As a travel specialist, I pride myself on personal service and client satisfaction. It is extremely important to me that my clients are pleased with my overall assistance. Therefore I welcome feedback upon your return from vacation. If you would like to submit a review of a destination or general comments about your experience please forward to Patty@tvlcorner.com.Hear what my clients are saying about their overall experience with the planning of their travel "Excursions to any Corner of the World" arranged by "The Travel Corner".Client Testimonials
“I believe that the services of a professional travel agent are underrated and underappreciated in this internet age, and I have experienced the difference that the assistance of an experienced Virtuoso agent can make in planning a trip! Patty Shachat assessed our travel interests, laid out a leisurely travel route, and reserved properties where we were comfortable and relaxed throughout our entire 45th wedding anniversary trip to Ireland. Most importantly, Patty listened to our concerns and preferences, and planned a vacation that was effortless on our part and worry-free. Always reluctant to end our stay at one blissful and beautiful location, thinking the next destination on our trip could not equal or exceed our last experience, we were constantly delighted that the following venues held their own charms and surprises, and we excitedly looked forward to each new destination. We would not hesitate to recommend Patty Shachat and Virtuoso! Perfect vacation!”Beth and John Schimoler -September 2014Hi Patty,
I am home from my spectacular time away at Canyon Ranch. Thank you so much for all your help and advice. I got there about 9:30 on Monday and left about 2 on Thursday. I filled most of my time with exercise classes, info classes, a terrific presentation on gratitude, meditation and stretching, massage and facial, make up consult, hair class ..all wonderful. Everyone was so gracious from the gateman to the wait staff et.al. The art work in the halls was very fine. I loved the laid back dress code. I enjoyed the food so much as I eat very carefully and had more choices than ever before in a restaurant. The grounds were beautiful ..well I could go on and on but you have been there. There is much more I could say. I enjoyed the $50 credit from your firm as well. Thank you.
Dorothy Winrow – September 2014
Hi there,I just wanted to THANK YOU for an AMAZING honeymoon! We had such a blast and our resorts were AWESOME! Your help, attentiveness, and attention to detail throughout the process and during the trip was very much appreciated Patty! You were really wonderful and I just wanted to say thanks!
Rachel Wilkey and Robert Vrabel - June 2014 - St. Barth's - Anguilla - St. Martin
We just wanted to write to you and thank you for everything - our honeymoon was the most incredible trip we have ever been on! The hotels were amazing - the Grand Hyatt in Kauai was the nicest hotel either of us had ever seen in our lives. You planned the order of islands perfectly and having rental cars was so liberating! We will recommend you to all of our friends so that hopefully they can have as good of an experience.
One thing we thought would be helpful to mention to you for the future was the Pearl Harbor tour that we took - while being the cheapest way to see Pearl Harbor it was actually not a tour we would recommend - Pearl Harbor was the only thing worth seeing (the Punchbowl could have been interesting but we just did a driveby). Additionally we would recommend to any honeymoon couples in the future that while it is important to see Pearl Harbor it's pretty depressing and probably not honeymoon-grade material - you can always go see it your next time in Hawaii!
