Our Travel Experts

Botswana

Photo: Botswana

Famous for the Okavango Delta. Botswana offers travelers amazing and diverse safari experiences.  Explore the fascinating deserts, wetlands, savannahs, delta and wildlife-rich game reserves of one of the wildest regions in Africa.

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Carol Gregory

Carol’s love of travel started at a young age growing up in the Bahamas, Jamaica, and Florida.

She has travelled extensively with some of her favorite destinations being Tanzania, Egypt, Turkey, England, and the big...

Specialty Destinations
  • Tanzania
  • Egypt
  • Turkey
  • England
  • Hawaii
  • Guatemala
Specialty Interests
  • African Safari
  • Cruising
  • Hotels and Resorts
  • River Cruising

Cheryl Dixon

My commitment as your personal travel adviser is to make your dream trip come true.  I will take time to listen to your interests and travel desires. It's important to consider any well-being or healthy lifestyle needs you may...

Specialty Destinations
  • Germany
  • Vietnam
  • Cambodia
  • Myanmar
  • France
  • Caribbean
Specialty Interests
  • Art and Cultural Trips
  • Culinary Adventures
  • Custom Itineraries
  • Luxury Travel
  • River Cruising

Helen Reid

With over 26 years in the travel industry Helen is very experienced in a variety of global destinations. She has traveled the world extensively giving her great insight on all aspects of travel, both for the luxury or budget...

Specialty Destinations
  • Caribbean
  • Hawaii
  • Mexico
  • Western Europe
  • Canada
  • Kenya
Specialty Interests
  • Adventure Travel
  • African Safari
  • Cruising
  • Gay and Lesbian Travel
  • Hotels and Resorts
  • Luxury Travel

Jim Welch

Jim Welch has been traveling the world since attending the 1988 Olympics in South Korea. While there he met his soon-to-be adopted little brother at a local orphanage. During a Rome trip, Jim had the rare chance to have...

Specialty Destinations
  • South Africa
  • China
  • Italy
  • Caribbean
  • Brazil
  • Argentina
Specialty Interests
  • African Safari
  • Art and Cultural Trips
  • Cruising
  • Culinary Adventures
  • Eco-Tourism
  • Family Travel

Julie Welch

Julie’s passion for travel began when she studied Spanish in school. Her first international trip took her to Spain where the combined history, art, language and culture added a one-of-a-kind richness to her education. This...

Specialty Destinations
  • Caribbean
  • Italy
  • Spain
  • South Africa
  • Brazil
  • Argentina
Specialty Interests
  • Adventure Travel
  • African Safari
  • Art and Cultural Trips
  • Destination Weddings
  • Luxury Travel
  • River Cruising

Kate Phillips

From a life's reward cruise around the world to a romantic getaway or a generational trip for your family....Kate Phillips will bring wonderful experiences and memories to you! Her passion for travel is evident and she loves...

Specialty Destinations
  • New Zealand
  • Asia
  • South Africa
  • Maldives
  • Kenya
  • Botswana
Specialty Interests
  • Adventure Travel
  • Culinary Adventures
  • Custom Itineraries
  • Luxury Travel

Linda Kavanagh

Linda Kavanagh has been a travel consultant since 1978. Born and raised in Canada she left there to live overseas in England, Greece and Kenya. She traveled extensively in Africa and the Middle East collecting artifacts which...

Specialty Destinations
  • French Polynesia
  • Canada
  • Bali
  • Kenya
  • Caribbean
  • Botswana
Specialty Interests
  • African Safari
  • Cruising
  • Custom Itineraries
  • Destination Weddings
  • Hotels and Resorts

Mary Emrich, CTC

Mary is a Certified Travel Counselor (CTC), and has been in the travel industry since 1977.

My specialty is luxury cruises  - particularly Regent Seven Seas, Silversea, Seabourn and Crystal Cruises.   My association...

Specialty Destinations
  • Vietnam
  • South Africa
  • Thailand
  • Chile
  • Peru
  • France
Specialty Interests
  • Adventure Travel
  • African Safari
  • Cruising
  • Hotels and Resorts
  • Luxury Travel
  • River Cruising

Mona Saunders

Mona Saunders has over four decades of experience in the travel industry. Her and her daughter Anna have worked together for many years and through their exemplarily service, have fostered the relationships they have made...

Specialty Destinations
  • Australia
  • South Africa
  • Europe
  • South Pacific
  • Falkland Islands
  • Iceland
Specialty Interests
  • Cruising
  • Custom Itineraries

Cape Verde Islands

Photo: Cape Verde Islands

Cape Verde has beautiful beaches and an intriguing mix of cultures, and the people are resonant of Brazil or the Caribbean.  And what's more, every year it hosts one of the most impulsive, festive Carnival parties in the world.

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Specialty Interests

Cheryl Carpet

Cheryl  Carpet has been a travel agent since 1979 although she has been involved in travel her whole life! When she was a littlle girl her father used to share stories about his adventures in the South Pacific during WWII....

Specialty Destinations
  • Tahiti
  • Cook Islands
  • Tonga
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Solomon Islands
  • Guam
Specialty Interests
  • Adventure Travel
  • Cruising
  • Hotels and Resorts
  • Luxury Travel

John Oberacker

Eden exists wherever you are… if you just have the right expert to help you find it.

John Oberacker caters to those looking for unique experiences around the globe.  His goal is to present the world to his clients in...

Specialty Destinations
  • Islands of the World
  • Caribbean
  • The South Pacific
  • The Great Barrier Reef
  • Maldives
  • Mexico
Specialty Interests
  • Adventure Travel
  • Cruising
  • Destination Weddings
  • Gay and Lesbian Travel
  • Honeymoons
  • Luxury Travel

Kate Phillips

From a life's reward cruise around the world to a romantic getaway or a generational trip for your family....Kate Phillips will bring wonderful experiences and memories to you! Her passion for travel is evident and she loves...

Specialty Destinations
  • New Zealand
  • Asia
  • South Africa
  • Maldives
  • Kenya
  • Botswana
Specialty Interests
  • Adventure Travel
  • Culinary Adventures
  • Custom Itineraries
  • Luxury Travel

Central Africa

Photo: Central Africa

Not for the typical tourist, but if you want to head to Rwanda and see the world's most fascinating creature, the silverback gorilla, then this area of the world is for you.  People travel from every corner of the globe to catch a glimpse of this animal and once you set eyes on them you’ll understand why.

Specialty Destinations
Specialty Interests

Cheryl Carpet

Cheryl  Carpet has been a travel agent since 1979 although she has been involved in travel her whole life! When she was a littlle girl her father used to share stories about his adventures in the South Pacific during WWII....

Specialty Destinations
  • Tahiti
  • Cook Islands
  • Tonga
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Solomon Islands
  • Guam
Specialty Interests
  • Adventure Travel
  • Cruising
  • Hotels and Resorts
  • Luxury Travel

Helen Reid

With over 26 years in the travel industry Helen is very experienced in a variety of global destinations. She has traveled the world extensively giving her great insight on all aspects of travel, both for the luxury or budget...

Specialty Destinations
  • Caribbean
  • Hawaii
  • Mexico
  • Western Europe
  • Canada
  • Kenya
Specialty Interests
  • Adventure Travel
  • African Safari
  • Cruising
  • Gay and Lesbian Travel
  • Hotels and Resorts
  • Luxury Travel

Jim Welch

Jim Welch has been traveling the world since attending the 1988 Olympics in South Korea. While there he met his soon-to-be adopted little brother at a local orphanage. During a Rome trip, Jim had the rare chance to have...

Specialty Destinations
  • South Africa
  • China
  • Italy
  • Caribbean
  • Brazil
  • Argentina
Specialty Interests
  • African Safari
  • Art and Cultural Trips
  • Cruising
  • Culinary Adventures
  • Eco-Tourism
  • Family Travel

Kate Phillips

From a life's reward cruise around the world to a romantic getaway or a generational trip for your family....Kate Phillips will bring wonderful experiences and memories to you! Her passion for travel is evident and she loves...

Specialty Destinations
  • New Zealand
  • Asia
  • South Africa
  • Maldives
  • Kenya
  • Botswana
Specialty Interests
  • Adventure Travel
  • Culinary Adventures
  • Custom Itineraries
  • Luxury Travel

Linda Kavanagh

Linda Kavanagh has been a travel consultant since 1978. Born and raised in Canada she left there to live overseas in England, Greece and Kenya. She traveled extensively in Africa and the Middle East collecting artifacts which...

Specialty Destinations
  • French Polynesia
  • Canada
  • Bali
  • Kenya
  • Caribbean
  • Botswana
Specialty Interests
  • African Safari
  • Cruising
  • Custom Itineraries
  • Destination Weddings
  • Hotels and Resorts

East Africa

Photo: East Africa

Known for its animal parks and the "Somalian Pirates", East Africa has an abundant amount of history with amazing wildlife.  However, today it is made for the adventure traveler who is looking to really "get away".

Specialty Destinations
Specialty Interests

Carol Gregory

Carol’s love of travel started at a young age growing up in the Bahamas, Jamaica, and Florida.

She has travelled extensively with some of her favorite destinations being Tanzania, Egypt, Turkey, England, and the big...

Specialty Destinations
  • Tanzania
  • Egypt
  • Turkey
  • England
  • Hawaii
  • Guatemala
Specialty Interests
  • African Safari
  • Cruising
  • Hotels and Resorts
  • River Cruising

Cheryl Dixon

My commitment as your personal travel adviser is to make your dream trip come true.  I will take time to listen to your interests and travel desires. It's important to consider any well-being or healthy lifestyle needs you may...

Specialty Destinations
  • Germany
  • Vietnam
  • Cambodia
  • Myanmar
  • France
  • Caribbean
Specialty Interests
  • Art and Cultural Trips
  • Culinary Adventures
  • Custom Itineraries
  • Luxury Travel
  • River Cruising

Courtney McCarthy

My experience with travel and luxury marketing is vast having lived and worked in Europe for four years as Global Brand Manager at Starwood Hotels (Le Meridien brand) and running marketing campaigns for various Fortune 500...

Specialty Destinations
  • United Arab Emirates
  • Qatar
  • Mexico
  • Saint Lucia
  • United Kingdom
  • Italy
Specialty Interests
  • Cruising
  • Culinary Adventures
  • Custom Itineraries
  • Family Travel
  • Hotels and Resorts
  • Luxury Travel

Helen Reid

With over 26 years in the travel industry Helen is very experienced in a variety of global destinations. She has traveled the world extensively giving her great insight on all aspects of travel, both for the luxury or budget...

Specialty Destinations
  • Caribbean
  • Hawaii
  • Mexico
  • Western Europe
  • Canada
  • Kenya
Specialty Interests
  • Adventure Travel
  • African Safari
  • Cruising
  • Gay and Lesbian Travel
  • Hotels and Resorts
  • Luxury Travel

Janie Sailor

Janie Sailor has been raised with travel as one of her main passions. Her teens were spent in South Florida and sunmmers aboard a sailboat in the Caribbean. Her first venture into the business of travel was arranging photo...

Specialty Destinations
  • Africa
  • Caribbean
Specialty Interests
  • African Safari
  • Corporate Travel
  • Cruising

Jim Welch

Jim Welch has been traveling the world since attending the 1988 Olympics in South Korea. While there he met his soon-to-be adopted little brother at a local orphanage. During a Rome trip, Jim had the rare chance to have...

Specialty Destinations
  • South Africa
  • China
  • Italy
  • Caribbean
  • Brazil
  • Argentina
Specialty Interests
  • African Safari
  • Art and Cultural Trips
  • Cruising
  • Culinary Adventures
  • Eco-Tourism
  • Family Travel

Kate Phillips

From a life's reward cruise around the world to a romantic getaway or a generational trip for your family....Kate Phillips will bring wonderful experiences and memories to you! Her passion for travel is evident and she loves...

Specialty Destinations
  • New Zealand
  • Asia
  • South Africa
  • Maldives
  • Kenya
  • Botswana
Specialty Interests
  • Adventure Travel
  • Culinary Adventures
  • Custom Itineraries
  • Luxury Travel

Kay Thatcher

I specialize in US & International tours, cruises, couples, families, honeymoons and groups. 

I have had the privilege of having15 years experience as a travel consultant.  Recent trips have included extensive trips...

Specialty Destinations
  • Italy
  • France
  • United Kingdom
  • Kenya
  • Myanmar
  • Scandinavia
Specialty Interests
  • African Safari
  • Cruising
  • Family Travel
  • Honeymoons

Mary Emrich, CTC

Mary is a Certified Travel Counselor (CTC), and has been in the travel industry since 1977.

My specialty is luxury cruises  - particularly Regent Seven Seas, Silversea, Seabourn and Crystal Cruises.   My association...

Specialty Destinations
  • Vietnam
  • South Africa
  • Thailand
  • Chile
  • Peru
  • France
Specialty Interests
  • Adventure Travel
  • African Safari
  • Cruising
  • Hotels and Resorts
  • Luxury Travel
  • River Cruising

Egypt

Photo: Egypt

Today, Egypt’s rich history has created a tapestry of cultural and archaeological treasures unmatched anywhere in the world.  Journey to Egypt to see the Pyramids and other great temples of the Pharaohs.

Specialty Destinations
Specialty Interests

Carol Gregory

Carol’s love of travel started at a young age growing up in the Bahamas, Jamaica, and Florida.

She has travelled extensively with some of her favorite destinations being Tanzania, Egypt, Turkey, England, and the big...

Specialty Destinations
  • Tanzania
  • Egypt
  • Turkey
  • England
  • Hawaii
  • Guatemala
Specialty Interests
  • African Safari
  • Cruising
  • Hotels and Resorts
  • River Cruising

Cheryl Dixon

My commitment as your personal travel adviser is to make your dream trip come true.  I will take time to listen to your interests and travel desires. It's important to consider any well-being or healthy lifestyle needs you may...

Specialty Destinations
  • Germany
  • Vietnam
  • Cambodia
  • Myanmar
  • France
  • Caribbean
Specialty Interests
  • Art and Cultural Trips
  • Culinary Adventures
  • Custom Itineraries
  • Luxury Travel
  • River Cruising

Csilla Takacs

Csilla has been a travel agent since 1988, she has enjoyed providing her clients with memorable vacations over the years. It is a pleasure for her to create a lasting vacation memory for her clients and to continue to do so....

Specialty Destinations
  • Europe
  • Australia & New Zealand
  • Asia
  • Caribbean
  • North America
  • Africa
Specialty Interests
  • Cruising
  • Custom Itineraries
  • Family Travel
  • Group Tours
  • Hotels and Resorts

Dianne Herschelman

As a 1992 graduate of Bowers Worldwide Travel College, I was a full-service travel consultant until last year when I decided to limit my servce to cruising and related hotels, air and insurance. I have been on 41 cruises...

Specialty Destinations
  • Europe
  • Asia
  • United States
  • Africa
  • South Pacific
  • Alaska
Specialty Interests
  • Cruising
  • Hotels and Resorts
  • Luxury Travel
  • River Cruising

Kate Phillips

From a life's reward cruise around the world to a romantic getaway or a generational trip for your family....Kate Phillips will bring wonderful experiences and memories to you! Her passion for travel is evident and she loves...

Specialty Destinations
  • New Zealand
  • Asia
  • South Africa
  • Maldives
  • Kenya
  • Botswana
Specialty Interests
  • Adventure Travel
  • Culinary Adventures
  • Custom Itineraries
  • Luxury Travel

Indian Ocean Islands

Photo: Indian Ocean Islands

Mostly known for the movie Madagascar and its beautiful neighbor, the Seychelles, the Indian Ocean Islands are made for a trip of a lifetime.  Madagascar is filled with exotic birds and some of the most fascinating people while the Seychelles is filled with some of the world’s most beautiful beaches.

Specialty Destinations
Specialty Interests

Helen Reid

With over 26 years in the travel industry Helen is very experienced in a variety of global destinations. She has traveled the world extensively giving her great insight on all aspects of travel, both for the luxury or budget...

Specialty Destinations
  • Caribbean
  • Hawaii
  • Mexico
  • Western Europe
  • Canada
  • Kenya
Specialty Interests
  • Adventure Travel
  • African Safari
  • Cruising
  • Gay and Lesbian Travel
  • Hotels and Resorts
  • Luxury Travel

Jim Welch

Jim Welch has been traveling the world since attending the 1988 Olympics in South Korea. While there he met his soon-to-be adopted little brother at a local orphanage. During a Rome trip, Jim had the rare chance to have...

Specialty Destinations
  • South Africa
  • China
  • Italy
  • Caribbean
  • Brazil
  • Argentina
Specialty Interests
  • African Safari
  • Art and Cultural Trips
  • Cruising
  • Culinary Adventures
  • Eco-Tourism
  • Family Travel

Joane Bryant

Throughout my life I had my mind set on seeing the world. It was a passion of mine and whenever I had a moment to take a break, I would take that opportunity to see the sights and sounds of the world that surrounds us. It...

Specialty Destinations
  • New Zealand
  • Australia
  • Russia
  • Dubai
  • Seychelles
Specialty Interests
  • Cruising
  • Destination Weddings
  • Group Tours
  • Honeymoons
  • River Cruising

John Oberacker

Eden exists wherever you are… if you just have the right expert to help you find it.

John Oberacker caters to those looking for unique experiences around the globe.  His goal is to present the world to his clients in...

Specialty Destinations
  • Islands of the World
  • Caribbean
  • The South Pacific
  • The Great Barrier Reef
  • Maldives
  • Mexico
Specialty Interests
  • Adventure Travel
  • Cruising
  • Destination Weddings
  • Gay and Lesbian Travel
  • Honeymoons
  • Luxury Travel

Kate Phillips

From a life's reward cruise around the world to a romantic getaway or a generational trip for your family....Kate Phillips will bring wonderful experiences and memories to you! Her passion for travel is evident and she loves...

Specialty Destinations
  • New Zealand
  • Asia
  • South Africa
  • Maldives
  • Kenya
  • Botswana
Specialty Interests
  • Adventure Travel
  • Culinary Adventures
  • Custom Itineraries
  • Luxury Travel

Kenya

Photo: Kenya

Kenya is known for its spectacular wildlife, majestic beaches and for the sweeping vistas of the Great Rift Valley.  The country is home to some of the best national parks and game reserves in Africa with diverse ecosystems.

Specialty Destinations
Specialty Interests

Carol Gregory

Carol’s love of travel started at a young age growing up in the Bahamas, Jamaica, and Florida.

She has travelled extensively with some of her favorite destinations being Tanzania, Egypt, Turkey, England, and the big...

Specialty Destinations
  • Tanzania
  • Egypt
  • Turkey
  • England
  • Hawaii
  • Guatemala
Specialty Interests
  • African Safari
  • Cruising
  • Hotels and Resorts
  • River Cruising

Clare Isquith

Clare has been a professional travel agent for more than 14 years and the owner of Global Adventures in Travel since 2002. She is a Master Cruise Counselor, a Commodore level travel agent on Princess Cruises, a Niche...

Specialty Destinations
  • Hawaii
  • Ireland
  • Israel
  • Kenya
  • South Africa
  • Spain
Specialty Interests
  • Adventure Travel
  • African Safari
  • Art and Cultural Trips
  • Cruising
  • Custom Itineraries

Helen Reid

With over 26 years in the travel industry Helen is very experienced in a variety of global destinations. She has traveled the world extensively giving her great insight on all aspects of travel, both for the luxury or budget...

Specialty Destinations
  • Caribbean
  • Hawaii
  • Mexico
  • Western Europe
  • Canada
  • Kenya
Specialty Interests
  • Adventure Travel
  • African Safari
  • Cruising
  • Gay and Lesbian Travel
  • Hotels and Resorts
  • Luxury Travel

Janie Sailor

Janie Sailor has been raised with travel as one of her main passions. Her teens were spent in South Florida and sunmmers aboard a sailboat in the Caribbean. Her first venture into the business of travel was arranging photo...

Specialty Destinations
  • Africa
  • Caribbean
Specialty Interests
  • African Safari
  • Corporate Travel
  • Cruising

Jim Welch

Jim Welch has been traveling the world since attending the 1988 Olympics in South Korea. While there he met his soon-to-be adopted little brother at a local orphanage. During a Rome trip, Jim had the rare chance to have...

Specialty Destinations
  • South Africa
  • China
  • Italy
  • Caribbean
  • Brazil
  • Argentina
Specialty Interests
  • African Safari
  • Art and Cultural Trips
  • Cruising
  • Culinary Adventures
  • Eco-Tourism
  • Family Travel

Julie Welch

Julie’s passion for travel began when she studied Spanish in school. Her first international trip took her to Spain where the combined history, art, language and culture added a one-of-a-kind richness to her education. This...

Specialty Destinations
  • Caribbean
  • Italy
  • Spain
  • South Africa
  • Brazil
  • Argentina
Specialty Interests
  • Adventure Travel
  • African Safari
  • Art and Cultural Trips
  • Destination Weddings
  • Luxury Travel
  • River Cruising

Kate Phillips

From a life's reward cruise around the world to a romantic getaway or a generational trip for your family....Kate Phillips will bring wonderful experiences and memories to you! Her passion for travel is evident and she loves...

Specialty Destinations
  • New Zealand
  • Asia
  • South Africa
  • Maldives
  • Kenya
  • Botswana
Specialty Interests
  • Adventure Travel
  • Culinary Adventures
  • Custom Itineraries
  • Luxury Travel

Linda Kavanagh

Linda Kavanagh has been a travel consultant since 1978. Born and raised in Canada she left there to live overseas in England, Greece and Kenya. She traveled extensively in Africa and the Middle East collecting artifacts which...

Specialty Destinations
  • French Polynesia
  • Canada
  • Bali
  • Kenya
  • Caribbean
  • Botswana
Specialty Interests
  • African Safari
  • Cruising
  • Custom Itineraries
  • Destination Weddings
  • Hotels and Resorts

Morocco

Photo: Morocco

A dazzling mosaic of African, Arab and Berber cultures—with a dash of European influence, Morocco is alluring.  The fascinating mixture of history, art, food, music and architecture makes Morocco an unforgettable destination.

Specialty Destinations
Specialty Interests

Cheryl Carpet

Cheryl  Carpet has been a travel agent since 1979 although she has been involved in travel her whole life! When she was a littlle girl her father used to share stories about his adventures in the South Pacific during WWII....

Specialty Destinations
  • Tahiti
  • Cook Islands
  • Tonga
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Solomon Islands
  • Guam
Specialty Interests
  • Adventure Travel
  • Cruising
  • Hotels and Resorts
  • Luxury Travel

Jim Welch

Jim Welch has been traveling the world since attending the 1988 Olympics in South Korea. While there he met his soon-to-be adopted little brother at a local orphanage. During a Rome trip, Jim had the rare chance to have...

Specialty Destinations
  • South Africa
  • China
  • Italy
  • Caribbean
  • Brazil
  • Argentina
Specialty Interests
  • African Safari
  • Art and Cultural Trips
  • Cruising
  • Culinary Adventures
  • Eco-Tourism
  • Family Travel

Kate Phillips

From a life's reward cruise around the world to a romantic getaway or a generational trip for your family....Kate Phillips will bring wonderful experiences and memories to you! Her passion for travel is evident and she loves...

Specialty Destinations
  • New Zealand
  • Asia
  • South Africa
  • Maldives
  • Kenya
  • Botswana
Specialty Interests
  • Adventure Travel
  • Culinary Adventures
  • Custom Itineraries
  • Luxury Travel

Lisa Pinczewski-Sweet

Lisa has been in the travel industry since 1982. She has worked in the industry in a wide variety of capacities; such as reservations, ticketing agent, gate supervisor and flight attendant with America West and Delta Airlines...

Specialty Destinations
  • Europe
  • Hawaii
  • Mexico
  • Great Britain
  • Mexico
  • Australia
Specialty Interests
  • Adventure Travel
  • Corporate Travel
  • Cruising
  • Custom Itineraries
  • Group Tours

Trish Injaychock

Trish Injaychock sees life through the prism of experience and travel. She was driven to explore the globe from an early age. As an undergraduate at Georgetown University, she set off with little more than a backpack to...

Specialty Destinations
  • United States
  • Italy
  • Mexico
  • Hawaii
  • Thailand
  • France
Specialty Interests
  • Culinary Adventures
  • Custom Itineraries
  • Destination Weddings
  • Honeymoons
  • Hotels and Resorts
  • Luxury Travel

North Africa

Photo: North Africa

A region of the world that is quite barren with plant life yet still filled with human flare is the epitome of what North Africa is all about.  With stunning desert landscapes and bustling harbor cities, a trip to North Africa is for the daring and curious minded.

Specialty Destinations
Specialty Interests

Anna Saunders

Anna Saunders recognized the need for experienced agents in the internet age. While many agents succumb to the pressure of bargain internet sites, Ann recognized the niche for knowledgeable experienced travel professionals....

Specialty Destinations
Specialty Interests
  • Art and Cultural Trips
  • Custom Itineraries
  • Eco-Tourism

Carol Gregory

Carol’s love of travel started at a young age growing up in the Bahamas, Jamaica, and Florida.

She has travelled extensively with some of her favorite destinations being Tanzania, Egypt, Turkey, England, and the big...

Specialty Destinations
  • Tanzania
  • Egypt
  • Turkey
  • England
  • Hawaii
  • Guatemala
Specialty Interests
  • African Safari
  • Cruising
  • Hotels and Resorts
  • River Cruising

Courtney McCarthy

My experience with travel and luxury marketing is vast having lived and worked in Europe for four years as Global Brand Manager at Starwood Hotels (Le Meridien brand) and running marketing campaigns for various Fortune 500...

Specialty Destinations
  • United Arab Emirates
  • Qatar
  • Mexico
  • Saint Lucia
  • United Kingdom
  • Italy
Specialty Interests
  • Cruising
  • Culinary Adventures
  • Custom Itineraries
  • Family Travel
  • Hotels and Resorts
  • Luxury Travel

Csilla Takacs

Csilla has been a travel agent since 1988, she has enjoyed providing her clients with memorable vacations over the years. It is a pleasure for her to create a lasting vacation memory for her clients and to continue to do so....

Specialty Destinations
  • Europe
  • Australia & New Zealand
  • Asia
  • Caribbean
  • North America
  • Africa
Specialty Interests
  • Cruising
  • Custom Itineraries
  • Family Travel
  • Group Tours
  • Hotels and Resorts

Kate Phillips

From a life's reward cruise around the world to a romantic getaway or a generational trip for your family....Kate Phillips will bring wonderful experiences and memories to you! Her passion for travel is evident and she loves...

Specialty Destinations
  • New Zealand
  • Asia
  • South Africa
  • Maldives
  • Kenya
  • Botswana
Specialty Interests
  • Adventure Travel
  • Culinary Adventures
  • Custom Itineraries
  • Luxury Travel

Seychelles

Photo: Seychelles

Rimmed by pristine white sandy beaches dotted with large granite peaks.  It truly is a sublime beach scene unlike any other.  With an abundance of rare indigenous animals, plants, and birds, conservation and preservation are top priorities.

Specialty Destinations
Specialty Interests

Cheryl Carpet

Cheryl  Carpet has been a travel agent since 1979 although she has been involved in travel her whole life! When she was a littlle girl her father used to share stories about his adventures in the South Pacific during WWII....

Specialty Destinations
  • Tahiti
  • Cook Islands
  • Tonga
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Solomon Islands
  • Guam
Specialty Interests
  • Adventure Travel
  • Cruising
  • Hotels and Resorts
  • Luxury Travel

Courtney McCarthy

My experience with travel and luxury marketing is vast having lived and worked in Europe for four years as Global Brand Manager at Starwood Hotels (Le Meridien brand) and running marketing campaigns for various Fortune 500...

Specialty Destinations
  • United Arab Emirates
  • Qatar
  • Mexico
  • Saint Lucia
  • United Kingdom
  • Italy
Specialty Interests
  • Cruising
  • Culinary Adventures
  • Custom Itineraries
  • Family Travel
  • Hotels and Resorts
  • Luxury Travel

Helen Reid

With over 26 years in the travel industry Helen is very experienced in a variety of global destinations. She has traveled the world extensively giving her great insight on all aspects of travel, both for the luxury or budget...

Specialty Destinations
  • Caribbean
  • Hawaii
  • Mexico
  • Western Europe
  • Canada
  • Kenya
Specialty Interests
  • Adventure Travel
  • African Safari
  • Cruising
  • Gay and Lesbian Travel
  • Hotels and Resorts
  • Luxury Travel

Jim Welch

Jim Welch has been traveling the world since attending the 1988 Olympics in South Korea. While there he met his soon-to-be adopted little brother at a local orphanage. During a Rome trip, Jim had the rare chance to have...

Specialty Destinations
  • South Africa
  • China
  • Italy
  • Caribbean
  • Brazil
  • Argentina
Specialty Interests
  • African Safari
  • Art and Cultural Trips
  • Cruising
  • Culinary Adventures
  • Eco-Tourism
  • Family Travel

Joane Bryant

Throughout my life I had my mind set on seeing the world. It was a passion of mine and whenever I had a moment to take a break, I would take that opportunity to see the sights and sounds of the world that surrounds us. It...

Specialty Destinations
  • New Zealand
  • Australia
  • Russia
  • Dubai
  • Seychelles
Specialty Interests
  • Cruising
  • Destination Weddings
  • Group Tours
  • Honeymoons
  • River Cruising

John Oberacker

Eden exists wherever you are… if you just have the right expert to help you find it.

John Oberacker caters to those looking for unique experiences around the globe.  His goal is to present the world to his clients in...

Specialty Destinations
  • Islands of the World
  • Caribbean
  • The South Pacific
  • The Great Barrier Reef
  • Maldives
  • Mexico
Specialty Interests
  • Adventure Travel
  • Cruising
  • Destination Weddings
  • Gay and Lesbian Travel
  • Honeymoons
  • Luxury Travel

Kate Phillips

From a life's reward cruise around the world to a romantic getaway or a generational trip for your family....Kate Phillips will bring wonderful experiences and memories to you! Her passion for travel is evident and she loves...

Specialty Destinations
  • New Zealand
  • Asia
  • South Africa
  • Maldives
  • Kenya
  • Botswana
Specialty Interests
  • Adventure Travel
  • Culinary Adventures
  • Custom Itineraries
  • Luxury Travel

Linda Van Buren

I have been in the travel business for many years and have first hand experience of a myriad of destinations. However, my first love is Europe having lived in Italy when I was younger. I have visited most parts of this...

Specialty Destinations
  • Italy
  • French Riviera
  • Monaco
  • Corsica
  • Greece
Specialty Interests
  • Cruising
  • Culinary Adventures
  • Custom Itineraries
  • Luxury Travel
  • River Cruising

Trish Injaychock

Trish Injaychock sees life through the prism of experience and travel. She was driven to explore the globe from an early age. As an undergraduate at Georgetown University, she set off with little more than a backpack to...

Specialty Destinations
  • United States
  • Italy
  • Mexico
  • Hawaii
  • Thailand
  • France
Specialty Interests
  • Culinary Adventures
  • Custom Itineraries
  • Destination Weddings
  • Honeymoons
  • Hotels and Resorts
  • Luxury Travel

South Africa

Photo: South Africa

South Africa is a region of incredible diversity in landscape, wildlife and culture.  Experience desert, savannah, forests, coral reefs, endless beaches, mountains, modern cities, ancient ruins, epic scenery and prolific wildlife.

Specialty Destinations
Specialty Interests

Bob Romano

I have been luxury travel advisor in Southern California since 1975.  I have served as travel manager for 17 years and as a travel agency owner for 15 years.  I am presently serving as a luxury travel consultant in our...

Specialty Destinations
  • Africa
  • Australia/New Zealand
  • Europe
  • Mexico
  • Caribbean
  • USA/Canada
Specialty Interests
  • Adventure Travel
  • Cruising
  • Hotels and Resorts
  • Luxury Travel

Carol Gregory

Carol’s love of travel started at a young age growing up in the Bahamas, Jamaica, and Florida.

She has travelled extensively with some of her favorite destinations being Tanzania, Egypt, Turkey, England, and the big...

Specialty Destinations
  • Tanzania
  • Egypt
  • Turkey
  • England
  • Hawaii
  • Guatemala
Specialty Interests
  • African Safari
  • Cruising
  • Hotels and Resorts
  • River Cruising

Clare Isquith

Clare has been a professional travel agent for more than 14 years and the owner of Global Adventures in Travel since 2002. She is a Master Cruise Counselor, a Commodore level travel agent on Princess Cruises, a Niche...

Specialty Destinations
  • Hawaii
  • Ireland
  • Israel
  • Kenya
  • South Africa
  • Spain
Specialty Interests
  • Adventure Travel
  • African Safari
  • Art and Cultural Trips
  • Cruising
  • Custom Itineraries

Courtney McCarthy

My experience with travel and luxury marketing is vast having lived and worked in Europe for four years as Global Brand Manager at Starwood Hotels (Le Meridien brand) and running marketing campaigns for various Fortune 500...

Specialty Destinations
  • United Arab Emirates
  • Qatar
  • Mexico
  • Saint Lucia
  • United Kingdom
  • Italy
Specialty Interests
  • Cruising
  • Culinary Adventures
  • Custom Itineraries
  • Family Travel
  • Hotels and Resorts
  • Luxury Travel

Csilla Takacs

Csilla has been a travel agent since 1988, she has enjoyed providing her clients with memorable vacations over the years. It is a pleasure for her to create a lasting vacation memory for her clients and to continue to do so....

Specialty Destinations
  • Europe
  • Australia & New Zealand
  • Asia
  • Caribbean
  • North America
  • Africa
Specialty Interests
  • Cruising
  • Custom Itineraries
  • Family Travel
  • Group Tours
  • Hotels and Resorts

Helen Reid

With over 26 years in the travel industry Helen is very experienced in a variety of global destinations. She has traveled the world extensively giving her great insight on all aspects of travel, both for the luxury or budget...

Specialty Destinations
  • Caribbean
  • Hawaii
  • Mexico
  • Western Europe
  • Canada
  • Kenya
Specialty Interests
  • Adventure Travel
  • African Safari
  • Cruising
  • Gay and Lesbian Travel
  • Hotels and Resorts
  • Luxury Travel

Jan Bailey King

I have over 29 years of experience in the travel industry and would love to assist you with both leisure and business travel. I fell in love with travel after I spent 6 months travelling through Europe as a graduation gift and...

Specialty Destinations
  • Hawaii
  • Europe
  • Golf Destinations
  • Honeymoon Expert
  • Disney Vacations & Cruises
Specialty Interests
  • Corporate Travel
  • Custom Itineraries
  • Golf Expeditions

Jane Scarcello

Jane Scarcello is renowned for developing and creating fantastic travel experiences for her diverse clientele. As an enthusiastic traveler and planner herself, Jane is able to provide and arrange distinct and memorable...

Specialty Destinations
  • England
  • Greece
  • Europe
Specialty Interests
  • Adventure Travel
  • Culinary Adventures
  • Custom Itineraries
  • Luxury Travel
  • River Cruising

Janie Sailor

Janie Sailor has been raised with travel as one of her main passions. Her teens were spent in South Florida and sunmmers aboard a sailboat in the Caribbean. Her first venture into the business of travel was arranging photo...

Specialty Destinations
  • Africa
  • Caribbean
Specialty Interests
  • African Safari
  • Corporate Travel
  • Cruising

Jim Welch

Jim Welch has been traveling the world since attending the 1988 Olympics in South Korea. While there he met his soon-to-be adopted little brother at a local orphanage. During a Rome trip, Jim had the rare chance to have...

Specialty Destinations
  • South Africa
  • China
  • Italy
  • Caribbean
  • Brazil
  • Argentina
Specialty Interests
  • African Safari
  • Art and Cultural Trips
  • Cruising
  • Culinary Adventures
  • Eco-Tourism
  • Family Travel

Julie Welch

Julie’s passion for travel began when she studied Spanish in school. Her first international trip took her to Spain where the combined history, art, language and culture added a one-of-a-kind richness to her education. This...

Specialty Destinations
  • Caribbean
  • Italy
  • Spain
  • South Africa
  • Brazil
  • Argentina
Specialty Interests
  • Adventure Travel
  • African Safari
  • Art and Cultural Trips
  • Destination Weddings
  • Luxury Travel
  • River Cruising

Kate Phillips

From a life's reward cruise around the world to a romantic getaway or a generational trip for your family....Kate Phillips will bring wonderful experiences and memories to you! Her passion for travel is evident and she loves...

