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Denver, CO family attends destination wedding in Mexico
We just landed in Denver and I just wanted to say a huge thank you! We had the best trip but the best part is how smooth our travel experience was. As you know it was all of our first time traveling out of the country and there were some nerves for the long day of travel (especially with the baby!) but it was a great experience due to your planning. Being able to attend my cousins destination wedding and reconnecting with family was truly a priceless experience and your expertise was the cherry on top of the trip! Thank you so much and I’ll absolutely be reaching out in the future to assist us with future travel plans!
Banning couple enjoy a perfectly planned Hawaiian honeymoon.
Sheila at Carefree Romantic Vacations is the best! She planned our perfect Honeymoon in Hawaii. First class tickets on the plane, an amazing hotel, transportation for all events, and fun attractions each day, every detail was perfectly planned. The best part was it was stress free. We didn’t have to do anything other than agree to some of the events. She also sends a link for a phone app that allows you to see the entire itinerary with special instructions for each event and all the necessary documentation. It was so nice to be able to check the app daily for step by step instructions to make sure the day went smooth. We never had to contact her while we were there because of this preparation. If you want a carefree vacation at the best prices available, Sheila will put the work in to make it happen. We really could not have asked for a better Honeymoon.
Beaumont, TX couple honeymoons in St. Lucia in the Caribbean
Sheila helped with our honeymoon and found customers for life! We give her five stars across the board! From handling flight details, schedules, and giving us her advice on things to do, we would have been lost without her! We will never vacation another way! Thank you, Sheila, for helping us have the stress free honeymoon of our DREAMS! We cannot wait to work with you again!
Mentone Couple Stays in Over the Water Bungalow at Sandals Resort in Jamaica
My husband and I used carefree romantic vacations to help plan our honeymoon. Sheila was referred to us by my parents who had hired her to help plan a vacation in the past. She did not disappoint, she found us the most beautiful options for places that fit what we were looking for. The beauty and ease she gave us for our trip was unbelievable. She set up all the travel details so that we just had to show up and enjoy. My husband and I definitely plan on using Sheila at Carefree Romantic Vacations in the future.
Glendora couple celebrates anniversary with trip to Bora Bora
I absolutely recommend Sheila! She did a wonderful job planning my 10th anniversary trip to Bora Bora. She made the process so easy and stress free by helping me pick the right hotel, excursions, and flights. She helped me comply with the COVID restrictions and dealt with every little detail including dinner reservations. My husband and I were especially glad we hired her after the airline cancelled our flight there and then rescheduled our flight home. She was able to put us on a waitlist with the airline for another flight and contact the hotel to extend our stay last minute at the same rate. I was so grateful I didn’t have to deal with that. It was the most memorable and romantic vacation we’ve ever had. My husband never wants to go on vacation and after our trip to Bora Bora, he can’t stop talking about using Sheila again.
Crestline Couple Celebrates 30th Anniversary in Antigua
Sheila Cannon with Carefree Romantic Vacations was absolutely the best!! Our original vacation was postponed due to COVID-19 and Sheila was right there every step of the way through rescheduling and setting it up for us to enjoy our 30th wedding anniversary in the Caribbean. Her first-hand knowledge of romantic locations and resorts as well as her attention to detail helped us have an incredible vacation and a wonderfully romantic getaway.”
Westminster couple enjoys scuba diving vacation at Sandals resort in Grenada.
I met Sheila Cannon four years ago at the Scuba Show in Long Beach. I was planning a surprise trip for my wife and decided to go all out. Sheila said she would handle all the details and I wouldn’t have to worry about anything. I told her what I wanted, white sand beaches, plenty of sunshine and easy access to scuba diving topped my list. I had started planning this trip about 18 months in advance and during that time I had numerous changes and requests. Basically, I threw some curveballs at Sheila, changing travel dates, type of accommodations etc. Sheila handled them all in stride. She actually seemed to enjoy it. Everything was “good to go” as we neared the start of our vacation and my wife was really excited (I had to finally tell her about the trip so she would have a few weeks to prepare). And then COVID 19 hit. All sorts of problems arose but not for me. Sheila, “my travel agent” took care of everything. She not only had to handle some curveballs but also some fastballs, sinkers, sliders, knuckleballs and change ups as well. I did absolutely nothing, Sheila took care of everything. I even added two days on the front end and the tail end of our vacation at the last minute with just a single call to “my travel agent”. And if that wasn’t enough, I even changed hotel reservations for our last two days during our vacation with a short email to “my travel agent. Sheila hit a GRAND SLAM WALK OFF HOME RUN. The end result is that we had an absolutely fantastic worry free vacation.
