Deborah Pulliam 

Columbia, SC United States
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Travel Specialties
  • Family Travel
  • Honeymoons
  • Escorted Tours
  • Independent Tours
  • River Cruising

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  • Ireland
  • United Kingdom
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Selling Travel Since
  • English
  • Italian

My Background

In 1997, I bought a farmhouse and moved to Tuscany. What adventures I have had! I’ve always had a passion for travel and new faces and have been blessed with the opportunity  of seeing the world. I’ve experienced camel rides in the Canary Islands, dinner with the Aborigines in Australia, native dancing in St. Petersburg and summer cruises from Denmark to Sweden to Finland to Russia when the sun never set. There was also something terribly romantic about having a glass bottomed hut in Bora Bora and watching the fish swim under the bed. I have  been fortunate to have had these experiences both in the luxury mode and the “fly by your seat”method, and honestly, both have their pluses. There’s an art to travel and have a customized vacation plan according to your desires. It’s great fun to have all the little special details and nuances laid out, but it’s also great to just have a map and sit at a small café and watch the people pass by.

Now I’m back in theStates and would love to share my experiences with you. Whether you want to drive, fly, sail or bike through Europe—or over the Golden Gate Bridge- I would love to help you make that vacation, or honeymoon, special.Contact Deborah at (803) 738-1520 ext. 227 or

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Great job!

By: Suzy

Reviewed on: 19 Feb 2015

We had a great trip! I have already recommended Deborah to a friend looking to plan a similar trip

Very Friendly Service and Quick Answers

By: John

Reviewed on: 11 Mar 2015

Deborah was very helpful to our family. She was always very friendly and always responded quickly to our questions. We had a great trip!!

we had a great trip

By: jenny

Reviewed on: 27 Mar 2015

our trip to the mexican riveria was perfect

Pofessional and Courteous

By: Frank

Reviewed on: 04 Apr 2015

Deborah was very helpful. This was our first time using assistance for travel since my retirement. Deborah gave us several optrions from which to choose. All travel and "tours" were thoroughly explained. The good news: From our departure through out return, all that Deborah planed actually happened! We will definitely utilize her guidance on our next trip.

Perfectly planned trip!

By: Lisa4182

Reviewed on: 13 Apr 2015

Deborah planned a great trip to the west coast for us. She made sure we were taken care of from our flights, stay over hotel, and cruise accommodations. All were perfect!

Professional friendly prompt service

By: Williams Crew

Reviewed on: 10 Apr 2015

Deborah provided our large family with superb cruise accommodations. She was concise, prompt, and accurately handled everything we needed, and more. Easy dealing with her, which made the trip headache free.

Friendly Service

By: Traveler007

Reviewed on: 13 Apr 2015

Deborah provided friendly, helpful service when we were planning our family vacation. All the amenities were excellent. Her recommendations were "on target".

Awesome experience (as always)!

By: HeatherW

Reviewed on: 19 Jun 2015

We LOVED working with Deborah to plan our 2nd trip to Cancun, Mexico this year! Deborah made everything super easy for us and also put up with my constant questions. Her knowledge and expertise gave us the confidence we needed as we traveled. She always went above and beyond to make sure we had a great trip and we definitely did (and she followed up with us after we got back!). We look forward to working with Deborah in the future as we pursue our travel dreams!

Great job with our booking....well done!

By: rory6907

Reviewed on: 29 Jun 2015

All of our arrangements worked out as planned...from the hotel, to the park tickets/Magic Bands, to the meal plan. It was great and we appreciate the job you did for us.

Great friendly service with a smile

By: Tim70

Reviewed on: 07 Jul 2015

Deborah has helped us with travel plans a couple of times now and is so helpful and always a pleasure to work with at Forest Lake.


By: Fantastico!

Reviewed on: 03 Jul 2015

Very organized tour. There is no way We could have seen as much as we did without being on this tour! Tour guide communicated very well in English and taught us so much history of her home land. Excursions were great but would have liked more information ahead of time about them.

Expert, personal service

By: Mrt

Reviewed on: 21 Jul 2015

Debbie has put together four wonderful, one of a kind trips for us. She took the time to learn how we like to travel, what we appreciate seeing and experiencing in our travels, all without over scheduling us. And if we were going to a country she didn't have personal knowledge of, she made sure to find out everything we needed before our trip. She is a great resource and I can't wait to plan another trip with her!

Expert service from Travel Agent

By: Tom783

Reviewed on: 02 Sep 2015

Debbie listened to our interests and ideas and put together the vacation of a lifetime! Our trip form Europe through the Greek Isles and ending in Istanbul was stress and worry free. Everything went just as planned thanks to her organization, efforts, wonderful resources, and her thorough follow through. Debbie is fantastic travel agent. She is enthusiastic and fun to work with, and will do everything she can to make anything from simple travel to a fabulous vacation, everything you want it to be. I would strongly recommend teaming up with Debbie for all of your travel plans.

Fantastic trip!

