Linda Winslow 

Palm Desert, CA United States
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Travel Specialties
Interests
  • Adventure
  • Food & Wine
  • Culture, History & Arts
  • Ocean Cruising
  • River Cruising


Destinations
  • Australia
  • New Zealand
  • Botswana
  • Cambodia
  • Tanzania
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Selling Travel Since
1980
Languages
  • English

My Background

I have been in the travel industry 31 years and traveled extensively. I owned my own agency for 15 years and then became a part of the Worldview Travel Family.  I enjoy belonging to Virtuoso as it truly represents the best of the best travel has to offer. I truly love helping my clients to make their trips to become a reality of their dreams.  Whether it is cruising the seven seas to riding an elephant in Thailand or Botswana, I have personally experienced these adventures.  My real enjoyment is taking care of every detail concerning the chosen destination.  It really helps having the years and personal experience to guide my recommendations. 

IN SHORT, I LOOK FORWARD TO EARNING YOUR BUSINESS!

Places I Have Traveled


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Great service!

By: namib


Reviewed on: 12 Mar 2016

A wonderful trip was organised but when things go wrong you need someone immediately response who fixes it! Linda did just that! Highly recommended.

Great Person to work with

By: CDP2008


Reviewed on: 13 Jul 2015

Linda is a joy to work with and the best travel advisor I have ever worked with. Over the years Linda has taken care of several problems with travel booking and always protected our interests. When I call linda I know it will be done right and I will know what is going on.

GREAT SERVICE

By: CREATIVE 23


Reviewed on: 27 Aug 2015

Service was outstanding. Always answered my questions. Will use again and again and again. Thank You

Best Travel Advisor Ever!

By: Jo


Reviewed on: 28 Aug 2015

Linda is a wonderful travel advisor! She walks us through each trip we plan with her, she advises us on any details and she notifies us of any changes, if there are any. She is warm, friendly, always has a smile and makes you feel like you are special.

Linda Winslow is a Superstar!

By: Australian Jen


Reviewed on: 27 Aug 2015

It was a simple brief..... Lots of adventure, fantastic food, top shelf wine, and interesting places. And it was even better than we'd hoped. Linda devised an itinerary for us over 7 weeks in Central America and the mid-west USA. The accommodation was stunning, and the scenery was just remarkable. Linda was available whenever we needed her.

Linda is the BEST

By: Dave


Reviewed on: 13 Sep 2015

Our trip was great, no one handled Oceania bookings like Linda! Thank you

The Trip of A Lifetime

By: Susie


Reviewed on: 23 Sep 2015

The Galapagos Islands are a nature lover's paradise. We learned so much about this pristine environment and the abundant wildlife from extremely knowledgeable guides. Silver Seas had numerous zodiacs and kept us busy exploring from early morning until dusk. It was everything we thought it would be and much more. We flew from Baltra to Cusco and then traveled to Machu Picchu by way of the fabulous Hyram Bingham Train. Our accommodations were superior and our informative guides took us all over the Mach Picchu site. It is a remarkable ruin with a fascinating history and we had to "pinch ourselves" to actually believe that we were there. In two days we felt we had seen it all. We ended our trip with a couple of days of sightseeing in the capital city of Lima. A totally marvelous experience from beginning to end.

The "Right" Ship

By: BAP44


Reviewed on: 21 Sep 2015

The Marina from Oceania is the "Right" ship for our travels. At 1250 passengers it is not too big and yet she has all of the amenities that Senior travelers like us want, need and enjoy. The food and restaurants are possibly the best at sea with the specialty Italian, Steak, Asian and French restaurants setting the stages for major dining experiences. Overall, the ship is top quality with cabins (staterooms) as comfortable as one could hope for and the public areas beautifully appointed. The spa.... which to us means the work out facilities, steam, sauna, hot tubs... are great and are used daily by us. Overall service by every member of the crew and support staff cannot be beat on any size ship! We have about 20 cruises behind us from river boats, Wind Song, Princess, Cunard, and more, and we see ourselves in the ocean travel community with small, luxury oriented, unique itinerary ships of the Marina category. Our only suggestion: Book Early

Professional friendly service

By: WC


Reviewed on: 21 Sep 2015

Linda is always so easy to arrange travel for us, and arranging the very best for us, we highly recommend her services!

Expert friendly service.

By: Bob


Reviewed on: 25 Sep 2015

This tour with Tauck was the normal excellent experience we have gotten used to with Tauck.

Professional, personalized attention

By: Shaf


Reviewed on: 05 Oct 2015

A wonderful vacation expertly arranged with personalized attention to detail! We highly recommend AMA Waterways river cruises and our travel advisor Linda Winslow. Food and AMA staff were top notch. Excursions provided a variety of experiences with varying degrees of physical stamina.

