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Welcome to Sentinel Travel
We are an independently owned, full-service travel agency located in the North Shore Chicago suburbs. Serving Northbrook, Northfield, Glencoe, Highland Park, Lake Forest, Lake Bluff, Deerfield, Libertyville, Vernon Hills, Illinois, and clients around the world.
September 2021: It is with a great deal sadness that we have to inform you of the passing of Ron Snyder, one of our beloved agents. If you had travel booked with Ron, you can call the office, and we will ensure the continuity of your travel plans.
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Near or far, we’ll plan a seemless vacation for you.
Our experts are experienced travel professionals.
That first hand knowledge is far more valuable than what some website claims.
Everything from the adventure of a lifetime, to a visit with family and friends.
A travel adventure for every taste and budget.
Beautiful settings, nothing to think about, everything at your fingertips – meals, entertainment, drinks and more. There so many advantages to staying at the many popular all-inclusive resorts in Mexico, Jamaica, the Dominican Republic, and more. Secrets, Dreams, Breathless,…
Africa, Europe, China, the Middle East, South East Asia or the South Pacific. What exotic destination would you like to travel to? How about one of the new hot spots like Vietnam or Cambodia? Sentinel Travel’s experts will design…
The Aloha state is one of the most beautiful places on the planet. Among the top tourist destinations in Hawaii are Volcanic National Park on the Big Island, Waimea Canyon on Kauai, and Iao Valley on Maui. Favorite…
See the world’s historical capitals. London, Paris, Rome, Berlin. You can see Europe on your own, or with a tour. Be part of a small, medium, or large group tour. Take a customized journey tailored to your special interests.…
Five breath taking days of train travel through the most scenic parts of the Canadian Rockies.
June 17 – June 22, 2022
Memorable journeys worth taking.
Peru -So Much More Than Machu Picchu
Editor’s note: This trip took place before the Pandemic, so publication was delayed. In December of 2019 we took a wonderful fam trip to Peru, hosted by the travel specialty company Spiced Destinations. I quickly discovered that this beautiful country comprises way more than the well known Inca ruins…
UnCruising to Panama and Costa Rica
Most people these days think cruises and immediately the gigantic ships from the major cruise lines come to mind. Cruises ships come in many different sizes these days. They can be as small as a few dozen passengers, or as large as the mega ships carrying thousands of passengers.…
The Amazing African Safari – Part One
Part one | Part Two Was it worth two eight and a half hour-long plane rides (each way) and a long London layover for a ten day African Safari? Absolutely. We had an amazing journey. In order to make it happen, tough, schedules were cleared, vaccinations were updated, and…
The Amazing African Safari – Part Two
Part One | Part Two Day Four – 0° 25′ South, 36° 3′ East, elevation 6800 feet After breakfast, we said goodbye to Sand River. Their food and service was outstanding. The consensus was that the meals we ate there were comparable to any fancy dining establishment, which makes…
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Why You Should Buy Travel Insurance
Perhaps you heard about the Atlanta couple who got stuck in Mexico, after the husband fell ill during a cruise, and ended up in the hospital. The bill came to $14,000. Even though they put half on their…
Meet Spencer West – Incredible and Inspiring!
In October 2019, at the Ensemble Travel conference in Seattle, I got to hear and talk to one of the most incredible individuals I have ever had the pleasure of meeting. The theme of the annual travel agent…
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Jobs fill your pocket, but adventures fill your soul.Jamie Lyn Beatty
Create memories with these extraordinary experiences when you get there.
Six Days in Spain – Valencia and Madrid
continued from Three Days in Paris We arrived in Valencia, Spain ninety minutes late, but our reward was a beautiful day, with patchy blue skies, and temperatures in the seventies. Why Valencia? My brother and his family…
Three Days in Paris
My first trip to Europe was in 1983. A five week sojourn through seven countries took five weeks and cost me a mere nine hundred dollars, not including airfare. That amount wouldn’t last nine days today. Of…
A Cancun Resort Vacation
A short five day vacation trip to Mexico is just what I needed to seek refuge from another Chicago winter. Who knew it would be a mild March, although truth be told, I did manage to miss…
A Memorable 7-Day Mediterranean Cruise
Looking for a fabulous trip to undertake? With the strong dollar, Europe might be the go to place for the trip of a lifetime. In the pages that follow, you can relive a fabulous 7-day memorable Mediterranean…
Spain and Portugal – An Agent’s Journal
Day 1 Spent the afternoon walking around the old city and Las Ramblas. Some nice stores and liked the little artists stalls just a block away from Las Ramblas. Toured the W and had drinks up on…
Sand, Sea, and Skyscrapers – Ten Days in Abu Dhabi and Dubai
Sand, sea, skyscrapers, along with food, in abundance, would be the most apt and description of my trip to the United Arab Emirates. This just completed journey gave me a glimpse into two vibrant, bustling, metropolises. Their…
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The Jamaica Inn in Ocho Rios – Yeah Mon!
“Timeless elegance.” That’s how manager Mary Phillips describes her fifty-two room, upscale Jamaica Inn hotel in Ocho Rios. In fact, if you take away the wi-fi and the iPod docks, leaving just the four-poster beds, the large…