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cruises to beaches to Europe and anywhere in
between, CBA Travel can get you where you want
to be! With over 15 years experience in
the travel industry, we can help you make
memories that you'll treasure for a lifetime!
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My name is Evangeline Lantagne (most people call me Van), and
Iím the owner of CBA Travel. I'd like to tell you about how the
business came to be, and share with you my feelings on what we
can do together to create a memorable travel experience for you!
My first real travel adventure came for me after high school. I
saved up my money to visit the one place I was determined to
see, Israel! For ten days I was immersed in a place of such
history and significance. All these years later, I can still
close my eyes and hear the sounds of Jerusalem and feel the
warmth of the sun walking through Bethlehem and Nazareth. To
think I touched the ancient stones of the Wailing Wall in
Jerusalem, stood by the Roman Aqueduct of Caesarea, and
literally floated on the Dead Sea, the lowest point on earth!
One could taste the salt in the air and feel the stillness
surround you. I remember looking down from Herodís mountain top
fortress, Masada, across miles of hot, isolated land and feeling
haunting stillness of that place. The memory of the Jordan River
flowing through that dry land and the blue waters of the Sea of
Galilee still stirs my soul. These were places I had read about
and I had the chance to see them!
I felt so blessed, and I was hooked on
travel from that point on. However, not being independently
wealthy, grand opportunities like this were few and far
That wasnít going to stop me, so my
sister and I shared an adventure closer to home - Walt Disney
World. To coin a phrase it was a ďmagicalĒ place. A wonderful
place to be a kid, no matter how old you are! We had such fun
suspending reality for a week! By the way, Iíve had the chance
to visit Mickeyís World several times since that first visit,
and it never grows old.
Life took a different direction once I
married. I had the opportunity to visit Haiti with my husband
Doug and that opened my eyes to all the blessings I have. During
the years we lived in Virginia and Michigan we spent much time
exploring this great country with our children. There were so
many historic and beautiful places to discover. Of course,
trips to Vermont for visits with family and friends were always
part of our yearly routine.
One of those lifetime opportunities came
around again, when Doug and I crossed the Atlantic and visited
England and Scotland. We walked the walls surrounding the city
of York and wandered among the ruins of Stonehenge. We drank ale
in the pubs and had wonderful conversations with the locals.
Traveling on the train we met some wonderful people eager to
tell us about their country, and to ask us about ours. I
remember after driving through the miles of lonely moors in
Scotland standing by the car on a quiet road watching stone
walls march up endless mountainsides in the middle of nowhere.
Lonely castles, grand estates complete with royalty, the bustle
of London and the meandering Scotch Distillery Trail are all
A little over 15 years ago I took my love
for people and my love for travel and developed my own
business. CBA Travel was born. Weíre a local company
affiliated with over 400 agents throughout the US and Canada.
We have strong domestic and international connections in the
Iím so fortunate to have a job whose main
focus is to help create wonderful lifetime memories. One of the
great thrills for me is watching the faces of people when I hand
over their tickets to an adventure they have been dreaming of
for a long time. I never tire of hearing about all the great
things they saw and did when they return home.
So if you want to cruise the Caribbean,
snorkel in the crystal clear water off Nassau, see the ďblingĒ
of the jewelry shops in St. Thomas, or the green hillsides of
Tortola, weíre here to help. A stroll down York Street in
Toronto, a play in New York, those spectacular glaciers in
Alaska, or a stay in a beautiful bed and breakfast in Vancouver,
BC? We can do that! Mexico, Greece, Rome, Egypt, Ireland and
beyond, the world awaits. Whatís your dream? CBA Travel can
help make it real!
Iím here to provide assistance with all
of your travel needs. At CBA Travel, we do our best
to be as available as possible; daytime, evenings, even
weekends! I know how busy life can get - itís just not 9 to 5
anymore! The philosophy is simple. Ask questions, make sure of
what you want, and provide the best value for your money. I am
your travel consultant, I listen to you. Iím not here to sell my
idea of an adventure. Iím here to make that dream a reality. I
certainly donít claim to know everything, and I surely havenít
been everywhere. However I do have the resources to get the
information needed to help you on your way. So when youíre
thinking of travel - think CBA TravelÖ weíll get you there!
Hereís to your own adventures!
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that you've always wanted!