What Our Clients Are Saying

Excellent advisor and planner. We completed a 3 week cruise/land tour of NZ and Australia. We have used Monica for 10 years in travels all over the world. We highly recommend her and her team. She is hands on, practically oriented, and very experienced.
Bob | Agent: Monica Varri, CTA
Silverseas trip by Monica. Monica was great! Quick, informative, precise. and in particular she was careful to remind us of adhering to important traveler check points before leaving on our trip. She was gracious in accommodating itinerary changes. I give her five stars!!!
Gordon | Agent: Monica Varri, CTA
Seabourn Cruise. She is attentive, personable and professional.
Harry | Agent: Gwen Pullman Trucco
Gwen is very experienced and response. A first class travel advisor
Niles | Agent: Gwen Pullman Trucco
Gwen booked us at the Carlyle in NYC and we received the complimentary breakfast each morning which was a good value.
KK | Agent: Gwen Pullman Trucco
Very knowledgeable and help create a personalized itinerary for my family. Exceptional talent.
PGV | Agent: Marylou Calnin-Sek
Mary Lou is a true professional who has the experience to guide us to the best trips available. She is a delight to work with and I highly recommend her services.
DN | Agent: Marylou Calnin-Sek
Marylou took care of everything and we couldn't be more pleased with her service. We received a fabulous upgrade upon our arrival at the resort and all of our transportation transfers and details went smoothly.
Bunnybunny | Agent: Marylou Calnin-Sek
We had a lovely weekend. Mary suggested we do the expedited arrival at the airport in Montego Bay which saved us from long lines at immigration. We were upgraded and enjoyed every second at that amazing resort!!! Thank you Mary!!!
Sue K | Agent: Marylou Calnin-Sek
Marylou is a wonderful travel advisor. She is knowledgable, professional, and efficient. Marylou is very responsive and attentive and is great to work with. I would recommend Marylou to anyone planning travel.
intrepid | Agent: Marylou Calnin-Sek
Marylou was very knowledgeable and helpful and found the perfect villa agency to help us find a vacation home in which to gather and celebrate my husbands 60 th birthday. We were traveling with 2 toddler grandchildren and a daughter who has been trying to get pregnant, so wanted an environment free of mosquitos ( and the threat of Zika ). When I found the Caribbean islands free of Zika, she helped us settle on an agency and home and made sure we had the right contacts and then we planned our activities after settling on a house.
Becky Hamlin | Agent: Marylou Calnin-Sek
Excellent Dyane was there to add support and make on the spot arrangements whenever we needed her
Jay | Agent: Dyane Shanahan
Linda is a true professional. Very knowledgeable and attention to detail is amazing! She is a pleasure to work with. I will always work with Linda for travel plans in the future.
Happy in the Sun | Agent: Linda Clark
Denise is simply the best. Always goes the extra mile when responding to our questions and needs for assistance. Denise is polite, friendly, professional and extremely knowledgeable with all processes involving international and domestic travel.
Steve | Agent: Denise Schwab, CTA
Eau Palm Beach Florida. Excellent as always. Using a Virtuoso travel advisor gives the guest some nice extras. Furthermore, Monica knows one of the Managers who is as delightful as Monica.
kbp | Agent: Monica Varri, CTA
Positano and Amalfi trip. Fantastic, creative and insightful. The tours she booked were fabulous. The guides were extremely knowledgeable.
eakesq | Agent: Monica Varri, CTA
Attention to Detail. This is the 4th major trip Monica has done for us, and all have been exceptional. Pampered, and luxurious.
Tony | Agent: Monica Varri, CTA
Monica was very accessible and responded quickly to some last minute book requests we had for some shore excursions. She has always been personable and professional in all our interactions and I would recommend her without reservation to other travelers!
Walt | Agent: Monica Varri, CTA
As always, Monica surpassed my expectations. I was looking for something other than a typical waterfront property in Laguna Beach. The Ranch at Laguna Beach hit the mark. It was exactly what I expected based on everything she told me. Looking forward to my next get-away perfectly curated by Monica!
Todd Szwajkowski | Agent: Monica Varri, CTA
Monica is the epitome of excellence. Monica Varri, and her support team at the Lake Forest Travel Bureau, have provided our family with exceptional service and ideas that are based on her first hand knowledge. Consequently, each trip has been a success. She deserves more her high reputation.
Kb | Agent: Monica Varri, CTA
Pure Relaxation. I absolutely love working with Monica and her team at Lake Forest Travel. She has all the best kept secrets and she shares them with me! All of the accommodations we have booked with her have been excellent and I can't wait for the next adventure! Where to, Monica?????
friedkara | Agent: Monica Varri, CTA
HV is a wonderful advisor, a wonderful lady. She is knowledgeable and responsive, just terrific. She has built an excellent team around her. Looking forward to planning our next journey.
