Brenda Cadman 

Portland, ME United States
Travel Specialties
  • Adventure
  • Food & Wine
  • Culture, History & Arts
  • Ocean Cruising
  • Safari

Selling Travel Since
  • English

My Background

I love to travel, to experience new cultures, enjoy great food, music and dance and to see new sights. My motto is "so many countries - so little time" and I have traveled every single vacation of my life. I've been to 30+ countries, some a few times and continue to seek new destinations for my own curiosity as well as to be able to offer my clients personal recommendations. Prior to becoming a travel agent I was a Clinical Social Worker for 25 years and I believe that I bring my attention to detail and knowledge of people and cultures, to my travel expertise. What I enjoy about my job is that every day is different in that I get to explore new countries through my research in matching my clients to their perfect vacation, often offering them more than they thought possible. Most of my clients are repeat clients but I welcome new ones as well. Aside from travel, I also play tennis, golf, hike, dance, kayak, cook and savour quiet times with family and friends, when I'm not travelling. I look forward to helping you plan your next trip of a lifetime. Warmly, Brenda

PS-I'm often asked what my favorite trip has been so far and it is difficult to choose between seeing the animals up close and personal in the Galapogos Islands or Africa, walking through the streets of a European city, honeymooning in Hawaii, zip lining in Kauai, snorkeling with sea turtles, diving the Great Barrier Reef in Australia or kayaking in New many fond memories....

Places I Have Traveled

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By: BobR

Reviewed on: 18 Feb 2014


By: N Mason

Reviewed on: 27 Feb 2014

Brenda planned my salon's trip to London so we could study at Sassoon's Academy. She thought of everything. Always responded to my requets immediately. She made our experiience so easy. We will be calling Brenda again!

Excellent job, would recomend.

By: Sal

Reviewed on: 08 Apr 2014

Brenda did a great job for me and I could not ask for any more.

Highly Recommended

By: Gordie07

Reviewed on: 13 Apr 2014

Brenda is most helpful, very professional and caring about her clients. She is very knowledgeable about many places in the word. Her enthusiasm about travel translates when she is helping a client plan a trip around their needs.

Highly Recommended

By: Josh

Reviewed on: 30 Apr 2014

Brenda was great to work with and thought of everything .  She was very attentive to our needs and really listened to what we were looking for in a vacation, finding just what we were looking for within our budget.  We would highly recommend Brenda and plan to work with her for our next vacation.

Always, Our most Recommended Travel Professional

By: Rapidbilly

Reviewed on: 17 May 2014

As always, Brenda provides the most professional and personal travel assistance. We are most pleased to give you our highest compliments for her. 


By: SAM50

Reviewed on: 19 Jul 2014

Returning from 2 weeks in Greece...Athens, Mykonos, Santorini, and Naxos. Great trip, beautiful hotels, great service.  Only complaint would be that the Mykonian Imperial was a bit remote....with very few dining options (other than the hotel) nearby.  Hotel was first class, though.  Air, ferry, and car was arranged by Brenda as well and all went without a hitch.

Responsive, Creative, Enthusiastic

By: CF

Reviewed on: 05 Mar 2015

Brenda planned a trip to Hawaii around our week in Kauai. She quickly understood what type of experience we wanted. Her most important contribution was leading us to Un-Cruise Adventure which allowed us to see the islands our way. The accommodations she arranged in San Francisco and Volcano were ideal. The tour she arranged for Pearl Harbor was excellent. Before we left, she presented us with a complete folder of our documents and other information. Mother Nature provided our only glitches. When our flights were cancelled/delayed, she responded immediately with options and solutions. From the first conversation, Brenda was friendly, efficient and professional. She asked the right questions, provided options and seemed to honestly enjoy planning our trip. We would definitely recommend Brenda Cadman and plan to use her for our future travel plans.



Reviewed on: 20 Feb 2015


Perfect Room in a Perfect Place

By: Maine Air

Reviewed on: 09 Apr 2015

Excellent handling of my requests. Will be booking again at this place with Brenda at the helm.

Very knowledgeable

By: Pix

Reviewed on: 17 May 2015

This was our third family vacation arranged by Brenda Cadman. On every vacation we've had an excellent intenary and a great time. Brenda is very knowledgeable and has many recommendations and resources that made our trip a success. We would recommend her and again have Brenda to be our travel agent again in the future.


By: Bill

Reviewed on: 16 Jul 2015

As always, the plans were perfectly suited to our needs......Brenda, the consummate professional, who through many trips has become a friend......Thank you

Very satisfied

By: B and N

Reviewed on: 16 Aug 2015

Brenda, as always, was courteous, friendly, prompt and efficient.

Very Good, Professional

By: Inie

Reviewed on: 18 Aug 2015

Very helpful and excellent service.

