Founder : Mike Whittaker
Mike Whittaker is the founder of Journeys of Excellence. Prior to following his passion for travel, he was a global marketing professional for the automotive industry. His global roles gave him the opportunity to see much of the world and opened the door to his true passion, experiencing travel off the beaten path.
Mike started Journeys of Excellence with a vision to offer clients unparalleled service by focusing on the luxury niche market. Moreover, his dream has been to offer clients extraordinary travel experiences that cannot be attained by traditional travel agencies.
Mike graduated from Oakland University with and M.B.A. and University of Michigan with a Marketing degree. He also holds several additional resort and destination specific certifications. He is able to use his tools that he learned from his education, 20 years in the corporate world, travel experiences and affiliations and most of all passion for travel to provide the highest quality service available to his clients.
Travel Consultant : Kim Whittaker
Kim Whittaker, is a graduate of Conlin-Hallessey Travel School in Ann Arbor, MI. Prior to her career in travel, she was in customer service and supplier management for the automotive industry. After enjoying travels around the world, she realized in 2004 that her dream career would be in travel. She served as a generalist for four years before finding her niche in romance travel.
She formerly owned a licensed honeymoon & destination wedding dealership in S.E. Michigan, and had proudly built her business up to be one of the best in the business. She attributes this success to customer service and passion for what she does. Kim has many certifications including most cruise lines and resorts, Wedding Solutions Honeymoon & Destination Wedding Specialist, Marriott Hotel Excellence Certification, Niche Cruise Specialist just to name a few.