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Valerie Szymanski

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Email: valeries@covingtontravelinc.com

Phone: 260-432-5995

Hours: Monday -Friday 900am -5:00pm EST

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As an RN turned travel advisor and with over 40 years of traveling as a military dependent, I have developed a passion not only for travel but to help others plan their own expeditions to new and exciting destinations. I have lived in Canada, multiple states within the USA, Germany, Cambridge England, Ville Franche, France, and South Korea, and have traveled far beyond each of these destinations while living abroad. While living in South Korea, I coordinated China trips for groups while running an export business from Beijing. While living in Germany,England, and Korea my travels were extensive. Once back in the USA I continued to help arrange private customized tours to Beijing China, as well as assisting families with Disney vacations, ‘Land and Sea’. As a part of the Covington Travel family I have been honored to orchestrate travel for clients to exciting destinations like Hawaii, the Caribbean, Alaskan cruisetours, everything Disney, Costa Rica, Scotland, Poland, France, England and beyond. I am honored to have joined the team at Covington Travel and assist clients with their upcoming travel plans near and far.

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.