Testimonials

 Sandals Grande St. Lucian – October, 2016

Hey Keith!!

We had SUCH a great time, sandals was awesome – everyone was so friendly and the food was great!

Thanks to you and Su again for everything !! we had a wonderful time, and now are getting back in tune with the real world after a nice relaxing time – also – we are SO glad we did the scuba – now we are looking into getting fully certified.

Thanks again!

~ Victoria in North Carolina

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Sandals at Gros Islet, Saint Lucia

Ireland & Italy – September, 2016

Hi Su,

Well it did take me awhile to recover my “home legs” again, as you described that process so well. Only experienced travelers seem to understand that concept.

Ireland and Tuscany were both fantastic experiences, we loved them both! We were so pleased with your incredible planning, organization and follow through! Everything went off smoothly and efficiently at every step of the journey. Thank you so much for all you did to make it come off without a hitch.

We sang your praises along the way, hope you heard them. We can’t wait for you to plan the next adventure!

Warm greetings and all best wishes,

~ Suzanne

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County Cork, Ireland

South Africa – July, 2016

Hi Keith!

I wanted to thank you again for an absolutely amazing trip! Everything went so smoothly on a logistics end. The places and people you had us visit created a truly life changing experience – I’m still struggling to put it all into words. South Africa will always have a very special place in my heart and I look forward to the day I can go back.

I am so grateful for you and this experience. Thanks again,

~ Jacki in North Carolina

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Beautiful South Africa

Puerto Rico – June, 2016

Keith and Su,

St. Regis was absolutely perfect and the service was incredible. There were not many people there so we felt like we owned the place! We even found time to get over to the golf greens and hit some balls, something that we have not done in years.

We visited Old San Juan for a day and were able to taste many different Puerto Rican foods.

Thank you so much for helping Rob make this so special for me. You, once again, made our vacation perfect! Just for us! I am very grateful.

~ Bobbi in Cary, North Carolina

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Lovely Puerto Rico

Seychelles – June, 2016

Hello!

It was beautiful there! Just loved it.

I was able to go diving in Praslin and it was wonderful. We adored Praslin and that hotel!

We had a wonderful time! The beaches were gorgeous!

I could see myself visiting again, hopefully soon.

Thank you for everything,

Suzette in North Carolina

Destination Wedding: Mexico – April, 2016

Hi Su!

It truly was a magical vacation, and the wedding itself was absolutely lovely! The location and quality time with friends and family was exactly what we had envisioned.

Thank you (and your wonderful daughter) for all your planning, logistics, and dedication you put toward making the destination wedding a reality. Any family or friends that were hesitant about the idea in the beginning were converts by the end (including the father of the bride)!

Take care,

Kathleen

P.S. Here are some pictures I thought you might enjoy!

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Happy newlyweds on their wedding day!

 

Horse Riding Safari: Botswana, Zimbabwe & South Africa – February, 2016

Our family recently had a wonderful trip to three different countries in Africa thanks in large part to the planning done by Lazy Lizard Travel.

We worked primarily with Su Holshausen to organize our vacation. She has a tremendous knowledge of the area and gave us many useful recommendations about where to stay and what activities to do while we were there. She also listened to us regarding the type of vacation that our family would enjoy and then arranged the trip accordingly. We did not have any problems with our travel arrangements (airlines, transfers, hotels and excursions) and it was good to know that we would be well taken care of on each leg of our journey.

She prepared us well for what to expect and then gave us any necessary contact information in case we had any problems or questions while we were away.

We would definitely recommend Lazy Lizard Travel for anyone who wants to visit Africa.

~ Susan in Cary, North Carolina

Dubai & Maldives – December, 2015

Hey Su,

The trip was wonderful. Dubai is truly spectacular and both of your tours were right on time and top notch. I would recommend them to any of your clients.

We had spectacular dives at both resorts.

Take Care and once again thanks for a great trip.

~ Steve in Charlotte, North Carolina

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The Burj Khalifa in Dubai

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Maldives

Tanzania – September, 2015

Su,

We had a great, great time in all phases of the trip – sixteen flights total including the sky safari, were all on time and there was no lost luggage.  We enjoyed all the lodges, camps, safaris, and tours.  We were treated royally at all the stops!

