Artisan Journeys

A Luxury Travel Company

Lake Tahoe, California

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Testimonials from Our Valued Customers!


Our honeymoon to Africa was perfect and the most amazing experience of our lives!!  Every single detail was well thought out and perfect. We are so blown away at how good you are at your job!!!!

The flights, the accommodations, the locations, everything was just truly perfect and amazing. Overall, I actually think Zimbabwe was our favorite part--the accommodations, the site seeing, the activities-- it is a tough call, but gosh was that place amazing. And we only ended up there because of you!! We are so glad we listened to you and so grateful for everything you did to make it the most amazing trip. We will cherish the memories you gave us forever. THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!!!

Honeymooners 11/23

We are back from our Greece trip!

I wanted to let you know we had a wonderful trip! The hotels were all just amazing! The girls absolutely loved having their own pools at each of them in the islands. All the staff at the hotels were just terrific! We also very much enjoyed our Athens tour with Maria. She was fabulous. Besides the Athens tour other highlights were the day at Delos in the boat and the cooking class in Mykonos. The cooking class was absolutely my favorite thing! I highly recommend that experience to others. It was so fun to go to their home, meet other travelers and enjoy learning from Teda. Just the most enjoyable evening. Also, Anastasia was excellent! She was a great resource for us in country for questions etc….she responded quickly and was very helpful. Thank you for organizing such a wonderful trip for all of us!


Uncruise Adventures
We had the best time celebrating our 40 year wedding anniversary on Uncruise

Thanks for putting the trip together for us and PLEASE TELL PEOPLE THAT
UNCRUISE IS WORTH IT, and the bigger cabin was perfect!!

Aug 2019
Lake Tahoe

We had an amazing trip thanks to you and just loved everywhere you suggested in Italy. It was a trip of a lifetime. Menaggio was amazing, enjoyed being on the lake, visiting small villages and hiking to the Menaggio Refugio. I loved the Mello Valley as we drove to Corvara, where we had 3 days of incredible hiking. Lake Garda was just as beautiful as Lake Como, but a different feel and of course Venice is always fascinating! Loved every hotel and most especially, thank you for your direction, planning and hand-holding for our epic Italian adventure. We cannot wait for our next trip!

Thank You Thank You Thank You!!!

Granite Bay, CA.

Aloha Anne!
We are having a blast here, thanks so much for helping us plan our perfect trip for our 30th wedding anniversary.

Tahoe City, CA

I just realized that we have been back from Italy for 6 weeks now.  I cannot believe we have been back that long.  I am embarrassed that I took this long to get in touch with you.  That said, I just wanted to tell you that we had an absolutely fantastic time on our trip.  I can attest without hesitation the primary reason we had just had a great time was due to you and the care and attention you put into planning our trip. 

I cannot begin to tell you what a great time we had.  The places you chose for us to go, the hotels, the guides, the tours were top notch.  We did not have one bad day.  Not one.  My only regrets were that we waited 35 years to go to Italy and that we didn’t stay longer than three weeks. 

I have passed your name on to a few others without hesitation.  When I come down from my Italian high, I will pass on some stories and pictures.  Until then, I am enjoying the wonderful memories of the food, people and places we saw Italy.

Thank you, again.  You’re the best.

JV- San Francisco 

Dear Anne,

Just wanted to say a sincere thank you for all that you did for our trip to France.

We had a blast and felt like we were living the dream.

Stay tuned for our next trip: Umbria!

I wanted to thank you very much for planning the trip to France for Laura and I. It was amazing and exceeded my expectations! We had a wonderful time and were very pleased with the accommodations in Paris and Bayeux. Our private/small tour guides: Danielle (Paris), Amalie (D-Day Landing Sites) and Adrian (Mont St Michel) were fantastic! I appreciate all the effort to get us to the Eiffel Tower finally. The night visit was great. We loved Giverny and the Catacombs. I think we both would agree that the private and small group tours were the best way to go. 

All in all, it was the trip of my dreams and I would happily use your services again in the future! I loved every minute of our trip and can't wait to plan another in the future. Please extend my thanks to Yolande as well.


We had a marvelous time in our travels to Madagascar, Zimbabwe and Botswana, we had just wonderful experiences.

