Kristy Adler ACC

Sherman Oaks, CA United States
Travel Specialties
  • Beach & Sun
  • Family Travel
  • Food & Wine
  • Independent Tours
  • Ocean Cruising

  • United States - All
  • Mexico
  • Italy
  • Thailand
  • United Kingdom
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Selling Travel Since
  • English

My Background

Kristy Adler is respected for her knowledge and her intense advocacy on behalf of her clients. The contacts in her “little black book” include cruise line presidentsand general managers from the most famous hotels in the world. She has won numerous awards and accolades, and she is considered one of the top women executives in the travel industry.

Kristy’s specialties include cruises, luxury family travel, Hawaii, and custom trips to Europe, Asia and around the world. According to Kristy, “It is not enough to see the world, it’s about coming home with memories that will fill you with joy for the rest of your life.”

Kristy has traveled throughout the world with her family. Her travel is multi-dimensional. She has explored cultural monuments in Europe, taken cooking classes in Thailand, and rated the best waterslides in the United States and The Bahamas.

Kristy and her husband, Anthony, have served on the advisory boards of various travel companies and cruise lines including Royal Caribbean International, NCL, and Holland America Line. The couple has championed consumer protection laws in California, and Anthony served a term as treasurer of the state’s Travel Consumer Restitution Corporation. The Adlers co-founded the Society of Elite Agencies, and have been featured as travel industry experts on network television, in newspapers and in magazines. Kristy has recently served on theTravel Advisory Boards for Saveur and Ski magazines.

Prior to starting CRUISE and RESORT in 2004, the Adlers, founded Cruise Fairs Of America, growing it into one of the world’s largest cruise-selling operations. Travel Services International acquired the company in 1997, creating a mammoth organization with over $1 billion in sales. The west-coast division was known for its dedication to customer service, efficiency, profitability, and high-profile national and local print advertising campaigns in major magazines and newspapers.

The Adlers left Travel Services International in 1999 to form Adler International Consulting Group, specializing in consumer research for the travel/hospitality and technology industries. Several of the nation’s leading cruise lines and hotel companies signed on as clients. Specific projects included consumer and trade perception studies, profitability analysis, process development, customer service guidelines for direct and Internet contacts, and technology integration.

Kristy is dedicated to making her clients’ dreams come true. Enjoy a brief consultation with her first. Get to know her. Whether you are planning something exotic or simple, it is very likely that you’ll want Kristy to be the one orchestrating your vacation.

Places I Have Traveled


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The best of service...and cheerful!

By: SunshineKlein

Reviewed on: 17 Sep 2013

I have known Kristy a long time. This is the first trip that she's planned for me. Every detail was considered and covered. Every hotel treated us like royalty and was perfect for our needs and budget. I couldn't be more satisfied. In the past I've planned and booked most of my own travel myself online. In one trip Kristy showed me the error of my ways. This trip was so much better and easier!
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Continues to exceed expectations

By: Acon000

Reviewed on: 17 Sep 2013

Went above and beyond to assist with travel plans on 48 hour notice and made accommodations over the holiday weekend. Always pleasant and promt with her assistance, I highly recommend Kristy to anyone with travel needs.

Wonderful Travel Agent

By: Bill

Reviewed on: 02 Oct 2013

Kristy is a wonderful travel agent, warm, friendly and she knows her stuff. We work together well on our travel plans and she knows our preferences and keeps them in mind when assisting us.I would highly recommend Kristy to anyone looking for an exceptional travel partner.
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Highly recommend

By: Rick

Reviewed on: 07 Oct 2013

Kristy is terrific. Couldn't be better. _____________

Cruise and Resort--Highly Recommended

By: Diane

Reviewed on: 08 Nov 2013

I made an appointment with Kristy at Cruise and Resort to discuss an Alaskan Cruise. Kristy was very knowledgeable, patient and very enjoyable to talk to. I booked my Alaska cruise on this first meeting with Kristy on Regent Cruise Lines. I have since booked another cruise with Kristy on Regent for January 2014. Kristy took care of all the necessary arrangements and stayed in touch with me. I would highly recommend Kristy Adler at Cruise and Resort.

Highly recommended...and then some!

By: SunshineKlein

Reviewed on: 07 Nov 2013

Kristy and is the most patient, pleasant person I've ever met! I'm not just talking about planning travel....I can't think of another person who has so thoroughly considered the details and anticipated my wants and needs ANY arena of 'customer service.' I will plan and book all of my travel with her in the future. And I recommend her to anybody talking to take a trip or cruise.

