Comprised of six advisers with more than 100 years of collective travel industry expertise, Thomas Hogan Travel has been exceeding travelers’ expectations for over twenty five years. We provide professional and personalized trip planning with first-hand advice and valuable travel tips that you won’t find in brochures or online agencies. Like a personal shopper, we can simplify the research and decision making for you. Visit our office and let our experts help you plan your next vacation!
Travel has been an educational part of my life since the age of 10, when I began traveling with my grandparents as a result of my grandfather’s career in the airline industry. So it was no surprise when our agency was established in 1986 that I became a diehard travel enthusiast! Now, 30 years later, my thirst and passion for this industry have only heightened as each day brings a new adventure.
I have the privilege of leading this amazing team of travel professionals as they work their skills and experience to make your vacation dreams come true! Having survived the extensive changes and worldwide upheavals in the business of travel, my team has evolved and grown in quite a remarkable way. I take pride in working with colleagues who share my goal of being true advocates for our customers – making every effort to find solutions that will result in a successful travel experience. I believe in partnership, honesty and hard work.
My longevity in the travel industry has afforded me the opportunity to experience many incredible destinations both personally and vicariously.
In addition to the Caribbean, and Mexico, my travels have taken me to Costa Rica, Alaska, Canada, Hawaii, England, Ireland, Eastern & Western Europe, Czech Republic, Australia, New Zealand, and Africa. My curiosity to see the world grows each and every time I embark on a new journey and I hope to inspire others through my guidance and assistance in travel planning.
Throughout my career I have planned and organized travel for many wonderful clients with whom I have had the opportunity to build some amazing friendships. The most rewarding experience is witnessing dreams become reality and although challenging at times, I can’t imagine doing anything else!
A native to the Myrtle Beach area, I began my career in travel in 1989. And now, 24 years later I am still creating beautiful memories sending my clients all over the world. I was employed with Delta’s vacation department in Ft. Lauderdale for several years. This gave me a true appreciation of how helpful a travel agent can be so I decided to become one myself! While my main focus is leisure travel, I am also very involved with the agency’s administrative responsibilities. My skillfulness has allowed me to excel very quickly in this business. I have traveled extensively throughout the Caribbean, Mexico, Alaska, and Eastern & Western Europe. My number one vacation pick is hands down, cruising! I love the variety of options available onboard ship. My travel experience has led me in so many directions but perhaps my favorite role is acting as group leader for many of our various group trips. Outside of the office you will most likely find me at the gym or relaxing at home with my daughter and my English bulldog. I’ve reached the point in my life where I want to try new and exciting adventures. A few of these include zip lining in Skagway, dog sledding in Juneau, and sampling the local cuisine in a quaint restaurant in Kusadasi.
I was raised in West Virginia and moved to the Grand Strand in 1992. Since beginning my career in the travel industry in 1997, I have had the opportunity to visit so many wonderful places. From the snow-capped mountains of Montana, to the beautiful beaches of the Caribbean and the picturesque lakes of Ireland, every destination has something beautiful to offer. With so many more places to see, I include Iceland and the Galapagos at the top of my “bucket list”. Although I have experience in planning vacations to the Caribbean, Mexico and Europe, group travel is where my heart lies. Whether it is an intimate family group or a large group with common interests, it is a great pleasure to bring people together through travel. I have received my Accredited Cruise Counselor status from Cruise Lines International Association. Some of my other certifications include Princess Cruises Commodore, Globus Family of Brands certification and Marriott’s Hotel Excellence certification.
I have been dedicated to providing travel services to clients for over 25 years. Every day is a new adventure in this ever changing industry! I have traveled extensively throughout the world – focusing on Caribbean, Mexico, Latin America, Alaska, Eastern and Western Europe. My first hand travel experiences are a plus when it comes to enhancing my clients vacations. A destination I would love to return to is Latin America. I enjoy learning about places that I have not yet explored. My specialties include, but are not limited to, destination weddings, all-inclusive resorts, ocean cruising and river cruising. I am also a certified Sandals/Beaches specialist. You can count on me to coordinate every detail from start to finish so you do not have to worry over the little things. My joy and pleasure in travel are those special moments when people realize that dream they envisioned is now a reality and thus a cherished memory. I look forward to making your dream vacation a reality.
