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Tom Karnes

"You don't get extra credit for doing what you're supposed to do."
- Chris Rock

About Tom

Let me say this upfront, I’m not big on change.  

I still have my High School job, I’m married to my High School Sweetheart, I still listen to Grateful Dead and I still believe that providing great service is the key to success, and all of these instilled in me in the early 80’s.

I’m being a little facetious about “change”, there are few other industries that have evolved and changed as much as the travel industry or have had as many casualties.    Through a lot of hard work, creativity and commitment from some really great people here at LaMacchia Travel we continue to provide a great value and service. 

What does this mean for you? This means that my experiences, relationships, knowledge and commitment are all here for your vacation benefit. We love what we do…. we sell vacations and experiences and we want you to buy your next one from us.  Call, email or stop in and see what we have to offer, if you like what you see and what we have to offer, we move forward-if you don’t , no problem. It’s just that simple.

FYI just recently I went back to my high school haircut, let me know what you think. 

Top Three Travel Experiences

Tuscany, Italy

When traveling through Tuscany you feel as though are existing in a painting, each horizon, hill, valley, sunrise, sunset is majestic and you are part of it.

Monte Carlo, Monaco

The playground of the “rich and famous”, I enjoyed watching and listening to the world’s most expensive cars driving through the narrow streets. That’s not even during the infamous race but pretty much every day.

Negril, Jamaica

Love walking down 7 mile beach and stopping in the local bars and shops and talking with the locals.


We just wanted to thank Monica, Tom, and the rest of the LaMacchia Travel team for helping us plan our destination wedding to Riviera Maya. Our wedding day turned out better than we could have ever dreamed of and the trip will be a lasting memory for everyone. We can’t wait to plan our next trip with LaMacchia Travel!

Chad & Tiffany Gresch

Thank you to Lamacchia Travel for helping us  plan our 15th wedding anniversary trip of a lifetime! We absolutely loved our visit to Cabo San Lucas Mexico!!

Joya & Greg Santarelli

Tom, Monica and the rest of the outstanding LaMacchia Travel staff went above and beyond for our destination wedding of our dreams! They took care of every detail and made sure every guest was taken care of from start to finish. We could not be any more happy with how everything turned out and will be sure to reccomend LaMacchia Travel for any vacation for years to come!

Ben & Emily Bruno

We spent our 26th anniversary at the El Dorado Royale in Riviera Maya, Mexico and it completely exceeded our expectations! Being in the culinary business we were amazed with the presentation and quality of the food! Karisma Gourmet Inclusive Resorts are an absolute must for foodies. The service from the staff was also perfect! Thank you again Tom and Monica Karnes and Jodi Minorini - we couldn't have done it without you!

Matt & Annette Flynn