About Worldwide Traveler

Worldwide Traveler Staff

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 HanesDarrellynn Hanes has been a McHenry resident since 1985 and has worked for Worldwide Traveler since 1996 purchasing the travel agency in 2004. Darrellynn’s passion is travel. Her favorite destination is Jamaica where she had the pleasure of planning both of her son’s destination weddings. Destination Weddings’ and Honeymoons are Darrellynn’s favorite trips to plan. She has traveled to Australia, Ireland, London, France, Alaska, Hawaii, Cancun, Riviera Maya, Puerto Vallarta, Los Cabos, Huatulco, Ixtapa, Punta Cana, Aruba, Turks, Nassau Bahamas, Exuma Bahamas, Disneyworld, Disneyland, many cruises on NCL, Princess, Holland America, Celebrity, and Royal Caribbean as well as numerous cities in the US. Darrellynn holds certifications in Walt Disney Travel, Globus, Avalon Waterways, AM Resorts, Riu Resorts, Iberostar Resorts, Royal Caribbean Cruise Line, Celebrity Cruise Line, NCL cruise line, & Sandals Resorts just to name a few. 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 since 1993. 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, St.Maarten, Ireland, England, Paris and various cities throughout the U.S. Her favorite warm weather destination is St. Thomas and favorite European Destination is Ireland. Beth is a certified 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 reading.

Diane O’Brien

Diane OBrienDiane O’Brien has been with Worldwide Traveler since 1986. Diane has traveled to Jamaica, Disney World, Rhine River Cruise, Paris to Normandy 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, Spain, France, Canadian Rockies, Charleston, Savannah, Jekyll Island, Smoky 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, being outdoors, reading, music, movies and anything creative.

Andrea Gurda

Andrea GurdaAndrea Gurda has been in travel since 1997 and with Worldwide Traveler since 2006. She has traveled to Puerto Vallarta, Cancun/Riviera Maya, Cabo San Lucas, Huatuclo, Cozumel, Nassau, Punta Cana, Jamaica, Grand Cayman, Turks and Caicos, Grand Turk, Half Moon Cay, St. Maarten, St. Lucia, and Antigua, Las Vegas, Arizona, Florida, Poland and South Africa. She has sailed on Royal Caribbean, Celebrity, Carnival and Princess. Andrea is an AM Resorts Master Agent, Palace Pro Agent, Certified Sandals Specialist, Riu Specialist, Disney College of Knowledge graduate and has completed the Royal Caribbean University.

She enjoys camping, boating, watching her favorite baseball team (The Cubs) play, reading and attending concerts.

Natalie Glass

Natalie GlassNatalie Glass has been with Worldwide Traveler since 2018 and is the newest addition to Worldwide Traveler. She brings with her a passion for exploring the globe by seeking out unique spots and adventurous activities. Delicious food is usually the driver when selecting a spot to travel so some of her favorite destinations include New York City, Charleston, Puerto Rico and Italy. Natalie has also been fortunate enough to travel to many other places. Her most recent travels have taken her to: Cabo San Lucas, Punta Cana, and Nassau Bahamas. Some US stops have included: Kansas City on BBQ adventures, experiencing Mardi Gras in NOLA, Florida (Walt Disney World included), California (Disneyland included), The Big Island of Hawaii, Seattle, Las Vegas, concerts at the Red Rock in Colorado, Dallas, Niagara Falls and Charlotte. Some tropical vacations have included: Grand Cayman, The British Virgin Islands, Antigua, Jamaica and Mexico (Cancun, Riviera Maya, Cozumel and Puerto Vallarta). She has also been to the Czech Republic, Germany, Austria, France, Belgium, Greece, and Turkey. Natalie earned her CTE (Corporate Travel Expert) certification and holds certifications in Walt Disney Travel, AM Resorts, Celebrity Cruises, Viking Cruise Line, Holland America, Uniworld, Avalon, Royal Caribbean, Princess Cruises and Norwegian Cruise Line.


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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.