August 10, 2016

Client Testimonials

Our customers mean the world to us.

Turning their travel dreams into a reality is the reason we are here! Each year we receive hundreds of photos and emails from happy and satisfied clients. These are people who started off with an itch to take a journey and then looked to Canning Travel to make it happen. Here are some of their stories. To read group testimonials, click here » 

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Honeymoon in St. Lucia

“In regard to the resort, it was very nice. Joe and I really enjoyed the room. It was in a perfect location and had a great view. We loved having our own balcony and being able to sit out there at night. The food, service and entertainment were good. There was always something going on and everything was super convenient. We did do a few excursions! We went zip lining, which was so much fun. It was definitely a great way to enjoy the scenery. Joe is afraid of heights and he did great! Being surrounded in the trees, you couldn’t tell how far up you were. We also did the included sunset piton cruise. This was great. We were able to snorkel, enjoy some appetizers and drinks, and look at the sunset. We did the dinner for two on the beach at night, which was a great once in a lifetime experience. Our favorite, by far, was the Joe Knows tour. We went on a speed boat around the Pitons, went snorkeling, took a mud bath, went in a waterfall, and had some rum punch, of course. This is definitely something for the younger crowd. Overall, the resort was full with honeymooners and had a younger vibe.

You were such a joy to work with. So responsive and quick! Everything was perfect. Thank you again!” —Sarah and Joe from Chicago, Illinois

Honeymoon at the Excellence Resort in Playa Mujeres, Cancun

“Let me start by saying that our honeymoon could not have been more perfect! Both of us stepped off that plane and found ourselves right in the middle of paradise! All the stress of the wedding planning process just slowly melted off the longer we were there! We had such a pleasant experience with Lomas travel company, and had no issues finding them at the airport and no wait at all for our ride to the resort! They were so friendly and professional.

I can’t say enough about how helpful and easy it was to work with you in planning our honeymoon! After getting off the phone with you that day and reviewing the package choices, you made is so easy and stress-free to pick a perfect honeymoon destination! We so appreciated it when you were able to call the resort and get the room we wanted for the dates we needed! Our honeymoon was everything we dreamed it could be and more and both of us plan to start saving to make it back there one day soon. We will be recommending your services to family and friends and will definitely use you again for our next vacation as a couple!! Thank you SO much for everything!” —Alyssa and Jordan from Dyer, Indiana

Destination Wedding at the Riu Palace in Riviera Maya

“I didn’t know where to even begin planning our destination wedding. I was referred to Ann Canning and all of my stress soon faded! From the beginning I had my heart set on a particular resort. Ann found me the best group rates for our large group. She connected me with Funjet and helped me through the entire process. Ann was extremely accommodating to our whole group! Flights and transfers were all in place and there were no complications. With such a large group I was prepared for it to be hectic at times. Ann booked and helped every single person without breaking a sweat.

Our wedding was perfect! She even found us an amazing resort for our honeymoon. It couldn’t have been more beautiful! Everything was spectacular and we owe it all to Ann. I have had both family and friends make mention of her kindness and professionalism. It was so reassuring and comforting to have her on my side! My husband and I are eager to take another trip and can’t wait to make travel arrangements with Ann again!” —Shaina and Santos from Naperville, Illinois


“Are you looking for a carefree vacation where you know what you want, but you don’t have time to research places or costs? If you are looking for a travel agency that goes above and beyond, Canning Travel is your right choice. Ann Canning found us the vacation that met all of our expectations. She listened to what we were looking for and came up with the perfect cruise for us. We really appreciated not having to pour over hundreds of locations and options to find the perfect trip for our family. She made everything hassle-free. Our vacation was perfect for us and we made memories that will last forever. We look forward to our next vacation started by Canning Travel.” —The Wolski Family from Oswego, Illinois


Working with Ann Canning is a 5 star experience. She takes total ownership of making certain that all the details of your travel go as seamless and smoothly as possible.  If you are seeking a partner in travel, Ann is the individual you need. Since 2007 we have partnered with Ann to help us secure a great travel experience. She was extremely instrumental in planning 3 trips to Ireland for us and we are looking forward to working with her this summer regarding a European trip. With all the travel websites out there, it is very comforting to know that there is a “live person” looking out for us in our travels domestically or internationally. There is no question that if you are planning a travel experience, you need Ann in your corner!” —The Banser Family from Naperville, Illinois


