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.

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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.


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.

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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.

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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