Specialties: Premium and Luxury Hotels, Complex International Flight Itineraries
Favorite Quote: “The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only one page.” – Saint Augustine
Fun Fact: My oldest son had two stamps in his passport before he was two years old.

I am a Domestic & International Flight, Hotel, and Car only specialist with expertise in the luxury travel segment. I love to travel and enjoy the working with clients to help them reach their dream destinations in style. I started my travel career in 1992 and so much has changed in these 20+ years, but what remains the same is my commitment to giving my clients the best customer service and travel experience possible. My years in the industry have always been focused on vacation travel.

I’ve had the opportunity to travel near and far with my family. It’s never too soon to show children the world that awaits them. I have four wonderful boys and love traveling with them. When I’m not traveling, I enjoy shopping, photography, and antique shows. As a family we enjoy bowling and watching movies.

Please reach out to me and share your dream vacation ideas and together we can make them a reality.

Favorite Travel Experiences

I love traveling with my family and seeing a vacation experience through their eyes. Pulling up to a cruise terminal and watching them see this BIG ship we are about to sail on or taking them to Disney and experiences the characters, rides, and watching the fireworks. Taking them to Caribbean and having them interact with the locals and learning about the culture. Of course, a romantic getaway with my spouse is also very memorable and an escape from everyday life for that moment in time!

Accomplishments

  • Complex International Air Specialist
  • Wholesale Air Specialist
  • I have completed vendor training to enhance my knowledge on many partner products to better assist my clients

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

I love working with clients with unique requests. I have helped handicap passengers get the seats or services they require. I’ve assisted clients traveling with pets. I’ve assisted clients making a plan for a surprise for a family member and clients who are relocating to another state or another country. I love being part of all my clients' unique experiences.

Client Testimonials

So we got back last night from Amsterdam/ Ireland and want to thank you ….everything was wonderful. Flights all worked out and our combo chauffeur/self drive was great! Carl did great with the driving, inhaling deeply on some of those narrow roads but we made it, still speaking!!! And the accommodations were mostly all fabulous…Merrion, Ashford, Ballynahinch were terrific! Arbutus was local flavor, clean, and the people were wonderful, but a bit of a comedown after the previous 3…got us ready for home…gradual comedown!!! We appreciate all your efforts on our behalf and look forward to working with you again.

Carl & Gail — Trip to Amsterdam & Ireland

Letter Received by Cindie's Manager:

I just wanted to commend your employee, Cindie Powell, for her delightful and most knowledgeable assistance in booking a complicated trip to Nepal for me. We travel a great deal but I generally do my own bookings. Something told me to go through American Express for this, and I am so glad I did.She thought of everything; was patient, personable and, most important, knew her business. I will most definitely use Amex travel again and again.She's a pleasure,

Karen — Trip to India

Amsterdam was marvelous hotel was wonderful car — super nice. The walking tour was great about walked our legs off, Danes can really walk! Hotel in Naples was very high tech beautiful place but in a very poor neighborhood close to ferry so that was very convenient had us coming the day before but was no problem. I would recommend both hotels. Thanks for all your help! It's been a fantastic trip.

Tina — Trip to Europe

Thank you so much for helping us plan the Estrella Foothills High School Wolves Robotics Team trip to the Asia Pacific Invitational Competition.  Our trip to Sydney, Australia was amazing. The students had a great time exploring Sydney as well as competing in the Asia Pacific Invitational. The tournament consisted of 33 teams, only 10 from the US, and was a great international experience.  Overall, the team had an outstanding tournament finishing third, losing only to the tournament champions, Romania, in the semi-finals. The students had fun competing with teams from different countries and learned a lot about other cultures. We also won the Promote Award for our 60 second PSA for FIRST following a given prompt. You can find this on YouTube here; it is a Blender movie. Blender is a 30 modeling software, so this is an amazing video with high production value. For the team's last competition we had an outstanding tournament and the students are very happy with their performance.

As for exploring Sydney, we climbed to the top of the Sydney Harbor Bridge, explored downtown Sydney, and saw their famous Opera House. The students were excited to try a "Coat of Arms" pizza, half kangaroo meat and half emu meat. It was definitely different with some interesting flavors. Our last day there was spent sight-seeing in the Blue Mountains. We saw the Three Sisters rock formation and rode on an old mining track that was at a 52° incline. Our last stop was at a wildlife preserve where we were able to feed and pet kangaroos. It was fun to see the "Joeys" hop out of their mother's pouch and take off. There were also wallabies, Tasmanian devils, emu, and of course koala bears. Even though every day was go, go, go ... we had an amazing time and thank you again for your support of our team!

I learned that the world is a much more significant and vast place then I ever imagined. Thank you for this opportunity to live life. - Kamron

I was able to explore the cultural differences of Australia all the while learning about their history. There are some things you just can't teach in a classroom. Thank you for this opportunity. - Lexi

I experienced how strong teamwork can be successful, not only in competition, but also in many other aspects like fund raising. Thanks! - Zack

I got to see friendship and cooperation through people that were different in every way. This was a great experience and I thank you for this opportunity. - Andrew

I've learned so much from this trip and experienced what I could do for the world of tomorrow. This opportunity has made me realize and appreciate all the things I could do with my life and I will never forget this. - Daniel

I would like to thank the sponsors for allowing me to collaborate with other FTC members, likely future engineers, in a friendly competition. - Brian

Thank you for this great experience, being able to travel across the world seeing a different environment and meeting new people. All because of the thing I love, robotics. -Damontae

Estrella Foothills High School — Trip to Australia

PHOTOS FROM MY TRAVELS

COUNTRIES I HAVE TRAVELED TO