Company History

We created Visual Itineraries in 2010 as a web service for travel providers, offering travel agents a way to give their clients a visual tour of their upcoming itinerary--and, a framework for their clients to share their experience with their friends and family, both before and after their trip. We aggregated visual content for hotels and things to see and do at the destination, and travel agents could use our site to create customized brochures of choices for their clients to consider.

About a year after we launched the travel agent portal, we launched a consumer planning version as well. Consumers can explore destinations, search for places that fit various characteristics, make an annotated list of their favorites, and ask our travel experts for help planning their trip.

Our People


Mia McMahon, Bright Yonder  

Mia McMahon



Mia is our Customer Success Manager, helping our our clients learn to use our tools and track their successes.

Mia also writes for our blog and our social media channels.
 
Mia McMahon Mia McMahon Mia is our Customer Success Manager, helping our our clients learn to use our tools and track their successes. Mia also writes for our blog and our social media channels. Beaverton, OR https://www.visualitineraries.com/img/agents/305.jpg (800) 827-6094
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Home town:    Beaverton, OR

Michael Cottam, Bright Yonder  

Michael Cottam



In 2001, Michael co-founded TheBigDay honeymoon registry and travel company. Through that experience, he learned a lot about interesting ways to use the web to showcase resorts, destinations, and travel experiences to prospective clients.

Michael's traveled throughout Kenya and the Seychelles, and is an avid scuba diver. He's also spent time in Fiji, Tahiti, New Zealand, Hawaii France, England, and various islands in the Caribbean.
 
Michael Cottam Michael Cottam In 2001, Michael co-founded TheBigDay honeymoon registry and travel company. Through that experience, he learned a lot about interesting ways to use the web to showcase resorts, destinations, and travel experiences to prospective clients. Michael's traveled throughout Kenya and the Seychelles, and is an avid scuba diver. He's also spent time in Fiji, Tahiti, New Zealand, Hawaii France, England, and various islands in the Caribbean. Bend, OR https://www.visualitineraries.com/img/agents/1.jpg 5033491930
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Home town:    Bend, OR

Michael McMahon, Bright Yonder  

Michael McMahon



After Michael graduated from Grove City College with a major in business, he spent multiple years in Asia traveling and working with startups.

He is currently a content management specialist here at our company.

In his free time, Michael enjoys practicing Mandarin, spending long hours in the saddle with his road bike, and rolling in JiuJitsu class.
 
Michael McMahon Michael McMahon After Michael graduated from Grove City College with a major in business, he spent multiple years in Asia traveling and working with startups. He is currently a content management specialist here at our company. In his free time, Michael enjoys practicing Mandarin, spending long hours in the saddle with his road bike, and rolling in JiuJitsu class. Portland, OR https://www.visualitineraries.com/img/agents/363.jpg (800) 827-6094
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Home town:    Portland, OR

Molly O'Brien, Bright Yonder  

Molly O'Brien



Molly currently works as a marketing associate. She enjoys researching and writing about all the places she wants to visit! Molly is hoping to complete the 30 countries by 30 challenge but is so far only at 10. When she is not dreaming of travel, Molly enjoys yoga, hiking and sampling the local breweries of Oregon.
 
Molly O'Brien Molly O'Brien Molly currently works as a marketing associate. She enjoys researching and writing about all the places she wants to visit! Molly is hoping to complete the 30 countries by 30 challenge but is so far only at 10. When she is not dreaming of travel, Molly enjoys yoga, hiking and sampling the local breweries of Oregon. , OR https://www.visualitineraries.com/img/agents/461.jpg (800) 827-6094
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Facebook:   https://www.facebook.com/BrightYonderTravel
Google+:   Molly O'Brien+

Rodney Smith, Bright Yonder  

Rodney Smith



Rodney is our VP of Sales, responsible for introducing Bright Yonder to travel agency owners and managers. Prior to Bright Yonder, Rodney managed a travel wholesale company, Sunspots International, for many years.
 
Rodney Smith Rodney Smith Rodney is our VP of Sales, responsible for introducing Bright Yonder to travel agency owners and managers. Prior to Bright Yonder, Rodney managed a travel wholesale company, Sunspots International, for many years. Portland, OR https://www.visualitineraries.com/img/agents/186.jpg (503) 522-3469
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Facebook:   BrightYonderTravel
Twitter:   sunspotshunting
Google+:   Rodney Smith+
Home town:    Portland, OR

Sarah-Jane Cikara, Bright Yonder  

Sarah-Jane Cikara



Sarah-Jane is a recent graduate of Beloit College in Wisconsin. She spent a half-year in a study-abroad program in Turkey, and she's fluent in German. Sarah-Jane assists with content uploads for hotels, and as well as serving as our office manager.
 