MWD | Agent: Helen Varri CTC
We have used Helen for many years and she has always handled our many request with competence, thoroughness and good humor. We travel using 5star accommodations and her follow through is always prompt and complete.
chips | Agent: Helen Varri CTC
Helen is as able, knowledgeable, helpful, and responsive as a travel agent can be. I will put to the side her expert planning and execution. Shortly into our holiday, we faced a family crisis. Our grandson was admitted into intensive care. We needed to return home to Chicago immediately. Helen and her team responded brilliantly. Everything we needed done she did. We could not have a better advocate. Helen is top shelf.
MWD | Agent: Helen Varri CTC
All the people in Lake Forest Travel have always been very helpful in all our bookings. We have used them for years and would go no where else for the best travel itinerary. We would recommend anyone in the office. Thank you Lake Forest Travel for being a big part of all our wonderful travel plans Richard.
Richard | Agent: Helen Varri CTC
Gwen is creative and responsive when helping to plan our travels. She listens thoughtfully to our needs and provides options and recommendations. We trust her expertise and count on her extensive knowledge of the travel industry.
Anne | Agent: Gwen Pullman Trucco
Gwen is our go-to for all things travel. she has been virtually everywhere, has good insights and great deals on fantastic hotels. We won't ever plan a big trip without her.
Dan | Agent: Gwen Pullman Trucco
Erica was incredibly helpful while planning our trip to Hawaii. We did not know where to start when it came to planning our trip and didn't have the time to research a million options for where to stay and what to do. I reached out to Erica and within 48 hours our entire trip was planned. The process was so simple! Erica answered all my questions and helped make this trip an experience of a lifetime. I will definitely use her again to plan our next vacation!
Kathryn | Agent: Erica Doose
Knows her stuff. Delightful...very nice person.
Jeb | Agent: Erica Doose
Working with Erica Doose was Wonderful. She promptly responds to inquiries and is willing to be flexible as we work together to achieve our ideal travel arrangements. Plus, she has suggestions/recommendations based on our travel itinerary and her knowledge of the situation.
anonymous | Agent: Erica Doose
Just Great! Very professional and more importantly nice.
Punk | Agent: Erica Doose
We had a wonderful vacation that Erica put together for us. The resort was exactly what we were looking for. We booked the trip well in advance and Erica kept in touch with updates as needed.
Mary | Agent: Erica Doose
Marylou was amazing to work with. She took care of every little detail of the trip, from coming off the plane to arriving home. There was absolutely nothing we had to worry about and that left time to enjoy the trip of a lifetime. We felt safe, we had great accommodations, when we arrived, the staff at the front desk got our information and knew just what to do…….I can’t say enough.
Barb Bucket List | Agent: Marylou Calnin-Sek
I have worked with Marylou for years and would not consider working with anyone else!! She is fabulous and has "surprised" me with extra goodies numerous times. I am beyond pleased!!!
Linda M | Agent: Marylou Calnin-Sek
Marylou responded on the same day for a last minute hotel request in Japan. She is always quick and thorough and it is much appreciated! There was a nice welcome amenity waiting for us for Father's Day.
on the road again | Agent: Marylou Calnin-Sek
Mary was easy to work with, was willing to research our questions if she didn't already know the answer. Our Oceania cruise (NYC to London, 4/5-4/19) was a very enjoyable experience. Unfortunately, severe weather in the Canadian Maritime Provinces forced the cancellation of our stop in Newfoundland, and rough seas and storms also meant Oceania had to cancel the Dublin, Ireland stop. But these were done in the best interest of safety, so we're ok with skipping those stops.
Dick | Agent: Marylou Calnin-Sek
Amazing! She helped to plan a fabulous vacation, excluding air travel. And when we had issues with the airline, she was right there to help us through it, even though we had purchased our tickets on our own! She’s the best!!!
Mitzie | Agent: Marylou Calnin-Sek
Dyane is wonderful to work with on planning. She is flexible, has a great sense of humor and so helpful. We trust her and she has really outdone herself.
Jet | Agent: Dyane Shanahan
Great! Dyane pays attention to what you are looking for and her recommendations meet or exceeded our expectations
Fernando | Agent: Dyane Shanahan
It was a pleasure to work with Dyane. She fulfilled all of our many requests and planned the perfect vacation for 12 members of my family.
Kay | Agent: Dyane Shanahan

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