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When Pam and Frank Sullivan decided to “retire” from their highly successful group-tours company they’d built and operated for over twenty years, they were adamant about what personal attributes were needed by anyone wishing to purchase their company.  They explained that their business of providing fun, interesting and worry-free group tours required attention to detail, hard work and perseverance as well as top-notch operations and people skills. Ultimately, Pam and Frank explained that their clients, “…are our friends, and we expect for them to be treated as well as we would treat them.” After many conversations, Pam and Frank were comfortable that Cynthia Marion and her husband, Larry Fick, would deliver on their promise to continue the TourWorks tradition of providing the utmost care for their traveling friends. Cynthia Marion bought Pam and Frank Sullivan’s business in February, 2012 and named her new company TravelPhile Tours. She is honored to have the opportunity to plan tours for Pam and Frank’s clients as well as for others who love to travel for fun and without worry!
 
Our promise to you and to them is that we'll continue to treat each one of you as they always have....as part of our travel family. We're honored by their confidence and we're committed to exceeding your expectations. You can count on us to do EVERYTHING to ensure you'll become a "TravelPhile" when you tour with us.

 

 

About Cynthia

Cynthia brings an extensive knowledge of travel, customer service, and communication skills to TravelPhile Tours. As the child of a U.S. Air Force officer attached to various embassies and treaty organizations, Cynthia had the good fortune to experience much of the world by the time she graduated from high school in the Republic of the Philippines. She was also lucky that her parents taught her the value of taking advantage of every opportunity to experience the people, history and culture of each new place her family lived!  She continued on to college in Munich, Germany and Rome, Italy before  graduating with a B.A. in History from the University of North Carolina. She completed her M.A. in American History while working for the University of Maryland’s Far East Division as a field administrator and adjunct history professor in the Republic of China and Zama, Japan. Along the way, she gained limited proficiency in French, Italian and Mandarin Chinese. Upon return to the United States, she began a twenty year career in advertising and experiential marketing where she sold and project managed corporate meetings and events for Fortune 500 companies. She founded her own small company producing events and meetings for clients including IBM, American Express and Hill’s Pet Nutrition. She continued as a part-time adjunct history professor at various universities and as an on-line part-time history professor for Colorado Technical University where she taught Twentieth Century American Culture in Transition. She lives in the Texas Hill Country with her husband Larry Fick and two cats and is the proud mother of one daughter, Erica Fick who lives and works in the Austin area.

About Larry

Larry brings strong operations and budgetary experience, knowledge of Fine Art and music,  along with a great sense of humor and Texas roots to TravelPhile Tours. His education and experience in Fine Art will enrich your experience when visiting Art Museums on our tours. He grew up in Waco, Texas and received his Bachelor in Fine Arts degree in Studio and Graphic Arts from Sam Houston State University. He began a twenty- five year career as an advertising sales executive, graphic artist and project manager for several companies in Dallas, TX eventually building his own graphic arts business. Continuing to do freelance graphic art and web design after moving to the Texas Hill Country, he also uses mixed media to create works of art at Fe29, an art lab in Wimberley. He lives in the Texas Hill Country with his wife Cynthia and two cats and is the proud father of one daughter, Erica Fick who lives and works in the Austin area.