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

Luis Conley, Bright Yonder  

Luis Conley

Luis works with our travel agents and their clients, loading hotel content, travel specials, and providing technical support.

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.
Facebook:   michael.cottam
Twitter:   Michael512
Pinterest:   See my boards
Home town:    Bend, OR

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.
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.
Home town:    Portland, OR

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.

She's a Virtuoso agent, and winner of WeddingWire's Couples Choice awards every year from 2014-2022.

She is well versed in international travel after having visited dozens of countries in her career, and also through her studies abroad living in both Mexico and France. From the Orient Express, to tenting in Nepal, to flying the Concord, she's had many wonderful travel experiences.
Facebook:   Remarkable.Honeymoons
Twitter:   besthoneymoons
Pinterest:   See my boards
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 over 30 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.
Home town:    Lahaina Maui, HI

Teresa Nelle, Avenue Two Travel  

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.

Facebook:   Luxury.Hideaways.South.Pacific.Vacations
Pinterest:   See my boards
Home town:    Lahaina, HI

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!
Home town:    Makawao, HI

Other places you'll find Visual Itineraries around the web:, Bing, HotFrog, BOTW Local, Merchant Circle, Yahoo Local,, and Founder Michael Cottam is on Mastodon.