Specialty Destinations
  • New Zealand
  • Asia
  • South Africa
  • Maldives
  • Kenya
  • Botswana
Specialty Interests
  • Adventure Travel
  • Culinary Adventures
  • Custom Itineraries
  • Luxury Travel

Linda Kavanagh

Linda Kavanagh has been a travel consultant since 1978. Born and raised in Canada she left there to live overseas in England, Greece and Kenya. She traveled extensively in Africa and the Middle East collecting artifacts which...

Specialty Destinations
  • French Polynesia
  • Canada
  • Bali
  • Kenya
  • Caribbean
  • Botswana
Specialty Interests
  • African Safari
  • Cruising
  • Custom Itineraries
  • Destination Weddings
  • Hotels and Resorts

Mary Emrich, CTC

Mary is a Certified Travel Counselor (CTC), and has been in the travel industry since 1977.

My specialty is luxury cruises  - particularly Regent Seven Seas, Silversea, Seabourn and Crystal Cruises.   My association...

Specialty Destinations
  • Vietnam
  • South Africa
  • Thailand
  • Chile
  • Peru
  • France
Specialty Interests
  • Adventure Travel
  • African Safari
  • Cruising
  • Hotels and Resorts
  • Luxury Travel
  • River Cruising

Trish Injaychock

Trish Injaychock sees life through the prism of experience and travel. She was driven to explore the globe from an early age. As an undergraduate at Georgetown University, she set off with little more than a backpack to...

Specialty Destinations
  • United States
  • Italy
  • Mexico
  • Hawaii
  • Thailand
  • France
Specialty Interests
  • Culinary Adventures
  • Custom Itineraries
  • Destination Weddings
  • Honeymoons
  • Hotels and Resorts
  • Luxury Travel

Southeast Africa

Photo: Southeast Africa

A mixture of shambles and progress is the definition of Southeast Africa.  The cuisine in this region is one of the world’s best kept secrets with its stunning seafood bringing foodies from near and far.  People looking for an experience different than any other will love their time here.

Specialty Destinations
Specialty Interests

Janie Sailor

Janie Sailor has been raised with travel as one of her main passions. Her teens were spent in South Florida and sunmmers aboard a sailboat in the Caribbean. Her first venture into the business of travel was arranging photo...

Specialty Destinations
  • Africa
  • Caribbean
Specialty Interests
  • African Safari
  • Corporate Travel
  • Cruising

Jim Welch

Jim Welch has been traveling the world since attending the 1988 Olympics in South Korea. While there he met his soon-to-be adopted little brother at a local orphanage. During a Rome trip, Jim had the rare chance to have...

Specialty Destinations
  • South Africa
  • China
  • Italy
  • Caribbean
  • Brazil
  • Argentina
Specialty Interests
  • African Safari
  • Art and Cultural Trips
  • Cruising
  • Culinary Adventures
  • Eco-Tourism
  • Family Travel

Julie Welch

Julie’s passion for travel began when she studied Spanish in school. Her first international trip took her to Spain where the combined history, art, language and culture added a one-of-a-kind richness to her education. This...

Specialty Destinations
  • Caribbean
  • Italy
  • Spain
  • South Africa
  • Brazil
  • Argentina
Specialty Interests
  • Adventure Travel
  • African Safari
  • Art and Cultural Trips
  • Destination Weddings
  • Luxury Travel
  • River Cruising

Kate Phillips

From a life's reward cruise around the world to a romantic getaway or a generational trip for your family....Kate Phillips will bring wonderful experiences and memories to you! Her passion for travel is evident and she loves...

Specialty Destinations
  • New Zealand
  • Asia
  • South Africa
  • Maldives
  • Kenya
  • Botswana
Specialty Interests
  • Adventure Travel
  • Culinary Adventures
  • Custom Itineraries
  • Luxury Travel

Linda Kavanagh

Linda Kavanagh has been a travel consultant since 1978. Born and raised in Canada she left there to live overseas in England, Greece and Kenya. She traveled extensively in Africa and the Middle East collecting artifacts which...

Specialty Destinations
  • French Polynesia
  • Canada
  • Bali
  • Kenya
  • Caribbean
  • Botswana
Specialty Interests
  • African Safari
  • Cruising
  • Custom Itineraries
  • Destination Weddings
  • Hotels and Resorts

Tanzania

Photo: Tanzania

Specialty Destinations
Specialty Interests

Carol Gregory

Carol’s love of travel started at a young age growing up in the Bahamas, Jamaica, and Florida.

She has travelled extensively with some of her favorite destinations being Tanzania, Egypt, Turkey, England, and the big...

Specialty Destinations
  • Tanzania
  • Egypt
  • Turkey
  • England
  • Hawaii
  • Guatemala
Specialty Interests
  • African Safari
  • Cruising
  • Hotels and Resorts
  • River Cruising

Csilla Takacs

Csilla has been a travel agent since 1988, she has enjoyed providing her clients with memorable vacations over the years. It is a pleasure for her to create a lasting vacation memory for her clients and to continue to do so....

Specialty Destinations
  • Europe
  • Australia & New Zealand
  • Asia
  • Caribbean
  • North America
  • Africa
Specialty Interests
  • Cruising
  • Custom Itineraries
  • Family Travel
  • Group Tours
  • Hotels and Resorts

Helen Reid

With over 26 years in the travel industry Helen is very experienced in a variety of global destinations. She has traveled the world extensively giving her great insight on all aspects of travel, both for the luxury or budget...

Specialty Destinations
  • Caribbean
  • Hawaii
  • Mexico
  • Western Europe
  • Canada
  • Kenya
Specialty Interests
  • Adventure Travel
  • African Safari
  • Cruising
  • Gay and Lesbian Travel
  • Hotels and Resorts
  • Luxury Travel

Janie Sailor

Janie Sailor has been raised with travel as one of her main passions. Her teens were spent in South Florida and sunmmers aboard a sailboat in the Caribbean. Her first venture into the business of travel was arranging photo...

Specialty Destinations
  • Africa
  • Caribbean
Specialty Interests
  • African Safari
  • Corporate Travel
  • Cruising

Jim Welch

Jim Welch has been traveling the world since attending the 1988 Olympics in South Korea. While there he met his soon-to-be adopted little brother at a local orphanage. During a Rome trip, Jim had the rare chance to have...

Specialty Destinations
  • South Africa
  • China
  • Italy
  • Caribbean
  • Brazil
  • Argentina
Specialty Interests
  • African Safari
  • Art and Cultural Trips
  • Cruising
  • Culinary Adventures
  • Eco-Tourism
  • Family Travel

Kate Phillips

From a life's reward cruise around the world to a romantic getaway or a generational trip for your family....Kate Phillips will bring wonderful experiences and memories to you! Her passion for travel is evident and she loves...

Specialty Destinations
  • New Zealand
  • Asia
  • South Africa
  • Maldives
  • Kenya
  • Botswana
Specialty Interests
  • Adventure Travel
  • Culinary Adventures
  • Custom Itineraries
  • Luxury Travel

Linda Kavanagh

Linda Kavanagh has been a travel consultant since 1978. Born and raised in Canada she left there to live overseas in England, Greece and Kenya. She traveled extensively in Africa and the Middle East collecting artifacts which...

Specialty Destinations
  • French Polynesia
  • Canada
  • Bali
  • Kenya
  • Caribbean
  • Botswana
Specialty Interests
  • African Safari
  • Cruising
  • Custom Itineraries
  • Destination Weddings
  • Hotels and Resorts

Mark Blum

Mark has been traveling the world since his parents took him out of school for a trip to Asia in 1959. He hasn’t stopped since. He is a member of the prestigious Traveler’s Century Club which means that he has traveled to more...

Specialty Destinations
  • Bhutan
  • Palau
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Pitcairn Island
  • Tonga
  • Comoros
Specialty Interests
  • Adventure Travel
  • African Safari
  • Cruising
  • Photography Expeditions
  • Winter Sports

Mary Emrich, CTC

Mary is a Certified Travel Counselor (CTC), and has been in the travel industry since 1977.

My specialty is luxury cruises  - particularly Regent Seven Seas, Silversea, Seabourn and Crystal Cruises.   My association...

Specialty Destinations
  • Vietnam
  • South Africa
  • Thailand
  • Chile
  • Peru
  • France
Specialty Interests
  • Adventure Travel
  • African Safari
  • Cruising
  • Hotels and Resorts
  • Luxury Travel
  • River Cruising

Uganda

Photo: Uganda

Uganda is a stunning destination in East Africa.  It is a land of lakes, waterfalls, mountains and amazing wildlife.  Rwenzori Park is the source of the Nile, and has the most primates on earth, including the mountain gorilla.

Specialty Destinations
Specialty Interests

Bob Romano

I have been luxury travel advisor in Southern California since 1975.  I have served as travel manager for 17 years and as a travel agency owner for 15 years.  I am presently serving as a luxury travel consultant in our...

Specialty Destinations
  • Africa
  • Australia/New Zealand
  • Europe
  • Mexico
  • Caribbean
  • USA/Canada
Specialty Interests
  • Adventure Travel
  • Cruising
  • Hotels and Resorts
  • Luxury Travel

Carol Gregory

Carol’s love of travel started at a young age growing up in the Bahamas, Jamaica, and Florida.

She has travelled extensively with some of her favorite destinations being Tanzania, Egypt, Turkey, England, and the big...

Specialty Destinations
  • Tanzania
  • Egypt
  • Turkey
  • England
  • Hawaii
  • Guatemala
Specialty Interests
  • African Safari
  • Cruising
  • Hotels and Resorts
  • River Cruising

Csilla Takacs

Csilla has been a travel agent since 1988, she has enjoyed providing her clients with memorable vacations over the years. It is a pleasure for her to create a lasting vacation memory for her clients and to continue to do so....

Specialty Destinations
  • Europe
  • Australia & New Zealand
  • Asia
  • Caribbean
  • North America
  • Africa
Specialty Interests
  • Cruising
  • Custom Itineraries
  • Family Travel
  • Group Tours
  • Hotels and Resorts

Helen Reid

With over 26 years in the travel industry Helen is very experienced in a variety of global destinations. She has traveled the world extensively giving her great insight on all aspects of travel, both for the luxury or budget...

Specialty Destinations
  • Caribbean
  • Hawaii
  • Mexico
  • Western Europe
  • Canada
  • Kenya
Specialty Interests
  • Adventure Travel
  • African Safari
  • Cruising
  • Gay and Lesbian Travel
  • Hotels and Resorts
  • Luxury Travel

Jim Welch

Jim Welch has been traveling the world since attending the 1988 Olympics in South Korea. While there he met his soon-to-be adopted little brother at a local orphanage. During a Rome trip, Jim had the rare chance to have...

Specialty Destinations
  • South Africa
  • China
  • Italy
  • Caribbean
  • Brazil
  • Argentina
Specialty Interests
  • African Safari
  • Art and Cultural Trips
  • Cruising
  • Culinary Adventures
  • Eco-Tourism
  • Family Travel

Kate Phillips

From a life's reward cruise around the world to a romantic getaway or a generational trip for your family....Kate Phillips will bring wonderful experiences and memories to you! Her passion for travel is evident and she loves...

Specialty Destinations
  • New Zealand
  • Asia
  • South Africa
  • Maldives
  • Kenya
  • Botswana
Specialty Interests
  • Adventure Travel
  • Culinary Adventures
  • Custom Itineraries
  • Luxury Travel

Linda Kavanagh

Linda Kavanagh has been a travel consultant since 1978. Born and raised in Canada she left there to live overseas in England, Greece and Kenya. She traveled extensively in Africa and the Middle East collecting artifacts which...

Specialty Destinations
  • French Polynesia
  • Canada
  • Bali
  • Kenya
  • Caribbean
  • Botswana
Specialty Interests
  • African Safari
  • Cruising
  • Custom Itineraries
  • Destination Weddings
  • Hotels and Resorts

Mona Saunders

Mona Saunders has over four decades of experience in the travel industry. Her and her daughter Anna have worked together for many years and through their exemplarily service, have fostered the relationships they have made...

Specialty Destinations
  • Australia
  • South Africa
  • Europe
  • South Pacific
  • Falkland Islands
  • Iceland
Specialty Interests
  • Cruising
  • Custom Itineraries

West Africa

Photo: West Africa

The Hollywood image of the African jungle mixed with the Hollywood image of the African desert come to life in West Africa.  Mysterious rivers winding through jungles with chattering monkeys and exotic birds can excite even the wildlife expert.  A truly magical place.

Specialty Destinations
Specialty Interests

Jim Welch

Jim Welch has been traveling the world since attending the 1988 Olympics in South Korea. While there he met his soon-to-be adopted little brother at a local orphanage. During a Rome trip, Jim had the rare chance to have...

Specialty Destinations
  • South Africa
  • China
  • Italy
  • Caribbean
  • Brazil
  • Argentina
Specialty Interests
  • African Safari
  • Art and Cultural Trips
  • Cruising
  • Culinary Adventures
  • Eco-Tourism
  • Family Travel

Julie Welch

Julie’s passion for travel began when she studied Spanish in school. Her first international trip took her to Spain where the combined history, art, language and culture added a one-of-a-kind richness to her education. This...

Specialty Destinations
  • Caribbean
  • Italy
  • Spain
  • South Africa
  • Brazil
  • Argentina
Specialty Interests
  • Adventure Travel
  • African Safari
  • Art and Cultural Trips
  • Destination Weddings
  • Luxury Travel
  • River Cruising

Kate Phillips

From a life's reward cruise around the world to a romantic getaway or a generational trip for your family....Kate Phillips will bring wonderful experiences and memories to you! Her passion for travel is evident and she loves...

Specialty Destinations
  • New Zealand
  • Asia
  • South Africa
  • Maldives
  • Kenya
  • Botswana
Specialty Interests
  • Adventure Travel
  • Culinary Adventures
  • Custom Itineraries
  • Luxury Travel

Zambia

Photo: Zambia

Land of the legendary African walking safari, home of the Victoria Falls, the wild Zambezi River, breath-taking lakes and wetlands, a profusion of birds, abundant wildlife, and raw, pulsating wilderness…all in one friendly country.

Specialty Destinations
Specialty Interests

Jim Welch

Jim Welch has been traveling the world since attending the 1988 Olympics in South Korea. While there he met his soon-to-be adopted little brother at a local orphanage. During a Rome trip, Jim had the rare chance to have...

Specialty Destinations
  • South Africa
  • China
  • Italy
  • Caribbean
  • Brazil
  • Argentina
Specialty Interests
  • African Safari
  • Art and Cultural Trips
  • Cruising
  • Culinary Adventures
  • Eco-Tourism
  • Family Travel

Kate Phillips

From a life's reward cruise around the world to a romantic getaway or a generational trip for your family....Kate Phillips will bring wonderful experiences and memories to you! Her passion for travel is evident and she loves...

Specialty Destinations
  • New Zealand
  • Asia
  • South Africa
  • Maldives
  • Kenya
  • Botswana
Specialty Interests
  • Adventure Travel
  • Culinary Adventures
  • Custom Itineraries
  • Luxury Travel

Linda Kavanagh

Linda Kavanagh has been a travel consultant since 1978. Born and raised in Canada she left there to live overseas in England, Greece and Kenya. She traveled extensively in Africa and the Middle East collecting artifacts which...

Specialty Destinations
  • French Polynesia
  • Canada
  • Bali
  • Kenya
  • Caribbean
  • Botswana
Specialty Interests
  • African Safari
  • Cruising
  • Custom Itineraries
  • Destination Weddings
  • Hotels and Resorts

Antarctica

photo: Antarctica

A visit to Antarctica is not just a trip; it’s a life changing journey.  You'll be rewarded with views few people have dreamt of.  Thousands of penguins, elephant seals and icebergs -even volcanoes and thermal springs all beckon you.

Specialty Destinations
Specialty Interests

Courtney McCarthy

My experience with travel and luxury marketing is vast having lived and worked in Europe for four years as Global Brand Manager at Starwood Hotels (Le Meridien brand) and running marketing campaigns for various Fortune 500...

Specialty Destinations
  • United Arab Emirates
  • Qatar
  • Mexico
  • Saint Lucia
  • United Kingdom
  • Italy
Specialty Interests
  • Cruising
  • Culinary Adventures
  • Custom Itineraries
  • Family Travel
  • Hotels and Resorts
  • Luxury Travel

Csilla Takacs

Csilla has been a travel agent since 1988, she has enjoyed providing her clients with memorable vacations over the years. It is a pleasure for her to create a lasting vacation memory for her clients and to continue to do so....

Specialty Destinations
  • Europe
  • Australia & New Zealand
  • Asia
  • Caribbean
  • North America
  • Africa
Specialty Interests
  • Cruising
  • Custom Itineraries
  • Family Travel
  • Group Tours
  • Hotels and Resorts

Donna Touchette

Enjoy one-on-one attention while I design a unique, personalized travel experience just for you including destination travel tips and access to exclusive flights, tours, cruises and vacation packages.

As your travel...

Specialty Destinations
  • Australia
  • Europe
  • North America
  • South Pacific
  • The Artic
Specialty Interests
  • Cruising
  • Custom Itineraries
  • Family Travel
  • Gay and Lesbian Travel
  • Group Tours
  • Luxury Travel

Mary Emrich, CTC

Mary is a Certified Travel Counselor (CTC), and has been in the travel industry since 1977.

My specialty is luxury cruises  - particularly Regent Seven Seas, Silversea, Seabourn and Crystal Cruises.   My association...

Specialty Destinations
  • Vietnam
  • South Africa
  • Thailand
  • Chile
  • Peru
  • France
Specialty Interests
  • Adventure Travel
  • African Safari
  • Cruising
  • Hotels and Resorts
  • Luxury Travel
  • River Cruising

China

Photo: China

To say that China is merely another country is an injustice.  China is best defined as another world.  The nation is undergoing a huge upheaval, creating spectacular skylines and, with the return of Hong Kong and Macau, the sky is the limit.

Specialty Destinations
Specialty Interests

Anngret Riley CTC

Born and raised in East and West Germany, discovering the British Isles as a student and nanny, skiing in Austria, travel became a fascination and soon a career. Travel destinations have included India, China, Indonesia,...

Specialty Destinations
  • Europe
  • India
  • China
  • South America
  • Indonesia
  • Galapagos
Specialty Interests
  • Corporate Travel
  • Cruising
  • Family Travel
  • Group Tours

Cheryl Carpet

Cheryl  Carpet has been a travel agent since 1979 although she has been involved in travel her whole life! When she was a littlle girl her father used to share stories about his adventures in the South Pacific during WWII....

Specialty Destinations
  • Tahiti
  • Cook Islands
  • Tonga
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Solomon Islands
  • Guam
Specialty Interests
  • Adventure Travel
  • Cruising
  • Hotels and Resorts
  • Luxury Travel

Cheryl Dixon

My commitment as your personal travel adviser is to make your dream trip come true.  I will take time to listen to your interests and travel desires. It's important to consider any well-being or healthy lifestyle needs you may...

Specialty Destinations
  • Germany
  • Vietnam
  • Cambodia
  • Myanmar
  • France
  • Caribbean
Specialty Interests
  • Art and Cultural Trips
  • Culinary Adventures
  • Custom Itineraries
  • Luxury Travel
  • River Cruising

Courtney McCarthy

My experience with travel and luxury marketing is vast having lived and worked in Europe for four years as Global Brand Manager at Starwood Hotels (Le Meridien brand) and running marketing campaigns for various Fortune 500...

Specialty Destinations
  • United Arab Emirates
  • Qatar
  • Mexico
  • Saint Lucia
  • United Kingdom
  • Italy
Specialty Interests
  • Cruising
  • Culinary Adventures
  • Custom Itineraries
  • Family Travel
  • Hotels and Resorts
  • Luxury Travel

Csilla Takacs

Csilla has been a travel agent since 1988, she has enjoyed providing her clients with memorable vacations over the years. It is a pleasure for her to create a lasting vacation memory for her clients and to continue to do so....

Specialty Destinations
  • Europe
  • Australia & New Zealand
  • Asia
  • Caribbean
  • North America
  • Africa
Specialty Interests
  • Cruising
  • Custom Itineraries
  • Family Travel
  • Group Tours
  • Hotels and Resorts

Dianne Herschelman

As a 1992 graduate of Bowers Worldwide Travel College, I was a full-service travel consultant until last year when I decided to limit my servce to cruising and related hotels, air and insurance. I have been on 41 cruises...

Specialty Destinations
  • Europe
  • Asia
  • United States
  • Africa
  • South Pacific
  • Alaska
Specialty Interests
  • Cruising
  • Hotels and Resorts
  • Luxury Travel
  • River Cruising

Gwen Lyle

Gwen Lyle founded Luxe Leisure and Investment after deciding to retire from the Foreign Service to implement her vision of highlighting the best of United States and the...

Specialty Destinations
  • China
  • Belgium
  • Cambodia
  • Canada
  • France
  • United States
Specialty Interests
  • Adventure Travel
  • Custom Itineraries
  • Hotels and Resorts
  • Luxury Travel

Jim Welch

Jim Welch has been traveling the world since attending the 1988 Olympics in South Korea. While there he met his soon-to-be adopted little brother at a local orphanage. During a Rome trip, Jim had the rare chance to have...

Specialty Destinations
  • South Africa
  • China
  • Italy
  • Caribbean
  • Brazil
  • Argentina
Specialty Interests
  • African Safari
  • Art and Cultural Trips
  • Cruising
  • Culinary Adventures
  • Eco-Tourism
  • Family Travel

Julie Welch

Julie’s passion for travel began when she studied Spanish in school. Her first international trip took her to Spain where the combined history, art, language and culture added a one-of-a-kind richness to her education. This...

Specialty Destinations
  • Caribbean
  • Italy
  • Spain
  • South Africa
  • Brazil
  • Argentina
Specialty Interests
  • Adventure Travel
  • African Safari
  • Art and Cultural Trips
  • Destination Weddings
  • Luxury Travel
  • River Cruising

Karen Ensign

I have over 27 years of experience in the travel industry and would love to assist you with both leisure and business travel. I have travelled to over 30 countries, with the emphasis on Western Europe and the South Pacific. A...

Specialty Destinations
  • South Pacific
  • Europe
  • Turkey
  • China
Specialty Interests
  • Adventure Travel
  • Art and Cultural Trips
  • Corporate Travel
  • Custom Itineraries
  • Luxury Travel

Kathryn Marino

ASTON MARTIN NEWPORT BEACH- #1 Dealer in the Nation 2010, 2011

Kathy Marino’s creative instincts and success as a market analyst has been sought by industry leading companies, including Walt Disney, Inc...

Specialty Destinations
  • Monaco
  • Monte Carlo
  • French Riviera
  • St. Bart's
  • Hong Kong
  • Tokyo
Specialty Interests
  • Art and Cultural Trips
  • Culinary Adventures
  • Eco-Tourism

Laura Stewart

Laura Stewart, located in dowtown Tempe, Arizona office has so many wonderful assets to speak of.

Her attention to detail and most importantly to what her travelers have to say is what differentiates herself from others...

Specialty Destinations
  • Hawaii
  • Australia
  • Caribbean
  • Tahiti
  • China
  • Indonesia
Specialty Interests
  • Cruising
  • Family Travel
  • Honeymoons

Mark Blum

Mark has been traveling the world since his parents took him out of school for a trip to Asia in 1959. He hasn’t stopped since. He is a member of the prestigious Traveler’s Century Club which means that he has traveled to more...

Specialty Destinations
  • Bhutan
  • Palau
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Pitcairn Island
  • Tonga
  • Comoros
Specialty Interests
  • Adventure Travel
  • African Safari
  • Cruising
  • Photography Expeditions
  • Winter Sports

Sally Hart

Trained as an Asian historian, I taught at the university level for many years, traveled extensively in Asia as an independent traveler, and lead many groups. I also advised students about how to use travel as a learning...

Specialty Destinations
  • Mongolia
  • Caribbean
  • Central America
  • Developing Countries
  • China
  • South Korea
Specialty Interests
  • Adventure Travel
  • Art and Cultural Trips
  • Culinary Adventures
  • Custom Itineraries
  • Eco-Tourism
  • Photography Expeditions

Sue Doyle

I have been in the travel business for many years and have lots of first hand experience in a myriad of destinations.  I lived in Italy and France when I was younger.  I specialize in planning custom vacations for those who...

Specialty Destinations
  • Australia
  • Italy
  • France
  • Asia
  • Latin America
  • New Zealand
Specialty Interests
  • Art and Cultural Trips
  • Custom Itineraries

India

Photo: India

India, with all its variety, can feel more like a series of countries strung together than a cohesive whole.  As you move from region to region, you’ll be exposed to dramatic changes in cuisine, dress, language, religion, custom and tradition.

Specialty Destinations
Specialty Interests

Anna Saunders

Anna Saunders recognized the need for experienced agents in the internet age. While many agents succumb to the pressure of bargain internet sites, Ann recognized the niche for knowledgeable experienced travel professionals....

Specialty Destinations
Specialty Interests
  • Art and Cultural Trips
  • Custom Itineraries
  • Eco-Tourism

Anngret Riley CTC

Born and raised in East and West Germany, discovering the British Isles as a student and nanny, skiing in Austria, travel became a fascination and soon a career. Travel destinations have included India, China, Indonesia,...

Specialty Destinations
  • Europe
  • India
  • China
  • South America
  • Indonesia
  • Galapagos
Specialty Interests
  • Corporate Travel
  • Cruising
  • Family Travel
  • Group Tours

Courtney McCarthy

My experience with travel and luxury marketing is vast having lived and worked in Europe for four years as Global Brand Manager at Starwood Hotels (Le Meridien brand) and running marketing campaigns for various Fortune 500...

Specialty Destinations
  • United Arab Emirates
  • Qatar
  • Mexico
  • Saint Lucia
  • United Kingdom
  • Italy
Specialty Interests
  • Cruising
  • Culinary Adventures
  • Custom Itineraries
  • Family Travel
  • Hotels and Resorts
  • Luxury Travel

Csilla Takacs

Csilla has been a travel agent since 1988, she has enjoyed providing her clients with memorable vacations over the years. It is a pleasure for her to create a lasting vacation memory for her clients and to continue to do so....

Specialty Destinations
  • Europe
  • Australia & New Zealand
  • Asia
  • Caribbean
  • North America
  • Africa
Specialty Interests
  • Cruising
  • Custom Itineraries
  • Family Travel
  • Group Tours
  • Hotels and Resorts

Margaret Owen

I have been a travel advisor since 1990 after completing a two-year program at Chabot College in Hayward, California. I take pride in all the knowledge I've acquired over the years and truly love cruising. I love planning...

Specialty Destinations
  • Caribbean
  • Europe
  • Hawaii
  • Galapagos Islands
  • Australia
  • South America
Specialty Interests
  • Adventure Travel
  • Cruising
  • Family Travel
  • Group Tours
  • Honeymoons
  • Luxury Travel

Mary Emrich, CTC

Mary is a Certified Travel Counselor (CTC), and has been in the travel industry since 1977.

My specialty is luxury cruises  - particularly Regent Seven Seas, Silversea, Seabourn and Crystal Cruises.   My association...

Specialty Destinations
  • Vietnam
  • South Africa
  • Thailand
  • Chile
  • Peru
  • France
Specialty Interests
  • Adventure Travel
  • African Safari
  • Cruising
  • Hotels and Resorts
  • Luxury Travel
  • River Cruising

Sally Hart

Trained as an Asian historian, I taught at the university level for many years, traveled extensively in Asia as an independent traveler, and lead many groups. I also advised students about how to use travel as a learning...

Specialty Destinations
  • Mongolia
  • Caribbean
  • Central America
  • Developing Countries
  • China
  • South Korea
Specialty Interests
  • Adventure Travel
  • Art and Cultural Trips
  • Culinary Adventures
  • Custom Itineraries
  • Eco-Tourism
  • Photography Expeditions

Sue Doyle

I have been in the travel business for many years and have lots of first hand experience in a myriad of destinations.  I lived in Italy and France when I was younger.  I specialize in planning custom vacations for those who...

Specialty Destinations
  • Australia
  • Italy
  • France
  • Asia
  • Latin America
  • New Zealand
Specialty Interests
  • Art and Cultural Trips
  • Custom Itineraries

Japan

Photo: Japan

While Japan has always been known for its rich traditions, innovativeness and superb technology, it also has many remarkable landmarks.  With famous cities like Tokyo that become a glittering display of fluorescent lights at night and filled with suits by day it doesn’t surprise us that people love the hustle...

Specialty Destinations
Specialty Interests

Anngret Riley CTC

Born and raised in East and West Germany, discovering the British Isles as a student and nanny, skiing in Austria, travel became a fascination and soon a career. Travel destinations have included India, China, Indonesia,...

Specialty Destinations
  • Europe
  • India
  • China
  • South America
  • Indonesia
  • Galapagos
Specialty Interests
  • Corporate Travel
  • Cruising
  • Family Travel
  • Group Tours

Cathie T. Christie CTC

Cathie was born in Glasgow, Scotland, and has over 31 years in the travel industry.   She has lived in several countries, and traveled extensively on land and sea and  she is always eager to learn more about our wonderful ...

Specialty Destinations
  • England, Ireland, Scotland
  • Central & South America
  • South Pacific (All Regions)
  • Cruising (All Destinations)
  • Europe
  • Hawaii, Mexico, Caribbean
Specialty Interests
  • Cruising
  • Family Travel
  • Group Tours
  • Luxury Travel

Cheryl Carpet

Cheryl  Carpet has been a travel agent since 1979 although she has been involved in travel her whole life! When she was a littlle girl her father used to share stories about his adventures in the South Pacific during WWII....

Specialty Destinations
  • Tahiti
  • Cook Islands
  • Tonga
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Solomon Islands
  • Guam
Specialty Interests
  • Adventure Travel
  • Cruising
  • Hotels and Resorts
  • Luxury Travel

Courtney McCarthy

My experience with travel and luxury marketing is vast having lived and worked in Europe for four years as Global Brand Manager at Starwood Hotels (Le Meridien brand) and running marketing campaigns for various Fortune 500...

Specialty Destinations
  • United Arab Emirates
  • Qatar
  • Mexico
  • Saint Lucia
  • United Kingdom
  • Italy
Specialty Interests
  • Cruising
  • Culinary Adventures
  • Custom Itineraries
  • Family Travel
  • Hotels and Resorts
  • Luxury Travel

Csilla Takacs

Csilla has been a travel agent since 1988, she has enjoyed providing her clients with memorable vacations over the years. It is a pleasure for her to create a lasting vacation memory for her clients and to continue to do so....

Specialty Destinations
  • Europe
  • Australia & New Zealand
  • Asia
  • Caribbean
  • North America
  • Africa
Specialty Interests
  • Cruising
  • Custom Itineraries
  • Family Travel
  • Group Tours
  • Hotels and Resorts

John Oberacker

Eden exists wherever you are… if you just have the right expert to help you find it.

John Oberacker caters to those looking for unique experiences around the globe.  His goal is to present the world to his clients in...

Specialty Destinations
  • Islands of the World
  • Caribbean
  • The South Pacific
  • The Great Barrier Reef
  • Maldives
  • Mexico
Specialty Interests
  • Adventure Travel
  • Cruising
  • Destination Weddings
  • Gay and Lesbian Travel
  • Honeymoons
  • Luxury Travel

Kathryn Marino

ASTON MARTIN NEWPORT BEACH- #1 Dealer in the Nation 2010, 2011

Kathy Marino’s creative instincts and success as a market analyst has been sought by industry leading companies, including Walt Disney, Inc...

Specialty Destinations
  • Monaco
  • Monte Carlo
  • French Riviera
  • St. Bart's
  • Hong Kong
  • Tokyo
Specialty Interests
  • Art and Cultural Trips
  • Culinary Adventures
  • Eco-Tourism

Margaret Owen

I have been a travel advisor since 1990 after completing a two-year program at Chabot College in Hayward, California. I take pride in all the knowledge I've acquired over the years and truly love cruising. I love planning...

Specialty Destinations
  • Caribbean
  • Europe
  • Hawaii
  • Galapagos Islands
  • Australia
  • South America
Specialty Interests
  • Adventure Travel
  • Cruising
  • Family Travel
  • Group Tours
  • Honeymoons
  • Luxury Travel

Sally Hart

Trained as an Asian historian, I taught at the university level for many years, traveled extensively in Asia as an independent traveler, and lead many groups. I also advised students about how to use travel as a learning...

Specialty Destinations
  • Mongolia
  • Caribbean
  • Central America
  • Developing Countries
  • China
  • South Korea
Specialty Interests
  • Adventure Travel
  • Art and Cultural Trips
  • Culinary Adventures
  • Custom Itineraries
  • Eco-Tourism
  • Photography Expeditions

Sue Doyle

I have been in the travel business for many years and have lots of first hand experience in a myriad of destinations.  I lived in Italy and France when I was younger.  I specialize in planning custom vacations for those who...

Specialty Destinations
  • Australia
  • Italy
  • France
  • Asia
  • Latin America
  • New Zealand
Specialty Interests
  • Art and Cultural Trips
  • Custom Itineraries

Maldives

Photo: Maldives

The Maldives is a group of coral islands that spread out over the turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean.  With its warm temperature and extraordinary lucidity, the water off the Maldivian shores is famous for snorkeling and diving spots.

Specialty Destinations
Specialty Interests

Courtney McCarthy

My experience with travel and luxury marketing is vast having lived and worked in Europe for four years as Global Brand Manager at Starwood Hotels (Le Meridien brand) and running marketing campaigns for various Fortune 500...

Specialty Destinations
  • United Arab Emirates
  • Qatar
  • Mexico
  • Saint Lucia
  • United Kingdom
  • Italy
Specialty Interests
  • Cruising
  • Culinary Adventures
  • Custom Itineraries
  • Family Travel
  • Hotels and Resorts
  • Luxury Travel

Csilla Takacs

Csilla has been a travel agent since 1988, she has enjoyed providing her clients with memorable vacations over the years. It is a pleasure for her to create a lasting vacation memory for her clients and to continue to do so....

Specialty Destinations
  • Europe
  • Australia & New Zealand
  • Asia
  • Caribbean
  • North America
  • Africa
Specialty Interests
  • Cruising
  • Custom Itineraries
  • Family Travel
  • Group Tours
  • Hotels and Resorts

Helen Reid

With over 26 years in the travel industry Helen is very experienced in a variety of global destinations. She has traveled the world extensively giving her great insight on all aspects of travel, both for the luxury or budget...

Specialty Destinations
  • Caribbean
  • Hawaii
  • Mexico
  • Western Europe
  • Canada
  • Kenya
Specialty Interests
  • Adventure Travel
  • African Safari
  • Cruising
  • Gay and Lesbian Travel
  • Hotels and Resorts
  • Luxury Travel

Joane Bryant

Throughout my life I had my mind set on seeing the world. It was a passion of mine and whenever I had a moment to take a break, I would take that opportunity to see the sights and sounds of the world that surrounds us. It...

Specialty Destinations
  • New Zealand
  • Australia
  • Russia
  • Dubai
  • Seychelles
Specialty Interests
  • Cruising
  • Destination Weddings
  • Group Tours
  • Honeymoons
  • River Cruising

John Oberacker

Eden exists wherever you are… if you just have the right expert to help you find it.

John Oberacker caters to those looking for unique experiences around the globe.  His goal is to present the world to his clients in...

Specialty Destinations
  • Islands of the World
  • Caribbean
  • The South Pacific
  • The Great Barrier Reef
  • Maldives
  • Mexico
Specialty Interests
  • Adventure Travel
  • Cruising
  • Destination Weddings
  • Gay and Lesbian Travel
  • Honeymoons
  • Luxury Travel

Laura Stewart

Laura Stewart, located in dowtown Tempe, Arizona office has so many wonderful assets to speak of.

Her attention to detail and most importantly to what her travelers have to say is what differentiates herself from others...

Specialty Destinations
  • Hawaii
  • Australia
  • Caribbean
  • Tahiti
  • China
  • Indonesia
Specialty Interests
  • Cruising
  • Family Travel
  • Honeymoons

Margaret Owen

I have been a travel advisor since 1990 after completing a two-year program at Chabot College in Hayward, California. I take pride in all the knowledge I've acquired over the years and truly love cruising. I love planning...

