As someone who loves history and culture, it was an easy choice, but not an easy road, to begin a career in travel. While in the US Army, I saw a lot of our country, but once I came back home is when my passion for international travel really began! I was a career firefighter who had a LOT of time off, so I began traveling to all of those places I had only read about or had seen on TV. As luck would have it, I was injured on the job and had to medically retire. I was devastated and had no idea of what I would do next. After a lot of soul searching, my husband and I decided to take a leap of faith and open our very own travel agency, hence the birth of Destinations By Donoway! It is now a family affair with two of our children also helping manage things.
Welcome to our wonderful world of travel! As travel experts, it is our passion to ensure your vacation is the experience of a lifetime. We understand the struggles and overwhelmingness of travel planning, especially when it comes to special occasions that need to be flawless. This is where our experience, research skills and travel industry partnerships meet your unique vacation dreams.
I'm Nicole and we love to visit new places and experience all that the world has to offer. I am a Verified Travel Advisor with ASTA, the American Society of Travel Advisors, and a Certified Cruise Counselor with CLIA, the Cruise Lines International Association. We are also members of the Eastern Shore of Virginia Chamber of Commerce. We have spent many, many hours obtaining destination specialist certifications, resort certifications, and cruise line specialties so that we can use that knowledge to plan your perfect vacation. Our agency is hosted by Travel Planners International and is a member of Signature Travel Consortium, which gives us added amenities and stronger buying power which means more value for you, our clients.
CLIA member since 2021
Graduate of Norwegian, Royal Caribbean, Princess and many other brands' training programs.