(23 Reviews)
100% Recommended

Melinda Jarrell, VTA

San Marcos, CA
Luxury Cruise and Land European Travel Expert

To be able to travel is a pleasure and being able to do it in luxury even more so.  If you would like to experience Europe via river and ocean cruise or take a land tour vacation and see as much as you like or really concentrate in one area, I can...
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Luxury Cruise and Land European Travel Expert

Wow there is some serious wine tastings going on!
Wow there is some serious wine tastings going on!

To be able to travel is a pleasure and being able to do it in luxury even more so.  If you would like to experience Europe via river and ocean cruise or take a land tour vacation and see as much as you like or really concentrate in one area, I can help you plan the very best experience.


My relationships with suppliers is extensive and this enables me to design a vacation with exactly what you desire.  Maybe it is a river cruise on the Danube visiting the Christmas Markets or an ocean cruise in the Mediterranean, it is all possible to with the level of luxury you choose.  I do also specialize in culinary and wine tours.


Travel is definitely a passion of mine but so is wine.  I can arrange tastings in Italy, Spain, France or Germany or tastings off the beaten path like Croatia and Slovenia.


If you need ideas, just contact me, I have plenty of them!  I will tailor the plans to exactly what you are looking for. 


Even though I have been to over 80 countries and 49 states, there is still so many places on my list.


If you are someone who would like to travel for business or pleasure, I would be happy to:



  • make your reservations

  • provide a bit of expertise on the area

  • help you with the extra special activities that are a must see 


I continue to add to my education by taking webinars, going to travel shows and taking on-line specialist training for different areas in the world


I love to help other people discover this wonderful world we live in.


In addition, I have been on many cruises both ocean and river and on many different cruise lines as well traveled over Europe on the great rail system that Europe has.


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Reasons to use a Travel Advisor

Excellent, just the best, I’d never used a travel agent before and I’m so glad that I did, Melinda covered all the details even those that I hadn’t thought of, all of the additional services like pick up from the airport and excursions were with very good companies, I would recommend Melinda to all of my friends and family.

I take great pride in the reviews that I receive and really enjoy hearing about my clients trips when they return.  I truly believe a travel advisor can get her clients those special extras that a client cannot get on their own. 

 

 

 

My Reviews

27 of 46 people found this review helpful
Touring in Italy and beyond.
We are flying from San Diego to Rome, catching a cruise and a couple of weeks of other touring and then flying back to San Diego. We had been trying for a week to find AFFORDABLE airline reservations for which the layovers worked out right and weren't having much luck. We contacted Melinda and told her our situation, which was a bit complicated, and within a day she came back with great reservations. She also found us ground transportation to and from the port and a couple of weeks of very nice hotel accommodations for the non-cruise part of our trip.

Melinda is fast and efficient and we recommend her highly.
By  Chuck  from  San Marcos, CA
Traveled to  Italy ~ Europe
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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15 of 25 people found this review helpful
Great first trip to Europe
Melinda listened to where we wanted visit and worked within our budget and time frame to give us a great vacation. None of the packaged tours included all of the places that we were interested in, so we found Melinda while doing searches on google for travel agents. We wanted to visit Rome, Paris, and London and it had to be within the Nov 1-21 time frame. She got us exactly what we wanted and booked all of the air, hotel, transfers, and tours we wanted. She provided choices of various hotels in each city with pros/cons on each one. She also gave us good recommendations on tours and getting around when we got there.
Overall, it was a great experience for a first time in Europe.
By  Barry  from  San Diego, CA
Traveled to  Paris ~ France ~ Europe, Rome
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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7 of 11 people found this review helpful
Amazing trip and very responsive
I contacted Melinda while I was on a deployment asking about a vacation to see the northern lights. She gave multiple recommendations and provided detailed information with activities. When we were interested in one of the packages she helped to customize the trip to our exact liking. Once we locked on one of the packages that she helped customize for us, she was very helpful with making sure we had all of the information for the trip. It was all one payment and included everything that was agreed upon. All of the instructions for the trip were very clear and straight forward. During our trip, unfortunately, there was an issue with one of the flights that we had paid for due to weather. Once the company that was in charge of the flights contacted us and told us that the flight would be canceled, we contacted Melinda and she helped us get our money back. We did leave a day early but we were not able to get a refund on the last night at the hotel. Overall it was a great experience.
By  Alex and Tanya Guerrero  from  Escondido, California
Traveled to  Alaska ~ USA
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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30 of 57 people found this review helpful
Travels down under
Melinda helped organize a trip to New Zealand for me. I told her all the things I wanted to see and do and she was able to put it all together and recommend timing and places to go and stay. The trip went perfectly and all the B&Bs that we stayed at were excellent.
She also coordinated a wine cruise in France and helped us set up side trips, and went out of her way to meet with our group and explain all the activities that would occur on the cruise.
By  Evy  from  Newbury Park, CA
Traveled to  New Zealand ~ Australia & New Zealand
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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2 of 3 people found this review helpful
Our trip of a lifetime!
Melinda listened to what we wanted to experience and see. Since she is such an experienced travel expert she knew exactly what we would enjoy and she knew places that we had never heard of before and recommended us to go there as well.
By  Flower Lover  from  Escondido, California
Traveled to  Netherlands ~ Europe
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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Destination Expert:

  • France
  • Spain
  • Italy
  • Ireland
  • England

Travel Specialist:

  • River Cruises
  • Wine Country Vacations
  • European Culture
  • Women's Travel
  • Groups

Top Travel Partners:

  • AmaWaterways
  • Marriott Hotels
  • Princess Cruises®
  • Rail Europe
  • Celebrity Cruises

Certifications/Awards:

  • CTA
  • Princess Commodore
  • Silver Sea Cruises
  • Certified Travel Advisor
  • Verified Travel Advisor
  • Celebrity Cruises

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