Park Avenue Travel specializes in personalized travel services. Whether it will be a family vacation, a honeymoon, a cruise, a tour, or an independent adventure, we can help you plan just the right vacation. We specialize in making dreams a reality. We are committed to knowing our clients’ individual needs and exceeding their expectations. So, give us a try and see why people come to us for one trip and find an agency for life.

Exotic tropical island vacations, luxury and adventure cruises, romantic getaways, honeymoon packages, family vacations, and tours. You need a vacation and we are here to help you find the perfect trip. We’ll work with you to match your travel interests and your lifestyle with the vacation of your dreams. Our world class service and destination specialists can assist in coordinating every detail of your travel plans.  So start packing!



Nancy "Liz" Raposa

Nancy "Liz" Raposa received her Bachelor's degree of Science in Communications from Emerson College in 1984 and started in the travel business in 1986. In 1988 she opened her own travel agency, Park Avenue Travel.

Liz's expertise in travel comes from her extensive travel experiences. Having been on more than 100 cruises to incredible destinations in the Caribbean, Alaska, Mediterranean, Transatlantic, Transpacific, Orient, Hawaii, Arctic, Antarctica, Australia & New Zealand. She has traveled from sea to land and all 7 continents with Seabourn, Crystal, National Geographic, & Celebrity Cruises where she followed in Darwin's footsteps by going to the Galapagos.

Through the tour companies, Tauck, Abercrombie & Kent, Lindblad & Globus she did 3 safaris to Kenya, Tanzania, & South Africa plus gorilla trekking in Rwanda with Terra InCognita EcoTours. Nancy's journeys have reawakened her love of photography, specifically, in nature, as it relates to eco tourism and conservation.

Having the incredible opportunity to photograph the polar bear of the Arctic and the penguins of Antarctica will one day be included in her book of Wild Wanderings she hopes to publish in memory of her father, who was her inspiration to travel and was by her side on almost every journey.

Included in her many favorite destinations are Egypt and Madagascar. She has lead numerous groups to Egypt having been there 25+ times and looks forward to returning again with future groups.

She is passionate about the island country of Madagascar and helping to save the endangered lemur colonies that reside in this biodiversity hotspot. Over 90% of Madagascar's wildlife is found nowhere else on Earth. Traveling to Madagascar 10+ times since 2007 & photographing more than 30 species of lemurs in their natural habitat makes her the expert for this destination. She enjoys independent travel or group travel through Nat Geo Tours, Lindblad Tours, & Terra Incognita Ecotours. Travel is a passion for Liz. Let her make it your passion.

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Mary Chase

Mary is a life-long resident of Portsmouth RI. In 2006 she became a Travel Consultant specializing in Disney Destinations. She has continued to educate herself online and on site at Disney conferences. Her extensive knowledge of Disney Destinations has helped the agency achieve the “Authorized Disney Vacation Planner” status, a distinction given to only those agencies with the knowledge and expertise we have of Disney Destinations.

Take advantage of Mary’s personal experience traveling to Disney many times and her experience planning hundreds of Disney vacations. She would love to plan and book all aspects of your next Disney Destination vacation, including: Vacation Packages, Dining, Recreational Activities, Transportation, Personal Itineraries and much more. This service is at no additional cost to you!

If Disney is not the destination you are looking for, Mary is also a specialist in the Azores, Universal Studios and Royal Caribbean cruises. For an unforgettable vacation please contact Mary for an appointment today.

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Nancy Hartnett

Nancy's love of travel began at an early age with memorable family Christmases in Canada at the majestic Chateau Frontenac and skiing the picturesque slopes of Mont Sainte Anne. She later lived with a French family in Caen for a semester in high school where she fell in love with the history, art and cultures of Europe. Experienced with all-Inclusives, River Cruising, Tropical islands, European Discoveries, and Ski Adventures , Nancy is committed to helping Park Avenue Travel develop lasting relationships with valued clients. Nancy takes pride in prompt, courteous, professional service.


Lisa Whittier

Lisa's career began in the corporate travel department at Hasbro in 1994, which allowed her to handle corporate clients as well as leisure. She has been working with Park Avenue Travel since 1997, which she enjoys the variety of destinations that are available having traveled to many on her own. Whether it be a cruise, an all inclusive Caribbean vacation, spending time with Mickey and friends, gambling in Las Vegas or a weekend in London - she has the experience and knowledge to make your vacation an enjoyable and memorable experience!


Donna Barone

Donna's career as a travel consultant began in 1986, and in 1990 she joined the staff of Park Avenue Travel. Corporate travel planning is her primary specialization. Her clients include A. T. Cross, IBM and the Naval War College. In the leisure market she looks forward to planning trips to Disney World, Las Vegas and Bermuda having been to these destinations many times. If cruising is your passion she has sailed on Royal Caribbean, NCL and Carnival. She enjoys genealogical research in her spare time and has escorted small groups to the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah.



Jade Cihanowyz

Jade has been a travel agent for 15+ years on Aquidneck Island. She enjoys helping clients plan the perfect vacation or honeymoon and has as traveled extensively through Europe, Mexico/Central America, Hawaii, Caribbean and Las Vegas.

Her continued education in the industry has earned her certification as a spa specialist and destination honeymoon specialist to these destinations. In addition, she has been on many cruises and enjoys planning group travel for spa adventures and wine/culinary tastings. If independent travel to Europe is on your bucket list, Jade can help you plan in Italy, Ireland, Iceland, France and Switzerland.