Amanda Watkins 

Austin, TX United States
Amanda Watkins Travel, an independent affiliate of Brownell Travel
Travel Specialties
  • Ocean Cruising
  • Family Travel
  • Hotels
  • Beach & Sun
  • Adventure

  • United Kingdom
  • Mexico
  • Bahamas
  • United States - All
  • Italy
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Selling Travel Since
  • English

My Background

Amanda Watkins has been collecting travel experiences since the summer of her eleventh year when she spent a month in Oslo, Norway as part of a Children’s International Summer Village. While her path led her to law school and a career as an attorney, Amanda found her way back to travel. Now, she and her husband enjoy exposing her three young children to the wonders of travel and adventure. They reside in Austin, Texas.

Some of her favorites travel experiences include: overwater bungalows in Tahiti, hiking through Cinque Terrre, river cruising in Amsterdam, dancing and dining in Cartagena, Colombia and a bucket list family trip to a luxury lodge in Alaska.

Amanda is passionate about making dreams a reality for her clients. Please contact Amanda directly.

Places I Have Traveled

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Very thorough and responsive!

By: stkincheloe

Reviewed on: 12 Nov 2016

Amanda did an awesome job in thoroughly planning and executing our trip details! Everything went as planned and she even had some nice treats awaiting our arrival! Amanda is very responsive and works hard to ensure all details are completed to your satisfaction. Amanda is knowledgeable and strives to meet the every need of her client!

Thanks Amanda!

By: Cathy

Reviewed on: 23 Jan 2017

So easy be helpful

Thanks Amanda!

By: tsbatx

Reviewed on: 30 Jan 2017

Amanda made our travel so simple - it was great to turn over all the booking and details to her. I will definitely use Amanda again!

New Orleans/Watersound Beach Florida

By: Kgussio

Reviewed on: 24 Apr 2017

Amanda made the process so seamless and easy! We had a great trip and we will definitely be using her again very soon!

best trip!

By: Tbarn

Reviewed on: 26 Mar 2017

She was easy to work with and made sure we had a great trip! Would highly recommend!

Awesome service!

By: Stkincheloe

Reviewed on: 24 Apr 2017

Amanda is superb at handling your trip bookings! She's thorough and has great follow-up! She arranged our dinner reservations and even arranged two great room upgrades. We were spoiled with spa and restaurant credits. Amanda followed up to make sure all was well and asked for feedback. She handles every detail professionally.

Excellent advice!

By: Hbn

Reviewed on: 01 Aug 2017

Amanda has planned several trips for us and has suggeted the perfect activities and places to stay for whatever group we have been with--from all girls to family vacations to mother-daughter trips. I highly recommend using Amanda for planning your next trip. She has suggestions you might not find online and has local connections at most destination who can provide insight that only locals can! Thanks Amanda for our great vacations so far and we look forward to more!


By: Erin

Reviewed on: 06 Jul 2017

Such a treat to have Amanda on board to help us plan our trip to SF! I don't know if I'll travel again WITHOUT using her services!!!!!! Was especially grateful for her time getting me connected, in advance, with our hotel concierge regarding local plans and dinners. Wonderful!!

Rome, Naples and the Amalfi Coast

By: Erin

Reviewed on: 20 Jul 2017

It was the easiest most helpful experience and I am so thankful that we had her on our side for planning our trip. Everything she helped me plan turned out to be perfect- from the drivers, to the restaurants, to the tour guides.....just wonderful!! Amanda is lovely- she is kind, smart and she gets back to you really quickly. I have recommended her to help my mother in law plan our Ireland trip and I cannot wait to work with her again!


By: Kane

Reviewed on: 10 Aug 2017

We had the the most amazing trip to Croatia with Amanda's help! The private transfers, dinner recs, excursions and hotels were amazing! She really Customized a fantastic itenaray!

Weekend in Vancouver

By: Iga

Reviewed on: 11 Aug 2017

Amanda is just awesome!! We have worked with her a number of times already and once again she is on top of everything! I have been to Vancouver before so I knew what kind of experiences I wanted for the weekend with my daughters. Amanda got us a great room at the Fairmont Waterfront with all the usual Virtuoso perks. Thank you again and again!!

Trip to Sorrento

By: Claire

Reviewed on: 21 Sep 2017

Amanda was fantastic to work with. She was prompt, responsive, knowledgeable and very professional. She suggested some excursions and tours and her suggestions were perfect. She found us a fabulous hotel in a great location. Amanda made our entire trip easy and memorable. I will definitely recommend her services to friends and use her again. First rate!!

Great Family Weekend in NYC

By: Erin

Reviewed on: 15 Oct 2017

Amanda recommended and booked The Benjamin for our quick Family trip to Manhattan! The location was excellent and this hotel was perfect for us (parents and two school aged kids!). The Benjamin staff was very accommodating and the room and amenities were lovely.

A Anoka in Jamaica

By: Iga

Reviewed on: 14 Nov 2017

Amanda is fantastic to work with. She's very thorough and follows through almost immediately. She's very professional but I know that she's always looking for a great experience for me.


By: Bren

Reviewed on: 14 Jan 2018

Amanda planned a wonderful hotel for a Ladies Birthday celebration to Calistoga! Thank you Amanda !!

Another amazing job by Amanda

By: Stkincheloe

Reviewed on: 25 Feb 2018

Easy and effortless! She understands our needs and caters the trip details to them. She thinks of arranging the little things like having the St Regis deliver my son a small die cast car as he was on a trip to go view the Tesla Factory as a gift.

Amanda is wonderful!

By: TSB2510

Reviewed on: 22 Mar 2018

We LOVE Amanda! She has wonderful suggestions; is very flexible; and has provided us with the most memorable vacations of our lives. We travel with our kids - ages 7, 9 and 11 - and before we used Amanda, vacation felt like work. Now, it feels like vacation. She takes care of everything! I love having our itinerary each day - even though we made the choices of what to do (from her wonderful suggestions), it feels so easy to glance down and see what's on the docket for the day. All transportation and other matters are taken care of. She thinks of everything. I HIGHLY recommend working with Amanda. We love her!

Interior Mexico Family Fun

By: Kane

Reviewed on: 23 Mar 2018

Amanda has planned two trips for me and I can’t recomend her enough! The first was a romantic couples get away to Croatia and this was a family of 4 traveling to interior Mexico for Spring Break! The planning and calls ahead of time to assure she understood our whole family’s needs in the trip we’re great! We felt completely safe and had a blast! One mid/trip email to Amanda with questions were answered quickly despite her traveling too! She alleviated the of stress in planning with just the right amount of luxury and adventure.

Thoughtful and Thorough

By: K & D Bartley

Reviewed on: 23 Mar 2018

Amanda took the time to hear what we wanted out of our travel adventure and she catered our trip to those desires. And we were especially grateful because we really had so few actual plans but she still made those very few plans just perfect. Loved her insight and knowledge and highly recommend her to anyone planning their next adventure.


By: Aeb

Reviewed on: 05 Apr 2018

Amanda was extremely responsive, flexible, easy to work with, friendly. She tailored our trip exactly to our needs as a family. I would work with her again in a heartbeat.

Fabulous trip-glad to have the help

By: Sealions

Reviewed on: 06 Apr 2018

She was great. Very helpful.

Great Service

By: Will

Reviewed on: 30 Apr 2018

Amanda did an Exceptional Job arranging flights, pickups, and hotel accommodations!!!

DC trip

By: Nancy

Reviewed on: 13 May 2018

She was extremely helpful in planning our trip and making the best arrangements for us.

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