Bowden Sarrett CTC

Mobile, AL United States
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Travel Specialties
Interests
  • Adventure
  • Beach & Sun
  • Food & Wine
  • Honeymoons
  • Sports & Outdoors


Destinations
  • France
  • Italy
  • Antigua And Barbuda
  • British Virgin Islands
  • Ecuador
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Selling Travel Since
1983
Languages
  • English
  • French
  • Italian
  • Spanish

My Background

Bowden Sarrett's family home in Mobile, Alabama was always filled with colorful international house guests. Her late father served as honorary consul to Sweden. Those early years gave her a cultural perspective that whet her appetite for travel. Bowden travelled aboard the QE 2 for her first trip abroad where she lived and studied in Nantes, France.


Bowden began her career in travel working 'free of charge' for a local travel agency during her junior year in college, after her year in France. She graduated from UVA with a bachelor's degree in French and minor in Spanish. She began working full time as a travel consultant after graduating in 1982, a career that she enjoys to this day - along with the added responsibilities of leadership for Brownell.

Bowden specializes in customizing itineraries for clients in a range of budgets and scope of interest. Her primary focus is on European travel, for families, groups and adventure travelers. She is fluent in French, Spanish and Italian and finds that her penchant for languages, and passion for those cultures help her design truly meaningful and memorable itineraries for her clients.

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Very highly recommended

By: Norman


Reviewed on: 14 Oct 2013

Bowden does an excellent job. She is prompt, thorough and knows what she is doing. You will not go wrong with her. I do not use anyone else.

highly recommend

By: 75


Reviewed on: 17 Oct 2013

Bowden is knowledgeable, fast, thorough and fun to work with. Wish I could go more!

Highly recommended.

By: Knightmum


Reviewed on: 14 Oct 2013

Bowden is enthusiastic and knowledgeable. She will make your trip planning easy.

Highly recommend

By: 652West


Reviewed on: 19 Oct 2013

Bowden totally gets what we want in our vacation experience. She puts us in the best of hotels and plans activities that our whole family can enjoy together.

highly recommend

By: gigi


Reviewed on: 24 Nov 2013

Bowden is the greatest travel agent I have ever used. She is thorough, highly efficient and helpful and always has a smile. I would recommend her to anyone as the best!

Highly recommend

By: bhamlrw


Reviewed on: 21 Feb 2014

Bowden planned an outstanding itinerary for our trip to Greece several years ago.  In addition, she was a life-saver when our flight was cancelled, and we were delayed in departing the U.S.

She is superb!I highly recommend Bowden Sarrett!

By: Greg


Reviewed on: 26 Nov 2013

Ms.Sarrett is the consummate travel agent for the high end traveller desirous of a unique and memorable travel experience. She consistently delivers excellent service and travel advice and leaves no detail to chance.I have used her for personal trips and professional events for well over 10 years and highly recommend her.Simply put, she is the best!

Highly recommended

By: Vivi63


Reviewed on: 29 Nov 2013

Bowden did a wonderful job. Our trip to San Francisco was great! She booked the flight and hotel. The fairmont was absolutely exquisite with impeccable service. Because we booked with Bowden we got an upgrade in our rooms and other extra amenities. Even a special treat in our room. She gave us great tour and restaurant tips. Thanks for a memorable trip. Will definitely use Bowden for any future trips.

so enthusiastic and so helpful

By: Johnny


Reviewed on: 09 Dec 2013

Bowden is always upbeat and fun to work with. She is very experienced and full of good suggestions. I heartily recommend her!

Highly recommend

By: Goodman


Reviewed on: 13 Dec 2013

Everything went perfectly as usual. We even had a emergency pop up which we caused and her office got the issue resolved well and promptly.

Enthusiastic and Professional

By: Happy Traveler


Reviewed on: 24 Dec 2013

You can tell that Bowden really enjoys her work in the manner of her professionalism and enthusiasm. She has great ideas and absolutely will find ways to lower your expenses and stress levels.

trip to NYC

By: RMB


Reviewed on: 27 Dec 2013

Highly recommend

By: Not provided


Reviewed on: 03 Jan 2014

Bowden did an awesome job of taking our request and making it happen for our Christmas trip. The travel arrangements were easy and the accommodations were great. Just the relaxing vacation we wanted in the sun and Virgin Island waters.

Highly recommend

By: Griffin314


Reviewed on: 16 Jan 2014

She is very knowledgeable, diligent and easy to deal with.

Highly Recommended

By: C


Reviewed on: 20 Jan 2014

Bowden provided prompt response to all of our requests and delivered just the itinerary that we hoped for. All transportation needs were taken care of, tours set up, and restaurants recommended. Bowden made our trip planning stress free, and we're looking forward to a wonderful experience in Italy thanks to her assistance. It has been a pleasure to work with her.

