alison at a cat sanctuary in south africa

alison at a cat sanctuary in south africa

Alison Broughton, Skipper and all things Relaxing

Alison fell in love with traveling about 18 years ago and hasn't looked back. The first half of her career was focused on adventure travel, then she added honeymoon and relaxing beautiful beach destinations to her repertoire. When not working she is spending time with family. Alison has traveled to Peru, Vietnam, Cambodia, Lao, South Africa, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Costa Rica, Kenya, Mexico and all over the Caribbean. Her most recent travels have been to the Galapagos Islands and the Cook Islands. When pushed; Alison says her fav vacation is "the last one" and a secret fact? She goes a little crazy over black licorice. Alison can be reached at alison@thetraveldesk.ca


Ned at Cafe majestic in porto, portugal

Ned at Cafe majestic in porto, portugal


Ned Ambrus, First Mate & Adventure Master

Ned grew up traveling across Canada and had been from Victoria to St. John's by the time she was 9. Her first international trip wasn't until she was 23, but, well, um, several years later she now has explored 65 countries and has been to all 7 continents. Favourite destinations include "all of them" however she does have a particular soft spot for Antarctica, Everest Base Camp, Galapagos Islands and Easter Island. She loves building complex unique itineraries to far away lands, and is also happy to book any vacation that puts a smile on her clients faces. Ned loves anything dark chocolate especially salted and can be reached at ned@thetraveldesk.ca

karrie in the mayan riviera

karrie in the mayan riviera

Karrie Locher, Disney Princess

Karrie has been in the travel industry since 1991 and her first real trip was to Mazatlan, still a favourite destination to this day. She has traveled all over the Caribbean and Mexico and have visited Disneyland 9 times, so it's safe to say Disney is her absolute favourite, especially sharing with family.  Karrie’s most memorable trip was to the Daytona 500 with her dad in 2005 - that it was an experience never to be duplicated.  She has extensive experience with all the popular beach destinations, and definitely an expert with all things Disney and is a Commodore with Princess & Cunard Cruises. She married her high school best friend & has two great teenagers who are always willing for another go at Disney!!


Kristen "New Trip, New Shoes" McHausler

Kristen at the Arc De Triomphe, paris

Kristen at the Arc De Triomphe, paris

Kristen was born with the travel bug (super incurable) and even though she's tried to suppress it (okay, she hasn't really tried *that* hard), the travel bug runs strong in her.
She has explored parts of Europe, Central America, bits of the Caribbean, Canada & the USA, however she still has so much more to knock off her list!
Top destinations include Germany & Costa Rica, and her absolute favourite thing to do is travelling off-season in a brand new pair of shoes. Her favourite pair (Germany) were worn out before her trip was even over!
Quirky trait? She loves all random hobbies, and intends to try as many at least once in her lifetime (including but not limited to playing the Ukulele, cake decorating, knitting, calligraphy and more). Kristen can be reached at kristen@thetraveldesk.ca


Brenda enjoying White Rock, B.C.

Brenda enjoying White Rock, B.C.

Brenda Seipert, Beach Addict

Brenda is the “Lamont Branch” of our team, and comes with quite extensive travel history. She has travelled to Disneyland, Las Vegas, Jamaica, Cuba (strongly recommends Havana), just about everywhere in Mexico along the coast (land and cruise) and the Bahamas. She loves sea-dooing, para-sailing, touring tequila factories; all in a days work for this Grandmother of 4! She's also traveled to Finland, Norway and Sweden. When she's not running her farm you can find her camping and fishing. Fun fact? She was a Deputy Firefighter for 15 years and an EMT as well! She can be reached at Brenda@thetraveldesk.ca

 
Kelsey Moar in Ireland

Kelsey Moar in Ireland

 
Afrah souair

Afrah souair

Kelsey Moar, Explorer of Sun

Kelsey fell in love with travel and is slowly exploring the world, one wonderful destination at a time! So far beach destinations are her favourite; and to date she has been to the Dominican Republic, Cuba, Mexico including Cabo San Lucas, Puerto Vallarta, Cancun and Playa Del Carmen and Cozumel.
Across the Atlantic she's seen, Spain, Germany, Britain, Scotland, Ireland,  France and Italy. Other destinations include Costa Rica, and multiple spots in Canada and the US. Kelsey can be reached at kelsey@thetraveldesk.ca

Afrah Souair, Family | Food | Fun

Afrah joined the travel industry in 2004 and hasn’t looked back. In November 2018 she proudly joined The Travel Desk as an outside agent and looks forward to working with past and present clients.
She loves to bake (Alison and Ned are happy!) and has quite the sweet tooth. Outside of work she has a family with 2 young girls and also drive a school bus, so you know her patience is endless!


Originally from Kuwait, she moved to Ottawa in 1994. She’s done many road trips across Canada and settled in Yellowknife for 13 years. Her favourite Canadian city is Montreal; for the food, the shopping and culture, but also has a soft spot for Newfoundland. Afrah has been to Jamaica numerous times, along with Panama, Dominican Republic, Greece and Dubai. Her future destinations are South Africa, Brazil, Colombia, Finland, & Iceland. What ever your travel needs may be, Afrah will help you plan it all. afrah@thetraveldesk.ca