Specialty Destinations
  • Caribbean
  • Europe
  • Hawaii
  • Galapagos Islands
  • Australia
  • South America
Specialty Interests
  • Adventure Travel
  • Cruising
  • Family Travel
  • Group Tours
  • Honeymoons
  • Luxury Travel

Sally Hart

Trained as an Asian historian, I taught at the university level for many years, traveled extensively in Asia as an independent traveler, and lead many groups. I also advised students about how to use travel as a learning...

Specialty Destinations
  • Mongolia
  • Caribbean
  • Central America
  • Developing Countries
  • China
  • South Korea
Specialty Interests
  • Adventure Travel
  • Art and Cultural Trips
  • Culinary Adventures
  • Custom Itineraries
  • Eco-Tourism
  • Photography Expeditions

Sue Doyle

I have been in the travel business for many years and have lots of first hand experience in a myriad of destinations.  I lived in Italy and France when I was younger.  I specialize in planning custom vacations for those who...

Specialty Destinations
  • Australia
  • Italy
  • France
  • Asia
  • Latin America
  • New Zealand
Specialty Interests
  • Art and Cultural Trips
  • Custom Itineraries

Trish Injaychock

Trish Injaychock sees life through the prism of experience and travel. She was driven to explore the globe from an early age. As an undergraduate at Georgetown University, she set off with little more than a backpack to...

Specialty Destinations
  • United States
  • Italy
  • Mexico
  • Hawaii
  • Thailand
  • France
Specialty Interests
  • Culinary Adventures
  • Custom Itineraries
  • Destination Weddings
  • Honeymoons
  • Hotels and Resorts
  • Luxury Travel

Middle East

Photo: The Middle East

A trip to the Middle East doesn’t just mean expansive deserts and oil refineries.  It means ancient landmarks marked with modernized conveniences.  The land is filled with cultural and religious relics that date back B.C. and, with so many different types of people mixed into this melting pot, it makes for a...

Specialty Destinations
Specialty Interests

Clare Isquith

Clare has been a professional travel agent for more than 14 years and the owner of Global Adventures in Travel since 2002. She is a Master Cruise Counselor, a Commodore level travel agent on Princess Cruises, a Niche...

Specialty Destinations
  • Hawaii
  • Ireland
  • Israel
  • Kenya
  • South Africa
  • Spain
Specialty Interests
  • Adventure Travel
  • African Safari
  • Art and Cultural Trips
  • Cruising
  • Custom Itineraries

Courtney McCarthy

My experience with travel and luxury marketing is vast having lived and worked in Europe for four years as Global Brand Manager at Starwood Hotels (Le Meridien brand) and running marketing campaigns for various Fortune 500...

Specialty Destinations
  • United Arab Emirates
  • Qatar
  • Mexico
  • Saint Lucia
  • United Kingdom
  • Italy
Specialty Interests
  • Cruising
  • Culinary Adventures
  • Custom Itineraries
  • Family Travel
  • Hotels and Resorts
  • Luxury Travel

Joane Bryant

Throughout my life I had my mind set on seeing the world. It was a passion of mine and whenever I had a moment to take a break, I would take that opportunity to see the sights and sounds of the world that surrounds us. It...

Specialty Destinations
  • New Zealand
  • Australia
  • Russia
  • Dubai
  • Seychelles
Specialty Interests
  • Cruising
  • Destination Weddings
  • Group Tours
  • Honeymoons
  • River Cruising

Karen Ensign

I have over 27 years of experience in the travel industry and would love to assist you with both leisure and business travel. I have travelled to over 30 countries, with the emphasis on Western Europe and the South Pacific. A...

Specialty Destinations
  • South Pacific
  • Europe
  • Turkey
  • China
Specialty Interests
  • Adventure Travel
  • Art and Cultural Trips
  • Corporate Travel
  • Custom Itineraries
  • Luxury Travel

Sally Hart

Trained as an Asian historian, I taught at the university level for many years, traveled extensively in Asia as an independent traveler, and lead many groups. I also advised students about how to use travel as a learning...

Specialty Destinations
  • Mongolia
  • Caribbean
  • Central America
  • Developing Countries
  • China
  • South Korea
Specialty Interests
  • Adventure Travel
  • Art and Cultural Trips
  • Culinary Adventures
  • Custom Itineraries
  • Eco-Tourism
  • Photography Expeditions

Sue Doyle

I have been in the travel business for many years and have lots of first hand experience in a myriad of destinations.  I lived in Italy and France when I was younger.  I specialize in planning custom vacations for those who...

Specialty Destinations
  • Australia
  • Italy
  • France
  • Asia
  • Latin America
  • New Zealand
Specialty Interests
  • Art and Cultural Trips
  • Custom Itineraries

Mongolia

Photo: Mongolia

It's the most sparsely populated country in the world.  Far from being bleak and grim, Mongolia's scenic emptiness can be quite a tonic for those looking to get away.  It has pristine lakes, rugged mountains and hospitable people.

Specialty Destinations
Specialty Interests

Margie Boutte`

Margie is based in Scottsdale, AZ., and has been serving clients for over 20 years. Her motto is, “If you can imagine the dream, I can create the reality.”  I hope to create the vacation of your dreams (with a personal touch)...

Specialty Destinations
  • Hawaii/Mexico/Caribbean
  • Europe
  • Tahiti
  • Russia/Armenia
  • South America
  • Eastern Europe
Specialty Interests
  • Cruising
  • Custom Itineraries
  • Honeymoons
  • Hotels and Resorts
  • Luxury Travel

Mark Blum

Mark has been traveling the world since his parents took him out of school for a trip to Asia in 1959. He hasn’t stopped since. He is a member of the prestigious Traveler’s Century Club which means that he has traveled to more...

Specialty Destinations
  • Bhutan
  • Palau
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Pitcairn Island
  • Tonga
  • Comoros
Specialty Interests
  • Adventure Travel
  • African Safari
  • Cruising
  • Photography Expeditions
  • Winter Sports

Sally Hart

Trained as an Asian historian, I taught at the university level for many years, traveled extensively in Asia as an independent traveler, and lead many groups. I also advised students about how to use travel as a learning...

Specialty Destinations
  • Mongolia
  • Caribbean
  • Central America
  • Developing Countries
  • China
  • South Korea
Specialty Interests
  • Adventure Travel
  • Art and Cultural Trips
  • Culinary Adventures
  • Custom Itineraries
  • Eco-Tourism
  • Photography Expeditions

Sue Doyle

I have been in the travel business for many years and have lots of first hand experience in a myriad of destinations.  I lived in Italy and France when I was younger.  I specialize in planning custom vacations for those who...

Specialty Destinations
  • Australia
  • Italy
  • France
  • Asia
  • Latin America
  • New Zealand
Specialty Interests
  • Art and Cultural Trips
  • Custom Itineraries

Trish Injaychock

Trish Injaychock sees life through the prism of experience and travel. She was driven to explore the globe from an early age. As an undergraduate at Georgetown University, she set off with little more than a backpack to...

Specialty Destinations
  • United States
  • Italy
  • Mexico
  • Hawaii
  • Thailand
  • France
Specialty Interests
  • Culinary Adventures
  • Custom Itineraries
  • Destination Weddings
  • Honeymoons
  • Hotels and Resorts
  • Luxury Travel

South Korea

Photo: South Korea

Mountains cover 70% of Korea's land mass, making it one of the most mountainous regions in the world. Korea's granite and limestone base create a breathtaking landscape. Seoul is a fantastic metropolis worth visiting.

Specialty Destinations
Specialty Interests

Cathie T. Christie CTC

Cathie was born in Glasgow, Scotland, and has over 31 years in the travel industry.   She has lived in several countries, and traveled extensively on land and sea and  she is always eager to learn more about our wonderful ...

Specialty Destinations
  • England, Ireland, Scotland
  • Central & South America
  • South Pacific (All Regions)
  • Cruising (All Destinations)
  • Europe
  • Hawaii, Mexico, Caribbean
Specialty Interests
  • Cruising
  • Family Travel
  • Group Tours
  • Luxury Travel

Sally Hart

Trained as an Asian historian, I taught at the university level for many years, traveled extensively in Asia as an independent traveler, and lead many groups. I also advised students about how to use travel as a learning...

Specialty Destinations
  • Mongolia
  • Caribbean
  • Central America
  • Developing Countries
  • China
  • South Korea
Specialty Interests
  • Adventure Travel
  • Art and Cultural Trips
  • Culinary Adventures
  • Custom Itineraries
  • Eco-Tourism
  • Photography Expeditions

Sue Doyle

I have been in the travel business for many years and have lots of first hand experience in a myriad of destinations.  I lived in Italy and France when I was younger.  I specialize in planning custom vacations for those who...

Specialty Destinations
  • Australia
  • Italy
  • France
  • Asia
  • Latin America
  • New Zealand
Specialty Interests
  • Art and Cultural Trips
  • Custom Itineraries

Southeast Asia

Photo: Southeast Asia

Ancient temples, white sandy beaches and jungles that only should be navigated with a local guide make for a truly memorable experience. The celebrated cuisine, complimented by some of the world’s friendliest citizens, will leave you wanting more, if not the flavor of the delicacies, then the spice of the...

Specialty Destinations
Specialty Interests

Cathie T. Christie CTC

Cathie was born in Glasgow, Scotland, and has over 31 years in the travel industry.   She has lived in several countries, and traveled extensively on land and sea and  she is always eager to learn more about our wonderful ...

Specialty Destinations
  • England, Ireland, Scotland
  • Central & South America
  • South Pacific (All Regions)
  • Cruising (All Destinations)
  • Europe
  • Hawaii, Mexico, Caribbean
Specialty Interests
  • Cruising
  • Family Travel
  • Group Tours
  • Luxury Travel

Cheryl Carpet

Cheryl  Carpet has been a travel agent since 1979 although she has been involved in travel her whole life! When she was a littlle girl her father used to share stories about his adventures in the South Pacific during WWII....

Specialty Destinations
  • Tahiti
  • Cook Islands
  • Tonga
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Solomon Islands
  • Guam
Specialty Interests
  • Adventure Travel
  • Cruising
  • Hotels and Resorts
  • Luxury Travel

Cheryl Dixon

My commitment as your personal travel adviser is to make your dream trip come true.  I will take time to listen to your interests and travel desires. It's important to consider any well-being or healthy lifestyle needs you may...

Specialty Destinations
  • Germany
  • Vietnam
  • Cambodia
  • Myanmar
  • France
  • Caribbean
Specialty Interests
  • Art and Cultural Trips
  • Culinary Adventures
  • Custom Itineraries
  • Luxury Travel
  • River Cruising

Clare Isquith

Clare has been a professional travel agent for more than 14 years and the owner of Global Adventures in Travel since 2002. She is a Master Cruise Counselor, a Commodore level travel agent on Princess Cruises, a Niche...

Specialty Destinations
  • Hawaii
  • Ireland
  • Israel
  • Kenya
  • South Africa
  • Spain
Specialty Interests
  • Adventure Travel
  • African Safari
  • Art and Cultural Trips
  • Cruising
  • Custom Itineraries

Courtney McCarthy

My experience with travel and luxury marketing is vast having lived and worked in Europe for four years as Global Brand Manager at Starwood Hotels (Le Meridien brand) and running marketing campaigns for various Fortune 500...

Specialty Destinations
  • United Arab Emirates
  • Qatar
  • Mexico
  • Saint Lucia
  • United Kingdom
  • Italy
Specialty Interests
  • Cruising
  • Culinary Adventures
  • Custom Itineraries
  • Family Travel
  • Hotels and Resorts
  • Luxury Travel

Csilla Takacs

Csilla has been a travel agent since 1988, she has enjoyed providing her clients with memorable vacations over the years. It is a pleasure for her to create a lasting vacation memory for her clients and to continue to do so....

Specialty Destinations
  • Europe
  • Australia & New Zealand
  • Asia
  • Caribbean
  • North America
  • Africa
Specialty Interests
  • Cruising
  • Custom Itineraries
  • Family Travel
  • Group Tours
  • Hotels and Resorts

Dianne Herschelman

As a 1992 graduate of Bowers Worldwide Travel College, I was a full-service travel consultant until last year when I decided to limit my servce to cruising and related hotels, air and insurance. I have been on 41 cruises...

Specialty Destinations
  • Europe
  • Asia
  • United States
  • Africa
  • South Pacific
  • Alaska
Specialty Interests
  • Cruising
  • Hotels and Resorts
  • Luxury Travel
  • River Cruising

Foy Renfro

Journey To and Fro

I have worked in the travel industry for more than 15 years. I've enjoyed learning about other cultures and sharing my experiences with others. My experience began in college where I...

Specialty Destinations
  • Australia
  • Europe
  • Caribbean
  • North America
  • South Pacific
  • Bali
Specialty Interests
  • Adventure Travel
  • Corporate Travel
  • Cruising
  • Gay and Lesbian Travel
  • Hotels and Resorts
  • Luxury Travel

Ginny Fels

 

Ginny has been in the travel business for over 25 years. It seems to have gone by so fast because of the wonderful people she has worked with and of course the interesting and unique travel involved in the business....

Specialty Destinations
Specialty Interests
  • Cruising

Gwen Lyle

Gwen Lyle founded Luxe Leisure and Investment after deciding to retire from the Foreign Service to implement her vision of highlighting the best of United States and the...

Specialty Destinations
  • China
  • Belgium
  • Cambodia
  • Canada
  • France
  • United States
Specialty Interests
  • Adventure Travel
  • Custom Itineraries
  • Hotels and Resorts
  • Luxury Travel

Jane Scarcello

Jane Scarcello is renowned for developing and creating fantastic travel experiences for her diverse clientele. As an enthusiastic traveler and planner herself, Jane is able to provide and arrange distinct and memorable...

Specialty Destinations
  • England
  • Greece
  • Europe
Specialty Interests
  • Adventure Travel
  • Culinary Adventures
  • Custom Itineraries
  • Luxury Travel
  • River Cruising

Kasra Esteghamat

Travel is more than the seeing of sights; it is a change that goes on, deep and permanent, in the ideas of living. ~ Miriam Beard

Experiencing different ideas of living is the motivation of Kasra Esteghamat’s travels.  ...

Specialty Destinations
  • Greece
  • Hawaii
  • Italy
  • Southeast Asia
  • South America
  • Spain
Specialty Interests
  • Art and Cultural Trips
  • Cruising
  • Hotels and Resorts

Margaret Owen

I have been a travel advisor since 1990 after completing a two-year program at Chabot College in Hayward, California. I take pride in all the knowledge I've acquired over the years and truly love cruising. I love planning...

Specialty Destinations
  • Caribbean
  • Europe
  • Hawaii
  • Galapagos Islands
  • Australia
  • South America
Specialty Interests
  • Adventure Travel
  • Cruising
  • Family Travel
  • Group Tours
  • Honeymoons
  • Luxury Travel

Mark Blum

Mark has been traveling the world since his parents took him out of school for a trip to Asia in 1959. He hasn’t stopped since. He is a member of the prestigious Traveler’s Century Club which means that he has traveled to more...

Specialty Destinations
  • Bhutan
  • Palau
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Pitcairn Island
  • Tonga
  • Comoros
Specialty Interests
  • Adventure Travel
  • African Safari
  • Cruising
  • Photography Expeditions
  • Winter Sports

Mary Emrich, CTC

Mary is a Certified Travel Counselor (CTC), and has been in the travel industry since 1977.

My specialty is luxury cruises  - particularly Regent Seven Seas, Silversea, Seabourn and Crystal Cruises.   My association...

Specialty Destinations
  • Vietnam
  • South Africa
  • Thailand
  • Chile
  • Peru
  • France
Specialty Interests
  • Adventure Travel
  • African Safari
  • Cruising
  • Hotels and Resorts
  • Luxury Travel
  • River Cruising

Robert Matuszewski

Traveling over 35 years, Rob's travel bug is more about a curiosity of interests, and a desire to make a lifetime experiences with people, places, and things. So, little map circles and big map circles are equally exciting,...

Specialty Destinations
  • Asia
  • Caribbean
  • Europe
  • North America
  • South America
  • South Pacific
Specialty Interests
  • Cruising
  • Custom Itineraries
  • Hotels and Resorts
  • Luxury Travel

Sally Hart

Trained as an Asian historian, I taught at the university level for many years, traveled extensively in Asia as an independent traveler, and lead many groups. I also advised students about how to use travel as a learning...

Specialty Destinations
  • Mongolia
  • Caribbean
  • Central America
  • Developing Countries
  • China
  • South Korea
Specialty Interests
  • Adventure Travel
  • Art and Cultural Trips
  • Culinary Adventures
  • Custom Itineraries
  • Eco-Tourism
  • Photography Expeditions

Sue Doyle

I have been in the travel business for many years and have lots of first hand experience in a myriad of destinations.  I lived in Italy and France when I was younger.  I specialize in planning custom vacations for those who...

Specialty Destinations
  • Australia
  • Italy
  • France
  • Asia
  • Latin America
  • New Zealand
Specialty Interests
  • Art and Cultural Trips
  • Custom Itineraries

Susan Smitty-Price

Although I’ve just been in the travel business since 2006, I’ve been traveling abroad since 1974 and so far have logged in 30 countries, 25 cruises on nine different cruise lines (and working on the rest).

I love...

Specialty Destinations
  • Alaska
  • Mexican Riviera
  • Hawaii
  • Mediterranean
  • South Pacific
  • Caribbean
Specialty Interests
  • Cruising
  • Group Tours
  • River Cruising

Trish Injaychock

Trish Injaychock sees life through the prism of experience and travel. She was driven to explore the globe from an early age. As an undergraduate at Georgetown University, she set off with little more than a backpack to...

Specialty Destinations
  • United States
  • Italy
  • Mexico
  • Hawaii
  • Thailand
  • France
Specialty Interests
  • Culinary Adventures
  • Custom Itineraries
  • Destination Weddings
  • Honeymoons
  • Hotels and Resorts
  • Luxury Travel

Taiwan

Photo: Taiwan

Taiwan is highly industrialized, but it also has beautiful landscapes, rugged mountains and ancient temples.  The modern and the old haven't exactly blended. Instead they coexist, and the combination has been a blessing.

Specialty Destinations
Specialty Interests

Sally Hart

Trained as an Asian historian, I taught at the university level for many years, traveled extensively in Asia as an independent traveler, and lead many groups. I also advised students about how to use travel as a learning...

Specialty Destinations
  • Mongolia
  • Caribbean
  • Central America
  • Developing Countries
  • China
  • South Korea
Specialty Interests
  • Adventure Travel
  • Art and Cultural Trips
  • Culinary Adventures
  • Custom Itineraries
  • Eco-Tourism
  • Photography Expeditions

Sue Doyle

I have been in the travel business for many years and have lots of first hand experience in a myriad of destinations.  I lived in Italy and France when I was younger.  I specialize in planning custom vacations for those who...

Specialty Destinations
  • Australia
  • Italy
  • France
  • Asia
  • Latin America
  • New Zealand
Specialty Interests
  • Art and Cultural Trips
  • Custom Itineraries

The Himalayan Region

Photo: Himalayas

The world’s largest mountains nestled up against some of the world’s ancient civilizations truly make this region one of the most remarkable places to visit. People who love to experience the "un-experienced" should aspire to visit and soak up all this part of globe has to offer.  An experienced guide can make...

Specialty Destinations
Specialty Interests

Kay Thatcher

I specialize in US & International tours, cruises, couples, families, honeymoons and groups. 

I have had the privilege of having15 years experience as a travel consultant.  Recent trips have included extensive trips...

Specialty Destinations
  • Italy
  • France
  • United Kingdom
  • Kenya
  • Myanmar
  • Scandinavia
Specialty Interests
  • African Safari
  • Cruising
  • Family Travel
  • Honeymoons

Mark Blum

Mark has been traveling the world since his parents took him out of school for a trip to Asia in 1959. He hasn’t stopped since. He is a member of the prestigious Traveler’s Century Club which means that he has traveled to more...

Specialty Destinations
  • Bhutan
  • Palau
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Pitcairn Island
  • Tonga
  • Comoros
Specialty Interests
  • Adventure Travel
  • African Safari
  • Cruising
  • Photography Expeditions
  • Winter Sports

Sally Hart

Trained as an Asian historian, I taught at the university level for many years, traveled extensively in Asia as an independent traveler, and lead many groups. I also advised students about how to use travel as a learning...

Specialty Destinations
  • Mongolia
  • Caribbean
  • Central America
  • Developing Countries
  • China
  • South Korea
Specialty Interests
  • Adventure Travel
  • Art and Cultural Trips
  • Culinary Adventures
  • Custom Itineraries
  • Eco-Tourism
  • Photography Expeditions

Sue Doyle

I have been in the travel business for many years and have lots of first hand experience in a myriad of destinations.  I lived in Italy and France when I was younger.  I specialize in planning custom vacations for those who...

Specialty Destinations
  • Australia
  • Italy
  • France
  • Asia
  • Latin America
  • New Zealand
Specialty Interests
  • Art and Cultural Trips
  • Custom Itineraries

The Stans

Photo: The Stans

A very mysterious aura permeates this region of the globe.  Be it the expansive mountains, primitive life mixed with steel buildings or the unique culture that makes this part of the world seem so far away from the western world.  Some of the mountain ranges make the Rockies look like coastal hills, however...

Specialty Destinations
Specialty Interests

Margie Boutte`

Margie is based in Scottsdale, AZ., and has been serving clients for over 20 years. Her motto is, “If you can imagine the dream, I can create the reality.”  I hope to create the vacation of your dreams (with a personal touch)...

Specialty Destinations
  • Hawaii/Mexico/Caribbean
  • Europe
  • Tahiti
  • Russia/Armenia
  • South America
  • Eastern Europe
Specialty Interests
  • Cruising
  • Custom Itineraries
  • Honeymoons
  • Hotels and Resorts
  • Luxury Travel

Sally Hart

Trained as an Asian historian, I taught at the university level for many years, traveled extensively in Asia as an independent traveler, and lead many groups. I also advised students about how to use travel as a learning...

Specialty Destinations
  • Mongolia
  • Caribbean
  • Central America
  • Developing Countries
  • China
  • South Korea
Specialty Interests
  • Adventure Travel
  • Art and Cultural Trips
  • Culinary Adventures
  • Custom Itineraries
  • Eco-Tourism
  • Photography Expeditions

Sue Doyle

I have been in the travel business for many years and have lots of first hand experience in a myriad of destinations.  I lived in Italy and France when I was younger.  I specialize in planning custom vacations for those who...

Specialty Destinations
  • Australia
  • Italy
  • France
  • Asia
  • Latin America
  • New Zealand
Specialty Interests
  • Art and Cultural Trips
  • Custom Itineraries

United Arab Emirates

Photo: United Arab Emirates

The United Arab Emirates is a constitutional federation of seven emirates.  Development has evolved the UAE into a modern and stable state with exemplary infrastructure, excellent facilities, and a very low crime rate.

Specialty Destinations
Specialty Interests

Helen Reid

With over 26 years in the travel industry Helen is very experienced in a variety of global destinations. She has traveled the world extensively giving her great insight on all aspects of travel, both for the luxury or budget...

Specialty Destinations
  • Caribbean
  • Hawaii
  • Mexico
  • Western Europe
  • Canada
  • Kenya
Specialty Interests
  • Adventure Travel
  • African Safari
  • Cruising
  • Gay and Lesbian Travel
  • Hotels and Resorts
  • Luxury Travel

John Oberacker

Eden exists wherever you are… if you just have the right expert to help you find it.

John Oberacker caters to those looking for unique experiences around the globe.  His goal is to present the world to his clients in...

Specialty Destinations
  • Islands of the World
  • Caribbean
  • The South Pacific
  • The Great Barrier Reef
  • Maldives
  • Mexico
Specialty Interests
  • Adventure Travel
  • Cruising
  • Destination Weddings
  • Gay and Lesbian Travel
  • Honeymoons
  • Luxury Travel

Sally Hart

Trained as an Asian historian, I taught at the university level for many years, traveled extensively in Asia as an independent traveler, and lead many groups. I also advised students about how to use travel as a learning...

Specialty Destinations
  • Mongolia
  • Caribbean
  • Central America
  • Developing Countries
  • China
  • South Korea
Specialty Interests
  • Adventure Travel
  • Art and Cultural Trips
  • Culinary Adventures
  • Custom Itineraries
  • Eco-Tourism
  • Photography Expeditions

Sue Doyle

I have been in the travel business for many years and have lots of first hand experience in a myriad of destinations.  I lived in Italy and France when I was younger.  I specialize in planning custom vacations for those who...

Specialty Destinations
  • Australia
  • Italy
  • France
  • Asia
  • Latin America
  • New Zealand
Specialty Interests
  • Art and Cultural Trips
  • Custom Itineraries

Australia

Photo: Australia

Explore one of the most spectacular continents on Earth.  Visit the Great Barrier Reef, cosmopolitan and cultural city centers, the vast desert landscape or take in the sights of remote forests in Tanzania.

Specialty Destinations
Specialty Interests

Anna Saunders

Anna Saunders recognized the need for experienced agents in the internet age. While many agents succumb to the pressure of bargain internet sites, Ann recognized the niche for knowledgeable experienced travel professionals....

Specialty Destinations
Specialty Interests
  • Art and Cultural Trips
  • Custom Itineraries
  • Eco-Tourism

Bob Romano

I have been luxury travel advisor in Southern California since 1975.  I have served as travel manager for 17 years and as a travel agency owner for 15 years.  I am presently serving as a luxury travel consultant in our...

Specialty Destinations
  • Africa
  • Australia/New Zealand
  • Europe
  • Mexico
  • Caribbean
  • USA/Canada
Specialty Interests
  • Adventure Travel
  • Cruising
  • Hotels and Resorts
  • Luxury Travel

Csilla Takacs

Csilla has been a travel agent since 1988, she has enjoyed providing her clients with memorable vacations over the years. It is a pleasure for her to create a lasting vacation memory for her clients and to continue to do so....

Specialty Destinations
  • Europe
  • Australia & New Zealand
  • Asia
  • Caribbean
  • North America
  • Africa
Specialty Interests
  • Cruising
  • Custom Itineraries
  • Family Travel
  • Group Tours
  • Hotels and Resorts

Donna Touchette

Enjoy one-on-one attention while I design a unique, personalized travel experience just for you including destination travel tips and access to exclusive flights, tours, cruises and vacation packages.

As your travel...

Specialty Destinations
  • Australia
  • Europe
  • North America
  • South Pacific
  • The Artic
Specialty Interests
  • Cruising
  • Custom Itineraries
  • Family Travel
  • Gay and Lesbian Travel
  • Group Tours
  • Luxury Travel

Foy Renfro

Journey To and Fro

I have worked in the travel industry for more than 15 years. I've enjoyed learning about other cultures and sharing my experiences with others. My experience began in college where I...

Specialty Destinations
  • Australia
  • Europe
  • Caribbean
  • North America
  • South Pacific
  • Bali
Specialty Interests
  • Adventure Travel
  • Corporate Travel
  • Cruising
  • Gay and Lesbian Travel
  • Hotels and Resorts
  • Luxury Travel

Jane Scarcello

Jane Scarcello is renowned for developing and creating fantastic travel experiences for her diverse clientele. As an enthusiastic traveler and planner herself, Jane is able to provide and arrange distinct and memorable...

Specialty Destinations
  • England
  • Greece
  • Europe
Specialty Interests
  • Adventure Travel
  • Culinary Adventures
  • Custom Itineraries
  • Luxury Travel
  • River Cruising

Joane Bryant

Throughout my life I had my mind set on seeing the world. It was a passion of mine and whenever I had a moment to take a break, I would take that opportunity to see the sights and sounds of the world that surrounds us. It...

Specialty Destinations
  • New Zealand
  • Australia
  • Russia
  • Dubai
  • Seychelles
Specialty Interests
  • Cruising
  • Destination Weddings
  • Group Tours
  • Honeymoons
  • River Cruising

John Glowicki

A traveler from a very young age, John had ventured throughout most of the United States by age 10! He began his career in travel in 1979 and is experienced in all aspects of travel, his forte being Cruises; Hawaii and the...

Specialty Destinations
  • Hawaii
  • South Pacific
  • Australia
Specialty Interests
  • Cruising

John Oberacker

Eden exists wherever you are… if you just have the right expert to help you find it.

John Oberacker caters to those looking for unique experiences around the globe.  His goal is to present the world to his clients in...

Specialty Destinations
  • Islands of the World
  • Caribbean
  • The South Pacific
  • The Great Barrier Reef
  • Maldives
  • Mexico
Specialty Interests
  • Adventure Travel
  • Cruising
  • Destination Weddings
  • Gay and Lesbian Travel
  • Honeymoons
  • Luxury Travel

Kay Thatcher

I specialize in US & International tours, cruises, couples, families, honeymoons and groups. 

I have had the privilege of having15 years experience as a travel consultant.  Recent trips have included extensive trips...

Specialty Destinations
  • Italy
  • France
  • United Kingdom
  • Kenya
  • Myanmar
  • Scandinavia
Specialty Interests
  • African Safari
  • Cruising
  • Family Travel
  • Honeymoons

Laura Stewart

Laura Stewart, located in dowtown Tempe, Arizona office has so many wonderful assets to speak of.

Her attention to detail and most importantly to what her travelers have to say is what differentiates herself from others...

Specialty Destinations
  • Hawaii
  • Australia
  • Caribbean
  • Tahiti
  • China
  • Indonesia
Specialty Interests
  • Cruising
  • Family Travel
  • Honeymoons

Lisa Pinczewski-Sweet

Lisa has been in the travel industry since 1982. She has worked in the industry in a wide variety of capacities; such as reservations, ticketing agent, gate supervisor and flight attendant with America West and Delta Airlines...

Specialty Destinations
  • Europe
  • Hawaii
  • Mexico
  • Great Britain
  • Mexico
  • Australia
Specialty Interests
  • Adventure Travel
  • Corporate Travel
  • Cruising
  • Custom Itineraries
  • Group Tours

Louise West

Louise has 20 years working with travelers, and specializes in cruises, tours, all -inclusive resorts, and worry-free travel around the world. 

She enjoys combining the convenience of cruise travel with customized land...

Specialty Destinations
  • Australia
  • Hawaii
  • Mexico
Specialty Interests
  • Adventure Travel
  • Cruising
  • Group Tours
  • Hotels and Resorts
  • River Cruising

Margaret Owen

I have been a travel advisor since 1990 after completing a two-year program at Chabot College in Hayward, California. I take pride in all the knowledge I've acquired over the years and truly love cruising. I love planning...

Specialty Destinations
  • Caribbean
  • Europe
  • Hawaii
  • Galapagos Islands
  • Australia
  • South America
Specialty Interests
  • Adventure Travel
  • Cruising
  • Family Travel
  • Group Tours
  • Honeymoons
  • Luxury Travel

Mona Saunders

Mona Saunders has over four decades of experience in the travel industry. Her and her daughter Anna have worked together for many years and through their exemplarily service, have fostered the relationships they have made...

Specialty Destinations
  • Australia
  • South Africa
  • Europe
  • South Pacific
  • Falkland Islands
  • Iceland
Specialty Interests
  • Cruising
  • Custom Itineraries

Sarah Taylor

During Sarah Taylor’s trips, she is always seeking out inspiring art, culinary delights, and advice from locals on where to go next. Through her stories, Sarah hopes to share some of the humanity, history, and connection that...

Specialty Destinations
  • Brazil
  • Australia
  • California
  • Argentina
  • Chile
  • Mexico
Specialty Interests
  • Adventure Travel
  • Art and Cultural Trips
  • Culinary Adventures
  • Custom Itineraries
  • Eco-Tourism
  • Luxury Travel

Sharon Organista

Sharon has been in the travel business since 1991.  She specializes in leisure travel whether it be cruising, touring or family all inclusive vacations.  

Taking good care of the client is her top priority  and...

Specialty Destinations
  • Canada
  • South America
  • Central America
  • Mexico
  • South Pacific
  • Europe
Specialty Interests
  • Adventure Travel
  • Cruising
  • Family Travel
  • Honeymoons
  • Hotels and Resorts
  • Luxury Travel

Sue Doyle

I have been in the travel business for many years and have lots of first hand experience in a myriad of destinations.  I lived in Italy and France when I was younger.  I specialize in planning custom vacations for those who...

Specialty Destinations
  • Australia
  • Italy
  • France
  • Asia
  • Latin America
  • New Zealand
Specialty Interests
  • Art and Cultural Trips
  • Custom Itineraries

Susan Sarver

Susan is an agent with 20 years of experience in the travel industry.  With a love of travel in general, she has made a career of sending her clients nearly everywhere from Maui to Antarctica.  With a special love for the...

Specialty Destinations
  • Fiji
  • Caribbean
  • Hawaii
  • Mexico
  • Australia
Specialty Interests
  • Custom Itineraries
  • Destination Weddings
  • Family Travel
  • Honeymoons
  • Hotels and Resorts

Trish Injaychock

Trish Injaychock sees life through the prism of experience and travel. She was driven to explore the globe from an early age. As an undergraduate at Georgetown University, she set off with little more than a backpack to...

Specialty Destinations
  • United States
  • Italy
  • Mexico
  • Hawaii
  • Thailand
  • France
Specialty Interests
  • Culinary Adventures
  • Custom Itineraries
  • Destination Weddings
  • Honeymoons
  • Hotels and Resorts
  • Luxury Travel

Yvette Godoy

I have 10 years of experience working in both leisure and corporate travel and over 30 years of traveling for fun.  I love to travel and in my spare time I have been known to spend hours researching various destinations,...

Specialty Destinations
  • Mexico
  • Hawaii
  • Tahiti
  • Australia
  • Caribbean
  • South America
Specialty Interests
  • Adventure Travel
  • Corporate Travel
  • Cruising
  • Destination Weddings
  • Family Travel
  • Honeymoons

Belize

Photo: Belize

Crystal clear waters, pristine white sandy beaches and top notch cultural experiences are the definition of Belize.  Known for its world class diving, fishing and snorkeling, Belize offers travelers the very best of the Caribbean.

Specialty Destinations
Specialty Interests

Courtney McCarthy

My experience with travel and luxury marketing is vast having lived and worked in Europe for four years as Global Brand Manager at Starwood Hotels (Le Meridien brand) and running marketing campaigns for various Fortune 500 Brands throughout the world. I have traveled extensively within Europe, the Middle East and Africa and have a passion for new adventures and the luxury market. I have stayed at some of the world's most coveted destinations and bring that wealth of "insider" knowledge to my loyal clients.

After years of traveling and executive positions within travel industry, in 2016 I co-founded Elysian Travel, an upscale boutique travel agency specializing in the design and execution of "Exclusive Experiences" for our clients. We are a Virtuoso agency and have aligned with the most high-profile vendors in the travel industry, allowing us to provide the best levels of service, widest range of products and VIP amenities. We fulfill all your vacation needs and buffer you from the problems that plague those who book online without any professional support. Our well-traveled, well-connected team will help you plan everything from a weekend getaway to a journey around the world. Our agency is a Four Seasons Preferred Partner, Member of the Peninsula PenClub, Belmond Club, A&K Top 100, Rosewood Elite, Ritz Carlton STARS, Dorchester Diamond Club and Couture by Langham just to name a few.

Elysian = Blissful, Delightful, Relating to the characteristics of Heaven or Paradise.

Specialty Destinations
  • United Arab Emirates
  • Qatar
  • Mexico
  • Saint Lucia
  • United Kingdom
  • Italy
Specialty Interests
  • Cruising
  • Culinary Adventures
  • Custom Itineraries
  • Family Travel
  • Hotels and Resorts
  • Luxury Travel

Jane Dunlap

Travel has always been in Jane Dunlap’s blood — from family trips to Europe staying in historic castle hotels, visiting Napoleon’s Tomb and eating pizza atop the Eiffel Tower — to traveling in Mexico and the US to Disney World, the Grand Canyon, San Francisco, Chicago, New Orleans, and dozens of other fantastic locations. Jane’s love for Central and South America was kindled during her work volunteering in Paraguay with Houston-based Amigos de las Americas.

