Janet Penyak – Sr. Travel Consultant & Owner of Penyak Travel
Janet started her journey with travel in 2013. She has a
very strong passion for travel and believes this world was not put here to stay
in one place! She loves helping people plan their vacations and it truly shows
with her personalized service.
From honeymoons to family vacations, to girlfriend getaways,
Janet thoroughly enjoys planning it all to the Caribbean. She is very well
traveled in the Caribbean, Europe, & the US and enjoys planning the perfect getaways to these destinations.
Janet has traveled and toured nearly every Caribbean island.
Her most recent travels include French Polynesia (Tahiti, Bora Bora, Moorea, & Tikehau), Hawaii, France, United Kingdom, Italy, Netherlands, and many Caribbean islands. She has plans to add many more amazing destinations to that list.
Janet is a certified Sandals & Beaches Resort specialist and has been
to all but one of their resorts in the Caribbean. She is also a Royal Caribbean
specialist and Princess cruise commodore, so she can help plan the perfect
cruise vacation for you if that is what you are dreaming of. She is also a College of Disney Knowledge graduate, so if you are looking for a family vacation to Disney, she would love to help.
Whether you are looking for the perfect honeymoon, a quick
getaway with your friends, or a family trip, Janet can make your dream vacation
You can reach out to Janet at Janet@PenyakTravel.com
Lindsey Winburn (South Carolina) – Travel Consultant
Lindsey’s passion for travel is unrivaled. Her extensive international travel and Disney expertise have transitioned into a career! She currently resided in Rock Hill, South Carolina with her husband and two children.
She has traveled extensively throughout the US, Caribbean & Mexico with her family; certified with all major cruise lines, all-inclusive resorts, corporate travel, and is a graduate of the College of Disney Knowledge.
Her love for travel led into the industry where she now hopes to share her experience and knowledge while helping others plan their next adventure! Contact Lindsey today at Lindsey@PenyakTravel.com
Jenny Valentine (South Carolina) – Travel Consultant
Jenny started her journey with travel in 2012. She considers herself a travel enthusiast, which is one of the reasons she became a travel agent.
“I love the feeling of going on vacation. I am always helping friends and trying to find my next vacation destination.”
Jenny has organized several group trips over the years and have found a true passion for the Caribbean islands.
She has experienced travels with Royal Caribbean and Carnival Cruise lines and several 4 and 5 star all inclusive resorts. From swimming in the Blue Lagoon of Punta Cana to parasailing in Cancun to zip-lining in Jamaica and relaxing on the beach in the Bahamas, she has so many wonderful adventures.
She believes that every travel experience should create lasting memories and strives to create a high quality customized experience for each client. She enjoys educating people on what to expect during travel and help them prepare for their trip.
Jenny enjoys planning honeymoons, anniversary trips, family vacations, girls getaways, couples trips and more.
She is currently attending webinars as well as online training opportunities to stay up to date with the newest information.
You can reach Jenny at email@example.com
Toni Zobel (South Carolina) – Travel Consultant
Toni Zobel has years of travel experience and after traveling to many top destinations herself, she is now here to customize your travel experience to meet your travel needs and budget! Toni specializes in Caribbean & Mexico all-inclusives, Cruises, Disney, Europe, and travel within the US.
She has been helping clients plan their dream vacations for over 10 years and brings a ton of travel experience to Penyak Travel! You can email her at Toni@Zobeltravel.com
Stephanie Prochaska (North Carolina) – Sr. Travel Consultant
As a travel consultant for over 11 years, Stephanie Prochaska has enjoyed helping clients plan everything from popular US destinations to around the world adventures. Her secret lies in her own love of traveling and why she thoroughly understands all the little nuances of getting the best value out of your travel experiences.
She has loved travel all her life and when living abroad in Australia decided to make it a career. She has traveled extensively throughout the Caribbean, Mexico, Central America, Europe, and Australia.
She is well experienced in international travel itineraries (anywhere in the world), is a certified Sandals & Beaches resorts, SeaDream Yacht club specialist, European adventures (custom independent itineraries and escorted), a graduate of the collage of Disney Knowledge, Viking cruise specialist, popular US destinations, cruises, and more. From solo travel, couples, destination weddings, to groups she has planned it all.
She recognizes the importance of operating on the client’s needs and delivers through stellar customer service. She enjoys being able to make travel dreams become a reality.
