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Hi, Marina. I just wanted to tell you some of the great things that Antonio and I enjoyed on our trip to Paris.

We had the best time in Paris. The apart'hotel, the Citadines Prestige St. Germain des Pres, was so great. We could not have asked for a better location, right in the heart of Paris. It was in the St. Michel neighborhood close to the Metro St. Michel.

Our trip to Versailles was outstanding. The guide was so knowledgeable of
French history of that era. He explained the palace to us all the while adding the pertinent historical events that occurred there.

All in all, it was a grade A trip.

I appreciate all the work you did for us before and during the trip. I would not hesitate to recommend your work.

Janie & Antonio S

The trip was fabulous! We didn't get to see everything, but my mom and I don't like to rush things either. The Cotswolds tour was wonderful and what my mom expected. Tea was great, and it was so strong it kept us up alllll night! That was an experience! The hotel was great. The breakfast was delicious and well worth it. The location was good too. Thanks again! Can't wait for you to help us on our next trip! Happy Thanksgiving!


Marina, thanks for all of your help. We had a fabulous trip!

Sam Chapman

My husband and I finally were able to take our honeymoon, after 2 years. Originally, Marina planned our honeymoon for the month after we got married. She helped us choose Jamaica. However, my husband's career path changed and we ended up moving across the country. With the timing of the new job, and the move, we could not take our trip. Marina was so understanding, patient, and kind! I promised myself that when we were a bit more stable and could do so we would take the trip of our dreams and Marina would be our agent! Besides marrying the love of my life, using her as our agent was the best decision of my life! Last fall she helped us begin planning our overdue honeymoon! This spring we took a wonderful trip to Venice, Italy for a total of 5 nights and then a 7 night cruise to Italy, Greece, and Turkey. We have never traveled outside the country nor have we done a cruise-both intimidated us! She made us both feel confident that we would love the trip and we absolutely did. Not only did she give us that confidence to go and do this, but she was timely and helped us stay within our budget. We won't use anyone but Marina for our future adventures and I can't wait to send her my next request!

Maria & Nolan Krajco

I can't thank you enough for helping Scott and I through every step of our destination wedding planning process. From helping us choose the hotel in Aruba to finding the best rates for our flights, your extensive knowledge in the travel industry made the process easy and painless. Your quick responsiveness no matter what time of day or night was GREATLY appreciated- especially for a busy, busy person like myself who is always on the go. I

Will definitely refer you to friends and family in need of a travel consultant for domestic or international travel.
Keep up the good work and take care.

Amy & Scott Holliday

Marina Byrum recently served as our travel agent for a family vacation to the Hawaiian Islands. The vacation was delightful and trouble free. Transportation and lodging for family members from different locations had to be scheduled and coordinated within a short time-frame with limited funds. Marina was extremely helpful with the numerous details that made this vacation as close to perfect as any we can remember. We would highly recommend her travel services. She offers reasonably priced, detail oriented, highly professional services, and she is a pleasure to work with.


I just want to say I am so glad I have found Marina. Before I met her traveling was an enormous stress. Marina is like my own personal travel concierge. She takes care of every travel detail for me and my family. From coaching us on how to make our travel easier on ourselves (i.e. filling out cruise forms ahead of time for quick boarding) to fixing things if our plans go awry (i.e. when we miss a plane or get delayed). Marina Byrum does not work a 9-5 Monday through Friday job. I have called her on weekends, at night, even on Holidays. I am always greeted with a chipper hello, and more importantly, after that hello she swiftly takes care of all my travel needs. She is a delight and a blessing to the travel industry, with such expertise and integrity seldom seen in any field.

Melissa Mckinnon

The trip was wonderful. Our favorite part was St. Petersburg with the tour you set up for us. We loved it. We had a very knowledgeable guide and driver. It was a very relaxing time as compared with other tours and both Todd and I agree that it was our favorite time on the whole cruise.

Thanks so much for your hard work. I've included a token of our appreciation. We were more than happy with all that you did. It was a great trip because of all the help you gave us.

Look forward to working with you again.

L. Denlinger

"We just got back from our honeymoon and it was absolutely amazing!
We loved Aventura Spa Palace; it was beautiful and peaceful and the staff was wonderful.
Thank you so much for the recommendation and all of your help in planning."

Mallory and Steve Esperon

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I travel annually from Austin, Texas to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. In an age where on-line booking is the hip thing to do, I trust an excellent Travel Agent, Marina Byrum. In my travels, Marina went the extra mile to make sure all connecting flights, seating and ticketing are done correctly and without any glitches. Right up to the week of travel, Marina had my travel schedule checked and informed me of any flight changes made by the Airlines. This helped me immensely in enjoying the flight and the only surprises were pleasant ones. Marina Byrum will always be my on-line, in person and on time Travel Agent. Peter Soosay


Thank you so much Marina for helping book one of the most important trips of our lives....our honeymoon. You helped us so much in getting our hotels booked and everything set up so we didnt have to worry about anything. Everything was great and we had the most wonderful time in Hawaii. All the excurions you booked for us were so great. We had the best time on the Oahu Hummer 5-Hour Off Road Movie Set/LOST Land Tour and also the Shark cage dive was one of the best things we ever did. The itinerary that you had for us was so great to have and was very helpful. Thank you so much in getting the special amenities I wanted for my new wife and when they weren't there like they were supposed to, you took care of that too and had that rectified really quick.Thanks for the champagne you had for us at both our hotels. It was such a pleasant surprise.. I can tell you this, when and if we ever plan another long vacation like this you will be the first we contact.

Thank you so much for everything.
Tony and Debbie Darling

I contacted Marina with a list of specific "requests" and a relatively modest budget, and she was able to put together an amazing Costa Rican vacation for us. Not only did she set up a great trip, she promptly answered my many questions and even sent us extra information and "must know" tips about the country. Even though she was located half a country a way from me, she was accessible, understanding and brilliant in her trip planning.Stacia

"We had a wonderful time on our Alaska cruise. We can't wait to cruise again!"Myles & Melissa Beckett
Austin, Texas

We very much appreciate all the work you did for us in getting our trip all together. We decided you are pretty good at what you do. Next time we need a good travel agent, you'll be at the top of our list!"

Nan Wied
New Home, Texas

THANK YOU for the lovely towels and for the drink coupons. What a pleasant surprise, and well thought out! It was a relief to me to send the girls to the pool with our very own brand new towels you sent. I was concerned they would lose their Carnival-provided $22 room towels, which would have cost us. With your towels, I could rest easy and not have to give constant reminders. Good news is, we have both towels home here with us safe and sound.

Also we appreciated the glasses of wine we purchased with your coupons. Here’s to you! We’ll be back. You went above and beyond the call of duty, and we appreciate your taking such good care of us.

Chris Rhoads

We did have a wonderful time on our trip! The Inside Passage is beautiful. Our room was perfect. We could sit on our balcony and watch whales! The glaciers were very impressive too. Seattle was nice too. The Pikes Street Market was one of my very favorite things.

Thank you for the choclate covered strawberries in our cabin. That was very sweet of you.

Thank you again for making our vacation so great!

Sue Ceynowa

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