Diane Bean
Karen Rublee
Ute Harshbarger

Diane Bean, CTC

Owner/Travel Advisor

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.

  • - Culinary, Wine & Craft Beer Experiences
  • - European River Cruising
  • - European Custom Itineraries
  • - Honeymoons, Destination Weddings & All-Inclusive Island Travel

Karen Rublee, CTC

Travel Advisor

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 and 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. I would love to help you plan your special vacation. Let the memories begin!


Ute Harshbarger/Jamie Tapson

Disney Specialists

My name is Ute Harshbarger, and 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 English and German fluently. I am married to my husband, Jim, and we have 3 wonderful children, as well as, 3 equally wonderful grandchildren.  

My husband served 22 years in the US Army and upon his retirement we made the beautiful Lake of the Ozark in Missouri our home.  We have since purchased a home near Disney World in Florida.  

My greatest passion is anything 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. The other passion I have 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. Europe will always be dear to my heart. My most important goal is to have happy and satisfied clients, and I go above and beyond to achieve this goal.  

I'm pictured above (wearing the yellow) with my daughter Jamie Tapson (wearing the black) and my granddaughter Aria.