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Our Blog


Have You Explored South America?November 9, 2018

We wonder why some amazing vacation spots are largely undiscovered by Americans. How could places that are scenic, historic, dollar-favorable, comparatively safe, and filled with lovely, welcoming people not be on every traveler’s bucket list? We’re speaking of Central and South America! Another factor to make the best use of precious vacation time – countries … Read more


Italy! Florence, Tuscany, Positano & Rome FavoritesSeptember 1, 2017

No doubt, the allure of Italy is well-earned. With spectacular scenery, architecture, art, history, and food & wine – plus friendly people who inspire visitors to embrace “la dolce vita” – it’s no wonder Italy draws visitors from around the globe. One of our travelers, Justine, recently returned from a trip and we’re happy to share … Read more


Gifts Travelers Will LoveDecember 19, 2016

Our Terry Youngelson chimes in on how the gift of travel makes for a wonderful “experiential” present. We thank The New York Times for including Terry alongside other travel experts in this article. Excerpt from The New York Times: “Terry Youngelson, a travel consultant with the Travelong agency in Summit, N.J., says her clients give … Read more


Top 5 Reasons You Need a Travel AdvisorOctober 7, 2016

As Virtuoso travel advisors, we provide our clients with preferred hotel rates, outstanding travel amenities, complimentary upgrades, and more. Being part of the global Virtuoso network gives us access to fabulous destinations around the world. Here, our colleagues at Virtuoso explain how the relationship benefits travelers. ~ Berry Versfeld and team You can book travel yourself – but … Read more


What Great Benefits Do Travel Agents Provide?July 18, 2016

Of course, travelers can book vacations directly, but in today’s world of vast options and serious issues that factor into plans, travel consultants can save vacationers time and provide great peace-of-mind. At Travelong of Summit, we’re proud to get to know our clients and understand their travel wishes and needs. Our experiences, connections, and access … Read more


The Girls’ Weekend Away Guide to Nashville (in Search of Hot Chicken and Cool Music…)May 16, 2016

Our Marylyn McLaughlin recently organized a much-needed weekend with dear friends, and Nashville was just the right venue for this close knit group to kick up their heels. Their trip combined immersion in the Nashville lifestyle (drinking beer and listening to country music), sampling old and new culinary traditions of the town, and learning as … Read more


Safety Tips for Travelers: What to Do if Disaster StrikesMarch 22, 2016

Our hearts go out to the people of Belgium and all those affected by the recent attacks. These are stark reminders of the importance of standing strong, carrying on, and embracing the people and beauty within our reach. We are still proponents of leisure travel for learning about and engaging with people of other cultures. But taking precautions … Read more


The Weather’s Always Great in Anguilla!January 29, 2016

Let your mind wander to the Caribbean… sparkling aqua water, palm trees, relaxation… ahhhh… There’s no better escape from the winter blues! But which of the many beautiful islands should you visit? Our travel consultant Marylyn McLaughin shares why Anguilla tops our list. She recently planned a trip for two families to visit the island for a holiday gathering of … Read more


Tips for Planning a Vacation in AfricaDecember 14, 2015

Our Africa… A Fascinating Journey – Africa has become a popular destination for many of our travelers – with good reason! Our president Berry Versfeld, a native of South Africa with strong ties to his homeland, loves sharing the ins and outs of traveling to the continent. Here, some of our travelers tell us about their fabulous journeys. We think this … Read more


Top Ski Resorts for Winter GetawaysNovember 20, 2015

A chill is in the air, snow is on the way, and soon the slopes (or lodges) will be calling your name! Escaping to a ski resort is the perfect way to enjoy the season while leaving the stresses of holidays, shoveling and icy commutes behind. If you’re a skier, you already understand the thrill … Read more


Your Travel Experts

Experience, a love of travel, and leveraging their connections helps our consultants create wonderful vacations for travelers! For generations, we’ve provided outstanding personal service while continually adapting to changes in traveler interests & needs, technology, and the industry. Meet our team here.


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Special Travel Programs

Virtuoso: As a member of this exclusive travel consortium, we provide clients with preferred hotels rates, outstanding travel amenities, complimentary upgrades, and more.

Hotel Partnerships: We’re an elite partner of The Four Seasons, Ritz-Carlton, Starwood, Sofitel, and other top hotel brands. This can benefit you more than individual rewards systems or online deals.

Authorized Disney Vacation Planner: We expertly plan superb Disney resort and cruise trips for multi-generational groups with travelers coming from all over, honeymoons, spring training, and more. We’ll help you make the most of every moment!


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