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Keely Crowder – Custom Travel Designer

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Email: Keely@TravelLikeADiva.com

Phone: 504-701-1383

Hours: Monday- Friday 9AM-4:30PM CST, by appointment evenings and weekends

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I love developing customized itineraries for my clients to the far reaches of the world.  I believe travel is  a catalyst for growth.  The interaction and connection with different cultures, cuisines, places and people opens our minds and our hearts to our human similarities.  My life is enhanced through my travel experiences and the travel experiences of my clients.

Sustainable travel is a specialty of mine.  Before I started my travel business, I worked as a civil engineer specializing in water projects for 20 years.  I actively study sustainability and seek out sustainable and environmentally conscious travel experiences.  My intention is to deliver a high end travel experience with a low ecological footprint.

I use a collaborative travel planning process.  The travel planning process begins with me listening to my clients and understanding their travel objectives. As I learn and understand their travel style, preferences and passions, we will collaborate on their trip. Based on our collaboration, I will design their trip itinerary and handle all of the logistics. I have a vast network of travel industry relationships that I utilize while designing travel. I am available to my clients before, during and after their travels. After my clients have traveled, I will be in touch to hear how they enjoyed your trip and apply what I learn from your feedback to future trips.

 

Client Testimonials

Keely is amazing! Our trip to San Francisco for my family could not have been more special. There is no doubt in my mind that Keely is the reason for this. From start to finish she was knowledgeable, accessible, and professional. I cannot wait to take another vacation and have Keely plan it for me.
– Wayne Westerfield
We never want to travel without Keely’s help again!! We loved every detail and all of Keely’s recommendations!
-Karyn Maguregu

Vanessa Genger

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Email: vanessa@gengertravel.com

Phone: 847.902.2564

Hours: 8:00am - 5:00pm CST

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My fascination with travel began while growing up in Venezuela and Thailand. As a member of the Bangkok Aquatic swim team, I traveled throughout Europe and the Far East with my family, falling in love with cities such as Athens, Rome, and Vienna. After a career in customer relations and logistics, I launched my career as a travel advisor, and have found true passion in helping my clients immerse themselves in local culture. My goal is to make sure my clients’ trips are the right fit for them. I enjoy booking travel to New Zealand and Spain, and travel often to Prague, where my daughter is a teacher. I’ve cruised Sydney Harbour in Australia, explored both islands of New Zealand, toured Italy with my three daughters during the Xmas holidays, attended Easter Mass in the Cordoba Mosque-Cathedral in Spain, and driven the northern coast of Ireland from Galway to Dublin. I’ve been lucky to experience several trips of a lifetime, and my goal is to create similar experiences for my clients!

Susan Valentino

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Email: susan@adventureartisans.com

Phone: 844-554-6161

Hours: CST By Appoinment

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I’m Available and always looking to take a client somewhere new! I enjoy taking your complex travel dream and turn it in to a beautiful travel itinerary. When I’m not working you will find me at Yoga.

Sheila Kemp

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Email: dreamstogo@comcast.net

Phone: 303-456-5955

Hours: 9am - 5pm Mountain time

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With a person passion for travel, experiencing new cultures, and really seeing the world, I love to enable my clients to have their own experience of a lifetime with adventures that will take them to places they have only dreamed of.  I have over 30 years experience in the travel industry and take special care in respecting my client’s budget as well as giving them the most value for their travel dollar.  My clients come back with memories they cherish forever.  I work with families, couples, honeymoons and groups.

Jane Henninger

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Email: janeh@travelsociety.com

Phone: 720-370-7409

Hours: Mon-Fri 9am-5:30 pm MT

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I have been traveling all of my life having been born an Army Brat. I also served as a Transportation office in the US Army. I have been to 43 countries on 6 continents and to all 50 states. I have lived in 5 countries (Austria, Brazil, Portugal, Germany and the US) and I have lived in 14 states. I took my first cruise when I was 6 years old and have since cruised the Amazon, Eastern Mediterranean the Black Sea, Caribbean, Transatlantic, Antarctica and South America.

Sharon Strickland

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Email: sharons@travelsociety.com

Phone: 530-400-1190

Hours: Mon-Thur 8:30am to 5:00pm PST

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I offer over 30 years of travel industry experience. I have been fortunate to have visited over 40 countries. I book experiences all over the world and specialize in soft adventure travel.

