Top Travel Specialist

Lindsey Wallace and Justin Parkinson keep winning awards! It is a clean sweep of all the top awards for Linara Travel!

September 2014 - Lindsey Wallace was named by Wendy Perrin to THE WOW LIST of Top Travel Experts at for his specialties of Maldives, Seychelles, Dubai, and Abu Dhabi. Wendy Perrin, formerly of Conde Nast Traveler Magazine, previously stated that making her list is statistically harder than being accepted to Harvard. This is the most heavily vetted list of travel experts that exists!

August 2014 - Justin Parkinson was named to the Travel + Leisure Magazine A-List of Top Travel Agents. This is a list of the top 133 travel agents. Justin won the award for his specialty in the Maldives.

2013 - Lindsey Wallace was named by Conde Nast Traveler Magazine as the Top Travel Specialist to Maldives, Seychelles, Mauritius, United Arab Emirates, and Oman. This is the ninth consecutive year Lindsey has won this prestigious award.

Lindsey and Justin regularly visit the Maldives, Seychelles, Mauritius, and United Arab Emirates to help ensure we provide the most up-to-date information available. This information is invaluable when planning a vacation for our clients.

We asked Lindsey to answer some of the most common questions about the Maldives. Additionally, as Lindsey has been to all the luxury resorts in the destinations we specialize in, we asked him to include a list of his favorite resorts.

What is the best resort in the Maldives?

There is no easy answer to this question. I wrote a blog post here to try and answer this in more detail.

What are the differences between the Maldives, Seychelles, and Mauritius?

Check out my blog post here for an in depth answer.

What is the next popular destination?

Abu Dhabi is building like crazy! There are a number of really cool hotels and resorts and there are so many more on the way. Major museums are under construction, all sorts of leisure facilities are being built, and there are lots of nice restaurants coming.