Lisa Hollo 

Carmel, CA United States
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Travel Specialties
  • Adventure
  • Culture, History & Arts
  • Safari
  • Ocean Cruising

  • No Destinations
Selling Travel Since
  • English

My Background

All I know is travel!

I started hand writing airline tickets in 1977 and have never looked back.  The name of the travel game is being good at listening, research, problem solving and meeting client expectations.

Travel is fascinating and educational.  It is the door to understanding people, places and philosophy.


Places I Have Traveled

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Highly recommend

By: Charlie

Reviewed on: 25 Nov 2013

Lisa is organized, quick to respond, and thorough on all reservations. She has always been resourceful, cost effective, and offers the best results for travel and reservations. When I travel, I only use Lisa Hollo. True professional

Highly Recommend!

By: TyTy

Reviewed on: 23 Nov 2013

Lisa Hollo has been taking care of our family's travel plans for years. I would never change.

Highly recommended

By: Sharks

Reviewed on: 24 Nov 2013

My wife found Lisa and Bob McGinnis Travel. Lisa has helped up out on flights and when we had to cancel plans due to family emergencies, she was understanding and ready to help rebook our plans. Very understanding and compassionate.

Highly recommend, says it all

By: Not provided

Reviewed on: 26 Nov 2013

Highly recommended

By: Hass

Reviewed on: 23 Nov 2013

My trip back east went like clockwork. Everything was perfect: seat assignments, wheelchairs as requested on the ramp at every connection. The trip could not have been smoother.

Highly recommend!

By: Barb

Reviewed on: 23 Nov 2013

Great trip, great planning by Lisa. She took care of all the necessary details. Thanks Lisa!

Definitely highly recommended

By: None

Reviewed on: 24 Nov 2013

We have been clients of Lisa for about 15 years and have stayed with her despite moving to Washington because she has given us exactly the service we wanted. We have never been disappointed and will stay her clients as long as she works.

Absolutely. the best Agent for travel.

By: Papa Bob

Reviewed on: 25 Nov 2013

Lisa has been our favorite go to person for all our trips. She accommodates all our needs effortlessly. On our last cruise she was able to book another room for our grandchildren, last minute, a few doors away from us. She is extremely efficient and has always provided us with any necessary information to make our trips a pleasure.

Super Responsive and Proactive

By: Aim33

Reviewed on: 24 Nov 2013

I generally plan my own travel through on-line websites, but felt out of my element with Machu Picchu. Lisa, who although has never been to Machu Picchu, is experienced with planning and well-informed about the place. Everything arranged by Lisa went perfectly. Hotel in Machu Picchu she picked was fantastic! We were very pleased with everything and would use Lisa again.

Lisa's GREAT

By: China

Reviewed on: 24 Nov 2013

Lisa steps up to the challenge and ALWAYS delivers. She helps get us a great package plans and individual tickets. She never fails us.

Highly Recommended

By: MB

Reviewed on: 08 Dec 2013

Lisa has been my family's travel agent for 3 decades. We have travelled around the world, and on small trips, and everything in between. Lisa has never let us down!

Highly Recommend

By: Charlie

Reviewed on: 09 Dec 2013

Lisa continues to excel at providing me with the best reservations and accommodations. She is a true professional with courteous and respectful style.


By: Annieeeee Reeeeeeeeeee

Reviewed on: 28 Dec 2013

Lisa has been an absolute ANGEL and loads of fun to work with. She is great on the phone and gets right down to business with you in mind.... it has been lots of fun working with her and am really looking forward to my trips that she has planned for me and my family. All the trust in the world in her and my hat is off to you Lisa. Lets get to traveling!!!!!!!

Highly recommend!

By: TyTy

Reviewed on: 13 Jan 2014

I would recommend Lisa to anyone who needs assistance with their travel plans. Lisa has taken care of our family travel for years & is currently doing my travel schedule through out the year!

Lisa is THE BEST!!

By: Carmel resident

Reviewed on: 20 Jan 2014

My husband and I know we can always count on Lisa to find us the best flights, accomodations and prices. And with haste..

Highly recommend

By: Dennis

Reviewed on: 29 Jan 2014

She's very responsive, has good knowledge, good follow thru and patient. Can't ask for much more

Lisa is terrific

By: M.k.

