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Sheila Ward-Shaw

Stockton, California Travel Agent

Sheila's Creations Travel, a Travel Leaders Network affiliate agency

Desination Wedding, Honeymoon & Cruise Expert

I love helping people see the wonders of the world. Travel expands the heart, mind, and soul!

I am the divorced mother of 3, grandmother of 9, and great-grandmother of 5 so far. I have been a Registered Nurse since 1973. I found nursing a rewarding experience. I sought out employment in long-distance locations in order to travel. I have lived and moved my family to various places including Europe, New York, Florida, Las Vegas, Alaska, and California. I sustained an injury and retired in October 2013. It then became time to fulfill my interest in travel with a new career.

For more than 45 years travel has been my passion. In 2001 I started learning about the travel industry and joined K&E Travel. I pursued my travel education through The Travel Institute, Travel University, and individual vendor programs. As time progressed, I expanded my reach for knowledge to include professional online and face-to-face networking.

I decided in the winter of 2008 that it was time to develop my own agency. Sheila's Creations Travel opened its doors in February 2009. My oldest daughter works with me as an agent; 4 other agents plus group leaders work for the agency, as well.

My agency and I are now proud members of NACTA, IGLTA, ASTA, CLIA, IATA, and the ARC VTC program. We are also members of Travel Leaders Network. In 2010/2011, I served on the Board of the Caribbean Travel Organization of North California.

I continue my education and travel frequently to assess new properties and see new cruise ships. In 2018 I travelled to Guizhou Province, Guiyang China and Kenya Africa.

I want my agency to provide the highest level of professionalism and knowledge to our clients. During your trip, you can contact me any time and I'll solve any problems you may encounter.

For instance, one time I booked a honeymoon to Maui, the couple did not opt for my recommended property. Instead they chose a condo property that was $150 cheaper due to construction discount. Once they arrived, they were totally unhappy! They called me at 2 a.m. and I had them immediately transferred to my originally recommended property. They were so happy with the transfer and their honeymoon stay. They wrote a wonderful recommendation on Tripology.

I am looking forward to the growth of Sheila's Creations Travel and of my own growth in the travel industry. Our agency motto is "Creating Travel Experiences to Meet Your Desires." My areas of expertise and certifications include:

  • Destination Wedding & Honeymoons
  • Disney
  • Marriott
  • Hyatt
  • Fairmont
  • US Airways Vacations
  • Starwood Pro
  • Hilton
  • Royal Caribbean Expert Plus
  • Princess Commodore
  • NCL FreeStyle Certified
  • CCL U
  • Celebrity 5 Star Academy
  • Azamara Academy
  • Reno-Tahoe Specialist
  • Las Vegas CVB Certified Expert
  • Regent Cruise Line
  • Oceania Cruises
  • Caribbean Cruises

I'm also specialist in the following destinations:

  • Hawaii
  • Fiji
  • Tahiti
  • Caribbean
  • Turkey
  • Japan
  • Puerto Rico
  • Peru
  • Costa Rica
  • Southern Europe

My Destination Wedding & Honeymoon Expertise

Dubai Burj Al Arab Hotel
Dubai Burj Al Arab Hotel

I have been presenting at bridal and wedding shows and learning about this specialty since 2010. At that time my focus was the US, South Pacific, and Caribbean travel. After years of research and study, I am now a member of the Destination Wedding & Honeymoon Specialist Association. I attend the Annual Love Mexico Conference, Bootcamp trainings and other offerings in Romance Travel classes to remain current in the Specialty.

I have invested in studying European and Asian offerings for weddings and honeymoons. I traveled to Japan to visit Wedding & Honeymoon venues also.