Her passion for travel extended into college where she earned a Bachelor of Science in Geography from Texas A&M University. After a successful career in Logistics – operations management, warehouse design, hardware and software design, and transport of both hard and soft goods worldwide – Jane was able to realize my dream of attending the Cordon Bleu in Paris and exploring Bruges, Belgium. She recreated the movie In Bruges, staying in the same locations and visiting all of the landmarks made famous by the movie. Cruising has become one of Jane’s favorite modes of travel, so much so, she got married aboard the Carnival Magic in 2012. Mexico, rich in culture and fabulous destinations, will always be Jane’s most recommended getaway for value and overall experience.

Today, Jane brings her detail-oriented logistics background to the travel industry, planning exceptional vacations with exclusive itineraries for her clients, focusing on their specific needs and requests including luxury travel, cruising, boutique tours, traveling with pets, dietary restrictions, and accessibility. Jane Dunlap looks forward to partnering with you and your family to craft a unique and unforgettable adventure!

Specialty Destinations
  • Mexico
  • Caribbean
  • United States of America
  • Europe
  • Arizona
  • New Mexico
Specialty Interests
  • Adventure Travel
  • Custom Itineraries
  • Family Travel
  • Hotels and Resorts
  • Luxury Travel
  • River Cruising

Jane Scarcello

Jane Scarcello is renowned for developing and creating fantastic travel experiences for her diverse clientele. As an enthusiastic traveler and planner herself, Jane is able to provide and arrange distinct and memorable journeys.

Thorough planning and attending to the needs of her clients comes naturally to Jane. 

Utmost care, trustworthiness, attention to detail, compassion, creativity – these are words Jane's clientele use to describe her. Her high standard of dedication and integrity puts her in good company with the most well-respected and knowledgeable experts in the travel industry.

Jane's british background provides a superb understanding of Europe and the various cultures it holds. She also spent 2 years in Greece and has visited much of the mainland and Greek Isles.

Jane's recent travels include a luxury yachting experience in Indonesia, a trip to her homeland in England and the Formula 1 car race in Montreal, Canada.  

Specialty Destinations
  • England
  • Greece
  • Europe
Specialty Interests
  • Adventure Travel
  • Culinary Adventures
  • Custom Itineraries
  • Luxury Travel
  • River Cruising

Sally Hart

Trained as an Asian historian, I taught at the university level for many years, traveled extensively in Asia as an independent traveler, and lead many groups. I also advised students about how to use travel as a learning experience.  I have had considerable experience with faculty and student travel. I’ve worked in travel for the last 10 years. I’ve traveled throughout the Caribbean and Central America, and I have seen a good deal of Western Europe. I work extensively with independent travelers and can help you make travel arrangements in many areas of the developing world. My reading knowledge of French, Spanish, German, Italian, Portuguese, Chinese and Japanese mean that I’m able to help clients negotiate with suppliers in a number of different countries. 

I am particularly interested in the economic development process in developing countries, and I’m also especially interested in minority group cultures in various countries.  I love to encourage travelers to move outside their comfort zone just a bit, but I do that by helping people pin down their arrangements as completely as possible in advance.  

Specialty Destinations
  • Mongolia
  • Caribbean
  • Central America
  • Developing Countries
  • China
  • South Korea
Specialty Interests
  • Adventure Travel
  • Art and Cultural Trips
  • Culinary Adventures
  • Custom Itineraries
  • Eco-Tourism
  • Photography Expeditions

Sharon Organista

Sharon has been in the travel business since 1991.  She specializes in leisure travel whether it be cruising, touring or family all inclusive vacations.  

Taking good care of the client is her top priority  and providing service to make your dreams come true.

Constantly taking classes and webinars to keep current and updated on areas through out the globe, Sharon truly knows the world.  Some of her favorite places she has visited are:

  • Mexico
  • Costa Rica
  • Hawaii
  • Turkey, Ireland
  • Ecuador
  • Australia
  • New Zealand
  • Fiji
  • Tahiti
  • Cook Islands

 

Specialty Destinations
  • Canada
  • South America
  • Central America
  • Mexico
  • South Pacific
  • Europe
Specialty Interests
  • Adventure Travel
  • Cruising
  • Family Travel
  • Honeymoons
  • Hotels and Resorts
  • Luxury Travel

Sue Doyle

I have been in the travel business for many years and have lots of first hand experience in a myriad of destinations.  I lived in Italy and France when I was younger.  I specialize in planning custom vacations for those who want to have pre-booked arrangements but who do not want to travel with a group.  In addition to Europe, I plan custom vacations to Latin America, Asia, Australia and New Zealand.

Specialty Destinations
  • Australia
  • Italy
  • France
  • Asia
  • Latin America
  • New Zealand
Specialty Interests
  • Art and Cultural Trips
  • Custom Itineraries

Trish Injaychock

Trish Injaychock sees life through the prism of experience and travel. She was driven to explore the globe from an early age. As an undergraduate at Georgetown University, she set off with little more than a backpack to explore the boundless wonder of Ireland. Trish also found herself eagerly embracing the opportunity to live in Japan with her husband and two children where she immersed herself in both the culture and exotic points of Asia. Her global experiences have given rise to a keen sense for what makes a destination special.

Beyond her personal passion for travel, Trish brings a decade of relevant professional experience to Elysian Travel. She focused her career as a Corporate Events Manager on an international portfolio of events in North America, Europe, Asia, Africa and Australia. Specializing in the planning and execution of C-suite strategy sessions and executive retreats, she consistently demonstrates mastery of the art of a professional event. Trish found industry success in her commitment to both the service ethic and attention to detail required by this demanding audience of financial, healthcare, and technology leaders.

As a founding partner in Elysian Travel, Trish is committed to bringing a lifetime of passion and skills to each client, defining an exclusive experience and making it a reality.

Specialty Destinations
  • United States
  • Italy
  • Mexico
  • Hawaii
  • Thailand
  • France
Specialty Interests
  • Culinary Adventures
  • Custom Itineraries
  • Destination Weddings
  • Honeymoons
  • Hotels and Resorts
  • Luxury Travel

Caribbean

Photo: Caribbean

Immerse yourself in a charismatic island culture where time decelerates to tranquility or play in surging waterfalls and turquoise waters.  When visiting the Caribbean there are three things you want to experience-surf, sand and the sun.

Specialty Destinations
Specialty Interests

Bob Romano

I have been luxury travel advisor in Southern California since 1975.  I have served as travel manager for 17 years and as a travel agency owner for 15 years.  I am presently serving as a luxury travel consultant in our Riverside/Inland Empire office.  I have traveled to almost all continents on earth.  I handle my valued clients trips as if the trip was my own.  I work to get them the best value while at the same time helping them identify what is needed to make their trip the best it can be.

I am a luxury travel consultant who admires exclusive vacations. This admiration for luxury holidays has given me the foundation to share my knowledge of luxury resorts, luxury hotels, luxury cruise ships, luxury yachts, luxury timeshares, luxury expeditions, luxury safari's with you.

Latest Professional attendance-2012 International Luxury Travel Market sponsored buyer attendee.  This luxury event was held in Cannes, France and is by invitation only.  

I look forward to working with you on a luxury vacation soon! 

 

Specialty Destinations
  • Africa
  • Australia/New Zealand
  • Europe
  • Mexico
  • Caribbean
  • USA/Canada
Specialty Interests
  • Adventure Travel
  • Cruising
  • Hotels and Resorts
  • Luxury Travel

Carol Gregory

Carol’s love of travel started at a young age growing up in the Bahamas, Jamaica, and Florida.

She has travelled extensively with some of her favorite destinations being Tanzania, Egypt, Turkey, England, and the big island of Hawaii.  She has also visited Tahiti, Fiji, Kenya, much of Europe, Guatemala, Costa Rica, Mexico, Bermuda, Aruba, Grand Cayman, Canada, and all 50 states except for Pennsylvania.

 She and her husband thoroughly enjoy the ease and beautiful scenery of European river cruising.  They have done both the Danube and the Rhine aboard AmaWaterways.  Carol has sailed the stunning Tahitian Islands aboard the 5 star Paul Gauguin.  She loves warm weather destinations, hiking, and bicycling.

 With over 30 years of experience, she would love to help you plan your next deluxe vacation. Most recently Carol Gregory has enjoyed 2 European Windstar sailings aboard the Star Pride and Wind Surf. They were superb cruise experiences which she highly recommends all doing.

Specialty Destinations
  • Tanzania
  • Egypt
  • Turkey
  • England
  • Hawaii
  • Guatemala
Specialty Interests
  • African Safari
  • Cruising
  • Hotels and Resorts
  • River Cruising

Cheryl Dixon

My commitment as your personal travel adviser is to make your dream trip come true.  I will take time to listen to your interests and travel desires. It's important to consider any well-being or healthy lifestyle needs you may have and use my expertise for your dream trip.  

Traveling across the United States, France from the Normandy Coast to Paris and through the “champagne country” of Epernay, south to Limoges and Avignon sparked my love of culinary and cultural experiences amidst natural beauty. I have enjoyed travel in the Netherlands, across Germany, to London, Rome, Dubai, India, Sri Lanka, Myanmar, Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, Vietnam and Cambodia where personal well-being, rejuvenation and holistic lifestyle are fused into daily life.

I specialize in European and exotic river cruising which take you into the heart a country and it's people. As a River Cruise Specialist and Well-Being Travel Specialist, I understand the value of integrating personal well-being, healthy lifestyle and culinary experiences with the natural beauty of your dream travel destinations. I can also support travel needs for personal medical tourism.
I am certified as a Well-Being Travel Specialist by The Travel Institute and a River Cruise Specialist from Travel Agent University. My Midwest values, travel experiences and years in the health profession give me a unique perspective in travel planning.  I enjoy creating trips for celebrating special occasions, bucket-list adventures, and well-being escapes for relaxation and rejuvenation. 

Specialty Destinations
  • Germany
  • Vietnam
  • Cambodia
  • Myanmar
  • France
  • Caribbean
Specialty Interests
  • Art and Cultural Trips
  • Culinary Adventures
  • Custom Itineraries
  • Luxury Travel
  • River Cruising

Courtney McCarthy

My experience with travel and luxury marketing is vast having lived and worked in Europe for four years as Global Brand Manager at Starwood Hotels (Le Meridien brand) and running marketing campaigns for various Fortune 500 Brands throughout the world. I have traveled extensively within Europe, the Middle East and Africa and have a passion for new adventures and the luxury market. I have stayed at some of the world's most coveted destinations and bring that wealth of "insider" knowledge to my loyal clients.

After years of traveling and executive positions within travel industry, in 2016 I co-founded Elysian Travel, an upscale boutique travel agency specializing in the design and execution of "Exclusive Experiences" for our clients. We are a Virtuoso agency and have aligned with the most high-profile vendors in the travel industry, allowing us to provide the best levels of service, widest range of products and VIP amenities. We fulfill all your vacation needs and buffer you from the problems that plague those who book online without any professional support. Our well-traveled, well-connected team will help you plan everything from a weekend getaway to a journey around the world. Our agency is a Four Seasons Preferred Partner, Member of the Peninsula PenClub, Belmond Club, A&K Top 100, Rosewood Elite, Ritz Carlton STARS, Dorchester Diamond Club and Couture by Langham just to name a few.

Elysian = Blissful, Delightful, Relating to the characteristics of Heaven or Paradise.

Specialty Destinations
  • United Arab Emirates
  • Qatar
  • Mexico
  • Saint Lucia
  • United Kingdom
  • Italy
Specialty Interests
  • Cruising
  • Culinary Adventures
  • Custom Itineraries
  • Family Travel
  • Hotels and Resorts
  • Luxury Travel

Csilla Takacs

Csilla has been a travel agent since 1988, she has enjoyed providing her clients with memorable vacations over the years. It is a pleasure for her to create a lasting vacation memory for her clients and to continue to do so. Though she generally books cruises and vacation packages, she has a particular love of Europe and lived in Budapest, Hungary for a year. 

Cruising is a favorite in our retirement community and she agrees it is a great way to travel. For those that are a bit more adventurous want to work out thier own travel itinerary Csilla loves working out the details whether car, trains or planes it's rewarding to get a client exactly what they want.

Specialty Destinations
  • Europe
  • Australia & New Zealand
  • Asia
  • Caribbean
  • North America
  • Africa
Specialty Interests
  • Cruising
  • Custom Itineraries
  • Family Travel
  • Group Tours
  • Hotels and Resorts

Foy Renfro

Journey To and Fro

I have worked in the travel industry for more than 15 years. I've enjoyed learning about other cultures and sharing my experiences with others. My experience began in college where I earned a BS in Parks, Recreation, Tourism Management with an emphasis in Travel and Tourism. I've had a varied career working in hotels, travel management companies, airlines and eventually owning a meetings and incentives start--up business. In this time of information overload, I have heard people say that they have too many choices when trying to book their own travel, and that booking travel for not only special occasions also in general has become a burden to them. I am here to assist!

Italy - A wonderful country to visit with stunning coast lines, fabulous food, top fashion and an abundance of history. The Amalfi Coast - A beautiful destination with mountains dropping into the sea. Breathtaking vistas from each of the towns that dot this coastline. Amalfi, Positano, Ravello, and Sorrento take one back in time to a simpler way of life. Enjoy a day in the sun on the beach, a visit to Capri and the ruins in nearby Pompeii and Herculaneum. Or simply relax and enjoy the gardens in Ravello like Wagner and so many other artists have done for centuries. This is a world class destination! Rome: Whether it's a high fashion shopping trip to Rome or a history trip with visits to the Roman ruins this destination offers the traveler a look back in time to the ancient Roman civilization, as well as a cosmopolitan experience.

Specialty Destinations
  • Australia
  • Europe
  • Caribbean
  • North America
  • South Pacific
  • Bali
Specialty Interests
  • Adventure Travel
  • Corporate Travel
  • Cruising
  • Gay and Lesbian Travel
  • Hotels and Resorts
  • Luxury Travel

Helen Reid

With over 26 years in the travel industry Helen is very experienced in a variety of global destinations. She has traveled the world extensively giving her great insight on all aspects of travel, both for the luxury or budget oriented client.

Helen is also real savvy with air travel which bodes well for corporate travel. She takes pride in her personal relationships she builds with her clients. They become friends and are often seen enjoying a glass of one Santa Ynez's distinguished winemakers. Destinations she recently traveled to include  the Bahamas, Cabo San Lucas, Puerto Vallarta, Hawaii and East Africa. Helen has sent people both near and far-from places like Sri Lanka to Iceland.  Helen travels to Hawaiii every year so she stays up to date on what's happening on the islands and can advise you on which is the best resort for your stay.

Specialty Destinations
  • Caribbean
  • Hawaii
  • Mexico
  • Western Europe
  • Canada
  • Kenya
Specialty Interests
  • Adventure Travel
  • African Safari
  • Cruising
  • Gay and Lesbian Travel
  • Hotels and Resorts
  • Luxury Travel

Jane Dunlap

Travel has always been in Jane Dunlap’s blood — from family trips to Europe staying in historic castle hotels, visiting Napoleon’s Tomb and eating pizza atop the Eiffel Tower — to traveling in Mexico and the US to Disney World, the Grand Canyon, San Francisco, Chicago, New Orleans, and dozens of other fantastic locations. Jane’s love for Central and South America was kindled during her work volunteering in Paraguay with Houston-based Amigos de las Americas.

Her passion for travel extended into college where she earned a Bachelor of Science in Geography from Texas A&M University. After a successful career in Logistics – operations management, warehouse design, hardware and software design, and transport of both hard and soft goods worldwide – Jane was able to realize my dream of attending the Cordon Bleu in Paris and exploring Bruges, Belgium. She recreated the movie In Bruges, staying in the same locations and visiting all of the landmarks made famous by the movie. Cruising has become one of Jane’s favorite modes of travel, so much so, she got married aboard the Carnival Magic in 2012. Mexico, rich in culture and fabulous destinations, will always be Jane’s most recommended getaway for value and overall experience.

Today, Jane brings her detail-oriented logistics background to the travel industry, planning exceptional vacations with exclusive itineraries for her clients, focusing on their specific needs and requests including luxury travel, cruising, boutique tours, traveling with pets, dietary restrictions, and accessibility. Jane Dunlap looks forward to partnering with you and your family to craft a unique and unforgettable adventure!

Specialty Destinations
  • Mexico
  • Caribbean
  • United States of America
  • Europe
  • Arizona
  • New Mexico
Specialty Interests
  • Adventure Travel
  • Custom Itineraries
  • Family Travel
  • Hotels and Resorts
  • Luxury Travel
  • River Cruising

Jane Malley

Jane has been in Sun City since 1978. She is well known for being one of Arizona's finest cruise specialist's. Cruising is Jane's passion and it is reflected in her work. She is the cosummate professional  who goes above and beyond to make her clients cruise dreams come true. She loves putting together cruise vacations for big groups and family reunions. Jane will ensure that your trip will be one to remember. 

"I enjoy creating a memory and there is no better way then with a family reunion on a cruise ship"

Specialty Destinations
  • Caribbean
  • Mexico
  • Alaska
  • South Pacific
  • Europe
  • Trans-Atlantic
Specialty Interests
  • Cruising
  • Family Travel
  • Group Tours

Janie Sailor

Janie Sailor has been raised with travel as one of her main passions. Her teens were spent in South Florida and sunmmers aboard a sailboat in the Caribbean. Her first venture into the business of travel was arranging photo & wildlife safaris in Africa. She moved on to represent the Swiss based tour operator Kuoni Travel in the southwestern U.S. 

After moving to Santa Barbara, she came to Your Travel Center and has stayed loyal  for 20 years.

She has lead tours and cruises around the globe, organized seminars, developed corporate travel and generally worn many hats in the travel business. 

Travel and Art are her loves, and she will promise the utmost attention to every detail your travel needs require.

Specialty Destinations
  • Africa
  • Caribbean
Specialty Interests
  • African Safari
  • Corporate Travel
  • Cruising

Jim Welch

Jim Welch has been traveling the world since attending the 1988 Olympics in South Korea. While there he met his soon-to-be adopted little brother at a local orphanage. During a Rome trip, Jim had the rare chance to have private mass with Saint Pope John Paul II in his residence chapel. As a student he spent a semester aboard a ship as it went around the world, and as part of MBA studies he traveled to China & Thailand. 

Sparked by a lifelong interest & passion in traveling, Jim moved from a successful 12+ yrs corporate finance career and co-launched Amaze Travel. 

Whether seeking a quick getaway or extended journey, Jim is ready to plan your dream vacation.

Specialty Destinations
  • South Africa
  • China
  • Italy
  • Caribbean
  • Brazil
  • Argentina
Specialty Interests
  • African Safari
  • Art and Cultural Trips
  • Cruising
  • Culinary Adventures
  • Eco-Tourism
  • Family Travel

John Oberacker

Eden exists wherever you are… if you just have the right expert to help you find it.

John Oberacker caters to those looking for unique experiences around the globe.  His goal is to present the world to his clients in new, exciting and imaginative ways.   Having traveled the world extensively, over 50 countries to date, he is uniquely qualified to provide his clients with first hand knowledge the destinations they want to experience.  In turn, this affords his clients wonderful memories that will last them a lifetime!

Though well versed in all destinations, John’s specialty is islands.  John is a member of the ISLANDS Magazine advisory board, he is a Certified Tahiti Tiare Specialist, a Hawaiian Destination Specialist, and a Crystal Cruises advisory board member.  These titles are honorable distinctions that he has worked hard to achieve.  However, the titles are of secondary importance.  His primary objective is to stay current and aware of everything that is available for his luxury travel clients.  He is constantly on the move, making personal visits to destinations around the globe, attending trade shows (Hawaii Travel Exchange, ILTM, Pure, FITA and many others), and continually educating himself in his areas of expertise.

From honeymoons to multi generational getaways, John is the perfect choice for those looking for a seasoned travel advisor.  At 40 years young, he appeals to the new generation of jetsetters, while being seasoned enough to take perfect care of the most accomplished travelers.    

Specialty Destinations
  • Islands of the World
  • Caribbean
  • The South Pacific
  • The Great Barrier Reef
  • Maldives
  • Mexico
Specialty Interests
  • Adventure Travel
  • Cruising
  • Destination Weddings
  • Gay and Lesbian Travel
  • Honeymoons
  • Luxury Travel

Julie Welch

Julie’s passion for travel began when she studied Spanish in school. Her first international trip took her to Spain where the combined history, art, language and culture added a one-of-a-kind richness to her education. This inspired an increasingly inquisitive nature about foreign places and people and since then, she’s continued to travel, seeking new encounters all over the world. Recently she’s started to travel for a more immersive experience and has lived in Panama for several months.

Continuing to engage in new places, her goal is to help travelers maximize their experience in order to gain the most gratification from their valuable time away. She believes that travel, if properly planned and executed, can provide us with fulfillment that lasts long beyond the trip itself. Along with carrying memories of the time you had, you can return with lingering feelings of relaxation, renewal, inspiration and energy. In all Julie has visited over 125 cities in 20 countries.

Specialty Destinations
  • Caribbean
  • Italy
  • Spain
  • South Africa
  • Brazil
  • Argentina
Specialty Interests
  • Adventure Travel
  • African Safari
  • Art and Cultural Trips
  • Destination Weddings
  • Luxury Travel
  • River Cruising

Kathryn Marino

ASTON MARTIN NEWPORT BEACH- #1 Dealer in the Nation 2010, 2011

Kathy Marino’s creative instincts and success as a market analyst has been sought by industry leading companies, including Walt Disney, Inc., Fox, Univision, UPN, Freedom Communications, the NHL Mighty Ducks and MLB Angels of Anaheim, Budweiser and others. Marino’s 17-years of multi-media marketing experience has resulted in a proven pedigree in a wide range of fields, from television, radio, and sports sponsorships, to pioneering promotional events, brand building and media buying for national accounts.

Marino joined  Your Travel Center to amplify travel services in the automotive luxury arena with the forethought of community building. To date Your Travel Center luxury advisors now services Aston Martin Newport Beach, after a succession of events over three years,  Hauteoc Traveler also proudly shares in the accolades of the dealership’s recognition of being #1 in the nation through its loyalty program www.AstonMartinElite.com

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Specialty Destinations
  • Monaco
  • Monte Carlo
  • French Riviera
  • St. Bart's
  • Hong Kong
  • Tokyo
Specialty Interests
  • Art and Cultural Trips
  • Culinary Adventures
  • Eco-Tourism

Kathy Palmer

Expertise sums up Kathy Palmer’s career in the travel profession. For her long time clients Kathy’s travel expertise has them experiencing life to the fullest. From early morning hot air ballooning in Capadocia, to booking front row seats at a bull fight in Madrid, to a yoga retreat in Palm Springs, as a Virtuoso Consultant Kathy has the ability to make any travel wish come true. Kathy’s Professional Travel Expertise began 25 years ago as a Customer Service Agent with a regional air carrier and later as a full time Travel Consultant. Whether you have three days to find rest and relaxation or three weeks to fill with fun and adventure, you can rely on Kathy to arrange the perfect trip for you.

Specialty Destinations
  • Mexico
  • Caribbean
  • Hawaii
Specialty Interests

Laura Stewart

Laura Stewart, located in dowtown Tempe, Arizona office has so many wonderful assets to speak of.

Her attention to detail and most importantly to what her travelers have to say is what differentiates herself from others in the travel agent community. Laura will take the time to look at every detail when it comes to helping plan your dream vacation. The relationships she holds with hoteliers, cruise representatives and tour operators allows her to manufacture a worry free and perfectly orchestrated travel itinerary. 

Her specialties are Hawaii, Mexico, the Caribbean and Australia. Having spent much time in all destinations provides her the personal experience to better orchestrate trip plans to fit the needs of all types of travelers. In the world of travel, it is important that you have the connections all around the world giving you the security and on-site attention we all deserve.

Laura Stewart is also a specialist in luxury travel and luxury vacations. 

Call Laura today to start planning your trip today! 

Specialty Destinations
  • Hawaii
  • Australia
  • Caribbean
  • Tahiti
  • China
  • Indonesia
Specialty Interests
  • Cruising
  • Family Travel
  • Honeymoons

Lisa Pinczewski-Sweet

Lisa has been in the travel industry since 1982. She has worked in the industry in a wide variety of capacities; such as reservations, ticketing agent, gate supervisor and flight attendant with America West and Delta Airlines. Plus she was a re-fueler, a radio tower operator and sales and marketing representative with a Hawaii/Arizona Helicopter Tour Company, as well as, the Italian FIT(Foreign Independent Travel) expert/Office Manager at a European Tour and FIT Company, along the way!!

She has already traveled to many exciting destinations, but her goal is to eventually travel the world! She has a wealth of knowledge for every travel need; whether it's a last minute get-away weekend that requires everything from a Limo to roses in your hotel room, to a month long tour of Europe by Riverboat to a Corporate Meeting Convention in Las Vegas, Lisa is the agent to call! Her expertise at ticketing and doing exchanges is also something that she can guide you through; seeing as most of her corporate clients, do many numerous tickets and exchanges throughout a normal business day.

Lisa enjoys traveling and indulging in her favorite pastime of photography. She is a Sandals/Beaches Specialist and a Tahiti Tiare Specialist as well as an Italy Specialist, Germany Specialist, Puerto Rico, Mexico, and Hawaii Specialist, and All of Britain Specialist, Plus Disney Specialist from the College of Disney. She is working on bring a cruise specialist. With a passion for knowledge, it shouldn't take her long to add them to her already extensive expertise list!

Specialty Destinations
  • Europe
  • Hawaii
  • Mexico
  • Great Britain
  • Mexico
  • Australia
Specialty Interests
  • Adventure Travel
  • Corporate Travel
  • Cruising
  • Custom Itineraries
  • Group Tours

Margaret Owen

I have been a travel advisor since 1990 after completing a two-year program at Chabot College in Hayward, California. I take pride in all the knowledge I've acquired over the years and truly love cruising. I love planning trips of a lifetime, especially cruises, for all of my clients. In fact I save most of them money over internet pricing while also providing special VIP service throughout the planning process to their welcome home. I also give them the assurance that should anything go wrong during their travel, I would be available to assist them.

My highest professional accomplishments include becoming a Certified Travel Counselor as designated by ICTA (Institute of Certified Travel Agents) and Master Cruise Counselor by CLIA (Cruise Lines International Association) as well as Certified Sandals Specialist (CSS). I have been on many cruises (over 15) on several cruise lines. I especially love Hawaii--all the islands and also Italy.

I pride myself on friendly professional service.

Specialty Destinations
  • Caribbean
  • Europe
  • Hawaii
  • Galapagos Islands
  • Australia
  • South America
Specialty Interests
  • Adventure Travel
  • Cruising
  • Family Travel
  • Group Tours
  • Honeymoons
  • Luxury Travel

Mark Blum

Mark has been traveling the world since his parents took him out of school for a trip to Asia in 1959. He hasn’t stopped since. He is a member of the prestigious Traveler’s Century Club which means that he has traveled to more than 100 distinct countries or geographical entities. Now, as a travel professional, Mark can help you fulfill your globetrotting dreams. 

He specializes in adventure travel to remote locations to pursue activities such as scuba diving, snorkeling, kayaking, and high altitude trekking. Wherever you are thinking of venturing, there is a good chance that Mark has boots on the ground (or flippers in the water) experience to help guide you in fulfilling your travel destiny. Trekking the Himalaya Mountains of Bhutan, snorkeling the crystal clear waters of Palau, observing a wild orangutan in the jungles of Borneo; no problem.

Mark can help you find the perfect trip. Mark works closely with many adventure travel operators including Wilderness Travel, Geographic Expeditions, and Zegrahm Expeditions and can arrange a trip for you with one of these first class travel providers. 

If your travel dreams are a little more on the tame side, Mark can also help you find a cruise on one of the small luxury cruise ships with itineraries that span the world’s oceans. He is a specialist with Sea Dream Yacht Club, operator of two 110-passenger cruise ships that take personal service to a new and amazing level.

Specialty Destinations
  • Bhutan
  • Palau
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Pitcairn Island
  • Tonga
  • Comoros
Specialty Interests
  • Adventure Travel
  • African Safari
  • Cruising
  • Photography Expeditions
  • Winter Sports

Pamela Blackwood

 

With 18 years of experience as a travel agent, there is not much Pam Blackwood hasn’t done (windsurfing, scuba diving and zip lining to name a few) or many places she hasn’t explored (Hawaii, Alaska, Peru, Ecuador, Mexico, Africa and Europe). Pam’s love of travel is a family trait, shared by her mother and two daughters who have all traveled extensively. Pam is experienced in both individual and group travel, and supports corporate clients as well. Second only to her customers, her top travel priority is the two cruises she takes with her husband every year. 

Specialty Destinations
  • Caribbean
  • Europe
  • Hawaii
  • Mexico
Specialty Interests
  • Adventure Travel
  • Custom Itineraries
  • Group Tours

Robert Matuszewski

Traveling over 35 years, Rob's travel bug is more about a curiosity of interests, and a desire to make a lifetime experiences with people, places, and things. So, little map circles and big map circles are equally exciting, and the best of all worlds is the experience of traveling with family and friends (new and old) anywhere. Rob truly adores “trains, planes, automobiles, and ships”. 

Rob is a big water person. So, sandy beaches, sky blue water and natural beauty do it for him every time. He has done water destination vacations in Hawaii, the Caribbean, and Europe. All offer great outdoor activities and/or laid back vacation experiences. However, more recently cruising has afforded him the luxury of many new horizons to experience, with the idea of finding great destinations to watch the waves roll in at sunset.

Specialty Destinations
  • Asia
  • Caribbean
  • Europe
  • North America
  • South America
  • South Pacific
Specialty Interests
  • Cruising
  • Custom Itineraries
  • Hotels and Resorts
  • Luxury Travel

Sharon Organista

Sharon has been in the travel business since 1991.  She specializes in leisure travel whether it be cruising, touring or family all inclusive vacations.  

Taking good care of the client is her top priority  and providing service to make your dreams come true.

Constantly taking classes and webinars to keep current and updated on areas through out the globe, Sharon truly knows the world.  Some of her favorite places she has visited are:

  • Mexico
  • Costa Rica
  • Hawaii
  • Turkey, Ireland
  • Ecuador
  • Australia
  • New Zealand
  • Fiji
  • Tahiti
  • Cook Islands

 

Specialty Destinations
  • Canada
  • South America
  • Central America
  • Mexico
  • South Pacific
  • Europe
Specialty Interests
  • Adventure Travel
  • Cruising
  • Family Travel
  • Honeymoons
  • Hotels and Resorts
  • Luxury Travel

Stephanie Cox

Travel has been in my blood since an early age!  My  appreciation for travel was ignited as a child with long family car/camper trips that zigzagged from my home state of New Mexico (and later, Arizona) across the United States through many national parks and points of interest to visit family on the East coast.  My interest in travel continued to grow as I entered my teen and college years…participating in the Tempe Sister Cities student exchange program in Regensburg, Germany, climbing pyramids in Mexico with a student group during a winter break from classes, studying abroad and living with a host family in San Jose, Costa Rica during a semester in college and teaching English as a Second Language (ESL) for two summers in Eger, Hungary after college graduation.  

Although my career path after college did not initially take me down the path of travel, I sought as many opportunities as possible to see the world with my husband (who had never traveled internationally until we met!), checking off New Zealand, Alaska and Hawaii as destinations visited and adding many more to the ever-growing “bucket list!”

In the past few years, I’ve been fortunate to join Critics Choice Vacations as an Independent Travel Consultant, creating the ultimate travel experience for my clients through detailed, personalized and sophisticated travel planning.  At Critics Choice Vacations, it’s YOUR style of vacation!

 

 

Specialty Destinations
  • Europe
  • Canada
  • New Zealand
  • Central America
  • French Polynesia
  • South Pacific
Specialty Interests
  • Cruising

Susan Boehnstedt

I have been in the travel business for over 21 years and have worked for the following airlines: USAirways, British Midland and America West Airlines. My most recent position was at America West Airlines as the Director of International Sales and Marketing, directly overseeing 72 offices around the world. I have coordinated international sales and marketing for several companies and have worked and been involved with cruise lines, hotel and car rental partners as well as key theme parks in the USA (see also http://www.TheProjectLLC.com) . For the past 4 years I have been selling and coordinating travel worldwide for individuals and groups. 

I have a great desire to share my love and knowledge of travel with you, and to help you create a memorable, personalized, one of a kind vacation. My specialization is in Europe and Canada, although I can assist with any type of travel to any place in the world! I am a Princess Cruise Commodore that gives me an outstanding understanding of the product. With my relationship with Virtuoso, I have the ability to VIP you all over the world. 

Specialty Destinations
  • Europe
  • Canada
  • Mediterranean
  • Germany
Specialty Interests
  • Cruising
  • Custom Itineraries
  • Family Travel
  • Group Tours
  • Honeymoons
  • River Cruising

Susan Price

Although I’ve just only been in the travel business since 2006, cruises are my passion. I have been on over 20 cruises and on eight different cruise lines (soon to be nine). Since I specialize just in cruises, I can keep up with the latest updates from ALL of the major cruise lines. I’m often asked “What’s the best cruise line?” That will depend on what kind of experience YOU want. It is my job to ask the right questions so I can recommend the best cruise line(s) that will be the ‘best fit’ for YOU (A family with toddler and a teenager would need/want something different than a couple celebrating their 30th anniversary). It does not matter to me whether you are a first time cruiser (my favorite), part of a group (another favorite) or a seasoned cruiser, I will do as much hand holding as you need (or don’t need) before, during and after your cruise. From our first chat until the day you disembark, I want to make sure your cruise experience is everything you hope it will be.

Specialty Destinations
  • Europe
  • Mediterranean
  • Caribbean
  • Alaska
  • Alaska
  • Mexico
Specialty Interests
  • Cruising
  • Custom Itineraries
  • Family Travel
  • Group Tours

Susan Smitty-Price

Although I’ve just been in the travel business since 2006, I’ve been traveling abroad since 1974 and so far have logged in 30 countries, 25 cruises on nine different cruise lines (and working on the rest).

I love cruising and sending people, especially groups and first-time cruisers, on cruises!! My goal is to make sure there is a ‘good fit’ between my clients and the cruise line. Because I ONLY do cruises, I’m able to match my clients up with the ‘kind’ of cruise experience they are after.

I also make sure my first timers have plenty of information so they do NOT 'feel' like this is their first cruise. Life is to be enjoyed and there's no better way to enjoy life than from a cruise ship!

Specialty Destinations
  • Alaska
  • Mexican Riviera
  • Hawaii
  • Mediterranean
  • South Pacific
  • Caribbean
Specialty Interests
  • Cruising
  • Group Tours
  • River Cruising

Trish Injaychock

Trish Injaychock sees life through the prism of experience and travel. She was driven to explore the globe from an early age. As an undergraduate at Georgetown University, she set off with little more than a backpack to explore the boundless wonder of Ireland. Trish also found herself eagerly embracing the opportunity to live in Japan with her husband and two children where she immersed herself in both the culture and exotic points of Asia. Her global experiences have given rise to a keen sense for what makes a destination special.

Beyond her personal passion for travel, Trish brings a decade of relevant professional experience to Elysian Travel. She focused her career as a Corporate Events Manager on an international portfolio of events in North America, Europe, Asia, Africa and Australia. Specializing in the planning and execution of C-suite strategy sessions and executive retreats, she consistently demonstrates mastery of the art of a professional event. Trish found industry success in her commitment to both the service ethic and attention to detail required by this demanding audience of financial, healthcare, and technology leaders.

As a founding partner in Elysian Travel, Trish is committed to bringing a lifetime of passion and skills to each client, defining an exclusive experience and making it a reality.

Specialty Destinations
  • United States
  • Italy
  • Mexico
  • Hawaii
  • Thailand
  • France
Specialty Interests
  • Culinary Adventures
  • Custom Itineraries
  • Destination Weddings
  • Honeymoons
  • Hotels and Resorts
  • Luxury Travel

Yvette Godoy

I have 10 years of experience working in both leisure and corporate travel and over 30 years of traveling for fun.  I love to travel and in my spare time I have been known to spend hours researching various destinations, hotels, camping and glamping, cruise ship layouts for those hidden balconies, and specialty tours that will make your dream vacation a reality. I like to think outside the box and no request is too difficult.  I have traveled through the continental US, Hawaii, Canada, Mexico, and the Caribbean and am excited to add so many more places to that list. I live vicariously through my clients trips and enjoy every moment from the initial planning stages to hearing about your trip on your return (and figuring out where you want to go next!).  My current favorite destinations are New Orleans, Disney World, Oahu,and Cancun. Ladera Resort in St. Lucia is probably the most incredible resort I have visited so far. The Ritz Carlton San Francisco, Fairmont Vancouver, The Caryle in New York City, and the Moana Surfrider are also on the list of favorite hotels and resorts. My list changes every time I experience somewhere new so stay tuned...  My personal interests include photography, vintage furniture restoration, reading, camping, and off roading. Just like in travel, my interests range from one extreme to the other and I'm always interested in trying something new.  Whether you are planning a weekend getaway, family vacation,  honeymoon, or your dream vacation I can help you get there. No trip is too big or too small. I look forward to talking to you! 

