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About me pic 1 (2)My passion for travel started as far back as I can remember. As a young child, my thirst for the adventure of faraway lands would be quenched by movies and books. Always knowing in my heart that one day I would explore all the exotic and fascinating places that up until then, I only dreamed about. My first “real vacation” was when my sister and I joined a group motor coach tour to Eastern Canada. I was in my teens and it was a big deal traveling without parents. Next I treated myself to a California vacation as my high school graduation present. This would be my first flying experience and I loved it! I can remember walking into the travel agency to buy the airline ticket thinking that this woman had the coolest job that I could ever imagine.

A couple of years later I took my first cruise from New York to Bermuda. By that time the travel bug had bitten me. I had discovered the romance of travel. I could no longer be stopped! I am fortunate to have the treasured memories of a hot air balloon ride over the Masai Mara at dawn, whitewater rafting the Grand Canyon, trekking the rain forests of Costa Rica, sailing the Nile, About me pic 2watching the sunset over the Taj Mahal, visiting a local elementary school in China, swimming with the penguins in the Galapagos, making sand angels in the Sahara, the excitement of the Grand Prix in Monte Carlo, the glamour of the Cannes Film Festival, elephant trainer for the day in Thailand , exploring the cobblestone paths of the Cinque Terre, discovering the mysteries of the Peruvian Amazon and Machu Picchu, the adventure of a Safari in South Africa and Kenya, cruising to many interesting ports of the World and relaxing on the beautiful beaches of the Caribbean and Hawaii.

About me pic 3Following my passion, I have now been in the travel profession for over 30 years and I can honestly say that I definitely have the BEST job ever! I cater to travelers just like me. People who love the allure of travel and whom are both energized and healed by it. Individuals who desire to venture far away from the everyday to a world of limitless wonders and possibilities. People who want to leap in and absorb all the adventure, excitement, culture and history the world has to offer. Isn’t the real excitement of travel having the experiences that enhance your life? If you are like me, your most valuable souvenirs are the stories you can’t wait to tell. Travel is an investment in your soul.

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Hello Carol,

We are back from Vietnam and ready to recommend that all of our friends plan a trip to travel there! All of the planned activities we did, and all of the places we stayed were wonderful. We were very pleased with Trails of Indochina and their service and would be happy to use them again! Also, the visa-upon-arrival service we used worked seamlessly, and I would recommend it to other travelers.

We especially were happy with the service from the tour guide that accompanied us through Hanoi and from Hanoi to Ha Long Bay and back. He was so personable and paid so much attention to the details of our travels that we really came to consider him a friend.

The Jasmine cruise on Ha Long Bay had great accommodations, delicious food, and well-planned activities. We were very glad that we stayed the two nights instead of the more popular one night option.

The Nam Hai resort was referenced to us as ‘Nirvana’ by our guide in Hoi An. He was right; the place was extremely luxurious. The two bedroom villa was gorgeous, and the attentiveness and friendliness of our butler, who showed us around town one day was much appreciated. The breakfasts here, and at the Metropole and on the cruise in fact, were all amazing and we were thrilled that they were included in our package.

I am so glad that we worked with you again to plan this trip. As you predicted, we were so glad to have had guides throughout our trip and to have the attention of guides and drivers for each transfer. Thank you for all of your hard work!

- Mary Ray