Kathryn Smith 

Dallas, TX United States
Travel Specialties
  • Beach & Sun
  • Family Travel
  • Culture, History & Arts
  • Safari
  • Independent Tours

  • Australia
  • Ireland
  • United Kingdom
  • France
  • Greece
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Selling Travel Since
  • English

My Background

Travel is my passion. The love of travel started early when my parents took me to Italy at 9 years old. I haven't stopped since. I have lived in, or visited, over 30 countries, staying in some for 3 months or more. Each and every one has been my favorite.

I plan my clients' trips like I plan my own - from start to finish with every detail thought through. In November 2014 I enjoyed Argentina and Chile (where I cruised over the Andes through the lakes) and gave myself 10/10 for planning!

A very memorable trip in August 2015 took me on a fabulous trip arranged by Abercrombie & Kent to Vietnam, Cambodia and Thailand.

Within the last twelve months I have notched up another two Caribbean Islands: Turks & Caicos where the water is matchless and the resorts divine; and Nevis - detach, disconnect, relax and rejuvenate on an island that has no traffic lights, McDonalds nor Starbucks.

Last year I returned to Paris (my first love), St Tropez, Eze, Vence and Monaco. Another highlight this year: the Four Seasons Anguilla. Anguilla is a beautiful, friendly island with fantastic food and wonderful beaches.

Having recently become and IRELAND SPECIALIST, my vacation this year was ...... in Ireland!

I look forward to planning YOUR trip!

Places I Have Traveled

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By: London bound

Reviewed on: 27 Sep 2013

Kathryn did a superb job helping us find a lovely hotel close to our wedding activities, shopping and sightseeing! She arranged a castle tour, booked dinner reservations and a car service that all executed flawlessly! Thank you, Kathryn! You are a delight to work with as well.
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Highly Recommended

By: Misti

Reviewed on: 30 Sep 2013

Kathryn was a delight with which to work. She took care of all of the details and didn't burden me with any of them. She even knew what I wanted months before I discovered it myself. I panicked the week before our departure because I thought I hadn't booked the right Disney experiences for the kids. Low and behold, she had booked it months prior (which was essential), and I didn't even know. Overall, it was a great experience, and I will call her again when booking another vacation.
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Highly recommend her services

By: Not provided

Reviewed on: 13 Dec 2013

Kathyrn was unbelievably patient, thorough and professional helping us with our travel plans during the ice storm. We give an A++ grade!
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By: Mel's

Reviewed on: 26 Dec 2013

I have just started to work with Kathryn and she has been most helpful. She is efficient and quickly responsive. I will continue to work with her.
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Makes every vacation perfect!

By: DD

Reviewed on: 07 Feb 2014

Effortless planning every trip we book with Kathryn.  I have referred her to friends and they are very pleased I did so!
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By: Not provided

Reviewed on: 10 Feb 2014

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Highly Recommend

By: TkessDallas

Reviewed on: 09 Jun 2014

Kathryn did an excellent job planning our first trip to Italy. It was wonderful to work with someone who was so knowledgeable. Every detail was planned perfectly from our flight over to our personal drivers and beautiful hotels. I would not hesitate to utilize Kathryn Smith for our next trip. 
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Reviewed on: 02 Jul 2014

Kathryn did an excellent job coordinating our travel to Disney World.  Fast passes, meals and park passes were all organized with our park location in mind.  She booked great restaurants with wonderful atmosphere and dinners each night.  Kathryn also arranged my travels last year to London.  Superb job done then as well with Wimbledon, Stonehenge & Bath.  Kathryn takes the stress out of organizing your travels so that you can relax and enjoy it all.   
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Very Highly Recommended

By: Linda14

Reviewed on: 02 Jul 2014

Well planned and executed--constant availability to help if needed. Fun for all ages who went on the trip--over all I would not hesitate to use this agency again.
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Highly Recommended

By: Clark and Patti

Reviewed on: 07 Jul 2014

We thoroughly enjoyed our recent trip from beginning to end.  Kathryn handled all of my silly questions with professionalism and handled all aspects of the booking of our travel well.  Based on Kathryn's recommendations we had a perfect vacation and there is no doubt that we will be using her services again for future travels.
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By: Shawn R.

