January 7, 2016

About

Welcome to Videre Travel! We are a full service travel agency and specialize in designing amazing family trips, taking care of every detail so you can more fully enjoy your precious time together as a family.

More specifically, we are in the business of crafting epic experiences.

Over the years, we have discovered that crafting trips around experiences – not destinations – allows families to think bigger, do more, and return home with better stories and memories. 

There is no charge to book your family trips with us. In fact, thanks to our long-standing relationships, preferred partnerships, global buying power and negotiated rates and amenities, pricing through us for hotels and other accommodations, tours and ground transportation around the world are almost always less than what you will find online.

And most importantly, you’ll have zero hassle or stress along the way.

However, establishing what your family is comfortable spending on travel (and clearly articulating that budget to us) is a critical first step in planning a fabulous trip. Have a look here for average budgets for some of our most popular destinations. 

Get started working with us one of two ways…

Complete Custom Itinerary

Our knowledge and global relationships really shine when we design a complete travel itinerary for your family.

First, and perhaps most importantly, we get to know you and your family. From there we customize a journey that’s perfect for you.

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You can be confident the experiences, guides and accommodations will all work together in concert resulting in a memorable and relaxing family trip.

From the moment you arrive at your destination,  you’ll feel supported knowing that while traveling with us you will always have a local, 24/7 contact.

Complete itinerary planning is definitely the way to go when traveling to destinations like Tahiti, Kenya, or Costa Rica – to name a few.

When creating complete itineraries, we rely on our in-country partners for the best rates on individual services. These special negotiated rates are confidential and not available to the public, therefore please note we are unable to provide line by line price breakdowns when crafting complete custom itineraries.

The Best Places to Stay 

Just looking for a cool place to stay? We do that too! 

Our clients always enjoy unique VIP perks like upgrades, complementary breakfast daily, spa and resort credits and more when staying at properties from our own Videre Collection or at one of the thousands of our Virtuoso preferred partner hotels and resorts around the world.

We’ve personally stayed at each of the Videre Collection properties and have families stay at and rave about these most special places all the time.

We are proudly affiliated with Virtuoso, an elite, invitation only network of the very best travel designers and suppliers worldwide. As part of this affiliation, we have access to a range of special perks and you can be sure you’ll always be treated as a VIP at these hotels, resorts and villas around the world. 

Get started customizing your next family travel adventure today! 

Never worked with a travel agent before? Check out what past clients have to say:

“We had the most delightful time in Greece! Throughout our trip we felt so well looked after, the guides were absolutely amazing, and the flow of the itinerary was perfect. You hit all the right notes with this one!” – Karen J. from CO

“I wanted to thank you for planning this amazing trip!  We loved the different ecosystems each city around Costa Rica had to offer.  Our favorite was Copa de Arbol in the Osa Peninsula.  The setting and accommodations were amazing, and the staff was beyond amazing! Our kids all loved it there the most.  All the transfers were precisely on time and very pleasant. Thank you again!” – Karen O. from NC

“Thank you for another year of memories, laughter, and experiences for myself and my family. Your attention to details and a way of going the extra distance really makes a difference. Looking forward to more adventures in 2019!” – Suzii C. from NY 

“I want to extend a heartfelt thank you to you for getting our family to the Cousteau resort in Fiji. It is a spectacular place through and through. We are smitten with it. Paradise found!” – Sarah S. from CA

“We could have stayed forever! Such a glorious setting. You are a miracle planner. Thank you so very much for all that you did to orchestrate a fabulous vacation. We had a specific vision and you brought it to life. Forever grateful.” – Priscilla C. from OH

“What we enjoyed the most about our time in Spain and Portugal was how seamless everything turned out, and there were tours that everyone could enjoy. Our youngest enjoyed the soccer stadium and food tours the most, our oldest seemed to like everything although his favorite were also the food tours and the bull fighting tour and the workshops. Overall, the organization of the trip and tours was excellent and made the trip a great experience!” – Amy J. from CO

