Our Travel Agents

Celece Krieger

southern-utah-travel-agentCelece Krieger is the local owner of THE TRAVEL CONNECTION. Celece started working in the travel industry at the age of 18 as a secretary for a tour company in Salt Lake City. Her love for travel grew and she continued to work her way up to arranging travel for large groups, ski vacations, conventions and international passengers traveling to the United States and Canada. After relocating to St. George in 1995, Celece worked for a local tour operator arranging travel for student and performing groups up to 350 passengers. She continued her career as a travel consultant and manager for a large travel agency for 5 years.

In 2009, Celece decided to open THE TRAVEL CONNECTION. In addition, Celece is a freelance travel writer for various publications including The Spectrum Newspaper, View on Mesquite Magazine and Elan Woman Magazine. She is also an adjunct travel instructor at Dixie State College. Contact Celece at celece@trvl4u.com

PLACES I HAVE DISCOVERED: Cook Islands, Hawaii, London, Mexico, Jamaica, Cayman Islands, St. Thomas, St. Maarten, Puerto Rico, Aruba, St. Kitts, Bonaire, Boston, New York, Philadelphia, Washington, D.C., Orlando, Miami, Key West, Dallas, San Diego, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Portland, Seattle, & Alaska

FAVORITE VACATION: Cook Islands & Royal Caribbean’s Allure of the Seas

WHAT’S ON MY BUCKET LIST: Italy, Australia & New Zealand, Fiji, Tahiti, and Bali

Lauren Baxter

baxter-southern-utah-travel-agentLauren grew up in Hawaii where she started working as a travel agent in 1986. In 1997, she traded the ocean for the desert when she moved to St. George. Lauren loves to hear about her clients adventures when they get back from their vacations, which in turn adds new destinations to her ever growing bucket list. Her main focus is helping her clients get the best value for their budget, and to have an exceptional travel experience that they will never forget. Her motto is: ”Life if short, live it to the fullest!” Contact Lauren at lauren@trvl4u.com

PLACES I HAVE DISCOVERED: New York City, the New England area, Washington DC, Florida, Alaska, California, Portland, Egypt, Jordan, Italy, Spain, Greece, Paris, Amsterdam, England, China, Australia, New Zealand, Tahiti, The Cook Islands, Costa Rica, Mexico, Eastern and Southern Caribbean Islands.

MY FAVORITE VACATIONS: Egypt and Costa Rica

WHAT’S ON MY BUCKET LIST: European River Cruise, Ireland Tour, and African Safari.

Mary Curtis

Mary Curtis comes to the TRAVEL CONNECTION with extensive customer service experience stemming from owning her own successful business for many years. Mary has been in the travel industry for four years and earned high achievement awards from a previous agency. Mary specializes in family groups as well as business incentive groups and would be of great help to anyone trying to coordinate details that are involved when multiple people are traveling together. Mary can be contacted at: mary@trvl4u.com

PLACES I HAVE DISCOVERED: A “Survivor” site in the Cook Islands; Flamenco performance while in Madrid; ancient cities of Toledo and Zaragoza; in Spain; Barcelona, Spain; Pompeii, Naples, Rome, Florence, Pisa in Italy; the Island of Mallorca; Beijing and the Beijing Opera, Xian and the Terra Cotta Warriors, the Yangtze River, Shanghai in China; the “Tube” in London, Buckingham Palace, “Wicked” and “We Will Rock You” musical shows while in London; Dublin, Ennis, Limerick, Killarney, Cliffs of Moher, Waterford, Galway Bay in Ireland; New York City; Canada for the Rocky Mountaineer train – Vancouver, Banff, Calgary, Halifax and Nova Scotia; Oahu and Maui; Roatan in Honduras; Cabo San Lucas, Cancun, Costa Maya in Mexico;

MY FAVORITE VACATION: London and Ireland Tour

WHAT’S ON MY BUCKET LIST: Alaska Cruise tour; Return to Spain, Italy, Ireland, England, Scotland, and Wales; Family cruise