You can contact Stephanie at Stephanie@PenyakTravel.com
Sonya Floyd (Georgia) – Travel Consultant
Having traveled from a very young age both nationally and internationally, Sonya’s experience with travel from her youth has fueled her desire to visit as many states and countries as possible. Her favorite island is Jamaica and she has a passion for all things travel. She enjoys planning the vacation and shopping in preparation for the vacation, as well as researching the culture, food, and indigenous people of the places that she travels to. Sonya’s experience in planning trips for family and friends, in addition to her own personal travel both professionally and personally, has set her up to excel in her future endeavors. A Speech-Language Pathologist by trade and Travel enthusiast by nature, Sonya looks forward to helping you and your loved ones plan your next adventure. From All-Inclusive Caribbean vacations, cruises, Walt Disney World, and Universal Studios Sonya has experienced them all.
During her daily commutes, Sonya enjoys researching various destinations and listening to various travel podcasts to keep up to date on the latest in travel news, which assists her in serving as an expert travel advisor for friends and family, helping to keep them abreast of the latest developments that might impact their travel plans.
Sonya is a mother to two girls, one toddler and one geriatric fur-baby, in addition to being a wife. Sonya and her family reside in Warner Robins, GA.
You can reach Sonya at Sonya@PenyakTravel.com
Kate Stevens (Pennsylvania) – Travel Consultant
Kate’s passion for travel began at a young age when her parents would take her on long vacations exploring the East coast, New England and the Pacific Northwest. In college she studied abroad in London and was able to travel all around Europe including Italy, France, and Ireland. She has traveled throughout the Caribbean islands and to multiple destinations in Mexico. Her favorite resort is Sandals Grande St. Lucian where she and her husband went for their honeymoon.
Her love for Disney began when she planned her first trip with her family. Seeing the magic of Disney through her daughters’ eyes made her realize she wanted to keep going back and experience all that Disney has to offer. Kate loves researching Disney and is always staying up to date with the latest Disney news especially with all of the recent changes happening.
Kate resides in Pittsburgh, PA with her husband, two daughters, and two schnauzers. Combining her love of travel with her attention to detail, she can expertly help you plan the vacation of your dreams, whether it’s a trip to Europe, an all-inclusive resort in Mexico or the Caribbean, or a family trip to Disney World. Kate looks forward to helping you plan your next escape!
You can reach Kate at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Stacey Wild (Tennessee) – Travel Consultant Specializing in Disney Vacations
My friends call me “the crazy Disney lady.” My 1st trip to Disney was a week after Walt Disney World opened in 1971 (when a friendly armadillo came and visited us in our tent at Fort Wilderness!), and I’ve returned over 20 times since – as a child, as a newlywed, with an infant, travelling with toddlers, tweens, teens, young adults, and senior citizens, to visit my daughter while she participated in the Disney College Program, on a solo trip after I finished my MBA, and, most recently, to celebrate our 28th wedding anniversary. I have enough Magic bands that I use them as garland on my Christmas tree!
With a family of 6, budget and time spent waiting in lines are primary concerns for me, and I specialize in planning affordable Disney trips and helping create daily itineraries to ensure families spend quality time together. I’m a College of Disney Knowledge Graduate, and there are few Disney properties, restaurants, festivals, or special amenities I haven’t personally experienced.
I love sharing my knowledge to help plan the perfect Disney vacation tailored to each family’s specific needs – whether it’s a trip to the World, Disneyland, a Disney Cruise, or an adventure of a lifetime traveling with Disney for a weekend getaway or for several weeks to cities and countries in any of 6 continents. Let me help you plan your perfect Disney getaway today by contacting me at Stacey@PenyakTravel.com.
Verlisha Goins (South Carolina) – Travel Consultant
Verlisha is a wife, mother, family nurse practitioner, doctoral student, and aficionado of travel. After giving birth to her second daughter, she decided to stay home with her daughter and pursue travel as a career and not just a past time. Her mission is to provide a travel experience that is individualized for each client. Verlisha’s interest include domestic/international group travel, Disney, and the Caribbean Islands. A few of her favorite destinations include Seattle, Longbeach, Asheville, Jamaica, Mexico, and the Bahamas. She is grateful for Penyak travels embracement of new talent and looks forward to the future of travel.
You can email Verlisha at: Verlisha@PenyakTravel.com
Ashley Kinsaul (Alabama) – Travel Consultant Specializing in Disney Vacations
Ashley is from a small town in South Alabama and began her journey with Disney at a young age traveling with her family growing up. The feeling that you get when you first enter a Disney park is like no other! Ashley knew when she had children she had to share this feeling with them, they went on their first family vacation together as a family of 3 in 2011 and have been back 11 times since then! Now Ashley and her husband Ryan, have 3 children, Emory, Ensley, and Ridge and they consider Disney their home away from home. Seeing your child’s eyes light up when entering Disney is pure magic to watch!
