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Linda Sergeant

New York, New York Travel Agent

Trip Designer for the Discerning Traveler

I have had the opportunity to visit over 50 countries around the globe and I have successfully designed and fulfilled over 4200 travel experiences that have taken my clients to every part of the world.

After a successful career with American Express Travel Services for 15 years, I launched Far and Away Luxury Destinations in 2005.  My focus is on designing a personally curated travel experience for couples and families.

From crafting itineraries to include volunteering at an elephant sanctuary in Thailand, wine immersion in Chile, touring Parmigiano-Reggiano production in Italy or simply sailing a private chartered yacht through the Greek Ionian islands.  These are just a few examples of how I have created memories to last a lifetime! 

I have coordinated destination celebrations in St Barths, Anguilla and Paris, planned multi-generational "trips of a lifetime" in Africa and India, and designed amazing Honeymoons in Thailand, South America.Tahiti and beyond.

In my quest to find the most desirable experiences for my clients, I recently visited:

  • SW Germany visiting the most romantic and family-friendly towns in The Black Forest, Baden Baden and Heidelberg with Michelin Star dining.
  • Tahiti for 11 nights visiting various islands and luxury resorts while on board a luxury yacht.  
  • Hawaii returned for my 9th trip back, visiting the newly reopened Four Seasons on Lanai and toured several luxury resorts on the Big Island. 
  • Chile and Argentina scouting out new luxury experiences with local partners. 
  • Thailand returned to Chiang Rai and Chiang Mai in search of the best Eli experiences, new hotels and philanthropic travel
  • Italy returned for my 10th visit touring through Sicily and Pantelleria meeting with partners and visiting new hotels
  • France meeting with 100+ luxury partners from around the globe.
  • Kenya, touring several lodges and camps new to our portfolio including Giraffe Manor
  • India visiting Agra, Jaipur, Udiapur, Delhi  and experiencing all the Golden Triangle highlights while visiting new hotels
  • Dubai stunning modern city, coast line and charming old town with many family friendly activities
  • South Africa, visiting Cape Town  vibrant city hotels and outlying wine region.  Visit to various lodges around Krugar National Park.
  • Zambia lodges and Vic Falls experiences

I invest a significant amount of time visiting destinations around the globe to ensure the very best experiences are curated for my clients.  

I am a Certified:

  • Wellness Travel Specialist focusing on complete body, mind, spirit holidays
  • Tahiti Tiara Specialist curating the perfect French Polynesian escape
  • Hawaii Specialist lived and traveled extensively throughout each island
  • Luxury Specialist with decades of resort and destination expertise

I have lived in NY, CT and Hawaii. Home is now in the lovely horse country of Far Hills, NJ with my daughters and husband of 20 years, our 2 dogs, 1 rabbit, and 3 goldfish.

Please note I do charge a planning fee for my services.  If you would like to experience travel in whole new way with perfectly sourced flights, accommodations, ground services and activities to fit your style please contact me to schedule an appointment.

Look forward to assisting you!

Recent clients testimonials

Honeymoon follow - up Amazing, amazing, amazing!  You are the best Linda.  Everything was perfect and we cannot thank you enough.  We couldn’t stop talking about how well we were treated and what a miracle worker you are.  We got upgraded to a big suite and just had the time of our lives.  Only issue was that we weren’t there longer! Thank you so much for all of your help.  We could not have done it without you.  We will have to be in touch for our one-year anniversary trip, haha! We will be in touch and honestly thank you again.  We really can’t tell you how much we appreciate it. Charley 

Dear Linda,Our trip to Hawaii for our honeymoon was so incredible thanks to you!! Every day was better than the next. Best, Lauren and Hunter 

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18 of 35 people found this review helpful

Best expert in the business!!

Reviewed By Holly F - Philadelphia PA | Traveled to Bahamas ~ Caribbean
Excellent. Deep knowledge of the best travel locations, high sense of urgency, and thoughtful with every detail. We have used Linda's services for at least 10 trips and all have been amazing. Thanks Linda!!!
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The Best of Everything

Reviewed By Teresa - Katonah, New York | Traveled to Turks and Caicos Islands ~ Caribbean
We began working with Linda after a friend's recommendation and we have been very pleased. Linda is excellent at being proactive about planning, she knows what you'll need to plan before you've even thought about it, especially with dining transportation and on site activities. She knows the best places to visit and takes into consideration your family's ages and interests, likes and dislikes. If you are a foodie, she knows the best restaurants and if you're an action junkie, she knows the attractions. We would highly recommend Linda for all of your travel needs.
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Expertly handled our varied group

