Alaine Michka

Benicia, CA

Cultural and Destination Travel Agent Expert

"Traveling…it leaves you speechless then turns you into a storyteller" are the wise words of Ibn Battuta, Maghrebi scholar, explorer, and writer of the most famous travelogues of history. I began traveling internationally 12 years ago. For the last three years, I lived primarily abroad, excavating my understanding of myself with my relationship to the world. In essence, I too became a storyteller. When you book a package or trip with me, it is my hope to share with you a map that might guide you to the treasures that I have discovered in my journeys at home and abroad. I want you to travel the world so that you might come to know others, both present and past from far-away lands, because by doing so, you may come to know yourself a little better, understand others through their stories, internalizing the reality that we all inhabit the same planet and have the same basic needs. I look forward to getting to know you and designing a tailored map to launch your next adventure.

My Travel Specialties

Galapagos Island Travel Agent Expert

A trip to the enchanting Galapagos Islands is a truly unforgettable experience. These isolated volcanic islands, located in the Pacific Ocean, are teeming with unique wildlife, picturesque beaches, and vibrant underwater ecosystems. That’s why I love planning trips, as a travel agent professional,...
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Colombia Travel Agent Expert

Travelers in search of unforgettable experiences and tantalizing flavors need look no further than Colombia, a vibrant South American country teeming with rich culture, stunning natural beauty, and unparalleled culinary delights.  This gem of a destination boasts countless top-notch attractions and...
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Peru Travel Agent Advisor

Peru is a country rich in history, culture, and stunning landscapes, making it a must-visit destination for travelers from around the world. With so many incredible attractions to choose from, it can be difficult to narrow down the top 10. As your travel agent professional for Peru, I’ve listed some...
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Chile Travel Agent Professional

Chile, a slender country located on the southwestern edge of South America, offers a diverse and magnificent landscape that attracts visitors from all around the globe. For U.S. travelers, its stunning natural attractions, colorful local culture, and unforgettable gastronomy make it an exciting destination...
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Argentina Travel Agent Expert

Are you seeking an escape - an escape that promises beautiful landscapes, a rich history, and interesting culture? Look no further than Argentina! This stunning South American country boasts a wide range of tourist attractions that are both enchanting and memorable.  Whether you visit the towering...
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Morocco Travel Agent Specialist

Are you ready to embark on an adventure like no other? Look no further than Morocco! From the bustling streets of Marrakech to the tranquil beaches of Essaouira, this North African country has something for every type of traveler. As your Morocco travel agent advisor, I can help you with all your...
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Spain Travel Agent Specialist

¡Bienvenidos a España! Whether you're a curious traveler, an adventure seeker, or just looking for a relaxing escape, Spain is exciting. From the buzzing streets of Madrid to the sunny beaches of Barcelona, this European gem is filled with rich possibilities. That is why I love serving as a travel...
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Jamaica Travel Agent Specialist

Welcome to the land of reggae, sunshine and breathtaking scenery! Jamaica is a true paradise where you can relax on white sandy beaches, explore lush rainforests, or dance the night away under starry skies. With so much to see and do, it can be difficult to decide which attractions are truly worth...
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Turkey Travel Agent Professional

No matter your taste, there is something for everyone in Turkey: history, archaeology, religion, nature, adventure, luxury, shopping, beaches, snow sports and sailing. It is no irony that this landmass has served as a bridge between East and West, lying as it does in both Asia and...
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UNESCO Ottoman Era Mosque Built 1609-1616

Egypt Cultural Adventure Travel Agent Specialist

Travel to Egypt to experience an abundance of stories.   You will expand your personal horizons and appreciate your place amidst one of the oldest civilizations on the planet.  Now rushing 105 million people into a vastly changing landscape, Egypt is a destination that offers a wide range of experiences,...
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Great Pyramid of Giza-Fourth Dynasty pharaoh Khufu

My Travel Albums

My Stories of Turkey
Bamboo/Silk Handmade Turkish carpets
My Stories of Egypt
Kids snorkeling in the Red Sea

My Reviews

2 of 3 people found this review helpful
Trustworthy, Knowledgeable and Personal Planning
Alaine Michka is a rare find and can help you navigate your trip because she's traveled the world and embraced different cultures. Alaine has an enriched awareness of the nuances of traveling abroad and has the ability to tailor your trip to meet your desires while exceeding your expectations. Alaine is someone you can entrust to make your trip a reality, she will ensure your desires come to fruition with precision and care!
By  Cruz Family  from  Boise, Idaho
Traveled to  Hawaii ~ USA
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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Seamless execution
I reached out to Alaine for recommendations for travel and I found her super helpful and very knowledgeable about numerous places around the world. She was able to tailor a trip specific to my goals and the execution of my journey met my expectations. Alaine was a responsive and clear communicator. I highly recommend her.
By  A  from  Boulder, Colorado
Traveled to  Spain ~ Europe
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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A perfectly executed last minute business trip
Alaine was referred to me by a colleague after an urgent search with a deadline for my domestic travel requirements. I had a hard time finding a professional that could deliver, but Alaine demonstrated commitment to the task, communicated effectively, and was able to provide quick feedback. She quickly grasped what I sought and offered seamless options with my specific criteria. Alaine remained professional, kind, positive, and encouraging despite my stress.
By  Eitan  from  California
Traveled to  California ~ USA
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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0 of 1 people found this review helpful
Patience, flexibility = Successful tour for 14
I reached out to Alaine needing a one off tour to Ephesus as part of a larger trip that I had pre-planned. I know most travel agents don't like taking this kind of work on since it's still a good chunk of work but not as big of a package without the air travel and hotels. Alaine was patient in me trying to figure out how many people were coming on the tour and accommodated last minute changes. The tour guide showed up on time and our tour went great!
By  Rohin  from  Not disclosed
Traveled to  Turkey ~ Middle East
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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Destination Expert:

  • Egypt
  • Morocco
  • Jamaica
  • Spain
  • Turkey
  • Argentina
  • Chile
  • Colombia
  • Peru
  • Galapagos Islands
  • Cairo
  • Marrakesh
  • Montego Bay
  • Barcelona
  • Istanbul
  • Buenos Aires
  • Santiago
  • Bogota
  • Baltra
  • Machu Picchu
  • Alexandria
  • Casablanca
  • Ocho Rios
  • Madrid
  • Ephesus
  • Iguazu
  • Cape Horn
  • Cartagena
  • San Cristobal Island
  • Cuzco
  • Giza
  • Tangier
  • Negril
  • Costa del Sol
  • Cappadocia
  • Patagonia
  • Easter Island
  • Medellin
  • Santa Cruz Island
  • Lima
  • Sharm El Sheikh
  • Fez
  • Kingston (Manley)
  • Malaga
  • Fethiye
  • Cordoba
  • San Antonio
  • Cali
  • Fernandina Island
  • Inca Trail

Travel Specialist:

  • Adventure
  • All Inclusive
  • Animals & Wildlife
  • Archaeology
  • Arts & Culture
  • Historical Sites
  • Nature
  • Beach Vacations
  • Bird Watching
  • Culinary & Foodie
  • Food & Wine
  • Architecture
  • Cruises
  • Destination Weddings
  • Eco-Tourism
  • Entertainment
  • Hiking & Backpacking
  • Spa & Fitness
  • Expedition Cruises
  • Groups
  • Nightlife
  • Scuba
  • Shopping
  • Wine Country Vacations
  • Ballooning
  • Escorted Tours
  • Festival Tours
  • Luxury Hotels
  • Outdoor Activities & Sports
  • Small Ship Cruises

Languages I Speak:

  • English
  • Arabic
  • Turkish

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