Patti Carter 

Tustin, CA United States
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Travel Specialties
  • Food & Wine
  • Culture, History & Arts
  • Ocean Cruising
  • River Cruising

Selling Travel Since
  • English
  • Italian
  • Spanish

My Background

I am Italian born, raised in Boston and moved to California when I was 18 years old.  To say I love my native country would be an understatement and I go back as often as possible. I love planning  trips for clients that take them off the beaten path. I want them to experience the pace, the people, and the way of life that is the real Italy and one that I know they will fall in love with.  My family was in the restaurant business so food and cooking is a part of my daily life. In my spare time I write a food and cooking blog. We enjoy entertaining our friends, cooking in our wood fired pizza oven, and opening a good bottle of red to share and enjoy. Alla vostra salute!         

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Patti's the best, simply the best!

By: Buzz

Reviewed on: 20 Apr 2015

Patti has been handling all of our travel plans for a decade, possibly a bit more, and we have never given a thought to going elsewhere for our trips. We've sent close friends from New Jersey to her, and they're equally pleased with her thoroughness and personal attention to detail. There have been a couple of miscommunications between me and cruise lines, and she has stepped in and rectified MY errors immediately. The long and short of it is this: I/we do not tolerate less than superb service and that's what Patti a;waus gives us ... without hesitation, and when things get sticky she makes herself available evenings and weekends. Can't ask for more. Oh, and one more thing: we have never had the pleasure of meeting her so this is not a personal endorsement ... it's a professional one.


By: Joyful

Reviewed on: 13 Jul 2015

Excellent trip, service, and excursions on and off the ship.

Spanish tour

By: Dennis

Reviewed on: 29 Jul 2015

Tauck tour was great, attention to detail what we've come to expect from them. Hotels and restaurants were very good, A few of the city tours only ok, but due to crowds and language issues.

Usual Great Service

By: Rapman

Reviewed on: 27 Aug 2015

Very responsive prior to the trip. All arrangements during the trip were great. Guides were knowledgeable and friendly; schedules were kept as arranged; hotels were excellent; special requests were accommodated. No complaints. Not inexpensive but worth the money. Have worked with Patti in the past and will continue to do so.

Expert Friendly Service

By: Reuty5962

Reviewed on: 12 Nov 2015

As always, Patti knew what we wanted. That's why we love booking travel with her even when we are living in North Carolina. Can't wait for our next trip to France.

Everything was perfect

By: jimbarb

Reviewed on: 06 Oct 2016

Good follow-up. Everything went as planned and was always available when needed. Will use again for future trips.

Quick, efficient servicee

By: George and Nancy

Reviewed on: 22 Oct 2016

Everything went very smoothly with one exception. We paid extra to have more leg room on each leg of the trip on United. The last leg of the trip was extremely tight and uncomfortable for my husband. This flight was from Dulles to Los Angeles.

Experienced well-connected travel professional

By: queenie

Reviewed on: 25 Oct 2016

We had an amazing cruise experience thanks to Patti's expertise and connections. We had a change on our return dates and she was able to find flights for us without exorbitant penalties. We will definitely use her again.

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