Valley Travel Associates
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Rancho Mirage, CA
  Meet Our Valley Travel Associates Team  



We have been avid travelers' for many years, and decided what better way to spend our time than helping others to fulfill their dream vacations. We have the knowledge, experience and tools at our disposal to find that perfect cruise or land vacation for you. Whether you are looking for a weekend getaway, custom or group vacation, or an around the world cruise you will be delighted by the level of personal service that we provide you.


Valley Travel Associates, Your Independent Vacation Specialists

Nurse Shirley Wolfe

I am a wife, a mother, and aesthetic nurse nurse specialist. As a nurse I truly understand how to care for people. We run our travel business with the same caring philosophy that I provide my patients as an expert injector in the offices of Dr Sofonio in Rancho Mirage.

While I am busy helping our clients look their best for their Dream Vacations my husband Mark helps our clients day to day with their travel needs.

Want to look your best? I would love provide a free consultation. Nurse Shirley 760-341-5555

"Where in the world do you want to go"?




Mark Wolfe Vacation Specialist, CLIA Accredited Cruise Counselor

My career in the travel business is actually the reward for the success I have had in building and selling my other businesses. I am blessed that I can spend my days fulfilling my client’s dream vacations utilizing my expertise and passion for travel.

Ready for your next dream vacation? We will help you find your perfect vacation at the best value available. We will walk you through your entire vacation planning process, answer every single question you have, & give you the one-on-one personal attention you deserve!

I look forward to helping you fulfill your next dream vacation!





Derek Krabill, Travel Advisor

After a 20-plus year career in the legal industry, culminating with my bulding a global team of electronic discovery project managers for JP Morgan Chase, I started a second career that leveraged the skills for planning and organization that I had developed in a field that I am truly passionate about--travel.  I have been blessed in my life to travel extensively from a young age, for both business and pleasure, and feel strongly that encountering individuals from other nations and cultures enriches our lives immesurable.  I have planned and embarked on many of my dream vacations and those trips with my spouse and children, or with other famly or friends comprise many of my most treasured memories.  What trips have you been dreaming about?  I can help you with all of the details required to turn that dream vacation into your own treasured memories. 

Don't put off your dreams!



Norm Buchbinder, Owner / Travel Advisor

I traveled extensively both personally and during my 30 year career in financial services and always found the world to be a beautiful palette of cultures that needed to be admired and experienced.  As my children were growing up, we traveled often as a family to wondrous places, and my heart warmed watching the excitement on their faces as they saw glaciers for the first time or made new friends in a foreign land.  With my passion for travel and my sentimentality for the wonderful memories we created over the years, I embarked on a second career in travel to assist others with similar experiences.   

"Dream Vacations Start Here!” perfectly conveys how I view my role in taking your travel bucket list from ideas to reality.  I will facilitate the entire process for you and give you the attention you need and want!  I look forward to working with you!


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Winston Wolfe, Assistant to the owner 

"This place wouldn't run at all without me". LOL

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Client Testimonials

Dear Mr. & Mrs. Wolfe, Thank you for the cool "beach gear". We love Disney Cruise Line. Thank you again. Best, Adam & Ethan

Ethan (8) & Adam (9) , Fernandina Beach (Disney Wonder 8/08)

Hey Guys,

Gary and I just wanted to thank you for the champagne that kicked off our wonderful vacation!
From the snorkeling and kayaking in Cabo, relaxing beach day in Mazatlan to the shopping, Blue Chairs and banana boat rides in PV!
Gary and I had a blast, as did the rest of our gang.  And best of all no one got kicked off the boat (we were a pretty rowdy bunch, but never mean or disrespectful, just loud and fun)!
Rowena's B-day, Mexico Cruise Extravaganza was a smashing success!

Thank you so much for all the time and patience with such a big group!

All the best,
Jeffery Templeton

It was great working with the Wolfes on booking our cruise to Alaska. It all went so smoothly and they went the extra distance to make sure our trip was superb. I would not use anybody else after my wonderful experience with them.