~ Kathy & Winston

East Africa – August 24, 2015

Well, we are home from what has been the most amazing adventure of our lives!!! Wow! Thanks again…it was more than we could ask for!

The gorilla hike was the hardest thing I’ve ever done (8 hours the first day and 5 hours the second), but worth it! We were surrounded by the gentle giants on both days and it was surreal. Uganda is a beautiful country and Zanzibar was a tropical paradise.

It has been a pleasure to work with you again, and I hope we will plan another African holiday in the future.

~ Shelly

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Serengeti National Park

MBA Global Program to Africa – May, 2015

We had an amazing experience during our MBA Global Immersion course to Southern Africa (Zambia, Botswana and South Africa). Working with Keith and Lazy Lizard Travel was pleasant and everything was very well organized. Our group of students had the best comments and raved how smoothly everything worked. “Best Everrr!” were the daily comments heard throughout the trip which led us from a safari into big company’s boardrooms to the top of Table Mountain and more.
I agree, best ever!

~ Patricia Collins, MBA Program, Global Programs, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Kenan-Flagler Business School

UNC MBA Group at Victoria Falls

UNC MBA Group at Victoria Falls

Costa Rica School Trip – April, 2015

Su,

It went almost without a hitch. Not too bad for our first time traveling with twenty-four 7th and 8th graders. Thanks for all of your help.

~ Eileen from Ravenscroft School in Raleigh, North Carolina

Italy – April, 2015

Hi Su,

We wanted to thank you for planning such a wonderful trip for us.  We thoroughly enjoyed it, and it was both relaxing and informational.

We especially loved Florence and the hotel.  It was so beautifully appointed and had wonderful amenities.  The wine tasting was great. We had a great time at the Wine Estate with a tour and another tasting.

We had an amazing time in Rome as well. Our hotel in Rome provided great service.

Both of our tour guides were amazing! Thank you again!

Best,

Lavanya & Sharat

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Roman Colosseum

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Rustic Florence

Sandals Emerald Bay – March, 2015

Oh my gosh thank you for a wonderful trip. The weather was perfect, and the golf course tough. We played every day.  Just loved it, everything was perfect.

Thank you,

~ Jim & Corey in North Carolina

 

This place is awesome!!  Thanks to you both so much!  You guys went above and beyond – we won’t ever use another travel agent!!

~ Chuck & Kelly in North Carolina

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Wine Enthusiasts: Cape Tour & Safari – March, 2015

Hi Keith,

We expected a great trip, and our expectations were exceeded……..it was fabulous!

First, let us say that the information you provided in advance was most thorough and helpful.  Everything we needed was there.

The trip got off to a bit of a rocky start when the weather in DC caused everyone to arrive a day later than originally planned.  But Kirsten did a fine job of rearranging the Sunday and Monday schedules so that we didn’t miss anything.

The accommodations in Cape Town and the Game Reserve were outstanding — really first class!  The Stellenbosch Boutique Hotel was charming, with a friendly and helpful staff, and it was very convenient to be able to walk to shopping and so many nice restaurants from that location.

I (Lynnette), not being an animal lover, said I was going on this trip for the wine, and we enjoyed many excellent ones. But the highlight really did turn out to be the time spent at the game preserve.  We saw so many animals, the big five included, and several so close-up it was almost scary.  An absolutely wonderful experience!

The food was great, reasonably priced, and we tried some new things – springbok, ostrich, buffalo sausage, bobotie, numnum — all delicious!

Thank you both for planning such a wonderful itinerary.

~ Lynnette & David in Cary, North Carolina

Keith,

I have to say, the time in South Africa was really great with the highlight being the safari although the wineries were also quite good choices.  There are so many others that it had to be hard to choose the right ones!  We had an excellent time overall.

~ Ed & Barbara

Hi Keith ,

A bit late with this but no less sincere.  Thanks for the great trip to South Africa.  We had a great time especially at Kapama.  Except for a not so good start due to weather, it was great fun.

Thanks again.

~ Joyce & Jim

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Botswana – February, 2015

Hi Su,

Our arrangements all went smoothly and we had a great time. Our lodges were great for us.

~ Sue & Graham in Pennsylvania

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Botswana Safari Tour

Knoxville Rotary Trip to Zimbabwe – February, 2015

Hi Keith,

Just wanted to give you a quick “thank you” for making all the wonderful accommodations and travel arrangements. Each place has been fabulous. Every one of the people we’ve met have been gracious and kind.

