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Jay JohnsonJay Johnson ASA, CITE, CTIE
Email: jay@coastlinetravel.com

Interests & Specialties
President
Adventure, Honeymoons, Hotels, Ocean Cruising, Safari

Expert Bio
While working on my degree, I began working at the family owned At Your Service Travel Advisors in 1985.  I quickly realized planning luxury safaris and vacations for my clients was a fun and enjoyable profession. And so I began a long and rewarding career as a Travel Consultant. I often say that I am the luckiest guy on this planet because I LOVE what I do for a living, and feel I am incredibly fortunate to have found my passion, which is planning amazing trips for my clients.  I love to focus on Adventure Travel.  Nothing inspires me more than helping create a trip of a lifetime for my clients.

My Recent Trips


Ellen ColemanEllen Coleman
Email: ellenc@alpine-travel.com

Interests & Specialties
Luxury Vacation Consultant
New Zealand~ Adventure Travel ~ Tahiti

Expert Bio
I have been a travel consultant for 16 years, specializing in Hawaii, cruises, adventure travel  and New Zealand. I have lived in Japan for two years and Sweden for 8 months. While living in these two places I traveled extensively through out Asia and Europe.
ellenc@alpine-travel.com


My Recent Trips


Cheryl HarveyCheryl Harvey
Email: cherylh@alpine-travel.com

Interests & Specialties
Senior Travel Consultant~ Luxury Cruises~ Europe~ Hawaii and Adventure and Active travel around the world.  Family reunions~  Destination weddings in Hawaii 

Expert Bio
I started at Pan American Airways in 1967 for 14 wonderful years.  I became a travel agent in 1983 and have specialized in Luxury Travel ever since.  I love taking care of my clients and make sure that they fulfill their vacation dreams.
Contact Cheryl at cherylh@alpine-travel.com.

My Recent Trips


Gima AboukhaterGima Aboukhater
Email: gimaa@alpine-travel.com

Interests & Specialties
Independent Travel consultant    

Expert Bio
Leisure Travel Consultant since 1990- Born in Lebanon and lived in Dubai and London before moving to Saratoga.  Specializing in exotic destinations and active travel.  I have enjoyed planning and participating in hiking trips for private groups in Italy, Spain, Switzerland & Machu Pichu to name a few.  Sailed with friends on most of the luxury cruise lines and in additiona each year I organize a spa group for my "Guru Spa" girlfriends.  

My Recent Trips


D'Arcy Lore
Email: mlore@msn.com

Interests & Specialties
Independent Travel Consutlant

Expert Bio
Travel professional since 1978
San Jose Dublin board member
Switzerland expert certified in Zermatt 1998

Ireland, Italy and France 


My Recent Trips


Rick Garrett
Email: Rick.garrett@weddymoons.com

Interests & Specialties
I specialize in French Polynesia, Fiji, The Cook Islands, Australia, and New Zealand, especially adventure travel, honeymoons, and destination weddings.

Expert Bio
I’m on the Virtuoso Travel Advisory Board for Islands, Caribbean Travel+Life, and Destination Weddings & Honeymoons magazines and have been in the travel industry since 1979, mostly as President of a major tour wholesale company packaging Hawaii, Jamaica, and the South Pacific, but the last five years I’ve focused on honeymoons and destination weddings. I’ve traveled extensively throughout the South Pacific and know many of the hotel owners and managers. For more see my website at www.weddymoons.com.
Virtuoso Profile

Kathy Ellis
Email: trvkath@comcast.net

Interests & Specialties
Independant Vacation Specialist

Milica VuckovicMilica Vuckovic
Email: mimiv@alpine-travel.com

Interests & Specialties
  • Adventure ~ Beach & Sun ~  History & Culture  ~  Sports & Outdoors  ~  Independent Tours



Expert Bio

Traveling the world is something that I always dreamed about. To make this dream come true, I moved from my home country of Serbia to the United States, finished a two-year travel program at San Francisco City College, and completed an internship at Alpine Travel of Saratoga. After a very successful internship I became a valuable member of Alpine Travel as a Luxury Independent Consultant.

Together with my husband, we enjoy many different recreational trip, such as hiking, biking, walking, and driving. We love how travel enriches our lives by opening our eyes to new experiences and different cultures.

In the past few years we’ve traveled to Slovenia, Croatia, Switzerland, Israel, Russia, Serbia and Austria.

The destinations I specialize in are Ireland, Scotland, Switzerland, Italy, Austria, Slovenia, Croatia, Serbia, Russia and the United States. 

If you’re seeking fresh and new ideas for your next vacation, please feel free to contact me via email!

Virtuoso Profile



My Recent Trips


Barbi LazarowBarbi Lazarow
Email: barbi@itsgoingtobefantastic.com

Interests & Specialties
  • Adventure ~ Family Vacation ~ History & Culture ~ Sports & Outdoors


Expert Bio
I have travelled to 6 of the 7 continents and know first hand the value of participation in designing trips – I have sent clients to wonderful health spas, on walking and biking holidays, on luxury beach holidays, to hidden ranches and to wonderful fly-in fishing resorts. I have seen first hand how travel can bring a family together – making memories of a life time.

I grew up in Canada – my parents believed in travel and we travelled the world. I lived overseas and went to university in France before returning to Canada and now the United States. I have travelled extensively with my family as well – my oldest son reached the milestone of visiting all seven continents by the time he was 21!

My love of adventure, food, wine, family, luxury – and the great outdoors! inspire me everyday



My Recent Trips


Lynda Turley-GarrettLynda Turley-Garrett ASA, CTC, DS
Email: lyndat@alpine-travel.com

Interests & Specialties
Independent Travel consultant

Expert Bio

Lynda Turley, ctc,ds is an Independent Contractor at Alpine Travel of Saratoga and has been a luxury travel advisor for over 30 years.

I've been selected for Travel & Leisure magazine’stop 125 Super A-list Agents for 10 years and have been chosen for the food and wine travel advisory board for Saveur magazine, and by Australia Tourism as a Premier Aussie Specialist and was selected by Zinfandel Advocates and Producers- ZAP- as their official travel advisor for their food and wine vacations.  I am also an Accredited Space Agent for Virgin Galactic selling their space flights that will begin very soon.

I've grown up in the San Francisco bay area and know the wine regions of California well.  My favorite wine appellations are in the lesser known wine regions in California, Australia and New Zealand. My favorite wines- a crisp Sav Blanc, a fruity Zinfandel or an earthy Tempranillo.