Planning has always been a passion of mine, which I have been fortunate to turn into a career not once, but twice. I spent 25 years in the legal industry, with the last 10 years focusing exclusively on estate planning. I was also a military spouse, coordinating 14 family moves across town or across the country. With each move, I would find myself planning itineraries for our own vacations or for our countless visitors to explore the area. My husband's military retirement and our relocation back to our hometown of New Orleans provided the opportunity to explore another path, leaving the practice of law and turning my travel planning hobby into a career.
In addition to being a member of ASTA, I have obtained my ASTA Verified Travel Advisor certification (VTA). I am also a Certified Travel Associate (CTA) as designated by The Travel Institute, and a Certified Cruise Counselor with Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA). I have completed training programs with numerous travel suppliers and am constantly adding to this list.
Adventure Travel, All Inclusive, Barge/Canal/River Cruises, Cruising - River, Cruising/Cruise Lines, Culinary/Cooking/Gastronomy, Customized Travel, Family/Multi-generational, Group Vacation, Incentive Travel, Leisure Travel, Luxury Travel, Religious/Faith/Spiritual, Tours
Caribbean, Europe - Eastern, Europe - Northern, Europe - Western, France, Germany, Italy, Pacific Islands - Tahiti, Fiji, Bali, etc., U.S. - Alaska, U.S. - Hawaii
Reviewed on Tuesday, October 11, 2022 8:27:26 AM
Samantha was fantastic! I have always wanted to travel out of the country, but was unsure of how to plan everything. Samantha organized a group trip to Ireland and it was the best trip of our lives!!! Samantha handled everything pre-trip from helping me plan our flights, gave us packing tips on how to manage carry-on only, which was such a time saver!! We were so fortunate to also have her suggestions throughout the trip of things to do on our own.
We have already booked another group travel with Samantha to Italy and looking forward to annual trips with her!!
Reviewed on Monday, October 25, 2021 6:00:35 PM
Samantha was fantastic!!! She did so much for us. There were many places I wanted to go, and she helped me narrow them down to the perfect vacation. She helped with all the details that I probably would have forgotten, including ensuring the rides to_from the resort_airport were timely, safe, and comfortable. A few things were confusing during our preparations, but she made it easy due to her experience and knowledge. Can_`t wait to work with her again on my next trip.
Reviewed on Wednesday, August 18, 2021 5:04:44 PM
Samantha was a pleasure to work with! The ease of communication with her along with her knowledge of our travel destination made planning our vacation a simple experience. The effort she puts in to helping people plan vacations is obvious from the first communication to the travel package she mailed us prior to our trip with all the details neatly summarized was excellent. In addition, the little things like putting in face masks for myself and my family as well as reusable metal straws and lanyards with waterproof card_room key holders were above and beyond. I would 100% recommend Samantha as a travel agent to friends, family, and anyone else that needs a trip planned with utmost regard to details and the needs of the travelers. We look forward to working with Samantha again on a future trip!