Julie Smothers CTA CTA

Montgomery, AL United States
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Travel Specialties
  • Family Travel
  • Culture, History & Arts
  • Escorted Tours
  • River Cruising

  • United States - All
  • Australia
  • Canada
  • Ireland
  • New Zealand
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Selling Travel Since
  • English

My Background

Julie is a proven and highly rated Travel Advisor in the luxury travel industry. She is a native Atlantan and spent 11 years in Florida running a home based business. Her love for meeting and serving people led her to the travel industry, and today she loves using the relationships she has established to create "defining moments" for her clients. She takes great pleasure in designing exceptional experiences through customized itineraries for couples, families, and groups of like-minded travelers. With a degree in Classical Music, she developed a love for learning about cultures and history at a young age. This passion, along with her relationships in Ireland, Hawaii, Europe, and the Caribbean, have proved to take her clients experiences to the next level. You can reach her at Julie@awtinc.com or on her LinkedIn page. 

"I am constantly looking for fresh and unique ways to redefine the extraordinary." ~Julie

Places I Have Traveled

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Highly Reccomended

By: ktcrews83

Reviewed on: 04 Nov 2013

Julie is awesome! She gave us a variety of options for our Las Vegas trip and we felt secure booking with her and the Virtuoso network. I felt comfortable traveling out of town knowing I could have someone to talk to if we needed any help. I highly suggest Julie and AWT!

Highly Recommended

By: nickit

Reviewed on: 03 Nov 2013

Julie Smothers was amazing in helping us plan our family's last minute trip to Disney. She graciously went above and beyond to help us coordinate special "moments" for our son's surprise birthday trip. Julie was knowledgeable and helpful, answering all my questions. I appreciated her guidance and special attention to detail. Thank you Julie for such excellent service & a wonderful trip!


By: Jerry

Reviewed on: 26 Nov 2013

My reservations for Paris was exactly what I wanted, and the notifications were timely and accurate regarding my flight schedule. Julie stays on top of the details which allows you to focus on the other areas of your trip. Want a super vacation, give it to Julie.

Fabulous Vacation in the Dominican Republic

By: DollGal

Reviewed on: 12 Jan 2014

I decided at almost the last minute to take a winter vacation. Julie Smother recommended the Excellence Resort in Punta Cana. From the moment I arrived, I knew I had made a great decision. The staff was incredibly attentive. The room and the property were clean and very well kept. The food and drinks were fabulous. I was told it was adult only and all-inclusive and that's exactly what it was.
Not Recommended

Somewhat disappointed

By: Lisa

Reviewed on: 08 Jan 2014

Planned first day to go to Animal Kingdom - meal reservations were for Magic Kingdom.New Year's Eve day reservations at Animal Kingdom-no fireworks.Luckily, friend recommended Epcot fireworks.No recommendations given for fast passes for Magic Kingdom.Would have been really helpful.Thought everyone on meal plan-Ryleigh was not.Decorations beautiful.Saratoga Springs nice.
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Highly recommended. Julie is the best!

By: Nick and Ellen

Reviewed on: 03 Jun 2014

Julie has planned two trips for us and both of them have been totally awesome and beyond our expectations!  She is very personable.  She actually took the time to get to know us and plan our trips around the things that were important to us.  I would never use anyone else to help plan our trips!

highly reccomended

By: dohanning

Reviewed on: 15 Jun 2014

Highly Recommend

By: Doc

Reviewed on: 08 Jul 2014

World-class service

By: skmote

Reviewed on: 26 Aug 2014

My wife and I just returned from our honeymoon that Julie planned for us at the Viceroy Sugar Beach Resort in St. Lucia. It was absolutely incredible. For a vacation that can be stressful to plan, she made the process as seamless and easy as it could have possibly been. To top that off, her knowledge of this resort and location was conveyed to us with precision. I am the type of person that wants to save and "plan it myself", but I must proclaim to everyone reading this...any expenses incurred from using Julie Smothers' services as your travel agent will be more than worth it. From the private airport transfers, our "extra" gifts and resort credits that were afforded to us because we of Alabama World Travel's relationships, documentation mailed to us prior to our departure...literally everything worked out perfectly due to Julie's hard work. I would recommend her to everyone.

Well planned trip!

By: Allen

Reviewed on: 08 Sep 2014

My wife and I had an enjoyable 40th wedding anniversary trip to Hawaii this past week, thanks to Julie. It was well-planned out and encompassed all of the sites we requested. We appreciate her work and would not hesitate to use her services again. Before we left on the trip, I called her several times with questions and my calls were always promptly returned and answered to my satisfaction. The tours she suggested were most enjoyable and well-coordinated with the ship's schedule. We encountered no significant difficulties in traveling to four islands during this trip. This was a most enjoyable 9 day trip. Hope we don't wait 40 more years to do this again!!! Allen
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Flawless Alaska

By: M&J

Reviewed on: 13 Aug 2015

Every aspect of our cruise to Alaska, the excursions, and the following stay in Anchorage was flawless!
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Excellent Service and Trip

By: Simba

Reviewed on: 16 Sep 2015

We really enjoyed our trip. Our Agent service was impeccable as well as the resort service. We will definitely book through Virtuoso again.
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Extremely helpful!

