Betsy Bouche 

Somerville, MA United States
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Travel Specialties
Interests
  • Adventure
  • Culture, History & Arts
  • Safari
  • Sports & Outdoors
  • Independent Tours


Destinations
Selling Travel Since
1987
Languages
  • English

My Background

A little over 30 years ago, I stood on the back deck of a cruise ship. My friend turned to me and said, "Let's be travel agents and travel the world". The home PC was bringing my many years as a typesetter to a close, so on a whim I said "OK, let's do it". Maybe not the best way to choose a new career, but sometimes things just work out right.

In the years since, I've arranged trips to nearly every part of the world. My true love, though, is active & adventure travel, and sustainable travel. We didn't use the word back then, but I learned and lived sustainability as a child at a middle-school/farm in the Adirondacks. It's exciting to see sustainable & responsible tourism become a priority in travel.

I have a specialty in Latin America, as well as Scandinavia, Australia & New Zealand, small-ship cruising and Canada. And of course, my New England home (don't forget you can call me for those local weekend trips). Among my certifications are Peru Specialist, Ecuador Specialist, Arctic Kingdom Certified Polar Advisor, Hurtigruten Specialist, Tauck Certified Agent and UnCruise Adventurist.

Wherever I am, my knitting is always close by. On my travels you'll see me in small shops & markets checking out local yarn. I love all things fiber arts, textiles and artisan-made. If you do, too, let me know. I have some special places and experiences up my sleeve for you.

I haven't traveled the whole world yet like we thought we would, way back when on the deck of that cruise ship. My list is still long. But I've made footprints on 6 continents so far – Antarctica, I'm looking at you!

Places I Have Traveled


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The Great Coordinator

By: FrederickR


Reviewed on: 27 Oct 2016

Betsy helped me organize a family gathering with multiple points of departure. She was able to find travel times and schedules that made for a minimal of downtime waiting for airport arrivals. Thought through everyone's needs, perfect advice on rental car, and minor details that made bringing everyone together easy.

Thorough Research!

By: Jess


Reviewed on: 17 Jan 2017

Betsy always takes the time to find the best flights at the best prices. Her years of experience yield great results, delivered in a no-pressure helpful way.

Patient and Resourceful

By: Kris


Reviewed on: 31 Mar 2017

I recommend Betsy. She has a huge personal knowledge base of interesting places to go, cool places to stay and a broad range of things to do. She is thoughtful and patient throughout the planning process and is mindful of budget and other travel considerations. I will use her again!!

Persistence!

By: Jess


Reviewed on: 10 Aug 2017

Always the best decision to call Betsy. She takes the time to find the best flights for the time requested, and provides multiple options.

Betsy is Awesome!

By: Laura


Reviewed on: 11 Nov 2017

I have worked with Betsy for many years at this point (~12+ years). She always handles my travel needs with enthusiasm and a desire to find the best plan for my trip. Betsy is my go-to person especially when my plans get complicated or I am traveling with others with complicated plans. I'd much rather call Betsy than spend endless hours on my own (with time I don't have) trying to find the best deal or perfect flights. On my recent trip to France the flights Betsy found me worked out great and for an amazing price. She has all my info such as passport, seating preferences etc. so once we have settled on an itinerary it is so easy to complete the plan. I've never had a single issue at airports when booking with Betsy. I heartily recommend Betsy and her wealth and years of experience!

Got out in timr

By: Annr


Reviewed on: 03 Apr 2018

Betsy got us out the Monday before the storm. She got us a room in Ft Myers for the night. What could have been a disaster turned out to be a great vacation. She was available all Monday evening making sure we got on the plane ok. She is great!

couldn't do it without her!!

By: mjb


Reviewed on: 27 Jun 2018

Betsy is patient and amazing... I recommend her most highly.

Southern France

By: Paul F


Reviewed on: 15 Jul 2018

Betsy has been booking travel for me for over twenty years so, obviously, I think she's a five star agent. She consistently goes way beyond the extra mile in researching the best deals and making recommendations based on what she has learned are my tastes, budget and preferences.

Family trip to the west of Ireland

By: Frances


Reviewed on: 23 Aug 2018

We had a fantastic trip! We had 17 people. My sister and I worked with Betsy to decide to stay in Galway and Dingle Town and do trips from there. She worked directly with the people, mostly family but some friends. We were met by our own CIE bus, they took care of bags, checkin and out, entrance to tours, all breakfasts and most dinners. We just had a wonderful time and even took a side trip to where the family came from. Betsy was absolutely great in making arrangements for one of the easiest trips I've ever had. We'll be asking for her help again in future trips it went so well.

great trip! great planning! great support!

By: caffydoc


Reviewed on: 05 Aug 2018

I have not worked with a travel advisor in recent years, and I must say, the experience was terrific. Example: when I was trying to do online check-in in Ireland for flight home, I couldn't get through. I emailed Betsy who responded within 10 minutes and called Aer Lingus and then reassured me that there was no problem with my ticketing. I appreciated her availability, quick response and excellent communication. When one is traveling abroad, even in an English speaking country, it is so helpful to know your advisor is there for any of the little glitches that can so often arise in even the best planned trip!

Ireland McNamara trip 2018 07 20-28

By: Ace1


Reviewed on: 05 Aug 2018

I really enjoyed working with Betsy. I was not the organizer of this trip to Ireland, but Betsy worked with me so it was easy to get my airline ticket and insurance. She also returned calls and emails promptly. And, she was also very helpful with travel information, especially since I had not travelled internationally for many years. Her tips were very helpful once I got over to Ireland. I definitely plan to work with Betsy when I next travel abroad.

Cancelled cruise

By: Betty


Reviewed on: 04 Sep 2018

The cruise was cancelled by the cruise line so there was no trip!

Always so thorough and creative

By: Nina


Reviewed on: 14 Sep 2018

We've worked with Betsy for over 10 years and every trip is planned with such creativity attention to detail and concern for our needs.

Alaska Adventure Cabins

By: Fred


Reviewed on: 19 Sep 2018

Betsy took the time to research the town of Homer and find a great match-she spoke at length with the owners of this place so I knew I was getting exactly what I was looking for.

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