(93 Reviews)
100% Recommended

Melissa Becker

Plymouth, MI
My Travel and Work Experience

I have been an avid traveler for many years, and bring more than 18 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 ...
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Active and Adventure Specialist

After hiking around Lake Louise in Canada
After hiking around Lake Louise in Canada

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 can be as simple as a walk, or as adventurous as scuba diving and zip lining. I have been sending happy travelers around the globe for more than 18 years. Personally my favorite types of trips are those that include an element of adventure.

I've gone exploring in Costa Rica. I've been on Safari in Kenya and Tanzania. I've hiked Diamond Head on Oahu. On Maui I enjoyed snorkeling, zip lining, ATV riding as well as the legendary exhilarating bike ride down Haleakala at sunrise. I've hiked all over Alaska, including the spectacular Denali National Park. In Denali, you can drive 90 miles into the center of the park, all the while seeing snow-capped peaks, bears, moose, caribou, eagles, wolves and more. You can see hills 25 miles away that feel close enough to touch. When your guide just points out into the great beyond and you just start hiking "that way" it's a feeling of wonder you've never experienced. The ground is like walking on a lumpy uneven mattress and is permanently frozen under the thick, spongy moss. I've kayaked in Ketchikan and Seward and have had flapping salmon fly out of the water and plop on my kayak.

In May 2017, I was accorded the opportunity to travel by train from Vancouver to Jasper then hike around Lake Louise. I hiked to the opposite side of the lake, and then tried to continue on the trail, but it went up high enough in elevation, so that the snow became too deep to traverse... it was unbelievable! Nothing excites me more than being able to add activities like these to any of my travels. I'd be thrilled to share them with you and send you on the adventures that I have experienced myself, that I love so much. Please, realize that you too do love adventure travel! (It's not all climbing Mt. Everest and heli-skiing!) Let me know where you'd like your next adventure to begin!


 

My Reviews

35 of 56 people found this review helpful
Great choice!
Melissa was a great choice for planning our family trip to London! She is very knowledgeable, easy to work with, responded to questions/concerns very quickly, and gave honest and sincere advice/recommendations. Before we met her, I was trying to plan everything on my own and didn't realize all of the benefits of using a travel agent. We will work with her on any future travel plans!
By  Shannon  from  Huron Township, MI
Traveled to  London ~ England ~ Europe
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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27 of 41 people found this review helpful
Best travel agent ever.
Melissa Becker did an amazing job assisting with my trip to Costa Rica. I was provided with information on the resort I would be staying at, along with different options for exploring the area.
By  Wes  from  Royal Oak, MI
Traveled to  Costa Rica ~ Central America
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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36 of 59 people found this review helpful
At last a stress free vacation
Melissa made planning our first trip to Italy a pleasure. She listened to my concerns and limitations and was able to put together a package that worked perfectly for us!
By  Happy Wanderer  from  Oak Ridge, TN
Traveled to  Itasca ~ Minnesota ~ USA
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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26 of 41 people found this review helpful
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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54 of 98 people found this review helpful
Great experience beginning to end
Melissa seamlessly planned our trip to Costa Rica (where we had never been before). She listened to our ideas about what kind of trip we wanted and turned them into reality. She was prompt and answered all of our questions completely. I would absolutely recommend her.
By  HNS  from  Memphis, TN
Traveled to  Costa Rica ~ Central America
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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Destination Expert:

  • Costa Rica
  • Europe
  • Alaska
  • Hawaii

Travel Specialist:

  • Adventure
  • Escorted Tours
  • Safari

Top Travel Partners:

  • G Adventures
  • Rocky Mountaineer Rail Tours
  • UnCruise Adventures

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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