Gayle Soloe 

Richmond, VA United States
An independent affiliate of Brownell Travel
Travel Specialties
  • Adventure
  • Culture, History & Arts
  • Honeymoons
  • Safari

  • Costa Rica
  • France
  • Peru
  • Switzerland
Selling Travel Since
  • English

My Background

My dream of becoming an haute couture designer was totally redirected when I had the opportunity to travel to Europe as a junior in the fashion department at Va. Commonwealth University. My curiosity of other countries and their unique cultures was launched and changed my career aspirations to something seemingly different, but perhaps not.

A designer garment has to look perfect inside and out, thus the attention to detail was part of my training. The quality of creating something totally unique is another aspect that the two pursuits share. All of the individual elements have to be assembled into a customized finished product that is a reflection of who you are and ultimately, how you feel.

I would love the opportunity to help fashion your next trip!

Places I Have Traveled

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Reviewed on: 16 Oct 2013


Ireland 25th Anniversary Trip

By: gorbys

Reviewed on: 27 Oct 2013

This turned out to be a fabulous trip. We spent many months planning and Gayle was a great help at hearing what I wanted this trip to be and coordinating that with her partners in Ireland. We were not putting together the typical Ireland tourist itinerary. She worked with a few different partners in Ireland until she found one that understood exactly what we wanted.

Top notch travel expert who makes a point of personalizing her clients experience

By: two pooches

Reviewed on: 16 Oct 2013

Gayle's expert abilities never fails to give us her very best travel suggestions and most importantly follows through with all the details that travel requires. Having Virtuoso as a partner always offers the ultimate travel experience for us.

Highly Recommend

By: Heather2013

Reviewed on: 26 Nov 2013

Gayle was such a pleasure to work with, she is extremely knowledgeable. She made the process so easy. I will and have already recommended Gayle to a friend for her travel needs. Thank you Gayle!

Extremely Helpful

By: Anastasia

Reviewed on: 24 Nov 2013

When our originsl travel plans chsnged doe to an emergency, Gayle revised all our flights in such acwayvas to save us as much money as possible. In the process, she managed to get us a convenient schedule snd comfortablevseats as well. We are grateful and woyld recommend her to anyone. It really is not worth the hassle of trying to do these things yourself.

By: Not provided

Reviewed on: 09 Feb 2014

Highly recommended as always


By: Will & Gabby

Reviewed on: 22 Feb 2014

Gayle is very knowledgeable and super helpful.  She made us feel like VIP clients and assembled the best honeymoon trip for us.  Highly Recommended. Thanks Gayle, Hope to work with you again soon.Will & Gabby

have been very satisfied with her work for years

By: Batzi's Papa

Reviewed on: 10 Mar 2014

Mrs. Soloe has handled our annual extended cruises for years and the necessary ensuing travel arrangements as well. She also is resourceful in combining our plans with the ones of our friends, thus we can travel together.keep her happy, we try to do the same...!

Great travel help and service

By: Long Tall 47

Reviewed on: 20 Mar 2014

Gayle Soloe is a wonderful travel agent. Her suggestions are always helpful and the travel advice she has given me over the years is wonderful. 

Gayle was very helpful and always very pleasant.


Reviewed on: 16 Apr 2014

we have always had an excellent working on trips with Gayle. Unfortunately, we had to cancel this most recent trip due to medical problems, and Gayle is being extremely helpful with the travel insurance claim process.

Highly recommended, easy to deal with

By: Towertos

Reviewed on: 30 Apr 2014

My wife and I have worked with Gayle for several years and over 2 dozen trips. Gayle has always gotten what we wanted, service and best price, and we are pleased to be able to call her our friend. we wouldn't think of travel without calling Gayle first.

would highly recommend!!

By: Dekey

Reviewed on: 31 May 2014

Really like working with Gayle for ALL our planning needs! She has helped us numerous times for various travel planning and has been such an asset in all we do...becoming a friend in the process!

Expert professional service

By: Amy

Reviewed on: 07 Nov 2016

Gayle is an excellent agent--very professional and great at her job.

Las Vegas

By: RK

Reviewed on: 14 Feb 2017

She is always very helpful and does a great job. We use her quite often throughout the year.

