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Cheri Forzani

Cheri Forzani

Title: Travel Advisor
Agency: Travel Experts
Email: cheri@cheriforzani.com
Phone: 1 203 216-1668

My passion for travel began when I traveled throughout Spain at the age of twelve, and this interest has carried over into every trip I plan. I approach every journey as if it were my own, using exclusive resources and relationships available to me, so as to provide the most memorable luxury travel experiences and value for my clients.

My Specialties: Mexico, Italy, Caribbean, Family and Multigenerational Vacations, Adventure Vacations

My Favorite Escape: Shopping the local village markets in Provence then taking a cooking class with one of the fantastic local chefs.

Chappell Traynham

Chappell Traynham

Title: Travel Advisor
Agency: Travel Experts
Email: chappell@travelxperts.com
Phone: 478-737-2914

I grew up with a mother, who was a French teacher. She started taking me to Europe when I was 11. The love of travel she instilled in me made becoming a travel consultant the perfect vocation. Although this is my job, traveling and planning adventures for clients is such a pleasure. Some of the best memories are made on trips, whether they be honeymoons, graduation trips, birthday celebrations or adventures abroad. I love to take an idea and create an exciting experience for my clients--one they will never forget.

Cathy Lloyd

Cathy Lloyd

Title: Travel Advisor
Agency: Travel Experts
Email: clloyd@robertsonmarketing.com
Phone: 919-846-2544

I was born in Maryland but grew up in Virginia having lived in multiple cities within the state prior to graduating from Lexington High School in June of 1990.

My travel career started that same Summer when I moved to Roanoke, Virginia to start college and began delivering airline tickets for a local travel agency.

It wasn't long before I realized how much I enjoyed the Travel Industry so within a year and a half I became a corporate agent working at the Roanoke Regional Airport.

I began to travel, learn about new destinations and became passionate about planning memorable vacations for my clients.

I have enjoyed almost two decades in the travel industry!

Caryn Tebbe

Caryn Tebbe

Title: Travel Advisor
Agency: Travel Experts
Email: caryn@cestcaryntravel.com
Phone: 713-355-5511

Even after these many years, talking about travel still fascinates me. I enjoy getting clients desires' JUST RIGHT. I say this is your trip...I'll plan as much or as little as you want. Then I say, but the more we plan ahead of time, the smoother your trip will be! I can indeed suggest ideas you probably haven't thought of.

I also have done many group departures, and the plan features getting into difficult places, getting the best theatre tickets, tour guides, drivers, private venues, sporting events...whatever you like.

I have a database full of connections everywhere who will offer you that personal touch. You'll see.

You can call me anytime including weekends. Just whenever we can connect.

I look forward to working with you.

Warmest regards,

Caryn Tebbe CTC

Michael Podina

Michael Podina

Title: Travel Advisor
Agency: Travel Experts
Email: mpodina@travelxperts.com
Phone: 972-974-8661

Travel and life is my passion, I am constantly measuring life by life experiences.

I joined Travel Experts after spending time in the military and living in Italy. This was when I realized my passion of experiencing the world and the cultures it has to offer, I decided to sell it. Planning travel is a major element of my daily routine and I view the education of travel as an enriching life experience. During down time I enjoy wildlife photography and spending time with my family.

I have developed relationships with hundreds of hoteliers and traveled the globe vetting luxury hotels for the likes of high-end clients.

Preferred partnerships include but are not limited to Four Seasons, Mandarin Oriental, Peninsula Hotels, Starwood, Belmond, Rosewood, Ritz Carlton, and Dorchester Collection hotels, resorts and many of of the luxury cruise lines..

My ultimate goal is to build lasting relationships that turn into years of memories, adventures, and experiences that we have worked together to create. I am committed to finding the best location, amenities, and services levels, at the best value.

Whats your ultimate "Return on Life?"

Maxine Weinberg

Maxine Weinberg

Title: Travel Advisor
Agency: Travel Experts
Email: max@travelmaxgroup.com
Phone: 248-406-4333

I have been in the travel industry since 1971 as was my mother. In my early career I worked as an independent agent, then proceeded to business owner, then back to independent and starting April of 2019 I am happily once again an owner.

I have traveled with family groups, large and small groups,, as a Virtuoso on board host and of course...just traveled. I have visited ALL continents many times. I have cruised OVER 150 times.

My daughters now join me in my business and my passion for travel has not diminished. It still grows. Among my favorite destinations are Africa, India and everywhere in Europe and Asia. I happily have MANY MANY 100% reviews on this site and will continue my passion which is TRAVEL!!!!

Michele MacDonald

Michele MacDonald

Title: Travel Advisor
Agency: Travel Experts
Email: michele@coretraveler.com
Phone: 479-366-8210

Michele MacDonald lives in a tight-knit community in gorgeous Northwest Arkansas with her husband and three teenage daughters. Michele has always had a passion for travel, going back to family roots in the Philippines, where she would visit her mother’s relatives. Michele’s father had a job that required a lot of travel, and she would join him on adventures to Bermuda, Hawaii and other destinations in the Caribbean. Those experiences gave her a thirst for adventure from a very young age.

Michele spent many years planning trips for her friends and family on the side, just for fun. After an unforgettable experience on a trip to Cabo San Lucas in Mexico, where Michele and her girlfriends became stranded in a hurricane and were extracted from the country in a secret rescue mission, her reputation as a travel guru with connections and a talent for planning spread. Soon after, The Core Traveler was born.

Ever since then, Michele has worked with clients across North America to design itineraries that have brought them to far-off places all around the globe.

