✈ ✈ ✈ ✈ ✈   THE TRAVEL GALS BEGINNING …   ✈ ✈ ✈ ✈ ✈

We started out as 3 friends who play Bunko together. Our children grew up going to the same schools and playing sports together.
We are very family oriented and have a passion to travel; especially with our husbands, children, family and friends.
A few years ago, we decided to openly share that passion with others.  It was then that "Melanie", Nancy & Rhonda officially
formed “The Travel Gals”. We own and operate a boutique Travel Agency that offers Personal Service. We have been a
team since 2004 and have since grown into The Travel Gals (&Guys), with our husbands taking on more active rolls.

We are continually growing and have added 3 more affiliate agents to the mix.
We now have 2 owners and 6 affiliate agents amongst us!
About Us ...
Welcome to The Travel Gals       
Ellen-"Melanie"
Price
Hi - My name is Ellen-Melanie Price – I am a Certified Travel Agent and owner of “The Travel Gals”.   
I have been traveling for over 40 years. I have traveled to 45 of the 50 US states. I have my Master Cruise
Counselor designation from CLIA (Cruise Lines International Association) and have acquired certifications
from Norwegian, Princess, Royal Caribbean and Avalon Cruise Lines. I have my Destination Specialist
designations from Hawaii, Walt Disney Travel, The South Pacific Tourism Organization and Sandals
.
My travels include: The Cook Islands, the South Pacific, Australia and New Zealand; Alaska; the Eastern,

Western and Southern Caribbean; England and River Cruising throughout Europe along with several trips to
Hawaii, DisneyLand and DisneyWorld.  I LOVE to cruise & travel. Where would you like to go?
Come join me!
Nancy Porter
Hi! I’m Nancy and especially love adventure travel. Diving, snorkeling, tall-ship cruises & out-of-the-way
islands are some of my favorite trips. Traveling for over 30 years, I’ve experienced such tropical destinations
as Vanuatu, Grand Cayman, Cozumel, Tahiti, Moorea, Hawaii, Cook Islands, Fiji and its outer islands as well
as the Southern Caribbean. Raft trips on the Rogue and American Rivers as well as Fall Foliage trips have been
great, too. Credentials include being a South Pacific Tour Specialist, a Certified Sandals Specialist as well as a
specialist with various cruise organizations.  I love adventures throughout the world, including wine, culinary,
cultural and military history tours. Let me help you plan your next adventure.
Rhonda Thorsell
Hi, I’m Rhonda and I discovered cruising in the 1980’s. My family has fallen in love with cruising and we sail
every chance we get. I’ve completed Travel Agent training for Princess, Royal Caribbean and Norwegian
Cruise Lines. I’ve attended many ship inspections including Carnival, Princess and Norwegian Cruise Lines.
My cruising experiences include: Alaska, Mexico, the Panama Canal, the Caribbean and with Cruise West
along the Columbia and Snake Rivers.  You can choose an exciting and fact filled historical cruise or just enjoy
pampering yourself and visiting new destinations.  What are you waiting for?  Let’s go CRUISING!


Our Owners:  Ellen 'Melanie' Price  and  Nancy Porter

Our Senior Affiliate Agents:
Rhonda Thorsell
Kevin Price
Gregory Thorsell


Our Affiliate Agents:
Rebecca Hunter
Donna Parker
Angela Lane

Please feel free to contact our office for your travel needs. We are all here to help!