Specialty Destinations
  • Mexico
  • Hawaii
  • Tahiti
  • Australia
  • Caribbean
  • South America
Specialty Interests
  • Adventure Travel
  • Corporate Travel
  • Cruising
  • Destination Weddings
  • Family Travel
  • Honeymoons

Costa Rica

Photo: Costa Rica

Discover exhilarating activities, from deep-sea fishing and scuba diving to zip-lining through tropical rain forests.  Rare foliage beckons you to come realize exotic wildlife that only a rich destination like Costa Rica has to offer.

Specialty Destinations
Specialty Interests

Carol Gregory

Carol’s love of travel started at a young age growing up in the Bahamas, Jamaica, and Florida.

She has travelled extensively with some of her favorite destinations being Tanzania, Egypt, Turkey, England, and the big island of Hawaii.  She has also visited Tahiti, Fiji, Kenya, much of Europe, Guatemala, Costa Rica, Mexico, Bermuda, Aruba, Grand Cayman, Canada, and all 50 states except for Pennsylvania.

 She and her husband thoroughly enjoy the ease and beautiful scenery of European river cruising.  They have done both the Danube and the Rhine aboard AmaWaterways.  Carol has sailed the stunning Tahitian Islands aboard the 5 star Paul Gauguin.  She loves warm weather destinations, hiking, and bicycling.

 With over 30 years of experience, she would love to help you plan your next deluxe vacation. Most recently Carol Gregory has enjoyed 2 European Windstar sailings aboard the Star Pride and Wind Surf. They were superb cruise experiences which she highly recommends all doing.

Specialty Destinations
  • Tanzania
  • Egypt
  • Turkey
  • England
  • Hawaii
  • Guatemala
Specialty Interests
  • African Safari
  • Cruising
  • Hotels and Resorts
  • River Cruising

Courtney McCarthy

My experience with travel and luxury marketing is vast having lived and worked in Europe for four years as Global Brand Manager at Starwood Hotels (Le Meridien brand) and running marketing campaigns for various Fortune 500 Brands throughout the world. I have traveled extensively within Europe, the Middle East and Africa and have a passion for new adventures and the luxury market. I have stayed at some of the world's most coveted destinations and bring that wealth of "insider" knowledge to my loyal clients.

After years of traveling and executive positions within travel industry, in 2016 I co-founded Elysian Travel, an upscale boutique travel agency specializing in the design and execution of "Exclusive Experiences" for our clients. We are a Virtuoso agency and have aligned with the most high-profile vendors in the travel industry, allowing us to provide the best levels of service, widest range of products and VIP amenities. We fulfill all your vacation needs and buffer you from the problems that plague those who book online without any professional support. Our well-traveled, well-connected team will help you plan everything from a weekend getaway to a journey around the world. Our agency is a Four Seasons Preferred Partner, Member of the Peninsula PenClub, Belmond Club, A&K Top 100, Rosewood Elite, Ritz Carlton STARS, Dorchester Diamond Club and Couture by Langham just to name a few.

Elysian = Blissful, Delightful, Relating to the characteristics of Heaven or Paradise.

Specialty Destinations
  • United Arab Emirates
  • Qatar
  • Mexico
  • Saint Lucia
  • United Kingdom
  • Italy
Specialty Interests
  • Cruising
  • Culinary Adventures
  • Custom Itineraries
  • Family Travel
  • Hotels and Resorts
  • Luxury Travel

Helen Reid

With over 26 years in the travel industry Helen is very experienced in a variety of global destinations. She has traveled the world extensively giving her great insight on all aspects of travel, both for the luxury or budget oriented client.

Helen is also real savvy with air travel which bodes well for corporate travel. She takes pride in her personal relationships she builds with her clients. They become friends and are often seen enjoying a glass of one Santa Ynez's distinguished winemakers. Destinations she recently traveled to include  the Bahamas, Cabo San Lucas, Puerto Vallarta, Hawaii and East Africa. Helen has sent people both near and far-from places like Sri Lanka to Iceland.  Helen travels to Hawaiii every year so she stays up to date on what's happening on the islands and can advise you on which is the best resort for your stay.

Specialty Destinations
  • Caribbean
  • Hawaii
  • Mexico
  • Western Europe
  • Canada
  • Kenya
Specialty Interests
  • Adventure Travel
  • African Safari
  • Cruising
  • Gay and Lesbian Travel
  • Hotels and Resorts
  • Luxury Travel

Jan Bailey King

I have over 29 years of experience in the travel industry and would love to assist you with both leisure and business travel. I fell in love with travel after I spent 6 months travelling through Europe as a graduation gift and have turned that passion into a successful business.  I have personal experience escorting mid-sized groups on golf adventures, Big Band cruises and Hawaii vacations. Disney vacations and cruises are another passion.  I have also spent many years getting business travelers to their important meetings around the world.  

My clients are my friends and I do everything I can to make their travel experience easy, hassle free and memorable.

Specialty Destinations
  • Hawaii
  • Europe
  • Golf Destinations
  • Honeymoon Expert
  • Disney Vacations & Cruises
Specialty Interests
  • Corporate Travel
  • Custom Itineraries
  • Golf Expeditions

Jane Dunlap

Travel has always been in Jane Dunlap’s blood — from family trips to Europe staying in historic castle hotels, visiting Napoleon’s Tomb and eating pizza atop the Eiffel Tower — to traveling in Mexico and the US to Disney World, the Grand Canyon, San Francisco, Chicago, New Orleans, and dozens of other fantastic locations. Jane’s love for Central and South America was kindled during her work volunteering in Paraguay with Houston-based Amigos de las Americas.

Her passion for travel extended into college where she earned a Bachelor of Science in Geography from Texas A&M University. After a successful career in Logistics – operations management, warehouse design, hardware and software design, and transport of both hard and soft goods worldwide – Jane was able to realize my dream of attending the Cordon Bleu in Paris and exploring Bruges, Belgium. She recreated the movie In Bruges, staying in the same locations and visiting all of the landmarks made famous by the movie. Cruising has become one of Jane’s favorite modes of travel, so much so, she got married aboard the Carnival Magic in 2012. Mexico, rich in culture and fabulous destinations, will always be Jane’s most recommended getaway for value and overall experience.

Today, Jane brings her detail-oriented logistics background to the travel industry, planning exceptional vacations with exclusive itineraries for her clients, focusing on their specific needs and requests including luxury travel, cruising, boutique tours, traveling with pets, dietary restrictions, and accessibility. Jane Dunlap looks forward to partnering with you and your family to craft a unique and unforgettable adventure!

Specialty Destinations
  • Mexico
  • Caribbean
  • United States of America
  • Europe
  • Arizona
  • New Mexico
Specialty Interests
  • Adventure Travel
  • Custom Itineraries
  • Family Travel
  • Hotels and Resorts
  • Luxury Travel
  • River Cruising

Jane Scarcello

Jane Scarcello is renowned for developing and creating fantastic travel experiences for her diverse clientele. As an enthusiastic traveler and planner herself, Jane is able to provide and arrange distinct and memorable journeys.

Thorough planning and attending to the needs of her clients comes naturally to Jane. 

Utmost care, trustworthiness, attention to detail, compassion, creativity – these are words Jane's clientele use to describe her. Her high standard of dedication and integrity puts her in good company with the most well-respected and knowledgeable experts in the travel industry.

Jane's british background provides a superb understanding of Europe and the various cultures it holds. She also spent 2 years in Greece and has visited much of the mainland and Greek Isles.

Jane's recent travels include a luxury yachting experience in Indonesia, a trip to her homeland in England and the Formula 1 car race in Montreal, Canada.  

Specialty Destinations
  • England
  • Greece
  • Europe
Specialty Interests
  • Adventure Travel
  • Culinary Adventures
  • Custom Itineraries
  • Luxury Travel
  • River Cruising

Mark Blum

Mark has been traveling the world since his parents took him out of school for a trip to Asia in 1959. He hasn’t stopped since. He is a member of the prestigious Traveler’s Century Club which means that he has traveled to more than 100 distinct countries or geographical entities. Now, as a travel professional, Mark can help you fulfill your globetrotting dreams. 

He specializes in adventure travel to remote locations to pursue activities such as scuba diving, snorkeling, kayaking, and high altitude trekking. Wherever you are thinking of venturing, there is a good chance that Mark has boots on the ground (or flippers in the water) experience to help guide you in fulfilling your travel destiny. Trekking the Himalaya Mountains of Bhutan, snorkeling the crystal clear waters of Palau, observing a wild orangutan in the jungles of Borneo; no problem.

Mark can help you find the perfect trip. Mark works closely with many adventure travel operators including Wilderness Travel, Geographic Expeditions, and Zegrahm Expeditions and can arrange a trip for you with one of these first class travel providers. 

If your travel dreams are a little more on the tame side, Mark can also help you find a cruise on one of the small luxury cruise ships with itineraries that span the world’s oceans. He is a specialist with Sea Dream Yacht Club, operator of two 110-passenger cruise ships that take personal service to a new and amazing level.

Specialty Destinations
  • Bhutan
  • Palau
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Pitcairn Island
  • Tonga
  • Comoros
Specialty Interests
  • Adventure Travel
  • African Safari
  • Cruising
  • Photography Expeditions
  • Winter Sports

Sarah Taylor

During Sarah Taylor’s trips, she is always seeking out inspiring art, culinary delights, and advice from locals on where to go next. Through her stories, Sarah hopes to share some of the humanity, history, and connection that weaves us all together, no matter where we are from. Sarah Taylor provides custom itineraries with an attention to detail and a unique flair. Feel free to contact Sarah so that she can begin planning your next adventure!

One of Sarah Taylor’s favorite destinations to send her clients is Brazil. It is one of those trips that is truly for all of your senses. Whether you’re in lively Rio de Janeiro, the urban glitz of São Paulo, or the lush tropics in the state of Bahia, Brazil has an adventure for everyone.

Specialty Destinations
  • Brazil
  • Australia
  • California
  • Argentina
  • Chile
  • Mexico
Specialty Interests
  • Adventure Travel
  • Art and Cultural Trips
  • Culinary Adventures
  • Custom Itineraries
  • Eco-Tourism
  • Luxury Travel

Sharon Organista

Sharon has been in the travel business since 1991.  She specializes in leisure travel whether it be cruising, touring or family all inclusive vacations.  

Taking good care of the client is her top priority  and providing service to make your dreams come true.

Constantly taking classes and webinars to keep current and updated on areas through out the globe, Sharon truly knows the world.  Some of her favorite places she has visited are:

  • Mexico
  • Costa Rica
  • Hawaii
  • Turkey, Ireland
  • Ecuador
  • Australia
  • New Zealand
  • Fiji
  • Tahiti
  • Cook Islands

 

Specialty Destinations
  • Canada
  • South America
  • Central America
  • Mexico
  • South Pacific
  • Europe
Specialty Interests
  • Adventure Travel
  • Cruising
  • Family Travel
  • Honeymoons
  • Hotels and Resorts
  • Luxury Travel

Stephanie Cox

Travel has been in my blood since an early age!  My  appreciation for travel was ignited as a child with long family car/camper trips that zigzagged from my home state of New Mexico (and later, Arizona) across the United States through many national parks and points of interest to visit family on the East coast.  My interest in travel continued to grow as I entered my teen and college years…participating in the Tempe Sister Cities student exchange program in Regensburg, Germany, climbing pyramids in Mexico with a student group during a winter break from classes, studying abroad and living with a host family in San Jose, Costa Rica during a semester in college and teaching English as a Second Language (ESL) for two summers in Eger, Hungary after college graduation.  

Although my career path after college did not initially take me down the path of travel, I sought as many opportunities as possible to see the world with my husband (who had never traveled internationally until we met!), checking off New Zealand, Alaska and Hawaii as destinations visited and adding many more to the ever-growing “bucket list!”

In the past few years, I’ve been fortunate to join Critics Choice Vacations as an Independent Travel Consultant, creating the ultimate travel experience for my clients through detailed, personalized and sophisticated travel planning.  At Critics Choice Vacations, it’s YOUR style of vacation!

 

 

Specialty Destinations
  • Europe
  • Canada
  • New Zealand
  • Central America
  • French Polynesia
  • South Pacific
Specialty Interests
  • Cruising

Sue Doyle

I have been in the travel business for many years and have lots of first hand experience in a myriad of destinations.  I lived in Italy and France when I was younger.  I specialize in planning custom vacations for those who want to have pre-booked arrangements but who do not want to travel with a group.  In addition to Europe, I plan custom vacations to Latin America, Asia, Australia and New Zealand.

Specialty Destinations
  • Australia
  • Italy
  • France
  • Asia
  • Latin America
  • New Zealand
Specialty Interests
  • Art and Cultural Trips
  • Custom Itineraries

Trish Injaychock

Trish Injaychock sees life through the prism of experience and travel. She was driven to explore the globe from an early age. As an undergraduate at Georgetown University, she set off with little more than a backpack to explore the boundless wonder of Ireland. Trish also found herself eagerly embracing the opportunity to live in Japan with her husband and two children where she immersed herself in both the culture and exotic points of Asia. Her global experiences have given rise to a keen sense for what makes a destination special.

Beyond her personal passion for travel, Trish brings a decade of relevant professional experience to Elysian Travel. She focused her career as a Corporate Events Manager on an international portfolio of events in North America, Europe, Asia, Africa and Australia. Specializing in the planning and execution of C-suite strategy sessions and executive retreats, she consistently demonstrates mastery of the art of a professional event. Trish found industry success in her commitment to both the service ethic and attention to detail required by this demanding audience of financial, healthcare, and technology leaders.

As a founding partner in Elysian Travel, Trish is committed to bringing a lifetime of passion and skills to each client, defining an exclusive experience and making it a reality.

Specialty Destinations
  • United States
  • Italy
  • Mexico
  • Hawaii
  • Thailand
  • France
Specialty Interests
  • Culinary Adventures
  • Custom Itineraries
  • Destination Weddings
  • Honeymoons
  • Hotels and Resorts
  • Luxury Travel

Yvette Godoy

I have 10 years of experience working in both leisure and corporate travel and over 30 years of traveling for fun.  I love to travel and in my spare time I have been known to spend hours researching various destinations, hotels, camping and glamping, cruise ship layouts for those hidden balconies, and specialty tours that will make your dream vacation a reality. I like to think outside the box and no request is too difficult.  I have traveled through the continental US, Hawaii, Canada, Mexico, and the Caribbean and am excited to add so many more places to that list. I live vicariously through my clients trips and enjoy every moment from the initial planning stages to hearing about your trip on your return (and figuring out where you want to go next!).  My current favorite destinations are New Orleans, Disney World, Oahu,and Cancun. Ladera Resort in St. Lucia is probably the most incredible resort I have visited so far. The Ritz Carlton San Francisco, Fairmont Vancouver, The Caryle in New York City, and the Moana Surfrider are also on the list of favorite hotels and resorts. My list changes every time I experience somewhere new so stay tuned...  My personal interests include photography, vintage furniture restoration, reading, camping, and off roading. Just like in travel, my interests range from one extreme to the other and I'm always interested in trying something new.  Whether you are planning a weekend getaway, family vacation,  honeymoon, or your dream vacation I can help you get there. No trip is too big or too small. I look forward to talking to you! 

Specialty Destinations
  • Mexico
  • Hawaii
  • Tahiti
  • Australia
  • Caribbean
  • South America
Specialty Interests
  • Adventure Travel
  • Corporate Travel
  • Cruising
  • Destination Weddings
  • Family Travel
  • Honeymoons

El Salvador

Photo: El Salvador

El Salvador is a gorgeous country with many organic wonders. Magnificent landmarks and elements such as its lakes, volcanoes, beaches, wildlife and authentic culture are only part of the reason El Salvador is impressive.

Specialty Destinations
Specialty Interests

Jane Dunlap

Travel has always been in Jane Dunlap’s blood — from family trips to Europe staying in historic castle hotels, visiting Napoleon’s Tomb and eating pizza atop the Eiffel Tower — to traveling in Mexico and the US to Disney World, the Grand Canyon, San Francisco, Chicago, New Orleans, and dozens of other fantastic locations. Jane’s love for Central and South America was kindled during her work volunteering in Paraguay with Houston-based Amigos de las Americas.

Her passion for travel extended into college where she earned a Bachelor of Science in Geography from Texas A&M University. After a successful career in Logistics – operations management, warehouse design, hardware and software design, and transport of both hard and soft goods worldwide – Jane was able to realize my dream of attending the Cordon Bleu in Paris and exploring Bruges, Belgium. She recreated the movie In Bruges, staying in the same locations and visiting all of the landmarks made famous by the movie. Cruising has become one of Jane’s favorite modes of travel, so much so, she got married aboard the Carnival Magic in 2012. Mexico, rich in culture and fabulous destinations, will always be Jane’s most recommended getaway for value and overall experience.

Today, Jane brings her detail-oriented logistics background to the travel industry, planning exceptional vacations with exclusive itineraries for her clients, focusing on their specific needs and requests including luxury travel, cruising, boutique tours, traveling with pets, dietary restrictions, and accessibility. Jane Dunlap looks forward to partnering with you and your family to craft a unique and unforgettable adventure!

Specialty Destinations
  • Mexico
  • Caribbean
  • United States of America
  • Europe
  • Arizona
  • New Mexico
Specialty Interests
  • Adventure Travel
  • Custom Itineraries
  • Family Travel
  • Hotels and Resorts
  • Luxury Travel
  • River Cruising

Sally Hart

Trained as an Asian historian, I taught at the university level for many years, traveled extensively in Asia as an independent traveler, and lead many groups. I also advised students about how to use travel as a learning experience.  I have had considerable experience with faculty and student travel. I’ve worked in travel for the last 10 years. I’ve traveled throughout the Caribbean and Central America, and I have seen a good deal of Western Europe. I work extensively with independent travelers and can help you make travel arrangements in many areas of the developing world. My reading knowledge of French, Spanish, German, Italian, Portuguese, Chinese and Japanese mean that I’m able to help clients negotiate with suppliers in a number of different countries. 

I am particularly interested in the economic development process in developing countries, and I’m also especially interested in minority group cultures in various countries.  I love to encourage travelers to move outside their comfort zone just a bit, but I do that by helping people pin down their arrangements as completely as possible in advance.  

Specialty Destinations
  • Mongolia
  • Caribbean
  • Central America
  • Developing Countries
  • China
  • South Korea
Specialty Interests
  • Adventure Travel
  • Art and Cultural Trips
  • Culinary Adventures
  • Custom Itineraries
  • Eco-Tourism
  • Photography Expeditions

Sharon Organista

Sharon has been in the travel business since 1991.  She specializes in leisure travel whether it be cruising, touring or family all inclusive vacations.  

Taking good care of the client is her top priority  and providing service to make your dreams come true.

Constantly taking classes and webinars to keep current and updated on areas through out the globe, Sharon truly knows the world.  Some of her favorite places she has visited are:

  • Mexico
  • Costa Rica
  • Hawaii
  • Turkey, Ireland
  • Ecuador
  • Australia
  • New Zealand
  • Fiji
  • Tahiti
  • Cook Islands

 

Specialty Destinations
  • Canada
  • South America
  • Central America
  • Mexico
  • South Pacific
  • Europe
Specialty Interests
  • Adventure Travel
  • Cruising
  • Family Travel
  • Honeymoons
  • Hotels and Resorts
  • Luxury Travel

Sue Doyle

I have been in the travel business for many years and have lots of first hand experience in a myriad of destinations.  I lived in Italy and France when I was younger.  I specialize in planning custom vacations for those who want to have pre-booked arrangements but who do not want to travel with a group.  In addition to Europe, I plan custom vacations to Latin America, Asia, Australia and New Zealand.

Specialty Destinations
  • Australia
  • Italy
  • France
  • Asia
  • Latin America
  • New Zealand
Specialty Interests
  • Art and Cultural Trips
  • Custom Itineraries

Guatemala

Photo: Guatemala

Guatemala is exceptional, however it probably is best tamed by the more experienced traveler.  Visitors should be cautious and, at least for the present, stick to the major cities and sights and travel only with reputable firms or tour operators.

Specialty Destinations
Specialty Interests

Carol Gregory

Carol’s love of travel started at a young age growing up in the Bahamas, Jamaica, and Florida.

She has travelled extensively with some of her favorite destinations being Tanzania, Egypt, Turkey, England, and the big island of Hawaii.  She has also visited Tahiti, Fiji, Kenya, much of Europe, Guatemala, Costa Rica, Mexico, Bermuda, Aruba, Grand Cayman, Canada, and all 50 states except for Pennsylvania.

 She and her husband thoroughly enjoy the ease and beautiful scenery of European river cruising.  They have done both the Danube and the Rhine aboard AmaWaterways.  Carol has sailed the stunning Tahitian Islands aboard the 5 star Paul Gauguin.  She loves warm weather destinations, hiking, and bicycling.

 With over 30 years of experience, she would love to help you plan your next deluxe vacation. Most recently Carol Gregory has enjoyed 2 European Windstar sailings aboard the Star Pride and Wind Surf. They were superb cruise experiences which she highly recommends all doing.

Specialty Destinations
  • Tanzania
  • Egypt
  • Turkey
  • England
  • Hawaii
  • Guatemala
Specialty Interests
  • African Safari
  • Cruising
  • Hotels and Resorts
  • River Cruising

Jane Dunlap

Travel has always been in Jane Dunlap’s blood — from family trips to Europe staying in historic castle hotels, visiting Napoleon’s Tomb and eating pizza atop the Eiffel Tower — to traveling in Mexico and the US to Disney World, the Grand Canyon, San Francisco, Chicago, New Orleans, and dozens of other fantastic locations. Jane’s love for Central and South America was kindled during her work volunteering in Paraguay with Houston-based Amigos de las Americas.

Her passion for travel extended into college where she earned a Bachelor of Science in Geography from Texas A&M University. After a successful career in Logistics – operations management, warehouse design, hardware and software design, and transport of both hard and soft goods worldwide – Jane was able to realize my dream of attending the Cordon Bleu in Paris and exploring Bruges, Belgium. She recreated the movie In Bruges, staying in the same locations and visiting all of the landmarks made famous by the movie. Cruising has become one of Jane’s favorite modes of travel, so much so, she got married aboard the Carnival Magic in 2012. Mexico, rich in culture and fabulous destinations, will always be Jane’s most recommended getaway for value and overall experience.

Today, Jane brings her detail-oriented logistics background to the travel industry, planning exceptional vacations with exclusive itineraries for her clients, focusing on their specific needs and requests including luxury travel, cruising, boutique tours, traveling with pets, dietary restrictions, and accessibility. Jane Dunlap looks forward to partnering with you and your family to craft a unique and unforgettable adventure!

Specialty Destinations
  • Mexico
  • Caribbean
  • United States of America
  • Europe
  • Arizona
  • New Mexico
Specialty Interests
  • Adventure Travel
  • Custom Itineraries
  • Family Travel
  • Hotels and Resorts
  • Luxury Travel
  • River Cruising

Sally Hart

Trained as an Asian historian, I taught at the university level for many years, traveled extensively in Asia as an independent traveler, and lead many groups. I also advised students about how to use travel as a learning experience.  I have had considerable experience with faculty and student travel. I’ve worked in travel for the last 10 years. I’ve traveled throughout the Caribbean and Central America, and I have seen a good deal of Western Europe. I work extensively with independent travelers and can help you make travel arrangements in many areas of the developing world. My reading knowledge of French, Spanish, German, Italian, Portuguese, Chinese and Japanese mean that I’m able to help clients negotiate with suppliers in a number of different countries. 

I am particularly interested in the economic development process in developing countries, and I’m also especially interested in minority group cultures in various countries.  I love to encourage travelers to move outside their comfort zone just a bit, but I do that by helping people pin down their arrangements as completely as possible in advance.  

Specialty Destinations
  • Mongolia
  • Caribbean
  • Central America
  • Developing Countries
  • China
  • South Korea
Specialty Interests
  • Adventure Travel
  • Art and Cultural Trips
  • Culinary Adventures
  • Custom Itineraries
  • Eco-Tourism
  • Photography Expeditions

Sharon Organista

Sharon has been in the travel business since 1991.  She specializes in leisure travel whether it be cruising, touring or family all inclusive vacations.  

Taking good care of the client is her top priority  and providing service to make your dreams come true.

Constantly taking classes and webinars to keep current and updated on areas through out the globe, Sharon truly knows the world.  Some of her favorite places she has visited are:

  • Mexico
  • Costa Rica
  • Hawaii
  • Turkey, Ireland
  • Ecuador
  • Australia
  • New Zealand
  • Fiji
  • Tahiti
  • Cook Islands

 

Specialty Destinations
  • Canada
  • South America
  • Central America
  • Mexico
  • South Pacific
  • Europe
Specialty Interests
  • Adventure Travel
  • Cruising
  • Family Travel
  • Honeymoons
  • Hotels and Resorts
  • Luxury Travel

Sue Doyle

I have been in the travel business for many years and have lots of first hand experience in a myriad of destinations.  I lived in Italy and France when I was younger.  I specialize in planning custom vacations for those who want to have pre-booked arrangements but who do not want to travel with a group.  In addition to Europe, I plan custom vacations to Latin America, Asia, Australia and New Zealand.

Specialty Destinations
  • Australia
  • Italy
  • France
  • Asia
  • Latin America
  • New Zealand
Specialty Interests
  • Art and Cultural Trips
  • Custom Itineraries

Honduras

Photo: Honduras

Honduras offers an array of different holiday experiences, perhaps more than any other country in Central America.  It can be a resort-oriented getaway for divers and snorkelers or a showplace of Mayan archaeological treasures.

Specialty Destinations
Specialty Interests

Jane Dunlap

Travel has always been in Jane Dunlap’s blood — from family trips to Europe staying in historic castle hotels, visiting Napoleon’s Tomb and eating pizza atop the Eiffel Tower — to traveling in Mexico and the US to Disney World, the Grand Canyon, San Francisco, Chicago, New Orleans, and dozens of other fantastic locations. Jane’s love for Central and South America was kindled during her work volunteering in Paraguay with Houston-based Amigos de las Americas.

Her passion for travel extended into college where she earned a Bachelor of Science in Geography from Texas A&M University. After a successful career in Logistics – operations management, warehouse design, hardware and software design, and transport of both hard and soft goods worldwide – Jane was able to realize my dream of attending the Cordon Bleu in Paris and exploring Bruges, Belgium. She recreated the movie In Bruges, staying in the same locations and visiting all of the landmarks made famous by the movie. Cruising has become one of Jane’s favorite modes of travel, so much so, she got married aboard the Carnival Magic in 2012. Mexico, rich in culture and fabulous destinations, will always be Jane’s most recommended getaway for value and overall experience.

Today, Jane brings her detail-oriented logistics background to the travel industry, planning exceptional vacations with exclusive itineraries for her clients, focusing on their specific needs and requests including luxury travel, cruising, boutique tours, traveling with pets, dietary restrictions, and accessibility. Jane Dunlap looks forward to partnering with you and your family to craft a unique and unforgettable adventure!

Specialty Destinations
  • Mexico
  • Caribbean
  • United States of America
  • Europe
  • Arizona
  • New Mexico
Specialty Interests
  • Adventure Travel
  • Custom Itineraries
  • Family Travel
  • Hotels and Resorts
  • Luxury Travel
  • River Cruising

Kate Phillips

From a life's reward cruise around the world to a romantic getaway or a generational trip for your family....Kate Phillips will bring wonderful experiences and memories to you! Her passion for travel is evident and she loves the satisfaction of arranging the perfect travel experience for her clients.

Kate began her career in the travel industry over 30 years ago in New Zealand where she was born and educated. There, she owned small hotels, so when she moved to the United states it was a natural progression to stay in the industry. Kate then had the opportunity to work with Air New Zealand and KLM Royal Dutch Airlines. She continued her work with the founding of Classic Travel and then sold her business recently in 2012. Kate continues to work as an Independent Travel Advisor utilizing her extensive traveling experiences and knowledge to arrange personalized travel throughout the world. Though traveling “down under” and trips to Africa are her specialty, she will create a trip of a lifetime to any destination you are dreaming of bringing to you the best experiences and memories.

From luxury cruising to adventure safaris, to private jet travel attending the New Year’s ball in Vienna, she can handle all of your travel desires with concierge expertise. If an incentive trip is desired or a corporate ship charter is what you’re interested in, she is your contact! 

 

Specialty Destinations
  • New Zealand
  • Asia
  • South Africa
  • Maldives
  • Kenya
  • Botswana
Specialty Interests
  • Adventure Travel
  • Culinary Adventures
  • Custom Itineraries
  • Luxury Travel

Sally Hart

Trained as an Asian historian, I taught at the university level for many years, traveled extensively in Asia as an independent traveler, and lead many groups. I also advised students about how to use travel as a learning experience.  I have had considerable experience with faculty and student travel. I’ve worked in travel for the last 10 years. I’ve traveled throughout the Caribbean and Central America, and I have seen a good deal of Western Europe. I work extensively with independent travelers and can help you make travel arrangements in many areas of the developing world. My reading knowledge of French, Spanish, German, Italian, Portuguese, Chinese and Japanese mean that I’m able to help clients negotiate with suppliers in a number of different countries. 

I am particularly interested in the economic development process in developing countries, and I’m also especially interested in minority group cultures in various countries.  I love to encourage travelers to move outside their comfort zone just a bit, but I do that by helping people pin down their arrangements as completely as possible in advance.  

Specialty Destinations
  • Mongolia
  • Caribbean
  • Central America
  • Developing Countries
  • China
  • South Korea
Specialty Interests
  • Adventure Travel
  • Art and Cultural Trips
  • Culinary Adventures
  • Custom Itineraries
  • Eco-Tourism
  • Photography Expeditions

Sharon Organista

Sharon has been in the travel business since 1991.  She specializes in leisure travel whether it be cruising, touring or family all inclusive vacations.  

Taking good care of the client is her top priority  and providing service to make your dreams come true.

Constantly taking classes and webinars to keep current and updated on areas through out the globe, Sharon truly knows the world.  Some of her favorite places she has visited are:

  • Mexico
  • Costa Rica
  • Hawaii
  • Turkey, Ireland
  • Ecuador
  • Australia
  • New Zealand
  • Fiji
  • Tahiti
  • Cook Islands

 

Specialty Destinations
  • Canada
  • South America
  • Central America
  • Mexico
  • South Pacific
  • Europe
Specialty Interests
  • Adventure Travel
  • Cruising
  • Family Travel
  • Honeymoons
  • Hotels and Resorts
  • Luxury Travel

Stephanie Cox

Travel has been in my blood since an early age!  My  appreciation for travel was ignited as a child with long family car/camper trips that zigzagged from my home state of New Mexico (and later, Arizona) across the United States through many national parks and points of interest to visit family on the East coast.  My interest in travel continued to grow as I entered my teen and college years…participating in the Tempe Sister Cities student exchange program in Regensburg, Germany, climbing pyramids in Mexico with a student group during a winter break from classes, studying abroad and living with a host family in San Jose, Costa Rica during a semester in college and teaching English as a Second Language (ESL) for two summers in Eger, Hungary after college graduation.  

Although my career path after college did not initially take me down the path of travel, I sought as many opportunities as possible to see the world with my husband (who had never traveled internationally until we met!), checking off New Zealand, Alaska and Hawaii as destinations visited and adding many more to the ever-growing “bucket list!”

In the past few years, I’ve been fortunate to join Critics Choice Vacations as an Independent Travel Consultant, creating the ultimate travel experience for my clients through detailed, personalized and sophisticated travel planning.  At Critics Choice Vacations, it’s YOUR style of vacation!

 

 

Specialty Destinations
  • Europe
  • Canada
  • New Zealand
  • Central America
  • French Polynesia
  • South Pacific
Specialty Interests
  • Cruising

Sue Doyle

I have been in the travel business for many years and have lots of first hand experience in a myriad of destinations.  I lived in Italy and France when I was younger.  I specialize in planning custom vacations for those who want to have pre-booked arrangements but who do not want to travel with a group.  In addition to Europe, I plan custom vacations to Latin America, Asia, Australia and New Zealand.

Specialty Destinations
  • Australia
  • Italy
  • France
  • Asia
  • Latin America
  • New Zealand
Specialty Interests
  • Art and Cultural Trips
  • Custom Itineraries

Mexico

Photo: Mexico

Turquoise waters and vast sands loom in the horizon.  Snorkel through vibrant reefs or opt for decadent relaxation.  Indulge in savory cuisine, sultry cocktails and peaceful ocean sunsets.  Rich antiquity is tucked into every corner.

Specialty Destinations
Specialty Interests

Anna Saunders

Anna Saunders recognized the need for experienced agents in the internet age. While many agents succumb to the pressure of bargain internet sites, Ann recognized the niche for knowledgeable experienced travel professionals. Having previously worked in many aspects of travel, Anna knew that travelers would appreciate the values of a full-service travel agency. Many travelers learned that they actually saved money by seeking the help of an experienced travel professional. Our name illustrates our dedication and the belief that every person is a VIP (very important person), and we make everyone feel that way, regardless of the size of your trip. Anna volunteers for many local charity events, and is an active member of the Fountain Hills Sister Cities, and other civic organizations. Anna's desire to give back to our community is a priority and enables our agency to share experiences with many of our clients outside of our office.

Specialty Destinations
Specialty Interests
  • Art and Cultural Trips
  • Custom Itineraries
  • Eco-Tourism

Bob Romano

I have been luxury travel advisor in Southern California since 1975.  I have served as travel manager for 17 years and as a travel agency owner for 15 years.  I am presently serving as a luxury travel consultant in our Riverside/Inland Empire office.  I have traveled to almost all continents on earth.  I handle my valued clients trips as if the trip was my own.  I work to get them the best value while at the same time helping them identify what is needed to make their trip the best it can be.

I am a luxury travel consultant who admires exclusive vacations. This admiration for luxury holidays has given me the foundation to share my knowledge of luxury resorts, luxury hotels, luxury cruise ships, luxury yachts, luxury timeshares, luxury expeditions, luxury safari's with you.

Latest Professional attendance-2012 International Luxury Travel Market sponsored buyer attendee.  This luxury event was held in Cannes, France and is by invitation only.  

I look forward to working with you on a luxury vacation soon! 

 

Specialty Destinations
  • Africa
  • Australia/New Zealand
  • Europe
  • Mexico
  • Caribbean
  • USA/Canada
Specialty Interests
  • Adventure Travel
  • Cruising
  • Hotels and Resorts
  • Luxury Travel

Courtney McCarthy

My experience with travel and luxury marketing is vast having lived and worked in Europe for four years as Global Brand Manager at Starwood Hotels (Le Meridien brand) and running marketing campaigns for various Fortune 500 Brands throughout the world. I have traveled extensively within Europe, the Middle East and Africa and have a passion for new adventures and the luxury market. I have stayed at some of the world's most coveted destinations and bring that wealth of "insider" knowledge to my loyal clients.

After years of traveling and executive positions within travel industry, in 2016 I co-founded Elysian Travel, an upscale boutique travel agency specializing in the design and execution of "Exclusive Experiences" for our clients. We are a Virtuoso agency and have aligned with the most high-profile vendors in the travel industry, allowing us to provide the best levels of service, widest range of products and VIP amenities. We fulfill all your vacation needs and buffer you from the problems that plague those who book online without any professional support. Our well-traveled, well-connected team will help you plan everything from a weekend getaway to a journey around the world. Our agency is a Four Seasons Preferred Partner, Member of the Peninsula PenClub, Belmond Club, A&K Top 100, Rosewood Elite, Ritz Carlton STARS, Dorchester Diamond Club and Couture by Langham just to name a few.

Elysian = Blissful, Delightful, Relating to the characteristics of Heaven or Paradise.

