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Can't wait for the next trip!

Since my wife and I got married by in 2008, we have only traveled a few times and only taken 2 big trips.  Both of the big trips we’ve taken we decided to use LaMacchia Travel to help us plan the entire trip from start to finish.  Easily the best decisions we ever made.  They planned every little last detail to ensure that our vacation went off without a hitch.  

For this last vacation we decided to take a trip to Europe.  We booked a Mediterranean Cruise as well as a few days in Rome to really see as much as we could.  From the moment our plane got into the air, we had everything taken care of for us.  We truly got to experience Europe without having to worry about where to stay, how we were going to get around, what we were going to see, etc. 

We did have one problem that we encountered when we got over seas.  We had our transfers planned but did need to confirm our transport from the hotel to the ship the night before we were to leave.  It was no problem as our travel agent, Jessica Linna, made sure to not only clarify the phone number to call but also found us a hotel with a wonderful concierge that loved to help us.  The problem came in when we discovered the transfer company’s phone line was down.  No calls were getting through.  We didn’t panic, because we knew LaMacchia was on our side.  Using the hotel’s wifi we put in one e-mail to Jessica and within minutes we received these letters of encouragment:

“You two enjoy yourselves, I’ll take care of it.”

So that’s what we did.  Within a half hour Jessica had e-mailed us back not only confirming our transport for the next day but let us know that if we didn’t feel comfortable going with the transport at that time that we could get a taxi or have the hotel set us up with transportation and we would be reimbursed fully.  We decided to go with our confirmation through LaMacchia and they arrived right on time the next morning.

Now, every trip is different.  Every experience is different.  But when we needed LaMacchia to help us out overseas when we had a problem occur, they didn’t only jump on the task right away.  They assured us everything was going to be fine, to enjoy ourselves, and they resolved the issue lightening fast.  

This last experience with LaMacchia Travel solidified our feeling that every time we are going on a vacation, big or small, we will be giving them a call to plan it with us.  I can’t wait for mine and my wife’s next adventure and I’m sure the LaMacchia Travel team can’t wait to help us plan it!

Perfect Destination Wedding!

I would like to send a HUGE thank you to LaMacchia Travel for helping my husband and I plan the destination wedding of our dreams! Planning a destination wedding can be stressful at times because of the language barriers and distance, but Tom and Monica helped us every step of the way. And because of their great recommendations, our wedding in Riviera Maya, Mexico turned our absolutely perfect. If we could experience our wedding day all over again, we wouldn't change a thing! Thanks again, LaMacchia Travel! 

It was awesome!

Dear Maria, 

It was awesome!! :) We loved it and it was absolutely fantastic! We danced our feet off every night!

Thanks Again!

"You made our trip perfect!"

Dear Maria, 

We have been thinking off you and very thankful for all the efforts you put into our trip! You made our trip very special & perfect in ever way! We will certainly use you again as our 'expert advisor'. You did more than the regular job and we thank you so ver much!

 

Tiffany & Chad's Destination Wedding in Riviera Maya

"We just wanted to thank Monica, Tom, and the rest of the LaMacchia team for helping us plan our destination wedding to Riviera Maya. We had a group of just over 50 people traveling with us and they were fantastic coordinating everything from the trip itself, to the excursions we had for the group. Destination weddings can be very difficult especially with a group of our size; it was such a relief to have them two steps ahead the entire time taking care of any potential hiccups. Our wedding day turned out better than we could have ever dreamed of and the trip will be a lasting memory for everyone. We can’t wait to plan our next trip with LaMacchia Travel!"

 

 

Italy

I wanted to say a BIG thank you to Jessica Linna for helping Ryan and I plan our trip of a lifetime to Italy! It was amazing. She answered all of my questions in a timely matter, and made sure we had plenty of time with layovers to get through security and customs! I can't thank her enough! I will be contacting Jessica in a few years to help book our next vacation! Thanks again Jessica, it was a pleasure working with you and can't wait til next time!

Vegas Fun

I would like to say that my girlfriend and I had a fun and fabulous time in Vegas. LaMacchia Travel was great and a big "thank you" to Cassidy Karnes and Deanna Pedersen for taking care of us! Oh yeah, we loved the Paris hotel!

Angie

Fantastic Honeymoon

I just wanted to say a quick thanks to Deanna Pederson and her associate Tom for helping us with our amazing honeymoon. We stayed at the Secrets Playa Maroma in Cancun from 10/25-11/1/2014 and had a fantastic vacation. Do not hesitate booking this resort for your trip. Deanna booked the trip for us, and with all the extra honeymoon amenities we felt like royalty. Tom assisted us on the Saturday of our departure when we had a 12 hour delay at O'Hare. A Despite the inconvenience, he kept us in the loop and even contacted us after work hours to see how things were progressing. We could not have been happier! And with the vouchers we have received from Apple for the delay, we will book again!!

Great Trip!

The trip was great.  We loved the river cruise.  Everyone was older than us, but such interesting people!  Holland was my favorite.  We even caught one tulip field, on its last leg, but I saw it!  The garden was beautiful.  So many flowers in one spot!  Here are a few pictures.  Thanks for all your help Jodi Minorini & LaMacchia Travel!

 

I just want to say a quick thank you to Maria Bonanno for her help in getting us to Ireland. It was the most perfect vacation my husband and I have ever been on, we are still feeling the whirlwind of excitement. Your help from picking the package, packing, what to expect, and arriving back home was spot on. I can't wait to do it again!

