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Personal Escape Travel Inc. is a travel agency in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and Garden City NY, that specializes in destination weddings and honeymoon getaway packages. Owner Susan Blume has over 30 years of experience as a certified travel counselor, and loves helping soon-to-be-weds plan their ideal escape. She and her team have worked with couples from all walks of life, and go above and beyond to help each unique vision come true.

Services Offered

Whether you’re a seasoned traveler or going on your first vacation, I would love to help! One of the things I love most about being a travel agent is meeting new people and hearing all about their dream vacation. I’m the proud owner of Personal Escape, a travel agency that specializes in creating fully customized and unique vacations around the world. With nearly 35 years in the industry, I focus on providing 5-star services to all types of travelers in countless destinations.

I book a variety of international itineraries including:

  • Honeymoons Destination
  • Weddings
  • Luxury Family Vacations
  • River Cruises
  • Bachelor and Bachelorette Parties
  • And more!

I want to know all about your travel dreams so I can help turn them into reality. Some people dream about dining on the beach at sunset, while others wish for a vacation full of adventure and activity. Many people also want a mix of both leisure and adventure, and I can make that happen! No matter your wishlist, I’ll work with you to ensure you do everything you want at your own pace.

Some of my recent international bookings include:

  • A honeymoon in the Alps
  • A stay in overwater bungalows in Bora Bora
  • Private boat charters on the Amalfi Coast in Italy
  • Hot air balloon rides over vineyards in Tuscany, with accompanying violinists playing upon arrival
  • And much more!

I was recently awarded the 2023 Top Producer Award from Hyatt Hawaii, and this provides me with unique benefits and perks that I can offer to my clients. I really love Hawaiian trips because it's a very accessible destination, but it feels like an entirely new and beautiful world with endless activities to enjoy! Along with being a Certified Travel Counselor, I also have certifications and accreditations from:

  • Equality Institute
  • Travel Leaders Certified Destination Wedding and Honeymoon Travel Professional
  • Universal
  • Disney Equally Wed Pro LGBTQ+
  • Sandals
  • Karisma
  • A M Resorts Master Agent
  • Plus much more!

I’ll simplify the booking process and help you make the most of your time abroad, and I’ll also be ready to assist you at any moment whenever you need anything. I’ve helped people overcome canceled and missed flights, weather problems, and other unfortunate situations immediately. With my experience, I know who to call and what to do to ensure your trip always stays on track, regardless of circumstances. Your happiness is my number one priority, and I’ll do everything I can to make your next vacation a dream come true. There's so much to see around the world, and I would love to help you explore it all today!

  • Woman-owned

Frequently Asked Questions

What types of travel do you specialize in?

Destination Weddings
Family Trips
Group Travel / Tours
Luxury Trips

What destinations do you specialize in?

Australia / New Zealand
Central America
Dominican Republic
East Europe
North America
South America
West Europe

What travel services do you provide?

Emergency Assistance
Travel Insurance
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Dr. P. Married on 06/04/2021
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Look no further than Personal Escape Travel...

Personal Escape Travel has been our travel agent for 30+ years (and growing!) They've confidently piloted our family through trips to Switzerland, Sweden, Bahamas, Italy, India, Hawaii, England, Mexico, even the Amazon Rain Forests.

We all know what happened in 2020. Fortunately for us, Susan was on the case from the jump with updates, emails, phone calls & text messages. Not a day went by when she did not at least send a comforting message about what to expect and how it would happen. We count on her for the right travel details every time, the right trip insurance among them. We got a full refund of our trip in 2020 within 30 days, just as Susan promised, amidst frightening stories in the news daily about thousands of travelers who would likely never see a return of their money from online travel sites who relied on small print legalese to allow them to wiggle out of refunds.

So..... Personal Escape Travel was with us through all the good times and, thankfully, helped steer us through the uncertain waters that came upon us all in early 2020. We re-scheduled our 2020 Hawaii journey for 2021 when Susan's team told her it was ok and, of course, she and her agents took care of every. Single. Detail. Our 12 day trip to Hawaii went without a hitch in April '21 in no small part because of Personal Escape Travel. We're in the midst of planning our family trip for 2022 now, as well.

We've got our travel agent for life. Do YOU?
Ashleigh B. Married on 07/21/2023
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Overall amazing experience!

We had a great time booking everything with Susan, she regularly gave us updated and communicated very well. I can’t wait to book with her for my next vacation!
Cj Married on 06/24/2023
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Safe and Enjoyable

Four young ladies on their graduation trip had a great time. Lots to do and felt safe and comfortable.
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