Michelle Murre

Michelle Murre

Title: Travel Advisor
Agency: Travel Experts
Email: michelle@azurinetravel.com
Phone: 415 796-3869

Michelle has over 20 years experience in the luxury market, initiating her career in fine arts at museums and auction houses in New Orleans and San Francisco before moving to the exclusive travel world. Most recently, she held the position of Vice President of Sales for a prestigious boutique travel firm specializing in customized trips worldwide for discerning clientele.

She has traveled the globe scouting the best properties, local guides and experiences for savvy clients. Michelle holds a Bachelors degree in Art History from Tulane University and a Masters in Art History from George Washington University. It was during her studies abroad in Strasbourg, France that she realized her passion for travel and on a subsequent trip to India with her mother when she decided to make that passion a career.

Miriam O'sullivan

Miriam O'sullivan

Title: Travel Advisor
Agency: Travel Experts
Email: miriam@vacationtravelexperts.net
Phone: 215 348-3450

I am an independent contractor with Travel Experts . I am based outside of Philadelphia I have been in the travel business for over 30 years , I love my work it is very rewarding I specialize in Ireland the country I grew up . I travel to Ireland frequently meeting with new and old suppliers. I can arrange a custom trip from Castles to Manor houses from golf to fly fishing or if researching your ancestors I can help guide you in the right direction . I also specialize in other European countries France Italy Spain Croatia to name a few and would be happy to discuss your dream vacation

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Michael Kaufman

Michael Kaufman

Title: Travel Advisor
Agency: Travel Experts
Email: michael@sixstarworldtravel.com
Phone: 214-919-0159

Some people acquire the travel bug. Others are born with it. My wanderlust began at age six with my first bicycle. Despite my mother’s wishes I couldn’t resist exploring new and exciting places that were then within reach. That same yearning has accompanied me throughout my life.

I believe travel energizes, enriches and transforms people’s lives. I believe in providing clients with unique and exciting experiences that add to their sense of joy and happiness.

My goal is to provide the best blend of destination knowledge, connections and service while maximizing your travel time, experience and value.

I welcome the opportunity to assist you with living your dreams. Prepare to be amazed!

Mary Ann Erdos

Mary Ann Erdos

Title: Travel Advisor
Agency: Travel Experts
Email: maryann@weekendsavvy.com
Phone: 866-839-5111

My love of travel began as a young child when I traveled extensively throughout the United States with my family. By the time I graduated high school I had visited 49 of the 50 states, along with Russia and had solidified my passion for exploration and culture. As an undergraduate, I spent a semester studying abroad in London and a summer traveling throughout Italy and France. I also studied art and biology abroad in Baja Mexico. In the last 15 years, I have continued to explore and share my love for travel. My attention to detail and distinct eye for luxury and the extraordinary set me apart in the travel & leisure industry. As an added bonus my extensive knowledge of food and wine give me the ability to offer complete travel experiences for my clients.

Mary Alley

Mary Alley

Title: Travel Advisor
Agency: Travel Experts
Email: malley@travelxperts.com
Phone: 704-332-8003

I started my career in travel with Eastern Airlines many years ago. When they went out of business, I decided to try the other side of the fence and become a Travel Agent. I have now been with Travel Experts for 11 years and love working out fun trips for clients.

Libby Lane

Libby Lane

Title: Travel Advisor
Agency: Travel Experts
Email: libby@travelxperts.com
Phone: 770-642-1066

My years of experience and working with clients from all different walks of life have truly broadened my life's horizons. I enjoy learning about a client, hearing what he/she is passionate about and then creating the right travel experience for that person. I love sharing some of my most memorable travel "goose bump" moments, such as being surprised with a private cocktail party on a hillside in Kenya - looking out over the valley as the full moon rose in the dusty distance. Or, lying on the open deck of a full-rigged sailing ship in the southern Caribbean watching shooting stars course the night sky.

Making a great trip come together is all about the details. I take care of those things so that my clients can hopefully have time to live in the moment of their destination, wherever that may be!

Karen Palmer

Karen Palmer

Title: Travel Advisor
Agency: Travel Experts
Email: palmerk@travelxperts.com
Phone: 305-791-7668

I almost can't believe that I have been blessed with over 30 plus incredible years in the travel industry! I attended travel school in Kissimmee, Florida and began my young career with Rosenbluth Travel in center city, Philadelphia where I worked exclusively in their cruise center. I gained immeasurable experience and exposure to what then was only the beginning of the cruise industry. A year later I accepted a position with Liberty Travel and began what would be the foundation of my professional expereince. Always hungry to see and learn about new destinations and cultures I devoured any information I could obtain and took full advantage of the vast experience of the agents before me who had made travel their chosen path in life. I took note of what it truly meant to say you were a travel expert. It was so more than reciting information, pricing or providing a list of places I had been. It was about sharing a passion for travel with each customer encounter and caring enough to deliver what I wanted to be above and beyond customer service. Client by client and trip by trip I began relationships with my customers that have gone beyond client/agent to friend/family. I am so very honored and blessed by the countless clients who have allowed me to be such a integral part of creating memories that withstand time.

In April of 2017 I began an exciting new path in my career joining Travel Xperts. Still every bit as excited as when I first began oh so many years ago and every bit as hungry to continue to learn and experience new places I'm now able to devote more one on one time to my existing client base and referral business while at the same time explore new areas of emerging travel that I would love to become more specialized in.

Over my 31 plus years I have been to numerous destinations and am experienced AND excited to plan whatever you can dream. I have vast experience in travel to the Caribbean, Mexico, Europe, Cruising, USA, Disney,Independent FIT travel, Asia, Australia, Destination Wedding and Group planning. No two clients are alike and each trip has it's own unique characteristics. I would like to think that what I do best is help you create something that is a true reflection of your interests and passions.

Whatever your travel needs may be I look forward to the opportunity to get to know you and begin what I hope will be a long lasting love of travel together!

