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Gregg Humble

Gregg Humble

CTC, President

Gregg, President of Humble Travel, happily shared his childhood with the travel industry.    As the son of the founder of the agency, he accompanied his parents on many exciting trips, including a trip around the world!  Now that he is at the helm of Humble Travel, he has engineered the successful growth and expansion of the company for the 21st century.   Clients benefit from his extension knowledge of destinations around the globe, and value his ability to create the perfect itinerary, no matter how complicated.

Recent Travels:  Italy (Florence, Cinque Terre, Lake Como), London, France/Provence, Greece, Turks and Caicos, Peru/Machu Picchu & Lake Titicaca, Palm Springs, New Orleans, New England cruise (Boston to Montreal)

Certifications/Specialties:  Certified Travel Counselor, river cruises, leisure groups 

Arlene Humble

Arlene Humble

Vice President

Arlene, Vice President of Humble Travel, has over 35 years of experience in the travel industry, and has an extensive list of favorite destinations.  She specializes in corporate incentives, group travel, and complicated itineraries to anywhere in the world.  She has a vast network of contacts around the globe from her many years of personal interaction with travel partners in the VIRTUOSO luxury travel network.  Clients recognize the special touch she adds to travel planning – often from personal experience. 

Recent Travels:  Italy (Florence, Cinque Terre, Lake Como), London, France/Provence, Greece, Turks and Caicos, Peru/Machu Picchu & Lake Titicaca, Palm Springs, New Orleans, New England cruise (Boston to Montreal)

Certifications/Specialties:  corporate incentives, art and wine tours, cruises

Bonnie Humble

Bonnie Humble

CTC, Founder & Travel Advisor

Since Bonnie founded Humble Travel in 1961, she has been an integral part of the enormous growth and expansions of the travel industry.  Due to her foresight, Humble Travel has bragging rights as a “founding member” of the luxury travel network VIRTUOSO.  Over her long career, Bonnie has escorted hundreds of groups to destinations around the world.   She has been almost everywhere, including Easter Island, a visit to Nepal and lunch with Sir Edmund Hillary, and a very fast flight from New York to London on the Concorde.  In recent years she and Bob have escorted European River Cruises and Virtuoso Mediterranean Cruises. Her two granddaughters have each cruised with her a couple of times on these departures.  Bonnie is now usually in the office 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM daily and Bob is retired. 

Recent Travels:  Fall Foliage Cruise Boston to Montreal.

Certifications/Specialties:  Too numerous to mention.
 
Annie Gougler

Annie Humble-Gougler

Agency Manager- Cedar Falls

As Arlene and Gregg’s daughter, Annie is third-generation Humble Travel.  She has been with the agency for almost 9 years, and is the Office Manager of the Cedar Falls office, in addition to being a busy Travel Advisor.  In 2012 she was recognized by the industry with Travel Agent Magazine’s “Top 30 Under 30 Agent” award.   Annie loves the feedback from happy clients who actually “glow” when they talk about their travels.   And there is a reason for their satisfaction – Annie’s attention to detail is legendary – she designs complicated European itineraries, large corporate incentive meetings, destination weddings, romantic travel, and just about everything else.

Recent Travels:  New England cruise Boston to Montreal, Key West, European river cruise, Greek Isles cruise.

Certifications/Specialties:  Corporate Incentives, Jamaica Specialist, Sandals Specialist, Destination Wedding and Honeymoon Specialist. 

Nominated/Honorable Mention: Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier “Best of the Best” Travel Agent.  

