Simone McKinney 

Atlanta, GA United States
An independent affiliate of Travel Edge
Travel Specialties
  • Culture, History & Arts
  • Adventure
  • Beach & Sun
  • Spa Vacations
  • Sports & Outdoors

Selling Travel Since
  • Dutch
  • English
  • French
  • German

My Background

I've been traveling since I was born in India. My first language was Cantonese growing up in Hong Kong. I have also lived in Austria and Holland where I learned Dutch, German, and French. Teaching English in Japan inspired me to learn Japanese and explore Japan. I've traveled extensively in other parts of Southeast Asia and Europe. Fun fact: I've experienced most Olympic Games since 1996.

My professional background includes practicing public relations and marketing in America for blue chip corporations specializing in industries such as hospitality, entertainment, sports, consulting, and utility.

My passion for travel acquired while living in and traveling to various parts of the globe combined with my professional development of relationships serve to help you design the journeys of your dreams.

Whether you're looking to be mesmerized by magical waterfalls and glaciers in Iceland or ornate temples and simple stupas in Myanmar or seeking fun in the Cabo San Lucas sun or a sunset camel ride in the Sahara desert or a city escape to the world's capitals and much more, I look forward to working together!

Places I Have Traveled

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white gloves all the way!!!

By: Amelia P. S.

Reviewed on: 27 Feb 2017

Simone made us feel like royalty, helping us plan a scuba-diving family trip to the Cayman Islands. She was incredibly patient, responsive, and helpful with all of our planning from the initial exploration stages of picking which island to take our adventure to, all the way to the next stages of micro details and planning (flights, hotel, excursions, entertainment possibilities, itineraries, etc.). She made it all so easy for us to relax before getting there, and while there, handing us all the detailed paperwork in hand and knowing what/where to go. "White gloves" service... with a smile and great attitude. We are going to be working with Simone for all our future trips, from local to international!
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lovely visit to Vietnam

By: Midtown

Reviewed on: 08 Mar 2017

Simone did a super job organizing our June 2016 stay in Hoi An. Great insights and attention to detail. She arranged for our A+K connection, taking every care off our shoulders. Simone suggested a visit to Hue and a cooking class at The Market Restaurant in Hoi An--both were highlights of our trip. Thank you, Simone, for a wonderful experience!
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Loved our hotel in Prague!

By: Genevieve

Reviewed on: 02 Mar 2017

Simone was terrific helping us get the best hotel in Prague and gave us some great advice on what to do and how to get around. We loved it!
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Seasoned & Helpful

By: Beachgirl

Reviewed on: 15 Jul 2017

Simone's experience as a globe trotter really helped us in our planning for a 'milestone' trip. She was knowledgeable, helpful and proactive in suggesting plans and options for us. She kept us on track over a lengthy planning period, and we appreciated her attention to detail and personal touch. Highly recommended!
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Nashville excellence

By: SJ

Reviewed on: 19 Aug 2017

Simone was excellent. Very detail-oriented and listened to our needs. Everything was just as she described. I highly recommend Simone for planning any future travel.
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By: Michael

Reviewed on: 07 Jun 2018

Absolutely love working with Simone! She is a pro and made our trip planning process seamless and efficient. Highly recommend!
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By: Jim

Reviewed on: 14 Jun 2018

Excellent! She was very attentive to details.
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Great experience

By: JenP

Reviewed on: 17 Jul 2018

Simone was a pleasure to work with. She helped book one of my elderly mother's bucket list trips with ease and efficiency. I appreciate that she took the time to explain certain costs associated with the trip, that she took care of certain requests and details that made the trip much more pleasant for all of us. She was very responsive and handled our needs in a timely manner. I would recommend Simone McKinney to anyone!
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July 2018 Trip to Europe

By: Shelby

Reviewed on: 01 Aug 2018

I enjoyed working with Simone. She was in all respects professional, knowledgeable, flexible and helpful. My trip involved jumping from city to city with five hotels being booked in four cities in three countries and with transportation from city to city. I recommend her without reservation.
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Wonderful plan

By: Lois

Reviewed on: 22 Sep 2018

We loved the plan you developed for us.
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Incredible experience - everything was planned to perfection

By: Brooke

Reviewed on: 31 Dec 2018

Simone was beyond helpful and quite honestly a miracle worker. She helped plan a dream trip to NYC for our entire company. Everything was planned to perfection. She took care of every detail from the drinks on the party bus to coordinating a last minute birthday cupcake surprise for a team member. She was thorough, attentive and extremely helpful throughout the entire experience. It was also a very packed day - we were on the first flight. After landing we were met and picked up by a party bus, went to the Roc Cafe for breakfast, then had orchestra seats for the Rockettes, went to the top of 30 Rock, had freetime at the Plaza and Central Park and then ended the night at the top of the Monarch Rooftop hotel before heading back to the airport to hop on the last flight out. Everything was smooth, clear, and on time. Because she hired an on-site tour guide, we all were able to enjoy each stop without worrying about where we were going or how to get there. It was fabulous!
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Simone - Turks and Caicos Trip

By: Lisa

Reviewed on: 02 Jan 2019

Simone was great to work with. Laid out the pros of each resort we were investigating and got us a good deal. Luckily, she had been to both herself and could speak from experience.
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Review of Simone

By: Patricia

Reviewed on: 01 Apr 2019

Simone is fantastic to work with and very attentive to her clients. She tries her best to tailor your trips according to your preferences and needs. I would highly recommend Simone to my friends and will definitely continue using her as my agent.
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Communicative, Detailed & Thorough

By: Rodney

Reviewed on: 20 May 2019

Simone is a friendly and multi-faceted travel agent. Her communicative skills and willingness to make it a memorable trip will go a long way for that finicky or hard-to-please traveler. With her travel experience, she is able to provide detailed information on many destinations. She is very thorough and detailed. Great overall service!
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