I feel privileged to do the work that we do, and share this love with my clients.
Caribbean, Mexico, Western Europe
I started in the travel business in 1994 as an assistant to the midwest sales manager for Club Med. When the position became avaialble I jumped at the opportunity to be in the travel industry. As a single parent, life on the road was challenging for my family, and I decided to affiliate with a Virtuoso Travel agency. I joined Lake Shore Travel in 2000. I have learned a great deal from our experienced agents, suppliers, and my clients. Providing knowledge, trust, and the commitment to be accessible to my clients by email or phone 7 days of the week, gives them confidence in me. 2019 was a career highlight. I was honored to be recognized by these 5 outstanding luxury partners:
- Island Destinations – Top Diamond Star producer (October);
- Grand Velas Resorts – Top Partner of the Year (November);
- Dorchester Collection – Diamond Club Sparkler;
- Four Seasons Hotels – Top-10 Global producer;
- Celebrated Experiences – Top Producer of 2019.
What My Clients Are Saying
Julie and her team are always great to work with. They understand what our goals are and work to make them happen. We appreciate their attention to every detail and make certain we get the best travel value available. We use Lakeshore for domestic and international travel and will continue to do so. We highly recommend Julie and Lake Shore.
Julie was interested in pleasing our group and making sure she knew what our needs and hopes were to exceed with this trip. Julie took time to ask questions get to know us and make sure timely arrangements were made for hotel and activity so to get the most bang for our buck! Julie checked in with our group every single day since she started planning our trip to Greece and we all felt as her excitement grew that she was actually as emotionally invested as the travelers. Julie offered excellent service and within one email I knew putting Julie in charge of our vacation was the best thing I could have done to ensure a beautiful memorable experience between high school friends celebrating their 60th bdays in Greece!
Julie's attention to detail goes unmatched. She is always super conscientious and very considerate. She makes herself readily available before during and after every trip we have ever planned with her assistance.
Julie is so experienced at her job. Her expertise is valuable especially when traveling to another country. The itinerary that she planned for my family was very specific to our interests. The service from the initial pick up at the airport through our stay in Marrakech was amazing. Loved everything minute of it! The hotel in the Atlas Mountains Kasbah Tamadot, was one of the most beautiful places I have ever been to. Really great trip!!
Fantastic! Set up the entire itinerary so that we did not have to stress about any detail of our trip. Everything to the hotels, dinner reservation, travel accommodations (private cars, train tickets) along with a bottle of bubbly at all of our hotel stays. Wonderful experience and will use again and again for future travels.
Only given a few weeks to do so, Julie did an excellent job planning our trip to Spain (Barcelona, Seville, and Madrid). This was our first time working with Julie and she really listened to our travel desires and planned an amazing trip for us. Her team responded quickly and asked thoughtful questions to ensure we had the experience we were looking for while traveling in Spain. We enjoyed using the travel itinerary app AXUS as well. Overall, we had an outstanding experience working with Julie!
Julie is a delight to work with. She is very knowledgeable and has traveled extensively so there is a good chance she has been where her clients want to go. She is available if there is a problem or emergency while you are away always willing to help and go the extra mile to help. She is very professional and always will be honest about where to go, what to do, and and where to stay. She is efficient (has her own team) and always get the job done. I would be delighted to refer Julie to anyone!!
It was a pleasure to work with Julie. She handled all the details from small to big. Everything was exactly as we planned. Julie was very responsive when I had questions or wanted to make changes during our trip. The extra touch of recognizing our anniversary will never be forgotten. I look forward to planning my next trip with Julie!