Diana "Leigh" Johnston
Diana Johnston started in the travel business in 1996. After working for others in the industry, she opened her own agency in 2004. Diana’s Destinations, LLC has grown over the years and now has five (5) in-house agents and many independent agents. Known to most as Leigh, she has travelled to many destinations including Europe, Ireland, Italy, Hawaii, Mexico, Canada, most of the Caribbean Islands, and all over the United States. She has cruised with Carnival, Royal Caribbean, Holland, Norwegian, Celebrity, and Princess Cruise Lines as well as three (3) river cruises on Uniworld and Avalon Waterways. Leigh is a Sandals Certified Specialist, and a specialist on Aruba, Puerto Rico, Cayman Island, St. Lucia, Bermuda, Canadian Rail, and a graduate of the Disney College of Knowledge. She is an active member of PTANA (Professional Travel Agents of North America, NEST (Network of Entrepreneurs Selling Travel), OSSN (Outside Sales Support Network) and SCBA (South Carroll Business Association). Leigh is a member of CLIA (Cruise Line International Association) and has earned her certificate for Elite Cruise Counsellor (ECC).
In 2009, 2010, and 2011 Diana's Destinations was awarded the Golden Egg Award from NEST and in 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2016, received the NEST Elite Award for being one of the top fifteen home-based agencies selling travel nationwide. In 2009 and 2013, the agency was recognized as a Globus Tours Premier Partner. Diana's Destinations was recognized as an Apple Vacations Golden Agency in 2011, 2013 2014 and 2015. Leigh is highly knowledgeable in the travel field and well known for her dedication for helping her clients build their vacation memories.
Kathy has been employed by Diana’s Destinations since February 2005. Kathy worked in the office for 11 years and is now an independent agent with Diana’s Destinations. She takes pride in providing exceptional customer service. She is an active member of CLIA (Cruise Line International Association) and PTANA (Professional Travel Agents of North America) where she serves as the webmaster for the Maryland Chapter. She has traveled to Spain, Africa, London, Paris, Ireland, Panama, Costa Rica, Jamaica, Dominican Republic, Antigua, Barbados, St. Thomas, St. Kitts, St. Lucia, Puerto Rico, Dominica, Mexico, Bahamas, Turks & Caicos, Granada, and Canada as well as many US destinations. Kathy has cruised with Carnival, Royal Caribbean, Norwegian, and Celebrity. She is a Sandal’s Certified Specialist, Aruba Specialist, Cayman Island Specialist, Master Kenya Specialist, Barbados Specialist, AMResort Master Specialist, Universal Studios Specialist, Puerto Rico Specialist, Disney Destinations Genius, and has earned her Accredited Cruise Counsellor (ACC) certification.
Kelly has been an independent agent with Diana’s Destinations since January 2008. She has extensive travel experience, including many different cruises. She is a member of CLIA (Cruise Line International Association) and has completed her Accredited Cruise Counsellor (ACC) certification. She is a Sandals Certified Specialist and also has many other specialist certificates including Holland America, Princess, Carnival, Royal Caribbean, Celebrity, Bermuda, Las Vegas and Puerto Rico.
Riselle started as an in-house agent in April 2009 and became an independent agent for Diana's Destinations shortly after. She loves to travel and plan trips for others. She has traveled to Spain, Ireland, Italy, France, Greece, Monaco, England, Holland, Hawaii, Alaska, Bermuda, Aruba, Canada, Mexico, Jamaica, many parts of the US and most of the Caribbean. She has cruised on Royal Caribbean, Princess, and Norwegian Cruise Lines. Riselle is a member of CLIA (Cruise Line International Association) and completed her Accredited Cruise Counsellor (ACC) certification in April 2013. She is a Sandal’s Certified Specialist, AMResorts Master Specialist, Princess Cruise Commodore, Viking River Cruise Expert, Outrigger Hospitality Specialist, Certified Jamaica Specialist, and Taiwan Specialist, Disney Destinations Genius, and a Back Roads Tour expert. She is an active member of PTANA (Professional Travel Agents of North America).
