I'm Christy, and I'm your Vacationista!
Vacations are my business, and have been since for nearly 20 years. I love to travel, and feel so fortunate to have visited amazing destinations all over the world. I’ve sailed ships large and small, taken trains and buses on through foreign lands, sat with my toes in the sand at some of the most breathtaking beaches in the world, stayed in funky B&B’s and 5-star hotels, lost my luggage, sat through flight delays, endured screenings and pat-downs, sat in middle seats... but I love it all! Learning about the world is a passion - I am a researcher at heart, and take great pleasure in helping other people “get there.”
I’ll never forget my honeymoon - a week in London and a week in Paris. It was so dreamy and romantic... nearly 20 years later it remains my all-time favorite travel experience. Everytime I work with a couple to plan their honeymoon I am reminded of that time. And those memories are a gift. I also remember the stress of planning such a milestone event - no need to stress on honeymoon plans, too!
I love working with multi-generational families on small group trips, reunions and destination weddings. Finding common interests and putting together events and activities that can help groups of all ages come together to create memories...well, I just love that! I’ve watched my kid experience the world with his aunts, uncles, cousins and grandparents, and I enjoy helping my clients do the same.
In my personal life I’m a wife and a mom, and one look at my twitter or instagram feed shows the open book that is my life - my famiily, our son's school activities, my love of live music, trying local wines and craft beers with my husband and friends, Oakland A’s baseball, our wacky dogs, and my involvement the community.
Contact me to set up an appointment to discuss your next vacation.
“Should I even use a travel agent?”
If you’re a professional and your time is valuable, then contact your Vacationista.
- Planning a great vacation takes much more than a few clicks on-line to book a flight and a place to stay. You're too busy working hard and playing hard to spend countless hours reading hotel reviews, searching out train schedules, and hunting down local guides. Let me put my years of travel experience to work for you.
If you want to travel your way and not as a part of a prepackaged plan, then contact your Vacationista.
- My specialty is creating bespoke vacation experiences, tailor-made for you. One size does not fit all when on vacations. I will work with you to create an itinerary the suits your taste, your interests, as well as your time and budget.
If you prefer a seamless vacation experience, then contact your Vacationista.
- I am a “soup to nuts” travel planner, and will make recommendations for a complete and coherent travel plan, starting and ending at your front door, so you can pick and choose how much of your trip you want planned out in advance.
If you desire the perks of a VIP, then contact your Vacationista.
- As one of the 6000+ Signature Travel Network agents, my clients reap the benefits of my preferred relationships with the best travel companies on earth. I work with cruise lines, tour operators, hotels and resorts, airlines, safari outfitters, villa rental companies, rail service, car rentals, limo companies, private jet shares... all the top travel companies who have built their reputations on delivering quality service and exceeding expectations.