Meet The Team
Vacationista Travel & Co's goal is to exceed your expectations by designing 4 & 5 star travel experiences, redefining an ordinary vacation into extraordinary. Working with your travel professional is easy and seamless. Together, with your interests and budget, they will create a personalized made-to-order journey. While we strive to obtain the best prices, we are not bargain hunters. Our main goal is to give you the best value for your money and an overall AMAZING experience.
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Natalie Dale, Owner & Travel Designer
With years of personal travel experience and love of travel at an early age combined with years of travel planning, I know the importance of listening and getting to know my clients is an integral part of designing that perfect vacation. I work tirelessly to ensure each and every vacation is tailored to my clients needs and I am with them from start to finish. Personal attention and detail are the foundation of my work. After spending 16 years in the medical field she knows what it means to take care of her clients.
Specialities: Alaska, Hawaii, Europe, Las Vegas, Mexico, Caribbean, Costa Rica, Mexico, Cruises, Honeymoons, Group Travel (senior trips, destination weddings & more)
Fun Fact: Favorite read on the plane or the beach - Janet Evanovich’s Stephanie Plum Series
Linda Donaldson, Travel Designer
A love for new adventures and years of background experience come together to bring you Linda - the travel agent with the knowledge that is key for designing the perfect vacation for you! Whether it was exploring national parks like the Mammoth Caves or taking it easy on a cruise ship, I have been enjoying travel since my daughters were young and continue to do so while opening up the world for others. From the grandparents down to great-grandkids, I have built trips that could meet everyone's needs. Travel isn't a one-size-fits-all venture, and I believe in creating itineraries that are tailored to your unique style.
Specialties: US, Canada, Europe, Central & South America tours, Romance Travel, Worldwide Cruise destinations, Luxury Spa Retreats, Golf experiences, Group Travel (including destination weddings & corporate incentive).
Fun Fact: I was a born and bred Canadian - but you won't be able to tell from my accent, y'all! This travel agent knows what it means to do like the locals do.
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Cheryl Harris, Travel Designer
My love for travel brought me to the travel industry in 2015. I have enjoyed my journey and meeting so many wonderful people from fellow agents to my current and new clients.
My clients are my top priority and I listen to their ideas about their dream vacations and their past travel experiences and together we plan that perfect next vacation.
I pride myself on being prompt to respond to requests and being available to my clients.
Specialties: Ocean & River Cruising, Family Travel, Disney Vacations, Honeymoons
Fun Fact: Cheryl not only plans your trips to foreign countries but she has hosted students in her home from them.
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Frances "Tutu" Baker, Travel Designer
I love to travel and thoroughly enjoy hearing from clients about their journeys and what they liked most. I have also loved sharing my experiences with clients as I help them plan their vacations. Whether it's a simple week-end get-away, a family vacation, a destination wedding, a honeymoon, a cruise, a special celebration or simply a chance to go somewhere familiar or new, I love the challenge of planning the details for you.
Specialties: Ocean & River Cruising (domestic and international,) Family Travel, Honeymoons, spur of the moment get-aways and any other kind of travel!
Fun Fact: Tutu practiced law for 23 years so she can advocate on your behalf in any situation!
318-470-0220 *independent affiliate of Vacationista Travel & Co. LLC
Charla Caudill, Travel Designer
My passion for travel began at a very young age. As an Army "brat" I moved frequently, and this created a sense of longing to continue to be adventurous and explore new places. I want to facilitate for others the same opportunities I've had.
I'm very detail-oriented and love to plan and research new and exciting destinations. I will use those skills and the knowledge I have gained over the years to create the most amazing and memorable vacations for my clients. My desire is for you to have wonderful and exciting experiences as you explore this amazing world.
Specialties: Hawai'i (Certified Hawaii Destination Specialist), US & National Parks, Alaska, Cruises, Family Travel
Fun Fact: I lived in Hawai'i for 3 years when I was young and went to grade school in O'ahu - all of my teachers were Japanese and as a result I developed a slight Japanese accent.
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