Highly Recommended

By: Tom

Reviewed on: 07 Nov 2013

Kristy makes taking care of any trip details easy. Always patient to answer any question and quick to take care of even the smallest detail. I highly recommended Kristy Adler.

THE BEST! Excellent planning from start to finish!

By: LuxuryWorldTraveler

Reviewed on: 07 Nov 2013

For us, the vacation begins with our first call to Kristy. She finds us gems nobody else has even heard of. We are always surprised by the extra amenities at every hotel. Our private tours have made visits to cities in Europe spectacular and memorable. To top it all off, she's nice!

Highly Recommended

By: Jerry and Margie

Reviewed on: 11 Nov 2013

The recent trip that Kristy planned was flawless. It was an unqualified excellent adventure and we had such a great time that we could have stayed indefinitely. We were pleased to be represented out in the world by the high caliber agents that Kristy engaged on our behalf. We hope that as soon as our life settles down a little, Kristy will help us to escape again.
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Highly Recommended

By: kt53

Reviewed on: 07 Nov 2013

Kristy was very professional and proficient in getting all the arrangements made for our recent cruise. The boarding process went very smoothly. The tours were all arranged before boarding and went without a hitch. The cruise itself was great, the service was great and I would recommend using Kristy again to anyone. Thanks Kristy!

Highly Recommended

By: Diane

Reviewed on: 11 Feb 2014

My cruise was wonderful thanks to Kristy Adler. I would highly recommend Kristy and Cruise and Resort for all of your travel needs.
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By: judy

Reviewed on: 07 Nov 2013

I was introduced to Kristy as a family member was having an event in L.A.. I was travling from NY with my entire family (9) people including kids. The rooms we booked were perfect with a great view of the pool. Kristy was most helpful and saw to it that we received the best rate. Our stay in great hotel was perfect.

highly recommended

By: Russ

Reviewed on: 10 Nov 2013

Trip was extremely well organized. We were met on schedule at every stop and all schedulrd trips went without incident. Accomodations were first rate and her hotel selections could not have been better
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By: Browncasa

Reviewed on: 16 Nov 2013

Kristy did a fabulous job, was very amenable to my input and really worked hard to get us the flights we wanted. I would highly recommend her!

Amazing Trip

By: PatMan

Reviewed on: 09 Nov 2013

Kristy at Cruise and Resort was wonderful. She took care of every part of our groups trip. Will book with her every time!

By: Sherry

Reviewed on: 07 Nov 2013

Kristie was very helpful and did a wonderful job organizing my trip to Europe. She is a dedicated professional who tries to accommodate her client's needs. I highly recommend her.

Highly Recommended

By: Not provided

Reviewed on: 07 Nov 2013

Kristy planned the perfect trip for us. The accomodations where fantastic. The itinerary was both fun and well put together. Knowing that my son is into different sports, we had a variety of activities from bike riding to hiking to river rafting. Every one was vary happy with our vacation. Would defenetly ask her to plan more trips for us!

Highly recommend!!!!

By: Not provided

Reviewed on: 07 Nov 2013

Kristy asks the right questions to understand what amendities you are looking for and makes sure your requests are met.

Kristy was wonderful to work with!

By: Travel In Style

Reviewed on: 21 Nov 2013

I've worked with Kristy many times over the last few years and I will continue to have her be my travel advisor forever. She is so knowledgeable and always goes the extra mile. She makes every one of our vacations unique with her signature touches. I've recommended her to my friends and business associates. I feel comfortable recommending her to anyone who appreciates great service.

Highly Recommend

By: janie

Reviewed on: 21 Nov 2013

We were happy with the cruise 4 couples booked through Kristy. She communicated well and kept us informed. She handled all the details and we were very happy with her services.

Amazing Service!

By: SusieB

Reviewed on: 21 Nov 2013

Kristy has planned many trips for my family. Everything is always fantastic and she is very easy to work with.

Great service

By: Aldo S.

Reviewed on: 21 Nov 2013

Kristy is super. She is efficient, always available and works hard to get the best deals. She makes great suggestions for things to do in the city wher you are traveling. The amenities that she and Virtuoso offer are hard to beat!

Highly recommended

By: Kim

Reviewed on: 17 Dec 2013

We have used Kristy 2x now. Once for Thailand for two of us and then Europe just a month ago. She has done a fantastic job. In Europe most recently she organized a trip for 11 people and everything wen seamless! I highly recommend Kristy for any trip, any size.
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Best travel planner

By: VBD888

Reviewed on: 22 Nov 2013

Our vacations have been memorable because of Kristy. She goes out of her way to get to know her clients - their needs, expectations for a trip and plans accordingly. Her knowledge of various countries, tours, hotels and cruises is extensive so you feel confident that she can come up with the right package at the desired price points. We highly recommend Kristy and would never plan a trip without her input.
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Great Job!

