In 1993 at age 17, I bought my first plane ticket to Paris at a brick-and-mortar travel agency with money I had worked two summers to save. The booking agent typed in my info into her green screen computer and printed out my ticket, handing it to me in a narrow paper envelope. “Don’t lose it!” she cautioned, and my lifetime of wanderlust began.
As a young person, I traveled extensively around the United States, Canada, and Mexico on a shoestring budget. I lived out of a tent and my car for weeks at a time, taking in our beautiful country, falling in love with Mexico and its people, and learning about new cultures and foods. I am older now with 2 children of my own, and I tend to travel on a slightly larger budget, preferring hotels with air conditioning and king size beds, but I have never lost my passion for exploring.
Now with a grade-schooler and middle-schooler, I have two wonderful and adventurous travel companions in addition to my husband. They are experienced travelers and take bumps in the road (or the air) in stride. We are a neurodiverse family. Some of us have food sensitivities and/or mobility issues. We have learned to embrace our differences to create travel experiences that work for us.
I take the knowledge, creativity, and eye for detail I have learned throughout the years to design beautifully crafted trips for my clients. I will be there to help, every step of the way.
I live in Reno, Nevada, with my daughter and son (Emelina and Benjamin), two cats, one dog, a myriad of fish, two pet rats, a handful of foster kittens, and my very patient husband, John. I have degrees in both Wildlife Biology and Education. While traveling you will often find me taking a ridiculous number of wildlife photographs and hanging out with all the kids.
I enjoy all things travel, but especially all-inclusives, cruising, European travel, and theme parks.
“Remember those old American Express card commercials, “don’t leave home without it”? Well, don’t leave home without Jill Romine as your travel agent. Nobody works harder, especially in these difficult post-COVID times when the rules are changing constantly, to make sure you’re going to be able to relax and enjoy yourself because SHE WILL HANDLE IT. She’ll get to know you personally so you won’t be getting a generic vacation package. Nothing eludes her and nothing throws her because she’s doing what she loves. My upcoming wedding and honeymoon are in her hands and I couldn’t be happier with my choice. Five stars, because I can’t give her six! ”
“So far two trips have exceeded my expectations. Thank you for giving me the time to spend with my family rather than clicking away at websites for the best deals. ”
“Will tell everyone and will be a repeat customer. Everything was handled professionally and with clear communication. We heeded travel advice Jill provided and it made it possible for us to get the most out of three days at Disneyland. We can’t thank you enough, it was perfect! ”