Formerly Bonaventure Travel, Bend Travel, Cascades Travel and Trips Travel

About Us

With over 100 years of combined agency experience through our merger of Bonaventure, Bend, Cascades and Trips Travel Agencies, we have amazing travel purchasing power that can be passed on to our traveling clientele. We belong to major international travel buying consortiums that assist us in offering the most competitive travel pricing, specially negotiated amenities and upgrades, and the best in travel knowledge and experience.

Our company is home to well-traveled and educated agents and administrators who hold the standard of excellence in the industry.

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MORDON KNIGH has been successfully involved in the Travel Industry since 1982 when he founded Bonaventure Travel Inc. based in Eugene, Oregon. The Bend offices opened to serve the Central Oregon Community in 1994. As a entrepreneur since 1964, Gordon’s strengths in business and in the travel industry include his solidly maintained relationship with Industry providers, and his unfailing commitment to providing the best in customer service. He has also served on the Board of Directors for Travel By Us, and BTS, two of the countries most respected buying consortiums, as well as other travel and community service organizations.

ANICE DOLMSTE began in the travel industry in 1990 at a Holland America agency in Ketchikan, Alaska. She moved to Central Oregon in 1997 where she worked with Cascades and Bonaventure Travel companies. Janice's travel strengths lie in her understanding of corporate travel planning, and in her commitment to customer service. She is currently the Accounts Manager at Legacy World Travel, providing the industry and corporate support necessary to offer optimum travel services to our varied clientele.

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GABRI RYANT is passionate about her commitment to her 10 year career in the Travel Industry. With a love of travel, and a portfolio of educational experiences, Gabrielle has a strong and timely work ethic that brings superior planning to your corporate and leisure travel. She currently works with many of Legacy World Travel’s corporate travel partners and has a history of managing government and leisure travel accounts as well. Her own travel interests include warm and sunny places where she can enjoy different cultures and geography. Let her enthusiasm be your travel asset!

CINY VANS graduated from California College for Travel and Tourism in 1983. She has a broad background in corporate, leisure and government travel. Her past clients include Northrup/Grummond Corp., US Department of Transportation and FAA Administration as well as managing the unique travel needs of The National Gallery of Art in Washington DC. She has a strong customer service orientation and strives to provide friendly and professional services.

KAT OPF has been selling travel since 1992. She began her travel career in Summit County Colorado providing ski packages to Keystone, Breckenridge and Copper Mountain as well as offering all other aspects of travel. In 1997 Kathy moved to Bend and became a Certified Travel Associate in 1999. She has traveled to Australia, Europe, the Caribbean, Hawaii, Las Vegas, Mexico, Canada, Disneyland, Disneyworld, and has cruised to Alaska with Holland America. She has also cruised on Carnival and Princess Cruise Lines. In her free time she likes traveling (of course), snow skiing, rafting, spending time with her 2 children and 3 dogs and is a Girl Scout leader.

BARY AXTON worked for 13 years in the corporate event, incentive, and group travel market before joining Legacy World Travel in the fall of 2003. While producing high-end incentive programs, Mary had the opportunity to travel the world and her broad range of international experience as well as passion for creating unique travel adventures make her an asset to any group that is planning travel. From small corporate retreats in the south of France to full ship charters on the high seas, she loves a good challenge. Mary estimates she has moved upwards of 100,00 people between the events she has produced and the group travel she has organized. Mary's top priorities are attention to detail, stretching a dollar without sacrificing creativity, and delivering an experience that not only provides pleasure but broadens the traveler's cultural horizons and understanding of the world beyond "their own backyards".

BARA PENDERG has been in the travel industry for many years in her role as an agency owner, travel industry representative, and currently as an associate at Legacy World Travel with an emphasis on group and senior travel. Barbara has served on the board of directors of several important industry including American Society of Travel Agents, who set the standard of excellence in the travel field. Because of her amazing travel history, it would be easier to say where Barbara has not been instead of listing her travel destinations. As a world traveler, she brings a wealth of personal and professional experience that is certain to enhance your travel.

NANA RIP began her travel career at Bonaventure Travel in 1997. Prior to becoming a travel professional, she was in retail management for 7 years, learning the importance of product knowledge and excellent customer service. Nance grew up in Eastern Oregon and has now loves living in beautiful Central Oregon with her husband Steve, and her daughter and step-daughter. She is well traveled and has enjoyed trips to Germany, Japan, Hawaii and Mexico by land, rail and sea She has also traveled with Sun Princess Cruises to the Panama Canal. Call today and let Nance’s exceptional customer service skills and love of travel benefit your next leisure or cruise experience!

SARI VAU began her travel career with Bonaventure Travel in 1996 at their Eugene, Oregon office. She moved to Bend in October of 2002 and joined the Legacy World Travel team in October of 2003. Her past experience in corporate sales, plus her current expertise in FIT travel, make her a welcome addition to the team. Sarah has traveled extensively throughout the continental United States as well as Mexico. Her travels in Mexico sparked her interest in Latin American countries and Sarah now specializes in Central and South America. Her own personal discerning taste in travel translates to a quality experience for her customers, whether it’s a family excursion to Disney World or a luxury cruise in the Mediterranean.

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