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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. Travel Specialties: Ocean Cruising, River Cruising
I love my role as Office Manager at the main branch of Coastline Travel Group. For fifteen years I have had the privilege of working with the best in the travel industry. As manager, I see to the ‘day to day’ of the office and work as support staff to our front-line luxury agents. I also worked closely with our Senior Director of Group Travel helping plan and escort student groups to Hawaii. Over the past fifteen years my position has continued to evolve, and I now help manage our Independent Contract Agents, work with our IT Support Team, and take on a host of administrative tasks. Of all the different roles I take on as Office Manager at Coastline, my favorite is Office Mom.
Born of Filipino immigrants and a mother that worked for a major airline, I never missed an opportunity to go back “home” during the summer months to spend time with family and friends. These annual trips to the Philippines and other destinations sparked my profound love of travel and fascination of meeting new people from all walks of life. As my journey continues and I set sail to new destinations around the world, I am constantly searching for unique experiences to share with my clients in hopes to inspire the design of a newly-found dream trip. Luckily, I also have the privilege of working alongside some of the most creative advisors in the industry which means no dream is too big to turn into reality for our clients. It is my mission to help my clients explore the world seamlessly and create the best life-long memories. Allow me to welcome you to the Coastline Travel family!
After graduating at the top of her class from a local Southern California high school, Leah went on to pursue a Bachelor of Science degree in Sociology and European/WWII History at the University of California, Santa Barbara in 1997. It was in Santa Barbara that Leah decided a career in education might prove rewarding. Leah graduated from UCSB and pursued an even higher level of education from California State University, Long Beach. Here, she received her graduate degree and credentials in primary education. Leah taught for three years in the Long Beach and Anaheim public school system focusing on reading development and child advocacy. Upon meeting Jay Johnson and his family, Leah took interest in the luxury travel industry. She recognized that she continued to have a great passion for learning outside what textbook pages could offer and could still use her educating skills in this field. Leah’s goal is to provide the utmost in travel advice and customer service, and takes great pride in being part of such a phenomenal Virtuoso agency. Your wish can be a dream fulfilled and realized as she plans every detail of your next adventure. Travel Specialties: History & Culture, Luxury Hotels, Ocean Cruising, River Cruising
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Carla began at At Your Service Travel Advisors in 1979, right out of college as the agency assistant bookkeeper. From these humble beginnings, Carla has emerged as the Director of Festivals for Coastline Travel Group, Inc. Carla entirely manages the annual Hawaii Invitational in Waikiki, which recently celebrated its 26th anniversary this past April. In 1997, the Hawaii Invitational was a struggling venture that that consisted of one local high school band going to Hawaii to “compete” with other bands. Well, it’s pretty hard to compete when you’re the only band in town. Carla took over the reins of the Hawaii Invitational, using her incredible accounting mind, and has transformed this once dormant festival into the most exclusive, and by far the largest high school music festival in Hawaii. Travel Specialties: Escorted Tours, Festivals & Events, Luxury Hotels, Ocean Cruising
My mission is to inspire my clients to explore the world through travel & see life from a different perspective. After 28 years as a consultant, I’ve developed key industry relationships. I prided myself on adaptation & innovations without losing a “hands on personal service approach.” I am Sicilian American, grew up in New Orleans (ask me about Mosca’s). I thrive on Louisiana’s culture, good food & the great music. I studied & worked in both Argentina (Economics & Tango Argentino) & Mexico (History & Revolution) . I specialize in Italy & Latin America due to my experience in these regions. An avid scuba diver, I have dove the pristine reefs of the Maldives & Fiji. I design seamless itineraries so you engaged in culture, history, food, art & people. Consider a one on one with a Master Gaucho Silversmith in Argentina’s Pampa or access to Buenos Aires’ closed door restaurants. I am committed to making your trip truly remarkable & life changing with a travel partner that is available to you every step of the way. Travel Specialties: Adventure Travel, Independent Tours, Luxury Hotels
I’m passionate about traveling to countries that are off the beaten path and immersing myself in the culture and customs of each city. My goal is to plan unique itineraries for families that offer an authentic experience. I grew up in Southern California, and am enthusiastic about surfing and being outdoors. I started traveling when I was only 6 months old and I’ve been to some amazing parts of the world. My most memorable destinations include Kenya, Egypt, Costa Rica, Tanzania, and Italy. Travel Specialties: Beach & Sun, Family Vacation
