Julie Garcia 

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

  • Australia
  • Fiji
  • New Zealand
  • Cook Islands
  • Mexico
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Selling Travel Since
  • 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.

Delete Coronado

By: Lindy

Reviewed on: 07 Oct 2017

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


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.


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.


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!!!!


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!


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.


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


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.


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.


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!


By: J&J Trovato

Reviewed on: 06 Jul 2018

Julie was So very helpful and any question we might have she always gave us an answer. It was a pleasure to work with her!

Thank you, Julie

By: Sunny

Reviewed on: 18 Jun 2018

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


By: Dave White

Reviewed on: 04 Jul 2018

Great! Everything I asked for or about was handled swiftly and very much to my satisfaction! I will work with Julie in the future without hesitation. Professional, courteous, timely and always available!


By: CC

Reviewed on: 20 Jul 2018

Great! Very helpful with planning my vacation.

Eastern Australia Trip

By: Paige

Reviewed on: 03 Aug 2018

Julie was very helpful in organizing our trip. She took our ideas we had and made them into a wonderful trip. She revised our itinerary several times until it was perfect and was always available to answer questions. She went out of her way to make sure we got everything booked in time. It was wonderful to work with her!

Cook Islands

By: Duke

Reviewed on: 03 Aug 2018

Working with Julie Garcia was a pure delight. She is very knowledge, good contacts and has great reference for any and all questions you might encounter.

Puerto Vallarta

By: mark

Reviewed on: 13 Aug 2018

Julie is awesome there was 17 of us traveling together and it all went very smooth thanks to Julie. Can't say enough good things about her thank you for a fantastic trip!!

Julie Garcia


Reviewed on: 09 Aug 2018

Julie was excellent. She was always there for us and took care of any problems that arose. My wife and I will use her on many trips in the future

England and France Get Along Just Fine

By: Silver Fox

Reviewed on: 17 Aug 2018

As usual Julie was thorough and helpful on things she had nothing to do with. Train reservations went well as did hotels booked. She is a pleasure to work with.


By: Allen

Reviewed on: 22 Aug 2018

Julie has always had our backs and kept us abreast of opportunities she knows we are interested in.


By: Miss Molly

Reviewed on: 23 Aug 2018

This was the first time we have worked with Julie and she was absolutely wonderful to work with. Julie organized our trip to the Baltic Sea and Stockholm perfectly. Everything went as planned, our flights were perfect and the hotel we had in Stockholm was perfect; right on the water and very comfortable. We have already used Julie to plan a trip for us in the fall and I know that we will use her for all of our travels. Thank you very much Julie!!!!!

Julie Garcia and Jochim/Turnure AMA Waterways Cruise

By: Carla Jochim

Reviewed on: 08 Sep 2018

Julie is a pro! She really finds the right fit for what we were looking for. I've used Julie before and she so responsive and a great advisor. Highly recommend.


By: Nicky

Reviewed on: 23 Sep 2018

She was very efficient and helpful all the way through.


By: Mary

Reviewed on: 17 Oct 2018

Julie did a great job combining trips from two different companies for our travels to Switzerland and Germany. All air arrangements,transfers, and tour schedules went smoothly. We had a great time!

Boston/New Hampshire

By: jude

Reviewed on: 10 Oct 2018

Easy! She worked very hard to find accomodations for three that were affordable and ment our location expectations.

Great Advisor

By: Gretel

Reviewed on: 22 Oct 2018

Julie is a professional, fast response, cheerful, very organized—easy to work with!

Trip Advisor

By: sunny

Reviewed on: 22 Oct 2018

She was always very prompt to respond to any questions and extremely knowledgeable. Any advice she gave was spot on!

Great trip!


Reviewed on: 27 Oct 2018

Julie is a wonderful person to work with if you’re planning a trip. She’s friendly, knowledgeable, prompt, and willing to do research to find the itinerary and experience you’re looking for. I’ve worked with Julie planning numerous trips both in the USA and Europe, and will absolutely continue to do so. She’s great!

Turks and Caicos

By: Sheila aden

Reviewed on: 29 Oct 2018

She is wonderful, our trip was great! Will continue to use her over and over! Love her!

Julie Review

By: Darlene

Reviewed on: 26 Oct 2018

Julie always makes every trips memorable. She goes out of her way to accommodate our every need. Even when on the trip if we need something she will make it happen We love her as our travel Agent Thanks Darlene Pecoaro

rotorua and waitomo caves extension

By: sue

Reviewed on: 12 Nov 2018

Very pleasant and knowledgeable; able to assist with hotel and connections from airport to city also


By: Allen

Reviewed on: 10 Nov 2018

Always the consummate professional who continues to go the extra mile for her clients.


By: Julie

Reviewed on: 15 Nov 2018

She is awesome - always has been!

Efficient Travel Planner

By: A and L

Reviewed on: 21 Nov 2018

We can highly recommend Julie. She listens to us and knows what we are looking for. Her follow through is outstanding and we could not travel without her skills of keeping track of the information and deadlines. We have never been disappointed.

Disney World

By: Annie Lou

Reviewed on: 27 Dec 2018

Been having Julie plan our trips for over 30 years. Makes our life easier, we just love her! True professional!

Julie is Amazing!!!

By: Andrew

Reviewed on: 06 Jan 2019

Julie assisted us in booking hotels for a trip to New Zealand Australia. She was super knowledgeable and had great insight into the areas we were visiting. Her communication was always kind, courteous, and prompt, and I always looked forward to speaking with her. We would definitely use her again for future trips. Thanks Julie!



Reviewed on: 29 Jan 2019


My recent trip

By: worldtraveler

Reviewed on: 29 Jan 2019

Absolutely fantastic! I would highly recommend her! She was very responsive to all of my questions, very helpful and willing to talk to me personally any time I needed it. She made my travel experience worry-free. I knew everything was in order when I left, and I knew I could reach her or someone else should I need it during my travel.

Costa Rica Honeymoon

By: Christine

Reviewed on: 04 Feb 2019

Julie was helpful, quick with responses, attentive to our specific requests and budget.

Family's Disney World trip

By: Jelly

Reviewed on: 14 Feb 2019

This was an amazing time, Julie was an amazing person to have help plan trips for the family!

Travel Professiinal

By: GT

Reviewed on: 16 Feb 2019

Julie is great to work with—friendly, offers good suggestions, knowledgeable.

Breakaway to Hawaii

By: doctortutone

Reviewed on: 28 Feb 2019

Julie is great. She booked us in some great properties and we had a great time. I have been working with her for years and she always comes through. I would highly recommend.

Julie does great work

By: S&L

Reviewed on: 25 Mar 2019

We've worked with Julie several times before; always great service; no issues.

Top Notch Travel Agent

By: clrip

Reviewed on: 08 Apr 2019

I'm so glad that I started working with Julie 3 years ago to plan our 25th wedding anniversary cruise to Alaska. Her professionalism and attention to detail is top notch. Since then I have worked with Julie to plan a 2 week, 2 island trip to Hawaii and a Caribbean Cruise for me. All 3 trips have been perfect. Save yourself a lot of headaches, and money and give Julie a call. You'll be glad you did!

Family visit

By: Allen

Reviewed on: 17 May 2019

Working with Julie is always a pleasure and everything is always done perfectly.

Working with Julie Garcia, 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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