Lake Oswego, Oregon Travel Agent
Luxury Travel Specialist
If you are seasoned luxury travelers looking for a counselor to take care of every detail of your travel plans, or someone that is just considering moving into luxury experiences, I would welcome the opportunity to become an integral part of your future travel planning. I started my own wonderful journey in travel planning back in 1972 and began by overseeing the travel plans of our corporate clients. I had the pleasure of managing meetings and itineraries for companies such as Northwest Regional Laboratories, Becton Dickson-Drake Willock and Morley Capitol, and soon found myself organizing their personal travel. Through helping clients escape and relax with their family and friends, I realized that I was contributing in building the unforgettable memories that really matter in life. I found this extremely rewarding and began to specialize in luxury travel. For over 40 years now, I have been passionate about introducing clients to new destinations, cultures and travel experiences. Meeting and building relationships with luxury travel partners around the world, has enabled me to customize itineraries for my discerning clients to include unique experiences using wonderful five star and boutique hotels. I most enjoy customizing small group and individual travel to enhance the pre and post cruise experience for my luxury cruise clients. I have had the pleasure of escorting groups on Regent Seven Seas (when it was still known as Radisson), Silversea, Star Clippers, Viking River and Windstar. I have also been a part of multi-generation groups on Crystal Cruises and even Royal Viking Line back in the day. I take pride in creating the perfect itineraries and strive toward exceeding expectations of every client I work with. Seeing a need to build stronger relationships in the cruise industry, we launched The Cruise Desk in 1991. Through building these relationships with the major cruise lines we have been able to provide our extensive cruise clientele with the best possible pricing and additional cruise benefits. After seeing another opportunity to enhance the service we provide, we then launched our Travel Store in 2000 including must have items to make your travel comfortable and safe. In 2013, together with Jamie Anderson we launched i do Luxury Travel to take care of our Destination Weddings and Honeymoons. I am extremely proud of the team of professionals we have brought together and am confident in saying that Julie’s Travel Desk has some of the most experienced and dedicated travel counselors in the industry. I find it important to lead by example in providing a world of experience, but the “experience” I am really most interested in is yours, from the moment you contact me or any member of our team, to the moment you return home safely.