Sarah-Jane Cikara Sarah-Jane Cikara Sarah-Jane is a recent graduate of Beloit College in Wisconsin. She spent a half-year in a study-abroad program in Turkey, and she's fluent in German. Sarah-Jane assists with content uploads for hotels, and as well as serving as our office manager. , XX https://www.visualitineraries.com/img/agents/329.jpg (800) 827-6094
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Facebook:   https://www.facebook.com/BrightYonderTravel

Brian Huggins, Mango African Safaris  

Brian Huggins



Brian has always nurtured his passion for travel in his spare time. He's traveled the world, visiting over 40 countries.

Over time, this passion grew to the point where he began to search for opportunities to work in the travel industry. He's been an African Specialist at Mango Safaris since early 2006.
 
Brian Huggins Brian Huggins Brian has always nurtured his passion for travel in his spare time. He's traveled the world, visiting over 40 countries. Over time, this passion grew to the point where he began to search for opportunities to work in the travel industry. He's been an African Specialist at Mango Safaris since early 2006. Portland, OR https://www.visualitineraries.com/img/agents/82.jpg 503-282-9009
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Facebook:   https://www.facebook.com/pages/Mango-African-Safaris/169509403059574
Home town:    Portland, OR

Teresa Sullivan, Mango African Safaris  

Teresa Sullivan



Teresa Sullivan has been traveling and planning safaris in Africa for the last 15 years. She is one of the founders of Mango African Safaris.

Mango Safaris specializes in the finest tailor-made safaris, honeymoons and holidays throughout East and Southern Africa and the Indian Ocean islands. Whatever your African dream may be, Mango Safaris can customize an adventure to suit your taste, budget and travel style.
 
Teresa Sullivan Teresa Sullivan Teresa Sullivan has been traveling and planning safaris in Africa for the last 15 years. She is one of the founders of Mango African Safaris. Mango Safaris specializes in the finest tailor-made safaris, honeymoons and holidays throughout East and Southern Africa and the Indian Ocean islands. Whatever your African dream may be, Mango Safaris can customize an adventure to suit your taste, budget and travel style. Portland, OR https://www.visualitineraries.com/img/agents/19.jpg (888) 698-9220
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Home town:    Portland, OR

Teresa Nelle, Luxury Hideaways  

Teresa Nelle



Teresa is a Certified Tahiti Travel Specialist and works with the Tahiti Tourism Board making sure her guests enjoy a fabulous holiday in Tahiti.

Teresa lives on the beautiful island of Maui, Hawaii. She's been a Travel Advisor for 20 years, specializing in tropical islands around the world but her true love is the South Pacific.

Teresa has traveled throughout the South Pacific Islands and is on a first name basis with many of the resort owners. She has visited Fiji 7 times as well as Tahiti, Australia and New Zealand. Her speciality is multi-country holidays. Her agency, Luxury Hideaways, is rated A+ with the Hawaii Better Business Bureau.

 
Teresa Nelle Teresa Nelle Teresa is a Certified Tahiti Travel Specialist and works with the Tahiti Tourism Board making sure her guests enjoy a fabulous holiday in Tahiti. Teresa lives on the beautiful island of Maui, Hawaii. She's been a Travel Advisor for 20 years, specializing in tropical islands around the world but her true love is the South Pacific. Teresa has traveled throughout the South Pacific Islands and is on a first name basis with many of the resort owners. She has visited Fiji 7 times as well as Tahiti, Australia and New Zealand. Her speciality is multi-country holidays. Her agency, Luxury Hideaways, is rated A+ with the Hawaii Better Business Bureau. Lahaina, HI https://www.visualitineraries.com/img/agents/23.jpg 800 644-6659
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Facebook:   Luxury.Hideaways.South.Pacific.Vacations
Google+:   Teresa Nelle+
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Home town:    Lahaina, HI

Piper Fenton, Remarkable Honeymoons  

Piper Fenton



Piper is the founder of honeymoon specialty travel company Remarkable Honeymoons, and an award-winning agent with almost 30 years experience.
 
