(21 Reviews)
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Angela Isherwood

Delafield, WI
Curating Unique, Personalized Adventures for You

They say if you want to know where your heart is, look where you mind goes when it wanders. When my mind wanders it travels near, far, and everywhere in between. Sometimes its in Italy dining on fresh, made-by-Nonna tortellini, sipping a bold Baro...
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Peru & Machu Picchu: Land of the Incas

Machu Picchu, Peru
Machu Picchu, Peru

Have you ever been somewhere that totally took you by surprise in all the best ways?  I have to admit, I was a little nervous about traveling to Peru - how could it possibly live up to all of the hype?  I'd already seen a million pictures of Machu Picchu on Instagram and Google, could it really be that much better in person?  Was it possible the food was really as delicious as touted?  What exact did they mean when they said you have to "walk through the Sun Gate"?

Well, I am here to tell you - no, I am here to SCREAM to you - that Peru is not only as amazing as it looks, but 100 times better than anything you imagine it to be.  And I don't say that lightly.  Before visiting Peru, I had traveled to 27 other incredible countries on this Earth - and I can't think of one of them that I didn't love.  But I can say for certainty that my experience in Peru was one of the most transformative travel experiences in my life.

My time in Peru - only 8 days - was much too short for the breadth it has to offer.  Peru is not a small country - it's ranked 20th on the world's largest countries list - and the diversity and variety of landscapes, climates, topography, and history to be discovered is mind-blowing.  It actually does have something for everyone.

Are you looking for long stretches of sandy beach?  Check.  World-famous trekking and hiking with stunning views?  Check.  Breathtaking (literally, and figuratively) mountains and scenic valleys?  Check.  Fascinating history and legacy of ancient cultures?  Check.  World-renowned and inventive culinary experiences?  Check.  Warm, inviting natives and small, authentic villages?  Check.  Colorful and thriving cities?  Check.  The world's cutest animals (just google "alpaca" and I am sure you will agree)?  Check.  World Wonders and UNESCO sites?  Check.  Oh, you want to sandboard down a sand dune?  Check.  You'd like to see a mountain that looks like a rainbow was painted onto it with exquisite watercolors?  Check.  You're interested in mysticism and shaman?  Check.  Cruise through the jungle down the Amazon River?  Check.

And I could go on...and on.  I think it is probably clear to you what an incredible destination Peru is, and we haven't even touched on Machu Picchu, the number one tourist attraction in the country, and in the top 10 in the entire world.

I opted to do the one-day Inca Trail Trek to hike up to Machu Picchu, and this was without a doubt the highlight of my trip, and one of the top highlights of my travel career.  I was terrified of doing the trek not knowing what to expect or how I would handle the trek, or the elevation, physically.  Well, it was AMAZING.  I trekked side by side with a new friend, stood in awe every few minutes of the mountains and the sights, surprised myself at every turn that I could handle the twists, turns and steep inclines the trek through at us, and broke into immediate tears upon reaching, and walking through, the "Sun Gate", where other trekkers were gathered and cheering the newcomers on.  The emotions at seeing Machu Picchu for the first time are indescribable, and the best thing I can say about it is that I want every traveler - and every client - to be able to feel that feeling for themselves.

Peru has SO much to offer and I can't wait to help you discover yourself better in Peru!

My Reviews

7 of 10 people found this review helpful
Amazing trip!
Angela was extremely helpful and went above and beyond to ensure we had booked exactly what we were looking for! She graciously helped with multiple requests, looking into different days and different airports. She was extremely responsive and helpful to us in deciding our best options! Highly recommend for booking your next trip! Thank you, Angela!!!
By  Deanna  from  Menomonee Falls, WI
Traveled to  Samana ~ Dominican Republic ~ Caribbean
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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6 of 8 people found this review helpful
Paradise Found in Maui
Hawaii was a trip my husband and I were looking forward to for many years, so we had pretty high expectations. Angela helped us plan such an amazing trip that it not only met those expectations but exceeded them. She spent a lot of timing getting to know what was most important to us to help us determine the best area of the island to stay on, what we wanted out of our resort, and what activities we were really interested in. She was very responsive and communicative with her thoughts and ideas throughout the whole process which we really appreciated since we had little knowledge of the island. Once we narrowed down what activities we wanted to schedule, she put together a schedule for us that really maximized our time to visit all different parts of the island. You could tell she had done her research on the activities because the companies/service was all top notch. We can't wait to go back again and would absolutely recommend partnering with Angela to plan your vacation!
By  Nikki  from  Chicago, IL
Traveled to  Maui Island ~ Hawaii ~ USA
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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3 of 3 people found this review helpful
Outstanding Experience
Angela has been absolutely wonderful to work with. She is extremely responsive, even on the weekends, and was able to develop an itinerary that exceeded my expectations. I am fairly experienced in booking and coordinating international travel, but with her connections and knowledge, Angela was able to make arrangements that I wasn't able to make on my own.

The trip request included 15 people, and Angela expertly suggested accommodations, handled ground and air logistics, and developed an amazing itinerary that stayed within our budget.

After all this work, our trip has unfortunately been cancelled for now due to coronavirus concerns, but we hope to work with Angela on other trips in the future!

By  A. Silver  from  Wilmington, DE
Traveled to  Tanzania ~ Africa
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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9 of 15 people found this review helpful
All elements of the cruise were outstanding.
Angela’s guidance was outstanding. We had a general sense of where we wanted to travel, but her guidance led us to the Caribbean. Having traveled on four different moderate cruise lines we new we wanted to step up to one of the more luxury lines. After what our expectations for the cuisine and service Angela led us toward Regent Cruise Line. She made numerous calls to clarify questions that we had, and she secured the answers that we were looking for. Her confidence during the planning process made us secure that we were making the correct decision in choosing the Caribbean and Regent as the line.
By  Denny  from  New Berlin, WI
Traveled to  Caribbean
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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4 of 5 people found this review helpful
Great UK and Ireland trip!
We are impressed with the quick responsiveness of Angela through the booking process. We don't live near her and did our booking through email. She also gave great ideas for restaurants and other activities to do during some of our free time.
By  Shawn T  from  Hoffman Estates, IL
Traveled to  England ~ Europe
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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Destination Expert:

  • Peru
  • Lima
  • Cuzco
  • Sacred Valley
  • Machu Picchu

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