Excellent service

By: Buttercup


Reviewed on: 07 Oct 2015

Wonderful experience. Would definitely recommend everyone try a RiverCruise. This was our first and I am sure not our last. We were very fortunate to have our Travel Agent with us for the entire cruise. She paid attention to every detail of the trip and left no stone unturned. it was very comforting and worry free which made us completely relaxed.

Exceptional service

By: RayJan


Reviewed on: 11 Oct 2015

AmaWaterways cruise and staff were one of the best we have ever encountered. It was a wonderful cruise with multiple tour options in all of the cities. Food was outstanding. We highly recommend this tour with AmaWaterways and would cruise with them in the future. Our travel advisor, Linda Winslow, traveled with us and everything went as planned. We have used Linda for a number of trips and strongly recommend her to all of our friends. She doesn't miss any details.

Great travel advisor

By: GaylB


Reviewed on: 10 Nov 2015

We love working with Linda to plan our travel excursions. She's not only a great professional resource, but she's a delightful person. In this day and age of online booking sites, we still value the expertise an advisor like Linda can provide, especially for tricky itineraries or destinations.

She's the best!

By: Jo


Reviewed on: 04 Dec 2015

Besides being warm and friendly, Linda is an incredible travel agent. She answers all of our questions, pays close attention to details and advises us on what we need to do. She knows where we have traveled and gives us suggestions based on our likes and dislikes, interests and finances. She keeps us "afloat", informed and happy. Linda has our highest recommendation.

Great service makes a great trip!!

By: Mo


Reviewed on: 05 Dec 2015

When Linda makes our arrangements, we never worry about anything except what we will have for dinner. She is knowledgeable, friendly, and so competent. She is aware of our likes and dislikes and does not waste her time or our time unnecessarily. We couldn't be happier with our relationship.

First cruise was a great success

By: LQ Foodie


Reviewed on: 24 Dec 2015

We had never cruised on a ship as large as this one. Norwegian Cruise Lines rates highly with us. Linda pointed out this particular cruise to us - she had done this itinerary multiple times. Her suggestions on excursions were very helpful. She has always been gracious in our dealings and rapid in her responses. We've booked another cruise in June through her. Her hotel choices pre- and post-cruise were just what we liked. Got her name from a friend who travels everywhere and recommended her. So will me.

A GOOD TIME WAS HAD BY ALL...

By: WATERHAZARD


Reviewed on: 02 Feb 2016

AN EXCELLENT SHIP FOR FOOD AND BEVERAGE ALONG WITH A VERY FRIENDLY STAFF AVAILABLE FOR GREAT SERVICE. WOULD OF HAD A BETTER TIME IF THE WEATHER WOULD HAVE COOPERATED. CLOUDY DAYS WITH LARGE SWELLS AND RUNNING FROM A CYCLONE WOULD HAVE MADE FOR A BETTER EXPERIENCE. MISSED A MAJOR DESTINATION DUE TO WEATHER, BUT THE CAPTAIN MADE FOR A SAFE TRIP AND I AGREE. PREFER A SLIGHTLY LARGER SHIP WITH MORE RESTAURANTS TO CHOOSE FROM. ALSO, THE HIGH TEA COULD USE MORE IMAGINATION. GENERALLY A VERY WELL RUN SHIP WHO'S STAFF WAS READY TO SERVE...

Hotel the day before sailing

By: Mark G


Reviewed on: 08 Mar 2016

Everything was great on the ship. Thee first hotel you booked us in was a dump! No restaurant, serve yourself breakfast from a small area etc. Expensive to park. Next door was a large Marriott. Very nice there. You should have booked us there.

Great service!

By: Janie


Reviewed on: 12 Apr 2016

We have used Linda Winslow many times and we are never disappointed. She takes care of every detail and keeps us informed of changes. She is the best!

Perfect weather!

By: Raymundo


Reviewed on: 02 May 2016

Linda, had a good trip with Jan's sister and her husband. Did some wonderful shore excursions in all of the cities. But, being on such a large shop (over 3000 passengers) is not our cup of tea anymore. We much more enjoy the river cruises and we may try the Viking ocean cruises. All in all, though, we had a fun time with perfect weather. Ray & Jan

Overview of the Canyons

By: Cape Cod Kid


Reviewed on: 08 Jun 2016

Wonderful guided tour thru America 's Canyon Lands. Beautiful scenery!

On top of every detail!

