"Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did do.

                   So throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails."

                                                                                       - Mark Twain 

 

        Explore.    Dream.    Discover.


 

 

As the owner of Creative Travel, Rebecca is the motivating force behind this travel agency's commitment to excellent service. She began her career in the travel industry as a Continental Airlines airport sales agent. Her high energy and enthusiasm for service prompted her to move to create an independent agency where she could more readily serve the total travel needs of her clients. One of Rebecca’s talents is organizing missionary travel. She works tirelessly to negotiate affordable and well-scheduled itineraries for our many missionary clients. With her extensive travel experience ( 42 countries and counting) Rebecca is also a great resource for destinations off the beaten path. A creative spirit at heart, Rebecca is always ready to lend a hand to community organizations, from hosting Chamber events to fund-raising on behalf of the numerous causes in which she believes. A staple in the Belmont business arena, Rebecca is currently a member of Montcross Chamber of Commerce, having been the club president and has served as President of the Belmont Rotary Club, as well as a District Lieutenant Governor. In 2003, Rebecca was a finalist for the Gaston County Business Woman of the Year Award and chaired a Leadership Development committee. Rebecca has traveled to Bermuda, St. Lucia, Grand Cayman, South America and has journeyed on the Queen Mary II. In her free time, Rebecca enjoys traveling with her husband, Tony, and their daughters Megan, Morgan Amy and Hannah. Call Rebecca to find out why Creative Travel is the best choice for all your travel plans.

 

Melanie is Creative Travel’s Vacation Manager, supervising the team leisure agents. Bringing with her an extensive client list, and product knowledge, Melanie joined the Creative Travel family in 2002. Well-versed in the travel industry, Melanie began her career at the Lucas Travel School in 1984 and has been creating memories for her clients ever since. Expertise with cruises and groups, in addition to every other type of vacation travel, keeps Melanie very busy. Melanie is an integral part of the Marketing team and is the point - person for all new hire training. In addition to her work on the Leisure side of this business, Melanie is also adept at handling missionary and corporate travel.  Melanie enjoys traveling with her husband Richard and their daughter Sydney.  Cruising is their favorite form of family travel, but do enjoy other travel as well.  

 

Toni is no novice at the travel game. A 25 year professional in this field, Toni has been with Creative Travel since 2003, Toni has expertise in creating the type of travel opportunities that make many clients return again and again. Whether it be a honeymoon, family vacation, cruise, or long-awaited retirement trip, Toni has served several hundred satisfied and repeat customers. Experience in the leisure segment of this agency has made Toni adept at creating and maintaining cruises, as well as land-based destination packages. Toni most recent niche is selling "themed" and musical influenced destinations and cruises, along with our most valued natural treasures, like the  National park destination adventures.  She is skilled at finding the best value for our clients.  Toni has journeyed to the Swiss Alps, cruised the waterways of Venice and Alaska, & hiked the active volcanoes of Hawaii. Toni lives at Lake Norman with her husband.  In her spare time, she and her husband enjoy traveling together. 

Richard has been at Creative Travel since 2009. He is a North Carolina Native and has lived in the area since birth. As a retired teacher from Lincoln High and Gaston College. He currently is a Math Instructor at a private Christian School. During his free time, he likes to read and travel.  His favorite place to go is with his family is Disney World. 50+ visits, 20+ Cruises. They also enjoy Dollywood a few times each year. 

Delta has been with Creative Travel since January 2013. Delta is known by many in the community for her years of work in non-profit development and her many volunteer efforts.  She represents Creative Travel as a member of several local boards of directors.  Delta brings her passion for people and commitment to exceptional customer service to her Travel Specialist position.  Her travels have taken her along the East Coast, to the West Coast, and to the Caribbean, including the Bahamas, Belize, Bermuda, Cozumel and Costa Maya. 

Joy has been with Creative Travel since 2018, she has 14 years experience in the Aviation Industry. She has lived in Gaston County for 16 years.  Currently, she volunteers for her daughter's Girl Scout Troop. In her free time, she likes to spend time in the mountains or at the beach with her husband, daughter, and family.                                                                                                                                                       


Stephanie has been with Creative Travel since 2018, she has lived in the Charlotte area for the past couple of years with her husband. She is a Flordia native and has traveled to some adventurous places. In her free time, she and her husband enjoy hiking, kayaking, and the White Water Center with their dog. In the winter she loves snowboarding in the mountains.