Shari Tucker 

Halifax, NS Canada
Shari Tucker Luxury Travel & Adventures, an independent affiliate of Travel Professionals International
Travel Specialties
  • Adventure
  • Safari
  • River Cruising
  • Ocean Cruising
  • Independent Tours

Selling Travel Since
  • English
  • Spanish

My Background

Life is an adventure! In 2014 I sold my condo and possessions in order to travel the world. I spent the next three years living a nomadic lifestyle as a traveling travel agent, professional photographer and travel writer. Over the years, I've lived in or visited 40+ countries. I've experienced local living and luxury travel in many forms. Although I am based in Halifax, Nova Scotia, you can rest assured that no matter where I lay my head at night, I am always committed to taking care of my client's needs. After all, it is your adventurous spirit and love of luxury travel that allows us both to explore this amazing world!

On top of the exceptional relationships I've built with Virtuoso suppliers, I can give you first hand knowledge and recommendations from my own luxury and adventure travel experiences. Some of my favorites have been:

  • Ama Waterways River Cruise & Safari on the Chobe River in Namibia
  • Hot Air Ballooning in Cappadocia, Turkey
  • Snorkeling with sea lions in the Galapagos Islands
  • Hanoi Street Food by Night with Urban Adventures
  • Chile & Argentina with Intrepid Travels
  • Jeep and camel Rides through Wadi Rum, Jordan with G Adventures National Geographic Journeys
  • Exploring Nepal's Culture and historical sites in the Kathmandu Valley with Intrepid Travel
  • Visiting the Scorpion anti poaching unit in Hwange National Park with Wilderness Safaris
  • Visiting the Ngamo Village to learn how the Children in the Wilderness Project is helping the villagers improve their lives.

I've also been a guest at some incredible Virtuoso Hotel Properties. Here are just a few of my favorites:

  • The Royal Livingstone, Zambia where zebras and giraffe regularly pass by your patio at leisure
  • Linkwasha Camp, Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe where elephants came to drink from the swimming pool beside our dinner table.
  • The Twelve Apostles, Cape Town, South Africa with some of the most amazing views and sunsets imaginable
  • Sofitel Legend Santa Clara, Cartagena, Colombia where the history of the building will transport you to another time.
  • The Blue Train, Pretoria to Cape Town, South Africa
  • Fairmont the Norfolk, Nairobi, Kenya where lush gardens, a pool, three restaurants and a delightful spa help you relax within the bustling city.

I look forward to collaborating with you on your next luxury or adventure vacation. Let's make it memorable!

    Places I Have Traveled

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    Shari is Amazing!

    By: KB

    Reviewed on: 09 Nov 2017

    I've known and worked with Shari for a few years now. She has arranged several trips for me including: Iceland, a Starclippers tallship sailing and two trips to Africa. I can always rely on her to provide sound advise on hotels and activities. She has taken the time to get to know me and therefore, knows what I would like and what would not suit me at all. I appreciate her honesty rather than trying to sell me something to benefit herself. She has provided travel advice and done bookings for me at even when she is halfway round the world herself and works hard to try to get deals or discounts. Every little bit helps, It makes me feel valued as a client. I would not hesitate to use Shari for my travels and in fact, she is currently working on another booking for me.
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    Peace of Mind

    By: Guider L

    Reviewed on: 08 Nov 2017

    Shari showed attention to detail, caring and sharing, was observant of changing conditions and was flexible in planning each day. She took charge of any necessary details and was fully prepared for the trip. Travelling with her was very reassuring.
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    Understands her clients & ready to help!

    By: Krista

    Reviewed on: 01 Nov 2017

    I'm a repeat customer of Shari's and happy to recommend her services to other travelers. I'm pretty independent, but for my most recent trip, I had some pretty specific travel requirements. Shari was happy to investigate and provide options, and found me a solution that was exactly what I was looking for, at a terrific price to boot. Thanks!
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    Getting to and fro

    By: Camino Jack

    Reviewed on: 07 Nov 2017

    Shari helped me arrange my trip for this fall. She was able to arrange it so I could meet up with my traveling companion part way through my trip and then travel together. Our itinerary was a little complicated but she was able to get us there and back.
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    By: Rosemary

    Reviewed on: 11 Dec 2017

    Always responded to inquiries in a professional and timely manner.
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    By: Happyman