Stephanie’s incredible passion for travel began at a young age, when she had the opportunity to explore various destinations with her family. While her personal travel experience is primarily domestic thus far, she maintains a genuine passion for crafting unforgettable, personalized experiences around the globe based on her clients’ specific desires, needs and preferences. After graduating from Point Loma Nazarene University in San Diego, California with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Managerial & Organizational Communications, Stephanie began her professional career in public relations at a five-star, five-diamond luxury resort. There, she realized that her attention to detail, passion for planning, incessant thirst for knowledge and desire to explore worldwide destinations were best suited for a career in travel advising. Using her experience planning her own customized travel excursions, Stephanie’s favorite part about her role is discovering her clients’ individual travel goals, then using her knowledge and expertise to craft personalized itineraries that result in extraordinary journeys and lifelong memories for each and every client. Travel Specialties: Adventure Travel, Beach & Sun, Family Vacation, Food & Wine, Ocean Cruising
Danielle’s interest for travel and adventure started at a young age but, turned into a passion once she studied abroad in Bilbao, Spain her sophomore year of college. After graduating from Point Loma Nazarene University with a degree in Managerial Organizational Communication, Danielle moved back to Mallorca, Spain to live and work for a year. She was immersed in the culture through teaching English and working for a non-profit for people with disabilities. She then moved back to California in 2018, and sought to find a job that would suit her passion for travel and adventure. She desired to work in a place where she could share her experiences and inspire people by using her attention to detail, and planning techniques to create the most ideal trip for each individual client. She has first-hand experience traveling through Europe but, as a young travel advisor she hopes to expand her worldly knowledge. As a travel advisor, it is her mission to help people create life-changing experiences in the most effective way possible. She aspires to help give people the opportunity to travel and obtain the experiences that have shaped the lives of many others. She believes that travel can be transformational. She is passionate about serving one another cross-culturally, and creating life-changing experiences that provide these opportunities. Travel Specialties: Food & Wine, History & Culture
Dani Johnson has always been passionate about travel and exploring the world. Dani has an extensive travel background, having worked for Crystal Cruises, planned inaugural events for Silversea Cruises and riverboat companies. Dani is on Wendy Perrin’s WOW list and has been featured several times in Town & Country magazine for Napa Valley and Hawaii. Dani curates unique travel experiences and utilizes her personal travel to plan and execute authentic trips. Dani’s recent favorites are Bhutan, Africa, Seychelles, Australia, Papua New Guinea, Mexico, Costa Rica, China, and Japan, Dani’s passion is to travel to unique and different countries, experiencing cultures while appreciating an exceptional level of service. Dani’s specialty is planning multi-generational travel and milestone events. Curating a unique trip that works for the entire family is one of Dani’s strengths. Dani’s go-to destinations that she visits at least once a year are the islands of Hawaii, Mexico, Italy and the state of California. Travel Specialties: Adventure Travel, Ocean Cruising
From Hungary, I lived in Budapest and moved to the United States in 1978. I officially began my travel career in 1983 in the San Francisco Bay Area. Since 2005 I have lived in the Sacramento Area with my family. In the last 30 years I have traveled around the world and gained valuable information that I am happy to share with my clients as I work hard to make their dream vacations become a reality. I truly take my time with every client. It is a priority to me to ensure all details of each trip are the perfect fit for each individual and are offered at the best possible value. a) Favorite Travel Destination: Europe b) Favorite Book to Take Traveling: Any Non-Fiction Book c) 3 Items I never leave without: Scarves, Moisturizer & Antioxidant
Creator of Experiences is what my business card reads…and my main goal as a travel advisor. I love to work with clients and learn about their dream vacations and then work hard to create a trip that will fulfill their dreams. My love of travel, adventure and creating new experiences began on my first trip to Europe for five weeks right after high school. We visited eight countries and immersed ourselves in the culture and earned five college units. And a life-long passion was born. While building a career in corporate retail as a buyer, marketing and community tourism and chamber organizations, travel continued to be a part of my life. I worked off and on with the family travel business over many years until I jumped in full time in 2018. I have had a chance to travel the world and have visited over 55 countries, with a goal of hitting 100. Each time I immerse myself in a new location, I bring back a new memory that will help create a unique experience for my clients. My goal is to create amazing trips for group and incentive travel, wine clubs, culinary groups and leisure trips.