Embodied by a team of seven seasoned advisors, boasting a collective century of mastery within the travel industry, Thomas Hogan Vacations stands as an avant-garde pioneer, consistently exceeding wanderers’ most ambitious expectations for over three and a half decades. Our expertise lies in skillful trip planning, offering firsthand insights and invaluable travel tips that extend beyond the pages of brochures or online platforms. Think of us as your travel concierge, adept at streamlining research and decision-making, so you can focus on the excitement of the journey.
With a wanderlust ignited at a young age, I embarked on a captivating journey of exploration and discovery. My zest for travel was ignited at the age of 10 when I began tagging along with my grandparents on their globe-trotting adventures, thanks to my grandfather’s jet-setting career with de Havilland Aircraft. Little did I know, those early travels would spark a lifelong passion.
Fast forward 35 years, and I’m still living and breathing all things travel. Our agency was born in 1985, and it was like finding the missing puzzle piece of my life. Every day feels like a new chapter in an epic adventure novel.
I’m fortunate to be part of an amazing crew of travel enthusiasts. We’ve navigated the ever-evolving landscape of the travel industry, embracing both challenges and achievements that have influenced my approach to creating exceptional travel experiences. Our ‘secret sauce’ lies in our shared commitment to being unwavering advocates for our clients. We’re your partners in planning, armed with honesty, hard work, and a determination to find the perfect solutions for your travel goals.
Speaking of goals, I’ve had the incredible opportunity to explore some breathtaking destinations—places like Greece, Italy, Australia, and New Zealand have left me awestruck. Every journey sparks my curiosity even more and fuels my desire to share the magic of travel.
Throughout my career, I’ve had the pleasure of curating tailor-made travel experiences for a diverse array of clients, many of whom have transformed into cherished friendships. And let me tell you, witnessing dreams turn into reality is the icing on the cake! To me, there’s simply no other path more rewarding.
So here’s to the next adventure, the next horizon to chase. I’m excited to share my travel know-how and turn your wanderlust into unforgettable memories. Let’s embark on this journey together!
Hailing from Myrtle Beach, my voyage into the realm of travel began in 1989. During this time, I embarked on a role at Delta’s vacation division in Ft. Lauderdale, an experience that sparked my enthusiasm for the potential held by proficient travel advisors. Now, after a span of 34 years, that very encounter has driven me to evolve into one such advisor myself.
While I’m deeply immersed in crafting leisure travel experiences, I also embrace our agency’s administrative responsibilities. This adaptability has propelled my growth in the industry. My travel map is a vibrant one, weaving through the Caribbean, Mexico, Alaska, and Eastern & Western Europe. When it comes to my top vacation choice, cruising takes the lead. The allure of shipboard options is simply unparalleled.
Beyond the office, you’ll often catch me fishing or enjoying the company of my six rescued fur-babies at home. This phase of life has me craving fresh adventures. From ziplining in Skagway to dog sledding in Juneau and savoring local flavors in a Kusadasi gem, my pursuit of excitement knows no bounds.
With a vibrant career spanning 35 years in the Travel Industry, my journey began fresh out of college, armed with a degree in Travel and Tourism. From my initial role as a Travel Advisor in Michigan, I’ve embarked on a trail that led me through the bustling streets of New York to the serene landscapes of North Carolina, catering to a diverse array of corporate and leisure clients. The thrill of connecting with new individuals and crafting remarkable experiences for them is what fuels my passion.
My arsenal includes a deep well of destination knowledge and a treasure trove of experiences, all harnessed to design vacations that linger in memory. My wheelhouse encompasses a spectrum of specialties, from orchestrating memorable guided tours within the US and abroad, to navigating the grand oceans and tranquil rivers on that once in a lifetime adventure.
My passport tells tales of exploration across numerous Caribbean Islands, Mexico’s vibrant tapestry, the allure of Hawaii’s paradise, and the magic of domestic journeys both by land and sea. This journey is ongoing, with each new adventure becoming a chapter in my lifelong story.
You can rely on me to expertly coordinate every nuance, ensuring your journey unfolds without a hitch. My greatest joy lies in those transcendent moments when dreams transform into cherished memories
Originally from the hills of West Virginia and having made the Grand Strand my home since 1992, my voyage in the travel industry embarked in 1997, unveiling a tapestry of remarkable destinations. From the snow-cloaked peaks of Montana to the sun-kissed beaches of the Caribbean and the serene lakes of Ireland, each place offers its own unique beauty. As my travel log expands, Iceland and the Galapagos Islands shine as luminous beacons on my ever-growing ‘bucket list.’
