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Northwest Arkansas Travel Agents

Carolyn Frieden

Carolyn Frieden started her career in travel in 1981 has been active in the travel business ever since.

She thrives on organization and details. Leisure travel is her specialty. If you would like to plan a trip to Europe, the Caribbean, Mexico or Hawaii, she will be happy to work with you to plan that special get away. She also has a passion for honeymoons and destination weddings. She is a travel specialist for Aruba, St Kitts, Jamaica, Ireland and Princess Cruises. She has traveled extensively throughout the Caribbean, Hawaii, and Europe.

Whether it be a honeymoon, wedding, anniversary, or a family vacation, Carolyn will be happy to help “Design” your next vacation.

Lauren Schwab

Lauren is one of our newest travel agents! Growing up in Joplin, Missouri, she graduated from the University of Arkansas with an International Management degree in 2012. After studying abroad in Rome for a semester she was eager to join the travel industry.

She loves coordinating destination weddings, and taking care of honeymooners!   She is also works  weekends as a wedding photographer for one of NWA’s most popular photography businesses! Through this, she has gained great customer service knowledge and people skills that are a wonderful  addition to our team. Now she is able to combine both her passion for photography and travel!  

Lauren has spent time traveling through Italy, France, and Spain. She has also taken cruises that included traveling to cities in Mexico and Belize.  Lauren looks forward in designing your dream trip! 

Julie Mitchell

Julie is a graduate of the University of Arkansas with a degree in Advertising/Public Relations. Julie has been with Design Travel for over 22 years, and Manages Design Travel. She has accumulated 29 years of experience in the travel industry and has traveled to over 43 countries.

Julie is a certified travel consultant. Her CTC degree prerequisites were five or more years of industry experience and completion of five part college level management courses emphasizing marketing, personnel , selling and accounting. Julie has also earned her destination specialist degree for the Caribbean and Europe.

She has completed specialized courses for Switzerland, Ireland, Italy and Australia and is passionate about selling these destinations. Julie has received recognitions and membership from the '40 under 40 organization and the National Association of Professional Women.

Julie loves a good challenge and lives vicariously through her clients. Julie has traveled extensively throughout the US, Mexico, Australia, Caribbean, Thailand, Hong Kong and Europe. She is passionate about service before, during and after the sale.


Chris Bierman

Chris is a new addition to the Design Travel team and recent transplant to Northwest Arkansas. He is a graduate of the University of Kentucky with a degree in Geography and holds a Travel Career Development certificate from Conlin-Halissey Travel School.

Chris has traveled extensively throughout the United States and has also visited Peru, Bolivia, Cambodia, Thailand, Laos, and Vietnam. Being a self-described “theme park enthusiast”, Chris would love to use his wealth of knowledge to help plan your family’s next trip to Disney or Universal in Florida. In his spare time, Chris enjoys exploring NW Arkansas with his wife, cheering on the Kentucky Wildcats, and daydreaming about that next traveling adventure. 

Lisa Jostad

Lisa has enjoyed the adventures of traveling as long as she can remember. As her children grew, she knew there was only one path that would satisfy her passion for travel. Lisa enjoys traveling in order to gain first-hand knowledge so she can provide experienced advice for the destinations you want to visit. Attention to detail and individualized planning allows you to relax and enjoy your vacation to the fullest.

Lisa loves traveling in Europe, especially Italy and Ireland. Other travel destinations have included Mexico, the Caribbean, Canada, France, Norway, Scotland, a Rhine River Cruise through Switzerland, France, Germany and The Netherlands, Croatia and Montenegro. Her favorite trip is “the next one”. She will be happy to help you plan that perfect honeymoon, anniversary trip or family vacation.


Paty Birchfield

Paty has been an enthusiastic member of the Design Travel team since 2000 wearing many hats – marketing, administrative, receptionist, and accounting. She enjoys assisting others so their travel experience is a relaxing one at Design Travel. Paty and her husband spend their free time traveling. On weekends you will find them entertaining their friends and families.


Doug Rosa

Doug Rosa came to Design Travel with extensive customer service experience stemming from corporate sales and marketing for many years. After relocating to St George, UT in 2006, Doug managed a local travel agency for 3 years. In late 2009 Doug joined Design Travel as an outside sale consultant. He provides concierge services to his clients and specializes in cruises, tours and business incentive groups.

Doug has completed specialized courses for various cruise lines, Australia Destinations Specialist, South Pacific, Hawaii, as well as New Zealand. He has received awards from Princess Cruise Lines/Commodore Status, Australian Specialist, as well as his CLIA Accredited Cruise Counselor designation. He has traveled to Hawaii, South Pacific, Australia, New Zealand, Mexico, Canada, Caribbean as well as the US.

Thanks for the card and all of your help. Cosmos was great! It was so relaxing to get away for 16 days. I made several new friends from around the world and got invited to India, Pennsylvania and New York! Europe was in fall and is beautiful. The leaves had just turned and the temperature was great. Our guide was from Amsterdam and spoke seven languages! She was great! Where shall I go next?
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