“When it came time to say “I do”, I knew I could handle planning a wedding and a large rehearsal dinner, but the idea of tackling a 10-day honeymoon would put my stress over the edge. Julie was referred to me by a friend, and she and Katy really created a dream vacation! My husband and I knew we wanted to go to Bali to experience the gorgeous scenery and lovely culture, but outside of TripAdvisors and YouTube, we were pretty lost.
With Julie and Katy’s guidance and advice, I selected flights, hotels, and day trips, it was a breeze. As the trip approached I received access to their App, which not only refreshed my memory of all we had put together, it also provided a means to communicate with both Katy and Julie while we were overseas! Maybe the efficiency of their App should have been an inkling, but we experienced 10 days of A+ VIP status all the way! The hotels greeted us with champagne, learned our names in less than a day and decorated our villa with framed photos of our wedding. Oh, and those day trips I thought we “threw together” came with a personal driver and tour guide!
I’m sure we would have had a great honeymoon regardless, but working with Jet Set Getaways allowed us to breathe easier, and truly experience a worry-free, luxury honeymoon.”
- Marc & Jessica Wenstrom
“Our honeymoon was the most magical 2 weeks of our life! Working with Jet Set Getaways was the best decision we made. When we were starting to plan our trip we weren’t sure we needed a travel agent but a friend recommended we call Julie Anne. We are SO happy we called! Julie Anne and Katy helped plan our honeymoon from start to finish not to mention all the surprises they planned while we were away. All the little details made our honeymoon more special than we could of ever imagined. Julie Anne and her team are extremely professional, genuine, more than helpful, and a pleasure to work with! We cannot wait to plan our next trip with Jet Set Getaways and have already recommended them to our newly engaged friends!”
- Sarah & Kyle Sanchez
“I wanted to let you know how happy we are with your service and how appreciative we are for all the work you did to make our Hawaiian honeymoon perfect. With all the stress of planning a wedding (and finding out we were expecting a baby during the process) we had little time to research honeymoon activates, never mind actually booking anything! From the first time that you met with my husband to discuss the trip, we both felt that you all did your very best to get to know us so that you could take the reigns and really plan the trip for us. We love that your team took control and didn’t bother us with minor details. More importantly, you gave us your honest opinion and encouraged us to change our mind when you thought that you had ideas that would give us a better experience (thank god we listened)!
Every single aspect of our honeymoon was taken care of, from car services and dinner reservations, to snorkel trips and helicopter tours. Your services allowed us to enjoy the experience and each other without having to sweat the small stuff. Each activity was perfect for us and the hotels were AMAZING. Your team was professional, quick to respond, understood our needs and adhered to our budget. You guys also made us feel special by letting both hotels know that we were on our honeymoon/babymoon and having little gifts and snacks sent to our room over the course of the trip! So sweet!
We would, and do, recommend Jet Set Getaways to anyone looking for a dream honeymoon (or any trip) and we will continue to use your services in the future. Thank you so much for the trip of a lifetime. We are so lucky to have worked with you and can’t wait to work with you again in the future!”
- Christine and Sean Nixon
“We had no idea where we wanted to go for our honeymoon! Julia Juba helped us narrow our choices and pick the perfect place! We ending up choosing the Bucuti & Tara Resort in Aruba! As Julie said, it was a fabulous adults only resort within our budget. Julie and her staff provided us with many restaurant recommendations, answered hundreds of questions and booked all of our reservations (hotel, restaurants, massages, snorkel trip, etc.). Julie checked in on us a few days before our trip and provided us with a detailed itinerary via an app. I can’t say how happy we are to have used Jet Set Getaways! I can’t wait until our next trip!”
- Jean and Rob
“I knew planning a trip for my honeymoon halfway across the globe in Greece wouldn’t be an easy task. Deciding to go with Julie was by far the best decision I made. Both her and Katy are very detail oriented and made sure that everything was covered while planning the trip. From booking our flights to making transfers from island to island to setting up dinner reservations, I can go on forever, everything was covered and made this trip go as smooth as it could possibly go. Julie has a customer for life and I cannot wait to plan my next vacation with her!”
