I offer travel planning services that save you time and frustration, secure your travel investment, and most of all, create fantastic memories.

My name is Bernadette and I’m the owner of Wishbook Vacations and Tours.  With nine years of experience in the travel industry, I can help you make your dreams come true. I am powered by Nexion Canada, protected by Consumer Protection BC, and a member of IATA. Your vacation is sure to be memorable and you know it is secure when you use my services.

I serve the South Okanagan communities from my home in Penticton, British Columbia.

I also have a loyal client base from Quesnel, British Columbia that I continue to serve.

If you want to get away from it all, find the most convenient route, the best applicable rate, the best value, or a unique experience that will provide a lifetime of memories, my focus is on serving you and I will find solutions that best fit your circumstances.

Contact me so we can plan your perfect getaway, a grand vacation, or a simple trip.  Your Wishbook is Our Blueprint for Your Amazing Vacation!


When your trip is too important to leave to chance!

As your professional travel consultant, I will access all my unique resources and tap into personal experiences to consider every option in planning a travel experience that meets your unique needs.

If you want to get away from it all, find the most convenient route, the best applicable rate, the best value, or a unique experience that will provide a lifetime of memories,  my focus is on serving you. I will find solutions that best fit your circumstances.

Your cruise, All Inclusive holiday, rail, flight and escorted tour are just an email or phone call away.

I-Love-Cruising-Message-in-SandDreaming of a river cruise?  I am a specialized agent with AmaWaterways and Viking River Cruises.  Ocean cruising is one of my personal favorite ways to travel and I am a certified or specialized agent with Princess Cruise Lines, Norweigan Cruise Lines, Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines and Holland America. Certified and specialized with Special Needs at Sea I am able to offer you the opportunity to fully experience your perfect cruise holiday!


Rail with Sun

Interested in  a rail holiday?

I have training and specialization with Rocky Mountaineer, Via Rail, Rail Europe and Amtrak.


Tour Guide


Looking for a fully or partially guided or self drive holiday?

I am certified or specialized agent with Anderson Vacations, Collette, Globus Family of Brands, CIE Vacations, Royal Irish Tours, Royal Scottish Tours, Trafalgar Tours, Contiki Holiday for those of you aged 18-35 and many more.




Need to sit in the sun, eat, drink and be merry and don’t want to worry about a thing?

I can help with that too!  I love to help you find the perfect all inclusive holiday with full access to all the Sun Tour Operators!



I can offer you peace of mind that your holiday is secure.

I am Fully licensed to sell travel insurance with Manulife.




A member of Nexion Canada

Nexion is an association of professional travel consultants for over 15 years.  So you know your trip will be handled with professionalism, informative and supportive experience.


It’s a beautiful world, let me help you experience it!


I often get asked:

“Why should I use a travel agent when I can book it myself?”


  • I love my job!  Sifting through the mountain of information and designing a perfect trip for you makes me happy and saves you time!
  • I work for you! My goal is to provide you with the perfect holiday experience with no hidden agendas.
  • I will strive to find you the best travel value possible.
  • One stop shopping!  I will save you time and money and can handle every aspect of your trip for you including insurance.  You dream about it, bring it to me, and I’ll do my very best to turn your dream into a reality.
  • Trust and peace of mind!  Your holiday is protected through Consumer Protection BC, IATA (International Air Transport Authority), Manulife Insurance with your purchase of protection, and powered by all the protection of Nexion Canada.
  • I am an expert in making sure that you get where you need to go at the best price and in the most pleasant way possible.
  • Stress free planning!  Don’t worry about the details – I’ll take care of everything for you!
  • The personal touch!  It’s all about you and your holiday!
  • Deals! Deals! Deals!  I’ll work within your budget keeping a lookout for seat sales and discounts tailored to your needs

Your unique vacation experience is very important to me.

A travel professional who is certified or specialized offers you the assurance of knowing you are receiving the most up to date information for your destination choice.

The lists below indicate some of the investments I have made to bring you the very best advice for your vacation planning. It is my goal that your holiday will meet and then exceed your expectations!




Vacation Providers


Sandals & Breezes

Rail Europe

Rocky Mountaineer

Amtrak Vacations

Globus Family of Products

Anderson Vacations

Royal Irish Tours

Sun Providers (All-Inclusives)

CIE Tours


Las Vegas

The Islands of Hawaii

Disney Resorts

The Caribbean


Australia and New Zealand


Viking River Cruises

Ama Waterways



Holland America

Princess Cruise Lines

Norwegian Cruise Lines

Special Needs Group/ Special Needs at Sea

Whether you are travelling outside your province or out of the country for a few days or for a few months, Manulife offers the personalized coverage you need to be financially protected against the cost of unexpected emergencies that may happen prior to or during your trip. No one expects to have a medical emergency away from home, or to have to cancel a trip due to an unforeseen emergency. But these events happen and they can be disruptive and expensive. Travel Insurance is essential in protecting your health, family and the considerable financial investment you put into your trip.

Clients often ask why I charge them a service fee on top of the cost of their travel or vacation.  That’s easy!  This is how I earn my living and you will see the value I bring to your holiday planning once we start working together.  It really is my goal for you to have the perfect travel or vacation experience, to stay within your budget, and to take away all the anxiety and stress of planning and endless searching. If you have any problems while travelling,  I am there to help: I will do everything I can to deal with issues so you don’t have to – all included in the original service fee.

Also, as a member of Consumer Protection BC, you have the added assurance that your holiday is protected as well.

General Office Consulting Fee (will be applied to booking if confirmed)$50.00
Flight Only Bookings *$50.00per person
* Surcharge for Flight Bookings Outside of Canada$10.00per file
Travel Reward Points (family rates apply)$150.00per person
Hotel Only (Included if booked within a package)$30.00per file
Car Rental (Included if booked within a package)$30.00per file
Rail Only$50.00per person
Insurance Only (Included if purchased with travel)$30.00per file
Cruises$80.00per person
Europe and FIT (Full Independent Tour) Packages$80.00per person minimum
Add Air to any destination with Europe or FIT Packages$20.00per person
All Inclusive Packages$50.00per person
Cancellation Fee$50.00per person
*Please note that GST is not included and will be added at the time of booking.