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We are a full service travel agency that provides custom and tailor made travel experiences. Our relationships around the globe give us the leverage to prepare the most exclusive vacations. We are committed to each of our clients trips like it was our own. Founded in Santa Barbara, California we have grown into the largest and most powerful travel agency on the central coast. Find out how Montecito Village Travel can VIP your next getaway today!


John Glowicki

John Glowicki

John Glowicki is best known for his expertise in cruising and river cruising. He is an avid traveler himself and stays in touch with the products and services offered on all cruise lines.

John Oberacker

John Oberacker

Eden exists wherever you are… if you just have the right expert to help you find it. John Oberacker caters to those looking for unique experiences. His goal is to present the world to his clients in new, exciting and imaginative ways.

Chris Merkel

Chris Merkel

Chris Merkel is a specialist on all major cruise lines. With over 10 years of experience she has managed to sail with many of the top luxury cruise ships and familiarize herself with every corner of the various ocean liners.

Jim Welch

Jim Welch

Based in the ‘Heart of America,’ Chicago, Jim is well placed to send his clients anywhere in the world. He is an avid traveler himself, having been to over 33 countries and constantly increasing his exposure in order to provide his clients with the latest destination expertise.

Julie Welch

Julie Welch

Whether you are seeking a quick weekend getaway or an extended exotic journey, Julie is ready to plan your dream vacation. From romantic destination weddings in the Caribbean and exotic honeymoons in Tahiti, to memorable multi-generational European experiences and adventurous African excursions, she is ready to plan your dream vacation.

Lindsay Taylor

Lindsay Taylor

Lindsay travels whenever the calendar will allow, and has a passion for cultural and historical exploration.


  • Thanks for another flawlessly planned vacation for Kevin and me, everything worked out just according to our wishes. Also, thank you for the nice bottle of wine we found in our stateroom upon arrival about the ship.

    Dear Jane Kevin & Nina C. from Santa Barbara
  • Thank you so much for planning, organizing and facilitating our SE Asia trip.  It certainly stands out from both of us as one, if not the most, incredible travel experiences we have ever had.  It was perfect in every way.

    Jen and Dave San Diego, CA
  • We hope to plan something fun ASAP! We couldn't have done it without you!

    Thank You Jane Carlie from Santa Barbara
  • Thank you so much for helping put together such an amazing trip! Carlie and I had such a great time and cannot wait to plan the next adventure.

    Thanks Jane! Jim from Santa Barbara
  • Complicated trip with upgrades, miles, multiple cities and countries, lots of hotel and tour details. Jane handled them with aplomb and a smile. there were no errors or omissions and for the best prices available. There is no agent that can take the responsibility for all aspects of one's travel, especially a complicated itinerary and horrible airline restrictions, but Jane did it as well as it could be done. The traveler still has to do the homework necessary to get the trip they want and take responsibility for the choices. Janey, just gets it done.

    Japan & Palau Vacation Dr. Rob


We only work with the best of the best. Our hotel partnerships are exclusive and are invite only. This allows us to VIP our clients, including breakfasts up to two per room, complimentary upgrades and special experiences tailored to your desires.

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