“Thank you for all you did to make our trip so stupendous! Our villa in Costa Rica was just fantastic, the resort could not have been more accommodating and was perfect for our multi-generational group. The whole family just loved it and we wish we were still there! Many many thanks for all you did to make this birthday celebration top flight and we look forward to working with you again!” – Charlie W. from NC

“I just want to send you a quick note to say thank you for your help with planning all these trips for my family. Your hard work, attention to detail, and organization is much appreciated.  We look forward to continue working with you on future trips!” -Eric C.   from NY

“Everything you’ve arranged and connected us with has fully won us over. Excellent all around!” – Jennifer D. from CO

“None of us wanted to come home from Costa Rica!  The trip exceeded our expectations in nearly every way.  We enjoyed ourselves so much that we’re seriously considering going back again next year for Spring Break or Thanksgiving week.  This time though we’d like to recruit a few families to join us! Thank you for putting together such an exception vacation for us! ” – Bridget W. from CO

“After going down the rabbit hole of online vacation research, I stumbled upon Sarah’s travel blog. What a stroke of luck! After contacting her, letting her know a bit about our family and our interests, she suggested Tulum Mexico for us. We were looking for a family vacation that would be a little bit outside of the “spring break” box, and I must say, Sarah absolutely nailed it! Tulum was perfect, our hotel was perfect, and Sarah booked and planned everything for us…all we had to do was show up! Throughout our planning process (and even during our trip) Sarah was readily available to answer my myriad questions (what to pack, where to eat, car rental or not, suggestions for what to do on my son’s 11 th birthday, etc., etc.). I highly recommend Sarah for anyone who wants a special, curated, tailor made family vacation. She’s the best…” – Mary B. from MA

“I loved working with Sarah in planning a mother-daughter trip to Belize. Her expertise in  family travel really came through on our trip. She selected wonderful hotels, experiences and I felt supported during the entire process. She helped pulled off an amazing adventure for our family!” – Prerana S. from CA

“We LOOOOVVEEED Panama. My son was crying when we left. He begged to go back every year. Authentic, remote and relaxing. Everyone was warm and welcoming. It was GREAT GREAT GREAT. We can’t wait to go on our next adventure. Thanks again!” – Julie S. from CA

“We had a fantastic trip to Belize! Thanks so much for all of your help. We cannot say enough great things about Caves Branch. Everything about our stay there was great, and we’d go back in a heartbeat!  The place, the staff, the service, the food, and the tours were perfect. We are seriously keeping it in the list to visit again! Also, Placencia was the quiet little area we were looking for, and the beach was relaxing. The location and beach were great! We could bike around, which was fun. The trip was more than we expected and we could not have done it without you!” – Adrienne and Todd H. from CO

“Literally everything about this trip to Guatemala and Belize was perfect! The private tour for Guatemala City and Tikal was amazing. Flores was absolutely stunning. Caye Caulker was a favorite, spent a lot of time at the Humane Society learning about the work they are doing. It was the trip of a lifetime, couldn’t have done it without you!!! Sarah thank you for everything! Need to start planning the next trip soon!” – Michelle P. from MO

“After spending 10+ hours over a few weeks searching for the “perfect” spring break vacation for my young family, I finally found A Family Travel Blog.  I sent a “plea” for help and Sarah immediately replied.  Within a few days, we talked on the phone and she sent a curated list of suggestions to meet our goals.  The resort in Mexico we booked was perfect for our family, and had a truly epic family vacation!” – Jay and Colleen B. from NC

“We are back from Costa Rica and wanted to let you know we had a fantastic time! We loved all the places we stayed – each was very different and had something special about it. The hotels were great, transfers went perfectly and excursions were so much fun! Zip lining was probably the highlight but everything was great. Our tour guide at Manuel Antonio – Diego, was fantastic. Diego was very knowledgeable and so patient with the kids. Thanks for all your help on this trip!” – Brad and Melissa G. from CO

