See what our clients are saying about planning their travel with us.


Having Beth plan my travel was far and away the best decision I could have made. She really took the time to get to know what I wanted so that every detail was not only taken care of, but it was perfect down to the smallest detail. Instead of spending half my vacation stressing, planning and coordinating, I was actually able to enjoy myself and feel pampered. All I had to do was relax, take in my surroundings and let an amazing experience unfold. This is the way travel should be.
— Marla Hunter, Head of People Operations, LiftOff, Los Angeles, California
 
Beth and Bastian World Travel couldn’t have provided a better experience for my trip to Peru and Columbia. From the planning stages through boarding the last flight home, the level of service and professionalism and local knowledge was truly exceptional. All aspects of our itinerary were personally curated and flawlessly executed at every phase. Maneuvering through a foreign country where English isn’t the first language presents a host of challenges and frustrations even for the most experienced traveler. Beth’s accessibility during the trip added an extra layer of comfort we needed to travel with confidence as our South American adventure unfolded. I will use this service for all my future vacation planning needs and strongly recommend Bastian World Travel to anyone seeking a customized travel experience with the feel of a personal concierge.
— Silas Myers, Profile Manager, Mar Vista Investment Partners, Los Angeles, California
We returned recently from our first time and wonderful visit to Ireland. All I can say is I wouldn’t have had such an amazing time without all of Bastian World Travel’s help. Beth’s planning made a mother-daughter trip all that more special. Thank you, thank you from the bottom of our hearts. The hotels you chose were fantastic and your personal notes in each location gave us such a warm welcome! Your recommendation of the Hawk Walk and lunch at Ashford Castle was our favorite. I had never used a travel advisor before and Beth was truly invaluable. We will be using Bastian World Travel again and again!
— Andrea Hauer, Supply Chain Leader, General Motors, Rochester, New York
 
I am lucky to have had the experiences and memories of travels to foreign and exotic destinations - trips thoroughly researched, planned and arranged by Beth. These vacations always, for me, have just the right mix of tourism, education, activity, entertainment, rest and relaxation.. from a Beatles walking tour through the SOHO section of London, to jumping off of waterfalls into natural streams in Belize, to climbing the temples of Tikal, to dining on the Mediterranean, I am guaranteed a beautiful view, no matter where I sit!
— Damon S. Bendesky, Senior Vice President, Marsh USA Inc., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
 
Bastian World Travel knows just how to make a trip extra special. We used them to find everything from lodging with unique architectural decor to restaurants with creative chefs and great atmosphere. Their research is thorough and they have insider’s knowledge of the places you’ve never heard of, but will remember forever.
— Brent Lang, President and CEO, Vocera Communications, San Francisco Bay Area, California
Planning a trip to Malta for my three adult children became very complicated as they live in different parts of the US. I enlisted Beth’s help to schedule everything from flights, to renting a villa, a locally guided day tour, genealogical research, visits to historic sites, airport transfers, a bike tour and even recommendations for restaurants. Her knowledge and research made the planning fun and effortless. I am so happy I enlisted her help. I would definitely use Bastian World Travel again.
— Gloria Taliana, Boothbay Harbor, Maine
Beth has done a fantastic job planning our overseas travel. She has assisted us with procuring reservations for luxury hotels, organizing transportation and guides for day trips, providing reservations for wonderful dining, and coordinating wine tasting excursions for large groups. Beth has gone the extra mile to provide us with great choices, while guiding us with her extensive expertise to give us our best experiences with no stress. For both European and Asian trips, Bastian World Travel has been indispensable. We were able to relax and have all aspects of these travel activities arranged perfectly. Whether for work related travel or for pleasure, I highly recommend Bastian World Travel for organizing a fantastic trip.
— Christopher Wray M.D., Associate Professor, Department of Anesthesiology, University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California
Working with Beth took all the stresses out of planning. She has a real talent to ask the correct questions to find out exactly what my needs and visions are and match it with her suggestions. A pleasure to work with and I will definitely use Bastian World Travel’s services again!
— Nino Imperato, Senior Sales Representative, Stryker Orthopedics, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
 
We’ve traveled multiple times with Beth; she always manages to find those special gems when it comes to hotels, sites and restaurants. Most recently she introduced us to the delightful island of Menorca with its magical Cova d’en Xoroi, tapas at Ses Forquilles, and the amazingly pristine beaches and coves. She has exquisite taste and will search relentlessly for the best that the globe has to offer.
— Beth Van Schaack, Leah Kaplan Visiting Professor in Human Rights, Stanford Law School, San Francisco Bay Area, California
 
My family and I have been to Hawaii several times, however, finding unique experiences can be a challenge. Beth organized an amazing kayak tour and recommended hikes in Kauai that exposed us to the rugged beauty of the Na Pali coast. She went the extra mile in searching for the perfect private home to celebrate cherished time with family. Look no further than Bastian World Travel if you want the perfect vacation without having to sweat the details!
— Matthew S. Austin, MD, Adult Reconstruction Division Chief and Fellowship Director, The Rothman Institute and Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Sidney Kimmel Medical College, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Our family vacation to Costa Rica through Bastian World Travel is the best decision we could have made. From the pick up at the airport, to our daily drivers, to the daily activities - all were amazing. The trip couldn’t have been easier with a family of five including three boys. We enjoyed the tour through the rain forest, zip lining, white water rafting and my favorite, soaking in the thermal springs by the volcano. The accommodations and meals were all excellent. Thank you Bastian World Travel!
— Dr. Rosa Choi, MD, Surgeon with Sansum Clinic and Hospital, Santa Barbara, California