What a great time!

Just got back from a family vacation in Mexico. What a great time! I booked the trip, as I have on several occasions through LaMacchia travel agency. I just wanted to take a moment to express my sincere gratitude towards them. Their professionalism, attention to detail and most importantly, keen insight into my unforeseen needs was top notch. As a small business owner who works directly in the public eye, I stress these characteristics to my own staff. I will use them again and suggest them for each of my friends.

The whole trip was WONDERFUL!

The whole trip was WONDERFUL! All of us said it exceed our expectations in the numbers of animals we saw, the accommodations and the food. Our guide, Semu Mbise, was outstanding; so knowledgeable and accommodating. He had 9 years of experience and we never had any issues where we felt in any kind of danger.

 

Probably the nicest place was Kitela Lodge, which is only about 1 year old. Had a swimming pool, spa (which we took advantage of one afternoon when we didn’t have a drive) and beautiful grounds; they raise their own coffee, fruit and vegetables. The owner was there and he served champagne and had open bar all night on New Year’s Eve, which was pretty special just being in Africa. Probably one of the nicest places any of us stayed at anywhere.

 

We also loved the Mbuze Mawe tented camp. We got to see a dance troupe that performed our first night there. The service was impeccable with all of our meals a la carte and served under metal domes that the lifted off at the same time. Since the dining room was also tented, it was pretty humorous when a baboon or rock hyrax would run across the top as we were eating. We also found out that baboons knew how to unzip the tents and actually came in on one of the guests, who had a banana in her room.

 

All the places we stayed were very unique, which made it fun to experience different lodges.

 

The weather was outstanding: mid 70’s to low 80s during the day and probably 60s at night. The first couple of days in Tarangire were a little steamy, but after that it was perfect. Our guide said that it was cooler than normal, especially in the Serengeti.

 

The animals were outstanding: saw hundreds of elephants, lots of zebras, giraffes and thousands of wildebeests. The best were the prides of lions (one had 3 cubs that we watched for about an hour with no one else around), 6 leopards – which is a lot since they are nocturnal, and 3 cheetahs, one of which we were within 10 feet of and he was just hanging out. We did see 2 rhinos, but they were several miles in the distance (not sure how our guide managed to navigate the rutty roads and still spot animals none of us would have seen.

 

The only glitch we had was our return to O’Hare, which was on time, on that Monday of the “polar vortex”. We had to wait 3 hrs. to get our bags due to equipment problems and the fact that the crew couldn’t be outside for any length of time.

 

I would highly recommend Kensington. Our guide told us they only have 15 vehicles in the country, which explains why we never saw any others. I thought the length of the time was about right, although I have to say I was sad when we had to leave.

 

It truly was the trip of a lifetime. Thanks again so much for your help on setting all of this up.

Thank You!

I just wanted to say thanks to Leslie our travel agent, who went above and beyond in planning a cruise for my wife and I. She put a lot of time and effort into looking up different options for the trip, and for flights as well. It made for a stress free vacation and is very much appreciated. Thank You again!

Great time in Mexico!

Hello!! I want to let you know that Joe and I had a GREAT time in Mexico! It was one of the best vacations we've ever taken. And it all started with the service I received at LTA, continuing on with the service Joe and I received at the Seaside Suite resort. We really can't thank you enough. 

Looking forward to our next vacation! XOXO

Maria was a huge help to us!

We contacted Maria Bonnano to help us plan our trip to Italy and Frace. She helped secure wonderful hotels and arranged all of the transportation. She was so helpful and friendly and sent us special greetings just before we left. I would definitely work with Maria again. Thanks you!!

Italian Treasures

We would like to thank Maria Bonanno and LaMacchia Travel for helping us plan our trip to Italy. We were gone the last week of September and the first week of October. Everything went off without a hitch. All the cities we visited were incredible, also the additional recommended excursioins were worth much more than the expense. The Hotels were terriffic and the ground transportation  superb. We will recommend LaMacchia Travel Agency to any and all who inquire about our trip. Thanks again for all the help.

Jerry and Barb Grevenow

 

Most Perfect Disney Family Vacation

Thanks to Jessica, our Disney vacation was flawless.  She knew our needs and gave honest opinions and recommendations.  I had made so many changes along the way and she was always helpful and patient.  She made everything work out perfectly, that we did not encounter one problem during our trip.  Working with her is easy and fun.  We were returning customers of hers and will only go to and recommend her to others.  I also appreciate LaMacchia's Disney Day with a rep there to answer any questions.  That was also very helpful and gave us a start to planning our dream vacation. Thanks to all at LaMacchia!

It was Amazing!

It was amazing! I loved the resort and I would recommend it to anyone. The staff was amazing and the food was great. The swim up bar was open until 2am so that was awesome. And the staff kept it open later some nights,  the rooms were gorgeous! they were featured in Architectural Digest.   You were great to work with and I look for ward to booking my next trip with you. I attached some photos. 

Destination Wedding

Thanks again for all you did for us.  You made the planning of our destination wedding very easy.  

3 Generation European Vacation!

Thanks to LaMacchia Travel Agency for planning such an amazing 3 generation European vacation for the Petersen-DeRousse family! Jessica you are the best ever and we are thankful for all you did to ensure there would be no bumps in the road...only the best memories ever!

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