Meet Our Staff
I love to see the world! After traveling to over 72 countries and 6 continents, I can always find somewhere new to visit. My very favorites are Kauai, Europe and especially rivercruising! I LOVE garden tours (I've been to the Chelsea Flower Show & Keukenhopf 5 times!). On my list of places to see are Vietnam, Cambodia, Argentina, Fiji and the Seychelles Islands. After being in this business since 1985, I still have the passion for creating exceptional trips for my clients. Please give me a call!
I normally work Monday-thru-Wednesdays.
I began my career at First Class Travel over 12 years ago after being a client of Julie's. I've been able to travel quite a bit including cruising through Europe on Uniworld, several Caribbean cruises, and a special sailing where my daughter got married! I've enjoyed the Riveria Maya, Los Cabos and any place where there is water & a beach! Since my husband and I are PADI certified divers, we love to include any kind of diving whenever we can. We've also traveled to many states and last summer we spent 2 weeks in Ireland. We love horseback riding, zip-lining adventures, great cuisine and exploring new places. This year we'll do a Celebrity cruise that includes Italy, Malta, and Greece! I'd love to help you plan your next adventure! I'm usually in the office Thursday and Fridays but in constant contact via email.
Rhonda Bartel Accounting
I work part time and am learning everything there is about the
travel industry! I graduated from International Tour Management Institute (ITMI) in 2016 and have led several groups throughout NY and Washington DC. My travels include Jamaica, Punta Cana, Canada, Costa Rica, Greece and throughout the US. I look forward to doing extensive travel to Europe and my goal is to hit all 50 states before 30. My love of adventure travel has led me to try zip-lining, snorkeling, hiking and cross country skiing. Being a millennial gives me a unique perspective for this career and I can't wait to help you plan your next vacation!
Since working with Julie for over 15 years in the financial aspect of the business, I too was bitten by the travel bug! Retirement and working part time have given me the opportunity to travel to Poland, Germany, Hawaii and the West Coast where my son lives in Portland. In 2013 I experienced an Alaskan cruise and loved every minute of it! I'm a scrapbooker and have made awesome keepsakes of all my trips--such a great way to remember the fabulous memories!