Ellen LeCompte

Ellen LeCompte

Title: Travel Advisor
Agency: Travel Experts
Email: ellen@lecomptetravel.com
Phone: 1 804-510-0608

Though a UK and Europe specialist, I am very comfortable - and enthusiastic about - many other places around the globe from Africa to Bora Bora. Family travel, especially multi-generational, is another area of familiarity and pleasure for me. London and England are my passion, of course, but I adore Paris, Florence, South Africa and French Polynesia. Closer to home New York, Boston, Chicago, San Francisco and Los Angeles are favorite cities. The eastern states, Florida, South Carolina and New England always often lure me - who can resist the Rocky Mountains or the porches of Charleston? Every year will find me in the Caribbean - often on a small ship meandering around the islands, soaking up the Blue Water vistas.

No matter where the destination, the most important thing is to work closely with clients to craft a travel experience that meets their vision as closely as possible.

Drenda Roberts

Drenda Roberts

Title: Travel Advisor
Agency: Travel Experts
Email: drenda@travelxperts.com
Phone: 405-808-6206

LUXURY TRAVEL ON YOUR TERMS

Establishing a personal connection is a crucial part of building trust in relationships and that's always been the main focus of my business. I take the time to get to know my clients, their needs, expectations and what makes a perfect vacation in their eyes. For me, travel is about healing, learning about yourself and growing through new experiences. It gives you a new way of seeing the world and I want to extend this priceless gift to my clients.

From honeymoons to family trips and weekend getaways with girlfriends, my specialty lies in planning a custom trip, suited to your specific taste. When you put your trust in me to plan your vacation, you can expect a personal experience...and a few surprises you're sure to love.

Why spend countless hours researching and planning a trip that may leave you disappointed? I have the experience and tools necessary to make your vacation one you won't soon forget. Luxury travel with a personal touch, for an experience you'll never forget.

Donna Ruffin

Donna Ruffin

Title: Travel Advisor
Agency: Travel Experts
Email: travelmystyle@been-there.com
Phone: 615-491-6604

Donna Ruffin has been passionate about travel from an early age. She grew up traveling the world with her family. Born in Jamaica, W.I and moved to US at 8 yrs old. I graduated college with a BS degree and worked as a Financial Advisor. I was constantly making travel suggestions, researching destinations and creating extraordinary travel experiences for my clients. Realizing that my true passion was in the travel industry, so began my career as a travel specialist.

I specialize in customized unique travel experiences, providing a one stop shop for all my clients needs. I aim always for a "WOW" factor.

I truly enjoy working with clients and meeting all their travel expectations.

Dianne Baroff

Dianne Baroff

Title: Travel Advisor
Agency: Travel Experts
Email: dianne@dbtravels.com
Phone: 248-406-4700

Traveling has been my passion of mine since I graduated. Not only do I get to visit amazing destinations, but I help clients plan trips of a lifetime.

Dennise Tracey

Dennise Tracey

Title: Travel Advisor
Agency: Travel Experts
Email: dennisetracey49@gmail.com
Phone: 201-891-0070

I went to O'Brien's Travel Academy in 1986 after my children were all in school. I worked in a very busy mid-sized agency as the receptionist for 2 years learning my trade on the job before being offered a full time travel counselor position. After 10 years, I decided that I wanted more and with the help of a colleague opened our agency. I traveled extensively during my 27 years as a travel counselor. My journeys have taken me to most of the Caribbean islands and Mexico, South America, most of the US including Hawaii and Alaska, most countries in Europe and the Mediterranean and Asia. I have been on at least 75 cruises and have experienced almost all cruise lines.

Laura Kaufman

Laura Kaufman

Title: Travel Advisor
Agency: Travel Experts
Email: laura@sixstarworldtravel.com
Phone: 214-919-0159

Laura’s passion for travel began at an early age and once she got a taste of globe-trotting there was no turning back! Before age 16she had already visited each of the lower 48 states, by 18 she had been to Europe.

An art history major led to owning a gallery. The unique blend of education, travel and business perfectly positioned her for guiding custom tours of ancient art and architecture in Greece, Turkey and Egypt.

Laura only plans trips she would take herself. She puts herself in her client’s shoes with every recommendation and always acts as their advocate to ensuring they always receive the best value and service.

“I love listening to people’s ideas then collaborating to create that perfect getaway. It’s a pleasure to plan anything from a long weekend to a lengthy vacation. I work to build relationships that enhance my ability to transform my client’s travel experiences.”

Laura specializes in luxury independent itineraries and continues to travel as often as possible.

Kim Hammons

Kim Hammons

Title: Travel Advisor
Agency: Travel Experts
Email: kim@rtaylortravel.com
Phone: 501 380-3780

Travel designing has been my passion since 1980. I call Arkansas home now, however, I have lived in Baton Rouge, Atlanta, and the Chicago-area.

Although I can plan any type of experience anywhere in the world, I do love working on family travel and senior travel. In my early days, I focused on large incentive groups. Although the call for large groups is not as demanding in my town, the multi-generational family trips can still tap my passion. The “Magical” side of me LOVES to create Disney memories for all ages! However the Adventurous and Romantic holidays are always a pleasure to design.

I look at it like this: the key to what we’re doing is creating happy memories. One would have to truly enjoy this work to keep at it for over 30 years. Relationships are everything in this business, especially as it’s so referral-driven. I want to help your family, your friends, and your business, create happy memories and years of smiles.

We Travel not to escape life, but for Life to not Escape us.

Kerry O'malley

Kerry O'malley

Title: Travel Advisor
Agency: Travel Experts
Email: kerry@travelxperts.com
Phone: 561-586-9331

Kerry found her love for travel and became a travel agent in 1988 after escorting high school students to Europe in the early 1980s..

While on a trip to China in 1996, her heart found a love for the Chinese people and she returned in 1999 to adopt her daughter and again in 2005 to adopt her son.

