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Leisure Vacation & Cruise Planner
I believe that travel is an opportunity to open our eyes, hearts, and minds to everything this world’s incredible mish-mash of cultures has to offer, and for the last 30 years I’ve had the great fortune to help my clients discover that same beauty for themselves. When I was deciding on a career path nearly three decades ago, I wanted a position that would challenge me and keep me engaged. When I ultimately chose travel planning, I chose correctly. From organizing big groups to addressing last-minute problems, I focus on all the little details so you don’t have to. I’m a big fan of cruising, having taken some 25 trips with NCL, Princess, Royal Caribbean, Celebrity, Viking, Holland America and many more! In have numerous certifications including: · Master Cruise Counselor · Princess Commodore · NCL University · Globus Family of Brands · Avalon River Cruises · Tauck · Insight Vacations · Holland America Line · Celebrity Cruises · Regent Seven Seas Cruises Over the years, I’ve traveled throughout Europe and spent time in China, the Caribbean, Tahiti, Mexico, and Bermuda. In between all those wonderful trips overseas, I’ve also rediscovered my homeland. From my home base in Bend, Oregon to sunny Hawaii, from the historical sites in Washington, DC, to the neon wonderland that is Las Vegas, I’ve crisscrossed the country basking in the varied and stunning beauty of the USA. I frequently get asked, “What was your favorite trip?” and my reply is always the same: “The next one.” One of my most memorable treks, though, was through Peru. I visited Lima, spent time soaking up the incredible legacy of the Inca Empire via the ruins in Cuzco, hiked through Colca Canyon, and felt my breath whisked away as I surveyed the unparalleled majesty of Machu Picchu. Every time we’re lucky enough to see a little more of this planet we also get to create a memory we can treasure for a lifetime. With a welcoming heart and eager mind, I very much look forward to helping you create some treasured memories of your own!
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CERTIFICATES & AWARDS
Best Travel Agent EVER!
I t was truly a pleasure working with her.
Maui feels like going home
Trip of a lifetime
Best trip ever. And not one problem.
It was a very nice trip.
Service With A Smile!!!
I am planning a very unique trip with Tamela to celebrate our upcoming 50th Anniversary and I am 100% confident in her talents and sincere concerns to make this a truly memorable event.
Dan Grossman/Tucson AZ.
When we've had questions about shore excursions, dining reservations, etc., she has always responded quickly and accurately to assist us. On the few occasions when our cruise line (Princess) showed less than stellar customer service skill, Tami has acted as a "go-between" to ensure that the issues were corrected to our satisfaction. She has been an amazing advocate for her customers.
It was our special privilege to be on a Panama Canal cruise with Tami, and her sparkling smile, travel knowledge, and daredevil skills added even more to our enjoyment of that cruise.
Tami has definitely moved from the "travel agent" zone to the "treasured personal friend" zone. We think the world of her.
Paula & Dennis, You are very special to me as well and there are not enough words to express my gratitude for your business and friendship! I look forward to being a part of your life for many years to come. Thank you profoundly for your support and generous feedback! In appreciation, Tami
Another great experience!
Our Ultimate Wedding Cruise
Best. Travel agent. Ever!
The icing on the cake was when she got in touch with us right before we left and told us she had been able to knock $100 of the price we paid, and that she was refunding it immediately...nothing like heading to the airport with an extra $100 in your pocket to put a smile on your face!
I'd rate our experience with Tamela a 10 out of 10 and we will definitely be seeking her out again when we book something for next year.
May I say that working with you was simply a pleasure! I appreciate both of you and your taking the time to share your feedback. Thank you again for your business! Tamela
Tammy is Great
European Personal Travel
Alan, I sincerely appreciate your kind words and continued business over the years! It has always been a pleasure to work with you and your family. I look forward to many more years together! Thank you! Tammy