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Betsi,
A BUCKET LIST HIKING EXPERIENCE:
Thank you so much for all the help you provided in planning our trip to Jackson Hole. The a
ccommodations you arranged were absolutely perfect.  We were nestled in a private town ho
me backing up to pristine mountain trails. While sitting on the patio reading one afternoon, a 
moose walked right by me headed up the trail.  We can't wait to go back. Thanks for making 
our trip so memorable. We couldn't have done it without you! THE LAYDENS AND CATOES.

          
           
  

B,

Having a great cruise with our "wine guy". You hit a home run for us on this one. 

Davey


 
Johnathan and I had a fabulous honeymoon to Secrets Royal Beach in Punta Cana! Planning the honeymoon was the easiest part of the wedding planning process. Betsi made it easy and exciting! It was so nice to have everything booked, organized, and ready to go. All we had to do is print out the itinerary and go! Betsi was very knowledgeable about various locations and is well traveled herself! Secrets was a beautiful and well maintained resort. The staff was friendly. The entertainment was wonderful. We were never bored. The drinks were delicious and the buffets were our favorite! We loved relaxing by the pool or beach. It was never difficult to find a spot to relax. The lazy river was fun too! We greatly enjoyed our honeymoon. It is a memory we will never forget! Thank you for helping us plan this special trip.
 
Sincerely,
 

 

The Gilberts
 

We loved our honeymoon at Secrets Royal in Punta Cana! We were welcomed at the hotel by a glass of champagne and the friendliest people we have ever met. Being at the resort gave us a chance to tailor our days to our liking. It was a great mix of relaxation along with fun activities, shows and excursions. The biggest advice I’d give is to make sure you have a print out of your vacation confirmation as you will need it from the time you get off of the plane until the time you get to your room. Other than that we will never forget the people and friends we made during our time at Secrets Royal! 

 

 

Hi Betsi! 

 

It was fantastic, thank you!  Katie will have to be the one to share pictures with you, but I can give you my feedback on the activities…  Once we figured out our flight was indeed booked on the right date, it was perfect.  That was the first time we had flown lufansa, and the plane was VERY comfortable, even in economy seating.  Once we arrived in Florence, it was very easy to get a cab, and find our apartment.  The greeter with Windows was punctual, and very friendly.  He showed us everything we needed to know, and even gave us some good recommendations on things to do.  One, being a rooftop bar to watch the sunset which we did on the first night.  The apartment was perfect minus the hard bed (I hear that’s standard for Europe).  Florence was very easy to navigate, using the Duomo and the River as landmarks.  The shopping, gelato, and pizza were great.  I had the best Steak of my life, and that’s saying a lot!  We enjoyed the electric bike tour the most (fantastic!), second was Tuscany trip, and last would probably be the cooking course (it was just ok).  I got pick pocketed one night…you should remind travel rookies like me J  to wear their money inside their shirt around the neck.  One girl that we were with in the wedding got mugged one night..crazy !   Lets see what else…LOVED the pitti palace, definitely recommend that.  Last two days were spent doing wedding stuff, and the wedding was absolutely unreal- in a 1000 yr. old castle on top of Tuscan mountainside.   I’ll send you anything else that comes to me…overall, a GREAT trip! 

 Jesse F. Bullard IV

 

I just wanted to take a minute to tell you how happy we were with the entire trip.  everything ran like clockwork and we were thrilled with the entire trip!  We made some wonderful memories and didn't have to worry about a thing!  I have been bragging about you to everyone who will listen! Hope all is well with your husband!

-Robin Simpson

 

If you want a first class travel agency to assist you in booking the perfect experience, you absolutely cannot go wrong with Prestige Travel.  They provide a range of options based on your preferences, and as a result we were rewarded with th eperfect honeymoon!  The Couple's Tower Isle Resort in Jamaica was fantastic, and we had a blast.  We will be using Prestige Travel, hopeuflly in the near future, to book another amazing vacation.  Also, we did do the Club MoBay when we returned from Jamaica.  It was very nice and comfortable.  The lounge offers a full bar laong with a small buffet of food.  It also had great Wi-Fi which helped pass three hours of waiting to board our flight home a lot faster than sitting at the terminal.  The best part of all was going thorugh security as somone excorted us through the express lane and made it so much easier.  I would definitely recommend it for those who don't want any of th ehassle that you have at an airport.

