Specialties: Ocean Cruises, River Cruises, Honeymoons, Weddings, Safaris, Family/Multi-Generational

Favorite Destinations: Hawaii | Tahiti | Australia

Favorite Quote: "I am not the same having seen the moon shine on the other side of the world."

Fun Fact: I love to volunteer for many different causes and plan wellness focused vacations. In High School, I did a student exchange program for 2 weeks in France!

I have been a travel advisor for more than 25 years and would love to help you plan just the right travel experience. I’m an Elite & Luxury Cruise Counselor, Certified Destination Wedding & Honeymoon Specialist and Certified Hawaii Specialist.

Having personally traveled the world, I am very passionate about every destination I’ve visited. I do pride myself in being able to handle all details of any trip from the initial inspiration to sharing memories when my client returns home. In addition to booking cruise, tour, hotel, or airline tickets, I also recommend great things to see and do while on your trip. My hope is to provide you with a custom designed vacation experience and ensure each trip is a memorable journey. If you are looking for an extra special getaway, please share your dream with me and together we can create an enchanting and memorable experience for you and your loved ones.

Consistenly, I will recommend customers prebook tours so they can enjoy their trip and not have to worry about what to do and how to do it when they get there. In my experience, this is the best way to ensure you experience less stress and more enjoyment in the journey.

I look forward to helping you with your "once in a lifetime" as well as your "let's get away somewhere now" vacations.

Favorite Travel Experiences

  • My first scuba dive was at the Great Barrier Reef in Australia and I saw Nemo face to face!
  • While on Safari in Africa just seeing lions feast with elephants nearby and sipping on local wine.  Amazing experience.  
  • With SWAIN Tours we stayed in luxury lodges, enjoyed a private concert at the Sydney Opera House and relaxed during a sunset cruise around the Sydney Harbor.
  • Exciting moments were had when we experienced scuba diving in the Great Barrier Reef, ate lunch with the Kangaroos on Kangaroo Island, and enjoyed private winery tours which included lunch and wine tasting with the Owner of the winery.
  • My Villa even came with my own private golf cart to tour Hamilton Island. No worries mate! My tours were all booked in advance so all I had to do was enjoy the experiences. I look forward to helping you with your "once in a lifetime."

Accomplishments

  • American Express Travel Pacesetter 5 times
  • Travel Agent Magazine Top 25 All Stars of 2017 (learn more)
  • Certified Travel Counselor & Certified Travel Associate
  • Elite Cruise Counselor
  • Luxury Cruise Counselor
  • Certified Specialist Destination Weddings & Honeymoons
  • Certified Destination Specialist for Hawaii, Tahiti, Australia, Southern Europe
  • Certified Sandals & Beaches Specialist
  • Disney College of Knowledge

Most Unusual or Intriguing Request I've Fulfilled for a Customer

One of my VIP clients didn't want to fly too much between islands while in Tahiti. I arranged a private yacht for his honeymoon to help keep his bride happy and relaxed. Also, his bride had on her wishlist to swim with Humpback Whales and you can only do that in Moorea, so we planned it out for her.  Making their dreams come true was so gratifying!

Client Testimonials

Hi Bev! My trip was OUTSTANDING!! Uniworld went above and beyond again with their level of care and service.You’d be surprised to know that there were only 78 passengers onboard. Once again, I met people from all over the world and all walks of life. It amazes me how quickly the Uniworld staff can create a spirit of friendship and community that encourages everyone to socialize instead of staying to themselves. I credit them for that because we were docked next to one of their competitor's ship the two days we were in Amsterdam.

Everyone on our ship was smiling, laughing, and talking to each other. Everyone on the competitor's ship looked miserable and just trudged around behind each other on the shore excursions. The weather was perfect! The staff kept telling us how cold it was last year and how disappointed everyone was between the cold and no blooms. Keukenhof Gardens were absolutely beautiful this year. We spent a lot of time on deck. In fact, a group of us didn’t want to go inside for the River Heritage reception, so the Cruise Manager and Restaurant Manager brought the party upstairs to us. Ramona, the Cruise Manager, was AMAZING! She only found out Monday that she was going to be on the cruise on Wednesday and she’d never done this route before. You would have never guessed it. She didn’t miss a beat helping people with suggestions and recommendations.

