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Travel experience collector

During my 30 years in the travel industry, I have been privileged to travel to hundreds of great destinations and work with thousands of individual and corporate travel customers.

At our agency, we pride ourselves on our attention to detail and our ability to help you through the maze of options available today. We do the hard work to provide you with the trip you want to have—and more.

As a Certified Travel Consultant (CTC) and Certified Business Travel Specialist, I offer a breadth of experience. I’ve planned and participated in a variety of travel activities: everything from DIY trips to fully-escorted luxury tours; from hiking Manchu Picchu to cruising around the globe; from snowmobiling to sitting on a balcony and watching the world go by. My travel resume boasts a range of accommodations, as well, including guided camping in the wilderness and sumptuous, 5-star hotels. I’ve also eaten local cuisine from street vendors and dined in the finest restaurants.

I prefer traveling to places with natural beauty—National Parks, Hawaii, Alaska, Scotland, and the Caribbean, to a name a few. But I’ve sent people and been all over the world, including destinations in Europe, Asia, and South America.

Whenever people ask me, “What’s your favorite destination?” I always say, “The next place I’m going to.” I call myself an “experience collector.” Every place is so different, and each has something really valuable to offer.

What you learn about history, nature, life by going to someplace, you cannot learn from TV or a book. You can’t understand the beauty and the majesty of the Cliffs of Moher from a photograph; you have to be there. A woman living in a corrugated tin hut in El Salvador is honored to serve you soup made from one of her ten chickens, while her children eat only the leavings. The natural features of Yellowstone change every hour, every minute, when a cloud goes by. Each Caribbean island has its own culture and flavor—even though they’re only two miles apart from each other. Cubans aren’t allowed to “own” or “sell” anything but, being resourceful, will go through a long, convoluted bartering process until they get what they want or need. The vastness of the Alaskan wilderness dwarfs our ordinary frustrations.

I have learned so much and seen so much beauty while traveling. This is the kind of experience I try to provide for our customers. Mark Twain said, “Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness.…” Another quote I like that I saw on a sign somewhere said, “Travel is the only thing you can buy that makes you richer.” I truly believe that.

My Travel Albums

Kayaking the San Juan Island

My Reviews

37 of 74 people found this review helpful
I have been a client of Prestige travel for many years. I have found their service and response to issues and questions from Dave and his staff to be excellent. The agents at Prestige are attentive to my traveling needs and go above and beyond to assure that I get most value for my money.
By  Altair  from  Mason, Ohio
Traveled to  Yellowstone National Park ~ Wyoming ~ USA
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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35 of 73 people found this review helpful
My Only Call for Travel Planing
Having traveled widely himself, Dave is well versed in all the factors that are essential to any traveler's successful and enjoyable journey. I have been on numerous trips with Dave, and he has insured an optimal experience while keeping a keen eye on cost and value. And the customer-first culture Dave has built with his team mean that I can trust all my travel planning to them and get the same great outcomes. No-worry travel, why would I go anywhere else ?!
By  DB  from  Nashville, TN
Traveled to  Yellowstone National Park ~ Wyoming ~ USA
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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31 of 69 people found this review helpful
Over 20 years of travel with Dave
I have been using Travel Leaders/Prestige Travel for over 20 years. Dave Hershberger is the main reason for this. He delivers what he promises and works to make sure you are getting the best value for your money. However his entire staff are very helpful and accommodating.
You can make your arrangements by phone, email or in person.
With Dave's experience and travel, he is a wealth of knowledge. He can make several suggestions to make your trip a great time and life long memories.
My last cruise he arranged will always be special to me as it was the last trip I took with my father, who passed way last Oct. We had a great time and memories with him, my mom, my sister, and my wife that will stay with us forever.
I will continue to use Travel Leaders/Prestige Travel and I would recommend them to anyone.
By  Barry  from  Mason, Ohio
Traveled to  Bahamas ~ Caribbean
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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30 of 71 people found this review helpful
Our 25th anniversary
Dave Hershberger and his professional staff at Prestige Travel are the
"Best in the Business". Attention to detail, timing, and execution are an everyday experience with Prestige. Of all the professional services I have used in my life they are at the top. When it comes to travel you do not want any surprises only fond memories and that had been my experience every time!
By  Greg & Evelyn  from  Cincinnati Ohio
Traveled to  Europe
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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37 of 85 people found this review helpful
Awesome Travel Service
Fantastic travel planning, responsive to requests and consistent in following up. Always a great experience.
By  Law man  from  Cincinnati, Ohio
Traveled to  Europe
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends

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Destination Expert:

  • Alaska

Travel Specialist:

  • Adventure
  • Hiking & Backpacking
  • National Parks


  • CTC
  • Golden Apple Agency

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