All this to say, if you want a stress free, worry free vacation, call “my travel agent” Sheila Cannon.
Yucaipa Couple Has Great Cabo Anniversary Trip
My wife and I had an amazing trip to Cabo thanks to Sheila. She picked out and amazing resort that exceeded our expectations. Her planning is great and we will of course continue to use her for our vacations.
Pomona Couple Celebrates 1st Anniversary in Kauai
Sheila is the best. She’s so responsive and fast! She planned our honeymoon and our first year anniversary trip and both were fabulous!! She provides discounts that we would not have been able to receive and she also provides an amazing itinerary and information package with travel gifts. We’ve received gifts from her during Christmas too and it’s just the cutest touch. Sheila really made our vacation plans amazing while we planned, when we were on our trip and even after our trip was over! The memories are in our hearts forever and the best part is that everything was so stress free. Sheila is our go-to for vacation planning and we will be using her services again once we are able to travel again safely! Thank you Sheila!!!!
Denver Couple Has Magical 2nd Honeymoon in Puerto Vallarta
Sheila was OUTSTANDING! She planned our magical destination wedding & honeymoon 4 years ago, and our recent second honeymoon was just as magical! Everything was perfect, relaxing, romantic, and was one of the most relaxing and rejuvenating vacations we’ve had in a long time. We are so appreciative of Sheila for making our second honeymoon a true celebration!
I’ve already recommended Sheila to many of my friends, who have also been thrilled when they’ve worked with her!
Kentucky Couple Celebrates 1st Anniversary at Sandals Emerald Bay
Sheila is a step above the rest when it comes to planning your dream vacation. It has now become automatic for my wife and I to allow her to plan our trips. From the experience she has all over the world and being able to sit back and relax as she tackles the tough jobs associated with traveling. Sheila has saved our vacations multiple times and will to continue to receive our business! – Thank you Sheila!
Temecula Couple Celebrates Birthday with Group at Sandals Grande Antigua
Hi Sheila, It seems like a million years since we got back from Antigua and I was very remiss to not get in touch sooner. Thank you so much for organizing our Antigua Sandals booking. Everything went very smoothly. The resort was very good, and our room was in a perfect location. The diving was so-so (not unexpected) and the dive store staff were awesome – really looked after us (I think they enjoyed not having to baby sit us actually!!)
The restaurants were disappointing – too bad there was no local food. Anyhow we found a favorite and they looked after us very well – including all kinds of birthday shenanigans from our rather unruly group!!
The tour desk went above and beyond to book segways and ziplines etc. And everything went without a hitch.
So – many thanks again – loved the perks you got for us – the massages were so good, Martyn went back for another. Champagne glasses arrive today – and they are gorgeous.
Many thanks and regards,
(And the rest of the crazy birthday party)
Pomona Couple Visits Maui on Honeymoon
Sheila is just wonderful. If you’re going to plan a trip book with her now, because she’s on top of everything. She made sure we got our flight on time. Also has her own app which is kool, and was very helpful as well. When we got to our resort we had a little problem but we called her and she took care of it fast. I would most definitely keep her as our personal travel agent and plan more trips with her. My wife and I feel safe with Sheila and you will, too. Thank you, Sheila.
Grand Terrace Couple Has TWO Trips of a Lifetime
Last year, my husband and I decided we wanted to take a trip for my 30th birthday (to Alaska, because I wanted to see the glaciers before they’re gone!), as well as a New Year’s tropical vacation. Sheila’s efforts allowed us to have two “trip of a lifetime” experiences in a single year!