    Reviewed on: 02 Feb 2018

    It was wonderful working with Shari. She is very professional and and kind.
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    Trip to St Lucia

    By: Kat & Larry

    Reviewed on: 04 Feb 2018

    Shari is awesome and very patient! We attended a travel presentation not knowing where we wanted to go. She helped us find the rep for Sandals resorts and worked with all of us to choose the best resort option and dates that worked with our availability. The resort was perfect! She also contacted us when she found out about a death in the family and again during a small medical issue should we need to change our return if necessary. Thankfully we didn’t and we’re finally able to relax and enjoy. She was helpful, professional and a joy to work with.
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    Excellent Experience

    By: TravelersNS

    Reviewed on: 26 Feb 2018

    Working w/ Shari has always made traveling just that bit easier - especially with multiple stops required for both trips booked under her care recently. Having her professionalism and insight saved a lot of stress and unnecessary logistics, and I would recommend working with Shari to anyone.
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    Our trip to Thailand

    By: Sheila

    Reviewed on: 02 Mar 2018

    Shari was excellent! After meeting with her and reviewing what we were hoping for with respect to flights, resorts etc. She picked out the perfect resorts for the locations we were looking at and managed to keep us within our price range. They were all A1. Our flights were excellent. She stayed in touch with us and checked in with us to make make sure we got to our destination safely and back home again. We had to return a little early and she immediately made all of the arrangements for us. We loved working with Shari. I would highly recommend Shari. She made everything so easy...we connected with her immediately.

    Simply the best!

    By: Jcoles

    Reviewed on: 17 Mar 2018

    Shari is an amazing travel agent. No request is too big and she always has great suggestions with itinerary planning to maximize our travel experience. Can’t wait to book our African Safari with her!!
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    By: Kim

    Reviewed on: 11 Apr 2018

    Morocco wasn't particularly on my radar, but Shari suggested it when I was looking for an African adventure decidedly cheaper than my previous two trips. Some quick research and I was ready to book. Shari booked the trip right away and then was very patient while I hemmed and hawed over some side trips. The trip was amazing. She was even there answering whatsapp on a Saturday, when a slight problem occurred while in destination, and immediately worked to get things resolved. You can't beat service like that. Shari has already booked my next trip and I'm soon going to be talking to her about the trip after that.


    By: Peter

    Reviewed on: 04 Jun 2018

    Shari was very helpful and thorough in handling my trip arrangements

    Travel to London and Greece

    By: CC

    Reviewed on: 23 Jul 2018

    Shari was very helpful with helping plan our stay in London, England and travel to Crete, Greece. She was quick to respond to emails and provided us with loads of information. We will definitely use her services again for any and all future travel plans!
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    By: joanathome

    Reviewed on: 07 Sep 2018

    Excellent! Knowledgeable, prompt and very helpful.

    Very satisfied

    By: Alf

    Reviewed on: 26 Sep 2018

    I have used the travel services offered by Shari Turcker several times. Some times I simply request flights. Other times we have booked flights, hotels, events and complete holiday packages. I can not say one negative thing. I am 100% impressed. Shari is much more that just a “travel consultant”. Shari is an experienced traveller with so much knowledge! I highly recommend Shari Tucker.
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    South Africa Photo Tour

    By: Elle

    Reviewed on: 11 Oct 2018

    Shari is professional at all times, and is easy to work with when planning my trips. She is very thorough in providing all details necessary for the trip itinerary, and ensures I have all the pertinent information needed for the various countries I am visiting. She provides options and goes above and beyond to ensure I am happy with the choices and plans. I would definitely recommend her to my family and friends.
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    European Riverboat Cruise

    By: Claire

    Reviewed on: 03 Nov 2018

    Shari booked our Scenic River Boat cruise in Europe. We spent the first 3 days in Paris and then 15 days on the boat and then the final 3 days in Prague. We booked this trip a year and half before hand and she came to our home for many hours to help us plan this. She booked us several excursions in Paris and Prague as well. She was amazing to deal with! Shari is so thorough and kept in touch with us during the cruise and we met with her after to go over our trip. We emailed her a few times while we were away and she instantly got back to us. She also created this amazing app that we used on our phones throughout the trip. We can't say enough good things about her. We have already booked another trip with her and all of our future travels will be booked through Shari :)
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    Exceptional Service

    By: B & D

    Reviewed on: 29 Oct 2018

    Shari has gone above & beyond on numerous occasions. She is always on top of any issues and is very thorough in both preparation and execution. There is a large amount of confidence when dealing with someone that professional and thorough. We will definitely continue to use and highly recommend anyone planning a trip in the future.
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    By: PETER

    Reviewed on: 17 Dec 2018

    Shari is very efficient and helpful. Genuinely interested in the success of your trip.