Bowden is an expert in planning a cruise.Every detail was perfect.I am planning another cru

By: Not provided


Reviewed on: 14 Feb 2014

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

By: ESTURNER


Reviewed on: 19 Feb 2014

Bowden is the BEST!  Very thorough, extremely personable and makes recommendations I never would have considered.  She is obviously very experienced.  I would highly recommend her! 

Highly Recommended

By: Gigi 75


Reviewed on: 25 Feb 2014

Bowden is a very accomplished travel agent with the finest recommendations for wonderful experiences, and takes great care of her clients.  I recommend her in the highest way.  She takes care of business very expediciously and I feel very secure using her.

Five Star Service

By: Brad


Reviewed on: 25 Feb 2014

Bowden Sarrett exceeded our expectations in planning our ski trip to Utah.  I would high recommend her and her Brownell staff to insure your happiness and enjoyment as you venture away form home.  Five Stars is an under statement!

Highly recommened~~!!

By: runner44


Reviewed on: 12 Mar 2014

Brilliant in Customization

By: Sam P


Reviewed on: 21 Mar 2014

My family has used Bowden's services for years. This Spring my sister and I wanted to take a girl's trip, and the experience was wonderful! The trip truly was catered to our needs and our wants as two traveling young women. I highly recommend Bowden for any of your travel planning needs.

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

By: HWF


Reviewed on: 24 Mar 2014

Bowden Sarrett is fabulous.  She has planned several trips for me and for a group I represent and each one was done to perfection.  No detail was missed or overlooked.  A true professional and a pleasure to work with.

HIGHLY RECOMMEND

By: Kim20


Reviewed on: 31 Mar 2014

Bowden listened and heard our thoughts and request the first time we talked and she totally came through with the trip of a lifetime!!   She made everything so easy and painless. I felt safe and confident with her in charge of our plans to celebrate our 20th wedding anniversary.  The staff in her office was helpful as well.  The trip could not have been any better or have gone more smoothly than it did.  We were extremely pleased.  We will use Bowden for all our travel needs in he future.    Thank you

Wonderful

By: Bail


Reviewed on: 09 Apr 2014

our trip was wonderful ! It was first class. Neil and I talked many times about how it went so smooth , down to the hotel the car where I like to sit on a plane . Bowden is the reason we let her plan all our trips and children's trips for many years.

Excellent Travel Services- Highly Recommend

By: Greg


Reviewed on: 11 Apr 2014

Bowden and her staff are consummate pros.Nothing is ever left to chance.

WE HIGHLY, HIGHLY, HIGHLY recommend Bowden!

By: Jennifer & Tony


Reviewed on: 21 Apr 2014

Words can't state how much we enjoyed our trip planned by Bowden. First class, beautiful guides, brilliant hotels and excellent service. Not one thing about our trip to Italy disappointed! Because we had NEVER been to Italy and had NEVER used a travel agent, we were nervous. But from the moment we stepped off of the airplane in Rome, the magic began. Two words: USE BOWDEN!

Always ahead of the game

By: Uncle J.


Reviewed on: 21 Apr 2014

Bowden has handled many trips for me and she never disappoints. From picking the right seats on the plane to putting you in the heart of things in Prague, she knows her business. Every detail is handled without even having to ask. Her advice and guidance are priceless to me, that's why I keep coming back for more. Very highly recommended!

Fantastic Service

By: Ajs from Houston


Reviewed on: 02 Oct 2016

We had fantastic service and knowledgeable answers. Our go to for our future trips!

Alaska was wonderful

By: DeDe


Reviewed on: 25 Aug 2017

Bowden was great! Always dependable and efficient.

Bay Area and Wine Country

By: RM


Reviewed on: 28 Aug 2017

Everything was perfect.

Planned to perfection!

By: NY traveller


Reviewed on: 30 Apr 2014

This is the second time I have used Bowden Sarrett to plan a European get away.  Once again, every detail was planned and executed to perfection.  Our trip was to Marbella and Barcelona Spain.  The hotels/resorts were fabulous and we were graciously welcomed at each destination as if VIP's.  The accommodations were perfect and exactly what we were hoping for.  All travel arrangements were impeccable and no detail was left unattended.  This will definitely not be the last time we use Bowden as she eliminates all the stress of vacation planning!