She has traveled extensively throughout Europe, Asia, the Caribbean, Africa, Argentina and Chile and the United States. Her children have developed the same love for travel and Kerry feels that seeing the world and experiencing other cultures is the best education that anyone can give to their children. Both of her children have already been back to China since their adoptions.

Kerry’s specialty is designing customized and unique experiences to fit her client's personality and interests. Her attention to detail and genuine passion and enthusiasm for travel is evident in every trip she plans whether she's working with a celebrity client, a honeymoon couple, a family or a business client.

Katie Merrigan

Katie Merrigan

Title: Travel Advisor
Agency: Travel Experts
Email: katie@katiebeantravels.com
Phone: 407 409 6756

I grew up just outside of London, which is where my love of traveling began. It was important to my parents to take me and my siblings with them wherever they traveled. So, from a very early age, we were fortunate enough to experience destinations such as Morocco, Tunisia, Italy, and Spain, as well as the United States whenever my father had business there.

We spent entire summers in remote Spanish fishing villages, where I learned what it was like to be completely immersed in a different language and culture. I loved the hustle and bustle of the busy markets, and also grew fond of the quiet, white sand beaches, but my favorite memories of all are of the food. Tapas, to this day, remain my favorite way of eating. The strong smell of garlic sizzling away takes me back to those days in an instant, and is now my favorite way to entertain friends and family.

In 1998 my family relocated to Orlando, the home of the "Most Magical Place on Earth" and it is here that I met my husband and we started our family. In 2013, we created a VIP concierge service that specializes in Disney VIP Tours and as the business grew, so did the need for my clients to book Orlando hotels. In 2017, I joined Travel Experts to expand our services beyond Orlando and the theme parks, and offer new experiences for our guests all over the world.

My goal as an advisor is to provide tailor-made "Unforgettable Experiences" for individuals, couples, and families so they can build some of their most joyful moments around the world.

Kathy Kelley

Kathy Kelley

Title: Travel Advisor
Agency: Travel Experts
Email: kathykelley@travelxperts.com
Phone: 901-523-2828

I grew up in a U.S. Navy family and, therefore, traveled quite a bit as a child. My years as a corporate advertising executive allowed me to further my love for travel. And now as a Travel Experts consultant, I get to help others plan wonderful trips around the world.

I have a knack for planning the details that make a trip unforgettable and make my guests feel special. I recently helped a client going to San Sebastian, Spain make a reservation at the third best restaurant in the world. What a thrill!

I am also very interested in helping my luxury travel clients save money where possible. When you book with Virtuoso, you are going to learn all the ways to travel in luxury and get extra benefits along the way. Travel Experts provides benefits through our Preferred Partner affiliations with all the top hotel partners. Even if a hotel is not part of the Virtuoso network, when you book with Travel Experts, you will get the extra benefits. It all adds up to make my guests feel like a VIP.

Kathy Chou

Kathy Chou

Title: Travel Advisor
Agency: Travel Experts
Email: kathy@kathychou.com
Phone: 919- 846-2544

I am passionate about sharing my world. The boundless beauty of our planet and all the fascinating tradition and culture that exists beyond our ordinary imagination. Well planned journey only pave the way, but it will free your curiosity and desire to do the rest, let me be the architect of your next journey of a lifetime.

Mark Finch

Mark Finch

Title: Travel Advisor
Agency: Travel Experts
Email: markfinch@isletravel.net
Phone: 866-805-5767

We have been successfully providing travel services for 15 years to many individuals, churches, and non-profit faith based organizations in the US. I think this is because my customers find me to be personable, reliable, and available. As a travel agent my availability and passion for what I do I believe is what keeps people coming back.

Marion MacNeil

Marion MacNeil

Title: Travel Advisor
Agency: Travel Experts
Email: marion@travelxperts.com
Phone: 805-570-1114

I am a Virtuoso travel advisor based in Santa Barbara, CA, where I have been traveling for over 45 years. Before I became a travel advisor, my background was in photography.

I have personally visited over 40 countries. My favorite destinations include Thailand, South Pacific, Europe, and South America. I specialize in planning travel through the world

One of the things I love best about travel is experiencing the world.

My clients would say I am knowledgeable and have a creative approach in creating journeys.

My top travel trips are around the world and circle pacific.

I love to help clients’ travel dreams become a reality. As a Virtuoso travel advisor, I have access to our global network of hotels, tour operators, cruise lines, private guides, and more to create personalized, customized trips for you. If you book through me, I can access Virtuoso exclusive experiences such as private shore excursions or behind-the-scenes tours, plus lots of hotel perks, such as room upgrades, spa and dining credits, and free breakfast. I look forward to hearing from you!

Marina Foy

Marina Foy

Title: Travel Advisor
Agency: Travel Experts
Email: marina@pamperedjourneys.com
Phone: 843-400-4434

I have a passion for travel, the kind of travel where you experience the richness of different cultures, people, food, and wine. Oh, and did I mention the kind of travel where you are well-taken care of.

I sometimes meet people that say it doesn’t matter where they stay. Well, it matters to me. Travel to me is more than ticking boxes off your list. It is about slowing down and enjoying the moment. Sipping a glass of wine with a loved one. Coming back to your hotel and being served a complimentary mint tea, or heading to the spa after a day of exploring and meeting amazing people. This is all part of the travel experience.

This is why I prefer planning customized travel. You can savor the experience. Icons are great to see but there is more to travel than the icons. Take time to talk to local people, in a cafe, coffee bar, or wine bar. Their stories let us know we are more alike than we know and that we can also be different and that is a good thing. Our differences are what make us special and the world around us so interesting.

