More About Barbi Partlow – Vacation Travel Advisor
- Certified Travel Consultant (CTC)
- Accredited Cruise Counselor (ACC)
- Adventure Travel Consultant
- Tahiti Specialist
- Fiji Matai
- Hawaii Akamai
- Authorized Disney Vacation Planner
- Paul Gauguin Cruises Pearls
- Pleasant Pro Academy Ambassador
- Silver 100% Pure New Zealand Specialist
- Australia & New Zealand
- All-Inclusive Resorts
- Adventure Travel
My Travel Highlights
My journey with travel officially began in 1991. Ever since I can remember, I’ve been enamored with the South Pacific and its’ people. For years I dreamed of Bora Bora and I knew that one day I just HAD to go there. Amazingly, my dream has come true many times over.
Because my passion is for the South Pacific, I’ve earned specialty designations for Tahiti (Tiare Agent), The Hawaiian Islands (Akamai), and Fiji Islands (Matai).
There’s something compelling about the South Pacific and the Islands of Tahiti that draws me in over and over. “Mana”, is the spirit that pervades the people and culture of the “Maohi” or Polynesian people which means that “The power of the elemental forces of nature embodied in an object or person.” If truth be told, I can feel and identify with the spirit of the people I meet in these islands and can hear the drumbeat of their hearts.
In addition to the South Pacific, my travel experience is diverse. I’ve traveled to Europe, Asia, the Caribbean, Central America, Australia, and the South Pacific as well as the United States and Canada. Plus – I have experience with planning customized itineraries, escorted tours, small groups, and ocean and river cruising.
In Costa Rica, I recently had the opportunity to stay at W. Costa Rica – Reserva Conchal for the first time. Our resort was in Guanacaste province, which is situated on the north Pacific coast of this diverse country. Costa Rica means “rich coast” in Spanish, and it certainly is rich in plant and animal life, as well as having some of the friendliest people in the world. Overall, my experience at W Costa Rica Reserva Conchal was great and I would recommend it to clients. Read more about my Costa Rica trip on our travel blog.
When not planning travel for my clients, I am active with missions and healing ministry in my church. I enjoy reading, outdoor activities, acting in community theatre, and cats!