Smart Travel by Stacey
Smart Travel by Stacey

Smart Travel by Stacey

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Introduction: There are some important updates to make sure I am the best travel agent for you. I only have my leads set for 1 each week, so please don't reach out if any of these apply. I have to pay for every lead. *I am NOT ABLE TO HELP you with FLIGHT ONLY trips, or trips using POINTS, or credit card redemptions please don't reach out if that is all you need, sorry! *I work with budgets of 4k plus, my average trip is $6000-$9000. *I am also not booking any travel in Europe or Africa until mid 2022. *I need 30-45 days minimum lead time from your date of travel. *I am only taking customers willing to buy travel insurance since travel changes so quickly these days. Insurance through your credit card is not sufficient with Covid still in play. * I will need personal information from you. Credit card numbers, address, vaccination history and copies of a passport to book a trip. I realize it might feel odd to give that to a stranger, but it is the way my business works. I have security in place, but you have to trust me. I was a teacher for many years and have never had a security breach. So, if you have a 4k budget, are going to buy travel insurance and are traveling at least 1 month from now, and need more than just flights, here is who I am! I have traveled to 30 countries and continue to add to the list. I enjoy planning family, multigenerational and couples travel. I specialize in Ocean and River Cruising, Europe, Caribbean, Mexico and Hawaii. I can help you book an all inclusive trip or an African Safari like the one I went on. I am very honest and look forward to working with you to curate the perfect trip for YOU. I have 5 years experience and I am CTA certified.

Serves Barrington, IL

1 employee

6 years in business

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Customers rated this pro highly for professionalism, responsiveness, and work quality.

Exceptional 5.0

6 reviews


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Mariana M.

Stacey is FANTASTIC!!! She is the only person I can absolutely trust with booking a trip. I have gone on multiple trips using Stacey’s services. From a quick weekend getaway or a week long trip internationally. She goes above and beyond finding the perfect place for our accommodations. Her research is impeccable and exceeds my expectations. We went on our first trip during the pandemic and she gathered all the information we needed during our travel. Felt super safe and she went above and beyond to make sure that we had all the proper protocols during a pandemic. Looking forward to our next trip and no better person to help with our next adventure. I have referred Stacey’s services to family and friend and continue to send her referrals because I know they are in great hands.
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I really appreciate your business and all the amazing referrals you have given me. Love the pictures!!
Sep 1, 2021
Laura B.

Stacey is a one of a kind travel agent, who has traveled extensively making her an expert on a wide range of cities in the world. She has booked trips for me and has never steered me wrong! I would highly recommend Stacey as a travel agent for anyone in need!
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I am so glad we were able to make your trip special. It was good to see you get back into the diving waters again!
Aug 31, 2021

Stacey found us a beautiful adults only, all-inclusive hotel. She made sure there was nothing we needed to worry about for our trip. Everything was done for us.
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Thank you Jennifer, it was a pleasure to work with you. I am so glad you enjoyed your trip!
Sep 9, 2021
Debbie T.

Stacey was so attentive to each detail and also so personable during the planning process. She made the trip all about "us" so that it was a "once in a lifetime" event.
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You inspired me to go to Hawaii with my kids. The combination of San Francisco, Oahu and Maui was perfect for this bucket list trip. It was so fun to plan it with you!
Sep 3, 2021
Linda H.

Totally took the stress out of planning the trip. She really paid attention to the detail that I requested. Just really efficient and responsive.
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It is always fun to plan your girls golf getaways!
Sep 3, 2021


  • What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?

    I always provide my customers the best price, but I am not a discount travel agent. I work with customers who want quality over price. I do not price match. Although there is no fee to use my services, my experience and time has value that online agencies don't provide the same level of experience I offer and provide for all of my clients. I can't redeem hotel or airline points, book VRBO type houses, and do not price match from online travel booking engines.

  • What is your typical process for working with a new customer?

    Once you reach out I will contact you for the best time to talk on the phone. I find it much easier to schedule a 15 min chat than keep emailing lots of questions. Since very trip is customizable, I will have lots of questions. It's always important to know your times of travel, possible destination and budget. I only work with clients who have 4k to travel, but my average trip is 8k. If you only want to communicate via text or email, we probably aren't a good match. After the phone call, we can switch to text or email for more efficient communication.

  • What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

    CTA certified, which is a 80 hour training course only given to the most educated and dedicated travel agents in the US. Less than 10% of travel agents have this certification. I have specialized training in cruises, Europe, Mexico, Caribbean, and all inclusive resorts.

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