By: Irene

Reviewed on: 27 Dec 2013

She did everything she could do to insure that we had a wonderful vacation--which we absolutely did. We will of course use her again as our agent.
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By: LuxuryLover1000

Reviewed on: 02 Apr 2014

As always, Kristy takes care of everything; air, hotels, tours and car rentals. We were greeted like VIPs in every hotel. Free breakfasts at the Ritz-Carlton, Fairmont and St. Regis. Day trips were planned perfectly. She takes the time to do things right. I would never use anybody else to make our travel arrangements, and I recommend her highly.

Another exceptional trip

By: Virg

Reviewed on: 26 Apr 2014

my wife and I have used Kristy for several trips and she always has done an excellent jobExcellent job. She is very aware of the types of properties we enjoy and once again she did not disappoint in her recommendation of the St Regis Princeville !

Highly recommended!

By: jujuoaf

Reviewed on: 15 May 2014

Kristy is the best travel agent we have ever had!   And because she's a Virtuoso agent we receive a variety of perks on the different trips we book with her!   She knows all the ships and has great contacts at the hotels.  We wouldn't think of booking without her!

Amazing agent - amazing trip!

By: Dini50

Reviewed on: 17 Aug 2014

Kristy planned a wonderful long weekend in Seattle for our family of four on no notice. Our trip was scheduled as a replacement for our hurricane delayed Hawaiian vacation, and when we arrived in Seattle at Hotel 1000 all of the staff members welcomed us by name with cheers of "Aloha!" They even had colorful leis for each member of our family, as well as pineapple and Hawaiian themed party favors in our room. Kristy always goes above and beyond, and we are grateful to have had her guidance in making our vacations special for years.
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Great friendly help with honeymoon!

By: Berto714

Reviewed on: 19 Sep 2014

Kristy was very helpful in booking our honeymoon hotel in Kauai! She answered all questions I had in a prompt, professional manner. Thanks again Kristy!
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Very Happy Client!

By: Tara

Reviewed on: 07 Oct 2014

I had never used a travel agent before, but seeing as this was my first time going on a cruise, I wanted to seek the assistance of one. I called a couple of different agencies, but after speaking with Kristy over the phone and also meeting with her in her office, I knew I wanted her to be my travel agent. Kristy was extremely helpful in answering all of my many questions. She also monitored my trip to see if a lower price was available (which it was on a couple of different occasions) because I had booked my cruise so far in advance (11 months). She made sure I received the lower price each time. I will definitely, without hesitation, go to Kristy again should I need a travel agent for any future vacations. Thank you Kristy!
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So responsive and creative!

By: jrs

Reviewed on: 26 Mar 2015

Kristy Adler is a fabulous Virtuoso agent and I have used her services for over ten years.
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Great vacation and amazing service!

By: Curtis

Reviewed on: 03 Apr 2015

Kristy continues to blow us away with her amazing service and connecting us with great vacations. She's delivering the highest degree of Return on Life.
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Very helpful and professional

By: Jmars

Reviewed on: 14 Apr 2015

Kristy was extremely helpful and professional throughout our vacation planning process. This was my first interaction with her and her company and it was very pleasant. Being able to talk to someone rather than sending emails back and forth is a lost art. I could reach out to Kristy via email or phone and get a quick response the same way. Also, her knowledge about certain resorts helped us make an informed decision. The end result was a great vacation with no issues and plenty of good times... exactly what a vacation should be! I would certainly recommend her to anyone looking to book a vacation.
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Terrific customer service

By: Michael1994

Reviewed on: 15 Apr 2015

I booked a trip with Kristy for my family to Cancun. Kristy handled everything from the flights, transportation as well as our accommodations. The place she suggested was perfect for our needs. We had a terrific time, which made up for the long cold winter. Would definitely use Kristy again for a future trip!
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Always aware

By: JeffandEllen

Reviewed on: 21 Apr 2015

I like dealing with Kristy because she is always aware of any new developments or changes, be they economic or strategic with regard to our travel plans. I believe we always get the best value and service from Kristy.
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Excellent all around service, and especially helpful with a dramatic change in plans!


