Kathy Oakes, General Manager

Like the spokes on a bicycle, our Kathy is integral to keeping the office and company moving smoothly.

Kathy mentors a team of dedicated travel professionals who share the core values of creating and delivering the ultimate travel experience for each of our guests.

Drawing on decades of experience in travel, Kathy’s insight helps design superlative itineraries for customized individual and group travel.

Kathy is fortunate enough to have scratched off many destinations from her travel bucket list – she’s lived in Australia and England, has gone on safari in Botswana and Tanzania, cruised in French Polynesia and Caribbean, and explored in Peru, Ecuador and Brazil. Her newest passion is small ship and expedition sailing.


Sailing into a secluded beach in French Polynesia on a luxury small ship. Can it get any better? Yes it can. Snorkeling with colorful tropical fish in clear turquoise waters. And when you get bored of that, visit remote islands followed by the freshest seafood and tastiest wine as the sun sets. Perfection, non?

"Working with Kathy and the Civilized Adventures team was really quite a positive experience. Kathy was attentive to all our travel goals and worked with us, and her Australian and New Zealand travel partners, to develop what we felt was a superb itinerary. Her patience in working with us to develop our itinerary, which took a very long time to finalize due to the length of the trip, was exceptional. Our itinerary matched our travel goals and in the end this attention to detail resulted in our travel experience exceeding our expectations. We would be very happy to work with Kathy and the Civilized team again for any future travels we may have and we certainly recommend Kathy and her team." GBP, Australia and New Zealand
"Kathy was very organized, a great communicator and planned a trip suitable for our group. She was also a great resource to have with us on the trip and a lot of fun!" Sandy Beach