About Above The Crowds Travel

Above The Crowds Travel is a privately owned business operating under the principle that each and every client should be given personalized treatment. We pride ourselves on matching the trip to the person according to the needs and interests of everyone involved, rather than recommending cookie cutter plans for trips.

Above the Crowds is a member of Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA), the world’s largest cruise association which is dedicated to the promotion and growth of the cruise industry. CLIA is composed of 24 of the major cruise lines serving North America.

Linda Murfin, CTC, ACC, is owner and manager of Above The Crowds Travel and been a travel agent for over 40 years and has traveled extensively, including travel to many of the places YOU want to go! Through the many changes in the travel field over the years, Linda has found her niche in the customized personal service she provides to her customers. (For more on Linda, see her profile at www.LinkedIn.com or on Facebook.com).

Constantly striving to add to her knowledge of travel to different parts of the world, owner/manager Linda Murfin has completed many specialization courses, including Disney Destinations, South Africa, Costa Rica, Las Vegas, Hawaii, Apple Vacations, Golf Travel, Puerto Rico, Wynn Las Vegas and China, to name a few. She even has a Master’s degree from the College of Disney Knowledge and loves planning family trips to both Disney World and Disneyland. From cruises to Hawaii to escorted tours or exploring Europe on your own, we’ll help you make personalized plans for a perfect trip.

“With travel tips, travel planning advice, travel stories from my round-the-world adventures, I help plan once-in-a-life-time experiences for couples or groups. From weekend getaways to extended adventures, I’m up for the challenge! In my private life I am the grandmother of ten, wife of venture capitalist, Don, and keeper of a beautiful Papillon named Poppy and a black cat named Charlotte. I love to play golf and be in the outdoors. One of our favorite things to do is to create a wonderful meal then pair it with a bottle of wine from our cellar.” —Linda Murfin, CTC, ACC

Travel for free

We are always seeking “Pied Pipers of Travel” — folks who are natural leaders and want to travel for FREE! If you fit this description, we need to talk! With as few as 4 other couples, you can have your trip paid for at no additional cost to other travelers. Drop us a line at info@abovethecrowds.com or call Linda Murfin at 330-289-7452 (cell).

Specialties

We specialize in group and family vacations customized to your needs. We especially love planning Honeymoons and look at them as the launching pad for a wonderful marriage.

In addition to holding the Specialty Destination certificates we have cruised on 15 different cruise lines to such places as the eastern and western Caribbean, the Mediterranean, Hawaii, Mexico and the canals of France. We also know a thing or two about touring wineries around the world and can help you get appointments at the places you didn’t think were accessible to you!

“I have to say Thank You to Linda Murfin and Above The Crowds Travel for making my trip to Jamaica one of my best all time trips with my wife. She was able work get us and incredible value for our money. We were planning our own vacation and she was able to show us how much more we could get for the same money and in a better destination. It really pays to work with a professional! Thank you for giving us a great 10 year anniversary memory!” —Ted Hays (Five Star Facebook Review)