Jacksonville, Florida Travel Agent
Tropical Destinations,Group Travel & Cruise Expert
Travel has a way of bridging people together in a way that nothing else can. I experienced this firsthand when I visited Germany shortly after the Berlin Wall came down.
I had the opportunity to view the stark contrast between East Berlin and West Berlin, and I witnessed the moment when Checkpoint Charlie was lifted away. I still have pieces of the Berlin Wall that I keep to remind me of the importance of peace, and to emphasize the significance of travel when it comes to learning about others.
The fact of the matter is, we all may live in different locations and participate in various cultural traditions, but we are very similar in so many ways. Travel helps us to understand that, and that's my focus when planning itineraries for my clients.
As a travel professional, I believe that every trip presents an opportunity to enjoy a new experience, make memories, and learn more about the world around us as well as the people who occupy it.
I specialize in booking the following types of vacations:
- Tropical Destinations — I am a certified destination specialist for Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. I have traveled extensively throughout the Caribbean, and I love to recommend destinations where my clients will enjoy beautiful views and authentic cultural experiences.
- Small Group Travel — I am an organized travel professional who understands the importance of details, making me the ideal agent to plan your next small group trip.
- Exotic Cruises — I have been cruising regularly since the 1980s, and am an Accredited Cruise Counselor. In addition, I hold Commodore Status with both Cunard and Princess Cruise Lines.
My clients appreciate the fact that I pay attention to the little details, allowing me to create personalized itineraries that truly allow people to make the most out of their vacations.
Not only do I understand my clients' expectations for their upcoming trip, but I also make it a point to understand the driving force behind those expectations. This helps me to plan unforgettable journeys for every client I work with. To get started on your next vacation, contact me today!
S.H. ( multiple Carribean vacations) says:
Trunk Bay, St John, USVI
"We have used travel agents a few times in the past but this experience was the best. Debra Gaines, owner, is very friendly and stays in constant contact with you to make sure that every detail is taken care of. It was the best experience that I've had with a travel agent."