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About Our Owner - Larry Strayer PDF Print E-mail

Larry and Sally Strayer have been married for 37 years and have enjoyed traveling in just about all of them! In their early years, they traveled extensively with their three children all over the states.

As the children got older, they started taking yearly family vacations in the Caribbean and Mexico, sharing their love of travel with their children. Larry and Sally still continue their yearly vacations with their growing family . . .ten and still growing!

They love to travel on their own as well! They have traveled extensively in Mexico, the Caribbean, Hawaii, Alaska and Europe. They've cruised the Panama Canal and the Mediterranean. The list is almost endless and they add to it at least twice a year!

Larry loves to travel and to share his experiences which encouraged him to become a travel agent in 2001. In 2004, Above & Beyond Travel was born with the desire to provide clients with incredible service and information directly from his experiences. In the past seven years, he has had extensive training and has received a CLIA (Cruise Lines International Association) certification and an IATAN (International Air Transport Association) certification. The agency is also Better Business Bureau accredited. Larry encourages you to give us a call and "Expect Service Beyond the Norm".

Caryn Coomer - Travel Consultant PDF Print E-mail

Caryn Coomer is a wife of 11 years and mother of two beautiful children.  Caryn came to Above & Beyond Travel in 2005, when she decided to take a break from the busy life of a project manager and stay at home with her first child.  Traveling is a passion of hers and she's traveled extensively with her husband and family in Mexico and the Caribbean, and also frequents Disney, Hawaii, and other great locations around the United States.

She is an incredible resource for our honeymooners, couples and families who want to travel to these areas, as she does too . . .as much as she possibly can, in fact!  She is certified with the major cruise lines, including Royal Caribbean, Princess and Disney Cruise Line and has had extensive training with destinations and resorts all over the western hemisphere.  This, coupled with her extensive travel resume, means that you should NOT go on a tropical vacation without consulting her!

In her time with us, Caryn has provided such incredible service to her clients, that over 60% of her business comes from past clients and referrals.  That is a true testiment to the knowledge that she brings to the table and the level of service that she provides her clients.  Plus, her laid back style means that you won't have someone "in your face" about your vacation plans.

So, what are you waiting for?  Contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it today to meet for a cup of coffee, chat on the phone or just send a few emails back and forth.

Read What Our Clients Are Saying About Us! PDF Print E-mail

Here's what our clients have been saying about us!

  • Caryn at Above & Beyond Travel was great to work with.  I always have full confidence that she will place us in a location that is top notch and in a hotel/resort that is first class.  Working with them has always been the better route than the internet because I know she's been there or knows of a place and so there is no guessing if we will have a great time.  She even can coordinate the details like a special beach dinner or wine in your room.  When only the best will do, this is the company to work with.  Thank you for making our dream vacations come true! - Karey & Joe, Gahanna, OH
  • We had a great time.  The weather was warm and sunny and the people were very interesting.  Our resort was very nice also and really close to everything.  Thanks for all your help.  We will call you for our next trip.  - Abe & Barb, Granville, OH
  • The family had excellent trip. HAL is great and you have great service as well. Thanks.  My wife and girls really enjoyed the service from HAL and Above & Beyond Travel and my wife wanted me to tell you how happy she was with it. It is a pleasure doing business with you. - Mingte, Worthington, OH
Who Is Above & Beyond Travel? PDF Print E-mail

World class travel deserves world class service. Above & Beyond Travel. A new kind of travel agency that that sets the standard for service. Service beyond the norm is what we say. That's what we expect when we travel. So should you. Experience the service you'd expect from an agency.

Travel Specialists For: Alaskan Cruises & Land Tours, European Cruises, Land Tours & River Cruises, Hawaiian Vacations, Honeymoon Destinations and Family & Multigenerational Vacations

  • No agency fees
  • Pricing at or below internet pricing
  • Customized vacation packages for you
  • Availability after hours and on the weekends
  • Experience and knowledge from traveling ourselves
  • Comfort in working with the owner
  • Strong partnerships with preferred vendors
Advantages to Traveling with Above & Beyond Travel PDF Print E-mail

Many people ask us, "What is the advantage to booking with a travel agent?  Does it cost more?  How do you make your money?" Here's our answer for you and some information on why you should travel with Above & Beyond Travel.

  1. We LOVE traveling! That's why we do what we do!  So, when you ask us about a destination, more often than not, we have been there.  There's nothing better than first hand advice and in many situations, that's what we can give you.  If your specific destination hasn't made it on our travel list quite yet, you can bet we'll be checking it out soon, or we've sent quite a few people there already.
  2. We DON'T charge fees! Many people think that travel agencies charge fees.  Over 40% of agencies charge for consultation, but at Above & Beyond Travel, we do NOT!  So, does it cost you more to reserve your vacation with us?  No!
  3. We DON'T make our money by raising your price! Our commissions come from tour providers, cruise lines, and resorts.  Our prices are the same or better than what these same providers will offer you.  Plus, we have the first line into any specials or perks that they're currently providing.
  4. We offer other great perks! As a client, when you refer your friends and family, you'll receive $25 when they book their first vacation that is 5 days or longer.  There's no limit on how many cash back bonuses or referral bonuses that you receive!
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