KRISTIN CHAMBERS, CTC | Owner
Kristin has been in the travel industry for over fifteen years, always focusing on luxury leisure travel and organizing events abroad. As a published travel adviser, her past experiences brings a level of service rarely provided by other travel consultants or planners. She has been featured on NECN Morning Show, ION TV & AdventureLand, and The Travel Channel, and is the Director of Travel for Grace Ormonde Magazine (specializing in luxury romance travel). Kristin has traveled globally; whether it be adventure travel to Central America, glacier hiking in Iceland, or skiing the Swiss Alps. She’s discovered hidden cafes in Paris and has found the best locations in Santorini for your sunset. She’s experienced sunrise hot air ballooning over the deserts in the Middle East, to inspecting the most sought after overwater bungalows in the South Pacific. Traveling to experience the culinary delights, culture, history, and take in all the destination has to offer, she brings her experiences back to you. Realizing that every travel opportunity is an experience that will enrich, inspire, and create a memorable story, Kristin and her team recognizes the importance of taking the travel logistics out of your hands and creating authentic itineraries unique to you. We want you to maximize those cherished moments, wherever they may take you. This is not your “mainstream” travel agency. We offer and create enriching experiences. We’re genuine, prompt, motivated, and passionate about YOUR travel.
Averie Borgaro, CTA | Lead Planner, Destination Events
Averie brings over 7 years of experience in event and program planning, project management, and international travel to the team at Destination Affairs. Her wanderlust and affinity for cultural immersion developed during her years at College of the Holy Cross, where Averie volunteered in Kingston, Jamaica and Mexico City, and spent her junior year abroad in Melbourne, Australia. Some of her favorite international experiences include hiking Cradle Mountain in Tasmania, spending a week in a Costa Rican rain forest, driving from Munich to Venice, horseback riding in Colombia, learning how to make Pad Thai in Bangkok, being on the news in Portugal, and of course, getting married to her hubby Keith in the Riviera Maya! With a bachelor’s degree in Psychology and a master’s in Intercultural Relations, Averie loves working closely with clients and colleagues from all different backgrounds, countries, and cultures. She is looking forward to helping you plan every little detail of your next international event or destination wedding!
Alicia McCarthy, Groups Specialist & Travel Consultant
Alicia McCarthy joins Destination Affairs after a lifetime of recreational travel experience both domestically and internationally. A native of Southern California, Alicia graduated from Mount Holyoke College with a degree in English and now resides outside of Boston. She first got the travel bug as a college student when she visited her brother in Japan. She frequents almost annually the beautiful island of Maui and has spent time on several of the other Hawaiian islands. Alicia has recently returned from an adventure-filled trip to Thailand where she rode elephants, dabbled in Thai cooking, and learned a new culture. Alicia has also spent time in Europe and at sea and on land throughout the beautiful Caribbean islands, Mexico, and Aruba. Alicia is our groups coordinator and travel consultant. Alicia looks forward to helping you plan an experience that you and your guests will never forget.
KATHRYN CHAMBERS | Social Media and Marketing
Kate is creative mind behind our digital marketing. She is our liason between resorts/hotels, boards of tourism, local vendors, and restauranteurs to maintain close-knit relationships so our clients can learn what’s new & fresh in the travel world. Her love for the travel industry and degree in International Relations from the University of Massachsuetts at Amherst makes her a valuable asset. Her love for travel started when she moved to Thailand to live and train as a professional Muay Thai fighter. She then moved to Rome where she was easily able to experience the back country and cities of Europe. Since her returning to the states after residing abroad, Kate has been splitting her time between Nantucket Island and Aspen working in hospitality & digital marketing industry.
KENDRA KING | Travel Consultant
Kendra has traveled, lived, and worked in over 40 countries and has extensive experience planning trips all over the world. Kendra caught the travel bug early in life, growing up in a family that put emphasis on being cosmopolitan and experiencing cultures from around the world. At a young age, Kendra and her family started “chasing” solar eclipses, which led her to countries like South Africa, Egypt, and all over the Black Sea. During her years at Colby College, she studied abroad at Universidad de Salamanca in Spain, allowing her to travel extensively in Europe. Upon graduation, Kendra worked for two years as an Adventure Travel Guide leading month-long trips in Ecuador and Peru for American high school students. After two years as a high school teacher, Kendra focused on teaching adventure sports as a SCUBA and snowboard instructor, working in Australia, the Virgin Islands and Colorado. She would love to design your next adventure!
CARRIE CICCARELLI, Travel Consultant & Marketing
Carrie brings 12 years of marketing experience to Destination Affairs. She has an MBA in marketing from San Diego State University and a true passion for travel. Carrie has lived in London and Auckland and has explored Sydney, Fiji, Paris, Florence, and throughout Mexico & Caribbean. She loves to experience new places off the beaten path, through the eyes of the locals. Whether it be eating turtle soup in the Cayman Islands or snorkeling off Matakana, New Zealand, Carrie enjoys all facets of travel. She brings her experiences and fervor for travel to you – to make your vacations the most memorable, enjoyable and exhilarating they can be.