Our Advisors

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Have a question? Email me at ingrid@slogull.com

I joined Gulliver’s Travel in April of 1985. I became a partner in May of 1995. I am the business manager of the agency.  I am very busy these days with groups, big and small. Golf is a big passion for me. I love planning golf trips now too. I am in the office most Mondays, Wednesday, & Fridays.

Travel Experiences

Africa: South Africa, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Kenya, Madagascar, Morocco

Asia: Bhutan, Japan, Hong Kong, Mumbai, Thailand, Dubai, Singapore, Bali

Caribbean: US & British Virgin Islands, Bahamas, Martinique, Netherland Antilles, Puerto Rico, St. Lucia,

Central America: Belize, Costa Rica, Panama, Nicaragua

Europe: Austria, Bulgaria, Belgium,  Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Ireland, Netherlands, Norway, Serbia, Slovenia, Sweden, Switzerland, UK

Mexico: Baja, Yucatan, Copper Canyon, Leon Area, Oaxaca, Colonial Areas, Cancun

South America: Ecuador, Galapagos

South Pacific: Fiji , Tahiti

United States: Alaska, Arizona, Colorado, DC, Florida, Hawaii, Idaho, New York, New Orleans, New Mexico, Nevada, Oregon, Texas, Utah, Chicago, Boston, New England, Seattle

Favorite Destinations: Bhutan, South Pacific, New England, New York, South Africa

Most Recent Trips: South Africa, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Alaska, New York, Coeur D’Alene

Upcoming Trips 2020: Oceania Caribbean Cruise, Crystal New England Cruise, Denmark

Areas of Expertise

Most places that I have traveled to in addition to South America, European River Cruises and Small Ship Cruising, Golf Groups/Tournaments. Large and small group travel. Most of what I do is customized travel experiences for my clients.

Life Outside of Gulliver’s

On Tuesdays, you will find me out at the SLO Country Club golfing with the ladies’ group. On Thursdays, you might find me golfing in Morro Bay with the ladies’ group. When I am not in the office or golfing, I am usually on a trip somewhere. I escort many trips around the state, east coast, and out of country. I love going to new places and revisiting familiar haunts. I feel blessed to have a career that I truly enjoy. My clients become close friends. When we travel together, it is like family. Now that my children are grown, I find myself busier than ever. I love living the SLO Life!

Have a question? Email me at mary@slogull.com

Gulliver’s History

I came to San Luis Obispo in 1974 and worked for seven years at San Luis Travel , five of those years as manager. In 1981, I became a partner/manager at Gulliver’s Travel and have enjoyed my years at Gulliver’s building a great travel agency with a tremendous staff.

I am originally from Miami, Florida. I graduated from Stephens College in Columbia Missouri and University of Florida. After graduating, a girlfriend and I set off to work and travel around the world. We lived in London, Germany, Switzerland and traveled in Europe for two years. The next two years we traveled overland through Turkey, Iran, Afghanistan, Pakistan to India and Nepal. We continued through Thailand, Singapore, Indonesia to Australia, and ended up working in Australia and New Zealand.

Areas of Expertise

My favorite destination is Africa, but love many different areas of the world and can offer advice on traveling to most areas, as I have now visited over 110 countries.

Have a question? Email me at charlie@slogull.com

My name is Charlie O’Connor. I moved from London, England to San Luis Obispo in 2012, and joined Gulliver’s Travel in February 2015.

Previously, I worked for American Airlines, where I gained a great deal of knowledge about how airlines operate. This insider knowledge and experience is very valuable when arranging the perfect choice of flights for my clients.

I occasionally visit my home in London to visit family and maintain my connection there. When I’m not doing that I’m exploring the rest of the world. My most recent trip was on an Oceania cruise around the Mediterranean, which I highly recommend.

Let me know if I can help book your next trip.

Travel Experiences

Europe: England, Wales, Ireland, France, Spain, Italy, Netherlands, Croatia, Montenegro & Malta

Caribbean: Bahamas, Grand Cayman, Jamaica

Mexico: Ensenada

United States: Arizona, California, Delaware, Hawaii, Maryland, Nevada, Pennsylvania, Virginia

Favorite Destinations: Barcelona, London, Rome & Eze but I love many different areas of the world and can offer advice on traveling to most areas.

Email me at leigh@slogull.com

I am a Central Coast native but am lucky to have seen much of  the world thanks to my parents’ international teaching careers. I have lived in Bolivia, Pakistan and Jordan and traveled extensively in the United States, Europe, South America, South East Asia and the Middle East, fueling a lifelong fascination with culture and history. I’ve visited Macchu Pichu and ridden horseback around the Giza Pyramids at moon rise. I even got to live in Petra, Jordan for 6 months while working on the excavation of a 5th century Byzantine Church. It’s no wonder I ended up studying archaeology and earned a BA in Classical and Near Eastern Archaeology from Bryn Mawr College in Pennsylvania.

I have been a member of the San Luis Obispo Vocal Arts Ensemble since 1994 and have toured Europe and Canada with the group many times,  allowing me to indulge both my love of music and love of travel. I am a curious and enthusiastic traveler and enjoy helping clients explore new destinations. Since joining Gulliver’s in 2016 I’ve seen the Mediterranean coast with Windstar, taken a fabulous Zegrahm Antarctic cruise, escorted a group to Cuba, and been pampered on the Rocky Mountaineer from Vancouver to Banff.  

My next trip is an expedition cruise from Belize to Colon, Panama with Hurtigruten. I’m excited to visit Mayan ruins, go snorkeling in Unesco marine reserves and have a tropical adventure from the comfort of a modern ship with environmentally friendly hybrid propulsion technology.