I was born and raised in New York City. I have an insatiable thirst for the unknown. I am Ms. Curiosity. When I was a child I always wanted to go home with whoever visited my family. I wanted to see how they lived and where they lived. The wanderlust has always been there. I believe this is what makes me a great traveler and travel advisor.

Travel gives you the freedom to be open and vulnerable to new circumstances.

I was downsized from the corporate world and had to re-invent myself. I was also taking care of an elderly parent and needed to be close to home. My personal travel experience coupled with corporate travel made me a perfect candidate for a career in travel where I could work from home, and so my career began in travel. I understood upscale travel, and how the service levels are very different having stayed at many luxury properties throughout my career. I loved my sales job in the medical industry because it gave me the opportunity to help sick children. Children are so open, honest and full of curiosity. They see the world as full of possibilities. I want my clients to see travel as full of possibilities.

I now want to help busy and retired professionals re-capture their inner child. We are constantly connected to electronic devices. We need to pause and take time out. We have forgotten how to be present in the lives of our families and friends. Take time to be well taken care of and spend precious moments with family and friends. Create memories for a lifetime. I did just that. I will never forget the amazing trip to Alaska to celebrate my mom’s 70th birthday. My mom has since passed but I will cherish those memories forever. Travel is a great way to create lasting memories. Time is the one thing we can’t get back. Use it wisely.

Marcy Zyonse

Marcy Zyonse

Title: Travel Advisor
Agency: Travel Experts
Email: marcy@livethedreamtravel.com
Phone: 813-421-5838

In 2009, I founded Live The Dream Travel to share my passion of travel and my extensive travel knowledge. My firsthand experience traveling throughout Europe, Hawaii and the Caribbean for over 20 years has brought Live The Dream Travel a loyal following of clients. I constantly invest in visiting new destinations to gather insight and meet with key contacts. My recent travel conquests include Dubai, Africa, Peru and Costa Rica just to name a few.

I have a very high standard for detailed planning. Each trip we craft is perfectly planned whether it's a leisure vacation or a corporate incentive group where detailed logistics can be challenging. Having the right team behind you is key and I have a special group of key employees that work hand in hand with me to offer a concierge travel planning experience. Our goal is to take care of every detail, even the ones you may not have considered.

We offer planning of cruises, luxury getaways, custom International itineraries, tours, honeymoons, river cruises and all things Disney. In addition, you will find that we can simplify and streamline group travel for corporate incentive trips or even groups of friends or families.

Always on a quest to find the next great travel experience for my clients, you will often find me packing or unpacking my suitcase and sometimes with my husband and 3 children in tow. Those experiences round out my knowledge when planning international vacations for families.

Being based in Florida, I also regularly travel to Disney World and aboard the major cruise lines. And because Florida is the mecca of cruise ships, I have regular access to tour the best cruise ships in the world so that I can assist my clients in picking the perfect option for their needs. My location also provides me the opportunity to visit new attractions, hotels and restaurants at Walt Disney World as they premiere. This first hand experience of 100+ visits to Disney translates to a top notch experience for my clients.

So whether you are looking for a family, group or luxury vacation, I look forward to sharing my extensive background with you to help you plan the perfect trip!

Margaret Williams

Margaret Williams

Title: Travel Advisor
Agency: Travel Experts
Email: margaret@williamsluxurytravel.com
Phone: 251 928-5155

Margaret Williams began her career in the travel over 11 years ago years ago after 17 years of consulting in corporate America to Fortune 500 companies. She decided that quality of life was the direction she wanted to go, and she brings a true passion for travel to her new career.

She knew after her first trip abroad to Europe after college that travel would be a huge part of her life. Throughout her corporate years she traveled all over (Italy, France, England and Thailand) and took every advantage to learn about each country she visited. She has since been traveled to several times to Africa and even trekked with the mountain gorillas-a truly life changing trip.

She works hard with her suppliers to find the best trip for the best price fro her clients, without cutting corners. She wants the most for her clients and treats each trip as if it were her own. In the words of Oscar Wilde “life is too important to be taken seriously,” so she believes in living your dreams through travel.

Margot Kong

Margot Kong

Title: Travel Advisor
Agency: Travel Experts
Email: margot@journeysunparalleled.com
Phone: 415-915-5218

If you are too busy to manage your investment portfolio effectively on your own, then you are likely too busy to plan your own amazing holidays. Allow me to be your personal vacation advisor and travel shopper. Much like you would meet with an investment advisor (which I used to be) to create a financial plan, I will sit down with you to map out your short-term and long-term travel goals and, together, we will create your travel plan. Taking advantage of my extensive industry connections (developed over nearly 2 decades) and personal travel experiences, I will then execute that plan and help you meet – no, exceed – your vacation goals and expectations.

Ralph Iantosca

Ralph Iantosca

Title: Travel Advisor
Agency: Travel Experts
Email: ralph@iantoscatravel.com
Phone: 877-301-1110

I am Ralph Iantosca, I cater to the serious traveler, not the tourist. My 3 favorite ingredients when designing a trip are to be sure the trip is Authentic, Innovative and most of all Memorable. I am a travel advisor, not a transactional travel agent. I offer a very direct, transparent approach when collaborating with you.

I entered the travel industry in 1990 and have never found anything else more exciting. My career started with the International Travel academy in Vancouver, then with Horizon Air. In 1993 I began with AAA Travel until 1998,moving over to American Express Travel until 2005. I hold a CTA degree(Certified Travel Associate), DS (Destination Specialist), and LS (Lifestyle Specialist) from the travel institute. In 2003 & 2004 Travel & Leisure magazine placed me on their"A-list" for top 125 agents in the Nation. Dallas “D” Magazine rated me top adventure honeymoon specialist in 2004 & 2005. In mid-2005. Virtuoso invited me to become a member in 2010 and am now my agency is an affiliate with Travel Experts, a Virtuoso agency.