Reviewed on: 15 Jul 2014

Kathryn has planned four major European trips for our family and each trip tops the last! Kathryn is a fabulous travel agent because she actually travels and has usually been to all the places we want to go! As a result, she's amazingly knowledgeable, with great advice for where to go, how long to spend in different cities and what to do while there. She's also extremely accommodating and patient -- whether it's finding a cheaper hotel or revising our plans multiple times to accommodate my changing ideas. I have and continue to recommend Kathryn without hesitation! She's given us the gift of wonderful family vacations!!
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By: Not provided

Reviewed on: 14 Jul 2014

The trip went incredibly smoothly. My wife gave me all the credit, but it should all go to Kathryn. She did a great job using maps and understanding the intricacies of traveling internationally, down to the minute details. She is an asset to the Virtuoso Company and we have recommended her services to several people.
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High recomendation

By: GP

Reviewed on: 26 Jul 2014

Kathryn did an excellent job arranging our trip to NY/London.  All accomodations, dining arrrangements, activity pre purchases met all our expectations.
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Perfection, as always

By: DP

Reviewed on: 03 Aug 2014

Never have to worry about our trips, big or small, with Kathryn. Flawlessly planned, never any hassles at check in, or check out, any special amenities are always honored. So nice to be able to trust a company and know you will always have a great trip. Thank you again Kathryn! You're the best!
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By: meg

Reviewed on: 26 Oct 2014

Kathryn has always been very friendly and accommodating I will continue to use her

Nice service

By: little john

Reviewed on: 01 Apr 2015

good personal service

Most friendly service

By: KEL60

Reviewed on: 20 Jun 2015

She provides efficient service with a great accent.

We love Kathryn!

By: Shawn R.

Reviewed on: 14 Sep 2015

For five years, Kathryn has planned fabulous vacations for our family. She is a master at finding unique venues and activities for us to do; this year, it was staying at a sports lodge so my son and husband could fly fish and spending a night in a real castle in Ireland. She's also meticulous in her planning so that all details (from hotels to rental cars, top sites to see) are outlined neatly for us. She takes work off my plate so that I can focus on enjoying my time off with my family. What I like best about Kathryn is her love of travel. It's clear she truly enjoys her job -- and helping her clients have great travel memories. My family looks forward to the vacations Kathryn plans every year. As a mom of two teenagers, that's saying a lot. Thank you, Kathryn!
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Thank YOU so much for the most wonderful vacation of our lives!

By: Betty

Reviewed on: 15 Oct 2015

Working with Kathryn is pure joy! She tended to every detail of our Greek Isle tour with professionalism and kept us informed every step of the way. Our trip was a delight thanks to Kathryn. The tour operators in Turkey and in Greece exceeded our expectations in being so prompt, courteous, interesting and helpful. Our hotel in Athens was perfect - walking distance to shops, restaurants and the markets. We just could never have had the fabulous vacation we enjoyed without the guidance and assistance from Kathryn. Job exceptionally well done! Thank you, thank you!!!

Always comes through.

By: DP

Reviewed on: 16 Nov 2015

No trip is too small or too big for Kathryn ( The Great!) to arrange. A last minute overnighter to New York City with my BFF was effortless and perfect, as usual. Thanks again Kathryn.

Perfectly pleased👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻

By: Aussiewannabe

Reviewed on: 01 Jan 2016

Kathryn recently planned my trip to Bora Bora 🌴🌴🌴🌴 that I just returned from and has organized an upcoming trip to Australia in February . I've known her a long time and have used her for other trips . She is an extraordinary travel agent and is so very easy to work with and has an abundant knowledge of the travel industry . Very detail oriented and makes certain your trip will go smoothly. Kathryn always looks out for the client and try's to acquire the very best deals available. I highly recommend Kathryn for all your travel needs and it's such a pleasure working with her and as a bonus, her English accent is very pleasing to the ears😊

Amazing Adventure in Croattia!

By: Shawn R.

