Meet Lorraine Young
Let me help turn your travel dreams into reality!
I will make travel stress-free for you. Whether I am helping you plan your individual, family or small group itinerary or you are joining one of my groups, you just need to pack your bag and let the adventure unfold for you!
I have been in the Travel Industry for over 30 years. I am a Professional Travel Advisor, Group Coordinator, and Cruise & Luxury Leisure, Specialist. I am a CLIA certified ‘Accredited Cruise Counsellor’. I have cruised on more than 100 cruises and have had the opportunity to experience a variety of cruise lines. I have traveled the world to many amazing and exotic places and I continue to seek out new and exciting destinations to visit. My business continues to grow, thanks to the continued support of my loyal clients as well as the many referrals that I continue to receive.
I have incredible suppliers who are instrumental in helping me create travel programs for my clients. My relationship with my top suppliers has developed over the years into a wonderful partnership.
Planning for my group departures generally starts up to two years in advance. There is often a cruise component for each departure, as I have specialized in cruising for the past 16 years. I am convinced that this is one of the best ways to see the world. Unpack once and let your floating luxury hotel take you to exciting ports of call!!
My land adventures are equally enticing and full of opportunities to really become immersed in the culture of the countries we visit. Some of my favourite land tours so far have been to South America for a 24-day Rainforest/Andean Highlands/Galapagos/Machu Picchu Adventure and an amazing 14 day South Africa Land and Safari Adventure.
In addition to my land adventures, I offer exclusive LY Cruising & Adventure Travel shore excursions on all my cruise itineraries. These are very often unique and tailored specifically to the group. It is very nice to be able to do our touring in each port of call in our private motor coaches. It allows for a lot of flexibility for the group if need be, and we generally have ample space for the group in each bus.
Many of my clients travel with me year after year. We are becoming a little family of sorts and it is fun for my clients to find out who is traveling in the next group that they are booked on. Our initial get together can be quite interesting and amusing as many of the group recognizes each other from previous trips when they come in the door. Lots of storytelling and reconnections and inevitably lots of hugs around the room! There is something to be said about group travel – the camaraderie, the sharing of experiences and undoubtedly the safety of travel in numbers. In addition, I take full responsibility for all aspects of the trip and make sure everything runs smoothly so my clients don’t have to worry about a thing. Everything is pre-planned for you and it is this preplanning and attention to detail that makes for a successful trip for all. When you travel with me you just need to pack your bag and join the group and let the adventure unfold for you!
I look forward to planning your next dream vacation or being your host on one of my upcoming travel adventures