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Diane Michael-High Point,NC

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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

7 of 9 people found this review helpful
Our Alaska Cruise was fantastic!
We had a great experience with a Diane. She is knowledgeable and very easy to work with. We look forward to booking our future travels with her. She’s a real professional!
By  Joyce   from  Winston Salem, NC
Traveled to  Alaska ~ USA
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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7 of 12 people found this review helpful
The best agent ever!
Diane is a true professional who never stops working for you ! What a pleasure and comfort knowing Diane is available, 24/7. When a snowstorm hit our departure area, Diane was constantly checking to make sure we had a place to stay and transportation....and getting alternatives to what could have been a very bad holiday. In addition, she works to ensure your money has been well spent and your travel was as advertised.
By  Grammie P  from  Lyndhurst, VA
Traveled to  Iceland ~ Europe
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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9 of 16 people found this review helpful
20th anniversary trip
Diane was very thorough in finding out our former travel experience to help plan our last trip. It was a great trip and we will use her again!
By  Sharon  from  Greensboro
Traveled to  Playa Del Carmen ~ Quintana Roo ~ Mexico
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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8 of 14 people found this review helpful
Exceptional Honeymoon
Diane planned our honeymoon and did an extraordinary job. We were able to visit several locations around Europe with pleasure and ease. She was responsive both as we planned and if we had any questions while we were abroad. My wife and I are very thankful for her service.
By  Trey and Cath  from  Augusta Georgia
Traveled to  Europe
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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9 of 16 people found this review helpful
Best Travel Agent Ever!
I would HIGHLY recommend Diane for any travel arrangements you need made. She first booked a trip for my husband and me back in 2013, our honeymoon to Bora Bora! She helped so much during the planning and booking process. She made it so easy for us! She was also "on-call" while were in Bora Bora and did have to use her once or twice while there! She was so helpful! Since then she has helped book numerous cruises, Disney trips, and other vacations for my family. I have recommended her to many family and friends and she has also helped them with their travels and made their experience with her just like me! She simply is the best travel agent around!
By  Lindsay G  from  Winston-Salem
Traveled to  Bora Bora ~ French Polynesia ~ South Pacific
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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