I loved the location of the Gorges Camp as I felt like the location was only the time we got to see real and rural Africans and how they truly lived; the service was amazing and everyone was very attentive!

Machamba Camp was over the top! Food, accommodations, game drives etc. were all first class. We saw Elephants, lionesses and cubs, cheetah, wild dogs, hyenas, giraffes, crocodiles, hippos, zebras and lots of gazelle, antelope and other deer or elk like animals so many we couldn't keep track.

We are planning on returning to So Africa and will look forward to working with you on our next African Adventure!


Wow, where do we begin?  We had the MOST AMAXING trip EVER!  We can’t thank you enough for all of your help in putting the itinerary together; it could not have been any better, it was perfecto! We saw and experienced so many things, it truly was a dream trip.  The variety of experiences in Italy; the cities, mountains, lakes and the sea. 

Thank you and cannot wait to plan our next family adventure.


Reno, NV.

Just wanted to say many, many thanks for helping me set up an amazing Costa Rican adventure! My nephew and I had a blast! All of the accommodations were perfect as were the activities that we did (canopy, coffee tour, hikes, fishing, and massages!)

We have such fond memories and can't thank you enough!

Anne - as always, you rock! Can't wait to figure out my next adventure!

Thanks again!


Hi Annie

Well, you have outdone yourself. Wow what a trip. I really don't know where to begin except to say Thank You. First of all, Costa Rica is a very beautiful and unique country. None of us knew what to expect and were blown away by its beauty.

Our accommodations were not 5 star but 10 stars. The service was over the top excellent.

As a multi-generational family trip we had so much fun.

From the Hotel Grano d Oro to the last pick up at the airport to 500 yards around the corner at the airport, the attention to detail was over the top. And thank you for our bottle of wine. And I almost forgot about our private dinner in the jungle -  how very special that was.

Thank you for helping make our once in a lifetime family trip something everyone will remember with affection.

Erica- San Francisco


Just wanted to say thank you for your great work in booking our trip to Costa Rica. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. All the arrangements and transfers worked like clockwork, I appreciate your efforts in making this happen.

Our lodging was great. I would highly recommend Lapa Rios in the Osa Peninsula for your clients who like the outdoors and remoteness. When we moved to Arenal, both lodgings were a good fit for us.

Thanks again. We look forward to our next journey with you.

Susan M.- Reno, NV.


Thank you for the fantastic trip to South Africa, Botswana, and Zimbabwe that you and your team planned for us.  This was a trip that had not been high on our bucket list but close friends talked us into going with them.  This trip turned out to be beyond our expectations all customized just for the four of us!!  The planning details were perfect and the accommodations were superb.   The various safari's provided all types of experiences, from very upscale camps to more primitive bush camps all expertly chosen for very specific reasons.  All were beautiful and comfortable with friendly and attentive staff that provided delicious meals from the region.  There is nothing we would have changed.  No one should miss Africa.  Just an outstanding trip we will always remember!
We would definitely use you again for future travel plans, in fact, you are currently planning our trip to India.
Ron and Jill Tolliver

The trip you put together for us in Italy went splendid. Each leg, each touch point, each adventure, felt like you and Fantastica planned it with care about our needs and expectations. Sometimes exceeding our expectations. We had no worries that we would be greeted and directed in a timely and professional manner, that our hotels would be clean and accommodating, and that we had been guided by someone who knew the area, and had really listened to us. A+ for that trip.


Every reservation and tidbit of information you provided were invaluable in
speeding my way along without pause and perfect segue for my journey in the
Canadian Rockies.


Understanding what I want and do you connected the dots so adroitly that no
time was spent in limbo.
Maximization of time and pleasure;  Not a bad formula for life.

Thank you so very much,

Gary - Mammoth Lakes

My partner and I just returned from our European vacation planned by Annie at The Travel Agency and we could not be happier! It was a 25 day trip through Italy, France, and Spain. Since my partner had never been to Europe, he wanted to see as much as we could in that time – I was worried about the hectic pace of 9 cities with mostly train travel in between. Due to Annie's expert planning, both of us were completely satisfied! She alternated destinations between cities with lots to see and beautiful tranquil seaside towns. The hotels she selected were always well placed, friendly, and small enough to get a local feel but still had all the necessary amenities. When the train strike in France threw a wrench in our plan, Annie was immediately available and got us rerouted via air to our next destination.

