Sally

While she enjoys traveling to a new destination each time she heads abroad, her passion has always leaned towards Europe. She has traveled to Europe more than a dozen times and tries to add new locations to her “just visited” list each time.

As a way to immerse herself even further in travel around the world, Sally spent 10 years as an advisor and leader of her local Rotary District Youth Exchange program for high school students, encouraging one year travel/study abroad experiences for 15-18 year olds. Her program dealt with students from 28 countries around the world and she still keeps in touch with most of the 60 or so students the program supports annually.

A mother of three boys, Sally encouraged her children to explore and travel as well, so she has a wide variety of experiences to draw on when planning vacations, from camping with infants to cruising with teenagers and mother/son train travel across Europe. Now that they have all “left the nest” Sally and her husband are enjoying some time to travel to their favorite destinations. Additionally, Sally runs a travel club for women called vagabondGALS… an opportunity for solo women travelers to join together and explore the world.

Sally has been a Syracuse Travel Agent for more than 20 Years and has extensive knowledge in trip planning, execution, and travel experience.

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Sally's Client Testimonials


  • Sally and Nicole Just wanted to let you know everything went great!... no problems and everyone had a fabulous time. Here's a couple pics... Formal Night and Greetings from Labadee! Thanks so much! Doug [gallery ids="5010,5012"]
    Doug Rutan
  • Vagabond Tour and Travel planned a perfect honeymoon in Sicily for my new wife and me. They were especially helpful in preparing us for what to expect in terms of transportation, conveniences, etc... and with booking fun excursions. One of my all-time favorite memories is now standing on one of the craters and Mt. Etna and looking at the sea. Great wine and food, beautiful hotel, stunning sights and vistas. I will definitely use Sally and Vagabond Tour and Travel again!!!
    Philip Burnham
  • Sally, I just wanted you to know that we had a fabulous time in Scotland and Ireland ! Everything you planned was flawless. It was a trip we will never forget. Thank you for putting it all together and meeting our requests. Thanks, Sue
    Sue Macko
  • First rate! Loved everything about the trip! DO NOT hesitate to have Vagabond Tour and Travel coordinate your next adventure...they are professionals.
    Cindy Murphy
  • Our trip was flawless from the flights to bus tours to hotel accommodations. We didn’t want to drive and Sally found very nice hotels within walking distance to bus stations/stops, bus tour starting spots as well as shops and restaurants and pubs. We were meeting our son in Scotland and she arranged all of his travel plans in meeting us and getting back to his college campus. The tour drivers were fun, interesting and very passionate about their country. It was a wonderful trip and very relaxing knowing everything was taken care of.  I told Sally what we wanted to do and that we didn’t want to drive. She then put the whole trip together. We saw everything we wanted and were in walking distance to places bus stations and bus tour starting locations. When one hotel accommodation became more expensive, she alerted us and was able to find another hotel.  Our favorites were hard to pick !  We loved the Ring of Kerry, St. Andrews and the Cliffs of Moher.  I will definately call Vagabond Tour and Travel in the future ...
    Sue Macko
  • Trying to combine a vacation in Hawaii along with a 40th Birthday celebration with friends in Las Vegas seemed overwhelming. Combine that with my Masters residency being scheduled in Hawaii and my parents travelling with us – seemed near impossible to plan the travel with all of those moving parts and pressures. Hats off to Sally and her team – they organized out travel plans, helped us with excursions when free time allowed and hooked us up with a peaceful private place for me to recuperate after graduation. Thanks again! -Lisa and Scott
    Lisa and Scott
  • I absolutely loved the this trip! Although the weather didn’t always cooperate, Valere and Tamara worked around it. The winery’s and pasta cooking class were definitely my favorite. The landscape is amazing, as well as the towns we visited.  Valere and Tamara. They were well informed, very organized and excellent guides! I enjoyed every town, every b&b, every adventure.
    Nancy Odham
  • We had a wonderful time and all travel plans went smoothly. The hotel was much better than I had anticipated. Cruise was great, food, service, entertainment were very good & enjoyable. The only process I didn't like was the tender ticket which they did the morning of each port we had to tender, thought that should have been night before so we didn't have to get up extra early to get a ticket. (But that is my only complaint). Thank you so much for everything Nicole & Sally.
    Ginger Hardman
  • All the logistics for our trip that Vagabond Tour and Travel coordinated went as planned.  We felt prepared and will use them again for our next adventure.
    Randall Cooke
