Linda de Sosa CTA, ECC

Houston, TX United States
Bucketlist Travel Consulting, LLC, an independent affiliate of Travel Experts, Inc.
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Travel Specialties
Interests
  • Culture, History & Arts
  • Adventure
  • Safari
  • Independent Tours
  • River Cruising


Destinations
  • United Kingdom
  • Australia
  • New Zealand
  • France
  • Peru
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Selling Travel Since
1995
Languages
  • English

My Background

I left the corporate world 25 years ago to follow my absolute passion for travel and became a leisure travel consultant. I have been to 150 countries and to all continents and US states. I have been to all but 2 European countries and am an Aussie and New Zealand specialist. I love Africa and have traveled there 9 times. I go to Great Britain at least once a year to explore and London is my favorite city in the world.

One other specialty is cruising - I have been on 38 on rivers as well as oceans. I also have been involved with adventure and history travel for many years.

I am very proud to be in the first class of advisors trained on the WANDERLIST bucket list generator program. Since I have been all over the world, I am perfectly set up to help you decide where you want to go and then design a special experience for you!

I was one of the first travel agents to earn the new VTA certification from ASTA. I have my MBA from Stanford and my MLS from Rice. The only thing that approaches my passion for travel (besides my kids and beautiful granddaughter) is history. In fact, I am currently working on a Master in History from the University of Edinburgh. My primary specialty is European history, especially the UK, and the Holocaust, but I present at history symposiums on many topics and love to teach people where to go to make history come alive!

Credentials

WANDERLIST - trained advisor

Named one of the top 25 agents in US 2x -Travel Agent Magazine

Houston Chronicle Ultimate Travel Agent

Elite Cruise Counselor (ECC)

Certified Travel Associate (CTA)

Verified Travel Advisor (VTA)

Graduate - Disney College of Knowledge

Been to 150 countries, 50 states, 7 continents

  • Alaska twice and Hawaii 7 times
  • 38 cruises, both river and ocean
  • Extensive travel in Europe (1-4 times/ year), all but Andorra and Kosovo
  • Widespread travel around Asia/Africa (10/9)
  • Caribbean (all but Cuba)/Mexico (extensive)
  • Australia (5) and NZ (2) specialist
  • Many visits all over Canada
  • Central/South America (11)

Www.bucketlisttravelconsulting.com

Places I Have Traveled


Memberships 

Virtuoso Alliances
  • Virtuoso Wanderlist Specialist

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Linda is Awesome!

By: Betsy


Reviewed on: 16 Jun 2019

She was able to take what we wanted to see and where we wanted to go and turn it into a wonderful tour for the limited time we were able to spend in Germany. I will definitely use her again!

Detailed itinerary with lots of knowledge

By: I travel


Reviewed on: 18 Jun 2019

She knows a lot and has been everywhere.

Empress

By: Keith


Reviewed on: 30 Jul 2019

Keith and I cannot thank Linda de Sosa enough for her wonderful and excellent service in securing our stay at The Empress!!! We loved it!! She made our stay fabulous!! The Gold Floor was amazing and we thank you so much for the welcoming appetizers, wine and decadent chocolate mouse cake with a chocolate gold crown dusted in gold! We so appreciate your remembering our 37th Anniversary in such a wonderful way!!! We are still coming off of the "high' from such a beautiful experience!! We enjoyed sitting outdoors on the terrace patio watching the ferry come in with the harbor and the beautiful sunsets and the illuminated Governmental Building. The food was delicious and the wait staff were so charming and helpful. They upgraded us to a one bedroom suite overlooking the harbor - we felt very special and it was because of you that we received such treatment! We applaud you and the Virtuoso team for making it the best experience ever! We can't wait to go back!!

Top Tier Travel Advisor!!!

By: Kathie


Reviewed on: 25 Aug 2019

Linda is thorough, prompt, reliable, knowledgeable and creative. The reason you need these traits? Thorough-don't want to be left with no reservation, or transportation, or opportunity while on location-Linda covers everything! Prompt-when you need help, Linda takes care of it promptly. You don't want to spend your well-curated trip solving the random issues that come up, such as an adding a guest, rescheduling a tour, or changes due to weather. Reliable-Linda follows through. This is such an underrated value in business. Knowledgeable-She has been to over 100 countries, all 7 continents, and personally knows the ins and outs of each one. For example, crossing the Bosnian border, twice, while traveling the coastline of Croatia. Packing, Planning, Everything. Creative? Well that's a bonus! This Top Tier Travel Advisor knows how to make your trip really special...it's the little things, like a unique guest house or little known historical spot.

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By: Hitchcock


Reviewed on: 14 Sep 2019

We primarily worked with Linda through emails. We only needed a few phone calls. She was attentive and efficient. Our special needs were met at each destination, nine in all.

Linda de Sosa

By: Travel Bug


Reviewed on: 23 Sep 2019

Linda is very organized and responsive. She listened to what we wanted and designed a trip that exceeded our expectations.

Fantastic Trip

By: Margie


Reviewed on: 16 Oct 2019

Linda planned a great trip to Barcelona for us. The apartment/hotel was in the perfect location and beautiful. The tours Linda organized for us were interesting and fun. They were on time and there were no problems. The guides were fantastic! There's so much to see and do in Barcelona and, thanks to Linda, we learned so much about the city. We're looking forward to planning our next trip through Linda.

love to travel

By: love to travel


Reviewed on: 07 Nov 2019

Linda is very knowledgable of the world and has traveled extensively, so she very good at putting trips together and suggesting destinations.

For Linda de Sosa

By: Mad


Reviewed on: 14 Dec 2019

Linda always does an excellent job of research, of advice and of planning. I have recommended her often in the past and will continue to do so.

Great help!

By: sukul


Reviewed on: 30 Dec 2019

She was amazing. I had many requests and she was able to help with all of them. Very grateful for her help!

Rome. December 2019.

By: Travel gal


Reviewed on: 04 Jan 2020

I gave Linda my wish list of tours, I also asked that we have a day off in between. Linda not only stayed in constant communication, she also helped out when a tour was cancelled and suggested an alternate. Linda accommodated our every need. I have a friend going to Rome in September and I will most certainly encourage her to utilize Linda’s services. Thank you for a memorable trip!

Resoinsive and Caring

By: Mike


Reviewed on: 11 Mar 2020

Linda was a pleasure to work with as she was responsive, caring and knowledgeable. I would definitely use Linda again.

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