Here is what some of my clients have to say:

Hi Ruth

Thanks for all your help before, during and after our vacation to Secrets Akumal.  We had a GREAT experience.  The resort is obviously new, and the rooms, restaurants, plazas and facilities are simply stunning - the pictures do not do them justice.  I wondered if maybe the landscaping would still be thin because the newness, but that was not the case - the vegetation is very lush and beautiful.
You may recall that it took me a few months of slowly getting Donna to consider Mexico.  I knew I could not really "push" the idea, but rather just slowly point out some pictures and advantages on at least considering it. Well, that concern is completely gone ... about midway through this trip she commented that it was probably the best tropical vacation we have taken.  She asked the concierge to show us the oceanfront rooms and was completely smitten so I have a pretty good sense of where she wants to go next.  :)

You're the best!
Ted D.

Holy Upgrade!!  Omg we got the presidential suite!!!! I assume I have you to thank for this? I am generally not someone who is WOWed but .... WOW.  This is really incredible.  Can't get the kids out of the outdoor jacuzzi on our huge balcony and I'm afraid that they are spoiled for life!!  Thank you!
Alyssa F.

Hi Ruth,

The trip was perfect!   Thank you again for all your hard work on putting it together for us, and for the wonderful welcome gifts in the room!  You sure do know how to make us feel very special J

   Everyone also loved the travel tags as well as the beach bags.  I meant to take a picture of several of them laying on the beach and send to you but I forgot.  But they were definitely used!!  EVERYTHING was perfect and for a week’s vacation with 12 people, I think that is saying A LOT!  It was truly the trip of a lifetime that none of us will ever forget.  I am sure Tom and I will be going back next year.  As much as it would be fun to try somewhere else, he loves it there and so do I!!!  A lot of our favorite hotel staff was still there and that was so much fun too!  J

Thanks again – you are the Jamaican Queen for sure!!!!   We can’t wait for next year!!!!!

Shari & John Rhodes



Everything went perfect in Jamaica and especially at Secrets St. James!  We are so happy with the wedding and everything.  We appreciate your coordinating the travel for us and our group of 45+ so we could focus on our wedding.  Everyone agrees you were awesome!
The Club Mobay services were excellent and so helpful. It was nice to relax for a little bit when we got to the airport. Very friendly people also.

The private transfers went smoothly and were also very nice to have going to and leaving the resort.
The staff did a great job at the wedding besides one thing.  The wedding was beautiful and we couldn't have imagined it any more perfect!

The resort was amazing!! The cleanliness, rooms, staff, food, entertainment, and amount of stuff to do was beyond what we expected. We really enjoyed staying in the preferred club also. The perks were very nice. :)  The staff were so accommodating and over all it was a great experience. 
Thank you for everything! We are so happy and thankful that we found you because without you, our trip and our wedding would not have been as amazing!  
Molly & Corey Bjustrom



We used Ruth to plan and book our trip to Couples Negril. We booked fairly late and no beachfront villas were available at first, but Ruth waitlisted one for us and one quickly popped up as available. She was great to work with, very responsive and very knowledgeable on all the options available.

Overall, we loved Couples Negril and working with Ruth!  We can't wait to book our next travel experience with her.

Paula & Terry Duhon
Sugar Land, TX

Hi Ruth -- or maybe I should say "Hola" Ruth !!


    Our trip and the destination wedding at Dreams Punta Cana was wonderful - truly excellent.  We had no trouble with travel.

     Dreams Punta Cana was beautiful.  The grounds themselves are gorgeous and very well maintained.  The wedding was great - our wedding coordinator was fabulous and made sure we were taken care of from beginning to end.  I felt very comfortable with her right away and the wedding itself exceeded my expectations.  She took care of small details I would have never thought of. 

    The honeymoon suite was great. No issues with the room, it was comfortable and always well kept.  They decorated our entire room/ bed/ jacuzzi with rose peddles on our wedding night and hung the Honeymoon banner from our door the next day.  It was super cute.

   Cant say enough good things about the resort, the wedding, and especially YOU!  You did an amazing job taking care of all my family & friends so I could focus on the wedding planning.  THANK YOU!!

Jackie & Jeff G.
Scottsdale, AZ


Hi Ruth,


First, let me say thank you once again for making our trip smooth and easy.  Our stay at Excellence Punta Cana was all we had hoped.

