About Us

At Romance and Foodie Travel, we are passionate about exploring the world and using our experiences to assist clients in creating their very own exceptional vacation memories. It is our priority to truly understand what experiences a client is seeking in order to provide the best possible travel advice. Within our team of agents we have expertise in destination weddings (and other groups), romance, culinary travel, photography, cruise, safari and family travel! We look forward to helping you plan your next trip!

Cindy Almond

Cindy Almond

Friends and family would probably describe me using two words, Food and Travel. Travel satisfies my insatiable need for the exciting and the exotic. I like to be fully immersed when I travel and enjoy using all of my senses when I explore to really get to know the places I visit. Each place that I visit changes me a little, and I feel I become a better, more authentic person. No words or pictures can fully describe what it is like to watch the sunset over the Costa Rican beaches, peer into the aqua lagoons of Bora Bora, or watch a lion cub nuzzle his mom on a hazy sunny afternoon on the plains of the Serengeti.

Travel planning is what I love, and what I do best. I would love the opportunity to share my stories, experiences and expertise with you in order to help you save time and maximize your experience on your next dream vacation.
I specialize in Destination Weddings, Exotic Honeymoons, Safaris and Culinary Experiences.

Email Cindy

Ottawa: 613.240.5976
Toronto: 416.367.8263 x2293

Vanessa Dewson

Vanessa Dewson

Travel led to my love of photography, I can’t imagine one without the other. I am an accredited member of the Professional Photographers of Canada and recently earned my Master of Photographic Arts as well as several awards for my travel photography. I am also a part-time instructor of photography with the Ottawa School of Art. I have travelled extensively since I was a teenager, including living in Mauritius and South Africa. I’ve also been to Europe, Turkey, Hong Kong, Colombia, Cuba, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, many parts of the USA including Alaska and have lead photography tours to India and Iceland. I can’t think of a better way to combine my two passions of travel and photography than planning and hosting a photography tour. Join me on a future tour or let me help you plan a trip with a focus on photography.

Specialist Designations: Avalon Waterways River Cruises, Australia, South Africa, Sud de France and Royal Carribean Cruise Line

Email Vanessa

Ottawa: 613.859.9584
Toronto: 416.367.8264 x2651

Please visit Vanessa's website: https://focusonphototours.com/

Deanna Kawecki

Deanna Kawecki

Since the time I took my first trip, I became a gypsy at heart. I have a true passion for travel. As I am coming home from a destination, I find myself thinking, “Where can I go next? I was fortunate to grow up in a family where travelling was a priority, whether it was a small family road trip, or an all inclusive vacation somewhere different each year, I loved every bit of it. My love of travelling kept growing so I decided to go to college and graduate from Travel and Tourism. After that I decided to take my Yoga Teacher Training Certification, I love how I can travel and teach yoga at the same time. So whether you want to discover the Caribbean, or experience the rich history and wine tours of Europe, plan a destination wedding or go on a Yoga & Wellness Retreat, I am your agent. The most rewarding part of working in the travel industry is helping others fulfill their travel dreams. I would love to assist you in planning an experience of a lifetime.

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Niki Friend

Niki Friend

My very first transatlantic flight was at 6 months old and I have never looked back. I was lucky to grow up in a military family that encouraged traveling and learning about new places and cultures. I had been in the industry as an agent and with an airline in my past. I left to focus on family and try new adventures in life. I am now BACK and ready to share my knowledge and love of travel. I have a passion for all things related to water. Cruising, snorkeling or just relaxing and listening to the waves. Add to that my love of good food and you have found my paradise. Let me help you find yours!

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