Janie Bullard ASA, ATC, CTA

Atlanta, GA United States
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Travel Specialties
  • Adventure
  • Family Travel
  • Safari
  • Independent Tours
  • Ocean Cruising

  • Australia
  • Chile
  • New Zealand
  • Antarctica
  • Argentina
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Selling Travel Since
  • English

My Background

Janie has worked in Leisure Travel for 30 years. In June 2000 she founded Distinctive Journeys, and was immediately accepted into Virtuoso a consortium for very select Travel Advisers. Janie has been named for 10 Consecutive Years (2003-2013) as one of the Top Travel Advisers in the USA by Travel + Leisure Magazine. Janie is one of the original Accredited Space Agents, working with Sir Richard Branson of Virgin Galactic to sell the first Commercial Space Flights! Janie’s favorite destinations are Africa (she has been there 20 times), New Zealand, Japan, India, South America, The Galapagos Islands, and Patagonia.

Janie is a passionate nature photographer and has worked with the world’s most renowned photographers, David Muench, Jack Dykinga, Thomas D Mangelsen and Jim Brandenburg, amount others. Janie loves Italy and cruises in Europe. Our talented advisers, Janie, Suzy, Michael,Kenneth, and Jessica have traveled the globe and one of us has been Virtually everywhere!

Custom trips are Janie’s passion. Her goal is to use her expertise and connections to plan special adventures for couples and families traveling together, creating the dreams and memories of a lifetime! .

Places I Have Traveled


Virtuoso Alliances
  • Virgin Galactic Space Program

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Wonderful Travel Planner

By: RT

Reviewed on: 14 Jan 2015

Awesome as usual from Janie!

Immaculate Attention to Details --Trip of a LIfetime

By: RC

Reviewed on: 20 Feb 2015

I have traveled with Distinctive Journeys as my agency 3 times thus far and have absolutely been thrilled with the assistance, planning , and attention to detail that we have received. The trip to South Africa was the highlight of all trips with the planning, transition from one site to another, food, airport transfers, and accommodations all being superior. The staff was always responsive to our requests and willing to assist in any way possible even as we were traveling. The 2 game preserves were great choices and the lodging, food , and service was impeccable. We saw many many animals of all varieties(up close) and the guides were outstanding. I could not recommend any changes. The trip of a lifetime!!!! There were 9 of us in our party and the level of satisfaction was a 10!!!!!! HIGHLY RECOMMEND!!! Happy Travels to all.

Fabulous Trip

By: Georgia

Reviewed on: 31 Oct 2014

Our recent trip to South Africa was fantastic. Janie and her employees did everything to make sure every detail was handled. There isn't a day that passes that my husband and I don't mention something spectacular from the trip.

Great trip!


Reviewed on: 01 Nov 2014

Janie planned the perfect trip to Africa for my group. From the moment we landed in Johansburg until we departed for home, all the details were taken care of. Our tour guides were excellent, accommodations were over the top, and the service was exceptional. Janie knows Africa and I highly recommend her.

Trip of a Lifetime!

By: Utarng

Reviewed on: 28 Oct 2014

My expectations were very high and they were exceeded by Janie!! I could have never imagined a 4 week trip that did not have one single hitch. She totally understood what we were looking for. The trip was tailored exactly to our tastes. Heavy traveling was tempered with rest . Planned activities were absolutely spectacular. Accommodations were divine. All support information was most helpful. I could have never done this on my own for the same price. There was really no hassle factor to this very incredible trip. Thank you Janie!! I would use her again and again and encourage others to use her. The person who gave me her name had used her for 20 years! Overall the best experience ever. I am out of superlatives!

Fabulous trip

By: Momo

Reviewed on: 28 Oct 2014

I can honestly say the trip planned for our small group was the best I have ever been on.... Communication was excellent .... Every detail was taken care of. One can be completely confident in the service offered by Janie and her staff..... I look forward to having the opportunity of having another adventure planned by Distinctive Journeys.

Always great service

By: billysunday

Reviewed on: 12 Oct 2015

Service was great on the ship. We were a little disappointed in the specialty restaurants. Small details throughout the ship were a pleasant surprise.

Great trip

By: RC

Reviewed on: 15 Oct 2015

Crystal is the best cruise line by far--great service and outstanding personel Distinctive Journeys are excellent travel agents Thanks Janie and staff RC

fun in the sun holiday

By: Charlie Bob

Reviewed on: 05 Jan 2016

We don't usual travel on dates so close to Christmas so this was a nice change for us. Everything went smoothly and we had a very good time. Impressed with service, food, cleanliness of ship. I do wish that Virtuoso might make suggestion for best excursions. We were very disappointed with the train trip on St. Kitts and the boat used for snorkeling in Turks and Caicos was not what we hoped for. Although the snorkeling was excellent and the crew very helpful. We thought Crystal was a good choice and would certainly select another cruise with them in the future and recommend then to friends.

First Hand Experience

By: ChaCha Girl

Reviewed on: 08 Mar 2016

Probably the most important thing that Janie brought to the table was the fact that she had just made the trip to Cuba. Her enthusiasm and knowledge was very helpful. That said, I think there would have been other advantages with having booked directly with Insight Cuba because they only deal with the travelers to Cuba, while Janie has a very busy and successful agency that has to deal wth lots of people traveling all over the world. This is not a negative criticism, just a reality.