How I work: My fees vary, depending on the needs of the client. Complex itineraries are from $150 per hour. Night & weekend advising is from $275 per hour. I consider my clients to be “partners in the process “of planning. I am a Certified Virtuoso Wanderlist Portfolio Advisor . Remember, a dream without a plan is just a wish! Ask about my long term strategy to accomplish your travel dreams.

I have been to all 7 continents and have the real experience you want.

More of a Traditional Traveler? Want to know my favorite Hotels and suites in Paris, Rome, Barcelona or Hong Kong? Not a problem, I have the connections you really need.

Private Guides? Insider Access? Not a problem, I have relationships to take you behind the scenes where travelers aren’t going. How about looking at private art collections in the Louvre that the public won’t ever see? Private Cellars with off limits wine tastings? We tailor each and every private tour with your private guide based upon your personal taste.

Private Jets? When I tailor private itineraries, I understand what runways around the globe that can land your private jet. If you seek an expedition around the world by private jet, I’m your guy. I have access to group trips or can custom tailor which ever works best for you. Looking to charter your own jet? No worries, I have the expertise on all types of aircraft from light to heavy with competitive pricing.

Luxury Trains are also something I am very well educated with. I have traveled aboard the Venice Simplon Orient Express, Royal Scotsman, Hiram Bigham in Peru and belong to Belmond Bellini Club as an expert on all the luxury trains.

I have a lot of experience with the Luxury Cruise Market. I also enjoy tailoring private shore excursions from luxury ships like Silversea, Seabourn, Sea Dream, Crystal, Oceania and Regent Seven Seas. I know all the best suites on these ships.

River Cruise? I proudly book and recommend Belmond and AMA, Crystal and Waterways brands. I have been on many of their ships, and Rivers including the Danube, Dordogne, Garonne, Irrawaddy (it’s in Myanmar), Main Danube Canal, Mosel, Main Danube Canal, Rhine, Rhone, Seine, Zambezi (I still want to go down the Amazon, Mekong and Nile).

Racquel Gavel

Racquel Gavel

Title: Travel Advisor
Agency: Travel Experts
Email: rg@travelrepertoire.com
Phone: 978-456-5787

I believe

  • that each journey begins with a dream and ends with a memory.
  • in the emotive power of travel - its ability to elevate, educate, excite, and enlighten.
  • that life’s most harmonious experiences play out in three movements: anticipation, discovery, reflection; each an intrinsic part of the whole; each worthy of our attention.
  • that travel deepens our appreciation of both the world beyond our doorstep and the home to which we return.

With a focus on luxury experiences for families, multi-generational and affinity groups, couples, and solo travelers, I have a particular expertise with solo travel, high-end Walt Disney World vacations, luxury cruises, experiential touring and bespoke arrangements, and a passion for exotic locations and transformational adventures.

Among life’s treasures, memories are the only ones that no one can take from us and few are more vivid than those we collect while traveling. I welcome the opportunity to help you curate your own special collection!

Pat Kurzweg

Pat Kurzweg

Title: Travel Advisor
Agency: Travel Experts
Email: patkurzweg@travelxperts.com
Phone: 615 269 9100

I was born in Limerick, Ireland and lived there 12 years. I have lived in Houston, New Orleans and now reside in Nashville.

My passion for travel began about 25 years ago when I worked for Eastern Airlines. Since then I managed a travel agency in New Orleans and now have my own agency VIP Travel an independent affiliate of Travel Experts . As a Virtuoso travel specialist I have over 25 years in the travel industry.

My expertise ranges from Group and Incentive Travel to Corporate and Leisure. I am a certified Destination Wedding and Honeymoon Specialist. I am also a Mexico and Caribbean Specialist.

My goal as a travel advisor is to help my clients explore the world and make their travel experience memorable.

Pamela Small

Pamela Small

Title: Travel Advisor
Agency: Travel Experts
Email: pamela@pamsmalltravel.com
Phone: 512-454-5235

My passion is travel and assisting my clients in making their dreams come true while exceeding their expectations. Having them return home with lifelong memories of special moments to treasure brings me great joy.

Relationships with my clients and travel partners have been the key to my success. I am persistent in making sure that all details are in order and am available to be of service before, during and after their journey. I believe that travel is the best education and one of life’s most important and rewarding activities.

It would be my pleasure to assist in creating your next journey.

Pam Gay

Pam Gay

Title: Travel Advisor
Agency: Travel Experts
Email: pam.gay@luxetravelers.com
Phone: 678 656 3056

There will always be a Luxe Traveler.

The traveler who defines luxury as seeing the world in authentic and intrepid ways. Upon planning, embarking and experiencing a journey, this traveler feels forever changed.

My job is to make this happen in an effortless way, maximizing travel confidence to step out in the world. Collaborating with travelers to achieve their bliss is what I love. Regardless of budget, there are always ways to step out.

After traveling the world for 20+ years, clients tap my background for the experiences they crave.

From exciting 'city-stays' to river-cruising to sailing into global ports, we connect you to the best for your travel-spend. Shall we create your version of being blown-away?

I listen, really listen to your thoughts, before 'together' we transform them into a journey to blow your socks off. I can magically VIP your travels, delivering upgrades and welcome amenities. How is this possible when you can't do it yourself? My agency, affiliated with all global hoteliers, luxury cruise line / yacht sailing execs and on-site tour companies meets through the year to discuss all the possible experiences available to you.

From there, I negotiate on your behalf to layer on many complementary components of travel.

Ready to walk about Paris, with my treasure map of jewel-box streets? Can I locate a private honeymoon island for you and pair it with a bit of adventure? Would you like to open your stateroom drapes at sunrise to an astounding Amalfi Coast, then step foot into Sorrento? Perhaps let's book a table on Marina Grande gazing back at the village where Sophia Loren lived in as a child? It's time to be blown away!

