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Sari Gartner

San Diego, California Travel Agent

Expert Personalized Travel Agent

Based in Colorado, I strive to make every trip personally fulfilling and extraordinary. This starts with listening to your priorities and passions. I then match those with destinations and experiences that will meet and exceed your expectations. As a travel agent, I have my ear to the ground for the latest offerings and news; this is especially important when you travel off the beaten track. Thanks to my network of contacts, I can help you see the things you want to in the safest and best way possible, wherever you go.

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Travel Specialties

Travel Beyond the Ordinary

I seek the unique for myself and my clients. Whether you are drawn to the stimulation of a big city, a relaxing getaway at a beach resort or an eco-adventure in a remote corner of the globe, I will think through ... Read more from my Travel Beyond the Ordinary bio.

Eco-Tourism and Sustainable Travel

I have a special affinity for planning nature-oriented adventures and sustainable travel experiences. I grew up hiking, backpacking, and camping in California where my dad was a Boy Scout leader; he got permission to bring me along on their trips and ... Read more from my Eco-Tourism and Sustainable Travel bio.

The Nature of the South Pacific

Dressed to impress, you arrive in Australia’s Daintree Rainforest, an ancient forest with creatures and plants found nowhere else on earth. You come to a clearing under the tree canopy fringed with handmade chandeliers casting gentle beams over a dining experience ... Read more from my The Nature of the South Pacific bio.

Travel Experiences

Machu Picchu
My Travel Experiences

A Transformative Trek in Peru

After reading a cover story in National Geographic about Machu Picchu as a child, I decided someday I would get there. The dream was buried deep in my memory until about twenty years later when my husband and I watched a Today Show segment about a couple deciding whether to go ... Read more from my A Transformative Trek in Peru story.

Reviews

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A Fabulous Trip All Thanks to Sari!

Reviewed By Karen - Mead, CO | Traveled to Turks and Caicos Islands ~ Caribbean
We were looking for someplace tropical to go that hadn't been damaged by the hurricanes. Sari put us onto Turks & Caicos which we had not even been aware of. She helped us at every step of the way from identifying the location, orchestrating our travel arrangements and snorkeling/scuba excursions and getting us incredible accomodations, far beyond our expectations. We truly were blown away by the unit she acquired for us. All in all, an incredible trip.

We've used Sari for several other trips (Hawaii; Tahiti/Bora Bora/Moorea; Danube River cruise) and in every case, she has exceeded our expectations. Aside from being extremely well-informed about destinations, she is a great listener, patient and helpful in addressing any concerns and always quick to respond. With every trip we have taken, we have always traveled knowing she is watching out for our safety and doing her level best to ensure we have a top-notch experience. A tremendous travel resource!
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A Full Service Travel Agent

Reviewed By Rich & Pam - Ft. Collins CO | Traveled to Myanmar ~ East and Southeast Asia
Sari takes care of your travel plans from start to finish. She doesn’t miss any detail in planning and communicating with her clients. Each trip we have taken with Sari’s planning has been stress free and full of wonderful sights and experiences. We will continue to use her as our Travel Agent as long as we travel.
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Myanmar

Reviewed By Dr.K - Fort Collins Colorado | Traveled to Myanmar ~ East and Southeast Asia
Very thorough on all details. This makes one relax and confident that you understand all of the travel issues
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SE Asian Trips

Reviewed By Fodman - Powell Butte, OR | Traveled to Cambodia ~ East and Southeast Asia
Sari is amazing. Her attention to detail is unsurpassed. She always stays in contact and is extremely helpful no matter the task, be it airline reservations, hotels, trip suggestions, etc. I have referred her to others who will say the same things.
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Once in a Lifetime

Reviewed By Woodsie - Fort Collins, CO | Traveled to Myanmar ~ East and Southeast Asia
Sari is truly a professional. From the initial planning of the trip to the pick up at the airport, she is with you. One of the first trips we planned with Sari, yes, there have been many; my companion and I were going to Asia and needed visas, vaccinations etc and was completely on top of it. She helped with our visa process etc.
Sari is truly a professional. She has a comprehensive knowledge of destinations, cruise lines, restaurants and hotels. She always finds out what we are
Sari is truly a professional. She has a comprehensive knowledge of cruise lines, touring companies, hotels, transportation transfers and restaurants to meet the expectations of her clients. She asks her clients what their goals for the trip are, putting her client first. Sari seems to "love" the world and thus wants to help people travel and become more knowledgeable about people in other cultures. Thanks Sari! We can't wait for our next adventure!


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A trip of a lifetime

Reviewed By Debbie - Highlands Ranch, CO | Traveled to Italy ~ Europe
Very professional and easy to work with, explains things very well and answers questions thoroughly
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a dream come true

Reviewed By snooks - highlands ranch, co | Traveled to Australia ~ Australia & New Zealand
Sari has planned numerous trips for myself and my extended family, domestic and international and every detail, cars, hotels, flights, drivers, sightseeing, adventures of all sorts and not one detail is ever overlooked, I have some mobility issues that Sari takes into consideration that I am well cared for and safe. Sari's attention to the smallest detail is what makes working with her such a joy, chose your location and she will take care of EVERYTHING for you and you will have a fantastic experience.
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Our trip went exactly as planned.

Reviewed By Diana - Castle Rock, CO | Traveled to Australia & New Zealand
Everything went as planned without any concerns. Sari was always available to take care any of our questions. This was our first international trip and was perfect.
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Best Trip Ever! All thanks to Sari!

Reviewed By Mickey - Lone Tree, CO | Traveled to Australia & New Zealand
Working with Sari is fun and easy - she is so knowledgeable, thoughtful, and articulate. She listened to all I had to say to understand what I wanted from the trip - even when it didn't all make sen se! She got me to think about things I hadn't and re-think things I thought I had completely thought out! She worked with me from conception and initial planning through all phases of the trip as well as a complete post-trip debrief! Though I can't image how the whole experience could be improved, she says that the debrief will make for an even next trip. Bottomline: Sari is the best - I have and will continue to recommend Sari to friends and family
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A once in a lifetime experience!

Reviewed By Jan - Fort Collins Colorado | Traveled to World Cruise ~ Other
My first experience working with Sari convinced me that I will always call her before making future travel plans. She's professional, personable and thorough. She listened to my wants and expectations for pre-cruise travel and made arrangements accordingly. I have recommended her to friends.
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