Gabrielle Warncke CTA, DS, LS

Dayton, OH United States
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Travel Specialties
Interests
  • Adventure
  • Beach & Sun
  • Culture, History & Arts
  • Sports & Outdoors
  • Safari


Destinations
  • Australia
  • Chile
  • New Zealand
  • Argentina
  • Ecuador
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Selling Travel Since
1997
Languages
  • English

My Background

I love to travel and I am passionate about it! I have been in the travel industry for over 20 years and I have traveled extensively. I enjoy sharing my travel experiences and helping to create memorable experiences for my clients. To me, traveling is not just about the destination, but the people and experiences you encounter along the way. Traveling opens my eyes to all the different ways of life, and encourages me to grow as a person. I am personally passionate about the South Pacific, which includes Australia, New Zealand, Tahiti, and Fiji. I have been named to Travel + Leisure's A List of 125 Travel Super-Agents both in 2002 and 2003 for my specialty in Australian travel. I have been featured in National Geographic Traveler 80 Experts list for my expertise in Australia and New Zealand as well Travel Weekly for my Austrialian travels. One of my favorite spots in the world is French Polynesia; I have visited Tahiti several times. I hold a Tiare Specialist designation with Tahiti Tourism. Fiji is also a truly unique experience. I've personally experienced Fiji twice, and hold a Fiji Matai Specialist designation. In addition to my expertise of the South Pacific, I hold a Destination Specialist for the Caribbean and have visited almost every major island. I am now in the process of revisiting many of the islands to experience my new interest of SCUBA diving. I hold an Adventure Specialist designation from The Travel Institute and prefer traveling in an "active" mode. East Africa and South America have both become new passions for my inner adventurer.

Places I Have Traveled


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Trip to Tahiti

By: Jess


Reviewed on: 18 Oct 2014

Gabrielle was very helpful in the planning process and she knew what she was talking about. She knew of good resorts and good places to shop and what to look out for. Her office hours were accommodating. She gave her advice on carrying money and what not to carry. Overall, the service was very good. The only thing we wish we knew about was the VAT and how to get the refund since we paid so much into it. We are very happy and would use her again for travel purposes. Thank you.

Excellent Service

By: Brooke27


Reviewed on: 15 Oct 2014

We loved working with Gabrielle. She worked very quickly at getting together different honeymoon options within our budget. We even had a delay on getting our passports and she was very friendly and supportive during the process. It was our first international flight and I loved the itinerary she mailed to us, so we knew what to expect. I would recommend her to all my family and friends.

had a great trip

By: Mandi


Reviewed on: 22 Nov 2014

the trip went very well. transitions from airport to hotel were smooth and pretty good overall. we liked that people for our wedding traveling from the same area were on the same flights and sitting together for the most part. everyone had a good time. communication between myself and the travel agent was very effective and prompt, she did a good job making sure i was aware of the guests' booking and changes, etc. thanks a lot!

Knowledgeable fantastic service

By: Amy12


Reviewed on: 05 Jan 2015

Gabrielle did an incredible job with our trip. She understands the type of hotel and resort destination that our family enjoys. The hotel knew we were virtuoso travelers and gave us free breakfast and a hotel credit (unfortunately we burned through that pretty quickly) our accommodations were beautiful and we had a wonderful time. Rental car worked out well too. We love working with Gabrielle.

Expert on top of every detail

By: Mexico family trip


Reviewed on: 15 Apr 2015

<p> Gabrielle was on top of every detail; she gave us great advice throughout our planning process. </p> <p> We booked late and Gabrielle checked our flight loads every day to make sure we got seats, etc. She made sure we got every upgrade and perk available including having a welcome card when we got to the resort. </p> <p> She was friendly, patient and spot-on with her advice. It was a great experience. </p>

Amazing Trip

By: Eric


Reviewed on: 06 Aug 2015

As I mentioned in the email to you two days ago, this was the best vacation of my life. Thanks!

Great service

By: Ini


Reviewed on: 06 Jan 2016

Gabrielle was great to work with. Always professional and very patient as we slowly planned out the details of our confusing trip. Quick to respond and if she didn't have an answer, Gabrielle would email that she was still working on whichever detail. Great experience overall

Expert friendly service!

By: Mary


Reviewed on: 31 Mar 2016

Gabrielle was an absolute joy to work with! I am so happy we found her!

expert friendly service

By: Hank Meshorer


Reviewed on: 04 Apr 2016

Gabrielle was very helpfull in not only assisting us in the initiation of our trip, but also at later stages when various procedures needed to be followed. These small but important events were important in insuring that our trip was a success, which, thanks to Gabrielle, it was.

Fabulous

By: GG


Reviewed on: 26 Apr 2016

Our trip was perfectly planned by Gabrielle. It exceeded our expectations. Looking forward to working with Huffman Travel and Gabrielle in the future.

