Mr. Thomas Carpenter, VTA

Mr. Thomas Carpenter, VTA

Owner and Travel Advisor

Huckleberry Travel

Brooklyn, NY

United States


Travel today is more complicated than ever. Between new entry protocols, testing and quarantine requirements, last-minute schedule changes, extreme weather events, and geopolitical tensions, it's my job to stay on top of everything so that my clients are able to travel safely and with minimal hassles. We take care of our clients before, during, and after each trip, all the while delivering authentic, destination-immersive travel experiences. I've been to more than sixty countries and have visited every continent--including Antarctica--so I'd love to plan your bucket list adventure, but keep in mind that I can also add tremendous value to a simple air and hotel booking or cruise vacation. The clients who gravitate toward me tend to be travelers, not tourists. If that sounds like a good fit for you, I'd love to talk to you about being your advocate when you travel.

Travel Specialization

Adventure Travel, Barge/Canal/River Cruises, Cruising/Cruise Lines, Culinary/Cooking/Gastronomy, Customized Travel, Eco-Tourism, Family/Multi-generational, Ferry/Riverboat, Group Vacation, Leisure Travel, LGBT, Luxury Travel, Music & Performing Arts, Reunions, Safari & Wildlife

Destination Specialization

Africa, Antarctica/Arctic Region, Asia - Central Asia, Asia - China, Japan, Korea Mongolia, Asia - Southeast Asia, Australia/New Zealand, Canada, Caribbean, Central America, Latin America & Mexico, U.S. - Alaska

Spoken Languages




reviews (7)

Reviewed on Sep 10, 2019

Reviewed on Tuesday, September 10, 2019 5:48:22 PM

You simply cannot do better than Tom and David. They recently helped me put together a vacation that was a much awaited, trip of a lifetime kind of vacation. They took such care to find out Exactly what I needed and what my expectations were. I was supremely pleased with the resulting itinerary. Having the assistance of Tom and David, as travel advisors was such a great asset. They are definitely the people I will reach out to for the next trip I take.

Reviewed on May 02, 2019

Reviewed on Thursday, May 2, 2019 6:17:02 PM

Tom and David at Huckleberry travel are truly the best! I_`ve been on a few trips with them from a long weekend in Iceland to a two week trip through Germany. They are super knowledgable both from their own experiences and the fact that they are eager for feedback from their extensive client base. They have great ideas but you never feel pressured into anything. They are great at teasing out adventures you might want to take and planning the trip accordingly. I will definitely be planning all future trips through them and never hesitate to recommend them to friends!

Reviewed on May 02, 2019

Reviewed on Thursday, May 2, 2019 1:24:20 PM

Tom and David at Huckleberry Travel are the best! My husband and I went to them when we wanted to plan our Honeymoon in Thailand and they were beyond helpful. Not only did we have an amazing time, they also set us up with a personal tour guide for the trip! We loved Thailand so much that I cried when we left. David and Tom are so thoughtful and attentive to detail which is of the utmost importance when planning a trip. With Huckleberry Travel you are in excellent hands!

Reviewed on May 02, 2019

Reviewed on Thursday, May 2, 2019 11:19:17 AM

Tom and David of Huckleberry Travel are fantastic! They are endlessly helpful and enthusiastic and take each person_`s budget and preferences to heart when planning a trip. They are super resourceful and know how to get things done, but also have the patience and grace to deal with any kind of situation thrown at them. They have helped us plan trips to the Middle East, the Fjords of Norway and to Alaska. Our travel advisors for life!

Reviewed on May 02, 2019

Reviewed on Thursday, May 2, 2019 11:17:11 AM

We went on our first Alaskan cruise thanks to Huckleberry Travel. It was a great experience and it really shows that they care a lot about travel and having a good time and making sure your individual needs are met.

Reviewed on Mar 10, 2019

Wonderful experience!!

For the best possible service, use Huckleberry Travel!!! We asked Thomas Carpenter of Huckleberry Travel to set us up with a much needed vacation this past September. He was fantastic! Within a day of speaking with him, he had sent me a bunch of possibilities within the parameters which I had requested. I got to look at them all and then I asked him a bunch of questions about the few that I had narrowed it down to, and then we booked! Even after we booked it with him, he continued to answer all my crazy questions. He was responsive all the way through the vacation and even after wards. We had a little, tiny trouble with the hotel (through no fault of Thomas or Huckleberry) and he made good with them on our behalf even after we returned. I'll say it again: For the best possible service, use Huckleberry Travel!!!

By Robin Wertheimer on Mar 10, 2019
Reviewed on Feb 26, 2019

Thorough, Responsive, and FUN

I worked with Tom to book my trip to France and Spain in 2017 and he set up a trip that was exactly what I wanted: some mainstream and some off-the-beaten-path. When a couple of glitches arose in the course of my travels, Tom was reachable and he made sure that I was taken care of. He never tried to talk me into things to "upsell" me - just the opposite: he listened to my needs and found me options that were a good fit for my personality AND my budget. And, not only is Tom efficient, friendly, and responsive, he's a smart, fun person who is a joy to work with. Can't recommend Huckleberry highly enough!

By Polly Macomber on Feb 26, 2019





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