- Josh Walkowitz
“Julie and her team at Jet Set Getaways helped create the most perfect honeymoon we could imagine. She was extremely knowledgeable in helping decide on a destination and suggested spots that we would have never discovered otherwise. She and her team were attentive, prompt, and very detail oriented. They were able to suggest and book dining, activities, and transportation with ease. There is no question we received extra special service as a result of booking through her including champagne and dessert upon arrival. I can’t wait to have Julie help book our next Getaway and I would 100% recommend her to anyone looking to travel for the perfect vacation destination.”
- Jennifer Meuller
“We never thought planning our honeymoon would be so much easier than planning the wedding especially when we couldn’t see the venues and places ourselves! We relied on websites, forums, brochures, and comments provided by Julie and her team. Throughout the process we felt we were in good hands, because Julie and her team were knowledgeable, patient, and understanding. They arranged flights, transportation, lodging, and an action packed itinerary catered to our needs.
We kicked off our honeymoon with a few days in Cape Town, South Africa where we got a glimpse into what Julie’s team had in store for us. From the moment we landed we were treated like royalty.
Landing in Cape Town, we were immediately greeted by a knowledgeable driver who whisked us away to the beautiful Taj Hotel. We were upgraded to a suite where Julie had arranged a wonderful welcome package for us that included champagne, dessert, rose petals, and a framed photo from our wedding! From that moment on, we knew this trip was going to be special.
We began our African adventure the next morning greeted by Tony, our driver and personal tour guide for the duration of our Cape Town stay. He would start us off with a cable car ride up Tabletop Mountain, followed by a quick coastal drive to Boulder Beach, and ending at a private lunch at the Flagship restaurant.
Tabletop Mountain would end up being the first of many breathtaking views we got to experience. If you like penguins, Boulder Beach is the place to be. Lunch at the Flagship is a uniquely special dining experience. Chef Duncan serves a multi-course meal to a limited amount of people right in his home. The delicious meal paired with a different wine for each course was delightful, as was the interaction from Chef Duncan and the other guests.
Our quick visit to Cape Town didn’t stop there. The next day we were scheduled for a few wine tastings in the winelands. Julie had gotten our wine preferences earlier and put together a list of a few vineyards she thought we might enjoy. No need to bore you with the details but we were well taken care of and everything was definitely a hit. We were treated to some excellent wines paired with different foods and chocolate that really accentuated their flavors. We capped off the day with lunch at the Delaire Graff Estate. Suffice to say, the estate was a beautiful property with commanding views of the Stellenbosch Mountains. Tony made sure we had the best seats in the house so we could really enjoy the the superb lunch accompanied with delectable food and great service.
Can an African adventure really be called an adventure without seeing some big game? We think not. After our whirlwind tour of Cape Town we spent the next few days in Kruger National Park for a safari.
Upon our arrival, we were greeted by personal driver, tour guide, and photographer extraordinaire, Barry Peiser. We would spend a whole lot of time with Barry over the next few days but we started it off with a ride to the Singita Sweni Lodge. Already excited to see some animals in the wild, we managed to spot three out of the Big Five just driving to the lodge! The lodge itself was a truly remarkable and magical place that we could not believe existed in the wild. From the attentive staff, the gourmet food, and the beautifully appointed private cabins, everything was like a dream.
Lauren and the Singita Sweni staff are all stars. Especially our personal host, Fortunate, who made our stay in the wild a home away from home. She made sure our room was always tidy, our glasses always full, and our bellies always satisfied. We were very “fortunate” to have experienced her hospitality.