Amazing Service!

By: Zeke


Reviewed on: 03 May 2016

Gabrielle helped us make our honeymoon a trip of a LifeTime!

Extremely Professional

By: K


Reviewed on: 20 May 2016

Gabrielle is the perfect travel agent. She provided everything we needed for our trip, including our itinerary, flight information and numbers, customs information, hotel information, etc... She was wonderful! I cannot express how wonderful she was! Great communication and extremely friendly and professional! I will definitely use her again.

A Wonderful Hands-On Advisor!

By: KimB


Reviewed on: 30 May 2016

I chose Gabrielle because of her experience and expertise with the destination my husband and I were seeking (Turks & Caicos) to travel in order to celebrate our 25th wedding anniversary. She was so helpful and extremely informed about the islands and offered a world of information and tips to make this trip the best it could possibly be for us. When a personal health crisis threatened to cancel our trip, Gabrielle was so personally supportive and gave sound, helpful advice on our options. Happily, we were able to make the trip and we could not have been more pleased with every aspect of our vacation! Gabrielle stayed in touch with us throughout every aspect of the planning, confirmation, and return of our trip. She updated us on any flight changes that occurred and since we planned the trip almost a year in advance, there were several. I felt confident that Gabrielle would handle all aspects of our international trip and she did! You are in great hands with Gabrielle!

Comprehensive and Dedicated Service!

By: SLW


Reviewed on: 22 Jul 2016

When I made my appt with Gabrielle to discuss our family vacation, I explained that I needed help with EVERYTHING since we had never been to Cape Town and didn't have a great many sources of info from friends and family who knew the area. Gabrielle thought of safety and security for our daughter who would arrive alone and be by herself in a new place for 3 days prior to the start of her internship. Her boutique hotel was perfectly located and she felt very safe and welcomed by the friendly staff. When we arrived 4 weeks later for our 10 day stay, we were overwhelmed with the fabulous One and Only Hotel and the pampering that we received there every day by every staff member we saw. our tour guide was the same person who gathered us from the airport and took us on two day long tours which were perfectly suited for our 3 young 20's daughters as well as ourselves! Gabrielle remained in touch throughout our stay, which was very comforting and appreciated.

Expert Friendly Service!

By: J12


Reviewed on: 28 Aug 2016

Gabrielle was very thorough and helpful with booking our amazing trip to Alaska. I highly recommend the trip and Gabrielle's guidance. Huffman Travel and Gabrielle are simply the best.

Extremely knowlegeable and great to work with.

By: Leslie


Reviewed on: 23 Sep 2016

Planning our trip to Southern Spain was a pleasure with the help of Gabrielle. I had no idea where to stay, what tour guides to hire or what restaurants to go to. Gabrielle made the trip seamless. She is extraordinary.

Gabrielle is Awesome!

By: Eric


Reviewed on: 07 Oct 2016

I have known Gabrielle for four years. She has taken care of our travel arrangements for our international vacations. She always has great advice and is welling to help. She is very friendly and is an expert in her field. Thanks Gabrielle!

Mashpi and Galapagos October 2016

By: Amanda


Reviewed on: 13 Nov 2016

Gabrielle did a fantastic job planning our honeymoon. She was extremely responsive with any questions we had and quickly passed along any new information that came her way during the course of our planning. I loved that she had actually been on the same Lindblad expedition that we went on and could give us insider information about what to expect. I would highly recommend Gabrielle to anyone who is looking to have a stress-free, fun, adventurous vacation!

No thinking required

By: Patrice


Reviewed on: 14 May 2017

That's right! I'm so confident in Gabrielle Warncke that I literally don't have to worry about anything. From start to finish, Gabrielle knows what I want and plans each detail to perfection. Every trip she has planned for me has turned out to be one of our favorites. She is not a travel agent, she is a luxury travel agent. She may even take care of details and amenities that you never knew you needed. If Gabrielle says I will love a resort , I know I will! If she says I won't, I won't even consider it. She is absolutely necessary when I'm planning a luxury vacation.

Trip back to my roots

By: Steve


Reviewed on: 01 Oct 2017

Gabrielle did a fine job to get me from the West Coast back to Dayton for my 60th high school reunion. It all came of without a hitch.

Great trips

By: Larry


Reviewed on: 08 Oct 2017

Working with Gabrielle has always been easy & enjoyable.

Andrew visit

By: Phillip


Reviewed on: 29 Oct 2017

Excellent. She is knowledgeable and efficient. Make planning a trip easy and fun.

Morocco

By: Anne


Reviewed on: 08 Nov 2017

Gabrielle was great! I worked with her on another trip -- to Mexico -- a couple of years ago. She is so detail-oriented and never lets anything drop. She's really well-informed about everything, and has the experience to know what she's talking about. Plus she's just lovely to work with.

