Gwen Pullman Trucco 

Lake Forest, IL United States
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Travel Specialties
  • Adventure
  • Beach & Sun
  • Food & Wine
  • Culture, History & Arts
  • Safari

  • No Destinations
Selling Travel Since
  • English

My Background

I was raised in Lake Forest, IL but spent most of my adult life living in Jackson Hole, WY. I moved back to Chicago area in 2001.

My passion for travel and adventure started when I was very
young. My family owned a sugar plantation inn on Nevis, in the Caribbean, where we spent several weeks a year. Nevis, back then, was a very 3rd world island and difficult to get to.  I loved  everything about it….the adventure in getting there, the thrill of being there, and the passion and happiness of its people. Daily life on the island was so completely different from my Lake Forest life.  My father happened to be in the travel business (owned Lake Forest Travel with Lydia Scuderi) so each time we traveled to Nevis we would stop at a different island to scope small, unique hotels.  I was fortunate to have explored many Caribbean islands, every one being so different from each other.

I inherited my father’s love of travel, his sense of adventure and his desire to meet people from all over the world and experience a variety of cultures. Although I love to sell the world, my favorite kind of travel is "off the beaten path". Throw in hiking and biking and I am there!

Some of my favorites trips…. Walking Safari with the Hadza tribe (hunter-gatherers) in Tanzania, Hiking Mt Toubkal, Morocco and the Dolomites in Italy, Kayaking down the Baja Peninsula and Exploring the Hill Tribes of Northern Thailand.

On my radar….India, Papua New Guinea, Patagonia, Nepal.

Places I Have Traveled

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Everything went as planned

By: Richie

Reviewed on: 28 Aug 2014

Planning was excellent. Upgrade was arranged and carried out. Service was certainly worth the price

Knowledgeable & Helpful

By: MonicaS

Reviewed on: 07 Sep 2014

Great options to chose from, and the one we picked was a great hotel. Made booking everything very simple. Thank you!

Costa Rica FUN!

By: SAVvy71

Reviewed on: 01 Jan 2015

Gwen totally identified the perfect property for us to stay in at Costa Rica. The condo and the amenities fit our family expectations above and beyond. We had a wonderful time at Los Suenos Resort. The nearby activities were plentiful for us to pick and choose from. Thanks!

Excellent Service, Wonderful Travel Agent

By: Donelle

Reviewed on: 02 Apr 2015

We have never used a travel agent before and I am so appreciate of Gwen and Lake Forest Travel for this first experience. Gwen was so helpful in planning our last minute trip to Europe. All documents and materials were provided with explicit details. We had 6 plane stops plus rented a car and drove across three countries. She really listened when I was explaining what are wants and needs were for the trip. We have not experienced any issues with the trip and it was very smooth. Gwen was also so helpful and kind with all of my questions before we left (as there were many). I had everything I needed at every stop. I know I couldn't have planned this trip with Gwen's help and assistance. We will be returning customers!

Great service

By: Marietta

Reviewed on: 08 Apr 2015

Gwen was extremely helpful in arranging reservations at the Oberoi hotels in India. I had already made the reservation, but in talking to Gwen found out LF Travel could take over the reservation. It was not a simple process, but she persisted. She was also able to secure a breakfast and lunch for our third party in the room. The hotels were amazing, hard to describe how perfect the properties were and the service. I wish we could have stayed longer at the hotels, especially the Oberoi Rajvilas. The luxury tent villa was such a treat for us. At the hotel we did the cooking class, which was a lot of fun, interesting ... and delicious. thank you for your great service!

Extremely Helpful

By: Jack

Reviewed on: 25 Apr 2015

Because of illness, it was necessary to cancel my trip. Gwen had been a tremendous help in putting our trip together. She worked hard and put together a great trip for my wife and me. After I had to cancel, she continued with heroic efforts to help us with our trip cancellation insurance claim. We believe that we can arrange to take our trip later in the year and would not consider going to anyone else for help.

Wonderful organization and follow through

By: Debbie C

Reviewed on: 27 Jul 2015

Gwen Trucco was our agent at LF Travel not Monica Varri, Gwen was professional in every way and very enjoyable with whom to work. She kept us informed at each step in the process and her document preparation was meticulous. We loved our hotels and enjoyed the Tauck Rhine Cruise on their new ship. She was very responsible to select our BA seats for us on both ends of the flights 24 hours ahead of time. We could not pre-select them without an extra fee since we wanted to book through AA. Gwen was a delight and we were always very confident that she would send us in the right direction.

