A Bit about me…

Travel is my passion! I just can’t get enough!

I am a fairly adventurous traveler and although I am experienced in planning all types of travel, I have focused my niche in this direction. I love to travel with small groups and deeply explore the destination. I want to be in the destination long enough to speak a bit of the language, maybe frequent the same cafe for a few days, and feel part of the local life. I love trekking because you get close, not just to the people, but the land and traditions. After spending over 35 years in organizational development in the call center industry and hospital quality management, I truly understand what it takes to go the extra mile, how important my clients are, and how to manage and grow a small business. I am excited to work with you to help you plan your next adventure, traveling anywhere in the world! I can’t wait to meet you, even if it just in a virtual way! Let’s plan your next trip together!

Lorraine

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Lorraine, has done many family vacations for the Rhodes family. And if you think that was an easy task planning a Disney Family trip of 30 people. Lorraine took care of every little detail and went beyond to make sure every detail was in place. We just planned a trip to London with family members and I can't express enough how Lorraine once again goes beyond her normal duties to make sure she gets us the best prices and helped with all the details. We are a high maintenance family and Kudos to her for always willing to take us on. We love you Lorraine and wouldn't think of going to anyone else. To our next trip!

Suzanne & Family

Lorraine Whittemore of Cruise Planners has provided us with outstanding service and expertise in planning every detail of our custom land + cruise trip to Europe. She worked tirelessly and provided time and money saving advice and suggestions with respect to every detail of our trip, whether or not she was receiving any compensation. Since our trip has been postponed to 2021 due to Covid 19, she spent a great deal of time obtaining refunds and re-booking our trip for 2021. Her expertise, experience, connections and perseverance have many times demonstrated the high value she provides as a professional travel agent. She has earned our loyalty and appreciation and so we highly recommend her travel services. We can't wait to try one of her small-group escorted tours!

Bill & Marybeth

We worked with Lorraine to plan a custom 11 day trip to Italy with stops in Rome and the Amalfi Coast. Lorraine's knowledge of the area was extensive and she got us INCREDIBLE deals on flights and hotels. She was even able to accommodate special requests such as needing exit rows (my husband is very tall and needs the legroom for a long flight). As someone who had never used a travel agent before and always thought it may be cost prohibitive, I was wrong! Lorraine was able to keep us under budget so that we had extra money to do little excursion tours to the Roman Forum, the Vatican, and Pompeii (all bucket list places for me!). She also was able to advise when tours weren't really necessary - our trip to Capri was a good example - we were able to easily tour the island ourselves and take a ferry. Above all, she made it so easy - presenting options clearly and booking everything quickly. The itinerary she gave us to follow was top-notch and had all necessary contact info on it. I really can't say enough good things about Lorraine - she made my dream trip a reality!

Madeline

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With Me

Small groups and custom itineraries are my specialty!

My groups are typically 10-15 travelers. We aren’t a ‘big bus’ tour and don’t want to be. We don’t just look out the window and drive by the sights. Typically, my tours are custom and private. The advantage is, we can say, ‘stop here, we want to see this’ and we stop and explore, even if it isn’t in the plan. Yes, we have an itinerary, but we also feel it’s important to take advantage of unexpected moments that arise. My tours attract travelers who are flexible and adventurous. A bit of spontaneity is a good thing!

You should know, my fellow travelers are like you, they don’t want a canned tour, they like a sense of freedom on their trip, they understand the value of flexibility in travel, and they love the idea of working with a travel planner who understands and respects their travel values.

Let’s plan your next travel adventure!

How I Make Your EScape Awesome

I am ready to support you throughout the planning process via phone or email.

Once you sign up and make your deposit:

  • You will receive a link to your My Trips account. You can view your trip details any time from your PC or Mobile Phone.
  • I will send you arrival and departure details so you can make your flight arrangements.
  • I will email you your final payment reminder about 1 week before it is due.
  • About two-three months before the trip I will send significant details like packing lists, further itinerary details, etc.
  • One month before the trip I will mail you your travel documents (or pass them out at a gathering for those local).

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I’ve Got You Covered

Sustainable Travel

The world has become a smaller place. Ease of transportation and access to far off places has caused over tourism and with crowds come challenges. I encourage sustainable travel, from filtered water bottles to getting off the beaten path, to volunteerism, there are many things each of us individually can do to preserve our world while we enjoy it.

Accommodations With Character

Don’t want to close your hotel room door and feel like you could be anywhere in the world? I don’t either. I seek out hotels with a bit of character, and a local feel. 

Epic journeys

Have a bucket list a mile long? So do I. The tours I design bring you to these dreamed of places. Even when you go somewhere more touristed, I will find bucket list things for you to do and see.

What ARe YOU Waiting For? Let’s chat about your travel dreams!

 

I’d love to learn what’s important to you when you travel. Then let’s work together to plan the best possible trip. Your amazing travel memories are my motivation!

 

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