What People are Saying:
“We wanted to do a trek in Nepal during our young teenage daughter’s summer break when the trekking conditions in Nepal are often less than ideal and somewhat more limited. We serendipitously stumbled upon Teri after a few ditched attempts to make arrangements on our own online through various local Nepali trekking companies. For us going through Teri was the very best thing we could have done, and gave us assurances our needs would be met (trek itinerary and side trips, extended duration, getting permits in order, reserving our front-back stays in Thamel (per our request), travel insurance, and other logistics, etc.). Absolutely everything was taken care of by Teri and her ground operators. Most importantly, Teri hooked us up with perhaps the very best guide-porter team in all of Nepal.
The prospect of spending two and a half weeks with someone you have never met can be intimidating, but our trekking guide, Purna, was thoroughly professional, knowledgeable, and (bonus) entirely likeable. He had obviously trekked the Upper Mustang route many times and was respected and well-liked by the teahouse operators in the area, and also by our two hardworking porters (Deepak and Shankar). Purna’s team made the very most out of our trekking experience, and struck the right balance of attentiveness and personal downtime. They also helped us manage multiple plane cancellations (due to weather) requiring a mix of creative and high-spirited ways to return from Jomsom to Kathmandu.
Although the primary intent of our trip was trekking, another bonus of the trip was 2-days of sightseeing around and outside Kathmandu. We did not anticipate how difficult this would have been without a guide. Having a knowledgeable guide and a reliable driver was an unexpected treat, but also highly recommended. Thanks to Teri we had a wonderful family vacation!”– The Johnson family, Washington DC.
“Teri provides wise and experienced travel advice. She specializes in the intelligent traveler who seeks more interesting trips than the humdrum tourist destinations. She knows the undiscovered places, but always travels in a comfortable and safe way.
I want to add a bit about my experience at Rancho La Puerta. It is definitely a tasteful, picturesque and upscale wellness destination. The food was good and attractively prepared. The resort was generous with the quality, quantity and availability of meals and snacks. The menu was largely low protein, gluten, dairy and sugar free and very “nice,” not vegan glop. Meals are communal and dinner is a white cloth served meal. Cooking instructor was top notch. Exercise and yoga classes were diverse and continuous throughout the day. The instructors were the best teachers I’ve ever had. The interior decor, facilities and gardens were tasteful and immaculate. It’s quiet at the three pools and hot tubs. The mountain scenery was beautiful. Staff seemed very sincere and well trained. It is a very thoughtfully and carefully managed resort. It has an independent (vs. chain) type of personal service. In short, this is a great destination for the solo woman as it is friendly and communal. I met a lot of nice people, many of whom were repeat customers. Cheers!” !”–Angela W., San Francisco,CA
“For a customized trip to Burma/Myanmar I recommend Teri Goldstein of “Travels with Teri” without reservation. She is very well-informed, competent, helpful, personable, an excellent communicator and goes all out to give you precisely what you want. I plan to use her for all my other trips to SE Asia.”–Ken W., Woodside, CA
“Teri, We can’t say enough about how much we appreciated your help with our recent visit to Vietnam. The trip was a fabulous adventure and we owe it to you. There was someone there to assist at every transition point and we always felt there was someone watching out for us. But we also never felt boxed in-we would get a wonderful orientation and then were given plenty of time to go exploring on our own.
One detail that I wanted to comment on particularly was the sequencing which you personally were involved with. We enjoyed Hanoi and Sa Pa but as the trip progressed (and we got a bit more tired) it was refreshing to have the trip culminate with the much more refined Saigon and the truly splendid accommodations at the Victoria Hotel in Can Tho. We felt pampered for the end of the trip. I think our experience would have been significantly different if we had done it the other way around.
We will recommend you most highly and hopefully work with you when Africa rolls around!”–Al & Linda C., San Rafael, CA
“Teri, I remember how much you helped me and Holly Stiel on our trip to India, which we loved. Hope you are doing well.” — Jana Stanfield
I Hit the Jackpot When I Found Teri. I was just beginning to plan my lifelong dream trip to Mt. Everest. I had called several travel companies and spoke to travel agents who either seemed nonchalant about helping me or did not know the destination. I called Teri, who was working at an adventure travel company in San Francisco at the time. After a short conversation with her I was hooked. Teri knew everything there was to know about trekking in Nepal. She had an answer for all my questions and even ones I had not yet asked! Teri listened to what I wanted and was able to offer suggestions that met my needs physically and financially. Teri is truly an expert on tours to Asia and a top notch travel professional. With Teri’s guidance and flawless travel arrangements, I made it to the Mt. Everest Basecamp! You will never go wrong planning your dream trip with Teri. — Joe M., St. Augustine, FLA
My grand-daughter and I had a wonderful adventure to India thanks to Teri. She set up an amazing itinerary, made all travel arrangements, and gave us good advice on how to plan and enjoy our trip. Our guides were well educated and knowledgeable natives of the areas we visited. They helped us learn the cultural and religious elements of the things we saw. I highly recommend booking your trips with Teri.– Neal B., Healdsburg, CA
We recently returned from a private month’s tour in India. Teri’s knowledge and expertise were beyond what we could have imagined. She provided us with efficient and “first class” services throughout the trip and seamlessly wove the many hotels, flights, guides and drivers into a smooth and worry free experience. She is truly a professional who wants the very best for her clients. You could not find a travel agent as willing to go that extra step if you searched far and wide! – Judy & Bob H., Sausalito, CA
Dear Teri: Thank you so much for your kind and personal attention in planning my exotic adventure to India. I felt like I was in very safe, capable and experienced hands. I loved how you planned it so I could experience so many different flavors of Indian culture from the train to first class air, from spiritual temples, to luxurious accommodations, from big cities to small towns and everything in between. It was well thought out and expertly executed. I wish you all the best in your new venture and know that anyone that uses your services will be well served and very pleased. – Holly Stiel, Mill Valley, CA
Teri’s perfectly planned Himalayan trekking trip was my best ever adventure. – Dave K., San Francisco, CA
From the Equadorian hacienda, to the Inca trail at Macchu Pichu, to Isla del Sol, Teri’s itinerary provided me with grand life experiences and memories and fun. – Georgia
Teri’s trek in Bolivia’s Codiella Real was fantastic! – David from Alamo
Teri took care of us from beginning to end to insure our trip went smoothly. Her guidance and experience to select the right trip for us was equal to a five star hotel. Whenever we had a question, an answer was on the way by the end of the same day. – Bob D
I first found Teri when I unsuccessfully looked for a tour on which my 16 year-old granddaughter and I could work with Pandas in China. Teri found us the perfect trip, made all the arrangements and the trip went flawlessly, at a good price. We spent four days volunteering at the Wolong Institute working with the Pandas and also visited the highlights of China. Next I wanted to take my first trip to Thailand and Cambodia. Again, Teri designed the perfect trip for a friend and myself. The itinerary, the activities and the hotels were a perfect fit for us, at the right price. Next, Teri will be helping me plan a trip to New Zealand. From the beginning Teri, effortlessly, learned my travel style, price points, and dreams and made them come true! – Judith Trieber, Friday Harbor, WA