We booked a trip to Mexico through Theresa at Faraway Places Travel. Theresa was extremely helpful in getting us exactly what we wanted (warmth and R&R at an all-inclusive) and staying within our budget. She returned all of our phone calls promptly and checked on us to make sure we were well informed all the way up until the day that we left. Theresa even helped us with the passport process, which was no small task as we booked our trip 3 weeks prior to departure and did not have our passports prior to booking. If you are looking for the hardest working, great communications, and a fun travel agent to work with, we highly recommend Theresa!
Working with Theresa has been amazing! She did all of the leg work in finding us the perfect resort to vacation at for the best price. She booked our flights and the resort based off our budget and want list. She's fast with communication, educated us on what to be aware of, and answered all our questions! I'm recommending her to everyone I know! Thank you, Theresa!!
Theresa did a great job planning our family getaway to Aruba. Everything she recommended was great! She visited everywhere we planned to go before we went and gave us her opinion. Our whole trip went very smoothly, even though we met up from different airports. We will definitely be using her for our future travels!
Theresa made a fairly complicated last minute adventure (full Galápagos trip less than 2 months out) 100% stress free for me and my kids. ZERO STRESS/ANXIETY. Every detail was taken care of from getting met at airports and transfers right down to the specific tours! I can’t say enough positive things – I will absolutely be using her again for all our adventures!
Theresa/Faraway Places Travel provided me the best customer service. She was always easily accessible. All of my questions and concerns were quickly addressed. As I was planning my daughter's dream trip to Kenya, I quickly discovered how difficult it is put an itinerary together for 7 days. I reached out to the Theresa and her team for help, and they knocked it out of the park. I strongly recommend their services. I will be using them for all comparable trips going forward.
I cannot say enough wonderful things about Theresa with Faraway Places Travel!! She has been attentive, timely, respectful, and overall a breeze to work with! I'm a destination wedding photographer based in Virginia – and it's never been an issue for her to be in Michigan. I choose to use her for all my traveling needs and I HIGHLY recommend her to anyone looking for a care-free travel experience!
Using a Travel Advisor
Having a personal relationship with a trusted travel expert is more valuable than you may realize. Travel is an extremely unique purchase, therefore, it shouldn’t be left to a booking engine or Google to try and figure out the fine details of your perfect trip.
By using me as your travel advisor, you add a human element and get personalized attention. As your full service agent, I research, compare, plan, and support you during your time of travel.
Why you need me as you personal travel advisor
You are not an expert in travel.
Not only am I well traveled, I am well trained. I research and book travel daily. The tips I can offer you range from, the timing of your trip, to local restaurants, to what part of that island or country is best for you according to your ideal trip.
Who has the extra time?
Faraway Places Travel offers one-stop shopping. I know exactly where to look, who to call, and how to be most efficient when it comes to the overwhelming information that is out there. Time is something you can never get back. Let me help you save yours.
You want backup in case of an emergency.
You can count on me to be there for you 24/7 when the unexpected happens, and trust me, things happen. When you have me as your travel advisor, worry-free travel is something you can always rely on. I am just a phone call away.
Personalized service and itinerary.
Travel is very personal, therefore, you can expect to have personal service from our very first conversation, throughout the creation of your itinerary, until you have arrived home. My goal is to make each trip your best one yet. Through conversations and a growing relationship, your trust in me is a priority.
I have more connections than you.
My network of suppliers, influence as an owner, and personal connections, work in my favor (and yours) when needing prompt assistance and help. Also, complimentary perks that I line up for my clients is an added benefit. Better venue seating, room upgrades, and surprise goodies in a room are just a few of my favorites to offer my clients.
How I Service My Work
You will receive a one-time, over-the-phone, free consultation. I will learn about you and your ideal trip, and how I can best serve you. You will learn how I work, how I will add value to your trip, and what a full service agency means. From there I will calculate a fee based on the predicted research and comparing time, planning and developing your personal itinerary, and 24 hour support during your trip.
As owner of Faraway Places Travel I have put these fees into place not only to help compensate bookings with zero to little commissions, but also as an insurance for my time and efforts put into creating your perfect itinerary.
Things to note:
- Cancellations are subject to a 10% fee of total booking.
- Prices are subject to change.
- Accepted forms of payment: Paypal, Venmo, Chase Quick pay, cash.