Unparalleled Customer Service

By: Bowden's Biggest Fan


Reviewed on: 28 May 2014

There are simply not enough superlatives in the English language to adequately describe the personalized MAGIC that Bowden Sarrett can so effortlessly create and deliver in today's highly competitive travel support industry.  What I WILL say is that Bowden architected "the trip of a lifetime" to Italy for my wife and I last Fall--literally making a dream come true for my wife (for that alone I will be eternally grateful!).  I cannot imagine anyone more capable of transforming travel dreams into travel reality than Bowden Sarrett ... which is why I will never again plan a vacation in my lifetime without her help!

Highly Recommended

By: Bpyoung


Reviewed on: 06 Jun 2014

Bowden did an amazing job finding the perfect place for my wife and I for our honeymoon. She and her team presented us with multiple options and eventually settled on St. Barths. Every aspect of the trip that Bowden was involved in was absolutely perfect. Everything from the obtaining an upgrade at the resort, rental car to restaurant reccomendations. 

Highly Recommended

By: Gary


Reviewed on: 18 Jun 2014

Bowden helped us plan a trip to Europe.  This was our first time to go to Europe and we wanted to spend time in Venice, Italy and Barcelona, Spain plus go on a cruise.  She recommended the ALA Hotel in Venice which turned out to be perfect.  The hotel was very nice and well located.  She also recommended the Gallery Hotel in Barcelona which turned out to be outstanding.  Very nice hotel in a great location.  The staff at the hotel were superb.  She also requested upgrades on our cabins on our Princess Cruise which we received which was a nice surprise.  Bowden gave me some hints and suggestions in various cities which were very helpful.  I would definitely use Bowden again when we plan a big trip.

Highly Recommended

By: Gigi75


Reviewed on: 28 Jun 2014

Bowden set up the most wonderful trip for my granddaughter and me to Italy, starting in Venice and ending in Rome.  She included several things a young person would enjoy such as a pizza cooking lesson on a farm in Tuscany and a Vespa tour in Rome.   Everything went very smooth and right on time and we were happy with all of our accommodations.  I could not have been happier with our trip.  Brava to Bowden, Brownell and Il Bellagio.

Perfect family trip planned by Bowden.

By: Johnny


Reviewed on: 04 Jul 2014

Wonderful trip!!

By: Nicky


Reviewed on: 06 Jul 2014

Our trip to Washington DC was absolutely perfect!  The flights went very smoothly and we absolutely loved the Willard Hotel.  So convenient to all the landmarks, our adjoining rooms were so lovely and we really enjoyed the VIrtuoso upgrades.  It was a fantastic trip for all ages. 

Highly recommended

By: Not provided


Reviewed on: 16 Jul 2014

Our family had a wonderful 14 day vacation in Paris, Bellagio and Venice. Bowden arranged reservations for the most interesting activities and tours as well as picked out the perfect restaurants to suit our wishes.  Our accommodations were lovely.  It was a once in a lifetime experience and we are so grateful for her help in making it exactly the way we wanted it! Thanks so much!

I would recommend her and use her again. She was excellent!

By: Mary


Reviewed on: 25 Jul 2014

Bowden was excellent in helping us with our trip. She taught us how to use Trip Case and downloaded things for us. She is such a patient person. Also, we decided to come back one day early. Bowden made sure if she was not in the office, there would be someone there. I would like to say that Wendy did everything for us to come home early. She cancelled the hotel, dinner reservations, plane, etc... I am just overall impressed by these 2 women.Brownell-Mobile is excellent!

Highly recommended

By: Kevin59


Reviewed on: 24 Jul 2014

Attention to every detail!

By: Greg and Michelle


Reviewed on: 09 Aug 2014

We had a fabulous time. Everything worked out perfectly--just as expected. We are so happy to have found a new travel agent that we can trust to do a great job. Thank you Milissa and Wendy!

Montego Bay, Jamaica Vacation

By: Old Married Man


Reviewed on: 21 Aug 2014

Bowden helped us tremendously with finding a place to go for our honeymoon. We had no idea where we wanted to go and through some simple inquiries, Bowden gathered up 5 places or so where she thought we would like to go. All the places sounded great and we ended up choosing Montego Bay. She did everything! She handled our hotel, all our all-inclusive stuff, flight, etc and answered all my questions timely and was always around to talk on the phone if I needed her. I barely had to do anything; it was a huge weight off my shoulders. We loved our trip! She did a wonderful job with everything! I definitely recommend her for anyone who wants to use a travel advisor.

Fabulous

By: hwf


Reviewed on: 30 Aug 2014

Once again, Bowden Sarrett planned a another wonderful frip for my famiily. Her attendtion to detail and vast knowledge makes the difference. We are grateful and will remain clients.

Wonderful service!

By: Barbara


Reviewed on: 05 Sep 2014

Ten out of a ten in professionalism, friendliness, thoroughness and expediency.

tour of malta

By: martha


Reviewed on: 22 Sep 2014

Everything was wonderful. Ship le ponant with tauck a disappointment. Bowden's part was perfect.