  • When my family says let's go on vacation, I call Sally!”  -Michelle C Trying to combine a vacation in Hawaii along with a 40th Birthday celebration with friends in Las Vegas seemed overwhelming. Combine that with my Masters residency being scheduled in Hawaii and my parents travelling with us – seemed near impossible to plan the travel with all of those moving parts and pressures. Hats off to Sally and her team – they organized out travel plans, helped us with excursions when free time allowed and hooked us up with a peaceful private place for me to recuperate after graduation. Thanks again! -Lisa and Scott
  • What a wonderful experience we had in Spain and Portugal because of you ladies!! We can't thank you enough for making this trip a breeze. From booking our flights, hotels, recommending activities, you truly care about our time spent and want to make sure we make the best of our trip. Sally, you are so knowledgeable, sweet, caring and sincerely enjoys working with people. Nicole, well, what can I say... you are such joy to work with and have such a great personality- Thank you for staying on top of everything for us. This was an experience of a lifetime. I’m truly thankful to Sally and Nicole for giving us the opportunity to focus on what really matters on vacation, memories, rather than focusing on booking hotels, flights, trains, etc... We look forward to planning our next adventure through you!!! Thanks again XOXO [gallery ids="4768,4771,4769,4770"]
    Nikki and Selma
  • Our trip to Austria and Germany was absolutely amazing! I am writing just to thank you for your help through the entire process. Sally was an excellent listener for all our desires and she had us well prepared for our trip! You made it completely effortless for us and the trip was more than I had expected or hoped for. All I needed to do every step of the way was to just show up – everything else was taken care of. The Dauchau Wine Tour was one of our absolute favorites.  We also lucked out and had many incredible guides during the week. So thank you for everything!!! I will be in touch next time I start looking to plan a trip!!!  I am happy to share my very positive experience with Vagabond Tour and Travel.
    April Warner
  • When my family says let's go on vacation, I call Sally!”  -Michelle C
    Michelle C.
  • I had a great trip to El Dorado Royale Mexico.  The convenience of having Vagabond Tour and Travel book this could not have been better.  They prepared me completely for my trip, was offered lots of options and the resort was even better than I expected.
    Dan Purdy
  • Sally and her team were helpful and easy to work with in helping us create a wonderful 9 day trip to northern Italy. We highly recommend getting travel insurance, as this was a trip we had to reschedule from 2018 due to an unexpected illness. The insurance was a god send and made it so easy to rebook when ready. As for the vacation itself, we wanted a spontaneous plan and that's what we got. It was great to have logistics help with planes, accommodations, and car and just enough info to leave the rest to us. It was nice to have options from an experienced perspective. Thanks for all the great tips and ideas. Be sure to get an International driver's license ahead of time if you plan to drive in Europe.  We did not and it all worked out, but it's much less expensive to do it before you travel.
    Lake Como was so beautiful. We took a private boat ride on a beautifully sunny day and also rode the ferry a couple of times. Glorious. The little village streets, cafe's filled with friendly Italians and outstanding food gave us the vacation we have waited for. Our side trip west to the Piedmont region was a standout - unbelievably picturesque, filled with vineyards and cafes and wine, wine, and more wine. We went to 2 wine tastings and rode e-bikes up and down the hills with ease. Everything was beautiful, everywhere we went.
    J. Fields
  • Trying to combine a vacation in Hawaii along with a 40th Birthday celebration with friends in Las Vegas seemed overwhelming. Combine that with my Masters residency being scheduled in Hawaii and my parents travelling with us; seemed near impossible to plan the travel with all of those moving parts and pressures. Hats off to Sally and her team; they organized out travel plans, helped us with excursions when free time allowed and hooked us up with a peaceful private place for me to recuperate after graduation. Thanks again!!! Lisa and Scott
    Lisa and Scott
  • Sally..Just got back from a fabulous family vacation in Costa Rica..ziplineing, horseback riding on the beach, snorkeling, catamaran rides, kayaking, paddle boarding, beach volleyball, swimming, and enjoying the beach, The resort was everything you mentioned and more. Would highly recommend it. There was easy beach access from the resort. The weather was sunny and 90 every day. Sunsets were one of my favorite parts of the trip. Thanks for everything to make our trip such a success.. It was a memorable trip our kids, my husband and I will never forget. Spending time with my family...making memories..ziplineing/horseback riding/catamaran ride was a blast.  All of your communication was well managed.  Maryellen Sheridan
    Maryellen Sheridan
