Germany, Austria, Turkey, Italy 2013
We had the BEST TIME EVER!! What a fabulous trip! You did such a great job!!
The entire trip was great. Germany was colder than I thought but we had so much fun. In Wurtzberg, we toured the town and relaxed to get over our long flight and the time change.
We went to Loden Frey on the first day in Munich and bought great Oktoberfest clothes. We were not able to get tickets for the tents but we went early and were able to get into them. We enjoyed walking thru them and watching the people have fun. We were in one tent and a waitress asked us if we wanted to sit at a table. She seated us with some really fun German people. We had such a good time singing and drinking German beer. The hotel was wonderful.
Salzberg was beautiful. We really enjoyed that city. The candlelight dinner and concert was fabulous. Very beautiful.
We got Vienna late but we were immediately impressed with the city. The hotel was absolutely phenomenal. Wish we could have had more time there. We will definitely go back.
Istanbul was an experience starting with the flight. Just the people and the different culture was an interesting. I was really uneasy for the first 36-48 hours in Istanbul but I eventually lightened up. On our third day there, we went out to view the sights and do some shopping. That was so great. It is an interesting city. I did not know that it was so big. The hotel that we stayed in was incredible. It had just opened. We were so impressed with the hotel. I would recommend it to everyone. We were able to get our Turkish baths at the hotel. That was a wonderful experience.
We always love Florence. It’s our favorite city. We had such a great time exploring the city again. I will have to tell you that I didn’t care for the hotel. It wasn’t bad. It just wasn’t fancy or anything. It was small (of course most places are in Europe) but it had A LOT of furniture everywhere. The location wasn’t bad though.
I can’t say enough about the Tuscan farm. It was fabulous!! We enjoyed Faye and her team. The place was so lovely. It was a pleasant surprise. We had a cooking class & wine tasting which was so much fun! We are gonna buy a pasta maker soon. Faye really made our anniversary special. We had a lovely dinner with complimentary wine & champagne. We really hated to leave the Tuscany beauty.
Rome was nice. It always is. We did a lot of shopping there and enjoyed some lovely dinners. The hotel was really nice there also. Oh, and we were able to work out at Madonna’s gym which was a treat for us.
It was hard to return home but we really missed our children. Thank you so much for making this holiday like a dream for us. You really made it easy for us to travel to so many places in such a short amount of time. The entire trip was wonderful. We just can’t thank you enough.
~ Rob and Bobbi Cary, NC
Wonderful Scotland 2013
Jan and I wish to thank Keith for arranging our wonderful trip to, and tour of Scotland. We have had such a great time.
We will be heading home in the morning, but hope to return to this magical place.
~ George, aka Detroit Dad and namesake of the newest Prince of Cambridge!!! :)
Scotland & the British Open
Golf Championship 2013
Just wanted to applaud you with a big “thank you” for all of your work in making our arrangements for our much successful trip to and fro to Scotland. We were well taken care of by your drivers, host hotels and golf arrangements.
Again thank you and God bless.
~ Dan Hardwick, Vermont
Thanks, Su, for making our European family vacation a great success – we loved it all: the Swiss chocolate, the scenic train in the Alps, the nice hotel rooms, the tapas in Spain, the warm, multi-lingual people, and the Mediterranean cruise!
Thanks also for the tips and recommendations.
Now that we’re home, we’re ready to pack our bags and go back!
~ Derek Cary, NC
South Africa 2012
First, what an amazing country. We were blown away. Cape Town incredible. Tour of the Cape incredible. Kruger National Park incredible. Beyond incredible.
The tours in Kruger were phenomenal. We could not have been more pleased. Seeing 16 young cheetahs in a group was really something at the endangered species center.
How can I begin to explain the last three days in Kruger National Park? It was quite simply the most amazing place that I have ever visited. It is roughly the size of Austria (assuming you know how big Austria is!). A huge place. You can drive for hours. When you enter the park through one of the eleven gates, it is like entering Jurassic Park. It is primeval. You get the sense while traveling through the park that nothing has changed for thousands upon thousands of years.
The lions walked right by us. I shot a video that is incredible. There were four cubs. These lions were gigantic. The photos don’t convey that.
We appreciate all your efforts. It really was a once in a lifetime trip.
~ Dan, North Carolina
We loved loved loved Atlantis. Only problem was the excessive weight gain made possible by the meal plan. :-) The meal plan was a great idea. Plentiful (and quite good) buffets at breakfast and dinner along with a few other options. I could see a couple wanting the “nicer” meal plans for the nicer places, but for a family, the lowest cost meal plan was great.
