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River cruising in Europe often starts in Amsterdam
River cruising in Europe often starts in Amsterdam

At the time that my children went off to college, I decided to join them and begin my own college career. While they were trying to decide what they wanted to do and where they wanted to go with their career, I knew exactly where I was destined to be.

For me, travel was not only a passion but a driving force in my life. I knew that with a degree in travel, I would be able to help others enjoy the same types of adventures that had captured my own heart for years. 

Some of my most remarkable and breathtaking experiences while traveling the globe have included:

  • Cruising along the Nile River in Egypt.
  • Exploring the basalt formations in Cappadocia on an adventure to Turkey.
  • Experiencing the Serengeti migration in both Kenya and Tanzania.
  • Visiting the Machu Picchu ruins in Peru. 
  • Enjoying a seafaring safari off the coast of the Galapagos Islands, where I saw Galapagos tortoises, blue-footed boobies, sea lions and giant iguanas in their natural habitats.

Earning my degree in travel and tourism was just the first part of my education. Since then, I have actively continued to seek new knowledge and learn the latest information about the travel industry.

I pride myself on the vast array of certifications and specializations that I have, including becoming a Kenya destination specialist and earning my Commodore Status with Princess Cruise Lines.

I have nearly 25 years working in the travel industry, and my ultimate goal is to provide every one of my clients with the personalized care and service that they deserve. I know that there are mobile apps and websites available where people can do a lot of travel-related research, but there's nowhere else where they can receive personalized recommendations and insider information.

I'll let you know the best meal on the menu at the local restaurant that is considered a hidden treasure in your destination. I'll provide you with tips on securing the best tour slots from the most reliable companies. I'll transform your ordinary vacation into an extraordinary experience.

Allow me to make your travel dreams come true. Contact me today!

My Reviews

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Italy honeymoon
My wife and I came to Pat for our honeymoon travel plans to Italy. We left the night of our wedding for Italy and had a great time. We went to Rome, Florence, and Venice. It was a wonderful time; and Pat did a great job with the travel arrangements, hotel choices, and all around itinerary. We would definitely recommend her for anyone looking for a travel agent.
By  jkmyer  from  Mesa, AZ
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Annual Adventures with the Grandkids
Pat is my go-to person for travel plans. She has put together three trips for my family and her ability to find great hotels and work out details is impeccable. She has a way of finding great deals in perfect locations. Her hotel finds put us in the center of the action where we can safely walk with the grandkids to places we want to see. I can give her a list of the things we want to do and she works out all the details from scheduling tours and flights to printing all necessary papers and putting them in order in a folder. All I have to do is carry the folder (or cell phone if preferred) and show up at the right place at the right time. She is great about communicating through email or phone if necessary. The trips Pat plans for me are always less stressful and less costly than those I plan for myself, even using sites such as TripAdvisor. I highly recommend leaving the planning to Pat!
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Most Amazing Trip thanks to Pat
My husband and I hada trip of a lifetime thanks to Pat. Her knowledge and expertise helped make our trip absolutely perfect! We took a month long trip from Italy to Switzerland using many forms of transportation. With Pat's help it was effortless. We Couldn't have had a more effortless trip. All we had to do was show up. Every detail was taken care of. As we were planning this trip, her response time was very quick and usually the same day or the very next day. We will definitely use Pat again!
By  Judi  from  Arizona
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Hawaii and Caribbean Cruise
Pat and Sandy have really helped make this past year memorable for me, my family, and my friends. Thank you both for helping me plan fun trips!
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Pat & Sandy always answer all our questions & more!:))
We always use Pat & Sandy as our go to travel experts. They always have suggestions & reminders that we really appreciate. Some tips they provide we have never even thought of..... like adding the clause of previously diagnosed health issues to our health ins. option. If we go on a cruise, they spot the best deals and always communicate with the cruise lines agent on our behalf. They are also very patient when we ask questions long after we book the trip.....when questions pop into our mind:)) Thanks Pat & Sandy - you make our travels much easier & less stressful! Judy Lagro
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Destination Expert:

  • Kenya
  • Bahamas
  • Turks and Caicos Islands
  • Hawaii

Travel Specialist:

  • River Cruises
  • Disney Vacations
  • Coach Tours
  • Beach Vacations

Top Travel Partners:

  • Avalon Waterways
  • Globus
  • Oceania Cruises
  • Disney Cruise Line

Certifications/Awards:

  • CTC
  • Certified Travel Counselor
  • Master Cruise Counselor
  • Princess Cruises Commodore
  • Kenya Specialist

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