Introducing your Fox Group Vacations Tour Managers
Are you looking to maximize your travel adventures with immersive experiences?
There are endless destinations waiting to be explored. Let us be honest – not all tour groups and guided travel experiences are created equal.
That is where our Fox Group Vacations experts come in! Our team works with platinum partners and preferred vendors to create exclusive and immersive traveler experiences. Leave the negotiating and planning to us!
Often times, we send our very own Fox Tour Manager because it provides our travelers a great sense of reassurance and security throughout the travel experience. While your tour manager is busy confirming transportation, meals, attractions – you can sit back, relax, and enjoy the scenery!
Let’s meet our Fox Group Tour Managers joining you on some amazing journeys this year.
Charity joined the Fox Group Vacations team in 2021. Her career has been filled with unique opportunities in the business world. However, Charity found herself wanting more excitement and enjoyment in her career.
The love of the story is what drew Charity to a career in travel. Whether traveling on a cross country road trip or exploring cities and villages around the world, Charity’s passion for travel is evoking the stories of adventures and new experiences.
There are few things more rewarding than being a part of life-changing travel experiences and bringing those opportunities to our group travel friends. Whether those stores are about exploring Grand Hawaii, climbing to the top of the Sydney Bridge in Australia, sailing along the Phuket coastline, exploring the storybook beauty of stunning Scandinavia, listening to the beautiful Fado music in Portugal or exploring the French Riviera, Charity is excited to make memories with you!
Her desire to explore the world is steadfast and she is excited to share immersive cultural experiences with others. Charity is very passionate about curating unique opportunities for travelers to explore the world. This passion has brought Charity to join our team at Fox World Travel.
When Charity is not traveling or planning travel, she loves spending her time with her children, grandchildren, and friends.
Colleen began her career with Fox World Travel in 1995. After escorting her first tour, she fell in love with this career. Colleen has been all over the world in the last 25 years – meeting wonderful people and sharing unique experiences throughout Europe, the British Isles, Mediterranean, Scandinavia, Egypt, Israel, the Caribbean, Mexico, Hawai’i, and so many more! She’s ventured to Alaska and the Yukon over 30 times. Alaska holds a very special place in her heart.
Her personal travels include Australia, New Zealand, Africa, Cuba, Russia and the Baltics, South America, the South Pacific, India, Egypt, Israel, and the Middle East. She feels truly blessed with each experience and has a deep passion to continue exploring new destinations for many years to come!
Colleen enjoys inspiring and educating travel enthusiasts by guest hosting on the WTMJ Fox World Travel Show as well as attending industry and ‘Fox hosted’ travel events. Whether she’s guiding travelers through an exotic South African safari, navigating through the Icelandic Fjords, relaxing on one of the beautiful Hawaiian Islands or on the road throughout Alaska and the Yukon, she enjoys creating memories with travelers around the world.
I’m extremely passionate about traveling to places I’ve never been to before, encouraging others to join me, making it fun and comfortable for them.
When Colleen is not traveling, she spends time making memories with her family and friends. She is also a regular volunteer at EAA’s Air Venture in Oshkosh as well as other local events. Undoubtedly, she’s never too far from an airplane!
Deb was born and raised in England and has always had a passion for exploration. Growing up in England allowed her to spend summers venturing to the ‘sea side’ along with the Isle of Wight and France.
After graduating, she set off for Australia for a backpacking adventure! While exploring the outback, her family relocated to Minnesota. (No they were not trying to ditch her.)
She joined her family in the U.S. and started her higher education studies in Media and Music Production where she met her travelling soulmate and husband. Together they explored Tasmania, Australia, Malaysia, Thailand, Mexico and Western Europe.
Deb’s travel career began as a Premium Services Agent with United Airlines which enabled her to explore the world with her growing family! Her airline experience allowed her family the opportunity to explore many places.
Deb joined Fox World Travel in the Group Vacations department in 2022 – a place she now calls ‘home’ – and is so excited to share her passion for global exploration with other travelers. Whether she’s climbing the Giant’s Causeway steps in Northern Ireland, exploring Alaska and Denali with Rose or tasting an authentic Nasi lemak dish in Eastern Asia, Deb relishes in the chance to show other people some of the many amazing wonders of travel – experiencing the places, culture, sights, tastes and sounds you can only find if you open a map!
When Deb is not traveling, you can find her spending time with her husband and 3 amazing children. Deb is a professional skydiver (though these days she prefers to land in the plane), a certified scuba diver and an equestrian eventer. While she hasn’t competed in a couple years, she still takes every opportunity to join her friends in any activity where she can ride!
Travel has been Debbie’s passion since college when she ventured to Spain for the first time. It was life changing! Her travel profession has taken many roads, from a vacation travel advisor, a pivot to corporate travel managing meetings and incentive programs, and now her current passion as a group travel tour manager.
Debbie’s passion is interacting with the Fox tour guests. Nothing is more rewarding than introducing her groups to a new, life-changing travel experience. “Travel opens the mind and enriches my spirit.” She believes the immersive experience is just as important as the destination.
Debbie’s most recent group travel experience includes exploring the beauty of Switzerland as well as the best of the Hawaiian Islands – the ultimate tropical vacation. She has a number of amazing adventures coming up including the legendary Danube River cruise with Prague.
Some of her most cherished experiences include tasting shrimp bisque at a Princess Hotel in Bermuda, taking a train through the Swiss Alps in winter to Gstaad, seeing the Eiffel Tower glittering at night for the first time, walking through the Sistine Chapel in Rome, and having the privilege of dining in a home in Sarajevo and listening to the stories of a family who lived there through four years of the Bosnian war.
Erin’s passion for travel started in her teens while taking yearly cruises with her family. She realized her love for all of it, from planning and packing to the hustle – bustle of the airports and exploring new destinations and cultures.
