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Barbara Khan

Scottsdale, Arizona Travel Agent

Luxury Leisure, Business & Executive Specialist

I am a highly professional, experienced travel specialist with a demonstrated history of working in both the business and leisure sides of the travel & tourism industry for over 30 years. My clients know I have integrity, that I truly care for them, and their referrals are my reward. I love to experience new places and cultures, and sharing my passion for travel with my clients fills my heart, and reminds me every day of why I became a travel specialist. Get out of your comfort zone a bit and EXPLORE!

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Travel Specialties

Independent European Travel Specialist

Independent European Travel Specialist

I have always enjoyed the challenge of piecing together an independent trip to Europe. I like comparing and choosing the ideal flights, as well as booking all aspects of ground transportation including transfers, car rentals, rail or even ferries.  Consider me ... Read more from my Independent European Travel Specialist bio.

Wellness Retreats & Spa Getaways

Wellness Retreats & Spa Getaways

A few years ago, I joined the Virtuoso Wellness Community.  It was a good fit for me, because I try to lead a healthy lifestyle.  I have always been drawn to the wellness industry from exercise, healthy eating, yoga, meditation, facial ... Read more from my Wellness Retreats & Spa Getaways bio.

Asia/ Middle East/Indian Subcontinent specialist

Asia/ Middle East/Indian Subcontinent specialist

I married into a Pakistani family back in 1987 and I feel I have a unique understanding of the Pakistani culture and the cultures of many Muslim countries in general. There are still a few places in the world that may ... Read more from my Asia/ Middle East/Indian Subcontinent specialist bio.

Luxury Leisure, Business & Executive Specialist

Luxury Leisure, Business & Executive Specialist

So as you can see from some of my other pages, I am well traveled, and have sent my clients all over the globe.  Some of my other specialties include:

Sun & Sand – if relaxing on the beach is your speed, ... Read more from my Luxury Leisure, Business & Executive Specialist bio.


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Travel Experiences

Trans-Atlantic cruise on Silversea Silver Moon

At the end of October I flew to Lisbon in anticipation of boarding the Silver Moon. First I stayed at 2 different hotels in Lisbon, Tivoli Avenida Liberdade and The One Palacio da Anunciada. Both were amazing, Tivoli very classic and The One more trendy. One day I did a 4 hour tour of Lisbon's many ...Read more from my Trans-Atlantic cruise on Silversea Silver Moon story.

Client Testimonials

Grateful to you!

Just a note of appreciation for your help and understanding getting my daughter's family through a very difficult travel dilemma. When she first mentioned an interest in taking the family to Harry Potter at Universal, I immediately said, “Contact Barbara,” knowing that you would easily put the plans together for her. Little did I think that a month later, you would be advising her how to postpone everything due to Covid. I am grateful to have had years of amazing travel adventures all around the globe, appreciative of the role you played, throughout the years helping my travel dreams take shape. From India to Africa, to Europe & SE Asia, my dreams became reality because of your know-how and caring. Even though we’ve never met, you always understood my needs and preferences, as well as those of my travel partners. I hope those days aren’t over; but, for now, I’m staying home and sending warmest wishes for good health, fulfilling days and hopefully some moments of joy in 2022.

Provided by Ann S, Atlanta GA

Big girl trip as a newly single mom

I am newly divorced and knew I wanted to go somewhere on my own (like a big girl,lol ) but couldn't even begin to figure out where or how.. Thanks to a local mom'sgroup, I found out about Barbara Khan . I reached out to her with an idea of what I wanted and she put together an amazing trip for me in September. I am not sure I would have been brave enough to take it without her! I'm grateful to the mom's group and to Barbara!

Provided by Christine M, Tallahassee, FL

Reputation for resourcefulness and reliability

Imagine you are a traveler looking for a travel advisor with a reputation for resourcefulness, reliability, and a true customer orientation. You're a traveler looking for solid recommendations on an itinerary, hotels, flight connections, or cruise tips. You're a nervous or inexperienced traveler in need of a reassuring, organized advisor who understands her clients -- and anticipates their needs. Imagine an advisor who is delightful to work with, fast in returning calls and unflappable in dealing with custom requests, well-suited to working with any kind of traveler. Imagine no more. You've found her -- Barbara Khan, our travel advisor for over 2 decades. Our travel needs have evolved from business & active family travel, to a more gracious life of cruising & immersion travel, we have followed her in her career and been delighted at every step of the way. Journeys by the Book is the culmination of her experience so far, with much more to come. We can't wait to see what comes next.

Provided by Kathy B, Cape Cod, Massachusetts

Like "A Christmas Carol" story of travel

I remember when a good friend told me he has a terrific travel agent & recommended that I contact Barbara. He and I are still close friends 25 years later and Barbara has been his and my travel advisor ever since. At the time, I was traveling on business to Europe monthly, throughout North America & occasionally to Asia. She became an essential part of my life by managing all of that travel and personal wanderlust too. I counted up that Barbara has taken me to 61 countries, some of them many times, over those 25 years. She knows & remembers my travel past, my travel preferences, & my travel future better than I. Naturally, with that much exposure to the travel industry, she and I have had to work through some challenges with airlines, cruise companies, hotels, tour guides, etc. She always come through to resolve issues and to offer good advice and recommendations. I highly recommend Barbara to family to friends to business associates and to you. Barbara is the ultimate professional.

Provided by Dennis B, Cape Cod, Massachusetts

partner in thought and action on all things travel

Barbara Khan has been my “partner” in thought & action on all things travel for the last 25 years. I cannot recommend her highly enough. Although we’ve actually never met in person, she is thoughtful, a trusted friend, a fun co-conspirator, knowledgeable advisor in whose care my family & I have always felt completely secure, even as we’ve taken some risks that require a “plan B”. Barbara has been there for us throughout: she has helped me shuttle my family across the pond over 14 years when we lived abroad; she stepped up incredibly during family medical crises; she has helped us plan ambitious itineraries to mark milestones including major birthdays and graduations. Whether it is to visit loved ones faraway or to have a new adventure, travel is an important part of my family’s happiness, and something we value most. I have deep respect and appreciation for Barbara’s talent, graciousness and professionalism; and wouldn’t so much as contemplate a journey big or small without her.

Provided by Brooke R, New York, New York

Creatively taking me around the world

My life has been a great adventure thanks to Barbara Khan and her creativity in taking me all over the world since 1991. It is the adversity you have to deal with sometimes when the Iceland Volcano forces your Delta flight to land in Madrid [ 2010] and not Paris where an organized trip to Normandy battlefields that have to be scrapped on the run. And its midnight at an airport hotel and you keep pumping Euros into a pay phone with Barbara on the other end of the phone resetting our France trip to a memorable Spain car trip to see the Alhambra, Madrid museums etc. Barbara many times has been our travel agent, travel confidant and friend with such trips as Machu Picchu to South Africa: from a Barge trip to Provence to the Acropolis in Athens...........Yasoo! Barbara simply the Best Travel agent/Friend you could ask for!

Provided by Al S., Atlanta, Georgia


8 of 13 people found this review helpful

You made it happen for Thanksgiving !!!!

Reviewed By Al and Syd - Atlanta , Ga. | Traveled to New York (La Guardia) ~ New York ~ USA
For 32 Years Barbara Kahn has taken me around the world and back
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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