Boasting an extensive wine library, the Singita Sweni manages to really complement every meal with something new and delicious. And the meals themselves? Being in the middle of nowhere and eating on some of the best gourmet food we’ve ever had was definitely an unexpected highlight. Dining on rack of lamb and pan seared sea bass while sipping a Pinot Taj under a star filled sky in the middle of Africa with the one I love? CHECK
Now for the real reason we came to Singita, the safari! Everyday we were treated to two private game drives with Barry and Sunday, our super powered animal whisperer and tracker. These guys were the BEST. With Sunday’s super powered vision and ability to track animals through footprints and random tracks, we were able to see all of the Big Five. Barry was knowledgeable and knew exactly where to take us for the best views on the reserve. We were even blessed with seeing an elusive white lion cub as he walked with his pride a few feet from our truck! A priceless moment, indeed.
Capping off every afternoon game drive while watching the African sunset is something very special. The radiance of the sky coupled with the best company you could ask for… no words or photos can accurately describe what it’s like to really be in that moment.
We were on such a high that we did not want to leave, but Azura Benguerra Island in Mozambique was awaiting for our arrival. We stayed for a few days in Mozambique in complete beach bliss – another gem in the middle of nowhere. We were upgraded from a suite to a house! The many benefits of being Julie’s client We had a private pool that was within steps from the secluded beach and our own host that took care of our every need. The weather, ambience, and service at Azura was the perfect and only way to end our honeymoon.
Julie and her team nailed it! The level of treatment from start to end made us feel like a million bucks!”
- Rowena L., NJ
“My family and I vacationed at the Somerset in Turks and Caicos this past March. This is a privately owned townhouse located in Grace Bay and I can honestly say this was my absolute favorite vacation ever thanks to Julie.
She thought of absolutely everything before we even left. Upon her suggestion, I pre-purchased groceries and she made our dinner reservations at a different restaurant each night, along with exciting excursions during the day, all before we left. Some of the excursions we enjoyed were jet skiing, horseback riding on the beach, deep sea fishing, a spa day, just to name a few!
Since she has visited many destinations I feel confident in her experience and professionalism as a travel consultant. I would highly recommend Julie to anyone who is interested in traveling near or far. I plan on calling her again for all of my travel needs.”
- Gina Logan
“Julie and Jet Set Getaways designed the most wonderful honeymoon for us in Bermuda. The planning process was seamless and a breeze. Julie is super knowledgable about the hotels she works with and was able to make recommendations regarding activities and restaurants. We didn’t have to worry about a thing, and we didn’t! We really had the honeymoon of a lifetime and it just wouldn’t be possible without Julie’s expertise and arrangements.
- Claire & Todd Ballantyne
“Julie has helped us plan many family vacations, from Disney to Anguilla. This year we did our dream trip to the Amalfi Coast! It was truly amazing!!
Julie planned each day and made each day super special. Everyday we kept saying, “This is our favorite day!” We did a private boat tour that will be a forever memory!
Julie doesn’t make vacation plans, she creates memories!! I just told two of my friends from Orlando about Julie and they love her too!
- Wendy Lagstein
“We can sum-up why we are delighted Virtuoso travel clients in two words: “Julie Juba.” Julie is extraordinarily talent at planning, knowing us and our family, anticipating our needs – sometimes before we even anticipate them. Without fail, every property she’s booked for us has been fabulous, every excursion perfect, every trip a delight. We have tried other tour offering and packages in the past and nothing can compare. Julie is the first and only call that we make because we know that in her hands our trips are a lock to be our best family memories.”
- Mary Lou and John Squires
“Our family just returned from an absolutely amazing trip to Ireland. Julie was the driving force behind the trip, taking care of every detail from options for our itinerary to special VIP treatment starting the moment we landed in Dublin. We traveled throughout southern Ireland, enjoying gorgeous scenery, historic areas, and hidden local gems. Each hotel property was beautiful and unique and the staff extremely friendly and accommodating. Julie also arranged for special upgrades and amenities such as a bottle of wine to celebrate my birthday, cookies and fruit for our children, and a complimentary spa treatment. Our children loved Ashford Castle. They even learned to fly Hawks at the School of Falconry.