My Reviews

5 of 9 people found this review helpful

Our hassle free cruise with our service dog

Reviewed By Happy paws - Felton | Traveled to Colombia River Cruise USA
My husband has a service dog. We took a trip on Royal Caribbean to 3 islands. I worked 6 months with them and each island embassy to take care of all docs needed for my husband's dog. Also for arrangements for the dog while on ship. Nothing worked out as planned. Sod we ordered did not happen, the potty box was sized for a small poodle, filled with sticks with slivers and cleaned with some disinfectant chemical that she would not want to use. The manager was very difficult and I got the impression he did not want service dogs accommodated easily. She was only allowed off the boat on one island of the three.
I want to keep cruising but could not find a way
Sheila recommended a river boat cruise here in the United States. That was round trip. The Columbia River. She went to work for us and we look forward to the Nov trip and being able to get on and off without all the hassles of foreign travel.
She heard my distress and found the answer
Highly recommend her services. Stephanie?
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Sheila Ward-Shaw responded:
Thank you for your kind review
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6 of 12 people found this review helpful

Excellent customer service

Reviewed By Michelle - Stockton | Traveled to Bahamas ~ Caribbean
I have trusted Sheila for my travel needs and have never been disappointed. Sheila goes out of her way to handle all the details from start to finish which is a huge relief. She has always gone over and beyond customer service for me and I really appreciate the hard work and dedication she has put forth in each vacation destination I have done. She is the best of the best!!!!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Sheila Ward-Shaw responded:
Thank you so much for the kind words. I am happy to know I am performing up to your expectations. Your Satisfaction and Enjoyment is my goal. Travel expands the heart, mind & Soul!
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2 of 6 people found this review helpful

Wonderful Honeymoon

Reviewed By Grinch6 - Modesto, CA | Traveled to Jamaica ~ Caribbean
I have known Sheila for many years now and we used her services for our Honeymoon. I'm one who likes to book things myself but I was super busy so I gave her a shot. By booking with her we got things included that I couldn't get access to. We had a beautiful honeymoon in Jamaica and I would definitely recommend her for all your travel needs.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Sheila Ward-Shaw responded:
Thank you.I hope the family is doing well.
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1 of 5 people found this review helpful

Wonderful Honeymoon

Reviewed By Grinch6 - Modesto, CA | Traveled to Jamaica ~ Caribbean
I have known Sheila for many years now and we used her services for our Honeymoon. I'm one who likes to book things myself but I was super busy so I gave her a shot. By booking with her we got things included that I couldn't get access to. We had a beautiful honeymoon in Jamaica and I would definitely recommend her for all your travel needs.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Sheila Ward-Shaw responded:
Thank you for your kind words. I do hope to be of assistance to you in the future
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2 of 7 people found this review helpful

Travel Agent always keeps me in the loop!

Reviewed By F - Los Angeles, CA | Traveled to
Sheila does an excellent job in finding good deals that are reasonable and budget friendly!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Sheila Ward-Shaw responded:
Thank you for your kind words. I do hope to be of service to you again in the future. Travel expands the heart, mind & soul!
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0 of 5 people found this review helpful

Top notch service

Reviewed By Des Fleurs - Oakland, Ca | Traveled to Caribbean
It was a pleasure working with Ms Sheila. I look forward to working with her again on future trips.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Sheila Ward-Shaw responded:
Thank you for your kind review
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2 of 9 people found this review helpful

One of the Best Trips Ever!

Reviewed By The Journey Man - Manteca | Traveled to Greece ~ Europe
Sheila provides a wealth of knowledge when it comes to planning for vacations around the world. Her meticulous attention to detail and timely and quick responses makes it that much easier to develop an itinerary and to choose from various options. I would highly recommend her services.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Sheila Ward-Shaw responded:
Thank you so much. I do hope to be of service to you again in the future. Travel expands the heart, mind & soul!
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1 of 7 people found this review helpful

Absolutely Remarkable

Reviewed By Deb - Lodi, CA | Traveled to
Sheila is the best! She's thoughtful, knowledgeable and won't steer you wrong. The best though is that she's honest so there's never any hidden things coming out last minute! Thanks for being a superb Travel Agent!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Sheila Ward-Shaw responded:
Thank you for the great review
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0 of 6 people found this review helpful

LEISURE TRIP

Reviewed By THE TUCKERS - BAY AREA CALIFORNIA | Traveled to Cabo San Lucas ~ Baja California Sur ~ Mexico
She is very thorough. Working with my group was a task. She was on top of their requests and answered all the questions we had.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Sheila Ward-Shaw responded:
Thank you for your kind words. I do hope to be of service to you again in the future.
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