Distinct Journeys
(909) 584-7525
Loveland, OH - (513) 943-7363
  Meet Your Travel Specialists  


Renee Sutton is a luxury travel advisor and co-owner of Distinct Journeys/Dream Vacations Travel Agency, where she specializes in upscale river and small ship cruising that fosters incredible relaxation and intimate reconnection among travel companions. With more than 14 years of experience in the travel industry, Renee has gained first-hand insight into the world of luxury travel through visits to top destinations around the globe, including Tahiti, Italy, South Africa, and beyond.  What’s kept Renee in the travel industry for over a decade? The absolute pleasure of having a client return from a trip saying, “That was the best experience yet.” Renee never tries to fit a round peg into a square hole — she prides herself on her ability to always match the right travel product and destination with exactly the right client.

Renee is a Certified Travel Associate (CTA), an Elite Cruise Counselor (ECC) and a Luxury Cruise Specialist (LCS). Her expertise and network of global luxury contacts mean she takes care of every last detail for her clients, no matter how small. Renee’s clients have come to expect unique, luxurious itineraries, easy, quick communication, and a peace of mind that only comes from working with a dedicated travel specialist every step of the way.

  Contact me at:  (513) 943-7363 / rsutton@dreamvacations.com




Debby Hughes,
Franchise Co-Owner

My love of travel has inspired me to help others fulfill their bucket list
wishes, and nothing has been more satisfying than helping my clients plan their dream vacations for the past 10 years. Along with being an Elite Cruise Counselor and Luxury Cruise Specialist with CLIA and a Lifestyle Specialist in Luxury Travel with The Travel Institute, I am a certified expert with most cruise lines.  I am
continually learning so you can be confident that you are getting the best
up-to-date advice and personalized service. My specialties include Alaska,
Hawaii, Mexico, and European river cruises. You can reach me at (909) 709-0330 or dehughes@dreamvacations.com.




Jackie Vernon,
Franchise Co-Owner

Travel is my passion.  I have been helping others plan their Dream
Vacations for 13 years and counting! There is nothing more satisfying than
getting a testimonial from a client who had an amazing vacation experience. I
have a thirst for knowledge. I pride myself on keeping current with the latest
vacation products, services, and destinations. Though I love to plan all types
of vacations, I specialize in all inclusive resorts, luxury and river cruises,
and custom itineraries. Before I had the privilege of working in the travel
business I worked as an Industrial Engineer for 17 years in a large consumer
products company.  My background has given me the tools necessary to be

creative, detail oriented and thorough.  You can contact me at 920.468.5555 or jvernon@dreamvacations.com


Connie Vattioni

Hi! I am so proud to be a part of this wonderful world of travel. After 35
years working in the Nursing field I decided to retire. I have always loved to
travel but since my retirement traveling has opened up a whole new world to me.
I can’t begin to tell you how many wonderful experiences I’ve had over the

I love to travel, with cruising being just one of my favorite types of
vacations. I would love to help you plan your next dream vacation that will
take you to your dream destination. Let me pass some wonderful opportunities,
promotions and specials on to you, your family and friends.

I look forward to speaking with you soon! Please feel free to contact me at c.vattioni@dreamvacations.com


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Stephanie Padgett

Hi there! My name is Stephanie, and I am an Associate with Distinct Journeys/Dream Vacations. Travel has been an integral part of my entire life. Besides growing up in a resort town, I have been privileged to experience many amazing places, both far and near, from a young age. So a career in the travel and vacation industry just makes sense for me.

Traveling isn’t just a way to pass time - it can become a life-long passion, and every trip can mold and shape who you are. I love making sure that every last little detail is in place so that you can focus 100% on having the trip of a lifetime and discovering new things, maybe even about yourself.

Feel free to contact me at s.padgett@dreamvacations.com


Heijin McIntire, ACC

I am formerly a CruiseOne franchise owner now pleased to be working as an Associate with Distinct Journeys/Dream Vacations.  I am located in Woodbridge, Virginia.

Like most travel agents I love to travel and I look forward to assisting you with all of your travel needs!

Please feel free to contact me:  h.mcintire@dreamvacations.com


Darrell Gardner

Now officially “retired”, I have elected to enter the fun and exciting world of travel. Having had the personal opportunity to travel to many places around the globe, and live abroad, what could be more fun that sharing that experience and helping you plan your next dream vacation!

And yes, we’re more than just ocean cruises. We can also assist with:
•River Cruises
•Land Tours
•All-Inclusive Resorts
•Rail Excursions
•Specialty Tours

…as well as hotel and air bookings.

I would be honored to assist you with your next travel event. Please contact me at extension 2 at the above listed numbers, or at d.gardner@dreamvacations.com




Patricia Pipkorn

I am thrilled to join Distinct Journeys – Dream Vacations and the exciting world of travel.  As an avid traveler, I know the importance attention to detail has in assuring a positive and memorable experience.   I believe in applying those principles when it comes to assisting clients with their travel whether it’s a weekend get-away, all-inclusive Caribbean vacation or a luxury cruise .  I look forward to assisting you plan your next Dream Vacation! 

Contact me at 920-327-0014 or p.pipkorn@dreamvacations.com


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