David Andersen 

Signal Hill, CA United States
Blackhawk Vacations, an independent affiliate of Coastline Travel Advisors
Travel Specialties
  • Honeymoons
  • Safari
  • Food & Wine
  • Ocean Cruising
  • LGBTQ Travel

  • Switzerland
  • Antarctica
  • United Kingdom
  • France
  • Australia
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Selling Travel Since
  • English

My Background

What is more fun than living your dreams?

Taking a vacation should be the experience that you want, whether it's a rugged bike ride across New Zealand's South Island or a private, romantic dinner in front of Michelangelo's David, you should be enjoying the adventures that you dream about.

Tell me what interests you, what excites you, what inspires you, or where in the world you want to simply find some fresh air -- and I will tailor a custom experience for you!

I want you to come home recharged and energized. Let me help you find things of interest to you, while making the details of a complicated itinerary feel effortless as you explore new cultures, food, and people.

Some of my recent travels: Hawaii, a month in Greece and Turkey (including a few days in Israel); kayaking in Alaska (a favorite cruise destination); holidays in Japan -- complete with snow monkeys in Nagano and feeding wild deer in Nara; 24 day Seabourn Cruise from UK to Canada with stops in Iceland and Greenland; a one week whirlwind trip to Argentina, including Buenos Aires, Mendoza's wine country, and Iguazu Falls. The Salt Mine outside Bogota, Colombia was spectacular. If you want to see big animals, ask for my pictures from Tanzania and Kenya. If you prefer birds and fish, I have great pictures from the Galapagos (including a video of a shark!)

For cruises, I have sailed on almost every luxury and premium ocean line: Seabourn, Regent, Crystal, Celebrity, Azamara, Holland America, Princess, and Royal Caribbean, along with river cruise lines Uniworld and AMA. If you have questions, I have first hand experience.

I spend about 6 weeks on the road every year scouting new destinations and special experiences for clients. If there's a unique destination on your list, let me know.

Ask me about: Galapagos, the Northern Lights and Antarctica!

While the industry may be "on pause" for Covid-19, your dreams should not be! We can plan a spectacular Return to Travel trip for 2021 !

Places I Have Traveled

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By: Jeff H

Reviewed on: 30 Oct 2015

David, carefully listened to my needs and desires. Everything went as planned and the trip was lots of fun. He will be planning my next trip shortly... now where?

Great Job!

By: Spa Family

Reviewed on: 02 Oct 2018

Everything was perfect on our trip. Thank you for arranging everything!

Even with just a quick hotel...

By: Spa Girl

Reviewed on: 27 Nov 2018

Even with just a quick hotel, David and his team made sure that we had a great weekend. Highly recommend! Thanks!

Thank you for making Thanksgiving Memorable!

By: Dallas Tourist

Reviewed on: 08 Dec 2018

Had a great time in Dallas thanks to David's planning. The trip went off without a hitch!

Everything handled wonderfully

By: ParisianShopper

Reviewed on: 03 Feb 2019

David and his team always make sure I'm treated like royalty when I travel!

Simply the Best

By: RMAmin

Reviewed on: 20 Jan 2019

I have worked with David this year on many of my travel experiences and I have worked with his parents for the better part of a decade. The Andersen’s are always professional and prompt and always look after my best interest. David, along with his parents, are attentive to my requests and are an asset to any frequent traveler’s Rolodex!

Best online find ever

By: Jenna

Reviewed on: 25 Apr 2019

David is accessible & has wonderful ideas. He’s accurate and concise and was planned multiple trips for us. Thanks for everything- it’s been a blast! We will continue to use his services in the future.
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The trip was great and so was our travel agent.

By: Wedding Guest

Reviewed on: 17 May 2019

The trip was great and so was our travel agent.

Just blown away!

By: Paris3

Reviewed on: 13 May 2019

We were blown away by the service provided to us by David and his team! The itinerary prepared for us was done very professionally and provided many wonderful experiences we would have never known about had we attempted to plan this trip on our own.


By: Greece

Reviewed on: 26 May 2019

Working with David was Great. He planned every aspect of our trip and made me look like a rockstar with my traveling companions..
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Regent voyage

By: Shelley

Reviewed on: 03 Nov 2019

David was great to work with. He handled any details we needed him for. I would recommend him to handle your travels.

Very helpful

By: Theeds

Reviewed on: 06 Nov 2019

First time working through David on our first European cruise. David provided great information and recommendations. While we did not follow all his recommendations those we did exceeded our expectations. He is attentive and listens. He worked to our benefit to provide additional perks while also providing some alternatives to reducing air travel costs yet allowing us to experience business class like travel Bottom line: our trip expectations were exceeded. Thank you David.

Very knowledgeable

By: Traveller

Reviewed on: 11 Jan 2020

I had definite ideas of what I wanted, however David talked me out of some of them. He was 100% right to do so as I would’ve been disappointed.
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By: Will

Reviewed on: 08 Feb 2020

David is awesome. Easy to work with and knowledgeable and helpful. He is an amazing travel agent
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Great Trip to Jordan and Israel


Reviewed on: 23 Apr 2020

David was easy to work with . He kept us fully informed with updates concerning out trip and any changes that were occurring. The recommendation to use Abercrombie & Kent for this trip was an excellent one. Every aspect of our trip was excellent with wonderful hotels and tour guides. with such wonderful service we would definitely use his service again

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  • - 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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  • Switzerland
  • Antarctica
  • United Kingdom
  • France
  • Australia
  • New Zealand
  • Italy
  • Mexico
  • Israel
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • Argentina