Pioneer Valley Travel

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Our Agents

Chantel (Shelley) has been at PVT since 1998 and still have the enthusiasm to make trips happen on any budget. Successfully completing her 12th group trip abroad to Budapest, she like to put a smile on people’s faces and hear the laughter all around. Her group trips that she personally escorts have been to Paris, London, Rome, Barcelona, Prague, Killarney, Galway, Amsterdam, Milan, and Zurich. They sell out so quickly, we have to have a waitlist. While taking a personal view of every trip she books, she like to think of the trip as her own.

Shelley has traveled all over Europe, the Caribbean (both by land and by ship), the U.S. and Mexico and is still trying to come up with new destinations that make her clients happy. She listens to your interests and will help you find the perfect spot based on personal experience, client feedback and professional resources.

Shelley has also developed theatre trips for groups especially to New York City to see the newest biggest BROADWAY show and like to make everything affordable. Other fun group day trips have included wine tasting tours to the Connecticut Wine Trail and also the Hudson Valley Wine Trail.

Shelley has been to many ski resort areas as well as several golf destinations, including a couple of golf trips to my favorite landscape, the desert in Arizona.

Disney is a very exciting and yet overwhelming vacation so let Shelley help you plan your trip there. She still get excited about Disney and can help with all the planning. Whether it is Florida or California, She have been to both several times.

Shelley is known as the Pied Piper of Travel in the Pioneer Valley.

So please email her at or call her because she would love to work with you and help you find your dream vacation trying to keep within your budget.
Lindsay is the newest addition to the Pioneer Valley travel expert team. She has been a travel agent since 2009 and has loved every minute of it. Lindsay took a break from being on the planning side and received a job that sent her to the most wonderful places in Canada and the US. Not only has she planned amazing trips but has traveled to Mexico, Europe, the Caribbean, Canada and all over the US. She is happy to be back in a job that she loves and can work with people who love to travel on a daily basis. Lindsay is a Honeymoon and Destination Wedding guru and can help with all facets of travel on the big day, help book and plan the wedding in the destination of your choice as well as help you relax on a well-deserved honeymoon. Want to renew your vows? Lindsay can also help with that.

Please feel free to reach Lindsay at and she will get started planning your next vacation.
(413) 586-1366
Michelle has been back with Pioneer Valley Travel since 2007 and has been in the travel business for over 22 years.

Michelle has travelled extensively throughout Europe (including Spain, Portugal, France, Italy, Greece & Turkey).

Michelle has also been to over 15 islands in the Caribbean and would love to share her experiences and talk about her favorite beaches.

Michelle’s favorite trips were going to Australia on an agent educational tour and cuddling with the Koalas & snorkeling in the great barrier reef of Australia. Costa Rica is her new favorite destination and she has fallen in love with the beauty of the country and the wonderful people that live there.

Her favorite places to sell are "All Inclusive" properties in the Caribbean & Mexico, packages to Costa Rica & Hawaii and also planning honeymoons, adventure trips and family travel.

You may call her or email her at
(413) 586-1366
Martha has been working at the family-owned Pioneer Valley Travel for over 50 years. Martha plans specialty trips for golfers, barge and small river boat trips as well as African Safaris.

Martha has traveled to Australian and New Zealand where she challenged the golf courses, tried fly-fishing along with scuba diving at the Great Barrier Reef. Martha bravely conquered the Sydney Harbour Bridge Climb as well. Martha has played golf on the Dingle Peninsula in Ireland, the White Witch at Rose Hall and the Whitehouse in Jamaica.

Martha has experienced stays at the all-inclusive Club Med in the Turks and Caicos and can advise you about several Sandals and Beaches Resorts throughout the Caribbean as well as Couples and Swept Away in Negril-all wonderful all inclusive. There is also the Royal Hideaway in the Mayan Riviera and Riu Antilles in Aruba and so many other wonderful choices.

Other warm weather trips Martha has visited are the Dominican Republic, St. Barts, St. Maarten, Thomas Tortola, Bequia, Anguilla, Jamaica, Cayman Islands, Aruba, Curacao, Barbados, Bahamas, St. Lucia and the Grenadines to name a few.

Italy is a specialty destination along with Africa especially South Africa, and Australia and New Zealand for those who need customized individualized itineraries.

Martha has taken groups to China cruising on the Yangtze River with a brief stop in Tokyo. Some of the River cruising has been on the Nile, Danube, Rhone, Rhine, and Seine Rivers with different companies to give her a variety of the different companies.

Two Trips to Alaska especially with the land tour in Alaska followed by the Inside Passage was a special trip. One of Martha’s favorite trips was sailing on the Sea Dream out of San Juan for 7 nights. It is a yacht like ship with 114 passengers and 95 crew members and the whole experience is to live outside and enjoy the water.

Martha has visited the brand new Le Boreal owned by Ponant which is another small yacht like cruise ship and lovely with its French influence.

Martha is an expert at planning multi-generational trips. She just returned from taking her children and grandchildren on the Disney Dream on a 4 night cruise with a stay in Disney. She also plans 1 week with the whole family every year .

Martha has returned from an Abercrombie and Kent tour of South East Asia visiting, Vietnam, Cambodia, with a visit to the temple of Angkor Wat, and Thailand with a small group She is taking an Abercrombie and Kent small ship cruise on the Celebrity Xperience to the Galapagos. An upcoming trip in 2018 is Tauck Tours small ship cruising to the Land of Fire and Ice cruising Iceland.

Martha is an Ada Comstock Scholar at Smith College. Martha has been awarded the Spring Technical Community College Western Massachusetts Entrepreneurship Hall of Fame Achievement Award for Hampshire County and is also one of the top 100 Woman Owned businesses in Massachusetts. Martha is on the Board of Directors of the Northampton Co-operative Bank(a division of the Greenfield Co-Operative Bank). She has also been a director on the Fine Arts at the University of Massachusetts and the Northampton Chamber of Commerce and the Lathrop Home in Northampton.

To contact Martha, e-mail her at:
413 586 1366
Sonia is the newest member of the Pioneer Valley travel team. She is originally from Lima, Peru and moved to the United States few years ago. She is native Spanish speaking, fluent in English and basic knowledge in Italian.

Sonia has been in the travel industry for more than 10 years. Was based in Peru and has extensive experience selling individual and large groups in Peru. Worked for Lima Tours and Abercrombie & Kent in Lima.

Sonia’s favorite travel experience includes the Peruvian city of Cusco and touring the historic Machu Picchu.

Visited countries such as Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic some years ago. Traveled around the United States including living in Washington DC for a short period.

Sonia took the last few years to raise her young family at home, but is excited to have returned to the travel industry. Sonia truly enjoys her career and is excited to work with you!

You can email her at
Tarina has been at PVT since 1984. Tarina is experienced in all facets of travel and is determined to find the right destination and accommodations for her clients. Tarina is constantly looking out for her clients and treats her clients exactly as she would want to be treated with personal service, expertise and professionalism. Tarina has traveled to the Caribbean, across our country via RV with her family, Bermuda, Europe and Mexico. Tarina has developed a niche business of providing excellent service to small groups and just recently completed a Carnival cruise group booking with complete satisfaction from her clients. Tarina shares information with her PVT colleagues and if she can't find it immediately, you can rest assured, she will find the answers for you. She specializes in FIT TOURS (Free Independent traveler) where you don’t need a tour guide to experience amazing places. She will put together a vacation together personalized just for you.

Don't hesitate to contact Tarina at or give her a ring and let her plan your dream trip.