Colleen Yuhl

Bellevue, Washington Travel Agent

An independent agent with Uniglobe Spectrum Travel in Lake Oswego, OR, a Travel Leaders Network affiliate agency

Africa and Group Specialist

Wildlife in Kenya on Safari
Wildlife in Kenya on Safari

Along with my husband, Mike, I specialize in accompanying small groups of travelers on both land and sea vacations. 

Over the past 50 years, we have visited 6 of the 7 continents and more places than even we can remember.  Our goal now is to help others start enjoying the ease of travel sooner in their lifetime to take full advantage of everything the world has to offer.

In the last 10+ years, I have put my considerable travel experience to work by not merely booking trips, but also escorting them to provide:

  • personalized experiences
  • immediate service
  • peace of mind knowing that everything is handled  

I have served as a host for the Distinctive Voyages Program on both Azamara and Celebrity ships, and have accompanied small groups on cruises and private shore excursions.

Beyond cruising, my husband and I have a lasting love affair with Africa that started after a visit to the Serengeti in 2001.  Since that time, our repeat visits and enthusiasm have solidified relationships with local vendors, allowing me to create customized safaris using unique lodgings. 

I craft these trips to ensure that customers can experience what brought me to tears that first time I left the Serengeti--the joy and hospitality of the people, the interaction of the animals in their natural environment, and, of course, the beauty and vastness of the land.

When it's time to finally plan your long awaited vacation, please contact me for that extra touch!

My Reviews

2 of 4 people found this review helpful

A terrific experience when Colleen makes the travel plans

Reviewed By Junebug2u - Nampa, ID | Traveled to
We have made multiple trips planned for us by Colleen including a cruise through the Panama Canal and later the Italian Coast. Her arrangements for the onshore excursions and tours were always with top notch agencies (ask me about Florence) and the onboard plans she made, from staterooms to activities, really added to our overall enjoyment. The most notable of all of our trips was the latest, an African Safari. It was the trip of a lifetime. The camps were terrific, the guides were most eager, quick & knowledgeable, the charter flights like clockwork and our group of ten could not have asked for more or a better experience. Colleen made all of the arrangements and not one detail was overlooked. She knew where we were to be and what we could expect at each location. She truly is a world class agent capable of planning the best of adventures in any region on the globe.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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1 of 3 people found this review helpful

Colleen really knows her stuff, especially Africa

Reviewed By The Governor - Seattle WA | Traveled to
I have been on several trips with Colleen, including African safaris, tours of Italy and vacations to British Columbia. Colleen takes a personal interest in all aspects of the trip from ideation (i.e. dreaming) to planning, to the trip itself and even after the trip. She spends a lot of time listening to what the clients (me) want and then makes recommendations and alternatives to give you the choices for your agenda. The important thing is that she has the experience in actually being around the world in many different settings and so can recommend various things to you, including agendas, pricing and options. It is the sort of personal service that you rarely get these days. And it really pays off in the most incredible adventures you will ever experience. I highly recommend using her as your dream adventure guide and agent.
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