  • Many thanks to Sally and Nicole for booking our 30th Anniversary trip for us! Everything went seamlessly and we had a relaxing and fun time together on our cruise to Key West and the Bahamas. They prepared us for everything and left no stone unturned.  We had a perfect day at Coco Cay the private royal Caribbean Island.  We'll be in touch for our next trip soon!  Karen Barber
    Karen Barber
  • Great trip. well planned. fulfilled my expectations. Thank you Vagabond.
    George Davenport
  • Hey Sally, Just wanted to tell you Jamaica was absolutely wonderful. The Club Mobay was really a life saver coming in. We really liked the RIU resort. The entertainment, food and rooms were spot on. We went on a few excursions which were very well put together. Overall a home run.  Now we are considering going to Acapulco area about the same time next year, looking forward to working with Vagabond Tour and Travel on it.  Thanks, Mike Schumacher
    Mike Schumacher
  • Hi Sally - Our trip was amazing! We significantly experienced the natural world and were treated well by everyone. We feel so privileged to have had the opportunity to experience Alaska like we did. the weather was great as well.
    Celebrity did a great job with the cruise. We enjoyed each of our excursions as well - especially the helicopter ride to Mendenhall Glacier near Juneau. And we saw much of Mt. Denali from Talkeetna and from Denali park. We did upgrade to the Denali wilderness tour and are so glad we did! That tour takes you deeper into a portion of the park that is so natural and we say lots of wildlife and views. The only suggestions for improvement we have that we indicated on the surveys were to not push the drink packages so much on the boat and to increase vigilance about personal hygiene on the bus. There were lots of people coughing and sneezing who in our opinion could have done more to protect others. Dave B July 2018
    Dave B
  • Hello Vagabond Tour and Travel Thanks for all your help on the Carnival Cruise Horizon. The kids and I had a Fantastic Time. We were on the ship by 11:30 am on Sunday the 17th. Our excursions and dining were Very Good too. We did like the Flex time dining plus the specialty restaurants were delicious too. The activities on the ship for my kids were great!!! Overall, we were extremely happy we chose the Horizon. Made many memories. Thank you, Mary
    Mary Seale
  • We had a wonderful trip to Peru and Machu Picchu! I would recommend Vagabond Tour and Travel in the US and Condor travel in Peru! They were always on time with a driver and English speaking guide and very friendly, informative and helpful!!! We would definitely do it all again!!!
    Kerri Taylor
  • Sally, Thank you for planning a wonderful trip for our party of 8 to Italy. Everything was perfect, including the drivers used for our day trips and some of the planned events. Definitely top notch !!! Gina Frye
    Gina Frye
  • The team at Vagabond Tour and Travel completely exceeded our expectations. My wife and I travel once a year with 2 other couples and Vagabond made the arrangements without a hitch. Sally recommended club Mobay for our Jamaican trip this year and it was priceless.  It is an airport lounge service and we will NEVER travel to Jamaica again without using that service! Having learned about club Mobay took our trip from AWESOME to AMAZING! Vagabond Tour and Travel also assisted my mother and step father with their Alaskan trip. Huge help!!! Thanks to the whole team at Vagabond Tour & Travel. We will be contacting you for our next excursion! Matt Scott
    Matt Scott
  • I needed to take my elderly mother to visit a dear friend in Kingston, Ontario. With one phone call to Sally she arranged hotel accommodations in downtown Kingston (on the water!) and recommended a couple of restaurants, which were great. My mother and I had a wonderful time. I will not hesitate to call Sally and the team at Vagabond when I need to plan a trip. Hopefully soon!
    Diane McCall
  • Sally and her staff were outstanding planning our 15 year anniversary trip to Venice and Barcelona.  She created several tours from us to choose from based on our interests and desires.  Since we had never been, she was able to share her experiences and even suggested day trips to Burano and Murano and a train trip to Florence (which we never would have thought of)!  Every flight, hotel arrangement and tour was confirmed by her office and we had vouchers for everything so everything was seamless.  I will never plan a trip without contacting Vagabond Tour and Travel again.  Thanks, Sally !
    Anne Bolt
  • Trying to combine a vacation in Hawaii along with a 40th Birthday celebration with friends in Las Vegas seemed overwhelming. Combine that with my Masters residency being scheduled in Hawaii and my parents travelling with us – seemed near impossible to plan the travel with all of those moving parts and pressures. Hats off to Sally and her team – they organized out travel plans, helped us with excursions when free time allowed and hooked us up with a peaceful private place for me to recuperate after graduation. The final destination was exactly what I asked for – somewhere off the beaten path, near enough to people but private. What a waterfall view! Thanks again!  
    Lisa and Scott