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Melissa Becker-Plymouth,MI

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Expertise in UK, general Europe, Adventure travel

I love to travel and really am happiest when I'm planning trips to explore England and all it's history and gardens, or Italy and all it's beauty and art. I was recently in Ireland and I'd love to share that experience with you. However, maybe you really want to get into nature in Costa Rica or Canada... Want to have a full vacation package with everything you desire included? You prefer something more unscheduled, with free days to spend as you please? I can help. Let's go.

My Travel Specialties

British Isles travel expert

Over many years of traveling, I've been to nearly every corner of England and can help you plan the vacation you want including every destination, big and small. I'm a big fan of London, having been there over a dozen times, and yet I STILL haven't had a chance to ride the London Eye. However, I have...
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London Bridge

I love Italy and I want to send you there

I LOVE ITALY. I want to tell you about the Amalfi Coast - no. I want to send you to the Amalfi Coast - a stunningly beautiful area of Italy, just south of Rome. This is the Italy in your mind when you picture sidewalk cafe's, old cobblestone streets, and impeccably dressed Italians. Near the small...
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Lovely statue in Sorrento, Italy

Active and Adventure Specialist

I recently realized I am an adventure traveler, and you might be too. You just might not realize it. Do you like to get out into nature when you travel? Do you enjoy learning about other cultures? Do you enjoy maybe a good hike, or bicycle ride? That IS adventure travel, my happy globe trotter! It...
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After hiking around Lake Louise in Canada

My Travel and Work Experience

I have been an avid traveler for many years, and bring more than 15 years experience in building, selling and escorting family and group vacations. I have always loved to travel. When I was 17 I got a job so I could travel on my own for the first time to Phoenix. I was sold. All extra money I had...
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Lunchtime at the Giraffe Sanctuary, Nairobi Kenya

My Travel Albums

Kenya & Tanzania
Saying goodbye too soon.
Italy's Jewels
Pure Italy
England's best
Warwick Castle

Customer Testimonials

Successful first trip to Europe

Hi Melissa, My daughter and I had a great trip to Vienna, Prague and Berlin. We really enjoyed the Monograms Tour company and agree with you that its a great way to have the benefit of a tour company while giving us flexibility when we reach a city. We ended up going on some of the optional tours through Monograms but also found some on our own as well. The local guide was very helpful particularly since it was my first time in Europe. We met briefly with the local guide the first day in Vienna and Prague and then took a 1/2 day tour the next day with the local guide and group. Both were very informative and gave us a great understanding of the city and its history. Since we stayed at the same hotel in Berlin as the Monograms group we ended up hanging out with several of the monograms couples from the prior cities. Thanks again for all your help with getting this put together. My daughter and I have many great memories from my first trip to Europe!
Mary Z, Livonia MI

Fun trip to London, Paris and Edinburgh

Thanks so much for helping us plan such a wonderful trip. We really had a fantastic time overall. The scenery was wonderful in England, so green. We got to see Stratford, Stonehenge and Bath. Normandy was very cool and a very long day, but very worthwhile. We took at bike tour to Versailles, saw the palace, rode around the grand canal, had a great picnic lunch on the canal. We bought our lunch at an open air market in Versailles prior to starting our ride. This was our best tour. We saw so many wonderful things, so much history, we had wonderful weather overall. Each and every day we spent walking the city, using the metro systems, touring the various sites. We walked miles on this trip, so we didn’t gain weight with all the good food we were eating. We took 600 pictures of everything, and I mean everything. It was fun. I so look forward to you helping us do another trip in the future. Don't know when that might be, but we'll be back.
Bret J, Northville Michigan

Wonderful custom Italian exploration

Hi Melissa, Our trip was absolutely wonderful. The tour was a bit exhausting, but we saw and did a lot. Our tour director, Jane, was the best and very knowledgable. Our train experience was just that -- quite an experience. The only one thing we would have changed, we would not have left Monterosso. We would have taken the train to Santa Margherita. But, as it was we enjoyed it. Portifino was beautiful. Cinque Terre was everything we had hoped. We took the train to Vernazza and Corniglia and loved it. I don't think I need to tell you about the Amalfi coast. Spectacular! Our extra night in Sorrento was just what the doctor ordered after the tour. We loved it. Driving south to Calabria was nothing short of amazing. The two nights we spent in Paola was a true Italian experience, not to mention the time we spent with my family. The food we ate in the south as well as Cinque Terre was to die for. In Paola we literally had a woman who cooked for us. I could go on and on...
Frank Y, Plymouth Michigan

Smooth trip to London for the Tower Poppies

Hello Melissa, I am back from London and wanted you to know that everything went smoothly. Thank you! Transportation to and from Heathrow to the hotel was very good and did not take nearly as long as I anticipated. Threadneedles Hotel was definitely business guest oriented but suited my needs well. It was only a little more than a block from the tube station so that I was able to get around very easily. Thank you very much for the excellent planning!
Maryanne Z, Plymouth Michigan