Our private transfers were very nice, the vans were clean, they had fresh water for us, and we never touched our luggage. Overall we loved the Excellence Punta Cana resort, the staff was friendly and helpful and we did not want to leave at the end. Whenever someone would ask how we were doing we would reply "great" and they would ask if it was excelente. It got to a point that we would reply "excelente" whenever asked. Our suite was amazing, although we did not spend much time there. It was clean, and we always had fresh towels and beverages. We did not have a chance to eat at all of the restaurants but the ones we did eat at we enjoyed. They had a couple different buffet events at the resort while we were there and the food they had there was great. If we had to pick a stand out staff member it would be the young lady at our excellence club beach concierge. She remembered us each time we came by and always made small talk with us and made sure we were having a great time. We did do snorkeling off the resort, we booked it through Olympus tours, and it was a great experience without any hiccups. We would definitely go back to the Excellence resort in Punta Cana. I will let you know when we are ready to book!

Marc & Jodi Dotson

Hi Ruth,

We are home and it  was a fantastic trip all around.  We truly enjoyed the Iberostar Grand Rose Hall and cannot thank you enough.  We already look forward to working with you on whatever our next trip is.


First off club mobay was excellent and a godsend if you ask me , we were met as expected when we got to bottom of ramp  and the procedure was flawless and we were sitting in the lounge in 20 minutes max , after that reggae tours was waiting and ready and within 1 hour of landing we were on way to hotel.


The process and entire stay at Iberostar Grand Rose Hall was unbelievable and out of this world. Food what can  we say except out of this world and better plan on gaining weight -lol.  The entire hotel and grounds were spectacular the grounds the rooms nothing at all to complain about.

Reggae tours for private transfers & tours was excellent thank you again for getting that set up.

Thanks again for everything Ruth and we look forward to working with you in the future.

-Tom & Colleen Johnson  

Hi Ruth!

We had an amazing destination wedding and over all a great time at Secrets Playa Mujeres!  I have never had a better experience and all of our family & friends agree.  You made the entire process super easy for everyone and took away all the stress of planning a destination wedding.

Resort - beautiful, couldn't have picked a better place.  The resort was not overwhelmingly big, a concern we had originally with 30 people going (how would we ever see everyone?).  Fortunately, the resort was designed perfectly around the pools and it was easy for everyone to migrate to different areas throughout the day.  For a resort that was sold out, we never felt crowded, which was great.

Staff hands down, made the resort and the food was delicious.

Wedding - Paola did a fantastic job and so did the minister.  I am not sure what I was expecting, but it was even better than I imagined.  Having not gone with the more expensive options, I guess I assumed we would be more on our own and would have to do things our selves (i.e. have someone control the music and such).  But everything was taken care of and it went perfect.  The minister was great and very impressive (performed the ceremony without looking at any notes).

AND YOU - Ruth, without you, this would have never gotten put together and likely would have been a train wreck.  I can't tell you how grateful we are to have had you help us with all this and for putting up with a few difficult guests. 

Thank you for everything!
James & Megan Stacy
Charlotte, NC

"I would like to go ahead & personally thank you for all you did, in the end without your help I believe all of this would have been a total wreck! You pulled through for us when we really needed it! Our weddingmoon was amazing.  Also, I can see why Nancy & Steve keep coming back to you & Sandals Halcyon...the staff has been great & the resort is beautiful!  Thanks again!"

Sarah (Austin) Ricks, Jr.
Coldwater, MS

Hey Ruth,

We had a great trip. Loved every minute at Dreams Punta Cana. And I have to say that all inclusive is the way to go with kids!!!!  
We are already talking about doing it again!  Thinking maybe Mexico next time. Definitely want somewhere that is geared towards the kids like this was.  And the deluxe family 
Room was perfect!  Please send any recommendations you may have do we can begin to look for next year!  
Thanks for all of the planning and coordinating. It made our trip super easy. Everything went so smooth!
You Rock,
Samantha F.

Hi Ruth
Just wanted to let you know we had a great time here at Iberostar Grand Rose Hall.  I could have not asked for anything better. The transfers were out of this world from the time we got there to the time we left. The resort it self is great so clean. The staff were all great and the restaurants were to die for. The room was very clean and the view well speaks for it self. The butlers were great from Jermaine, Donovon and Rory.  They did so many things to make our anniversary & birthdays special!
 All I can say that thanks again for spending the time we with and telling me about this amazing resort.
We even had a TripGuy Travel co-branded van on the way in.
Thanks again
Nicky and Kendra A.