Thanks again,

Rick

                                        

 

Clare,

Thank you so much for checking up on us after our honeymoon.   We had an incredible time on Ambergris Caye in Belize!    Matachica Resort was superb in every way we could think of.   The employees looked after us more than we ever could have imagined and it felt like we became friends with everyone on staff.   The excursions were a great experience, especially seeing Lauren reel in some nice fish.    We also did a 3 in 1 trip to the Mayan ruins, zip lining and then cave tubing.  It was a long day but we loved every minute.  We could not have been happier with the island you helped us choose! It was a perfect way to being our marriage.   Thanks again for all your hard work in planning our perfect honeymoon experience.  I am sure we will be in touch in the future to work on that Costa Rica adventure.

 

Lauren and Sam Glenn

Belize, June 2013

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hi Clare,

Thanks for welcoming us home!  Our trip was absolutely wonderful, everything and more we had hoped for.  Our pre-cruise hotel in Honolulu was in a great location and the room had a little balcony which we really enjoyed.   Our cruise and all the excursions we took were great as well.  Mike and I took over 1500 pictures all together and I have over 200 of beautiful exotic flowers alone!   Thank you so much again for helping us with all the arrangements - you will be our go-to person for any future trips we take.

All the best,

Helga and Michal Watson

Anniversary cruise of Hawaiian Islands on Norwegian Cruise Lines, April 2013

 

Hi Clare,

 

When we initially looked into booking our honeymoon we were so overwhelmed with all of the choices.  Thankfully you found the perfect place for us at the Koa Kea hotel and resort at Po'ipu Beach on Kauai.  We absolutely loved everything about the place and could not have wished for a more relaxing but still adventurous destination for our honeymoon.  Thank you so much for all the excellent planning and for recommending the awesome helicopter island tour.

Laura and Brad Humphries

Hawaii, March 2013

 

 

Clare,
 

The trip was fantastic!
Thank you so much for putting together a fantastic 30TH anniversary trip for us. We love Costa Rica and will be going back as soon as we can. Everybody that we met was friendly and helpful. The rooms were great. The views were beyond anything we could imagine.  We LOVE the beach at Tamarindo Diria. I have never had a Monkey go running across in front of me as we lay in the sun.  The transfer staff was on time, friendly and very helpful.

 

Thank you very much,
Kenneth Baker

Costa Rica, March 2013


Betsi,

This finds you almost a year later, but better late than never, right?  Thank you so much for helping us plan our honeymoon!  It was the perfect ending to a perfect wedding.  Zoetry was the perfect balance between relaxation and fun.  The small resort feel was just what we wanted.  We look forward to another trip in the future!

Love,

Ashlee and Josh Dailey

Zoetry Agua Punta Cana


Hi Betsi!

Hope you are doing well, sorry it has taken me a while to get back to you.  This year has been so busy and I can't believe it is the middle of February; life is going great and busy is good.  We are excited that you want to use our wedding pictures (can be seen on Facebook) and are more than pleased to give you a testimonial. Presitge Travel made planning our destination wedding in Jamaica a breeze.  We had the wedding and honeymoon of our dreams in Montego Bay, Jamaica at Secrets St. James/ Wild Orchid.  It was nine days of relaxation, excitement, and pure enjoyment!! Looking back we wouldn't have changed a thing.  It is a time we will treasure forever as a couple, and we made wonderful friends that even attended our ceremony.  We will definitely be returing to Jamaica and wouldn't plan it without your help.  Thank you for making such a special time in our lives seem effortless!

Bobby and Jamie Moore

SECRETS ST. JAMES AND WILD ORCHID; MONTEGO BAY, JAMAICA

 


Dear Betsi,

Thank you for all your help planning our amazing honeymoon.  You did a wonderful job making our dreams come true!!  We absolutely loved Couples Swept Away Jamaica.  The staff was kind and fun, the food was delicious, and the beaches were beautiful!!  We can't wait to return an we will definitely make an appointment with you.  You were so helpful, professional, and informative.  We felt very comfortable working with you as well!  Thanks again and we will be in touch.

