|| SHEILA O’BRIEN EGAN-PRESIDENT
purchased Swains Travel in September of 1984. Since then, through her
client centered philosophy, travel expertise, and the destination
knowledge of herself and coworkers the agency has grown and prospered
in a very competitive business environment for over 28 years.
She attributes the success of the agency to her belief in, and the
practice of, placing client’s needs first as well as exceeding their
expectations for service, travel and destination knowledge.
She enjoys working directly with her clients from the planning stages
through to the clients’ evaluation of their travel experiences.
Sheila has traveled to many places…. by land, air, and sea.
She has cruised extensively with many different cruise lines to Alaska,
the Panama Canal, Caribbean and Greek islands, Mexico, and has barged
in the Loire and Champagne regions of France. Most recently her travels
have taken her to Scotland, England Wales and a fabulous
villa vacation with friends in Tuscany, Italy. Sheila has
traveled extensively along the Italian Amalfi Coast, visiting the
magnificent towns of Positano, Sorrento, Amalfi, as well as the Isle of
Sheila, also enjoys European River Cruising and has cruised on the
Danube & Rhine River. This April, she will enjoy a ‘Tulip Time
Cruise’ with her Gutsy Ladies! The Gutsy Ladies are a group of women
who Sheila personally escorts to a special destination each year. Some
of those destinations have included Cinque Terre, Portofino, England,
Amsterdam, Paris, Scotland, and Wales – just to name a few.
She has arranged and escorted a trip for the Nantucket Historical
Association to the Azores, a trip for the Maria Mitchell Association to
the Galapagos Islands, as well as a trip for The Nantucket Historical
Association to New Zealand.
It is hard to say what Sheila’s favorite destination is as there are so
many including Hawaii, Bermuda, France, Ireland and Italy.
Sheila has achieved the highest levels of accreditation in the travel
industry… including Master Cruise Counselor and Certified Travel
She looks forward to helping you plan your next travel vacation. Feel
free to contact her or stop by to meet her… She welcomes your
be reached by phone: 508-228-3201 ext 12, or via email:
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Nantucket native, Bevin loves her island home but also enjoys
experiencing new places. Growing up in a family involved with the
industry she’s been fortunate to travel extensively. While in college
she had the opportunity to study abroad in Siena, Italy. Using that as
a home base she traveled throughout Italy, and was also able to visit
Interlaken, Switzerland and Tunis, Tunisia. Some of her favorite
traveling experiences have been while driving cross-country with
friends and sightseeing along the way. Her relaxation vacation spot is
St. John in the U.S. Virgin Islands, which has been an annual family
favorite for over 20 years. Be it bungee jumping out of a gondola in
Switzerland, canyoning in the Alps, white-water rafting in Wyoming, or
skydiving in Florida – all are vacation memories she won’t soon forget.
She loves every aspect of travel from the people, the sights, the food,
the adventure, and even some of the unexpected. Within this past year
she has visited the Canadian Rockies, Tokyo, Japan, the U.S. Virgin
Islands, and cruised to Mexico on
Royal Caribbean! Come visit
Bevin and let her help you plan a vacation you won’t soon
forget. You can reach her at the office, (508)-228-3201 ext 10
or her email, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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" Venka" Gazaille is from Norway and has over 15 years of experience
from working as a travel consultant in USA and Norway. She loves to
travel and is not afraid to take the family,
husband and two kids on longer trips to explore new and exciting places
in the world. The last trip they had was to Oman, Dubai and the
Maldives where the whole family had an amazing time. With
two young girls who love Walt Disney World, Wenche has become a Disney
Expert after visiting Disney at least 10 times. Wenche started
traveling a long time ago and she has visited many countries
in Europe, Asia, South Pacific, Caribbean, South America, Middle East,
Africa, Central America and the US. Since she started working at
Swain's Travel, she has always had a "top 5" places she wants to
visit. Last year they did some traveling in Wenches home
country, Norway. The family got to see mountains, fjords, old Stav
churches, walking on a glacier, traveling by train, bus, car, boat and
plane. The kids also learn you always need to bring a hat and gloves
traveling to Norway and she taught them the great Norwegian saying
“there is never bad weather just bad clothing”. Trips in the
future for Wenche and her family includes a trip to Croatia
this summer and hopefully a trip to Asia next winter. You can get in
contact with Wenche by phone 508-228-3010 or via email at email@example.com.
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Fernando Jones has
been with Swain’s for over a year during
the time he has helped numerous visitor’s find the right accommodation
their stay while in Nantucket. He
personal seen almost
every category of
room at over 15 of the island’s most trust worthy establishments which
him to be able to find the right fit for the right people. From
solo adventures, wedding parties to leisure stays, Fernando is willing
every traveler find a good comfortable accommodation to enhance your
on the island. Fernando is willing and able to provide information on a
of properties so please contact Fernando for assistance with making you
can get in
contact with Fernando by phone 508-228-3010 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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| CECILE RAICHLEN
- Luxury Travel Specialist
Travel to far away places has
been her lifelong passion which she has pursued with vigor and
delight. Her adventures have included over 20 cruises, many
overland excursions and dozens of city visits everywhere in the
She has traveled to every country in South America, every country in
Western Europe, almost every island in the Caribbean, Canada, Mexico,
Russia, but most especially Asia; India, Thailand, Malaysia, Burma,
Singapore, Indonesia, Hong Kong, Vietnam and China.