Specialty Destinations
  • United Arab Emirates
  • Qatar
  • Mexico
  • Saint Lucia
  • United Kingdom
  • Italy
Specialty Interests
  • Cruising
  • Culinary Adventures
  • Custom Itineraries
  • Family Travel
  • Hotels and Resorts
  • Luxury Travel

Jane Dunlap

Travel has always been in Jane Dunlap’s blood — from family trips to Europe staying in historic castle hotels, visiting Napoleon’s Tomb and eating pizza atop the Eiffel Tower — to traveling in Mexico and the US to Disney World, the Grand Canyon, San Francisco, Chicago, New Orleans, and dozens of other fantastic locations. Jane’s love for Central and South America was kindled during her work volunteering in Paraguay with Houston-based Amigos de las Americas.

Her passion for travel extended into college where she earned a Bachelor of Science in Geography from Texas A&M University. After a successful career in Logistics – operations management, warehouse design, hardware and software design, and transport of both hard and soft goods worldwide – Jane was able to realize my dream of attending the Cordon Bleu in Paris and exploring Bruges, Belgium. She recreated the movie In Bruges, staying in the same locations and visiting all of the landmarks made famous by the movie. Cruising has become one of Jane’s favorite modes of travel, so much so, she got married aboard the Carnival Magic in 2012. Mexico, rich in culture and fabulous destinations, will always be Jane’s most recommended getaway for value and overall experience.

Today, Jane brings her detail-oriented logistics background to the travel industry, planning exceptional vacations with exclusive itineraries for her clients, focusing on their specific needs and requests including luxury travel, cruising, boutique tours, traveling with pets, dietary restrictions, and accessibility. Jane Dunlap looks forward to partnering with you and your family to craft a unique and unforgettable adventure!

Specialty Destinations
  • Mexico
  • Caribbean
  • United States of America
  • Europe
  • Arizona
  • New Mexico
Specialty Interests
  • Adventure Travel
  • Custom Itineraries
  • Family Travel
  • Hotels and Resorts
  • Luxury Travel
  • River Cruising

Jane Malley

Jane has been in Sun City since 1978. She is well known for being one of Arizona's finest cruise specialist's. Cruising is Jane's passion and it is reflected in her work. She is the cosummate professional  who goes above and beyond to make her clients cruise dreams come true. She loves putting together cruise vacations for big groups and family reunions. Jane will ensure that your trip will be one to remember. 

"I enjoy creating a memory and there is no better way then with a family reunion on a cruise ship"

Specialty Destinations
  • Caribbean
  • Mexico
  • Alaska
  • South Pacific
  • Europe
  • Trans-Atlantic
Specialty Interests
  • Cruising
  • Family Travel
  • Group Tours

John Oberacker

Eden exists wherever you are… if you just have the right expert to help you find it.

John Oberacker caters to those looking for unique experiences around the globe.  His goal is to present the world to his clients in new, exciting and imaginative ways.   Having traveled the world extensively, over 50 countries to date, he is uniquely qualified to provide his clients with first hand knowledge the destinations they want to experience.  In turn, this affords his clients wonderful memories that will last them a lifetime!

Though well versed in all destinations, John’s specialty is islands.  John is a member of the ISLANDS Magazine advisory board, he is a Certified Tahiti Tiare Specialist, a Hawaiian Destination Specialist, and a Crystal Cruises advisory board member.  These titles are honorable distinctions that he has worked hard to achieve.  However, the titles are of secondary importance.  His primary objective is to stay current and aware of everything that is available for his luxury travel clients.  He is constantly on the move, making personal visits to destinations around the globe, attending trade shows (Hawaii Travel Exchange, ILTM, Pure, FITA and many others), and continually educating himself in his areas of expertise.

From honeymoons to multi generational getaways, John is the perfect choice for those looking for a seasoned travel advisor.  At 40 years young, he appeals to the new generation of jetsetters, while being seasoned enough to take perfect care of the most accomplished travelers.    

Specialty Destinations
  • Islands of the World
  • Caribbean
  • The South Pacific
  • The Great Barrier Reef
  • Maldives
  • Mexico
Specialty Interests
  • Adventure Travel
  • Cruising
  • Destination Weddings
  • Gay and Lesbian Travel
  • Honeymoons
  • Luxury Travel

John Vasina

John Vasina has been in the travel business for approximately 30 years and throughout these years he still says that the greatest reward in the travel business is for his travelers to return from their trips safe, happy and fully satisfied. He believes in "going the extra mile" for each of his clients to make for them the best trip possible. Previously, co-owner of his own travel agency in Ventura for over 20 years, he now feels that being affillated with Your Travel Center/Montecito Villlage Travel is a wonderful opportunity, "If I do not know the answer pertaining to a particular destination I can seek out the opinion of my many knowledgable colleagues who will readily and graciously come to my aid".

Specialty Destinations
  • Tahiti
  • Hawaii
  • Europe
  • Isreal
  • Mexico
Specialty Interests
  • Cruising
  • Group Tours

Kathy Palmer

Expertise sums up Kathy Palmer’s career in the travel profession. For her long time clients Kathy’s travel expertise has them experiencing life to the fullest. From early morning hot air ballooning in Capadocia, to booking front row seats at a bull fight in Madrid, to a yoga retreat in Palm Springs, as a Virtuoso Consultant Kathy has the ability to make any travel wish come true. Kathy’s Professional Travel Expertise began 25 years ago as a Customer Service Agent with a regional air carrier and later as a full time Travel Consultant. Whether you have three days to find rest and relaxation or three weeks to fill with fun and adventure, you can rely on Kathy to arrange the perfect trip for you.

Specialty Destinations
  • Mexico
  • Caribbean
  • Hawaii
Specialty Interests

Lisa Pinczewski-Sweet

Lisa has been in the travel industry since 1982. She has worked in the industry in a wide variety of capacities; such as reservations, ticketing agent, gate supervisor and flight attendant with America West and Delta Airlines. Plus she was a re-fueler, a radio tower operator and sales and marketing representative with a Hawaii/Arizona Helicopter Tour Company, as well as, the Italian FIT(Foreign Independent Travel) expert/Office Manager at a European Tour and FIT Company, along the way!!

She has already traveled to many exciting destinations, but her goal is to eventually travel the world! She has a wealth of knowledge for every travel need; whether it's a last minute get-away weekend that requires everything from a Limo to roses in your hotel room, to a month long tour of Europe by Riverboat to a Corporate Meeting Convention in Las Vegas, Lisa is the agent to call! Her expertise at ticketing and doing exchanges is also something that she can guide you through; seeing as most of her corporate clients, do many numerous tickets and exchanges throughout a normal business day.

Lisa enjoys traveling and indulging in her favorite pastime of photography. She is a Sandals/Beaches Specialist and a Tahiti Tiare Specialist as well as an Italy Specialist, Germany Specialist, Puerto Rico, Mexico, and Hawaii Specialist, and All of Britain Specialist, Plus Disney Specialist from the College of Disney. She is working on bring a cruise specialist. With a passion for knowledge, it shouldn't take her long to add them to her already extensive expertise list!

Specialty Destinations
  • Europe
  • Hawaii
  • Mexico
  • Great Britain
  • Mexico
  • Australia
Specialty Interests
  • Adventure Travel
  • Corporate Travel
  • Cruising
  • Custom Itineraries
  • Group Tours

Louise West

Louise has 20 years working with travelers, and specializes in cruises, tours, all -inclusive resorts, and worry-free travel around the world. 

She enjoys combining the convenience of cruise travel with customized land tours.  Favorite adventures include a recent 2 week trip to France,  a Safari to East Africa; as well as the Galapagos; hiking in Spain, and snorkeling in the South Pacific. She is also an "Aussie Specialist".

Louise also brings her knowledge in planning numerous group travel experiences around the world, and most recently a family of 28 to an all inclusive resort in Florida.

<p>Louise has 20 years working with travelers, and specializes in cruises, tours, all -inclusive resorts, and worry-free travel around the world.  She enjoys combining the convenience of cruise travel with customized land tours.  Favorite adventures include a recent 2 week trip to France,  a Safari to East Africa; as well as the Galapagos; hiking in Spain, and snorkeling in the South Pacific.</p>

 

Specialty Destinations
  • Australia
  • Hawaii
  • Mexico
Specialty Interests
  • Adventure Travel
  • Cruising
  • Group Tours
  • Hotels and Resorts
  • River Cruising

Margaret Owen

I have been a travel advisor since 1990 after completing a two-year program at Chabot College in Hayward, California. I take pride in all the knowledge I've acquired over the years and truly love cruising. I love planning trips of a lifetime, especially cruises, for all of my clients. In fact I save most of them money over internet pricing while also providing special VIP service throughout the planning process to their welcome home. I also give them the assurance that should anything go wrong during their travel, I would be available to assist them.

My highest professional accomplishments include becoming a Certified Travel Counselor as designated by ICTA (Institute of Certified Travel Agents) and Master Cruise Counselor by CLIA (Cruise Lines International Association) as well as Certified Sandals Specialist (CSS). I have been on many cruises (over 15) on several cruise lines. I especially love Hawaii--all the islands and also Italy.

I pride myself on friendly professional service.

Specialty Destinations
  • Caribbean
  • Europe
  • Hawaii
  • Galapagos Islands
  • Australia
  • South America
Specialty Interests
  • Adventure Travel
  • Cruising
  • Family Travel
  • Group Tours
  • Honeymoons
  • Luxury Travel

Margie Boutte`

Margie is based in Scottsdale, AZ., and has been serving clients for over 20 years. Her motto is, “If you can imagine the dream, I can create the reality.”  I hope to create the vacation of your dreams (with a personal touch) and always aspire to exceed your expectations.  A vacation is an experience meant to be remembered for a lifetime and I like to think I “travel” with you when I help put together your ultimate vacation.

Margie has traveled extensively throughout Europe, Turkey, Russia, and the former Soviet Republic of Armenia, which has given her a great perspective on varying cultures of the world. She has a passion for cruising as well as all-inclusive beach resorts and has recently embraced culinary travel both at sea and on land. From honeymooners, to seniors, to luxury travelers, including yacht charters, Margie would love to share her knowledge with you. 

Certified as a Sandals/Beaches specialist in 2009, she also holds numerous hotel specialist certifications and keeps current through continuing education and travels. (Current count – 153 cities in 33 countries)

One of Margie’s recent trips was a cruise from Barcelona to Venice, through Monaco, France, Italy, Croatia, & Slovenia with Azamara Cruises.

On Margie’s most recent trip this past summer she escorted a group down the Rhine River with Avalon Waterways with pre and post cruise stays in Amsterdam, Zurich and Lucerne.  Mt. Pilatus is a MUST see and was unanimously voted the highlight of the trip!

 

Specialty Destinations
  • Hawaii/Mexico/Caribbean
  • Europe
  • Tahiti
  • Russia/Armenia
  • South America
  • Eastern Europe
Specialty Interests
  • Cruising
  • Custom Itineraries
  • Honeymoons
  • Hotels and Resorts
  • Luxury Travel

Mark Blum

Mark has been traveling the world since his parents took him out of school for a trip to Asia in 1959. He hasn’t stopped since. He is a member of the prestigious Traveler’s Century Club which means that he has traveled to more than 100 distinct countries or geographical entities. Now, as a travel professional, Mark can help you fulfill your globetrotting dreams. 

He specializes in adventure travel to remote locations to pursue activities such as scuba diving, snorkeling, kayaking, and high altitude trekking. Wherever you are thinking of venturing, there is a good chance that Mark has boots on the ground (or flippers in the water) experience to help guide you in fulfilling your travel destiny. Trekking the Himalaya Mountains of Bhutan, snorkeling the crystal clear waters of Palau, observing a wild orangutan in the jungles of Borneo; no problem.

Mark can help you find the perfect trip. Mark works closely with many adventure travel operators including Wilderness Travel, Geographic Expeditions, and Zegrahm Expeditions and can arrange a trip for you with one of these first class travel providers. 

If your travel dreams are a little more on the tame side, Mark can also help you find a cruise on one of the small luxury cruise ships with itineraries that span the world’s oceans. He is a specialist with Sea Dream Yacht Club, operator of two 110-passenger cruise ships that take personal service to a new and amazing level.

Specialty Destinations
  • Bhutan
  • Palau
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Pitcairn Island
  • Tonga
  • Comoros
Specialty Interests
  • Adventure Travel
  • African Safari
  • Cruising
  • Photography Expeditions
  • Winter Sports

Pamela Blackwood

 

With 18 years of experience as a travel agent, there is not much Pam Blackwood hasn’t done (windsurfing, scuba diving and zip lining to name a few) or many places she hasn’t explored (Hawaii, Alaska, Peru, Ecuador, Mexico, Africa and Europe). Pam’s love of travel is a family trait, shared by her mother and two daughters who have all traveled extensively. Pam is experienced in both individual and group travel, and supports corporate clients as well. Second only to her customers, her top travel priority is the two cruises she takes with her husband every year. 

Specialty Destinations
  • Caribbean
  • Europe
  • Hawaii
  • Mexico
Specialty Interests
  • Adventure Travel
  • Custom Itineraries
  • Group Tours

Sharon Organista

Sharon has been in the travel business since 1991.  She specializes in leisure travel whether it be cruising, touring or family all inclusive vacations.  

Taking good care of the client is her top priority  and providing service to make your dreams come true.

Constantly taking classes and webinars to keep current and updated on areas through out the globe, Sharon truly knows the world.  Some of her favorite places she has visited are:

  • Mexico
  • Costa Rica
  • Hawaii
  • Turkey, Ireland
  • Ecuador
  • Australia
  • New Zealand
  • Fiji
  • Tahiti
  • Cook Islands

 

Specialty Destinations
  • Canada
  • South America
  • Central America
  • Mexico
  • South Pacific
  • Europe
Specialty Interests
  • Adventure Travel
  • Cruising
  • Family Travel
  • Honeymoons
  • Hotels and Resorts
  • Luxury Travel

Stephanie Cox

Travel has been in my blood since an early age!  My  appreciation for travel was ignited as a child with long family car/camper trips that zigzagged from my home state of New Mexico (and later, Arizona) across the United States through many national parks and points of interest to visit family on the East coast.  My interest in travel continued to grow as I entered my teen and college years…participating in the Tempe Sister Cities student exchange program in Regensburg, Germany, climbing pyramids in Mexico with a student group during a winter break from classes, studying abroad and living with a host family in San Jose, Costa Rica during a semester in college and teaching English as a Second Language (ESL) for two summers in Eger, Hungary after college graduation.  

Although my career path after college did not initially take me down the path of travel, I sought as many opportunities as possible to see the world with my husband (who had never traveled internationally until we met!), checking off New Zealand, Alaska and Hawaii as destinations visited and adding many more to the ever-growing “bucket list!”

In the past few years, I’ve been fortunate to join Critics Choice Vacations as an Independent Travel Consultant, creating the ultimate travel experience for my clients through detailed, personalized and sophisticated travel planning.  At Critics Choice Vacations, it’s YOUR style of vacation!

 

 

Specialty Destinations
  • Europe
  • Canada
  • New Zealand
  • Central America
  • French Polynesia
  • South Pacific
Specialty Interests
  • Cruising

Sue Doyle

I have been in the travel business for many years and have lots of first hand experience in a myriad of destinations.  I lived in Italy and France when I was younger.  I specialize in planning custom vacations for those who want to have pre-booked arrangements but who do not want to travel with a group.  In addition to Europe, I plan custom vacations to Latin America, Asia, Australia and New Zealand.

Specialty Destinations
  • Australia
  • Italy
  • France
  • Asia
  • Latin America
  • New Zealand
Specialty Interests
  • Art and Cultural Trips
  • Custom Itineraries

Susan Price

Although I’ve just only been in the travel business since 2006, cruises are my passion. I have been on over 20 cruises and on eight different cruise lines (soon to be nine). Since I specialize just in cruises, I can keep up with the latest updates from ALL of the major cruise lines. I’m often asked “What’s the best cruise line?” That will depend on what kind of experience YOU want. It is my job to ask the right questions so I can recommend the best cruise line(s) that will be the ‘best fit’ for YOU (A family with toddler and a teenager would need/want something different than a couple celebrating their 30th anniversary). It does not matter to me whether you are a first time cruiser (my favorite), part of a group (another favorite) or a seasoned cruiser, I will do as much hand holding as you need (or don’t need) before, during and after your cruise. From our first chat until the day you disembark, I want to make sure your cruise experience is everything you hope it will be.

Specialty Destinations
  • Europe
  • Mediterranean
  • Caribbean
  • Alaska
  • Alaska
  • Mexico
Specialty Interests
  • Cruising
  • Custom Itineraries
  • Family Travel
  • Group Tours

Susan Smitty-Price

Although I’ve just been in the travel business since 2006, I’ve been traveling abroad since 1974 and so far have logged in 30 countries, 25 cruises on nine different cruise lines (and working on the rest).

I love cruising and sending people, especially groups and first-time cruisers, on cruises!! My goal is to make sure there is a ‘good fit’ between my clients and the cruise line. Because I ONLY do cruises, I’m able to match my clients up with the ‘kind’ of cruise experience they are after.

I also make sure my first timers have plenty of information so they do NOT 'feel' like this is their first cruise. Life is to be enjoyed and there's no better way to enjoy life than from a cruise ship!

Specialty Destinations
  • Alaska
  • Mexican Riviera
  • Hawaii
  • Mediterranean
  • South Pacific
  • Caribbean
Specialty Interests
  • Cruising
  • Group Tours
  • River Cruising

Trish Injaychock

Trish Injaychock sees life through the prism of experience and travel. She was driven to explore the globe from an early age. As an undergraduate at Georgetown University, she set off with little more than a backpack to explore the boundless wonder of Ireland. Trish also found herself eagerly embracing the opportunity to live in Japan with her husband and two children where she immersed herself in both the culture and exotic points of Asia. Her global experiences have given rise to a keen sense for what makes a destination special.

Beyond her personal passion for travel, Trish brings a decade of relevant professional experience to Elysian Travel. She focused her career as a Corporate Events Manager on an international portfolio of events in North America, Europe, Asia, Africa and Australia. Specializing in the planning and execution of C-suite strategy sessions and executive retreats, she consistently demonstrates mastery of the art of a professional event. Trish found industry success in her commitment to both the service ethic and attention to detail required by this demanding audience of financial, healthcare, and technology leaders.

As a founding partner in Elysian Travel, Trish is committed to bringing a lifetime of passion and skills to each client, defining an exclusive experience and making it a reality.

Specialty Destinations
  • United States
  • Italy
  • Mexico
  • Hawaii
  • Thailand
  • France
Specialty Interests
  • Culinary Adventures
  • Custom Itineraries
  • Destination Weddings
  • Honeymoons
  • Hotels and Resorts
  • Luxury Travel

Nicaragua

Photo: Nicaragua

Offering a true natural and cultural experience, Nicaragua is a place worth visiting.  A place still undiscovered to its potential.  Home to 73 nature reserves and the largest expanse of rainforest north of the Amazon.

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Specialty Interests

Jane Dunlap

Travel has always been in Jane Dunlap’s blood — from family trips to Europe staying in historic castle hotels, visiting Napoleon’s Tomb and eating pizza atop the Eiffel Tower — to traveling in Mexico and the US to Disney World, the Grand Canyon, San Francisco, Chicago, New Orleans, and dozens of other fantastic locations. Jane’s love for Central and South America was kindled during her work volunteering in Paraguay with Houston-based Amigos de las Americas.

Her passion for travel extended into college where she earned a Bachelor of Science in Geography from Texas A&M University. After a successful career in Logistics – operations management, warehouse design, hardware and software design, and transport of both hard and soft goods worldwide – Jane was able to realize my dream of attending the Cordon Bleu in Paris and exploring Bruges, Belgium. She recreated the movie In Bruges, staying in the same locations and visiting all of the landmarks made famous by the movie. Cruising has become one of Jane’s favorite modes of travel, so much so, she got married aboard the Carnival Magic in 2012. Mexico, rich in culture and fabulous destinations, will always be Jane’s most recommended getaway for value and overall experience.

Today, Jane brings her detail-oriented logistics background to the travel industry, planning exceptional vacations with exclusive itineraries for her clients, focusing on their specific needs and requests including luxury travel, cruising, boutique tours, traveling with pets, dietary restrictions, and accessibility. Jane Dunlap looks forward to partnering with you and your family to craft a unique and unforgettable adventure!

Specialty Destinations
  • Mexico
  • Caribbean
  • United States of America
  • Europe
  • Arizona
  • New Mexico
Specialty Interests
  • Adventure Travel
  • Custom Itineraries
  • Family Travel
  • Hotels and Resorts
  • Luxury Travel
  • River Cruising

Mona Saunders

Mona Saunders has over four decades of experience in the travel industry. Her and her daughter Anna have worked together for many years and through their exemplarily service, have fostered the relationships they have made throughout the years.

Mona has hosted many groups on trips through our luxury network, and has served the community by working with Sister Cities International to engage our youth participating in exchange students/countries.

Mona has extensive experience in customizing tours for clients and youth groups that are returning to a destination and whom want to experience more of the local exotic culture.

Mona is also a verified Australian Specialist and a MCC (Master Cruise Consultant). Through the business relationships she has her clients simply get more incentives, and they know that she will work very hard to ensure their trip is always unforgettable.

Specialty Destinations
  • Australia
  • South Africa
  • Europe
  • South Pacific
  • Falkland Islands
  • Iceland
Specialty Interests
  • Cruising
  • Custom Itineraries

Sally Hart

Trained as an Asian historian, I taught at the university level for many years, traveled extensively in Asia as an independent traveler, and lead many groups. I also advised students about how to use travel as a learning experience.  I have had considerable experience with faculty and student travel. I’ve worked in travel for the last 10 years. I’ve traveled throughout the Caribbean and Central America, and I have seen a good deal of Western Europe. I work extensively with independent travelers and can help you make travel arrangements in many areas of the developing world. My reading knowledge of French, Spanish, German, Italian, Portuguese, Chinese and Japanese mean that I’m able to help clients negotiate with suppliers in a number of different countries. 

I am particularly interested in the economic development process in developing countries, and I’m also especially interested in minority group cultures in various countries.  I love to encourage travelers to move outside their comfort zone just a bit, but I do that by helping people pin down their arrangements as completely as possible in advance.  

Specialty Destinations
  • Mongolia
  • Caribbean
  • Central America
  • Developing Countries
  • China
  • South Korea
Specialty Interests
  • Adventure Travel
  • Art and Cultural Trips
  • Culinary Adventures
  • Custom Itineraries
  • Eco-Tourism
  • Photography Expeditions

Sharon Organista

Sharon has been in the travel business since 1991.  She specializes in leisure travel whether it be cruising, touring or family all inclusive vacations.  

Taking good care of the client is her top priority  and providing service to make your dreams come true.

Constantly taking classes and webinars to keep current and updated on areas through out the globe, Sharon truly knows the world.  Some of her favorite places she has visited are:

  • Mexico
  • Costa Rica
  • Hawaii
  • Turkey, Ireland
  • Ecuador
  • Australia
  • New Zealand
  • Fiji
  • Tahiti
  • Cook Islands

 

Specialty Destinations
  • Canada
  • South America
  • Central America
  • Mexico
  • South Pacific
  • Europe
Specialty Interests
  • Adventure Travel
  • Cruising
  • Family Travel
  • Honeymoons
  • Hotels and Resorts
  • Luxury Travel

Sue Doyle

I have been in the travel business for many years and have lots of first hand experience in a myriad of destinations.  I lived in Italy and France when I was younger.  I specialize in planning custom vacations for those who want to have pre-booked arrangements but who do not want to travel with a group.  In addition to Europe, I plan custom vacations to Latin America, Asia, Australia and New Zealand.

Specialty Destinations
  • Australia
  • Italy
  • France
  • Asia
  • Latin America
  • New Zealand
Specialty Interests
  • Art and Cultural Trips
  • Custom Itineraries

Panama

Photo: Panama

Travelers will encounter everything from indigenous tribes and whitewater rapids to the best nightlife in Central America. Panama is best known for the Panama Canal, which allows ocean-liners to cross between the Caribbean and the Pacific.

Specialty Destinations
Specialty Interests

Jane Dunlap

Travel has always been in Jane Dunlap’s blood — from family trips to Europe staying in historic castle hotels, visiting Napoleon’s Tomb and eating pizza atop the Eiffel Tower — to traveling in Mexico and the US to Disney World, the Grand Canyon, San Francisco, Chicago, New Orleans, and dozens of other fantastic locations. Jane’s love for Central and South America was kindled during her work volunteering in Paraguay with Houston-based Amigos de las Americas.

Her passion for travel extended into college where she earned a Bachelor of Science in Geography from Texas A&M University. After a successful career in Logistics – operations management, warehouse design, hardware and software design, and transport of both hard and soft goods worldwide – Jane was able to realize my dream of attending the Cordon Bleu in Paris and exploring Bruges, Belgium. She recreated the movie In Bruges, staying in the same locations and visiting all of the landmarks made famous by the movie. Cruising has become one of Jane’s favorite modes of travel, so much so, she got married aboard the Carnival Magic in 2012. Mexico, rich in culture and fabulous destinations, will always be Jane’s most recommended getaway for value and overall experience.

Today, Jane brings her detail-oriented logistics background to the travel industry, planning exceptional vacations with exclusive itineraries for her clients, focusing on their specific needs and requests including luxury travel, cruising, boutique tours, traveling with pets, dietary restrictions, and accessibility. Jane Dunlap looks forward to partnering with you and your family to craft a unique and unforgettable adventure!

Specialty Destinations
  • Mexico
  • Caribbean
  • United States of America
  • Europe
  • Arizona
  • New Mexico
Specialty Interests
  • Adventure Travel
  • Custom Itineraries
  • Family Travel
  • Hotels and Resorts
  • Luxury Travel
  • River Cruising

Sally Hart

Trained as an Asian historian, I taught at the university level for many years, traveled extensively in Asia as an independent traveler, and lead many groups. I also advised students about how to use travel as a learning experience.  I have had considerable experience with faculty and student travel. I’ve worked in travel for the last 10 years. I’ve traveled throughout the Caribbean and Central America, and I have seen a good deal of Western Europe. I work extensively with independent travelers and can help you make travel arrangements in many areas of the developing world. My reading knowledge of French, Spanish, German, Italian, Portuguese, Chinese and Japanese mean that I’m able to help clients negotiate with suppliers in a number of different countries. 

I am particularly interested in the economic development process in developing countries, and I’m also especially interested in minority group cultures in various countries.  I love to encourage travelers to move outside their comfort zone just a bit, but I do that by helping people pin down their arrangements as completely as possible in advance.  

Specialty Destinations
  • Mongolia
  • Caribbean
  • Central America
  • Developing Countries
  • China
  • South Korea
Specialty Interests
  • Adventure Travel
  • Art and Cultural Trips
  • Culinary Adventures
  • Custom Itineraries
  • Eco-Tourism
  • Photography Expeditions

Sharon Organista

Sharon has been in the travel business since 1991.  She specializes in leisure travel whether it be cruising, touring or family all inclusive vacations.  

Taking good care of the client is her top priority  and providing service to make your dreams come true.

Constantly taking classes and webinars to keep current and updated on areas through out the globe, Sharon truly knows the world.  Some of her favorite places she has visited are:

  • Mexico
  • Costa Rica
  • Hawaii
  • Turkey, Ireland
  • Ecuador
  • Australia
  • New Zealand
  • Fiji
  • Tahiti
  • Cook Islands

 

Specialty Destinations
  • Canada
  • South America
  • Central America
  • Mexico
  • South Pacific
  • Europe
Specialty Interests
  • Adventure Travel
  • Cruising
  • Family Travel
  • Honeymoons
  • Hotels and Resorts
  • Luxury Travel

Sue Doyle

I have been in the travel business for many years and have lots of first hand experience in a myriad of destinations.  I lived in Italy and France when I was younger.  I specialize in planning custom vacations for those who want to have pre-booked arrangements but who do not want to travel with a group.  In addition to Europe, I plan custom vacations to Latin America, Asia, Australia and New Zealand.

Specialty Destinations
  • Australia
  • Italy
  • France
  • Asia
  • Latin America
  • New Zealand
Specialty Interests
  • Art and Cultural Trips
  • Custom Itineraries

Susan Smitty-Price

Although I’ve just been in the travel business since 2006, I’ve been traveling abroad since 1974 and so far have logged in 30 countries, 25 cruises on nine different cruise lines (and working on the rest).

I love cruising and sending people, especially groups and first-time cruisers, on cruises!! My goal is to make sure there is a ‘good fit’ between my clients and the cruise line. Because I ONLY do cruises, I’m able to match my clients up with the ‘kind’ of cruise experience they are after.

I also make sure my first timers have plenty of information so they do NOT 'feel' like this is their first cruise. Life is to be enjoyed and there's no better way to enjoy life than from a cruise ship!

Specialty Destinations
  • Alaska
  • Mexican Riviera
  • Hawaii
  • Mediterranean
  • South Pacific
  • Caribbean
Specialty Interests
  • Cruising
  • Group Tours
  • River Cruising

Austria

Photo: Austria

Austria astonishes with organic grandeur and sophisticated culture.  Vienna’s Ringstrasse Road, which rims the historic city in Austria, gives way to the flourishing café ethos of Vienna.  Austria provides glimpses into ancient Europe.

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Specialty Interests

Anngret Riley CTC

Born and raised in East and West Germany, discovering the British Isles as a student and nanny, skiing in Austria, travel became a fascination and soon a career. Travel destinations have included India, China, Indonesia, Tahiti, Japan, South America. Equador and the Galapagos, the Cedars of Lebanon and always again Europe from North to South. Favorites closer to home are Hawaii, Mexico and the New England states during all seasons.

My love to travel and interaction with my clients from Students to Seniors have kept my fascination with the Travel Industry alive. Let me assist you to open the doors to the World on Land and the seven seas.

Specialty Destinations
  • Europe
  • India
  • China
  • South America
  • Indonesia
  • Galapagos
Specialty Interests
  • Corporate Travel
  • Cruising
  • Family Travel
  • Group Tours

Courtney McCarthy

My experience with travel and luxury marketing is vast having lived and worked in Europe for four years as Global Brand Manager at Starwood Hotels (Le Meridien brand) and running marketing campaigns for various Fortune 500 Brands throughout the world. I have traveled extensively within Europe, the Middle East and Africa and have a passion for new adventures and the luxury market. I have stayed at some of the world's most coveted destinations and bring that wealth of "insider" knowledge to my loyal clients.

After years of traveling and executive positions within travel industry, in 2016 I co-founded Elysian Travel, an upscale boutique travel agency specializing in the design and execution of "Exclusive Experiences" for our clients. We are a Virtuoso agency and have aligned with the most high-profile vendors in the travel industry, allowing us to provide the best levels of service, widest range of products and VIP amenities. We fulfill all your vacation needs and buffer you from the problems that plague those who book online without any professional support. Our well-traveled, well-connected team will help you plan everything from a weekend getaway to a journey around the world. Our agency is a Four Seasons Preferred Partner, Member of the Peninsula PenClub, Belmond Club, A&K Top 100, Rosewood Elite, Ritz Carlton STARS, Dorchester Diamond Club and Couture by Langham just to name a few.

Elysian = Blissful, Delightful, Relating to the characteristics of Heaven or Paradise.

Specialty Destinations
  • United Arab Emirates
  • Qatar
  • Mexico
  • Saint Lucia
  • United Kingdom
  • Italy
Specialty Interests
  • Cruising
  • Culinary Adventures
  • Custom Itineraries
  • Family Travel
  • Hotels and Resorts
  • Luxury Travel

Donna Touchette

Enjoy one-on-one attention while I design a unique, personalized travel experience just for you including destination travel tips and access to exclusive flights, tours, cruises and vacation packages.

As your travel advisor I investigate supplier’s competitive information through unbiased eyes to keep you abreast of the best possible travel options. I'll advise you of all the options, share insider tips, and give you the personal attention you deserve. As a professional travel agent, I approach all situations with candor. I strive for perfection and is a champion for the consumer.

I have been a travel agent for many years now.  For the previous 20 years and prior to becoming an agent, I owned a retail business and a wholesale distributorship company.  As the owner of these businesses I learned about all about customer service. I pride myself on attention to detail and I love this job.  I have found my niche and I look forward to doing it for years to come.  As a travel agent I specialize in group travel and fund raising with travel. Please call me for all of your travel needs.

Specialty Destinations
  • Australia
  • Europe
  • North America
  • South Pacific
  • The Artic
Specialty Interests
  • Cruising
  • Custom Itineraries
  • Family Travel
  • Gay and Lesbian Travel
  • Group Tours
  • Luxury Travel

John Vasina

John Vasina has been in the travel business for approximately 30 years and throughout these years he still says that the greatest reward in the travel business is for his travelers to return from their trips safe, happy and fully satisfied. He believes in "going the extra mile" for each of his clients to make for them the best trip possible. Previously, co-owner of his own travel agency in Ventura for over 20 years, he now feels that being affillated with Your Travel Center/Montecito Villlage Travel is a wonderful opportunity, "If I do not know the answer pertaining to a particular destination I can seek out the opinion of my many knowledgable colleagues who will readily and graciously come to my aid".

Specialty Destinations
  • Tahiti
  • Hawaii
  • Europe
  • Isreal
  • Mexico
Specialty Interests
  • Cruising
  • Group Tours

Karen Ensign

I have over 27 years of experience in the travel industry and would love to assist you with both leisure and business travel. I have travelled to over 30 countries, with the emphasis on Western Europe and the South Pacific. A recent trip to Turkey is high on my list of favorites! Whether you are travelling for business or pleasure, let me share my knowledge, professionalism and enthusiasm with you!

More recently, I have been to China and fell in love with the Chinese culture and way of life. I have since become a China expert, learning and discovering everything I can that pertains to travel to China. I am an Imperial Tours expert and love how I can cater to both China luxury travel and to off the beaten trail Chinese travel.

I am a luxury travel advisor with years of experience and an endless list of industry contacts. Because of the relationships I have nurtured throughout the years I have the ability add value and turn you into a VIP in places you never dreamed of. Contact me and lets make your dreams come true!

Specialty Destinations
  • South Pacific
  • Europe
  • Turkey
  • China
Specialty Interests
  • Adventure Travel
  • Art and Cultural Trips
  • Corporate Travel
  • Custom Itineraries
  • Luxury Travel

Lily Roman-Hamilton

Born and raised in Italy, I have traveled extensively all over Europe since I was 16, visiting France, Austria, Switzerland, Holland, Germany, England, Belgium, Slovenia, Romania and of course my beautiful home country, Italy. 

Before moving to California in 2002, I worked as a travel agent for 5 years in Italy. I utilize my 13-year-experience as a travel consultant to plan every aspect of my clients' vacations (from airline and train tickets to car rentals, hotels, villa rentals and so on). I take great pride in providing a very personal service for both experienced and inexperienced travelers. 

Even though my specialty is Europe, I love helping my clients planning their vacations all over the world.

Specialty Destinations
  • Italy
  • France
  • Switzerland
  • Austria
Specialty Interests
  • Cruising
  • Custom Itineraries

Margaret Owen

I have been a travel advisor since 1990 after completing a two-year program at Chabot College in Hayward, California. I take pride in all the knowledge I've acquired over the years and truly love cruising. I love planning trips of a lifetime, especially cruises, for all of my clients. In fact I save most of them money over internet pricing while also providing special VIP service throughout the planning process to their welcome home. I also give them the assurance that should anything go wrong during their travel, I would be available to assist them.

My highest professional accomplishments include becoming a Certified Travel Counselor as designated by ICTA (Institute of Certified Travel Agents) and Master Cruise Counselor by CLIA (Cruise Lines International Association) as well as Certified Sandals Specialist (CSS). I have been on many cruises (over 15) on several cruise lines. I especially love Hawaii--all the islands and also Italy.

I pride myself on friendly professional service.

Specialty Destinations
  • Caribbean
  • Europe
  • Hawaii
  • Galapagos Islands
  • Australia
  • South America
Specialty Interests
  • Adventure Travel
  • Cruising
  • Family Travel
  • Group Tours
  • Honeymoons
  • Luxury Travel

Pamela Blackwood

 

With 18 years of experience as a travel agent, there is not much Pam Blackwood hasn’t done (windsurfing, scuba diving and zip lining to name a few) or many places she hasn’t explored (Hawaii, Alaska, Peru, Ecuador, Mexico, Africa and Europe). Pam’s love of travel is a family trait, shared by her mother and two daughters who have all traveled extensively. Pam is experienced in both individual and group travel, and supports corporate clients as well. Second only to her customers, her top travel priority is the two cruises she takes with her husband every year. 

