I create memorable vacations or staycations for clients to exotic as well as local destinations.
Africa, South America, Customized Travel, Family Travel and Honeymoons
I have been a luxury leisure travel advisor since 1990. I create memorable vacations or staycations for clients to exotic as well as local destinations. Being a travel advisor allows me the ability to travel all over the world. I have been lucky enough to visit most of the destinations I send my clients. My goal is to travel the world in order to experience the sites and histories; meet the people; and learn about the magnificent cultures in our very interesting and diverse world. This way I can continue to provide my clients the knowledge and expertise they have come to expect. Working with premier partners, I ensure that my clients have the best experiences possible, and that each experience surpasses their expectations. I have arranged unique and exciting vacations for my clients all over the world including Africa, Europe, Southeast Asia, South America, Tahiti, Fiji , Nepal, Sri Lanka, and destinations all over the United States. I believe there is no greater gift than the experience of travel. The memories that travel creates are timeless.
What My Clients Are Saying
“We never thought we’d need the services of a travel agent until we couldn’t devote the necessary time to planning a particular experience. We started working with Terri Netzel years ago, and have worked with her ever since. Terri offers us expert advice on exploring, choosing, and planning luxury travel. She is very patient and understands that travel is an investment of funds, precious time, and hopes and dreams. Terri goes above and beyond to research and provide options, prices, and advice. She will continue to look for opportunities for adjusting costs, particularly with hotel rates even after booking. Her connections in the industry are a great benefit to clients. We also appreciate the incentives we receive with Virtuoso. Additionally, it is so assuring when traveling to know that Terri is available to problem solve. So many of our best memories stem from travel that Terri has helped us design.”
“Terri has been masterfully planning our vacations for the past 11 years. In the winter of 2009, we were looking for a tropical climate and a different experience than a Caribbean cruise or typical beach getaway. Terri thought Costa Rica and its various ecosystems would provide a unique adventure. She arranged our stays in the mangroves, the volcano area, and cloud forest as well as a few days at a luxurious beach resort. We had the time of our lives! Since then, Terri continues to outdo herself, setting up numerous dream vacation destinations that have exceeded our expectations. In 2011, Terri arranged for an incredible guide who traveled through Turkey with us, making sure we had every need met. In 2013, Terri planned a three-week itinerary with amazing accommodations in England and France, where we had a most unforgettable time. Terri planned our trip to Prague, Vienna and Budapest in 2014, including guides in each city. In the summer of 2018, she helped us with a trip to the Dalmatian coast of Croatia, including a day trip to Montenegro and stays in Rovinj and Slovenia, which proved to be one of our favorite vacations. In the fall of 2019, she sent us on a once-in-a- lifetime tour of Japan. She’s the guiding force behind our planned excursion to New Zealand, Australia and Fiji next spring.”
“I walked into Lake Shore Travel in the fall of 2013 looking for a travel agent to plan a trip to Paris for me and my husband. Terri planned the perfect trip: from our hotel upgrade to the VIP treatment we received everywhere we went, we celebrated in the city of lights completely hassle-free. Since then, I have been working on my dream of seeing the world and Terri has been instrumental in making it happen. With her assistance, I have been to far-flung places such as Uganda, South America, Southeast Asia, Greenland and Nepal l. I have traveled to several countries in Europe as well as in the U.S., the Caribbean and Mexico. With each and every trip, Terri listened to my requests and helped me develop a well-thought-out plan. Every detail was arranged, including the best drivers, tour guides, hotels, upgrades and more. Terri is also value-conscious, making sure we get the best prices available at all times and keep to the budget I set. Probably most important, Terri is always available by text or phone during travel in case a problem arises. She has gotten me out of travel snafus on several occasions where unforeseen circumstances disrupted things. One phone call or text to Terri is all it takes to fix whatever problem arises. I always know I am in great hands and will be well taken care of when I plan my travels with Terri.”
“We used Terri Netzel at Lake Shore Travel for a trip to Africa this fall. She was highly recommended by two other friends. I have to be honest that I was a bit worried about the trip. I have been all over the world but this was a scary one involving lots of tiny planes. From the beginning, Terri alleviated all of my fears, and by the time we left, I was actually looking forward to the flights. The trip was long and detailed, and involved many different camps and cities. Incredibly, there was not one miss the whole time. People were waiting for us in the most remote spots of Africa. “Are you the Goldbergs?” It was something. The trip was definitely our best so far and I would use Terri for any future adventures.”
“Our entire family has benefited from working with LST’s Terri Netzel. I like to do some research on my own and then let Terri arrange for elevated travel experiences I never would have thought of. . . . she has planned unique activities from touring the Dublin Horse Show to providing private guides on the Nile; jumping the museum lines in Russia to learning traditional techniques at a cooking school in Vietnam. Terri knows our family well, and always finds fabulous options to keep all of us enjoying our various interests. Her extensive personal travel experiences inform her itineraries, and she has access to many other agents who weigh in to ensure we get the most out of our precious vacation time. Terri has our backs when things have gone wrong. For example, she knew, before passengers were even informed, that our connecting flights were cancelled, so we would be forced to sleep overnight at the airport. A text upon touchdown from Terri let us know we were already booked on a morning flight, and instructed us to walk right over to the on-site hotel and check in to our rooms. We breezed by our fellow travelers who were scrambling to line up for info from the gate agents, and 10 minutes later we were tucked into our rooms like VIPs. Terri even filled out the paperwork for our travel insurance reimbursement! Who wouldn’t want a travel agent like Terri? She takes so much joy from sharing her knowledge with her clients...she’s a pro with years of experience behind her...Terri can make all of your trips a “bon voyage!”