Bobbi Balderman


Thanks so much for arranging our cruisetour! It was a wonderful experience. Everything was so well organized; it couldn't have been better. The champagne in our room upon arrival on the Statendam was a lovely touch! The shore excursions were amazing! Everyone should visit Alaska! It is a truly amazing experience.

We really appreciate all that you did to make our trip so stress free!

Thanks again

Pat and Mac Huneycutt


Our cruise was wonderful.  We did so many fun excursions and met many wonderful people.  Thank you for the goodies you had sent to our room.  It was delicious and we ate it all.  Thanks for all your help.  

Barbara Mitchell


Thank you Mark for a wonderful vacation. You went above and beyond to accommodate all our needs and issues. Thanks for all your help on all our last minute details, which were many due to our own indecisiveness and Typhoon Vongfong. The treats awaiting us in our room was such a great and welcoming touch and the night at the specialty restaurant was exceptional. Thank you again. Scott LaBeau


May I just say that Mark is awesome! He put together a wonderful trip for us. We are so excited and can't wait to go in February on our wonderful cruise out of New Orleans! Thank you Mark for helping us out with this. Barbara Scott


5 star A fantastic experience. thanks to Mark!! Marcia Meyers Stein


5 star Thank you Mark for helping us put together another wonderful family vacation. The room, ship and excursions were great. Looking forward to working with you again in the future. Michelle Roy Kunderer


5 star Mark and Shirley are top notch professionals. A wealth of knowledge, I'm very comfortable trusting them to take care of my cruise Fun! Bill Kieffer


5 star. They are excellent at providing as much help as you need to pick the perfect cruise! They know how to have fun, and will make sure you pick a cruise that is the most fun for you! Every cruise I've been on with my family where Mark and Shirley booked it for us has been such a blast! They know how to take care of their customers! Jillian LaBeau


Mark made planning a big group cruise painless. He handled all of the communications and reservations, stayed on top of everything and arranged for every aspect of our trip. Mark is the best travel agent I've ever experienced and he exceeded my expectations by far! Sheryl Rowling


Mark Wolfe is as terrific travel agent.  He is wonderful to work with, and genuinely cares about you and your travel plans.  Look no further for professional guidance and savings $$.  Mark will be making our dreams come true for our 10 year anniversary.  ALASKA CRUISE here we come!!!!! Peter A. 


Mark at Dream Vacations has helped some of my clients, all with extremely grateful feedback.  Now they only want to use his service. Marv L.


Mark is wonderful to work with! He is very knowledgeable about the area we are visiting in Greece and was able to offer many suggestions to make our vacation better (like hotels, tours and restaurants). He was also able to get hotel accommodations which were not available to regular consumers for a last minute trip to Banff this Christmas. I absolutely recommend Dream Vacations! Christina E. 


Mark is a true professional in his field. He followed through with different itinerary options for my mother inlaws planned trips to both the Philippines as well as a separate trip to Italy.

Have piece of mind booking with Mark and Dream Vacations. He's got you covered! I can wait to book my next adventure with him.

I highly recommend you give him a call if you are looking to book your next vacation.

Robert A


My husband and I have had the pleasure of working with Mark several times.  We can't say enough about him.  Mark is a true professional, easy to work with, listens to everything you say so he understands just what your looking for, and he is never further away than your next text or email, even when your abroad.  Nice to know in these times of uncertainty.

We just returned from a AMAWaterways cruise in Eastern Europe and had a great time.  Mark is now working with us on a cruise in Norway for June 2018.  He got prices even I couldn't find on the internet, amazing!

Want Amazing, call Mark 

Marie K. 


Mark Wolfe is an amazing travel agent....great suggestions, perfect follow through and all the little details are covered.  He worked with me to plan a trip to Greece and Paris for my 78 year young Mom and my Sister!  Mark is well traveled and will share his personal experience to fine tune your needs.  Highly recommend that he is your 1st call for any trip! Leanne K.


The service here is a throwback to a different time.  They have been as invested in helping me get to India as though it was their own travel plans they are making - I HIGHLY recommend this business !!!! I can't say enough.

Narayani S.

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