Susan Tofias And Seeking Full-Service Concierge

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Visiting Peru...

One Big Trip A Year

Susan Tofias turned travel from "interest" to "passion" with her Virtuoso advisor.

... a new friend in Rwanda ...
... and a few more in the Sahara.

Susan Tofias had known Virtuoso advisor Gail Rosenberg for years; they both live in Wellesley, Massachusetts. After about 20+ years of friendship and common acquaintances, Susan finally approached Gail about planning a trip.

"She bowled me over with her professionalism about travel," says Susan. "The first trip was years ago, and I can still see Gail pounding on her keyboard looking for the best deals and options for flights and rooms. Her whole goal is to make her clients happy, which I think in turn makes her happy."

That first trip was back in 2002, to Barbados. Since then, there's about 1-2 major trips per year (12-15 total). Susan has been to Prague, India, Rwanda, the Galapagos Islands, Vietnam, China, and numerous other locales.

"When I started traveling more, it was simply about wanting to go on trips," says Susan. "Over time, travel became my passion. That has a lot to do with Gail. She makes everything so easy."

One of Susan's most recent trips was to Machu Picchu, where they also hiked Huayna Picchu (the mountain behind Machu Picchu). "That was one of the hardest things I've ever done," she admits. That trip had its share of perks, though: when in Lima, they visited Astrid y Gaston – and Anthony Bourdain was a few tables over from them.

"When I started working with an advisor, what I wanted was a full-service concierge experience. I wanted value, safety when abroad, and someone with the contacts to make me feel secure in a new place. I got all of it, and I got a lifelong passion out of it because of that."

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