This trip was the perfect mix of activities and relaxation time. I would HIGHLY recommend it to anyone. Can’t wait to travel again (once I save up some money) Thanks for everything you do every time I travel!!!

Chris — Trip to Amsterdam

Bev,

I have been meaning to send you a quick note thanking you for the fabulous job you did in coordinating our trip. We had a wonderful time. The flight was uneventful (which is always a good thing), the drivers were prompt and courteous (I would definitely recommend them for future references). The Holiday Inn was conveniently located, clean, staff was friendly, concierge was extremely helpful in our ball game transportation planning so again, I would have no reservations recommending this as a lower price alternative. The two-day tour package worked very well for us. It allowed us to see a lot of different sites and of course Alcatraz was definitely worth seeing. The food was amazing. All and all, the family had a wonderful time and we all left with memories that will last for a lifetime. Thanks for your help, as your suggestions and planning certainly were part of the success!

Deb J — Trip to California

Our journey through Tuscany was so very memorable and spectacular!  If you have never been, you need to go!!! The accommodations were perfect and we would definitely return to both!  Our trip with our special friends was one of our best vacations so far.  Honestly, we saw things that made us shiver and made us weep . . . we will return to Italy once again . . . God willing. Thanks for your help in all of the planning and arrangements, I will keep your contact information for future reference.I will forward some photos at some point after I edit through the 500 plus I took!!!      

Denise — Trip to Italy

Our trip to Mexico was great! Hot and humid, but water was beautiful! Everything went without a hitch...flights, transfers, hotel, wedding.... Couldn't ask for more! Can't believe the trip already came and went! Too fast! We appreciate your expertise in booking our trip...well done! Will keep you in mind when booking any future trips! Thanks again for all your help!

Doreen's — Trip to Mexico

Our journey through Tuscany was so very memorable and spectacular!  If you have never been, you need to go!!! The accommodations were perfect and we would definitely return to both!  Our trip with our special friends was one of our best vacations so far.  Honestly, we saw things that made us shiver and made us weep . . . we will return to Italy once again . . . God willing. Thanks for your help in all of the planning and arrangements, I will keep your contact information for future reference.I will forward some photos at some point after I edit through the 500 plus I took!!!      

Gary — Trip to Antigua

Thank you for the note and gift in Maui. Alice and I had a wonderful vacation. The Marriott upgraded our room upon arrival; we had one of the closest rooms to the ocean along the Wailea coast. We slept to the sound of the surf every night. Given the room's proximity to the ocean, cleanliness, and size, plus the included buffet breakfast and resort amenities, I'd stay there again. All flights were ticketed per the itinerary and our seat assignments were fine. Excluding the island hop, they were long flights but we adjusted to the time changes reasonably well. Alamo Maui added the second driver at no cost before we even asked. Alamo Kauai was a little more resistant on the free additional driver but as we were leaving the parking lot, Jason the manager came out to say our bill would be credited for the charge just incurred and indeed we had a zero balance upon returning the car. All three excursions you booked for me were great. Each operator expected us to have a voucher, but not having a voucher didn't prevent us from participating in any of the activities. Overall, I would give high marks. While there was quite a bit of back and forth between us during the planning phase, in the end we put together an ideal vacation and everything went smooth and according to plan. I'd go this route again. Thanks again for booking this vacation. 

Gene — Trip to Maui & Kauai, Hawaii

We all had a great time on our Viking River Cruise.  It  was absolutely fantastic, especially the side trip to the Strauss & Mozart concert in Vienna.  That was the high point of our trip. We thank you for the additional shipboard credit, we do appreciate it.

