JoAnn Austin
972.818.8100
joann@gofromdfw.com

 

Travel Bio:


Years in the Business: 25

Favorite Places: Australia, Asia, Hawaii, Europe

Recently Travel To: I returned June 2011 from hosting an American Express Cruise in the Baltic. I have been an American Express Mariner Club Host for the last 5 years. We visited  St. Petersburg, Tallinn, Copenhagen, Stockholm. Visby, Berlin Wanremonde. While in Tallinn we had  a private shore excursion for my group in Tallinn, it was a wonderful experience to see and visit this unique town and learn of the history and culture.  The possibilities are endless, from exploring the world's most inspiring architecture to antiquity and culture.

#1 Travel Tip:  Baltic, dress warm average temperature in the summer is 60 degrees. Be prepared for the Summer White Nights by the extended daylight hours.

 

Special Designations:

Australia Certified Specialist

Hawaii Certified Specialist

Cayman's Certified Specials

Amex Mariner Cruise Host Certified Specialist

 

Areas of Specialty:

 

Asia

For almost two thousand years the Orient has been one of the great travel destinations of the world. I personally have experienced the grandeur of ancient monuments, tombs, and imperial palaces, the fascination of traditional rural villages and cultures, and the timeless beauty of river cruising rivers and towering mountains.  
Visit: Beijing the heart of China with the Great Wall and Forbidden City to the wonders of the Olympic Village.
Visit Xian: Home of the famed Terracotta Soldiers
Visit Guilin a city famed for its rugged mountains, and clear waters, mysterious caves. Quilin has the reputation of the most beautiful place in China.

Australia

As an Australia Specialist and my Specialist partners I can provide you a journey of a lifetime and get a taste of key experiences including indigenous culture, coastal lifestyle, exceptional food and wine, wildlife and nature, outback attractions. One of South Australia’s best attractions is its wildlife. Most of it can be found in its natural habitat, without fences and cages, in environments that vary from coastal river waters, arid deserts and native forests to majestic mountains. Let me make this an experience you will never forget, wonderful memories and pictures in the mind.

New York

All roads lead to New York-airline routes, highways, sea lanes and railroad tracks all converge on New York City. This magnificent, glamorous city can be surprisingly affordable. For example: During Restaurant Week held in winter and summer, the city’s best restaurants offer three course prix-fixed lunches and dinners at extraordinarily low prices. Let me plan your next trip to NYC. I have visited many times NYC a special interest of mine.

Things to Do:
The Arts
Attractions
Restaurants
Nightlife
Shopping
Sports
Theatre
Tours

Cruises

Azamara Club Cruise

Azamara Club Cruises features smaller ships with access to unique and intimate 140 ports, 50 Countries and 2 ships The Azamara Journey and Azamara Quest.  You will experience more overnights, longer stays, unique destinations, immersive shore excursions with destination enrichment.  Preferred vintage red and white wines with lunch and dinner, specialty dining available (complimentary for Suite guests) Gratuities
Included.  Why Azamara? Call me and I will tell you !!

Princess

Discover the world with Princess:
Awe-inspiring Alaska and Cruise Tours land/sea.
Exciting Europe: The Mediterranean, British Isles, Northern Europe, Scandinavia and Russia with a selection of over 36 itineraries on large and small ships including
Transatlantic and Cruise tours.
The Americas..Set sail to the carefree Caribbean, epic Panama Canal, festive Mexican Riviera, the convenient West Coast or historic Canada and New England
Exotic destinations: Mysterious Asia, Africa & India, vast Australia & New Zealand, lush Hawaii & Tahiti, gorgeous South Pacific and passionate South America
World Cruises: See the most spectacular destinations on her on a single voyage; choose a World Cruise over 100 days…

Royal Caribbean

ROYAL CARIBBEAN ASKS, WHY NOT
Welcome to the Nation of Why Not. RCCL is a nation afloat, one that caters to the wishes of each every guest aboard. One where “Why Not” is a way of thinking and living. You might ask me, can a ship really be home to this many amazing features and activities?  “Why Not “In the Nation you can expect the unexpected every day. Just imagine: The kids are busy surfing while you are relaxing in the Adults-only Solarium or scaling the rock climbing wall high above the Caribbean. I can provide you with a ticket to 22 ships, calling on over 45 warm water ports.  The Royal Advantage is what
Keeps RCCL guests coming back.