Ellen Goldman 

Waterbury, CT United States
An independent affiliate of Largay Travel
Travel Specialties
  • Ocean Cruising
  • Adventure
  • Family Travel
  • Culture, History & Arts
  • River Cruising

  • Chile
  • United Kingdom
  • Argentina
  • Belize
  • Costa Rica
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Selling Travel Since
  • English
  • Spanish

My Background

After a seven year detour as an attorney, I joyously returned to my travel roots as a leisure travel consultant in 1997. I was fortunate to have explored the United States and Canada with my parents and studied abroad in Spain and England. My most precious trips, however, have been spent in the company of my husband and three children. Our family's favorite destinations have been Spain, Italy, England, Israel, Turkey, Costa Rica, Belize and Nicaragua.

My travel philosophy is encapsulated in the phrase, “Sure, why not.” My job is to listen carefully to my clients and turn what they want into reality. The “want” is unique to each individual and varies over time and circumstance. I specialize in my clients versus particular geographical destinations. My personal travel quests and taken me to more than 60 countries and Antarctica, the best trip I never knew I wanted to take.

I graduated with Distinction from the School of Hotel Administration at Cornell University and earned my J. D. from the University of Pennsylvania. In addition to earning numerous destination specialist certifications, I have served on the Virtuoso Active and Specialty Travel planning board and am the current chair of the Largay Travel Independent Contractor Advisory Board.

Places I Have Traveled

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Highly recommended

By: d

Reviewed on: 19 Nov 2013

Ellen has planned trips for us from Asia to South America to Europe. She has also planned numerous trips for friends. She is easy to work with, listens to your interests, makes suggestions or takes directive. Love chatting with her and working on travel plans .... which should be part of the fun!

Highly recommend

By: Simon4

Reviewed on: 21 Nov 2013

Ellen planned a trip for my family to costa rica and her recommendations were spot on. She listened to what we wanted out of a vacation and made suggestions that were perfect for what we were looking for. Very professional

Highly recommended

By: AmLi

Reviewed on: 10 Jan 2014

The trip that Ellen prepared for us was wonderful. The flights were smoth and on time. The personnel on board and at the airports were very friendly and helpful. The hotel Ellen had recommended for us was centrally located, modern and clean. The personnel was friendly. They were helpful in providing information for additional side trips we were interested in. Overall, excellent trip.

The best! Nobody better!

By: Josh

Reviewed on: 02 May 2014

Great property in Aruba . Ellen makes everything turn key and perfect. As she has for all our travels!

Ellen Goldman never disappoints!

By: Nancy

Reviewed on: 28 Jul 2014

We have taken many trips planned by Ellen...this one was last minute and I had asked her to help with hotel reservations. I wanted to stay at same hotel she put me in 9 years ago if it was still considered good. She said it was, got us in at a great price with breakfast included. Trip was great, hotel as good as ever....Ellen remains our go to travel agent .

Attention to detail!

By: Thumbs up from Riverside, Ct

Reviewed on: 20 Oct 2014

Ellen was a fabulous agent who arranged all my travel needs to perfection. Her recommendations were spot on! I would definitely use Ellen again for my next trip and you should too!

Great trip!

By: CostaRica

Reviewed on: 05 Jan 2015

Another great trip planned by Ellen!

Best Agent Ever

By: ljarema06

Reviewed on: 09 Mar 2015

Ellen is a very knowledge agent. We never could have planned this trip without her help. She was able to answer all of our questions and helped piece together our dream honeymoon. She was very detail oriented and made sure that every decision that was made was in our best interest. When we ran into airline malfunction which lead to a missed connection- she was available and made sure that our plans/reservations were taken care of. I would highly recommend Ellen and would definitely use her again for future trips!

Great family vacation


Reviewed on: 04 Apr 2015

Curtain Bluff was a great place for our family. Ellen suggested this location that we had never heard of before. It was a perfect fit for the activities that our kids love to pursue - a great mix of beach and water-sports. Our kids were able to be independent and they made friends with other guests also.

Amsterdam Cruise was First Class

By: Judy

Reviewed on: 01 May 2015

Very well planned. All our tours had excellent English speaking guides. All our tours were small groups which is very much appreciated. The waiters were so well trained that after one or two days they would know our names and even know our drink orders and other preferences. I would definitely recommend AMA Waterways to others and would also consider another cruise with AMA Waterways

Committed service !

By: De Lange Family

Reviewed on: 17 Jul 2015

What a pleasure to deal with professional people. We received quick, correct and friendly service from Ellen from the word go. I like that even while we were travelling, Ellen and her colleagues were available to assist with modifications along the way. Comparing our hotel and trip options it is also clear that the travel partnerships used by Largay are of very high standard. We will definitely be using Ellen and Largay again !

