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Shawn Goldberg

Westbury, New York Travel Agent

Family and Multi-Generational Travel

I love to plan all types of vacations - but I especially love working with families.  Whether it be one family spending uninterrupted quality time, or multiple families and generations coming together for a once in a lifetime trip.

Family time spent together on vacation is priceless, as lifelong memories are made.  It is also a time for families to connect in ways they don't normally do at home.  Being away from the day to day offers perspective and focuses attention on what is truly important.

When planning trips for large families and multi-generations traveling together, I work with my clients to choose destinations that will appeal to all those traveling.  I also plan for how "together" they would like to be.  Some families want to ensure they can spend every waking moment together.  For these clients I like to recommend a private villa where they can all stay under one roof.  Other families prefer their own individual space, in which case traditional hotel rooms are more appropriate.

As far as activities go, it is important to ensure there is something for everyone to enjoy.  While this may mean that the group splits up for certain activities, I always like to ensure that there are ample arranged activities for the group to enjoy together.  I also ensure to focus on both the interests of the children as well as the adults in the group -- as it is vital that everyone gets to have a great time!  

Whether your idea of a great family vacation is enjoying a beach resort together,  exploring a new country and culture, or trying something new as a group, I can plan a trip you will all remember forever.

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Reviews

5 of 6 people found this review helpful

Couples Quick Getaway

Reviewed By Eden - Woodbury, NY | Traveled to Islamorada ~ Florida ~ USA
Shawn helped us find the getaway we were searching for. She listened to our needs and even picked our room location. Shawn followed up again with confirmation information even days before our departure and again upon check out. We will rely on Shawn again.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Shawn Goldberg responded:
So happy you guys enjoyed your time in Islamorada! I knew you would love it! Where to next?
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1 of 1 people found this review helpful

The Perfect Coronacation

Reviewed By Debi - Roslyn, NY | Traveled to Berkshire Mountains ~ Massachusetts ~ USA
amazing! amazing! amazing! Shawn went out of her way start to finish to make my trip extra special. She had the best ideas and planned the perfect getaway for us. I highly recommend her!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Shawn Goldberg responded:
Debi, I am so glad that you enjoyed your stay at Miraval - I knew it was right up your alley! Even more so, I am thrilled that you felt safe and comfortable and were able to enjoy your time there!
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1 of 1 people found this review helpful

The most relaxed and wonderful location

Reviewed By Krishna - Sudbury, MA | Traveled to Cape Cod ~ Massachusetts ~ USA
Shawn is excellent to work with. From the recommendations she gave us, to the attention to detail and responsiveness to our booking, we are extremely satisfied and hope to book with Shawn for all our future vacations.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Shawn Goldberg responded:
Looking forward to planning many more trips for you guys!
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3 of 5 people found this review helpful

Great Job in a Last Minute Booking

Reviewed By Laurie - North Caldwell, New Jersey | Traveled to Turks and Caicos Islands ~ Caribbean
Shawn was very professional. She was able to change our plans at the last minute due to issues where we were originally going and get us a new reservation at a wonderful resort. I would highly recommend her.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Shawn Goldberg responded:
Laurie - Wow! This one was a real nail biter! Though we could not have anticipated the earthquakes in Puerto Rico -- I am SO happy we were able to pivot with only a days notice and send you guys on an incredible trip to Turks & Caicos! My job is to make situations like this as stress free for you as possible! I am so glad I was able to succeed! Looking forward to working with you guys again! Best - Shawn.
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A knowledgeable, detail-oriented travel advisor.

Reviewed By Sandy - McLean, VA | Traveled to Granada ~ Nicaragua ~ Central America
Shawn is knowledgeable about many Caribbean and was a great help in making a decision about where to go. She recommended a beautiful, posh, luxurious resort but was able to get us a deep discount. She took care of every detail including making reservations for our day trips and dinners at fabulous restaurants on the island. We didn't have to do a thing except enjoy the beach and the sublime food. We will be using her for all our future travels.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Shawn Goldberg responded:
I loved planning this trip for you and hearing about all of your adventures! I am looking forward to working with you again!
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Won't Travel Again Without Shawn!

Reviewed By Drew - Basalt, Colorado | Traveled to Greece ~ Europe
I have used Shawn to plan multiple trips - from a weekend getaway to Nashville, to a beach vacation in Cabo San Lucas - to most recently a trip to Greece. Unfortunately, we had to put our Greece trip on hold due to Covid- 19 . We looked to Shawn to guide us through the process of cancelling and postponing and she gave us THE best possible advice, resulting in our receiving a full refund for our (very pricey) Business Class tickets to Greece. We will certainly re-book this trip with Shawn, but I was very glad to have a refund rather than a credit with the airline. I would ONLY trust Shawn with our travel plans going forward. Not only is she very skilled at her craft, but she will 100 % have your back as a client and will always look out for your best interests.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Shawn Goldberg responded:
Drew - Taking care of my clients is always my number one priority. When unforeseen events hamper travel plans, my job is to make it as painless for you as possible. I will always advocate for you and do whatever I can to do right be you! Looking forward to making your Greece trip happen as soon as humanly possible!
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Best Trip Ever

Reviewed By Michelle - Roslyn, New York | Traveled to Lake Placid ~ New York ~ USA
I had a phenomenal experience working with Shawn. She made everything very easy. She planned my trip to Puerto Rico as well as my most recent trip to Lake Placid. Shawn is easy to work with, extremely knowledgeable and detail oriented. She is happy to answer any and all questions to ensure the best possible experience for you. Most importantly, Shawn understood the needs and wants of my family and helped me plan my trip accordingly. Her suggestions and ideas were spot on and she even researched activities and helped us book our tubing and water skiing experience along with many other fun excursions. I have already called Shawn regarding my family's next trip!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Shawn Goldberg responded:
Michelle - I am so glad that your family enjoyed Lake Placid as much as I knew they would! The videos of your kids wake boarding and tubing were priceless - and I know that seeing the site of the 1980 hockey championship was super special for your son. I can't wait to plan your next adventure!
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A perfect family vacation