Julie is a true expert in her field, and her relationships with others in the Virtuoso network makes planning and executing a family vacation so simple for her clients! I knew if we encountered an issue of any sort, a simple text or call to Julie would resolve the issue. Happily everything was perfect and we only sent texts raving about our fabulous driver guide and the wonderful time we were having.
This trip was the celebration of many milestones, including my son’s high school graduation, and we have so many special memories to share with our family and friends. I am looking forward to working with Julie for our future vacations.”
- Terri Walker
“Julie Juba is an amazing travel agent and I HIGHLY recommend her. She planned the perfect trip for us for our 5 year wedding anniversary to Grace Bay Club in Turks and Caicos. No detail was spared from planning our daily dinning to setting up a romantic private beach dinner on our anniversary night. What makes Julie unique is that she truly gets to know her clients which enables her to customize the perfect vacation. We had an amazing vacation and are looking forward to our next trip that Julie is planning! After working with Julie there is no one else I would ever use!”
- Michele V.
“We cannot thank Julie enough for the amazing vacations we have booked with her. From an amazing Mexico trip where my husband and I got engaged, then for our honeymoon in Turks and Caicos. Julie’s connections at the resorts are second to none. Once you arrive at the resorts she chooses for you, you are treated like royalty when you arrive. Julie makes sure that ever detail is complete before you leave for your vacation and checks up on you periodically during your time away. I will continue to use Julie for all our travel plans and continue to recommend her to all my friends.”
“The Jet Set Gal made our whole vacation amazingly do-able! As a mom to four small children, its never easy to make everyone happy, including the parents, but by working with Julie everything was personal and went smoothly. From the initial booking to returning home, we couldn’t have asked for a better experience. My husband said it best: “We’re now Huge Julie Juba Fans.” I can’t imagine planning another vacation without her help!”
“Julie was so helpful in helping me plan our 25th wedding anniversary trip to Las Vegas and San Diego! I had done some leg work of my own. I kind of knew what I was looking for, but needed help.
I posed a question about travel agents on the Wyckoff Moms Facebook page and everyone recommended Julie.
She was an absolute pleasure to deal with. Even though we had never met, she understood exactly what I was looking for and was able to add so many “perks” to my accommodations. It made a great vacation into an unforgettable and spectacular one!
She was patient, understanding and spot on with everything she handled for me! She even had a special treat sent to our room for our anniversary!
The next time I have an occasion for a trip or mini get-a-way, there is only one person to contact and that is JULIE JUBA.”
“I had first heard of Julie Juba’s travel service through Wyckoff Moms Facebook group. After enduring 5 days of Hurricane Sandy, my family and I were desperate to escape the mess and take a last minute vacation to South Carolina (somewhere within drivable distance). Within minutes of speaking to her on the phone, she sent me an email with several options of lodging which fit our budget. She was so pleasant to speak to on the phone, which made it so much easier as well! The place we chose was The Sanctuary in Kiawah Island, S.C. As Julie mentioned in our conversation, it was an amazingly beautiful place!!! She was able to get us an upgrade in our room and free buffet breakfast during our stay, which was an added bonus at no extra charge! She knew exactly what our needs were and steered us in the right direction. The hotel was so accommodating to my family and me. My kids (9 and 7) absolutely loved every minute of it. To date, this is probably the nicest place we have ever stayed at. I would highly recommend Julie’s service and expertise in arranging your next vacation. She definitely knows her clients needs! Can’t thank you enough, Julie. Because of you, you truly made Hurricane Sandy more bearable!”
“Julie has been such an incredible help in all of our travel needs. Even if she was making a hotel reservation for a quick weekend trip she made it feel like a vacation in which relaxation was a priority. She went beyond in investigating what was available for my children not only at the hotel but in the surrounding areas.
