Our Process

Travel Planning

Travel can be overwhelming. See how Gerken Getaways does the work for you so that you can enjoy a stress-free travel experience.

Dunluce Castle

Here is our 5-step process for crafting your travel plan:

  • During the initial consultation, we will get to know each other and discuss your vision in detail.
  • I will design your vacation to your specific wishes.
  • After reviewing your plan together, I’ll finalize the details.
  • Prior to departure, I will deliver to you a complete, interactive digital itinerary. With every vacation I plan,  a planning fee structure is used.
  • Once you return, we’ll conduct a follow-up interview to review the ups and downs of your experience. This crucial step in our relationship ensures that I continually adapt your future trips to your requirements.

Service is my top priority

While you may be overwhelmed at the vast number of options, let my knowledge of destinations and experience crafting unique travel experiences become the first element of tranquility in your upcoming vacation. I can tailor a travel experience that you won’t receive from the Internet. Here’s how my expertise can help in the planning:

  • Relationships with trusted suppliers for travelers who want a traditional luxury vacation with elegant accommodations, guided tours, and the leisure of VIP access.
  • Experience and suggestions for family or multi-generational groups in need of a compelling itinerary that appeals across the ages of your party.
  • Bring me your ideas and we will discuss and refine them to tailor your travel and find the perfect destination.
Asian street market

My Travel Guarantee to You

First and foremost, you’ll travel knowing that I’m available to assist you during your journey. In addition:

Worldwide Network

I have cultivated a worldwide network of suppliers and continue to travel extensively, bolstering my knowledge of the destinations I offer while vetting vendors, guides, and escorts. In 2018, my husband accepted a position in London, which allowed me easy access to exploring the UK, Ireland, and Europe. We made the decision to return to the US in 2021 and now reside in Florida.

Montecito Village Travel

My affiliation with Montecito Village Travel provides me with perks and advantages unavailable to the general public through the Virtuoso Consortium. MVT offers extensive access to contemporary and luxury suppliers, worldwide on-sites, and corporate programs … the sky is the limit when it comes to resources for planning our client’s travel.


I am a proud Certified Travel Counselor (CTC), newly certified in 2018. I also am a Destination Specialist for Tahiti, Fiji, Australia, Jamaica, Scotland and Italy and I’m always expanding my training and gaining new certifications. My newest certification is from the American Society of Travel Advisors (ASTA) in which I am a Verified Agent.

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