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We were trying to plan a cruise to Antarctica for 2023. Initially, we researched several cruise lines and had decided on Viking based on availability and cost. Upon further research we discovered Viking based your excursion ability on your cabin level. If you were a top tier cabin you were guaranteed a spot on the tender that went to shore in the Antarctic. The lower the cabin level ($) the less options you had for excursions. We didn't want to go all that way only to wait daily for an upper tier passenger to decide they didn't want to go to shore that day. Upon discovering Ralph Iantosca, through a relative, we were pleasantly surprised at the level of service he provided from the initial planning, extending our stay and providing travel details we might have missed. He suggested Linblad Nat'l Geo as an option for our adventure. This cruise line has area professionals that can provide a unique experience and fewer guests to crew ratio than Viking. Ralph also arranged a local tour guide for our stay in Chile. Thank you Ralph!

Suzette Foster

Ralph is very knowledgeable and an extreme pleasure to work with.


Ralph provides Exceptional service and is always available to answer questions.


Ralph is the Best 

Ralph always does a fabulous job planning trips. He presents great, unconventional options that result in a very meaningful trip each time. Also, the execution of the details is unmatched.


Ralph is an expert on African safaris. The trip was well planned and we had to opportunity to stay at 3 camps with different terrains. Travel coordination was excellent.


He is absolutely the best. Entertaining, professional, knows the right people in different places to assist his customers.


Ralph Knows 

Ralph is quick, knowledgeable and understands what is likely to be a good fit for me.

Susie Q

He is the best travel advisor. We have worked with Ralph for over 10 years. We find he is knowledgeable, professional and has the right connections to make us happy travelers.


Ralph is easy to work with. He asks us what we want and comes up with the perfect trip that checks all of the boxes!


He is truly the best of the best! When Ralph plans a trip it is first class all of the way!! He and his assistant Michael go a step above when planning a trip for you! He has planned several trips that myself and friends go on over the years! They have all been the best put together trips I have ever been on!


Ralph picked out outstanding lodges which had both great accommodations, food, and wildlife viewing. Bisate Lodge in Rwanda, our headquarters for gorilla trekking, was especially spectacular featuring rooms literally fit for royalty (designs based of living quarters of tribal kings) with views of the volcanoes. We also got to experience some amazing and interesting cultural experiences, sing and dancing with the locals. The travel times were long but well organized and flowed more or less seamlessly. I would work with Ralph anytime (actually the 3rd trip he has arranged for myself and my wife) and recommend him to anyone.


This was our second time working with Ralph Iantosca. Both were European vacations, and both times, Ralph's services were excellent. The level of detail put into our planning to ensure that everything runs smoothly is exceptional. Ralph identified perfect experiences for our family, including great restaurant recommendations and excellent private guides in the cities we toured. We will definitely continue to use his services!

Steve & Theresa

This was the third time we have worked with Ralph. He is the best! When we planned our trip to Italy, he gave us a number of hotel and activity options, which allowed us to custom tailor our itinerary. We have high expectations, and he somehow exceeds them on every trip.


Ralph is extremely responsive. He quickly and efficiently designs itineraries which address our desires. He has a great personality and is easy to work with. Based on years of experience he has a multitude of resources at hand. Often, he knows what we want better than we do.


Ralph was amazing! We gave him the challenge of putting together a last minute trip to Napa during the busiest time of the year. He quickly went to work and put together an unbelievable experience that exceeded our expectations in every way - memories that we will never forget.


Ralph is easy to work with. We told him our likes and dislikes and left the planning to him. We truly enjoyed not having to book anything and just having an itinerary sent for approval and wham, it is done.


Ralph's Expertise & Dedication Are Unsurpassed.

Ralph has consistently found us the best available travel options, including better flights and hotel stays, all while remaining mindful of and working with our trip-specific travel budget. This Summer, just before taking a last-minute trip, once-again we turned to Ralph to make the impossible a reality. Not only did Ralph work quickly to find us the perfect hotel room in the perfect hotel, he also managed to find a better price for our hotel stay than was advertised. While planning a recent trip to Vietnam, Ralph found us better flights, including round-trip business-class seats to and from Asia for almost the same price we would have paid for standard economy seats. Thank you for all of your hard work.


Ralph was great to work with. His knowledge of the destinations gave us special insight when planning the trip. He was able to give us several budget options along with recommendations for tour operators that made the trip special. His staff was very helpful in the planning and obtaining all the documentation needed for our trip to Moscow. Ralph and the staff really made this our "trip of a lifetime" We will always use Ralph's agency when planning future trips.


Very good. He is organized and easy to talk to.


Ralph is a pleasure to work with and has a masterful handle on traveling options and recommendations.

Thom & Dacia

Working with Ralph is the easiest. We decided to take a last minute trip to Hawaii for the start of summer and he was able to get us the room we wanted when it wasn't available. I know when booking a trip through Ralph I will never be let down and the trip will be excellent. There is no one better in the business.


Ralph has a great attention to detail and a flair for picking the best destinations. He forges great relationships with the various hotel and tour operators, which really benefit his clients. All the details that make a trip work are handled in a seamless fashion, transaparently for his clients. And, if something should go amiss (which is normal on any travel experience). Ralph quickly gets the correct resources involved to resolve the issue. He's the best!

Ann Ploetz

Absolutely wonderful. Wouldn't plan a trip without him


Hannah was just great as well as Ralph


Absolutely fantastic.

RB and MT

Outstanding 1st Adventure with GoGirl Travel 

We visited Spain & Italy during early March 2017 and were absolutely delighted with everything Ralph Iantosca and the GoGirl Travel staff did to make our first trip to Europe something we'll never forget. The tours and guides arranged for us were outstanding, and the restaurant recommendations were also stellar. The couple of minor hiccups that occurred were addressed immediately with complete satisfaction. This was a 5-star trip organized by a 5-star travel agency. I couldn't recommend them more for people that want to travel in style and be pampered along the way.

Frisco Travelers

Ralph and his team are always a pleasure to work with. Great attention to detail with our best interests always in mind. We have used Ralph for several years and many trips, and he has always performed admirably. You go girl!


I recently took a family trip with 5 of my siblings and spouses. The logistics of 11 people can be complicated, but Ralph and Sylvia handled the details very professionally and competently. The proof was in the flawless execution of all the flights and transfers. Thanks for your help in making this a memorable trip for all of us.


This trip was designed for us to experience the maximum delights in the small expanse of three weeks. We were met at every transfer by a guide or driver, and never left to our own devices to find our way around. Ralph made reservations at all possible wonderful sites and restaurants, and is extremely knowledgeable about his subject! This trip was everything we wanted and more. And it was planned in the right order--we did the most energy-intensive parts first, then wound down with the 3 nights on the Zambezi Queen at the end, to relax. I would recommend Ralph (and did) any time!

Mary Toole

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