By: Janie


Reviewed on: 21 Jun 2016

We have been clients of Linda's for many years. It sure is nice to know that she truly wants our travel experience to be perfect, and because she cares she books us into the perfect hotels, cruises, air arrangements and itineraries. I can't even imagine working with someone new. Every detail is taken care of for us, which keeps us traveling. As we get older we don't want any surprises when traveling, especially out of the country. Another perfect trip, we will definitely be calling her again for our next trip.

Where are the animals?

By: Phred


Reviewed on: 26 Jul 2016

Took Princess' "Off the Beaten Path" package with one week on land and a second week on the Island Princess. Princess really knows their stuff. Very well organised. Professionally staffed. Lodges were excellent as was the ship. Weather was better than perfect - two weeks of way above-normal temperatures and no rain. Our expectations (perhaps from watching Discovery and Animal Planet) were that this would be like a safari - animals all over the place. Not true! I would say a majority of our fellow travellers did not see a single mammal. No bears, no moose, no sheep, no caribou. And we went to a special Bear Adventure excursion! No bears. Still, Alaska is beautiful and much greener than expected. The Alaska people are wonderful.

Expert professional service as always

By: Buttercup


Reviewed on: 31 Aug 2016

Our 15 Day Cruise to the Mediterranean was wonderful including her selection of the River Palace Hotel in Rome as her suggestion, along with transportation to and from the Hotel. All done with ease and comfort. We have been working with Linda about 8 years and have done many cruises. Each one has been done with perfection. Her professionalism and attention to detail plus her pleasant personality have been the reasons she has been our go to person for all our past trips and more to come. We have also referred friends and Family to her for all the above reasons.

Great travel consultant

By: Suzie 23


Reviewed on: 10 Sep 2016

This is our second cruise with Linda.She gives friendly expert advise and always goes beyond the call of duty.She even recommended the best dog sitter we ever had! Without a doubt,Linda is the best travel consultant we have ever had.

THE BEST

By: Butch


Reviewed on: 19 Sep 2016

Linda has handled all of our recent trips. She is the best. We can be difficult clients with endless questions and concerns. Linda is always so gracious and accommodating. She handles all of our needs and each time we end up with a great trip. Thank youLinda for helping us become happy travelers.

Exemplary Travel Agent

By: Susie


Reviewed on: 19 Oct 2016

Linda made sure our river cruise on Viking was fabulous. We had to make some last minute cancellations for a pre trip which Linda handled beautifully on our behalf. We felt that we were treated like royalty on this cruise. Everything was superb from the itinerary, food, accommodations, to the beautiful cities on the Rhone. Spectacular.

The GO TO GAL

By: Jim


Reviewed on: 07 Dec 2016

Linda is a pleasure to work with. She takes the pre-trip stress away with her wealth of knowledge and upbeat attitude. Our recent trip to Costa Rica was beyond our expectations We are off to China and Japan next year and Linda will once again make sure every detail is perfect.

Linda Knows it All

By: MelD


Reviewed on: 16 Dec 2016

The most knowledgeable Cruise Agent you could Ever wish for. Nothing was a problem and everything was perfect. NEVER let Linda retire.

Great service

By: Mike


Reviewed on: 22 Dec 2016

Linda gave us great service

Lovely and so helpful!

By: Linda20


Reviewed on: 20 Dec 2016

Linda Winslow is such a joy to work with. We had a family emergency just prior to our trip and she handled it so professionally. Everything was explained to us down to the minute detail, we felt like all details were covered completely. I wouldn't hesitate to book another cruise with Linda...oh, we did!!!

Couldn't be happier!

By: Curt


Reviewed on: 18 Jan 2017

Our trip was amazing. The safari location and accommodations were exceptional and the Christmas cruise off the coast of South Africa was our first experience away from home for the holiday. The decorations were stunning and there was a steady supply of Christmas goodies every day on tables on every floor. One caveat, where the Indian Ocean meets the Atlantic is very rough. I understand that this is always the case and is magnified by a small ship. Many guests who usually don't have trouble with sea sickness succumbed. Pack what you'll need to stay comfortable. Linda does an exceptional job for us. We love her!

The Queen of Travel

By: Mel D


Reviewed on: 25 Jan 2017

What a Woman, Linda never fails to impress. She is by far the Best Travel Consultant I have ever used, her knowledge is amazing and Nothing is a problem. Thank you Linda for making our holiday a memorable one.

A Great Time!

By: Ace


Reviewed on: 28 Jan 2017

Linda was excellent. Stayed in touch regularly, always friendly and service-oriented. Her relationship with Oceania was very helpful and her efforts very much helped to make our trip a success.

