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Hi there! I’m Gretchen, mom of two, Marine Veteran wife, Chicago native, forever home in San Jose, and passionate about all things travel! Whether you’re looking for a once in a lifetime South Pacific getaway, or an adventur...

Travel Agent with Vincent Vacations

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Gretchen Ode

Independent Travel Agent with Vincent Vacations

Hi there! I’m Gretchen, mom of two, Marine Veteran wife, Chicago native, forever home in San Jose, and passionate about all things travel! Whether you’re looking for a once in a lifetime South Pacific getaway, or an adventure in an old-world European city, I’m here to guide you and provide the upmost service for your next voyage. 


My personal travel experience, intuitive sense and certified training makes me a great fit for all of your traveling needs! I love to discuss new places to explore, bucket list excursions, quirky hidden gems and how to make each individual trip unique and tailored to YOU. Become a local, submerse yourself in the culture, lay back and relax (you deserve it!) and let’s plan your dream vacations time and time again. 


I’m here to help! Please don’t hesitate to reach out, tell me about yourself and your vision, and I’ll take it from there! Take out feeling overwhelmed and just enjoy the ride - I’ll be right by your side. 


I look forward to our chat and curating your next authentic and unique vacation!

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Gretchen was awesome
Gretchen was awesome

Gretchen was awesome helping us book our trip to Disneyland and Universal studios! Everything was so easy and the trip went smoothly. She listened to our needs and our trip turned out perfect! Highly recommend.-Kelly P.

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SAN FRANCISCO VACATION GIVEAWAY

Win a 3-night stay for two at The Westin St. Francis San Francisco on Union Square!

Timeless yet modern, The Westin St. Francis San Francisco on Union Square has been offering guests an enriching, restorative stay since 1904. With its turn-of-the-20th-century European style, their downtown San Francisco hotel ushers in a new chapter for this storied destination. Recharge in elegant rooms, many featuring chandeliers and marble bathrooms, with modern touches like Heavenly Beds and Enseo Smart TV systems. This prize includes a three-night stay in a Grand Deluxe Room and breakfast for two daily.

my destinations

All-Inclusive Resorts
Anniversary Trips
Beach/Sun
Couples only
Cruises (Ocean)
Cruises (River)
Custom Vacations
Honeymoon/Romance
Luxury Travel

My Interests

My Specialties

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AmaWaterways
Classic Vacations
Delta Vacations®
Europe Express
Norwegian Cruise Line
Princess Cruises
Travel Impressions
Viking

My Supplier Partners

MY SPECIALTIES

27 Certificates & Awards

ALGVPRO Travel Advisor Specialist Program
ALGVPRO Travel Advisor Specialist Program

Salzburg Destination Certificate
Salzburg Destination Certificate

Switzerland Expert Certificate
Switzerland Expert Certificate

Norwegian Cruise Line Certificate
Norwegian Cruise Line Certificate

Outrigger Waikiki Beach Resort Certificate
Outrigger Waikiki Beach Resort Certificate

Outrigger Expert Advisor Certificate - Culture
Outrigger Expert Advisor Certificate - Culture


can't wait to hear from you!