Client  Testimonials

I highly recommend Denise for any travel, especially Africa. She put together a dream vacation for a friend and I and two teenage girls to Africa. It exceeded every expectation I had. All camps were beautiful, we were always looked after, saw the MOST amazing wildlife I could have imagined, and made sure everything about our trip ran smoothly. We are already looking to book another trip through Denise. Thanks for making this dream come true!!!!!


Paris and Normandy were on our bucket list, and Denise created the perfect vacation. We spent 4 fun packed days exploring Paris, with Denise arranging just enough tours to give us as base, but plenty of time to explore this beautiful “city of lights” on our own. The boutique hotel she arranged was wonderful and in the perfect location. After a few days in Paris, we embarked on an AMA River Cruise that had wonderful stops in cities along the Seine on the way to Normandy and an memorable experience. Thanks for a wonderful trip. We are ready for our next one!

Pam & Larry

When planning a 15-day trip to Italy for my husband and I, I wanted expert advice and help. Denise at Luxury Travel delivered that and so much more. She discussed different cost levels with us, gave us different options and then helped us put together the most amazing trip. We spent 6 incredible days in Rome planned completely by Denise. She really knew Rome and arranged our stay in a wonderful hotel in a prime location, private tours of the Vatican and Ancient Rome, a side trip to the Amalfi Coast and Pompeii, as well as suggestions for places to eat and other sights to see on our own. She also arranged, at our request, a small group Tauck tour which took us to Florence, Siena, Cinque Terre, etc. We had a wonderful vacation. We would most definitely use Denise again.

–Lisa & Phil

I have traveled around the world, 3rd world etc., but even I felt planning the kind of extensive African adventure I wanted for our group (2 adult females and my 2 teenagers) was beyond my capability. Which country? What time of year? Where exactly to stay? What should we see? We told Denise our priorities (variety of game experiences and lots of wildlife, def Botswana, Vic Falls) and she gave us options at different pricing tiers and worked with us to create the perfectly magical 3+ week journey. We saw EVERYTHING — lionesses and cubs, wild cheetah, leopards, scores of elephant and zebra families, white rhinos, and even 2 crossings of the wildebeests and zebras on the Mara river. Denise was ALWAYS available to us to answer any questions or help us through unexpected itinerary changes (even though she was traveling herself to Dubai) and she had every last detail whipped into shape in no time. In a country (like India) where travel can be sketchy, Denise had all our ducks in a row and we felt safe and cared for throughout both by her communication with us and the friendly, courteous guides hired. Needless to say we also stayed in some of the most beautiful places in the world, and the African hospitality was fantastic. My 17-year old daughter says “best vacation ever Mom” and my 14-year old says “the nicest people live in Africa.” Doesn’t get much better than that. I will definitely travel with Denise and Luxury Travel Adventures again and highly recommend it to all. Now if I could only get through the 2000+ amazing pictures I took…..


When I told Denise we wanted the trip of a lifetime, she delivered! Our trip to South Africa, Vic Falls and Botswana couldn’t have been any better. Great attention to detail, service and recommendations. We didn’t have to lift a finger and she made it all happen. I will use Denise again and recommend her to all my friends.

Tami & Brandt

“Denise helped us plan and book the honeymoon of our dreams and she was incredible from start to finish.  She was impressively thorough, very patient with all of our questions and quite literally thought of every detail.  All of our tour guides were friendly and knowledgeable, the hotels/resorts were top notch and we received exceptional service.  We were congratulated on our honeymoon and each hotel added very sweet touches to our stay (wine, champagne, chocolate, flower petals on our bed, etc).  We felt like royalty and were continually impressed at each stop, especially at the perks that we were afforded by her strong relationship with the travel vendors.  Despite our complicated itinerary (8 flights and 3 destinations), everything was seamless and we had no problems at any point during our two weeks of travel.  We would not hesitate to use Denise for future travel plans – she has customers for life!”

