Trip of a Lifetime

We Won our trip for $100

We attended our school Fall fundraising event and bought a raffle ticket for $100.  We were the lucky winners and traveled to Napa Valley for our anniversary.   Our school had the best event to this date with great trips in the live auction too.   Thank you Impact Auctions.  It was great to have someone take care of us for once.   


Sarah and Ben     Napa Valley 2017

Happy Travelers

Italy Fall 2016

We just got back from Tuscany. We can't thank you enough for the most incredible trip ever.Your service was one of the reasons this trip went without a hiccup.The Villa in Tuscany was absolutely blissful, and the rooms were spacious with wonderful views. My wife and I can't quit talking about the "Cooking Class" – 5 stars all around. The Chef is funny, resourceful, and witty with his wife as charming as well. They really love what they do and really wanted us all to learn in our small group. Not only did we learn different tricks of the trade, but I feel I came back a better chef too. This is a very hand's on class and we loved that it was so personal. Learning about wine was the cherry on top. We made incredible memories that will last a lifetime. Thanks again. We can't thank Impact Auctions enough.

Luis and Amanda, Florida

Testimonials From Our Happy Travelers


Trip To Capri and Amalfi Coast

We won our trip in 2015 at a fundraising event and had an amazing trip to Capri and the Amalfi Coast through Impact Auctions in 2016. The travel agent is second to none and we will be using their services for other trips we decide to take in the future.  Thank you for everything, Impact Auctions!!


Kim H from Charlotte, 2016




Trip to Vienna 

On behalf of everyone here at the Children’s Dream Fund, I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for all your hard work in setting up our dream family with a vacation of a lifetime.

Casey and her parents had such an amazing time in Italy. They traveled the coast and took some amazing pictures. Casey also visited the Vatican and of course enjoyed the time she spent with her family. This truly was a once in a lifetime opportunity for Casey which I know she will treasure. Thank you for helping Casey to make memories that will last her a lifetime. We could not fulfill these dreams without the support of individuals like you.  Thank you for helping us make Casey’s dream a reality!

Kristin & Jennifer 2016


River Cruise 2016

We are back (last night) and I just wanted to tell you, we had a great trip! Everything went smoothly and it truly was a dream trip that got a check mark on the bucket list! The Avalon Cruise was exceptional. The service couldn’t have been better and that include the food and such. They did a great job and just as an aside, the beds were superb! What a pleasure to slide open the floor to ceiling doors and just lie on the bed watching the world go by! We took so many pictures. (three cameras …digital still, HD video and iPhone) that I started to worry about memory, I think we got it all in though!

Penny asked me to especially thank-you for suggesting the two night in Zurich. When we arrived on Sunday, we walked the old town and thoroughly enjoyed it. The next day e did the Jungfraujoch tour. The one was clouds and more clouds but still spectacular with an excellent guide. Actually, the clouds played to our advantage because Penny was leery of the heights and with the clouds, she couldn’t see very much and we even went out on the observation deck on the very top.

By the way, the Marriott worked great. The rate as what the quoted you and it included breakfast each morning. But … the real kick was that it was just a five-minute walk from the main railway station in Zurich and also a five minute or so walk from the main bus terminal.

Well, there's lot more, but I wanted you to hear right away that we had a great time and we both say “Thank-you”!

Have a great day!


Trip to Italy 2016

The trip was great! Thanks for the help!



Trip to France 2015

Good Day!

John and I wanted to let you know how our trip to France was.

Overall, it was fantastic! The rail reservations were perfect and all of the timing for transportation worked out really well! We were never stressed about catching the next train, etc.

The visit to the winery was lovely. The people were so nice and pleasant; the wine was excellent; and the lunch was absolutely wonderful! Our room in Amboise was beautiful and dinner in the dining room was excellent. We were able to visit several places on the day that we had to ourselves. And our tour guide was excellent. Our room in Paris was small but very nice. We were located in such a great area! We walked everywhere!

It seemed like our trip went far too quickly!

