Andavo Travel Affiliate
I spent the first 12 years of my career as a flight attendant and the subsequent 25 years as a travel advisor. This career path has enabled me to travel extensively throughout the U.S., all 7 continents, and over 110 countries! I have been designated by Tourism Australia as a premier Aussie Specialist since 2006, and I continue to explore and experience this continent. In addition, I have specialist designations for many countries, my favorites being Africa, Australia, and the South Pacific, and more. I have visited 20 countries in Africa, including tracking gorillas in both Uganda and Rwanda. I am also an adventure travel specialist with numerous trips to off-the-beaten-path places like Madagascar and Oman, as well as some amazing snorkel destinations. I believe in eco and sustainable tourism and promote animal and wildlife programs through annual donations.
As a past member of the travel agent advisory boards for Saveur Magazine, Ski Magazine, Andavo Travel, and more, I keep current on the latest travel hot spots. I am also the U.S. contact for Biosphere Expeditions, a nonprofit award-winning volunteer research company with volunteer opportunities in numerous parts of the world. My trade organization memberships include APTA, NACTA, and CLIA (cruise counselor), as well as VAST (adventure travel) through Virtuoso.
Each year I strive to learn, experience and explore the world through firsthand travel, travel conventions, conferences, and workshops. As an advisor, I strive to offer experience, excellent customer service, and extensive personal travel/destination knowledge. You can trust me to create the perfect itinerary for any destination, bringing you priceless memories to last a lifetime!
Our trip was absolutely wonderful. The hotels were both perfect for us. We loved the area the Paris hotel was in. Great neighborhood restaurants, not touristy at all. We could easily walk to trains and metro. The museum pass is terrific, at the Louvre where the lines were long we got in right away.
- Iris F
I want to extend a special thanks to our travel agent, Donna Evans. Our trip details have been meticulously executed and all of the arrangements have far exceeded our expectations. South Africa would not be the same without her excellent planning. Everything has gone perfectly from beginning to end.
- Eugene S
Africa was wonderful!! As I have described to many people, before we left, I'm not sure I could articulate what exactly I expected when we set out on our journey, but everything we experienced was 10 times better than I expected. It was truly a beautiful experience all the way through. Your planning was flawless.
- Michael M
I just wanted to thank you for the wonderful trip to Italy you planned for me and my grandson. We both loved Italy and the Virtuoso amenities were outstanding and made our trip even more special. Thanks to your excellent planning the trip was worry free and we could just enjoy Italy and all it has to offer for all ages!
- Susan M
After 9 flights, 3 car rentals and8 excursions our whirlwind trip finally came to a close. I want to say that we could not have experienced Australia in the 30 day time frame without your help and professionalism in booking this life changing experience. Not once in the 30 days was there a hitch, problem or disappointment. Things went as smoothly as it was planned. It was an amazing trip and the best part was we were able to share it with our grown children,. We all have memories that will last a lifetime.
- Kevin A
Costa Rica was amazing- I think we planned it perfectly. All the adrenaline-pumping activities at the start of the trip, then pool/beach time at the end. The last day at El Mangroove we had couples massages. It was a perfect trip with absolutely ZERO flaws in travel/activities/hotels/transfers. You did an amazing job and we are both going to refer you like crazy! Thanks again and we will be in touch for the wedding/honeymoon trip planning.
- Nick L
Our last night in Istanbul at the 360 Restaurant, our daughter, Jay, asked what was everyone's favorite thing? The balloon ride was an amazing experience for all of us something we'd never do here at home and certainly not over unbelievable terrain like that. All our guides and their drivers; all the people who were just transferring us everyone was there on time, waiting for us. All the young people were amazed that you just show up and there's a van waiting for you. No way we could have had as enjoyable a trip without all the advanced planning that you did. EVERYTHING RAN LIKE CLOCKWORK!! We all felt like we were in the lap of luxury for 11 days. Thank you so much for such an unforgettable trip. I think sometimes, the value of a trip doesn't become apparent until you're home and the place you've visited is no longer on the other side of the world, it's a place you've been, where you've met good people; people just like you.
- Maureen K
This trip was above expectations. That's why I love you.
- Kelly F.
Top 25 Agents named by Travel Agent Magazine —2011
I have traveled extensively to Africa, Australia and Hawaii and continue to build my knowledge for all destinations. Your travel plans are in good hands.