By: Pam1111

Reviewed on: 30 Dec 2015

We had to cancel our trip to Tahiti due to health reasons. Julie has and continues to be extremely helpful to us in submitting paperwork for our insurance. She also has assured us that at the time we reschedule, she will have all our trip info ready to resubmit! Thank you Julie!!!
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Always Good Service

By: Allen

Reviewed on: 09 Mar 2016

Had a great trip to the Grand Canyon. Hotel was on the South Rim about 30 yards from the Rim. Great view to wake up to!! Enjoyed food at the Arizona Room, Bright Angel Restaurant, and El Tovar. (all of these are on the Village Loop in the park within walking distance of our hotel). Be sure and take the free bus tour on each of the 4 routes identified by 4 different colors---very easy to get around the whole South Rim this way. My wife and I took the helicopter tour of the Canyon--well worth the money. We also went to the Haulapai Reservation and walked on the SkyWalk. It was OK, but if you have already done the helicopter tour, you don't need to go on the SkyWalk. Also, the SkyWalk is nearly a 4 hour drive from the Grand Canyon Village. Remember to take a broad brim hat, sunglasses, and good binoculars. We forgot our binoculars---there was no place to purchase them in the Village. Overall, this was an excellent trip! All arrangements were made perfectly!!
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Family Fun

By: Bebo

Reviewed on: 27 Aug 2016

Had a wonderful family vacation to Dreams in Tulum Mexico, all arranged by Julie. Even enjoyed a private dinner for 17 guests on the beach one evening to celebrate birthdays and retirement. Explorer Club would keep the children from 10 AM to 10PM and they loved it and would beg to go back. All in all a great time was enjoyed by children and adults. Would highly recommend.
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Excellent service geared to individual needs

By: Su

Reviewed on: 06 Oct 2016

Our family of seven (three generations) had a great time at Disney World, thanks to Julie's planning. She was always available for our many questions and arranged the trip to meet the needs and wishes of all of us. We will definitely see Julie for our next trip.
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By: Pam

Reviewed on: 03 Feb 2017

Julie was awesome! She did a great job with all aspects of our trip. We originally booked the trip last year but had to cancel due to medical reasons. Julie took care of everything regarding cancellation, trip insurance, etc. When we were able to reschedule, she had everything from the original trip so we didn't have to "reinvent the wheel". We will definitely use AWT/Julie when we need a CTA again!!

NCL Cruise

By: Carioca

Reviewed on: 14 Feb 2017

It's always a pleasure working with Julie. She listens and doesn't force her idea on me.

Boat trip

By: funny

Reviewed on: 30 Jun 2017

Very easy to work with. Very helpful.
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Julie--the Best!

By: LindaW

Reviewed on: 31 Jul 2017

As always, Julie was a pleasure to work with. She managed every detail of our trip perfectly.
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Wild West Trip

By: Pam

Reviewed on: 30 Aug 2017

As always, Julie was very helpful. She knows her job, enjoys what she does and gets excited about our trips along with us! We will definitely use Julie again for future trips!
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By: teddy

Reviewed on: 02 May 2018

Very NICE and works well with you and your needs.

Julie Smothers is more like Diana Prince...

By: Tanner

Reviewed on: 04 Jun 2018

aka Wonder Woman. We had some airline trouble straight out of the gate on our trip that cost us an entire vacation day. Julie was able to walk us through how to change our connecting flight to the following day, get DELTA to give us a voucher for a hotel room and meals, and file an insurance claim with the travel insurance to refund the day we missed in Costa Rica. This was not my first time working with Julie, but my experience reinforced exactly why I chose to work with her again.

Loved our trip!

By: Lisa

Reviewed on: 14 Sep 2018

Julie was so easy to work with and our trip was the best we have ever had! Julie attended to every detail.

Fantastic Trip to Peru!

By: Linda

Reviewed on: 26 Jul 2018

Working with Julie Smothers has been a pleasure, as always. Every detail covered, every concern solved, every question answered fully--that's Julie. While in Peru, we knew that, if a problem arose, all we had to do was call her. Thankfully, that never happened! Her planning was seamless!

Perfect Trip to Italy

By: Austin B

Reviewed on: 15 Oct 2018

My wife and I have worked with Julie in the past, and we LOVE working with her. She is great at listening to our needs, and then planning the trip of a lifetime within our budget. She always picks out the best hotels, and makes transportation a breeze. Our two most recent trips planned by Julie have been to the Maldives and Italy. Some of the fun stuff that Julie arranged for us was a couples massage, deep sea fishing trip, private dinner reservations on the beach, winery tour in Tuscany, and a one-on-one guided tour through Florence.

Douro River

By: Herb

Reviewed on: 20 Oct 2018

Excellent, began trip "plan" with Julie some 18 months prior. AMA selected as best fit -- Madrid and Lisbon city tours, with Douro River cruise -- very fitting excursion package. Air reservations, scheduling, payments, etc. very timely done. Received complete trip package (Julie mtg) just prior to trip; Totally "snafu-free" trip -- met or exceeded expectations. Trip reviewed with Julie (post-trip mtg); provided an opportunity to introduce/discuss/began plans for next travel(s) with AWT !

Trip Review

By: Katie

Reviewed on: 28 Dec 2018

Julie is very efficient and always provide us with the best options that fit exactly what we are looking for when booking a trip with her. We wouldn’t plan a trip without her!!
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By: Carioca

Reviewed on: 10 Jan 2019

Julie is easy to work with because she listens.
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Best Travel Agent

By: B&G

Reviewed on: 16 May 2019

Julie is fantastic. Takes care of all the details. Was especially helpful when are early morning flight out was canceled in the middle of the night. She helped us with all the details for rescheduling our vacation so we had the time we needed at each destination.
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Miss Rvr Cruise

By: Herb

Reviewed on: 19 May 2019

Arranged all aspects of 7-day (Am Cr Ln) trip including air reservations. All Reservations and excursions were flawless.

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