Thank you for your help and organization. It made our trip go smoothly and without incident.

Susan & John


Trip to Europe 2015

We are back and we had a great time! Thank you again for everything and we are grateful for your coordination in putting our trip together.

This was a trip that my daughter and I will never forget and cherish for years to come.

Thank you again!

Best Regards, Kathy

Trip to Italy 2015

I just wanted to thank you for putting together such an incredible trip for us!! We absolutely loved every minute of it, and your perfect planning really MADE the trip!!! The hotel in Florence was just gorgeous! Everyone was so charming and the food was fresh and fabulous! We missed the first part of the Florence tour, but did get to the tour on the David, which was excellent. We absolutely LOVED Tuscany and the beautiful Villa, precious Jho and Elena! The highlight of Tuscany for me was without a doubt was the cooking class with Silvano and Rita! They are two amazing and passionate people!!! Rome was also great! We ended up getting a fabulous golf club tour of Rome. Roberto and Victor took us by golf cart all over the city,through all the narrow back streets, sharing their favorite spots to shop, eat and tour. It was an excellent idea to see Rome by golf cart. If you are interested in this contact let me know.

We really can’t thank you enough for such an amazingly well planned trip!

My best! Pam


Trip to Europe 2015

Thanks for arranging our wonderful European vacation and river cruise. It was our best trip ever. You did a wonderful job. Our hotels were lovely; the excursions were great; and the Rhine cruise was so enjoyable.

We really appreciate your thoughtfulness and expertise.

Janet and Tom


London 2014

I just wanted to thank you for all you did to organize our trip. We had an awesome time. The safari was really good. All the animals – WOW! London was great too! You really do a great job organizing everything.


Trip to Italy 2014

We just got back from our trip. It was fantastic! Thank you for putting it together so quickly.  I was going to get some notes together and send them to you so you would have them for future trips…..

Thank you again,


Trip to Ireland August 2013

Fantastic, spectacular, fabulous … just some of the words to describe out trip. Penny and I thank-you for setting everything up and we definitely got a “taste” of Ireland. Dromoland Castle was magical to say the least. We thoroughly enjoyed the overnight stay there with dining, etc. Cahernene House was a different taste of the past and one we soaked up as much as we could. We were unable to do the Ring of Kerry as Penny woke up not feeling up to it, but as the day went one she felt better and we ended up going to Muckross House. We toured the house after we took a “jaunty car” ride up to Tourc (sp?) Falls. It was a great afternoon and one we are glad we did not miss. The first rain we encountered was in Cork and it was a light rain. Cork is kind of a blue collar city so we just walked around in the rain after buying a cheap umbrella and donning our modified rain gear. The River Lee Hotel was a completely different turn on Ireland for us as it was modernistic but absolutely a four star hotel. We ended up eating at the bar at the hotel both nights and the food was very, very good. We were cast back into the history of Ireland upon arriving in Ennis. I think the gal at the desk summed it up best saying, “it’s the best place to take your driving test because it’s all one way streets”. We did notice that in Ireland in general and especially in Ennis, street signs are and after thought that’s been forgotten. Even the same gal said that a GPS generally doesn’t do you a lot of good because if you are in an Irish speaking part of the island, the GPS doesn’t get it. No problem as we managed without one. We didn’t play with any ego and just asked if we thought we might be wrong. At The Olde Grounde,they were extremely nice. They had us go into one of the sitting rooms and served us tea. By the way, we do highly recommend the pub in the hotel on that one. The Poet S Corner food was again, very good. All and all, we had a fabulous trip and absolutely credit you with great planning and forethought. By the way … I returned the car just the way we got it! How about THAT for driving seven days all over Ireland on the LEFT?

Thanks again,
Dick (and Penny too!)

