Maureen Dinnocenzo

Maureen Dinnocenzo, owner-agent of Above & Beyond Travel- a full service travel agency that includes air, rail, cruises, resorts, tours, group travel & more. Maureen has been awarded "2012 Best Group Sales Effort" runner-up of the West coast by Travel Age West journal. In 2015, 2017 & 2021, she has been recognized at the Global Travel Market as one of the top 100 Elite Travel Advisors in the United States. She has been a certified travel advisor since 2005. Her certifications include CTA, Certified Travel Associate by the Travel Institute, ACC (Accredited Cruise Counselor), MCC (Master Cruise Counselor), ECC (Elite Cruise Counselor) by the Cruise Lines International Association, Inc., VTA (Certified Verified Travel Advisor) She has been awarded certifications from Hawaii (Master specialist for Oahu, Maui, Lanai, Molokai, Kauai, & Big Is. of Hawaii) & Alaska state Visitors Bureau. In addition, she has earned accreditations from the Tourism Board of Africa, New Zealand, Fiji, Ireland, Greece, Mexico & Portugal. Annually, she updates her knowledge of the world by attending travel seminars and/or visiting destinations.

She has taken groups from 16 to 300 on tours & cruises throughout the world. Ask her about group rates, amenities & possible FREE TRIP for the group organizer! She prides herself on giving her clients personal attention & her expertise before, during & after their dream vacations.

You may contact Maureen at (209) 795-3226 or 866-476-7476;
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Remember…without a travel agent, YOU are on your own!

Cathy DeMichiel

"Don't just dream it, DO IT," combined with Cathy's passion for the South Pacific has lead her to make her home on the Island of Kauai where she loves sharing Aloha with visitors.

Having grown up all over the U.S., traveling seems second nature to her. She has been a travel agent since 2000 with certificated Destination Master Specialist for Kauai, Maui, and Oahu (also a former home), South Pacific Specialist, Kiwi Specialist from New Zealand Tourism Board, and Aussie Specialist from the Australian Tourism Bureau. She holds accreditations as CTA, Certified Travel Associate by Travel Institute and ACC, Accredited Cruise Counselor, Cruise Lines International Association, Inc.

She enjoys giving her clients personal attention to assure their trips are all they've dreamed of. In addition to extensive travels throughout the South Pacific, she has personally traveled to Europe on many occasions as well as sailing on some wonderful ocean and river cruises.

In addition to Hawaii, some of her favorite destinations are: New Zealand, Australia, Cook Islands, Fiji, Bali, Greece, Italy, Ireland, Wales, and Uruguay

She studied in the Travel Department of Los Medanos College and previously worked in two agencies in Pleasanton, CA.

Contact Cathy DeMichiel at 925-786-0828; Email:

Joe Dinnocenzo

After Joe Dinnocenzo was discharged from the United States Marine Corps, he graduated from college with a MS in tax. Then he operated his CPA business for nearly 35 years. After selling his business in 2004, he started attending travel training seminars. He has earned his ACC, Accredited Cruise Counselor, from Cruise Lines International Association, Inc. His travels include many of the US states, Europe, Caribbean & Mexico. He has cruised extensively in Europe, the Caribbean, Mexico, Hawaiian islands, the rivers of Europe & the Mississippi River. Joe has the knowledge & experience to help you plan your next dream vacation.

Call Joe at 209-795-3226

Karen Ellison

"The best things in life are the people you love, the places you've seen and the memories you've made along the way."

Karen has been a travel professional since 2010 with personal travel experience starting in the 1970's. Her travels include cruises in the Mediterranean, Caribbean, Panama Canal and to Alaska along with river cruises on the Mississippi and Columbia/Snake rivers. She's visited many countries including Cuba, Ireland, Italy, Peru, China, Malta and Croatia, along with spending time in Paris, London and Barcelona, Dublin and New York City.

She has earned Princess Cruise Line's Commodore award. Karen has also completed specialist programs for Norwegian Cruise lines and Carnival Cruise lines. Karen has completed the Anchorage Wild Expert program along with the Disney Destinations, Hyatt/Starwood hotel and Marriott hotel programs. Karen was awarded certificates for the Hawaii Destination program which includes the specialist courses for the islands of Oahu, Maui, Kauai, Lanai, Molokai and Hawaii.

Karen can be reached at (510) 828-9099 or

Allison Wright

Allison Wright is passionate about travel. She has been on all seven continents, including African safaris and an overnight campout on Antarctic ice! She's been to almost 60 countries - including CUBA! As an avid and experienced traveler herself, she brings understanding and empathy to her clients' travel needs and goals!

Allison is an Elite Cruise Counselor and certificates include but are not limited to: Princess Cruise Lines Commodore rank, Holland America Expert rank, Royal Caribbean Expert Plus and the overall WOW program, Certified Hurtigruten Specialist, and more. Destination Specialist areas include Cuba (What a GREAT place to visit!), Israel, Costa Rica, Saint Lucia, New Orleans, and many more. Certified Lifestyle Specialist training includes Accessible Travel and Honeymoons & Destination Weddings.

Ask about her fun and informative monthly Travel Newsletter!
Communicate with Allison via text / phone at +1 209.559.5606. Visit her website at

Patty Stratton

Patty retired from a 26 year career in education, both as a teacher and an administrator. She loved being able to make a difference in the lives of her students and now delights in making a difference in the lives of her clients through high-quality travel opportunities. A life-long passion for learning has helped her jumpstart her travel career by earning as a Specialist Certificate for Fort Lauderdale and Vancouver, Certified Hawai'i Destination Specialist, The Magic of Mexico Specialist, Malta Specialist, Aussie Specialist Agent, and Special Needs Group Certified Accessible Travel Advocate. Patty has also completed her Airline Consolidator Specialist courses and has successfully completed the United States Tour Operators Association Specialist Program.
She is excited to be a student of the world and continues her studies daily. She is grateful for the opportunity to fulfill a childhood dream of helping others fulfill their travel wishes! She may be reached by emailing her at or or calling her at 559.940.3752 or 559.322.7412. She is waiting to hear from you!

Marilyn Rahlf

Marilyn Rahlf retired from a career in the computer industry and education in 2019 and started her next career as a Travel Advisor in Rancho Murieta, CA.

As a high school Business and Marketing teacher, Marilyn wanted to open the doors for her students to explore the world in their future careers. As the final project for her classes, she shared her desire to travel and had the students develop a travel marketing plan to encourage them to explore new destinations.

Marilyn has enjoyed her travels to Alaska, Hawaii, the Caribbean, and Mexico along with many National Parks and destinations in the United States. At the start of her career in travel, Marilyn attended trainings and webinars during the pandemic, earning her credentials as a Cruise Commodore for Princess Cruises and Carnival Cruise Line. She also became a specialist for Baja Mexico travel. While she is relatively new to the industry, Marilyn is eager to learn more and travel to new destinations as well as help her clients fulfil their dreams to travel.

Marilyn always looks forward to meeting new friends and can be reached by emailing her at or or calling her at 916-934-9826

Leslie Walters

Leslie has been in the travel industry for nearly 25 years. With a wide variety of experience and expertise, she can help you plan and book the perfect trip for you. Her specialties include, Hawaii, Mexico, Cruises, Fiji and especially Adventure Travel!


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