5.0 star rating
I have been using Laurie at Directions Travel for 5 years now and I can tell you she is amazing!
Laurie always finds the best deals at the very best places! She is always looking ahead at what's new and up coming for our destinations. Her knowledge of traveling to all destinations is the best I have ever come across. We have traveled to Panama, Costa Rica, Punta Cana, Rivera Maya, and our latest, Huatulco,Mexico, which was amazing! An awesome destination everyone should visit!
Laurie always provides 5 star service, even on our brief trips down to Florida. Everything is taken care of and her personalized service cannot be beat! Thank You Laurie!! Already looking forward to our next trip!
We traveled to Europe in 2015 using Directions. Laurie is ready, willing, and able to accommodate and answer all questions. We did Germany, Austria, and Italy telling her what we wanted to do and see. Everything was planned to a T, taking my wife's health into consideration. We did not have to worry about a single instance. She worked wonders with her European counterparts, and we are using her again this year for an Hawaiian Cruise. Everyone should give her travel agency a try. You won't be disappointed. Dan & Judy Mankowski.
Laurie, I realized that I had not expressed our sincere gratitude for all that you do to make our trip an enjoyable experience. As I told Eric and Jenny, this one was the best for Lynn and I. Lynn loved being able to snorkel every day and she got plenty of practice with her underwater camera. She still has a ways to go to get the underwater timing down to get the subject in the frame.
The entertainment for both of the cocktail hours was first rate and every
activity that we participated in was flawless.
Again, thanks for everything that you did to make it so much fun. It also was great meeting Tim; his tales of travel and golf were very interesting and fun! He should join us again!
My girlfriend and I have just returned from the 10-day Gate-1 tour of China that was recommended by Laurie at Directions. Wow!!!!! It was amazing; everything was so organized and ran like clockwork thanks to Laurie and Gate 1 Tours.
Our tour guide, Ivy, was fantastic, funny, and so knowledgeable. Our group was proud to call ourselves “Ivy’s family” and found her to be totally dedicated to making us enjoy our visit and love her country as much as she did.
This tour had a very busy schedule, but one which took in the main sites. We hiked the Great Wall, visited Tiananmen Square, and The Forbidden City in Beijing, viewed the terracotta warriors in Xian, and saw Shanghai lit up at night from a river cruise. But, the best part of the trip was getting to know, and spending time with the wonderful people of China. This is where Ivy’s knowledge and expertise had the greatest value.
Trans-Pacific Air China flights were well attended and the in-flight meals were tasty (who expects roast duck to be served on a flight?). The thought of three internal flights seemed daunting at first but they were short and the waiting time at airports was minimal and went smoothly. Our hotels were 4 and 5 star quality with great food, clean rooms, and located close to the attractions so that travel time was reduced. All of the meals furnished by Gate 1 were fun and “Cruise Ship” quality.
This was our second trip with Directions (our first was to Belize) and we are already looking to book again with Laurie for next year.
I would highly recommend Laurie, Directions, and Gate 1. You won’t be disappointed.
July 11, 2017
Thank you for everything. It was seriously an amazing vacation! The staff at breathless was amazing. Everyone always greeted us and they were all polite. We loved how they always had entertainers there too! (Their 4th of july party was pretty impressive) We did do a dolphin excursion, which i would recommend to anyone, and we did the saona island excursion which was a whole day excursion but was absolutely beautiful. (We would recommend it to everyone as well) It was such a relaxing, stress free vacation and i needed it soo much! My husband even was impressed with the resort and everything about it. He kept saying good job babe. Lol.
As extras we did the bali belongs dinner (was a very romantic dinner and another recommendation)
We also did the lobster all you can eat dinner on the beach friday evening. That was good except the lobster to me was a little fishy but everything was perfect.
I also did the Tandem massage at the spa. Was a little expensive but had 2 people giving me a massage at once which was amazing!
Thank you again! And i hope you know we will be keeping you as our travel agent for years to come! And obviously will recommend you too!
September 17, 2014
I have been a client of Laurie and Sharon's for 30 years!!!! I couldn't even imagine BEING 30 when I started with them. It began as a business relationship -- booking trips for my boss. Then I saved money. They always were able to give me DIRECTION on how to fit a trip into my budget for exactly what I was looking for. Laurie and Sharon have helped me find the PERFECT vacations with girlfriends, romantic getaways, and family fun. Laurie booked my honeymoon cruise in 1984 and just helped us find the best place to celebrate our 30TH wedding anniversary. Obviously, if I keep going back, they must be doing something right. You NEED a travel agent. You NEED them!!!!!! Call them today and see what they can do for you.
February 25, 2014
This is our 3rd Girls trip planned with Directions. Laurie does an awesome job with recommendations and lining everything up so it is as Stress free as possible. We travel every year with 6-8 girls and it is so easy just to have everyone call to give their info. Very Friendly and helpful every time I call. We will continue to use them always. Thanks Directions!
January 12, 2014
My wife and I decided to go on a vacation just recently and were looking for deals. We stumbled on this directory which led us to your company. I must say, we were very happy with how easy it was to get everything setup. We just got back and had a blast in the Caribbean. Thank you Directions for making it simple and stress free. I would have given this company 5 stars, but our flight was delayed (no fault of yours). We will be back to use you again soon. Thank you once again!!
May 21, 2014
Just want to take a minute and say thank you for your seamless service. You know many times because I am in hospitality I take on the responsibility of making all of the arrangements and I usually do so individually rather than as a package. I will say this is my first time using a travel agent and it was wonderful, not having to worry or really plan anything.
Secrets Capri is a great property, some minor flaws but nothing my husband and I couldn’t over look given all of the advantages.
Also the company Best Day which was the round trip transportation and the agent who booked our 2 excursions (Explore and Chichenitza) was also seamless and very helpful. The vendors they use for these excursions are top notch, friendly, funny, and helpful.