Wonderful service!

By: Monica S

Reviewed on: 12 Jul 2015

Gwen was able to put my trip together with very little notice and it was wonderful. Thank you!

Great help!

By: Austin

Reviewed on: 31 Jul 2015

She was very insightful when we had questions about specific honeymoon locations. She knew a lot about each location and would respond in a timely manner

Very flexible

By: Ger

Reviewed on: 07 Jan 2016

Gwen booked our tour of Normandy France and then the Champagne region and both were excellent! We had the same driver on all 3 days and he was outstanding. Everything went perfectly. Thank you.

Washington DC Hotel

By: OrlandoPaul

Reviewed on: 29 Mar 2016

The Kimpton Monoco in Washington D.C. was an excellent suggestion by Gwen. It is full of history and is actually owned by the Smithsonian Institute but managed by the Kimpton Hotel Company. Perfect location directly next door to the International Spy Museum and 4 blocks from the National Mall. All Tourist sights are within walking distance. Thank you Gwen.

Great advice!

By: Mary 87

Reviewed on: 04 Jun 2016

Our trip was perfect!!. My Grandchildren and I had a Beautiful and happy trip to Great Britain, and it was definetly because of the help from all of you people!!

Great advise, friendly and informative. Looked into the best options for our needs and wants.

By: MonicaS

Reviewed on: 25 Aug 2016

Gwen was very helpful in putting together a spectacular cruise and trip to Alaska that was memorable an breathtaking. We appreciated all the help that she gave us and will definitely use her again in the future for our next trips. She explored different options for us and made the choices so easy. Thank you!

Gwen was great

By: d

Reviewed on: 31 Oct 2016

Gwen did a remarkable job and she was fun with whom to work. I am constantly amazed that this was yet again sent to my husband and not me. I planned and paid for the entire trip and his name comes up instead of mine and the evaluation was sent to him yet again. Really hard to imagine it takes years to fix this.

Expert friendly service

By: TravelGal

Reviewed on: 10 Oct 2016

Gwen is always fun and quick to arrange our travel. She presents alternatives and knows the properties. We love working with her. If she is not available, she makes sure that a trusted colleague is. Our travel is planned with great dispatch.

Excellent service.

By: Monica S

Reviewed on: 18 Oct 2016

As always, Gwen gave great advice, booked a wonderful hotel where we were able to upgrade at check-in and helpful in every way. Wonderful time. Thank you!

Thailand Business Trip

By: Dan

Reviewed on: 27 Feb 2017

Gwen was great to work with and put together the best options available for my flights to meet my time frame and also be considerate of the best options for the cost of the tickets.

Turks & Caicos

By: Stephanie

Reviewed on: 10 Apr 2017

Easy, responsive, various ideas

Gwen Trucco

By: Ron

Reviewed on: 30 May 2017

Always ready to do whatever is required and more.


By: Dan

Reviewed on: 06 Jul 2017

Gwen was very responsive and had good ideas and insights to our trip. We will use Gwen again on our next trip to Europe. She saved us money and got us better service at hour hotels and travel tix.


By: Fun trip!

Reviewed on: 01 Aug 2017

My husband and I scheduled a trip to Costa Rica with Gwen. The trip options were great, and provided very good detail on excursions. She made sure we were picked up at the airport. The overall trip was excellent.

Iceland & Copenhagen Trip

By: Jay

Reviewed on: 28 Sep 2017

Gwen has gotten to know what I expect after the first trip cruising the Mediterranean. She hasn't let me down after my second trip to Iceland and Copenhagen. I can't say enough about how all details were taken care of and the first class service I've received from her and Lake Forest Travel. I don't need to find another travel agent. Ever!

huh what?

By: jan

Reviewed on: 26 Feb 2018

great. I have sent her several other clients.


By: Terry

Reviewed on: 22 Feb 2018

great and easy to work with

Great Trip

By: Michele

Reviewed on: 26 May 2018

Love working with Gwen. She is the best. Always finds exactly what I need to have a successful travel experience!

Thanks Gwen!

By: Ceil and Mac

Reviewed on: 26 Aug 2018

Very helpful. Working with Gwen made making travel plans very easy.

Professional Travel Guru!

By: Minna

Reviewed on: 14 Nov 2018

Gwen is a thoughtful, experienced, passionate travel expert! She listens and responds to create very personalized adventures!

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