The Sea Lion behind the scenes was fun and walking with sharks was spectacular. Great place. Highly recommend. Thanks for all your help.
~ Jim Raleigh, NC
Zimbabwe & South Africa
Our Africa trip was great! I have fallen in love with elephants and despite not seeing a lion—we had a great trip.
I loved the elephants—it was great to see them up close and personal and we spent several hours watching them from the hut. The experience of staying in the tree house at Ivory Lodge was fabulous and I woke up several mornings to the sounds of elephants calling, a true highlight of the trip. The location and accommodations were fabulous.
The rest of the accommodations were outstanding. I think we enjoyed Camp Amalinda the best! It was certainly a trip of a lifetime and I will certainly go back to Cape Town. I have fallen in love with this city and having traveled a fair bit- has become my favorite worldwide city!
Thanks Su. ~ Rita & Jake
St Lucia honeymoon 2012
We can’t stop raving about you and the wonderful honeymoon you planned for us!
I ended up making one of those cute photo album books to show off our wonderful honeymoon! What a great honeymoon that was!!!! I wish I was back there in St. Lucia almost every day :) I keep trying to convince Andrew to go on another trip to the Caribbean…. we are hoping maybe for our one year anniversary in mid-April! I know you are knee-deep in wedding planning right now, but I just wanted you to know that you gave us such a beautiful gift- a gift that both Andrew and I will remember for a lifetime. Thank you for being so thoughtful and good at what you do!
Cape Town, Kruger National Park,
Victoria Falls & Botswana 2012
Hi Su: I am still in a state of wonder at the trip to Cape Town, Sabi Sabi, Victoria Falls and Chobe. It was beyond my wildest expectation and something I will remember until the day I pass from this earth. I am putting together a slide show on my iPad and already have watched it more times than I can count. I sent a preview to the relatives and they are in a high state of envy.
I have already sent a number of friends your name and email address. They wanted to know who put this fantastic trip together.
I just want to thank you from the bottom of my heart. You made the trip of a lifetime happen and gave Steph and I terrific memories. Your attention to detail and knowledge of the area made the trip not only wonderful but out of this world.
Thanks again. You made my day, week, year and lifetime.
Best regards, ~ Doug
Cruising after our Africa trip
So nice to hear from you! You must have just been leaving for your cruise as we were arriving back.
We were on Liberty of the Seas out of Fort Lauderdale. We had such a great time with the kids!
At this moment I’m back at work and you’re probably relaxing by the pool with a good book :-)
We’re all still talking about our amazing trip to Africa!!! I’d love to do it again.
~ Rhonda Ontario, Canada
South Africa: LENOVO
Thank you so much for an outstanding, amazing experience in South Africa. Your knowledge, efforts and attention to detail allowed us to relax and enjoy every minute of the trip. It was truly a “once in a lifetime” experience.
~ Mark and Priscilla North Carolina
I got the travel bags and formal itinerary in the mail today. I love it, it’s so professional!! I am very impressed with your work.
~Stephanie Global Sales Director, LENOVO, Atlanta GA
South Africa 2012
Thanks so much, Su! We are definitely still trying to get back to “normal” and trying to find the time to post all our photos. We had such an amazing trip and appreciate all of your help during it.
~ Amy Cary, NC
Always like to update you. The transport to the hotel went well. They were very attentive and got us out of the airport quickly. There were many other people waiting but our ‘private’ transport whisked us off first. The driver was very nice.
I also asked for an upgrade at the hotel and received a suite which I think is their best room and is very roomy and nice. We are on the 7th floor of an 8 story (yay). Regards.
~ Jeff Cary, NC
Reflections on Namibia,
My Mom and I just wanted to write you and let you know what an amazing trip we had in Africa and how grateful we are for your help making it a reality. It truly was an experience that we will never forget and will always think and speak of with great fondness!
Again Su! This was an amazing trip that we would not trade for anything!!! It was simply awesome and something we feel fortunate to have experienced.
Thanks again Su!!! ~ Lenny and Marilyn, Knoxville TN
Bermuda Cruise 2012
Thank you for planning a perfect holiday for us. You are the best. We had a great time. Thank you again.
~ Bernie Greensboro, NC
Planning for Spain 2012
I had always arranged my family’s travel until I began planning a 10 day trip to Spain. I was overwhelmed with choices and needed some expert advice. Su was a pleasure to work with. She’s knowledgeable, friendly, and efficient. Her recommendations were excellent. She was able to find hotels and excursions that matched our interests. We had a fabulous trip to Spain thanks to Su at Lazy Lizard! We will definitely recommend her to our friends and use her services again.