Diana Weishaar

Diana Weishaar

Agency Manager- West Des Moines

Diana manages Humble Travel’s West Des Moines office with the friendly manner one would expect from someone with roots in small town Fairfield, Iowa.   She bonds with her clients like they are friends or family, and meticulously plans the perfect trip for them.   One of her favorite itineraries was a “sisters” trip to Morocco – her clients loved all the private tours to breathtaking sights that were off the beaten track.  Diana has traveled extensively in Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean, including her honeymoon to Costa Rica.    She was also able to realize her dream of holding a koala during a wonderful trip to Australia.  In addition to leisure travel, Diana has a loyal following of corporate clients, and particularly enjoys planning incentive trips for them.  Diana is a rising star in the travel industry – in 2014 she was awarded Travel Agent Magazine’s “30 Under 30” top agents award.   And, in her spare time, Diana contributes vocals and keyboard to a successful local band.

Recent Travels:  Mexico, European river cruise, Costa Rica, Alaska

Certifications/Specialties: Sandals Resorts, AM Resorts, Couples Resorts, Australia Specialist, Mexico, Caribbean, Alaska, River Cruises

Kristen Elfritz

Kristen Elfritz

Assistant Manager & Executive Travel Assistant to Arlene Humble- Cedar Falls

Kristen attends to every detail for her clients with a passion that she honed early in her career while working in Nashville for a company representing top musicians.    Since then, Kristen’s own talents have made her a top Travel Advisor.  In 2017, she was named by Travel Agent Magazine as a “Top 30 Under 30” Agent.    As Humble Travel’s Assistant Office Manager in Cedar Falls, and, Assistant to agency owner Arlene Humble, Kristen wears many hats.  And she wears them all with style – she is always available to advise a coworker, or team with Arlene to work on complicated itineraries for top clients. 

Recent Travels:  Azamara cruise (Barcelona to Rome), Windstar cruise (Eastern Caribbean), Maui Virtuoso Study Tour

Certifications/Specialties:  Hawaii Destination Specialist, romantic travel, family travel

Cindy Cain

Cindy Cain

Travel Advisor

Cindy has been a Travel Advisor with Humble Travel for over 18 years.  She has a loyal following of repeat clients who seek her out as their travel needs evolve – perhaps they first met her when they were planning their honeymoon, and now reach out to her for help planning a special anniversary celebration in Europe.   Cindy can be counted on for wherever in the world her clients decide to go – she’s even had clients travel to Uganda.  Cindy loves following up with her clients after they travel and hearing all about their trips.  Her own favorite destinations include Ireland, the Greek Isles and Costa Rica.  And, of course, Cindy treasures her time during the summers with family and friends at her lake home in Iowa.

Recent Travels:  Danube River cruise, Barcelona-Monte Carlo Mediterranean cruise, Greek Isles, French Polynesian cruise on Paul Gauguin 

Certifications/Specialties:  European travel, river cruises, South Pacific

Roxanne O'Bryon

Roxanne O'Bryon

Travel Advisor

Roxanne loves it when a client starts the conversation with, “I have wanted to take this trip for so long”.  She works closely with her travelers to ensure that the trip goes beyond expectations!  She has helped many types of groups, including multi-generational family groups as well as friend groups. She uses her own experience to ensure that travelers of every age return home saying it was an “amazing” trip.   Roxanne’s expertise includes both land and sea adventures in Alaska, as well as Caribbean cruising.  She strives to ensure that clients receive detailed suggestions during the planning process, and fabulous itineraries – for honeymoons, anniversaries, or any occasion.  She is looking forward to active experiences in the following destinations: Costa Rica, Hawaii, Croatia, Jamaica, and Thailand.

Recent Travels:  Alaska cruise and land tour, New Orleans, Caribbean cruise, Italy

Certifications/Specialties:  Alaska, Ireland, Cruise Specialist, Hawaii, Jamaica
Elena Cafaro

Elena Cafaro

Travel Advisor

Elena is an expert in all things Caribbean.  She is knowledgeable about all the top hotels and resorts in Mexico, Jamaica, Costa Rica, the Dominican Republic, Aruba, St. Martin, etc.  Naturally, this has developed into a strong following of clients who benefit from collaborating with Elena.  She is known for working closely with her clients to find out the “where’s” and “why’s” when she plans trips – ultimately matching clients with the perfect destinations for them, and being part of the travel planning process from the very beginning through the feedback after the trip.  