I am a graduate of Emory University with a degree in accounting and turned my love for travel into a profession. I would have never dreamed 39 years ago that my career would have taken such a different path, and I have no regrets whatsoever. During my 22 years in the Travel Industry, I have visited some amazing destinations. My specialty is leisure travel, and I have traveled extensively throughout the United States, Caribbean, Mexico, Eastern and Western Europe, Africa, Costa Rica, Hawaii, and Tahiti. These travel experiences afford me the insight to offer valuable travel advice and assistance to my clients. I enjoy unique, distinctive vacations such as renting a villa in Tuscany, river cruising on the Danube, or dog-sledding in Alaska. In my spare time, I enjoy cooking and gardening, and my newest role as Mia to my grandson, Maddox. I have built my clientele by referrals. That is the best recommendation!
I have worked in the Travel Industry for 25 years. I started in the travel industry after graduating from college and obtaining a degree in Travel and Tourism. My first position as a Travel Agent was in Michigan and throughout my career have worked in New York and North Carolina servicing both corporate and leisure cliental. I enjoy meeting new people and cliental and will use my destination knowledge and experience to plan a memorable vacation experience. My travel specialties include Cruises, Disney Packages, Caribbean and Mexico packages, Guided Tours, Domestic Vacations. Throughout my career I have had the opportunity to travel to many Caribbean Islands, Mexico, Hawaii, and domestic trips by land and sea.
I’ve been in the travel industry for over 30 years, and each new booking continues to excite me! I love finding new ways of enhancing vacations while making sure my clients get the best experience possible. By always staying up-to-date on the latest industry trends, I provide my clients with unbeatable services and world-class vacations in any destination!
I entered the travel industry by delivering airline tickets on foot, and it’s amazing how far the industry’s come! I then moved onto corporate travel where I helped businesses and individuals set up crucial meetings around the world. I learned how to make even the tightest schedule comfortable, and I continue to utilize these skills when booking for families and leisure vacations.
After 20 years in corporate travel, I began to focus on leisure vacations which I continue to pursue today. I work with a wide range of clients including families, couples, and groups along with trips for special occasions. Whether you’re looking to bring your kids to Disney World for the first time or enjoy a stunning honeymoon in Europe, I will do everything to make your trip unforgettable!
I’ve lived along the East Coast most of my life, but I’ve always been infatuated by world cultures and wish to explore as many as I can. Some of my favorite places to book and visit include:
- Disney’s Parks and Cruises
I want to make your vacation unique, and I will go the extra mile by helping you discover personalized activities that speak to you. I have booked cooking classes in Europe, hikes in South America, plus individualized special events and excursions. I will customize your itinerary so you have time to enjoy the best of your destination without hesitation.
I take the uncertainty out of booking by navigating through all of the options for you. No one should have to feel overwhelmed when booking a vacation, and I will work with you so you get what you want without stress. I will research everything you need to know about your destination as well so you can be fully prepared. Plus, if you ever wish to change something or have any questions, you can call me at any time for assistance.
Talk with me today to start booking your dream vacation!
Tara, the newest member of our team, joined Thomas Hogan in August, 2017 and she is our office admin rock star! A highly organized administrator with several years of experience, Tara’s exceptional reliability, customer service skills, and a keen eye to detail have brought tremendous value to our company. She is responsible for a wide variety of functions – from sales and customer care to maintaining our website and social media as well as a variety of day-to-day office processes. She keeps us all organized and help ensure our clients have the best vacation possible.
She is originally from Georgia, graduated from Faith Academy and currently lives in Myrtle Beach with her 9 year old son.