Addie Aynes

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Email: susiem@travelsociety.com

Phone: 303.381.7420

Hours: 9am to 5pm Mountain Time

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In 2011, I officially joined Susie McKenney to become Travel with Susie and Addie; an independently owned and operated travel agency in association with The Travel Society. Growing up I spent countless hours at the travel agency where my mother, Susie McKenney, established herself as a corporate and leisure travel consultant within the Boulder community. After over 20 years of travel influence and experiences, I graduated college with a business degree and joined The Travel Society. Together we specialize in Luxury, Leisure and Spa destination travel, as well as International and Domestic Corporate travel. Thanks in large part to our affiliation with Virtuoso®, an organization of the top travel agencies, the finest travel providers, and premier destinations in the world; we have the resources to above and beyond to customize your travel down to the tiniest detail. Through our membership with Virtuoso, we are able to add additional amenities for the personalized service that makes all the difference in the way you experience travel. Additional amenities and personalize service could take the form of room upgrades, thank-you notes, breakfasts, resort credits, surprise welcome gifts in your room or cruise cabin and much more. In addition to Virtuoso, we are also affiliated with Starwood Pro, Ritz-Carlton Stars, Four Season Preferred Partners, Melia Specialist, AM Master Agent association, and many more.

Alison Bacus

Alison Bacus

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Email: alisonb@travelsociety.com

Phone: 720.890.6008

Hours: 9AM - 5PM MST - M- F

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I was born in Scotland and have lived in both Italy and Germany.  I started in the travel industry in 1983 and achieved my CTC, Certified Travel Counselor, degree in 1995. Although I specialize in Europe I am experienced in most destinations and truly enjoy the challenge of crafting the perfect experience for my clients.

Sarah Bender

Sarah Bender

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Email: sarahb@travelsociety.com

Phone: 303.469.1668

Hours: M-F 9am-5pm, Mountain Time

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I have been a Travel Agent since 1993.  I book both corporate and leisure travel and have extensive experience booking domestic as well as international travel, including air, hotels and cars, rail, packages, tours and cruises.  I also have valuable experience booking groups for a variety of purposes and to various destinations.  I am a certified Aussie Specialist (Australia) and Kiwi Specialist (New Zealand) as well as an Accredited Cruise Counselor.  I have also obtained my “College of Disney Knowledge” certification, identifying me as a Disney Specialist.  African safaris have become a passion as well, after having gone on one myself in Kenya in 2011.  My very favorite destination, for personal travel as well as booking for clients, is the South Pacific, particularly Australia and New Zealand.  I backpacked through Australia and NZ for a year back in 1990/91 and have returned to Australia three times since.  I returned to New Zealand most recently in April 2009.  I have also attended numerous Aussie & Kiwi Specialist Conventions.  I am very familiar with these countries and am comfortable creating any personalized itinerary there.  I also have an excellent relationship with a wholesaler for Down Under.

Of-course I book many other destinations besides Down Under, particularly Mexico, Hawaii, the Caribbean, Disney vacations and cruises.  I also enjoy working with groups such as family reunions, clubs/common interest groups and destination weddings.  I find working with a travel advisor is especially beneficial for groups, having one point of contact and an experienced advisor familiar with group needs and procedures.

Client Quotes:

” Sarah Bender has been the best travel agent I’ve had in a long time. I travel extensively and using her services has been a “no-brainer” for me. Sarah was very quick to pick up on my habits and has always been very thorough in her research of great deals given my expectations of flight times, destinations and pricing. She is very personable, always recommends the best package, while respecting my requirements. Above all, she is

extremely patient in dealing with clients like myself, as I make plans at the very last minute and change itineraries frequently—never once did I ever sense her annoyance. She is my travel agent for both personal and work travels. I have recommended her services to the company I work for and they are extremely happy with her services. Her fees are inexpensive compared to the amount of leg work she does for you. Each time Sarah comes back with a price, I am confident she has done her homework—and that’s what matters—the bottom line!” — Samantha F. Melbourne IT

“ Since April 2000, I have relied on Sarah to make my travel arrangements. She always responds quickly to my questions and requests and is fantastic at keeping all my idiosyncrasies in mind so my itineraries help me to stay sane during my travels.  In complicated trips, she is adept at finding a

reasonable plan that fits my requirements and is at a low price. She is always professional, thorough, and easy to work with. In conclusion, I can highly recommend her to anyone looking for a reliable, friendly, and extremely competent travel agent.” — Edward K. Dept. Nuclear Physics at University of Colorado