ANOTHER "OFF-THE-HOOK" DREAM VACATION!

By: Bowden'sBiggestFan


Reviewed on: 08 Nov 2014

There simply are not enough superlatives in the English language to describe the "dream come true" vacation experiences that Bowden and her staff are able to engineer! My wife's a horse fan, so for a combined birthday/anniversary gift I asked Bowden if she could get us to the Breeder's Cup races which were held at Santa Anita Park in Los Angeles. WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Did she ever: REMARKABLY affordable airfare ... INSANE hotel accommodations ... BREATHTAKING seats at the track ... and a whooooooole lot more!!! As I've told her before, I no longer plan trips to the grocery store without Bowden's help. NOBODY does vacation experiences like Bowden Sarrett--NOBODY!!!!!!

Caneel Bay

By: Puppy


Reviewed on: 16 Nov 2014

Bowden Sarrett and Wendy Buckingham did a FABULOUS job of planning my wife and my vacation to St. John, USVI!

Best Parade View in NYC

By: HarperMommy


Reviewed on: 01 Dec 2014

The Warwick Hotel is truly the best hotel in NYC for viewing the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. Our 9th floor room was adequate. However, the breakfast and amenities were first rate. If you are traveling to NYC for Thanksgiving, the Warwick is the perfect location for kid-friendly activities such as the parade, ice-skating in Central Park, shopping on 5th Avenue, FAO Schwartz, the Rockettes at Radio City Music Hall and MoMA. The highlight of our trip was a fun, fancy, family dinner at the 21 Club. The low-point was reviewing the balloons pre-parade in the driving rain and sleet. No guide necessary.

Unbelievable attention to detail

By: Big Bad


Reviewed on: 18 Dec 2014

Wow, could not go on a trip without the guidance and expertise of Bowden and her crew. Thanks for sending us on a trip void of travel stress.

excellent service as always

By: teresa


Reviewed on: 20 Jan 2015

Bowden has been our travel agent for years and has never made a mistake . She is outstanding in everyway . I have recommended her to numerous family and friends . We would go anywhere in the world with her expertise . Brownell and Virtuoso are lucky to have her "on board" . She is THE best !!!!

Great Winter Beach Trip

By: RedBarn


Reviewed on: 08 Jan 2015

Bowden did an awesome job planning our trip to Jumby Bay!

Outstanding service

By: Jody


Reviewed on: 09 Jan 2015

Bowden Sarrett arranged a wonderful trip for us to St. John over the New Years holiday. Our daughter had started a new job and had little vacation time accrued. Bowden was able to secure us 2 rooms at the beautiful Caneel Bay resort even though we could only stay 4 nights during prime season. When I tried to get dinner reservations at the best restaurant on the island, I could only get 6 pm. Bowden worked her magic and was able to get us a table for 4 at 8 pm! Beautiful champagne was in our room at our arrival as well. We can't say enough good things about Bowden. We highly recommend her!

Another Great Example of "Mission Accomplished!"

By: Astrella1


Reviewed on: 25 Feb 2015

Bowden, Milissa Davis, and Wendy Buckingham are AWESOME!!! Absolute ROCK STARS that dominate the complexities of--and bring crystal clarity to--"travel" in today's increasingly complex world of travel options and choices! I no longer even ATTEMPT to arrange my own travel plans (for business or pleasure)--I feel MUCH more confident "outsourcing" to the pros! You should too!

Wonderful Staycation

By: Natieya


Reviewed on: 06 Mar 2015

Milissa with Brownell helped us plan an amazing Staycation at the Four Seasons in Dallas. We will definitely be using her again in the future!

Great advice and recommendations

By: Kim60


Reviewed on: 23 Mar 2015

Once again, Bowden was excellent!! Quick to respond with great advice and Options. She makes traveling easy. The trip was fabulous thanks to Bowden!!

Four seasons Disney was amazing!

By: Nicole


Reviewed on: 12 Apr 2015

We loved the four seasons. If there are any other specials that come up anywhere for the four seasons, we would love to be contacted.

Wonderful trip

By: Roberta


Reviewed on: 13 Apr 2015

The most well planned trip. We had an amazing time. It is a trip that my kids will never forget. Guides were wonderful. Transportation was so easy. Could not have had a better trip!

Wonderful planning for the perfect trip!

