About Worldwide Traveler


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Worldwide Traveler provides outstanding customer service. We are a reliable source of unbiased information about travel suppliers and prices with a deep level of commitment to providing the best value for every dollar spent by our customers. We pride ourselves on giving our customers the top notch attention and prompt service they deserve.

Meet the Staff

Darrellynn Hanes

Darrellynn-300x300Darrellynn Hanes is a 30 year McHenry resident and has worked for Worldwide Traveler for 17 years purchasing the travel agency in 2004. Darrellynn’s passion is travel. Her favorite destination is Jamaica where she had the pleasure of planning her own son’s destination wedding there last June. Destination Weddings’ and Honeymoons are Darrellynn’s favorite trips to plan. She has traveled to Ireland, London, Alaska, Hawaii, Cancun, Riviera Maya, Puerto Vallarta, Los Cabos, Huatulco, Ixtapa, Punta Cana, Aruba, Turks, Nassau Bahamas, Exuma Bahamas, Disneyworld, Disney Land, and numerous cities in the US. In her free time Darrellynn enjoys traveling, shopping, decorating and spending time with her family and friends.

Beth Henry

Beth-300x300Beth Henry has been with Worldwide Traveler for 20 years. Beth has traveled to Alaska, Antigua, Key West, Hawaii, St. Thomas, Cancun, Riviera Maya, Puerto Vallarta, Cabo San Lucas, Punta Cana, Jamaica, Grand Cayman, the Bahamas, various cities throughout the U.S. and Ireland. Her favorite destination is St. Thomas. Beth is a certified Princess Cruise Line Commodore Agent, Sandals Specialist, Monograms Booking Agent (MBA), Globus Family of Brands University and Royal Caribbean Wow Agent. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her husband, dog, family and friends, working out and watching the White Sox (her favorite team) play.

Jackie Waldenmyer

Jackie-300x300Jackie Waldenmyer has been a Travel Consultant for 18 years, now specializing in corporate travel as an Independent Sales Agent. I love to travel and have been fortunate to visit many countries, among them Kenya and Tanzania on a safari, Italy, Belgium, France, Great Britain, and Spain. I love cruising and have taken several wonderful cruises in the Caribbean and also cruised Trans-Atlantic from Spain to the U.S., visiting many more countries during those trips. Traveling has always been a major interest of mine, as has seeing our own great country, so I have traveled to most of the United States also. Besides travel and constantly learning new things in my field, I love reading, home decorating, and getting together with friends and family.

Diane O’Brien

DIANE-300x300Diane O’Brien has been with Worldwide Traveler for 28 years. Diane has traveled to Jamaica, Disney World, Rhine River Cruise, Universal Studios Florida, Disneyland, Universal Studios California, San Francisco, Toronto, Williamsburg, Natchez Mississippi, New Orleans, Boston, Washington, DC, Bahamas, Cancun, Puerto Vallarta, Hawaii, Dallas, Miami, New York, Mystic Connecticut, Key West, Ireland, London, Italy, Canadian Rockies, Charleston, Savannah, Jekyll Island, Smokey Mountains, Phoenix, and her favorite destination Paris, France. Diane is a Certified Hawaii Specialist, Riu Certified Specialist, Disney College of Knowledge Graduate, Princess Cruise Line Commodore and Sandals Certified Specialist. In her free time Diane enjoys spending time with family, creating travel/family videos on her computer, reading, crafting and watching movies.

Andrea Gurda

Andres-300x300Andrea Gurda has been with Worldwide Traveler for eight years. Andrea has traveled to Puerto Vallarta, Cancun, Las Vegas, Florida, Jamaica, Grand Turk, Half Moon Cay, St. Lucia, and Antigua. Andrea has sailed on Royal Caribbean, Carnival and Princess. Andrea’s favorite destination is the Riviera Maya. She enjoys watching her favorite baseball team (The Cubs) play, reading and attending concerts.

Tricia Diamond

Tricia Diamond has been in the travel industry for 22 years. She has been with Worldwide Traveler for 10 years. Tricia has traveled to many destinations over her career, such as Alaska, Florida, California, New England States, Hawaiian Islands, Tahitian Islands, Canada and Nova Scotia. She has also traveled to all of the Caribbean Islands, Puerto Rico, Cancun, Cabo San Lucas, Costa Rica and also a specialist in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico where she has traveled annually for the past 30 years. Her international travels include: Africa, China, Malaysia, Thailand, Ireland, United Kingdom and extensively through the European countries, Greek Islands and Russia. She is also a cruise specialist for Royal Caribbean, Oceania Cruises and European River Cruising. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her husband Sam, their five children and most of all planning their new travel adventures. Her goal is to travel to as many destinations that she can to experience travel first hand so that she can share her knowledge with her clients for their travel planning.

Hours

Monday - Friday:  10am - 5pm Saturday:  10am - 1pm

Why Choose Us?

We are experienced agents.
Worldwide Traveler has over 120 years in combined experience of travel.
We have hundreds of options.
We have strong relationships with over 50 reputable tour companies.
We are experienced travelers.
We travel all over the world and visit the destinations personally so we can help you plan your perfect vacation.
We take care of the details.
We will work hard to get you your special requests and needs taken care of. Do you need assistance with a wheelchair? We will let the hotel/resort know ahead of time so that they are able to assist your needs.
We listen. We help. We care.
When you book your vacation through us we will listen intently to you and your travel preferences. We will walk through the whole process from booking your trip to going over your travel documents with you. In the rare instance that you need to make a travel insurance claim or need to follow up on a complaint after you return home, we will be your advocate and work on your behalf. We make sure any problems are solved to your satisfaction.