I’ve always loved traveling and exploring new cultures, and I got interested in the travel industry after years of booking for my family and friends. They loved my trips and suggested I become a travel agent. I looked into the options and quickly realized that it was the perfect opportunity.

I specialize in Cruises,  Romantic Getaways, and, Europe river cruises and tours. I have a strong emphasis on Tours and River cruises with group travel in mind.

I’ll work closely with you to find the best accommodations and activities that fit your expectations.  I’ll also provide you with around-the-clock customer service and support to make traveling easier than ever. Whether there’s a flight change, weather problems, I’ll quickly take action to make sure your trip remains perfect!

I also have a deep understanding of the best cruise lines and resorts available today, and I’ll pair you with the perfect choice every time. I want you to feel right at home from the moment you arrive, and I’ll always research personalized extras to make your experience unforgettable.

Valerie's favorite destinations to book: Ireland, River Cruises in Europe, Tours of Europe, luxury cruises as well as Caribbean and Mexico.

We Work for You

In the world of discount online booking sites and instant search results, it can be easy to book travel on your own.  And millions of people do.  But for those that want service and attention to detail, a travel specialist is the best way to go.  Most travel specialists work differently, here is what Windblown Travel has to offer you.

Service: From the first contact and beyond your travel dates.  When you book with Windblown Travel you aren’t just a number, you are our client!  We want you to have great service from the first phone call, through your travels and we’re still here for you after you return home.  The greatest compliment we can receive is the referral of your family and friends.

Time Saving:  Windblown Travel is here to help.  Do you want white sandy beaches or, do you want a quiet, luxury vacation with romance and serenity?  Choosing the right destination and resort/cruise can make or break your vacation.  Let us narrow down the options that meet your must-haves and help make that dream vacation a reality.

Your best interest:  Selling you a vacation that we enjoy is not what you’re looking for.  Be careful of your friend’s recommendations, their experience, expectation and evaluation may not be the same as yours.  One of the questions we ask most often is this:   When you close your eyes, what do you see? The answers will let us know where you like to vacation.  For some, it’s the hustle and bustle of downtown Paris.  For others it’s the cool breeze and slow travel while relaxing on an open balcony of a river cruise with a nice glass of wine.  Neither answer is wrong, but if you are looking for a Paris  vacation and end up with a trip to Iceland you’re not going to be happy.

Our Certifications, because they Mean Something:  We spend hours in training and educational seminars to learn of the different locations and places 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:

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.

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