Pickwick Travel, LLC was founded in March 2007 by wife-and-husband team, Brenda Holland and Daniel Gallagher.
I live for my next trip! I call myself a "destination collector". Ever since I took my first trip cross-country Greyhound bus trip from Oregon to Arkansas at the age of 16 (parent free) with my 13-year-old sister, I was hooked. I wanted to see as much of the world as I could. My husband and I now enjoy active and exploring-focused vacations. We have hiked the National Parks, rafted the Colorado River, explored the cities of Spain, and enjoyed every minute of our journey to Machu Picchu.
It is my wish as a travel specialist to assist others in their pursuit of travel opportunities, be it for adventure or relaxation. My own broad experiences as a traveler have given me a good appreciation for others' vacation styles, preferences, and budgets. I am an avid reader of travel literature and news so that I always stay on top of the hottest vacation destinations.
-Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) Accredited Cruise Counselor, Certified 2010
-Travel Agent Refresher Training, Travel Marketing Solutions 2007
-Travel Training School, Denver, Colorado 1991
-Bachelor of Arts degree in sociology, Burlington, VT 2001
-Specialist courses in Golf Resorts, Adventure Travel, Peru, Disney, Cancun, and several more destinations
-Retired federal employee with extensive business and personal travel experience
-Recently retired consultant Lackland Air Force Base
-Specialist in global security issues and foreign languages
OMG!!! Brenda it was amazing... Mark and I had a blast. There was snow and a few open trails for skiing :) We fell a few times but that's how you learn huh??? The resort was wonderful too... we had a great view and it was so cozy! Thank you so much for all you did. Oh the wine was great!!!! Thank you so much. It was so nice to see a gift from you :) We had the perfect vacation thanks to you:) Mark and I are going to brainstorm our next vacation and we will certainly be contacting you.Misty R.
Hello Brenda. I just wanted to send a quick note and tell you we had a wonderful time in New Orleans. The hotel was just wonderful and we all had a great time. I am hoping to go back same time next year and a couple of the girls want to come to; sort of a reunion ladies weekend. We all had a great time eating and shopping and drinking. The hotel staff was just great. I just wanted to say thanks for your help. And thanks for the chocolate covered strawberries. They were a big hit with the champagne. It was so good. Thanks so much for helping us change the weekend. I had a ball and it was so great to be with the girls. Thanks so much for all you did.Glenda S.
It was Great! The hotel was very nice Ã¢â?¬â?? the room was quite spacious and the hotel itself was great. The cruise was very good Ã¢â?¬â?? great food, good atmosphere, good service, and fun and scenic. The dinner was very, very good, and the show was great, too. And the weather could not have been more cooperative. (Not sure if that was your doing!) Thanks again for all your help putting it together!Scott H.
We had a fabulous time! It snowed like crazy in Taos on the mountain and it was beautiful. The skiing was amazing. Perfect powder! We ended up flying out on Tuesday night instead of Wednesday morning... we were concerned about the holiday traffic and making it back without delays and hassles, but everything went smoothly!! Thank you so much for the Boarders gift card! That was thoughtful and unnecessary! We can't wait to book another vacation with you soon! We have lots of travel plans for the future! Happy Holidays and thank you so much for organizing our trip!Laura D.
Hi Brenda Thanks. You do such a great job and need to know it is truly appreciated. Can't believe we are soon going on the trip to Portugal.Marilyn
We are really enjoying our vacation. This place is great! Thank you for the suggestion.Erika
Everything has been the best. I travel all over the world. I send one email and she makes things happen.Scott
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