American Express Insiders — Inspirational Travel Planning.

Designing unforgettable vacations requires extensive travel planning experience—and a deep-seated passion for a particular place or style of travel. That's why being an American Express Travel Insider is a distinction reserved for only a select few. To qualify, American Express Travel Insiders must prove an immersive knowledge of their area of specialization. This comes from years of feasting on the customs of an area, in addition to regular and repeat visits to the locale. They have local contacts with activities to offer that you won't find browsing the internet or reading a travel book. From relaxing accommodations to trendy restaurants to behind-the-scenes access to special events, Travel Insiders have your wishes in mind every step of the way.

 

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Disney Specialist, Kristen Gentile

“To say I'm obsessed with Disney is an understatement! I have been to Disney World more than 30 times and graduated from the Disney College of Knowledge. I was also invited to take part in their special Master’s Program - which was offered to only 40 advisors in the United States. The secret to not feeling overwhelmed during a Disney vacation is to have a plan, and I have the expertise to help you create and implement a plan that ensures your Disney dream vacation will be simply "magical!” I'll share with you the importance of making dining reservations in advance, as well explain how to best use the FastPass to your advantage. I've arranged private, behind-the-scenes tours, complete with a visit from Mickey, as well as VIP viewings of IllumiNations in Epcot. While researching the more than 100 Disney trips I've planned, I've learned that at the Animal Kingdom Theme Park, they offer a starlight safari excursion where you will see - first hand - the animals come to life after dark. And, you'll have the incredible opportunity to watch (using night goggles that are provided) these magnificent creatures as they roam freely! Also, during the Keys to the Kingdom tour, you will learn all kinds of fascinating lore about this "happiest place on earth." To design your magical Disney adventure - complete with an expert's touch - just contact me today!”

 
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Ireland Specialist, Kristen Gentile

“One of my favorite things to do while traveling is just get out and explore. Ireland is one of those places that makes it easy to do just that! I can help you experience some of the best this country has to offer. If you are a beer lover, I can book you an extra special Connoisseur Experience at the popular Guinness Storehouse where you are taught to pour the perfect Guinness pint. Or, if you want to hike through one of the most beautiful national parks, I can help you pick the best trail in the Killarney National Park. I have visited some of the most beautiful sites in Ireland - from Giant's Causeway and the Cliffs of Moher, to the Rock of Cashel, and I want to help you experience and enjoy these sights for yourself. Book your Ireland vacation with me for a trip you'll never forget!”

 

 
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Peru Specialist, Eliana Yoon

“Peru is the land that I am proud to call my home. For many years I have explored this great country - both on my own and as a part of a group. I have traveled across this country - from the bone-dry deserts of the Southern coast to the incredibly-tangled mangrove region in the North; and from the lush rainforests of the Amazon basin to the gleaming glaciers of the Andes. Yet every time I go back, I find that there is so much more to see and do! I always feel the need to share my wonder and amazement at the archaeology sites that my ancestors built and that are still a mystery. Or to experience the rich history at each corner, as well as the abundant life in the Amazonian rain forest, the creativity of its inhabitants, and at each place... the wonderful smiles of the people who are always welcoming and eager to share their knowledge over a warm meal. This is why - for the last 30 years - I have worked in the tourism industry as a guide, a tour leader, a travel planner, and a travel consultant. My goal is that everyone who visits Peru goes back home with the most wonderful memories and beautiful photographs, and also dreams to return. As an insider, I believe I have all the tools required to make any vacation unforgettable.”