With all the travel sites available on the internet these days, we had not used a travel agent in years but we were so happy that our friends recommended using Annie's service. She is incredibly knowledgeable about all aspects of traveling, very available and flexible for questions and redirection, and a true joy to work with. We will never go on another travel adventure again without using Annie at The Travel Agency!!

Carol - Oakland, CA


My husband and I have had the pleasure of using Anne as a travel agent.   We have taken several trips through the “The Travel Agency” in Tahoe City over the last 10 years.   Anne is diligent, thorough and professional.    Her knowledge and expertise of the travel industry has been invaluable to us.  She has always been on top of everything from the moment we presented her with our travel ideas.  Anne is lots of fun, energetic and easy to work with. Anne has been at our constant disposal before and after our trips.  Working with us on European and South American travels, Anne helped make our trips memorable and great experiences.  We didn’t think it could get much better, but we just returned from a 3-week trip to Alaska’s Inside Passage that Anne crafted and it was a trip of a lifetime. Everything ran like clockwork. Anne is now handcrafting our next year’s trip to China and Tibet and again she is right on target – we highly recommend Anne and The Travel Agency for all of your travel needs.

Rod & Barb – Martinez, CA & Lake Tahoe, CA

Thanks to you, we had a wonderful experience in Peru.  We knew only a small amount of Spanish, so it was a great relief of stress to have local contacts and guides that we could count on throughout our travels to guide us in the right direction, see the sights we wanted to see and make the absolute most of our trip.  The country was beautiful, the people gracious, a memory of a lifetime.  Thanks to you and your connections, we have no regrets about our trip and look forward to working with you on our next adventure!


RW.  Phoenix

Testimonial for the amazing Anne Tippin/Travel Agent:
Anne Tippin has been our Travel Agent for over 20 years now.  We would never use anyone else as she is absolutely the best at what she does.  She takes care of every travel detail imaginable. Because of her experience in traveling the world herself she has advised us in so many ways which without her I don't know what the outcome would of been.  She has created our most memorable experiences. 

S. Werner - Reno, NV.


The Travel Agency and specifically, Anne Tippin have been my travel agency forever over 20 years and the service has been first rate,  the best.  I travel 2-3 times a year to remote places, adventure type places and many times will need to change flights  etc.  A call to Annie and I'm good to go.  More than that I know Annie enjoys travel and she takes an interest in my travels,  I consider her a friend.


L. Meyers MD - Missouri


The Travel Agency has been my travel planner of choice for over 15 years.  Though I do not travel often, when I do I rely on Anne’s expertise, knowledge my needs and travel experiences to formulate a well thought out travel plan even for the simplest conference trip.  Anne’s willingness to ‘customize’ a vacation trip outside the tourist norm is one of her best selling points  for me.

James P. -  Tahoe City



Janet and I just wanted to tell you how much we have appreciated working with you through the years.  Your knowledge and service have been outstanding, and we look forward to working with you again as our travel needs arise.  All the best.

Richard and Janet Fimmel - San Mateo


It's been close to 15 years now that I've been working with Annie and The Travel Agency and after years of working with several larger commercial operations the change has been refreshing and permanent.  From the first trip that Annie crafted for me, (three week climbing trip to the cordillera blanca in Peru), the differences became very obvious as headaches were eliminated and the entire travel experience enhanced. What sets The Travel Agency apart? For starters it's Annie, the relationship immediately feels as if you have a private travel concierge at your disposal 24-7, dispensing her 25 years of industry knowledge and her massive  portfolio of personnel adventures to you. Immediately you get the sense you are working with someone who has been there, done that or knows those that have. Her range is amazing and she  has a great sense of knowing that each client has distinctive needs. Two different clients may want to go to Nepal, one wants to climb Everest the other wants to look at it from the window of a 5 star hotel. I can assure you Annie will make the experience incomparable and special for both as you will no doubt stay in a unique, hip place that few have heard of.  She will make your experience  extraordinary  and, when you share that adventure with your friends and they look at you in awe thank Annie for making it happen. The other piece to The Travel Agency experience that is unique is Annie's availability, she is there for you anytime any day. From the minute your adventure plans are hatched to the moment you arrive back home she's a phone call away.It's  been very comforting for me to hear a familiar, knowledgeable, helpful voice when i've needed help in some remote region of the world.  I've called her in a panic on New Years Eve in Patagonia and in the middle of the night in the French Alps seeking medical assistance. Always with a cheerful way about her she has been there to help.  Annie and her husband Brett have become good friends over the years and for me that has been the icing on the cake of a great relationship!


