About Us

MEET YAMONEE

YAMONEE BARBORO

Certified Travel Advisor / Agent

Every travel agent has a certain level of knowledge about destinations and how to reach them. But I offer my clients something more. You see, I am a certified travel advisor.

As an affiliate of Travel Leaders/Travel Quest, I work with all types of people as they travel for adventure or romance, go solo or with their families or explore worldwide destinations as a group. But what sets me apart is my ability to go beyond conventional travel packages. I can craft unique experiences tailored just for you – no matter your destination, time frame, or budget. It’s about creating memories that are truly yours.

My passion for travel started at a young age in Guyana (formerly British Guiana), where I was born and raised. Growing up near the ocean, I couldn’t wait to get to the wilderness to experience the tropical rainforest! In school, one of my favorite subjects was geography. As I studied the world’s physical geography, I would close my eyes and imagine visiting places as far as the Alaskan tundra.  And now, I feel very fortunate that I’ve been able to spend most of my adulthood fulfilling that dream – traveling to over 90 countries on six continents and all 50 United States.

After earning a Bachelor of Finance at St Cloud State University, MN, I worked in the hospitality industry. Although my early career wasn’t in travel per se, somehow, there was always a connection to world exploration in whatever I did. First, I worked as an accountant with Omni Hotels, and later, I worked for the Sheraton and the Hilton Hotels Corporation.

Then, as a Senior Accountant and financial analyst with the phone company, I audited and approved executive travel expenses. As a global cost accountant, I tracked and reported on the company’s worldwide inventory.  I also continued my education, earning an MBA in Accounting at Roosevelt University, IL, and a certificate in Travel and Tourism from the College of DuPage.

My journey in the travel industry has been enriched by a diverse range of experiences, each contributing to my knowledge and skill set. I am proud to hold certifications as a Certified Travel Advisor, Adventure Travel Specialist, Honeymoon & Destination Wedding Specialist, Luxury Specialist, Group Specialist, Certified Leisure Specialist, and Business Travel Specialist. Additionally, I am a certified destination specialist for Alaska, Hawaii, Australia, New Zealand, Switzerland, and more. These certifications are a testament to my commitment to providing you with the highest level of expertise and personalized service.

Because of my background in finance, project management skills, and travel, I can make every second of a trip fulfill a client’s expectations, whatever their budget. Even more, I’ve found that my love of travel inspires my clients to try new things, see new places, and enjoy confidence about embarking on new adventures they’ve never had before.

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