Reviewed on: 11 Feb 2014

Lisa's planning has take.n me around the world for years. She's a jewelM.K.C

Just the Best!

By: Rita

Reviewed on: 23 Feb 2014

Lisa is efficient, responsive and intelligent.  She understands what you want and really works to accomodate you.  I always feel I am in good hands when I work with her.  I highly recommend her to anyone planning a trip.

Definitely highly recommended

By: jw

Reviewed on: 05 Mar 2014

I have been using Lisa for 14 years and the reason is she's great at her job and in all that time I have never had the slightest complaint about her ability to please the customer.

I Highly recommend Lisa, she is well informed


Reviewed on: 14 Mar 2014

Lisa is professional, yet sociable. She is well informed and accurate.  She has been with us every step of the way. I would recommend her to friends and family and will use her services again as needed. 


By: Cynthia

Reviewed on: 04 May 2014

Highly Recommended

By: Empty Nesters

Reviewed on: 17 May 2014

We couldn't have done this trip without Lisa's help!  She suggested great hotels and gave pointers, which made for a smooth vacation.  Having our tours and train tickets issued ahead of time was very worthwhile, too.  Lisa listens to her clients and responds with personalized, experienced suggestions.  We had a fantastic trip in great part due to Lisa's professional planning!

Lisa is always superb

By: Mkc

Reviewed on: 30 May 2014

I can't leave town without her. She's booked  me safely and comfortably around the world. 

Best in the Business!

By: Markco

Reviewed on: 31 May 2014

Simply the Best Travel Agent EVER!

By: Not provided

Reviewed on: 04 Jun 2014

Got to work with Lisa  through a friend of mine and I couldn't recommend her more.  She has gone out of her way to help me and  the best way to travel to Europe and had the very best suggestions and best ideas about how to go about it.  Just wish I had known her for my husband and my earlier travels.

Highly Recommended

By: shivaun

Reviewed on: 01 Jul 2015

Lisa is awesome.  She handled all the details for our trip to Turkey perfectly and guided us to understand where we needed travel assistance, porters, hotels, visas, etc.   The hotel she recommended in Istanbul was fabulous and allowed early check-in and a free breakfast as well.  I would highly recommend Lisa for anyone considering travel abroad. 

The Best!

By: DashaK

Reviewed on: 08 Jul 2014

Working with Lisa is a dream.  She is so knowledgeable, operates at lightening fast speeds, and keeps lines of communication open and flowing.  Accommodating too, as I change my mind and waffle in my choices. Lisa has helped with our trip to Venice/Modena/Florence ( Lisa's recommended hotel in Florence was a particularly magnificent and magical property!)  and my latest trip to London.  I'm excited to work with her again to plan a trip to southern France, and one that will take us half way around the world.  Thank you Lisa!  Working with you is such a pleasure!

Prompt, friendly, service.

By: TyTy

Reviewed on: 04 Aug 2014

Lisa has been taking care of our family for years!

Friendly Service

By: Debbie

Reviewed on: 01 Sep 2014

Our trip went just fine. We appreciate all that Lisa did to make our trip good. We appreciate Lisa's updates when flights had changed. We are back in Monterey now and are smiling about our vacation. tom and debbie

Had a great time

By: Art

Reviewed on: 12 Sep 2014

Everything went perfectly! Had great weather and beautiful scenery all along our way. Thanks for the bottle of wine!

Best Tours

By: delta rocket

Reviewed on: 23 Sep 2014

One of best tours ever.

Perfect choice of places to stay

By: Konny

Reviewed on: 17 Oct 2014

I called Lisa about a month and a half before our trip to the Coast of Maine and she set up a beautiful itinerary that accomplished all we wanted. She knows what we want in the way of accommodations and talked me into a much better schedule than I had conceived of. I highly recommend her for planning any kind of trip.

Great service, always helpful

By: Cindi & John

Reviewed on: 30 Oct 2014

Lisa has always gone beyond the call of duty to find us great packages. We have worked with Lisa for quite a few years and she knows what we like. She offers us different packages at a great price. Lisa is always readily available when I call or e-mail and follows up regularly

Knowledgable,efficient and friendly

By: Stan

Reviewed on: 31 Oct 2014

The planning and execution of our trip to the Boulders Resort in Arizona was excellent. We had an awesome time. The Boulders was a good choice! The food, service and surroundings were incredible. Thank you.