On our recent trip to Italy, Julie’s experience and knowledge was beyond what I had dreamed. We had requested a fairly intense trip from Southern to Northern Italy that was child centric. To say that this was the most concise trip would be an understatement! To the minute on each stop we had someone waiting to greet us and take us around. Whether it was a car, boat or taxi not a second was lost! On the last day at 11 at night (right before our flight!) my daughter broke her elbow while hugging a new friend. Julie was the first person I called to help! Again it was amazing what she did to help us- and to top it off there was a get- well basket waiting for my daughter when we returned to New Jersey!
I have called Julie at 6:30 in the morning when I was bumped from a flight (by my own choosing- who could resist $1600!!) and she changed my hotel reservations for me without penalty. She has made sure all of my children were taken care of individually when there was a special children’s treat available upon arrival. We have been welcomed, literally, all over world by the hotel managers who have personally made sure that we have everything. This treatment all is because of Julie’s special relationship that she has with the hotels and their staff. She makes us feel as if we are entering a family’s home! Julie may be “The Jet Set Gal” but she certainly makes me feel like one as well!”
“First of all, I wanted to say thank you for your recommendation and efforts in planning the perfect getaway for us. We had the most amazing time at the St. Regis in Bahia Beach Puerto Rico. Everything on our trip was picture perfect. You had it all locked in! It was a great adventure for us!
For anyone considering the services of a travel agent, I want to wholeheartedly recommend Julie Juba. As a former member of the travel industry myself, I am well aware of how extraordinary a travel agent she is. She is part mind reader, planner, organizer, and trusted advisor; all the characteristics you would want of your travel agent.
She loves her work, especially working with her clients to make sure she understands what they want and need for that memorable trip. You will not find better travel ideas and expertise anywhere. She pays attention to every detail and is a creative thinker and a pleasure to work with. I am happy to recommend Julie to anyone seeking travel expertise.”
“You have been a lifesaver for me and my family, and I just wanted to take a moment to express my long overdue gratitude.
When we were getting ready to take an annual family trip last year, our flights were suddenly changed by the airline, leaving us with only 20 minutes to catch a connecting flight in Florida. We decided to spend the night in Fort Lauderdale to avoid the risk of missing the only daily flight into Treasure Cay, Bahamas. Being unfamiliar with that area, we reached out to you to help us find a nice, clean, safe hotel to spend the night with our two young children. Well, you went above and beyond! Not only did you book us a gorgeous room overlooking the beach in the luxurious Atlantic Hotel, you arranged a car service (with car seats!!) to transport us from the airport and back again the next day. We also thoroughly enjoyed the fruit and cookies left in the room with a handwritten note from the hotel manager. And to make the deal even sweeter, you secured us a rate that was half of what we would have paid had we booked on our own. So, thank you!!
Not only are you an expert on travel, you are also an amazing resource for day-to-day needs, and you always go the extra mile to help someone in need. When my car was in a fender-bender a few months ago, I wasn’t sure where to turn to have it repaired, since the accident. You recommended your uncle’s auto body shop, and they could not have been more fantastic! Your own mother, in spite of the fact that she was terribly ill that day and on her way to the doctor, took my call and began making arrangements for me to get the repair estimate. Then your uncle’s partner, Jim, took over (since my own insurance agent proved to be pretty useless) and handled EVERYTHING! He wrote up the estimate, contacted the other driver’s insurance company and dealt with their adjuster, followed up with me to schedule the repair, and even arranged for my car rental. I did not spend a dime out-of-pocket, did not have the added stress of dealing with an insurance company, and my car looked brand new after the repair!
Twice in the past year I have found myself in difficult situations where I didn’t know what to do. Both times I turned to you, and both times you came through for me! Whether it was reaching out to your professional contacts to find me a fabulous hotel room at the last minute or reaching out to your own family members to get my car fixed, you gave 110% to making sure my experiences were the best they could be. For that, I thank you from the bottom of my heart!!”
- Renee S.