Donna Carlin has 29 years of experience in the travel industry. Her love for travel is what prompted her into the travel industry, where she is dedicated to helping people plan a vacation of a lifetime. She believes in helping her clients, whether a group, family, couple, or individual, create a customized vacation package that suites their particular interests and tastes. This includes arranging their accommodations, extra amenities, special services, dining options, and planned excursions.
Donna opened Stepping Out Travel Services LLC on April 27, 2005 as a one woman team! As of January 2017, Donna's business has grown to a team of 16. Stepping Out Travel Services was voted 'one of the best' travel agencies 2008, 2009 & 2010. The business has grown and so has its reputation.. It has held the title of 'The BEST' travel agency for 6 consecutive years.
As owner, Donna provides business support and education for her team. Each team member specializes in a unique area, as well as having a great education of the overall travel field.
As a Certified Resorts & Destination Specialist, Donna is very familiar with all the accommodations, amenities and services offered by the luxury vacation resorts. Resorts, all differ from MAP to all-inclusive resorts in prime tropical locations, such as Mexico, Jamaica, St. Lucia, Bahamas, Antigua, Dominican Republic and Barbados. Donna can help her clients plan vacations in any of these Caribbean locations. As a specialist, she can also help clients make arrangements for special services like spa treatments, transportation, and candlelight dinners. She can also make pre-arrangement for special activities, including local tours, water or land sports, adventure tours, scuba diving, or a round of golf. Donna can assist couples in planning and organizing a wedding or honeymoon package at any of the luxury resorts.
Donna spent her most memorable vacation traveling throughout Europe. She spent several weeks on her own to various Italian cities like Venice, Naples and Capri, as well as traveling through Belgium, Austria, France, Germany and Ireland. She enjoyed touring the many historic locations. This love for independent travel has helped make her a destination expert at helping others plan their own FIT packages. She helps each customer create a specialized itinerary that is based on their specific interests and likes in order to plan a vacation that they will truly enjoy. She assists her clients by making any necessary arrangements, and plans complete an individualized package for each customer.
On Feb 14, 2017, Stepping Out Travel took the next step evolving into a divisional travel agency with the launching of ‘Stepping Out Travel presents… Romance’. Donna will oversee the division that will be handled by Dena Troisi and Dina Silvestri, our Romance Specialists.