Hi Ruth,

We had a fabulous time at Excellence Riviera Cancun!  Private transfers were just as you stated.  They were waiting on us with a cold cloth, champagne and a roseJ!! Property itself is absolutely beautiful but the beach was a little disappointing...even though we knew by reading reviews the beach wasn’t the best.

Staff was amazing!  Food was some of the best we’ve had at an AI resort!! We would definitely return in the future and of course, book with you!

Rachel L.

Hi Ruth,

Thanks for everything!  We had a great vacation and are happy that you steered us to the beautiful Hyatt Zilara Rose Hall. The jr suite was excellent and the resort was super.
The food was good at times. Certainly better than in Dom Repub, but not as good as our restaurants here in Maryland/DC. 
The transfer with Reggae Tours was lovely: clean and on time.  My husband especially appreciated the comfortable car.
Diana & Grayson McDowell


Hi Ruth,

Thank you so much for all your help with planning our trip.  We had a fabulous time at Excellence Playa Mujeres

Our private transfers you arranged were easy to find and very friendly.  The resort was absolutely wonderful!!  Service was outstanding and top notch.  I loved the newness and modern décor.  The grounds were lush and well-kept.  The variety of pools were great.  There was a section with a louder more party type atmosphere and a variety of sections where it was quiet and relaxing.  The Excellence club was totally worth the extra $.  They made you feel like a superstar and catered to our every wish.  The food was good for an all-inclusive.  We enjoyed the night life with live music and some entertaining shows.  I also enjoyed the tennis drills and the fitness center as well as the non-motorized sports on the beach.  We also went to the spa and really enjoyed our massage.  The spa is really nice.  We did not do anything off-property excursions as we didn’t feel we had time.

Overall, we were amazed with the hotel and service and had a great time.  We are already talking about going again next year!!!!  I will let you know when we are ready to book. 

Michelle & Robert Wilson


Hello Ruth,

Trip was amazing! Excellent honeymoon. Galley Bay in Antigua was beautiful, our room was amazing and all the staff were extremely friendly and attentive. The food was excellent.  Our first day there we went to the honeymooners' reception where we were selected the "most romantic couple" and were awarded with complimentary private candlelight dinner.  Very nice way to start off the trip. 
The honeymoon was perfect, thank you for all your assistance in putting it together.
Sean & Becky S.

Plainfield, IL

Hi Ruth,

Thank you very much for everything you did to make our destination wedding at  Secrets Wild Orchid so amazing!  The resort was beautiful and we all had a wonderful time.   The staff was attentive and the wedding was all we had hoped for.  We have beautiful photos and memories that will last a lifetime. When we arrived there were chocolate covered strawberries as a “congratulations & thank you” which we enjoyed with a glass of wine. The property was great and we enjoyed the private island.  The view from our room was amazing and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay. We also enjoyed a trip to the market on the local bus which was a fun experience. 

Derek & Kimberly Wood

Hi Ruth,

It was definitely a trip that I will never forget!  We had such a great time at El Dorado Maroma.  All of us appreciated the gifts in our rooms upon arrival.  We started getting sad two days before we left because we didn't want to leave at all.  We will probably plan another group trip next year.  We will definitely call you again for help.  Everything was amazing!!!

Thanks again, 

Kathy& James R.

The Grand Hyatt Kauai is FANTASTIC! My wife and I couldn't think of one negative thing to say about it.  We were VERY pleased! Food there at the resort was awesome (a bit expensive but that's with any food at a resort) and we were glad we went with the honeymoon package + breakfast package, it made things easy just to wake up and go eat and not have to worry about paying or driving somewhere to eat early in the morning

For all the folks out there getting ready to plan their trip whether here to Grand Hyatt Kauai or anywhere else, if you are wondering the best or easiest way to get your trip planned so that you don't have to worry about a lot and wonder if you're covering everything, well, I HIGHLY recommend using a travel agent. I'm all about ease and Ruth DeMuth with TripGuy Travel made things SUPER easy for me planning this honeymoon! She mailed us a package a few weeks before we left on our honeymoon with details on the trip as well as congratulatory note and small gifts! She also kept up with our flights over the past few months as they were cancelled or moved around..meaning that I didn't have to worry about any of that and could focus on the wedding, work, etc.

