Meet the Team
Established in 1958, Around the World Travel Service is one of the oldest businesses in downtown Nanaimo. With over 100 years of combined experience, we offer very thorough travel knowledge. For the vacationer or the Corporate traveller, we offer competitive fares for domestic, trans-border and international flights. We also provide medical and cancellation insurance, detailed itineraries and contact information for whatever part of the globe you may be visiting. Our specialized Group Programs are competitive in price and unmatched in service. You can choose to be accompanied by a travel expert or venture out alone, the choice is yours and the possibilities are endless. At Around the World Travel, customer service is our priority.
Meet the Agents:
Phone: (250) 753-2282
Direct: (778) 762-0758
Originally from the Ladysmith/Nanaimo area, I have recently returned to this Island Paradise after many years working in the travel industry on the mainland. I am happy to have joined Around the World Travel, Nanaimo's oldest travel agency, yet we have the newest travel ideas!
I have sailed on over 20 cruises and enjoy both ocean and river cruising. The white sand beaches and turquoise water in the Caribbean especially appeal to me, and in Europe I like the quaint towns which you will see on a river cruise. Did you know you can even bike between the towns and catch the ship at the next port? I love Italy and enjoyed the spectacular Amalfi coastal scenery, people watching while sipping wine at an outdoor café, and of course the food is amazing! One of my favorite destinations is Costa Rica which offers great adventures for everyone. There is nothing like the natural alarm clock of being awakened by howler monkeys at 4:30am!
Destinations visited include Hong Kong, Kiribati, Australia, Fiji, Cook Islands, Puerto Vallarta, Mazatlan, Cabo San Lucas, Acapulco, Cancun, Riviera Maya, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Bermuda, most Caribbean Islands, Sandals Jamaica, Ireland, Britain, Wales, Portugal, Spain, France, Italy, Germany, Alaska, California, Phoenix, New York, Boston, and numerous trips to Florida and the Hawaiian Islands. On our home turf, I have travelled from coast to coast as far as Halifax. Looking forward to seeing Newfoundland one day!
My 2 recent trips included a repeat visit to Italy taking in the Amalfi Coast, Tuscany, Cinque Terre, Lake Maggiore, Venice and much more. Since that trip was busy, in November of 2018 I returned to a favorite resort in the Mayan Riviera, the Excellence Riviera Cancun. This is a perfect spot to relax in a tranquil adults only setting, with great food and service!
I specialize in cruising, travel to Europe, sunspots and planning Destination Weddings.
Phone: (604) 984-4120
Phone: (250) 468-2013
Certified Travel Counsellor, Master Cruise Counsellor, Travel and Tourism Administration diploma, qualified to sell travel insurance in British Columbia
Antarctica, Iceland, Orient Express and Indian Pacific Train Journeys, European River Cruise, Beautiful British Columbia: The best place on earth!
Cruising, Hiking, Cycling, Fishing, Kayaking
Nancy McFarlane has worked as a full time travel agent since graduating in 1980 with her Travel and Tourism Administration Diploma from Confederation College. Nancy continued her studies to earn her CTC (Certified Travel Counsellor) and MCC (Master Cruise Counsellor) designations.
Nancy has visited well over 90 countries and has cruised extensively. Only 7 more to go, to be a member of the traveller's century club! She has taken three different portions of Holland America’s annual World Cruise, as well as over twenty other cruises in various areas of the world. Here’s what Nancy has to say about her years working in travel:
“I have found the greatest professional satisfaction in looking after cruises, groups and insurance matters for my loyal clientele."
"I have visited all seven continents, dipped at least a toe in all 5 oceans of the world and rounded Cape Horn, Cape of Good Hope and Cape Caution."
"I look forward to helping you fulfill your travel dreams and empty that bucket!"