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Melissa Porzak

La Jolla, California Travel Agent

Luxury Travel Agent

I spent 35 years as a tennis pro, and began my travel career planning trips for tennis groups. Now I bring my love of adventure and sports travel to my clients, along with the communications skills and patience honed over years of teaching tennis.

As an avid golfer who's seen the battle of the Ryder Cup played at the Belfry in England, I can design the perfect golf vacation. I created an active trip for a multi-generational family, where they golfed in New Zealand and took a boat ride on Australia's Great Barrier Reef.

Adventure travel is another specialty. I've sent couples on a safari to Kenya and Tanzania and booked a zipline experience in Whistler for a family of eight.

I'm also passionate about cruising and serve as a Voyager Club on-board host for Virtuoso clients. Because I've booked small- and large-ship cruises to global destinations, I can advise clients on their perfect voyage. One of my favorite experiences was cycling through villages along the Danube during a river cruise.

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85 of 141 people found this review helpful


Reviewed By Rose - San Diego | Traveled to Europe
Melissa makes planning a trip almost as exciting as taking the trip. She is extremely knowledgeable with suggestions for experiences at the destinations that make the trip even more memorable. If you work with Melissa once, you'll return to her again and again. Even if you encounter " a blimp" while on your adventure, she will be there to assist you in any form. Melissa deserves more than 5 stars!!!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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79 of 130 people found this review helpful

Travel services exceeded our expectations!

Reviewed By Vicki Sue - San Diego, CA | Traveled to Panama Canal ~ Panama ~ Central America
I have used the talents of Melissa Porzak for two vacations...Sidney, Australia and a cruise basically through the Panama Canal with a destination stop in Costa Rica. Her expertise and knowledge of our travel arrangements allowed us to have an excellent time. She helped us so much with details of these long distance travels especially with booking our excursions that went along with our itinerary. I am very naive when it comes to travelling far from our San Diego area, and Melissa really made me feel comfortable with our plans for our trips. Most recently (December 2019), she made all of our arrangements for the several days we spent in Costa Rica. We totally put those days of our trip in Melissa's hands and trusted her with our hotel/excursions/airport transport arrangements. We were TOTALLY happy with all that she did for us. We definitely will use Melissa's services again and we highly recommend her to anyone wanting expert travel knowledge.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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60 of 112 people found this review helpful

Loved the train ride

Reviewed By karen - SAN DIEGO | Traveled to Canada
Melissa always has great ideas and plans for our travels. We never have to worry about the details, she anticipates and follows through so that we get to enjoy our adventures !
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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