"My trip to Paris was amazing, a great way to see the beautiful city. I hope to go on another trip with Barry and his company, the people were great. Thanks."
"Our trip to South Africa with TravelMaven was amazing. We are novice travelers and found Barry’s advice and guidance invaluable. South Africa is an amazing country! The best part was that by travelling in a small group, plans could be adjusted as needed (weather, or based on our requests). A trip of a lifetime and memories that will last forever. Thanks."
"Barry and Ursula, thanks for making our week in Germany so much fun. The Christmas Markets were charming, and I really enjoyed our time together."
"TravelMaven planned a 10 day trip for my assistant to Prague last spring. Barry was great to work with, and I couldn't believe how easy the process was. Best part: he definitely saved us more than his fees."
"(Kruger) was an amazing trip. I’d highly recommend this to anyone who has an African safari on their bucket list but thought it might be outside their comfort zone or budget. I’ve got to hand it to Barry, he has put together an awesome itinerary for a price that is affordable. The week in Cape Town was a surprising bonus to this trip of a lifetime."
"Barry recently planned a multi-stop 7 week trip for us to Europe and Southeast Asia in 2019. He looked after many of the flights and hotels, made lots of suggestions, and we will look after the rest ourselves."
"Barry organized a long trip through Europe, Africa, the Middle East and Southeast Asia for us. He found unbelievable deals on flights, and helped us use my timeshare in a couple of places."
"Paris, a beautiful city, and the quiet centrally located boutique hotel with it wholesome tasty breakfasts served so well to set me on each day’s discovery. And your well-balanced itinerary between the city’s icons and quaint streets lined with outdoor cafes and shops combined with your gentle infusion of history and background insured I not only saw the city but truly ‘felt’ Paris. In short, you made my holiday unique, a most memorable experience. Yes, Barry, you are most certainly a Travel Maven!"
"We recently enjoyed a great trip to Las Vegas. Barry searched the AirMiles market, and found a very convenient flight option. He also used our points to get us a five star hotel, which was awesome."
“We loved our time in Cape Town. We had no idea it was so amazing. We loved being only in two hotels for 2 weeks and we were so close to everything in Cape Town. The flexible schedule and free time worked great for us so we could combine our wish list items and group activities. Plus the safaris were everything we hoped for. As our second week accommodations bordered on Kruger National Park we could often see wildlife while having dinner!”
"I had always wanted to visit Paris, and the city lived up to my expectations. I also enjoyed Barry's tour planning - we stayed in one boutique hotel for the whole week, and walked all over the city - something that wouldn't have been possible with a larger group."
"Our group under Barry’s guidance was limited in size to 10 participants and this made our daily trips effortless and it felt more like travelling with friends or family than a bus full of strangers. No standing around waiting for late arrivals and wasting time. My husband and I felt safe, enjoyed the company of others and got individual attention from our concierge Barry."
"Thanks again for a wonderful trip TravelMaven! Your experience, familiarity and commentary really made this trip for me Barry! I can’t imagine how many hours we would lose and frustration just trying to get around if we tried to visit this country (South Korea) on our own! Best wishes and hoping to travel with you again!"
“Can you imagine standing on top of Table Mountain in Cape Town South Africa? Looking down on the ocean and water front and the city? Can you imagine eating breakfast on the deck of a lodge overlooking the Crocodile River on the edge of Kruger National Park? Watching hippos in the water and elephants on the bank? I don’t have to, they are now part of my memories not my imagination.
This trip to South Africa was a life time dream come true. Thanks to Barry’s expertise and planning the trip went perfectly. All my want-to-dos were checked and then some. Just the right amount of planned excursions and free time. Great accommodation and meals, so all in all a superb trip."
"I want to thank you so much for the trip of a lifetime. I really appreciate all of your time spent to help us experience the most of South Korea. The cultural experience was amazing. When I attended school I always failed history but if you had been my teacher I would have passed and really enjoyed it. Your knowledge and life experiences were so interesting."
“I liked all of the activities, but I think I enjoyed the hiking the best. I liked the fact that there was a variety from one day to the next. The bike trip was fun, and I liked the free day. And one of the best things for me was hearing all your stories about your time there, and all of the information you provided about North Korea, the Korean culture, etc.
"I just wanted to thank you for such an amazing trip (to Paris)! I loved it. It was great to have everything planned and it was amazing that we saw so much in such a short time. The trip was perfect for me. Your enjoyment of travel is infectious and I’ve been telling everyone who will listen, that your philosophy of a travel business is off the charts (great). I check out your web page often and dream about joining you on another travel adventure."
"I like to plan our family travel myself, but Barry gave me some good ideas about booking ultra discount airlines through hub cities in Europe. By doing that, I found a great deal to the south of France via Paris and London."
"We loved the Cape Town and Kruger experiences and the group dynamics were perfect... Barry's small group tour...was a perfect blend of group sightseeing and individual freedom to explore. His knowledge helped to create a memorable vacation."
“'I love Paris in the springtime' kept ringing in my head after my amazing trip there in April 2019. Our small hotel near Notre Dame Cathedral (which tragically burned the day after we left) was a comfortable and convenient location. Our host with his knowledge and pre-arranged tours for our small group enabled us to see so much in a week."