Trip to Italy 2012

We just got back and I want to thank you for your diligent help in facilitating all the questions I kept sending your way. The trip was great. I wanted to give you some feedback about some things you would probably want to know. The Villa in Tuscany from the standpoint of location and view was absolutely idyllic , the view from the rooms was spectacular. Cooking school – 5 stars all around. Silvano is great, his wife was charming- really wanted us all to learn – took her cooking seriously – which was great.Very personal and hands on. We would go back again.
The Florence hotel was excellent- Updated rooms – very comfortable and central.
All in all a wonderful trip – thanks again for your “wonderful” help.


Trip to Punta Cana April 2012

Just wanted to thank you for everything! Our trip was amazing!!! Highly recommend the hotel we were in! It was a perfect trip

Thanks Again!!!

Trip to Paris & Amsterdam
March 2012

I wanted to thank you for helping me during my recent trip to Amsterdam & Paris. Both me & my wife had a wonderful time (we were celebrating our 15th wedding anniversary, which made it that much more special). We loved the accommodations you made for us, as well as the tours in both cities.

Thank You,

Trip to Europe March 2012
It was great. We loved all the hotels. We were able to see most sites in every city. Thank you so much for your help!


Trip to Italy 2012

Just wanted to let you know that we had a wonderful time in Italy and your choices of hotels and their locations were just perfect. Everything went according to plan and not one snafu. Thanks for all your hard work preparing our itinerary and I hope we didn’t drive you too crazy.

Thank you again,


Trip to Europe 2011

I don’t know if I ever took a moment to tell you how WONDERFUL our trip was!!! Everything was just perfect from the Paris hotel to the private Amalfi tour to the Capri boat excursion! I can’t thank you enough for everything you did for us.


Trip to Europe June 2011

Barbara and I want to thank you for all your hard work and attention to detail that helped make our dream vacation truly the trip of a lifetime.

I simply do not know where to begin with our accolades:

The Mint hotel in London was absolutely first class and treated us like royals. Our room, the food, and concierge service were 10+ Stars. Play at the West End was one of the best we have seen and helped close our London trip with fond memories.

Then, to arrive on the ship and before entering our room a large Bon Voyage sign on the door was just the beginning to the wonderful decorations and delicious cake that awaited us in our suite. Thank you so much…..the gesture showed what a first class professional company Amore Travel is and truly walks the talk. This made such an impact on us each time we entered our suite for 12 days…..

Royal Caribbean did a top notch job on all the meals/entertainment and especially the disembarking process. One of the smoothest we have experienced in our history of cruise travel. And of course the many countries, cultures, and people along the way left us with indelible memories for a lifetime.

We will never hesitate to recommend Amore Travel and will be in touch when ready for our next adventure. Take care, thank you again for helping making this trip a reality for us…

Melanie & Barbara

Trip to Italy 2011

Ellen and I had a marvelous time. The trip of a lifetime. It was perfect in every way…thanks to you! The hotels were wonderful. Recommend die Consoli, the Fizzano Reserve. or the Berchelli to any travelers! You are first-class ladies running a first-class business and we would go on another trip on a heartbeat. All the best to you.

Alan and Ellen

Trip to Greece September 2010

We are sadly nearing the end of a fantastic Vacation! The four of us enjoyed the pampering itinerary of beautiful Greece and we tahnk you for your hard work putting it together.

The Pandois

Trip to Italy May 2010

Thank you for the “Welcome Home” note after our trip to Italy. We had a great time, and everything went very smoothly. I will recommend you to anyone traveling abroad.

Best Regards,

Trip to Europe September 2009

I would like to take this opportunity to say thank you for the part you played with coordinating our trip of a lifetime to Europe. This Trip included my wife, Deborah, daughters Jessica and Nicole, and her husband Sean. To take a trip of this quality is special, to do it with your family incredible. I appreciate your attention to detail and your patience with many changes we went through the planning stages of this vacation. The trip went off without a hitch. All plans went through flawlessly. Being in the hospitality industry for over 30 years, I realize that events that go according to plan have everything to do with the person who created the plan. Again, thank you for your effort in putting this trip together.

Best Always,

Ron and Debbie Hitzel

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