Recently, Bayside Travel celebrated 30 outstanding years under Barbara Nichuals’ ownership. Bayside Travel is an award-winning company, most notably having won 914INC Magazine’s Small Business Award for General Excellence, as well as multiple Best of Westchester awards. Headquartered in Bronxville, NY, the staff is multilingual and averages over 20 years of experience in the travel industry. Bayside Travel Advisors have traveled the globe, vetting designations for you. We know the world and the world knows us.(TM) 


Starting with the acquisition of Bayside Travel in 1987, and continuing with the subsequent additions of Gramatan Travel, Earlfield Travel, Eastchester Travel and Days Travel, Barbara has created a topnotch travel company, providing highly personalized travel services to discerning clients.  She has taken the company to the next level, making it a renowned, award-winning industry leader. 

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. She has been on the advisory board of Islands Magazine, as well as hotel advisory boards. Barbara has been interviewed for her insights on travel by The New York Times, Newsweek Magazine, Fios News, and has been quoted in the Journal News and AOL News. She and her team have been recognized multiple years, including 2018 Best Travel Agency in Westchester Winners by the readers of Westchester Magazine.  In 2017, they were honored by 914INC Magazine as Small Business Award recipients. Barbara is a member of the Wellness Tourism Association, bringing her knowledge and experience to this sector. 

Barbara believes in giving back to the community and has provided grants, scholarships and travel donations to local schools, as well as multiple non-profit organizations.

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Natalie Faggionelli

Natalie Faggianelli
Vice President of sales


Natalie has worked in the travel industry for over 30 years. She believes the experience of travel builds a greater understanding and respect for other cultures. Natalie considers it a privilege to share her great passion for travel with her clients.  Natalie enjoys the creative process of designing custom itineraries for her clients.  She is especially passionate about Europe, Africa, Asia and India. She has personally enjoyed health and well-being getaways for several years and looks forward to planning these types of travel experiences for her clientele.

Natalie is member of 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. She 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 and Czech Republic. 

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Iris Malik-Ferrelli

Senior Travel Advisor

Cruise: River & Ocean
North America

Over 29 years ago, Iris left teaching to pursue her passion for Travel. She has been on more than 27 ocean cruises to locations such as Alaska, the Caribbean, the Mediterranean and the Baltic to name a few, as well as several river cruises in Europe. She has traveled extensively throughout the United States and the Canadian Rockies. Creating bespoke dream vacations for her clients to any destination they dream of is her passion.

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Carlos Castro

Travel Advisor

South America

Carlos is a native of Colombia. He has been in the travel industry for 20 years and is a master of geography. Some of his favorite places to travel have been Cuba, Puerto Rico, Costa Rica and Barbados.  He has always enjoyed exploring cities, meeting new people and immersing himself in the local culture.  He has traveled extensively throughout the Caribbean, Mexico, Central and South America. Carlos enjoys planning travel for families of all ages. He is well-versed in Disney Latin America Vacations and many other family and multi-generational destinations.  He takes great pride in ensuring a client's trip is flawless from beginning to end. Travel has become a large part of his life and he loves to share his experiences with his clients.

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Antoinette’s love of exploring destinations, discovering new places and the enrichment it offers have brought her to a career in travel. Having 17 years’ experience as a Textile Designer and a 20 year career as a realtor Antoinette brings her attention to detail and her creative energy to our team enhancing our clients travel experience.

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Client Relations Manager

Annmarie has worked in the travel industry for 47 years. Her knowledge, experience and attention to detail insures our clients are taken care of before, during and upon their return home.

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Travel Advisor, Beau Voyage Travel LLC
Affiliate of Bayside Travel

Far East Expert 
European Itineraries

Travel has been a part of my life and a passion of mine since childhood. Living in Japan and the accompanying travels in Asia during my high school years led to a fascination with other countries and cultures. I also had the privilege of residing in England for 10 years, where 3 of my 4 daughters were born, and am thankful for the tremendous opportunity to travel extensively throughout Western Europe and beyond. I never tire of experiencing new destinations! I am committed to understanding each client’s unique travel style and preferences and designing custom itineraries to ensure a memorable experience. Beaches, mountains, cities, adventure, culture, family travel or a romantic getaway, whatever your desire, I will help make it a reality!

Contact Carla: Direct: 203.615.1421

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Principal, Beau Voyage Travel LLC
Affiliate of Bayside Travel  

Sun or Ski Club Med vacations
Luxury Caribbean vacations
European Independent Travel  

  As a bilingual bicultural French American dual citizen who has lived in Europe, Africa and North America, I understand the sophisticated international traveling experience.  Whether it’s an action adventure, site seeing tour, renting a luxury villa for an exotic getaway or booking a Club Med vacation to ski or lay on a beach, I can deliver any type of holiday experience you desire.  Allow me to share my professional expertise with you.

Contact Caroline: 
Direct: 914.924.2267 

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Veronique Banzet

Principal, Veronic Travel
Affiliate of Bayside Travel

Cultural Vacation
Wine & Gastronomy
Club Med Specialist

I have been developing a true “à la carte”service with over 18 years of great professional experience in the travel industry and craft the best vacation for individuals, families & groups all over the world. As Club Med specialist I can provide special amenities. I have been traveling and living in the United States and abroad for the past 30 years. My multicultural experiences make me a cross cultural travel designerable to provide your unique vacation. Raised in France I am an expert in designing your “voyage” to France.

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Travel Advisor, Trending Destinations
Affiliate of Bayside Travel

Family Travel

Caren Kaplan Zelicof received a Bachelor of Arts degree at Johns Hopkins University and a Masters in Business Administration at Columbia University. Caren started her career in finance and then took off time to raise her three children. Caren has always had a passion and excitement for travel. She has visited over thirty countries, spanning five continents. Caren offers clients enthusiasm and extensive travel experience that can help to create trips of a lifetime! 

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Principal, Porterdeluxe Travel
Affiliate of Bayside Travel

European Honeymoons 
Caribbean Family Vacations 
Adventurous European Itineraries

Travel is a sincere passion of mine. I love creating itineraries for clients & watching travel dreams come true for each one. Whether it’s an adventurous European vacation, a relaxing family, beach vacation or a fabulous honeymoon adventure. I would love to assist in creating your dream vacation!

Contact Lauren:
Direct: 845.558.5799