Our Team

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.


Travel Consultant : Bridget Vogel

Bridget Vogel is a fan of all things Disney. Before beginning at Journeys of Excellence, Bridget obtained a Bachelors degree in Human Service; helping families through social work.  Social work is a combination of many things but its foundation is about truly getting to know a person and providing the best possible service required at the time. After taking a hiatus to start a family, Bridget decided to combine both of her favorite things, venturing out to pursue what she describes as the ideal job…a Disney travel consultant.  She is still able to help people pursue their dreams, just in a completely different way…through travel.

Bridget is a graduate of Disney’s College of Knowledge and a veteran Disney World visitor making the majority of her trips as an adult.   She visited Disney with family, as well as several trips with friends.  Bridget was lucky enough to live every little girls dream, being proposed to in front of Cinderella‘s Castle. Bridget enjoys staying at the resorts when visiting, and enjoys all difference ambiances provided by Disney World’s many restaurants. She believes Disney has something to offer to everyone across the board.  Bridget uses her love of Disney and passion for travel when creating a wonderful vacation for her clients.  Each vacation is created specifically for an individual family. In addition to taking the family’s requests into consideration, Bridget pledges to add a little bit of her own special “Pixie Dust” along the way, allowing for most memorable and unique experience possible.  Contact Bridget for your family adventures:  bridget@journeysofexcellence.com

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