Meet the Staff

Paul Moreno
Paul on smelly camel in Egypt!
PAUL MORENO, President. Paul has been in the travel industry for over 27 years. As a two-term Board Member for the prestigious IGLTA travel organization, he pioneered and implemented a code of ethics protecting the traveler. His specialties are Corporate Travel and Caribbean destinations (He was born and raised on the Dutch island of Curacao, and has visited at more than 43 islands). Paul sits on the Board of the BGRF, the organization that raises thousands of dollars for the GLBT community at the popular Fritz Block Party on Pride day. Paul is also fluent in 5 languages (quinlingual), facilitating international and foreign bookings!


in Athens
Paul and Stephen at the Closing Ceremonies of the Olympics in Athens, Greece
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STEPHEN BARLOW, Vice President. Both Paul and Stephen have been with 5 Star Travel since they bought it in 1991. Stephen serves as an agent and office administrator. He is also responsible for creating our "Community Share Program," the highly praised philanthropic program that has donated thousands of dollars to local non-profit organizations. Born and raised in Northampton, England makes European destinations his specialty. Stephen is also our cruise specialist, having earned several Cruise Lines Companies certifications. Above and beyond his 5 Star duties, he also volunteers for several local organizations.
Stephen Barlow in Moscow
Stephen in Moscow

Nancy at the Trevi Fountain in Rome

NANCY BLAISDELL, Assistant Manager. After being a client of ours for 18 years, Nancy joined our team in 2006 and is excellent at creating the perfect vacation package or honeymoon for our clients. She is very detailed and knows exactly what tour company to call for any particular destination. Favorite City: Paris, wihout a doubt.

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Jack CampbellJACK CAMPBELL, Sales Representative. Jack has been at 5 Star Travel for several years. His specialties include arranging group travel and obtaining discounted air and hotel rates for various groups or events. This year he is Boston's official agent for the NAGAAA World Series. He is particularly proud of our sponsored Softball Team, The 5 Star Diablos, Champions of several Tournaments. Jack also sits on the Board of Directors of the Somos Latinos Organization. Favorite destination: Canada.

Mark TaggartMARK TAGGART, Sales Representative. Mark is the newest member of our team, after moving to Boston from New Hampshire where he worked as a Sales Representative. Energetic, creative and full of spirit are the ingredients that give him both a corporate and leisure following. Mark is also the Program Coordinator for Boston based BAGLY. He can be reached at (617) 536-1514 or by email at

Erika in Thailand

Erika in Thailand

ERIKA DAYKIN, President Emeritus. Previous 5 Star Travel owner Erika Daykin has always loved her business, and we are proud to still have her on our team with a special title. She has been a travel consultant for over 30 years, and specializes in exotic travel such as Safaris, Ecotourism and Asia. Birthplace: Latvia - fluent in three languages. We cannot thank Erika enough for filling in for Paul and Stephen when they are away.


Anne Barton

In Loving Memory,

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