Highly recommended

By: John1948

Reviewed on: 05 Jul 2014

My wife and I engaged Gayle to plan a complicated 3-week trip abroad to Britain and France involving reservations for hotels, a ship and ferry, trains, and an automobile, and a guide for a tour of the D-Day beaches at Normandy.  She did a splendid job--everything came off without a hitch.  It was a wonderful holiday and we look forward to planning future trips with her assistance.  This was the first time we've used her services; a friend recommended her as "the best travel agent in the world."  We are completely pleased.

By: Dick S

Reviewed on: 02 Jul 2014

Great service

By: Mary

Reviewed on: 19 Aug 2014

Gayle is a very professional travel advisor. I call on Gayle to help me with some of my travel arrangements. I worked with Gayle years ago at another travel agency and know she is very professional and knowledgeable of the travel industry. Thank you Gayle for all your help.

Total quality performance

By: E.A. Poe

Reviewed on: 04 Sep 2014

All arrangements were done satifactorily. Quality of service always tops. We have recommended her to our friends.

Absolutely Perfect

By: Morgan

Reviewed on: 25 Oct 2014

From the very beginning, Gayle was extremely easy to work with and open to our ideas for our Ireland honeymoon. The end result was more than we could have dreamed for. We cannot thank her enough and would recommend her to anyone!!

NYC private tours

By: Bradley

Reviewed on: 05 Jan 2015

Gayle did a wonderful job providing excellent tours in New Yorrk City and I highly recommend her if one desires that help.

Thoughtful, knowledgeable and precise

By: Robert999

Reviewed on: 23 Feb 2015

Gayle helped us plan a family surprise birthday cruise. We very much appreciated the details she helped us work out and the extra amenities her Virtuoso association provided for us on the ship. We are happily planning our next vacation with Gayle.


By: Jane

Reviewed on: 14 May 2015

Just exceptional in every way!

Wonderful tirp

By: long tall

Reviewed on: 19 Jun 2015

Wonderful trip. Everything went smoothly and we had a great time. Marvelous food and extraordinary scenery. The Lewis & Clark riverboat trip was one of the best I've ever taken. The guides were superior, the tone of the the other travelers was great. Everyone was interested in learning and the guides were excellent. I would take the trip again, just for the fun of it.

Tauck "Canadian Rockies" tour

By: Annette

Reviewed on: 12 Aug 2015

The tour of the Canadian Rockies by Tauck was wonderful as usual. This is the 5th tour I have been on with them and I have never been disappointed. I had seen Eastern Canada but not the Western part. The scenery was breath-taking,the accommodations wonderful and Tauck as usual,fed you to death!

Fantastic Trip!

By: TMorrow

Reviewed on: 28 Sep 2015

Sandals in Negril was incredible. The beachfront walk-out room was very nice, convenient and always clean. The staff catered to our every need. We will definitely put Sandals in Negril on our list for the future! Thanks Gayle for making everything so easy.

Best agent ever!!!

By: Tomster

Reviewed on: 16 Oct 2015

Best travel agent on the planet. Gayle takes care of every detail and remembers my preferences better than I do. My trip was a wonderful adventure in parts rarely toured by Americans.

great trip ideas!!

By: googie54

Reviewed on: 20 Oct 2015

We had a wonderful trip. Explored the Southwest area of US. Wonderful Resort (Armangiri) was heavenly!! The Grand Canyon was something you can easily do in one day and then get the heck out of there. Enchantment Resort was very nice. The sights of Sedona were amazing to see.

Great Hotel Selection

By: R

Reviewed on: 16 Nov 2015

We greatly enjoyed the Hotel Ritz Madrid and the extra benefits and location.
Not Recommended


By: Gail Butler

Reviewed on: 24 Nov 2015

Had a very hard time connecting with Gayle and the follow thru was not prompt. As a result the window seats I requested were not avaiable at the time she booked my flight . She was managing the trip and flights she could have placed me on the flight with the other 2 people who were traveling from Norfolk to Atlanta to meet the museum group. would never use this service again and I paid for less than good service I believe in presenting myself fully if I am asked to review services Gail Butler Norfolk Va with VMFA group to Kansas, Bentonville and Tulsa
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Convenient flights and expert service

By: Mary Ann long tall

Reviewed on: 03 Dec 2015

Having Gayle arrange my flights is great. My trip was flawless, and the seating, just as I requested. This was one of the best flights I have taken in several years. Thank you


By: Bren

Reviewed on: 04 Mar 2016

Great time all accommodations were complete and no problems Lots of fun Thanks


By: Jim

Reviewed on: 10 Mar 2016

Excellent Experience - life time trip for us - Your planning made our trip a success

Gayle is the Best!