She has cruised from Santiago Chile around Cape Horn, to Rio De
Janeiro, stopping in Puerto Montt, Patagonia, Ushuaia, Falkland Islands
ending in Buenos Aires and from Miami through the Panama Canal and
along the Pacific Coast of South America through the straights of
Magellan and the Eagle Channel. She has cruised the waters of Asia
revisiting for the fourth time Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam and China.
In addition she traveled to Cambodia, Laos, Bruni and
Japan. She also took an exotic journey overland
from Bangkok to Cambodia and again to Burma, the isolated Himalayan
Buddhist Kingdom of Bhutan, Nepal, then to the districts of Rajasthan,
Tamil Nadu and Kerala in India. That journey ended on the
spectacular beaches of the Indian Ocean nation of the
Maldives. Most recently she has revisited Caribbean
destinations to experience new and classic luxury resorts and villas in
St. Maartin, Anguilla, Nevis and St Barths which has become
her very favorite Caribbean watering place.
She has been associated with the travel industry for over 35 years
including 12 years in a part time capacity at Swains Travel.
She loves to share her joy of exploration with clients who are planning
a trip near or far, even to the ends of the earth.
Cecile can be via email email@example.com or by
telephone at 508-228-3201
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Cathy recently made the
transition from being a long time
client, avid traveler to part time employee at Swain’s Travel. She is
learning the ins and outs of working at a travel agency and enjoying
the experience of a second career outside of the hospital/ health care
setting. As a licensed nutritionist, Cathy loves and enjoys
great food, she has had countless memorable meals while traveling and
will share many of her special favorite restaurants with her
clients. Meeting friends in Paris for a Thanksgiving dinner
of stuffed morels and duck confit, then continuing on to Bruges and
returning home from Amsterdam was recent favorite trip & a
great start to the holiday season. In addition, Spain is a frequent
destination that Cathy loves to travel to – most recently having
traveled to Madrid, Barcelona, Cordoba, Valencia, and Carmona, a
charming small town outside of Seville. Never wanting to be
far from the ocean, stays in Cadiz, S’Agaro, Cadaques, Cap de la Crues,
and Javea afford both a beach and cultural experience. Annual
cold weather vacations include many ski resorts in both eastern and
western U.S. and Canada, as well as Zermatt, Davos and Klosters in
Switzerland. For the first time in over 20 years Cathy will
opt for a warm weather winter trip with plans to go to Turks and Caicos
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16 years of living on Nantucket, Bobbi relocated to Pinehills, in
Plymouth, MA where she is an Independent Travel Agent for Swains
Travel. Bobbi, after being bitten by the travel bug, has many
years of travel and tourism experience and frequently journeys to
Europe including numerous trips to Italy and France. A
wonderful experience was a journey on a European River Cruise from
Prague to Budapest, which she says was "magnificent"!!! A recent trip
to Ireland and a future planned trip to Portugal gives her an
opportunity to bring a "ladies group" to these special places.
Bobbi a call if you want to know about shopping in Florence, buying
Limoncello in Sorrento, wine tasting in Tuscany or a barge cruise
through Champagne Country in France. She has other fabulous
ideas. Let's Travel!!!
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helps out part-time - he stops by whenever he's needed.
In February, Stan tried a Windstar cruise for the first time from St.
Maarten that he thought was wonderful - great itinerary, including
stops on Antigua and St. Barth's, and a great 'yacht'. The Wind Surf
had about 250 passengers, was recently renovated, and had a nice,
casual atmosphere. Who wants to wear a coat or tie in the Caribbean?
He's from Florida, where he has an 'occasional' winter home.
His favorite places to go include St-Jean-Cap-Ferrat in the South of
France, which he tries to make at least twice a year. Recent
side trips include Corsica, Portofino, Bellagio on Lake Como, and St.
Remy de Provence for the Fête de la Transhumance.
A few years ago he returned from Europe on the QM2. Favorite trips
include: charter boat along the Dalmatian Coast from Dubrovnik to
Vienna, bicycling from Prague to Vienna with Butterfield and Robinson,
bare-boat chartering in the Virgin Islands, and visits to Eleuthera in
He also maintains the web pages, so send him an email with any
questions or comments about the web site. Or if you want to see any of
the 357 photos of his last trip to France and Italy.
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Swain's Travel Inc.
35 Old South Road - Key Post Corner
Nantucket Island, Massachusetts 02554
Monday-Friday 9a-5:00p Saturday 9a-2p
April 19, 2016.