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Total Experience Travel is an independent wedding travel planner with offices in Raleigh, North Carolina, and Charlottesville, Virginia. Owner and travel enthusiast Chris Rakes is an all-inclusive luxury expert and honeymoon specialist you can trust to arrange your dream honeymoon. She trains hard, travels to destinations, and listens to her clients' feedback all year long to better serve you.

Services Offered

Total Experience Travel will plan every facet of your honeymoon, allowing you time to relax and look forward to your holiday. As an experienced travel professional, Chris understands quality and value. She also knows that budget permitting, better service is worth every penny. Chris is with you from research through return, making her experienced recommendations, collaborating with you, and taking care of all the details. Ultimately, she will provide you with a seamless itinerary for your honeymoon. All you and your partner have to do is relax and enjoy the ride.

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Frequently asked questions

What types of travel do you specialize in?

Luxury Trips

What destinations do you specialize in?

Pacific Islands

What travel services do you provide?

Emergency Assistance
Travel Insurance
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Reviews of Total Experience Travel

4.9 out of 5 rating
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98% recommend it
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Hannah E. Sent on 01/20/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Honeymoon Help

Christine was super helped when my fiancé and I were too bogged down to plan our honeymoon. She took our input and responded very quickly with multiple options for us to look over. Thanks so much!
Matt C. Sent on 09/07/2021
5 out of 5 rating

Mrs. Rakes was very helpful and knowledgeable about locations, options, and additional places to stay and things to do!

Christine Rakes was extremely knowledgeable and used that knowledge to help organize a fantastic honeymoon that my fiancé and I are looking forward to!
Patrick Sent on 06/09/2018
5 out of 5 rating
Chris was extremely responsive as she got back to us immediatly and was quick with follow ups. When we wanted to make changes and suggestions to new locations she was flexible and worked for our best interest. Her expertise is very valuable and can’t be matched by online booking websites
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Savvi Formalwear and Bridal Savvi Formalwear and Bridal Wedding Dresses

Great service and nothing like the skilled advice from pros in the know.

Ann McKenzie Ann McKenzie Wedding Officiants

Total Experience Travel is a great resource for honeymoons. Christine will make your travel plans a breeze. She is very knowledgable in all areas of travel.

BM Photo BM Photo Wedding Photographers

Definitely a great place to go when booking your honeymoon!! Loved meeting her in person and its clear she is passionate about this- that is huge!!

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