Reviewed on: 08 Jul 2015

Kristy was extremely helpful in our plans to visit France. Our family determined to take this trip, and developed an itinerary based on our research in several popular travel books. But when it came to the nitty-gritty... hotel reservations, car rentals, transfers... we were out of our league. Enter Kristy, who took over in that regard, and covered all of the details, including all sorts of things which hadn't occurred to us. In addition, about two weeks before our scheduled departure, we needed to postpone the trip. I called Kristy and she was able to handle every aspect of rescheduling and re-booking efficiently and effectively. All in all, she took all the pressure of planning off of us, and allowed us to simply look forward to our trip. And she did for an extremely reasonable fee. We're grateful. And, we'll be return customers.
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Let the Expert Do the Work!

By: Patman

Reviewed on: 17 Jul 2015

Kristy handled everything from start to finish. I simply contacted her and she took care of the planning. I gave her contact information out to the people in our group. They contacted her and she took care of it. Our Carnival Cruise was a blast. Recommend her for all travel!!
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By: Shlomo

Reviewed on: 26 Aug 2015

Kristy as usual was the best. The cruise was fabulous and she got us great prices and extras. That's why I recommend her to my friends.
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Always Wonderful

By: Monica B.

Reviewed on: 16 Sep 2015

I use Kristy for all my travel needs and am never disappointed- she handles absolutely everything expertly that as a busy professional I don't have time to handle myself- an invaluable resource.
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Expert, knowledgeable, simply the best!!

By: Timon12

Reviewed on: 02 Nov 2015

The hotel we stayed at was by far one of the best but more importantly our stay was made even better thanks to Kristy's help along with the many Virtuoso amenities. Thank you as always!!
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Service above and beyond

By: Emerson1545

Reviewed on: 08 May 2016

We always get great prices. Kristy looks out for us to make sure that we can take advantage of the best deals. She is a very good communicator and we know that if we run into a problem she would be there to help us solve it.

very friendly

By: jeerry

Reviewed on: 19 Sep 2016

everything is good


By: Shlomo

Reviewed on: 06 Oct 2016

Kristy has sent me and my family around the world. I recommend her to everyone.
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Kristy is absolutely the best!

By: CSpitz

Reviewed on: 06 Oct 2016

Kristy planned a memorable trip to Paris and London for my family. Every detail was executed to perfection and we always know that we can relax and enjoy a trip planned by Kristy! Hotels, tour guides, transportation...everything is always A+.
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Efficient & Knowledgeable

By: Ruth from New York

Reviewed on: 09 Jan 2017

We called Kristy who has helped us with European travel to book a Christmas week trip to California. She quickly arranged air travel and two excellent packages at Hyatt hotels in Palm Springs and San Diego along with a Hertz rent-a-car. The hotels were beautiful and provided Virtuoso amenities readily. We did not want to spend alot of time with internet guesswork, and Kristy was responsive, efficient and provided us just what we were looking for.
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Caribbean cruise

By: S.E.

Reviewed on: 29 Jan 2017

Awesome as always
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Recent cruise through Cruise and Resort

By: Chris

Reviewed on: 30 Mar 2017

Kristy was great. Kept me updated throughout the process. Since this was our first cruise we had many questions. Kristy was always there with a promt responce. I would definately use Kristy again for future travel plans.

Florida Vacation

By: vacation

Reviewed on: 01 Apr 2017

Kristy was patient and tried very much to help in every way possible. She is professional and honest and caring.

Working With The Best

By: Better Now

Reviewed on: 20 Jul 2017

Fabulous, professional, very vigilant, doesn't miss a beat.

Cancun hotel

By: Shlomo

Reviewed on: 23 Jun 2017

And that's why we're still with Kristy year after year.

Top Notch

By: Travels

Reviewed on: 18 Aug 2017

Kristy is a 'top notch' travel advisor. She takes charge on handling all of the details of a trip which might otherwise be overlooked. She is very attentive to your desires and insures that taking the trip will be all about pleasure!

British Columbia

By: Anonymous

Reviewed on: 03 Oct 2017

Kristy was fantastic to work with! She had several excellent ideas for our trip. We enjoyed all of her suggestions.

Trip to San Francisco Bay Area

By: Magpie

Reviewed on: 31 Oct 2017

She's very easy to deal with and follows your instructions as best as she can.

Viking River Cruise


Reviewed on: 03 Nov 2017

Thanks to Kristy's trip was awesome!

