoy the same pleasures I have experienced. Life is short, so give me a call!

Places I Have Traveled

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First Class Service

By: Rosa

Reviewed on: 25 Jan 2016

Great service! I literally had one day to plan a vacation. Called Rosie. I wanted first class, non-stop air travel and a oceanfront hotel room with a balcony. For six nights. No particular destination. Just a quick get away. She and Gary were able to meet all my needs. By the end of the day they had planned the perfect vacation to Cancun Ritz Carlton. What I also appreciated is that they kept me informed throughout the whole process. I never felt my request was on the back burner. Many thanks.

Trip to Tahiti

By: butch

Reviewed on: 11 May 2016

The trip to Tahiti was planned to the tee. Everything went off exactly as Gary had planned. I could not have been more pleased . I will certainly recommend Vanguard Travel and Gary to my friends. This was truly the trip of our dreams.

Gave date, ship..He did the rest On the ball.

By: Gramy

Reviewed on: 14 Oct 2016

Gary handled every detail in an excellent manner. Our sailing packets were delivered at our convenience and the contents were ready to use at home and at the terminal. Will do it again, I'm sure.

Honeymoon Planning

By: Annie Maxey

Reviewed on: 09 Feb 2017

Choosing to work with a travel agent to plan our honeymoon was one of the best decisions we made during the wedding planning process. Gary took all of the stress out of vacation planning and took a huge weight off of our shoulders- we couldn't be more grateful!

Fantastic cruise!

By: RonBaker

Reviewed on: 25 Mar 2017

Gary was easy to work with and very personable. He arranged some great excursions for me as well. Gary took the time to make sure that every question I had was answered. Very nice. Everything was so carefree and well-planned down to the last detail. The whole experience was fabulous! Gary even sent chocolate covered strawberries to the room as a very unexpected welcome aboard gift. I cannot possibly rate him highly enough! He was a 10+.

Anniversary trip

By: Vredevelt

Reviewed on: 20 Apr 2017

Gary was professional, responsive and nice. He answered all questions, dealt with all the details, made fantastic recommendations. When there appeared to be an issue with one of our tours he was on the phone and email with them late at night since it was overseas trip to sort it out. Our trip was memorable and Gary made it worry free. Everything was perfect. Can't imagine going back to booking a trip on our own ever again, stress free planning from now on!!

Gary Teeter came through

By: Happy treveler

Reviewed on: 11 May 2017

He was very thorough and polite. It was obvious he knows the business, and enjoys making his clients happy. Thanks Gary, I will definitely be using you again.

Makes traveling easy!

By: Ron

Reviewed on: 11 May 2017

Gary was super...he made sure every step of the trip was well-planned and smooth.

Peabody Hotel

By: Buddy

Reviewed on: 01 Jul 2017

Gary was very helpful in stetting transportation from the airport to the hotel. Everything was just as Gary said it would be. The Peabody is a great old hotel with a very rich tradition of service. The food in the restaurants was great. My only complaint about the hotel is it is not very ADA friendly. The restaurants where only accessible by stairs.

Makes the impossible, POSSIBLE!

By: jwlane

Reviewed on: 22 Jul 2017

As our visit to Paris approached, my failure to prepurchase tickets almost certainly would prevent us from summiting the Eiffel Tower. After hearing of our dilemma on Facebook, Gary did a little searching, and VOILE! We had tickets for our desired time and date. Thanks Gary, for creating one of our most exciting moments in Paris!

Fantastic Trip

By: westymtnman

Reviewed on: 26 Aug 2017

He was very easy to work with and found us a cruise to two places we wanted to go. One of which, Cuba, we never thought we would get to. Great travel agent, we will use him again!

Gary Teeter

By: PG

Reviewed on: 29 Aug 2017

Excellent! I even called him from my destination and he helped !

Thank you Rosie, and Nataya our Trip Advisors!

By: Cynthia Golden, St. Louis, MO

Reviewed on: 25 Oct 2017

One again, Vanguard Travel crossed every t, and dotted every i!! As the St Louis trip coordinator for our group of 39 from both St.Louis, MO and Houston,Texas I cannot compliment highly enough the perfect job, both Rosie and, Nataya did to ensure our entire trip was planned perfectly; from airline to airport pick-up to Hotel drop off hotel stay, and pick up and travel to the Smithsonian Museum of African American History and Culture. Whether we travel to Europe or within the United States Vanguard travel has never failed us over the many, many years thank you for being the very best!!

Cuba cruise

By: Jenny

Reviewed on: 07 Aug 2018

It has been great working with Gary, he has been in constant contact. Gary let us know when flights were available. Keeps us apprised of cruise specials and sends reminders for when payment is due. Love working with him.

Great travel advisor

By: Ron

Reviewed on: 16 Aug 2018

This is the second cruise Gary has planned for me. He is very personable and easy to talk with...a real pleasure working with him on the planning of the cruise! I mentioned my desire to take this cruise to him when we were planning last spring's Caribbean cruise...and he remembered!!! Such a great person!

Havana cruise

By: dee

Reviewed on: 11 Sep 2018

Gary has helped us through each step of the process in getting ready for this cruise. My sister is traveling with me and has never been out of the country, so we are both excited for her to have this opportunity! We are very happy that Gary thought to invite us on this cruise.

Travel Agent

By: Ringo

Reviewed on: 14 Aug 2018

Gary is very knowledgeable and helpful. He made the whole experience easy and pleasant for me.

Great service

By: Lorrie

Reviewed on: 13 Aug 2018

It was easy working with Gary. He had some great suggestions for our trip. He took the time to look for additional benefits for my husband and I to help us enjoy our stay.

Special travel agent

By: Till

Reviewed on: 03 Nov 2018

It was great!! Gary set almost everything up, making special arrangements for a trip after the cruise to get elsewhere.. Also did most of our air travel arrangements. He kept me posted frequently as to charges, arrangements made, etc. He's a delight to work with as he is very thoughtful of others wishes and all. I would definitely recommend him to others.

agent review

By: oppie

Reviewed on: 01 Dec 2018

easy accommodating

Fantastic travel experience!

By: Ron B

Reviewed on: 30 Nov 2018

Gary was great at providing me with all the information and guidance I needed to make the cruise to Cuba a wonderful, once-in-a-lifetime experience! He was part of the group traveling to Cuba and welcomed us aboard with a social hour where we met others in our group and chatted for an hour or so. Wonderful time spent with him and the rest of the group traveling to Cuba. The excursion he planned for us was tops! I enjoyed every minute of the cruise experience and can hardly wait for the next voyage! Gary is the best!

Cuba 2018

By: Lucy

Reviewed on: 01 Dec 2018

Fabulous working with Gary. Patient, kind, friendly. Answered all questions promptly or as soon as he could. I’ll use him as my agent whenever I can!

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