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Meet Our Dedicated Staff

 

Clare Williams - Owner/Manager (40 years)

The only thing better than family time, is traveling time with family ~

 

Every year Clare’s family soaks up the wonders of Glacier National Park, hiking, kayaking & watching the incredible wildlife that roam in the park’s mountains & meadows. Here other favorite activities include downhill skiing, sailing, snorkeling, relaxing on a quiet beach or exploring new cultures at international destinations.

 

A few traveled locations stand out:

 

The north and south islands of New Zealand, the Scandinavian countries of Norway, Denmark and Sweden, a picturesque ski destination in Chamonix France, the tropical islands of St. Lucia, Grand Cayman & St. Thomas USVI, the endless green countryside of Ireland and the Hawaiian islands, with a special connection to Kauai.

 

Many destinations have provided great memories and all offer unique flavor & activities.

 

Other places traveled:

 

Switzerland, Italy, Banff & Lake Louise, Bermuda to watch the Americas Cup races, Grand Cayman Island, New England, Puerto Rico, Mexico destinations on the Pacific Ocean & Caribbean, Florida Keys and east & west coast of Florida, Tucson dude ranches, US ski destinations both west & east and many interesting US cities.

 

Clare's specialties include customized international travel itineraries, river cruises, Alaska land & cruise tours, New Zealand, Hawaiian Islands, Caribbean islands and she always loves the challenge of a new destination adventure!

 

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Kari SatreKari Satre - Sales Manager (28 years)

Kari loves to spend time with her husband outdoors by a campfire and relaxing in the pool. At the top of her favorite things is getting lost in a good book.  She is currently on the board of the Great Plains Camp Sertoma Club which is a club focused on promoting Camp Sertoma.  Camp Sertoma is a summer camp for Deaf and Hard-of-hearing children held at Confidence Learning Center near Brainerd MN.  She has been a Sertoman since 1995.  SERTOMA stands for “Service to Mankind”.

 

Kari has been to so many really neat places that is is hard for her to decide on a favorite.  Over all the South Pacific is somewhere she would go back to over and over again however, for somewhere a little closer to home she LOVES the island of Aruba.

Here are a list of her travels over the years - Honduras, New Zealand, Australia (Sydney, Cairns and Far North Queensland, Brisbane, The Northern Territory and Tasmania), Hawaii (Oahu), Grand Cayman, Florida (Busch Gardens, Disney World, Sea World), Nevada (Las Vegas, Hoover Dam) (Bally's, The Bellagio, Mandalay Bay, The Stratospere, Caesars Palace), Arizona (Grand Canyon), Montreal, Aruba (Costa Linda Beach Resort, Riu Palace Antillas), Montana/Wyoming (Yellowstone National Park, Grand Teton National Park, Jackson Hole), Georgia (Atlanta, Blue Ridge Mountains), Texas (Dallas, South Padre Island), Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic, Costa Rica, Riviera Maya Mexico (Barcelo Maya Tropicale Resort and Iberostar Grand Hotel Paraiso), French Polynesia (Tahiti, Moorea, Bora Bora), Jamaica (Sandals Dunns River Villaggio Resort and Spa), Scottsdale AZ (The Phoenician), Puerto Vallarta (Golden Crown Paradise Resort), Cancun (Sandos Cancun Luxury Experience Resort), Punta Cana Dominican Republic (Grand Bahia Principe Punta Cana and Riu Palace Macao), Costa Mujeres (Riu Palace Costa Mujeres) and Los Cabos (Sandos Finisterra and Riu Palace Baja California).

She has taken the following cruises: Carnival (Jubilee) to the Mexican Riviera (Puerto Vallarta, Mazatlan, Cabo San Lucas), Holland America to the Eastern Caribbean (Nassau Bahamas, San Juan Puerto Rico, St John/St. Thomas, Half Moon Cay), Carnival to the Southern Caribbean (Puerto Rico, St. Thomas, Dominica, Barbados, St Marten), Princess to the Southern Caribbean (Puerto Rico, St. Thomas, St. Kitts, Grenada, Isla Margarita, Aruba) and Princess (Caribbean Princess) to the Panama Canal (Princess Cays Bahamas, Cartegenia Columbia, Panama Canal, Limon Costa Rica, Grand Cayman)

Kari would love to visit Fiji and The Cook Islands which, even though they are both in the South Pacific, offer very different experiences in addition to Washington DC for its history and Alaska for its natural beauty.

