Travel & Tours Unlimited Merger with Shoreline Destinations

Clients and Friends,Thank you for booking your vacations through Travel & Tours Unlimited for the past 23 years. It has truly been a pleasure to work with you on so many different trips that have taken you all around the world.

As you know, the past 15 months have been very challenging for all sectors of the travel industry. As we all return to travel (“plan your comeback” as one travel supplier puts it), it is important that we put our trust in those travel advisors and suppliers that have proven their strength, versatility and adaptability during these changing times.

In order to consolidate these attributes, Travel & Tours Unlimited is merging with Shoreline Destinations to form the premier team of travel advisors in Carroll County and the surrounding area. The merger will be effective on August 14, 2021 and the team will be led by Andrea Norfolk, the President of Shoreline Destinations.

Over the past year, we reflected on how to move on to our next adventure of spending more time with our children & grandchildren. While we will miss serving our loyal clients and the cherished friendships we have developed, we are excited for what the future holds. We will still be involved behind the scenes with the business, but we are looking forward to some downtime the next few years until we ultimately retire.

This decision was not taken lightly. Fortunately, we were able to find just the right fit with Shoreline Destinations and are confident that our clients will continue to receive superb service. In this regard, Michelle Unkart, Ana Kirculescu and Barbara Goundry will become employees of Shoreline Destinations and will continue to serve their clients and provide the same level of service and care they are used to.

We are immensely proud that our decision led us to Andrea Norfolk. Andrea started her career in the travel industry with Travel & Tours Unlimited and we could quickly see that she would excel in travel.  Andrea started Shoreline Destinations in 2013, assembled a very diversified team of travel advisors and over the past 8 years has built a very successful business. In fact, Andrea has been recognized as one of top agents in the country by Classic Vacations, a luxury travel supplier we have had a relationship with for years.

Shoreline Destinations helps its clients plan all types of vacations to virtually any destination, including Disney, Universal, Sandals, ocean cruises, river cruises, tours, resorts, groups, destination weddings and honeymoons, and has strong relationships with the same travel suppliers (e.g., Classic Vacations, Disney, Royal Caribbean, Celebrity, Globus, Avalon) that are used by Travel & Tours Unlimited. Andrea & the team are looking forward to planning trips for you and your family for years to come and we hope you will continue to entrust Shoreline Destinations with helping you make memories no matter where your next trip takes you.

We welcome you to visit us at

With appreciation,Laurie Martz          
Travel & Tours Unlimited

Andrea Norfolk
Shoreline Destinations

Travel & Tours Unlimited Clients & Friends – COVID-19 Update

As many of you know, with the stay-at-home order earlier this year we temporarily closed our offices at 419 Malcolm Drive and our employees started working from home.  Looking forward to the remainder of this year and beyond, there appears to be limited need to meet clients in our offices due to the restrictions on travel and our clients’ desires to limit travel until it is safer (e.g., a vaccine is available).

Accordingly, we have decided to permanently work from home and to not renew our office lease which expired on July 31, 2020.  This was a difficult decision to make, but as many of you know, Laurie operated from her home office for 16 years before we opened the office on Malcolm Drive.

In the future, much of our business can be transacted over the phone or by email.  When person-to-person meetings are necessary or desirable, we plan to meet our clients in public places such as restaurants (e.g., Panera, Starbucks).  We believe that many businesses, in the travel industry and other industries, will be changing their activities in a similar manner.

We look forward to serving your travel needs in the future.

Thank you and stay safe,

Laurie Martz               Ana Kirculescu                Michelle Unkart

Jerry Martz                Barbara Goundry             Karen Beardsley

20th Anniversary

We are celebrating our 20th Anniversary in business as a travel agency.

Thank you for helping us grow to where we are today.

Our success is directly related to our loyal clients, employees and travel vendor representatives.

Merger with Special Journeys and Gold Coast Travel

We are pleased to announce that Special Journeys of Westminster and Gold Coast Travel of Eldersburg have merged with Travel & Tours Unlimited.

Special Journeys, which was located in the Town Mall in Westminster, Maryland, was a full-service travel agency that had been in business for over 28 years.  Gold Coast Travel was located in Eldersburg, Maryland.  The effective date of the merger was October 31, 2015 and both agencies have closed their former locations.

We are also happy to announce that two of Special Journeys’ experienced travel agents, Ana Kirculescu and Michelle Unkart will be joining Travel & Tours Unlimited, effective November 2, 2015, and will be continuing to provide service to the clients of Special Journeys and Gold Coast Travel.

Tom “Mac” McElroy, the former owner of Special Journeys and Gold Coast Travel stated that, “the merger of Special Journeys and Gold Coast Travel with the other premier travel agency in Westminster, Travel & Tours Unlimited, will enable us to provide even better service to our clients in the future.”

Laurie Martz, the President of Travel & Tours Unlimited, stated, “We are excited to welcome the former clients of Special Journeys and Gold Coast Travel, and look forward to providing superior service with our experienced staff and cutting-edge facilities.”

Travel & Tours Unlimited, which now has 9 employees, has been in business in Westminster, Maryland for 18 years and will remain at its present location:  Malcolm Professional Center, Suite A, 419 Malcolm Drive, Westminster, Maryland 21157.


Carroll’s Best Travel Agency – 2016

You may have seen in the newspaper or online that we were voted Carroll’s Best Travel Agency in the Carroll County Times’ Readers’ Choice Awards for 2016, the third year in a row.

We would like to thank everyone who voted for us!  We would also really like to thank all of our clients for your support and referrals over the past several years.

We look forward to continuing to “help you plan your best week of the year – your vacation!!”

Laurie Martz        Ana Kirculescu        Michelle Unkart        Ann Gibson

Heather Thorpe        Robin Outten       Karen Beardsley         Jerry Martz

Disney Night

Thanks to all who attended our annual Disney Night on Thursday, October 9, 2014.  We all learned what is new at the Disney resorts, theme parks and cruise ships.

There are some nice promotions being offered now for the Disney resorts and cruise line.

Check with Travel & Tours Unlimited for details and recommendations.

Thank You!!

You may have seen in the newspaper that we were voted Carroll’s Best Travel Agency in the Carroll County Times’ Readers’ Choice Awards for 2014.

We would like to thank everyone who voted for us!  We would also really like to thank all of our clients for your support and referrals.

We look forward to continuing to “help you plan your best week of the year – your vacation!!”

Laurie Martz

Ann Gibson

Heather Thorpe

Jerry Martz

Welcome to Our Website

June 22, 2018

Welcome to our website – we hope that you will find it interesting, entertaining, helpful and easy to navigate.  After perusing our website, you may want to contact us with any questions you have or to request help in planning your vacation.

If you live near Westminster, Maryland, feel free to contact us to set up an appointment at our office where we can help you in person.  Also, inquire about any events we have planned in our Travel Planning Center where we frequently host travel suppliers so that they can make presentations to explain their travel products to our clients.

We hope that you enjoy your visit to our website and return to it frequently.  We also hope that we can help you plan your best week of the year – your vacation!

Laurie Martz, President