When we first decided that we wanted to see Alaska, we weren’t even sure how to go about beginning the process and were quickly overwhelmed. But more importantly, in terms of our second trip, while we knew we wanted to go *somewhere* tropical, we weren’t sure exactly where. This is where Sheila comes in! After a short phone call getting to know us both, Sheila quickly helped us choose the right cruise line for our goals (a smaller ship, that was more adult-oriented, with a passable dining experience) and select a location for our first tropical trip (Belize).
Sheila took care of every element of the trip, from booking a private car to take us to our hotel the night before our cruise to the puddle jumper flight we took from Belize City to Placencia (the town our resort was in). Sheila is all about the details and it shows! We were always welcomed with a note from her and often a snack or drink. It’s those little touches that make the difference.
The resort that she found for us in Belize was absolutely gorgeous. It was such a wonderfully relaxing trip, and we were able to relax leading up to it as well, knowing that everything had been taken care of. Sheila kept us informed of any changes to scheduled flight times, and adjusted our itinerary accordingly. When we had an issue with the flight on our way home from Belize, I called Sheila and left a message (after hours), knowing it was a long shot. Not only did she call me back within 10 minutes, she called the airline on our behalf and did her best to come up with alternative solutions for us. Ultimately, it was out of all of our control, but her dedication was impressive nevertheless.
Finally, I have to mention again that Sheila is all about the details. Even when it is outside the parameters of your travel. Every time I emailed with a question (and I had a few), she would respond promptly and without ever making me feel like a bother. She sent us guest passes to the Magic Castle(!!!) with our itinerary for each trip. The Magic Castle is an institution in Southern California and is only accessible to members and their guests. We were unbelievably excited to have this opportunity, courtesy of her thoughtfulness! Sheila also sent us a lovely custom ornament at Christmas to commemorate our Alaskan cruise! I can not emphasize enough how much effort Sheila puts into maintaining relationships with her clients and it makes all of the difference.
San Diego Couples Enjoys Luxury Honeymoon in Tahiti
Sheila made our bucket list trip to Tahiti absolutely amazing! It was so nice to have every single detail taken care of- real luxury!
Leaving the honeymoon to Sheila was one of the best decisions I made early on in my wedding planning process. Trust me- you’ve got so much to plan and take care of, if you want to do a once in a lifetime honeymoon (like we did- Tahiti!) leave it to Sheila. She arranged absolutely everything! Our flights to Tahiti, our excursions, every single transfer (think: dude at the airport with your name on a sign, ready to whisk you away!). Make sure to read all the helpful information she sends- that was our only snafu was a miscommunication that was in the paperwork that I didn’t read (facepalm). We had such an incredible trip; the value of what she provided FAR exceeded the cost, and I would highly recommend working with Sheila!
Costa Mesa Couple Honeymoon in Two Different Room Types at Sandals Resorts in St. Lucia
We really enjoyed working with Sheila to plan our honeymoon at sandals in St. Lucia. I met her at a bridal show and could immediately tell she definitely knew her stuff, especially on sandals. Not only did she suggest which resort would best be best for us, but she was also able to work out a combo of two rooms so we could get what we wanted at the price we wanted, and she also was able to find a better price than I was finding online. On top of that she got us some extra perks like a spa credit which was amazing. Everything was great and we felt very prepared for our travels and had an absolute blast on the trip. We would definitely work with Sheila again and recommend her to others.
Beaumont Couple Enjoys Sandals for their 10th Anniversary Vacation
Sheila is hands down the best travel expert! She is so very knowledgeable on the climates of the areas you are looking to travel to based on the time of year!! Everything from the moment you set down with her to the moment you are home from your vacation is very relaxed because of her assistance. Sheila even surprised us this Christmas season with a beautiful Christmas tree ornament that was personalized with our 10 year anniversary and our names on it!!!