Super trip!  Cheers, Whitney

Keith, Thank you for planning an amazing trip to Zimbabwe for me.  I gave you less than two month’s notice, but you still managed to think of everything!  All transfers, activities, and meals were arranged.  All I had to do was show up!  You were so patient with me while answering all of my questions, even the most ridiculous ones, and I used your valuable advice throughout the entire trip. Thanks again,

~ Jennifer

Keith with Lazy Lizard Travel assisted us with planning our great trip to Africa, our first time in those countries.  Our accommodations were wonderful and Keith also planned our tours of the Cape Town area.  The guides he arranged were so nice and knowledgeable.  He also recommended fabulous restaurants.  We felt very well taken care of and everything went as planned.  I highly recommend Lazy Lizard for your Africa travels.

~ Sandy & David

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Tennessee Rotary Club Fact Finding Mission Team

Zimbabwe, Botswana & South Africa Family Trip – December, 2014

Keith,

We got back this afternoon. Travel home went very smoothly, as did pretty much everything (except the popped plane tire in Kasane, which one can’t help).

It was a special, special trip. We made many memories. The boys even complimented me on the quality of the hotels!

Thanks for all your help!

~ Josh in Raleigh, North Carolina

Couples Trip to Italy – October, 2014

Hi Su, many thanks for planning our wonderful vacation.  Can’t believe everything went so smoothly!  We had a very memorable time!  The weather every day was perfect.  Also our traveling companions were a lot of fun.  Venice was a great choice—-absolutely loved it!  Thanks again.

~ Tom & Pat in Cary, North Carolina

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Romantic gondola ride in Venice

Family Trip to Italy – June, 2014

Hi Su and Keith!

Our vacation in Italy was wonderful.  We loved it!!

Rome was glorious. We wish we had more days there to see all that magnificent city offers. Oh well, another time.

Florence was awesome.  It was Bob’s favorite city.  The hotel, a 4 star, was extremely comfortable. The bike tour was wonderful, and our guide had a fabulous personality!  Shopping, of course, was top notch!  I would highly recommend this hotel after all of its renovations are complete.

Venice.  Ahhhh…. my personal very favorite city!  I love Venice.  Certainly one day is plenty to see all that one needs to see there, but oh, so wonderful.

So… in a nutshell, we had a great time, wish we had planned for a longer time there, and look forward to going back to some of the cities and visiting new ones!  Thank you for all of the time you put in to this.  It was great, thank you!!

~ Kim in Raleigh, North Carolina

Ravenscroft School: Zambia Program – April, 2014

Visiting two bush schools supported by local Safari Lodges near Livingstone and South Luangwa National Park, also an orphanage near Lusaka, taking over five hundred pounds of donated school supplies in association with ‘Pack for a Purpose’.

Ravenscroft’s Director of International Education commented that “it was the best trip he had experienced in his twenty years of international travel.”

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Ravenscroft Team 2014

 

South African Safari – April, 2014

Su,

Thank you so much for planning such an amazing trip for us! We could never have imagined we would have such an adventure while still having all the luxuries of home! We saw all of the “Big Five” except for the leopard.

We can’t thank you enough!

~ Lance & Moriah in Durham, North Carolina

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Lance & Moriah on safari in South Africa

Honeymoon:  Cancun – Mexico, 2014

Keith,

As far as the resort goes, the first thing I want to say is that the service was amazing. The second we got onto the resort we were greeted with warm smiles and a “welcome home.” Throughout our stay the staff made sure we were comfortable and had everything we needed. The variety of bars/restaurants was very nice as well. Buffets, steak house, Japanese restaurant, Italian, seafood; all were delicious and again, staff was phenomenal.

Now the main reason you would come here: the beach. I’ve never seen such beautiful blue water. They even groom their sand daily so that it is always as pristine as can be. You can walk down to the beach and be greeted by staff to help you find an open beach recliner under the many umbrellas, all while being served any food or drink you want.

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Another thing Jessica and I enjoyed was the variety of shows. There was a different type of show each night.