So again thank you so much for making our honeymoon planning extremely easy, our travel worry free and the overall experience one we will never forget! Dave and Jes - October 2011
Hey Patty- Sorry for taking so long to email you to tell you how our Honeymoon went, we have been swamped. Anyways, Anguilla was incredible!!! We would recommend it to anyone, the people there were the nicest we have ever met. Cap Juluca was incredible as well, we thought they had the best beach on the island! We got your card and bottle of rum, thank you! They also let us trade in the free lunch for a sunset cruise which was awesome. The service was impeccable everywhere we went, the beach bars were awesome, we have no complaints! We loved every second of it and are already trying to figure out when we will be able to make it back there someday. Saint Marteen was nice as well, just much different then Anguilla. The Westin was okay, the only thing that was strange was that they harassed us in the hallways everyday trying to get us to tour the timeshares but besides for that the hotel was good. The pool was awesome. We did take the time to drive to the Radisson (which was the place we were staying before it got shut down for repairs). If anyone ever asks you about a nice place to stay in Saint Martin we would recommend the Radisson, the cove it sits in is beautiful. Either way we loved our time on Saint Marteen as well. In fact as good as the food was on Anguilla (and it was exceptional!) the best restaurant we went to the our entire honeymoon was a place called Sol e Luna which was on the French side. If you ever have a client that wants to go to one of these islands and want any input on beaches, restaurants, hotels, etc.... feel free to call or shoot us an email anytime. We did a lot of exploring, eating and drinking in both places, so we saw a lot. Again we just wanted to thank you for all the help, we had such and amazing time! You were a pleasure to work with and made great recommendations. We will definitely be in touch soon when we want to go on our next big vacation!Sara & Justin - June 2011We learned of Patty through a friend and decided to contact her to help us arrange a trip to Turks and Caicos. Having heard it was a great vacation spot, but knowing little about the islands, we hoped Patty might steer us in the right direction. Not only did Patty have personal knowledge of the islands but went out of her way to provide us with information about the various resorts. She made numerous phone calls to inquire about accommodations and helped guide us toward resorts that would best suit our two teenage children as well. We arrived without problems and discovered our suite/condo to be more than what we had hoped. I had requested a room with an ocean view if possible and Patty said she would make the request but could not guarantee. We were thrilled to discover that our suite had a beautiful view of both the pool and the ocean and was immaculately maintained. I would return to this resort and request the same suite again. Throughout the process, Patty was extremely thorough and attentive to details. We would highly recommend her to those who want to travel without the worries and stress of planning. Alison & Jeff Angle, Derry NH - March 2009
It has been said, ‘the best education is to travel’.
For the past two years my wife and I have made 6 trips to the UK, more specifically to Scotland, my ancestral home. We have falling in love with Edinburgh and for me it is my second home. We were in the UK back in 1986 and for a very short time in Scotland and we said that one day we would return. It only took 20 years. The past few trips we have been doing family research in an attempt to find family still living in Scotland. To date, we haven’t had much luck, but that just gives us another excuse to return to continue the research.Our first trip 20 years ago was guided tours through sections of the UK. Between our trips I had researched traveling and sought out different writers on travel. I watched a PBS show ‘Rick Steves Europe’ and got his book on Great Britain. In his foreword, he stated the best holiday will be accomplished with a great travel agent. They can do as little or as much as you would like to create the holiday trip of a life time. They will get the best airfare rate or if you have a preference for an airline they will set that up for you. They can set up all the transfers from your house to the airport and back as well as all the connections during your holiday trip. They are able to suggest guided tours during your trip and arrange for that as well as all the places you will stay at during your trip. That is how I came to find Patty.
I searched for a local travel agent and I truly found a sparkling diamond. Patty is just that, a diamond. When we first talked it was by phone and I explained that I was arranging for all of my housing, but I wanted her to work on airline tickets and passes for the tube (the subway in London), buses and the train from London to Edinburgh, all of which she handled with ease. I asked her once if my requests for essentially airfare and transfers were common; she said I was an exception to her normal.
Most of her clients are in guided tours groups to different locations which she has already taken in order to better advice her clients on the different tours. Her experience and knowledge on many different locations is brilliant. I booked into guest houses for all the trips we have taken ahead of time and got the pricing for our time at each place. This was important to have in order to purchase travel insurance as Patty suggested. She included the information along with all airfares and costs associated with the transfers from place to place and this will give you a real piece of mind should an unfortunate circumstances prevent you from making the trip.
