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Diane Michael - Winston Salem, NC

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An Independent Contractor with Travel Leaders High Point, NC
100% Recommend this agent

Authentic Experiences for the Luxury Traveler

With every vacation I plan, I first help my clients find the perfect destination and then work to provide the unique experiences that will create unforgettable lifelong memories. While I specialize in Hawaii, Alaska, river and luxury cruises, I have planned all types of vacations all over the world. My sole desire is to make the planning process so easy that all my clients have to do is enjoy their vacation. I would be honored to have the opportunity to help you create your next adventure!

My Travel Specialties

Alaska & Hawaiian Islands Destination Specialist

I am an Alaska and Hawai’i destination specialist as well as a luxury cruise specialist. And I want to send you on the vacation of your dreams! What can you experience in Alaska? I’ve visited Alaska more than 20 times and recently took a flight-seeing trip with K2 Aviation, where...
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Luxury Cruising

Luxury Cruising As a travel agent for the past 20 years, I’ve enjoyed helping clients take many types of vacations. But the ones that always generate the most rewarding experiences are luxury cruises. My philosophy on travel is that there are so many varieties of cultures, animals and scenery...
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Authentic Experiences for the Luxury Traveler!

As the owner of Luxury Travel Destinations in Winston Salem I help my clients plan extraordinary and unforgettable vacation experiences. Every traveler has a picture of what his or her dream vacation looks like. My job is to make that dream a reality! Having been an agent for almost 20 years, I’ve helped...
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Customer Testimonials

Princess Alaska Cruise

This is the first cruise that Diane has helped me with. It went so smoothly that I would never consider booking another cruise without her help. She was available anytime I needed her, and eased anxiety that I had about traveling.
Connie & Ron

25th Anniversary in Hawaii

Diane, I just can't thank you enough for all you did to make our Hawaii trip wonderful. I've been telling everyone about how you met with us a year in advance to help us plan & make sure our 25th anniversary celebration was spectacular! I wasnt sure about doing a cruse but The Pride of America was definitely the way to go!!! The private tours you helped us book made our trip so much more enjoyable and we both are looking forward to returning one day. As always, great job! Please be sure to send me a supply of your business cards to share with my family & friends. Thanks again!
Jill & Todd - NC

Privately Guided China Tour

My daughter Erin and myself had the chance to visit Beijing this past May. Once again, Diane at Travel Leaders came through with a wonderful tour from "Trails of IndoChina". We had a personal tour guide and driver to help us through the language and cultural differences in China. Our guide, Linda, was truly wonderful - she helped decipher, bargain and recommend! I don't know what we would have done without her. Since it was a personal tour we also had flexibility in scheduling. This allowed us to avoid crowds . We were also able to see two parts of the Great Wall: The Badaling and less touristy Mutianyu. The Great Wall was magnificent!! The entire trip could not have gone smoother.
Patti - Pennsylvania

Ireland Chauffeur Driven Tour

I just wanted to thank you for helping us have the vacation of a lifetime. We had the most awesome time and CIE was fantastic. Thanks again and hope to travel again soon. If so, we will certainly be contacting you.
Maryellen - NC

Viking River Cruises Dream Trip

Diane Michael was a true professional in organizing the Grand European Tour on a Viking longship for my son and me. She made sure all our questions were answered promptly and that all necessary documents were in our hands before departing. It was a wonderful trip and Diane was responsible for it being so stress free. Thanks again, Diane!!!
Jeanne - NC

Custom Italy Dream Vacation

Many thanks to Diane on helping us plan the dream vacation to Italy. We were handed off to 4 destinations without a glitch. The tour guides and staff were most friendly and very knowledgeable. Will definitely be using Diane again in the future.
Greg - North Carolina

Viking River Cruises Grand European Cruise

Amazingly just yesterday we shared your name with our friends as to what a super travel agent you are. All of our questions were answered before our trip so we knew what to expect. Also when we ran into a slight snag we called you and within a very short period of time everything was resolved. Thank you Diane for wonderful planning and a great trip.
Steve & Sara Howlett - Virginia

Destination Wedding Success!