Lisa has your back !

By: Johnfrompebble

Reviewed on: 09 Nov 2014

Unfortunately, our trip had to be cancelled due to my wife's emergency surgery. Lisa was able to assist in contacting all the travel suppliers and achieved a number of sizable rebates. We are really grateful for Lisa's efforts. We've enjoyed her expertise and care during our vacations for many, many years, she's the best ! Our last AMA Waterways trip from Basel to Amsterdam in June was outstanding. We couldn't have enjoyed it more. The boat was beautiful, the crew really cared and did a wonderful job, the food was excellent. Lisa gave us insider tips on the boat, meals and side trips. She really knows how to set a vacation to maximize her client's needs and wishes. The overall experience was so good that we booked the trip scheduled for 10-29-14 through 11-12-14. Unfortunately, we had to cancel, but we plan another AMA trip soon.

Lisa is the best!

By: geo

Reviewed on: 27 Mar 2015

Lisa is the best!

Wide experience, expert advice, totally reliable

By: fidela

Reviewed on: 19 May 2015

Lisa is a consummate professional. Her recommendations are based on her knowledge of our preferences and our style of travel. She will handle both large and small itineraries with the same effort and grace. If any problem develops, she handles it instantly. I trust her completely and find that her suggestions and contacts make all the difference in the quality of our trips. I would not use anyone else and have recommended her to friends. They have been equally pleased with the trips that she has arranged for them. She also has a great sense of humor, which can be important in travel when things go awry!

Excellent scheduling choices

By: Konny646

Reviewed on: 14 Jul 2015

As always does top notch job in choosing accomodation and travel schedules.

Wonderful planning service

By: Diannapg

Reviewed on: 28 Jul 2015

We recently made a trip to Scotland to attend the British Open. This was a surprise birthday trip for my husband. Not knowing anything about the area, I contacted Lisa for help. She was recommended by our neighbor. She did a wonderful job in arranging all the flights, the hotels and a terrific day tour. Everything went smoothly, and my husband said it was the best trip ever.

Outstanding Trip

By: John556

Reviewed on: 11 Sep 2015

Lisa has always found those special properties that match our needs (and peculilarities). She is always profesional and we love the personal service. Even when there are gliches mid travel (e.g. a plane cancellation) she is always watching our progress and will book alternatives if needed. We are very confident that we will always have a great vacation when she is in charge. Having enjoyed her expertise for over 30 years, we couldn't be happier.

Fantastic trip -- perfect service

By: Nan B

Reviewed on: 09 Oct 2015

Lisa was able to understand the kind of trip to Japan and found the perfect tour that matched and surpassed my many expectations. As always her service was superb -- incredibly efficient in expediting the arrangements and making additional recommendations. I could not be happier with the entire experience.

The very best.

By: JW

Reviewed on: 14 Oct 2015

We have been working with Lisa for about 20 years now and every year we take a trip. Never a glitch, never a mistake, never a problem. We understand that the 'system' will always have its delays but in all our years every single element of every single trip handled by Lisa has been absolutely flawless. Lisa get the full five stars. JW

Lisa is an extraordinary travel advisor as she provides personal service to her clients.

By: Sarah

Reviewed on: 14 Oct 2015

Lisa Hollo has provided me with travel arrangements on a regular basis, and each and every time, she seems to have the knack of making my arrangements before than before...that is a skill and also shows the character of a person that truly cares about her clients.

Expert friendlynservice

By: Hawaii Gal

Reviewed on: 26 Oct 2015

Lisa has always been friendly, reliable, dependable, knowledgable and extremely helpful whenever I call to get travel information. She can steer me in the right direction on hotels, condos, car rentals and knows our kind of travel so we don't end up somewhere "popular" but more somewhere that suits our lifestyle. We will continue so work with Lisa as long as we can travel.

Confident, friendly professional.

By: Daine

Reviewed on: 19 Jan 2016

Utilizing Lisa as my travel agent was a godsend! I am newly divorced and my ex was always the one who planned all of our trips. I would not have been able to plan a trip of this nature for me and my family without Lisa's expert help. Now I have a major trip under my belt. I am certain I can count on Lisa to handle the stressful part of planning a vacation for me and will not be so timid about it in the future! Thanks so much Lisa.

Just like family!

