Since my father bought a plane the day I was born, I suppose I was born to travel. Years later, I was blessed to work for the EVP of National Geographic whose office was responsible for the funding of all NGS expeditions. Jacques Cousteau, Jane Goodall, Louis Leakey and others were often in my office and added greatly to the wanderlust in my shoes.
I have escorted groups from 15-250 all over this fabulous world of ours on tours and cruises. I enjoyed both types of travel, and particularly love researching and planning involved itineraries for clients to parts unknown. I learn from every trip I have ever taken, not only about the countries, the residents and their culture, but also from the interaction with my own group members.
While I would count Greece and Thailand as my two favorite international destinations, I can also tell you that nowhere beats the beauty and majesty of the USA.
Diane has been in the travel industry since 1970 including 25 years as a travel agent in Naples. She has been on over 50 cruises encompassing both large and small ships and many destinations .Some of the many trips she has experienced include Alaska, France & Kenya as well as European River Cruising.
Her favorite "trip of a lifetime" was a Tented Safari to Kenya.With her years of experience, she brings a well rounded knowledge of tours and cruises.
Sue began her travel career working in her mom's agency, after school. After college, and pursuing her career as a nurse, she returned to her first love: Travel. Sue has been with CI Travel for over ten years and specializes in Cruises, Tours, and FIT Travel. Although she loves all destinations, some of her favorites are: China, Europe, Western United States, South America and Alaska. If there is a destination that you are interested in, chances are she knows it well and would love to help you plan the trip of a lifetime!
(She has even helped people go horseback riding in the Alps and kayaking
in the Puget Sound with the whales!)
Carolyn has been in the travel industry for over 35 years. She owned a local agency for 20 years, joining CI Travel in 2002. She has traveled to Europe, Africa, Egypt, Hawaii, Alaska, Australia, New Zealand, Tahiti, the Galapagos Islands, Bermuda, Central America, and the Caribbean. She obtained her certifications in the 80's - Certified Travel Consultant and Master Cruise Consultant.
Her knowledge, patience and love of travel makes her everyday job a joy!
With almost 40 years of experience in travel, Barry has worked in every aspect of this industry including the airlines, bus companies, cruise agencies and full service travel agencies. As part of the Naples Travel Agency Community for over 22 years, he joined CI Travel in 2006. Barry has traveled to most parts of the world and specializes in trips to Hawaii, Alaska, Canada, Mexico and Europe. In addition, he is always excited to share his expertise in all facets of cruising as well as tour planning and individual FIT reservations. Barry earned his Certified Travel Consultant (CTC) designation in 1987.
Laurel started in the travel business in 1985 and has been handling client's travel arrangements ever since. She is a very thorough and detail oriented agent - always putting her client's best interests first. Laurel has worked with client's on every aspect of travel from from simple airline tickets to around-the-world trips.
Laurel has been fortunate to have travelled to all continents of the world except Antarctica, which she still hopes to visit. She especially enjoyed river cruises in Europe and on the Yangtze, the Nile, and the Mississippi, three of the four largest rivers in the world. The Amazon is also on her bucket list.