San Diego Travel Specialist

I am passionate about educating myself and staying relevant in the ever-changing world of travel. In addition to staying up to date on the latest travel trends, new and upcoming properties, etc., I participate in various training and education programs so that I can provide expertise on a wide variety of destinations! See below for some of my specialties.

European Travel Specialist

As a destination specialist for Monaco, France and Switzerland, I frequently design custom travel packages to France, Italy, Spain, and Switzerland. I hold destination expertise in South of France, Monaco, Belgium, Switzerland, more. 

Vancouver Travel Specialist, Palm Springs Travel Specialist, Hong Kong Travel Specialist

As a specialist for various tourism boards, I am well-versed in these destinations, and maintaining preferred partnerships that will ensure your trip is everything you dream of!

Hawaiian Vacations Specialist

Having traveled to and stayed on all the Hawaiian Islands a total of 35+ times, I am able to recommend a wide variety of accommodations and activities to suit your travel needs and desires! 

Cruise Specialist

As a specialist for Avalon, Paul Gauguin, Silversea, Regent Seven Seas, AmaWaterways, Uniworld & Un-Cruise Adventurist, I can recommend the perfect cruise line and destination for you and your family. In addition, you have instant access to complimentary benefits & VIP treatment.

Train Travel Specialist

Are you looking for a unique way to see Europe? As an expert with Rail Europe, I can help you plan the trip of a lifetime!

Tauck Tours Specialist

Tauck Tours has something for everyone. Special journeys include cruises, rail excursions, family travel, vacations to North America's National Parks, food or wine-themed travel, even trips created with award-winning filmmaker Ken Burns or Earth Journeys - created by Tauck and BBC Earth!


Patricia Mankin, Encinitas Travel Agent

Patricia Mankin, Travel Advisor, Encinitas, CA

Hello, I'm Patricia - nice to meet you! In 1992, following a career in architectural design & construction in North San Diego County, I decided to devote myself to a career in travel. Today, I use my background to design vacations and build custom itineraries for clients. 

Providing a customized design for your vacation means attention to timing, requested activity level, style of travel and special interests. You can rest assured knowing an expert is taking care of all the details so that you can enjoy your vacation stress-free.

Having specialty destination certifications for European Rail , France, Switzerland and Monaco travel as well as many personal connections in Western Europe; I have been privileged to create long lasting vacation memories for many North County families and couples.

From simple designs like a long weekend in the USA to creating a special cruise and land package for the Mediterranean, I would be pleased to design and build your custom vacation.

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