We are planning on new trips and with Patty’s guidance; we will have an excellent time. Our future trips will include, Utah, Portugal, Italy, Poland and of course Scotland. Carolyn and Jud Greene, Middleton, MA, - November 2008
Thank you for following up! We had an absolutely amazing time! Honestly, I could not have asked for a better vacation. We were all thoroughly relaxed by the time we returned. The flights went fine (a slight delay on the way out but no big deal). Transportation to and from the hotel was great. And, the hotel itself was just incredible. Our room was brand new, clean and sunny. The water park was great. The restaurants were good (expensive but decent). The property itself and the private beach were fantastic. And the whole thing was just so easy. We have been talking about it non-stop since we returned. We have even talked about booking it again next year (but for a few more days). Thank you for all of your help. Look forward to working with you again! Melissa Rose, Natick, MANo time like the present to express my sincere appreciation and express my gratitude for Patty's wonderful help. Her experience and understanding of what our needs were....were obvious by the well prepared travel package. Our trip was a huge success and our experience was certainly a result of the efforts of Patty Shachat. We can't wait to book another trip... we are no doubt going to call Patty when it is time to go on another Cruise! Jonathan, Arlington, MA
"The first vacation we booked through the Travel Corner was our honeymoon and have booked at least 10 since. Patty made each experience as special as the first. We have referred many of our friends and family to her - all have been just as pleased with her knowledge and service as we are."Kristin
I am a traveler that wants lots of input when I am going to a new place. Patty Shachat always has the answers. She is well traveled and has been able to pass along excellent advice to me. She has planned a number of trips for my husband and family and they have never been disappointed! Her taste is fantastic and I always look forward to booking trips with her. If I could do it on a monthly basis I would! Patty is very attentive to detail too. Patti LeBlanc, Middleton, Mass.
Patty was just awesome in helping us arrange our trip to Las Vegas to see Celine Dion. She kept right on top of when the tickets were being sold and we managed to book in the third row orchestra! She also spent quite a few hours with us going over options for flights and room availability. She has a great knack for listening and booked us as we wanted and not as she felt we wanted. She also got us the best prices by checking everything. Roberta McFarlane, Peabody, Mass
Patty, has been great to work with. She does everything, including the small things like making tee times, and arrangement for the kids activities. George and Ann Vernet, Topsfield, MA
Patty helped us plan a great 'group' vacation for our 40th birthday trip with friends. She gave us lots of different travel options and took care of all the little details. Everyone had a blast and we can't wait for the next trip! Liz, Danvers, MAPatty Shachat is the best! We had some hiccups with our trip (nothing to do with Patty or her expertise) and she smoothed the way and held our hand before and after the trip. It was amazing how she took care of us! The trip turned out wonderfully! We will continue to use Patty to ensure a smooth, happy, fun vacation! Jill from Hampton Falls/NH"For all of our many trips and vacations, Patty has provided us with many suggestions and professional advice on obtaining the best price and most comfortable accomodations. She can't be beat!!!".Joyce & Bill Creesy,Beverly, MA
Patty is a pleasure to work with, spends time doing research for the best rates, answers questions promptly and her knowledge and opinions are broad and useful--she pays attention to particular requests, I have used her 2 times and each time have been very pleased with her services!! Suzie from Beverly, MA
"Patty has booked our family vacations, and is very knowledgable and thorough with the details." Lisa Alviti
Patty's enthusiasm is half the fun of planning a vacation. Her knowledge makes creating an itineriary effortless. Karen Annese, Rowley, Ma
We have known Patty for several years & she has always gone above & beyond with any request we have given her. She has always found the best rates. She has on more than one occassion done things for us at the last minute right down to car rentals. Patty has provided us with outstanding service & is a pleasure to do business with. We have sent other clients to Patty & all really enjoy working with her. Thank you Patty for all of the years of outstanding service. Tom & June Davison
This is a letter of appreciation for the wonderful vacation our extended family had in Jamaica that you planned and organized for my wife Karol and me. You were entirely correct that we would simply have to experience a stay at the Half Moon Resort to appreciate vacationing in this style. All twenty-four of us were more than impressed with our villas, activities offered and more importantly with the gracious and professional people of the staff of the Half Moon Resort, as with the Jamaican people. We have you to thank for our vacation experience. Neither my wife nor I were aware of the level of logistical effort required to produce a trip such as this. We appreciate that you dealt with all the details in a manner that was transparent to us. Also, you made the planning of our vacation a most enjoyable experience through your kind and charming personal demeanor. Karol and I were more than fortunate to have your services as our travel consultant and advisor, and we would not hesitate to recommend your travel company with enthusiasm to our friends and acquaintances when they have travel planning needs.Geoffrey and Karol Kirpa - Plymouth, MA - June 2008