By: BinduVA


Reviewed on: 13 Apr 2015

Thank you so much for all of your help Bowden. We had the best trip. Prompt, professional, perfect!! Planning was easy and all of our requests, dates, times were met with no problem. Arrivals and transfers throughout our trip were always on time and smooth. Our tour guides were very knowledgeable and friendly. Hotels were really nice-great recommendations. Thank you for helping us reserve a few specific hotels also. We enjoyed your restaurant recommendations also. The paperwork and package you sent with our travel documents was very professional and helpful. Altogether a great experience. We would definitely use your services in the future and recommend you all to our friends and family. Thanks again!!!!

Spring Break in the Caribbean!

By: Momof5


Reviewed on: 13 Apr 2015

We set sail on the Carnival Fascination out of Jacksonville, FL on Monday, April 6 and returned on Saturday, April 11. Our ports of call were Nassau and Freeport, with an excursion that included snorkeling. It was the easiest of Spring Breaks! Everybody had all of the food and entertainment that they could possibly want, 24 hours a day, and friends were being made even as we were checking in. With three teenagers ranging in age from 14-18, we were able to allow them to come and go as they wanted, while allowing us the chance to enjoy ourselves without worrying about what the guys wanted to do next. The best part of the trip were the memories that were made! We had so much fun that we are planning on doing another cruise next spring break! Thanks Bowden and Wendy for making this a stress free Spring Break!

amazingly responsive

By: Johnny


Reviewed on: 19 Jun 2015

she is great on follow up and follow through. I usually take all her recommendations. Never had a disappointment with her suggestions. She also takes care of all the details.

Great service and Bowden knows her stuff

By: Charles


Reviewed on: 19 Jun 2015

Bowden was very knowledgeable and friendly. She knows Paris and France very well. She did a great job in getting to know us and exploring what we would want in our vacation. We wen to France on our 10th wedding anniversary. The accomodations were first class. We will use Bowden for all our vacations from here forward.

Sandal Exuma

By: patman8800


Reviewed on: 19 Jun 2015

Bowden was unbelievable. She went above and beyond in a timely matter and her attention to detail in arranging flights and allowing layovers (where needed), was flawless. The word "excellence" would be used in every aspect in description of Bowden's work in organizing the trip for my wife and I. Thank you Bowden, we will be calling again very soon!

Best Ever

By: Mac


Reviewed on: 22 Jun 2015

Bowden planned a fabulous Italy trip for us, and everything about it was first class. Could not have asked for more.

Awesome Agent

By: HappyHoneymooners


Reviewed on: 15 Jul 2015

Bowden was very easy to work with and removed the burden of searching all over the world for a place to stay. I highly recommend!

Bowden great- not so Delta

By: sarah


Reviewed on: 18 Jul 2015

Bowden was fantastic-Delta not so great. Delay in takeoff because computer down and pilot had to hand load luggage weights so late arrival in ATL and door closed but luggage was still being loaded and 3 of us could not board. Agent left gate and no help. Against all rules our luggage went without us and we had to spend night in not so great spot where Delta put us but would not pay. Bowden arranged payment by contacting Delta. Bowden great-Delta not so great!!!

Iberian Excursion

By: M&M


Reviewed on: 09 Sep 2015

Went to Barcelona, Madrid and Portugal. It was a great trip and all of the plans went off without a hitch.

Wonderful, expert advisor!

By: Fred


Reviewed on: 20 Oct 2015

Bowden took care of every detail from beginning to end. Even with an unexpected change of plans, she was so kind and helpful. Our honeymoon was truly a dream thanks to Bowden!

Excellent Service

By: Patrick123


Reviewed on: 23 Oct 2015

Our honeymoon was incredible! Every aspect of the trip far exceeded all of our expectations. I would highly recommend Bowden. I only have one thing that I think could be addressed. All of our reservations were made under Stanley Mathes (my father) not Patrick Mathes (myself). I don't know if this was done because he paid for it? It caused a little confusion because he wasn't on the trip, but nothing that couldn't be worked out. Thanks again!

Trip of a life-time!

By: Meg


Reviewed on: 27 Oct 2015

Our stay at Ashford Castle in Ireland was by far the high light of the trip! It's everything fabulous about Ireland wrapped up in one absolutely luxurious package! An actual true-to-life 800 year old castle with all the extravagant modern conveniences of the 21st century! Our room and bathroom were the most beautiful we've ever had. The food was authentic and delicious; the activities and scenery were once in a lifetime: falconry and cycling the fairy tale forests; and it was all served up by extremely proper and very attentive employees. We absolutely loved it and it would never have been possible without Bowden's advice and connections!

Cap Juluca Hotel

By: CWP


Reviewed on: 14 Feb 2016

Cap Juluca is beautiful. Relaxed atmosphere balanced with awesome service. We will be back! Perfect setting for Valentines Day celebration!

Outstanding Service Committed to a great Vacation!

