Janet McLaughlin CTC, DS

Cincinnati, OH United States
Travel Specialties
  • Adventure
  • Food & Wine
  • Culture, History & Arts
  • Safari
  • Spa Vacations

  • Australia
  • Italy
  • New Zealand
  • United Kingdom
  • Argentina
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Selling Travel Since
  • English
  • French
  • Italian

My Background

Twenty five years ago I changed careers from higher education to working in the travel industry as a professional travel advisor - I have never looked back! Ever since I can remember I always had a love for travel and adventure. I was able to incorporate a way to blend this love into a professional career.

My ultimate goal is to create detailed and customized travel experiences for my clients I truly am a Virtuoso and do "orchestrate dreams." Planning a typical "vacation" simply will not do! By creating this "experience" for my clients, I enable them to experience an impactful journey of a lifetime.

Travel has shaped my world. I provide a lifetime of experiences and expertise to the client. While the "world is my oyster," Italy is one of my passions. I have lived in Italy for many years -specifically in Rome and Venice. I understand the history and culture that is Italy. I continue to visit every May and Italy will always be my passion. I speak the language fluently and am of Italian descent. I have an amazing network of hoteliers and guides in Italy!

My second passion are my travels to Africa - from Botswana, to South Africa to the Serengeti Plains and Beyond! I love animals and am devoted to wildlife conservancy and giving back to the native peoples of this glorious and mysterious continent. My travels have taken me to Africa many times and I have a unique understanding of the camps and lodges.

Travel + Leisure Magazine has also awarded me the distinction of being one of their "A List Travel Professionals." This designation has been awarded to me for the past ten years. I am honored to be one of the Top 125 Travel Consultants in the Nation.

I have been fortunate enough to have traveled all over the world and have experienced many cultures. My most memorable experiences include Australia, New Zealand, the majority of African countries,The Caribbean, South America, North America, and of course extensively throughout Europe. I am blessed with a career that I love and have never lost the passion or zest for being a part of this wonderful profession. It is my intent to bring this love and passion to every trip that I plan.

Through the years I have developed a strong network of Virtuoso partners including vendors and hoteliers that I now call "friends." These people are a part of my "travel family." This travel network, combined with my lifetime of experience traveling the world makes me a valuable asset to my clients.

Let me create your next dream!

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By: Santa

Reviewed on: 17 Sep 2013

Janet is extremely competent and I wouldn't even think of travelling without her advice. I am in my 60's and have travelled extensively but always pick up a few pointers and alternatives from Janet. Don't leave home without her!!
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Great Trip

By: LeeB

Reviewed on: 30 Sep 2013

Janet; we enjoyed the trip and all went well. the hotel was one of the best we have ever visited. the only complaint was the two seats we had on United were last rows (both outbound and inbound) and they only reclined half way.
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Perfect Honeymoon Getaway!

By: Chris

Reviewed on: 04 Aug 2014

Great trip to Cambridge Beaches Janet! Lovely resort, very quiet and easy to navigate. Highly recommend the private dinner on the beach, highlight of our trip! Thanks for your help. Chris
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skillfull, friendly, outstanding agent whom I've used for many years.

By: maks

Reviewed on: 31 Oct 2014

Janet is a fabulous travel agent who is very thorough and delightful to work with. We've used her for many years and many trips. I highly recommend her!!

Better than expected

By: Santa

Reviewed on: 04 Jul 2015

Short trip to Montreal from Miami with tours, dinners and of course a nice centrally located hotel. Wouldn't go anywhere without Janet doing the planning. Even though I travel a lot she just will always know more and knows how to make the most of it on the least amount of money. This was a birthday present gift for my 15 year old granddaughter. Janet made sure we got a Junior suite and when we walked in my granddaughter was so happy she had her own bathroom and a door she could slide over so she could have privacy - made the whole tip go smooth. The buffet breakfast at the Queen Elizabeth is to die for. the selection and quality is like none I have ever seen. Thanks Janet

Jade Mountain Magical Trip

By: blueworld

Reviewed on: 01 Sep 2015

My son and daughter were treated to the honeymoon of a lifetime at Jade Mountain in St. Lucia thanks to the hard work and effort of Janet McLaughlin at Provident Travel. They wanted the allure of the Polynesian/Tahitian Islands without the two day travel time. Jade Mountain provided an exclusive (all inclusive) high end resort experience that is to die for. Words can't express the beauty and romance of the place. A trip to remember forever!!

Awesome Trip to Machu Picchu!

By: Molly R

Reviewed on: 17 Sep 2015

Thanks for another great trip, Janet! We loved Peru and Machu PIcchu! Even though we went with a "budget/middle-of-the-road" tour operator (Trafalgar) we thought they did a great job! Wonderful, clean hotels, excellent Tour Director, and great meals. Our TD was a native Peruvian and he took us to places we never would have seen on our own, including two native Peruvian homes (of opposite income classes) as well as a local "bar." This was a "bucket list" trip for us and it did not disappoint. Thanks for all your help and we look forward to booking our 2016 trip with you soon!

Italian Expert

By: Bill

Reviewed on: 29 Sep 2015

We have traveled many times using Janet's professional guidance. This trip which included 9 days in Italy once again showcased her experience and breadth of contacts that ensured we had a superb trip. Thank you Janet!

Highly knowledgeable and friendly!

By: Bill

Reviewed on: 27 Jul 2016

Janet has been our travel agent for many years of excellent service and great council. We look forward to each trip planned by her and proudly refer her to other friends.

Travel agent

By: Maks

Reviewed on: 24 Jul 2017

Always wonderful

Another incredible vacation!

By: CJ

Reviewed on: 27 Aug 2017

Janet is a wonderful travel planner. We have worked with her on so many delightful adventures. And they just keep getting better and better! She finds unique places to visit and beautiful hotels at which to stay. All the little things - the drivers, transportation, dining arrangements - everything she plans just all go so smoothly. It is just so nice to plan a trip with Janet. There are just no worries once you leave your house! She really takes care of everything. And she takes the time to know what we are looking for in a vacation, whether it's an adventure or total relaxation. Janet is the consummate professional. She knows her stuff!

Another Great Trip through Janet!

By: Cruiser

Reviewed on: 06 Oct 2017

We just returned from an NCL New England fall foliage cruise that Janet booked for us. We sailed from Boston and disembarked in Quebec. Before we left Janet provided us with great information on each of the ports so we knew what we wanted to do before we arrived at each port. We plan all of our trips with Janet because her knowledge of the destinations is awesome; it seems like she has personally traveled everywhere!! Thanks again, Janet, for another great trip!

Great travel agent

By: Maks

Reviewed on: 08 Nov 2017

Excellent! She is thorough, knowledgeable, friendly and a fabulous travel agent!! Been using her for years from more than one city.

England, Scotland and wales

By: None

Reviewed on: 19 Jul 2018

Excellent, she’s always wonderful

A true professional!

By: Bill

Reviewed on: 08 Oct 2018

We have worked with Janet for over 10 years. She is great to work with, responds quickly to questions and offers great advice!

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By: Maria

Reviewed on: 12 Oct 2018

Janet planned all of our car transfers, a private boat/tour of Capri and a Vatican tour. Everything was on schedule and of high quality. Other suggestions of things to do were very helpful. She was great to work with and very helpful!

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