About Our Service and Travel Advisors
At All-Inclusive Vacations, we take pride in helping our clients curate and plan their dream Vacations. We are located in Lakewood, Colorado just ten minutes west of downtown Denver. We’ve been serving clients in Colorado and around the country since 1999.
Whether it’s a spur of the moment trip for two or a week-long wedding extravaganza for friends and family, we provide a level of knowledge, experience and service that is rare in today’s travel industry.
Our Service Promise:
- We treat all clients with respect and courtesy
- We provide prompt, honest and reliable service
- We listen
- We respond
- We offer solutions
- We provide accurate and up-to-date information
- We are proud members of ASTA, American Society of Travel Agents
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Meet Our Team of Travel Advisors
Larry Winter, Affiliate Travel Advisor
Destination Wedding and Honeymoon Concierge Travel
I am grateful to have stumbled upon the travel industry twelve years ago, when, seemingly by chance, I saw a customer service ad in the newspaper. I answered this ad and, from there, found myself working extensively with vacationers.
Having fostered a desire to see the world from a young age, I’ve traveled extensively, both nationally and internationally making this a career that I absolutely enjoy doing every day. Although I love exploring new locales, my favorite thing about traveling is returning home and sharing everything I’ve learned with my favorite clients.
I book a variety of trips, but am especially passionate about destination weddings, honeymoons and all-inclusive vacations.
One of my fondest memories as a travel agent involves the booking of my very first destination wedding. I enjoyed guiding the beautiful bride through the entirety of the wedding process and experienced a deep sense of satisfaction upon hearing all of the details surrounding her lovely ceremony and reception.
I have been fortunate enough to visit a variety of destinations over the course of the past several years, but my favorite is easily Mexico. Not only are the weather and the scenery amazing, the locals are incredibly inviting. I am in constant awe of their passion for their home country, as well as their service-oriented approach to hospitality.
Another locale I greatly enjoyed and often recommend to clients seeking a European vacation is Frankfurt. I had long dreamed of vacationing in Europe and, when I stepped off the plane, I initially felt as if I had landed on the moon. I quickly acclimated, however, and realized that I was destined to spend a lifetime chasing the travel high.
Having visited so many gorgeous destinations, I now feel that it is my duty to help others enjoy similar experiences.
I can’t wait to help you plan your next trip!
Rebecca Rodriguez, Affiliate Travel Advisor
All-inclusive sun drenched destinations
In so many ways, the beach is the perfect getaway:
- Warm, sultry breezes and plenty of sunshine
- Easy relaxation with a good book, ocean views and a cocktail
- Adventure seekers can hit the waves, head out on a boat or try a new water sport
I love it when my clients call up and say that all they need is a beach vacation. It brings a smile to my face, and I immediately get to work creating a personalized itinerary.
I specialize in booking all-inclusive vacations to Mexico and the Caribbean, as well as trips to Hawaii.
I pride myself on my ability to identify my client’s needs and wants, and ultimately match them with the perfect accommodations. Whether I am working with a couple who is planning a destination wedding, or a family that needs some good, quality time together, I am committed to helping them plan a customized vacation that is perfect for them.
I have traveled to these locations myself in order to discover the most beautiful resorts with the most luxurious amenities. I have developed many industry contacts in these regions as well, so that I can provide all of my clients with superior services and offer them special treatment while they are on their vacation. I believe my first-hand knowledge of these destinations gives me the opportunity to provide my clients with reliable recommendations as well as relevant, accurate and up-to-date information.
My passion is traveling and making dreams come true. For me, the most important thing when planning a trip for any client is to make sure that they have fun. I will work with anyone and any budget. You don’t have to travel to the far corners of the world and have a limitless budget in order to have a great vacation.
Whether you are going away for a weekend or heading out for a two-week tour of a new destination, I can make sure you have a fabulous and memorable trip.
