Street: P.O. Box 3080
City: Pocatello, ID 83206
Business Days: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Travel Industry Start Date: 1963
Destination Specialty: Hawaii, Mexico, South Pacific, Australia, Asia, Europe, Egypt, Africa, Italy, France, United Kingdom, Switzerland, Denmark, Egypt, Austria, Tahiti, China, Jordan, Lebanon, Syria, Germany, Spain, Norway
Areas of Expertise: Disney Vacations, Cruises, Group Travel, Destination Weddings, Family Travel
Places I've Traveled:Italy, France, United Kingdom, Switzerland, Denmark, Egypt, France, Austria, Mexico, Hawaii, Tahiti, Australia, China, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Syria, Africa, Germany, Spain, and Norway.
Biography: "I am the daughter of a travel agency owner from Los Angeles (he had the agency for 50 years and concentrated on deluxe international FIT travel) and I worked for him for 13 years when I graduated from college. I started my own travel agency in the mid-70?s and sold it in 1986.
I have a BS and a masters in Geography from UCLA and a lifetime teaching credential for California in the community college system, covering the areas of travel, Geography, and Geology. I taught travel (geography, tour planning, domestic and international ticketing and tariff) for 20 years in community colleges in Southern California and Scottsdale, Arizona. I taught ASTA School at Sea for five years in the 80?s.
I have traveled both on barge cruise through France and recently on Viking River Cruise from Nuremburg to Budapest. I led a music, art and architecture tour for three months through Europe in my earlier days and did most of the music festivals of Europe (Salzburg, Glyndebourne, Bayreuth, Vienna). I lived in Switzerland for a year (Neuchatel and Gstaad) going to school when I was 16. I lived with my roommate from Switzerland, who was from Denmark, in Denmark for four summers when I was in college.
I have traveled to many areas of Mexico including, Mexico city, Acapulco, Puerto Vallarta and Sayulita (about 40 minutes north of Purto Vallarta), Oaxaca, Puerto Angel and Puerto Escondido, Cancun and Riviera Maya, Cabo San Lucas. In some instances quite a few times (Oaxaca, Puerto Vallarta, Sayulita, and Cabo San Lucas).
I have traveled to most of the islands of Hawaii numerous times (probably at least 12), Oahu, Maui, Kauai and Molokai. Traveled to Tahiti ? Bora Bora and Moorea. Traveled to Melbourne Australia.
I have been to China (Beijing, Xian, Guilin, Shangahi, Kunming and Stone forest) and Hong Kong. Also, in my youth, traveled to Jordan, Israel, Lebanon, Syria as well as crossing the Atlantic four times by ship, round trip. I cruised the Mediterranean on a passenger/freight vessel for 45 days visiting the countries of North Africa (this was when I visited the mid-east countries).
I have cruised with NCL, Princess, Crystal, Seaborn, Royal Viking Line, Holland America and Disney and some lines no longer in business!!!. Have done Mediterranean, Alaska, Caribbean and Mexico cruising.
When I worked for American Express (20 years), managing their Los Angeles, Beverly Center, Beverly Hills offices and the tour and cruise department for Platinum Travel in Phoenix, I escorted AX Platinum agents to London and Paris and Rome. I have stayed at many Relais and Chateaux hotels in France, and upscale hotels in England, Switzerland, Italy, Denmark, Norway, Germany and Spain. I have rented villas for a two-week stay in Umbria and Tuscany in the past couple of years.
I have been to the passion play in Oberammergau twice, once for their 350th anniversary in 1984.
"Just wanted to say thank you for your good work." -Greg and Cindy Kunz
"Barbee and I are back and had a wonderful time. The resort was very nice and we'd recommend it for anyone wanting an all-inclusive, but not a mega resort. The staff was excellent. Thanks so much for all your help. We really did have a nice time." -Paul and Barbee Franzen
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