By: Rob B.


Reviewed on: 15 Mar 2016

Thank you to Wendy for first class service and your dedication to finding all the possible ways to make my trip special. This is the first time using a travel agent and I can't believe I missed out on all my past trips. Wendy followed up with the hotel, kept me in the loop, and truly shared her passion for great travel with flawless execution! Thank you again! Sincerely, "A Life Long Customer" Rob B.

Expert friendly service

By: Karen 46


Reviewed on: 22 Apr 2016

This cruise was better than I imagined! The ship is the perfect size for comfort and for meeting people. Dining is an elegant experience with delicious choices at every meal. The staff simply does everything it can to make your vacation the best it can be. I highly recommend a Viking River cruise, and booking through Bowden Sarrett's travel agency in Mobile, AL, made planning our trip easy.

Premier Service and Experience!!

By: Rob B.


Reviewed on: 29 Apr 2016

From start to finish once again expectations were surpassed. Brownell Travel has become a huge dynamic in all of my travel plans resulting in an unforgettable experience. Thank you again for translating your passion for travel and service into a wonderful vacation for me and my friend!

Great Customer Service

By: Gena


Reviewed on: 03 Jun 2016

Amazing help! My travel agent was very good at getting information about my trip.

Unbelievable experience!

By: Lala


Reviewed on: 07 Jun 2016

Greatest trip ever! London and Paris! What more could you want!

Spectacular Service and Attitude

By: SHM3


Reviewed on: 11 Jul 2016

Bowden helped us with my parents' 50th anniversary trip to Switzerland and France. She has a fabulous attitude and kept us on our planning schedule (not easy!) graciously and effectively. Bowden is a knowledgeable professional who is a pleasure to work with.

Knowledgeable advisor and great experience in Helsinki

By: Bill


Reviewed on: 08 Jul 2016

We enjoyed meeting our advisor and the other members of the group who were traveling with us at a cocktail event party before our trip in Helsinki. The tour was very good and we enjoyed everything including the lunch. The food and company were excellent.

Bowden does great again

By: Jim


Reviewed on: 08 Aug 2016

Bowden always does a good job, and this trip was great.

wonderful guide (hannah)

By: celiacush


Reviewed on: 17 Sep 2016

Bowden set us up on a wonderful trip to Scotland. We had a guide named Hannah, who was everything we hoped for - knowledgable, fun, great sense of humor and kind. She was accommodating and flexible. We really enjoyed getting to know her and Scotland through her.

Great!

By: KSM1116


Reviewed on: 29 Sep 2016

Bowden is great to work with, as is her colleague, Melissa. Service was always great and Bowden is quikc to repsond to emails and phone calls. We had a great time on our trip! Thanks!

Trip of a Lifetime

By: BDean


Reviewed on: 04 Oct 2016

Our recent TRIP OF A LIFETIME was absolutely perfect in every way thanks to Bowden & Brownell Travel! Every detail was planned so that we did not have to worry about directions, driving, dining or accommodations. The entire two weeks went off exactly as planned and as laid out in our itinerary. It was such a bonus not to have to worry about anything! I will definitely use Bowden again for any travel plans

Usual Great Service

By: UJ


Reviewed on: 17 Oct 2016

Bowden gave us her best as always. From airline scheduling to booking a wonderful tour to getting us in the right hotel. Highly recommend Bowden!

Well pleased

By: Lou


Reviewed on: 19 Oct 2016

Well planned and we were kept informed.

Service Plus!!

By: Sally


Reviewed on: 04 Dec 2016

Always dependable service and help with any questions I might have. Have used this company for 17 years, and would recommend them highly.

Bowden is the best!

By: Greg


Reviewed on: 04 Jan 2017

Our recent trip to Miami was perfectly planned and executed.Exceeded expectations!

Great Service

By: John 64


Reviewed on: 16 Jan 2017

Everything was taken care of for us. Travel glitches from the airlines were dealt with promptly and resolved. It is a pleasure to do business with Bowden.

Wonderful trip to Hawaii!

By: Adrienne


Reviewed on: 25 Jan 2017

We loved our trip to Hawaii which included Maui, the Big Island and Lanai. We left the arrangements to our travel advisor and we enjoyed the beautiful islands! Can't wait to do it again!

Exceptional Service

By: Rob Bourne


Reviewed on: 10 Feb 2017

Wendy went above and beyond to ensure my vacation was amazing. She was able to upgrade my stateroom and get me bonuses onboard. Her execution is always flawless and really reflects her passion for serving her clients!

Grest

By: Sharon


Reviewed on: 09 Mar 2017

Awesome. The best. Everything perfect

Great travel advisor--Bowden!