Tiffany & Brian

“I will be sending all of my friends to Denise from here on out. She was outstanding from start to finish. Her expertise and service went above and beyond. She was knowledgeable about the area and resorts and made great recommendations. She really took the time to work with us in creating the perfect honeymoon, keeping our wishes and budget in mind. We didn’t have to worry about anything on our trip. Any little hiccup, her team had already known about and handled for us. She was in contact with us during our trip and made sure everything went smoothly. She worked with the resorts and we wound up getting upgraded everywhere we went! I really can’t say enough about how wonderful Denise was. I hope to work with her again in the future and will never go to anyone else for my travel needs”.
Emily & Chris

“Denise went above and beyond helping us plan my number one bucket list travel item – a trip to Africa. A year ago we gave her a list of things we wanted to see and do in Africa and a budget and she made it all happen and then some! Our accommodations were top notch, no detail was spared and she had a few surprises planned along the way. The tour guides were fantastic and the safari lodges were nothing I could have imagined existed. If anyone is thinking of planning a trip of this magnitude we highly recommend Denise to help you with your planning. At the end of the trip my husband wanted to know what was my new number one bucket list to do was and I without hesitation said, “To return to Africa, and Denise will plan it!”

Terri & Gordy

“Machu Picchu and the Galapagos.  A trip of two weeks, 11 flights, one cruise ship, zodiac rides, multiple hotels and meals.  A spectacular trip all beautifully choreographed by Denise”.

Jason & Marilyn S.

“Curaçao was beautiful and an unforgettable trip. The beach was amazing and the sunsets were breathtaking. It was the perfect place to get engaged. Thanks so much to Denise for getting us upgraded rooms;  the ocean view and stocked mini bar made even hanging out in the room fantastic. She really took care of everything, even letting the hotel know about my food allergy. She made it completely stress free. We look forward to her helping us plan our destination wedding!”

April and Wade

“From the Caribbean to European adventures,  Denise is our go-to for vacation planning. She always gives numerous hotel and activity options for us to pick from,  and it is more than gracious and flexible with any changes. She really listens to the type of trip we are looking for and comes up with the perfect itinerary every time. We can’t wait to plan our next trip!”

Kelly & Brandon


“We wanted to visit the Southwest, but really didn’t know where to start.  Denise took in all of our wishes and suggested a tour.  We were a bit skeptical not ever having done a tour, but had faith in Denise’s suggestions since she had planned a number of previous vacations.  She was spot on, we saw more than we ever would have on our own.  The sites were amazing, we met great people, and had a wonderful time.  Thanks Denise for another perfect vacation.  Looking forward to our next one!”

Pam & Larry B.

“Denise recommended a small boutique hotel in Paris that we had never heard of, and it was absolutely wonderful!  My wife and I were on a no-kids trip and this was the perfect small, romantic hotel with first class service.  My wife cannot eat gluten, and Denise notified  the concierge in advance, who provided a list of restaurants that could accommodate her dietary needs.  Denise even arranged to have gluten-free bread along with the complimentary cheese plate!   We had such a great time and would recommend Denise to anyone, she’s super knowledgeable and goes above and beyond!”

–Mikel and Linda D.

“I was a first time cruiser and quite nervous, but ended up having a fantastic time on the Celebrity Reflection, all thanks to Denise.  She really listened to what we were looking for, and her recommendation of Celebrity Reflection for us was spot on.  We really like food and wine, and all was just superb on this cruise.  But the best thing was that Denise was able to offer us a last-minute upgrade to a suite with a butler—talk about being forever spoiled!   It was amazing to have the butler bring us daily afternoon tea service and treats before dinner.  I never knew cruising could be this nice and this much fun, and I have Denise to thank for putting together a vacation we will always remember.”

–P.D. and J.C.

“Denise, OMG – it was all wonderful!  All your advice was spot on!!!  Thank you!”

–Jill D.

“Denise, we would like to thank you for your wonderful work on our behalf. Your expertise at merging our needs and wants connected us with some outstanding people and services. Your arrangements of air travel, pickup and delivery, train tickets as well as accommodations all worked out wonderfully. We are so grateful for your insight and skill in this field! We look forward to traveling again soon with your assistance of course!”

–D.B. and E.W.

“Denise, the tour that you set up was great. We loved Lucerne and the hotel we stayed in was outstanding. We did a lot and had a great time. What a treat. Thanks for all your help!”

–Kathy F.

“Hi Denise, the trip was fantastic – everything went well.  The cooking class: I absolutely loved this. It was a fantastic experience.  It is exactly the kind of foodie experience that we love.  The food was great and it was fun that we helped prepare a lot of it. There was a group of about 12 of us and we really enjoyed meeting some of the other people. We talked all through the cooking as well as lunch. This was one of my favorite experiences during the trip.  It was such a wonderful time and given how rare it will be to have this kind of time together until the boys get older it was just perfect!   Thanks for all your help!”