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About Karen

Hello! I’m Karen Gordon

I am a vacation planning consultant whose love of travel has taken me to more than 20 countries and 44 states, including Alaska and Hawaii. I combine my destination knowledge and travel experience with my love of planning to create the perfect vacation for every client.

I’ll work with you to discover exactly what kind of vacation you want—the experiences you wish to have and the memories you hope to create. Your itinerary will be customized for your group, with the special extras included that make a Tailored Travel vacation unique.

Together we’ll design a trip that exceeds your expectations!


Amazing trips start with perfect planning!


Amazing trips start with perfect planning!

Hello! I’m Chris Gordon

I waited until I was an adult to discover my love for travel.  At 22 I jumped in a van and drove to Colorado.  I had no idea the Rocky Mountains were actually so big!  Next, I discovered how powerful the ocean really is and I was hooked on exploring our world. From our National Parks and iconic cities in the US, to Germany, South East Asia, Ecuador, Australia, Galapagos Islands, Iceland, I find something amazing about every destination I visit.

Our world is an amazing place with so much to offer. I sort through the many, many options for travel and select awesome destinations and itineraries tailored to specific interests and share them with you.

Join me on one of our next Travel with Us experiences or let me plan the perfect Tailored Travel for you and your group.

Hello! I’m Aaron Gordon

I do not know life without travel. My first trip, at age 2, was Walt Disney World. By the time I graduated from high school, my travel history included most of the lower 48 states, several cruises, Mexico, Germany, and Curacao where I completed dive certification. At 18 I joined the US Army and took full advantage of being stationed in Germany, an ideal location for seeing much of Europe.  The Army also provided me the opportunity for an extended visit to Iraq, a short stint in Bosnia and a long-weekend relaxing in Kuwait.

After the military, staying put for 4 years to attend college was a challenge.  Lucky for me I discovered the perfect classroom setting, Semester at Sea. A 3-month program sailing around the world with stops in Hawaii, Japan, China, Hong Kong, Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand, Egypt, Turkey, Croatia, Spain. What could be better?

What could be better?

My life does revolve around travel and while I am always ready to go to any destination, my 1st travel love is cruising.  With more than 16 cruises on 8 cruise lines, including Trans-Atlantic, Alaska, Australia, Caribbean, Mediterranean and around the world, I am a cruise expert and enjoy helping people find the cruise ship with the best personality and itinerary for them.

I’ll match you with the cruise line, ship and itinerary that was tailored with you in mind.


Amazing trips start with perfect planning!


See how we’ve helped others plan amazing trips with life long memories

Karen is an absolutely incredible Travel Professional. She's the best! Trust her with your next vacation - you won't regret it!

- Sandy

Our trip was fantastic thanks to you! Thank you soooo much… First Class was definitely the way to go for our long flights and our flight schedule was perfectly planned out. I could not have been happier with what you did for us. I would definitely recommend you to a friend. Thanks again!

- Kristen

Karen is a wonderful host. With her excellent organization skills as well as her knowledge of the areas covered, all her guests need to do is sit back and enjoy the tour!

– Patti

WOW, What a fun excursion! Karen is a phenomenal tour guide, and I should know as I just got back form a Viking River Cruise on the Danube with her. everything was meticulously planned out and our trip was smooth sailing with her guidance.

— Cindy