My expertise covers planning getaways across the USA, Caribbean, South America, and Europe, but my heart finds its home in group travel. Whether it’s orchestrating intimate family gatherings or uniting like-minded explorers on a grand scale, weaving connections through travel is a source of boundless joy. My accolades include achieving Accredited Cruise Counselor status from Cruise Lines International Association, along with certifications as a Princess Cruises Commodore, a member of the Globus Family of Brands, and a graduate of Marriott’s Hotel Excellence program.
I’ll match you with the ideal cruise and enhance your itinerary by discovering the finest routes, ports, and activities to cater to everyone’s enjoyment. I will attentively listen to your preferences, suggest suitable onboard experiences, cater to specialized meals that align with your interests, and manage all particulars to grant you the freedom to journey with unwavering assurance.
My clientele encompasses families with children, individuals, and mature travelers. Each travel plan is meticulously customized to align with my client’s distinct requirements. Furthermore, I’ll be readily available to assist you in any capacity and have successfully aided clients in swiftly altering their itineraries when circumstances demand.
My objective revolves around ensuring your upcoming vacation becomes an unforgettable experience. I’m enthusiastic about crafting your dream getaway today!
I became a member of the Thomas Hogan family in 2017, embarking on a journey into the travel industry that has not only expanded my skill set but also presents me with fresh and exhilarating challenges each day. As the office administrator, I bring several years of experience to my current role. My responsibilities encompass a wide array of tasks, ranging from sales and customer care to maintaining our digital presence, as well as various day-to-day office operations.
My youth has proven advantageous, particularly in the realm of social media, where I’m the go-to person. This platform, next to personal referrals, stands as one of the most effective tools, capable of reaching a broad audience and showcasing captivating travel experiences. Although relatively new to the travel sector, I maintain an optimistic perspective and an eagerness to dive headfirst into unraveling the intricacies of this captivating industry. I possess a proactive approach when it comes to learning, unafraid to seek guidance and knowledge from my colleagues, as I firmly believe in the adage that knowledge is power.
I’m elated to be part of a company that holds values close to its heart—integrity, teamwork, customer-focus, and innovation. Originally from Georgia, I graduated from Faith Academy and currently reside in Myrtle Beach with my 16-year-old son.
A graduate of Emory University, I initially charted my course with a degree in accounting. However, life had other plans, steering me toward the mesmerizing world of travel. Little did I imagine, 39 years ago, that this path would unfold before me, and I can honestly say I have no regrets about the journey.
I’ve been privileged to explore awe-inspiring corners of the world. With a focus on leisure travel, my voyages have woven across the USA, Caribbean, Mexico, Eastern and Western Europe, Costa Rica, Hawaii, Tahiti, South Africa, South America, the Galapagos, Vietnam and Cambodia. These explorations have gifted me precious insights that now serve as invaluable travel advice and guidance for my clients.
I’m drawn to crafting unique, one-of-a-kind vacations – whether it’s embracing the Tuscan sun from a rented villa, tracing the Danube’s melody on a river cruise, or experiencing the thrill of dog-sledding in the wilds of Alaska.
Beyond my adventures, you’ll find me savoring culinary creations and nurturing gardens, all while embracing the role of ‘Mia’ to my cherished grandchildren. A loyal clientele built through referrals speaks volumes, proving that the best recommendation comes from those who’ve experienced the journey alongside me.
Venturing into the realm of providing travel services, I’ve been a dedicated advisor to my clients for more than 35 years. Every dawn brings a fresh chapter in this ever-evolving industry, a journey I embrace with unbridled enthusiasm. My travels have painted a mosaic that spans the globe, with a focus on Caribbean paradises, the vibrant rhythms of Latin America, the untamed beauty of Alaska, and the rich cultures of Eastern and Western Europe. These first-hand encounters serve as a treasure trove of enriching experiences that elevate my clients’ vacations.
As much as my heart longs for the beauty of Latin American landscapes, I also delight in the excitement of venturing into uncharted territories. My expertise spans a wide spectrum, from curating captivating cruise expeditions to designing memorable family escapes and romantic retreats. My certification as a Sandals/Beaches specialist empowers me with the expertise to match you with the resort that perfectly aligns with your preferences.
I look forward to transforming your dreams into reality!