Deb Shilaos 

Portland, OR United States
Journeys of Distinction, an independent affiliate of Montecito Village Travel
Travel Specialties
  • Adventure
  • Beach & Sun
  • Food & Wine
  • Culture, History & Arts
  • Sports & Outdoors

  • Argentina
  • Belize
  • Bonaire, Saint Eustatius and Saba
  • British Virgin Islands
  • Cook Islands
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Selling Travel Since
  • English

My Background

I have been in the travel and hospitality business for much of my life. My love of the industry stems from the opportunities to learn! You can never know it all!

I began working for a travel agency/tour operator as a tour guide for profoundly mentally challenged and handicapped children in 1983. I was fascinated by the travel business and they let me work with them, teaching myself the "art" of booking travel.  For many years I specialized in highly demanding corporate travel, focusing on "roadshows". That type of travel is all about constant changes and co-ordination. I love it! I also did a stint as Head of Sales for two different local hotel chains.

I have since branched out, while still servicing corporate travel, into luxury and adventure travel. My family owned and operated a Dude Ranch in Montana, all about service and adventure!

Working with Virtuoso and it's suppliers to create outstanding experiences and adventures is a pleasure! Let me help you "Explore, Dream and Discover!"

Places I Have Traveled

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By: Pat in Iowa

Reviewed on: 12 Aug 2017

Deb Shilaos provided excellent customer service. She handled all my questions and concerns quickly and efficiently. I was a little hesitant to use a travel advisor. But now I will never make my own travel arrangements again. Deb took care of my particular requirements, anticipated my needs, and worked to arrange the exact type of vacation my husband and I wanted. Deb made planning this vacation easy. I will definitely use her services again and I will recommend her to my friends.


By: Cruiser

Reviewed on: 07 Oct 2017

Great! She took care of everything we needed and even helped on the ship when the cruise line mixed up something.

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By: Quilting Queen

Reviewed on: 16 Oct 2017

Deb Shilaos was there for us 100per cent. Great follow thru. Pleasant to work with. Made setting up our trip a snap. Would recommend her to everyone looking to book a trip.

Best vacation ever!

By: Pat in Iowa

Reviewed on: 18 Oct 2017

It was a delight working with Deb Shilaos. She understood what we wanted in a vacation and figured out the details to make it work for us. She responded to our questions promptly and efficiently. Deb arranged everything we needed and offered some excellent options we never would have considered if we had tried to make the plans on our own. Deb's suggestions combined with her extensive knowledge of the travel industry made our trip hassle-free, memorable and a great value. I would highly recommend Deb Shilaos to anyone who is looking for a travel who really takes care of the client. She is the best!

Stellar safari!

By: JP

Reviewed on: 03 Jan 2018

Deb orchestrated an epic safari holiday for our family. Every detail was planned well and it allowed us to travel stress free. We cannot thank her enough for her outstanding service!

Last minute hero!

By: Kiwi

Reviewed on: 24 Mar 2018

Deb was amazing. She organized all the details for a last minute spring break Disneyworld vacation for me and my husband. I literally calked her 3 days before we intended to travel. Every detail was covered. Thanks Deb!


By: Deb

Reviewed on: 22 May 2018

Fabulous! Deb took care of our entire trip and it was seamless! She is great!


By: Mitzie

Reviewed on: 07 Nov 2018

Deb is great at getting every detail of a trip coordinated so you can just relax and have a wonderful trip. I've used Deb several times for trips abroad and everything was perfect. Thanks much Deb!

Working with Deb Shilaos, you will have access to:

  • - Special perks and extra amenities
  • - An experienced travel guide whom you can rely on before, during, and after the trip
  • - Exclusive luxury resorts and properties
  • - Once in a lifetime experiences

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  • Argentina
  • Belize
  • Bonaire, Saint Eustatius and Saba
  • British Virgin Islands
  • Cook Islands
  • Italy
  • Curacao
  • Greece
  • Canada
  • New Zealand
  • France
  • Fiji
  • French Polynesia
  • Mexico
  • Turkey