We used Karyn Fallon from Imagine Tours who was recommended to me by another woman I met on the Knot. She is based in NH but we did everything over the phone and through email.
She was able to get us better prices than we could have found on our own. We went to Costa Rica and She, herself, was traveling in Egypt while we were in Costa Rica and she kept calling her Costa Rica based contact , checking in on us, to make sure all is well. I was apprehensive about using a travel agent myself, but we didn’t need to worry about a thing. She provided us with sample itineraries we tweaked it and then ended up booking it.The best part about using her, was the company that she originally had booked us through in Costa Rica went out of business and she rebooked us for the same price before we knew anything went wrong! It was well worth using her!
Thank you so much! Everything was fabulous. I was impressed with how smooth everything went. All our transfers were right there waiting for us when they promised, everything. Thanks again.
I can’t say enough good things about the services that Karyn provided to my fiancé and I in planning our honeymoon. We wanted to get to Italy so badly but thought it was way out of our price range…but Karyn was able to put together an incredible package that we could afford
Before our trip, Karyn would send me advice as it came to her (i.e.: bring a scarf to the Vatican to cover my head, etc.) and was available day and night to answer my vacation questions. Her influence came in the most handy in Rome. In Venice we received a notice that our Rome hotel had overbooked itself and we were being put up instead at a much nicer (and much more expensive) hotel that would be covered at the price of the original hotel.
The hotel was incredible and would have been WAY out of our price range had we originally booked it We wanted to stay another night (Karyn had warned us that we would want to, but I didn’t listen to her!!) so we contacted Karyn from Rome and she quickly gathered pricing on flight changes, room prices, transfer arrangements.
I will never book another vacation without Karyn, I only wish I had found her sooner!
The vacation was amazing! Without hesitation, we would recommend Hotel Kioro! Hands down the nicest place we’ve ever been to. From what we heard from the locals, Hotel Kioro is the best resort to stay at in that area and we agree! Accommodations, staff, and grounds, everything was great. The excursions were AWESOME! The horseback riding was fun, safe, and beautiful – a great way to see the countryside. The zip-line was the coolest thing we’ve ever done. Also very safe, the guides were pleasant and fun. The vacation was GREAT!! We would definitely recommend Costa Rica – the volcano is a MUST SEE. The Tour company did a great job, all of our transfers were private. Thanks for all your help.
The trip thus far has been great. Jacamar tours have been absolutely fantastic – the tours have all been great and the tour guides (Giovanni, Roberto and Andre) very friendly and knowledgeable. I would HIGHLY recommend and use them again. We were spoiled with the private tours (thank you so much Christian!)The hotel has been great (Montana de Fuego) – the people very friendly and the accommodations very clean and beautiful from both the suite and the grounds. Ah – the BEST restaurant in La Fortuna – Nene´s, which is off the main drag. Its more of a local place, but Jimmy (the bartender) and Herman (one of the waiters) were great and the food was absolutely to die for – if you are here in this area, try them and try the garlic sea bass. Okay – need to get ready to check out, but just wanted to check in - it was just wonderful and we look forward to working with you more in the future (I’m already working on Bill about Eygpt, etc.)
Thank you so much once again!
Hi Karyn,:) We’re having a great time – it’s just amazing how quickly the trip has gone by!!! Christian is a great partner here for you and happy that you’ll get to meet him on your trip down here. Thank goodness we are in the best of hands … we are going to try your dinner recommendation as well.
Hi Karyn, Dan and I got back from our Honeymoon last Friday, and I wanted to thank you for everything. We had a wonderful time, and I will continue to recommend you to my friends and family! Thanks!
We couldn’t have asked for a better honeymoon. We would recommend Egypt to everyone and hope one day to return to the Red Sea for another vacation. Thanks you so much for helping us plan this amazing trip we will always remember our honeymoon as the most amazing place we have ever been.
Karyn, I wanted to thank you for your hard work in arranging our Jamaica trip and for all your updates till it’s cancellation. We continue to look forward to using you to book our next vacation and it makes me feel good to know I can always call you whether for pricing or information or advice. You are always positive, patient, and kind, and your passion for your job and for people shines through the phone every time we talk. Todd and I have been nothing but blessed since we met you. You’ve always allowed us to go places we’ve never thought possible.
Our trip to Costa Rica was unbelievable. The country has something to offer everybody. Whether it be the rain forest, volcanoes or beach. We are a beach family and the beach at our hotel, The Flamingo, was awesome. The sand was white, the beach clean and the waves huge almost too big to body surf on some days. The resort was clean and the staff very friendly. There is only one restaurant but the meals were good and we always found something different to eat at dinner. We did eat at two local restaurants, one that was just outside the resort. called Marie’s. The food very great and the prices at the restaurants were remarkably inexpensive and worth the trip. We went on two half day trips. One was white water rafting on the Colorado river and the other was a must do canopy tour. Our kids ( 11, 14, and 16 yrs) thought this was the best trip we have taken and I have to agree. You can’t beat the weather and although the Pacific isn’t the crystal clear blue of the Caribbean it was more fun. I could go on about how fantastic our trip was but I must comment on the personal service we received from Karyn. Yes she got us there but she also called us our first night and I’m sure was influential in resolving a room problem ( our room was not adjoined to our kids room) and also stopped by the resort to see it for herself. It was a pleasure to do business with her! Thanks Karyn.
Karyn is the best agent I’ve used for leisure. She loves her job and is just incredibly thorough and dedicated to it and her clients. Great follow up / always on top of things. As mentioned, she pulled the mean feat of getting Bill and my honeymoon together in less than 10 days, saving us time, stress and money (and works with any budget) along the way. Her service didn’t stop after she sold the trip to us – she (and Christian – her point person in Costa Rica) was in constant contact with us while we were on our honeymoon to make sure things were going well for us. We had a slight snafu while on our trip and Karyn was immediately there for us. As uber organized as I am, I felt more than comfortable following Karyn’s guidance. I cannot recommend her enough – really just terrific.