Julie Garcia 

Portland, OR United States
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Travel Specialties
Interests
  • Honeymoons
  • River Cruising
  • Ocean Cruising
  • Safari
  • Independent Tours


Destinations
  • Australia
  • Fiji
  • New Zealand
  • Cook Islands
  • Mexico
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Selling Travel Since
1981
Languages
  • English

My Background

I live and reside in beautiful Portland, Oregon. I am a luxury travel consultant for Direct Travel, bringing over 34 years of experience in travel. To me “To live is to travel” and it truly is the most wonderful gift on the planet! Experienced in selling the entire world, I specialize in the South Pacific including Australia, New Zealand, French Polynesia (Tahiti), Fiji and the Cook Islands. Imagine a stay at some of Australia’s most unique Luxury Lodges or a Luxury Tented Camp where you can snorkel with the whale sharks. Experience a luxury walking tour in Tasmania, or fly fishing around New Zealand with stays at the finest Luxury Lodges. Unique experiences, like attempting your golf games “hole in one” at 4500 feet in New Zealand, with beautiful views of Queenstown! Experience the romance of Fiji and Tahiti’s Five Star Resorts or a Luxury or Expedition Cruise around the South Pacific! How about the Cook Islands, a little piece of paradise? The magic of these idyllic islands unfold! Are you ready? Let’s talk!

Places I Have Traveled


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Recommend Julie Garcia

By: Diana


Reviewed on: 26 Sep 2017

Terrific. Julie is super responsive and makes great arrangements for us.

Chicago Trip

By: WW


Reviewed on: 27 Sep 2017

Very responsive, professional but also personable. She's very accommodating. We will use her again.

St.Lawence seaway/Fall Foliage Cruise

By: Corinne


Reviewed on: 07 Oct 2017

Julie was on top of everything. She was recommended to us and we would not hesitate to do the same for friends. We are unused to traveling this way and she eliminated all our worries.

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By: Lindy


Reviewed on: 07 Oct 2017

Julie always does an excellent job helping plan our trips. Very knowledgeable and efficientl.

Pat

By: Pat


Reviewed on: 08 Oct 2017

Excellent. A real pro. Thanks , Julie

Julie Garcia is the best.

By: Captain


Reviewed on: 02 Nov 2017

Julie did a great job on our itinerary once again as she has in the past.

Great Italy and Croatia Trip

By: Gayle


Reviewed on: 02 Nov 2017

Julie is excellent. She communicates well and is very organized. Everything went smoothly.

Raves for Julie

By: Algin


Reviewed on: 04 Nov 2017

Julie, as usual, went the extra mile to ensure all aspects of our trip were accurate and in place.

Trip to Italy

By: Horsehide


Reviewed on: 07 Nov 2017

Julie is a great agent. Just returned from Italy and Julie handled all of our flight arrangements. She was especially handy when the airline made a mistake in our seating and quickly resolved the issue.

Amazing !

By: Mindy Fifie


Reviewed on: 18 Nov 2017

I have used her for all our trips. She is amazing and always goes the extra mile. Keeps you in the range you want to spend and comes up with fabulous hotels and places to visit. Professional and knows her business.

Bills

By: Bill


Reviewed on: 19 Nov 2017

Very good understanding my travel needs and comfort needs

Best Travel Agent Ever

By: ChrisR.


Reviewed on: 24 Nov 2017

Julie worked hard for us to secure the best properties, with the best views all within our budget. Our Hawaii trip to Kona and Kaanapali was perfect. In the past I have booked my travel trips my self, I won't do that anymore I'll continue to use Julie!

Villa del sol

By: J


Reviewed on: 24 Nov 2017

She was great informed us of changes and created a virtual stress free trip

Julie is a true super star

By: Jim


Reviewed on: 26 Nov 2017

Julie has been diligent responsive informative practical useful and a very thoughtful listener. Her support and commensense recommendations were home runs for us at each turn. Julie has planned many trips for us over the world and continents. Julie has provided contacts and itineraries and accommodations that exceeded our expectations and customized each facet of our somewhat demanding adventures. Julie Garcia is a 5 star resource for travelers and a real performing professional at all levels from strategy to table picking at a Parisian restaurant.

CC

By: CC


Reviewed on: 13 Dec 2017

Great! Very helpful with information for traveling to Australia and activities I can do.

Best Travel Agent out there!!!!

By: AJW


Reviewed on: 04 Dec 2017

She's the best. Great personality, easy to talk to and she finds the best deals!!

Hurtigruten 12-day cruise - Norway

By: happytraveler


Reviewed on: 16 Dec 2017

Julie is a pleasure to work with. She and her staff work really hard to insure that the trip is wonderful in every respect. Hurtigruten is a wonderful company. They waived my single supplement, which is the first time in 30 years of travel that any company has done this! In addition, they upgraded my cabin simply because we couldn't get into the one I booked--and didn't charge me extra. The best thing about Julie is that she welcomes my questions. Regardless of how trivial they may seem, she always checks out the correct answers and gets back to me promptly. I recommend Julie w/o reservation. If you want a wonderful trip, work with her!

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By: Sheila


Reviewed on: 22 Dec 2017

Excellent, I have used her for several years and she is the best.

I am not sure what this means.

