Shari Kavalin, Founder of Elegant Escapes is passionate about bringing clients’ travel dreams to life; a firm believer everyone deserves the most personalized vacation experience possible; one that exceeds their best expectations.
Unlike the internet (which essentially can only “answer the question you ask”), as a veteran traveler and travel agency professional, Shari always tries to “ask the next question.” Expect her to want to take some time to get to know you as she will never be the one to hand you a one-size fits all vacation solution.
There may be 5.2 million Google results for the internet search "Best Resort in the Caribbean" but that doesn't mean they all are the best for you and your dream vacation. And are you really the person best qualified to interpret all that data? The internet can tell you the price of anything and the value of nothing, because “value” is personal and subjective to each and every one of us.
A popular TV commercial shows a client telling a Financial Advisor how receiving advice from someone else’s golf pro ruined her golf swing and the Advisor responds..."That advice just wasn't meant for you."
Having traveled to forty countries and at least as many US cities, Shari never loses track of the “big picture” – focusing on every detail of your vacation, knowing everything – including the food and drink and the personal guides – makes a difference in your experience.
Get to know Shari and the team at Elegant Escapes – where we specialize in YOU!
If you are not on vacation, you’re in the wrong place, but we can fix that!
Episode | May 13th, 2018 | 41 mins 24 secs
active travel, adventure travel, alaska, all-inclusive resorts, bahamas, caribbean, conference, cruises, cruising, culinary travel, digital nomad, disneyland, disneyworld, family travel, france, group travel, host agency, iceland, india, italy, jamaica, las vegas, luxury travel, mexico, ncl, norwegian bliss, norwegian cruise line, river cruising, south america, travel, travel agent, travel agent interview, travel professional, walt disney, wanderlust, wine travel
There is nothing like a brand spanking new cruise ship and the Norwegian Bliss has all the bell and all the whistles. Listen to Val and Shari's experience as some of the first persons to experience the new cruise ship.
Episode | May 7th, 2018 | 51 mins 48 secs
acropolis, active travel, adventure travel, apollo, athena, athens, corfu, crete, cruises, cruising, culinary travel, digital nomad, family travel, france, greece, greek gods, group travel, host agency, iceland, india, italy, jamaica, las vegas, luxury travel, mexico, mythology, pantheon, river cruising, santorini, south america, travel, travel agent, travel agent interview, travel professional, walt disney, wanderlust, wine travel
Let's discuss traveling to Athen's Greece with Shari Kavalin. From history to accessibility we will cover it!
Travel Radio (formerly Travel Agent Interview) is a podcast dedicated to connecting travelers to travel professionals.
Episode | February 4th, 2018 | 21 mins 47 secs
aurora borealis, cat lady, elegantescapestravel, finland, iceland, luxury, megan chapa, northern lights, norway, shari kavalin, travel agent, travel agent interview, travel planner, viking ocean vessel, viking river cruise, vikings, wanderlust
Travel planning maverick Shari Kavalin returns! Cat Lady Charity Cruise + Hunt For Northern Lights Cruise = Magic
Episode | November 12th, 2017 | 29 mins 41 secs
caribbean, cat lady, mexico, travel, travel agent, travel planner, wanderlust, well-traveled
Visiting hurricane effected areas is important for regrowth. Mexico is still awesome and all that is the wonderful world of being Shari Kavalin's clients!