Want to swim with sharks on the Tahitian island of Moorea or try dog-sledding on an Alaskan glacier? Perhaps you’re looking for tranquility and inner peace in Hawaii? Maybe you want an exceptional family-bonding Villa vacation? A Mediterranean cruise? Or perhaps you want to experience suborbital gravity miles above the Earth?
Whatever your personal travel desire, however far from home you wish to wander, whatever sights, sounds, vistas, and cultures you want to experience, Great Getaways is dedicated to making it happen. Our award-winning travel specialists are recognized both nationally and internationally as destination and interest experts.
With more than a century of combined experience, our specialists are enthusiastic travelers and intrepid explorers of cities, islands, countries, oceans, and continents. Their sophisticated and rich knowledge of the current travel market ensures that you’ll be presented with a travel dossier detailing the best of the best.
Since 2001, CONDE NAST TRAVELER has recognized Great Getaways’ Judi Chaitman as one of 100 definitive travel experts worldwide (she is particularly passionate about Hawaii) and honored as one of Wendy Perrin’s top 18 Specialists for any destination. Becky Sullivan plans fantastic family vacations and is well attuned to the challenges of traveling with children. She also creates unique wine tasting journeys and cruise vacations. Ken Marshall, honored by ISLANDS MAGAZINE as an OFFICIAL TRAVEL EXPERT excels in warm weather destinations and is a Gay and Lesbian Lifestyle Specialist. Michael King left his heart in Africa many times and thrills to pack clients off on safaris. King is also recommended by the New Zealand Tourist Board and Australia Tourist Board as an expert in planning a vacation down under! He even channels his love of golf into spectacular vacations for clients! Kate Stroud is the “Go to” person for the Next Gen traveler! She’s not your mother’s travel advisor! Ask her about her gluten-free culinary journeys! Oh, you want some spa time? Ask Shelly Lynch, licensed massage therapist and intrepid travel advisor, for her favorite destinations!
Our other specialists are well-versed in the myriad travel options available to any client wanting a first-rate, memorable, pleasurable vacation experience.
Cutting-edge, pioneering travel is a trademark of Great Getaways. Barbara King is one of only 75 travel professionals in all of the Americas to be awarded Virgin Galactic’s ‘Accredited Space Agent’ designation. Fly me to the moon, indeed!
In today’s internet-savvy world, many people choose to take control of their vacation plans. And we’ve heard the less-than-enthusiastic reviews of self-planned travel: undisclosed travel times, the luxury hotel suite that was anything but luxurious, the lackluster tour guide. While some travelers like the risk and ‘adventure’ of do-it-yourself planning, discriminating travelers who demand experiential, unique, and soul-satisfying travel like the peace of mind a specialist offers.
At Great Getaways, our travel specialists are your advocates: experienced professionals who are accountable for the time and money you are investing in your vacation. We invite you to find the Great Getaways travel specialist who will make your next vacation a life experience.