Tracy & Aaron VanOort: North Oaks, MN

We contacted Tracy of True North Travel Design based on a recommendation from our former travel agent. What a find!! We came to her saying we home school our 4 boys (ages 10, 12, 14, and 16) and we would like to travel to Thailand both as an educational trip and a vacation. Oh, and we like off the beaten path adventures and tend to shy away from the touristy things. We wanted to really experience the culture of Thailand. Not an easy order! The itinerary Tracy came up with was amazing and spot on. We felt like she understood our goals, plus she was very responsive and quick in communicating which we were grateful for. Her itinerary was creative as we biked through Bangkok, took food tours through Chinatown, toured temples and castles, hiked to waterfalls, visited local villages, and cooked a meal in a local home. The highlight though was the elephant camp resort that Tracy booked for us where we spent several days feeding, bathing, and riding elephants. Incredible! The itinerary was the perfect blend of sightseeing and “down days”. We were impressed with each hotel that Tracy booked for us and we never had to worry about transportation as someone was always there to pick us up and drop us off wherever we needed to go. Every detail was thought out and we never worried about anything as we traveled all over Thailand. Tracy of True North Travel Design is a creative, thorough, and masterful travel planner and we highly recommend using her services.