Wendy Carlson



  • Group Travel
  • Luxury Travel
  • Luxury Ocean Cruises
  • River Cruises

Most Recent Trips


I spent my childhood living abroad in many different cities within Germany, France and Japan.  My father’s business had military contracts that took us to some interesting places and we were experts in moving every 1 to 3 years.  Needless to say my early years are much different from those of my peers.

Having parents who instilled the joy of travel and experiencing new cultures propelled me into the travel business.  Having a mother who was a travel agent didn’t hurt either.  

I started in travel working at Pleasant Holidays when there were only 20 employees.  We hand-wrote all reservations, hand-typed vouchers and hand-wrote airline tickets -- hard to imagine nowadays.  From there, I worked for Sitmar Cruises and Princess Cruises and managed four departments. I liked event planning most, and managed the inaugural festivities and cruises for ten new ships.  The largest event was hosting 20,000 guests aboard the Grand Princess over a week’s period of activities.  It was an exciting position and the attention to detail was paramount.  

I was offered an opportunity to work at Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection and their parent company, The Travel Corporation.  I didn’t know anything about river cruising at the time, but have to say their product is top of the line. River cruising was just starting to become more popular, and I worked for six of their 16 travel companies in a marketing capacity.  

And now my story continues as the Manager of Leisure Group Sales at TravelStore.  I enjoy the ability to work with and have access to all travel brands, so I may find the best package, value and experience for my group clients, whether it’s a cruise or customized land program.  I am delighted to be able to work with clients from all over the US. 

I work with all types of groups, whether it’s an incentive trip, community organization, school, or specialty niche, I would be delighted to work with you and put together an unforgettable experience.

My Travel Experiences

Please take a moment to click on the images below to see some of the enriching travel experiences and stories I would love to share with you.