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37 years experience in travel!

I have always been fascinated by the various arts and cultures from around the world. After finishing college with a degree in French, I lived in Paris for two years. This gave me the opportunity to visit regions of France, as well as neighboring countries. Over the last 37 years, I have helped many travelers experience Europe.

My Travel Specialties

Escorted European Vacations & Hawaii Specialist

I have been a travel consultant for 36 years. I became a travel consultant because I have always enjoyed learning about different cultures in the world. My primary destinations now are Europe & Hawaii, but I have helped many travelers plan vacations in Mexico and Caribbean. I have been fortunate to...
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Hawaii Specialist

After visiting Hawaii several times, I realized that I was "hooked" on this unique destination! It truly casts a spell on you for many reasons. The beauty of these islands is truly breathtaking & very easy to explore by car or excursion. The weather is fantastic at least 95% of the time, year-round....
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Europe

I have focused on European travel for 36 years, specializing in various escorted tours. I have lived in France & while there visited several regions. I love this country for it's rich art & architecture, as well as wonderful cuisine! I have also visited Spain, Italy, Switzerland, Austria, Germany,...
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My Travel Albums

Mexico 2017
Dinner at Dreams Playa Mujeres

My Travel Stories

Playa Mujeres, Mexico - Resort visits

I recently visited Playa Mujeres, Mexico – a beautiful new resort area about 20 minutes north of Cancun. There I visited a variety of resorts, illustrating how many different types of resorts are designed to cater to different travelers.

I stayed at Dreams Playa Mujeres, a brand new family...Read more.

Customer Testimonials

I am now a big fan of yours!

"We had a wonderful time! All went smoothly, thanks to your superb planning! I am now a big fan of yours!
Linda L, Topeka

Phenomenal Family Vacation in Paris & Holland

"....Thank you so much Pat! We had a phenomenal trip. No trouble with any of our flights or transportation. Things could not have gone more smoothly. We had an amazing time....."
Bryan & Karri Penner, Newton Kansas

She is a true travel professional!

"My wife and I have known and worked with Pat Gowan for many years. She is a true travel professional who provides error free venues for her clients. She is always courteous, and adaptive to our individual needs, while providing interesting ideas regarding our travel plans. The arrangements are made rapidly with total interaction with her clients. Overall, she stands above her peer group, and receives our highest recommendation to anyone looking for an outstanding agent to do their travel planning."
Dr. Norbert and Virginia Braeuer

Great Help on International Trips!

"I have worked with Pat Gowan for several years and she has been a great help in all the international trips I have taken. I feel very confident when leaving the country that all details are in place and travel will be so easy! I was even stranded in Europe one year and Pat took care of everything and made sure we returned home safely. I will continue to use Pat as my agent and have the utmost confidence all will go smoothly!"
Nancy Carpenter, Topeka Ks

My Reviews

1 of 2 people found this review helpful
Long Term Excellence
I have worked with Pat for 7-8 years traveling to all parts of the US and a fair amount in the Caribbean. In all cases, Pat has proven to be efficient, effective, courteous and MOST patient. She always works with my preferences yet provides great alternatives for convenience and savings. Pat is an excellent agent providing outstanding service with a wonderful outlook and attitude. She has been consistent even in the face of last-minute changes and modifications which, for sure, have tried my patience. She handled them like a trooper and delivered prompt updates and modifications. Pat continually has worked to provide a quality, safe and pleasant travel experience. Her customers are #1 for her!
By  Bikerdoug  from  Little Rock Arkansas
Traveled to  Puerto Rico ~ USA
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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3 of 8 people found this review helpful
South America
I traveled to 25 countries with the help of Pat.
she is very well organized,professional and comprehensive.
She is always willing to help you find the best travel options.
she always exceeded my expectations.
By  Ted   from  lawrence,Kansas
Traveled to  Brazil ~ South America
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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2 of 6 people found this review helpful
A wonderful Cruise!!
Since the beginning of having Pat Gowan as out travel agent,
she has proven herself to be very experienced in all venues of
her job. She anticipates our every need and works closely with us
to provide the very best travel experience.
The customer service she provides is a very high level.
By  Ginny  from  Grand Junction, Co.
Traveled to  Europe
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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1 of 5 people found this review helpful
Fantastic travel agent.
Pat has booked many trips for me over past several years. I could only list one trip, but have travelled to Asia, Europe and United States and Pat has been a wonderful travel agent for all my trips. She does research needed and always takes care of all the details of the trip. She finds best deals on air travel. Pat always has time to answer my questions.I am looking forward to having Pat schedule many trips in the future.
By  Nan  from  Topeka, KS
Traveled to  Peru ~ South America
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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1 of 5 people found this review helpful
Dream trip to Ireland and points beyond
We are big fans of Pat Gowan, an agent tres extraordinairre!
By  CYMAP  from  Topeka, KS
Traveled to  Ireland ~ Europe
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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Destination Expert:

  • Maui Island
  • Oahu Island
  • Europe
  • Kauai Island
  • Hawaii
  • France

Travel Specialist:

  • All Inclusive
  • Beach Vacations
  • Escorted Tours
  • Couples & Romance
  • European Culture

Top Travel Partners:

  • Avanti Destinations
  • Globus
  • CIE Tours International
  • Funjet Vacations

Certifications/Awards:

  • Hawaii Tourist Board
  • Outrigger, Aston & Sheraton Specialist
  • Globus Tour Expert
  • FUNJET 500

Languages I Speak:

  • English
  • French

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