Lia Pontarelli

Exploring around Churchill


Traveling has long been something I’ve enjoyed, and I love that I am able to help others plan trips and have unforgettable experiences. I love the organizing and details that go into planning a new adventure. I love the thrill of experiencing a new part of the world. I love the joy that comes with the lasting memories you make. I specialize in Alaska and Hawaii trips, Disney vacations, river and ocean cruises, wildlife-based experiences, beach & all-inclusive vacations, and adventure-based expeditions. I can’t wait to help you plan your next adventure!

Exploring the Last Frontier

Alaska is a beautiful state that many people only ever see a tiny sliver of. It’s full of beautiful landscapes, glaciers, wildlife, and a breathtaking sky. When you visit Alaska on a cruise it gives you a great introduction to the state. When you visit the mainland, you get a real chance to explore the Last Frontier. From the coastal areas full of sea life and glaciers to the beautiful train ride from Anchorage to Denali, or even a trip to the Arctic Circle. I specialize in planning trips from cruises to customized land tours, and everything in between, including those spectacular Northern Lights! My goal is to make sure you have an unforgettable trip to one of the most amazing states we have here in the US.  I am also a certified Trav

el Alaska Expert and Anchorage Wild Expert.






Hawai’i Destination Expert

Hawai’i, for many great reasons, is typically high on people’s bucket list. Its beautiful beaches, lush greenery, volcanoes, sea life, people and rich history make it a dream vacation location.  Personally, I love the islands so much that I became a certified Hawai’i Destination Expert through the Hawai’i Visitors and Convention Bureau. It’s a great place for a romantic beach getaway or an adventurous trip for the whole ohana (family). And each of the islands has their own personality. Just a small taste of some of the variety of things you could do include snorkeling (one of my favorites!), learning how to surf, exploring the Road to Hana, hike through lava fields and tubes, visit historical locations, definitely attend a Lu’au and learn how to hula, see the mighty cliffs of the Napali coast, and even whale watching! There is so much to do and beauty to see that after your first trip to Hawai’i, you’ll just want to keep going back!









Magical Disney Vacation Planner

Whether it’s Disney World in Florida, Disneyland in California, a Disney cruise, staying at the Aulani resort in Hawaii, or a Disney Adventure, there’s truly something for everyone. And not just the children! In fact, I’d venture to say that Disney can be just as good, if not better, as an adult! The magic of Disney can be felt all around when you’re on one of their vacations. From meeting the princesses or Mickey himself, experiencing the rides, tasting the food and drinks, or just having amazing cast members take you on an exploration you’ll never forget, you’ll make memories that will last a lifetime.  And I can’t wait to be able to help you do so! I can help arrange your dream Disney vacation from start to end, making sure you get the most magical experience possible.   I have also completed the College of Disney Knowledge program.  (And I can do Universal Studios and Sea World as well, so combo trips are definitely a possibility!)









Ocean & River Cruising

Cruising is such a wonderful way to take in so many different experiences all in one trip. And the best part, you don’t have to pack and unpack constantly! Whether it’s a cruise around the Hawaiian Islands or one visiting the various Greek island, one going into the fjords of Norway or down to the Bahamas, one going down the Nile River or through the Great Lakes. Cruising allows you to stay in one room your entire trip, while going in and out of different worlds. And when you’re not exploring the various lands you’re visiting, there are many different dining, drinking, and entertainment venues you could experience on board your ship. One of my favorite experiences on board a cruise ship was jumping into a pool of ice and becoming a part of the Order of the Blue Nose when our ship was crossing the arctic circle.