“We have planned multiple trips through Canning Travel and the service keeps getting better and better. We are frequent cruisers and we planned a group trip of twelve this time. From the airport transfer to boarding the ship, Ann made sure that every aspect of our trip was perfect. On the ship, all of our cabins were arranged nearby, we all got to sit together at dinner, and every excursion we planned was just perfect. Our favorite excursion by far was swimming and snorkeling with stingrays at Stingray City in the Cayman Islands. We’ve already booked our next trip with Canning Travel and are counting down the days until we leave. We all would without a doubt recommend Ann to anyone who is planning a trip!” —The Price Family from Chicago, Illinois


“Ann does a terrific job in organizing everything, so that travel is hassle-free. For this trip, we spent a week in the Los Angeles/Anaheim area. Flying into John Wayne Airport in Orange County was great because it was close to our hotel and all of the attractions we wanted to see. It’s a charming, easy-to-navigate airport. Ann also kept us updated as to the changes in our flight times. She booked a rental car through Alamo for us and we got a brand new auto for our sightseeing. We’ve used her to plan our travel before, and we will use Canning Travel again. Ann is the best!” —The German Club from Chicago, Illinois


“Our family is always satisfied with trips we book through Canning Travel, Inc. Our most recent trip was to New Orleans, Louisiana. Our travel agent Ann took care of everything the flight, airport shuttle and the hotel. Our hotel Drury Inn and Suites New Orleans location was good and the hotel amenities were better than expected. We didn’t have to worry about anything except for lunch. Breakfast, snack and light dinner was included which is a plus when traveling with a young child. Everything was perfect and perfectly-arranged.” –Suzie from Chicago, Illinois

Honeymoon at the Excellence Resort in Punta Cana, Mexico

“Ann, we’d like to start of by saying thank you for your assistance in planning our “delayed” honeymoon. Dominican Republic was beautiful and the staff at Excellence was just that excellent. Tanya and I had such a positive experience that we were planning our next trip while still on vacation. We look forward to speaking with you for our future adventures.” Izzie and Tanya from Chicago, Illinois


“Hey Ann, Maria and I just got back from our Paris, France and Marsala, Sicily trip you help set up for us. Everything was outstanding; we had the time of our lives! We appreciate all the help you gave us with setting this up. The arrangements you made and all the suggestions were perfect we will be talking to you in the future again for our next adventure. Thank you again for everything!!” —John and Maria from Addison, Illinois


We had a great trip, we really enjoyed Maui, especially Surfing Monkey Shaved Ice (it’s the best). Had great tour guides on both Oahu and Maui, and I think everyone loved the Road to Hana…lots of beautiful waterfalls, the views were breathtaking. The condo in Maui was excellent with great amenities. Thanks again for your efforts in creating a spectacular anniversary vacation, we just wish we could have stayed longer.” —Rick from Carol Stream, Illinois


Ann’s assistance with planning our 10 year anniversary trip was invaluable. She listened to what we wanted and all of her recommendations fit our budget and our needs. Ann’s suggestions and insight helped to make our anniversary very special. Her planning and attention to detail made for easy, stress-free travel!” —The Branstetter’s from St Louis, Missouri


We had a fabulous 40th celebration in Jamaica! Luckily the weather cooperated with us and was sunny every day, with one evening shower. So the pool time was in full effect. The food was wonderful: buffets, fresh fruits, and the service was incredible. The hotel staff was outstanding: very accommodating and friendly. The pool/bar staff was hilarious and made each trip to the bar a treat! I would certainly recommend this hotel for girl trips or couples who like to eat/drink/pool. Thanks again, Ann, for helping us coordinate this trip! We look forward to planning many more!” —Terri, Julie, Annemarie, and Patti from the Chicagoland area


“We had a great time in Colorado. We went to Vail, Glenwood Springs, Colorado Springs, Pikes Peak, and the Rocky Mountains. The boys had a blast zip lining, whitewater rafting, horseback riding and riding the COG railway up to the top of Pikes Peak. Ann Canning was great! She gave our family a multitude of options and she was patient and gave us a lot of information to chew on before we made our final decision. She was absolutely awesome!” —The Logan Family from Chicago, Illinois

Camping at Cutty’s Resort, Colorado

“The resort was beautiful—our campsite was right next to the stream! It’s a wonderful family place! The views and activities were outstanding! The staff was so friendly and helpful! Always took the time to talk to you! Love this place and will definitely go back and bring friends with us! Thank you so much Canning Travel Agency for setting up and finding this wonderful resort! It was the best vacation ever! You helped us every step of the way not only where to stay but gave us a lot of ideas of what to do outside the resort! Cutty’s Resort had everything there—you don’t need to leave the resort!” The Benbow Family from Aurora, Illinois