The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only one page.

Leigh Ann Arnholt CTIE, MCC, WSET II

- Owner -

One of my favorite sayings is “If you want something bad enough, be dedicated to it.” These past years I have been tested and refined as a leader in the company. I believe more than ever that travel is needed to remind us we are all living together, but in our different cultures on this beautiful planet! As the leader of Carson Travel my focus is on my team and overseeing the day-to-day operations for my team’s success in the business.

Luxury travel, wine tours, and working with my recurring clients keep me busy. I love introducing clients to new luxury experiences in travel. I have enjoyed 20 years in the travel industry and 16 of those leading Carson Travel.  I love leading small groups and traveling the world.  As a WSET III, I bring a wonderful wine educational experience on my private wine tours with my clients.  These are my favorite experiences!

Jackie Dietsch CTA - Marion, Ohio

- Travel Advisor -

Contact: 419-564-5228

Judy Cortelletti - Ontario, Ohio

- Travel Advisor -

Contact: 419-565-1146

Top 3 Specializations: European River Cruising, Caribbean All-Inclusive Resorts, Ocean Cruises, specializing in Alaska.

Most Recent Travel- Holland America Alaskan Land and Sea Tour, Ama Waterways Rhine River Cruise

​Favorite Travel Destination- Europe, love the history!

M.A. Shute - Houston, Texas

- Travel Advisor -

Contact: 713-303-0456

With a passion for exploring the world, I specialize in international travel, with a particular focus on Italy and France. These two countries have captured my heart, and as the owner of BPP Tours, I’ve had the privilege of visiting them on over 18 incredible occasions. I view Florence as my second home.

In 2020, I broadened my horizons by affiliating with Carson Travel, enabling me to offer you an even wider range of travel services. Whether you dream of cruising the oceans or meandering along picturesque rivers, searching for the best airfare deals, or customizing your dream trip from scratch, I’ve got you covered.

But my love for adventure extends beyond land.   I’ve embarked on multiple cruises, exploring various corners of the globe from the comfort of a luxury liner. And for almost six years, I called my sailboat home, sailing the pristine waters of the Caribbean.

I’m a self-proclaimed perfectionist when it comes to travel planning. I firmly believe that the magic lies in the details. Whether it’s crafting intricate itineraries, securing cozy accommodations, or curating unforgettable activities, I’m committed to ensuring your journey is flawless and your memories are priceless.

When you entrust your travel dreams to me, you’re gaining more than just a travel advisor; you’re gaining a friend who’s dedicated to making your adventures exceptional. So pack your bags, map out your bucket list, and let me help you make your travel dreams a reality, one destination at a time.

Katie McDaniel

- Travel Advisor -

Contact: 419-565-1146

Specializations: Napa and Caribbean

Favorite destination: Turks & Caicos

Most recent destination: Grand Cayman

Travel Planning Fee


Our travel planning fee is designed to give you the confidence you need in planning any travel today. This fee is now required when we begin planning any travel for our clients. The fee will be applied to the client’s travel booking once it is finalized. We work tirelessly to give our clients the best service and the knowledge of everything they need to know to travel in today’s post-COVID travel world. This fee allows us to work with our clients diligently on their behalf from the beginning of planning, getting all the details of what they value the most in their experiences, finalizing all payments and paperwork, keeping them updated on all items that they need to be aware of for their travel, and making sure they have everything they need to depart safely. In the event that there is a cancellation or emergency with the client, we will be there to assist with insurance claims, speak with vendors on their behalf, and help them in any cancellation needs they may have. The planning fee covers this assistance.

This fee is non-refundable. It will be applied to the initial deposit of the travel planning, per trip. Each trip will require a new planning fee for each client. In the event the client decides not to travel once our planning services have started and the research has been completed on their behalf, the fee covers our time and research. If a client has to cancel a trip, the fee becomes the agency cancellation fee. This can be a covered claim under the client’s insurance when they decide to purchase our 3rd party insurance (Allianz) and have to cancel their travel for a covered insurance reason on their policy.