My passion for travel began at age 12 when traveling alone on the Orient Express from Paris to Salzburg each summer. After being exposed to numerous foreign nationals at a young age travel sparked my interest with the desire to explore the world. After a career in education and approaching retirement years it seemed only natural to jump start a new career to finally fulfill my dream of travel! Having now worked in the travel industry for 15 years my passion for travel continues! Every vacation package is like my own! Expertise, experience and enthusiasm are key to success. Creating a unique experience with classic flair yet value driven is my goal!
Gudrun has been a godsend for our family, managing five complex trips on three continents. Nothing seems to phase her: special events, unusual housing requests, and family members converging from multiple points. We have visited a favela school in Rio, taken a jeep tour of the Golan Heights, crossed heavily armed boarders, rented an apartment in Rome, and sailed blissfully on a gulet along the Turkish coast. Gudrun has arranged for expert guides and flawless service everywhere we have gone. Traveling by plane, train, speedboat, sailboat, bus and automobile (even camel!), our family has benefited from her attention to detail.
Gudrun has addressed the needs of all the members of our family, from finding the perfect place for a seven year-old’s birthday dinner to arranging activities suitable for a pair of teenage boys and their grandmother! She was indispensable when weather delays in the US caused a significant revision of our itinerary, and I am grateful for her advice and her flexibility. I plan to call on her again for our next adventure.
“I have been blessed with an extraordinary travel agent whom I also consider a close friend – Gudrun Vest. Her knowledge, attention to detail, and customer service is by far the best we have experienced with all of our vendors and agents with whom I have dealt with during the 30+ years I have been traveling. She goes above and beyond the call of duty with cheerfulness and efficiency every time!”
Manitou Springs, CO