Diane helped my husband and I plan our destination wedding in Mexico and she was very helpful with our wedding guests! She was like my second wedding coordinator and without all of her help. I may not have made it all the way to the wedding! Having a travel agent is my number one recommendation for planning a destination wedding now that I've made it through the whole process! And I would definitely recommend Diane to anyone planning a destination wedding or any travel!!! We plan to use Diane again for our planning our trip next year for our 1st anniversary!
Chelsea - California

Honeymoon - Couples Swept Away

Everything was wonderful! The resort was just beautiful. It will be hard to take another vacation anywhere! The service was absolutely impeccable! I have attached a couple of pictures for you! Thank you so much for everything!
Carrie - North Carolina

Cunard & Seabourn Cruises

Diane Michael is a true joy to work with. She has booked all our trips on Cunard and Seabourn flawlessly. Her attention to detail and dedication to customer service is exceptional. We have recommended her to all of our friends and family. Diane knows the business and how to interact with the line to secure the best accommodation’s and fares. She keeps abreast of fare adjustments and other offers the average traveler would never benefit from. Diane is the best and most dedicated travel professional we have ever known.
Bill and Anne Alexander - Virginia

Viking River Cruises Grand European

In October of 2014 we took a long anticipated trip to Europe through Diane Michael. We told her what we were hoping for and she arranged a trip of a lifetime for us. She booked us on the Viking River Cruises from Amsterdam to Budapest and it was truly what we were hoping for and much more. Diane made suggestions for extended stay in Amsterdam and a tour package which turned out to one of the high lights of our trip. From beginning to end our travel, arrangements and tours were perfect. Diane worked hard and provided for us more than we ever expected. Thanks to her we will always remember our experience as a trip of our lifetime.
Barbara & Bruce Waynesboro, VA

My Reviews

21 of 37 people found this review helpful
Best Travel Agent Ever
Diane always goes above and beyond to make sure we have the best cruise experience possible. She is very knowledgeable and helps in any way she can. She is always there for her clients, whether she's in the office, at home, or on a trip herself. I wouldn't think of planning a cruise without Diane's expert help.
By CAROL from WINSTON-SALEM, NC
Traveled to Europe
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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20 of 36 people found this review helpful
Italy custom tour
We worked with Diane on a custom designed guided tour of Italy. She arranged private tour guides so we were not part of a large group. It was just the 6 of us. Everything worked like clockwork from start to finish. There was always someone waiting to pick us up and drop us off at every city transfer. Our tour included Venice, Florence, Positano and Rome. Positano is a must stop if you are in Italy by the way.
Please do not hesitate to place your trust in Diane. We will be using her I'm sure many times in the future.
By Greg from High Point, NC
Traveled to Italy ~ Europe
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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21 of 39 people found this review helpful
Trip that was on my bucket list.
Outstanding, beyond the normal agency person. She got us back off a cruise in St. Thomas when my wife was sick and re-arranged out flights with Delta and got us home 3 days early.

She is the best, which is why I have recommended her to many, many people.
By Bill Porter from Winston-Salem, NC
Traveled to Panama ~ Central America
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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19 of 36 people found this review helpful
25th wedding anniversary
Diane is one of the best travel agents I have the pleasure of dealing with.She is always available, organized, responsive, finds us great affordable lodging and flights. She will do anything at anytime to assist my family with our travel needs. She is a keeper and I recommend her to anyone I know looking for travel assistance.
By berndog57 from Lexington, NC
Traveled to Europe
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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20 of 38 people found this review helpful
Most Amazing Trip
I have been working with Diane for probably 8 or 9 years & she is fabulous. I tell her what I am looking for & she makes it happen. I have always been extremely satisfied with every trip she has planned for us. Whether it was a Disney trip for my daughter or vacation getaways with my husband......I AM NEVER DISAPPOINTED!!!
By Angie from Belews Creek, NC
Traveled to Punta Cana ~ Dominican Republic ~ Caribbean
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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Destination Expert:

  • Alaska
  • Europe
  • Hawaii
  • Amsterdam
  • Austria
  • Maui
  • Hungary
  • Hawaii, The Big Island
  • Netherlands
  • Kauai
  • Africa

Travel Specialist:

  • Luxury
  • Couples & Romance
  • Luxury Cruise
  • River Cruising
  • Adventure
  • Honeymoons
  • Small Ship Cruises
  • Destination Weddings
  • Escorted Tours

Top Travel Partners:

  • Holland America Line
  • Seabourn Cruise Line
  • Viking River Cruises
  • Avalon Waterways
  • Cunard Line
  • Princess Cruises®
  • Royal Caribbean International
  • Tauck
  • Globus
  • Un-Cruise Adventures
  • Monograms

Certifications/Awards:

  • CTA
  • Luxury Travel Specialist
  • Viking River Cruises Master Agent
  • Avalon Waterways Specialist
  • Tauck Tours
  • Globus Journeys

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