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.

Destination Specialist for: Monaco, France, Switzerland and New Zealand. 

And also some of my favorite cities: Vancouver, Montreal and Palm Springs

with their Tourist Boards granting me Specialist Status and preferred partnerships.

And let’s talk Cruises………

I’ve achieved Paul Gauguin, Pearls Partner status as well as Un-Cruise Adventurist, and whether you want exotics or adventure I can recommend the perfect cruise and destination for you and your family with the possibility of instant access to complimentary benefits & VIP treatment.

What about a Tour? I have achieved Tauck Tours Specialist

And Tauck Tours has something for everyone. Special journeys include river 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, Certified Travel Associate, Encinitas, CA

Hello, I'm Patti, nice to meet you! In March 1992, following a career in architectural design & construction I decided to follow my true passion for travel and devote myself to a career using my background to design vacations and build custom itineraries. 

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.

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

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