Bonnie J. Laferriere CTC, DS
Bonnie J. Laferriere CTC, DS
Family & Romance Travel Specialist
Hi, there! Thank you for stopping by Connections by O’Brien Travel, LLC (formally, known as O’Brien Family Time Travel & Romantic Time Travel.) I started my career in 1981 after graduating from Travel Education Center. I’ve held many positions throughout my career helping clients with their business and vacation plans. In 2008, I started my own successful full-service travel agency, focusing on family vacations, groups and romance travel.
I'm often asked out of all the places that I've visited, what is my favorite. This is a tough one to answer as there's so many destinations to explore. I have to say my favorite to date is the Hawaiian Islands and the other is Switzerland. I did a biking and hiking trip to Switzerland with a small group one year and it was just absolutely magnificent, checking the ice palace in Jungfraujoch-the tallest mountain in Europe, biking thru the corn fields and hiking the alps, it truly made you want to burst into a Julie Andrew's song!
Lots have changed in the travel industry since I started my career. But, there's one thing that hasn't changed;my commitment to my clients. By keeping up on the latest industry trends, attending webinars and yearly workshops, completing certification programs and traveling to destinations to see them first hand;all this helps me make sure that I have the right destination and the right resort that will be the best fit for you. It gives me great pleasure to have clients come back from a vacation, honeymoon, destination wedding, etc. and hear them rave about what a wonderful time that they had and all the great memories that were made and will be cherished for a lifetime!
Bonnie lives in New Hampshire with her husband and son. During part of her childhood, she grew up under a flight path near Boston Logan Airport, the planes would be flying so low that she could wave to the pilots and the passengers (at least it seemed that way.)
She received her CTC (Certified Travel Consultant) certification in 1988 from ICTA (Institute of Certified Travel Agents, which is now known as The Travel Institute) and two years later received her DS (Destination Specialist) certification from ICTA. In addition to this, she is a Newbury Colldge graduate and a 14 Stories Gay Wedding Institute Graduate. She is a member of NACTA (National Association of Career Travel Agents) and serves on the New England Chapter Board. She's also a Charter Member of DHWHSA (Destination Wedding Honeymoon Specialist Association) and previously served on its board.
Bonnie has travel extensively to the Caribbean Islands, Western Europe, Iceland, China, Mexico, Canada and throughout the United States including Hawaii. She has hiked several mountains including Mt. Washington, hiked down the Grand Canyon, up Half Dome in Yosemite National Park, Diamond Head in Oahu and on the trails in Haleakala Crater in Maui. She loves photography, food and wine and of course travel.
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Bonnie-You have done more than you know for us and we are so appreciative!! Thank you for all you did and put up with through the process!!! -Lisa & Shirah GDW
Bonnie, with sincere appreciation, we both send thanks to you for helping us plan our wedding. Thank you for your support as we began our new life together. You brought warmth to our lives and happiness to our hearts. -Mike & Cassie DW
Contact Bonnie Laferriere for all your travel needs. We just came back from a great trip to Puerto Rico. Thank you for all you did for my family trip. We had a blast. -Mary C.