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All-Inclusive, Cruise, Honeymoon, Mexico, and Caribbean Specialist

Danielle inherited her love of travel from her parents at a young age. Based in New York City, she’s often found unwinding on the beaches of all-inclusive resorts, cruising the Caribbean, and jet-setting around the United States for sporting events.

Having discovered the joy of all-inclusive resorts and cruises herself, she’s happy to share her knowledge of the best options out there. She knows where to find the best deals and passes the savings on to you. Unwinding in one place, unpacking only once, not worrying about settling or splitting bills between friends or family members: vacationing at an all-inclusive or on a cruise ship makes decompressing easy, letting the stress of home disappear.

If you’re looking for a relaxing vacation or honeymoon at an all-inclusive resort, adult-only resort or cruise in Mexico or the Caribbean, let Danielle put her years of personal and professional experience to work for you.
East and Southeast Asia and Southern Africa Specialist

From her first trip abroad, Marbree has seen firsthand that travel improves lives. She believes it can do more than help us relax and relieve the stress of daily life: it can change perspectives, open hearts, and build meaningful connections.

Marbree focuses on customized itineraries for individuals, couples, families, and small groups who want holidays as unique as they are. While she always puts customer needs and desires first, she's not afraid to tell you when there's a better option or value to be had. She loves the challenge of piecing together the perfect trip for her clients, balancing relaxation with exploration and adventure, making memories to cherish.

Once-in-a-lifetime trips are difficult to plan and require true expertise in your destination of choice. Marbree has spent months developing her knowledge of Southeast Asia, Australia, New Zealand, and Southern Africa by traveling and living in these areas. Always growing her knowledge base, Marbree is often outside the US, diving into different cultures and landscapes. Wherever she is, she’s only a phone call or an email away so get in touch to plan your next truly epic vacation.
Mexico Specialist

Second only to her family, travel is Maureen’s passion. For her, planning trips and serving clients is a privilege.

Maureen focuses on Mexico. A place she loves for the warm dispositions of the people with their friendly, service-oriented mentality, weather, weather, and weather. As she says, “When I plan a trip to Mexico for you, I get excited just thinking about it.” Maureen has traveled the country from coast to coast and regularly returns for more. She has zip-lined through the Sierra Madre Mountains, swam in cenotes, gone deep sea fishing, and played many rounds of golf. She has also spent countless hours poolside – probably her favorite pastime in Mexico.

When Maureen plans your trip, she wants you to head home with memories that keep you warm until your next visit. You should do as little or as much as you like on vacation while staying in a fabulous resort. Surround yourself with beautiful scenery, a vibrant culture, delicious food, and the sort of activities you love. Creating the best package for each client is her utmost priority. Maureen puts your requests first so you get your ideal trip.

Maureen is married to her high school sweetheart and has raised two wonderful, successful men. Outside of her family and travel, golf and cooking round out her interests.
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Airfare Expert

Raj has known the travel industry for 50 years, since his parents started Shama Travel in 1967. After earning a B.S. in Finance from NIU in 1978, Raj joined the family business. Together with his wife, Savita, he has managed the company for the last 40 years and raised three successful children. As Raj will tell you, he’s a family man first and foremost.

Throughout his career, Raj has heard one question more than any other: “When should I buy my flight and book my trip?” Getting a good deal on airfare is no easy task. Especially if you want to avoid long layovers or flying at odd times. Raj has spent his career learning the ins and outs of airfare. He knows the tricks and has the connections to find fares that others can’t. His answer to that question: “the moment you know the dates are final as change fees are expensive. Set your dates and call me.”

If you don’t want to waste precious vacation time in the airport waiting for your connecting flight and you want to travel on your ideal dates without overspending, contact Raj. He specializes in finding low airfares during holidays, spring break, and peak travel periods. Call him to see the difference it makes having an airfare expert on your side.
(847) 966-7788
Destination Wedding, Honeymoon, River Cruise Specialist

Tina Strauss has been in the travel industry for over thirty years. Having visited several dozen countries and all fifty states, she brings a unique, first-hand perspective when working with her clients. She passes on her wisdom and experience of the good, the bad, and the beautiful of each location, hotel, and destination. Tina prides herself on personal attention to each client and making sure that their trip reflects their personality like a couture-made gown.

She specializes in destination weddings, honeymoons, and romantic river cruises. Always traveling to new and fabulous places, Tina constantly has fresh ideas and perspectives to share. This is a true insider-approach to travel planning.
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