    Shari is the Best

    By: Indi

    Reviewed on: 16 Feb 2019

    Amazing. She offered different options.Always did follow-up..before,during and after travel. Was very interested in hearing your feedback when you returned. Shari is more than a regular travel agent..she becomes a friend 😀
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    Shari Tucker

    By: Me

    Reviewed on: 15 Feb 2019

    Shari was always prompt and very thorough. If she didn’t know the immediate answer to my question, she researched it quickly and provided all the options. She is very detailed and doesn’t need reminders. She checked in with us while we were on holiday to ensure that everything was going well. When we advised of an issue, she acted on it without hestitation. I would definitely recommend Shari.

    Review of Shari Tucker

    By: Soul sista

    Reviewed on: 10 Apr 2019

    Shari was excellent to work with, a true professional who really knows the "ins and outs" of the adventurous traveling world. she has traveled extensively herself and is able to offer suggestions and knowledge about journeys. I was most impressed with the speed and efficiency of her researching and the results. Every detail was covered and conveyed to me so that I could make a decision based on facts and numbers. Our trip, from beginning to the end, was simple and easy and this was due to the organizational skills of Shari Tucker! Shari will be the only advisor that I will work with and I have already highly recommended her to others.

    Istanbul and Turkey

    By: Turkey

    Reviewed on: 19 Mar 2019

    As I’ve said before, Shari’s knowledge of our destination was paramount in helping us have an awesome travel experience. Her recommendations and tips for itinerary planning were spot on and we enjoyed everything she had to offer us. It was seemless from start to end with not a minute of wasted time, nor did we feel over planned. Again, a top travel agent who knows what she’s doing. Can’t wait to start planning our next adventure with her!!


    By: no

    Reviewed on: 31 Mar 2019

    Professional, informative, helpful

    Ski Trip

    By: Lena

    Reviewed on: 04 Apr 2019

    We had a great getaway! Shari kept in touch with us regarding the Boeing issues. Everything was well organized, and Shari checked in with us during the holiday so that had there been any problems, they would be dealt with right away. I highly recommend working with Shari.

    Thailand Trip

    By: Jane

    Reviewed on: 28 Mar 2019

    Fantastic! Listens to goals of trip and delivers! Thanks so much

    Panama Bday Trip

    By: KANN

    Reviewed on: 15 Apr 2019

    Amazing, patient, kind and fast! Shari worked with myself and three of my friends all from different provinces to help us sort out a 40th birthday celebration vacation. We are four ladies with very different likes and opinions and very indecisive. She stuck with us and helped us through every step and every time we changed our minds. In the end our vacation was amazing and we truely loved every moment.

    Panama 2019

    By: Jenn

    Reviewed on: 06 Apr 2019

    Just returned home from a week at an all inclusive resort in Panama arranged by Shari, it was a girls trip with 4 girls traveling together from 3 different provinces. Shari was super knowledgeable and very patient with us when trying to decide on our options for our trip. She worked very hard and was extra helpful with us to find the perfect fit in resort and destination. We all had a fabulous time and I would highly recommend Shari to anyone looking to travel!! Thanks again Shari!! 🙂

    Well Organized/Quality facilities and tours

    By: Jeannie

    Reviewed on: 14 Apr 2019

    Shari is highly responsive and works hard to keep her clients informed, on track and well cared for in location. She does not out of once we were at our destination. She stayed informed and responsive until we got back to Canada. Love how tech and social media savvy she is. Loved the Our Trip app she created.

    I never knew I needed a travel agent before Shari

    By: Jan

    Reviewed on: 14 Apr 2019

    I have always planned my own trips in the past but thought I would try Shari’s services this time. She made our arrangements hassle free and was always there to thoughtfully answer my questions, big or small. It was great to have her support along the way, and she was able to advise about our flights when we missed our connection on the way home. I will definitely be calling on her to help plan our next family adventure.