By: JRay

Reviewed on: 02 Aug 2015

Fantastic trip for anyone looking to decompress. Would not recommend taking children to Caneel Bay as it is very romantic. Deborah Pulliam is a wonderful travel agent with a nose for details. We have used her before and will continue in the future. Will go back.

great trip

By: jfurtick

Reviewed on: 18 Sep 2015

Trip was awesome everything was wonderful no complaints at all.

50th Anniversary Cruise

By: Lane

Reviewed on: 02 Oct 2015

Deborah Pulliam deserves 5 stars for the planning and following through on our trip. The cruise and layover in Rome was well beyond our expectations. The hotel Baracco was a wonderful choice. The facilities, service, food, and especially the staff were exceptional. Anytime in the future when planning a trip, we will certainly use Deborah and recommend here to others.

Highly Recommend

By: mlong2004

Reviewed on: 26 Oct 2015

We stayed at the Live Aqua resort in Cancun 10/17-20/15. Deborah helped us choose the right resort for us, found us the best price, secured trip insurance, and kept up with our payments. This was a dream vacation, and I would highly recommend using Deborah at Forest Lake Travel to help you with your vacation.

Great communication

By: C.J.

Reviewed on: 03 Dec 2015

Deborah was a pleasure to work with. I am completely satisfied with her communications and skills as a travel agent. The resort in Mexico that she booked us in exceeded our expectations and I would definitely use her again for future travel.

Review of recent trip

By: Relaxed

Reviewed on: 04 Dec 2015

It was very nice. Construction and resulting heavy traffic on our road was not particularly pleasant but did not ruin the trip. I understand the resort is shutting down construction for Christmas and to provide a more pleasant experience. Our air conditioning and power went out several times but I think that was a result of the construction as well. When we called the butler it was generally quickly fixed. The resort applied the resort credit in a different manner that is described in the materials but it worked out fine. The food was delicious but very expensive. If I do it again I will take the all-inclusive route. Wish we had seats together on the planes. All in all a very good trip and I do not mean to make it sound otherwise.

Mexico trip

By: Kim15

Reviewed on: 07 Jan 2016

Excellent trip and what we asked for. Flights were well booked with seats close together for family and friends. All inclusive resort very kid friendly. Great weather which is again what we asked for. Appreciate all Deb did for this trip.

Perfect Experience!

By: Sal

Reviewed on: 29 Feb 2016

Deborah was a pleasure to work with as we planned our Anniversary trip to Italy. Our experience was flawless and we look forward to planning our next adventure with Deborah and FLT. Thank you!

Perfectly planned honeymoon!

By: GarrettB

Reviewed on: 23 May 2016

Deborah really outdid herself when she planned our honeymoon. I was completely overwhelmed when I tried to take on the task myself. With her help and expertise our honeymoon was planned to perfection. We could not have asked for a better trip and will definitely be reaching out to her in the future. Avoid the stress of planning a vacation by reaching out to Deborah and Forest Lake Travel.

Expert in European Travel Planning


Reviewed on: 24 May 2016

Deborah is an expert in designing the perfect trip! She has planned three trips (Italy, UK and France) for me to date and I can't wait to start planning the next one with her! I appreciate her attention to detail and discerning advice to create a memorable experience.

A Perfect Trip to Venice for a Perfect Cruise Ship Wedding

By: Bob1952

Reviewed on: 24 Jun 2016

My daughter was doing a destination wedding on the Norwegian Jade out of Venice. Deborah lined us up our airline tickets, our hotel on Lido ( an island near Venice) as well as our water taxi's to and from the airport. Things could not have been nicer: just to have someone waiting on us when we got off the plane was a wonderful feeling for a couple of tired oldsters with a lot of suitcases. The guide and the water taxi made the trip to Lido very easy. Our motel, the Biasutti was delightful and the desk staff personable, professional, and helpful. The surrounding area was easy to walk with plenty of great spots to dine. By water bus Venice was 20 minutes away. Departure was just as easy with a guide and taxis to help us. Deborah's familiarity with Italy makes planning an Italian vacation easy, fun, enriching, and entertaining. She is excellent!!!

Outstanding Service and Personal Attention

By: John

Reviewed on: 03 Jul 2016

Deborah was very professional. She answered all of our questions and assisted with all the components of our vacation. She returned our calls timely and was able to research and reply to any inquiries that we had that she did not have an immediate answer. We were extremely pleased. She was very familiar with the area we visited and set up all transportation and other accommodations that met our needs and desires. We definitely plan to use Deborah to assist with our planning of future trips.

Expert Advice, Fun to Work with


Reviewed on: 02 Jul 2016

This was the best vacation our family has ever been on! Debbie steered us in the right direction from the very start. There was a lot of work on her part since we went to three different places in France and also needed restaurant reservations on the right days and times. Not to mention all the guides and drivers - her advice was invaluable. Everything went like clock work. Even the weather cooperated - We can't thank her enough and will definitely ask for her the next time we travel.

True professional!

By: Lauri8

Reviewed on: 09 Jan 2017

Having lived in Italy herself, Deborah knows exactly how to guide you to the best spots to get a genuine touch of the Italian culture and lifestyle. She was always prompt with responses, clear on recommendations and her guidance was the factor that made our trip to Italy absolutely perfect! Deborah is open, friendly and listens well to the experience the traveler is trying to create. I highly recommend her expertise to help you plan any trip.

