It's pretty special when your passion aligns with your profession, right?

Picture this: Your friends and family have always looked up to you for those spectacularly organized trips.

Each journey you crafted was a hit, and those applause-worthy travel plans?

Then one day, nine years ago, a little nudge from your inner circle had you thinking, "Why not do this for a living?" And just like that, Windblown Travel was born.

As a specialist of ocean cruises that tell a story, romantic getaways that rekindle flames, and river cruises that float you through the most picturesque corners of Europe.

Got a thing for group travel or a knack for bonding over shared experiences? Valerie's expertise lies in curating tours and cruises that bring together like-minded souls, setting the stage for friendships that travel beyond borders.

Let's talk luxury and the high seas. I am a matchmaker of the cruise world, connecting you with experiences that feel tailor-made. With a profound knowledge of the finest cruise lines and resorts at my  fingertips, you'll be living it up in style, comfort, and just the kind of luxury you deserve.

Valerie's got a soft spot for the emerald allure of Ireland, the serenity of European river cruises, and the charm of Mexico. Not to mention the value of luxury cruises! If any of these stir your travel-loving soul, then you're in the right hands.

So, what do you say? If you're all about journeys that feel like a second home.  Get ready to pack your bags and let Valerie handle the rest. Your next chapter in the book of wander is just a conversation away.

In my personal time: I love Rock Concerts, exploring old cemeteries, hanging out with my husband and friends and going to Kentucky to hang out on Lake Barkley. We are also preparing our retirement home in KY on the lake.


We Work for You


In the instant world of online booking, personal service stands out. With Windblown Travel, you're more than a number; we're dedicated to providing premier service, from initial contact beyond your travel dates.
We save you time by tailoring the perfect journey, whether it's sandy beaches or tranquil romance. Expertly narrowing down options to meet your desires, we turn dream vacations into reality.

Our priority is your pleasure, not our preferences. We strive to understand your vision, whether it's the vibrant heart of Paris or a relaxed river cruise. It's all about delivering your ideal travel experience, without any disappointment.

Our Certifications, because they Mean Something:  

We spend hours in training and educational seminars to learn of the different destinations and hotels/resorts to stay around the world.  While we haven’t been to all of them, the insight we have from these training’s are highly beneficial.  A taste of our Current Certifications as there are too many to list:

Professional associations/certifications:

ASTA CTA certificate


CLIA- CCC and ACC certificates

Travel Leaders affiliate- Super Agent

Land tours and resorts:

Globus; Monograms, Cosmos, CIE Tours, AmResorts (now known as Inclusive collections by Hyatt), Apple Vacations, Vacation Express, G Adventures, Nat Geo. 

For our cruise clients:

Pearls Accredited partner with Paul Guaguin, Masters of WOW from Royal Caribbean University; Viking Ocean and River; AmaWaterways; Avalon Waterways, NCL, SeaBourne, Holland America, Princess, Ponant and Oceania, to name a few.

Valerie on a River cruise ship
Valerie on a River cruise ship
Valerie and her husband Mike  in Alaska
Valerie and her husband Mike in Alaska

Core Values of Windblown Travel

Expertise and Diligence:

At Windblown Travel, we pride ourselves on our extensive knowledge and continuous learning. We invest in constant training to stay updated on the latest travel trends and best practices, ensuring that we provide the most informed and reliable guidance to our clients.

Honesty and Transparency:

Our commitment to honesty sets us apart. We believe in straightforward communication and providing all necessary information upfront. From invoicing to itinerary details, we ensure transparency in every aspect of your travel planning experience.

Personalized Service:

We know that every traveler is unique. That's why we specialize in creating tailor-made travel experiences that cater to your specific needs and preferences. Whether it’s a romantic getaway, a luxury cruise, or an adventurous safari, we craft each journey with meticulous attention to detail.

Empathy and Understanding:

We understand the challenges and frustrations that can arise with travel planning. Our empathetic approach means we listen carefully to your concerns and work diligently to address any issues, providing support and reassurance every step of the way.

Flexibility and Adaptability:

Travel plans can be unpredictable. We are committed to maintaining flexibility and adaptability, offering alternative options and solutions to ensure your trip goes smoothly, no matter the circumstances.

Commitment to Excellence:

From the moment you contact us to the end of your trip, we strive for excellence in every interaction. Our dedication to high standards ensures that you receive exceptional service, creating memorable travel experiences that exceed your expectations.

Passion for Travel:

Our love for travel is at the heart of everything we do. We are passionate about exploring the world and sharing that passion with our clients. This enthusiasm drives us to create unforgettable journeys, helping you conquer the world one memory at a time.