Cathy Dorton CTA, CTC, DS

Germantown, TN United States
An independent affiliate of Travel Experts, Inc.
Travel Specialties
  • Adventure
  • Food & Wine
  • Spa Vacations
  • Safari
  • River Cruising

  • United States - All
  • Australia
  • Canada
  • New Zealand
  • Cambodia
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Selling Travel Since
  • English

My Background

More than 30 years ago, I began longing for experiences outside my day-to-day that would give me a sense of fulfillment, a sense of adventure and a sense of wonder. Wow! A career in travel met each of those desires! But, I wondered, if the idea of a trip to see the world could be better, and could be more....

My affiliation with Virtuoso began my "Road Less Traveled" -

filled with authentic adventures that have enriched me, inspired me, and transformed me into an Adventure Specialist. A Trusted Travel Advisor with a heart for the unknown, for the extraordinary experiences as diverse as the world itself! From the heights of my journey to Peru's Machu Picchu, and one of the highest cities on earth, Cusco, Peru or to the Southern Alps of New Zealand- to the lowest points on earth, such as the Dead Sea of Jordan & Israel - I strive for more.... More exquisite opportunities for my clients in this VAST world

Cathy's personal connections with the best of the best makes YOUR TRAVEL DREAMS COME TRUE!

Places I Have Traveled

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Best European Itinerary I Could Imagine

By: nancydee

Reviewed on: 11 Apr 2016

Cathy set up an amazing European trip for me! The itinerary was perfect in that it hit the highlights but did not overwhelm us (I met my daughter over in France). The hotels she booked were exactly in the range I requested. She provided helpful hints and insider tips for our travels that proved to be spot on. Before I left, my trip was interrupted by the terrorist attacks in Brussels in April 2016 and she seamlessly rearranged that portion of my itinerary so that I could enjoy my entire stay and avoid the Brussels airport. I would highly recommend Cathy for your European travel needs. I know I'll ask her to plan my trip again!
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Brilliant Service

By: Russia 2016

Reviewed on: 18 Jun 2016

This was the first time we used a travel agent for travel abroad. Prior to our trip, Cathy listened to what we wanted to do and and then planned a trip that exceeded all of our expectations. With her suggestions prior to the trip we were able to plan and pack accordingly. Our room upgraded at both of the hotels we stayed in. We were able to see and do everything we requested without feeling rushed or tired. Our personal drivers were attentive and our personal guides were very passionate about their cities and extremely knowledgeable about all the sites we visited. I can't wait to plan our next trip with Cathy's help. Cathy has changed the way we will travel from now on.
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By: Brenda

Reviewed on: 14 Nov 2016

Once again, Cathy came through in helping us plan another perfect trip. We were able to do and see everything on our list. Cathy is the best!


By: Hutch

Reviewed on: 05 Mar 2017

We have been dreaming of a trip to Australia for over 15 years! We knew when we had the time and means to do it right, we would call Cathy to make it happen. Her knowledge and own personal travels cover the entire continent. Our trip surpassed our expectations. From the beginning, Cathy carefully listened to our ideas for desired destinations, experiences and activities plus she gauged accurately our pace of travel. She then constructed an itinerary that balanced outdoor hiking, culinary/wine events, guided excursions, incredible lodgings and finally unforgettable wildlife experiences. Cathy has Australia mastered!!!

Hawaii Cruise

By: Anne-Marie

Reviewed on: 03 Apr 2017

She was great to work with!

Trip to Anguilla

By: John Wheeler

Reviewed on: 07 Jun 2017

Cathy is fabulous. I have used her for business and leisure travel for years and she never disappoints. She is attentive, timely and truly a travel expert. She always does something to acknowledge special occasions and makes me look good to my family. I cannot recommend Cathy highly enough.

Barcelona and Bucharest Trip

By: NancyD

Reviewed on: 18 Jul 2017

Awesome! I am a repeat client. She's the best. Hotel accommodations were perfect - boutique hotels are my request and she certainly delivers. Airline travel was well done. Itinerary provided was impeccable and provided interesting facts.

Jordan Trip

By: Ed

Reviewed on: 10 Aug 2017

Awesome!! She took care of everything on short notice. Extremely informative and very very pleasant !

Cathy review

By: John Wheeler

Reviewed on: 07 Sep 2017

Cathy is simply the best. She is knowledgeable, accommodating and always available when unavoidable travel issues arise. She has helped my family for over 20 years. I would not consider using anyone else.

European Cruise

By: Ray

Reviewed on: 18 Oct 2017

Cathy did a great job! She is very knowledgeable and attentive to details which made for a near trouble free trip!

A Great Travel Advisor

By: Mike

Reviewed on: 04 Dec 2017

We have worked with Cathy for the last five years to put together several complex one- and two-month trips to New Zealand, Portugal, the Viking River Cruise Grand European Tour, and our 50th wedding anniversary cruise last month. The first three involved working with country on-sites to set up special guided tours and coordinating complex travel plans involving multiple modes of transportation and self-driving car itineraries. The latter involved coordinating a family Caribbean cruise for 11 people ages 6 - 71. She has been very easy to work with, anticipated our needs, was very attentive to detail, and provided many suggestions that improved the quality of our trips that made them truly great experiences.
Not Recommended

Advisor Review

By: Traveler

Reviewed on: 29 Dec 2017

When we became stranded I did not find Cathy to be responsive. She also did not help ensure all requirements were completed in a timely manner as I would expect an agent to do. For example I would expect the advisor to supply medical forms and remind you to complete them before they were due. Instead we had to remember to look at paper work received a year prior to know those were required and when. I cannot recommend her as an advisor.

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