About Us

My name is Jan Acorn, owner of Gateway Destinations.  Travel has certainly broadened my outlook on the world and sparked my imagination! Being a natural planner for friends and family travel over the years, I found that I loved creating and sharing travel experiences, so much so that I decided to develop it as my career.

Since I am a firm believer that vacations are to be cherished, I am committed to arranging exceptional travel for my clients and strive to make every vacation truly memorable – a fun, smooth and rewarding experience throughout the planning process, until you return home.  Staying abreast of destinations and the latest in travel is important to me which is why I achieved my Certified Travel Associate and Signature Travel Expert designations.  These credentials require that I have years of travel industry experience, completed rigorous certification and testing, and continue to fulfill stringent education credit requirements on an ongoing basis.  I also regularly attend trade shows and take advantage of other training offered by suppliers, industry organizations and tourism boards to better serve my clients. And, of course, I travel extensively to gain first-hand knowledge. Recognized as a leading travel advisor by Signature Travel, I was selected to participate in Trip Advisor’s new travel advisor platform, HelloReco.  My affiliation with Signature as an independent travel advisor affords me access to numerous reputable and premium resources that provide a collective wealth of competitive travel options for all areas of the globe. References are available upon request.

When designing a personal vacation that is tailored specifically for you and your fellow travelers, my utmost priority is creating an extraordinary and seamless experience. Although I specialize in planning custom itineraries to Europe for busy professionals, honeymooners and active retirees, I am well-versed in other international destinations as well as Alaska and Hawaii. One of my passions is to create and personally escort custom theme-based journeys for small groups to Europe such as wine tours or women only tours.  I look forward to creating your unforgettable dream vacation soon!

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