Leisure Travel Consultant
As a leisure travel specialist, I enjoy providing great customer service, with a smile, and will treat your trip like it is my own. I am a native of Colorado but I now call Madison my home. As a youth, I lived in Haifa, Israel and Canada. In the States. I have lived in Michigan, California, Maryland, Washington DC and Colorado. I have travelled to Europe multiple times visiting London, Paris, Amsterdam, Vienna, Norway and Sweden. My most recent European trip was an Avalon river cruise with a 3-Night (Monograms) extension - ask me about it, I loved it!
I have also had the pleasure of spending time in Indonesia, China, Singapore and the island country of Mauritius, in the Indian Ocean. My second language is Persian (Farsi). I am, also, learning Mandarin Chinese and Korean. I look forward to meeting you and taking care of all your travel needs!
My Areas of Expertise
CERTIFICATES & AWARDS
My Travel Stories
Top of the list as one of the best trips!
Thank you for your kind words. CIE Tours is one of my favorite vendors, for Scotland. I'm glad their "Scottish Dream" tour made your Scottish dreams come true and I look forward to opportunity to assist with your next travel adventure. Stay well!
Italy & Amsterdam
Thank you for your feedback. Yes, the documents were mailed late, since we added, last minute, tours. The electronic documents are, always, sufficient though. * I had this, same, type of experience in China however, I enjoyed it and purchased some very unique and beautiful pearls however, I knew that it would be a "store" experience. I will share your comments, with our tour vendor, so that they can, hopefully, change their approach. * I'm very glad you enjoyed Italy! - Donna C.
Great Jamaica trip
I'm so glad to hear that you, much needed, vacation was a success! Jamaica is a great family destination and the Club MoBay service makes it even better! Thank you for your continued business. It's always a pleasure.
Tropical Vacation From Wisconsin Winter
Thank you for your kind words and continued business. "Trouble Free" is music to my ears. It is my pleasure to assist.
Perfect vacation for our active family of 8!
I am SO glad to hear that the trip was all you wanted it to be. Thank you for allowing me to be of assistance. You are more than welcome. Your feedback, on the Club Med resort, helps me too! I look forward to working with you, again, in the near future. - Donna C.
We love the river cruise and would do another one!
Thank you. I love river cruising, too! It's a wonderful mode of transportation, to be in a floating hotel. I'm glad to have helped make your travel dreams a reality.
Las Vegas trip
Customer. She is such a awesome and genuine lady. ????
Thank you for allowing me to help with your Las Vegas vacation. You also helped me by telling me about a great resort with free parking and no resort fees! I look forward to assisting with your next trip!
Took care of me!
Thank you for keeping your business local. I am happy to assist!
Excellent first experience
Thank you Stacey! It was a pleasure working with you too and I'm happy to have be able to assist with your vacation. No trip is too small or too big... the important thing is that we get the opportunity to travel. :)
Large Destination Wedding
Thank you, Michele. I, sincerely, appreciate that you understand the amount of work that goes into coordinating a destination wedding. It was such a wonderful event to plan and I feel honored to have been part of the process of bringing your families together. :) - Donna C.
My Trip Covered The Gamut of Locales and Sites
All I can say is: Fantastic! You are most welcome. I look forward to the next adventure.. :)
The Trip of a Lifetim
Thank you, sincerely. It has been a pleasure being of assistance to you and your family and thanks for taking me along through your trip reviews. It must have been amazing! Your kind and appreciative words make my job worthwhile. Thank you for putting your trip in my hands. I'm glad to hear that it went so well. All my best, Donna C.
Bucket list satisfaction!
Yay! Your kind feedback is much appreciated. I remain at your service. - Donna
Very enjoyable trip
Thank you! Happy to help...
An Awesome European Adventure
Thank you for your kind words. I'm very happy that you had a great travel experience and am looking forward to planning your next adventure! All my best, Donna
No Worry Travel Connections!
Thank you, Paul. Making sure that all travel components have been booked properly takes a great deal of time however, it is well worth the effort. I am very happy to be of service for all of your travel plans. Best regards, Donna C.
Not the best trip not her falt we took the train.
Thank you for your review. I am always happy to help with your travel plans. It was a pleasure meeting you and your family.
So happy to hear this! Italy is such a fantastic destination. It's hard not to have a great time. Thank you, sincerely, for your continued business. Let's see where you travel next. :)
Thank you for your kind comment. The Riu Palaces are, always, a good choice and I'm glad that you enjoyed your "Adults Only" time. Thank you for your continued business. - Donna C.
Very meaningful trip of family origins
I am very happy to hear that your trip was everything you had hoped for. We worked as a team! Thank you for reaching out to me for travel assistance. It was a pleasure working with you, as well. Until the next adventure, take care!
Best trip of our lives
I'm at you service and very happy to have helped make your travel dreams come true! Thank you! Donna Canaie / Burkhalter Travel Consultant
Excellent travel agent
Thank you, Mary. I'm so glad that you were able to, still, go on the river cruise. They are a wonderful mode of transportation. I am, always, happy to "go to bat" for my clients. Please reach out to me, any time. Donna C.
A first time new experience!
Everything for our cruise to the Western Carribean fell into place from flight to pick-up and drop off service.
Norwegian Cruise Line was exceptional from the food to the service. The crew were very friendly.
We met people in ports from other cruise lines Carnival and Mediterranean - they were not satisfied with their cruise accomodations and their crew.
Thank you for your find words. It has been a pleasure working with your family and I look forward to assisting with your next adventure! All my best, Donna C.
The trip was a once in a lifetime experience and e
with all those reimbursements and then, robooking when we were ready, a year later. Everything went very well! Donna has also helped me with some international travel including arrangemens for “wheelchair assistance.”
Thank you for your feedback. River cruising are one of my, absolute, favorite modes of travel and once you go on one, you're hooked! I'm glad you enjoy it as much as I do. As you know, I remain at your service. Thank you for your, continued, business.