Donna came to us as an independent travel agent in February 2010 previously booking family cruises on her own and very willing to learn the business. She loves to book cruises for family and friends as well as any other types of vacations. She has been on many cruises to the Caribbean as well as Mexico, Alaska, and Hawaii and has traveled to all-inclusive resorts and Disney properties as well. She earned her Accredited Cruise Counsellor (ACC) cruise certification in June 2012 and is a Sandals Certified Specialist and a Certified Jamaica Specialist. Donna is an active member of PTANA (Professional Travel Agents of North America). She loves to hear her clients come back and tell her it was the best vacation ever!
Jan was an in-house agent with Diana’s Destinations starting in April 2009 and since September 2011 she has been an independent agent. She has traveled to many countries including Spain, Canary Islands, Ireland, Scotland, England, Holland and France. She has been to many Caribbean Islands, Mexico and various US destinations. Jan has also been on several cruises, including the new Oasis of the Seas. She is an active member of PTANA (Professional Travel Agents of North America), CLIA (Cruise Line International Association), a Sandals Certified Specialist, an Aruba Specialist, a Viking River Cruise Specialist, and has earned her Accredited Cruise Counsellor (ACC) certificate. Jan brings a wealth of knowledge to our agency from her professional career since retiring from the Federal Government.
Charlie has been employed as an independent agent by Diana’s Destinations since April 2008. He is a member of CLIA (Cruise Line International Association) and earned his Accredited Cruise Counselor (ACC) certificate in June 2012. Charles has cruised on Royal Caribbean, Celebrity, and Carnival. He has sailed at least once on each class of ships in Royal Caribbean’s fleet. Charles has earned a cruise Expert Certificate from the Royal Caribbean University. He has cruised most of the Caribbean as well as Alaska and Hawaii. Charles has lived in TX, FL, AL, and VA. He has travelled extensively throughout the US with many trips to Las Vegas, San Francisco, San Diego, South Florida, and Walt Disney World in Orlando. Charlie would love to help you plan your next great vacation.
Linda has been an independent agent with Diana’s Destinations since March, 2008. Linda is a member of CLIA and is currently working towards her ACC accreditation. She has completed training for all of the cruise lines academies. Linda has traveled extensively in the Caribbean with her specialty in the Grenadine islands. She is a certified honeymoon specialist and has specialist certificates for many different Caribbean islands. Linda is an active member of PTANA (Professional Travel Agents of North America).
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Terri is an independent agent with Diana's Destinations, since January 2014. She has visited Jamaica, Bermuda, Bahamas, Castaway Cay, and Las Vegas. She has also sailed on the Disney Magic and other ships. She will strive to get you the best overall value for any trip that she books for you. Her motto is "I want to make your vacation dreams a reality".
Megan Emerson is an independent agent with Diana's Destinations since January 2015. She has had the pleasure of traveling to many cities in the United States on both the east coast and the west coast, and internationally to Dominican Republic, Scotland, England, Canada, and many more. She is always looking forward to her next traveling adventure in life. She is also an ambitious student in college where she studies classical voice and Russian linguistics.
Megan is ready to help you plan your next vacation, and she wants to make your dreams come true with memories you will never forget!
Stephanie has been employed with Diana’s Destinations as an in-house agent as well as an independent agent since June 2014. She has travelled throughout the United States, Mexico and the Bahamas as well as several cruises. Stephanie is a member of CLIA and is currently working towards her ACC accreditation. She is a Sandals Certified Specialist, a St. Lucia Specialist and a member of PTANA. When not in the office or travelling, you can find Stephanie on stage as an active performer, teacher and choreographer in the Baltimore/Carroll arts community. She looks forward to helping you with your next adventure!