Reviewed By Gina - Glen Cove , NY | Traveled to Bahamas ~ Caribbean
I first approached Shawn regarding information on a cruise line that we had been thinking about taking for years. We have 5 children ranging in ages from 17-7 and wanted a fun vacation that the whole family could enjoy effortlessly. She suggested another cruise line that was best suited for our teenage children as well as the younger kids. We had the BEST vacation ever!! It really helped that Shawn understood the family dynamic of having older and younger siblings and as parents we wanted a vacation too! At first time cruisers there was a lot of info to navigate, Shawn did it all. We are planning our next adventure with her now. Europe!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Shawn Goldberg responded:
I am SO thrilled that your family had such a great time! I knew that both your teenagers and little ones would have SO many options! A first cruise is a big step and I appreciate your taking a leap of faith and putting your trust in me! Looking forward to planning a European vacation that everyone can enjoy!
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College Trip to New Orleans

Reviewed By Marcy and Corey - New Orleans, Louisiana | Traveled to New Orleans ~ Louisiana ~ USA
Working with Shawn Goldberg was an absolute pleasure! She worked to get us the best deal possible in the nicest hotel!! There will be little touches that Shawn took care of for us to make our stay even more memorable!! Shawn even took care of my sister-in-law when she was injured ensuring we would never plan a trip without Shawn ever again!!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Shawn Goldberg responded:
I love working with your family on all of your travel plans - even for quick weekend trips such as this one. I am so glad we were able to plan a really great family trip to New Orleans around college tours at Tulane!
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1 of 2 people found this review helpful

Key West Getaway

Reviewed By Darryl A. - Palm Beach Gardens, Florida | Traveled to Key West ~ Florida ~ USA
Shawn was amazing! She helped us book The Reach, a Waldorf Astoria property located in Key West. This was the best experience we've had so far with hotel reservations. Booking with Shawn, we were immediately upgraded and we also had daily breakfast included and a 100 dollar food and beverage credit. We will be contacting Shawn for any future travel needs!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Shawn Goldberg responded:
So glad I was able to help make your engagement weekend so special. Looking forward to working with you on the honeymoon! Best-Shawn
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1 of 2 people found this review helpful

Best Trip and Best Travel Advisor!

Reviewed By AG - Roslyn, NY | Traveled to Lake Placid ~ New York ~ USA
Shawn is the best travel agent we’ve ever used! She listened to what we were looking for and tailored the best trip for us. She also provided so much local info including activities and restaurants, etc that really helped make our trip special and great.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Shawn Goldberg responded:
I am SO thrilled that you enjoyed your trip. I really enjoy working with your family -- looking forward to our next adventure!
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Detail-oriented and knowledgeable

Reviewed By Lauren - Roslyn, NY | Traveled to France ~ Europe
Shawn is a wonderful agent to work with. She has a plethora of knowledge to help you make decisions regarding hotels, tours and even restaurants!! Shawn searches for the best possible deals and takes care of every little detail. I would never plan another trip without working with Shawn.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Shawn Goldberg responded:
I really enjoy working with you as well and am looking forward to planning your next trip!
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3 of 6 people found this review helpful

Perfect place to unwind as a family.

Reviewed By Ali B - NY | Traveled to Puerto Rico ~ USA
Shawn was great every step of the way. She was listened carefully to what we were looking for, and then was responsive and helpful.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Shawn Goldberg responded:
I am so happy that you so enjoyed your vacation -- looking forward to working with you again!
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1 of 3 people found this review helpful

Shawn changed the way we book our trips forever!

Reviewed By AL - New York | Traveled to Charleston ~ South Carolina ~ USA
From the first conversation, Shawn was attentive, flexible, knowledgeable and committed to making our trip as special as possible. She worked closely with me and really listened to what I wanted and made incredible recommendations. The added bonus was the extras we received booking through Shawn but she really made the whole process so much more enjoyable.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Shawn Goldberg responded:
Amy - The suite Belmond upgraded you to looked insane! I am so happy that you enjoyed Charleston and I am looking forward to planning your next trip!
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1 of 4 people found this review helpful

MOST DREAMLIKE EXPERIENCE

Reviewed By Laura B - Roslyn, NY | Traveled to Mexico
Shawn was EXCELLENT and exactly what you want in a travel agent. I didn't have to lift a finger and everything was perfectly planned for our special weekend! Shawn arranged a welcome fiesta in my room for my 40th birthday and it was beyond magical. There was even a framed photo of my family on the table! Every detail was considered and Shawn went above and beyond. You can tell from the minute you talk to her that she loves her job and has a passion to please. HIGHLY HIGHLY RECOMMEND! I WILL 100% USE HER FOR ALL MY FUTURE TRIPS!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Shawn Goldberg responded:
I am SO ecstatic to hear how special your 40th BDay trip was --- the fact that John Mayer and Dead and Co. were staying at Rosewood Mayakoba at the same time as you could be the best bday present ever! I so enjoyed working with you and can't wait to plan your next adventure!
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3 of 8 people found this review helpful

The Eau Palm Beach

Reviewed By Courtney - Roslyn, ny | Traveled to Palm Beach ~ Florida ~ USA
Shawn was such a pleasure to work with. Everything was perfect and she even had us upgraded to a beautiful suite. I would definitely recommend her and we can’t wait to use her again when we book our next trip!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Shawn Goldberg responded:
I Love it when my hotel partners come through for my clients! So happy you enjoyed!
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