Did you know USAA has a travel agency? I trust USAA for insurance and have been with them since the Vietnam years, so I was more than pleased to try their Travel agents. I have talked to several and have had help with several trips. I highly recomment them as our advocates in travel planning. My husband and I had several surprize perks waiting for us on our last cruise including an upgrade from the agency! We had a complicated booking for 6 rooms on a 50th anniversary criuse and found gracious help from Nicole Gromley. if you are wondering about what a travel agency can do, go to USAA. You can find them on the web site under Products, and then Shopping and then Travel Deals.
Thank you for sharing your experience with us, lifesinger! It is nice to hear that you have had a great experience.
Thank you for your service and I hope you have enjoyed those trips. Traveling surely is great! :)