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Phyllis Samowitz 

Hallandale Beach, FL United States
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Travel Specialties
  • Adventure
  • Culture, History & Arts
  • Entertainment
  • Ocean Cruising

Selling Travel Since
  • English

My Background

The front passenger, navigator’s seat was Phyllis’ spot in the family car long before she hit 10 years old, as her innate sense of direction and geography was recognized during her primary years. Traveling throughout the United States summer after summer, exploring from cities to National Parks, Phyllis’s sense of adventure was encouraged by her father’s wanderlust and hobby as a nature photographer and outdoorsman.

With a degree in Communications, Phyllis got her start working in the entertainment industry at Universal Studios, ICM talent agency and MTV Networks. Her experiences of working with high profile clients honed her skills in creating exclusive journeys.

Her passion is travel -- especially experiential travel -- and designing unique personalized itineraries is just one of her strengths. Phyllis is extremely detail-oriented, creative and friendly, which ensures a deep relationship with her clients. She always begins new client inquiries with this basic question, “describe your Travel Style”. The answer to this opens up a tailor-made experience whether it be for a quick weekend staycation, an extended multi-country voyage or anything in between.

From French Polynesia to the Great Wall of China to skiing the Sierra Nevadas, Phyllis’s favorite secondary address is usually an airport.

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Norwegian Cruise Breakaway

By: Debbie

Reviewed on: 17 Aug 2013

Phyllis was the best in thinking of every detail. Loved working with her.

Guys Weekend in Southern California


Reviewed on: 08 Nov 2013

We are 3 childhood friends who wanted to reunite. Phyllis Samowitz coordinated flights, car rentals and hotels, as we were all coming from different places in the US. Utilizing an app program, we were immediately in sync and by the time we landed, the vacation immediately began. Our hotel rooms were perfect, and she had even had us upgraded, had breakfast included and had arranged for a late check out on our last day. Her recommendations of restaurants were right on target.

Converted to Travel Professionals!

By: Jill

Reviewed on: 13 Nov 2013

We have traveled extensively but this was the first time we used a travel expert; what a treat! We spent two weeks in Israel and Jordan and couldn’t have had a better experience. The itinerary had the right tempo, Phyllis understood exactly the type of vacation we were looking for and tailored and planned it perfectly. The best part: it was stress free! Half the fun of a trip is the planning? It is much more fun to let someone else do it for you and just enjoy the vacation!

expert advice and planning

By: David

Reviewed on: 08 Nov 2013

We have just returned from Australia, a trip that was part work and part vacation. The work part was arranged for us by the conference organizers, and took no thought, but despite a lot of investigation on line and with guidebooks we were still not sure where to best begin once the meeting was over. Phyllis suggested itinerary, hotels, tours, all of which were terrific, and helped us decide what was practical to do and what was over-reaching. We had a great trip!

Highly Recommended

By: Christine F

Reviewed on: 08 Nov 2013

Phyliis planned our trip to Switzerland that we have long been dreaming of. Phyllis made sure that she understood exactly what kind of experience we were looking for and she delivered above and beyond! Phyllis is a true professional and brings her sincere and honest effort to making sure that you have your perfect trip! Wonderful memories were made on this trip and we owe it to Phyllis for making our trip a dream come true! Thank you!!

Highly Recommended

By: Massi

Reviewed on: 24 Nov 2013

Our trip was extremely well organised. We toured 6 cities in Massachusetts, New York and Pennsylvania in 6 days using rail, rental cars, a hired driver, and multitude of hotels. We visited 9 Universities and had arranged many meetings throughout the process. Everything worked like clockwork and we followed the detailed itinerary to the letter. No modification to our trip was ever necessary and we were truly impressed by the efficiency of the process. Thank you.

First class advice and service

By: nbcgator

Reviewed on: 19 Aug 2014

Just got back from a trip to Paris. My wife and I had been there twice before, so we weren't Paris rookies, but this was the first time we took our three kids with us, ages 18, 16, and 11. Traveling with a party of 5 presents numerous hurdles, all of which we cleared thanks to the expert help from our travel agent, Phyllis Samowitz. For example, in Europe, it's a given that if you have 5 people, that means two rooms. You're not going to find American-style suite hotels that can accommodate 5. But Phyllis arranged adjjoining rooms in an excellent hotel, at a discount, in a great area of the city. We would not have found it on our own, that's for sure. Also, flying to Paris from Miami was ridiculously expensive. Our Kayak searches found nothing cheaper than $1,900 per person on any airline, months before the trip. Phyllis found us tickets on Norwegian Air, a discount carrier we had never heard of, for $1,200 out of Fort Lauderdale. And her Paris sights advice was spot-on.

Phyllis Rocks!

By: Sache302

Reviewed on: 02 Jan 2015

Just got back from our wonderful family cruise! Phyllis could not have been more attentive and thorough. She really helped us plan an amazing vacation. We will be calling on her again as we make our summer travel plans.

Surprising Upgrades

By: LisaA

Reviewed on: 30 Mar 2015

My daughter and I got to our hotel after driving through a snowstorm, stressed to the max, and after checking into our room discovered that Phyllis had upgraded us to a huge 2 room suite where we could stretch out, relax and regroup. Goodie bags with shirts we could wear to our exercise activities with welcome notes were waiting for us as well as a complimentary hour with a personal trainer. Suggesting and planning the Lodge to begin with was service enough, but these added amenities made this weekend with my daughter even more special. Thank you Phyllis for your unexpected surprises. We can't wait to see what mother/daughter weekend you can come up with next year!


By: LoriD

Reviewed on: 25 Mar 2018

Phyllis is professional, listens and gave me many options for my trip- which I loved. She was in constant contact as there were weather issues with my trip. She was amazing- all I can say is I'm already working with her for my next trip.

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