Garrett & Ashley M.

You, my Dear, are amazing!!! Thank you so much for the birthday surprise!! I cried which is a pretty big deal for me. I'm beyond excited to see my brother here at the Iberostar Grand Hotel Paraiso!!

The private luxury transfer to the hotel exceeded my expectations. I absolutely loved Olympus. I'm thrilled with the room. And our private villa here is stunning!!!

Thank you, thank you, thank you!!! I can't begin to explain how happy I am!! So much love to you for making this happen!

Kendra (& Robert) Moran

We had a blast at Secrets Wild Orchid!  Thanks to YOU!   You were actually my travel tip yesterday on my blog.  :)  Thanks to your amazing upgrade, we loved the view from our balcony and the room was great.

I have passed along your information to friends who will probably be contacting you very soon.  
Thanks for everything!  I'm definitely keeping your contact info.  I'd LOVE to go back - either to Wild Orchid or to some other Secrets. 
Rebecca C.
Morisville, NC

Hi Ruth:
Everything you arranged for us at The BodyHoliday was perfect. They were so nice to us and so accomodating.
They gave us a fruit platter from you and it was wonderful.
The room was phenomenal and with the most beautiful view.  I just loved it.  They put our friends the Morsellino's right next to us and they were also so excited and happy with everything.
Ruth I can't thank you enough for all you did for us. I know that if it wasn't for you we would not have had the experience we did.
I will certainly book with you from now on.  Thank you, thank you, thank you so much. Everything that I read online about you is so true and it was such a pleasure to know that you knew exactly how to help us with any request that we had.
Respectfully and oh so grateful,
Elsie and Edward S.

OUR TRIP WAS AMAZING!!!!!!!!!! We absolutely loved Secrets Wild Orchid, the island, and we would highly recommend this trip to anyone who asks.  AND we would highly recommend working with you and your company again as well.  We didnt have to think too hard about anything (after our bags were packed, haha).  Thank you for arranging, planning, scheduling our entire trip. 

Regarding the resort, we loved the food - especially loved trying the local Jamaican restaurant, unbelievable!  We had a blast at Desires nightclub a few nights and the bar staff at the pool and around the beach were nothing short of amazing.  We made so many new friends, haha!  Ryan and I love jamaica overall and will certainly be traveling back there.  Same goes for Secrets Resorts overall.  We are anxious to see others like it.  Our room was wonderful!  We truly couldnt have asked for a better trip - and the weather was fantastic! 

I will be reaching out to you again in the future for any travel plans :)

Thank you again, you made our honeymoon experience one to remember to say the very least.

All the best,
Lindsay & Ryan
Thank you so much for all of your help with planning our honeymoon to Secrets Playa Mujeres. I consider myself well traveled, and have to say that was the best vacation I have been on in my entire life.
The resort was beautiful and breathtaking.  I was telling my family how every single detail of the resort was world class. From the smallest details like the sinks and the floors to the pool, beach, and restaurants, it was amazing. I loved how the resort was in two sections. The restaurants were at the front and the rooms and pool were down by the beach. This gave the feeling of "going out" at night and felt like you weren't at the resort the entire time.
Our room was incredible....closest to the beach and had a great view.
The preferred club was absolutely worth it. When we arrived, we were taken straight to the club and had first class treatment. Throughout the week, if I had any questions I went to the club and had great service. I also used them to schedule anything included in our packages. Oceana for breakfast was wonderful, and it was for preferred club only. 
The food could not have been any better. My wife and I discussed which restaurant we enjoyed best, and I honestly could not pick just one. Even the buffet was amazing. We went to all except for the Mexican restaurant, but wanted to go.
The staff was excellent. Everyone was very friendly and happy to help and made us feel special.
The honeymoon package was incredible. We took advantage of it as much as we could. We were able to covert our spa package into a 50 min Swedish massage. The water therapy before the message was the most incredible spa treatment I have ever seen and the massage was even better. We were unable to have our romantic dinner on the beach due to rain, and instead had it at Bordeaux, the French restaurant. The meal was amazing and the violinist came up to my wife during the meal to play to her.
We would not have been able to have had this experience if it wasn't for you. I feel like we got a huge deal with our experience compared to the relatively low price we paid. I have already referred you to everyone I've talked to about our trip and I will gladly contact you for all of our vacations going forward.
Thank you so much! 
Eric & Rebecca Estes

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