Texas Couples Visits Four Tahitian Islands on Their Honeymoon
Sheila was amazing from start to finish. She booked our honeymoon to Tahiti for us. Not only did she do all the work of booking the hotels, excursions, shuttles, and flights for 4 islands, she also added special gifts, before, during, and after our trip. She had excellent suggestions and was very accommodating. She even helped us with using and gaining airline and hotel points. We had a small hiccup at the beginning of the trip where our departing flight was cancelled due to weather and of course that meant we missed the connecting flight and the shuttle from the main island to the first island we were supposed to stay at and our first planned excursion. A quick call to Sheila and she rearranged everything to get us back on track as soon as possible. After the trip she was really receptive to our feedback of little additional things she could do. Without question, Sheila will be our travel agent for life!
Portland, Tennessee Couple Enjoy Effortless Grenada Honeymoon
Sheila Cannon was by far the most professional and caring travel agent that I have worked with. She consistently kept up with our busy schedule while planning our wedding, and made planning our honeymoon effortless. One of the best parts about Sheila’s service is that she has literally traveled everywhere which allows her to give you first hand advice on what you should sign up for depending on your lifestyle. She got to know us quite effortlessly through some over the phone conversations (which were easy because she is easy to talk to) and was able to give me an idea on which excursions to take while at Sandals in Grenada. We were able to leave Grenada with full satisfaction that we had fully done everything that we wished we had, due to Sheila’s guidance.
We started from not even knowing to go out of the country or not, to finding the highest rated Sandals resort to our liking thanks to Sheila. You will not be disappointed!
Redding Couple Has Fun Mexico Getaway
Carefree Romantic Vacations
Shelia does an excellent job of taking all the stress out of traveling no hassles at all!!
We booked a second trip to Cabo San Lucas Mexico
Everything we needed n more
All taken care of.
Down to every detail
Down to no hidden surprises
Down to total relaxation
Down to enjoying our trip and vacation!!!
We will continue to use her for future trips
Knowing everything will be handled in a professional manner.
We loved the packet with all the itineraries
Makes travel relaxing and enjoyable!!
Shelia is very thorough missing nothing!!
Thanks again Shelia
Your everything we need for our planning and taking our vacations !!
5 stars all the way around!!
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Alta Loma Couple Says Jamaican Overwater Bungalows are Fabulous
The Grande was a great place. Met my expectations except for the overwater bungalow wasn’t as far out into the ocean as I thought it would be. I guess I was thinking about Le Meridien in Bora Bora when we were out in what they referred to a room in the horizon. The bungalow was fabulous, otherwise.
All three Butlers were attentive and quite resourceful. We appreciated their service. All three met our expectations. Phil and I stayed in our bungalow for most of the trip reading and eating 🙂 The flights were fine. Too bad there isn’t a direct flight. Our luxury transport up was via a Lexus and going back to the airport in a really nice BMW. Staff very friendly.
I shared my photos on FB and will recommend they use you for their travel needs.
Alta Loma Couple Enjoy Perfect Resort
Booking our honeymoon with Shelia was one of the smartest things we did through the wedding process. She asked for our budget and interests and from there gave us 3-5 recommendations of places she thought would work best for (since we were clueless!). We ended up at Sandals Montego Bay- which was absolutely perfect for us! Shelia nailed it and the resort gave us everything we were after (endless amount of food, drinks, and lounging on the beach). We literally didn’t have to worry about one thing the entire trip or leading up to it. She arranged our flights, notified us of any flight changes, gave us a list of things we should pack, and even access to a personalized App with all of our confirmation numbers (hotel, shuttles, flights, etc.) for the whole trip. I cannot recommend Shelia’s services enough!!
Ontario Couple Has Amazing Bora Bora Honeymoon
Sheila Cannon was the sweetest and we loved that she was the one who was helping us book our honeymoon to Bora Bora. She was so professional and organized, that we didn’t have to worry about a thing! She booked our flights, transportations, meals and tour and everything went smoothly. One night on our honeymoon, we were on the deck of our overwater bungalow and thought about how it was so worth it working with Sheila. We had such an amazing and memorable trip that we will cherish forever. We can’t thank her enough for all her help and we definitely look forward to working with her for future trips! It truly was a “carefree romantic vacation” and definitely a dream come true! Thank you so much again Sheila!
