Geri Van Alstine
Van Alstine

Mon/Tue/Thu/Fri: 9:30 am - 5:30 pm
Wed: 9:30 am - 7:00 pm
Every otherSat: 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Years Experience:
26 years 2 months
About Me:

I grew up in the Syracuse area and actually went to college for something completely different from travel. I worked for General Electric for 7 years and after being laid off in 1991 I decided to go back to school for a career change. I started working for American Airlines in 1992 and used my employee benefits to go to places like Cancun, Honduras, and California with friends. This is when my interest in travel really began to take hold. In 1993 I started working for AAA and received many opportunities for destination and supplier training and I also started traveling more so that I could gain many experiences and bring them back to the advantage of my clients. I love to travel and am so happy to be able to do it both for work and for pleasure with my husband, family, and friends.

How I Can Help You:

When you work with me you will receive personalized recommendations from my own travel experiences, and from the experiences of my past clients. If there are schedule changes, weather delays, or  emergencies at your destinations I am here to help you reschedule or make other arrangements to keep your vacation smooth. I will make sure all of the small, but important, details are taken care of: required travel documents, health recommendations, visa and/or passport requirements.

Industry Experience:

I am a Sandals Specialist and have traveled to Sandals and Beaches Resorts in St Lucia, Turks and Caicos, Bahamas, and Jamaica, plus I went on a day trip to the new resort in Grenada. On my trip to St Lucia I was with a group of friends celebrating milestone birthdays and anniversaries and decided to surprise our friends with a marriage on the beach. I used my destination wedding and honeymoon planning expertise to coordinate the group and the destination wedding.

I have been to Hawaii, Cancun (3 times), Bermuda (3 times), and Jamaica (28 times). Some of the cruise lines I've experienced are Celebrity, Princess, Royal Caribbean, Carnival, and Uniworld among others. I've been on river cruises on the Danube from Passau to Budapest, and in Southern France from Avignon to Lyon. I've cruised the ocean to the Caribbean and also, a special trip - the North Sea and Baltic up to Estonia and St. Petersburg. That trip included highlights of The Gold Room at the Hermitage Museum, and seeing Swan Lake at the Russian Ballet. In addition, I've cruised round-trip Venice to Slovenia and Croatia.

Other destinations I've been to include Ireland, Spain, the Canadian Rockies by train, and The Alps and Northern Italy. Other interesting destinations I've planned for my clients were African safaris, independent and escorted European vacations and vacations to Australia and New Zealand.

Favorite Vacation:

It is so hard to pick a favorite vacation! I love going to all -inclusive resorts in the Caribbean. I find it very relaxing to just sit back and relax. I have also enjoyed my travels in Europe - there is something about learning the history and seeing art and ancient ruins. 

Dream Vacation:

I would love to go to Australia and New Zealand, and stop in Bora Bora at an over-water bungalow to break up the trip.

Travel Certifications:
Luxury Travel Specialist
Northern and Central Italy Specialist
Southern Italy Specialist
Travel Destinations:
Ocean Cruising
River Cruising

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