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ABOUT OUR COMPANY

  • We've Been There

    It’s true. You name a place, and we’ve been there. We have a combined experience of over 35 years and can recommend the perfect destination for your next vacation. Our personal, one-on-one approach makes us different than other travel agencies. Contact us today for a quote.

  • Friendly, Reliable People

    At Vacations Away, you’re not just a number – we consider you a friend. Our staff truly care about you and want to do it right, the first time.

  • Personal Vacation Planning

    We will work with you to ensure that your next trip is perfect. We will even follow up afterwards to see how it went and find out how much you enjoyed it.

  • Convenient Location

    Located in Stonebridge, our office is extremely easy to find. We have street side signage to help direct you and best of all – free parking. Visit our Contact Page to see our location on map, as well as our email and phone contacts.

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  • Michelle Nogier

    Michelle NogierOwner/Operator

    In May of 1997 Michelle dug her toes into the sands of travel. As the owner of Vacations Away, Michelle is not only involved in the day-to-day business operations, but also takes time to “be the traveller”. These personal experiences allow for Michelle to share her expertise of having been there. Michelle endeavors to stay on top of the ever changing world of travel by attending conferences, seminars and participating in online training. She has earned destination specialist accreditations in Costa Rica, Panama and Belize. Michelle has developed a passion for selling leisure and group travel...let Michelle help to weave your dreams.

  • Michelle Loran

    Michelle LoranManager/Corporate Travel Consultant

    Michelle launched her career in the travel industry in the fall of 1988, where she started off as a junior travel consultant with Riverside Travel. Now, 29 years later, she is working with Vacations Away Inc. as the office manager. A position she is proud to hold with 20 years of service in the company.  Michelle strives for perfection and is continually attending training seminars, both local and abroad. She also participates in many webinars to increase her extensive knowledge in a forever changing industry. Michelle has gained accreditation as a travel specialist for many destinations, such as Jamaica, where she has travelled multiple times.  Michelle is devoted to working with her many corporate accounts and leisure clients to provide the highest level of service possible.

  • Marian Thompson

    Marian ThompsonCruise Specialist

    Marian’s career in travel began 18 years ago in Winnipeg. During her first 3 years in the industry, she earned her Master Cruise Counsellor Accreditation from Cruise Line international Agency (CLIA). In 1998, Marian relocated to Saskatoon to continue her career in travel. She was one of the first in Canada to earn her Elite Cruise Counsellor Accreditation (CLIA) and then followed that up with her River Cruise Specialist designation. She also holds specialist recognition training for various cruise lines including Princess, Cunard, Windstar and Holland America Line. Marian is celebrating her ten year relationship with Vacations Away in 2013. She has expanded her cruise selling specialties to include Destination Wedding groups and Escorted groups. Having travelled to Europe ten times in the past 12 years, Marian is well-equipped to assist with your travel plans, whether you are looking for a packaged vacation, cruise holiday or independent travel.

  • Desta Gibson

    Desta GibsonDesta-Nation Specialist

    Desta started her journey in the travel industry after travelling abroad for a year. This valuable experience instilled a strong desire to see and learn about various destinations in the world. After graduating from the Travel Consultant course, which she took in Saskatoon, she began in the industry in 1998. She joined the team at Vacations Away in 2006. Some of the areas Desta has travelled to include: Mexico; the Caribbean (land and cruise); Disneyland/Disneyworld; Thailand; Australia; Costa Rica; and Hawaii. Desta is currently working part time in order to juggle precious time with her young family. She has a great love for Disney and assisting with destination weddings. She truly is a Desta-nation specialist.

  • Dar Parker

    Dar ParkerLeisure Travel Consultant

    After living in Austria and traveling through Europe during her gap year, Dar returned home with a yen to explore more of the world. She completed her travel consultant course at Grand MacEwan in Edmonton and began her travel career. While on her first Caribbean cruise, she met her husband-a holiday romance which after 30 years of marriage and 2 sons later, is still cruisin'! Dar has experienced life while living on both sides of the border, residing in: Washington, DC; North Carolina; New York; Seattle and Calgary. She joined the team at Vacations Away in the fall of 2013 after moving back to her roots in Saskatchewan. Over the years she has traveled extensively though mainland USA. Dar has also traveled internationally to places such as: Hawaii; Europe; Costa Rica; Australia; New Zealand; and Mexico. Dar has a passion for ocean and river cruising and has completed specialist training with: Holland America; Princess; Cunard; and Seaborn. She is always expanding her knowledge through participating in  webinars and product training in other travel areas such as the Globus Family of Brands. She loves to work with couples planning their destination weddings or with families planning their perfect holiday. Dar would love to help you plan your next vacation, wherever your dreams may take you.

  • Becky Reid

    Becky ReidLeisure/Corporate Travel Consultant

    Becky successfully completed the Travel Consultant course in Saskatoon in 2008 and has been a fixture in the city's travel industry ever since. She began her career working with Saskatoon Co-op Travel and stayed with them for 8 years. After giving birth to her son Jack, she took a year off on maternity leave. Becky then joined the team at Vacations Away in April of 2016. Becky's travel portfolio includes destinations such as: Mexico (both land and cruise holidays); Jamaica; Las Vegas; Southern California; Amsterdam; and East Africa. Over her career, Becky has developed a passion for booking family holidays of all sorts, most of all Disney. She has many destination specialist certificates under her belt, but her most prized accreditation is her Ears from Disney's College of Knowledge. Whether you plan to go to the beach, hit up a theme park, or embark on a cruise, let Becky assist you with planning out your next getaway.

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What People Are Saying

Brad

Vacations Away is literally the best travel group in Saskatoon!

Brad

We had the most amazing honeymoon trip in Thailand thanks to you. There is no question the trip far exceeded our expectation. Thank you!

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Mitchell

I have to say I’m really really impressed with your service and that you’ve definitely exceeded my expectations.

Mitchell

Just wanted to say that Vacation Away’s service has been outstanding. I’ve rarely if ever come across someone who’s been so willing to go the extra mile.

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Nathan

This might just be one of the best customer service businesses in Saskatoon. I would recommend Vacations Away to anyone!

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