Gunes Hopson

Glen Allen, VA
An Independent Agent with My Path Unwinding Travel in Waxhaw, NC, a Travel Leaders Network Affiliate Agency.

Your Vacay Concierge for Luxury & Family Travel

From a very young age, I have been traveling with my family and always have loved to travel. In fact, my first international trip was as a toddler on a trans-Atlantic flight to Turkey with my parents. I clearly caught the travel bug during that fateful journey, as I since have visited 35 countries (and counting!), as well as 46 states (including Alaska and Hawaii), and have been on 10+ cruises.

I am a huge Disney enthusiast (Minnie forever!) and especially love sailing on Disney Cruise Line. Cruises, luxury travel, and family vacations are among some of my favorite things (in addition to coffee, wine, and chocolate). I also love to blog about my travels and am a bit of a photog (check out fotogenictravel.com for the latest on those fronts).

Whether I’m staying in a fine hotel or chatting with a call center agent on the phone, the experience of superb customer service absolutely delights me. In addition, I am passionate about details and know how to read the fine print (proven by my law degree). When I decided to become a travel advisor, I knew that melding these two concepts would be an essential formula: Service + Taking Care of Details = Your Vacay Concierge!

As your vacay concierge, I elevate your travel planning experience through a premier level of service. I handle every detail on your behalf and save you from all the hassles that a person typically experiences when planning a vacation. For example, you no longer have to spend days or even weeks investigating itineraries: I will do all that research for you, or I already may have a perfect vetted and customizable itinerary available. What about those confusing cancellation and refund policies? I am here to translate and advise on booking terms, putting your mind at ease.

When I serve as your vacay concierge, there's no need to wait to actually travel to begin relaxing. From the moment we first interact, I will alleviate any planning stress and will design the perfect getaway, acting as your quintessential wanderlust resource all along the way.

Testimonials

The lazy river at the Four Seasons Resort Orlando
The lazy river at the Four Seasons Resort Orlando

"Thank you for all your help planning our first trip to the Bahamas. It was the best. I appreciate you giving me the time to really understand what is important to us. You are very professional and always available to talk." - Mridula S.

My Reviews

7 of 7 people found this review helpful
COVID traveling, and dreaming about future travels
Gunes provided the most professional and informative experience for us! She had answers to issues related to our travels BEFORE I even knew to ask the questions. She was always available...before, during, and after our trips....and made sure all of our needs were met. Outstanding service!
By  Christine I.  from  Richmond, VA
Traveled to  Virginia Beach ~ Virginia ~ USA
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends

Gunes Hopson responded:
Thank you so much for your kind words! It was a pleasure to serve you, and I look forward to planning many more vacays for your family.

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7 of 7 people found this review helpful
The best bang per port
Gunes got us an incredible concierge level deal from a cruise company
By  Ozzie  from  Midlothian, VA
Traveled to  Canary Islands ~ Africa
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends

Gunes Hopson responded:
Always happy to find my clients great value for their vacations, especially when it comes to luxury travel!

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3 of 3 people found this review helpful
A magical time at Disney and Hogworts
Gunes planned our trip to Disney/Universal. The trip coincided with our daughter’s birthday and Gunes made sure the Disney magic was not spared. When an issue arose with our stay at Universal, Gunes swooped in to handle it so we could focus on our time together. Since the trip occurred shortly before the pandemic hit the US, those memories have been getting us through these tough times. The kids reminisce about our adventures often.
By  Les.lie  from  Dallas, TX
Traveled to  Orlando ~ Florida ~ USA
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends

Gunes Hopson responded:
I am so happy to hear that you all have such great memories of your vacation! It was my absolute pleasure to assist and make this a magical experience for your family.

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3 of 3 people found this review helpful
Plans canceled
Gunes helped plan a girls trip to Orlando that included Disney and Universal Studios. She was very knowledgeable especially with Disney and kept me aware of changes in policy related to COVID 19. She also reminded me of any upcoming deadlines and cancelation policies which ensured that I would not lose any money. I ultimately had to cancel, but Gunes was helpful in that as well.
By  LuSyd  from  Georgetown, TX
Traveled to  Orlando ~ Florida ~ USA
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends

Gunes Hopson responded:
It was my pleasure to assist you! Of course, I am very sorry that you had to cancel, but I was happy to help you navigate all the cancellation terms and policies. That's what I'm here for!

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2 of 2 people found this review helpful
Family trip to WDW
Gunes was extremely helpful every step of the way. I knew that she had every detail taken care of both before and during the trip, and it made everything so stress-free! Even with a last-minute date change, she took care of it all quickly and efficiently. I will definitely use her services again for future trips.
By  Diana  from  Kernersville, NC
Traveled to  Walt Disney World ~ Florida ~ USA
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends

Gunes Hopson responded:
Thank you for your kind words! It was my pleasure to plan all the details for your Disney vacation. I love it when my clients have stress-free trips! I cannot wait to help you plan your next family vacation.

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Destination Expert:

  • Europe
  • USA
  • Hawaii
  • Walt Disney World
  • At Sea

Travel Specialist:

  • Luxury Hotels
  • Family Vacations
  • Disney Vacations
  • Cruises
  • National Parks

Top Travel Partners:

  • Disney
  • Disney Cruise Line

Certifications/Awards:

  • ASTA Verified Travel Advisor
  • FTA Certified Family Travel Advisor
  • Disney College of Knowledge
  • Universal Resorts Specialist
  • Hawaii Destination Specialist

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