Thea Foley, Affiliate Travel Advisor
Travel Advisor and Designer of Complex Itineraries
To say that I eat, sleep and drink travel is probably an understatement. Travel is what I do for business and for pleasure. And I especially enjoy the challenge of stitching together complicated itineraries. I pride myself on never backing away from any travel project, no matter how impossible it may seem to create.
An example? I recently pieced together an itinerary where the client wanted to go from Denver to California to Hawaii to Tokyo. From there, my client wanted to travel to India, then to Dubai and to Prague and then finally back home — all in a two-week period. Did I throw up my hands and tell my client this was impossible? No way! I worked feverishly on this itinerary until I had made my client’s dream a reality. It was crazy and rewarding all at the same time.
Two of the reasons why I am able to design such complex itineraries is because of my great attention to detail and also because I’ve been in the business for many years. I started in 1984 and owned my own travel agency for a number of years. Today, I work as an independent contractor, which allows me to concentrate all of my attention on the needs of my clients — not on the day-to-day needs of running a business. This freedom also allows me to stay in close contact with my clients before, during and after their trips.
While I love booking and traveling to all destinations, the following are some of my favorites:
- Europe. I love visiting Europe because it is part of my and my husband’s heritage.
- South America. The countries in South America are beautiful and have very interesting and intriguing political histories.
- South Pacific. The people — as well as the islands — are just so warm and friendly.
- Cruising. What’s not to love when someone is cooking for you and making your bed for you every day. Cruising allows you to do as much or as little as you wish.
So when you are ready to book your next trip, I hope you get in contact with me. I know that, together, we can create your dream vacation.
Rob Hale, Affiliate Travel Advisor
Rob Hale is a world traveler who was first inspired to unify the world when he was able to bond with Navajo Indian exchange students when he was very young. Through the gift of travel, Rob’s passion and dream is to unite the world’s citizens to create a more peaceful and connected global society.
With a degree in Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism management from the University of Denver, Rob has continued his education by obtaining both his Certified Travel Associate (CTA) and Certified Travel Counselor (CTC) degrees.In his free time, Rob serves as a team captain on the Aurora Police Department’s Emergency Response Team and is responsible for assisting the Aurora Police Department in abnormal crisis, terrorism and emergency situations.He is also a passionate outdoorsman, loving hiking, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing and other mountain and recreational activities.
Travel Favorites: Rob’s Favorite Travel Destinations are the remote mountainous regions of our world as well as warm tropical destinations.
Steve Lord, ACC
I caught the “travel bug” early. As part of a military family, we were always packing up and “moving-on” as I grew up. While some kids might have found that stressful, I enjoyed seeing new places and meeting new people. I’ve never lost that passion for experiencing new destinations.
As a Travel Advisor since 1999, I have had an opportunity not only to learn more about the world, but to share my knowledge and enthusiasm about travel with my clients.
My favorite type of vacation is the all-inclusive resort, particularly in beach destinations such as the islands of the Caribbean, Mexico and Central America. These vacations offer a great value, since your room, meals, entertainment and sports are all included for one price.
To me the beauty of travel is how it brings people of different cultures together. It’s all but impossible to hate someone with whom you’ve shared a meal or stood side by side while you released a baby sea turtles into the timeless surf of Los Cabos. I want to give my clients those types of life-changing experiences.
It’s the attention to detail that makes a travel agent a great asset to his or her clients. In today’s digital age, any computer-literate person can make a reservation. However, creating a memorable vacation takes more than just knowing which keys to press, especially if things go wrong. Lasting travel memories are forged in details like custom sightseeing tours, reservations at the out-of-the-way romantic restaurant or adventures like taking a zip line through the Costa Rica rain forest.
Let me show you how affordable and enjoyable an all-inclusive beach vacation can be. My home is in Denver. You can call me at 303-980-6483 Ext 1 to get started on your dream vacation.