Jon Fischer- New York City

I have had the pleasure of knowing Annie for many years professionally and as a friend.  I have been traveling all my life and count on her for all my travel plans and reservations.  Annie's ability to put flawless travel packages together border on the magical.  Whether it's a once in a life time voyage or a last minute adjustment while abroad I know she is there for me.


One trip in particular comes to mind.  A few years ago I had a wedding to attend in Dubai.  My travel partner and I thought, "What the heck, let's include Thailand, Cambodia, India, and Egypt".  Mind you we only had one month to experience the better half of the Seven Wonders of the world, get some diving in, go on a tiger safari, and celebrate a birthday in Bangkok!  On top of this she managed to coordinate all our travels with family members in Egypt.  Well, needless to say, Annie organized a whirl wind trip for us that we will always cherish and never forget!

No matter your travel style or destination I strongly recommend Annie and the Travel Agency.  Just be careful.  You may catch that travel bug for which there is no cure!

Dave Thatcher - Tahoe City, Ca

I've employed Anne Tippin of "Artisan Journeys" twice now for trips to Italy, Switzerland, England and Scotland. My first trip planned with Anne (my 2nd trip) to Italy in 2011 was great. Due to her diligence and knowledge of Italy, I was able not only to enjoy my travels but, meet my family for the first time! Her attention to detail afforded me the security of traveling abroad since it had been 10 years since I had traveled that distance.

Anne planned my second trip, this time more extensive and logistically a little more difficult, as I was married in Scotland, but was able to travel to Italy again and Switzerland, this time able to meet ALL of my family which of course along with getting married was wonderful.

Maryanne and Ronnie, Reno NV

Anne has been exceptional to work with and I’m pleased to say, many of our closest friends have also experienced wonderful adventures due to her expertise and knowledge of the world. As one who loves both the more conventional escapes, like Hawaii post ski season, but “lives” for the adventures, Anne’s relationships and world travel partners consistently deliver to create amazing, customized vacations for our family whether it’s Italy, Greece, or Thailand! The flexibility Anne provides creates a great experience while recognizing budgets and maximizing both. We’re a full service family of four and love the way Anne organizes our trips so we can relax and enjoy every minute – from private tours, personal drivers, unusual and luxurious resorts and most importantly, no misses!  And, if I need her while traveling, she is always there to help via email or phone.  If you’d like to build a relationship with the Travel Agency, I promise you will never look back and will always look forward to your next vacation experience. 

Desmond and Alison Elder, Truckee, CA

As a professional athlete; my travel plans change daily and sometimes even hourly. Working with a travel agent like Anne Tippin for the last 20+ years who really goes the extra mile to make sure all my travel details are perfect has made my life stress free. - Orange County

My family and I have been working with The Travel Agency, specifically Anne Tippin in excess of 20 years in both business and personal travel.  She has arranged trips that have allowed me to achieve my dreams of mountain climbing and summiting high mountain peaks in both the Antarctic and Russia with private guides, has worked with non-profit young adult group programs to Africa on numerous occasions, family travel to various locations along with complicated domestic business travel itineraries.


In all of the years, I have yet to experience a problem.  In addition, due to a very busy professional and personal life, I have been able to contact Anne with changes during off business hours with her immediate response; I can always count on Anne to be there when I need her the most.

Thank you Annie for years of exceptional service and looking forward to an exciting future!