Reviewed By Rita - New York | Traveled to Italy ~ Europe
I have worked with Linda on many trips. The most difficult, for her, was a group of 14 opinionated women in Italy for 2 weeks. First week was with a tour group to see the major cities. She picked one that was very good, but still within our non-extravagant price range. All were extremely happy with the tour she chose, and she also able intervened in some minor hiccups while we were there. At the end of this portion, she helped us get tickets to see the Pope give his Easter address in St. Peter's Square!! Still not sure how she managed it, but she definitely went above and beyond for this one. Second part of the trip was an independent visit to the Amalfi Coast, with us centered in Sorrento. The first suggestion was an amazing property on the water, but we eventually settled on a more reasonable hotel that was simply beautiful. Recommendations for site seeing, restaurants, and activities. Bravo to a job well done!!
Also.. Ireland, Costa Rica, Spain
I've sent friends to her, also happ
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17 of 34 people found this review helpful

Goes Above & Beyond

Reviewed By TravelBug - NEW YORK | Traveled to Europe
We've been using Linda as our travel agent for about 4 years. I was hesitant at first, since she lives in a different state and in the past, I've always worked with travel agents in person.

However, I quickly learned that she is far better than anyone else I've ever worked with. Why? Because she really "listens" to what it is you are looking for, and she does her homework and always comes up with creative ideas.

When we book with her, we know that she will choose interesting boutique hotels in great locations, all transfers will be private and go smoothly, and if there are any "extra" amenities or "deals" floating around, she will find them.

She has helped us with both small and large trips in Europe, Asia, and the Carribbean. Her service is always exceptional & reliable -- whether helping us with a small item or arranging an entire trip. Even though we've never met her personally, she has become a "friend", and we always feel well taken care of by her.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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The most attention to detail

Reviewed By Shana - West Hartford, CT | Traveled to Jamaica ~ Caribbean
Superior customer service!! We had travelled out of the country to an all inclusive resort. My husband left his sunglasses on the beach and we didn't realize it until we were back home. She contacted the resort for us and found them!! Shipped them right to us :). Just one example of going above and beyond!!
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15 of 33 people found this review helpful

Trip of a Lifetime!

Reviewed By Amy S. - Riverside, CT | Traveled to India ~ Central Asia
Linda is the most knowledgeable and skilled travel professional I have ever worked with. There is no corner of the earth that she cannot create an amazing travel experience in. She leaves no stone unturned when it comes to travel details. Our trip to India included 9 family members ranging from 84 years old to 3 years old and Linda created the most enjoyable and memorable vacation we have ever had. She's amazing!!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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Every year we say - Best Vacation Ever !!

Reviewed By ML - Greenwich | Traveled to USA
Linda is very knowledgeable - patient - and listens - our family excursions are very involved with many location changes- Linda never misses a detail !
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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14 of 32 people found this review helpful

Best Travel Agent!

Reviewed By Liz - Pound Ridge, NY | Traveled to Utah ~ USA
Linda is the most honest and thorough travel agent I have ever worked with. She truly wants us to have the best experience possible and is always concerned about setting the right expectations. She works diligently to ensure that every detail of our trip is properly arranged so that it runs smoothly. We recently had to change our entire Christmas vacation due to mother nature and Linda worked for four days straight making it happen without losing a dime!!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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15 of 35 people found this review helpful

Hawaii was a perfect choice !

Reviewed By TD - Long Valley, NJ | Traveled to Hawaii Island ~ Hawaii ~ USA
Linda planned a trip for us to Hawaii. From Day 1, she was professional, energetic, and provided constant updates. She was well versed in all the destinations I inquired about. Highly detailed, organized, easy to work with...and excellent in her role. Not a detail was missed and all her recommendations at our final destination were outstanding. The trip was planned with a full itinerary and every step of the trip from travel to excursions to recommendations went perfectly. I’d highly recommend using Linda for any trip as I will in the future.
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Best Honeymoon We Could Ask for!

Reviewed By Elyse - New York, NY | Traveled to Thailand ~ East and Southeast Asia
she's quick, smart and always available when you need her!
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14 of 37 people found this review helpful

Family Vacations

Reviewed By LLS - Rye, New York | Traveled to multiple locations
Our family has booked trips with Linda Sergeant for the past 8 years all over the world. Whether a simple beach vacation or a tour through Asia, Linda is a pleasure to work with. She is responsive and detail oriented. She always has great ideas on hotels and locations that fit our needs. We have introduced Linda to friends and family members who have all enjoyed working with her.
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12 of 36 people found this review helpful

Makes our travel experiences a joy

Reviewed By Rachel - New York, NY | Traveled to Greece ~ Europe
Linda has taken the stress out of travel and made it a joyful, worry free experience. She is a true professional and is patient, kind and understanding with her clients. We would highly recommend her to anyone planning a trip, whether a weekend getaway or extensive, exploratory travel. She planned a wonderful sailing trip around Greece which we thoroughly enjoyed.
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