Consult with one of our Destination Specialists to help perfect your dream.
Penny grew up on the east coast of South Africa in Durban. After leaving school and completely a Marketing and Sales degree, she joined one of Africa's largest Tour Operators, and spent 13 years arranging holidays for US visitors to Southern Africa. Now living in Auckland, New Zealand, Penny is in an ideal position to specialize in holidays to New Zealand, Australia and the Pacific Islands. Living life as a Kiwi she is in touch with what's hot, and is on hand to personally assist and offer expert guidance and advice in planning your visit to this beautiful part of the world. She works closely with Ellen in our San Francisco office to perfect your dream holiday. Penny is passionate about travel, and spends much of her own vacation time traveling with her husband and 2 small children. Whether you're looking for the ultimate luxury getaway, a romantic honeymoon, or a family holiday with the kids, she can help to custom make a holiday that will best suit you.
Ellen has been assisting travelers with their vacation planning for 28 years. Although born and raised in California, she started in the business while living in Durban, South Africa. Ellen's passion for travel was directly inherited from her adventurous parents and her international experiences started at the age of 10 when her family moved to Brazil for 2 years. As soon as she graduated from high school she headed for Europe and spent 2 1/2 years there before an opportunity came up to go to the University of Natal in Durban, South Africa. She stayed on for 11 years and it's where she began her travel career. Since this start in the travel business Ellen has traveled extensively all over the world and planned thousands of vacations for her clients. She was last in New Zealand in March of this year when she boldly bungee jumped off the Auckland Bridge in spite her fear of heights! She is a certified scuba diver and her vacation tastes range from adventure to urban. Wine tasting and fine dining are a favorite past time which of course New Zealand is known for. She is also a specialist for Fiji, a destination that combines beautifully with New Zealand. Ellen is located in our main office in the San Francisco Bay Area and works closely with Penny, forging a formidable team in perfecting your experience.