Donna Vander Schaaf

How many years have you worked in the travel industry?

23.5 years in total.  I worked for American Airlines from February 1982 to September 2001.  I started with reservations, the original tour and international desk then went to tickets by mail as a ticket agent for the tour and international side.  I have been with Dynamic Travel and Cruises since April 2016.  

How many years have you worked at Dynamic Travel & Cruises?


What motivates you to come to wake up and come to work each day?

I really enjoy conversing with my clients and making sure that all of their vacation needs are met so that they have an awesome experience no matter how and where they are going.

What are your travel areas of expertise?

I have been to 32 states as an adult (additional ones as a child but I do not count). I have traveled in Mexico, Canada, England, Scotland, France, Germany, Spain and Italy.  I have been on Royal Caribbean and Norwegian.  I feel competent really to book anything needed.  I try to keep up with training on most of the cruise lines and am confident in the resources that I use.   Some how I do usually end up with the “I want to see Italy” bookings.

What are your favorite places to travel?

Currently a palapa on the beach in Cabo is heaven!

What travel destinations are on your bucket list?

The Arctic, the Antarctic, the Galapagos, the Monarch migration in central Mexico and the Northern Lights w/polar bears!!