Great travel agent

By: Sheri


Reviewed on: 23 Jan 2018

This has been our second vacation that Gabrielle has planned for my family. She recommended great options on excursions and places to vacation. Gabrielle took care of all the little details that we didn't have to worry about. She gave great details of what to expect as we were traveling in St. Lucia. We look forward to planning our next vacation with Gabrielle.

Great travel advisor

By: Anonymius


Reviewed on: 02 Mar 2018

Gabrielle has taking care of all my travels. She has booked our trips for the last 8 years. This year she has taken care of our whole party of 13, coming from 3 states to Jamaica. She told us what to expect and even told were to go in the airport. Very knowledgeable about traveling, and the best places to go. Can not express my thanks enough to her.

New Zealand

By: Ks


Reviewed on: 22 Mar 2018

Gabrielle is knowledgeable and easy to work with. She’s also flexible and responsive to our changes.

Pick any destination and then sit back and relax

By: Andrew


Reviewed on: 09 May 2018

Gabrielle was terrific. I choose a trip to two countries in Asia I knew very little about, did essentially no prep other than pick the countries, and then showed up. I had the best time and learned all about two distinct countries through my experiences that were planned by Gabrielle and everything from dining to transportation went perfectly smooth. Couldn't recommend more.

Another Great Trip by Gabrielle

By: OBXTKN2


Reviewed on: 26 Mar 2018

In a word, Fantastic! Gabrielle has planned two extraordinary family vacations for us over the past year and they both have been phenomenal-I would highly recommend her for any travel/vacation plans!

Mexico Trip

By: MC


Reviewed on: 01 Apr 2018

She's awesome!!!

Jumby Bay Island

By: Beth


Reviewed on: 14 Apr 2018

Terrific! She is very knowledgeable and offers wondered advice on where we should travel to based on what we are looking for. Gabrielle is thorough and planned a great trip for us!

Always Amazing

By: DM


Reviewed on: 17 Apr 2018

This is 5th time that we've booked a trip out of the country through Gabrielle. She is always so helpful and efficient. I never have to worry about anything. Gabrielle is always so friendly and pleasant to deal with.

Miss Make It Happen

By: Lori


Reviewed on: 25 Apr 2018

Gabrielle is fabulous to work with. She is patient, follows up and ALWAYS is friendly. I love working with her when the opportunity calls.

#BestTravelAgentEVER!!

By: Al & Dawn


Reviewed on: 19 May 2018

Working with Gabrielle was like talking to an old friend. She knew exactly what we were looking for and matched us up perfectly within our budget. She gave us details the average traveler would not think of. This is the part that makes the vacation even better. You know what to expect and are still pleasantly surprised. With her expertise you will never go wrong having her book your trip. I wouldn't travel abroad without Gabrielle's help. She is awesome!

Travel agent

By: Maureen


Reviewed on: 03 Jun 2018

Gabrielle was professional, knowledgeable and efficient. She handled all aspects of our travel easily and without a hitch. We had a fantastic trip.

London 2018

By: Phillip


Reviewed on: 11 Jun 2018

Very easy. We didn't give Gabrielle a lot of advance notice to book our hotels but she was able to make them when and where we wanted. The private tours went off without a hitch. Will continue to work with Gabrielle for future trips.

Gabrielle was fabulous!

By: Ndbob73


Reviewed on: 15 Jun 2018

Excellent. She has always come through for us.

Cruise to Scandinavian countries

By: Chas


Reviewed on: 07 Jul 2018

Gabriel did an outstanding job it was over the top... Couldn't be more please... I'll call her soon for another trip

Excellent travel agent

By: BGH


Reviewed on: 02 Aug 2018

Gabrielle was extremely helpful. She promptly met with me and my wife. E mailed questions were returned in usually a few hours. Her advice on an Alaskan cruise was absolutely correct and very helpful. We have already referred others to Gabrielle.

Excellent Travel Agent

By: Jane


Reviewed on: 09 Aug 2018

Working with Gabrielle, start to finish was always thorough, she has tremendous knowledge about various places around he globe, she has excellent and immediate follow through, and she is very detailed oriented. Gabrielle has an answer for all questions, and if she doesn’t, she will source the answer. She is professional and very, very pleasant to work with. I highly recommend working with Gabrielle.

Extremely helpful

By: Bill


Reviewed on: 29 Aug 2018

Gabrielle was extremely knowledgeable and helpful in all aspects of the planning of the trip. A delight to work with.

Top-notch travel advisor

By: World Traveler


Reviewed on: 31 Aug 2018

Gabrielle is the ultimate travel professional. She's very responsive, knowledgeable and service oriented.

Art travel journey

By: arttraveler


Reviewed on: 05 Oct 2018

Gabrielle was terrific, patient and efficient. Answered all my questions. When our fight was in doubt at the last minute due the hurricane she helped us all the way through.

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