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Diane Michael-Winston Salem,NC

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

Alaska & Hawaiian Islands Destination Specialist

Iditarod Headquarters Wasilla AK
Iditarod Headquarters Wasilla AK

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 I flew above Denali National Park. It was one of the most breath-taking and inspiring trips of my life. The scenery was incredible! And while I had the option to land on glaciers, I chose not to, but that’s something I can help book for you. There are several routes you can take for your tour; I chose the 90-minute option and saw the top of Mt. McKinley, including the climbers along the way. Did you know it has its own climate at 20,320 ft.?! I can tell you that the cost of this flight-seeing tour was worth every penny and more! It took the scenery to a whole new level. But that’s not all you can do! There are dog-sled rides, gold panning, whale watching, and fishing excursions, mountain climbing and hiking adventures, glaciers cruises, and railways packages in Skagway or Kodiak Island tours as well. What can you experience in Hawai’i? The islands of Hawai’i are vastly different from one another – some have black (lava) sand beaches, while others have gold sand beaches and still others have green sand beaches. The islands of Hawai’i (a.k.a., Kona or The Big Island), Maui and Kauai can be explored by (rental) car, but if you’d like to see the Napali Coast on Kauai, you can see it by hiking or flight-seeing tour. Waikiki Beach is very busy and Honolulu is the largest city amongst all of the islands. The surfing on Oahu is incredible and can be reached by public transportation. Pearl Harbor is a historical site – a must see for most visitors to Hawai’i. There are many tours available there as well as for a guided day tour by donkey to Kalaupapa National Historic Park on the island Molokai. Or you can go bird watching on Hawai’i, visit the Maunakea Observatory to see the stars through one the largest telescopes in the world, or attend an authentic luau with hula Polynesian and fire dancers, you can do that, too! So let’s talk about cruising. Cruising is a great way to see an area, like Alaska or Hawai’i, for the first time, without having to pack and unpack each time you reach a new destination. It gives you the chance to see a portion of the offerings of a wide area and then decide where you’d like to visit again for a more in-depth visit. In Alaska, you can cruise along the coast from city to city, while in Hawai’i, you can cruise from island to island. And on the boat, there’s a luxury experience waiting for you, including fine dining, Broadway entertainment, casinos, black-tie events, and enrichment programs for you to part-take in. It all depends on what type of ship suits your cruising personality – and I can help you figure that out. My philosophy about working with clients is that any vacation you take is an investment in memories, so make your trip a great one, not a cheap one! I want you to come home challenged and changed by the places you’ve visited, not simply taking any ol’ vacation just because you didn’t have the money to spend on the places you really wanted to visit. I’m going to work with you – no matter what your budget – to make sure you have the experience of a lifetime! I’ll provide you a trip with value without sacrificing the experience. And I work on trips for couples, families, multi-generational groups and groups of all kinds. If you want a customized, experiential, off-the-beaten-path type of trip, then that’s what I’ll help you book, or if you’d rather see the mainstream type of tourist attractions, I can help you book that, too. And I’m here to help make your vacation go as smoothly as possible. Should something go wrong, you can contact me at any hour to help you out. My clients keep coming back to me time and again because they know I can be counted on – and you should, too! So contact me today to take off on the trip of your dreams tomorrow!

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My Reviews

26 of 50 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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26 of 50 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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28 of 54 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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Awesome trip!
Diane was very helpful in answering all of my questions. I will definitely recommend her to everyone I know that is looking for a knowledgeable and friendly travel agent!
By  Carrie  from  High Point, NC
Traveled to  Riviera Maya ~ Quintana Roo ~ Mexico
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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Wonderful family vacation
Working with Diane to plan our trip was great! I told her where we wanted to go and what we wanted to include in our trip and she handled all the details. I didn't have to do a thing. She was super quick in getting our trip together and was very easy to reach when I needed to speak with her. She was also very friendly! I will definitely use her again for our next trip!
By  Kristi  from  Winston Salem, NC
Traveled to  Orlando ~ Florida ~ USA
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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Destination Expert:

  • Alaska
  • Hawaii
  • Maui Island
  • Kauai Island

Travel Specialist:

  • Luxury
  • Couples & Romance
  • Adventure
  • Honeymoons
  • Destination Weddings

Top Travel Partners:

  • Holland America Line
  • Princess Cruises®
  • Royal Caribbean International
  • Globus
  • Monograms

Certifications/Awards:

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

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