Boulevards of Travel, A Division of LUXE Travel, has been a full service travel organization in the Newport Beach area since opening in the fall of 1983. Serving both the leisure and corporate travelers our emphasis is on personal service and we have earned a reputation for high quality and consistent customer service.
We are proud to be a member of a leading consortium, Signature Travel Network. This association provides us buying power in both corporate and leisure travel as well as a world wide negotiated hotel rate program. The substantial benefits of this buying power are passed directly to our clients.
As technology advances so do we. We have implemented an on-line booking tool for the corporate traveler. You make the reservations and we handle all the reports and management. The development of relationships with clients is most important to us. Wherever your travels and desires take you we want you, our client, to have the best travel EXPERIENCE!
Barbara had always enjoyed traveling, so she decided to venture into the travel business when her children were in high school. Forty years later, she still loves the business and is always excited to share her knowledge and experience with travelers as well as her colleagues. Her travels have taken her to over 25 countries around the world. One of her favorite destinations is East Africa – a life-changing experience that she will never forget. She also enjoyed traveling through India, where she cycled through villages, went on a Tiger safari, and met the most wonderful people. Barbara is thrilled to be an ambassador for Boulevards of Travel, an agency she founded with two fellow travel agents back in 1983.
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Sharon B. McManus has been a travel consultant for over 30 years and with Boulevards of Travel since 2016. Throughout her career she has worked in both the corporate and leisure world. At one company, she planned all the company incentive trips for the top sales people and escorted the trips as well to Spain, Hawaii and several locations in the U.S. She was on the Corporate Travel Advisory Board for Pan Am. Sharon married an Air Force Fighter Pilot and lived in Europe for six years, in the Azores and Madrid. Upon returning to the US, she worked in corporate travel for many years before venturing into the world of leisure – which she absolutely loves. Sharon has been on sailed on Celebrity, MSC, and Princess. She is a Certified Specialist for AMA River Cruise Line, and an expert on Hawaii.
Travel Specialties & Interest: Hotels | Ocean Cruises | River Cruises | Independent & Escorted Tours | Vacation Packages | Customized Trips
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Travel has been a lifelong passion for Angela who immigrated to the USA from England as a child. She joined her first travel agency just after college and has worked for agencies and tour operators for over 35 years. Her specialty is international travel, particularly land tours – especially European independent journeys, river cruises and African safaris. Angela has traveled to over 45 countries on six continents and she is comfortable arranging travel to the furthest and most remote destinations. She enjoys river cruises, train journeys, and African safaris – and is happy to talk to anyone about those experiences.
Travel Specialties & Interest: African Safaris | Europe | River Cruises | Independent & Escorted Tours | Customized Trips | Food and Wine | Family Vacations | Special Groups | Rail Trips
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Pam has been a travel consultant for over 35 years, and with Boulevards of Travel since 1996. As an avid traveler and with an understanding of customer service from her previous occupation in the restaurant business, she put her experience into practice as a travel consultant – and truly loves her job! She takes any opportunity to gain more personal travel experience to pass along to her travelers. She has seen much of Asia, most of Europe and South America, and is an expert on Africa, having visited 16 times. Golfing is one of Pam’s passions – in fact, she and her husband were married on the old course in St. Andrews, Scotland!
Travel Specialties & Interest: African Safaris | Golf Trips | Ocean Cruises | River Cruises | Honeymoon/Romance | Independent & Escorted Tours | Customized Trips | Hotels
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For almost 40 years Binnie Alwine has been a Travel Consultant, specializing is “Soft Adventure,” Safaris, Luxury Travel, and Cruises. After attending the University of Southern California, Binnie got the “travel bug” while following her husband’s Navy ship around Asia.