Kari is an Aussie and Kiwi Specialist, Riu Hotels and Princess Cruise Specialist.  Also, she has stayed at many all incusive resorts in Mexico and the Caribbean and is always ready to make suggestions based on her travel experiences.

 

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Beth BurnardBeth Burnard - Travel Consultant (33 years) 

Beth is originally from the Nisswa area and graduated from Brainerd High School.  She lived in Phoenix for one year after High School and then came back to the area and attended the vocational school’s travel program.  She loves spending time with her husband, family, and friends.  Football and Hockey are her favorite sports to watch.  She currently belongs to two service clubs in the area:  Brainerd Lakes Area Women of Today and the Brainerd Area Sertoma Club where her focus is on giving back to the community.

 

Traveling has been her passion for the past 30+ years.  She has traveled to many domestic and international destinations.  While she has loved every area she has been there are a few favorites:  Ireland (3 times), Costa Rica, Australia, and New Zealand.

 

Other destinations she has visited include China, Hong Kong, Tahiti, Germany, Belgium, Netherlands, Denmark, England, Scotland, Canada including Banff & Lake Louise, Victoria Island and Niagara Falls, Mexico including Cancun & Riviera Maya, Cozumel, Mazatlan, Ixtapa, and Puerto Vallarta, The Caribbean including St Lucia, Grand Cayman, Puerto Plata (Dominican Republic), Aruba, and Jamaica, The Hawaiian Islands of Oahu, Kauai, Maui, and the big island of Hawaii, Alaska including Fairbanks, Denali, and Anchorage, Montana, Ft. Myers and Disney World in Florida, San Francisco, San Diego and Disneyland in California, Myrtle Beach, New Orleans, New York City, Dallas, Seattle, Chicago, Las Vegas and Reno Nevada, The Grand Canyon in Arizona, Philadelphia, The Cape Cod area, Washington DC and Nashville.

 

She has taken the following cruises:  Princess (Diamond Princess) to Alaska (Juneau, Ketchikan, Skagway), Celebrity (Horizon) to Bermuda, Epirotiki to the Mediterranean (Greece/Turkey), Chandris to the Caribbean (San Juan, St Thomas, Martinique, Grenada, Curacao, Caracas Venezuela) , Carnival (Fantasy) to the Bahamas (Freeport and Nassau) and Princess (Caribbean Princess) to the Eastern Caribbean (Princess Cays, St Thomas, St Kitts, St Lucia,Antigua, and St Maarten).

 

Some of the places on her Bucket List to visit:  Italy, Norway, France, Croatia and Barbados.

 

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Karen BollerKaren Boller - Travel Consultant (3 years)

 

Karen loves spending time enjoying the outdoors with her family. Being out on the water in the summer months and in the snow during the winter months are her favorite passions. You can also find her relaxing and enjoying a great book on their pontoon or a beach somewhere in the Caribbean.

 

Karen has spent over 20 years in the Hospitality Industry.  Her specialty is in planning Group Incentive Programs and Group Meeting Events.  She has extensive knowledge and experience in these areas of group travel from AIR & HOTEL negotiations and planning to on-site program operations.

 

Over the years, as part of her career in the Hospitality Industry, she has had the pleasure of staying at some of the finest hotels & resorts in many countries around the globe. Of all the destinations she has visited a few of her favorites are South Africa, Tahitian Islands, Australia, Italy, Switzerland, Mexico and many of the Caribbean Islands.

 

What remains on her ‘Bucket List’ of travels are New Zealand, Alaska and Central and South America.

 

Her areas of expertise would be the Caribbean Islands and Mexico.

 

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Sara Nagel - Accounting (19 years)

Sara's best moments are spent with her husband Chris, and their children Levi, Grace and Jack. Sara has spent years watching them grow up and become young adults

Sara is very very active in her community so if she isn't watching her kids at a school sport/activity or at work, you will probably find her at a meeting or event for one of the Boards she serves on.  She also has started a new passion...Hobby farming!

Sara has traveled primarily within the United States and Canada - Florida, Las Vegas, NV, Washington D.C., North Dakota, South Dakota, Wisconsin, Iowa, Montana, Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Wyoming, Illinois, Nebraska, Manitoba Canada, Boston, MA, San Antonio, TX, North Carolina, Tennessee, St. Louis, MO and Kentucky.  Sara and her family enjoy anything Disney including Walt Disney World and Disney Cruises.

Sara would like to visit Alaska and Hawaii

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