Jeff C.  Rancho - Santa Fe, CA.
Suja Juice and Nika Water


Our trip to South Africa, Botswana and Zimbabwe was far beyond our expectations.  Annie did a fabulous job creating our itinerary.  We have worked with her on many of our travels so she knows just what we want.  She proved that on our African adventure.  The companies she hired to pick us up at airports, transfer us to hotels/lodges, provide knowledgeable and awesome guides were impeccable in their service.  The game reserves and accommodations were amazing, giving us a true feeling of Africa. We saw more animals than we could imagine and enjoyed all the staff, drivers, cooks, field guides and trackers.  Everything came off without a hitch - what a thrill for this long awaited trip.  We highly recommend her services.

Kurt and Anne, Tahoe City

"Annie has been my travel agent for since 1997. I'm frequenter business traveler with a lot of last minute changes and very complex schedules and
travel demands. In 16 years and thousands flights I can not recall her making even one mistake.  She is so detail oriented and extremely dependable
at getting all the details right!  She also plans books all of our vacation trips. She is also very cost conscious and effcient. "


Steve E. - Danville, CA

My wife and I have had the pleasure to travel to many parts of the world.  The planning for each trip starts with lets call Annie.  She spends whatever time is needed to make our trips so special.  She works with all our changes, budgets, ideas and requests.  We trust her recomendations  because she has never let us down in fact we are always amazed with the places she has us go and stay.  My wife and I recommend Annie and The Travel Agency to our friends with confidence.  Thank you Annie for making all our trips so memorable.
Christian K -  Sacramento


Hi Anne,


We would like to thank you for your outstanding service!!  The recent African trip you customized for the Carlstedt's and Tolliver's was amazing!! We can't think of one thing we would have changed on this trip.  We loved the variety of lodgings we stay in and all logistics went according to plan.

We did not have to worry about a thing.  It was a perfect trip that we will always remember as one of our very best!

Warm Regards,

Ron and Jill T- Santa Monica, CA

"Over the last 20 years, Anne Tippin  has organised over a dozen trips for me.   These have ranged from climbing expeditions, a wedding in Yosemite, a 5 star cruise and numerous family vacations across to the the US (I live in UK).   Anne and I discuss an idea/concept then she goes off and comes up with a winning itinerary, numerous flight options, killer hotels ranging from luxury (the Awahhnee in Yosemite Valley) to more budget family accommodation. I never have been disappointed with her recommendations or bookings.  Service quality is very high, a treat to work with and looking forward to working out our next vacation".
Trevor J - Aberdeen, Scotland


I have had the pleasure and privilege to both know and conduct business with Anne Tippin for over 20 years. Her knowledge and skills that have always provided me with Travel Experiences  will be with me for a lifetime, have in a word been Wonderful, and in most cases exceeded my expectations ( and my expectations tend to be sometimes unreasonable ). It is with the aforementioned that I ask Anne to use this Letter as a Credential in promoting any and all business ventures that she may wish to pursue.


Jeff U- Granite Bay CA

What started out as a business relationship has turned into the friendship of a lifetime and it all happened because of travel. I rely on Annie any time I take a trip anywhere in the world. I know that she will find me what I ask for and then some.


There is a comfort in knowing that if I have any difficulties with my travel arrangements while I am away, Annie will do her best to assist in anyway possible. She has assisted me and many of the travelers who traveled with the company I worked for out of many a difficult travel situations.

When you start working with Annie, you know you are in good hands. She is a handle it kind of person. She gets the job done. And she is a pleasure to work with above all else!!

Julie O - Bend, OR

When my husband and I were blessed with an opportunity to travel anywhere in the world, we quickly decided on Italy. Having never been there before, we inquired with friends who had just returned from a 24 day "trip of a lifetime" as to their itinerary. We were told the only way to travel was to have Annie Tippin plan your trip. With several months to plan and 18 days to fill, Annie thoughtfully and carefully listened to our list of "must visit" places and strategically planned our itinerary. Annie has extensive knowledge and experience traveling and uses her expertise to personalize her clients' trips. We were so satisfied with our vacation, that we recommend Annie to all of our friends and family.

Carol- Auburn, CA.


"We rarely use a travel agency for our trips, but with an excellent reference from friends and our trip to Africa being such a complicated trip, we chose to meet with Anne.   Right from the start we both knew we wanted to work with her.  Her expertise and level of professionalism along with being fun and easy to work with drew us in immediately.  Our trip was one of our best yet and, along with her contact for Africa, she created a very special and unique month!"