Excellent trip

By: Steve

Reviewed on: 27 Oct 2015

Brenda did a fantastic job as she always has. She booked our airfare, trains, most of our hotels and some side trips for our vacation in France. We'll always keep coming back to her for help and advice.

Very customer friendly, detailed oriented

By: P&D

Reviewed on: 28 Sep 2015

Brenda helped us chose the Essential Britain tour as we wanted a good overview of the UK. Now we are able to better choose the places we would like to return. As novice travelers, she was able to advise re: how/where to exchange money, phone etc.

Recent Calf Trip

By: Don

Reviewed on: 23 Oct 2015

I could not have been more pleased with our Jet Blue Flight arrangements and seat selections that Brenda made for us. I will be returning to Brenda in the future for other trips.

Small Family Trip to Sicily

By: Delmar

Reviewed on: 18 Apr 2016

Brenda did a terrific job of taking our dreams and turning them into reality. She was very willing to work with the itinerary and goals we presented, and knew just when and how much to intervene when our goals weren't realistic. She quickly grasped the type of vacation we had in mind, and didn't push us into a more conventional approach. She wrapped up all the logistical details quickly and accurately, and when we requested changes of accommodations when we were already underway, she made the arrangements. This enabled us to see and do more than we had initially planned. The accommodations she arranged were excellent and the rental car and guided tours suited our needs very well. Brenda's wonderful work, along with great weather, food and sites, made this our best vacation ever. Our thanks to her and to Direct Travel!

Super Travel Agent

By: Charlie

Reviewed on: 13 Apr 2016

Brenda has been an excellent Travel Agent for us. She researches the best places to stay and if she isn't familiar with the area she asks within her well know Travel Agency. Everything is done accurately and in a timely manner. Should you have problems on the way, she will always take your call to help you out. We have used her for years now and plan to continue.

Disney Adventure

By: Happy Traveler

Reviewed on: 27 Sep 2016

Thanks to Brenda's expertise, our family vacation to Disney was wonderful. Everything went smoothly and can't wait to have the next experience. Have a magical day!

Very Professional Service

By: D & I

Reviewed on: 06 Oct 2016

Very good job. We highly recommend hiring a professional like Brenda.


By: rose

Reviewed on: 04 Feb 2017

Professional, friendly,goes extra mile to be helpful

Brenda was great!

By: Calskywatcher

Reviewed on: 14 Feb 2017

We found Brenda via my Brother & Sister-in-law. We mainly have used her services for Cruise Travel, but more recently have had her plan several personal trips. She is attentive to detail and very helpful.

Grand Cayman

By: Norway2017

Reviewed on: 13 Mar 2017

Outstanding Professional Travel Advisor. I would recommend her to anyone!!!

Brenda has been great.

By: Jim from California

Reviewed on: 10 Jul 2017

Brenda has planned several trips for us. She's always been wonderful. Detailed, helpful, always cognizant of our preferences. In this case we had to cancel the cruise due to health reasons. Brenda worked hard to make the refund and trip insurance logistics as smooth as possible. She really made it easy for us to focus on what we needed to. Hopefully we'll re-book in the future and we'll use Brenda.


By: flower

Reviewed on: 17 Jul 2017

Brenda is an excellent professional who helps the individual plan the desired trip. I would Definitely recommend Brenda to friends and family


By: Bugsy

Reviewed on: 02 Oct 2017

Excellent,professional planning from Brenda!!



Reviewed on: 16 Feb 2018

As always Brenda setup our trip and took care of everything. we had a wonderful time and will always let Brenda handle our travel arrangements wherever we go.

Brenda Cadman

By: Deutschland

Reviewed on: 13 Jul 2018

I have been working with Brenda a long time and she's always taken excellent care of me and my family. She always gets a good value and thinks of my comfort. The hotel she selected was great and very comfortable.

Always ready to help

By: MadDog

Reviewed on: 27 Jul 2018

Working with Brenda is always a light lift with the expected results. She listens to your wants a delvers the right package. She’s created a few custom travel packages for us and they’ve gone perfectly from start to finish. If something comes up Brenda and the team at Direct are ready to help And resolve. Never any unwanted surprises!

Another great trip

By: Jim

Reviewed on: 01 Aug 2018

I've used Brenda for the last several years and she's always been great. Clear information, timely response, always willing to answer questions or do the research necessary to give me the options I need. I'm completely satisfied.


By: J & J

Reviewed on: 31 Jul 2018

Easy. She and my brother coordinated very well. I believe she worked quite hard on our trip. 8 people traveling from both sides of the US couldn't have been easy. BUT...with one in our party somewhat handicapped, the hotels should've been notified ahead of time of the disability and taken that into consideration for room assignments.

Most Excellent Anniversary Trip

By: Smitty

Reviewed on: 20 Sep 2018

Easy to work with. She listened and accommodated our needs and wishlist. We had places we had to be and places we really wanted to be, and she made it all work. The hotel choices could not have been more perfect.

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