GeoEx Traveler Testimony: Isabel Allende

You have to travel with Geographic Expeditions: you get the adventure and the room service.

You get to taste the flavor of all things real, rugged, and local, and then somehow get to a place at night where you can take the most deluxe bath of your life and eat like a queen. And wake up after a restful sleep to do it all over the next day.

There is nothing that compares to the experience that Kate creates

Kate is magic in our family. She has crafted trips that have been beyond our wildest fantasies, creating some of the most lasting and memorable times we have ever spent together. Kate and her incredible team listen carefully to all the random ideas, requests, thoughts, and dreams we have. Then they somehow wave their magic wands and pull together a trip that keeps everyone speechless from the beauty, the grace, and the ease of being in a foreign place while feeling so at home and pampered. We feel like royalty when we travel with GeoEx.

Every last detail is taken care of in a way that makes you feel so special and she does it all making it look as though it was the easiest thing in the world. Which we all know it’s not. She is never stressed when we speak. She solves ALL problems big and small before you even realize they are problems. She follows through not only until you are on the plane, but also checks in on you while you're away.

We had planned our own trips prior to working with Kate and trust me when I say that although we worked ourselves to the bone getting all the details figured out, they did not hold a candle to the trips Kate plans. She knows every in and out of all the countries. The best guides, most interesting routes, the most incredible hotels. You name it, Kate has figured it out.

Isabel Allende is an internationally celebrated author and the founder of The Isabel Allende Foundation. She won worldwide acclaim with her 1982 novel, The House of the Spirits. In addition to launching her career, the book also established Allende as a feminist force in Latin America’s literary world.

She has since written nearly 20 more works, including novels, nonfiction, memoirs and essays. Her books, all written in Spanish, have been translated into more than 30 languages and have sold more than 57 million copies. Allende, who has received dozens of international tributes and awards over the last 30 years, including Chile’s 2010 National Prize for Literature, describes her fiction as “realistic literature,” rooted in her remarkable upbringing, her feminist convictions, and the harsh political realities that shaped her destiny.