Specialty Destinations
  • Caribbean
  • Europe
  • Hawaii
  • Mexico
Specialty Interests
  • Adventure Travel
  • Custom Itineraries
  • Group Tours

Robert Matuszewski

Traveling over 35 years, Rob's travel bug is more about a curiosity of interests, and a desire to make a lifetime experiences with people, places, and things. So, little map circles and big map circles are equally exciting, and the best of all worlds is the experience of traveling with family and friends (new and old) anywhere. Rob truly adores “trains, planes, automobiles, and ships”. 

Rob is a big water person. So, sandy beaches, sky blue water and natural beauty do it for him every time. He has done water destination vacations in Hawaii, the Caribbean, and Europe. All offer great outdoor activities and/or laid back vacation experiences. However, more recently cruising has afforded him the luxury of many new horizons to experience, with the idea of finding great destinations to watch the waves roll in at sunset.

Specialty Destinations
  • Asia
  • Caribbean
  • Europe
  • North America
  • South America
  • South Pacific
Specialty Interests
  • Cruising
  • Custom Itineraries
  • Hotels and Resorts
  • Luxury Travel

Sharon Organista

Sharon has been in the travel business since 1991.  She specializes in leisure travel whether it be cruising, touring or family all inclusive vacations.  

Taking good care of the client is her top priority  and providing service to make your dreams come true.

Constantly taking classes and webinars to keep current and updated on areas through out the globe, Sharon truly knows the world.  Some of her favorite places she has visited are:

  • Mexico
  • Costa Rica
  • Hawaii
  • Turkey, Ireland
  • Ecuador
  • Australia
  • New Zealand
  • Fiji
  • Tahiti
  • Cook Islands

 

Specialty Destinations
  • Canada
  • South America
  • Central America
  • Mexico
  • South Pacific
  • Europe
Specialty Interests
  • Adventure Travel
  • Cruising
  • Family Travel
  • Honeymoons
  • Hotels and Resorts
  • Luxury Travel

Stephanie Cox

Travel has been in my blood since an early age!  My  appreciation for travel was ignited as a child with long family car/camper trips that zigzagged from my home state of New Mexico (and later, Arizona) across the United States through many national parks and points of interest to visit family on the East coast.  My interest in travel continued to grow as I entered my teen and college years…participating in the Tempe Sister Cities student exchange program in Regensburg, Germany, climbing pyramids in Mexico with a student group during a winter break from classes, studying abroad and living with a host family in San Jose, Costa Rica during a semester in college and teaching English as a Second Language (ESL) for two summers in Eger, Hungary after college graduation.  

Although my career path after college did not initially take me down the path of travel, I sought as many opportunities as possible to see the world with my husband (who had never traveled internationally until we met!), checking off New Zealand, Alaska and Hawaii as destinations visited and adding many more to the ever-growing “bucket list!”

In the past few years, I’ve been fortunate to join Critics Choice Vacations as an Independent Travel Consultant, creating the ultimate travel experience for my clients through detailed, personalized and sophisticated travel planning.  At Critics Choice Vacations, it’s YOUR style of vacation!

 

 

Specialty Destinations
  • Europe
  • Canada
  • New Zealand
  • Central America
  • French Polynesia
  • South Pacific
Specialty Interests
  • Cruising

Susan Boehnstedt

I have been in the travel business for over 21 years and have worked for the following airlines: USAirways, British Midland and America West Airlines. My most recent position was at America West Airlines as the Director of International Sales and Marketing, directly overseeing 72 offices around the world. I have coordinated international sales and marketing for several companies and have worked and been involved with cruise lines, hotel and car rental partners as well as key theme parks in the USA (see also http://www.TheProjectLLC.com) . For the past 4 years I have been selling and coordinating travel worldwide for individuals and groups. 

I have a great desire to share my love and knowledge of travel with you, and to help you create a memorable, personalized, one of a kind vacation. My specialization is in Europe and Canada, although I can assist with any type of travel to any place in the world! I am a Princess Cruise Commodore that gives me an outstanding understanding of the product. With my relationship with Virtuoso, I have the ability to VIP you all over the world. 

Specialty Destinations
  • Europe
  • Canada
  • Mediterranean
  • Germany
Specialty Interests
  • Cruising
  • Custom Itineraries
  • Family Travel
  • Group Tours
  • Honeymoons
  • River Cruising

Trish Injaychock

Trish Injaychock sees life through the prism of experience and travel. She was driven to explore the globe from an early age. As an undergraduate at Georgetown University, she set off with little more than a backpack to explore the boundless wonder of Ireland. Trish also found herself eagerly embracing the opportunity to live in Japan with her husband and two children where she immersed herself in both the culture and exotic points of Asia. Her global experiences have given rise to a keen sense for what makes a destination special.

Beyond her personal passion for travel, Trish brings a decade of relevant professional experience to Elysian Travel. She focused her career as a Corporate Events Manager on an international portfolio of events in North America, Europe, Asia, Africa and Australia. Specializing in the planning and execution of C-suite strategy sessions and executive retreats, she consistently demonstrates mastery of the art of a professional event. Trish found industry success in her commitment to both the service ethic and attention to detail required by this demanding audience of financial, healthcare, and technology leaders.

As a founding partner in Elysian Travel, Trish is committed to bringing a lifetime of passion and skills to each client, defining an exclusive experience and making it a reality.

Specialty Destinations
  • United States
  • Italy
  • Mexico
  • Hawaii
  • Thailand
  • France
Specialty Interests
  • Culinary Adventures
  • Custom Itineraries
  • Destination Weddings
  • Honeymoons
  • Hotels and Resorts
  • Luxury Travel

Baltic Region

Photo: Baltic Region

Concrete jungles mixed with old fashion farmlands with a coastal region once known as the Venice of Eastern Europe makes the Baltic region fascinating.  It simply feels like you have gone back in time to when the Soviet Union had these countries in its sphere of influence.  With remarkable prices and a unique...

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Specialty Interests

Anna Saunders

Anna Saunders recognized the need for experienced agents in the internet age. While many agents succumb to the pressure of bargain internet sites, Ann recognized the niche for knowledgeable experienced travel professionals. Having previously worked in many aspects of travel, Anna knew that travelers would appreciate the values of a full-service travel agency. Many travelers learned that they actually saved money by seeking the help of an experienced travel professional. Our name illustrates our dedication and the belief that every person is a VIP (very important person), and we make everyone feel that way, regardless of the size of your trip. Anna volunteers for many local charity events, and is an active member of the Fountain Hills Sister Cities, and other civic organizations. Anna's desire to give back to our community is a priority and enables our agency to share experiences with many of our clients outside of our office.

Specialty Destinations
Specialty Interests
  • Art and Cultural Trips
  • Custom Itineraries
  • Eco-Tourism

Cheryl Dixon

My commitment as your personal travel adviser is to make your dream trip come true.  I will take time to listen to your interests and travel desires. It's important to consider any well-being or healthy lifestyle needs you may have and use my expertise for your dream trip.  

Traveling across the United States, France from the Normandy Coast to Paris and through the “champagne country” of Epernay, south to Limoges and Avignon sparked my love of culinary and cultural experiences amidst natural beauty. I have enjoyed travel in the Netherlands, across Germany, to London, Rome, Dubai, India, Sri Lanka, Myanmar, Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, Vietnam and Cambodia where personal well-being, rejuvenation and holistic lifestyle are fused into daily life.

I specialize in European and exotic river cruising which take you into the heart a country and it's people. As a River Cruise Specialist and Well-Being Travel Specialist, I understand the value of integrating personal well-being, healthy lifestyle and culinary experiences with the natural beauty of your dream travel destinations. I can also support travel needs for personal medical tourism.
I am certified as a Well-Being Travel Specialist by The Travel Institute and a River Cruise Specialist from Travel Agent University. My Midwest values, travel experiences and years in the health profession give me a unique perspective in travel planning.  I enjoy creating trips for celebrating special occasions, bucket-list adventures, and well-being escapes for relaxation and rejuvenation. 

Specialty Destinations
  • Germany
  • Vietnam
  • Cambodia
  • Myanmar
  • France
  • Caribbean
Specialty Interests
  • Art and Cultural Trips
  • Culinary Adventures
  • Custom Itineraries
  • Luxury Travel
  • River Cruising

Clare Isquith

Clare has been a professional travel agent for more than 14 years and the owner of Global Adventures in Travel since 2002. She is a Master Cruise Counselor, a Commodore level travel agent on Princess Cruises, a Niche Cruise Specialist, Destination Specialist, and a Virtuoso travel agent affiliated with Montecito Village Travel. Her specialty is custom-designed world-wide travel with a high level of personal service for her clients, based on her extensive travel experience and knowledge. Her group experience includes such destinations as Italy, Spain, England, Argentina, Israel, Jordan, and the Southwest United States. Clare's travel experience, thus far, includes Canada, Mexico, the British Isles, Iceland, South America, Europe, the Middle East, Asia, Africa, the Pacific Islands, and the Caribbean, Mediterranean, Aegean, Baltic, and the North Sea areas.

Specialty Destinations
  • Hawaii
  • Ireland
  • Israel
  • Kenya
  • South Africa
  • Spain
Specialty Interests
  • Adventure Travel
  • African Safari
  • Art and Cultural Trips
  • Cruising
  • Custom Itineraries

Csilla Takacs

Csilla has been a travel agent since 1988, she has enjoyed providing her clients with memorable vacations over the years. It is a pleasure for her to create a lasting vacation memory for her clients and to continue to do so. Though she generally books cruises and vacation packages, she has a particular love of Europe and lived in Budapest, Hungary for a year. 

Cruising is a favorite in our retirement community and she agrees it is a great way to travel. For those that are a bit more adventurous want to work out thier own travel itinerary Csilla loves working out the details whether car, trains or planes it's rewarding to get a client exactly what they want.

Specialty Destinations
  • Europe
  • Australia & New Zealand
  • Asia
  • Caribbean
  • North America
  • Africa
Specialty Interests
  • Cruising
  • Custom Itineraries
  • Family Travel
  • Group Tours
  • Hotels and Resorts

Donna Touchette

Enjoy one-on-one attention while I design a unique, personalized travel experience just for you including destination travel tips and access to exclusive flights, tours, cruises and vacation packages.

As your travel advisor I investigate supplier’s competitive information through unbiased eyes to keep you abreast of the best possible travel options. I'll advise you of all the options, share insider tips, and give you the personal attention you deserve. As a professional travel agent, I approach all situations with candor. I strive for perfection and is a champion for the consumer.

I have been a travel agent for many years now.  For the previous 20 years and prior to becoming an agent, I owned a retail business and a wholesale distributorship company.  As the owner of these businesses I learned about all about customer service. I pride myself on attention to detail and I love this job.  I have found my niche and I look forward to doing it for years to come.  As a travel agent I specialize in group travel and fund raising with travel. Please call me for all of your travel needs.

Specialty Destinations
  • Australia
  • Europe
  • North America
  • South Pacific
  • The Artic
Specialty Interests
  • Cruising
  • Custom Itineraries
  • Family Travel
  • Gay and Lesbian Travel
  • Group Tours
  • Luxury Travel

Ginny Fels

 

Ginny has been in the travel business for over 25 years. It seems to have gone by so fast because of the wonderful people she has worked with and of course the interesting and unique travel involved in the business. Ginny and her husband Fred, have lived in Santa Clarita Valley for 30 years. They raised two children in the SCV and now enjoy grandchildren locally and in the Pacific Northwest...so lots of their travel begins or ends in Portland! Outside of travel, her hobbies are gardening and reading, with volunteer work at church. Ginny has traveled worldwide.  Her favorite places include Paris, Thailand, Israel, and in the USA; Bryce Canyon and Washington DC. She loves cruising... favorite cruise destination is the Scandinavia/Russia/Baltic area...such history...and great shore excursions... just walking in the charming streets of both small and large cities. 

Specialty Destinations
Specialty Interests
  • Cruising

John Vasina

John Vasina has been in the travel business for approximately 30 years and throughout these years he still says that the greatest reward in the travel business is for his travelers to return from their trips safe, happy and fully satisfied. He believes in "going the extra mile" for each of his clients to make for them the best trip possible. Previously, co-owner of his own travel agency in Ventura for over 20 years, he now feels that being affillated with Your Travel Center/Montecito Villlage Travel is a wonderful opportunity, "If I do not know the answer pertaining to a particular destination I can seek out the opinion of my many knowledgable colleagues who will readily and graciously come to my aid".

Specialty Destinations
  • Tahiti
  • Hawaii
  • Europe
  • Isreal
  • Mexico
Specialty Interests
  • Cruising
  • Group Tours

Karen Ensign

I have over 27 years of experience in the travel industry and would love to assist you with both leisure and business travel. I have travelled to over 30 countries, with the emphasis on Western Europe and the South Pacific. A recent trip to Turkey is high on my list of favorites! Whether you are travelling for business or pleasure, let me share my knowledge, professionalism and enthusiasm with you!

More recently, I have been to China and fell in love with the Chinese culture and way of life. I have since become a China expert, learning and discovering everything I can that pertains to travel to China. I am an Imperial Tours expert and love how I can cater to both China luxury travel and to off the beaten trail Chinese travel.

I am a luxury travel advisor with years of experience and an endless list of industry contacts. Because of the relationships I have nurtured throughout the years I have the ability add value and turn you into a VIP in places you never dreamed of. Contact me and lets make your dreams come true!

Specialty Destinations
  • South Pacific
  • Europe
  • Turkey
  • China
Specialty Interests
  • Adventure Travel
  • Art and Cultural Trips
  • Corporate Travel
  • Custom Itineraries
  • Luxury Travel

Sharon Organista

Sharon has been in the travel business since 1991.  She specializes in leisure travel whether it be cruising, touring or family all inclusive vacations.  

Taking good care of the client is her top priority  and providing service to make your dreams come true.

Constantly taking classes and webinars to keep current and updated on areas through out the globe, Sharon truly knows the world.  Some of her favorite places she has visited are:

  • Mexico
  • Costa Rica
  • Hawaii
  • Turkey, Ireland
  • Ecuador
  • Australia
  • New Zealand
  • Fiji
  • Tahiti
  • Cook Islands

 

Specialty Destinations
  • Canada
  • South America
  • Central America
  • Mexico
  • South Pacific
  • Europe
Specialty Interests
  • Adventure Travel
  • Cruising
  • Family Travel
  • Honeymoons
  • Hotels and Resorts
  • Luxury Travel

Stephanie Cox

Travel has been in my blood since an early age!  My  appreciation for travel was ignited as a child with long family car/camper trips that zigzagged from my home state of New Mexico (and later, Arizona) across the United States through many national parks and points of interest to visit family on the East coast.  My interest in travel continued to grow as I entered my teen and college years…participating in the Tempe Sister Cities student exchange program in Regensburg, Germany, climbing pyramids in Mexico with a student group during a winter break from classes, studying abroad and living with a host family in San Jose, Costa Rica during a semester in college and teaching English as a Second Language (ESL) for two summers in Eger, Hungary after college graduation.  

Although my career path after college did not initially take me down the path of travel, I sought as many opportunities as possible to see the world with my husband (who had never traveled internationally until we met!), checking off New Zealand, Alaska and Hawaii as destinations visited and adding many more to the ever-growing “bucket list!”

In the past few years, I’ve been fortunate to join Critics Choice Vacations as an Independent Travel Consultant, creating the ultimate travel experience for my clients through detailed, personalized and sophisticated travel planning.  At Critics Choice Vacations, it’s YOUR style of vacation!

 

 

Specialty Destinations
  • Europe
  • Canada
  • New Zealand
  • Central America
  • French Polynesia
  • South Pacific
Specialty Interests
  • Cruising

Susan Boehnstedt

I have been in the travel business for over 21 years and have worked for the following airlines: USAirways, British Midland and America West Airlines. My most recent position was at America West Airlines as the Director of International Sales and Marketing, directly overseeing 72 offices around the world. I have coordinated international sales and marketing for several companies and have worked and been involved with cruise lines, hotel and car rental partners as well as key theme parks in the USA (see also http://www.TheProjectLLC.com) . For the past 4 years I have been selling and coordinating travel worldwide for individuals and groups. 

I have a great desire to share my love and knowledge of travel with you, and to help you create a memorable, personalized, one of a kind vacation. My specialization is in Europe and Canada, although I can assist with any type of travel to any place in the world! I am a Princess Cruise Commodore that gives me an outstanding understanding of the product. With my relationship with Virtuoso, I have the ability to VIP you all over the world. 

Specialty Destinations
  • Europe
  • Canada
  • Mediterranean
  • Germany
Specialty Interests
  • Cruising
  • Custom Itineraries
  • Family Travel
  • Group Tours
  • Honeymoons
  • River Cruising

Susan Smitty-Price

Although I’ve just been in the travel business since 2006, I’ve been traveling abroad since 1974 and so far have logged in 30 countries, 25 cruises on nine different cruise lines (and working on the rest).

I love cruising and sending people, especially groups and first-time cruisers, on cruises!! My goal is to make sure there is a ‘good fit’ between my clients and the cruise line. Because I ONLY do cruises, I’m able to match my clients up with the ‘kind’ of cruise experience they are after.

I also make sure my first timers have plenty of information so they do NOT 'feel' like this is their first cruise. Life is to be enjoyed and there's no better way to enjoy life than from a cruise ship!

Specialty Destinations
  • Alaska
  • Mexican Riviera
  • Hawaii
  • Mediterranean
  • South Pacific
  • Caribbean
Specialty Interests
  • Cruising
  • Group Tours
  • River Cruising

Croatia

Photo: Croatia

Every year more and more people are spending their holiday in this welcoming, scenic country along the Adriatic coast.  Croatia has much to offer: authentic food, delicious wine, world-renown beaches, sparkling water, entrancing scenery and historic cities.

Specialty Destinations
Specialty Interests

Cheryl Dixon

My commitment as your personal travel adviser is to make your dream trip come true.  I will take time to listen to your interests and travel desires. It's important to consider any well-being or healthy lifestyle needs you may have and use my expertise for your dream trip.  

Traveling across the United States, France from the Normandy Coast to Paris and through the “champagne country” of Epernay, south to Limoges and Avignon sparked my love of culinary and cultural experiences amidst natural beauty. I have enjoyed travel in the Netherlands, across Germany, to London, Rome, Dubai, India, Sri Lanka, Myanmar, Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, Vietnam and Cambodia where personal well-being, rejuvenation and holistic lifestyle are fused into daily life.

I specialize in European and exotic river cruising which take you into the heart a country and it's people. As a River Cruise Specialist and Well-Being Travel Specialist, I understand the value of integrating personal well-being, healthy lifestyle and culinary experiences with the natural beauty of your dream travel destinations. I can also support travel needs for personal medical tourism.
I am certified as a Well-Being Travel Specialist by The Travel Institute and a River Cruise Specialist from Travel Agent University. My Midwest values, travel experiences and years in the health profession give me a unique perspective in travel planning.  I enjoy creating trips for celebrating special occasions, bucket-list adventures, and well-being escapes for relaxation and rejuvenation. 

Specialty Destinations
  • Germany
  • Vietnam
  • Cambodia
  • Myanmar
  • France
  • Caribbean
Specialty Interests
  • Art and Cultural Trips
  • Culinary Adventures
  • Custom Itineraries
  • Luxury Travel
  • River Cruising

Courtney McCarthy

My experience with travel and luxury marketing is vast having lived and worked in Europe for four years as Global Brand Manager at Starwood Hotels (Le Meridien brand) and running marketing campaigns for various Fortune 500 Brands throughout the world. I have traveled extensively within Europe, the Middle East and Africa and have a passion for new adventures and the luxury market. I have stayed at some of the world's most coveted destinations and bring that wealth of "insider" knowledge to my loyal clients.

After years of traveling and executive positions within travel industry, in 2016 I co-founded Elysian Travel, an upscale boutique travel agency specializing in the design and execution of "Exclusive Experiences" for our clients. We are a Virtuoso agency and have aligned with the most high-profile vendors in the travel industry, allowing us to provide the best levels of service, widest range of products and VIP amenities. We fulfill all your vacation needs and buffer you from the problems that plague those who book online without any professional support. Our well-traveled, well-connected team will help you plan everything from a weekend getaway to a journey around the world. Our agency is a Four Seasons Preferred Partner, Member of the Peninsula PenClub, Belmond Club, A&K Top 100, Rosewood Elite, Ritz Carlton STARS, Dorchester Diamond Club and Couture by Langham just to name a few.

Elysian = Blissful, Delightful, Relating to the characteristics of Heaven or Paradise.

Specialty Destinations
  • United Arab Emirates
  • Qatar
  • Mexico
  • Saint Lucia
  • United Kingdom
  • Italy
Specialty Interests
  • Cruising
  • Culinary Adventures
  • Custom Itineraries
  • Family Travel
  • Hotels and Resorts
  • Luxury Travel

Donna Touchette

Enjoy one-on-one attention while I design a unique, personalized travel experience just for you including destination travel tips and access to exclusive flights, tours, cruises and vacation packages.

As your travel advisor I investigate supplier’s competitive information through unbiased eyes to keep you abreast of the best possible travel options. I'll advise you of all the options, share insider tips, and give you the personal attention you deserve. As a professional travel agent, I approach all situations with candor. I strive for perfection and is a champion for the consumer.

I have been a travel agent for many years now.  For the previous 20 years and prior to becoming an agent, I owned a retail business and a wholesale distributorship company.  As the owner of these businesses I learned about all about customer service. I pride myself on attention to detail and I love this job.  I have found my niche and I look forward to doing it for years to come.  As a travel agent I specialize in group travel and fund raising with travel. Please call me for all of your travel needs.

Specialty Destinations
  • Australia
  • Europe
  • North America
  • South Pacific
  • The Artic
Specialty Interests
  • Cruising
  • Custom Itineraries
  • Family Travel
  • Gay and Lesbian Travel
  • Group Tours
  • Luxury Travel

John Vasina

John Vasina has been in the travel business for approximately 30 years and throughout these years he still says that the greatest reward in the travel business is for his travelers to return from their trips safe, happy and fully satisfied. He believes in "going the extra mile" for each of his clients to make for them the best trip possible. Previously, co-owner of his own travel agency in Ventura for over 20 years, he now feels that being affillated with Your Travel Center/Montecito Villlage Travel is a wonderful opportunity, "If I do not know the answer pertaining to a particular destination I can seek out the opinion of my many knowledgable colleagues who will readily and graciously come to my aid".

Specialty Destinations
  • Tahiti
  • Hawaii
  • Europe
  • Isreal
  • Mexico
Specialty Interests
  • Cruising
  • Group Tours

Linda Van Buren

I have been in the travel business for many years and have first hand experience of a myriad of destinations. However, my first love is Europe having lived in Italy when I was younger. I have visited most parts of this beautiful country and can customize trips to include any areas of interest, plus I can organize house or apartment rentals and even cooking classes. If you are a hiker/walker you may be interested in the hiking trip in Italy that I lead in alternate years, for small groups of 12 to 14 participants. Another favorite of mine is European River Cruising either on River Cruise Ships or Barges. I make an annual trip to France to personally inspect the ships & barges.

Having lived also in Scotland I do have a good insight into travel in the U.K. and also specialize in customized tours of the UK

My interest in hiking has lead me into some remote destinations, such as my recent hiking trip in Patagonia and the Atacama Desert in Chile, so for people who are looking for something different I have some great ideas for exciting adventure trips!

Specialty Destinations
  • Italy
  • French Riviera
  • Monaco
  • Corsica
  • Greece
Specialty Interests
  • Cruising
  • Culinary Adventures
  • Custom Itineraries
  • Luxury Travel
  • River Cruising

Margie Boutte`

Margie is based in Scottsdale, AZ., and has been serving clients for over 20 years. Her motto is, “If you can imagine the dream, I can create the reality.”  I hope to create the vacation of your dreams (with a personal touch) and always aspire to exceed your expectations.  A vacation is an experience meant to be remembered for a lifetime and I like to think I “travel” with you when I help put together your ultimate vacation.

Margie has traveled extensively throughout Europe, Turkey, Russia, and the former Soviet Republic of Armenia, which has given her a great perspective on varying cultures of the world. She has a passion for cruising as well as all-inclusive beach resorts and has recently embraced culinary travel both at sea and on land. From honeymooners, to seniors, to luxury travelers, including yacht charters, Margie would love to share her knowledge with you. 

Certified as a Sandals/Beaches specialist in 2009, she also holds numerous hotel specialist certifications and keeps current through continuing education and travels. (Current count – 153 cities in 33 countries)

One of Margie’s recent trips was a cruise from Barcelona to Venice, through Monaco, France, Italy, Croatia, & Slovenia with Azamara Cruises.

On Margie’s most recent trip this past summer she escorted a group down the Rhine River with Avalon Waterways with pre and post cruise stays in Amsterdam, Zurich and Lucerne.  Mt. Pilatus is a MUST see and was unanimously voted the highlight of the trip!

 

Specialty Destinations
  • Hawaii/Mexico/Caribbean
  • Europe
  • Tahiti
  • Russia/Armenia
  • South America
  • Eastern Europe
Specialty Interests
  • Cruising
  • Custom Itineraries
  • Honeymoons
  • Hotels and Resorts
  • Luxury Travel

Robert Matuszewski

Traveling over 35 years, Rob's travel bug is more about a curiosity of interests, and a desire to make a lifetime experiences with people, places, and things. So, little map circles and big map circles are equally exciting, and the best of all worlds is the experience of traveling with family and friends (new and old) anywhere. Rob truly adores “trains, planes, automobiles, and ships”. 

Rob is a big water person. So, sandy beaches, sky blue water and natural beauty do it for him every time. He has done water destination vacations in Hawaii, the Caribbean, and Europe. All offer great outdoor activities and/or laid back vacation experiences. However, more recently cruising has afforded him the luxury of many new horizons to experience, with the idea of finding great destinations to watch the waves roll in at sunset.

Specialty Destinations
  • Asia
  • Caribbean
  • Europe
  • North America
  • South America
  • South Pacific
Specialty Interests
  • Cruising
  • Custom Itineraries
  • Hotels and Resorts
  • Luxury Travel

Sharon Organista

Sharon has been in the travel business since 1991.  She specializes in leisure travel whether it be cruising, touring or family all inclusive vacations.  

Taking good care of the client is her top priority  and providing service to make your dreams come true.

Constantly taking classes and webinars to keep current and updated on areas through out the globe, Sharon truly knows the world.  Some of her favorite places she has visited are:

  • Mexico
  • Costa Rica
  • Hawaii
  • Turkey, Ireland
  • Ecuador
  • Australia
  • New Zealand
  • Fiji
  • Tahiti
  • Cook Islands

 

Specialty Destinations
  • Canada
  • South America
  • Central America
  • Mexico
  • South Pacific
  • Europe
Specialty Interests
  • Adventure Travel
  • Cruising
  • Family Travel
  • Honeymoons
  • Hotels and Resorts
  • Luxury Travel

Trish Injaychock

Trish Injaychock sees life through the prism of experience and travel. She was driven to explore the globe from an early age. As an undergraduate at Georgetown University, she set off with little more than a backpack to explore the boundless wonder of Ireland. Trish also found herself eagerly embracing the opportunity to live in Japan with her husband and two children where she immersed herself in both the culture and exotic points of Asia. Her global experiences have given rise to a keen sense for what makes a destination special.

Beyond her personal passion for travel, Trish brings a decade of relevant professional experience to Elysian Travel. She focused her career as a Corporate Events Manager on an international portfolio of events in North America, Europe, Asia, Africa and Australia. Specializing in the planning and execution of C-suite strategy sessions and executive retreats, she consistently demonstrates mastery of the art of a professional event. Trish found industry success in her commitment to both the service ethic and attention to detail required by this demanding audience of financial, healthcare, and technology leaders.

As a founding partner in Elysian Travel, Trish is committed to bringing a lifetime of passion and skills to each client, defining an exclusive experience and making it a reality.

Specialty Destinations
  • United States
  • Italy
  • Mexico
  • Hawaii
  • Thailand
  • France
Specialty Interests
  • Culinary Adventures
  • Custom Itineraries
  • Destination Weddings
  • Honeymoons
  • Hotels and Resorts
  • Luxury Travel

Cyprus

Photo: Cyprus

With a visit to Cyprus, you get a tantalizing taste of what both Greece and Turkey have to offer: sunny Mediterranean beaches, charming villages, ruins of ancient civilizations and distinctive local cultures.

Specialty Destinations
Specialty Interests

Courtney McCarthy

My experience with travel and luxury marketing is vast having lived and worked in Europe for four years as Global Brand Manager at Starwood Hotels (Le Meridien brand) and running marketing campaigns for various Fortune 500 Brands throughout the world. I have traveled extensively within Europe, the Middle East and Africa and have a passion for new adventures and the luxury market. I have stayed at some of the world's most coveted destinations and bring that wealth of "insider" knowledge to my loyal clients.

After years of traveling and executive positions within travel industry, in 2016 I co-founded Elysian Travel, an upscale boutique travel agency specializing in the design and execution of "Exclusive Experiences" for our clients. We are a Virtuoso agency and have aligned with the most high-profile vendors in the travel industry, allowing us to provide the best levels of service, widest range of products and VIP amenities. We fulfill all your vacation needs and buffer you from the problems that plague those who book online without any professional support. Our well-traveled, well-connected team will help you plan everything from a weekend getaway to a journey around the world. Our agency is a Four Seasons Preferred Partner, Member of the Peninsula PenClub, Belmond Club, A&K Top 100, Rosewood Elite, Ritz Carlton STARS, Dorchester Diamond Club and Couture by Langham just to name a few.

Elysian = Blissful, Delightful, Relating to the characteristics of Heaven or Paradise.

Specialty Destinations
  • United Arab Emirates
  • Qatar
  • Mexico
  • Saint Lucia
  • United Kingdom
  • Italy
Specialty Interests
  • Cruising
  • Culinary Adventures
  • Custom Itineraries
  • Family Travel
  • Hotels and Resorts
  • Luxury Travel

Csilla Takacs

Csilla has been a travel agent since 1988, she has enjoyed providing her clients with memorable vacations over the years. It is a pleasure for her to create a lasting vacation memory for her clients and to continue to do so. Though she generally books cruises and vacation packages, she has a particular love of Europe and lived in Budapest, Hungary for a year. 

Cruising is a favorite in our retirement community and she agrees it is a great way to travel. For those that are a bit more adventurous want to work out thier own travel itinerary Csilla loves working out the details whether car, trains or planes it's rewarding to get a client exactly what they want.

Specialty Destinations
  • Europe
  • Australia & New Zealand
  • Asia
  • Caribbean
  • North America
  • Africa
Specialty Interests
  • Cruising
  • Custom Itineraries
  • Family Travel
  • Group Tours
  • Hotels and Resorts

Donna Touchette

Enjoy one-on-one attention while I design a unique, personalized travel experience just for you including destination travel tips and access to exclusive flights, tours, cruises and vacation packages.

As your travel advisor I investigate supplier’s competitive information through unbiased eyes to keep you abreast of the best possible travel options. I'll advise you of all the options, share insider tips, and give you the personal attention you deserve. As a professional travel agent, I approach all situations with candor. I strive for perfection and is a champion for the consumer.

I have been a travel agent for many years now.  For the previous 20 years and prior to becoming an agent, I owned a retail business and a wholesale distributorship company.  As the owner of these businesses I learned about all about customer service. I pride myself on attention to detail and I love this job.  I have found my niche and I look forward to doing it for years to come.  As a travel agent I specialize in group travel and fund raising with travel. Please call me for all of your travel needs.

Specialty Destinations
  • Australia
  • Europe
  • North America
  • South Pacific
  • The Artic
Specialty Interests
  • Cruising
  • Custom Itineraries
  • Family Travel
  • Gay and Lesbian Travel
  • Group Tours
  • Luxury Travel

John Vasina

John Vasina has been in the travel business for approximately 30 years and throughout these years he still says that the greatest reward in the travel business is for his travelers to return from their trips safe, happy and fully satisfied. He believes in "going the extra mile" for each of his clients to make for them the best trip possible. Previously, co-owner of his own travel agency in Ventura for over 20 years, he now feels that being affillated with Your Travel Center/Montecito Villlage Travel is a wonderful opportunity, "If I do not know the answer pertaining to a particular destination I can seek out the opinion of my many knowledgable colleagues who will readily and graciously come to my aid".

Specialty Destinations
  • Tahiti
  • Hawaii
  • Europe
  • Isreal
  • Mexico
Specialty Interests
  • Cruising
  • Group Tours

Karen Ensign

I have over 27 years of experience in the travel industry and would love to assist you with both leisure and business travel. I have travelled to over 30 countries, with the emphasis on Western Europe and the South Pacific. A recent trip to Turkey is high on my list of favorites! Whether you are travelling for business or pleasure, let me share my knowledge, professionalism and enthusiasm with you!

More recently, I have been to China and fell in love with the Chinese culture and way of life. I have since become a China expert, learning and discovering everything I can that pertains to travel to China. I am an Imperial Tours expert and love how I can cater to both China luxury travel and to off the beaten trail Chinese travel.

I am a luxury travel advisor with years of experience and an endless list of industry contacts. Because of the relationships I have nurtured throughout the years I have the ability add value and turn you into a VIP in places you never dreamed of. Contact me and lets make your dreams come true!

Specialty Destinations
  • South Pacific
  • Europe
  • Turkey
  • China
Specialty Interests
  • Adventure Travel
  • Art and Cultural Trips
  • Corporate Travel
  • Custom Itineraries
  • Luxury Travel

Linda Van Buren

I have been in the travel business for many years and have first hand experience of a myriad of destinations. However, my first love is Europe having lived in Italy when I was younger. I have visited most parts of this beautiful country and can customize trips to include any areas of interest, plus I can organize house or apartment rentals and even cooking classes. If you are a hiker/walker you may be interested in the hiking trip in Italy that I lead in alternate years, for small groups of 12 to 14 participants. Another favorite of mine is European River Cruising either on River Cruise Ships or Barges. I make an annual trip to France to personally inspect the ships & barges.

Having lived also in Scotland I do have a good insight into travel in the U.K. and also specialize in customized tours of the UK

My interest in hiking has lead me into some remote destinations, such as my recent hiking trip in Patagonia and the Atacama Desert in Chile, so for people who are looking for something different I have some great ideas for exciting adventure trips!

Specialty Destinations
  • Italy
  • French Riviera
  • Monaco
  • Corsica
  • Greece
Specialty Interests
  • Cruising
  • Culinary Adventures
  • Custom Itineraries
  • Luxury Travel
  • River Cruising

Susan Smitty-Price

Although I’ve just been in the travel business since 2006, I’ve been traveling abroad since 1974 and so far have logged in 30 countries, 25 cruises on nine different cruise lines (and working on the rest).

I love cruising and sending people, especially groups and first-time cruisers, on cruises!! My goal is to make sure there is a ‘good fit’ between my clients and the cruise line. Because I ONLY do cruises, I’m able to match my clients up with the ‘kind’ of cruise experience they are after.

I also make sure my first timers have plenty of information so they do NOT 'feel' like this is their first cruise. Life is to be enjoyed and there's no better way to enjoy life than from a cruise ship!

Specialty Destinations
  • Alaska
  • Mexican Riviera
  • Hawaii
  • Mediterranean
  • South Pacific
  • Caribbean
Specialty Interests
  • Cruising
  • Group Tours
  • River Cruising

Trish Injaychock

Trish Injaychock sees life through the prism of experience and travel. She was driven to explore the globe from an early age. As an undergraduate at Georgetown University, she set off with little more than a backpack to explore the boundless wonder of Ireland. Trish also found herself eagerly embracing the opportunity to live in Japan with her husband and two children where she immersed herself in both the culture and exotic points of Asia. Her global experiences have given rise to a keen sense for what makes a destination special.

Beyond her personal passion for travel, Trish brings a decade of relevant professional experience to Elysian Travel. She focused her career as a Corporate Events Manager on an international portfolio of events in North America, Europe, Asia, Africa and Australia. Specializing in the planning and execution of C-suite strategy sessions and executive retreats, she consistently demonstrates mastery of the art of a professional event. Trish found industry success in her commitment to both the service ethic and attention to detail required by this demanding audience of financial, healthcare, and technology leaders.