Anniversary trip to Belize

By: Kimmy

Reviewed on: 07 May 2018

We had a wonderful time! I have relied on Kristy to recommend and book special hotels for me around the world, for many years. I very much appreciate that she keeps my preferences in mind when making recommendations. She recommends within the price range I am comfortable with, and the lodging style, location and amenities are always perfect to the type of trip I want to enjoy. The Virtuoso benefits are icing on the cake. This recent 8 day trip to Belize was no exception. The two Belize hotels we stayed in, which Kristy recommended, were beautiful, provided excellent service and were in perfect locations, per my requests. Kristy planned our in-country transfers (by plane and car), which made getting to the hotels simple. She provided me an email summary of the trip and mailed a detailed itinerary to me prior to my departure. In the future, whenever I plan a special trip or want a stay at a special property, Kristy will be the only adviser I use.
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American Queen River Cruise

By: Rock and Roll

Reviewed on: 27 Jun 2018

Excellent. Her recommendations were right on!

Maui trip

By: susannah

Reviewed on: 16 Jul 2018

Very efficient and helpful

Simply The Best!

By: Bob

Reviewed on: 19 Jul 2018

Kristy is hands down the best travel consultant in the business. From start to finish she took care of everything and advised us accordingly. The trip went off without a hitch thanks to her hard work and expert advice.

Best ever

By: Shlomo

Reviewed on: 26 Aug 2018

This is just another example of why we have been with Kristy for so many years.


By: Gary

Reviewed on: 03 Jan 2019

It is always a pleasure working with Kristy. She anticipates all of my travel concerns and makes everything so easy, plus she is the nicest person you could meet.

Very Helpful and Attentive

By: Paige B

Reviewed on: 22 Feb 2019

Kristy was helpful and attentive when communicating on my behalf for my husband and I trip to Jackson Hole. She responded quickly to my questions and had a good amount of knowledge about the area and the hotel we had booked through Virtuoso.


By: Michele

Reviewed on: 09 Mar 2019

Kristy provides quick and easy information and was able to confirm our reservation w/o any delay. I enjoyed working with her.

The Best

By: Mike

Reviewed on: 26 Jun 2019

We have used Kristy for many trips and she is by far the best. Highly recommend her! No trip to small and no detail left to chance.
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Love Kristy!

By: CaliSunshine

Reviewed on: 01 May 2019

Working with Kristy for this trip was great. I appreciate that she responds to my questions and requests over email so quickly. We had a truly wonderful stay thanks to her.
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Highly recommend

By: jordan

Reviewed on: 22 May 2019

Great - Kristy was extremely responsive and took care of everything.
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Excellent service and travel experience.

By: Howard

Reviewed on: 04 Aug 2019

A pleasure to work with, goes the extra mile, and gives good travel advice based on solid experience.
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Excellent Customer Service

By: Carol

Reviewed on: 23 Aug 2019

We have worked with Kristy a few times now and just love it! She consistantly provides top notch itineraries and places to stay . She pays attention to detail and has great knowledge and advice. She listens to your requests and implements them in the best way possible. Every trip we've taken that she has arranged has been so smooth, carefree, exciting and relaxing. We are thankful for her work and will continue to use her expertise to enjoy many more wonderful trips!
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Venus Adventures

By: Venus Adventures

Reviewed on: 07 Nov 2019

Kristy makes complicated trips easy and she knows exactly what we like in the way of our hotel preferences and travel style. I highly recommend her!!!

Greece Trip

By: JimS

Reviewed on: 31 Oct 2019

Kristy was a pleasure to work with. She knew what our needs and requirements were and they were fulfilled beyond all our expectations. We were very pleased with the experience, to say the least. We were uncertain about which airline and hotel to stay, but once we explained our requirements and expectations, Kristy's suggestions turned out to be exactly what we requested. As a result the trip was undoubtedly the pleasantest we experienced. Thank you, Kristy!
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Trip to Australia & New Zealand

By: Linda G

Reviewed on: 25 Feb 2020

Kristy was a pleasure to work with, very responsive to any questions and attentive to details. She also recommended some great hotels for our stay.

Expertise in trip planning and very responsive

By: SoCalBC

Reviewed on: 09 Feb 2020

Kristy is very knowledgeable and responds quickly to questions regarding trip planning. She provides requested info via email (but not bombarding you or your inbox with unwanted ones). We have used her all ready for two more bookings in the future, since our 1st trip.


By: CM

Reviewed on: 11 Mar 2020

Once again, she does not disappoint! She was thorough and provided exactly what we needed/wanted/asked for and therefore had a fabulous ski vacation.

Kristy was superb!

By: Janice R.

Reviewed on: 26 Oct 2020

Kristy was highly successful making the unexpected emergency accommodations that we needed. We are very grateful for her knowledge, advice, and hard work, and we highly recommend her services.

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