Love, Amanda and Andrew

COUPLES SWEPT AWAY JAMAICA


Dear Betsi,

I just wanted to drop you a short note to tell you thank you for planning our Disney Cruise!  We had a BLAST and would go again tomorrow given the chance.  Hope you and Shep had a wonderful Christmas and wishing you a great new year!  I enclosed a photo of the family on the cruise.  Thanks again!

Nancy Price

Jeff and Nancy Price and their family Pre-Christmas Disney Cruise


Hey Betsi,

Thanks so much for your help in planning such a great trip! We look forward to many more!

Mollie Cone

Dallas, and Mollie Cone, El Dorado Casitas Royale


Ms. Betsi,

Thank you so much for everything!  We loved everything about our honeymoon!  We could have stayed there forever.  We especially enjoyed the Casitas! The staff were so nice and helpful, and we loved the food at the resort; especially the Italian!  We went to Xel-na one day which was a lot of fun but we mostly stayed at the resort.  We played volleyball, rode bikes, did a greenhouse tour, the spa, and they had great entertainment at night.  We definitely recommend the Mexican Circus (it was great!).  We met great friends- from as close as Charlotte, all the way to London.  We stayed by our pool in the mornings and then went to the main pool and beaches in the afternoons.  It was nice, peaceful, and so relaxing!  Rhett's favorite was the outdoor shower; he is trying to figure out a way to add one to our home! Ha-ha.  We felt safer at our resort than we do in South Carolina!  We would love to go back to this resort in the future.  We met lots of older couples with time shares at various resorts and they all said El Doradowas the best!  We couldn’t get over how amazing the food was, and we definitely recommend this place to everyone!  The staff was so amazing; they all seemed to have worked there since the resort opened.  Everyone from the maids to golf cart drivers and waiters were so nice!  Thanks for everything and we look forward to booking another vacation with you soon!

Mary and Rhett Taber, El Dorado Casitas Royale


We felt comfortable and in good hands with Betsi from our first meeting.  It made us feel much more comfortable because this was something she had done many times before.  She suggested several destinations and resorts, and Jamie and Jebb decided that Dreams Riviera Cancun in the Riviera Maya of Mexico was where they wanted to have the wedding.

Betsi then went into action helping us secure the wedding date and rooms at the resort.  We sent out an invitation to friends and family and, to our amazement, 70 joined us for the festivities.  All we had to do was give them Betsi's contact information, and she took care of all of the travel arrangements.  I couldn't believe how easy it was. 

As a matter of fact, Betsi and her husband Shep came along for the wedding.  Everybody had such a good time, and it warmed my heart to see how much fun Jamie and Jebb had.  Also, we spent much less that we would have on a traditional wedding and got a vacation at a beautiful resort to boot.  It truly was a dream come true!

Ginger McLeod (mother of the bride)

Jebb McMillan and Jamie McLeod, Dreams Riviera Cancun in the Riviera Maya of Mexico


Betsi,

Thank you for helping us plan the PERFECT destination wedding and honeymoon.  We would have never found Couples Swept Away without your help!  We are already looking forward to our next vacation, and when we are ready we will be making an appointment with you!

Gabe and Mary Elizabeth Gregory, Couples Swept Away Jamaica February 2012

 


Hey Betsi! Sorry it took me so long to get back with you. The trip was amazing! We loved the resort and loved Mexico. We are ready to go back and take more people with us! Thank you so much for your help. We will be coming back to you for our next trip. We didn't take many pictures but I'll send some of the ones we took when I get them uploaded. We went to the Mayan ruins, snorkeling, Crococun Zoo, and to Playa del Carmen. Snorkeling was beautiful and the zoo was fantastic. We got to hold a baby crocodile, snakes, feed deer, and walk through an area with 40-50 crocs with in 3-5 feet of us. There was no wall between us and them. Absolutely worth the visit. Hopefully we'll be going back next year. Thanks again for everything! 
 
Jeff and Lindsey McVean Secrets Silversand August 2012 


Betsi,

Can't believe it has been two years since our last trip!  We thought you were so good the first time and made our trip so hassle free that we would love to use you again to plan our anniversary in the Caribbean.  We also shared you as a contact to some family and friends that have also ended up using your services. 

Look forward to seeing you again soon!