Henry

Henry — Viking River Cruise to Vienna

Our vacation was AMAZING! Thank you! I got back to work this past Monday and was bombarded with a film shoot that had to go out, so I didn't have any time to call and tell you how wonderful the whole vacation was! Honestly, I am so happy with the resorts, the cars and the ease of going from place to place in Hawaii.The Fairmont was perfect. The service was fantastic, and getting to our room felt so nice - we felt so welcomed there. Also - I didn't think we would want the convertible, but it was SO NICE! I'm so happy you got those for us. As two people who never drive around, it felt so luxurious. I'm also really happy you pushed us to go to Kauai - I thought we would be fine staying on one island the whole time, but Kauai was AMAZING! I'm so happy we had the helicopter tour there and the long boat tour. I NEVER thought the landscape would look like that. I really felt like we were flying into Jurassic Park the first day (especially since it was raining and cloudy at that moment.) We had a really great time there!The Koa Kea was a beautiful hotel, and our room was beautiful right on the water (we had dinner on our balcony two nights!), but it was a little too "hip" for us overall. It was just so different from the Fairmont! Thank you for helping make our trip so memorable - the hotels, the cars, the wonderful boat and helicopter tours (they were really fantastic companies), this is one trip we will never forget! I think you'll be hearing from us again, because going back to Hawaii sounds like a great idea! We both loved it there, and can't wait to go back. It was great meeting other couples there on their anniversary, or there with their kids because they went there on their honeymoon to Hawaii. Thank you again!!

Katherine — Trip to Hawaii

Bev,

On behalf of our group, I wanted to send you a note of thanks for all of your assistance with our recent vacation. From our hotels to our transfers and train rides, the experience was nothing short of incredible. It would not have been possible without your attention to detail, patience through our many changes, and the passion you have for travel. We look forward to referring others to you and finding a way to use you again very soon!

Lisa — Royal Caribbean Cruise to Italy

Hi Bev,

Thank YOU for all you did to make our trip to Alaska possible & pain-free! We were amazed at how everything was seamless...from the cruise to the land tour. We never even had to lift our luggage at all during the whole time...everything was taken care of! Even at the last lodge we stayed in where our luggage was stored all day until we were picked up at 9:00. They weighed our bags & discovered that Bill's was 10 lbs over so we readjusted everything to make it work! We had a fantastic time...cruise & land tour was beyond our expectations! Thanks again for your amazing travel agent/friend service!!"

Marian — Trip to Alaska

First of all, thank you so much for all of your coordination efforts. While we know it's your job, it was so nice to have someone else take care of all the planning and just show up.All three of the hotels were gorgeous and in great locations. An unexpected surprise of the Moana Surfrider was the "hospitality suites" for guests after they've checked out; you can play on the beach and still have a room to shower and change. Both of the drivers in Honolulu were personable and very informative with recommendations both in Honolulu and in Kauai.The Grand Hyatt in Kauai was incredible and we took advantage of all the honeymoon perks. The Fairmont in Maui even made us towel animals during our turndown service - gotta love that!We wanted to share with you how awesome B & B Scuba was in Maui. They were amazing. We had an incredible experience and thank you so much for recommending them. We went to the shop afterwards to get t-shirts and stickers for our log books. Brad was so helpful with tips for our future dives, etc.Also, wanted to tell you about Captain Andy's Zodiac tour of the Napoli coast in Kauai. They were amazing too. Instead of a helicopter ride, we did a zodiac tour and got to see it from the water. Again, awesome people and they even provided me with a veggie friendly lunch. Thank you so much for all of your help. We look forward to working with you again on a future vacation.

Sara — Trip to Hawaii

Eunice and I had a great vacation. Everything went as planned. Alaska is breathtaking. We enjoyed the last frontier. Celebrity Cruises exceeded our expectations. Cabin accommodation, food, beverage, Vegas-style shows and the gym were excellent.

We appreciate your assistance in planning this wonderful vacation.  

Serge — Celebrity Cruise to Alaska

"We had an AMAZING time!! And thanks so much for setting it all up for us! I really appreciate it!! We took the half day Catamaran tour from out hotel to Buck island to snorkle with the sea turtles, which was awesome and then we also did the St. Johns tour which was incredible too! Trunk Bay is Gorgeous!! So our trip was incredible and I'm so glad that you helped us out! Thanks again!"

Shelly R — Trip to St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands

We had a wonderful time without any travel problems due to your excellent travel arranging!! Captiva has really changed since we were there, but we enjoyed every minute of it and decided we needed to come back more often! And we both realized while we were there that coming last year before my knee surgery would have been a real mistake so I'm glad we waited. I have recommended you to a co-worker. She and her family are considering traveling to the same location after hearing about our trip so she may be getting in touch with you soon. Thank you for taking such good care of us!!!