    Algarve Vacation; Shari Tucker

    By: KimCanuck

    Reviewed on: 21 Apr 2019

    Shari Tucker was wonderful! A wealth of information, quick to respond to questions and concerns, organized and very thorough - professional in every way.

    Algarve Long Stay 2019

    By: Sylvie

    Reviewed on: 24 Apr 2019

    Shari was always available to answer questions about this trip. She provided ample information prior the trip on what to expect once on location. Shari is also generous with her time providing opportunities for members of this trip to meet and interact before the trip. She also remaind available to be contacted while we were in Portugal. I had a problem with my airline tickets and her determination helped me get a full refund and having new tickets issued. Her positive and cheery disposition makes it easy to feel comfortable to interact with her. She is a well travel person and this help ease some apprehension someone could have about travelling on foreign soil.

    Portugal Long Stay - Albuferia/Lisbon

    By: The Hobbit

    Reviewed on: 15 Apr 2019

    Shari was excellent in keeping us updated on all points of this long stay trip. From the initial enquiry about the trip to our arrival back in Canada she was on top of all points and keep us and the group fully informed. It was like have a big sister looking after her siblings. We will definitely be booking with Shari again.

    Algarve long stay

    By: Jeanne

    Reviewed on: 26 Apr 2019

    A total delight . Loves what she does. Excellent advisor in all areas

    A very good long stay experience

    By: Judy D.

    Reviewed on: 14 Apr 2019

    Shari was very thorough and professional. She checked and double checked arrangements to insure all went as planned. She was responsive to messages while we travelled as well, and was ready to trouble shoot issues then.

    Algarve Long Stay 2019

    By: rockysidepeeps

    Reviewed on: 23 Apr 2019

    It was our first time working with Shari and we were very pleased with her service. She did a great job and we had a wonderful time!

    The Algarve Long Stay 2019

    By: caper girl

    Reviewed on: 22 Apr 2019

    This being my first trip with a group, I was pleasantly surprised at how much info Shari Tucker passed on and how quick she was to respond to my questions. She was extremely pleasant ,knowledgable, easy to get along with, and quick to fit my travelling partner and I into the group at the eleventh hour! I would totally pass on her name to anyone looking for a tour advisor (in fact I already have).

    Above and Beyond

    By: Anita

    Reviewed on: 29 Apr 2019

    When our luggage didn't arrive with us in San Juan, we mentioned it to Shari and not only did she walk us through what we needed to do, but she worked behind the scenes to find out luggage and get it delivered to us at the first port of call on our cruise. And thankfully she did because the person with the airline, to whom we reported our missing bag, never entered the report into the system! Had Shari not been involved we probably wouldn't have received our bag. Everything else about the trip went off without a hitch!

    Freedom of the Seas

    By: MoM

    Reviewed on: 07 May 2019

    Timely and complete attention to detail.

    Great Travel Advisor

    By: BunnyOne

    Reviewed on: 24 May 2019

    Shari provides great service for our little (6 people) travel group. She responded quickly and efficiently to questions from all of us (!) and seemed to be always available even when she herself was travelling. Her emails were long (!) but always filled with great info. She did her best to research our open-ended questions or recommend another source when she couldn’t satisfy.
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    By: Brando

    Reviewed on: 25 May 2019

    Myself and 3 friends wanted to go to Tokyo. Contacted Shari and she was able to plan our trip the way we wanted to the letter. 3 of my companions wanted to go to separate locations on a 3 week trip while I went for just the week. Shari was able to book multiple flights for everyone, find us requested seating, best prices everything, and really made this trip easy and pain free for us. Thank you Shari!
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    Platinum ‘99 takes Iceland

    By: Donna1

    Reviewed on: 30 Jun 2019

    Shari was great. She put together a wonderful itinerary for our Group.
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    Great advisor

    By: Benjy

    Reviewed on: 26 Jun 2019

    Great communicator and answered all my questions. Asked for feedback following the trip. Gave several ways to contact her if any part of my trip was not according to plan. Worked with us ahead of time to discuss our travel preferences, our budget and our expectations.
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    Stress Free Vacation

    By: Janet

    Reviewed on: 27 Jun 2019

    Shari helped us plan the perfect vacation to see the Norwegian fjords. We didn’t need to worry about anything. The hotels and excursions she found for us were perfect.
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    Trip to Bordeaux

