McMinnville Travelwise

1215 NW Adams Street, Suite B
McMinnville, OR 97128

About Us

Katie Sitton —
As manager of McMinnville Travelwise, Katie brings to the table over 40 years of experience in the travel industry. Travel has been her lifelong passion and she enjoys it herself almost as much as helping others go on the trip of a lifetime. Personally, a visit to Peru and viewing Machu Picchu has been her favorite trip to date. Her area of expertise is in group trips, more specifically luxury cruises around the world. In her spare time wine tasting is one of her favorite things to do and she has been fortunate enough to experience it around the globe.

Kathy Lambert —
While the distribution of travel has changed dramatically in Kathy’s 40 years of experience, the geography and destinations have not. When she started out she worked part time, but quickly fell in love with the idea of seeing the world and helping others do the same. She doesn’t personally have a favorite place to visit; stating that she has never went to a destination that she hasn’t thoroughly enjoyed. Small ship cruising is her specialty, helping groups visit Europe and Israel as well as iconic American cities such as Chicago and New York City. In her free time she enjoys reading historical fiction books and has a love for shopping.

Debbie Forde —
With a sense of adventure and a passion for travel, Debbie has experienced many destinations in her 35 years as a travel consultant. She lived with her family in Australia for 3 years. During that time they traveled to most areas of the land down under and has many insights to share with anyone planning a trip. Hawaii, Mexico and Costa Rica are places she is very familiar with an are easy destinations for travelers. Among her most memorable, is her recent trip to Cuba. With its history, culture, friendly people, vibrant music and art scene, she is looking forward to a return trip in the future. She would love to visit with you about this fascinating destination.

Jill Sorensen —
Raised in Yamhill County, Jill has an excellent sense of community and customer service. With over 20 years of experience in the travel industry, she has a passion for making people's travel dreams come true and also making those dreams as carefree and easy to accomplish as possible. She gets satisfaction knowing someone can come to her with their travel dream or vision and she can not only make it a reality, but make it something well planned, organized and at the end of the day about the experience and not the logistics. Jill’s favorite destinations include Italy, the Hawaiian Islands, Tahiti and Cancun. She enjoys cruising and has sailed with a variety of cruise lines. Contact Jill for your leisure, corporate or group travel needs.

Judy Abrams —
Judy is a native Oregonian and lifelong resident of Yamhill county. For 45 years she worked in sales and customer service. She joined the Travelwise team in April of 2018. Judy enjoys working with clients to plan the perfect trip, whether it be a weekend getaway or complex vacation experience. Judy loves to travel with her family so she knows the challenges of multi-generational travel. Her experience and attention to detail helps her clients have a seamless vacation. She has cruised with multiple cruise lines but prefers to sail on smaller, more intimate ships. She has traveled all over the US and visited many Mediterranean cities. The destination that holds a special place in her heart is Hawaii. She has visited multiple islands and loves going there with her husband, children, and grandson.

Vivian Weber —
Vivian was born in Lima, Peru to her Cuban father and American mother. By age eight she had traveled to Chile, the Philippines, and ultimately the US with Spanish being her first language. She started her travel career in 1964 with Eastern Airlines. Her resume includes travel consultant, office manager, destination management, and tour manager. She has lead groups all over the world. Her favorite destination is Cuzco, Peru, because of its spiritual feeling. She loves strolling the local markets as well as going to the historical sites and museums. Vivian has sailed with multiple cruise lines on both river and ocean. Reading about destinations, whether mysteries or historic fiction, gets her excited about her travels. She enjoys researching the obscure sightseeing destinations. ~ Se hablo español