Irene owns and operates Vacation Guru. From the time you start dreaming of your vacation to the time you are reminiscing over your photos, you’ll know The Ultimate Vacation Experience. Born and raised in Chicago, Irene has traveled extensively across the U.S. and abroad to places like Italy and Spain. She has spent time in Canada, Mexico, the Bahamas and Jamaica. PLUS, she spent an entire year in the country of South Africa. Irene has a lifetime of experience visiting renowned locations and is well established in preparing you for a dream destination.
Her 3 passions when it comes to vacation plannning are Romance Travel, Disney and Jamaica. Visit her Destination Wedding page to learn more about Destination Weddings.
Irene works for you so you don’t have to. That is what a vacation should be. If you want days packed full of activities and adventure OR rest, relaxation and no thought of time or space,
NOTE FROM IRENE: I have been to hundreds of resorts. I can tell you what the sand feels like in Exuma, how far a walk it is to the beach at Beaches Turks and Caicos, what the food tastes like at a Karisma property or what my butler did for me at Le Blanc. I have first hand experiences that assist me to make sure my guests know more about a property than just a photo on a website. The relationships I have with resort staff ensure that my guests are always well taken care of.
TRAVEL INDUSTRY CERTIFICATIONS: Jamaica Travel Specialist, Certified Destination Wedding Specialist, Sandals WeddingMoons Specialist, Hard Rock WOW Specialist, Certified Sandals Specialist, Iberostar Grand Specialist, Iberostar Wedding Specialist, Universal Travel Specialist, Sea World Travel Specialist, Gran Melia Specialist, Melia Hotels & Resorts Specialist, Paradisus Resorts Specialist; Completion: Karisma Gourmet Inclusive Wedding Training, College of Disney Knowledge, Disney Destination Genius
INTERESTING TRAVEL FACTS ABOUT IRENE: I lived in Durban, South Africa for one year. I took over 13 trips to Jamaica in a 3 year timespan.
My Favorite Vacation Spots: Jamaica, Walt Disney World, Riviera Maya
Places I Plan to Visit: Bali, Jamaica (for an entire month to explore the whole island), Norwegian Pride of America Cruise in Hawaii and Adventures by Disney Italy itinerary.
Episode | June 2nd, 2020 | 39 mins 58 secs
all-inclusive resorts, bahamas, caribbean, jamaica, kingston, montego bay, travel agents, travel podcast
Decriminalizing marajauna, resort openings and expansions, off the beaten path options and more. Listen to this before planning your next Jamaica Vacation!
Episode | October 29th, 2017 | 26 mins 3 secs
dominoes, jamaica, pelican bar, pelican pub, rasta floyd, south africa, tropical travel
Jamaica is more that all-inclusive. Find out why with our Jamaican board of Tourism certified vacation specialist, Irene Sauger.