254.776.2560 | 301 Owen Lane, Waco, TX 76710

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Allen Samuels House of Travel is a full service travel agency that has been locally owned and operated for over 45 years with over 125+ years of combined travel exerience, so why go anywhere else to book your next trip? We opened our door in Jan 1974 and have been growing our company ever since. We currently have a staff of 5 full time travel consultants here to help you plan your perfect vacation. We’ll save your time and money and we’ll help make your trip a hassle-free, one stop shop for all your travel needs!

Give us a call at (254) 776-2560 and let us get started planning either a trip for leisure, business or both!

Linda Key Murphree

Linda is married to her husband Richard for 1 yr! She has been in travel for over 25 years helping with both corporate and individual leisure vacations. Linda has 3 grown children & 11 grandchildren who keep her very busy all the time. In her spare time she enjoys watching her grandkids play sports and goes to every one of their games she possible can. Linda also loves to travel when ever possible.

Linda Key Murphree

Travel Consultant
Leisure, Corporate, and Group Travel
Cruise and Land Vacations
linda@houseoftravelwaco.com

Cheri Thigpen

Cheri is married to Davis Thigpen for 24 yrs. They have three children -Kaci, who is a school teacher in Austin, Bric who works for State Farm as a catastrophic loss adjuster in Dallas and Alex, who is a pediatric ICU travel nurse.
Cheri has worked in the travel industry for 11 yrs, 7 of which has been as a travel consultant for Allen Samuel’s House of Travel. She has traveled all over Mexico and the Caribbean. Her top 3 destinations are New Zealand, Spain and Hawaii.

Cheri Thigpen

Travel Consultant
Leisure and Group Travel
Cruise and Land Vacations
cheri@houseoftravelwaco.com

Bambi Eskew

Bambi is blessed to be married to Kevin for the past 32 years. They have 2 children, Dustin and Lindsey, and a grandson Rowan. They live in the Waco/China Spring area with their 6 dogs. Bambi serves on the board of directors for Fuzzy Friend Rescue. Being in the travel business for over 35 years, Bambi has the expertise to help anyone with their travel needs! People always ask her favorite places to travel and she replies, “ask me where I didn’t like as that would be a much shorter list!”

Bambi Eskew

General Manager
Groups, Special Events
Land and Cruise Packages
bambi@houseoftravelwaco.com

Jeff Grieder

Jeff Grieder is a travel agent with Allen Samuel’s House of Travel. Jeff moved to the Waco area in 2016 after living in Houston, TX his entire life and loves the community he lives in. He has been in the travel industry for over 17 years. Jeff prefers to go on cruise vacations and has been on almost 40 cruises so far. He also loves roller coasters, participating in his local book club and sits on the board of directors at First United Methodist Church of McGregor, in McGregor, TX.

Jeff Grieder

Travel Consultant
Leisure Travel
Cruises and Land Vacations
jeff@houseoftravelwaco.com

Carol Cunningham

Carol is blessed to be married to Benny for 46 years. They have a son Brian. Brian and his Wife Tammie and their grandchildren Miller and Bryce all live in Waco. Carol has been in the travel industry since 1971. Her first travel related job was at the ticket counter at Love Field. She has been at House of Travel since 1973. Carol specializes in groups, international and domestic at Allen Samuel’s House of Travel.

Carol Cunningham

Travel Consultant
International, Missionary Travel
Leisure and Group Travel
carol@houseoftravelwaco.com

Sherry Gosser

Sherry got involved in the travel agency business because she loves to travel. She started as an agent in 1991 and was an agent for 19 years. She then started marketing and web mastering in 2010 for ASHOT. In 2016 Sherry started learning the accounting side of the business for the agency and that is where excels at today both marketing and accounting for Allen Samuel’s House of Travel. Outside of work, she enjoys the great outdoors, gardening, DIYing, and playing with her animals.

Sherry Gosser

Accounting/Marketing
sherry@houseoftravelwaco.com

Megan Ed

New to the travel business but passionate about travel, Megan can always be found on another adventure. She has been to all seven continents, traveling to Antarctica in 2018 and achieving a lifelong bucket list goal. She recently moved to Dallas with her husband where she is in school to become a pilot. Her ultimate goal is to fly for Southwest and work as a travel agent on the side- simply because she loves it. She is an aspiring writer and in her free time works on children’s books.

Megan Ed

Travel Consultant
Outside Sales
megan@houseoftravelwaco.com

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