Kathie Angotti, Affiliate Travel Advisor
Hawaii Adventure and Relaxation Specialist
If you need to decompress and recuperate from the rigors of your daily life, then you need to get to the breathtaking islands of Hawaii. There’s nothing quite like that feeling of relaxation that comes over you when you step off of the airplane onto one of these fantastic islands.
Whether you are looking for adventure on the Big Island, excitement on the beaches of Oahu or total bliss on the island of Maui, you will find that Hawaii is the perfect place to refresh and reconnect with the people that you love the most.
As a travel professional, I specialize in booking all types of trips to Hawaii. I love to show honeymoon couples the unique and intimate accommodations that are available, many of which are hidden secrets that other, less-experienced agents are unaware of. I feel that young families can enjoy surf, sun and sport together on any of these islands, and make memories that will last a lifetime. Couples who are making the most out of their golden years will feel energized and revitalized as they enjoy the fresh ocean breezes, the swaying palm trees and the unparalleled views of the pristine blue waters of the Pacific Ocean.
I travel to Hawaii frequently, and I also attend the annual Hawaii travel trade shows in Denver and participate in webinars on this fantastic destination. My extensive experience booking this destination has allowed me to create valuable contacts that ensure all of my clients get VIP treatment on their trips.
I also specialize in booking cruises, all-inclusive resort vacations in Mexico and land tours to Italy. My clients are constantly impressed with how quickly I get back to them with information about their next dream vacation.
Let me start building a customized itinerary for you and your loved ones.
Jim Johnson, Affiliate Travel Advisor
Exotic Luxury Travel Planning
Wanderlust is in my blood, and I have always wanted to see the most remote corners of the world.
My life as a travel professional began when I was simply a travel aficionado. I wanted to see the world, and so I did. After planning and executing two amazing trips around the globe, I decided this was my calling. It’s been 23 years since I began working in the industry, and I still love the excitement and thrill that I feel when I begin to plan a trip for my clients.
I specialize in creating luxury travel itineraries to exotic destinations. While I will help my clients book any type of trip they desire, my heart lies in planning vacations to remote locations that many people do not think about traveling to. I have been to more than 90 countries across the world, and I have extensive experience in planning these types of vacations.
My intimate knowledge of different cultures, ancient sites and vibrant cities allows me to recommend the perfect destinations for my clients based on their own personal interests and desires. I also help clients navigate the process of acquiring visas, booking international airfare, coordinating with customs and obtaining any necessary vaccinations.
My favorite trips to book for my clients are African safari adventures. These trips should not be planned without the help of an expert. I have experienced several African safaris myself, including a hiking safari to the Selous wilderness of Tanzania. Taking in the breathtaking beauty of Africa while viewing some of its most magnificent wildlife first-hand is an experience that everyone should enjoy.
Everyone dreams of that one far-away destination, the one that seems impossible to reach. It’s important to remember that when you book with me, nothing is impossible.
Let’s start checking off your bucket list items today.
Eileen Starkey, Affiliate Travel Advisor
My husband and I were born and raised in Philadelphia. After taking a vacation to beautiful Colorado, we decided to relocate to the Denver area and have been here ever since.
My husband and I have enjoyed traveling extensively all over the world. I initially would plan all of our vacations in detail, and then I would take the details to my favorite travel agent who would always find me the best price.
Finally, my own agent realized how much knowledge I had gained and how much I enjoyed the work. She convinced me to become an agent myself. I have now enjoyed assisting family, friends, and clients with their travel plans for over 15 years.
I have been working on my own “Bucket List” of travel destinations for many years now. We have taken two separate tours of Europe visiting 15 countries. We also loved our trips to Great Britain including the beautiful green isle of Ireland. Exposure to the ancient history in these countries has been a great education for our three boys as well as the whole family.
