In February, my husband surprised me with a trip to Napa Valley for my 50th birthday. Michele McDonald, owner of The Core Traveler, had planned two previous vacations for us and I am so happy that he turned to her to plan this getaway. Our trip was just perfect with every detail taken care of, from our driver for the weekend to the boutique wineries we visited on our trip. The resort we stayed at was just beautiful and in the perfect location. It was such a wonderful trip and I could not have been more surprised. Michele’s attention to detail and understanding what her clients are wanting out of a trip really make a difference. – The Rosser Family

Michele did all the legwork for the thing I enjoy the least about vacation: planning it. She gave us options, all priced out, including the flights. She is a great resource of ideas. All we had to do was pick the best fit for our family and pay for it. She matched our interests perfectly and we ended up having one of our best trips ever. She had every detail taken care of, including a great itinerary, ground transportation and upgrades at the resort. I will never plan a trip myself again!  – The Moran Family

Last year we had an opportunity to take our boys to Walt Disney World for the first time. What an awesome experience we had! Michele with The Core Traveler gave us the Red Carpet treatment. She added a personal touch to every aspect of our trip. We didn’t have to touch our luggage after checking in at the airport. We were surprised with champagne and an upgrade to the concierge floor for our entire stay.  What a treat for all of us! We felt completely spoiled and pampered for the entire vacation. Every detail, from flights to dinner reservations to park experiences, was amazing. I don’t think we’ll be able to take another family vacation without Michele’s expertise and attention to customer service! – The Harris Family

My husband and I started planning our honeymoon to Costa Rica and we quickly realized we were going to need expert assistance. So I contacted Michele, whom I’ve known for several years, and hired her to plan our trip! That was the best decision we could have made. From the beginning, her attention to detail, professionalism and knowledge of our destination made us feel at ease. The day of our trip was so easy! We didn’t have to worry about a thing. She arranged a private driver to take us from the airport to our first hotel. We were able to experience parts of the country we otherwise wouldn’t have known about. Our trip was comprised of four different locations in Costa Rica and the logistics were flawless. Michele even upgraded our room at one resort to one with a wraparound view of the Pacific Ocean, which by the way was one of our favorite resorts we’ve ever stayed in! She definitely knows how to make a newlywed couple feel spoiled! We are already talking about what trip to take next . . . and we know exactly who to have plan it!
– Brittany Nixon Brun

We all know planning a family vacation is a true challenge and an overwhelming task! Our family recently faced this challenge when we decided on a family cruise for 30 over Christmas and New Years. Thankfully, because of our long relationship with Michele McDonald, owner of The Core Traveler, there was no need for concern. Michele took incredible personal care of each family on the trip, from flights, cruise scheduling, entertainment and excursions. All of Michele’s pre-planning and attention to detail made our trip amazing, and has our entire family thankful for the opportunity to spend time and enjoy family. What an unforgettable memory. – The Vanhooser Family

For Christmas last year, our family decided to book a cruise. After discussing our options with Michele MacDonald of The Core Traveler we decided to have her book the vacation for us. We are so glad we did! Michele took care of all the details. She booked the cruise, recommended and booked shore excursions, and made our dinner seating and entertainment arrangements. The welcome gift basket and wine waiting in our room upon arrival was an exceptionally nice treat. There is not a detail left out when booking with Michele. – The Schipp Family

Michele is the ultimate professional. We have used her services twice and enjoy extra perks she’s able to secure b/c of partnerships/relationships with exclusive resorts. Spa credits, room upgrades, private yoga sessions, front of the line/concierge service through customs – to name a few. – Marissa C

I would never work with any one else! she’s thorough, understands my preferences, is reliable, full of surprises and really goes the extra mile to make your stay even more than you dream! extremely professional and responsive…she’s really turned into a friend! 😘 Michele’s helped start me down my “must go there” list and I’m about to check off another! you will make the wrong choice going with someone else! trust me. – Shawna M

One word (PROFESSIONAL)! What I love about Michele is that she Listens and uses her Resources, Experience and Skills to put together vacations that will be memories forever. Look no further if you want to travel…. Michele will be with you every step of the way. We can’t wait for our next trip. – Mike B