By: Cynthia

Reviewed on: 12 Jan 2016

Everything went perfect, as usual!

Excellent, as always!!

By: HappyHolloTraveler1

Reviewed on: 17 Mar 2016

Wouldn't call anyone else!

Outstanding Service !!

By: Alexa

Reviewed on: 30 Apr 2016

I love to go to Lisa with my travel needs. She is a good listener, excellent communicator, super competent, energetic and fast. I highly recommend her !!

The best trip prep ever

By: Harry 6420

Reviewed on: 18 May 2016

Lisa helped us with a cruise on the Royal Clipper and related travel plans. She was professional and very experienced. Loved the hotel she chose in Lisbon. Trip went off without a hitch. We will certainly use her again. AA was a good choice. The long haul segments were great. Not so great from Philly to SFO.

A Great Experience. Highly recommended.

By: Bonnie

Reviewed on: 14 May 2016

Very well planned. Our group guide was organized and friendly. Our bus driver was very competent.

Expert, friendly service

By: Happy Camper

Reviewed on: 25 May 2016

Lisa is great. She has always known what works for my husband and me.

I can always count on Lisa for a well laid out itinerary.

By: Cindi

Reviewed on: 05 Jun 2016

Lisa always gives us options, the best prices and excellent service. She knows our likes and dislikes so we don't waste time. We get what we need and then she offers more!! Great customer service and travel knowledge. We've worked with Lisa for a long time and will continue to do so. Thanks.


By: Karen

Reviewed on: 22 Jun 2017

Easy great advise. Knows travel & super responsive

Costa Rica

By: Dave and Cheryl

Reviewed on: 01 Jul 2017

Excellent Excellent


By: Sarah

Reviewed on: 11 Jul 2017

Very capable, helpful and personable

Expert friendly timely service

By: Francie

Reviewed on: 31 Aug 2016

Expert, friendly, timely service I needed to ravel by train from Salinas to Seattle to attend the wedding of my grandson. While initially not optimistic about my comfort and "success' of the endeavor, Lisa was persuaded to help me, since airplane pressure on my ears were a debilitating factor. Lisa arranged for me to have a bedroom on the train. She selected room E, the first on the left at the top of the stairs, upper level of the train. From there, I had a gorgeous view of Oregon and Washington, trees and mountains. The dining car was on the same level. A hostess seated passengers. Reservations were in order, we were called over a speaker system when it was time to come to the dining car. A table cloth was on the table. Menu selections included beef, chicken, vegetarian. Breakfast was about whatever one wanted. The car attendant , Toni, was courteous and helpful. The room and train were clean. Dining companions were delightful. Will ask Lisa again. Well done!


By: Choyle

Reviewed on: 04 Oct 2016

Perfect, as usual.

Great service as always

By: jayuu

Reviewed on: 20 Nov 2016

Our trip was wonderful and we are very grateful to Lisa for the advice she gave us before the trip, so there were no surprises when we arrived at our destination.

Beyond the call of duty

By: Lou

Reviewed on: 28 Nov 2016

We were caught on the East Coast embroiled in a serious medical situation and needed someone to go to bat for us with United Airlines. Lisa did just the and solved our problems and got us safely home with accommodations that were excellent.

Excellent Service

By: Riehl Travelers

Reviewed on: 01 Feb 2017

We enjoy working with Lisa. She has been our travel consultant for over ten years, and has always provided us with marvelous travel choices. All of our trips booked through Lisa have been rewarding experiences. We especially appreciate her upbeat personality and attention to detail.

Trip to Carmel

By: Sarah

Reviewed on: 25 Mar 2017

Lisa has never let me down with any of my trips, and this is one more example of her excellent service skills, always prompt, always with a smile you can read through her emails. Lisa is a delight to work with!

Cuba w Globus by Lisa


Reviewed on: 26 Mar 2017

This was 4th or 5th trip with Lisa and everything went perfect and smooth. I once did trip with another travel agent and learned my lesson not to stray. She's working on another for me.

Always puts us in the most appropriate places

By: Konny

Reviewed on: 31 Mar 2017

Excellent - she knows her stuff

Little Rock to LA

By: Sarah

Reviewed on: 14 Apr 2017

Always a pleasure, flawless service with a smile! All details looked after and a seamless trip with a couple of flights that went smoothly. Thank you!!