“I never thought I needed help planning a vacation and could do it all myself. Working with Sarah made me realize how effortless and stress-free the process can be. Sarah took care of everything from transfers to reservations at the best restaurants. I also had peace of mind knowing I was getting the best rates. We loved our hotel and it was perfect for our family’s needs. I’ll definitely use Sarah again!” – Emily and Adam G. from NY

“I got so overwhelmed searching the internet for the perfect summer location. I contacted Sarah and after giving her my thoughts and wishes she came up with several great options. It turned out to be a perfect location, giving the whole family a relaxing and fun filled vacation. We decided to take a day trip while in Mexico and Sarah was able to get it all taken care of with guides and a personal driver for that day. I can’t give Sarah enough praise, she made planning a trip completely stress free!” – Saskia and Brandon M. from CO

“Our trip was fabulous. Nicaragua definitely exceeded my expectations! It was surprisingly au currant with its food and drinks. The prices were low and service excellent. The people were very friendly and helpful. We enjoyed everywhere we stayed. The food was best in Granada! All of our hotels were charming and comfortable. Thank you for picking out a true “Nica” experience for us. Also the transportation was an added bonus-always clean, comfortable vans with air conditioning. I will be contacting you for our next family vacation!” – Sue D. from CA

“The Finest Playa Mujeres in Mexico was superb – we loved it! We thought the service was excellent, and the food and the drink was excellent too. The staff were amazingly helpful, really, so nice, everything was “my pleasure!” Sarah was so amazingly helpful – nothing was too much trouble – she bent over backwards to make sure everything was perfect for our family vacation – and it was absolutely perfect !!!! She really knows her stuff I trust her advice 100%.” – Lisa and Michael C. from CA

“After researching options for a trip to Mexico on my own and feeling very overwhelmed, I ran across A Family Travel Blog.  I contacted Sarah and she made planning the trip so easy.  After chatting with me to get a feel for our group, she made great suggestions for resorts and excursions.  She took care of all the reservations and transfers.  Sarah was always available to answer my questions and address concerns. Our trip was stress free thanks to her!  I will definitely be calling her for our next trip.” Rex and Janie P.  from IN

“Thanks to Sarah’s advice and planning we just pulled off a wonderful and relaxing family vacation to Mexico with our three young children.  It was wonderful to have a trusted voice during the planning process.  Sarah provided various options for our group and took care of all the details.  Her advice ended up being spot on and her detailed planning eliminated a lot of the stress that comes with traveling with young children.  We will definitely be using Sarah for our next family vacation!” – Emileigh C. from CO

“We were looking for a stress-free vacation and were overwhelmed by the all of the options available online. Sarah helped us cut through the noise and put together a great Mexican travel experience. After carefully discussing our needs, she took care of everything, and all we had to do was enjoy our trip. Specifically, we thought the location was great — the weather was perfect, and the ocean water was great for swimming. We especially loved the excursion to Tulum and the Sian Ka’an reserve. The food at Pollo Bronco that day was about the best food we had on the trip. The service everywhere was impeccable!” – Mary C. from IL

“We decided to take a trip at the last minute and were overwhelmed with the various resort options. I reached out to her and she immediately responded, took notes of our budget and specifications, and provided a list of options that met those requirements. All within a couple of hours! She has traveled throughout that area and has access to many trusted contacts for accommodations, transportation, etc. She took care of the booking, the private transfer to and from the airport (a must) and left a note for us in our room upon our arrival with tips and suggestions for our stay. She followed up via email as soon as we arrived home as well! I cannot recommend her enough if you need assistance with planning a trip! She made everything 10x easier than if we had attempted to do it alone. Thanks, Sarah!” – Whitney J. from TN

“We used Sarah to help us book our family trip to Mexico and couldn’t have been happier with how everything came together. She listened to what we were interested in doing, factored in our kids ages (9 & 6) and gave us a number of recommendations for us to consider that were within our budget. She was also able to help answer our follow-up questions we had after doing our own research on each property. We will happily work with Sarah again!” – Ian B. from CO 

Get started customizing your next family travel adventure today!