Reviewed on: 16 Jul 2016

We came back from a fabulous trip to Croatia a week ago and I'm still on a vacation "high." What a beautiful, unspoiled country! We loved Croatia -- the cities we visited, the people, the food -- and would seriously consider returning. Croatia really is a hidden gem that tourists are only just beginning to discover. Kathryn Smith planned an fantastic trip for us, focused on the Dalmatian coast. We started in Split then we went "island hopping" to Hvar and Korcula and ended in Dubrovnik. Honestly the visit to Dubrovnik made the whole trip worth it. It's an enchanting city and if you're a Game of Thrones fan, you'll enjoy the city even more. I truly believe we saw the best of Croatia. Katherine did a phenomenal job of plotting our trip, finding the best hotels, arranging for family friendly activities (catamaran ride!) and offering general advice. I would recommend her to anyone looking for an unforgettable family vacation. This one marks #6 that's she's planned for us!
Not Recommended

Service was okay

By: Mike B

Reviewed on: 13 Oct 2016

Overall trip was successful. responsiveness could use some work. When dealing with experienced travelers you need to be more ahead of the game. Felt that I was leading you at times In addition I do not feel that you found better deals on hotels, etc that I could get myself. This has largely to do with the fact that I have elite status at airlines and Marriott. That being said it is obvious you cannot beat their prices or service . You need to think of how you could assist someone like myself who does not need a middle person. Also, the "informal" information regarding the various tours we got on our own as it appeared you had limited knowledge of these cruise lines. Your value is in knowing the informal network not just repeating the catalogue info Hope this feedback helps
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Memorable experience.

By: Horseman

Reviewed on: 02 Oct 2016

All well except the unacceptable lifts at Sydney Intercontinental.

Cohen Christmas Vacation, Cancun '16

By: AC

Reviewed on: 07 Jan 2017

Kathryn was a joy to work with. She made an ordinarily stressful and intimidating process of planning a family vacation over Christmas almost effortless. I have grown weary of having to do all of my travel planning myself over the internet, and have forgotten the true value of travel professionals in handling the details, offering advice, making contact with credible resources, etc. Way to go Kathryn and the Ritz Carlton in Cancun!

Travel Agent for trip to Washington

By: John R Murrell

Reviewed on: 14 Apr 2017

Superb. Kathryn is a dedicated professional agent who handles everything for me, and I would recommend highly.

wandering in Paris

By: Mimi

Reviewed on: 30 Jun 2017

she was very responsive to the needs of our family---set up a great plan for us---provided wonderful knowledgeable guide and made all the arrangements we needed for transportation. we have used her for previous travel and will use her again in the future

cruise arrangements

By: Anne

Reviewed on: 07 Jul 2017

Excellent in every way

Wonderful experience!

By: Autumn Skye

Reviewed on: 20 Jul 2017

Kathryn helped to plan a fantastic week in Croatia, that was the perfect balance of exploration and beach time. Exactly what I wanted! The drivers and guides who shared their country with me could not have been nicer or more helpful. I would highly recommend Kathryn to help you plan your next adventure overseas!

Alaskan Trip

By: BEN Family

Reviewed on: 14 Jul 2017

Kathryn worked with our plans coordinating most all of our travel from shore to ship and back to shore. We were hoping for a luxury cruise and her suggestion to go with Silver Seas worked out beautifully. Our shore excursions were exciting and truly memorable we could not ask for more.

Alaska 2017

By: Elke

Reviewed on: 23 Aug 2017

Kathryn was a pleasure to work with. She has planned an amazing trip for us which we are very thankful for.

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By: Rod Lake

Reviewed on: 04 Sep 2017

Kathryn is great to work with. She is very detailed oriented and tailored our vacation to fit our family. She responds quickly and makes the experience enjoyable. She has a great sense of humor and makes sure all aspects of the trip are checked and double checked. I would highly recommend her to anyone who is planning a vacation.


By: Jake W

Reviewed on: 16 Oct 2017

Super easy and very nice. Very knowledgeable as well

What a wonderful trip!

By: Trav

Reviewed on: 03 Nov 2017

Our trip was perfectly planned, the hotels were wonderful and the attention to detail remarkable.

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