Dave and Bonnie- Stockton, CA.


Historically, it seems that the minimal participation and service of generic travel agencies and online booking companies essentially end once a ticket or package has been sold and the traveler is on their way.  However, the exceptional service and expertise that The Travel Agency provides before and especially during the travel sets it apart and I believe is an essential ingredient to well organized, successful and enjoyable travel.


Annie Tippin brings her many years of experience with personal world travel, working with specialized groups and arranging custom itineraries into play for making unique and memorable travel plans and packages.  Just as important is her ability and desire to trouble shoot and sort out complicated transportation and lodging logistics when rapidly changing client needs occur en route.  Having Annie as your liaison in the fast paced travel industry is a world travelers secret weapon: She has the knowledge to make the best itinerary in advance, the skill to get things done efficiently and has your best interests at heart, all which contribute to an outstanding travel experience and avoids costly, time consuming, disappointing and frustrating epics .

When so much time, emotion and money is riding on world travel and multi-layered custom tour packages in far away places, you want and need to have a travel expert on your side from the very start.

I have had many personal experiences where Annie has come to the rescue helping me or one of my clients during a trip.  I recall one incident where my climbing partner had misread his departure time and missed an international flight from Geneva.  After he battled his way unsuccessfully over the phone with a number of ambivalent customer service folks, he was about to give up in frustration, thinking he wouldn’t be able to return home for a week.  I called Annie and within a few minutes she calmly told him his new, confirmed flight would leave first thing in the morning.

I highly recommend The Travel Agency and I am confident that the full range of personal service provided will exceed expectations.

Happy travels!

Dave Nettle - Lake Tahoe

I have had the pleasure of working with Anne for many years as she’s planned and organized our family vacations.  She is amazing to work with and has succeeded in arranging incredible vacations to a variety of locations.  Annie has amazing energy and a true love for what she does.  This is evident in the time and effort put in to each trip.  Her expertise, attention to detail and her listening ear all add up to an amazing vacation.  Anne is our go to person for all of our travel needs!!

Judi G. - Granite Bay


Annie was amazing and made planning our European vacation a breeze. She listened to what my husband and I wanted in a vacation - and provided accommodations that fit us accordingly. And she did all of this all within a couple of days. I would recommend Annie to anyone.

Britt W. - San Francisco

We have had the pleasure of working with Anne on two trips and are booking our third holiday with her.  Anne helped navigate and book a 4 week trip to Italy and a 2 week holiday in France.  In both cases, she took the time to understand what we were looking for and make recommendations that were perfect!  She has a great relationship with contacts abroad and they were very patient when we wanted to tweak or make changes to our itinerary.
Anne’s positive energy made the planning enjoyable and she is extremely responsive.  I look forward to working with her in the future and would recommend her to anyone.
Janet- Kentfield. CA

For all our travels, from Tanzania to Tuscany, Antarctica to Annapurna, Annie Tippin is our go-to person!  Her worldwide connections and in depth experience take the worry and the hassle out of trip planning.

On the rare occasion when a problem occurs (like our ship hitting bottom on New Year’s weekend in the Antarctic Peninsula) she is there to find flights and secure us hotel rooms, communicating by whatever means are available - phone, text and email. 

Annie has fully earned our trust!  We will continue to call her for all our future explorations, and we can unequivocally recommend her.   