By: Tyty

Reviewed on: 11 May 2017

Awesome as usual.

Recommend Lisa Hallo

By: Cindi

Reviewed on: 16 May 2017

She's always been helpful and we've been working together for about seven or eight years.


By: Croatia

Reviewed on: 14 May 2017

She's an absolute gem. I would and have recommended her to others. She has saved us on a few trips and always makes it easy for us.

The Best Travel Advisor We've Ever Had

By: Jeanne

Reviewed on: 02 Jun 2017

Lisa Hollo is far and away the most thorough, most thoughtful, and most knowledgeable Agent we've ever worked with. Her enthusiasm for helping us find just the right things is great, weather planning a domestic or international trip. She's a real professional!


By: jay w

Reviewed on: 19 Jun 2017

Very professional and pleasant

Lisa Hollo

By: Jim Chibidakis

Reviewed on: 14 Jun 2017

She did a great job.

As usual great itinerary

By: Konny

Reviewed on: 29 Jul 2017

Knowledgeable and responsive. I recommend her to anyone planning a trip

The Best

By: Alexa

Reviewed on: 03 Oct 2017

Lisa is simply terrific. She is extremely knowledgeable and always finds the best rates for me.

England in September

By: Carmel Travelers

Reviewed on: 15 Oct 2017

Lisa is very easy to work with. She asks the right amount of questions to get an idea of our needs. then she presents various options within our prarameters. Most helpful.

Bob McGinnis European travel vacation 2017

By: Slwineco

Reviewed on: 24 Oct 2017

We have had the pleasure of working with Lisa for many years,and every time is like a master painter creating a masterpiece for us! Her passion for travel and to make people happy something you do not see as much anymore! From researching the Internet finding the best prices for hotels,airlines,and Vacation packages. To countless time on the phone talking to this person and that person,and keeping a smile through it all! The bottom line is that we know she has looked at every detail, and we have the ease of knowing that she is there for us even if a negative situation occurs on our trip!That feeling is priceless! We give her our idea, and she works in each paint on the canvas,and makes it all come together and forms a work of art that we experience on our package!Lisa your the best and I recommend Bob McGinnis travel as much as I can! George Z.

New Orleans

By: Rox

Reviewed on: 23 Oct 2017

Fabulous She went above and beyond to assure we had a wonderful and very comfortable experience

Trip home

By: Tyty

Reviewed on: 02 Nov 2017

Awesome, as usual.

Wow! Great vacation.

By: Happy traveler

Reviewed on: 13 Nov 2017

Our trip was wonderful. Lisa makes traveling easy. All our connections were timed perfectly. My wife and I are in our seventies and hate the hastle of rushing from point to point with big suitcases. Lisa had every transfer covered. We have worked with her for many years and she knows our tastes very well. All the tours and museums were right on point. The guides were knowledgeable and provided wonderful insight to each attraction. The boutique hotels were located perfectly and were small and very comfortable. All in all, the perfect tailor made vacation thanks to Lisa.

Lisa Knows the World!

By: Jeanne

Reviewed on: 10 Dec 2017

Lisa is the most experienced travel advisor I've ever worked with. Her personal experience has come through no matter which area of the world I've traveled to through her guidance. We will be using Lisa exclusively...

Lisa the fantastic

By: Jim

Reviewed on: 04 Jan 2018

Lisa takes the worry and stress out of travel. She takes care of every need before and during the trip. She is very knowledgeable about places we are interested in.


By: lynn

Reviewed on: 24 Jan 2018

Lisa is wonderful. She has helped us on several trips and she handles all the little details that I would not even think to take care of. Will definitely use her again.


By: Amma

Reviewed on: 05 Jan 2018

Amazing! She took care of everything for us and everything turned out great! I recommend her to anyone!

Southeast Asia

By: Traveler with son

Reviewed on: 29 Jan 2018

Lisa is very easy responsive and knowledgable. She was able to tailor-make a trip according to my frequently changing requests.

Nice & easy

By: Momof1

Reviewed on: 07 Feb 2018

I wanted to plan a trip without the headache of planning & Lisa was a prefect person to help. No headache trip is exactly what I got

Spring training

By: Rox

Reviewed on: 11 Mar 2018

Very great lady to work with. Very thorough and great follow through.


By: Louis

Reviewed on: 06 Mar 2018

She was diligent and responsive

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