Israel & Portugal 2015

By: NancyW

Reviewed on: 26 Oct 2015

Ellen's trip planning never fails! Great itinerary in Israel, particularly our guide and driver for 5 days. Even during some tensions in Israel we felt safe and cared for while seeing all the sites we wanted. Ellen also set up a driver and guide for one day in Lisbon that was perfect to complement our self- touring by taking us to places and providing historical information we could not have done on our own.

The best honeymoon ever!

By: AWalkley

Reviewed on: 11 Nov 2015

I cannot thank Ellen Goldman and Largay Travel enough for helping to plan the best honeymoon I could imagine. We traveled through Ireland for a week and have tons of memories that will last a lifetime. Thanks, Ellen!

Travel arrangements in Rome were great

By: Elyse

Reviewed on: 29 Apr 2016

Thank you for arranging a full and comprehensive trip to Rome while we were on vacation in Italy recently. You chose a nice boutique hotel that met our needs as far as services and location. The tours were great although 2 per day was a lot for us. The company that you chose was professional and had wonderfully trained staff to give us the information about the history that we were looking for. The price was in our budget and we felt good about what we had signed on for. Thank you again Ellen and Largay Travel. Tutto Bene!

Excellent customer service

By: MikeJen

Reviewed on: 08 May 2016

We booked with Ellen for our honeymoon in Australia/New Zealand. We had the time of our lives, it was awesome!!! She did a great job with our preferences/needs. She was a pleasure to work with and will definitely work with her in the future. Job well done Ellen, thank you so much.

Lovely trip

By: Lili16

Reviewed on: 17 May 2016

My trip was very smooth. The corresponding flights worked well.

very competent and helpful

By: eliz1

Reviewed on: 12 Jun 2016

Ellen was pleasant and easy to work with she provided multiple options for travel itineraries and was efficient with bookings and paperwork. Great trip and great experience working with Ellen ....would utilize her services again in the future.

Very satisfied. Tours were excellent. Staff were wonderful in all departments

By: Judy

Reviewed on: 17 Jul 2016

Vey very happy with the cruise and the arrangements. My advisor was great and the company on the cruise could not have been better.

Perfectly executed trip

By: Fun people

Reviewed on: 12 Aug 2016

We loved our trip from beginning to end. Ellen did a fantastic job with hotels, transportation between Amsterdam, Rome, florence and Venice. All jobbers were where they were supposed to be and very prompt. Can't wait to plan another trip with Ellen.

great service

By: bari

Reviewed on: 16 Sep 2016

Great trip. Wonderful service. Food acceptable.

Ellen is Great

By: Jerry

Reviewed on: 24 Feb 2017

We have used Ellen to help plan several trips. On at least 2 of them, weather caused disruption and plans had to be changed. Ellen was fantastic booking new arrangements with minimal disruption. She anticipates problems and offers sensible alternatives. She knows our preferences and finds ways to accommodate them, sometimes on the fly, and always in a way that we don't panic. I would highly recommend her to our friends, as she was recommend to us by another.


By: Dweebs

Reviewed on: 05 May 2017

Ellen is wonderful to work with. She is very knowledgeable, patient, helpful and professional. She works very hard to customize your trip to meet all of your needs. I would highly recommend Ellen to help you plan your dream vacation.


By: SDR24

Reviewed on: 10 Jan 2018

Ellen provided the exact amount of support we needed. She took the fear out of using an agent for us. (We had never used one before.). She was able to arrange all aspects of our trip at the level of service that was appropriate. She was very helpful in determining the itinerary and arranging individual tours that were perfect for us. We highly recommend.

Costa Rica Christmas 2017

By: Debbie

Reviewed on: 08 Jan 2018

Working with Ellen was delightful. She asked me where I wanted to go, my budget, and what amenities I was looking for. She responded within 24 hours with two options. She was very helpful in making my decision. I look forward to working with her again on my next vacation

Ellen is excellent

By: Western traveler

Reviewed on: 08 Feb 2018

Very nice. She was informative without being pushy. She asked the right questions to be sure we had the right experiences.

Advisor Review

By: Jerry

Reviewed on: 19 Mar 2018

Once again, we had a fantastic experience working with Ellen. She is professional and experienced. As we work with her more often, she really has an understanding of our tastes and preferences and is able to anticipate our needs. I'm not sure we would have been able to plan this trip without her, and if we had, we certainly would not have enjoyed it as much. We are looking forward to our next trip with her help.

Happy Vacation

By: Cruzin' Queen

Reviewed on: 14 Mar 2018

Fantastic! Always helpful and on top of everything


By: David+Sarah

Reviewed on: 15 Mar 2018

This is the second time we have used Ellen to help us plan a trip and yet again she nailed it! She stayed within our budget and took care of all the details. We really enjoyed the resort we stayed at!

Largay Travel

By: Lesley

Reviewed on: 30 Mar 2018

Expert travel agency. Ellen sought the best cruise line, destinations all within our budget. Will definitely plan future trips through her.

Working with Ellen Goldman, you will have access to:

  • - Special perks and extra amenities
  • - 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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