My specialty is luxury travel, whether by water or land. I’d welcome the opportunity to unleash your inner explorer!
Adventure, Safari, Escorted Tours, Ocean Cruising, River Cruising
Two passions sparked my career in travel planning: exploring the world and working with people. My specialty is luxury travel, whether by water or land. I’d welcome the opportunity to unleash your inner explorer!
I graduated from Indiana University with a bachelor’s in Spanish and a master’s in education. As a high-school Spanish teacher, I traveled with groups of students, helping them learn about other peoples and cultures. As a professional travel advisor, I educate my clients, sharing my knowledge and the resources of an elite, worldwide travel network. Together we can create a personalized and seamless travel experience with all the benefits and special amenities to make it unforgettable.
Having traveled to all seven continents, I’ve designed customized walking and cultural tours in cities across the globe. I’ve also sailed on more than a hundred cruise ships, giving me broad knowledge of cruise lines, ports, and ships of all dimensions. My expertise is reflected in a certification as a Master Cruise Counselor by CLIA, the
world’s largest cruise industry trade association.
What My Clients Are Saying
We have worked with Brenda on many many trips and will continue to do so. Every detail is thought of and taken care of, so we don't have to! We have recommended Brenda to several friends & they are super happy to have her as their travel agent! She is the best!!!
Brenda Tolson delivers exceptional planning and execution of a worry free trip. Above and beyond any expectations, she stays available for questions including helping us check in for airlines when we had issues. The hotels had modern facilities, were convenient and safe. The private tours were led by very well educated guides. Brenda Tolson has spoiled us with her detail oriented and organized trip planning. She is the best.
Brenda anticipates everything, and looks out for her clients. If your flight is cancelled, she can line up a last-minute hotel and an alternate flight. She gets to know her clients and what they would like to see and do in pretty much every destination in the world. I travel alone, and yet I never feel alone, knowing she is in my corner.
I have planned many trips with Brenda. She is always very helpful and professional and makes travel easier! Along with all the reservations, she gives us helpful tips to make our stay more enjoyable. Communication is a key component and she makes sure we meet deadlines for deposits and prepares documents that we will need for our trip.
I trust Brenda implicitly: she helps me think through my travel arrangements, and provides timely advice and oversight. She has become a friend, who understands my travel needs, and at moments, anticipates what I need prior to my asking. Prompt, courteous, and encouraging. I easily and gladly recommend her to others.
Brenda found us discounts we did not know were available. She also made changes for us after we found out about Mt. Rushmore area construction. Our trip included airfare, car rental, and three different hotel rooms. Everything was very detailed by Brenda and we had great service from start to finish.
This was my first experience working with a bona fide travel agent and Brenda was very professional. Each step of the way she provided helpful information, answered questions, and in some instances even made proactive suggestions. We had a special request for a cooking class, and Brenda worked diligently to find one that met our needs. Lastly, I would highly recommend Brenda to anyone asking for a truly professional travel agent.
We were extending a tour of Britain in London for several days and wanted to see as much as we could; however, we knew we'd need help in doing so inasmuch as we were not familiar with the city. Friends recommended calling Brenda who had assisted them in securing top flight guides in the past. We contacted Brenda one week before we left and knew we were asking her to do quite a lot in a very short period of time. Within two days she secured three options for us and included her recommendation. The arrangements were superb and we were able to maximize our time in London. We'll use Brenda for all our future travel arrangements!