Binnie was drawn toward the travel industry to help fuel her passion for travel and to see the world. She worked at several Orange County agencies and was even part-owner of an agency in Anaheim before arriving at Boulevards of Travel over 18 years ago. She has traveled to 113 countries on all seven continents! In addition to her many safari adventures in Africa, Binnie has trekked the Annapurna Mountains of Nepal; sailed the Amazon River; walked among tens of thousands of penguins in Antarctica; explored Easter Island and the Galapagos; cruised the Nile River in Egypt; explored ancient temples in Cambodia; stalked polar bears in the Arctic; tracked wild tigers on elephant back in India; explored the “lost city of Petra” in Jordan and the ancient ruins at Machu Picchu in Peru; hiked with wild gorillas in Rwanda; climbed Ayer’s Rock in the Australian outback; seen the unique lemurs of Madagascar; toured many great cities of the world; circumnavigated the globe; and on and on… She hasn’t been everywhere yet, but it’s on her list!
Binnie has particular expertise and experience in crafting safaris to Africa, focusing on immersive wildlife experiences, primarily in East Africa and Southern Africa. She also has extensive cruising experience and expertise – from wildlife expedition cruises to luxury cruises, big ships and small ships - in all parts of the world. She has personally cruised allof the world’s oceans, and most of the major seas around the globe, as well as river cruises in Europe, South America, Africa, and Asia.
Binnie is a consummate travel professional who always puts her client’s interests first!
Travel Specialties & Interest: African Safaris | Soft Adventure | Ocean Cruises | River Cruises | Luxury Travel | Independent & Escorted Tours | Customized Trips
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Stephanie’s passion for traveling began in her teens and continues to this day. She joined Boulevards of Travel a year ago after 28 years with American Express as a Travel Insider and Specialist. She has been featured in Vacation Agent Magazine, Money Magazine, Travel and Leisure top 100 Agents, and has been an agent contributor to Australia Tourism and Departure Magazine Symposium.
With over 70 trips to Europe, Stephanie’s specialization includes certification for London, the UK, France, Italy, Spain and Germany. She enjoys customizing land itineraries, in addition to arranging river and ocean cruises with pre and post cruising experiences.
For more relaxing travels she is also a certified Hawaii and Tahiti Specialist. With many requests for the South Pacific, Stephanie made multiple trips to Australia and New Zealand and became certified by their tourism offices.
While she has traveled and covered many other parts of the globe, the aforementioned areas are where she excels in putting together customized itineraries to meet clients’ specific needs from the ultra-luxurious to the more moderate.
Travel Specialties & Interest: Europe | Customized Trips | Ocean Cruises | River Cruises | Luxury Travel | Independent & Escorted Tours | Hawaii | Tahiti | Australia & New Zealand
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Donna began her interest in travel when she was in high school as her mom owned a travel agency and she would go over after school and help hand write tickets, and even learned fare construction the hard way! Once she completed travel school she went to work for her mom and worked with her for many years gaining knowledge of leisure, and group travel for Rockwell and Orange County Employees Association. She knew then that she wanted to make a lifelong career in travel.
She worked in various sectors in the industry, including managing the cruise department for AARP in Culver City. She missed working with clients and went back to working in an agency and has been with Boulevards of Travel for 18 years; she was actually hired the day before 911 and was graciously welcomed in that day by her new co-workers to help try and accommodate travelers that were in need. She enjoys both Corporate and Leisure travel and arranging travel for high school groups to various cities in the US.
In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her grandson, family & friends. She has been to Italy 6 times and loves creating trips to this amazing destination for her clients. One of her travel highlights was seeing the Great Wall of China even though it was only 28 degrees!
Travel Specialties & Interest: Groups | Corporate Travel | Customized Trips | Italy | Ocean Cruises | River Cruises | Luxury Travel | Hawaii | Tahiti | Fiji | Spa & Wellness | Adventure | Golf
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Kathy has been a travel agent for over 25 years, and with Boulevards of Travel for the last 14 years. She is an Oahu Master Specialist and has traveled to all of the Hawaiian Islands. Tahiti is also a favorite destination and she recommends this destination for honeymooners or special anniversaries. Kathy is especially fond of river cruises and loves arranging them for clients. She also enjoys creating custom experiences in Italy for clients.
