Carol Flax CTA

Mc Lean, VA United States
An independent affiliate of McCabe World Travel, Inc.
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Travel Specialties
Interests
  • Adventure
  • Family Travel
  • Culture, History & Arts
  • Honeymoons
  • Safari


Destinations
  • No Destinations
Selling Travel Since
2006
Languages
  • English

My Background

I love sharing my passion for travel with others,especially families, honeymoon & anniversary couples, active travelers, andthose looking for a luxury experience on a small ship or private tour.

Whenpeople ask me about my favorite places and travel experiences I usually respondwith wherever I've just been or am going next as I find pretty much everywherefun, amazing, and interesting! A few things that stand out in my mind…trekkingthe Inca Trail to Machu Picchu in Peru with my husband and teen sons; being onsafari in South Africa and Tanzania; all things Italy; Santorini, Greece; exploring the Forbidden City in Beijing; andanyplace with a white sand beach, blue water, and a good book.

My vision and attention to detail combined with the support ofour many travel partners allow me to collaborate with my clients to fulfilltheir travel desires. What better feeling can there be than knowing I've helped provide opportunities for people to spend their precious time experiencing newcultures, marveling at nature’s beauty, learning about history, relishing newfoods, or simply relaxing?

Would you like to rappel down a waterfall in CostaRica, witness the Great Migration in Tanzania, fly over Cappadocia in a hot airballoon, stand atop the Great Wall in China, savor a cooking class in Tuscany,or glide into a small Caribbean port to dine under the stars with the sound ofwater lapping gently beside you? Whatever your travel dream, live it.

Places I Have Traveled


Memberships 

Virtuoso Alliances
  • Virtuoso Adventure Travel

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Terrific Trip!!!

By: Gina


Reviewed on: 03 Sep 2013

We had a fantastic time. The accomadations were great, meals good and lots of information re trips, hikes, etc. while we were there.

Carol IS A PRO

By: Trey


Reviewed on: 06 Sep 2013

Carol sent us on the best honeymoon to Florence and Positano Italy In 2010. Since we have recommended her to multiple friends, 4 used her for their own honeymoons. She pays the utmost attention to detail & provided options far above and beyond our expectations. She was with us 100% of the way to assure we had a flawless trip, the piece which impressed us the most. We plan to use Carol for future trips and look forward to recommending her whenever possible! GO CAROL!!! -Trey

Best in the Business!

By: Madison


Reviewed on: 17 Aug 2014

Carol is the most professional, detail oriented, agent in the business. Carol has impeccably planned our many international trips. Each and every leg of each and every trip is seamless!

Great trip Carol!

By: Gina


Reviewed on: 21 Oct 2014

WE had a fabulous time. Great accommodations, great locations, great personal guides. The arrangements to and from airports and trains on time. Could have had different seats on the train and the long plane ride coming back. My husband stuck in the middle seat for the long 9 hours. My aisle seat was what I requested. Carol always does a great job for us. WE will use her again.

Go with Carol

By: MKC


Reviewed on: 21 Oct 2014

Carol is the agent with passion and knowledge of travel. She really gets to know her clients and talks with them at great length about what they want from their travel experience. She goes the extra mile every time and we love her!!!

Thorough and Professional

By: Orange19


Reviewed on: 07 Nov 2014

Carol is very careful and thorough in doing her job. She is very responsive and conscientious and quickly answers any questions you may have. Carol is excellent at tying up lose ends, and leaves you with a feeling of confidence and comfort as you embark on your journey.

Awesome Advisor!

By: Kodiak5


Reviewed on: 01 Jul 2015

Carol Flax is one of the most thorough and professional travel advisers I have ever encountered. She listens to what I say I want and then gives me creative options within the parameters I request. She is extremely detail oriented and very responsive. She is always honest about what I can expect and helps me understand the experience I can expect within my stated restraints. She always helps mold my trips into a much more fabulous experience. She is fantastic to work with and I highly recommend her services.

Great service

By: Beth


Reviewed on: 16 Oct 2015

We had a great time! Everything was as expected - no surprises!!

Great Trip Every Time

By: Lori


Reviewed on: 25 Jan 2016

I have taken multiple trips organized by Carol Flax. Every one has been a terrific experience and a good value. Carol is highly organized and detail oriented. She goes the extra mile to find exactly the right tour for her client and their budget. Every trip has included special hotels and tours that I never could have found. She has taken the aggravation out of travel!

Excellent , Caring & Attentive Agent

By: C


Reviewed on: 30 Jan 2016

Carol's attention to detail is superb. Offers great suggestions and follow-up Thanks!

Topnotch Service and Care

By: Lolly


Reviewed on: 14 May 2016

Due to Carol Flax, this trip to Holland (as well as all trips she books for me) was terrific. From the day we started discussing the trip, to the booking, purchasing airfare, and keeping me abreast of dates money was due, Carol has been there. Whenever i'd call or email, her response was immediate. She is the essence of what a travel agent should be. Moreover, each trip is always followed up by a hand written note and a desire to meet with me to hear first hand about all of my adventures.

The best travel agent ever!

By: Michelle


Reviewed on: 07 Oct 2016

Carol has been booking our family travel for the last 12 years and she goes above and beyond what an agent does. She researches for her clients to make sure they pick the best experience for their family. She asks all the right questions and gets us prepared before we go. It is obvious that she loves what she does and I would recommend her and have without any reservations. Our most recent trip to Playa Del Carmen, Melia resort was fantastic!

Expert & Caring Service

By: Traveler


Reviewed on: 06 Oct 2016

Carol is a real Professional with all aspects of planning and with follow-up after the fact to "learn what worked and what didn't". She cares about her clients and her client/friend appreciates ALL that she does to ensure a successful & excellent trip. Excellent agent whom I would recommend to anyone...and I do!

Great Service. Wonderful Trip!

By: AlSid19


Reviewed on: 07 Oct 2016

The trip went off without a hitch. All arrangements were handled impeccably, leading to a relaxing and wonderful time.

Once again great service from Carol!

By: fromhometoroam


Reviewed on: 05 Jan 2017

Once again Carol did a great job getting our hotel for a great rate and with all the virtuosos amenities. She is always excellent about checking in before we leave as well as upon our return.

Helpful Service / Attention to the Details!

By: Yasmin


Reviewed on: 10 Jan 2017

Carol, Thanks for all your help with my last trip to Seattle. Although I was traveling during the busy season of Christmas and New Years, the flights you suggested were perfect. I missed the crowds and glided through security on both legs of my journey. Also, I really appreciated you keeping an eye on seat availability, nabbing me my first choice window seats to Seattle and back. Booking late, I thought I would be stuck with my original center seats. I am the beneficiary of your attention to detail. Thanks tons. Yasmin

Recent trip to Amalfi

By: Traveler


Reviewed on: 22 May 2017

She is simply amazing. A creative travel expert with excellent judgment. We have booked several trips with her and recommended her to several friends. Each trip was enhanced because we worked with her.

Attention to Detail

By: Orange


Reviewed on: 09 Jun 2017

Very easy to work with. Very cooperative in working with us for our schedules and activities. She's on top of details, and helped make for a memorable trip.

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