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About Michele

I was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois where my love of travel began at an early age. Growing up, we would take family road trips and would always take the "long way." Because of this, I have had the opportunity to visit almost every state in the country. In fact, there are only eight states I have not yet visited!

I’ve always believed that all the magic and memories happen while “taking the long way home” - a belief I’ve applied to being a Travel Advisor and sharing with my clients the lesser-known highlights, insider experiences and off-the-beaten path adventures across the globe.

Awards & Accolades:

  • Signature Travel Expert


If your travel dates are flexible, think about seasonal experiences. I can help you determine the best season to view whales, scale glaciers, enjoy fall foliage, see the Northern Lights, explore Europe’s famed Christmas Markets and so much more.

Travel Experience

Where I've Been






  • Europe
  • Canada
  • Mexico
  • New Zealand
  • Australia / South Pacific


  • Cruises (Ocean)
  • Cruises (River)
  • Cruises (Small-Ship)
  • Expedition Cruises
  • Group Travel
  • Luxury Travel
  • Solo Travel
  • World Cruises


  • Regent Seven Seas Cruises
  • Silversea Cruises
  • Azamara
  • Paul Gauguin Cruises
  • Tauck
  • Trafalgar
  • Oceania Cruises

Michele's Reviews

Michele helped us with flight adjustments for our cruise and assigned us to a conveniently located cabin on the ship. She responded promptly to our requests.

Vivan S.

Jan 4, 2020

Always responds very, very promptly!

David & Janice C.

Jan 5, 2020

I am completely happy with the service Michele provided. She handled every detail of our cruise with the utmost of care. She went above and beyond to insure that we got exactly what we wanted. She was a pleasure to work with.

Marjorie M.

Jun 7, 2019

Best experience we have had with a vacation planner. Michele is great.

Laura & Larry W.

Jan 19, 2020

Michelle was attentive, detail oriented, cheerful, helpful, and readily available. We were/are extremely satisfied with her assistance.

Gail and Michael H.

Aug 8, 2019

I would not continue using Michele if I had any complaints. She's extremely obliging & friendly & efficient.

Rosalyn F.

Mar 2, 2020

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