Piper Fenton Piper Fenton Piper is the founder of honeymoon specialty travel company Remarkable Honeymoons, and an award-winning agent with almost 30 years experience. Bend, OR https://www.visualitineraries.com/img/agents/76.jpg 866.614.1803
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Facebook:   Remarkable.Honeymoons
Twitter:   besthoneymoons
Google+:   Piper Fenton+
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Home town:    Bend, OR

Joni Stone, J2 Travels  

Joni Stone



Born in the Southwest, raised in the Northwest, I have called the South Pacific home for nearly 25 years. I founded J2 Travels in the late 1990s to share our knowledge with other like minded travelers – remembering always, that the joy is in the journey. I currently live on Maui, I'm endorsed by IATA, and am a member of the Fiji, Tahiti and New Zealand Tourism Boards.
 
Joni Stone Joni Stone Born in the Southwest, raised in the Northwest, I have called the South Pacific home for nearly 25 years. I founded J2 Travels in the late 1990s to share our knowledge with other like minded travelers – remembering always, that the joy is in the journey. I currently live on Maui, I'm endorsed by IATA, and am a member of the Fiji, Tahiti and New Zealand Tourism Boards. Kula, Maui, HI https://www.visualitineraries.com/img/agents/81.jpg 808-868-1277
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Home town:    Kula, Maui, HI

Laura Beyer, CARE Travel Vacations by Laura  

Laura Beyer



For over 8 years I've owned and operated CARE Travel, Vacations by Laura. I started from the ground up and have successfully planned and arranged numerous vacations, many of which were honeymoons and 15-20 destination weddings.

As a travel professional, I'm not only your best advocate, I protect your precious vacation dollars and hours. I’ve been there, seen the resorts, know the locations and I take time to get to know you as well as possible. So I do a great job at matching you with the right experience.

I have great relationships with travel suppliers so often times I'm able to get you great perks, added amenities, VIP treatment and much more....that in itself is enough to beat the online giants.

Close your eyes and picture where your next vacation is spent, then get ahold of me and share you dream. Together, we'll find your paradise!

 
Laura Beyer Laura Beyer For over 8 years I've owned and operated CARE Travel, Vacations by Laura. I started from the ground up and have successfully planned and arranged numerous vacations, many of which were honeymoons and 15-20 destination weddings. As a travel professional, I'm not only your best advocate, I protect your precious vacation dollars and hours. I’ve been there, seen the resorts, know the locations and I take time to get to know you as well as possible. So I do a great job at matching you with the right experience. I have great relationships with travel suppliers so often times I'm able to get you great perks, added amenities, VIP treatment and much more....that in itself is enough to beat the online giants. Close your eyes and picture where your next vacation is spent, then get ahold of me and share you dream. Together, we'll find your paradise! Located in, MN https://www.visualitineraries.com/img/agents/94.jpg 651-894-4325
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Facebook:   https://www.facebook.com/CARETravelRomanticescapesbylaura/
Twitter:   LaughLiveTravel
Google+:   Laura Beyer+
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Home town:    Located in, MN

Anne Leveque, Golden Fish Travels  

Anne Leveque



I specialize in creating combination tours with multiple destinations e.g. Thailand, Cambodia, and Vietnam combo, within a region, all inter linked smoothly, convenient and affordable routing. Of course, I will also book a single destination of your choice.

My formal background is a BS in Biological Science, and MA in education/administration and an MFA in Fine Arts, UCLA.

I have held several Assistant Professorships, as well as a career Painter and Writer of Plays which have been produced and represented in Hawaii and Asia. In my spare time, I enjoy sailing and Oh Yes...TRAVEL!
 
Anne Leveque Anne Leveque I specialize in creating combination tours with multiple destinations e.g. Thailand, Cambodia, and Vietnam combo, within a region, all inter linked smoothly, convenient and affordable routing. Of course, I will also book a single destination of your choice. My formal background is a BS in Biological Science, and MA in education/administration and an MFA in Fine Arts, UCLA. I have held several Assistant Professorships, as well as a career Painter and Writer of Plays which have been produced and represented in Hawaii and Asia. In my spare time, I enjoy sailing and Oh Yes...TRAVEL! Makawao, HI https://www.visualitineraries.com/img/agents/487.jpg 914-763-6321
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Facebook:   https://www.facebook.com/GoldenFishTravels/
Home town:    Makawao, HI

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