Learn About Our Full-Time staff below.                                                                       We also have several outside agents who are not in the office on a daily basis but are also extremely experienced with their own areas of expertise:   Tom Hintz,  Denise Carlson,  Pat Rode and Barry Biesterfeld are also part of our staff.                                                                                

Shirley Babbs
Shirley is the former owner of House of Travel and has been in the travel business since 1985. She loves Regent Seven Seas Cruises and escorts yearly on Regent and Crystal Cruises and has also escorted on Seabourn Cruises.  She is also a Viking River Cruise course graduate.  She loves to travel and we have trouble keeping her in the office.  Call to get the latest details on where's she's going, to travel with her!
hseoftrav@mindspring.com

Experienced Travel Professionals

Each of our clients enjoys working with a travel professional who truly cares about getting the trip they deserve.

That personal commitment is backed by a depth of experience that’s rare in the travel industry today. To catch just a glimpse of the expertise you’ll have on your side, please read on to learn more about all the great things you can rightfully expect from Pelican Landing House of Travel.

Your local bonded agency with over 120 years of experience under one roof

Pat Hazen, CTC, ACC, DS
Pat has been working full-time in the travel business since 1970.  She has been an owner for all but about 6 of those years.   She has traveled extensively in Europe, Africa, Asia and the US.   She is passionate about South Africa and animal conservation.  She frequently escorts our small groups and is working on a small group for the Chelsea Flower show in London for 2021.  Always wanting to go back to South Africa, Botswana and Zimbabwe, call her for details on any upcoming small group adventure.  Pat just earned her "Faith Based Travel Specialist" designation.  She loves working with pastors for group tours!

pathazenctc@msn.com   CTC=Certified Travel Consutant (the Masters of the Travel Industry), ACC=Accredited Cruise Counselor, DS=Destination Specialist

Our Team

Linda House Murphy
Linda has worked in the travel industry since she was a baby!  Over 50 years gives her a wide variety of travel experience and knowledge to help you.  She loves to travel with her daughter and recently returned from visiting the Badlands and Mount Rushmore, and a Baltic Cruise on Holland America.  She is very detailed and handles much of the group business within the office.
lindarealtravel@gmail.com
Janet Smith
Wow, Janet IS the baby with only 30 years of experience!  She has been an agent, a bookkeeper and our favorite all-around fill-in for all of us!  She loves to cruise and, along with husband Wayne, is looking forward to her first Oceania Mediterranean Cruise in the fall of 2021.   If you don’t catch her in the office, she’s probably in Chicago visiting her twin grand babies!  Yikes they are 4 now!
janet@pelicanlandingtravel.net