Pam Ardell

Pam Ardell

Title: Travel Advisor
Agency: Travel Experts
Email: pamgogirl@ec.rr.com
Phone: 910 470-6727

I have been in travel 49 years and LOVE my profession. I have cruised, trekked and traveled the world and am excited to deal with my client's to make their dreams come true!

Nathan Cripps

Nathan Cripps

Title: Travel Advisor
Agency: Travel Experts
Email: nathan@yourtraveldesigner.net
Phone: 253-267-5770

To say it simply, I am passionate about travel. I have always been a very curious person and growing up in an airline family allowed me the opportunity to start traveling early in life.

I believe that travel is far more than an opportunity to relax and recharge. It is the opportunity to experience cultures, beliefs, customs, and ideas that are different from our own. It provides an opportunity for understanding, learning, adventure and inspiration.

I pride myself on creating trips that are truly personal to each client, on each departure. My #1 goal is to maximize my client’s only non-renewable resource, their time. So whether it is a quick weekend away with the kids, a romantic beach getaway, or a once-in-a-lifetime adventure, it’s worth the extra effort to do it right.

Nancy Whelchel

Nancy Whelchel

Title: Travel Advisor
Agency: Travel Experts
Email: nwhelchel@travelxperts.com
Phone: 704-372-1325

For as long as I can remember I've been interested in geography and learning about other cultures and have parlayed that into a career of 40 + years in the travel industry. After graduation from UNC-Chapel Hill with a degree in English - I set off on 'the great European tour' - which grew from 6 months of trains, planes, automobiles to 2 years including one summer working in London and another in Germany in the Rhineland area. Ever since returning to the States I have been involved with leisure travel - customized tours, luxury cruises, adventure travel to every corner of the globe and have experienced many of these areas personally - my favorites being the UK, Italy, France, Germany, the Caribbean and Mexico and Hawaii. Many of my clients enjoy luxury cruises and my husband and I have hosted on Voyager Club sailings with Virtuoso. I am especially interested in arranging wonderful intergenerational travel -my motto is "Enjoy your children and grandchildren's inheritance with them!'

Richard Muller

Richard Muller

Title: Travel Advisor
Agency: Travel Experts
Email: rmuller@travelxperts.com
Phone: 919 846-2544

I grew up in the suburbs of Philadelphia and attended Lycoming College where I earned a BA in English and History. After graduation from college, I studied in Graz, Austria, and became hooked on travel. I spent thirty-four years teaching English, primarily British Literature and writing, at Henderson High School.

I entered the world of travel in 1967 when I planned a trip for friends. Since then I have taken thousands of my students, their parents and families all over the world. As an avid sports fan, I also have specialized in dealing with sports travel. I have arranged international tournaments in Australia, Europe, Canada, and the USA for elite youth soccer clubs {FC Delco) and for universities {Johns Hopkins University].

My passion lies in unraveling the mysteries of the world to anyone who wishes to open their minds and hearts to the similarities we all share as human beings.

Cindy Worsley

Cindy Worsley

Agency: Cindy Worsley
Email: cworsley@thetravelagentnextdoor.com
Phone: (416) 367-8264 ext 2464

"I haven't been everywhere but it's on my list" - Susan Sontag

While I’ve been to over 30 countries, there are so many more to see. A few of my favourite trips so far include a safari in Tanzania, hiking and eating my way through the Amalfi coast, scuba diving in Cozumel and watching professional football / soccer games in Argentina, Brazil and Naples.

I love to explore brand new countries and cultures but also enjoy regular trips to NYC where I try to discover something new each time.

What I enjoy most about listening to other people’s travel stories is how it makes them feel. Not everyone has the same tastes or styles of travel - my mission is to help my clients figure out theirs and then find them the right trip.

So what's on your list?

cworsley@thetravelagentnextdoor.com

416-367-8264 ext 2464

Check out my FB page here


Carrie Mahoney

Carrie Mahoney

Title: Travel Advisor
Agency: Travel Experts
Email: carrie@carriemahoneytravel.com
Phone: 412-559-3898

Traveling outside your hometown changes you. It may be a trip to Tibet, or it could be a weekend in New England. But getting out allows you to see the world in a new way. You’ll find things in common, and uncover hidden surprises.

We all want to be part of local life, even for a day – not to be tourists, but to be fellow travelers in life. What I’ve discovered is that the world is beautiful and full of beautiful people. Make your own discoveries. I promise it will be worth it!

My areas of focus include family travel, multi-generational travel, immersion in local culture, and adventure trips.

I have traveled throughout Europe (I am a dual citizen with Italy), and enjoyed visits to Fiji and New Zealand. After three trips to China, I'm a pro at long flights with kids!

The skills that have made me successful are passion, thoroughness, clear communications, a positive attitude, and a desire to serve others. It's time to take your next step worldwide!

Caroline Wood

Caroline Wood

Title: Travel Advisor
Agency: Travel Experts
Email: caroline@carolinetravel.com
Phone: 406-624-6976

Caroline is well-known as America’s preeminent expert on Rocky Mountain travel, but she is better known by her clients as a deeply thoughtful and trusted advisor capable of planning extraordinary trips across the globe. Caroline’s passion for planning travel is not limited to the American West and America’s national parks – her primary focus is on creating exceptional travel experiences for intrepid travelers and families regardless of destination.

The most important element in trip planning is not budget or destination, it’s understanding. Caroline takes great care to listen to her clients’ wishes about the experiences they want to have and the memories they want to make.She also works to foster relationships with the world’s very best travel providers, and is listed as a Conde Nast Traveler Top Travel Specialist. Caroline is able to extend over-the-top experiences, amenities, benefits and most of all peace of mind to her clients.