In addition to the Caribbean, Elena has experience planning unique trips to Europe and Australia.

Recent Travels:  Ireland, Mexico/Riviera Maya, Hawaii

Certifications/Specialties:  numerous Caribbean destinations, Australia, Ireland, Sandals Resorts, Disney, AM Resorts.

Ann Haack

Ann Haack

Travel Advisor

When Ann joined Humble Travel’s West Des Moines office, she brought with her an excitement about helping clients with itineraries to any destination, whether it’s near home, or on the other side of the world.  One of her favorite stories has to do with clients on a trip to Las Vegas who weren’t married when they left home, but came back as husband and wife!  She also loves helping families plan “magical” trips to Disney – she has extensive knowledge of the hotels, theme park tickets, and activities connected with planning these special trips.

Recent Travels:  Washington, DC, Disneyworld

Certifications/Specialties:  Disney Specialist, Germany Specialist, Austria Specialist

Marnie Wilkes

Marnie Wilkes

Travel Advisor

Marnie specializes in warm destinations – Mexico, Jamaica, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Belize, Hawaii.  She loves working with couples and families to design vacations for special occasions like honeymoons, birthdays, anniversaries, or for any reason at all.  Marnie has in depth knowledge of the resorts and things to do in these popular destinations, and can advise clients based on their individual likes and dislikes.   As an added value, Marnie always offers her clients the option to discover “what the destination is about”.  This means exploring the Mayan Ruins or the UNESCO World Heritage Site that is nearby.    

Recent Travels:  Italy, Mexico, Las Vegas, Florida

Certification/Specialties: Hawaii Islands Specialist, Costa Rica, Belize, Mexico, Dominican Republic, Jamaica

Lauren Johnson

Lauren Johnson

Travel Advisor

Lauren recently joined the Humble Travel staff, and immediately began developing strong relationships with clients.   Her favorite booking to date was a surprise 30th anniversary trip to Aruba – she was delighted to be included in the exciting moment when her client revealed the trip to his wife!   Lauren has a history of travel to destinations that are a bit off the beaten track – including Petra, Jordan.  Lauren’s most recent trip was her honeymoon – a romantic odyssey through Ireland that included top luxury hotels and even a castle.  She is looking forward to helping many more clients check off trips from their bucket lists. 

Recent travels:  Ireland, Italy (Rome, Naples, Amalfi Coast), the Grand Canyon 

Certifications/Specialties:  Sandals & Beaches Resorts, Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines, Hawaii Specialist, AM Resorts Master Agent, Alberta Specialist

Nancy Nora

Nancy Nora

Group Travel Assistant

Nancy is an Assistant to owner Arlene Humble, with a special emphasis on group travel.  She has experience with groups including corporate incentives, leisure, and charitable groups.  She has coordinated trips to Italy, France, Mexico, the Bahamas, and within the US.   In addition, Nancy has traveled extensively in Europe and the US, always with an eye for what will interest clients.   She likes history and art, and has a knack for working with Virtuoso travel partners to create unique and personalized itineraries for clients. 

Recent Travels:  Italy (Venice, Tuscany & Italian Riviera), Norwegian Fjords cruise, Rhine River cruise (Amsterdam to Basel), London, Santa Fe, San Diego, New York City, Washington, DC. 

Certifications/Specialties:  Spain, AMA Waterways, Avalon Waterways

Lexi Yost

Lexi Yost

Travel Assistant

Lexi is an Assistant to Office Manager/Travel Advisor Annie Humble-Gougler.  She arrived at Humble Travel with a passion for history and experiencing new cultures, and was quickly immersed in helping Annie with complicated itineraries around the world.  She is adept at all the fine touches that truly make a trip a great success – like ensuring that transfers and excursions are perfectly scheduled, hotels are expecting you when you walk through the door, and you have the seating you prefer on your flights.  Lexi loves helping clients experience the uniqueness of people and cultures around the world, hoping that her travelers will return home appreciating the similarities we all share. 