By: Mary


Reviewed on: 17 Mar 2017

She is always friendly, attentive, and informative

Holiday weekend trip with one day notice

By: Bubba


Reviewed on: 22 Apr 2017

Service provided for holiday weekend travel was excellent as usual!

Bowden

By: Mary


Reviewed on: 05 May 2017

Bowden is amazing -- seemed to understand exactly where I was coming from and what would make out trip easy and fun.

Excellent

By: Zork


Reviewed on: 05 May 2017

Extremely professional and knowledgeable

Tuscan wedding

By: Chip


Reviewed on: 15 May 2017

Bowden went the extra mile to help plan the destination wedding in Tuscany!

Great

By: Jackie


Reviewed on: 07 Jun 2017

Great wonderful trip

Terrifec

By: Jinks


Reviewed on: 18 Jun 2017

Everyone at Bowden's agency was great. Bowden and her crew were so helpful throughout the entire planning process. And it was always with a smile.

Bowden's the best!

By: Wonderful Wyoming


Reviewed on: 23 Jun 2017

Bowden is the best. She has helped me many times and has never failed to deliver an unforgettable trip.

Thank you!

By: Gmj


Reviewed on: 10 Jul 2017

Thanks so much for your help - you made it easy for me

Awesome

By: Angie


Reviewed on: 21 Jul 2017

Awesome! Answered all my questions and kept in contact up in time of trip to keep us posted on any changes!

Ireland 17

By: JAM


Reviewed on: 21 Jul 2017

Easy and very professional

amsterdam to Zürich

By: traveler


Reviewed on: 10 Aug 2017

Wonderful as always

Riverboat cruise

By: sally


Reviewed on: 22 Aug 2017

Have worked with Bowden and Brownell for last 18 years. Excellent communication and service!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

South America

By: MB


Reviewed on: 20 Aug 2017

Bowden was wonderful to work with and extremely helpful in planning a trip of a lifetime that had a number of different parts, all with their own logistical challenges.

We love Bowden Sarrett!!!!!

By: Neauni


Reviewed on: 15 Sep 2017

We have worked with Bowden for almost 20 years and she has always done an amazing job for us! She has her finger on even the smallest of details and we just sit back and enjoy the fruits of her labor!! Bowden is the BEST!!!

Dream Jamaican Honeymoon

By: SCGordon


Reviewed on: 21 Sep 2017

Bowdon planned our honeymoon to an over-the-water bungalow in Montego Bay, Jamaica. As soon as we got off the plane, we were greeted by a local concierge who saw us all the way through customs and to the BMW waiting to take us to the resort. Once at the resort, one of our two butlers greeted us and ferried us to our over the water bungalow. There was never a moment of our trip where we had to arrange something ourselves or question what our arrangements were-- we just showed up and enjoyed! Highly recommend.

My Las Vegas Birthday trip

By: Joy


Reviewed on: 10 Sep 2017

I've known Bowden for years, so when I decided I wanted to take this trip I knew the perfect person to help me plan my trip.

Slim

By: Slim


Reviewed on: 21 Sep 2017

Bowden is easy to work with and handles all the details with ease.

Europe cruise

By: Reluctant planner


Reviewed on: 13 Oct 2017

Our cruise was exceptionally well planned by Bowden Sarrett and Wendy Buckingham. Every detail was tended to before we left and proved to be fantastic on arrival. No detail was left out and trip was effortless. Great team to work with. Highly recommended.

London/Normandy Trip

By: Highschool


Reviewed on: 09 Oct 2017

Great working with Windy

Another Brownell Home Run!!!

By: TCW


Reviewed on: 07 Nov 2017

Wendy, Bowden, and the rest of the Brownell gang are AWESOME!!!!! I could spend HOURS (days? weeks??) trip planning, stalking that elusive "lowest price" airfare, and searching for the perfect hotel, OR I could pick up the phone, call Wendy (or Bowden) and VOILA, it's D-O-N-E!!! The perfect package is ready for me to enjoy!!! Do yourself a favor and outsource your travel plans to the Pros at Brownell--you WON'T be disappointed (and they'll save you a TON of time, effort, and energy/frustration!)

Travel Advisor

By: wcdnola


Reviewed on: 12 Nov 2017

Bowden was a pleasure to work with in planning our cruise. Very professional and accommodating in all stages of planning the trip.She was quick to respond to all inquiries. We received all documents in a very timely manner We also received some very nice amenities from the hotels she booked for us. I would recommend Bowden to others planning a trip.

attention to detail

By: celiacush


Reviewed on: 06 Nov 2017

great- she is consistently very attentive to detail

Bowden is the best!

