Imagine…easy vacation planning

…with a specialist who helps you create a memorable relaxing experience, saves you time, and respects your budget.

Sapphire Seas Travel can make this a reality.

Travel Beyond

What is Sapphire Seas Travel?

Sapphire Seas Travel is a full-service travel planning service supporting you from the initial exploratory stage of booking all through to the end of your trip and beyond.




Family Vacations

Group Travel

Bucket List Trips

Special Occasions

About Me

Hi! I’m Elaine…

In 2008, my husband and I took our first cruise and explored the Caribbean. We immediately fell in love with it and began vacationing in Mexico annually, sometimes biannually! Previous to me beginning my career in travel, I would become obsessed with planning our personal vacations. 

My husband, Robert, and I are empty-nesters living in central Indiana. Our children, Natalie and Benji, share our love for travel and frequently join us in our adventures! We have two dogs, Bear and Jeb, which keep us busy when we’re home. Robert owns a landscaping company, Restoration Landscape, which we run out of our home as well.

“I bring a personal touch to the travel experience and prepare my clients for the good, bad, and ugly things they might encounter during their trip. Because I travel frequently to the destinations I book most often, I’ve become very knowledgeable and passionate about what I do.”

-Elaine Pesto, Sapphire Seas Travel

Where Can We Take You?

Most Requested Destinations

Europe- hot for 2024/2025!

    • Italy
    • Greece
    • Ireland/Scotland
    • River Cruising
    • Mediterranean Ocean Cruising


    • Cancun/Rivera Maya
    • Cabo San Lucas
    • Puerto Vallarta


    • Aruba
    • Curacao
    • Dominican Republic
    • Jamaica
    • St. Lucia
    • Turks & Caicos
    • Belize


Travel Beyond…

  • Hawaii
  • Alaska
  • And more- just ask!


Our Favorite Experiences

  • Luxury Travel Design
  • All-Inclusive Resorts
  • Couples/Adults-Only Resorts


  • European River Cruises
  • Mediterranean Ocean Cruises


  • Family & Group Travel
  • Custom European Tours


Why Use a Travel Agent


Unlike a booking engine, I respond directly to questions and requests getting to know you and your travel preferences. I love building relationships!


I know the suppliers, reps, on the ground personnel to assist you before, during, and after travel. 

We save you TIME and MONEY

Using a travel agent saves an average of $452 and 4 hours of planning per trip. *Source: ASTA


I can anticipate your needs and act as your advocate when the unforeseen happens- even simple things like keeping an eye on flights when the weather is bad.

Know the difference between a great DEAL and a great VALUE

I understand how important your budget is and how to tell when something is too good to be true. 

Offering EXPERT guidance

I have in-depth knowledge of destinations, resorts, ships, and activities. 

We can eliminate STRESS and anxiety

Dietary restrictions, transportation, kid-friendly activities, cell phone service. I’ve got you. 

Need some travel INSPIRATION?

I can help you narrow down the options to create a memorable experience. 

It’s all in the DETAILS

Best time to visit a certain destination, which rooms are the most desirable, honeymoon package options- the difference is in the details. 

Experienced TRAVEL PROS!

I love sharing tips and tricks to make your trip easier. What to pack, how to enjoy that long flight, best restaurant/bar during your long layover- I’ve been there. 

ADVOCATING for our clients

I work for myself- not the destination. Agents only receive commission after travel- so my main priority is providing excellent customer service from planning to arriving home safely. 

We love to HELP OTHERS!

At the end of the day, travel is about making memories. Helping create those special moments drives me to go the extra mile for you. 

Upcoming Group Trips

3rd Annual Girls Trip Riviera Maya – August 2024

Are you and your girlfriends ready for a fun and exciting beach getaway?! Join me August 21-25, 2024 for 4 exciting nights in Mexico!
Prices for hotel-only start around $1,077/person (based on double occupancy)!

Tuscany – October 2024

Get ready to pack your bags and hop on board with me and the Franklin Indiana Chamber of Commerce for the ultimate Italian escapade! Unlock the secrets of Italy’s mystical treasures and become a part of the adventure. And guess what? You don’t need to be a Chamber member to join in on this epic journey, October 1-10, 2024!
🫒 Join us on a whirlwind adventure to UNESCO World Heritage Sites!
🫒 Stand in awe before the legendary Michelangelo’s David in Florence’s Accademia Gallery!
🫒 Marvel at Pisa’s world-renowned Leaning Tower!
🫒 Ready to hunt for truffles? San Miniato is the place to be!
🫒 Delve into the mysteries of Italian cuisine with a cooking class!
🫒 Behold the ancient wonder of Pienza sheep-cheese making!
🫒 Pay a visit to locally-grown organic farms!
🫒 Taste exquisite olive oil and wine from the Tuscan countryside!
🫒 This 10-day adventure includes 13 mouth-watering meals!
Get ready to savor every moment of this unforgettable trip to Italy’s most cherished sites!
$549/person Claims Your Spot ~ 8 people have already booked!
Contact me immediately for more information!

From Our Past Travelers….

We had a great family vacation in Punta Cana, DR last week. HARD ROCK PUNTA CANA RESORT AND CASINO was fabulous! We went to Monkey Land, rode jungle buggies, snorkeled, spent a lot of time at the pools and beach, ate as much as we wanted, played putt putt, took naps, got a massage by the pool, held a monkey on the beach, learned a little about the Dominican culture, and the pina colada’s and Presidente beer were plentiful. Thank you Elaine Gallo Pesto Sapphire Seas Travel by Elaine for helping us plan this trip.

Had an absolutely AMAZING honeymoon with my love. Thank you Elaine Gallo Pesto & Sapphire Seas Travel by Elaine for helping us book such a beautiful vacation!

Elaine, you are so easy to work with!  Thank you so much for listening to our wish list and bringing it to life.  We can’t wait!!  Happy 30th to us 🎉🌴🌺🏄🏻‍♀️❤️

Elaine was wonderful to work with! She gave us awesome options to choose from that fit perfectly into our budget. She was also super quick to respond any questions we had. I highly recommend booking with Elaine and Sapphire Seas Travel!

I have never used a travel agent before, but now I understand why people do! I worked with Elaine to plan my honeymoon next year and me and my fiancé cannot wait. Very responsive and spends time getting to know you and what your travel plan must haves are! Thank you Elaine we are both very excited!

Elaine has been so much help during our vacation planning! She gave us many amazing options in different locations, worked within our budget, and gave us honest informed opinions on properties! And I can’t tell you how quick she was to respond to any questions esp during these times with Covid and protocols, it was so helpful! Then I threw her a curveball to change my flights home and she handled it like a professional! Call Elaine, she is great❤️

Elaine was super helpful the entire time while we planned on honeymoon. We had to rebook due to personal reasons and she made the process so easy and painless and she was very understanding. We are so excited to head on our honeymoon next month. Reach out to Elaine with any travel needs!

Elaine did such an amazing job planning a memorable trip for us! We decided literally a week and a half before our wedding that we wanted to take a true honeymoon, Elaine not only planned a wonderful trip but was so helpful and accommodating with our budget also. She planned a beautiful trip to Jamaica for us in just a few days and prepared us for everything perfectly. I can’t recommend her enough and can’t wait to plan another trip with her!

Let’s Start Planning…

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