As a founding partner in Elysian Travel, Trish is committed to bringing a lifetime of passion and skills to each client, defining an exclusive experience and making it a reality.

Specialty Destinations
  • United States
  • Italy
  • Mexico
  • Hawaii
  • Thailand
  • France
Specialty Interests
  • Culinary Adventures
  • Custom Itineraries
  • Destination Weddings
  • Honeymoons
  • Hotels and Resorts
  • Luxury Travel

Eastern Europe

Photo: Eastern Europe

This historic region was long unvisited by westerners due to its relationship with the former Soviet Union.  Now that the "Iron Curtain" has been taken down it provides people fantastic access to what communist life was like with the modern conveniences and safety needed for travel.  This unique past and...

Specialty Destinations
Specialty Interests

Carol Gregory

Carol’s love of travel started at a young age growing up in the Bahamas, Jamaica, and Florida.

She has travelled extensively with some of her favorite destinations being Tanzania, Egypt, Turkey, England, and the big island of Hawaii.  She has also visited Tahiti, Fiji, Kenya, much of Europe, Guatemala, Costa Rica, Mexico, Bermuda, Aruba, Grand Cayman, Canada, and all 50 states except for Pennsylvania.

 She and her husband thoroughly enjoy the ease and beautiful scenery of European river cruising.  They have done both the Danube and the Rhine aboard AmaWaterways.  Carol has sailed the stunning Tahitian Islands aboard the 5 star Paul Gauguin.  She loves warm weather destinations, hiking, and bicycling.

 With over 30 years of experience, she would love to help you plan your next deluxe vacation. Most recently Carol Gregory has enjoyed 2 European Windstar sailings aboard the Star Pride and Wind Surf. They were superb cruise experiences which she highly recommends all doing.

Specialty Destinations
  • Tanzania
  • Egypt
  • Turkey
  • England
  • Hawaii
  • Guatemala
Specialty Interests
  • African Safari
  • Cruising
  • Hotels and Resorts
  • River Cruising

Cheryl Dixon

My commitment as your personal travel adviser is to make your dream trip come true.  I will take time to listen to your interests and travel desires. It's important to consider any well-being or healthy lifestyle needs you may have and use my expertise for your dream trip.  

Traveling across the United States, France from the Normandy Coast to Paris and through the “champagne country” of Epernay, south to Limoges and Avignon sparked my love of culinary and cultural experiences amidst natural beauty. I have enjoyed travel in the Netherlands, across Germany, to London, Rome, Dubai, India, Sri Lanka, Myanmar, Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, Vietnam and Cambodia where personal well-being, rejuvenation and holistic lifestyle are fused into daily life.

I specialize in European and exotic river cruising which take you into the heart a country and it's people. As a River Cruise Specialist and Well-Being Travel Specialist, I understand the value of integrating personal well-being, healthy lifestyle and culinary experiences with the natural beauty of your dream travel destinations. I can also support travel needs for personal medical tourism.
I am certified as a Well-Being Travel Specialist by The Travel Institute and a River Cruise Specialist from Travel Agent University. My Midwest values, travel experiences and years in the health profession give me a unique perspective in travel planning.  I enjoy creating trips for celebrating special occasions, bucket-list adventures, and well-being escapes for relaxation and rejuvenation. 

Specialty Destinations
  • Germany
  • Vietnam
  • Cambodia
  • Myanmar
  • France
  • Caribbean
Specialty Interests
  • Art and Cultural Trips
  • Culinary Adventures
  • Custom Itineraries
  • Luxury Travel
  • River Cruising

Courtney McCarthy

My experience with travel and luxury marketing is vast having lived and worked in Europe for four years as Global Brand Manager at Starwood Hotels (Le Meridien brand) and running marketing campaigns for various Fortune 500 Brands throughout the world. I have traveled extensively within Europe, the Middle East and Africa and have a passion for new adventures and the luxury market. I have stayed at some of the world's most coveted destinations and bring that wealth of "insider" knowledge to my loyal clients.

After years of traveling and executive positions within travel industry, in 2016 I co-founded Elysian Travel, an upscale boutique travel agency specializing in the design and execution of "Exclusive Experiences" for our clients. We are a Virtuoso agency and have aligned with the most high-profile vendors in the travel industry, allowing us to provide the best levels of service, widest range of products and VIP amenities. We fulfill all your vacation needs and buffer you from the problems that plague those who book online without any professional support. Our well-traveled, well-connected team will help you plan everything from a weekend getaway to a journey around the world. Our agency is a Four Seasons Preferred Partner, Member of the Peninsula PenClub, Belmond Club, A&K Top 100, Rosewood Elite, Ritz Carlton STARS, Dorchester Diamond Club and Couture by Langham just to name a few.

Elysian = Blissful, Delightful, Relating to the characteristics of Heaven or Paradise.

Specialty Destinations
  • United Arab Emirates
  • Qatar
  • Mexico
  • Saint Lucia
  • United Kingdom
  • Italy
Specialty Interests
  • Cruising
  • Culinary Adventures
  • Custom Itineraries
  • Family Travel
  • Hotels and Resorts
  • Luxury Travel

Csilla Takacs

Csilla has been a travel agent since 1988, she has enjoyed providing her clients with memorable vacations over the years. It is a pleasure for her to create a lasting vacation memory for her clients and to continue to do so. Though she generally books cruises and vacation packages, she has a particular love of Europe and lived in Budapest, Hungary for a year. 

Cruising is a favorite in our retirement community and she agrees it is a great way to travel. For those that are a bit more adventurous want to work out thier own travel itinerary Csilla loves working out the details whether car, trains or planes it's rewarding to get a client exactly what they want.

Specialty Destinations
  • Europe
  • Australia & New Zealand
  • Asia
  • Caribbean
  • North America
  • Africa
Specialty Interests
  • Cruising
  • Custom Itineraries
  • Family Travel
  • Group Tours
  • Hotels and Resorts

Csilla Takacs

 

Csilla has worked in the travel industry since 1988.  She specializes in cruises, international tours and Independent European travel. She has achieved Princess Cruises Commodore status. Csilla's family background is German/Hungarian.  She has lived in Budapest and has a real insight to European Travel. 

Specialty Destinations
Specialty Interests
  • Cruising

Dianne Herschelman

As a 1992 graduate of Bowers Worldwide Travel College, I was a full-service travel consultant until last year when I decided to limit my servce to cruising and related hotels, air and insurance. I have been on 41 cruises around the world and am a Princess Commodore. Besides big ships, I also book river cruises in the United States, Europe and Asia.

I am a specialist in luxury river crusing in Europe, Asia & the United States. I like to consider myself the go to travel advisor when it comes to Viking River Cruises, Uniworld and AmaWaterways. 

I adore the art of cruising and the value it provides. 

 

Specialty Destinations
  • Europe
  • Asia
  • United States
  • Africa
  • South Pacific
  • Alaska
Specialty Interests
  • Cruising
  • Hotels and Resorts
  • Luxury Travel
  • River Cruising

Donna Touchette

Enjoy one-on-one attention while I design a unique, personalized travel experience just for you including destination travel tips and access to exclusive flights, tours, cruises and vacation packages.

As your travel advisor I investigate supplier’s competitive information through unbiased eyes to keep you abreast of the best possible travel options. I'll advise you of all the options, share insider tips, and give you the personal attention you deserve. As a professional travel agent, I approach all situations with candor. I strive for perfection and is a champion for the consumer.

I have been a travel agent for many years now.  For the previous 20 years and prior to becoming an agent, I owned a retail business and a wholesale distributorship company.  As the owner of these businesses I learned about all about customer service. I pride myself on attention to detail and I love this job.  I have found my niche and I look forward to doing it for years to come.  As a travel agent I specialize in group travel and fund raising with travel. Please call me for all of your travel needs.

Specialty Destinations
  • Australia
  • Europe
  • North America
  • South Pacific
  • The Artic
Specialty Interests
  • Cruising
  • Custom Itineraries
  • Family Travel
  • Gay and Lesbian Travel
  • Group Tours
  • Luxury Travel

Joane Bryant

Throughout my life I had my mind set on seeing the world. It was a passion of mine and whenever I had a moment to take a break, I would take that opportunity to see the sights and sounds of the world that surrounds us. It became a hobby of mine and over time I became more and more interested in the travel agent job.

 I retired from the Los Angeles Police Department in March 2006 and immediately became a travel agent.   I love to travel and knew that I would enjoy encouraging others to find new and exciting places to visit. Having cruised many times, one of my favorite memories is an 11 day river cruise in Russia from Moscow to St. Petersburg. I have just returned from a 10 night visit to Dubai and the Seychelles. I specialize in Honeymoon & group travel. Being born and raised in New Zealand I love to plan trips to my homeland as well. 

I can share many of my experiences and help you with your travel plans. Please contact me so that I can share with you what I feel is the most rewarding aspect of life: Travel. 

Specialty Destinations
  • New Zealand
  • Australia
  • Russia
  • Dubai
  • Seychelles
Specialty Interests
  • Cruising
  • Destination Weddings
  • Group Tours
  • Honeymoons
  • River Cruising

John Vasina

John Vasina has been in the travel business for approximately 30 years and throughout these years he still says that the greatest reward in the travel business is for his travelers to return from their trips safe, happy and fully satisfied. He believes in "going the extra mile" for each of his clients to make for them the best trip possible. Previously, co-owner of his own travel agency in Ventura for over 20 years, he now feels that being affillated with Your Travel Center/Montecito Villlage Travel is a wonderful opportunity, "If I do not know the answer pertaining to a particular destination I can seek out the opinion of my many knowledgable colleagues who will readily and graciously come to my aid".

Specialty Destinations
  • Tahiti
  • Hawaii
  • Europe
  • Isreal
  • Mexico
Specialty Interests
  • Cruising
  • Group Tours

Lily Roman-Hamilton

Born and raised in Italy, I have traveled extensively all over Europe since I was 16, visiting France, Austria, Switzerland, Holland, Germany, England, Belgium, Slovenia, Romania and of course my beautiful home country, Italy. 

Before moving to California in 2002, I worked as a travel agent for 5 years in Italy. I utilize my 13-year-experience as a travel consultant to plan every aspect of my clients' vacations (from airline and train tickets to car rentals, hotels, villa rentals and so on). I take great pride in providing a very personal service for both experienced and inexperienced travelers. 

Even though my specialty is Europe, I love helping my clients planning their vacations all over the world.

Specialty Destinations
  • Italy
  • France
  • Switzerland
  • Austria
Specialty Interests
  • Cruising
  • Custom Itineraries

Margie Boutte`

Margie is based in Scottsdale, AZ., and has been serving clients for over 20 years. Her motto is, “If you can imagine the dream, I can create the reality.”  I hope to create the vacation of your dreams (with a personal touch) and always aspire to exceed your expectations.  A vacation is an experience meant to be remembered for a lifetime and I like to think I “travel” with you when I help put together your ultimate vacation.

Margie has traveled extensively throughout Europe, Turkey, Russia, and the former Soviet Republic of Armenia, which has given her a great perspective on varying cultures of the world. She has a passion for cruising as well as all-inclusive beach resorts and has recently embraced culinary travel both at sea and on land. From honeymooners, to seniors, to luxury travelers, including yacht charters, Margie would love to share her knowledge with you. 

Certified as a Sandals/Beaches specialist in 2009, she also holds numerous hotel specialist certifications and keeps current through continuing education and travels. (Current count – 153 cities in 33 countries)

One of Margie’s recent trips was a cruise from Barcelona to Venice, through Monaco, France, Italy, Croatia, & Slovenia with Azamara Cruises.

On Margie’s most recent trip this past summer she escorted a group down the Rhine River with Avalon Waterways with pre and post cruise stays in Amsterdam, Zurich and Lucerne.  Mt. Pilatus is a MUST see and was unanimously voted the highlight of the trip!

 

Specialty Destinations
  • Hawaii/Mexico/Caribbean
  • Europe
  • Tahiti
  • Russia/Armenia
  • South America
  • Eastern Europe
Specialty Interests
  • Cruising
  • Custom Itineraries
  • Honeymoons
  • Hotels and Resorts
  • Luxury Travel

Rosalie Kellogg

Born and raised in Southern California, I am of Italian-American descent and have been in the travel industry for over 35 years. With my vast travel knowledge of Europe I love designing trips that you will remember the rest of your life.  Cruising is not always the best way to see a destination, but when it is, I can help make sure you pick the perfect cruise line for you.  I took my first cruise when I was 19 years old and have been hooked ever since. 

Holland’s floral splendor only happens in the springtime. Come see the rainbow of colors, and visit some of Belgium’s most beautifully preserved medieval cities for the ultimate 10-day spring vacation in the Low Countries. Explore Amsterdam’s cosmopolitan atmosphere and world-famous museums. Experience Belgium’s Golden Age in historic Antwerp and the lovely patrician cities of Ghent and Brugge. Learn more about Holland’s age-old battle against the sea with tours of ingenious windmills and the massive Delta Works project. Plus, enjoy savory Dutch cheeses, delectable Belgian chocolates and Belgium’s exquisite, intricate lace on this delightful sojourn.  Call me and lets book a great vacation just for you-no matter what your budget may be.

Specialty Destinations
  • Italy
  • The Lowlands
  • Germany
  • Netherlands
  • Switzerland
  • Belgium
Specialty Interests
  • Cruising
  • Custom Itineraries
  • Luxury Travel
  • River Cruising

Stephanie Cox

Travel has been in my blood since an early age!  My  appreciation for travel was ignited as a child with long family car/camper trips that zigzagged from my home state of New Mexico (and later, Arizona) across the United States through many national parks and points of interest to visit family on the East coast.  My interest in travel continued to grow as I entered my teen and college years…participating in the Tempe Sister Cities student exchange program in Regensburg, Germany, climbing pyramids in Mexico with a student group during a winter break from classes, studying abroad and living with a host family in San Jose, Costa Rica during a semester in college and teaching English as a Second Language (ESL) for two summers in Eger, Hungary after college graduation.  

Although my career path after college did not initially take me down the path of travel, I sought as many opportunities as possible to see the world with my husband (who had never traveled internationally until we met!), checking off New Zealand, Alaska and Hawaii as destinations visited and adding many more to the ever-growing “bucket list!”

In the past few years, I’ve been fortunate to join Critics Choice Vacations as an Independent Travel Consultant, creating the ultimate travel experience for my clients through detailed, personalized and sophisticated travel planning.  At Critics Choice Vacations, it’s YOUR style of vacation!

 

 

Specialty Destinations
  • Europe
  • Canada
  • New Zealand
  • Central America
  • French Polynesia
  • South Pacific
Specialty Interests
  • Cruising

Trish Injaychock

Trish Injaychock sees life through the prism of experience and travel. She was driven to explore the globe from an early age. As an undergraduate at Georgetown University, she set off with little more than a backpack to explore the boundless wonder of Ireland. Trish also found herself eagerly embracing the opportunity to live in Japan with her husband and two children where she immersed herself in both the culture and exotic points of Asia. Her global experiences have given rise to a keen sense for what makes a destination special.

Beyond her personal passion for travel, Trish brings a decade of relevant professional experience to Elysian Travel. She focused her career as a Corporate Events Manager on an international portfolio of events in North America, Europe, Asia, Africa and Australia. Specializing in the planning and execution of C-suite strategy sessions and executive retreats, she consistently demonstrates mastery of the art of a professional event. Trish found industry success in her commitment to both the service ethic and attention to detail required by this demanding audience of financial, healthcare, and technology leaders.

As a founding partner in Elysian Travel, Trish is committed to bringing a lifetime of passion and skills to each client, defining an exclusive experience and making it a reality.

Specialty Destinations
  • United States
  • Italy
  • Mexico
  • Hawaii
  • Thailand
  • France
Specialty Interests
  • Culinary Adventures
  • Custom Itineraries
  • Destination Weddings
  • Honeymoons
  • Hotels and Resorts
  • Luxury Travel

France

Photo: France

France is known globally as the overseer of style, decadent gourmet cuisine and all-around sophistication.  From the beautiful weather that Nice and Cannes enjoy year round to the violet meadows of Provence, indulge and immerse yourself in the undertakings of another philosophy of life.

Specialty Destinations
Specialty Interests

Carol Gregory

Carol’s love of travel started at a young age growing up in the Bahamas, Jamaica, and Florida.

She has travelled extensively with some of her favorite destinations being Tanzania, Egypt, Turkey, England, and the big island of Hawaii.  She has also visited Tahiti, Fiji, Kenya, much of Europe, Guatemala, Costa Rica, Mexico, Bermuda, Aruba, Grand Cayman, Canada, and all 50 states except for Pennsylvania.

 She and her husband thoroughly enjoy the ease and beautiful scenery of European river cruising.  They have done both the Danube and the Rhine aboard AmaWaterways.  Carol has sailed the stunning Tahitian Islands aboard the 5 star Paul Gauguin.  She loves warm weather destinations, hiking, and bicycling.

 With over 30 years of experience, she would love to help you plan your next deluxe vacation. Most recently Carol Gregory has enjoyed 2 European Windstar sailings aboard the Star Pride and Wind Surf. They were superb cruise experiences which she highly recommends all doing.

Specialty Destinations
  • Tanzania
  • Egypt
  • Turkey
  • England
  • Hawaii
  • Guatemala
Specialty Interests
  • African Safari
  • Cruising
  • Hotels and Resorts
  • River Cruising

Cheryl Carpet

Cheryl  Carpet has been a travel agent since 1979 although she has been involved in travel her whole life! When she was a littlle girl her father used to share stories about his adventures in the South Pacific during WWII.

She has developed that love of the South Pacific by visiting the area intensively over many years and has become a South Pacific expert. She has traveled there by ship as well as land and knows the islands from Tahiti, Cook, Tonga, Papua New Guinea, Solomon, Guam, Borneo and more. Her love of islands has extended to many parts of the world most recently to the Seychelles in the Indian Ocean.

Cheryl has been on over 50 cruises to all parts of the world and is an Australia/New Zealand expert as well.Africa, Europe, China, Japan, Malaysia are all parts of the world that she knows well.

Being a Crystal Cruise expert, Cheryl claims that everyone deserves to experience luxury travel at least one in a lifetime. 

Specialty Destinations
  • Tahiti
  • Cook Islands
  • Tonga
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Solomon Islands
  • Guam
Specialty Interests
  • Adventure Travel
  • Cruising
  • Hotels and Resorts
  • Luxury Travel

Cheryl Dixon

My commitment as your personal travel adviser is to make your dream trip come true.  I will take time to listen to your interests and travel desires. It's important to consider any well-being or healthy lifestyle needs you may have and use my expertise for your dream trip.  

Traveling across the United States, France from the Normandy Coast to Paris and through the “champagne country” of Epernay, south to Limoges and Avignon sparked my love of culinary and cultural experiences amidst natural beauty. I have enjoyed travel in the Netherlands, across Germany, to London, Rome, Dubai, India, Sri Lanka, Myanmar, Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, Vietnam and Cambodia where personal well-being, rejuvenation and holistic lifestyle are fused into daily life.

I specialize in European and exotic river cruising which take you into the heart a country and it's people. As a River Cruise Specialist and Well-Being Travel Specialist, I understand the value of integrating personal well-being, healthy lifestyle and culinary experiences with the natural beauty of your dream travel destinations. I can also support travel needs for personal medical tourism.
I am certified as a Well-Being Travel Specialist by The Travel Institute and a River Cruise Specialist from Travel Agent University. My Midwest values, travel experiences and years in the health profession give me a unique perspective in travel planning.  I enjoy creating trips for celebrating special occasions, bucket-list adventures, and well-being escapes for relaxation and rejuvenation. 

Specialty Destinations
  • Germany
  • Vietnam
  • Cambodia
  • Myanmar
  • France
  • Caribbean
Specialty Interests
  • Art and Cultural Trips
  • Culinary Adventures
  • Custom Itineraries
  • Luxury Travel
  • River Cruising

Courtney McCarthy

My experience with travel and luxury marketing is vast having lived and worked in Europe for four years as Global Brand Manager at Starwood Hotels (Le Meridien brand) and running marketing campaigns for various Fortune 500 Brands throughout the world. I have traveled extensively within Europe, the Middle East and Africa and have a passion for new adventures and the luxury market. I have stayed at some of the world's most coveted destinations and bring that wealth of "insider" knowledge to my loyal clients.

After years of traveling and executive positions within travel industry, in 2016 I co-founded Elysian Travel, an upscale boutique travel agency specializing in the design and execution of "Exclusive Experiences" for our clients. We are a Virtuoso agency and have aligned with the most high-profile vendors in the travel industry, allowing us to provide the best levels of service, widest range of products and VIP amenities. We fulfill all your vacation needs and buffer you from the problems that plague those who book online without any professional support. Our well-traveled, well-connected team will help you plan everything from a weekend getaway to a journey around the world. Our agency is a Four Seasons Preferred Partner, Member of the Peninsula PenClub, Belmond Club, A&K Top 100, Rosewood Elite, Ritz Carlton STARS, Dorchester Diamond Club and Couture by Langham just to name a few.

Elysian = Blissful, Delightful, Relating to the characteristics of Heaven or Paradise.

Specialty Destinations
  • United Arab Emirates
  • Qatar
  • Mexico
  • Saint Lucia
  • United Kingdom
  • Italy
Specialty Interests
  • Cruising
  • Culinary Adventures
  • Custom Itineraries
  • Family Travel
  • Hotels and Resorts
  • Luxury Travel

Dianne Herschelman

As a 1992 graduate of Bowers Worldwide Travel College, I was a full-service travel consultant until last year when I decided to limit my servce to cruising and related hotels, air and insurance. I have been on 41 cruises around the world and am a Princess Commodore. Besides big ships, I also book river cruises in the United States, Europe and Asia.

I am a specialist in luxury river crusing in Europe, Asia & the United States. I like to consider myself the go to travel advisor when it comes to Viking River Cruises, Uniworld and AmaWaterways. 

I adore the art of cruising and the value it provides. 

 

Specialty Destinations
  • Europe
  • Asia
  • United States
  • Africa
  • South Pacific
  • Alaska
Specialty Interests
  • Cruising
  • Hotels and Resorts
  • Luxury Travel
  • River Cruising

Donna Touchette

Enjoy one-on-one attention while I design a unique, personalized travel experience just for you including destination travel tips and access to exclusive flights, tours, cruises and vacation packages.

As your travel advisor I investigate supplier’s competitive information through unbiased eyes to keep you abreast of the best possible travel options. I'll advise you of all the options, share insider tips, and give you the personal attention you deserve. As a professional travel agent, I approach all situations with candor. I strive for perfection and is a champion for the consumer.

I have been a travel agent for many years now.  For the previous 20 years and prior to becoming an agent, I owned a retail business and a wholesale distributorship company.  As the owner of these businesses I learned about all about customer service. I pride myself on attention to detail and I love this job.  I have found my niche and I look forward to doing it for years to come.  As a travel agent I specialize in group travel and fund raising with travel. Please call me for all of your travel needs.

Specialty Destinations
  • Australia
  • Europe
  • North America
  • South Pacific
  • The Artic
Specialty Interests
  • Cruising
  • Custom Itineraries
  • Family Travel
  • Gay and Lesbian Travel
  • Group Tours
  • Luxury Travel

Ginny Fels

 

Ginny has been in the travel business for over 25 years. It seems to have gone by so fast because of the wonderful people she has worked with and of course the interesting and unique travel involved in the business. Ginny and her husband Fred, have lived in Santa Clarita Valley for 30 years. They raised two children in the SCV and now enjoy grandchildren locally and in the Pacific Northwest...so lots of their travel begins or ends in Portland! Outside of travel, her hobbies are gardening and reading, with volunteer work at church. Ginny has traveled worldwide.  Her favorite places include Paris, Thailand, Israel, and in the USA; Bryce Canyon and Washington DC. She loves cruising... favorite cruise destination is the Scandinavia/Russia/Baltic area...such history...and great shore excursions... just walking in the charming streets of both small and large cities. 

Specialty Destinations
Specialty Interests
  • Cruising

Gwen Lyle

Gwen Lyle founded Luxe Leisure and Investment after deciding to retire from the Foreign Service to implement her vision of highlighting the best of United States and the rest of America for foreign visitors. Gwen also hold the best interest for those American's who wish to travel to Asia.

An avid traveler her whole life, Gwen Lyle managed the tourism sector at the American Embassy in Beijing, China for the years before her recent retirement from government service. She's lived overseas for 22 years (11 years in China, the rest in Belgium, Singapore, and Canada) and in 18 U.S. cities including Los Angeles, San Francisco, Monterey, Washington, D.C., Seattle, Tucson, Austin, San Antonio, Iowa, Chicago, St. Louis, and finally, Orange County, California. This background gives Gwen a deep experience with luxury tourism offerings, especially in the places where she has lived. Her government background helps travelers feel comfortable and safe while traveling abroad - Gwen truly understands the differences in culture and prefers to highlight those in her travel planning process instead of masking it. 

Her focus is on small group travel that includes U.S. experiences that do not require English proficiency so that foreign visitors can enjoy the best of America too. Her unique business model is helping bridge the gap for Asian travelers looking see what the United States is truly about. 

Take a look Gwen's Luxe Leisure website here.

Specialty Destinations
  • China
  • Belgium
  • Cambodia
  • Canada
  • France
  • United States
Specialty Interests
  • Adventure Travel
  • Custom Itineraries
  • Hotels and Resorts
  • Luxury Travel

Helen Reid

With over 26 years in the travel industry Helen is very experienced in a variety of global destinations. She has traveled the world extensively giving her great insight on all aspects of travel, both for the luxury or budget oriented client.

Helen is also real savvy with air travel which bodes well for corporate travel. She takes pride in her personal relationships she builds with her clients. They become friends and are often seen enjoying a glass of one Santa Ynez's distinguished winemakers. Destinations she recently traveled to include  the Bahamas, Cabo San Lucas, Puerto Vallarta, Hawaii and East Africa. Helen has sent people both near and far-from places like Sri Lanka to Iceland.  Helen travels to Hawaiii every year so she stays up to date on what's happening on the islands and can advise you on which is the best resort for your stay.

Specialty Destinations
  • Caribbean
  • Hawaii
  • Mexico
  • Western Europe
  • Canada
  • Kenya
Specialty Interests
  • Adventure Travel
  • African Safari
  • Cruising
  • Gay and Lesbian Travel
  • Hotels and Resorts
  • Luxury Travel

Jane Dunlap

Travel has always been in Jane Dunlap’s blood — from family trips to Europe staying in historic castle hotels, visiting Napoleon’s Tomb and eating pizza atop the Eiffel Tower — to traveling in Mexico and the US to Disney World, the Grand Canyon, San Francisco, Chicago, New Orleans, and dozens of other fantastic locations. Jane’s love for Central and South America was kindled during her work volunteering in Paraguay with Houston-based Amigos de las Americas.

Her passion for travel extended into college where she earned a Bachelor of Science in Geography from Texas A&M University. After a successful career in Logistics – operations management, warehouse design, hardware and software design, and transport of both hard and soft goods worldwide – Jane was able to realize my dream of attending the Cordon Bleu in Paris and exploring Bruges, Belgium. She recreated the movie In Bruges, staying in the same locations and visiting all of the landmarks made famous by the movie. Cruising has become one of Jane’s favorite modes of travel, so much so, she got married aboard the Carnival Magic in 2012. Mexico, rich in culture and fabulous destinations, will always be Jane’s most recommended getaway for value and overall experience.

Today, Jane brings her detail-oriented logistics background to the travel industry, planning exceptional vacations with exclusive itineraries for her clients, focusing on their specific needs and requests including luxury travel, cruising, boutique tours, traveling with pets, dietary restrictions, and accessibility. Jane Dunlap looks forward to partnering with you and your family to craft a unique and unforgettable adventure!

Specialty Destinations
  • Mexico
  • Caribbean
  • United States of America
  • Europe
  • Arizona
  • New Mexico
Specialty Interests
  • Adventure Travel
  • Custom Itineraries
  • Family Travel
  • Hotels and Resorts
  • Luxury Travel
  • River Cruising

John Vasina

John Vasina has been in the travel business for approximately 30 years and throughout these years he still says that the greatest reward in the travel business is for his travelers to return from their trips safe, happy and fully satisfied. He believes in "going the extra mile" for each of his clients to make for them the best trip possible. Previously, co-owner of his own travel agency in Ventura for over 20 years, he now feels that being affillated with Your Travel Center/Montecito Villlage Travel is a wonderful opportunity, "If I do not know the answer pertaining to a particular destination I can seek out the opinion of my many knowledgable colleagues who will readily and graciously come to my aid".

Specialty Destinations
  • Tahiti
  • Hawaii
  • Europe
  • Isreal
  • Mexico
Specialty Interests
  • Cruising
  • Group Tours

Karen Ensign

I have over 27 years of experience in the travel industry and would love to assist you with both leisure and business travel. I have travelled to over 30 countries, with the emphasis on Western Europe and the South Pacific. A recent trip to Turkey is high on my list of favorites! Whether you are travelling for business or pleasure, let me share my knowledge, professionalism and enthusiasm with you!

More recently, I have been to China and fell in love with the Chinese culture and way of life. I have since become a China expert, learning and discovering everything I can that pertains to travel to China. I am an Imperial Tours expert and love how I can cater to both China luxury travel and to off the beaten trail Chinese travel.

I am a luxury travel advisor with years of experience and an endless list of industry contacts. Because of the relationships I have nurtured throughout the years I have the ability add value and turn you into a VIP in places you never dreamed of. Contact me and lets make your dreams come true!

Specialty Destinations
  • South Pacific
  • Europe
  • Turkey
  • China
Specialty Interests
  • Adventure Travel
  • Art and Cultural Trips
  • Corporate Travel
  • Custom Itineraries
  • Luxury Travel

Kathryn Marino

ASTON MARTIN NEWPORT BEACH- #1 Dealer in the Nation 2010, 2011

Kathy Marino’s creative instincts and success as a market analyst has been sought by industry leading companies, including Walt Disney, Inc., Fox, Univision, UPN, Freedom Communications, the NHL Mighty Ducks and MLB Angels of Anaheim, Budweiser and others. Marino’s 17-years of multi-media marketing experience has resulted in a proven pedigree in a wide range of fields, from television, radio, and sports sponsorships, to pioneering promotional events, brand building and media buying for national accounts.

Marino joined  Your Travel Center to amplify travel services in the automotive luxury arena with the forethought of community building. To date Your Travel Center luxury advisors now services Aston Martin Newport Beach, after a succession of events over three years,  Hauteoc Traveler also proudly shares in the accolades of the dealership’s recognition of being #1 in the nation through its loyalty program www.AstonMartinElite.com

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Specialty Destinations
  • Monaco
  • Monte Carlo
  • French Riviera
  • St. Bart's
  • Hong Kong
  • Tokyo
Specialty Interests
  • Art and Cultural Trips
  • Culinary Adventures
  • Eco-Tourism

Kay Thatcher

I specialize in US & International tours, cruises, couples, families, honeymoons and groups. 

I have had the privilege of having15 years experience as a travel consultant.  Recent trips have included extensive trips through Europe including Italy, United Kingdom, Ireland, France and Scandinavia.  I have also visited Kenya, Australia, New Zealand, China, Myanmar, Thailand.  These wonderful travel memories I have been fortunate enough to experience provides me with the knowledge and expertise to help with your travel needs. The amazing connections I have fostered throughout my travel tenure allows me to add that special touch that only the VIP's usually get to experience. I like to say that I can VIP you! 

I am happy to have the opportunity to assist you with your next trip! 

 

Specialty Destinations
  • Italy
  • France
  • United Kingdom
  • Kenya
  • Myanmar
  • Scandinavia
Specialty Interests
  • African Safari
  • Cruising
  • Family Travel
  • Honeymoons

Lily Roman-Hamilton

Born and raised in Italy, I have traveled extensively all over Europe since I was 16, visiting France, Austria, Switzerland, Holland, Germany, England, Belgium, Slovenia, Romania and of course my beautiful home country, Italy. 

Before moving to California in 2002, I worked as a travel agent for 5 years in Italy. I utilize my 13-year-experience as a travel consultant to plan every aspect of my clients' vacations (from airline and train tickets to car rentals, hotels, villa rentals and so on). I take great pride in providing a very personal service for both experienced and inexperienced travelers. 

Even though my specialty is Europe, I love helping my clients planning their vacations all over the world.

Specialty Destinations
  • Italy
  • France
  • Switzerland
  • Austria
Specialty Interests
  • Cruising
  • Custom Itineraries

Linda Van Buren

I have been in the travel business for many years and have first hand experience of a myriad of destinations. However, my first love is Europe having lived in Italy when I was younger. I have visited most parts of this beautiful country and can customize trips to include any areas of interest, plus I can organize house or apartment rentals and even cooking classes. If you are a hiker/walker you may be interested in the hiking trip in Italy that I lead in alternate years, for small groups of 12 to 14 participants. Another favorite of mine is European River Cruising either on River Cruise Ships or Barges. I make an annual trip to France to personally inspect the ships & barges.

Having lived also in Scotland I do have a good insight into travel in the U.K. and also specialize in customized tours of the UK

My interest in hiking has lead me into some remote destinations, such as my recent hiking trip in Patagonia and the Atacama Desert in Chile, so for people who are looking for something different I have some great ideas for exciting adventure trips!

Specialty Destinations
  • Italy
  • French Riviera
  • Monaco
  • Corsica
  • Greece
Specialty Interests
  • Cruising
  • Culinary Adventures
  • Custom Itineraries
  • Luxury Travel
  • River Cruising

Margaret Owen

I have been a travel advisor since 1990 after completing a two-year program at Chabot College in Hayward, California. I take pride in all the knowledge I've acquired over the years and truly love cruising. I love planning trips of a lifetime, especially cruises, for all of my clients. In fact I save most of them money over internet pricing while also providing special VIP service throughout the planning process to their welcome home. I also give them the assurance that should anything go wrong during their travel, I would be available to assist them.

My highest professional accomplishments include becoming a Certified Travel Counselor as designated by ICTA (Institute of Certified Travel Agents) and Master Cruise Counselor by CLIA (Cruise Lines International Association) as well as Certified Sandals Specialist (CSS). I have been on many cruises (over 15) on several cruise lines. I especially love Hawaii--all the islands and also Italy.

I pride myself on friendly professional service.

Specialty Destinations
  • Caribbean
  • Europe
  • Hawaii
  • Galapagos Islands
  • Australia
  • South America
Specialty Interests
  • Adventure Travel
  • Cruising
  • Family Travel
  • Group Tours
  • Honeymoons
  • Luxury Travel

Margie Boutte`

Margie is based in Scottsdale, AZ., and has been serving clients for over 20 years. Her motto is, “If you can imagine the dream, I can create the reality.”  I hope to create the vacation of your dreams (with a personal touch) and always aspire to exceed your expectations.  A vacation is an experience meant to be remembered for a lifetime and I like to think I “travel” with you when I help put together your ultimate vacation.

Margie has traveled extensively throughout Europe, Turkey, Russia, and the former Soviet Republic of Armenia, which has given her a great perspective on varying cultures of the world. She has a passion for cruising as well as all-inclusive beach resorts and has recently embraced culinary travel both at sea and on land. From honeymooners, to seniors, to luxury travelers, including yacht charters, Margie would love to share her knowledge with you. 

Certified as a Sandals/Beaches specialist in 2009, she also holds numerous hotel specialist certifications and keeps current through continuing education and travels. (Current count – 153 cities in 33 countries)

One of Margie’s recent trips was a cruise from Barcelona to Venice, through Monaco, France, Italy, Croatia, & Slovenia with Azamara Cruises.

On Margie’s most recent trip this past summer she escorted a group down the Rhine River with Avalon Waterways with pre and post cruise stays in Amsterdam, Zurich and Lucerne.  Mt. Pilatus is a MUST see and was unanimously voted the highlight of the trip!

 

Specialty Destinations
  • Hawaii/Mexico/Caribbean
  • Europe
  • Tahiti
  • Russia/Armenia
  • South America
  • Eastern Europe
Specialty Interests
  • Cruising
  • Custom Itineraries
  • Honeymoons
  • Hotels and Resorts
  • Luxury Travel

Mary Emrich, CTC