A self-proclaimed “island girl” Kari has endless enthusiasm for everything tropical. With deep experience planning destination weddings, honeymoons, and family vacations she knows what to recommend for anything sun, sand and sea. Hawaii, South Pacific, Tahiti and Caribbean resorts and cruises are specialty destinations for her. After visiting South Africa and calling it “a life changing experience” Kari has planned amazing safari vacations for clients ranging from top business executives to multi-generational families. Favorite personal memories include her many visits to every Disney park in the world, and with her “in the know” Disney secrets, helping families plan magical Disney vacations by land and by sea. Kari says “I really enjoy taking care of every detail for my clients so they can relax and enjoy their vacation.”
I’m available Monday through Friday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm in the Bellevue office
My specialties and expertise:
South Pacific Islands
Favorite places to travel:
Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts
Big Five Tours and Expeditions
Hello hello from Samui Island! Austin + I wanted to take a moment to thank you for curating the most amazing journey through Thailand for us! So many highlights we continue to experience each day … Our time with the elephants at the unbelievable Ananatara Golden Triangle … the resort is mind blowing, the staff generous + kind + thoughtful beyond words! The chef and his food were flawless! I’ve truly never had a more special birthday, and I’ve had some pretty great ones along the way … And now our time at Six Senses where Virtuoso good karma comes into play ? … Our upgrade to an ocean view villa (our beloved villa 22) is unreal! Private infinity pool, butler “Pu” whom we adore, staff + spa + food which are all exemplary … The grounds here are magical … Austin and I are walking on clouds each and every day and we truly cannot thank you enough!!!! We’ve loved everything!!! We continue to take in each + every moment + feel a great kinship with the Land of Thai … Thank you Kari!!!!! ???
We had been planning our trip to the east coast for quite some time and are so grateful that Kari was behind the wheel. She was able to offer great suggestions and provide some extremely competitive pricing with airfare, hotels, rental cars and fun things to do. She was even able to assist with last minute Broadway play tickets. While it sometimes seems that it would be the easier and less expensive way to book things yourself online, our experience has this traveler sold on allowing the “experts” to handle the trip. Kari was always accessible with any questions along the way and provided a very detailed and fun itinerary for the trip. We are already looking forward to sharing our next adventure with her!
Kari booked our honeymoon to Anantara Veli in the Maldives and it was absolute paradise. She made sure to arrange all of our transfers and called promptly to discuss flight/reservation details. The only thing I would recommend is for anyone traveling that long of a distance is to book business/first class for the long flights (it was my choice to book economy)! All positive praise for Kari on her excellent service. I will definitely be using her in the future for all of our travel needs!
We had a wonderful, exhausting time! Everything went quite smoothly.
Our room at Animal Kingdom was terrific. We had great views of the animals whenever we were in our room which wasn’t often! We had such fun at Atlantis and the water park. We laughed ourselves silly! Probably the highlight for Jamison was meeting Chewbacca at Star Wars. The picture we are including is in the car returning home from the airport – we finally tired him out!
We so appreciate your guidance in planning the trip. We certainly couldn’t have taken advantage of everything we did without you. We had such a memorable experience but are so glad to be back where it is a little quieter! This Nana and Grandpa will take a few days to recover from all the activity!
Thank you again so very much!
My wife and I recently spent 3 nights at the Four Seasons Gresham Palace, after finishing a Danube river cruise on the new Scenic Amber. .We were celebrating our 40th wedding anniversary. Thanks to our Virtuoso advisor we were upgraded a beautiful River View Suite. We were treated like royalty. Special treats and lovely flowers were sent to our suite. The staff went out of their way to make our stay special. The service and food were the best we have ever experienced in any hotel. Thank you Kari.
We wanted to let you know that the trip was perfect. The Disney cruise was way above expectations! The kids had a ball and so did we. Thanks Kari for handling all the details and for your suggestions that made the trip one we will always remember.