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Dana Apple


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Meet Dana Apple:  Traveling is my passion. In the past 20 years, I have traveled to over 20 countries by various trains, planes, and ships. I book all types of travel and have a personal relationship with the companies I represent. I can save you hours of searching the internet and usually find a better price than you can. When you book with me, you get ME! Not somebody at a call center or an automated email response. My personal attention and services are absolutely free. I get paid by the companies I represent and not by you!


Meet Shanon Merkel:  I am a travel agent who works with people who love cruising!  I plan extraordinary river and ocean cruise adventures, taking care of every detail to make sure your vacation is the most amazing experience possible.

I also assist empty nesters who want to reconnect through travel.  I combine cultural, adventure and romantice experiences that will appeal to both of you so that you can rediscover each other on an exciting and fun adventure.

If you are a multi-generational family, I take the stress out of traveiling with kids while creating experiences that are fun and education for the whole family.  

Let me craft the perfect vacation plan for you, contact me for a no charge Vacation Planning Session.




Hi Dana,

I just wanted you to know that Teresa and I had a great time on our vacation, and I want to thank you for your invaluable help in setting it up and in assisting me with the minor glitches that came up. I would be happy to provide a testimonial for your website if you like, and I will definitely use your services again.

My best,



Luis P. Sanchez, JD, LLM


Moorpark College

Hi Dana!!!!
Thank you so much :) Just went out for the mail and received your welcome home package w/ brownies!!! I loved the card too. You are so thoughtful and attentive to details!
The Astor was beautiful. My husband said "Score!" We were able to see some of the French quarter. The kids
were not fond of exploring there but we managed to get them to Cafe du Monde for beignets, delicious. Of course I had a hurricane and some Jumbalya while in nola too!
We scuba dived in Roatan, cave tubed and ziplined in Belize and snorkeled and shopped in Cozumel!! And the ship.... the Dream, was amazing!!! I miss it so much. I'm still looking for Daniel (our waiter) everyday! The shows and comedians were great.
I can not thank you enough for all the work you did planning a perfect vacation for us. Everything from the minute we left Fresno to pulling back into the driveway again went smooth and perfect. I surely will be calling you again for future travels!
P.S. I usually don't fly Delta but we had a wonderful experience with them. The plane had the in-flight entertainment in each seat. That was perfect for the kids.

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Hello Dana!
First of all id like to give you a big thank you for the welcome home gift. those gourmet brownies were some of the best we've ever had! Also thank you for all you time and commitment to helping coordinate our vacation!
Our cruise was amazing! Our stops in Cabo, Mazatlan, and Puerto Vallarta were beyond adventurous. We went parasailing in cabo, zip-lining in Mazatlan, and snorkeling in Puerto Vallarta! Cabo had some of the most amazing ocean water we've ever swam in, my son loved it! 
The ship was also an adventure in itself. We were constantly entertained with their nightly shows, game shows, pool, Jacuzzi, and best of all.... their live music (we LOVED the Next stage band.) and of course we ate.... A LOT! 
our only complaint was the service in their restaurants (excluding buffet, which actually had pretty good service), and their bars. i feel like they can use some improvement in their customer service skills. For example, we once waited 45 minutes for my son's soda to be brought to the table, our dinner plates were delivered to the wrong people, and bar service was extremely slow.  other than that we were pleased with our cruise! I'm assuming this may have some to do with the guaranteed tips, but i know nothing you can do, but the cruise line should look into it more. 
I really enojyed our first cruise and im looking forward to another! or booking a resort to further explore Cabo or Puerto Vallarta some day. 
thank you so much for making our dream vacation come true! 
I will keep in touch regarding future vacation plans!
Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!
-Michelle, Alan, & Isaak (Serrano's)





Thanks for going the extra mile on this.

I really appreciate your persistence on this, and promise to get all dates squared away the next time we arrange something with you.


We will use the April 18th booking, and chalk up the April 25th as a donation to Princess.


Bruce McGowan


Shanon helped us plan the most amazing vacation we have ever been on to Belize.  Everything was smooth and effortless.  Shanon treated our vacation as though it were her own, with the same attention to detail and excitement.  She truly enjoys planning memories for others and it shows!  We are so grateful for all the information she gave us on the location we were traveling to and the reminders for checking in to our flight, etc.  I would recommend her and her company to anyone!  Thank you again Shanon!

Amy Popp

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