By: Jan


Reviewed on: 24 Dec 2017

Great. Everything went as planned and the shuttle service was the best we ever had. There were no problems on this trip but in the past when we have had a problem such as shuttle service not showing up, Julie has been very good at getting the problem resolved.

Fantastic

By: Traveler


Reviewed on: 03 Jan 2018

Fantastic! Julie is extremely knowledgeable and fun to work with!

Excellent experience!!

By: Aussie2017


Reviewed on: 11 Jan 2018

Julie was very knowledgeable about Australia. When we gave her our timelines and budget, she was able to give us options on how we could best plan our trip according to that. She got us excellent deals on flights as well. She was thorough in her job and made sure we had all of the necessary information for our trip. She had suggestions about hotels, eating options, tours etc., It just shows her level of experience and expertise in this area. Would definitely recommend her to anyone and would also be happy to work with her in the future.

Julie is wonderful

By: Nikki


Reviewed on: 12 Jan 2018

She was great and always got back to me right away, booking my next trip with her next week

Bella

By: Bella


Reviewed on: 31 Jan 2018

Julie is always great to work with. She is cheerful, knowledgeable, and very helpful. She has been my travel agent since 1990!

Great trips without great effort on our part

By: Randi


Reviewed on: 02 Feb 2018

She is a real pleasure to work with and a real pro.

Delightful and Professional Travel Advisor

By: Madeleine


Reviewed on: 22 Feb 2018

Julie is a delight to work with, has solid recommendations for places to stay and sights to see. She listens well to your wishes, makes all the arrangements as requested and gets everything done in a timely manner. If any problem occurs while traveling she makes sure to remedy it. We have worked with her on short and long vacations and have been very happy with all her ideas, suggestions and expertise.

Hawaii

By: Sheila Aden


Reviewed on: 24 Mar 2018

She is always a great help.

Julie is grear!

By: ns


Reviewed on: 02 Apr 2018

Julie is the consummate professional. She thinks of everything and is always available to answer questions. I would no more think of booking travel without her help than fly to the moon without a spaceship.

Peru and the Galapagos

By: Wandering Wolverines


Reviewed on: 19 Apr 2018

Julie Garcia scheduled our Tauck Tour. Then when we had a scheduling conflict she was able to reschedule our trip to an earlier date. She made all travel arrangements. We have traveled the world with Julie as our travel agent for 40 years and there is no better. We have dealt with having to reschedule insured trips due to hip replacements and cancer surgery and she has always followed up and secured reimbursements and rebooking. We have dealt with two family member deaths while traveling and Julie has helped change our return trips. Even before the internet Julie has been great at communicating changes in our travel. I readily give her our highest recommendation.

Australia

By: Cheri


Reviewed on: 07 May 2018

Julie is awesome. She really listens to what you want and was able to get everything I asked for. Tours were fantastic. The hotels and their locations were excellent. I would recommend to everyone who is going to Australia to work with Julie . I could not have asked for a better time. We thoroughly enjoyed every minute and had no issues at all before or after arrived.

French Polynesian Honeymoon 2018

By: Lisa and Stephanie


Reviewed on: 07 May 2018

Working with Julie was a great experience. She was always quick to respond to all of our questions and concerns and gave great insight about our destination. Everything went smoothly during our entire trip, to include all flights, transfers, and resorts. We even got the rooms we requested through Julie! We will definitely seek her guidance in future travels!

Birthdays Trip

By: Allen & Ginny


Reviewed on: 09 May 2018

Efficient, as usual!

Best travel advisor ever!

By: Maguire/Gannon


Reviewed on: 13 May 2018

Julie is amazing at what she does! She is always available to help us and resolve any issues we throw at her! Considering we travel with at least 15 people at least once a year this is no small feat! She is always positive and we really enjoy working with her! We can't thank her enough for all that she does for us every time!!!

Outstanding agent!

By: Quilt lady


Reviewed on: 28 May 2018

Julie is wonderful to work with! She’s helped me plan many trips. I keep coming back to her year after year. That is the highest compliment anyone can pay to someone who provides a service: continued patronage.

Italy trip

By: Italy travelers


Reviewed on: 11 Jun 2018

Once again, Julie has delivered an excellent travel experience for us. There were no issues with the transfers, hotels or the air travel that she arranged for us.

Julie Garcia is friendly, efficient, and professional.

By: Jim


Reviewed on: 09 Jun 2018

We cannot imagine dealing with anybody we would enjoy more than Julie. She has made many of our trips much more convenient and cost-effective then we could have done for ourselves. We have recommended her to numerous friends who also enjoy dealing with her

French trip

By: Shig


Reviewed on: 06 Jun 2018

Julie has planned several trips for us before and she did a great job planning our most recent trip to France. She chose flights, hotels and tours for us while we were there. The trip was great and everything she arranged for us went perfectly. I'd highly recommend Julie.

Julie is the best!

By: Sandy


Reviewed on: 09 Jun 2018

Julie has organized all our trips since 2012. She's fantastic! If I have question, she always has the answer. All of our trips have gone smoothly -- thanks to Julie. She handles all our trip planning and extras. I wouldn't plan a trip without her help!

Thank you, Julie

By: Sunny


Reviewed on: 18 Jun 2018

Julie responded to all our questions in an informed and timely manner.

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