Carole Barrett

Carole Barrett

Title: Travel Advisor
Agency: Travel Experts
Email: carole@travelxperts.com
Phone: 770 642-1066

Employing a taste for the extraordinary and always keeping your personal preferences in mind, I am driven to assemble unforgettable travel experiences. Having firsthand global experiences and a combination of destination and insider access, I can assist you in creating travel memories that will last a lifetime.

Carol Naquin

Carol Naquin

Title: Travel Advisor
Agency: Travel Experts
Email: carolnaquin@travelxperts.com
Phone: 312-933-4095

Diversity best describes my travel expertise. As travel advisor, I am fortunate to travel to new destinations and revisit old ones. This way I stay up-to-date with our ever-changing world.

As a member of the World's Most Traveled People organization, I am on a mission: To see as much of the world as possible. This is what makes me so passionate about what I do.

The former school teacher in me cannot wait to get back home and share this new information with my clients. I want their experience to be as exciting as mine.

International travel is one of my specialties with a focus on Europe, where I try to visit at least once a year. I also offer my expert advice for inquiries about vacations with a focus on food and wine, history and culture, independent tours, and river cruising.

Be it Europe, Asia, Central America or some other fantastic destination, your dream vacation is just an email away.


Linda Barber

Linda Barber

Title: Travel Advisor
Agency: Travel Experts
Email: lindabarber@travelxperts.com
Phone: 866-352-0428

My loyal clients are successful busy people from around the world. They prefer one on one contact by phone-email-text. If this is how you prefer to work with your travel professional then give me a call at 1-866-352-0428.

My company, iLand Luxury Travel is an affiliate of Travel Experts, a Virtuoso Agency. I'm Virtuoso Accredited and have achieved Certified Travel Industry Executive qualifications with the Travel Institute. Top 25 Agents 2014.

My clients experience pleasurable and enjoyable travel, and appreciate being looked after by someone who meticulously plans the details with them.

I am available outside of normal business hours. I have a wonderful imagination and a CAN DO attitude so tell me your dreams and lets make it happen! Private Jet, Grand Cruises, Yacht Charter, Private Touring, exclusive, attentive service. Only the best of the best!

Top Quality is what my clients experience with me before, during and after their spectacular adventures exploring this world.

Life is short! If YOU like to live well and enjoy being treated well, perhaps we should talk!


Linda Marshall

Linda Marshall

Title: Travel Advisor
Agency: Travel Experts
Email: lmarshall@travelxperts.com
Phone: 704-366-9883

Working as a travel professional since 1995, I’ve built relationships with the world’s top hotels, tour companies, and cruise lines.

My clients receive exclusive and complimentary perks which they would never get by booking on the Internet.

In addition to planning a variety of cultural and educational experiences, I specialize in gourmet travel.

I am a member of the Saveur Magazine Travel Advisory Board, and enjoy creating exciting gastronomic adventures throughout the world.

I can suggest the best stall at the Spice Market in Istanbul, and the finest boulangerie for chocolate croissants in Paris.

My restaurant recommendations for each of my clients has been personally tested. Whether it is tapas in Spain, or the Mediterranean diet in Greece, I have always believed that you have to taste a culture to understand it.

For all of your travel desires – to meet new people, to try delicious foods, to experience a culture, or to simply relax –

I would be delighted to work with you on your next journey!

Lisa Prosser

Lisa Prosser

Title: Travel Advisor
Agency: Travel Experts
Email: lisa@chartwell.travel
Phone: 317-590-8711

As a CEO for 20+ years, my responsibilities included paying attention to EVERY detail. Whether I am planning a yacht vacation or assisting a traveler plan a special birthday surprise in the UK, I still practice this attentiveness for the benefit of my clients.

My love of the nautical life has taken me all over the world. I have captained my own Cheoy Lee, through the waters of the Midwest, U.S., S. Atlantic, through the Caribbean and down to the West Indies.

My hands-on yachting experience gives me a unique understanding of the complexity of yachting and the importance of attention to detail. My extensive contacts in the yachting industry include the best captains, chefs, brokers, suppliers, and crew; making every aspect of the yacht charter experience exquisite.

I am a member of the Voyages Community to make sure my knowledge of all types of experiences on the water whether it be Oceans, Rivers, Lakes or Canals are well planned, customized and as best as can be.

For several years I have been studying and experiencing optimum health and wellness. My membership in the Wellness Travel Community benefits my clients as we consult about their worldwide wellness practice.

Michael Taylor

Michael Taylor

Title: Travel Advisor
Agency: Travel Experts
Email: michael@travelxperts.com
Phone: 718-783-5278

I have been a travel advisor since 1999.

Every day I continue to learn something new about the world of travel.

My first lesson as a young child was to learn how to share. As a travel advisor I gladly take that lesson learned and share my knowledge with my clients so they can experience the very best on their travels.

Whether your travels be near, far or just on the verge of outer space... I strive to offer the "Best Of The Best.."

Patty Calvert

Patty Calvert

Title: Travel Advisor
Agency: Travel Experts
Email: pattycalvert@travelxperts.com
Phone: 901 748 2966

I have always had both a love of adventure and a knack for networking. Being a travel consultant lets me indulge in both. It is a real pleasure to design a dream getaways for a client, and being part of the Virtuoso network means I can introduce clients to the best providers in the world. I am so well connected all over the world, it is a pleasure to have those partners to use their expertice and MINE to plan perfectly.

I love to hear the stories that my clients relate about absolutely unique experiences that change their lives, like seeing a wildebeast born on safari, receiving gifts from my partners upon their arrival, shopping only the BEST shops in Venice, and attending a chamber music concert for ONLY local people.

I talk about travel in all of my social settings and clients are very eager to work with someone who has been there and done it all. I'm the best go-to girl for travel ever!