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

Favorite Destinations: Hawaiian Islands, Italy & Croatia

Favorite Quote: "Dont let your dreams of travel be dreams...."

Fun Fact: I have been to the Hawaiian Islands over a dozen times.

I have been arranging once in a lifetime vacations for over 30 years. I love getting creative when developing customized travel plans for destination weddings, honeymoons, romantic getaways and family vacations to excite and delight my customers.

Although I enjoy planning trips to destinations around the world my special area of focus is Europe.

My most recent European Adventure was to Croatia & Montenegro enjoying the beautiful coastline of the Dalmatian Coast.  The unspoiled beauty & rich cultural put this experience on the top of one of my all time favorites.

Another favorite destination is Italy. Bordering no sea or other country, Umbria is the very heart of Italy and its traditions in food, wine and living are very prominent. On one of my trips to Italy I experienced a Food & Wine Adventure and I did as the Romans do: I ate & drank my way from the Almalfi Coast, to Tuscany via Rome enjoying wine, pastries , extra-virgin olive oil & Perugino chocolates.

On a separate visit to Italy I was able to partake in a Uniworld River Cruise around Venice & the Gems of Northern Italy. The cruise stopped at popular cities such as Bologna, Ravenna, Chioggia & Verona (city of Romeo & Juliet).  

Other European adventures include Amsterdam, Netherland  & Bruges, Belgium with a day in Keukenhof Gardens, the most beautiful spring garden in the world. The gardens offer more than seven million tulips, daffodils & hyacinths full over 32 hectares with color and fragrance as well as exploring the modern metropolis of London with world-class theatre, and some of the most well known attractions in the world including The Tower of London, Westminster Abbey, Piccadilly Circus & Buckingham Palace to name a few. My favorite area of the UK is the quaint sleepy villages of honey-colored cottages in the Cotswold's stretching over 100 miles across five counties of England. My Wonderful Wintery England Blog is on:  http://enroute.travelink.com/wonderful-wintery-london-england-with-classic-vacations/

Leaving Europe and thinking about my favorite travel around the Americas, I adore the Hawaiian islands where I have journeyed a dozen times while working for a South Pacific supplier for ten years. There is so much to do and each island has its own personality & activities so there is something for everyone. While visiting Hawaii I've taken a glider over the pineapple fields of Oahu, biked down the side of Haleakala Volcano in the National Park of Maui, taken a helicopter ride over the beautiful waterfalls of Kauai, rode horseback on the beach of the Big Island and of course just soaking up the sun on the beautiful beaches offered on all of the islands. Some of my favorite Beach Destinations closer to home then Hawaii are Aruba, St. Lucia, Jamaica, Punta Cana, and the Bahamas. I also enjoy going to the different areas of Mexico like the Riviera Maya.

In the Americas, I have frequently visited Walt Disney World and Universal Studios in both Orlando, Florida  as well as California.  Planning vacations for the parks for my clients is always fun. I have explored many other North American cities by land and cruised on some spectacular cruise ships like Royal Caribbean & Princess Cruise Lines.

A very long flight from America are Australia & New Zealand, which I have been to several times. I highly recommend going to the outback and experience the life of the Aborigines and visiting the Queensland area, which is the gateway to the Great Barrier Reef and one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World. Here you can whitewater raft, snorkel or scuba just to name a few. New Zealand has two islands north and south. In the north you can experience the Maori culture and geo-thermo activity which includes the hot pool and Wautoma Glowworm Cave. The south side is more open area for adventure seekers that may be interested in hiking, fly fishing, scenic helicopter rides and much more.

Favorite Travel Experiences

  • A large group of my family and friends cruised the Caribbean on the Royal Caribbean Allure of the Seas. The ship is a destination in itself where we experienced the seven distinct neighborhoods, a popular Broadway show Mamma Mia, onboard zip lining, the FlowRider surf simulator, and ice skating.
  • White-water rafting in Queensland with my late husband on a Category 3.
  • Taking a MV Quicksilver cruise to the beautiful Barrier Reef.

Accomplishments

  • DWS - Destination Wedding Specialist
  • DSS - Destination Southern Europe Specialist
  • DSS - Destination St. Lucia Specialist
  • Avalon River Cruise Specialist
  • Tauck River Cruise Specialist
  • Uniworld River Cruise Specialist
  • Viking River Cruise Specialist
  • Certified Sandals Resorts Specialist
  • Walt Disney World & Universal Studios Specialist
  • Kensington Tour Specialist
  • Insight & Trafalgar Vacations Specialist
  • Travel Impressions University Specialist

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

I planned an Aboriginal Outback camping trip for a client. It was a no frills fair dinkum experience with only the bare necessities -- not exactly my idea of a vacation but I like to make all of my clients happy!

Client Testimonials

I wanted to personally let you know what an exemplary job Traci has accomplished in booking our family vacation. We have not been the easiest clients. Due to work commitments and house renovations we asked her to book our vacation at the last minute. Complicating this, we wanted a cruise leaving from Italy but not including stops in Italy since we summer there every year.We are a family of 5 and I will be returning home early. Throw in the car rental and it was a Herculean task! Traci has been helpful, diligent and beyond everything else patient as we changed our minds a million times. She was very available and was able to advise us when we needed her opinion. I cannot compliment her work highly enough.

As a result of our amazing experience with Traci, we will not hesitate to contact her again when planning a family vacation. I truly hope that she receives the recognition that she deserves for a job well done!

Jennifer — 

PHOTOS FROM MY TRAVELS

COUNTRIES I HAVE TRAVELED TO