Ashley enjoys many aspects of Disney and likes to try new experiences each visit, whether it’s trying new restaurants or staying at a different resort. Being a family of 5 budget and getting the most for your money is very important to her. She can also help with travel parties of any number, being that she has traveled with parties ranging from 2 to10 people and as young as 4 months old!
Allow her to take the stress out of planning so you can truly enjoy every aspect of your magical trip with your family and friends!
“We didn’t know we were making memories, we just knew we were having fun!” – Pooh
You can email Ashley at: Ashley@PenyakTravel.com
Judy Garner (South Carolina) – Travel Consultant & Group Expert
have spent most of my adult life in South Carolina as a high school library media specialist. During this time, I traveled extensively leading students and adults to amazing places in Europe during summer and Spring break.
My journey with international travel began in 1984 on a pleasure trip to Cancun followed by another trip in 1996 to Austria and Germany. Since then, I have traveled ever year and more to historical, beautiful and fun places . Travel broadens our minds and enables us to see with a fresh eye. I am passionate about traveling AND seeing other travelers grow with a new independence and a new appreciation of our global world. There is no better gift than the gift of travel that allows you and your loved ones to experience the world and grow together.
With my experience in travel, I feel qualified to help you plan your perfect vacation, both in the US and internationally. By partnering with Penyak Travel, I can assist you with absolutely no cost. My specialities are Europe, Alaska, New York, United States in general, and China.
When I’m not traveling , I am interested in leading ladies’ Bible studies, attending Casting Crowns concerts and volunteering for missions and other worthy causes. In addition, I formed a group travel service Garner Getaways that leads fun travelers to a variety of destinations. Most importantly, I enjoy spending time with my husband, sons, daughter-in-love, and two adorable grandsons.
I so agree with this quote that says it all
“Travel’s greatest purpose is to replace an empty mind with an open one.” ― English writer William Hazlitt
You can reach Judy at GarnerGetaways@penyaktravel.com
Molly Snatchko (Pennsylvania) – Travel Consultant
Molly has been travelling since the age of three, when she would pack her own suitcase and run out the door for a trip to Conneaut Lake with her grandparents. Growing up she spent summers in Orlando, giving her a love of all things Disney, SeaWorld, and Universal. As an adult she has travelled to or cruised to Mexico, the Caribbean and other tropical locations including Turks and Caicos. Her many stays at Sandals, Beaches, and other all inclusive resorts will help her plan the destination wedding, honeymoon, or any vacation that you have been dreaming of. Molly has two daughters, so she knows how to get the best value for your family vacation and keep the kiddos happy.
Since turning her passion for travel into a career three years ago she has completed the Disney College of Knowledge, Universal Specialist Training and is a Certified Sandals Specialist.
Valerie Palmer (New Jersey) – Travel Consultant
Hi I’m Valerie! My passion for travel began when I was just a teen. Growing up, my family used to be summer cruisers. I’ve been on 11 different cruises all over the Carribean. This repeated exposure to leisure travel early on in my life led to a strong passion for travel in general. I graduated from Johnson and Wales with my bachelors degree in Hospitality & Tourism Management and have continued to travel on my own agenda. I’ve always had a constant itch to visit somewhere new and experience different cultures. I truly love it all – from hiking my way through a National Park, to walking off croissants in France. And… of course, sitting my behind in the sand, listening to some steel drum tunes, and gazing out at the beautiful blue water.
Some of my all time favorite travel experiences include: my honeymoon on the beautiful island of Grenada, rainbows in Maui, hiking Angel’s Landing in Zion National Park, the crisp waters of Lake Tahoe, champagne on ice in Germany, and floating in the cenotes of Mexico.
Aside from travel, I enjoy spending time outside, drinking herbal tea, and watching movies. But if you ask my husband what I spend most of my time doing, he will tell you I’m always “researching”. Nine times out of ten, you can find me on my laptop deep down a rabbit hole reading about anything and everything related to geography and travel. Typically I do this out of my own personal interest (you know, building up my bucket list locations) but I would much rather put some real purpose behind my hours of scrolling. I would LOVE to help you build the itinerary of your dreams!
You can reach Valerie at Valerie@PenytakTravel.com
George Penyak – Co-Owner
I truly believe that travel is an essential part of living. So much personal growth comes from exploring the world, meeting new people, and understanding new cultures. In the grand scheme of things, we really are one world and one people. As individuals we need to do what we can to become more rounded and diversified. This is one of my core beliefs and one of the main reasons Janet and I are so passionate about travel and why we are building this tremendous company – to help others get more out of life and find their passion for travel and exploration! You can reach George at George@PenyakTravel.com