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Kara grew up traveling extensively with her parents. One of her favorite things as a little girl was to go downtown on a Saturday afternoon with her parents to visit their travel agent. She was mesmerized by the destinations along with amazing energy between the agents and clients. After years in hotel and restaurant management, she felt the pull back into the travel industry. She worked as a leisure agent for an international travel agency before opening Elite Travel Designs in 2013. Today, Kara has taken the old fashioned storefront agency and transformed it with a modern twist. Clients who enter the storefront are personally greeted by one of the travel designers, offered a unique beverage and then treated to a private consultation in a sleek, inviting atmosphere. This consultation is the key to forming client relationships. Kara and her team create custom itineraries for discerning groups and individuals.
Passionate, adventurous, proponent of living life to to it's fullest, Diona Kelly is able to take 16 years of travel experience and create a memorable journey. With a background in writing and photography, she can create insight of what you are about to embark on. Travel Planning and research is her vehicle to share her passion with you. As a mother of 3, she has had to juggle various interests and has successfully created experiences ranging from city exploration, golfing cliff side in Ireland to white water rafting, rock climbing and enjoying the peacefulness of the sea. With a background in preventative medicine, she stresses a wellness approach to living and is eager to create off the beaten path adventure that will enhance your life.
Born in Venezuela, but growing up in Bowling Green and graduated from BGHS. She then graduated from William Woods University in 1988 and lived in Little Rock Arkansas for 20 years. She and her husband moved to Bowling Green in 2008 along with their twins Amelia and Travis III. Lisa grew up traveling extensively with her family, and still loves to travel today. After a successful career in pharmaceutical and medical sales, Lisa loves working in the travel industry. She prides herself in providing outstanding service to her clients to insure that each vacation exceeds expectations.
Emily is a Kentucky native. She has also lived in many different states and has spent countless summers in the beautiful country of Germany, where her traveling passion initiated. Due to her German language fluency she chose to follow the career as an International Business student at Western Kentucky University. Along with traveling to Germany many times, Emily has visited many wondrous cities in Europe. Hawaii, Costa Rica and Singapore have been some of Emily’s exotic travels. From the White House to NYC to Key West, LA and countless more, Emily enjoys the buzz of large cities, hiking or skiing in Colorado, hanging out on a quiet beach or the thrill of a roller coaster. She likes variety and enjoys new and different experiences.
Born and raised in Franklin, Jill graduated from Franklin-Simpson High School and Western Kentucky University. After teaching for 33 years, she retired in 2016 from Franklin-Simpson Middle School. Her job the last 15 years of her career was librarian or media specialist.
Traveling has been in Jill’s blood especially since she took many family vacations! Memories from vacations are everlasting and are truly beyond value! This love of travel and making memories has inspired Jill to become a travel expert.
Being retired now and a lady of leisure, Jill wants to help you plan fun, enjoyable and relaxing vacations! She is committed to helping her clients turn their dream vacation into a reality. Professionalism and hard work are some of Jill’s traits that will help to make your travel planning easy. Jill’s motto is, “I do what I love and love what I do!”