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A-List: World's Top Travel Agents 2011

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Western U. S.

Harold Jenkins
Top Tip: Only 240 miles separate Sun Valley, Idaho, from Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Make the most of the drive by taking the scenic Route 20/I-93 east through the high plains, stopping by Craters of the Moon National Park.
Years as Agent: 21.
Other Specialty: Skiing.
Fee: Varies.

Deborah Trevino
New Favorite: In Borrego Springs, California, Galleta Meadows is a private estate whose owner commissioned a series of massive steel animal sculptures, which the public can tour via off-road jeep or on foot.
Years as Agent: 18.
Other Specialty: Australia.
Fee: Varies.

Canada

Yaron Yarimi +
New Favorite: The revamped Rosewood Hotel Georgia, in Vancouver. Housed in a 1927 Georgian Revival mansion, the 155-room property reopened in July with contemporary interiors and a new restaurant, the Hawksworth, where chef David Hawksworth whips up regionally inspired dishes.
Years as Agent: 24.
Other Specialty: Italy.
Fee: Varies.

Latin America

Argentina

Maita Barrenechea
Excited About: The continuing evolution of Buenos Aires’s Recoleta district. Two noteworthy new hotels: the oak-walled Mio Buenos Aires and the airy Hotel Serena.
Years as Agent: 29.
Other Specialty: Chile.
Fee: Varies.

Brazil

Martin Frankenberg *
Top Tip: For close-to-undiscovered beaches, make your way to the northeastern Alagoas state. Check in to the eco-chic Kenoa Resort, in Maceio, with 12 beachfront villas and an ocean-view spa.
Years as Agent: 11.
Other Specialty: El Salvador.
Fee: $350.

Chile

Silja Torborg +
Top Tip: Take a road trip from Putre, in the north, to Visviri and back. You’ll traverse the high plains close to the Bolivian border at 12,000 feet.
Years as Agent: 15.
Other Specialty: Soft adventure.
Fee: Varies.

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** T+L’s Travel Agent Advisory Board, 2011
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