South Africa

By: san diego


Reviewed on: 13 Feb 2017

Linda always comes up with the best arrangements and somehow get the top rooms.

Best Travel Advisor we ever worked with

By: Meta


Reviewed on: 25 Feb 2017

We have worked with other travel advisors in the past, but never had any that we felt as good about as we do about Linda. She is very knowledgeable, professional, and responsive. She has amazing patience when working with people like us, who don't know quite where they want to go and what they want to do. She makes sure everything is in order, even when she is out of the office. We will always work with Linda for our travel needs from now on!

Paperwork maze from countries

By: Lanc Mac


Reviewed on: 04 Mar 2017

A joy to work with and she knew all the details for customs and immigration... Absolutely outstanding

California Getaway

By: Buttercup


Reviewed on: 14 Apr 2017

Linda is a very professional travel agent. Her attention to detail in every situation is outstanding. Linda has satisfied every request we have made and working with her takes all the stress from our trips.She is always accessible either by phone or e-mail. I have recommended her to several people and will continue to do so knowing they will be satisfied.

Trip to Machu Picchu w/16-day cruise

By: Mary


Reviewed on: 24 Apr 2017

We always know we are in good hands when working with Linda for our trips.

Cancellation

By: .


Reviewed on: 26 Apr 2017

Wonderful person really helped put it together and helped when my wife became ill and we had to cancel at the last moment.

China tour

By: Sherry


Reviewed on: 08 Jun 2017

Linda is always spot on! She is there if I need her, she answers all my questions, and she is oh so knowledgeable!

Alaskan beauty

By: Tingles


Reviewed on: 26 Jun 2017

Linda Winslow is a very experienced and capable travel agent and travel advisor. She has done extensive traveling and has consistently given me accurate and valuable suggestions on itenirary and cruise lines. She has helped with shore excursion and pre and post cruise planning. Linda has been prompt and thorough in all of our planning and very enjoyable to work with. Linda answers all questions and has secured reservations for flights, rooms and cruises very efficiently. My wife and I highly recommend LindaWinslow.

Trip Starter

By: Linda


Reviewed on: 09 Jul 2017

Linda has insured that all our trips were as close to care free as possible.

MY SPECIAL TRAVEL ADVISOR

By: WATERHAZARD


Reviewed on: 23 Aug 2017

EXCELLENT. OVER THE PAST FIFTEEN YEARS, WE HAVE HAD NOTHING BUT THE BEST RESULTS...REPORTS AND REVIEWS ON NEW HORIZONS, NEW DESTINATIONS, NEW OPPORTUNITIES,NEW SHIPS, THE ROOMS WE WISH, SUPPORT WITH MEDICAL PROBLEMS, SPECIAL NEEDS ETC. SHE IS ONE OF THE FAMILY...

do not know what this means

By: Gary


Reviewed on: 27 Sep 2017

She was the perfect advisor and coordinator

Harvey

By: Harvey


Reviewed on: 24 Oct 2017

Great! Everything handled professionally and easy to work with....

george's review

By: george


Reviewed on: 25 Nov 2017

fine! fine! fine!

An Exceptional Trip

By: Chip


Reviewed on: 06 Dec 2017

Working with Linda was pure joy. She is a true professional! Every detail was handled and the trip went without a problem. We will definately recommend Linda to all our friends. We look forward to working with her on our next trip!

Linda is Number 1!!

By: Cupcake


Reviewed on: 11 Dec 2017

We have been with Linda for a number of years. Everyone that we have referred her to, always goes back to her. Linda is warm, friendly, efficient, very knowledgeable and thorough. She takes the stress out of any planning and builds a wonderful, seamless trip for us. A twinkle in her eye, a great smile, and you know she is someone you will want to come back to again and again.

Really positive and easy to work with...

By: Touchdown Tommy


Reviewed on: 19 Dec 2017

Linda is very responsive and attentive to detail. She gives great travel advice from the prospective of having been there. Her entire team are wonderful to work with and true professionals. She also is able to show you pre and post trip suggestions. Two thumbs up to Linda and World Wide Travel.

South Africa

By: Dave Patterson


Reviewed on: 03 Jan 2018

Great, Linda is a real pro that you can count on.

World travel

By: George


Reviewed on: 14 Jan 2018

Great. Knows the business and does a very professional job with us

Great Travel Agent

By: Nene


Reviewed on: 07 Feb 2018

From beginning to end Linda was super. I highly recommend her service and we will surely use her Travel Ageng services again.

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  • - An experienced travel guide whom you can rely on before, during, and after the trip
  • - Exclusive luxury resorts and properties
  • - Once in a lifetime experiences

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