Willits, California Travel Agent
Celtic Heritage Expert & Europe Travel Consultant
The past 5 years in the travel industry have been an absolute joy for me. I have always loved travel, history, and culture, and that love became the catalyst for my decision to pursue a career as a travel counselor.
I find the cultures of other countries fascinating. To share my interest with other travelers, I create a custom itineraries for extended travels. Each plan will include the history and culture of the destination along with recommendations for dining and not-to-miss venues.
The arts and crafts of a country are astonishing indicators of a society's values. I always enjoy highlighting these aspects of a particular culture with clients.
Western Europe is my passion, due to the rich Celtic heritage you can explore there. However, Celts have immigrated to Canada, North America, Australia, and all lands in between. There's even a Highland Festival in Hawaii!
I've traveled extensively in Scotland and throughout the continental U.S. I've also visited:
I love independent travel, but also appreciate quality group tours, expeditions, river cruises, and ocean cruises. I like matching each client with the travel method that best meets his or her needs and tastes.
Most important, I will provide the best customer service possible. You can expect exceptional service from start to finish!
In addition to my passion for travel, I am involved with many community organizations. They include:
- Willits Rotary Club
- North County Women In Business Network steering committee (Secretary)
- Willits Chamber of Commerce
- Willits Local First committee, a committee dedicated to educating the community about the importance of supporting local businesses.
- Willits Photography Club
Moreover, I'm a sponsor of Celtic musical events at the Willits Community Theater, and I volunteer at the Mendocino County Museum.
I believe education is very important, and because of that I have added a Certificate of Achievement, with Honors, in Travel Marketing from Los Medanos Community College, to my Associates of Science degrees in Financial Accounting and Business Management.
I also have certificates in Cruise Marketing and Home-Based Travel Marketing. Through the Travel Institute, I earned certification as a Hawaii Destination Specialist. My passion for Scotland has led to certification as a Scots Agent with Visit Scotland.
I continue to expand my knowledge of travel trends, laws, and products through provider training and various memberships in travel-related organizations, such as Nexion, LLC, Travel Institute, and Cruise Lines International Association.
What My Clients Have to Say
Loch Tay in Scotland is a favorite place for me to
"From start to finish, you responded to whatever phone calls we made or email questions, concerns we had. You responded to our requests and always in a timely way with resolution. The booklet you put together was full of information. It went with us and was referred to many a day." —Susan G.
"It's been wonderful working with you, we've had a fantastic trip! We'll be sure to recommend you to anyone thinking about a trip to this part of the world." —Lisa G.
"We had the best time in Alaska due to your great booklet. I'm telling everyone I know how great you are as a travel agent. I hope to call on you again in the
Beautiful Hawaiian Family Trip
Thank you so much for your positive review. It was such a pleasure working with you on such a special Hawaiian vacation. It is one of my favorite travel planning memories because it meant so much to you, and in turn, to me.
She made sure all our planning was perfect!
Thank you for your positive review. While I try to book travel on an individual basis, with only your requirements in mind, I do tend to always keep "what would I want" in my mind. I do the pamphlet because I hate looking from travel book to my own reservations for all the information I need. So, I designed the pamphlet just for you so that all your travel arrangements are in one spot.
A special celebration trip!
Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review on your trip to Croatia. It was a fun trip to work on and it was wonderful getting to help the both of you to design this special trip!
Helpful, thorough and enthusiastic
Thank you for your review! It was a pleasure to work with you on your travel plans.
She took the worry out of vacation
You were a joy to work with! Thank you for taking the time to review my work. You know, I work with people and "their" budgets. Travel agents aren't just for those expensive trips overseas! I love the challenge of helping those who need the extra guidance for economy travel.
She inspired me to take a dream vacation.
Thank you for such a wonderful review. I enjoy the educational aspect of travel and helping clients get the most out of their travels.
Thank you for taking the time to review my work. I so enjoyed working with your daughter on your travels. Honeymoons are so fun to plan, but I like the nuts and bolts of conference travel also.
Jenny is diligent.
It's always a pleasure to help you with your special needs! I enjoy a challenge and it's fun to research for your needs. Thank you for the review!
Great customer service from someone who really cares!
Thank you for your comments about my honesty. It is something that I will always value above all else. I love working with clients who trust me because it makes both of our experiences just that much better.
Kathy and Patty's Great Getaway to Eng. and France
Thank you so much for your great review! I really enjoyed working on such a special trip for you two. It was great to help you work out the details of your trip with someone so clear on their needs. I look forward to working with you again on future destinations.
I appreciate you taking the time to review the trip I planned for you. I really enjoyed helping you on your Paris and Spain itinerary with a focus on art.
Exploring the Red Rocks of Arizona
I really enjoy taking a business trip and adding special value to your travels, as time allows. Your travels to such a beautiful area of the US was such a joy to plan! Culture is an important part of all travel and I am glad that you appreciated the information.
Always there for us!
Your positive review of my services is great to see. Thank you for trusting me with your wonderful European travels. It's been a joy helping you get the most out of your trips.
Complex travel made simple
I'm so happy your travels were made easier by my advice and help. I really enjoyed helping you with your itinerary. I look forward to working with someone like you who appreciates the value of letting an expert help you get the most out of your travel experience.
Very helpful and responsive.
Thank you for your review. I am sorry that you don't recommend my services. I will be contacting you to better understand what I could have done to make your experience better.