Lauren Raps 

Fairfield, CT United States
An independent affiliate of Largay Travel
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Travel Specialties
Interests
  • Family Travel
  • Food & Wine
  • Beach & Sun
  • Adventure
  • Honeymoons


Destinations
Selling Travel Since
2017
Languages
  • English

My Background

A lifetime of personal and professional travel led me to this wonderful career in travel.

My love of travel and interest in other cultures began for me as a child, and 15+ years working in TV news took me to countless locations across the globe. I treat every trip like a research project and have acquired vast amounts of expertise, experiences, lessons and memories that I love to share with my clients. Not only with hotels…but with details such as where to find the best cup of coffee in Torino, a restaurant in Nice with a really great and affordable wine list, a village in Italy with an local artist who you can watch as they create a mosaic you can bring home, tour guides that will make your children survive (and even enjoy) afternoon long museum visits --and childcare advice in most places too…..while I love traveling with my children, I never said that I don’t need a break from them!

I am a major proponent of family travel and have taken my three young boys to cities, beaches and foreign lands all around the globe. I want to get families like mine out on the road and spend family vacations in destinations they never dreamed of, and create a seamless, worry-free experience that they will treasure for years to come.

And as important as the family travel is…time with your significant other and friends is equally as important and necessary. Its a time for ultimate relaxation or adventure and I have experience and advice for both. I will be your go-to partner to create an experience that takes you a world away from your busy life, even if you’ve only traveled an hour, or show you that, yes - you can plan a spontaneous Machu Picchu adventure a week or so in advance and only be away from home for 4-5 days…trust me, we did it and it was AMAZING.

I look so forward to working with you to create memorable experiences and exciting adventures.

Places I Have Traveled


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Detailed, organized and wonderful

By: Gina


Reviewed on: 22 Apr 2017

Lauren's attention to details truly simplified our family travels. Truly amazing.

Seamless, breathtaking, and fun!

By: Andrea


Reviewed on: 16 Jul 2017

I never thought I needed a travel agent in 2017. I was so wrong. Working with Lauren made planning so easy and pleasant. She thought of every detail to make sure everything ran smoothly on our trip to Alaska. I will work with Lauren again on our future travel and will recommend her to everyone I know as well. Save yourself a headache and call Lauren to plan the details of your next vacation.

Great Trip to Puerto Rico

By: Family Traveller


Reviewed on: 28 Jul 2017

Easy & extremely pleasant

She's awesome!!

By: Bridge


Reviewed on: 13 Aug 2017

Couldn't be more accommodating and on top of my trip!! She gets a 12 On a scale of 1-10

Trip to Sicily--A Joy of a Lifetime!

By: Karen M.


Reviewed on: 04 Sep 2017

We loved working with Lauren Raps. She was extremely knowledgeable, provided wonderful advice and was accommodating, patient and fun. Best of all, she was able to zero on our needs quickly and connect us with an outstanding travel guide on the ground during a stay in Sicily that involved splitting time with Italian family and then on our own touring. Thanks to Lauren we were able to make the most of every single minute with impressive sites, great food and wine and phenomenal accommodations. It was the trip of a lifetime!

Great trip!

By: Bavaria


Reviewed on: 05 Sep 2017

Lauren was great to work with and we had an amazing trip!

Lauren is amazing!

By: MW


Reviewed on: 16 Oct 2017

Fantastic experience. Our anniversary trip to Nantucket was canceled due to Hurricane Jose- no flights or ferries for days. Lauren saved the day, and within the hour had us in a beautiful suite at the Chatham Bars Inn. She let them know it was our anniversary, and we were treated to wine, cheese plates, chocolate covered strawberries, spa products. Lauren made sure what could have been a disappointing few days was an absolutely exceptional experience.

Just awesome!!

By: Bridge


Reviewed on: 04 Nov 2017

So easy and pleasant Could not be more accommodating

She is rock star

By: SDM


Reviewed on: 09 Dec 2017

Lauren is the best

London

By: LACA


Reviewed on: 06 Jan 2018

Lauren didn't just make everything easier, she made the entire trip special -- one we will all remember fondly. She instantly understood what we wanted and made it happen. All of the guides, restaurants, and experiences met or exceeded our expectations. I only wish I could give Lauren more than one thumbs up.

Easy and efficient!

By: Mike


Reviewed on: 08 Jan 2018

Easy - very high level of service and great ideas.

Kauai honeymoon

By: Steve zelem


Reviewed on: 19 Feb 2018

Working with Lauren raps was one of the best decisions we've made in a while. She was extremely easy to work with, got us everything we asked for and then some, all while coming in exactly at what our budget was. From giving us multiple dates to work with, to multiple hotels to choose from, as well as multiple different islands and explained the beauty of each one to us. She answered every question we had honestly and in a very timely manner, at any time of the day. I highly recommend her and will absolutely be using her in the future, as well as sending any friends/family of mine her way.

Always use Lauren

By: Lambs


Reviewed on: 24 Feb 2018

Lauren handled all of our Disney reservations and made sure the trip ran seamlessly. She booked our park tickets, hotel and followed up on dining for us. She made what could have been a complicated process painless. Her communication is great and she even followed up on our trip while she was out of the country herself! Highly recommend!

The best!!

By: Bridgett


Reviewed on: 09 Mar 2018

She is so accommodating and really knows her travel!! I highly recommend her to anyone looking for a great experience.

Palm Beach, FL

By: KLP


Reviewed on: 29 Mar 2018

Lauren was responsive, reasonable, and proactive during the whole planning process. She has easy to talk to and had a clear understanding of our travel needs and made our decisions very easy. She could not have introduced us to a more beautiful resort in a beautiful area! Any and all questions or concerns were addressed immediately. We had to stay an extra day due to snow in the Northeast and she ensured that we were all set and checked and double-checked if we needed anything! Additionally, the Virtuoso "perks" were laid out for us from day one and were a welcomed incentive during our trip!!

Very experienced and lovely!

By: reiner


Reviewed on: 26 Apr 2018

Absolutely! Lauren was lovely to work with and very organized. She offered great suggestions and had wonderful insight into hotels and activities. Her experience traveling with children was very helpful to us as well since we had never traveled out of the country with all our 3 girls! I am extremely thankful for her wisdom and ideas because we created some amazing family memories as a result.

Nice, France

By: Pat Feldmann


Reviewed on: 11 May 2018

Very approachable and understanding of goals and concerns. Easy to work with and responded to questions in a timely manner.

Israel at a rocking 50!

By: Steffi


Reviewed on: 08 Jun 2018

Awesome - easy and we loved her. Suggested good ideas and very different ideas - we loved. Very responsive. Real pleasure to deal with.

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  • - An experienced travel guide whom you can rely on before, during, and after the trip
  • - Exclusive luxury resorts and properties
  • - Once in a lifetime experiences

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