Michael and Shannon Young Sandals Antigua


 Hey Betsi,

 The honeymoon was wonderful!!!  In fact, the only negative thing I have to say about it is that we had to leave!

 

Truly, the Royal Hideaway exceeded all of our expectations, and all the great things we had heard about it.  We spent the majority of our time sitting by the pool and on the beach-- just relaxing!!.... And loved every minute of it.  With the exception of one meal, the food was amazing-- Service was absolutely top notch and everything about the resort just perfect!  We would (and will) most definitely go back...

 

Thanks so much for all of your help!! We could not have gotten there without you....

 

Thanks Betsi, we will call you when we get ready to return!

 

Law Stuart 

Royal Hideaway Playacar at Mexico's Riviera Maya


Hi,

Just wanted to let you know we had a fabulous time on our trip.  The flight there and back was pleasant and uneventful.   All the hotels were fine and the food/wine/sightseeing were fabulous.  The most fun was the three of us being together and learning all kinds of new stuff about one another.  You should have seen the looks we got in Haight Ashbury browsing the "Smoke Shop" and The Castro in the "Sex Shop".  We were quite the threesome 22, 52, and 82!!!  Mom kept up the whole way, even through our 2 hour Point Lobos hike and the streets of San Francisco.

Thanks so much for putting it all together.  We plan on doing it again with a little more time in Carmeland wine country. 

 Brenda 

Grandmother, mother, and daugther had a fun time together visiting Carmel, Sonoma, and San Francisco 


Betsi,

Just wanted to let you know--- BEST TRIP EVER!!!!

Renee and her daughter shared a mother/daughter vacation a the Royal Playa Del Carmen in the Riviera Maya of Mexico


Betsi,

The trip was unbelievably wonderful! Every single thing went smoothly, not a hitch to mention.  Azul Fives was perfect - just what we wanted and we are already planning a return trip!

Joe and Julianne Reynolds and their 3 girls visited Azul Fives, Riviera Maya


Betsi,

Just wanted to let you know we had the best trip ever! Everything was perfect-only 1 day of rain. Curacao, Grenada, Barbadosand Grand Turkwere all worth going back to.  We just had a good time all together.

Barbara

Barbara and her family traveled together

 

Betsi,

The honeymoon was AWESOME!  We absolutely loved Secrets Sanctuary Cap Cana and d we'd recommend it to anyone!  The flight was quick and easy; I think it only took about 3 hours 15 minutes or so.  It was incredibly easy to find our ride to the hotel and the drive was only about 10 minutes.  The city of Cap Canais new and very safe.  The whole city is gated off and the driver of the van and to leave his ID at the gate and got it back once he left the city. 

The resort was absolutely breathtaking.  Check in was easy.  We got a golf cart ride to our room and were greeted with a honeymooner’s banner and champagne with fresh fruit in our room--thanks to you!  Our view was amazing.  The rooms were really nice and we had none of the problems we read on trip advisor! 

The food was good--yes sometimes the service was slow, but who is in a hurry when they are on vacation anyway?!  The staff was all amazing and so nice, and for the most part we did not have any trouble communicating with anyone! 

We played golf one day.  Punta Espada is AMAZING, so recommended it to anyone who plays golf.  I took over 150 pictures at the course!  More than half the holes are on the water and it is so beautiful.  You get a caddie and it was only $95 to play after 2:30and that included food and alcohol!!  We didn’t do much else; just laid on the beach and by the pool and we got a massage one day.

There are plenty of activities around the pool if people want to participate--pool and beach volleyball, bocce ball, ping pong, water aerobics, Spanish lessons.  The entertainment staff was all great!  There were activities going on each night in one of the bars and a movie on the beach every night.  So plenty to do if you want.  

Thank you so much!!!  We will be getting in touch with you the next time we think of going on a big trip for sure!!!