Well planned!

By: KevinA

Reviewed on: 09 Jan 2017

Everything went according to plan (other than an airline snafu). Our guides were wonderful and ON TIME!


By: doc

Reviewed on: 27 Jan 2017

Debbie Pulliam never steers you wrong. I have used her on several trips to Europe, South America and the US. Always excellent. Recent trip to the UK was spot on. Her recommendations are always well thought out and organized. I have recommended her to friends, family and business partners.

Final four


Reviewed on: 10 Apr 2017

Final Four trip was a last minute logistics nightmare but she made it easy! She made things happen in a flash. Every trip we've been on done by her has been well organized, a delight to work with!

Outstanding Agent

By: Bob

Reviewed on: 08 Jun 2017

Deborah is tremendously knowledgeable as well as personable. We are not just an account but friends. Every trip she has planned has been this case the cruise was everything we hoped for and the travel arrangements worked well . Have recommended her to many people. We just love her!!!❤️❤️❤️❤️

Globus Italian Treasures

By: FunTime

Reviewed on: 17 Jun 2017

Very attentive to our needs and willing to research anything we asked. Found her very knowledgeable of Italy. We realize this could be a slippery slope, but would have appreciated more personal recommendations.


By: GreatTrip

Reviewed on: 10 Jun 2017

Very knowledgeable! Respectful of my time! Warmly Courteous and very welcoming! A pleasure to have met and to have advised me on a vacation!


By: Brad

Reviewed on: 26 Jun 2017

Deborah is always great to work with; very knowledgeable, listens and gives good advice.

very efficient

By: good tiime

Reviewed on: 10 Jul 2017

It was a pleasure to work with Deborah. She always returned my calls and answered all of my questions in a very expedient manner. She is a true professional

Very helpful!

By: Kp

Reviewed on: 09 Jul 2017

Deborah was great! She answered our questions very quickly and with knowledge.

No idea what you are asking

By: Apple

Reviewed on: 24 Jul 2017

Always very good

River Cruise

By: Debbie

Reviewed on: 17 Jul 2017

Deborah is great to work with and I would highly recommend her. She will be planing our next trip.

Best Travel Agent

By: Robert

Reviewed on: 29 Jul 2017

Debra Pulliam always plans a great trip. Always pleased


By: Africa

Reviewed on: 18 Aug 2017

Deborah was easy, convenient and pleasant to deal with, it was the trip of a lifetime!

Ireland Trip

By: Will

Reviewed on: 06 Sep 2017

Deborah planned a great trip down to the last details.

ireland trip

By: cate

Reviewed on: 29 Aug 2017

Debbie was great! She made it so easy to plan a trip. She had been to Ireland and could recommend things she had done. We had an amazing time and not a single problem.

Mah-velous Trip!

By: Jim

Reviewed on: 17 Sep 2017

Absolutely delightful!

The best!

By: Robmel

Reviewed on: 30 Sep 2017

We keep going back to Deborah for our travel needs. I think this may be the 4th or 5th trip we have booked with her. She does not disappoint.

Always a pleasure

By: Yodok

Reviewed on: 06 Nov 2017

I absolutely love working with Deborah and have recommended her to friends and co-workers. I can have an idea of what I'm looking for and give her just the basics, she fills in the blanks and totally understands what I might not even know myself! She gets her clients, handles everything, and she's always happy. Even a worry wart like me is left with nothing to worry about! I already can't wait to start thinking about the next adventure so I can take my very vague ideas to her and have her flesh them out.

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By: Michele

Reviewed on: 04 Dec 2017

Easy as pie. Deborah handled everything. She’s very professional, personable and knows her stuff! Wonderful trip!

Deborah Pulliam is awesome

By: Tameika

Reviewed on: 25 Dec 2017

Deborah was excellent. Our vacation was amazing and I plan to work with Deborah again.


By: Susie

Reviewed on: 29 Dec 2017

Deborah was efficient and well organized. She advised me on restaurants and items of interest etc and getting around in NYC. Our transportation and entire trip was fantastic.

Excellence: once again!

By: Bob

Reviewed on: 05 Jan 2018

Deborah helped us pull together a Christmas Cruise on the Norwegian Epic for 8 of us spread between two states and two countries. She stayed on top of dates, registrations, reservations and insurances. Coordinated a birthday cake for my daughter on ship. Gave a good recommendation for a Stay-and-Park in Port Canaveral. She was attentive, personable, persistent, and perky! Always available when needed. Deborah is our "go to" travel consultant.

Another perfectly planned trip

By: Myda

Reviewed on: 14 Jan 2018

It is always a joy to work with Deborah. She knows what my family and I like to do when we travel, and how we like to tour. She is also very conscientious of flight concerns and coordinating multiple departures. I always look forward to planning a holiday with her!

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By: Lou

Reviewed on: 28 Feb 2018

Very good. She took care of everything for me.

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