(12 Reviews)
100% Recommended

Cathy Hawk

Medina, OH

European Specialist and Vacation Travel Planner

Hello, my name is Cathy Hawk and I love to travel.  I spent many hours when I was young at the airport either dropping my Dad off or picking him up but also we traveled to visit family all over the world. My Grandparents lived in Greece and England, so my family vacations were unconventional but amazing experiences which I have carried with me and have passed onto my own family.

I have been married to Dan for almost 30 years and we have 2 beautiful daughters. I have always wanted my kids to be comfortable traveling out of the country. It is a running joke in our family to compare how many countries we have visited and as of now my kids are quickly starting to catch up. I feel the education you get from experiencing different cultures, foods, and people gives you interesting stories and a compassion and understanding for different ways of life. Anyone who has traveled no matter where has had that moment when you are at a place you have never been and you just stand in awe of what you are seeing. Travel has that ability to leave you speechless but also to turn you into a storyteller.

For 15 years I had been in Customer Service and for 7 of those years I was a certified Acceptance Agent for the US Department of State. So, I am trained and can help answer questions regarding passports and international travel. I am newer to the Travel Industry on the “sales” side but combining my customer service skills and my traveling experiences I feel I would be a great asset to planning and organizing personal vacations for clients. . I love planning US destination vacations like Hawaii, Sedona, Las Vegas and relaxing beach vacations. But over the years I have traveled to roughly 16 countries including some of my favorites: Italy, England (which I have family and have been visiting for over 35 years) Costa Rica, Croatia, Malta, Spain, France, Scotland and Bermuda just to name a few. I love finding off the beaten path cities, towns or even restaurants and fully submerging myself into the culture. One such place that holds my heart is a small town 30 minutes north of Rome called Tivoli. I recommend this place to anyone I hear is going to Rome, it is the true essence of Italy and Italian life

I have traveled using many popular cruise lines such as Princess, Carnival Cruise Lines, Royal Caribbean Cruise Line, and Norwegian Cruise Line. I am also a big fan of tour companies such as Tauck, Collette, Globus, and Trafalgar which offer amazing itineraries for international travel. I am also able to customize a unique trip to fit any destination you may want.  I love exploring different excursions and have used many resources to find the perfect experiences.

I am so excited to have my own business, From Dreams To Destinations, and have the guidance of Nexion Travel Group.  I want to share my love and passion for travel with people who are ready to explore amazing destinations. I hope that with my guidance you are able to sit back and let the world open up to whatever dreams you have. It is time to start exploring!

Personal Travel Planner

My family at Villa D'Este in Tivoli Italy
My family at Villa D'Este in Tivoli Italy

Let me help you realize your traveling dreams.

"Travel can leave you speechless, then turn you into a storyteller!"

My Travel Albums

England
Tower Bridge view from the Tower of London
Moon Palace Resorts in Cancun, Mexico
Sales rep who gave me a wonderful site tour
360 Experience dinner
Waiting for the dinner show
Enchanted Princess
Amazing ship! Our room is top left corner of pix
Gibraltar 2023
Good morning Gibraltar
Spain 2023
Rear facade of Sagrada Familia

My Travel Stories

Moon Palace Cancun

I have been lucky enough to have been going to The Moon Palace Resorts in Cancun since 2019.  I have been 3 times and will continue going back.  It is a wonderful resort to truely unplug and unwind from real life. The Moon Palace Grand, Sunrise and Nizuc are all next to each other. If you stay at...Read more.

Customer Testimonials

Bucket List Mississippi River Cruise

This Cruise is amazing: the food is outstanding, the entertainment is so fun, the excursions, interesting, the staff amazing and we have made lots of friends. Paul's dream came true and you made it happen. The weather is sunny and warm!
Elsa P. Akron, Ohio

My Reviews

1 of 1 people found this review helpful
Best Graduation Trip Ever for our Son and Family
Cathy worked very hard to make sure our trip was exactly what we wanted.
By  Ashley  from  Cleveland, Oh
Traveled to  Italy ~ Europe
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends

Cathy Hawk responded:
It was such a pleasure working with you to create an amazing itinerary. I am so glad you had a great trip!

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1 of 1 people found this review helpful
BEST Customer Service
Cathy was a dream to work with. From the very beginning she understood our expectations and she exceeded each and every one. Her knowledge was spot on and she went above and beyond! The day of our sailing we noticed that my daughter's birthdate was wrong on the paperwork. So on the way to the port, she called the cruise line and took care of it, so that there was no confusion once we checked in. She took the stress away from what could of been added while checking-in. Thank you Cathy!!!
By  Tricia B  from  Flat Rock Michigan
Traveled to  Caribbean Sea ~ At Sea ~ At Sea
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends

Cathy Hawk responded:
I am so happy that you had an amazing cruise with you daughters and friends! I loved helping you plan this trip. Thanks for reaching out.

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An Amazing Trip to Italy!
From start to finish, Cathy made sure that our daughter had an amazing trip to Italy. She found the best flights and great hotels. Her knowledge of Italy was fantastic. Cathy thought of all the little things that made life much easier! Our daughter had an amazing trip with no hiccups. Thank you Cathy! You are amazing!
By  Diane  from  Medina, Ohi
Traveled to  Florence ~ Italy ~ Europe
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends

Cathy Hawk responded:
It was my pleasure!

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2 of 3 people found this review helpful
Trip of a lifetime
Cathy was awesome to work with! Our last minute family vacation to Italy needed a quick turnaround. She really took the time to understand what we wanted from our trip and made our dreams a reality. She was able to book us rooms as a family (with a hot breakfast included!), handle transfers and train rides between cities, and suggested destinations we would have never thought of on our own. Cathy went above and beyond in ensuring we had a memorable experience! I valued her attention to details and her ability to thoroughly answer all our questions. I will definitely be asking Cathy to plan future vacations!
By  Lisa  from  Medina, OH
Traveled to  Italy ~ Europe
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends

Cathy Hawk responded:
Thank you so much Lisa. You were so easy to work with and very open to suggestions. It was my pleasure to put together this one of a kind Italy vacation for your family.

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I wanted to go for the last 20 years!!
Cathy was very knowledgeable and helpful. She met with us to go over any questions that we had. With that, she presented us with a folder of print outs of all of our paperwork, suggested routes based on our interests and helpful suggestions.
By  Babs B  from  Flat Rock, Mi
Traveled to  United Kingdom ~ Europe
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends

Cathy Hawk responded:
I loved helping find your dream trip to England. I am so glad you and your daughter got to experience it together.

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Destination Expert:

  • United Kingdom
  • Italy
  • Greece
  • Costa Rica
  • Croatia

Travel Specialist:

  • Escorted Tours
  • Family Vacations
  • All Inclusive
  • Cruises
  • Groups

Top Travel Partners:

  • Beaches Resorts by Sandals
  • Tauck
  • Palace Company
  • Avanti Destinations
  • Norwegian Cruise Line

Certifications/Awards:

  • Completed The Travel Corporation Training 2022
  • Completed Norwegian Cruise Line University 2019
  • Completed OneSource Acadamy for Princess 2019
  • Completed The Hawaiian Island Course 2019
  • Completed Globus/Cosmos Tour training 2022

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