By: Ron

Reviewed on: 13 Apr 2016

Gayle planned a great business trip for us to Arizona. She handled all the details. We just had to follow the itinerary. She found us a great location for our planning meeting and a great place near the airport for our client meetings. You won't be disappointed if you let Gayle plan it for you.

Sensitive and Timely with Patience

By: Rob

Reviewed on: 18 Apr 2016

We have been working with Gayle for several years and multiple trips around the world. She has always been very knowledgeable and displayed extraordinary patience as we have investigated alternatives and changed our minds several times. She is a Pro and luxury travel

Perfect Planning

By: holly123

Reviewed on: 13 Jun 2016

Gayle did a great job executing all the things on our travel wish list. We had a 78 year old traveling with grandchildren, and she took all of our needs into consideration. The hotels were perfect and we loved every minute of our trip!

Exceptional service!

By: Jennie

Reviewed on: 06 Aug 2016

Gayle and Cathy''s assistance really helped us in streamlining the planning process for our trip to Ireland, making it fun and simple. They are very knowledgeable and always available to answer any questions or provide helpful tips and tricks. We had such a great experience and can't wait to use their services again in the future!

Topnotch service!


Reviewed on: 18 Aug 2016

What a truly inspiring, fun-filled adventure we had in Europe - Gayle Soloe and her team were an integral part of this... She helped us book our cruise with extra cruise credits, arrange a wide variety of transportation (rental car, airport transfers, tours), let us in on tons of tips and offered lovely personal touches (i.e. a very sweet note and chocolates were delivered to our cruise cabin). We were beyond pleased with Gayle and her team, especially the caliber of advice, turn around time of emails and overall professionalism. Can't wait to work with them again!

Gayle is the best!

By: Claire

Reviewed on: 24 Aug 2016

Gayle has helped my husband and I with multiple vacations and every single one of them has been so relaxing and memorable! She gets a feel for what it is that we are looking for and matches us up with the resort that will suit us best. Our latest trip was to The Reefs in Bermuda and it was so amazing. Everything went very smoothly and the resort was so amazing! Great food, friendly staff and the views were unreal. Gayle knows best so I will recommend her to anyone and everyone!

Washington Retreat

By: JSimpson

Reviewed on: 26 Aug 2016

The Jefferson is an excellent boutique luxury hotel. On my recent stay, the rooms, food, and attentive staff all exceeded expectations.

Gayle does a great job.

By: Ron

Reviewed on: 12 Apr 2017

Gayle did a great job of finding us a place in Orlando. It was economical, had plenty of space and amenities, and it was convenient to everything.


By: Travlin' Man

Reviewed on: 23 May 2017

Easy. Great suggestions, no pressure!


By: Nettie

Reviewed on: 28 May 2017

I have been using Gayle Soloe for many years for various trip that I take by myself. She's always been extremely helpful in making the trip a great success.

As Always, Great

By: Kip

Reviewed on: 29 May 2017

Gayle always, always provides outstanding service, advice, and value. I recommend her highly, based on more than twenty-five years of working with her.

The Boarders of Scotland

By: Annette

Reviewed on: 10 Jul 2017

I would like to thank Gayle for arranging the flights for me however,the return trip was a nightmare! Either no more Delta or no more JFK! I'm too old to be dealing with this! The trip was great planned and arranged by someone else(Art and Architecture LLC). No breaks however in the course of the trip and the weather was fair for Scotland(cold and day where the temps got to the mid-70s). I'd give the trip a B.



Reviewed on: 02 Oct 2017

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Great Trip

By: Bob

Reviewed on: 12 Oct 2017

Very prompt and adaptable to all requests
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Professional Service

By: Linda

Reviewed on: 18 Oct 2017

Gayle is professional and dependable. Thanks
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By: NorwegianIrish

Reviewed on: 02 Dec 2017

Wonderful. She's taken good care of us for a long time

Great Trip!

By: Kip

Reviewed on: 01 Feb 2018

Gayle, as always, did a fantastic job, recommending a superb hotel, procuring an upgrade, and ensuring the hotel knew our preferences and needs. Gayle has handled our travel plans for many years and is an excellent trip advisor and planner.


By: Cal Traveler

Reviewed on: 29 Mar 2018

Excellent. Excellent.

Sensitive Service

By: Robby

Reviewed on: 04 May 2018

Always very quick and responsive with her service and quickly learns her clients preferences

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