Ingrid Schmitt Ream

Lapeer, MI

International and Group Travel Specialist

My goal as your travel agent is to create inspired, one-of-a-kind trips that have that WOW factor. I always try to think outside of the canned itineraries that are a dime a dozen on the Internet. Because you may just have one chance to visit certain destinations during your lifetime, you should explore them in the right way -- seeing unique attractions and really getting to know the people and culture. So don't waste your money and time jostling with hordes of tourists all trying to see the same thing. Instead, allow me to create a customized itinerary for you that will show you what is special about the destination you are visiting. 

Believe it or not, I have been working in the travel industry since I was 12 years old. That's when I started stamping brochures and cleaning the office for our family's travel agency, which has been in business since 1967. My youth was not just spent working in this industry, but also experiencing all the magic that travel can bring to one's life. My dad was very big on unusual, outside-of-the-box adventures. So we would travel to remote or unique destinations, such as Santa Marta and San Andres Island in Columbia and San Blas Island in Panama. These special experiences have fueled my desire to help others to enjoy adventurous trips to locations that their friends  and family members may not have heard of.  

And while it is my passion to create magical and seamless itineraries for destinations all around the world, I do have one country that I especially love to book -- Australia. I have visited and booked getaways to the Land Down Under many, many times over the years. One of my favorite bookings was for a client who wanted to stay in a private resort in Darwin that was only accessible by boat and where they hunted for their own meals, which was then prepared by a private chef. Talk about a WOW trip. 

In addition to Australia, I have also traveled to countless destinations around the world, including but not limited to:

  • South America
  • Central America
  • Israel
  • Egypt
  • Greece
  • Europe
  • Caribbean
  • Mexico
  • and most recently a Crystal Cruise through Alaska where I did several fishing excursions by floatplane and cooked our catch in an open campfire! 

And in addition to booking your trip, I will also be there for you if things don't go as expected. Recently, for example, I had clients miss their cruise because they were unable to get to Ft. Lauderdale because of a terrorist attack on that city's airport. I worked diligently to get them a hotel room for the evening and then had their reservations transferred to another ship for the following day, so they wouldn't have to give up their dream of going on a cruise.

So when you're ready to experience traveling at its best, contact me. I will use my experience and expertise to create a vacation that is beyond what you could have dreamed about on your own. 

Family Adventures

Photobombed by a grouper at Atlantis!
Photobombed by a grouper at Atlantis!

Travelling with my children once per year or more has always been a must. From as young as one and now in their twenties, it has been an important part of enhancing their lives and grow by experiencing the world and learning different cultures. Being outside of your comfort zone where you are unfamiliar with the language, currency, customs, culture, and more opens your eyes to a new respect for people. It also teaches a new appreciation for home. 

My Reviews

1 of 1 people found this review helpful
Fabulous family reunion memories!
Very organized and detailed oriented! We couldnt have arranged our family reunion with 40 guests living throughout the US without her. she made it so easy and stress free! Highly recommend to all family and friends!
By  Carolyn  from  Metamora, Michigan
Traveled to  Alaska ~ USA
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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Bucketlist Tuscany Villa
Very knowledgeable and attentive to detail! No one else could help me until a friend recommended Ingrid, sure glad she did!
By  Dawn  from  Metamora, MI
Traveled to  Tuscany ~ Italy ~ Europe
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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Destination Expert:

  • Hong Kong
  • Cairns
  • Dublin
  • London
  • Sydney

Travel Specialist:

  • Theatre & Music
  • Transatlantic
  • Independent Travel
  • Castles & Cathedrals

Top Travel Partners:

  • Delta Vacations
  • Cunard Line
  • G Adventures
  • Intrepid Travel
  • Globus

Certifications/Awards:

  • CTC
  • Certified Travel Consultant
  • International Travel Specialist
  • ACC
  • TRAMS and Clientbase
  • Group Specialist

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