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2015 Upward Bound Rockstar Agent

I have personally stepped foot on every continent and I would love to help you see the world! In 2015 I was selected as the winner of the Upward Bound Rockstar Agent Under 40 Trendsetter Award by TravelAge West magazine. I was also selected as one of the top 30 agents under the age of 30 by Travel Agent magazine in 2013. I am deeply honored and excited that I was chosen for both awards. I am continually educating myself so that I can help my clients see the world.

My Travel Specialties

Adventure Travel Specialist

"I'm going on an adventure." This is one of my favorite quotes from The Hobbit. Bilbo Baggins was so excited when he ran out his front door to catch up with the dwarves and wizard. I feel his joy every time I help a client (and myself) on an adventure.

There's so much to Adventure Travel, and...
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At the top of Machu Picchu

Cold Weather Travel

I know a lot of the US is covered in snow all winter long and day dreams about a warm Caribbean island to thaw out in...

But I'm from Arizona and I don't have to shovel sunshine! That means I am always game for going to cold destinations! Over the last few years I have done quite a few and...
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Northern Lights in Norway

I've Been to Antarctica

In March 2017 I set off for the Great White Continent; the elusive number 7; the land of the penguins: Antarctica.

I remember sitting on my vessel, when an announcement came on telling us there was land ahead. After a day and a half of crossing the Drake Passage, most voyagers found this to...
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Celebrating Our Birthdays in Antarctica

Aussie Specialist

Considering a holiday Down Under? I can get you to Australia! Of all of the places I have travelled, Australia is truly my favorite destination.

Whether you are an avid scuba diver who wants to spend days at sea or a snorkeling novice who can dedicate one day, the Great Barrier Reef is a site...
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Surrounded by kangaroos in Tasmania

My Travel Albums

Fur seals everywhere!
Costa Rica and Nicaragua
Critters everywhere in Costa Rica!
United Arab Emirates-Dubai
Elephants playing in the shallow water behind me
On a floating island made of reeds
Sunset Harbor Cruise in Cairns.
Great Barrier Reef
Great Barrier Reef
New South Wales-Sydney
Meeting a kangaroo for the first time.
Port of Hobart

Customer Testimonials

London, here we come!

My husband and I were toying with the idea of going to London in the fall, but life got busy and we never made the plans. Working with Sarah made it possible and easy in a very short amount of time! I emailed her with possible dates and she quickly responded with quotes for flight and hotel options, so the only work we had to do was pick one of the hotels and if we wanted a non-stop or lay-over flight. Sarah evaluated all of the lay-overs using her knowledge of how to approximate how long it takes to go through customs in various airports; she compared travel insurances for the price vs. coverage and picked the one best for our situation. My only regret is not contacting her immediately when we had the idea - London, here we come!
Crystal W, Mesa, Arizona

My Travel Agent

Do you have a personal travel agent? I do! Do you have peace of mind when traveling? I do! When I travel it is for pleasure. Since using the services of my experienced travel agent, my trips have been just that. PLEASURE. Sure, I have had airport delays. I called Sarah for assistance when this occurred. She instantly had solutions for me. Our son in law booked his honeymoon through Sarah. He said that they would not have changed a thing. My elderly parents have booked several trips through Sarah. They have traveled nationally and internationally through Sarah’s company. All of their accommodations have exceeded their expectations. I love hearing about her adventures and it has broadened my horizons to the opportunities that I one day hope to experience. She is not afraid of adventure. She has ideas on what kind of adventure would suit you to ensure a positive trip whether it is for business or pleasure. I look forward to scheduling many more adventures with Sarah as my guide.
Barb W, Mesa, Arizona

Takes the time to get to know me

Sarah, at A World of Travel, has been a great asset for all my recent travels. She takes the time to get to know me and what I really want to get out of my trips. She is very knowledgeable and is able to help guide me to make informed decisions about when and where I travel. You can tell that she enjoys her job and helping customers make the most of their vacations. I feel comfort in knowing that she has planned everything perfectly, and that is one of the best gifts you can have while traveling.
Megan B, Mesa, Arizona

Happy door to door!

