Roaming Boomer Travel Services
For the past three years, Carol and I have had the great privilege to experience beautiful destinations all over the world. Along the way, folks have asked us if we would help them plan their dream vacations, or perhaps hook them up with some of the luxury travel opportunities that continually come our way.
In response to these many requests, and our great desire to get folks out traveling, we are now launching Roaming Boomer Travel Services!
We are now affiliated with Virtuoso, a by-invitation-only organization comprised of over 330 travel agencies with more than 7,200 elite travel specialists in 20 countries around the world, as an independent travel contractor through a prominent Virtuoso agency here in Scottsdale.
What that means for you is that we can now serve you with our extensive travel expertise, and help you plan a dream vacation, book nights in the world’s finest hotels; as well as booking ocean cruises, river cruises, and some of the best group travel experiences in the world.
We can now bring you the buying power of the Virtuoso travel network and offer you exclusive luxury travel experiences that you simply can’t find or buy on your own!
Take a look at just a few of the services that we have to offer:
Best of the Best Hotels & Resorts
We have 921 of the world’s finest resorts and hotels in more than 80 countries around the world. Each property must meet Virtuoso’s exacting standards of luxury, and provide you with the utmost of pampering and care. Not only can we bring you “best available rates”, but in addition, you will also enjoy a free room upgrade upon arrival (subject to availability), daily breakfast for up to two in-room guests, early check-in/late check-out (subject to availability), and a special value-added amenity chosen by the hotel. The average amenity package exceeds $300 in value! For more information about our hotels and resort programs, CLICK HERE.
Luxury cruising is one of the hallmarks of the Virtuoso travel network. We can bring you more than 400 departures each year with the world’s very finest cruise lines. Plus, with Virtuoso’s buying power, you will enjoy exclusive shore events, fine dining experiences, and other exclusive luxury amenities that you simply won’t find anywhere else. Plus, through Virtuoso’s exclusive Voyager Club (not available on all cruises) you will enjoy the extra pampering of a Virtuoso host onboard the ship to assure that your experience is unparalleled in the world of cruising. Talk about ultimate pampering! For more information about our luxury cruise programs, CLICK HERE.
European and exotic river cruises have become very, very popular over the past decade. Here you will find far more intimate ships (generally around 100 people), with your days spent touring exciting destinations, rather than sailing the seas. A river cruise is on the bucket list of many luxury travelers, and we would be honored to bring you the power of our Virtuoso affiliation with exclusive luxury amenities. For more information about luxury river cruises, CLICK HERE.
In 2012, we experienced our very first luxury group travel experience. We traveled with a small group, made new friends from around the world, and were pampered absolutely every step of the way. Again, with our Virtuoso affiliation, we can bring you a luxury group travel experience that will simply blow your mind. For more information about luxury group travel, CLICK HERE.
“The Roaming Boomers helped me create the trip of a lifetime” ~ Kim Laforet
As we well know, planning a dream vacation is a LOT of work, and filled with a certain amount of anxiety. What, with ever-changing airport security measures, passports, currency exchanges, language barriers, and for some, the fear of being alone in a foreign country, it’s no wonder that many forgo the wonder of traveling the world. Once again, with the buying power of the Virtuoso travel network, and our expert travel advice, we now stand ready to help you plan that dream vacation to Italy, Bora Bora, or perhaps even an African safari. We’ll listen to your dream vacation preferences, and help you create the trip of a lifetime. For more information about individual luxury travel planning, CLICK HERE.
Perhaps you’re looking for a little more adventure when you travel. Whether you desire to ride a Harley across the U.S., hike and explore Machu Picchu, scuba dive on Australia’s great barrier reef, raft the Grand Canyon, spend a week at a dude ranch, do a pilgrimage on Spain’s famous Camino de Santiago, photograph penguins in Antarctica, or even book a $200,000 flight on Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic into space, we have hundreds and hundreds of connections around the world to help you build the adventure of a lifetime. For more information about individual luxury travel planning, CLICK HERE.
Why Consider Hiring Us?
Listen: we could fill page after page with the products and services that we now have available to help you plan the vacation of your dreams. But why should you consider hiring us to help you?
- We’re going to save you a lot of time. Imagine the huge amount of time it would take for you to plan a two-week road trip through Italy’s Tuscan wine country. We’re experts at travel planning, and stand prepared to save you a lot of time in the planning process. Time is money. Right?
- You don’t know what you don’t know. If you were planning a month-long trip to Spain, would you rather try to figure it out by yourself on the Internet, or let us tap into our travel network. Through our Virtuoso connections, we have access to what are called on-sites. People who live all over the world whose job it is to gives us travel advice through the eyes of a local. We now have a world-wide network of local experts who want nothing more than to help us make your dream vacation memorable, unique, and far from the maddening crowd.
- Virtuoso Buying Power. Buying power translates into a lot of things. Sure, getting bang for your buck is one of them. But, interestingly, Virtuoso is also very interested in what they call the Art of Travel. They use their massive buying power to also bring you access to experiences that you simply won’t get on your own. For example, you can dine with the crowds in London, but wouldn’t it be an experience to dine with a duke and duchess in their mansion? Not necessarily better, but certainly different and memorable.
- Our advice. We’ve been successful business owners for many years. In our past business, people hired us to provide them with trusted advice in the financial world. While others were trying to sell them stuff, we focused on building a longterm friendship built on our trustworthiness and expertise. The same is now true in the travel world. We’ve traveled extensively, and desire to bring our experience, knowledge, and advice to help you build wondrous travel experiences.
What do you think? Can we be your trusted travel advisor? It would be our great honor!
For more information about becoming one of our clients, CLICK HERE.
I am at a stage in my life where I love to travel – well let me rephrase that – I love the concept of travel. I dislike the planning and organization of travel. I like nice things, I want to stay in luxury hotels, eat at great restaurants, visit the best wineries and galleries and have a relaxing holiday. The Roaming Boomers have made my travels seamless. I’ve had the opportunity to travel on a number of excursions over the last several years, and each trip has been an adventure of a lifetime. They literally do all the work! My hotel rooms have always been beautiful, the dining tends to be a wonderful culinary experience, and the activities have afforded memories to last forever.
The Roaming Boomers do all the research, planning, reservations, etc. They have traveled all over the world and have fabulous ideas of places to go and things to do. They can even provide a full itinerary of daily activities. Whether it’s a road trip or a 10 hour flight, I just need to let them know I’m open for a trip – they do the rest. I’m a control freak so it was a little difficult letting go of the planning, but Dave and Carol Porter are truly experts at travel. My vacation truly starts the minute I connect with them to start the planning process. I’m looking forward to my next trip with them, an Alaskan Cruise!
East Lansing, Michigan USA
Since I was a little girl, it had been my dream to visit Italy; the birthplace of my grandparents. The task of putting a trip together was overwhelming and it never seemed to become reality until Carol Porter, of The Roaming Boomers, suggested to help me with the process. Within six months I was standing on the ground of my dreams, staying in the most elegant places on earth and enjoying private tours I didn’t think were within my budget….. all because Carol asked what I wanted out of my trip!
It was everything I wanted and so much more! Carol asked what was important for me in this trip and she took it from there, staying well within my budget! I can’t help but think I’d still be dreaming if it weren’t for Carol and her contacts and proactive research to help make this lifelong dream a memory that will last me a lifetime!
Lansing, MI USA