Maria joined Diana’s Destinations in the summer of 2014. She is an independent travel consultant.. Maria is an adventure seeker and not only likes to tour…but explore! She has had many great experiences in Hawaii, Philippines, Canada, Bahamas, Granada, Turks and Caicos, Barbados, Europe – Southern France, Paris, Monaco, Italy, Rome and Matera (where she explored some of the oldest cave homes in the world) and most recently Tahiti. The US has also been a favorite playground for travel across the continent. She is also no stranger to cruising. Maria is a Certified Sandal’s Destination Wedding, Honeymoon and Re-Tie The Knot Specialist, North American Merlin Specialist and is currently studying to be a Backroads Specialist. She is a member of PTANA and CLIA. Maria is also an ASCA Level 2 Swim Coach. Traveling to different places looking for open water swims is a passion! Let Maria help you release your inner explorer and see the world!
Tad joined Diana’s Destinations as an independent agent in April of 2015. Growing up traveling all over Europe left him with a passion for travel. This passion is what drives him to help his clients plan the perfect vacation to create those once-in-a-lifetime experiences. While traveling with his two young children, Tad has become an experienced expert in family trips, but has also worked with clients on cruises, honeymoons, romantic anniversary celebrations, family reunions, and group trips. He is a graduate of the Disney College of Knowledge and a member of CLIA (Cruise Line International Association). Tad has cruised with Disney and Royal Caribbean, visited Walt Disney World multiple times, and traveled extensively through Europe. He is eager to help you make your vacation dreams come true!
Carrie started working in the office March 2016 and is also an Independent Agent. Carrie is a member of PTANA (Professional Travel Agents of North America), CLIA (Cruise Line International Association) and is a CSS (Certified Sandals Specialist).
Carrie has traveled extensively to many destinations domestic and international. She has been to Canada, England, France, Hawaii, Italy (her favorite place in the world), Ireland, Mexico, and throughout the Caribbean.
She has been to Aruba, Bahamas, Cancun, Costa Rica, Cozumel, Grand Cayman, Jamaica, Los Cabos and Puerto Rico. She has also been to many National Parks including Acadia, Everglades, Grand Teton, Yellowstone and Zion. In the United States, she has visited almost every city on the east coast from Maine to Miami and many more.
Carrie’s certifications include many destinations and suppliers. Carnival Cruise Line, CIE tours, Los Cabos, Aruba, Windstar Cruises, Hello Sunny (Ft. Lauderdale), Palace Resorts and Wedding Specialist, Allianz Travel Insurance, USTOA, AMA Waterways, Globus tours, Avalon River Cruises, Puerto Rico, Cancun, Atlantis/Paradise Island, Marriott Hotels & Resorts, Jamaica, American Airlines, CTI specialist, Vax University, USVI, Universal Studios, Travel Impressions, St. Augustine/Ponte Vedra, Best Western, Canada Specialist, Antigua/Barbuda, Costa Rica, Collette, Dominican Republic, Caymankind, Legoland, Tauck, SPG, and Orlando.
Life is short, take the trip!
Charlotte started with Diana's Destinations as an independent agent in the Summer of 2016. Charlottee was born in Cuba; her father was in the military. As a child, she thought travel was a way of life; as an adult, she soon learned travel was interesting and fun. She would like to go back and visit the island where she was born. Charlotte has lived and traveled extensively throughout the U.S. She has traveled to Seoul, South Korea and lived on the Island of Guam. She has been to Disney Land and Disney World resorts, as well as, Universal Studios. Charlotte is a graduate of Disney College of knowledge, a Universal Studios Specialist and has a Bachelor of Adventure from Royal Caribbean University.
Michelle began working in the office in July 2016 and is also an independent agent. She has traveled to England, Ireland, Bahamas, Las Vegas, and all along the East Coast. Her favorite destination of all is Walt Disney World, where she has visited more than a dozen times. As an educator and mom of two, Michelle focuses on creating fun-filled vacations for the whole family, but especially the little ones. Michelle’s certifications include Graduate of College of Disney Knowledge for Walt Disney World, Disney Cruise Lines, Disneyland, and Adventures by Disney, LEGOLAND Resorts Specialist, Universal Orlando Resort Specialist, Nassau Paradise Island Specialist, Hawaii Destination Specialist, CIE Tours Ireland Expert, SeaWorld Parks Specialist, Certified Five Star Travel Partner with Celebrity Cruises, Travel Impressions Specialist, and USTOA Specialist.
Adventure is out there. Let’s get planning!
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