Kim Rickels 

Scottsdale, AZ United States
Black Label Travel, an independent affiliate of Montecito Village Travel
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Travel Specialties
  • Adventure
  • Safari
  • Spa Vacations
  • River Cruising
  • Entertainment

  • Japan
  • New Zealand
  • Australia
  • Ireland
  • Switzerland
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Selling Travel Since
  • English

My Background

Combining my years of corporate experience along with my passion and experience for travel and the arts enables me to create truly unique and exceptional experiences, making your travel dreams come true!

I lived abroad for many years working as an actress/singer in Japan, Southeast Asia and Europe. Through it all, I traveled. I worked to travel. Always looking for the world’s most unique, interesting and exciting experiences, I like to say “I’m a child of the world.” I joined Virtuoso Corporate in 2014 and learned from the inside the value of being a Virtuoso Member. In 2015, I decided to share my passion by becoming an advisor.

I love all kinds of travel, but especially adventure, wellness/spa, eco-tourism, voluntourism and river cruises. Our most precious commodity – leisure time. Use it wisely and your horizons will blossom, your world will expand, and your heart will sing. I look forward to creating your next once-in-a lifetime experience!

Places I Have Traveled

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Great service

By: El Hefe

Reviewed on: 06 Jan 2017

Just a note about my experience with Black Label Travel. I met with Kim about my travel ideas, and we came up with a great vacation plan for my current situation. Had a wonderful time and everything was well setup. I only had to get to the airport. Was overjoyed to find a framed picture of my dog in the room when I arrived. Kim will be used for my travel needs in the future.

Amazing Trip

By: Dwinard

Reviewed on: 24 Jul 2017

Kim did an amazing job researching different options tailored to our families needs for Hawaiian vacation. We couldn't have been happier! Her reccomendations were fantastic and she took care of every detail of our trip. Thank you so much Kim for creating such a fanatatic experince and great memories.

Cuba trip Dec. 2017

By: David Cocke

Reviewed on: 11 Jan 2018

Great! She worked hard to really listen to what we wanted and was very pro-active!

Kim Rickels is my awesome advisor

By: Tony

Reviewed on: 25 Apr 2018

Kim is amazing After we discussed my travel goals she coordinated my entire trip I didn't have to lift a single finger. She handled every detail right down to the cookies and milk awaiting me in my room upon arrival !! The hotel accomdatuins exceeded my expectations and the staff treated me like royalty. Kim checked with me throughout the trip to ensure I was receiving the very best service possible. I would highly recommend Kim Rickels to anyone planning to travel if they are looking for the ultimate in luxury, convenience and service.

So helpful to have Kim Arrange our Cruise

By: Lia & Will

Reviewed on: 14 Aug 2018

Kim went so far above and beyond to help us with our Alaskan Cruise. She made us excursion and dinner reservations based on things she knew would interest us. I would have been totally overwhelmed with the planning of this trip and she made it fun and enjoyable every step of the way. She even managed to get us a good deal and loads of credit for the ship which we never would have known we were eligible for.

Trip to Zermatt

By: DYDolphin

Reviewed on: 15 Oct 2018

Informative, helpful and easy. It was through a good discussion that Kim came up with options. They were superb.


By: Someone

Reviewed on: 22 Jan 2019

It was a delight working with Kim. We put together just what we were imagining for our trip. It all went well without anything going wrong. The trip of a lifetime!

Christmas in Spain

By: Stephen

Reviewed on: 13 Jan 2019

Very easy. We gave Kim the cities and she gave us countless possibilities. Kim coordinated the hotels, activities and all transportation within the country.

Working with Kim Rickels, you will have access to:

  • - Special perks and extra amenities
  • - 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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  • Japan
  • New Zealand
  • Australia
  • Ireland
  • Switzerland
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  • France
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  • Fiji
  • Austria
  • South Africa
  • Spain
  • Argentina
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