What Our Clients Are Saying

Dyane was easy and great to work with! Gave us exactly what we wanted with a resort - nice, clean, and a fun place with all the amenities while staying in budget. She helped with shuttle time changes on the spot when our flight was delayed coming home. She also took the time to look into different excursions including transportation to and from the excursion. Overall, I had a great experience working with Dyane. She provided a worry free trip and I would recommend her to all of my family and friends!
Emily Baumer | Agent: Dyane Shanahan
Dyane made our first couples trip to Mexico one to remember! It was perfectly planned and we were able to relax the entire trip. She was able to answer any questions and make any necessary changes instantly. We never had to worry about a thing!
Butera Family | Agent: Dyane Shanahan
All we had to do was say we wanted to take a group vacation and show up! Dyane took care of everything - finding a beautiful all inclusive resort within our budget with great food, transfers to and from the airport, and everything in between. Thank you for making our trip 100% stress free! We had blast!
Kayla | Agent: Dyane Shanahan
Dyane was the most accommodating person I have had the pleasure of working with on trips. If there was any kind of issue (which nothing major because she was on top of everything) Dyane was swift to respond and handled quickly. Dyane made my trip stress free and provided each and every detail needed for my arrival and departure. Cannot thank Dyane enough for her role in helping create a trip my friends will remember for a lifetime!
Chris | Agent: Dyane Shanahan
Dyane made our travel experience easier. She found a resort that is within our budget, ideal location and resort amenities. She has very helpful and would book another trip through her!! Thanks Dyane!
ChinLish | Agent: Dyane Shanahan
Dyane is a lot of fun to work with. She has planned several trips for me and is always very thorough. She has great ideas for tours and enhancements that make our travel extra special.
Flower girl | Agent: Dyane Shanahan
This is like the sixth trip I plan with Dyane's help and it is fair to say that without her my husband and I would not be the frequent travelers we currently are.
Garcias | Agent: Dyane Shanahan
Dyane was absolutely amazing to work with! She was extremely helpful, knowledgeable, and speedy quick with her responses! She made sure everything was taken care of for our trip and we enjoyed a stress free relaxing vacation!!!! Would 150% recommend booking your next vacation with Dyane!! :)
Molly Konkol | Agent: Dyane Shanahan
Linda was a tremendous help -lots of great ideas and recommended/arranged wonderful tours and restaurants for us. She even helped us change our accommodations at the last minute to a beautiful hotel with upgrades! She was very patient with us along the way as well! Would highly recommend Linda and look forward to working with her again!
Eileen | Agent: Linda Clark
Linda is always on point. Very detailed oriented and does the research to ensure we have just what we need! She also takes the extra time to work directly with her contacts at the hotel for special requests, events, and makes us feel really special when we arrive at our destination.
Raquel and Brett | Agent: Linda Clark
Working with Linda took so much stress off of planning our travel. We travel once or twice a month for business and pleasure. Although we've scheduled our own travel for a long time, we started working with Linda because she has so many great suggestions on where to stay, helps us evaluate properties, and always has additional amenities as part of our stay. She is very detail-focused and maintains our profiles and knows what we like and don't like. It has allowed us to spend the time we would have spent booking our travel (hours on weekends), on other things!! We've never been disappointed and I'm now using Linda to book all of my business meetings, events, and retreats.
Raquel and Brett | Agent: Linda Clark
Made all arrangements, had wheelchairs at each transfer. Every thing was arranged so we never had to worry about anything. She is the best!
DUANE and Janet Wise | Agent: Denise Schwab, CTA
Denise coordinated all details for our month in SE Asia and we are so grateful for her! We loved every hotel recommendation and the transfers were all seamless. She even suggested different islands and locations which I appreciated. She was very quick to respond (no matter what time it was!) and very patient. We will use her again!
BB | Agent: Denise Schwab, CTA
Denise gets adventure travel! Our Croatian bike trip could not have been more terrific. All the details were thought of up and came off without a hitch. Can’t wait to get traveling again. Also, her planning for Florence was wonderful. Really want to go back.
