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We had a wonderful experience with Melissa Ladvala, and recommend her without reservation. We were a family of four traveling with two teens. Melissa was informative, friendly, and available to us from start to finish. We had several phone conversations before the trip, adjusting the itinerary based on our preferences and budget. Melissa patiently answered all of our questions, and even helped us when our rental car broke down. We started our trip in Sedona, AZ, continued to the Grand Canyon, then to Page, AZ, Bryce Canyon, UT, Zion, and Las Vegas, NV.

Highlights of the trip were: the exciting Pink Jeep tour in Sedona, exploring the hoodoos of Bryce, the spectacular beauty of Antelope Canyon, and canyoning in Zion, a new experience for us. We enjoyed hiking the Narrows in Zion, though would recommend an earlier start, since it was crowded while we were there. Melissa thoughtfully chose accommodations to maximize space and privacy, while keeping costs down. We especially loved the accommodations in Sedona and in Bryce, both adorable cottages. This trip was an amazing adventure.

My husband and I just returned from a 10-day trip to Montana’s Paradise Valley and Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks, expertly arranged by Melissa Ladvala. It was an amazing trip! Melissa was a joy to work with, always responding quickly and cheerfully with great advice and recommendations. She is so knowledgeable about Montana and Wyoming, and especially with our US national parks. She was able to easily make hard-to-get reservations at national park lodges, particularly at Jenny Lake Lodge. The hotels she reserved outside the parks were incredible! She also arranged private tours of the parks with excellent guides. Throughout the trip process, she was always available to answer questions, and the written trip material she provided was specific, thorough and helpful. I highly recommend working with Melissa if you are planning to visit the US national parks and western states.

We had a good trip to Yellowstone and Grand Tetons. We flew into Bozeman and enjoyed a weekend there. The hotels that Melissa chose were a good fit for us. When we had an issue at one of the hotels, I emailed Melissa and she responded right away and said that she would take care of it so I did not have to worry about it. We had 2 guides on the trip and they were both knowledgeable and knew the ins and outs of navigating the parks. The weather was great so I think it was the perfect time of year to go. Thanks for continuing to recommend great trip planners. I have used many of your recommended planners over the years and appreciate the work you all do.

We had an amazing time in Bryce and Zion. Melissa coordinated a perfect trip. From the route to the accommodations to the guides, all were fantastic. We also loved the restaurant recommendations she made for us, just wonderful. I have had Bryce and Zion on my bucket list for years and this trip did not disappoint. Even in mid-September, there were quite a few people and having Melissa take care of all the details was incredibly helpful, we really didn’t have to deal with the crowds like we would have had to on our own. Definitely recommend using Melissa if you are planning a trip (which everyone should) to Bryce and Zion.

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