Don and I just want to send out to you a HUGE THANK YOU!!!! Our Trip to Italy was beyond amazing and we are so appreciative of all your time, expertise and energy to orchestrate the entire trip! Everyone from our drivers, tour guides and hotel staff were always on point! All we had to do was show up and be prepared as instructed. BTW: thanks for the tip to bring along a copy of our passports! The Colosseum no longer allows access without photo ID, a new rule that took effect two days prior to our visit. Thanks to you, were were prepared, where several others in our group were not!
You did an incredible job and we will forever be grateful for all your efforts! We have already recommended you to several of our friends and we look forward to calling upon you for our next adventure.
Joe enjoyed his first trip to Europe so much so that he is looking forward to returning. Plans are already in the works for next year!
You did a spectacular job. Honestly and sincerely top notch. You made things so smooth and easy and you always had our best interest at hand. Your are the perfect Jewish mommy in my eyes and I love it!! Your knowledge of France and Paris as a whole is clearly evident and I felt extremely comfortable with your suggestions and insight.
I just returned from a great adventure in Thailand. I usually do my own booking and arrangements. This trip was slightly more complicated. Gwen was an incredible help and put together a perfect itinerary covering all hotels transfers and flights. She did not disappoint. I had the best hotels and seats on my flights. All within my budget. I was met at every turn by agents that escorted me to each gate and helped with any language barriers. The trip was seamless. I didn't have to worry about a thing and made it easy to enjoy the adventure! I highly recommend Gwen to help navigate any plans you have for travel. She is not only professional but a real sweetheart as well! Paul S. Gratz
Portal World Travel helped with planning a trip that we made to Great Britain. The planning was thorough and Gwen's focus on details of the trip were fantastic. We had an awesome time! Bill Waterbury
Had a great Uniworld river cruise on the Danube thanks to Gwen Garrett. Edie Zucker
Thank you for organizing a great trip, Gwen! Joan Siboni
Patte and I had the best vacation of our lives at the Rockhouse! Our experience with the plans you put together for us were beyond our expectations. From the time we landed and were greeted by the beautiful staff of the club Mobay, to the animated ride up to Nagril, to the wonderful accommodations, views, food, and especially the staff at the Rockhouse, we had the time of our lives. So relaxing and perfect. Thank you again Gwen. We will be calling on you again (soon I hope). Kerry Anderson.
Five star. Thank you Gwen for facilitating this amazing trip for my parents. Their second honeymoon and 35th wedding anniversary could not have been more perfect. Hotel with Champagne! Perfect timing and seating for their flight. Can't wait to plan more trips. Kelleen Kiki Gebler
Home from our cruise on the Allure of the Seas. It was an exceptional experience. Everything came off exactly as you planned it for us. Daily events were done to perfection. Thank you for taking care of all the arrangements. The fruit in our cabin was a pleasant surprise. Your service was very professional and far superior to any others we have used. We loved the extra personal care shown to us. John and Ruth Erickson.
Your help in planning our trip to Japan made all the difference! Thank you for coordinating our plans with my nieces so we would not arrive alone in Tokyo. Your advice on plane seat selection based on our needs and your efforts in working out all the details were exceptional. The whole trip was a fun adventure and much more relaxing thanks to your help. I will always think of you first and always when planning trips! Ruth Phillips.
I want to thank you for the tremendous job you did for my wife and me. It was a terrific 50th anniversary and in great part due to your expertise and effort. For retired folks on a fixed limited budget you arranged the trip of a lifetime. We could not believe you got us a luxury transatlantic cruise. Afterwards, a great hotel in Amsterdam--the location, accommodations, and service were beyond our expectations. Our only regret was leaving, but the inexpensive one-way air tickets almost made that tolerable. We will certainly call you when we plan our next trip. Jerry Skapof.
Gwen arranged all accommodations and transportation to the Lake District in the UK. The bed and breakfast in Ulverston was quintessentially English, charming and immaculate. I needed to make an early departure flight. Gwen arranged for an overnight stay in an airport hotel. It was first rate and luxurious. I would definitely recommend Gwen as a travel agent. Jill Lehan
Gwen is the best! Renee Rawcliffe
My husband and I have had the pleasure of working with Gwen Garrett , and have been extremely pleased. Her wealth of knowledge and experience enabled us to create itineraries that were tailor made for us. She possesses an ability to sense what would be best for her clients while understanding their desires. Her attention to detail, accessibility, patience, communication, and advice allowed us to be confident in all aspects of our trip planning. E. Lang
Gwen has booked several trips for our family. She is so thorough and knows all the right questions to ask. Gwen is a true travel insider and we highly recommend her. Robin Wagner
Gwen makes sure that no stone is left unturned and that you have the most amazing travel experience. She deals with all the nitty gritty that goes into making travel plans and makes your trip stress free. Her service is unmatched and I would never trust my travel plans to anyone else. Maureen Regan
Gwen Garrett (Portal World Travel) helped us plan the perfect Italian holiday. We stayed at the Castello di Spaltenna Resort and Spa in Gaiole in Chianti, at her recommendation. It was a slice of heaven on earth! The rooms, the food and the service far exceeded our expectations, as did the amazing views. The full-service spa, in-door and out-door pools, were just an added bonus. I would definitely use Gwen again to plan our next vacation. Her expertise, and understanding of our needs, made for a great trip. Thank you Gwen! Carol Madole
Gwen is amazing. She is smart, knowledgeable and friendly. She knows exactly how to help create the best vacation possible from the easiest airports to travel in and out of, to the most accommodating resorts for people with food allergies. Gwen really makes the effort to ensure that your trip will be wonderful. Julie L.