Jocko | Agent: Denise Schwab, CTA
Outstanding! She makes travel as easy as it can be. Every detail is attended to. The suggestions for shore excursions were bang on for us. In addition she was the Virtuoso host. In that role she was really great. She went the extra mile by making sure we knew virtually all our fellow Virtuoso travelers. She had dinner with almost everyone and was very visible on the ship.
Gung-ho | Agent: Denise Schwab, CTA
Denise made our trip amazing. It was an absolute pleasure to work with her and we are so grateful for her expertise. I would highly recommend her to anyone looking for a fantastic vacation.
MIke | Agent: Denise Schwab, CTA
Working with Denise was a pleasure. She proved to be valuable resource to make our cruise and shore leave as enjoyable as possible. Services included were, booking the cruise, providing advice about what was available and insights to shore excursions, hosting Virtuoso events, booking stays and services at the beginning and end of the cruise. She was well organized and prepared to work with us.
Carroll | Agent: Denise Schwab, CTA
Botswana safari. I have worked with Monica for some years now. She always listens to what we want and gets us the most interesting, highly enjoyable vacations. She gives us a choice in terms of price and variations and we know whatever we choose everything will run smoothly from our point of departure until we get home again. We know we will not have any worries. Our accommodations in Botswana were impeccable and luxurious, the safaris amazing, the staff most attentive. We added on a couple of extra things before and after the safari and it all linked up beautifully. No matter where we live I will always use and be guided by Monica.
Amanda | Agent: Monica Varri, CTA
We decided to go on a cruise, but were unsure of cruise lines and destinations. Monica’s agency found the Seabourn line for us, which turned out to be the perfect ship for our needs. We hadn’t traveled before using a wheelchair; this ship accomodated our needs extremely well- from the suite, to lounges, and boarding the ship - all allowed us to enjoy all services offered on the ship. We chose not to leave the ship at ports, yet had plenty to do onboard.
Richard | Agent: Monica Varri, CTA
Monica did an outstanding job of planning our trip to Italy. She was respectful of our budget and picked first rate, but generally not extravagant properties for us to stay. She arranged transfers from airports and train stations which substantially decreased the pressure of getting around in a foreign country. Monica also arranged for outstanding tour guides in the cities where we requested them. It was a pleasure to deal with Monica. I recommend her without reservation.
Ron | Agent: Monica Varri, CTA
Our most recent trip was through Scandinavia followed by a cruise up thru the Arctic Circle into the midnight sun. Was terrific. As a travel agent, Monica is excellent. She plans with attention to detail. Offers helpful hints. Is very accessible. With her help, we have traveled throughout the world over a number of years. We plan to continue to use her travel services.
Bob | Agent: Monica Varri, CTA
Monica was terrific as she had representatives in Panama who, with Monica, planned the few days there before we went to a longer trip in South America. She was able to incorporate the attractions we were interested in and a hotel that had been recommended by friends into what was an interesting experience, without actually having to spend the time going through the Canal. She does an excellent job.
kbp | Agent: Monica Varri, CTA
As always, Monica meets our criteria for accommodations and travel, but exceeds them with special thoughtful arrangements. Whether it's a brief hotel stay or entire foreign travel itinerary, she ensures that our trips are always very special.
K&J | Agent: Monica Varri, CTA
Monica is a top notch travel agent. She helped me find a hotel room in Chicago on a Saturday night at a reasonable price which is not easy to do. She was so fast with her call backs etc. A true professional. I would recommend Monica to anyone.
Lisa | Agent: Monica Varri, CTA
Monica Varri recommended a resort that provided a relaxing and enjoyable experience for both adults and children. Although Tropical Storm Alberto rained one morning, the rest of the time was pool for the children and spa experiences for some of the adults who needed the time to decompress. Monica was spot on for what was needed for an fun family weekend.
kb | Agent: Monica Varri, CTA
Amazing Vacation. Monica listened to what was important to us and planned one of the best vacations we’ve ever been on. Her ground contacts and intimate knowledge of the country made our trip special and flawless. From air to ground transport to tours to hotels, her expertise enabled us to relax and enjoy our vacation knowing all the details were taken care of. I highly recommend her services to anyone who wants to make their next vacation the most special it can be, beyond your belief!
