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barbara nichuals bayside travel

Barbara acquired Bayside Travel thirty years ago, and since then has added Gramatan Travel, Earlfield Travel and Eastchester Travel, and the staff at Days Travel to create a top notch company that provides highly personalized travel services to discerning clients. Barbara’s talent in delivering premiere custom services has earned her the prestigious American Society of Travel Agents/Hyatt Hotels & Resorts Best Practice Award in Marketing and Selling, and the Fred Kassner Award for Outstanding Travel Agency, and has been on the advisory board of Islands Magazine. She has been interviewed for The New York Times, Newsweek Magazine, and has been quoted in the Journal News and AOL News. Barbara is a noted Family Travel expert, writes a monthly travel column and has spoken on travel topics to many local organizations. Barbara is also a licensed travel insurance agent. Barbara believes in giving back to the community and has provided scholarships and/or travel to local schools as well as other non-profit organizations. Barbara is happy to share her expertise and insight on numerous destinations. However during her own vacation time, you are likely to find her in one of her favorite destinations – anywhere she can find powder white sand and turquoise waters.
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Natalie has worked in the travel industry for 30 years. Natalie believes that being able to experience another culture and visit historical sites are life-altering experiences, and that it is a privilege to share one of her great passions with her clients. As the Director of Travel Advisory Services, she enjoys creating custom itineraries for clients to any destination. She is especially passionate about Europe, Africa, Asia and India. She personally enjoys health and well-being getaways, so she always looks forward to planning these types of trips for her clientele. Natalie is a proud board member for the Association for the Promotion of Tourism to Africa (APTA). APTA promotes education for travel professionals so they can better serve their clients by having a deeper understanding of the destination. Due to her years of expertise, Natalie was recently added to the Virtuoso Preview Advisory board for hotels. Natalie is also a Certified Travel Advisor (CTA) and a Certified Travel Counselor (CTC) with the Travel Institute. She is a designated specialist for Japan, Italy, United Kingdom, Czech Republic, a Tiare Tahiti Specialist and is currently working through the South Africa and Australia programs.
Contact Natalie at 
 natalie@baysidetravel.com .


23 years ago, Iris left teaching to pursue her passion for travel. Since that time she has been on 27 cruises including to Alaska, the Caribbean, the Mediterranean, and the Baltic. Iris has traveled by land to worldwide destinations as well. Her favorite places are Bangkok and Moscow, but she is happy to share her expertise on all of the wonderful places she has been.
Contact Iris at  iris@baysidetravel.com .


Bilingual – Spanish/English
Carlos is a native of Columbia. He has been in the travel industry for 13 years and is a master of geography. Carlos is a pricing specialist and will persevere until he finds the absolute best price for his clients.He has traveled extensively throughout the Caribbean, Mexico, Central America and South America. His favorite place is Puerto Rico. Carlos recently completed the College of Disney Knowledge and has been named a Tiare Tahiti Specialist.
Contact Carlos at  carlos@baysidetravel.com .


Ann Marie has been in the travel business for over 30 years. She is our liaison with hotels, cruise lines and tour operators. Ann Marie is an expert on special requests, and gets VIP status for all of our clients. She is also a travel insurance specialist. Ann Marie’s passion is the Caribbean and cruises.

Contact Ann Marie at  annmarie@baysidetravel.com .