Truly Memorable trip to France

First, let me thank you for all your work that resulted in a truly memorable trip to France. I’m still dreaming about it at night!! Also, a BIG thank you for the limo service to and from the airport that I understand from Doug was a gift from you. That made things soooo much easier, especially on the way home when we were all tired. The private tour of Normandy was phenomenal! Our guide was very knowledgeable and the lunch stop was incredible! Thank you! You made travel planning for a big trip effortless on our part, and made it seem effortless on yours. You responded promptly to phone calls or e-mails, even on days when you were not in the office, and when you returned the call you always had answers to questions previously asked or had researched options in response to our queries. You have spoiled us for ever attempting big-trip planning on our own, and we will use you again without question, even though we live 200 miles north of Plymouth.
Sandy F, Gaylord Michigan

Italian Family Vacation Success!

Ciao Melissa, Our efforts paid off big time. Everyone loved Italy-the sights, the food, the wine, the people, the hotels and, yes, the gelato exceeded our expectations. Our kids regretted not booking additional days. The best trip ever!!! Insight Vacations, the Italian Intermezzo and our Tour Director, Gloria Marchena were phenomenal. I would highly recommend them to your clients. My entire family would like to say to you, Melissa, and Travel Leaders "Grazie mille" Without your help, advice and patience this trip would not have been such a success. I will not consider anyone but you when planning our next trip. I am looking forward in working with you in the future. Have a great day!
Mike S. Plymouth, Michigan

My Reviews

34 of 59 people found this review helpful
First Overseas Trip was fabulous because of Melis
From the initial planning stages to the final execution all interactions with Melissa were fabulous. This was my first ever overseas trip. To say I was a little nervous was an understatement and to make me even more nervous I was doing the trip by myself but Melissa made sure everything was taken care of down to the finest detail.

I thought it was going to be a problem when the tour company changed the dates of my tour because the one I originally signed up for did not have enough travelers. Melissa not only sent me the notification to let me know of the change but she also contacted the company who I bought Travel Insurance thru to inform them of the change.

The only thing I had to do was go on my trip and enjoy it. Melissa took care of everything else.

I think my next tour will be a domestic one but I will definitely be needing Melissa's help again.
By  Travel Bug  from  Canton, Michigan
Traveled to  Denmark ~ Europe
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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20 of 39 people found this review helpful
This was the best trip we have ever taken together
Melissa worked with us to extend our trip by a couple of days and was able to get us a fair price on our hotel. She also worked With Globus to arrange our flights that fit the schedule we were working towards.
By  David  from  Allen Park, MI
Traveled to  England ~ Europe
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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Greece - breathtaking
We have booked two trips with Melissa: Greece and Costa Rica. Both trips were wonderful! It was so nice to be on vacation and know that all transportation and itineraries were already planned out. We were able to relax and enjoy the places and the people.
By  Michelle  from  Ferndale, MI
Traveled to  Greece ~ Europe
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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Thorough travel agent made for wonderful trips!
Melissa is wonderful to work with! Through her, I booked a trip to Italy with my best friend, & my honeymoon to Switzerland this year.

I have nothing but positive feedback for the planning process. She listened to what we wanted out of the trips & made it happen. She kept in touch throughout the planning process, took our feedback & made changes as necessary-- all with a smile! She sat down with us & explained our itinerary before the trip, which was very helpful. Even after my friend & I unfortunately missed a flight in Italy because we misread the departure time, she arranged a late night pick up (like, 2am!) to take us to our hotel AND was able to get us reimbursement for the tickets!

She was very friendly, very organized & very professional-- I can ask for nothing more in a travel agent! I would not hesitate to recommend her to anyone I know!
By  Amanda  from  Broomfield, CO
Traveled to  Switzerland ~ Europe
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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1 of 2 people found this review helpful
Once in a lifetime trip
Melissa was very organized!! Our trip to Italy was wonderful - Everything was taken care of without issue.
By  KH  from  Plymouth, MI
Traveled to  Italy ~ Europe
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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Destination Expert:

  • England
  • Italy
  • Canada
  • London
  • Rome
  • Africa
  • Ireland
  • Scotland
  • Alaska
  • Florence
  • Hawaii
  • Venice
  • Costa Rica
  • Europe

Travel Specialist:

  • Adventure
  • Escorted Tours
  • Historical Sites
  • European Culture
  • Family Vacations
  • Safari

Top Travel Partners:

  • CIE Tours International
  • G Adventures
  • Globus
  • Monograms
  • Delta Vacations
  • Rocky Mountaineer Rail Tours
  • Insight Vacations
  • UnCruise Adventures
  • Rail Europe

Certifications/Awards:

  • B.S. in Journalism - Eastern Michigan University
  • Minor in Travel and Tourism - EMU
  • Monograms Booking Agent
  • Globus Tours Booking Specialist
  • CIE Tours Ireland Specialist

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