Sarah planed ahead to make sure all flights had a little lead way. Every thing worked as planed. Very happy door to door!
Bernard K, Mesa, Arizona

My Reviews

14 of 20 people found this review helpful
This agent knows the BIZ!
Sarah has handled our travel arrangements for quite a few years. :)

She can handle small and large travels. Sarah has done extensive travel in all shapes and forms. She is an EXCELLENT resource and provides top notch customer service. She is adventurous but practical. Explain to her what you are looking for, and she will make it happen.

On one occasion, I had what could have been a difficult travel experience but upon calling her it was handled with ease.

Sarah is our go to girl when we travel. Make her yours!

By  BW  from  Mesa, AZ
Traveled to  New York City ~ New York ~ USA
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends

Sarah Nelson responded:
I am always happy to help your family when it comes to your travel needs!

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10 of 13 people found this review helpful
Best Family Vacation
I was trying to plan a trip to Australia on my own thinking I would save money. It was frustrating. I called Sarah and explained what I wanted and my budget. She helped me get everything booked and stayed within budget. Her recommendations were fantastic. She guided us through all steps of international travel.
By  Lisa  from  Gilbert, AZ
Traveled to  Australia & New Zealand
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends

Sarah Nelson responded:
It was a pleasure helping you and your family on your trip to Australia!

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12 of 20 people found this review helpful
The best agent I have worked with!
I have had the pleasure of working with Sarah on many trips. She is an extremely professional agent who is great to work with. She has helped me with overseas vacations multiple times, including New Zealand, a multi country European trip, and even Antartica. She is constantly impressing me with her knowledge of the topics/locations we are discussing. She is available to answer any questions I may have about excursion or seasons to travel, and is willing to offer suggestions based on what we have discussed. I value her opinion and have been very thankful for all that she does. She thinks of everything needed for the perfect vacation, down to transfers (which I always forget about), insurance, currency exchange tips, and places of interest. She is the only person I will book my travel through!
By  Megan  from  Mesa, AZ
Traveled to  Europe
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends

Sarah Nelson responded:
Thank you for such wonderful words! I am always happy to make sure that you are well taken care of and that you have an amazing vacation!

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5 of 7 people found this review helpful
Booked 3 week South American land package with fli
She was spot on with her suggestions and was patient with our questions. She helped us with issues that happened while traveling and was always positive and kind.
By  Cathy  from  Minneapolis, MN
Traveled to  South America
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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6 of 14 people found this review helpful
Family Vacation - Cruise to Mexico
I have referred Sarah to others and have actually received a call thanking me for referring them to her.

She saved us money over the internet sites and advised us on the important things we wouldn't have known otherwise. We are grateful we found Sarah,and will use her services again on our next trip.

Having Sarah professionally advise us saved time and gave us the confidence to explore areas where we wouldn't have otherwise.

(I wish we traveled more!!!)

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Thanks again!
Dave K.

By  Dave K.  from  Saint Charles, MO
Traveled to  Cozumel ~ Quintana Roo ~ Mexico
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends

Sarah Nelson responded:
It was a pleasure to work with you and help you experience a new destination. I'd be more than happy to help you plan your future travels as well.

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Destination Expert:

  • Australia
  • Antarctica
  • Kenya
  • Iceland
  • Deception Island
  • Great Barrier Reef
  • Norway
  • Drake Passage
  • Sydney
  • Peru
  • Alaska
  • Cairns
  • Ushuaia
  • Tasmania
  • Patagonia

Travel Specialist:

  • Adventure
  • Luxury
  • Animals & Wildlife
  • Safari
  • Bespoke Travel
  • Cruises
  • Luxury Cruises
  • Nature
  • Small Ship Cruises
  • Outdoor Activities & Sports
  • Sustainable Travel

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  • CTIE
  • Aussie Specialist from Tourism Australia
  • Upward Rockstar Agent Under 40 Trendsetter 2015
  • Travel Agent Magazine's 30 Under 30 2013 Recipient
  • G Adventures 2018 Ambassador of Change

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