Thanks again,

Liz

Honeymoon to Secrets Sanctuary Cap Cana


 

Betsi,

The only complaint we had about the trip was that we had to leave.  We wanted to go to a place where we could relax and not have to worry and this was the perfect place.  We did not know they offered 24 hour room service and complimentary laundry which was nice to come home and not have to worry about cleaning clothes.  The food was so good that we had a bird fly by and take some one afternoon.  We had read on trip adviser that the mosquitoes were bad but we never noticed them, which could be because we are from the south.  I would recommend this place to anyone who wants a place where there is not much to do other than eat and lounge around...which is exactly what we were looking for.  Originally we planned on going to see the Mayan ruins and some other sites but could never bring ourselves to leave!  Thank you for all your help and we recommend you to anyone that will listen.  I am afraid all of our future vacations will have a high standard to meet.

Thanks,

Bryan

Honeymoon to Zoetry Paradise de la Bonita Riviera Maya  


 Betsi,

Thank you so much for your expertise on destination weddings!  Adventura was wonderful! The staff was so helpful, the food was excellent, and the wedding was beautiful.  We really appreciate your help and advice.

Sara

Destination Wedding to Adventura Spa Palace

 


Betsi-

We just wanted to let you know we had a wonderful time at Couples Tower Isle in Jamaica.  Thank you so much for all your help and great information.  We plan to go again in a couple of years so we will be in touch.

Thanks again,

Robert and Shelli

Fun Friends group to Couples Tower Isle Ocho Rios Jamaica

 


Dear Betsi,

WOW! and Amazing! are the only two words to describe our trip.  Travis and I have had such an incredible vacation.  Thanks so much to you for helping us plan it and finding us such special places to stay.  Each hotel was lovely but the Tickle Pink Inn takes the cake.  This was the perfect spot for us to end our vacation.  They brought champagne & chocolate to our room last night, and the view is spectacular!  Thank you again for your gracious and thoughtful help in planning our special trip.  We toasted you and Shep with our bubbly! 

With much gratitude,

Julie and Travis

Traveled to San Francisco, Carmel, and Sonoma


 

Dear Betsi,

We had an AMAZING time at El Dorado Casitas Royale! Thank you so much for the wonderful recommendation. The food, service, and accommodations were phenomenal! We can't wait to go back.

I also wanted to thank you for the cookbook. I can't wait to try some recipes!

Love,

Caroline S. Tevepaugh

Honeymooned on RivieraMaya, Mexico


Hi Betsi,

 Sorry I haven't gotten back to you before now because I wanted to tell you that our trip to Couples Sans Souci was absolutely wonderful.  It exceeded our expectations at every turn and, even though we normally like to go to new places rather than return to one we've already visited, we will go back to that resort.  The only "negative" was one we already anticipated and that was the somewhat longer ride from the airport to the resort.  The resort was wonderful, the people were awesome and the food was great.  We talked quite a lot with several other couples from all parts of the world and exchanged email addresses so we're pretty excited about that.  One couple, in particular, is from the UK and we're going to plan a trip there probably during June of 2011 to take Cindy's Mom and my parents, so we'll want to talk with you about that because we'll want to plan some things pretty carefully since we're talking about parents in their 80's.

 

Talk with you later and thanks for you help with that trip.......GREAT JOB; you're two for two with us!!

 Steve Osbourn

 Traveled to Couples Sans Souci, Ocho Rios, Jamaica


 Hi Betsi,

 We had a great time at Secrets Cap Cana.  Here are some comments that will hopefully help others traveling there.

 

*It was great--very relaxing--

*Not too much going on if you have someone looking for activities

  But fine for us

*One of the prettiest properties that I have stayed at-the  

  Architecture was incredible--looked like an old European

  Village--could not believe that it is only 3 years old--I will send 

  Some pictures!

*Service and accommodations were excellent--food was adequate--

  But good variety of restaurants to choose from--

*Easy trip from Charlotte--nice airport on the other end--clean &

  Efficient

*Charles played golf and enjoyed the course---we went to the 

  Marinanear by and it was pretty---a couple of nice

  Restaurants--Sanctuary had a free shuttle for us to use

*They did upgrade our room--and it was nice--not Beachfront--but

  Pretty view

*I have a map of the property that I will get to you that shows the 

  Different rooms and their locations--that may help in placing

  People -- 

 

Thanks for your help--we had a great time and would recommend it as long as your clients want a quiet trip--not much going on at night--and not any water activities on the property---like some places--

Hope this helps!

 

Peggy Small

Traveled to Secrets Sanctuary Cap Cana, Punta Cana, Deminican Republic


   

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