Recent Travels:  Israel, Ireland, New York City

Certifications/Specialties:  Holland America Specialist, Jamaica Specialist, Certified AM Resorts Master Agent

Joyce Trewin

Joyce Trewin

Accounting

Joyce has been a crucial member of the Humble Travel for 18 years, working behind the scenes in the Accounting Department. She ensures that all the numbers at Humble Travel run smoothly for clients and employees.  Of course, she shares a love of travel, and always finds inspiration in seeing and exploring new places.

RECENT TRAVELS:  Alaska, Cancun, Las Vegas, Hawaii, Ireland

CERTIFICATIONS/SPECIALTIES:  Accounting
Wendy Thompson

Wendy Thompson

An independent affiliate of Humble Travel Service

Wendy always strives to turn travel dreams into wonderful realities for her clients.  This could be a month-long honeymoon in Europe, or a last minute culinary tour in Cuba (both actual trips she has designed for clients).    Wendy loves the joy of anticipation that she shares with clients during travel planning, and enjoys the process of discovering clients’ likes and dislikes, interests, etc.  She refines this information to create the perfect itineraries for her travelers.

Recent Travels:  Rhine river cruise (Germany, France, Switzerland), Dominican Republic, Montreal & Quebec City, Caribbean cruise

Certifications/Specialties:  Sandals Specialist, AM Resorts Specialist, Dominican Republic, Hawaii Destination Specialist.

Mardi Burmeister

Mardi Burmeister

An independent affiliate of Humble Travel Service

Mardi came to the travel industry following a career in event planning, so she understands all about client expectations, and the importance of being detail-oriented.  Mardi’s clients now benefit from her background, as she puts her past experience to use planning special trips for honeymooners, families, empty nesters, and all types of travelers.   Whether they are looking for a weekend in New York City or want to cross the International Date Line and vacation in New Zealand, Mardi will design an itinerary that is perfectly matched to your interests and budget.

Recent Travels:  Alaska cruise, Mediterranean cruise (Barcelona to Nice), Switzerland, Austria, Colorado, Arizona, Florida

Certifications/Specialties:  Sandals Specialist, Aussie Specialist, AM Resorts Master Agent, Jamaica Travel Specialist, Switzerland, Ireland

Sara Franzen

Sara Franzen

An independent affiliate of Humble Travel Service

Sara began her career with Humble Travel as a college intern, and now, five years later, she is a full-fledged Travel Advisor.  She gets her inspiration from client feedback and really loves it when clients are able to immerse themselves in the history and culture of a destination.  Some of her most complicated and also favorite itineraries have been in Italy and Ireland where there is plenty of history and culture!  She also enjoys planning trips within the US, especially southern California, where clients can experience everything from downtown LA to beach-hopping to Disneyland.  

RECENT TRAVELS:  Florida, Hawaii, Jamaica

Certifications/Specialties: Disney Specialist, Hawaii Destination Specialist, Certified Sandals Specialist, Jamaica Travel Specialist, Puerto Rico Specialist, Riu Resorts Specialist, Couples Resorts Specialist, AMResorts Specialist.
 
Lindsey Leseman

Lindsey Leseman

Travel Research Assistant

Lindsey is in her 4th year with Humble Travel.  Her background includes several years of exploring the world as a English teacher in South Korea, a nanny in Germany, and a backpacker on several continents.  She speaks fluent German and especially enjoys helping clients plan custom itineraries that include any of the regions of Germany.  Lindsey is equally comfortable designing trips on the cobblestone streets of Europe or the sandy beaches of Mexico and the Caribbean.  Her goal is to create memory-making experiences reflective of each client’s unique personality and interests.

RECENT TRAVELS:  Jamaica, Mexico, Alaska 

CERTIFICATIONS/SPECIALTIES:  Southwest Germany Destination Specialist, Sandals Resorts, Couples Resorts.