About Us

THE Travel Specialist, Joanne Gardner, CTC, has been planning individual and group vacations worldwide for over 30 years. A certified travel consultant, she is president of the local board of the Midwest Chapter of the American Society of Travel Agents. As an active traveler to 70 countries and most states, she has been able to pursue her interests in history, golf, scuba diving, skiing and cooking while experiencing different cultures.

Specialist Designations
Italy, Puerto Rico, Trinidad and Tobago, Cayman Islands Dive Specialist, Kenya, South Africa FUNDI, Certified Travel Consultant, Certified Sandals Specialist, Honeymoon and Destination Wedding Specialist, Hyatt Hotels, Club Med, Ski.com Specialist.    

Without an ASTA Travel Agent, you are on your own!

Helpful Planning Links:

Weather www.weather.com
Foreign Languages for Travelers
Passport Information
State Department Travel Warnings
Map Quest
Center for Disease Control

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THE Travel Specialist is a member of CLIA (Cruise Lines International Association); ASTA (American Society of Travel Agents); NACTA (Nationall Association of Commissioned Travel Agents) and has an ICTA (Institute of Certified Travel Agents) member on staff.



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