311 North Second St., Suite C Porterville, CA 93257
Tel 559-784-2240
Toll Free 800-888-0403

At Hanson Travel Ideas we…

-save you time and money
-handle every aspect of your travel needs
-offer the best possible value for your money
-provide advice based on decades of travel experience
-work for you!

We are not some impersonal voice, thousands of miles away.
We are your neighbors!

Our Travel Team
Sara Durham – Owner, Certified Travel Consultant

Sara entered the travel agency business in 1971 working in El Centro and San Diego. After relocating to Porterville in 1981 she began working for Sierra West Travel and in 1989 joined the Hanson Travel Family. Since Jim Hanson opened the agency in downtown Porterville in 1958, it has been locally owned and has consistently offered something that cannot be bought – personal service. This high level of customer service still rings true today! Sara is the 3rd owner of Hanson Travel preceded by Jim & Katherine Hanson (1958-1979) and Larry & Letty Cotta (1979-1999). Sara has over 40 years of experience as a Certified Travel Consultant and has traveled extensively herself. Her passion is putting together and escorting group tours for high school marching bands, choirs, educational youth groups and theatre tours. Sara’s favorite city is London England followed closely by Sydney Australia. Favorite beach has to be Bora Bora in the French Polynesia and best destination; the next one on her bucket list!

Courtney McElwain – Travel Agent

Courtney comes to us with over 20 years experience providing excellent customer service and corporate account management. Courtney does it all. Courtney handles booking client flights, group and individual cruises, as well as complete vacation packages.

Interests include: Outdoor Sports, Roller Derby, Reading, taking trips with her family and anything cultural.

Favorite Place to Visit: Anywhere I haven't been yet. I really like a new adventure!!

Next trip: Ireland Fall of 2016

Contact Us
By phone: 559-784-2240 or email. Better yet, stop by our office!
We are open 9:00am – 5:30pm Monday through Friday, and are available evenings and weekends by appointment.