San Diego, California Travel Agent
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 every detail so your trip seamlessly brings you the experience you are looking for. Plus, I am there for you every step of the way, from facilitating visas to ferreting out the activities, restaurants, guides, and accommodations that will best suit you.
It’s not enough to love travel to be a great travel advisor. I am organized, informed, available, and well-connected. I bring all of this and, yes, my love of exploration, to your travel experiences. My own wide-ranging travels have taken me throughout the Americas, Europe, the South Pacific, and the Middle East, making valuable contacts and learning wherever I go.
The world is constantly changing. Hotels, restaurants and tour companies rise and fall in quality. Political situations change. I work to remain informed via trade events, research, training classes, and networking. I often tap into my Rolodex for updates on a destination for a client and always have someone to call on for assistance, if needed.
Before becoming a travel agent, I did intensive research to plan a family trip to Peru. Nevertheless, I wanted to use a travel agent who knew the area because there had just been an earthquake and there was some instability. I chose someone knowledgeable about sustainability and eco-tourism as well as Peru, and she turned out to be a good match for my interests. Soon, she was planning our next trip to Fiji.
When she realized I was thinking of a career change, she turned the tables. Citing my research skills and passion for travel, she recruited me to become a travel agent at the Protravel branch she managed. She mentored me and taught me the value of having a powerful agency like Protravel behind me. As a travel agent, you wear a lot of hats and Protravel provides a lot of educational and back-office support. Plus, they offer great benefits for my clients, from value-added amenities such as food and spa credits at top resorts to clout with airlines and other suppliers that help my clients get the best treatment.
My mentor now runs her own adventure tour company, so we still work together and I have found a career that I am passionate about. I love my clients and working with people from around the country and the world. At a recent travel conference, I saw a musical performance by someone from Mongolia who was at the top of his field. I am grateful to have that kind of amazing human experience and exposure and love being able to share that with my clients.
My happiest moments are when clients return from a trip and call to tell me how wonderful everything was. If you are the kind of traveler who is looking for personalized itinerary planning and an expert travel agent who takes the time to understand your wishes and to ensure your trip delights you from start to finish, then I am here for you.
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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.
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A once in a lifetime experience!
A Fabulous Trip All Thanks to Sari!
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!
a dream come true
Best Trip Ever! All thanks to Sari!
An excellent travel agent who knows her stuff
Sari is clearly well-travelled, thorough, serious, and smart. I'd look forward to working with her again.
Thank you so much for this really nice input about your experience with me! I value the relationship that I build with each of my clients and hope that we can put what I've learned about you to work for your next adventure... until the next one, happy and safe travels!
A trip of a lifetime
Once in a Lifetime
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!