My desire to learn more about various cultures has taken me to exotic destinations such as the Great Pyramids in Egypt, the Great Barrier Reef in Australia, New Zealand, the Great Wall and the Terra Cotta Warriors in China, and the mystical Machu Picchu in Peru. I have also been to Tahiti, Moorea, and Bora-Bora. I have thoroughly enjoyed cruising to the Greek Isles, all over the Caribbean, and the Baltic Sea, visiting historic cities such as Copenhagen Denmark, Helsinki Finland, Stockholm Sweden, Tallinn Estonia, and St. Petersburg Russia.
I also love taking advantage of our nonstop flights to some of the most beautiful beaches in the world with the clear azure Caribbean Sea. They are so close that you can go from Denver, to being on the beach, in approximately 6 hours. We have probably been to almost every destination in Mexico including the Cancun area, Cabo San Lucas, Puerto Vallarta, and even to Costa Rica.
We plan to cross another trip off my “Bucket List” soon, as we plan an Eastern European, luxury cruise down the Blue Danube. We plan to spend multiple nights in Prague, and Budapest.
I love sharing my knowledge and experiences around the world with my clients. Of course I enjoy investing the time and research to find the very best vacation and prices for my clients.
I look forward to speaking with you to plan your “best experience of a lifetime” vacation.
Bob Collishaw, Affiliate Travel Advisor
Customized Vacation Expert
Part of being a great travel agent is understanding the difference between offering the right number of choices and overwhelming my clients with too many options. Fortunately, my years of experience have made me sensitive to where that fine line is. A few other things I’ve learned over the last 21 years:
- Immediately responsive to all of my client’s needs
- Ensuring all details of a trip are carefully planned out
- Customize trips to match my clients personality and tastes
For example, I once booked a very special honeymoon trip to New Zealand. Because I took the time to get to really know my clients, I was aware of the type of events and excursions they would enjoy. So I timed their trip to coincide with a wine festival on South Island and got them tickets to a Pink Floyd concert in Auckland. Then on their way back, I arranged to have them stay on a private island near Fiji.
Because I love to travel, I have been to many destinations around the world, including Italy, Fiji, Greece and Mexico. And when I travel, I make it a point to visit the resorts and destinations that I book for my clients so that I am familiar with them and can share true hands on knowledge.
If you book your next trip with me, you will have an agent who has worked extensively with both individual travelers as well as large groups since 1993.
Why is this important? Because you need an experienced agent on your side when trouble strikes.
I once had to rearrange the travel for guests and members of a wedding party when their flights were canceled because of a large East Coast blizzard. Not only did I find new flights to the Dominican Republic where the wedding was being held, I also worked with the wedding coordinator, the bride and groom to reschedule the ceremony.
It takes an agent with nerves of steel and a lot of experience to deal with a situation such as this. And if you book with me, you will have that agent working for and with you on your next travel adventure.
Rich Hugo, Affiliate Travel Advisor
I grew up in Kirkwood, Mo (a suburb of St. Louis). After high school I attended Westminster College in Fulton, MO to study chemistry and where I also became involved in singing folk music. A year and a half later, I changed my major to music education and transferred to the University of Missouri. There I received my Bachelor of Science and Masters of Education degrees and landed a job teaching high school choir and guitar in Carlsbad, New Mexico for ten years and then moved to Colorado.
After 32 years of teaching, I retired and decided to find a new career that was different, but still involved working with people. A friend, who also taught music in the public schools had become a travel adviser and encouraged me into having an interview at the travel firm where he was working. They took me in, trained me and I became a home based travel consultant and acquired new clients.
During my 13 years as a travel adviser have traveled to many of the beach resort cities in Mexico including Cancun, the Playa del Carmen area, Los Cabos, Mazatlan and Puerto Vallarta. I’ve been a member of the Caribbean Travel Organization (CTO) and traveled to several Caribbean islands. I am also a member of the Shamrock Club, an organization designed by the Irish Tourist Bureau for Ireland specialists. I’ve traveled to Ireland a number of times and with my music background, I love to sing Irish folk music.
My experience booking individuals and groups has been very rewarding and I hope to continue as a travel consultant for years to come.