Shirley — Trip to Florida

Beverly Gallant helped me book a cruise for my family and could not have provided a more pleasant experience. She was very attentive to our needs and provided a prompt response to each request. We had many changes and complications in putting the trip together. She remained patient and positive throughout the experience. I would recommend her to anyone without hesitation. She was the best! Please pass along my thanks to her. She is a true asset to your company.

Steve — Trip to Caribbean

Our cruise was wonderful.  We had great weather and fun times.  Although, 4 family members had to back out at the last minute due to medical reasons, the rest of us thoroughly enjoyed our time together.  We liked all the islands and brought back some spices from Grenada. 
Windstar out did themselves again.  As it was close to Christmas, we had 101 passengers and 98 crew.  It is amazing how the entire crew (minus the engine etc crew) learns everyone's name.  By the first day, the crew was calling us by our first names.  I found myself being embarrassed because I didn't remember their names (thank goodness they had name tags on).  

This was my husband's first 'small' cruise.  He certainly loved the smaller atmosphere than the HUGE cruise liners (Carnival, Royal Caribbean etc).

Thanks again for making all the plans and the ease of working through all the plans.  From what I heard from other people at Zurich, they had a difficult time arranging their trips and didn't get much help from their travel agents.  You were the BEST..... THANK YOU Bev!!!

Take care and I will keep your name handy for our next endeavor.... wherever and whenever that may be.

Susan

Susan — Windstar Cruise

I just wanted to say thank-you for planning our wonderful Hawaiian Vacation!! We had a great time. The accommodations were outstanding at the Moana Surfrider in Honolulu and the Westin Kaanapali Ocean Villas in Maui. Our ocean view was spectacular in Honolulu, and our room was upgraded from a studio in Maui. The excursions you booked for us were also excellent!! The Pearl Harbor and 120 Circle Mile Tour was very good. Gonzo, our tour guide, was very informative along the way. We stopped at a fruit and vegetable stand and had the most delicious fruit and chicken and pork kabobs. We also stopped at a shrimp stand for the best lunch. At the Polynesian culture Center we learned so much about the culture. The only complaint I have was it was way too long of a day with this tour. They picked us up at 10:30 in the morning, and we did not get back to our hotel until 10:30 that evening. I would have preferred the abbreviated tour and shows. However, it was a very good, and our tour guide, Cousin Leon, did a great job in making sure we saw everything at the center. In Maui, the Trilogy tour was awesome. We saw spinner dolphins as we took a Catamaran to the island of Lana’i where we snorkeled. The crew made sure we were safe and were following safety practices on and off the boat. Snorkeling was good, and we got to take a tour of the village and learn about what the new owner, Larry Ellison, has in store for the island. The Old Lahaina Luau was also good, the food was excellent, and the entertainment was outstanding. This was the best trip ever for my family, and I just want to say thank-you again for making it vacation we will never forget!! Thanks again, and I will definitely use American Express for my next major trip!!

Tracey — Trip to Hawaii

Hi Bev,

Thanks for another great trip! To top it off, we got engaged as well. You were so right about Air France business class--they really are first rate. The only problem is that we have created a monster--I'm afraid my fiance will not be happy flying coach again on a long flight.The Normandy trip was very moving and most interesting. I'm really glad we did that. The hotel was perfect, exactly what my fiance was looking for--a small, elegant boutique hotel within easy walking distance of museums and great restaurants. Thanks for all of your help!

Whit — Trip to France

Hi Bev,

I would like to thank you for planning my vacation.  I had amazing time in Mexico. I really liked the personnel, punctual and comfortable  service of airport transfer (Gray Line/Mayaland) . We were greeted with a bottle of cold water and a flower each , and delivered to hotel in no time. This was by far the best service I experienced. The hotel is also amazing, everything is about creating atmosphere of stress free , relaxation and comfort in each area.  I came back refreshed and impressed :)  So, Thank you very much for all your work! Till next vacation :)

Ludmila — Trip to Mexico

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