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We do things a bit differently, and that's the way we like it!

Costa Rica River Cruise

Costa Rica river tour

Panama Bridge of Americas

Panama Canal, Bridge of the Americas

Aboard the Star Princess in Alaska.

Endicott Arm, Alaska

Our Story

Whether you know exactly what you want and just want help putting it together or need help coming up with inspiration, we’re here to help you plan your vacation. We specialize in premium and luxury vacation experiences, so whether you’re interested in land or sea trips, we’ve got you covered.  We are not a 'big box' travel agency.  We have heart.  We truly care about your happiness and the memories you make on your trip.  

Lara Catton

Originally from the San Diego area, I have lived in Oregon's Willamette Valley for over 25 years.  I served in the Oregon National Guard for several years, while working as an emergency services dispatcher and raising our kids in public and private schools in the area.  I opened Journey Scapes Travel in 2017 out of a love for personal travel and wanting to bring similar experiences to others.  My travel experience varies between solo trips to groups of family and friends. 

When I'm not working, you can find me with family and friends enjoying a tasty meal together, exploring on our motorcycles, or trying to learn the intricacies of golf.  

Travel is always changing and even more so recently.  I have spent hundreds of hours in training with multiple travel suppliers to gain extensive understanding of the types of products and services that will be the perfect fit for your needs. My travel education is ongoing, as I am constantly researching travel trends, to add special touches to personalized travel itineraries.  Having nearly two decades of experience in emergency services dispatching, I am sensitive to health and safety concerns clients may have while traveling.  Most of all, I want to make sure that your travel experience is stress free and memorable...in a GOOD way!  

When you're ready to start planning your next vacation, schedule a Free Phone or Video Travel Consultation by clicking the button below.  I look forward to working with you!