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Cook Islands Specialist

Aitutaki Cruise, Cook Islands
Aitutaki Cruise, Cook Islands

I’ve been in the travel industry for over 35 years, and every day I’m excited to help people discover the world’s greatest destinations! I was raised on a farm in Michigan but now live in Alaska with my wonderful husband and kids. I’ve traveled the world with my family, and helping others experience the same joy makes me proud to be a travel agent!

Recently, I was named the Cook Island Specialist for the state of Alaska, but I have many customers across the nation.  My 2016 trip to the Cooks was a refresher on just how wonderful Island vacationing can be in smaller countries.  With only one flight a week from the United States, a certain amount of planning must go into vacationing in this paradise.  The main island, Rarotonga, is only 3 hours north of New Zealand; besides visiting the Cooks outer islands, I recommend taking in New Zealand as well, which garners more flight options.   

I’ve always enjoyed meeting new people whether it’s clients or strangers in other countries. I love the human aspect of traveling and how experiencing other cultures can greatly impact our lives. I can guarantee you I will do my very best to navigate you through all the options of international travel.  Finding the perfect accommodations just for you and activities you are interested in. 

I’ve booked many family vacations and understand the common stresses of booking for large groups and children. With years of experience, I know how to simplify the process so everyone can have an amazing time without problems. I will work with you to create a personalized itinerary that goes at your pace and features everything you desire.

Sharing my experience and value of luxury cruise travel, perfect family vacations at Disney and Universal Studios parks, or custom tours in Italy, Ireland and beyond gets me as excited as when traveling myself. Some of my top destinations include:

  • Europe
  • Hawaii & the South Pacific
  • Disney & Universal Parks
  • Cruises & River Cruises
  • Mexico
  • California
  • Alaska & Vancouver

I will research everything about your destination so you can relax during the reservation process. I will also search for unique options catered to you and your group.

As a certified travel counselor, I know how to help people overcome any worries about their vacation. Whether you want to go on an Exotic adventure or relax on a warm beach, I will assist you every step of the way. 

Let’s start booking your next trip so you can enjoy the wonders of the world. With my help, you’ll always travel with confidence in any destination!

My Reviews

1 of 1 people found this review helpful
Seeing the World
We have asked Diane to plan several trips for us (land tour of Alaska, Cancun, Australia, New Zealand, cruise to Alaska) and they have all been wonderful. We were extremely pleased with all the arrangements she made and everything worked well. Her suggestions were invaluable in planning our itineraries. We had basic ideas of what we wanted to see, and she fills in the details with travel plans, places to stay and things to see and do. She responds quickly to any questions we may have and works with us. People wonder why we use a travel agent in Alaska when we live in Idaho, but when you find someone who does such a great job, why go to anyone else?

We have recommended her to several of our friends.
By  Diane  from  Shoshone, ID
Traveled to  Alaska ~ USA
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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Great ?? trips!
Diane has arranged several trips for us, often to some unusual locations.
We have never had any problems with scheduling or itineraries.
Accommodations and transportation arrangements are reasonable and efficient.
Diane knows the travel business and genuinely relates to her customer’s interests.
By  Don  from  Wasilla, Alaska
Traveled to  Iceland ~ Europe
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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Multiple Trips Arranged to Perfection
Multiple trips planned to perfection! (Cancun, Australia/New Zealand and Alaska cruise)

From early planning to booking and support during the trips, Diane meets or exceeds all expectation.

We first worked with Diane in 2014 for a land tour of Alaska. Her recommendations were excellent and within our budget. We have been working with her ever since!
By  docdavis4L  from  Shoshone, ID
Traveled to  Australia & New Zealand
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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Best trip so far!
Diane listens to all of the things that are important to me when I travel. What kind of hotels to advise & we always have seamless travel experiences whether it's to Seattle or South Africa
By  Karen   from  Wasilla, Alaska
Traveled to  Cape Town ~ South Africa ~ Africa
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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Destination Expert:

  • Ireland
  • Italy
  • Europe
  • Cook Islands
  • Scotland

Travel Specialist:

  • River Cruises
  • Cruises
  • Theme Parks
  • Family Vacations
  • Escorted Tours

Top Travel Partners:

  • Tauck
  • Crystal Cruises
  • Seabourn Cruise Line
  • Holland America Line
  • Avanti Destinations

Certifications/Awards:

  • CTC
  • CTC - Certified Travel Counselor
  • Princess Cruises Commodore
  • Silver Ireland Specialist
  • Cook Island Specialist

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