Travel Specialties & Interest: Hawaii | Tahiti | Customized Trips | Spa and Wellness | River Cruises Luxury Travel | Mexico | Europe | Family | Honeymoon/Romance | Food & Wine | Escorted Tours
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Shari joined Boulevards of Travel in September, 2017. She has become a specialist in organizing custom group travel. An avid golfer, she is especially fond of organizing golf groups. Shari grew up in Wisconsin, graduated from the University of Wisconsin Madison and has lived in California ever since. She resides in Newport Beach with her husband Harry. As members of the Newport Beach Country Club they enjoy regular rounds and have traveled worldwide to play the game. They plan to play on many more courses in the future. Shari’s travels have taken her on in-depth visits to most European countries, Australia repeatedly, Thailand, Tanzania, and almost every state in the USA. Shari and her husband aim to personally visit every statehouse in the country, as well as our National Parks. Next on the list for international travel is Eastern Europe and Armenia. Shari looks forward to assisting you with your travel plans.
Travel Specialties & Interest: Golf trips | Customized Trips | Custom Groups | Luxury Travel | Europe | Australia | USA | Family | Ocean Cruises | River Cruises | Food & Wine | Escorted Tours
Email: sharie@bottravel | Direct Phone number: 949-278-8664
Marie has always enjoyed exploring new places, so a career as a travel agent was a natural for her. She has worked for Orange County agencies for over 35 years, and has been with Boulevards of Travel since 2011. Her travels have taken her to Asia, South America, Australia, New Zealand, Fiji, Tahiti, Caribbean, Mexico, Canada, and she has traveled extensively in Western Europe. She has also been to Hawaii over a 100 times. An avid skier, Marie has an excellent knowledge of ski destinations. She particularly enjoys designing custom trips, taking care of every detail to ensure her clients’ expectations are exceeded.
Travel Specialties & Interest: Europe | Hawaii | South Pacific | Asia | South America | Mexico | Multi-generational Family Trips | Customized Travel | Cruises | Food & Wine | Escorted Tours
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Debbie has been a travel consultant for over 35 years, and has worked for Boulevards of Travel since 1997. Her specialty is cruises and she been on as many cruises as she has years in the business. She has sailed on a variety of cruise lines, including Carnival, Celebrity, Holland America, NCL, Princess, and Royal Caribbean – to destinations in Alaska, Caribbean, Europe, Hawaii, Mexico, the Panama Canal, Scandinavia, and Russia. She believes it is important to keep current with ship inspections; she recently toured luxury ships with Crystal and Seabourn. Debbie was delighted to add River Cruising to her experience in 2017, sailing the Danube on Uniworld.
In addition to cruising, Debbie has experienced both first class and luxury escorted tours with companies such as Brendan Vacations and Abercrombie and Kent. Her land travels have taken her to destinations across the world, including China, Europe, Mexico, and North America. Her bucket list is always expanding and she looks forward to sharing her knowledge with travelers.
Travel Specialties & Interest: Hotels | Ocean Cruises | River Cruises | Independent & Escorted Tours | Vacation Packages | Customized Trips
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Pat grew up in a family that loved to travel, and after college, she lived in Geneva and London. It was natural for Pat to help clients with their travel plans, and after working in several agencies, she founded Boulevards of Travel, along with Barbara Boatman. Over the years, Pat has traveled on six continents to over 50 countries, and she has sailed on numerous ships. She enjoys looking for unique boutique hotels and ways to make each vacation special. Among her leadership roles during her 38 years in the industry, she is proud to have been asked to serve on the Abercrombie & Kent Advisory Board for 10 years.
Travel Specialties & Interest: Hotels | Ocean Cruises | River Cruises | Honeymoon/Romance | Independent & Escorted Tours | African Safaris | Customized Trips
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