Riverside Couple Honeymoon at Sandals La Toc, St. Lucia
Booking our honeymoon through Carefree Romantic Vacations was the best decision we could have ever made! We took Sheila’s recommendations with the details and we definitely enjoyed every minute of our honeymoon even more because of it. From the ocean view suite and top tier Butler service, to our preferred resort atmosphere style and mini bar stocked with our favorites- she really took care of us and we truly stood apart from the rest. Thank you Sheila!!
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Riverside Couple Has No Problem with Celiac Disease
I very rarely, if ever write reviews, however Sheila at Carefree Romantic Vacations deserves a ton of praise. I had never gone through a travel agent before, but i’m so glad we did. She saved us countless hours of work/effort and brought an expertise that made everything so simple for us. We told her what we wanted and she made it happen. We originally selected the Bahamas, but due to some unforeseen circumstances with the hotel, the resort was closed during our intended stay. Normally this would be terrible, however Sheila not only called us immediately, but she found us a new, better resort in Jamaica as well as a few free nights stay at any Sandals this year due to the inconvenience. My wife has celiacs so food was a big issue for us. Everything was taken care of. The minute we arrived they they took us to the head chef and totally accommodated all of her food needs. The trip was a blast; romantic, adventurous, exciting. Hiking, boating, dancing, drinking, snorkeling, swimming with dolphins, everything we wanted. I’m in the military so I like everything to be organized and planned out and Sheila had everything arranged. Thanks Sheila for making it happen!!
Santee Couple Has the "BEST TIME EVER" in Puerto Vallarta
Book with Sheila. Just do it. My brother and his wife booked with her and had a great time. I booked with her based on his recommendation and my wife and I had the BEST TIME EVER. Everything was taken care of and it was the most relaxing week of my life. Here is my more in depth review: My wife Megan and I had an unreal time in Puerto Vallarta. We stayed at the Hyatt Ziva Puerto Vallarta, which I cannot recommend highly enough. The entire staff was amazing and we were treated so well! Be sure to say HI! to Vicente, one of the awesome bartenders there, who works his tail off to bend over backward to help you out! Also, check out the big iguanas over near the south side of the resort. You can feed them fruit or flowers and they are super friendly. Another awesome part of the resort were the baby rays that were swimming in the water. You can swim with them in the mornings if you’re fast enough, or you can just watch them from your room. Sheila booked everything from our travel and hotel, to our massage package and our unbelievable ziplining tour that I can’t recommend high enough. If you get a chance, it’s a can’t miss day of fun. Megan and I will 100% be booking travel with Sheila in the future, as she took the time out to personalize our trip. She even sent us a little goodie basket to congratulate us on the wedding and upcoming honeymoon. Don’t make the mistake of trying to do this all yourself, Sheila is affordable and worth the money.
Ladera Ranch Bride & Groom Honeymoon At Sandals Negril, Jamaica
My wife and I wanted to go to Jamaica for our honeymoon. We didn’t know what resort we wanted or what part of the island, just that we wanted to go to Jamaica. We met Shelia at a bridal show in Costa Mesa and started to talk with her. The first thing I noticed immediately was that she wasn’t pushy or trying to sell us anything. Being a guy, the bridal show was already unbearable, but constantly being pushed to buy trivial stuff that you don’t need gets tiring to say the least. We spoke with her for about 15 minutes and she gave us some literature to take home and read. We probably spoke a few more times over the phone and finally narrowed down what resort we wanted based on Shelia’s recommendation. Once we put the deposit Sheila did everything. She did a great job booking flights and hotel accommodations. Our trip was planed out seven months in advance and from time to time she would check in with us for any changes and give us status updates. In addition every so often little gifts would show up in the mail; what a great touch. When the time came to finally take our trip we arrived at the resort only to find out that the accommodations that we had booked were not available. To say we were disappointed was a understatement. Once we were checked into our room (which was not the room we booked) I contacted Sheila just as she said to do in the event something was wrong. She was immediately available and started working the problem right away. She was able to help resolve our issues and kept us informed the entire time. In the end with Sheila’s help my wife and I were able to come to a resolution with the resort that worked for everybody. My wife and I will be returning to Jamaica in December and already have Sheila working on that for us. As a small business owner myself, I believe in the power of repeat business and referrals. The only way to generate either one of these with all other factors being equal is to offer the best customer service possible. Shelia does that and more. Thank You Sheila, Maureen and I look forward to working with you again.