Karen & Bernd - Lake Tahoe

My husband and I were planning our first trip to Europe spring of 2012. Many years in the making! Our destination, Italy! Because it was our first time I thought it wise to use a travel agency and their expertise. I went online, spoke with a few travel agents and decided to go with Anne Tippin from ‘The Travel Agency’ as she was very knowledgeable of the Country.  Because she had traveled there herself I felt she had a lot of options to throw out on the table for our dream vacation. We even gave her our budget and she stuck within that. She asked questions as far what we wanted to see, excursions, no excursions, tours, no tours and even recommended must see’s.  She took care of all the small details that I would have never thought of traveling to Europe; private pickup from Venice to our hotel (it is a confusing place to get around your first visit), booked tours in advanced (avoided crazy lines) and even suggested road maps. We drove from Rome to Tuscany and Tuscany to Venice as a car rental is much needed in Tuscany if you are to get around. We knew that we wanted to see Rome and Venice and I thought why not Tuscany since who knows when we will be back. Now the question was where in Tuscany. I had no idea, but Anne suggested Chianti, Tuscany. It was driving distance to must see cities recommended by Anne such as: Sienna, San Gimignano and of course Florence. She recommended that we stay a whole week in Tuscany. Now I must say my husband was hesitant on staying that long as he was thinking what are we to do a whole week in Tuscany if we are staying in the countryside. I took Anne’s suggestion and we planned 3 days in Rome, 6 days in Tuscany and 2 days in Venice. Rome was a sight to see for sure and Venice was everything I dreamt it to be, BUT Tuscany blew our breath away! It was our favorite part of the trip. Words cannot describe the beauty of Chianti hills. Sienna and San Gimignano blew Florence away in my eyes. My husband who is not a travel enthusiast like me said he would go back to Italy just for Tuscany. Our vacation was everything we hoped it to be and more, thanks to Anne! She was so amazing that I am using her to book my upcoming vacation to London and Paris! I am so excited!!! Thanks Anne!!!!

Susana - New York City

Annie is a travel genius!  She has arranged several travel itineraries for me with expertise and attention to detail.  I wouldn’t have anyone else do this for me and my family.


You know it’s going to be an excellent trip when she arranges part of the itinerary to include her family in our adventure; that’s the best way of knowing all arrangements will be awesome.

Merrilyn N. - Lake Tahoe


We have used Anne as our travel agent many times as has some of our friends and family. We have all been thrilled with the many adventures she has sent us on. We have travelled to Italy, France, England, Hawaii, just to name a few. We just returned from a 24 day Europeon trip. My husband and I flew to Paris for 5 nights, took a train to London for 5 nights, then my children joined us for a 12 night cruise around Scotland and Ireland. We all had a fantastic time thanks to the many details that Anne had arranged for us. These included hotel bookings, plane and train arrangements, tours, theater tickets, metro tickets, cruise bookings, transfers, and lots of great advice. She listens to us and provides just what we are wanting. This trip would not have turned out as great as it did without all of her help. We had private tours planned with wonderful guides, spot on hotel locations, tickets to events so that we didn't have to wait in line or worry about them being sold out, and so many arrangements made for us so that all we had to do was get there on time and have fun. Her help is invaluable! I always have so many questions and Anne patiently listens and answers them all. She is so easy to work with and tunes into what we want out of each trip and location that we visit. Whenever I hear of someone wanting to take a trip I recommend Anne. She will see to every detail and make sure that you come back with memories that will last a lifetime.
Thanks for the memories!
Donna H. - Roseville

This was our second booking with Annie Tippin from "The Travel Agency" and again, she and her counterpart in Italy delivered big time!  The accommodations for Capri and Positano were perfectly located and the views were breathtaking.  We told her our budget, what we wanted to be able to do/see and she took care of the rest.  One of the best services they offer was transportation.  It was so nice not having to worry about where to pick up a taxi from the airport to the hotel and not having to lug our overpacked suitcases through the streets.  For our future travel plans, which I hope will be many, my first and only contact to help us with our journeys is Annie!

Thanks Annie!

Cindy - Los Angeles

What a surprise!


We had a great trip. Princess was a nice surprise. Of course we had a huge suite, but the staff was great, the ship was nice, the food was good and the inside passage amazing with beautiful weather! Whale watching out of Juneau was over the top.......we found a pod of about 10 humpbacks doing their bubble net thing half a dozen times....incredible! I'll show you video on 17 July.


Dick - Truckee/Martis Camp

Hi Anne,


The trip was absolutely amazing! We had such a great time exploring and even a little relaxing. We went over to Almalfi, Capri, and Sorrento but our favorite place was Positano. The food was really good and Josephine took such great care of us.

The only hiccup was the transfer back to Naples but they took care of everything. I hope that driver is ok.

Thank you again for all your help. We had a great honeymoon.

Nate - Roseville