Vanessa Davis, Maine
My husband and I discovered Evan at Longer Vacations when trying to plan our first trip to New Zealand. We had already approached several agencies, and all of them “needed” to know our timeline and exactly what we wanted to do while there before offering us any help. Evan, on the other hand, helped us to decide just what we wanted to do, how long we needed to be there to do it all, and gave us some much needed advice along the way. We discussed everything from places to stay, where to eat, what to avoid for tourist traps, and how to travel the country. He was very friendly, personable, and attentive, and he showed a genuine interest in our enjoyment of our trip. At our first stop in the North Island, we had a slight problem with the hotel room we were in, but with one quick phone call to Evan we were quickly in a better room with a full complimentary breakfast. Our trip also took place just two weeks after the devastating earthquake in Christchurch, where we were supposed to spend one night. Evan kept a close watch on the news there, and when the aftershocks continued and my uneasiness was evident, he arranged our plans so that we skipped over the city and stayed the night safely a few towns away. Planning a successful trip this big is not an easy task, so finding someone knowledgeable and helpful is important Evan proved more than a travel agent- he was our complete travel guide.
Bertha Gardiner, Maine
It was a pleasure to plan my trip(s) with Evan. Through him and Longer Vacations, I have been to the four major islands of Hawaii, and to the North of Ireland and South/Southwest of Ireland as well. The Ireland trips were custom designed for our group, the Hawaii trip was part of a pre-designed travel. Evan listened carefully to what I was seeking in my travels, and did much research to accommodate my needs. Evan makes a point of understanding his clients’ needs and being informed about the area to be visited. And he is delightful to deal with. I will have him arrange my next major travel!
Jim B., Pennsylvania
Evan did an excellent job. We couldn’t have asked for a better person to accompany us on our Ireland journey. He was knowledgeable, flexible, and a lot of fun to be around. We have already recommended him to some of our US relatives and friends.
Julie Bernier, Maine
Last year’s tour was simply an incredible value for money. Great accommodations, just the right blend of relaxation, partying and touring the countryside, and the opportunity to meet and travel with some awesome folks! Evan knows Ireland. There’s no better way to see it than with Longer Vacations! Can’t wait to go back.
Colleen Larrea. NC
Last year’s trip to Ireland was just perfectly planned. We had been to Ireland once before and it was great, but the trip last year with Longer Vacations was just perfect! The hotel accommodations were great. You let us know the best places to go to and where the best entertainment was. We would not have changed a thing, and are looking forward to the next trip with you.
Bob Kearney, Maine
Evan has arranged several group trips for the Irish American Club of Maine of which I am a board member. He has always done an excellent job on all of our trips. He was easy to work with on the planning stage taking into account our interests and locations we would like to visit. He also added many pleasant surprises for our trip with entertainment and functions. Evan would present as many informational meetings for our club members as was needed and never tired of the numerous questions asked of him.All the details of the trip were personally looked after by Evan who had either gone to many of the facilities or contacted them to ensure a smooth, pleasant trip. The hotels, food, entertainment and points of interest were top notch. Everything went smoothly due to his attention to detail and personal touch. A tribute to how well Evan and Longer Vacations impressed the people on our club trips is that some of the attendees have booked personal trips with Evan and we are already in the process of planning our next club trip with Evan and Longer Vacations.
Rig T, Maine
Evan put together a great trip for our group, followed up on all the arrangements, and made sure we were having a good time.The professionals he uses treat you as family and show you a great time. I would not hesitate to use Evan again.