Thanks again for planning a wonderful trip.
~ Rose North Carolina
I am just so excited for our European adventures!! Just a quick note to thank you so much for planning our trip!! You are wonderful!! Can’t wait to share stories and photos upon our return!!!
Our journey was very smooth… Connections in Toronto and Frankfurt went well and the girls (and Charlie) are expert travelers!! The Classic Hotel Vien is very clean, nice and so close to the train station.
We LOVED Vienna!!! Hotel was perfect…onto Graz this morning!!! In 2 days we really experienced Vienna…So much to share upon our return!!!
~ Robin & Charlie Cary, NC
Southern Africa road tour 2012
……….we are in Malawi at Lake Malawi. The beach is just gorgeous!
We had an incredible elephant encounter along the Zambezi during our canoe trip in Zimbabwe. We had stopped for a “bushy-bushy”, ie a pee-break, when a big bull elephant came right out of the bushes towards us, stopped to drink then decided he needed to do a mock charge! Our hearts were pounding as we scrambled out of the way. Otherwise, we are seeing incredible wildlife, and hundreds of birds.
~ Heidi Durham, NC
Hi Su–the Bermuda cruise was great and we are already planning on another in the future. Thanks for all your work and the room arrangement was perfect. Thanks again.
~ Pat Virginia
Caribbean, Dominican Republic 2012
Hi Su! We had a wonderful trip! We got upgraded to Ocean View rooms! (which also viewed the pool but it was nice to be able to see the water.) We will catch up soon.
Thank you for your help in finding the PERFECT vacation home for us in Greece! We enjoyed the beauty and quiet of the Santanti coast in a beautiful house.
~ Claire and Tony, NJ
Su, what a trip!!!!!! It was everything and more than I ever thought of. Great weather, good food, the Oyster Box was FABULOUS!!!!!!! Then our guide was young and cute and very knowledgeable. It was just AWESOME! Karolyn from Town & Country was excellent and the gentleman who picked us up and drove us to Richard’s Bay was great as well. I will call you Monday or Tuesday. Thanks so much for all you arranged. The trip was incredible.
~ Tracy, Gary and the girls
We had an AMAZING time. The Resort and the people were sooooo nice! I liked that everything was all inclusive and that we didn’t even have to worry about getting a taxi to and from the airport. Thank you so much for everything!!! We are talking about going ahead and start looking for something for next year.
~ Bethany and Camden, NC
We had the BEST time!!! Thank you again for planning such an amazing trip that ran so smoothly! Funny thing, the only times we had problems were in the USA lol! We did not avoid the hurricane, JKF was evacuating when we landed so we drove to DC to catch a flight. It was pretty scary! Home safe now and enjoying our fond memories through photos. Truly an AMAZING experience at the Lion Encounter in Zimbabwe. Thanks for planning such a great trip Su!
~ Shelly and Brian
Thank you Su, we had a wonderful time in Morocco. We absolutely LOVED our tour guide and driver – his care of us, his interest and knowledge of his country and his gracious attitude. I think he absolutely made the whole experience for us. I think we all agree the stop to Volubilis – the ancient ruins, was terrific and very unique. We enjoyed the Riads – especially the one in Fez and also enjoyed the one in Marrakech. Loved our day trip to Essouria and especially the VERY FRESH seafood lunch, one of the best we had ever enjoyed! While I appreciated the beauty of the drive through the Atlas Mountains to Ourzazate – for me it was a very long bus ride for not much punch! However, I do agree that the desert is the essence of the country and not to be missed.
~ Nancy, Fred, Diane, Ed, Beth and Barry
Wine Country, USA 2011
My trip to Sonoma/Napa California was flawless. When I emailed Su my top choice of where to stay, she emailed me several other resorts for comparison, just so I was completely informed before making a final decision. I’m glad she did because the one I finally picked offered a greater value and very special amenities! Her response time was prompt and efficient. She gave us awesome ideas for places to visit and dine. The only thing missing was someone to do the packing!
Two days after my return, Su assisted me in booking a trip for my family to Turks and Caicos. One, two, three, and it’s done! She is exceedingly knowledgeable, and, therefore, brought value and enthusiasm to our trip.
~ Jo and Ed, NC
Caribbean, St. Lucia
Thank you for your attention to detail and arrangements for our trip to St Lucia. All of your tips and recommendations for the island were perfect. You have the gift of knowing what would make your clients achieve their purpose in the trip. We had a very relaxing time as well as got a chance to experience the island. Thanks for your expertise!
