Meet Our Co-Owners
Susan specializes in Europe custom travel, Africa, South America and Asia, as well as vacation travel in the Caribbean and Mexico.
Our Travel Consultants
She is Co-Chairman of the Program Committee for Rochester Travel Professionals and selects speakers for the monthly meetings. She spends a month in Hawaii each year and the winters in Florida but with her smartphone she is in constant contact with her clients and the V I P Travel Service office.
• Custom designed travel itineraries to worldwide destinations
• Culinary Travel
• New Zealand / Australia
Although Lidia has been with the V I P Travel Service since 2009 it was not the beginning of her travel experience! She has been traveling since 1971, has been to 40+ countries, 5 continents and has been on over 100 trips including the Trans-Siberian Train trip from St. Petersburg to Beijing … on a regular commercial train! – First-hand experience makes a difference! And she often travels alone thus has lots of experience to help clients who would like to see places and yet might be somewhat uneasy to travel by themselves.
So after completing her successful career at Kodak, during which she has also traveled to worldwide destinations on business including Europe, Taiwan, China, Japan and Korea, she was more than eager to jump into a travel career that she has always said she would be in if starting all over again.
An expert planner and often praised for attention to detail, she specializes in organizing custom trips from arranging for required and sometime unusual visas, booking tickets to the Sydney Opera, accommodations in Hanoi, getting ballet tickets to the famous Mariinsky Theater in St. Petersburg, Russia, making arrangement for a Silk Road trip and too many more to mention. She often gets high praise from clients for the expert and exciting planning job she has done for them.
Lidia holds a Ph.D. degree in Chemistry from Columbia University.
We travel not to escape life, but for life not to escape us. – unknown