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A vacation is so much more than a few days off work. A vacation is an escape from routine, a chance to go where you've never been before, an opportunity to create lifelong memories. Meet our team of luxury travel advisors, here to make sure your next adventure is nothing short of astonishing. All aboard? Let's go!


Founder & Lead Advisor

Diane Bean,

My name is Diane Bean and I’m the owner of Off On Vacation Travel, a luxury boutique style travel agency located in Bangor, Maine. I was born in Berlin, Germany and I speak both English and German. I’ve been a professional travel advisor for over 30 years, and have clients from all over the United States. I’ve been a front line travel agent, travel agency manager and now I’m an agency owner. I love what I do. My personal specialities are European, Culinary, Romance and Exotic Island travel. I love working with my heavy referral and repeat clientele.

I get to really know my clients, many who become my friends. I find out what their travel dreams are and I design a trip that is customized especially for them. I want that trip to be their most amazing and memorable trip ever.

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Becky Olson

Travel is my love language. Born and raised in Connecticut, I grew up visiting my grandparents' Lake Champlain cottage in northern Vermont every summer and taking domestic road trips up and down the east coast with my parents. From New England, I moved to Hawaii for a brief while before finally winding up in Raleigh, North Carolina. I've now called the Oak City home for eight years.

Exploring the world was always a personal goal and once I had the means to start traveling abroad and to the greater United States, I never looked back. I began my career as a travel consultant in 2020 after passionately planning my own vacations for years and becoming the go-to  for travel advice amongst friends, family, and professional connections. I aim to continue expanding my knowledge of different countries, particularly in Europe and Asia-Pacific, so that I can better serve my clients with first-hand experiences.

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Karen Rublee,

I have been in the travel industry for over 31 years. I have worked as a travel agent, manager, and mentor. Travel is what I know and what I love. I treat my clients’ vacations as I would my own. I strive to bring a personal touch to each and every vacation I plan. After all, the vacations come and go, but the memories last a lifetime.

I have always had a fascination with castles and medieval history. I also love the great outdoors (hiking, RV camping, nordic skiing, you name it!) and I enjoy sharing that with my clients. I have a passion for selling European river cruises, and have taken six of them myself. I also specialize in trips to Ireland, Scotland, and England. Prince Edward Island and Ireland are two of my favorite places! When I'm not traveling, I'm home enjoying living near the ocean and visiting Acadia National Park. I would love to help you plan your special vacation. Let the memories begin!

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Ute Harshbarger

My name is Ute Harshbarger. I was born and raised in Germany. From the age of 18, I moved back and forth from Germany to the US on an average of every 3 years; I speak both languages fluently. My husband, Jim, and I have 3 wonderful children, along with three beautiful grandchildren.    

My greatest passion is Disney. My family and I have visited Euro Disney, Disney World and Disneyland countless times. When I had the opportunity to become a travel agent with my daughter Jamie it was was an easy choice to specialize in Disney. My other passion is cruising. We try to cruise twice a year whenever possible! I have taken many travel courses to learn the ins and outs of cruising. I am a Disney Cruise line Platinum member. I am experienced in Ocean Cruising, as well as European River Cruising. I love to help clients travel to Europe to experience the many different cultures. My priority is to have happy and satisfied clients, and I go above and beyond to achieve this.

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Travel Advisor

Jan Lagasse

Over the past 30 years, I've been lucky enough to travel to many destinations for both business and pleasure. If I'm not traveling, then I'm dreaming of or planning my next trip. And I put that same enthusiasm into planning your memorable vacation.

I like to experience as much as possible. I really do enjoy the touristy things, such as riding a bike through the French country side, scuba diving in Island destinations, climbing the Sydney bridge, horseback riding in South America, swimming in exotic Tahitian waters, listening to live music at a pub in Ireland, open top bus trips in Budapest. I also enjoy exploring the local eateries to experience the culture personally. I bring my experience with me, to ensure your experience is unique and memorable. I would love to help design your next dream vacation!

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Kristen Miller

I have been a full-time travel advisor for the past 22 years. I enjoy experiencing new destinations, learning about different cultures, and seeking out exciting adventures. I often say I have the best job in the world because I help make people's dreams come true.

My passion for travel started when I visited France and Switzerland on a high school class trip. This experience opened my eyes to the world. I have had a passion for travel ever since.

When I am not planning travel for clients I enjoy beach walks with my dog, scuba diving, skiing, biking, and lobstering with my husband. 

Let me use my resources, connections, and expertise to plan your perfect trip and get those items checked off your bucket list!

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