Amie K. | Agent: Monica Varri, CTA
For a number of years, we have travelled around the world with Monica. Most recent trip was 25 days (mostly in India but with extensions in Nepal and Dubai). Monica is an experienced professional, knowledgeable, timely, responsive and practical. We intend to continue to use her. She is excellent.
JRM | Agent: Monica Varri, CTA
My trusted travel advisor. As always, knowledgeable, efficient and a delightful person. She has chosen her team well and they too do a good job of meeting my needs.
Donna | Agent: Monica Varri, CTA
As usual, Monica is very good giving options and reviews following the guidelines we give her. She is good with details as well. Has a lot of experience. 
Vicki | Agent: Monica Varri, CTA
Any trip with Monica is of the highest quality as she clearly is an outstanding expert in her field. Furthermore, she is a pleasure to deal with.
kb | Agent: Monica Varri, CTA
Monica recommended the Eau because our usual resort on the Florida Keys was hit by the hurricane forcing a relocation for an annual family holiday vacation. Her help in finding a resort enjoyed by all ages was perfect within the family issues. We had an emergency for one family member, and Monica was proactive in solving that issue too. Monica is top-notch.
kb | Agent: Monica Varri, CTA
Working with Monica is always a pleasure. I trust her guidance and her recommendations for trips I have taken in Europe.
Michelle | Agent: Monica Varri, CTA
Helen is outstanding to work with. She creates the perfect trip each and every time. She attends to every detail so that every aspect of the trip is perfect. Helen is 10 out of 10 always!
NYC ANDREA BOCELLI and the Ritz Carlton | Agent: Helen Varri CTC
Helen Varri has planned a number of our family vacations where it was our "maiden voyage" to a new country. Normally that would be daunting--but now with Helen as your advisor. She provides solid advice, give you a range of choices, and suggests side trips and trip enhancements that are always fun and totally what you want to do. We recently traveled to Italy with our family with a very complicated set of travel arrangements--certain family was coming in early, some later and we had a list of places to go in Italy. Helen gave us good advice on how much time to spend in each place, how to organize the trip to see what we wanted to but also have time to kick back and relax. I would highly recommend Helen to both beginners and seasoned travelers. You can trust that she will plan everything well, confirm your trip, provide an itinerary with all the relevant information and make sure you have fun in the process!
World Traveler | Agent: Helen Varri CTC
Helen Varri of Lake Forest Travel is a sensational expert in the luxury travel field. Her wealth of knowledge in the travel industry in every part of the world is unparalleled. I travel frequently and have had the privilege of working with her and her firm exclusively for over 20 years. I am so grateful for Helen and her team at lake forest travel and for Virtuoso! Lake Forest Travel and Helen and her team will always excel!
Lisa | Agent: Helen Varri CTC
Bucket List Greece! Great advisor, always easy to work with and goes the extra mile to ensure everything is handled. We always feel confident with Lake Forest Travel!
bucket list! | Agent: Helen Varri CTC
Helen and Monica are great! Very responsive and knowledgeable of fine accommodations and destinations. They are my go to source for getting the most out of brief visits to wonderful foreign locations.
SuzyQ | Agent: Helen Varri CTC
Gwen is a thoughtful, experienced, passionate travel expert! She listens and responds to create very personalized adventures!
Minna | Agent: Gwen Pullman Trucco
Love working with Gwen. She is the best. Always finds exactly what I need to have a successful travel experience!
Michele | Agent: Gwen Pullman Trucco
Working with Marylou is great. She is knowledgeable and responsive. We have worked with Marylou on many trips, for business and pleasure, and we are always very pleased with the plans she helps us create.
Clyde | Agent: Marylou Calnin-Sek

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