~ Manju and Jayant, NC
It was a wonderful trip; Scotland is a beautiful country. We were just amazed at how picturesque everything was – the Isle of Skye was especially breathtaking.
Thanks again for all of your help – it was a great vacation!
~ Jared and Julie, NC
Had an Amazing time– thanks for all the travel arrangements; they were smooth as silk. We want your help planning our trip to Bora Bora. Our Africa trip was so well planned and executed that we might be spoiled!!!
~ Steve and Kim, NC
We have arrived back to US soil, safe and sound. We enjoyed our holiday in London immensely and we have you to thank. We’ll have to touch base soon!
~ Tiffany and Delinda NC
Cruising Disney 2011
The Disney Dream Cruise really was a dream and a trip of a lifetime for our family! Su was so thorough in the planning with us and she is like Disney with her attention to detail and making everything magical! We wouldn’t dream of planning a special vacation without her! St. Lucia here we come!
~ Kristi and Troy NC
Wanted to send a quick note to let you know that our 20th Anniversary Trip was absolutely FABULOUS!! I’ll call you tomorrow, but wanted you to know that we are home and glowing and so happy! You planned a terrific adventurous week for us!!
~ Robin and Charlie, NC
Key West, Florida 2010
The hotel was beautiful…we were upgraded to a beach view so that was great. The room was very modern and clean looking. The outside was full of trees and hidden areas to sit and relax along w\hammocks too! I would def. stay there again. We did a lot of walking and site seeing. Look forward to seeing you soon.
~ Audra and Mark, NC
Disney World 2010
Thank you for everything. We had a magical time in FL. The hotel worked out well – good breakfast and conveniently located. We swam all 3 days and enjoyed the hot tub. Thank you though for finding us a great place for this trip. We loved having 2 full days in the Kingdom. We saw every ride, show and parade and enjoyed our favorites more than twice too. It was truly a special time for our family. Thanks so much for all your help.
~ Karin and family, NC
Caribbean, St. Lucia:
Su, sadly we are back home. We had the most amazing time at Sandals La Toc and look forward to some day going back. We need to get the pictures printed and would love to share them with you. Thank you so much for all your help.
~ Katherine and Michael NC
South Africa & Italy trip 2010
Hello, I got my itinerary and I’ve got to say I’ve been so busy that I haven’t had time to be excited. When I opened it up I finally got EXCITED! Thank you. You did all the things for me that I would normally do. I always set up an itinerary for us and compile all my information in one place. This time, I seriously wouldn’t have been able to and SOOOO appreciated your expertise, patience and company through many of our decisions. I especially enjoyed all the little extras you stuck in. How fun! Thanks, Su. You’ve made this a great experience and I’m really looking forward to it.
Everything was wonderful, thanks so much. Great experiences. I have about 4000 pictures!
~ Diane and Ed
Africa – photographic safari 2009
The trip was great and we had a really good time! I took lots of pictures (about 1800 or so). Many of our friends have been asking us to show them the pictures of our trip to Africa and so I have compiled a DVD video of my photos. I’ve reduced the 1841 pictures that I took down to less than 500 and I have African music playing in the background. It really came out very well. I also put together a small album of about 40 pix for portability.
~ Herb and Vivian, NC
In March of 2009 we cruised the Eastern Caribbean and went on four excursions Su recommended. In August we went on a land tour and cruise of Alaska with friends from Colorado, and in 2010 all four of us took a trip to Oberammergau, Germany, to attend the Passion Play given only once every 10 years.
We both like the way she communicates. Not only does she ask the right questions to get us to hone in on what our goals and expectations are for our vacations, but she thoroughly investigates all the options available and gets back to us in a timely manner. One of our favorite things Su was able to book was our excursion to see whales in Icy Strait Point, Alaska. The company she used was reputable and very successful in finding whales, otter, sea lions and bald eagles!
~ Pete and Mary, Raleigh, NC
Hawaii – ‘Babymoon’ vacation
The trip was incredible! It was so hard to come back and really hard to adjust to work this morning. Maui was definitely my favorite. There was nothing I would change. Scott LOVED the car and I think that really helped to have such a great experience. There is just something to riding in a convertible with perfect weather in a beautiful place.
Thank you so much for your help with everything. As soon as we get our heads back on straight we would love to meet up and share our pictures with you. I think we have some great ones!!!
~ Scott and Christy, Morrisville, NC