Very thorough

By: Terry66

Reviewed on: 03 May 2016

Working with Distinctive Journeys was great. They took care of everything and were great on follow up. I recommend their services...our trip was wonderful

Fantastic trip and great service

By: Bernie

Reviewed on: 03 Jun 2016

This was our first cruise and we enjoyed it very much. Can't wait to take another one. I was amazed at the efficiency of the Star Princess crew. They got us off the ship and transported to the airport with our bags in an amazingly short time.

Once-in-a-lifetime trip

By: Judy72

Reviewed on: 08 Jul 2016

Janie, Thanks to you and your team for planning an incredible trip to the Galapagos Islands for our family. The trip was flawless from beginning to end...we felt truly cared for along the way. The details you planned for us were impressive. We will definitely recommend you to friends and will be calling you when we are ready for another trip.

Good trip, service a little underwhelming

By: Bill/Deborah

Reviewed on: 01 Jul 2016

The ship was as nice as expected. The service was not up to the standards of Crystal. The Symphony we did last year was much better.

The best travel planner EVER!

By: Utarng

Reviewed on: 22 Aug 2016

Janie does not miss a detail. Travel connections were seamless. She is SO knowledgeable about the absolute must see and do activities. BUT also plans for enough down time so that you can really enjoy the trip. Her choice of hotels has always been outstanding. She "gets me" and that is so important in planning a trip. I have total faith in her and have recommended her to everyone I know. I cannot wait for the next opportunity to travel with Janie's guidance. Most recently she assisted with a trip to Canada through the Canadian Rockies via train which had been on my bucket list. A glorious trip wrapped around tickets to see Adele in Vancouver. It was incredible and so was Adele!!

Superb trip

By: Beth V.

Reviewed on: 24 Aug 2016

Janie, please convey a very special thanks to Exeter International for their superb guides, we made such good friends and they made our trip spectacular. We also thank them for Sofia Lindh and her partner for the superb herring and reindeer dinner. It is our favorite memory. We also would like to particularly commend Exeter for giving us Olaf our driver in Copenhagen. A Divine gentleman and we could not bare to leave him behind. Thank you many times over for a spectacularly memorable trip . Beth V.

Wonderful Sea Cloud experience

By: FE

Reviewed on: 12 Sep 2016

We just returned from out second trip on the Sea Cloud sailing the Dalmatian Coast. Our first trip was to the Caribbean in 2013. Both trips were Lindblad/ NatGeo & we booked both thru Janie at Distinctive Journeys. Janie & her staff do a great job of handling all the details to give you a stress free trip. We have used her for several other trips with same great results. A journey on the Sea Cloud is something you will remember for ever.

Expertly planned

By: Kip

Reviewed on: 06 Dec 2016

The whole trip was planned so that we did not have to worry about the smallest details, such where we had to go and when. All of our tour guides were excellent. we also recommended using Ms. Bullard and Distinctive Journeys to other passengers that we met on the cruise

Tanzania Safari

By: Franz

Reviewed on: 18 Feb 2017

Quick and easy, with great connections in Africa!


By: l smith

Reviewed on: 28 Jun 2017

Excellent. Our needs were addressed promptly and efficiently.

Exceeded my expectations

By: First time cruiser

Reviewed on: 18 Jul 2017

Janie's experience and judgement shined through by recommending just the right cruise for our group.

Alaska inside

By: RC

Reviewed on: 23 Aug 2017

Janie and her staff were excellent Very happy with Distinctive Journeys Will continue to use

Crystal Cruise and Alaska

By: Bear

Reviewed on: 25 Aug 2017

Always a great experience

San Francisco Area

By: Lowell

Reviewed on: 18 Sep 2017

Great! As usual.

Viking River Cuise

By: lary

Reviewed on: 05 Oct 2017

Excellent, our second trip with her group


By: RC

Reviewed on: 05 Feb 2018

Great staff Well planned Highly recommend

Travelling through the UK

By: Judy

Reviewed on: 06 Jun 2018

Janie Bullard put together a memorable journey for us through the UK, including time on the Belmond Royal Scotsman. Her planning was detailed. The itinerary allowed us to make maximum use of our time overseas while allowing enough time to stop and “smell the roses.” We felt our needs and desires were met...even exceeded.

Bucharest to Budapest river cruise

By: RC

Reviewed on: 22 Jun 2018

Janie is great Very accommodating and helpful Highly recommend

What does this mean

By: Larry

Reviewed on: 29 Jun 2018

She booked our trip without any problems, followed up where needed.


By: RC

Reviewed on: 18 Aug 2018

Working with Janie is always good She is very personable


By: Bill

Reviewed on: 02 Oct 2018

Great as usual. We have been her client for ove 25 years

Northern Italy

By: Rob

Reviewed on: 03 Oct 2018

We had a wonderful experience. Janie and Rachael were extremely thoughtful in their planning, they created a memorable trip for us and their arrangements for us were flawless. This was our second European trip though Janie and we will continue to work with her and her talented team.

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