    By: MLou

    Reviewed on: 03 Jul 2019

    Shari was awesome! Kept us informed at all times of any changes going on with our flights. Trip was great! No problems at all.
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    Consistently wonderful

    By: Gwen

    Reviewed on: 07 Jul 2019

    We have relied on Shari for 5 years to organize family holidays, couple getways, complex flight plans and unique travel experiences. She is capable, reliable, organized and friendly. Our recent trip - a cycling tour in Provence - was fantastic and Shari took care of all the details: transfers, extra hotel night, flight connections that involved my husband and I joining up from two different origin cities.. I called her and left a message at 9 pm panicking over difficulties with online check-in (the site was saying my reservation wasn't recognized), and she called me back within 10 minutes and solved the problem immediately. She always checks in by email during and after our trips to ensure things went well. Shari is a traveller herself and I really appreciate that at times when she might not be available within a day or two, she has an auto-reply email with clear directions as to when to expect a response and who to contact if there is an urgent problem. tl;dr: Highly recommend!
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    Thank you, Shari.

    By: Beebee

    Reviewed on: 08 Aug 2019

    It was a pleasure (and a comfort) to have someone so knowledgeable and helpful make arrangements for my trip. The recent onset of significant mobility problems presented me with unfamiliar challenges, but these were largely overcome by Shari’s help in making appropriate arrangements and by following my progress throughout the entire process.
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    South Africa

    By: Kim

    Reviewed on: 06 Oct 2019

    Great! She worked with us, finding out what we wanted and then created different options for us to pick from so we could have the greatest experience possible. She was quick to get back to us when we had questions or if there was any chances in our itinerary. Shari is very helpful and she has a great enthusiasm about travel.
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    Danube River Cruise

    By: TheGirls

    Reviewed on: 11 Nov 2019

    Shari is very helpful and prompt in returning phone messages. Her consult regarding European River Cruises was great. She found a trip that suited our travel times and budget. Would recommend to my friends.
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    Australia Adventure

    By: Bruce D.

    Reviewed on: 20 Nov 2019

    Shari is very professional and goes above and beyond with personalized service. What was impressive was how her "coverage while away" help looked after us when we had a travel problem caused by forest fires in Australia. That level of commitment to customer care is very unique. Highly recommend Shari for your travel planning.
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    Trip Advisor

    By: Rosalie

    Reviewed on: 07 Dec 2019

    Very easy to contact. Even while Shari was on vacation, I could and did contact her
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    By: pinky

    Reviewed on: 07 Dec 2019

    Shari was excellent as an advisor and kept us updated on everything pertaining to our trip
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    Shari provides excellent support and insight!

    By: Shelly

    Reviewed on: 11 Dec 2019

    I really enjoyed working with Shari and have already recommended her to others. She always did what she promised, she provided added value through background/location info, and she was quite practical in her approach. We will definitely use Shari's services in the future.

    Thorough and Knowledgeable

    By: JudyH

    Reviewed on: 04 Feb 2020

    It’s a pleasure to work with Shari Tucker. Shari’s clients benefit from her own extensive travel experience and her network of contacts. Shari wants her clients to have the best possible experience. It’s a few years since I had done this type of international travel, but I felt totally prepared. Shari also ensured that I had access to a colleague while she was on vacation. Shari’s presentations and travel photos are great. I’ve learned a lot and thru Shari met other retirees who travel.


    By: Claire Kidd

    Reviewed on: 28 Jan 2020

    Shari booked myself and a friend a vacation in Mexico. She is amazing to deal with. She was in contact with us prior to the trip to ensure we were fine and when we were in Mexico she contacted us to make sure we knew our flights were delayed. She is very thorough and followed through on all of our requests. She is beyond efficient and I will continue to use her professional services!! Thanks Shari!

    Thailand trip

    By: Jim

    Reviewed on: 01 Feb 2020

    She did all the work and all we had to do was make choices - the way I like to do trips.

    Amazing Travel Agent

    By: B&D

    Reviewed on: 20 Feb 2020

    Shari is knowledgable, professional and flexible. She cares about customer service and makes us aware of both the good and bad around any decisions we might be contemplating. I may not always like the answer but I respect the integrity, honesty and knowledge behind her responses. Her patience is always appreciated. More importantly, the above and beyond effort whenever we have had a problem is what stands her apart. There is good reason her business has been growing so quickly.
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