Barbara Oliver CTA, Travel Agent
Barbara set up our honeymoon road trip, which was a complete success. She was really helpful, upbeat, and fun to work with. Highly recommended.
We are so thankful to have found Barbara to book our honeymoon. We were on the fence for our honeymoon location and she suggested Couples Swept Away in Jamaica (Negril) and it was truly amazing. She was able to meet our budget with first class accomodations. I was instantly comfortable with her as she worked around our crazy schedules and made herself available to us at anytime. She is timely with email responses and so easy going. We can't wait to book our next family trip through her!
Barbara was absolutely amazing! When we first chatted with her, she really got to know us and understood the way we "travel". Every person travels very differently and she really made an effort to plan a honeymoon that suited us. She took into account our budget and made sure we were satisfied with all her suggestions before booking anything. Barbara was very responsive in answering any questions we had. She made the honeymoon planning so easy and so fun since she booked everything for us!
Once we got to all of our destinations, we knew we made the right decision to have Barbara book everything. Every location was exactly what we had hoped for and then some. Our expectations were exceeded! During the trip we still ran into questions and small issues and Barbara immediately resolved them.
Thank you so much Barbara for planning our perfect...
Barbara was very knowledgeable and professional. She really listened to what we wanted out of our trip, and delivered everything we could have asked for.
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Thank you John! It was wonderful to work with you and Elizabeth on your honeymoon throughout France. It was a lot of fun helping you arrange the surprise hot air balloon ride in the Loire Valley - the Innkeeper almost gave it away - but we pulled it off! I hope you and Elizabeth have a long and happy life together and I can't wait to work with you again in the future!
Barbara did a beautiful job of planning the honeymoon of our dreams. I would recommend her to any bride who is looking for a responsible, upbeat, and experienced travel agent. It was a pleasure to work with her and we will definitely be using her services again in the future.
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Thank you Priscilla! It was a pleasure to work with you & Chris, and I can't wait to help you plan the next trip to make use of the new scuba certification!
Barbara booked our 2 week honeymoon to Fiji and Sydney, Australia. My husband and I had different priorities and preferences for the honeymoon and Barbara did a great job of helping us find a trip that met both our expectations. In Fiji, Barbara suggested a beautiful hotel that was in a remote area--not near the big resort area in Fiji.--which was something we loved about it Had we booked ourselves, we wouldn't have known of this resort and likely would have book in the more common resort area. In Sydney, Barbara provided recommendations of things to do and see based on her personal experience. We loved this personal touch and really enjoyed all of her suggestions. Barbara is response, creative and detail-oriented and we were so happy with her service and our trip!
Barbara was very easy to work with and took the time to get to know us to pick the perfect spot for our island honeymoon. She met with us for about an hour to get a sense of what we were looking for and what we hoped to do on our honeymoon, e.g. relax and be lazy versus see a ton of sights. She then booked the PERFECT honeymoon for us on a beautiful little Fijian island. It was exactly what we were looking for and she made it easy and hassle free! I would definitely recommend Barbara for anyone booking a honeymoon.
Barbara was a very spirited and kind travel agent. She listened to what we wanted in our trip and gave us several options notating the recommended places for the price we wanted. We loved both resorts we stayed at in Hawaii, and had the trip of our lives. We only booked flight, car, and hotel with Barbara, we did the adventures on our own. We had a very pleasant and positive experience and ended up with an unforgettable trip.
Barbara Oliver was one of the best, most organized, reasonably priced and ambitious travel agents we found...and we looked at 5-6 travel agencies.
We went to Thailand for our honeymoon, and frankly, we had so much trouble finding a travel agent with experience in Southeast Asia and a willingness to plan a trip there - most didn't even contact us back. But not Barbara, she jumped right in and worked with all the ideas, activities and even the accommodations we had in mind.
She helped us plan everything from easy flights, to the busy city life in Bangkok, to hiking and active/outdoor events in Chiang Mai, and the relaxing beach lifestyle in Phuket. Barbara has great connections in Thailand - everything went according to or better than planned.
We had a great experience with Barbara. She helped us find the honeymoon destination that was right for us, and then got us a great deal on top of it! Everything was taken care of and we were in great hands. We only had to pay a $100 deposit, which was put towards the cost of the honeymoon, so essentially all of her services and expertise were free! Delightful experience, we would definitely call her for our next international trip.
Barbara was great! We will use her again if we need to book any travel!
Barbara hooked us up! She found us an incredible package in the Tahitian islands that we still dream about every day. Things we loved:
• Barbara knew some great tips & advised us - for example, getting breakfast with our package, which turned out to be a life (and wallet) saver in our remote location.
• We're pretty picky travelers, and Barbara humored us & always delivered.
• She got us a very good deal at amazing premium resorts, and also tipped us off to upcoming price increases before they happened.
• She set up a beautiful Honeymoon Registry that our guests loved too, and it let us follow up on gifts people had gotten us.
• Barbara worked with our busy schedule & came to us. She took the time to have several meetings & make sure we got the trip we wanted.
• She sent us off with a great travel folio with everything we needed - very little thought necessary in the end!
If there is anything that could've been improved, we had some technology issues (she was doing an email switch at the time), but it never affected important things, and details were always handled.
Barbara was so incredible and helpful! She got to know us first and then helped us decide the best place for a memorable honeymoon. She took the stress out of traveling and made it painless! She is a delight to work with and we look forward to working with her again. We had a wonderful and unforgettable honeymoon thanks to Barbara!
Barbara helped us to plan a honeymoon that was specific to what we wanted to do in our time frame. She planned everything within our budget down to route to and from each destination. Without her we would have never had such a perfect vacation. We didn't have to worry about anything which is so important when we are in a foreign country and just want to worry about site seeing and enjoying time together. She was prrsonable and we felt extremely comfortable planning with her. I would, and have, recommend her to any friends we know planning a special vacation.
