Readers’ Choice 2019: Travel Agent


Sandra Lipkowitz

We Make Travel Easy

San Francisco

(415) 931-1945  •

Repeat winner Sandy Lipkowitz, founder and owner of San Francisco’s We Make Travel Easy, works with “busy individuals who want fabulous vacations and don’t want to [sort through] mountains of information,” she says. She also works with businesses and social networks, and has escorted trips to Cuba, India and Israel.

Ladera Travel


(650) 854-3222  •

Ladera Travel in Menlo Park, owned and operated by husband-and-wife team Les and Nancy Burger since 1990, is another perennial winner, serving leisure and business travelers, creating customized itineraries to meet clients’ specifications, considering “travel style, personal preferences and best values.”

Kay Merrill

Are We There Yet? Adventures


(415) 945.6215  •

Since the creation in 1994 of Are We There Yet? Kay Merrill has been bringing her many years of experience and personal love of travel to help her clients create family trips of a lifetime. Her goal has always been to make memorable family experiences.  In response to a growing need of empty nesters, she started It’s Our Time, specializing in trips for couples yearning for a romantic getaway or an adventurous trip.

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