Welcome to TET's website! I am Chris Rakes, travel enthusiast and owner of Total Experience Travel. I love being in the happiness business and helping clients get the best experience and value on vacation! River, Luxury & Expedition Cruises, Land Tours, and All Inclusive Resorts are my specialty. Honeymoons, Destination Weddings, Incentive and Celebration Trips are my favorite to plan. I provide personal, professional, accessible planning services to those who want to save themselves the time and hassle. Or, simply want a consultant in their corner! I research, recommend, and coordinate all the details so, you don't have to. Work with me to help you GO on an easy DREAM vacation!
I help discerning travel lovers get the best experience and value on vacation. Forget spending countless hours weeding through the minutia, agonizing over decisions, and worrying about details. Leave it to a expert! I have been to the places and done the things I recommend. As an experienced and trained travel professional, I save you time and worry, validate things you already knew, offer reminders of things you forgot, and turn you on to new things. I improve your satisfaction overall!
My mission is to broaden horizons, strengthen relationships and increase happiness through incredible travel experiences. I believe in the benefits of travel and want to share in the joy it brings others! I understand vacation time is precious and its planning and purchase deserves personal attention. I will take time to listen and research itinerary options in order to customize a luxury trip that is perfect for you. I am an independent contractor and not tied to any particular supplier, therefore you can depend on me to act as your advocate from research through return. My only vested interest is in YOUR BEST INTEREST.
Lastly, my personal planning services are FREE. Suppliers pay me and I do not charge any additional fees.