Gwen created the most amazing trip for our family. Stress free from start to finish. I would never think of using anyone else. Doesn't just book your trip and say have fun. she is there from the beginning until after your trip is over and you are back home safe relishing in the amazing memories. I've used her for everything from transcontinental travel to overnight stays in new York. She's the best. George Worthington
Gwen took the time, two hours on a Saturday morning, to discuss in depth my thoughts on the vacation I desired for my family. Not simply the nuts and bolts, hotels, attractions and such, but strengths and weaknesses of prior travel, interests of individual family members, and the nature of the experience I wanted to give my wife and three children. As a result, Gwen arranged for us an absolutely wonderful English sojourn that included accommodation at grand country estates, discovery of storybook countryside villages, and enlightening exploration of London. I am extremely pleased to have been able to give my family such a rich experience, knowing that it would have paled in comparison if not for Gwen’s expertise. Alan Steele
Thank you so very much for arranging my trip to Ireland. I wasn't sure it would be possible since we had some handicaps to deal with, but with your expertise, it all worked out beautifully. Wheelchairs waited at the airports, hotel had a scooter ready, and our driver, Oliver, was unbelievable.
Without your meticulous nature, I don't think we would have been able to relax and enjoy this trip. You took care of an insignificant problem with an immediate response. I can't imagine a trip without your guidance and understanding of the different difficulties we had. All things were planned for me to travel without a worry. Claire Leighton
We had a fabulous vacation and thank you for making the arrangements. The hotel was good and i would recommend it to anyone going to Athens for two days or longer. All the connections were effortless and made the trip easy. Thanks again. Irv
Thanks so much for all your help in planning our great vacation! Your attention to details and great advice made all the difference! Ya are the best. Nancy and Don Bormes
Thank you for planning our cruise to New England. You are so easy to work with and you make sure every detail is taken care of. We really appreciate all tyoiur time and effort to ake sure we had a great vacation! Lynette & Jamiemake
Sandy and I really enjoyed our trip to Europe and the Silversea cruise. You nailed every aspect of our trip perfectly. First off, the tour that you arranged in Barcelona could not have been any better. The guide was extremely well informed and in the four hours we saw as much of the city as possible. I suspect that for some they might need four days to accomplish we did. Also, the El Palace Hotel was perfectly located and the accommodations and staff were fabulous.
The Silversea's cruise with stops in Spain, France, and Italy provided us with a fantastic overview of the Mediterranean and the diversity of these countries. The Silversea's excursions were absolutely wonderful, highlighted by our tour in Cannes in a 1935 vintage Ford.
The Baglioni Hotel Regina in Rome was a first rate facility and is ideally located a the top of Via Vittorio Venito. all of our transportation transfers, courtesy of Silversea. were excellent.
I cannot thank you enough for the way you put this trip together. The experience will stay with us for the rest of our lives.Marty and Sandy
Gwen helped us to book our first ever Sandals vacation to Barbados. She was EXCELLENT, professional, fast, and honest. She helped us both find and plan the perfect, relaxing vacation we were looking for. Cori Finnegan
Gwen is a terrific travel agent. My fiancée and i wanted to go to Ireland for our honeymoon, but were on a strict budget. Gwen worked tirelessly with us to find the right locations, hotels, and activities to go to in Ireland that were high quality, but didn't break the bank. At the end of it all Gwen actually got us $1,000 under our budget goal! Gwen's urgency and hard work was readily apparent when we started working with her. She dedicated 100% of her time to put together the best possible trip for us. She's very knowledgeable of the locations and the "go to" places in Ireland. She also didn't force anything upon us and was always open for feedback on the things she presented to us if we felt it was outside our budget. I'd recommend Gwen to anyone who wants a dedicated and amazing travel agent who will get you within your budget and put together the best possible trip for you! Christina Harner