Barbara was fantastic to work with. She helped with all the travel details for a long and complicated trip that involved 5 countries. She was always very helpful with suggestions and took care of all the details. With all the planning and wedding details, it was nice not to have to worry about the honeymoon. We had an amazing honeymoon and it was all thanks to Barbara's hard work.
Barbara at Bliss Honeymoons was an excellent travel agent for both my wife and I. She was able to handle everything we threw her way from setting up railway transfers in europe to getting us the lowest prices possible on our airfaire and Hotels. Her professional connections in the industry were awesome from the Free excursions we were able participate in on our cruise of the Mediterranean and having 100 dollars of onboard credit on our Ship that was able to go towards anything we wanted. Barbarab met and exceeded all our expectations. We will definitely be using her as our travel agent in the future. Keep up the good work Barbara, Mike and Jessica.
Barbara was amazing!!! We actually met by chance...I was working a bridal show that she was as well and we got to talking...when she told me she books honeymoons for newlyweds, I was shocked...I never heard of that service before ( besides a travel agent but she's way better than that). Anyhow, I liked her instantly...she was warm, friendly and easy to talk to. I told her what we were looking for, gave her a few destinations that we liked and she did her magic. She checked out all the different options, weeded out the ones that seemed a little less attractive (by the way, all the places she works with, she's been too so she was able to describe all of them to us) gave us options to choose from. When we got to our destination, Jamaica mon, it was so BEAUTIFUL that we couldn't believe where we were. It was all inclusive, the best customer service, activities galore, amazing sunsets and the nicest people!
Honestly, Barbara made our honeymoon so special...I want to go back!
Barbara was exceptional to work with! She listened to what we wanted in a honeymoon, met with us on our schedual, and worked within our budget to build us the PERFECT honeymoon. I honestly could not have been happier with our honeymoon, it was the perfect spot for us and we dream of going back. We loved it so much that my brother and sister in law ended up going to the same place, and they used Barbara's planning services as well. They also had a fantastic experience. In the middle of all the wedding planning crazyness it was so great to know that all the details of our honeymoon were being taken care of by someone who really knows the industry, and who took the time to get to know us and our preferences as well. If you want a stress free honeymoon tailored to fit your personality as a couple you can not do better than to work with Barbara. She really knows her stuff and truely cares about providing wonderful experiences for all her clients!
I met Barbara's Husband and business partner at a Bridal Expo. What intrigued me about him was he was a Disney nut. My husband and I are also Disney nuts who wanted to travel to Disney World on our Honeymoon so it was a match made in Heaven. I had the pleasure of working with Barbara and she was so attentive to my needs as well as quick. She took a lot of the guess work out of everything for me and was willing to go back to the drawing board numerous times to get me everything I wanted. What more could a Bride want???? I am continuing to work with Barbara now and hopefully planning future European trips with my Husband. The best advise I could give would be to look for a Travel Planner who has something in common with you or who has the same tastes and likes and dislikes. Look for quality in character and someone willing to go after what you want. If you focus on this, it wont steer you wrong. I highly recommend Bliss Honeymoons of So Cal.
Los Angeles, Ca
Why work with a Honeymoon Specialist?
Your honeymoon is not just another vacation - it's a very special time in your life as a couple when all the craziness of the wedding is behind you and it's finally time for you to be alone. You want it to be perfect!
Think of a Honeymoon Specialist as being very much like a Wedding Coordinator. We take the time to get to know you - what you like and don't like, and help guide you to the honeymoon experience you have been dreaming of. We dot all the i's and cross all the t's and we know all the right questions to ask and answer - even when you don't!
It is our job to make sure your honeymoon is as stress-free as possible.
Why work with me, Barbara Oliver CTA, ECC?
Being invited to be part of your honeymoon planning is a responsibility I take very seriously, so I feel you should know a little about me.
My formal education consists of • Bachelors Degree in Psychology • 2 year Travel & Tourism Certificate • Certified Travel Associate (CTA) from the Travel Institute • Elite Cruise Counselor (ECC) by the Cruise Line International Association. I am a big proponent of ongoing continuing education and therefore have completed many Supplier and Destination Specialist programs as well.
Beyond education however, is who I am and the talent I bring to the planning process. I feel what I offer to my couples is the ability to really listen to them - to not only hear what they are saying, but also pick up on those things that they don't even realize are important to them. I work very hard to see the pictures in their heads and help them select the destination that will match what they have been dreaming of. No cookie cutter honeymoons for my couples! I view a honeymoon as a complete experience - from the time you leave your front door to the time you return and I go beyond the travel logistics of a simple trip. I take into account the stress of the wedding and the need to recover and reconnect.
My couples come home relaxed, refreshed and ready to re-enter real life!
Great! But that sounds expensive
The good news is that for most travel arrangements there are no additional fees. I am compensated by the suppliers after you travel - so it doesn't cost any more than muddling though it by yourself on the internet with no guidance, trying to determine who you can believe and trust! A small research deposit is required to begin the planning process and is applied to your final payment
Where can we go?
Anywhere your heart and budget will take you! Romantic Journeys is a full service travel agency with supplier
relationships and experience all over the world.
There are a few great reasons to do this:
- Planning ahead ensures that the resort or cruise you want will be available. The best hotels and destinations can sell out, particularly during high season.
- Booking your honeymoon 9 to 12 months in advance will give you more time to take advantage of our interest free payment plans.
- Booking ahead also gives you more time to promote your honeymoon registry to your family and friends!
Your honeymoon is the most important trip you will ever take! Don't leave it to chance with an online agency or general agency. We are specially trainedand have traveled to the destinations that we book!
Schedule your free honeymoon consultation today!