She became a Flight Attendant for Milwaukee’s home-based airline, Midwest Express, shortly after graduating high school. After 13 years of flying, during which she relocated to live and commute from the sunny beaches of Mexico’s Riviera Maya, she stayed and began working in the resorts. She held positions as Concierge, Spa Representative, and Tour & Transportation Sales Manager.
Building a partnership in her own destination wedding planning business in Mexico led to more expertise, and a continuing passion for budgeting, creating, organizing, executing events, and most importantly, building relationships with her clients and their wedding guests to help make dreams became reality!
Erin returned to the USA, joined the Fox World Travel Family in September 2022, and is looking forward to exploring unfamiliar places, getting to know new faces, and continuing to be a part of making amazing travel memories. You can travel with Erin and Colleen on the road this summer to Alaska and the Yukon!
Emily brings over 30 years of travel experience to the Fox Group Vacations team. The highlight of Emily’s career was being a part of an amazing group of cruise ship designers and architects, who hand drew every intricate detail of the ship they were designing. This unique career opportunity allowed her to help project manage all the sensational details aboard beautiful voyaging ships.
“Every time I see a picture of the atrium on a Crystal Cruise ship, I am reminded of my colleague sitting at his desk coloring in the pieces of stained glass, by hand, that would eventually draw every passenger’s gaze as they boarded the beautiful ship,” said Emily.
Her love for travelling has taken her around the world including Paris, Rome, Vienna, Athens and even Sochi. She loves being part of Fox World Travel because everyone loves exploring and sharing their adventurous stories – it’s so inspirational! Discovering the hidden gems in cities is her favorite part of travel.
Whether it’s the bakery with the best croissant while walking the streets of Paris, the best handmade Gelato in Rome, or the best pizza in Napoli, each city is truly special. The knowledge she’s gained on each trip has had a profound impact on her life, and she feels truly blessed to ‘love’ her career. She cannot wait to help travelers explore and make new memories traveling this year on a Fox Group Vacation.
Kate was born and raised in Oshkosh and moved to Boston in early adulthood where she began her travel career for a tour company. She had the opportunity to test a new safari trip in Kenya. This experience ignited her passion for travelling!
Kate returned to Oshkosh to work for Fox World Travel in 1987. She began tour managing our fun & sun groups and Alaskan trips. Her favorite trip was the Great Capitals of the Adriatic & Croatia which she describes as an experience of a lifetime!
Her travel knowledge stems from visiting over 17 states in the U.S. in addition to Mexico, Jamaica, Caribbean, Virgin Islands, Bahamas, Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, and Costa Rica multiple times. Her European and exotic adventures include traveling to England, Germany, Spain, Austria, Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia, and Africa.
Recently, she managed our Fox Group, Spectacular Greece & the Islands which she describes as an experience of a lifetime, right next to the Great Capitals of the Adriatic & Croatia. Kate has some incredible experiences planned for travelers in 2023 including a soul-stirring journey of Europe’s imperial cities, an impressive Elegance of Italy trip and an Ireland Adventure this spring!
When she is not traveling, she enjoys making memories and sharing travel experiences with her two children, Robert and Caitlyn.
Rose Gray is the Manager of Business Development for Vacation Sales at Fox World Travel. Many of you may also recognize her as the expert travel voice as the host of the Fox World Travel Show heard on WTMJ on Saturday mornings discussing the latest in global travel news and discussing the best-in-travel topics.
Rose has a bachelor’s degree from Lakeland College and has completed the CTC program, a two-year management course offered by the Institute of Certified Travel Consultants.
During her 35 years in the travel industry, Rose has consulted and educated thousands of people on the wonders and enrichment travel offers. Her adventures have taken her as far north as Reykjavik, Iceland, as far south as Porto Montt, Chile, as far west as Vanuatu, and as far east as Singapore, New Zealand and Australia.
Rose’s epic exploration on the Voyage to Antarctica in 2023 will complete her life goal of exploring all seven continents in the world. And although she loves traveling the globe, her favorite vacation is Arizona in March for Brewers’ Spring Training. Rose is also hosting not one, but two fall tours in Italy’s Tuscany region! After the first sold out, we quickly added another! Space is still available to Explore Tuscany. You also still have a chance to travel to Rose to Alaska this summer.
Tricia is the Director of Fox Group Vacations at Fox World Travel. Tricia graduated from UW-Stout with a degree in Hotel/Restaurant Management and a minor in Tourism and Spanish and has worked in the travel industry since college.
The seed for Tricia’s inspiration to travel was planted as a child when her family hosted many foreign exchange students and teachers, offering her worldwide connections. Her passion for studying and experiencing cultures led her to a career and investment in travel.
Tricia began her career as an Assistant Purser on a cruise line where she traversed the world! Her experience in shore excursion sales; travel advising, and travel advisor management. Equally, Tricia is an Elite Cruise Counselor which was earned based on traveling on a required number of cruises and volume of cruise sales within a three-year timeframe. As a tour manager, she previously led groups in Alaska, Caribbean, China, and Italy.
Her favorite destinations are Italy and Mexico. Top on her bucket list are the Maldives, Fiji, Peru, and Argentina. Tricia thoroughly enjoys sharing her passion for travel with passengers by immersing herself in local cultures, enhancing experiences, and opening windows and doors to the world!
Tricia’s life revolves around traveling, and she instills this love and opportunity in her children whenever possible. When Tricia is not traveling, she is spending time with family, friends and her two wonderful children. Tricia frequently attends hockey tournaments – as her son’s number one fan – as his team competes across the country.
Are you ready to take the next step to plan a Fox Group Vacation? Connect with one of our travel advisors today, and we will guide you through the process.
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