As far as your help through Lazy Lizard Travel, we could not have asked for more. We wanted to avoid the headache of bookings with airlines and the hotel and you definitely succeeded. I really liked the fact that you took time out of your day to personally meet me to give us our itinerary. The gift bag with chocolates, champagne glasses, chap-stick, sunscreen and baggage locks was a really nice touch. It shows that you genuinely care about your clients and the work you do. I would suggest your professional travel planning to anyone looking for this kind of service. I actually already have to some friends who are getting married this year!

Again thank you very much for planning our amazing trip. It’s something we will never forget!

~ James & Jessica in Raleigh, North Carolina

Honeymoon:  Sandals Royal Caribbean

Sandals Royal Caribbean island, Montego Bay

Sandals Royal Caribbean Island

“Our clients, Beau & Tash, absolutely loved their SANDALS honeymoon and told me that they want to be in Grenada LaSource for their first anniversary next year! They particularly raved about the personal service from the resort staff. They mentioned how helpful the General Manager had been when they arrived and how he had taken them on a private tour of the property. They also mentioned Nicole out on the island. They said she was the “best” and for one whole day they never saw the bottom of their glasses as she was always there for them!

Beau also commented extremely favorably about the wonderful SCUBA instructor. Apparently he was just so patient with Tash as she struggled a bit to get used to the equipment but he was in no rush and made her feel completely confident for the dive. Very impressive indeed as they remarked that your SCUBA course and dives are a MUST DO and something for the bucket list! Their complimentary catamaran cruise went very well too.So all in all a delightful experience for our clients and I am so grateful to your staff for making sure they had the best honeymoon.”

~ Beau & Tash

Germany, Austria, Turkey & Italy, 2013

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Oktoberfest: Munich, Germany

Hi Su,

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 & Bobbi in Cary, North Carolina

Wonderful Scotland, 2013

St Andrews, Scotland

George at St. Andrews

Hello Everyone,

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

Dan & Bob at Kingsbarns Golf Links, Scotland

Dan & Bob at Kingsbarns Golf Links, Scotland

Hi Keith,
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 in Vermont

 

Europe, 2013 

Derek, Alka & family

Derek, Alka & family

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 in Cary, North Carolina

South Africa, 2012

Cheetahs at Endangered Species Center, SA

Cheetahs at Endangered Species Center

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 in  North Carolina

Bahamas, 2012

Dolphins in Atlantis

Hi Su,

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 in Raleigh, North Carolina

Zimbabwe & South Africa, 2012

Hi Su,

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

Honeymoon: St. Lucia , 2012

Honeymoon in St. Lucia

Hi Su!

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!

Love,

Jillian

Cape Town, Kruger National Park, Victoria Falls & Botswana, 2012

Leopard at Sabi Sabi

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, 2012

Hi Su!

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  in Ontario, Canada

Triple Trouble: Lions at Sabi Sabi!

South Africa: LENOVO Incentive Group, 2012

Su,

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.

Sincerely,

Mark and Priscilla in North Carolina

Hi Su,
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.
Regards,

Stephanie – Global Sales Director, LENOVO in Atlanta Georgia

Lazy Lizard Travel Incentive Group for LENOVO.

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 in Cary, North Carolina

 

 

Cancun, Mexico

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  in Cary, North Carolina

Reflections on Namibia, Zimbabwe, Botswana & South AfricaNamibia

Hi Su
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 & Marilyn in Knoxville, Tennessee

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 in Greensboro, North Carolina

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 in North Carolina

European Adventures, 2012

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!!!

Thank you!!

Robin & Charlie in Cary, North Carolina

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 in Durham, North Carolina

Bermuda, 2012

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 in 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.

DR with Lazy Lizard Travel

~ Nichelle & Family

Greece, 2011

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 & Tony in New Jersey

Africa, 2011

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 & the Girls

Honeymoon: Mexico Caribbean, 2011

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 & Camden in North Carolina

 

Africa, 2011

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 & Brian

Morocco, 2011

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 & 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 & Ed in North Carolina

 

Caribbean – St. Lucia, 2011

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 & Jayant in North Carolina

Scotland, 2011

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 & Julie in North Carolina

Africa 2011

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 & Kim in North Carolina

England 2011

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

Caribbean, 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

Belize 2010

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:

Honeymoon 2010

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.

Followed by…
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

Cruising 2009

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

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