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Favorite experiences
  • Visiting New Zealand’s south island
  • Seeing Fiji’s main island
  • Exploring Tofino, British Columbia
  • Going from Vancouver to Victoria by plane
  • Traveling to Foynes, Limerick
  • Exploring ancestry at a Swiss automaton museum
Most recent trips
  • Canadian Rockies
  • Cruising the Danube with Tauck
Specialties Certifications
  • France Specialist
  • Switzerland Specialist
  • Fiji Specialist
  • Hawaii Specialist

Even a donut is completely unique in each country. Travel is enjoying the wonder of differences around the world.

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Colette's Story

My love for travel began when my family moved to the main Island of Tahiti. Our colorfully painted Tahitian house had a waterfall behind it and a black sand beach in front. The best part was our own natural spring for water and our Tahitian neighbor who took us on a hike up to the top of the waterfall with my little sister on his shoulders. This experience expanded my mind and senses.

I attended Chapman College’s “Semester at Sea” program with classroom studies and extended land explorations. Four months full of wonderful ports and learning about local cultures, economies, and social issues.

In my 20s, I worked at the King Kamehameha and Kona Surf Hotels and also Kona Charter Skippers on the Big Island of Hawaii. During my 30s, I was operations manager for “To Hawaii Only,”” an agency in Southern California. Since then, I have specialized in European travel. I have roots in France, Switzerland, England, and Ireland.

I enjoy helping others with their ancestry explorations, and I love to create “personalized activities and adventures” to make your vacation more fun and meaningful.

Colette's Travel Journals

Jan 17, 2020 Avatar Colette Cross Colette Cross

Budapest & A River Cruise

Before I embarked on my river cruise with Tauck, I had the opportunity to stay at a lovely hotel in...

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Dec 06, 2017 Avatar Colette Cross Colette Cross

Experiencing Windstar

I cruised on the Windstar Pride, which is a yacht-style ship that accommodates just over 200 passengers. The ship was...

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