By: Clark Griswold


Reviewed on: 09 Nov 2017

Bowden has arranged our family travel for years. She is very connected with people worldwide and has incredible hustle in making things happen. She has an incredible ability to match the right "feel" of our vacations while also making sure the details are in place as well. She makes it easy!

Awesome to work with

By: Caroline


Reviewed on: 28 Dec 2017

Bowden is so fantastic. Lots of knowledge and advice. A pleasure

Best vacation ever!!

By: Ashley


Reviewed on: 30 Dec 2017

Bowden was awesome to work with. She took care of everything. I would highly recommend her to anyone planning a trip!

Bowden

By: Tess


Reviewed on: 04 Jan 2018

Excellent, perfect

Australia

By: Nancy Volkman


Reviewed on: 13 Jan 2018

Bowden did such an amazing job planning our trip to Australia. She listened to everything we wanted to do and see!! Everywhere we stayed was wonderful as were all of our tour guides! Truly the trip of a lifetime! Special thanks to Pedro and Wendy also!!

Vail, Colorado Christmas trip

By: Jody


Reviewed on: 07 Jan 2018

Bowden and her teammate Wendy were a dream to work with. Every detail was attended and when questions arose they responded almost immedaiately. I can't imagine planning a trip with them!

Wonderful

By: Ashley


Reviewed on: 18 Jan 2018

Fabulous, reviews down to do on our travels and my children use her. 10++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

Every time I have used Bowden Sarrett I remember why I should call them first

By: Sissy


Reviewed on: 12 Jan 2018

Our trip to Key West took on a smooth path when Bowden Sarrett got involved. Not only did the details get ironed out, but we were given hotel credits, free breakfast and wonderful rooms as perks. We are North Carolina residents and find that using B.S. (in Alabama) is even easy from here.

Positive

By: JA


Reviewed on: 22 Feb 2018

She has been charming and helpful in the past and Milissa Davis has been equally helpful this time. They are both delightful ladies. The trip was great!

St Lucia

By: Redbarn


Reviewed on: 23 Feb 2018

Bowden is fantastic. She understands what we are looking for in a trip and always plans the perfect getaway. This Valentines trip was awesome!

Terrific help on short notice

By: Bill


Reviewed on: 10 Mar 2018

Bowden jumped in to help organize three short day trips around our visit to Madrid. The trips were perfectly arranged and went off without a hitch. She stayed in touch the whole time to keep things running smoothly, despite a series of flight changes, etc. Her contacts in Spain were first rate. Great service and a great trip!

Bowden

By: Ashley Johnston


Reviewed on: 07 Apr 2018

Perfect as always

DC Cherry Blossoms

By: Chip


Reviewed on: 18 Apr 2018

Bowden did a great job of putting us in the right hotel in Georgetown so we could see the cherry blossoms and all the other amazing monuments in DC.

Best Vacation

By: Bob


Reviewed on: 30 Apr 2018

Bowden is the best to work with. Her knowledge makes the process easy.

Hawaii Hineymoon

By: Kevin


Reviewed on: 28 May 2018

I have been using Bowden as my travel advisor for 25+ years because I know that my travel will always be done with the upmost care and professionalism! I have never had to worry about anything. I tell her what I am looking for and the dates. She sends my several options to review and answers any of my questions! The accommodations she chooses are always superb and she has been to just about everywhere you would want to go and has great relationships with all of the General Managers and staff! She always treats me as her most important client and that characteristic is hard to find in today’s world!! I cannot say enough good things about her!!! Thanks for giving my son and daughter-in-law a honeymoon they will never forget!!!

Alaska

By: Bill


Reviewed on: 28 May 2018

Worked with Bowden and Wendy. Had to change departure and return flights, absolutely no problem.

Milissa Davis

By: Beth


Reviewed on: 08 Jun 2018

Milissa did a great job planning our trip, answering questions and helping us make the most of our trip! Many thanks!

Bowden Sarrett - Cruise Arrangements

By: Keith


Reviewed on: 06 Jun 2018

Efficient, comprehensive, patient, pleasant. Everything came together as promised!

Ireland

By: Marge


Reviewed on: 12 Jun 2018

Bowden is incredible. She takes care of every detail and makes any trip a true adventure because she has taken all the worry away

Italy

By: Mary


Reviewed on: 13 Jun 2018

She does a wonderful job. There was not one thing left undone. Superb!!!

NYC/Belmont Stakes

By: MommaHawk


Reviewed on: 17 Jun 2018

Fabulous - as well as working with Wendy Buckingham! This trip was last minute and came together without a hitch.

Excellent

By: Melanie


Reviewed on: 17 Jun 2018

Bowden was excellent to work with and would highly recommend her!

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