Gary Johnson ACC

Seattle, WA United States
Travel Specialties
  • Adventure
  • Beach & Sun
  • Food & Wine
  • Honeymoons
  • Ocean Cruising

  • New Zealand
  • Sweden
  • Antarctica
  • Argentina
  • France
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Selling Travel Since
  • English

My Background

My passion for travel started at a very early age.  My father who flew for Pan Am took us all over the world, from Bali to Bora Bora, Istanbul to Hong Kong, so many wonderful places.  Through these experiences I developed a love for travel and this passion eventually led to opening my own travel agency.  For over 25 years, I have been assisting others in discovering the joys of traveling the world. Just got back from 4 weeks in South America and Antarctica one of the best trips ever.   I would love to make your travel dreams come true. Please call on me or one of my travel advisors  at Woodside Travel.  

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Supreme Service and attention to detail.

By: Dick

Reviewed on: 08 Feb 2015

I thought the whole trip was very well planned and executed. This was the best trip in terms of service and attention to detail I have had with Gary Johnson and Steve Johnston(Woodside Travel) since I have been travelling with them. I think the ship board activities they plan on behalf of Virtuoso are excellent and certainly make the guest feel appreciated. When you couple what Gary and Steve do for their customer with what Seabourn does, it makes the entire trip outstanding. Dick

Amazing Travel Experience

By: Ron

Reviewed on: 08 Feb 2015

Seabourn's Ultimate Antarctic Experience led by Virtuoso's Gary Johnson and Steve Johnston was simply amongst our favorite travel experiences.. The Seabourn Quest's atmosphere, service and food was 5 star in every way and the Expedtion activities and team in Antarctica were extraordinary.

Best trip ever

By: Happy Traveler

Reviewed on: 09 Feb 2015

Gary is the BEST. We were totally pleased with our trip and think he does everything in his power to make a trip as close to perfect as possible.

Asia Trip

By: KevinPh

Reviewed on: 13 Feb 2015

Bob Peyton at Woodside did a great job putting together a complex itinerary involving 5 different countries, including Myanmar. He is attentive to your needs, and helps you pick the right hotels and flights. His knowledge of the areas proved essential in creating a wonderful tour. On a recent trip to Turkey he was able to get me home on an alternate flight during the Air France strike after I had no luck with Alaska on my own - saving me much aggravation and time away. I highly recommend Woodside.

European trip

By: babyboomers42

Reviewed on: 02 Oct 2015

Gary and his team have provided us with exceptional service for many years. The Virtuoso travel network is extensive and we have been very happy with the hotels and cruises they have recommended. In addition we appreciate the extra amenities that are provided. We were a bit disappointed that the Mandarin Oriental had not completed their renovations, despite their assurances that it would be done by the time we arrived. They did not contact Woodside travel or us to let us know. Other than that it was a wonderful hotel and we would stay there again. The Ritz Carlton was in a great location and the room and staff were excellent. However having stayed at four other Ritz Carlton club floors in Asia, we were a bit disappointed in this one as it was only staffed by one person. Despite his/her best efforts, they could not keep up with the guests checking in and out, assisting guests with other services, and ensuring the food and beverage selections were replenished as required.



Reviewed on: 08 Oct 2015

Everything went very well. Bob did a great job working with me and helping us select the hotels and guides Thanks.

Gary Rocks!

By: UWDawg

Reviewed on: 06 Jun 2016

Gary hooked us up at the unbelievable NYC Park Hyatt. We cancelled our original reservation after Gary was able to secure better: rate, room, $100 food/beverage and breakfast included. Of course he know the people there ( and seemingly everywhere). Gary is flawless.

Wonderful Sweden France Trip

By: Carl and Jane

Reviewed on: 24 Sep 2016

With the help of Gary and Candace we planned a trip that turned out to be a wonderful experience. I had two tours that I wanted to do. With their help we were able to time both tours to do them on the same trip to Europe. We had some time between the tours that we filled with independent travel. Their help in setting up the independent portion made them very enjoyable. The travel by air and train went without a problem. The air was as comfortable as possible. The train travel was even better. The hotels they set up were good to excellent. We had chosen to use the same hotels as the tours used so they were good hotels. The excellent were those picked for our independent travel. All in all it was a wonderful trip. Will I use Gary and Candace again? I already have and will continue to, and will recommend them to friends looking for travel help.

Asia 2017


Reviewed on: 02 Apr 2017

Candace provided everything we requested and kept us appraised of due dates and changes. She handled payments for us. She was very friendly and professional. She was prompt and courteous.

Turks and Caicos

By: Jan

Reviewed on: 24 Apr 2017

Candace is wonderful.

Alaska September Seabourn Cruise

By: Susie

Reviewed on: 29 Sep 2017

Appreciate Gary all the more for the extra mile he goes to make sure our trip was successful ...especially compared to other Virtuoso members whose advisors had not given them all the information about hotel upgrades and on board activities ...we met our hosts once at the cocktail party...but there were 90 Virtuoso members on board!

Alberta Rocky Mountains

By: Lovetotravel

Reviewed on: 02 Oct 2017

We appreciated the upgrades at both hotels. Easy to work with Gary and his team.

Seadream 2 - Caribbean

By: Nick

Reviewed on: 29 Jan 2018

Working with Gary was easy and the trip was planned perfectly with no hiccups. I would recommend working with him and will work with him again.

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