Redlands Bride & Groom Enjoy Belated Honeymoon At Sandals Regency La Toc, St. Lucia
My wife and I have very busy lifestyles and were afraid that we would never take the time to book our honeymoon. After searching around for local travel agents, we stumbled across the yelp page for Carefree Romantic Vacations and scheduled an appointment. Sheila had several suggestions for us upon arrival. She also had a sand collection from all the beach resorts she suggested. Ultimately we found the perfect resort that was within our budget. All questions we had were answered in a timely fashion and our honeymoon couldn’t have been better. If you need help planning your next vacation of any kind, go see Sheila.
Melbourne Beach Couple Enjoy Daughter'S Magical Destination Wedding In Cabo
What does a young Bride, Groom, and 40 of their wedding guests, traveling from Hawaii, California, Oregon, Texas, Florida, South Carolina and Virginia all have in common??
A four-day destination wedding celebration, at an all-inclusive resort, in Cabo San Lucas, Baja, Mexico!! That’s what!
Sheila Cannon and Carefree Romantic Vacations was there to help guide us every step of the way.
Sheila helped us find, choose, and secure our dream all-inclusive destination.
She worked with every guest to safeguard his or her air travel arrangements.
She took care of all the transfers to and from the resort.
Sheila listened and catered to each guest’s requests before booking their room reservation.
Sheila was always there for us: To answer any questions –
To make recommendations – And to make adjustments to our itinerary
And what ADJUSTMENTS she had to make:
On September 14th, after booking the airfare, picking the resort, booking rooms, and making plans with our wedding planner…Hurricane Odile hits the Baja peninsula for the 1st time in recorded history. For a month or two following the Hurricane we thought the resort we chose would be back in business in time to host our wedding in May, but that was not to be the case. The resort would not be open until June…
We had 40 guests with plane tickets, heading to Cabo in May, with no place to stay, and no wedding scheduled to attend…Bummer! Now it’s December…Big Bummer!
Without missing a beat, Sheila took control of the situation, went back to square one, and began again.
Sheila found us a new resort, booked the rooms, secured our daughters wedding date, and did it all… with her positive, can do – will do – attitude.
This is a woman who is driven, and loves her work.
How did our daughters wedding celebration turn out?
Absolutely FANTASTIC!!! It could not have been better.
Our guests said it was the best and most amazing wedding celebration they had ever been to. My wife and I have to agree; it was magical. Thank you Sheila!
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Yucaipa Couple Enjoy Romantic Anniversary At Sandals Royal Bahamian, Nassau, Bahamas
I want to take a moment to thank you for handling our booking to the Sandals Resort on Nassau in the Bahamas.
Everything you did to put this trip together for my wife and myself worked out better than expected. From the airline tickets and timing to the level of treatment that we received at Sandals and everything that needs to happen so the eight days went seamlessly, we could not have asked for more.
We didn’t think we needed the butler you recommended, but now that we experienced it, we would not want to go back without one.
We will be using you and your firm in the future as we make plans for our next trip.
Chicago Couple Celebrates Birthday In Cancun, Mexico
We used to spend hours and hours on the internet planning our vacations. Now we just contact Sheila. Because she is our travel genie, within a day we receive an email of a proposed itinerary for our approval.
If it is to our liking, we reply “Do it” and we then receive the necessary confirmations for hotel, transportation, and other reservations.
As she says, she does the work so we just enjoy our travels. Whatever the trip, a cruise on the seven seas, or a resort in dreamy Mexico, everything is there and waiting for us.
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