800-633-5577

Jani Miller, CTC, DS, LS

Contact Jani Miller, CTC, DS, LS

Office: 419 214-3595
Toll Free: 800 633-5577

Email

jani millersignature travel expert

Interests & Specialties

Jani Miller joined Central Travel in 1977 due to a passion for travel and she hasn’t stopped traveling since! She specializes in the following areas:

  • Adventure Travel
  • Africa – East & South
  • Health & Fitness
  • Golf Travel

Jani Is located in the Heatherdowns Blvd office in Toledo.

Expert Bio

In addition to a Certified Travel Counselor (CTC), Ms. Miller holds a Destination Specialist certification for Africa, is an Adventure Travel Lifestyle Specialist, and a Certified Lifestyle Specialist for Golf. She is an Azamara Platinum Globe Travel Professional, a Uniworld River Cruise Specialist, a Langham Hotels Specialist and has completed Lindblad's LEXpert course and the Seabourn Academy of advanced luxury-travel-industry training.

Jani is also a Viking Master River Cruise Expert and has taken river cruises with AmaWaterways, Avalon, Viking, and Uniworld in Europe and Russia. She has completed Avalon Waterways Specialist program, the Globus Tour Expert program and has earned her MBA as an Independent Travel Specialist with Monograms. Her active travel passion is supported by holding a Backroads Specialist certification.

Some of her favorite golf destinations include:

  • Stay in a lovely Hilltop Suite at Cape Kidnappers and play the fabulous course designed by Tom Doak – consistently rated the #1 course in New Zealand.
  • Stay at Four Seasons Scottsdale at Troon North and play The Pinnacle & Monument courses at Troon North – both award-winning Tom Weiskopf courses and the newly redesigned Ambiente Course at Camelback Golf Club
  • Play the Norman course at Red Sky Golf Club in Vail Valley rated a perfect 20 by Golf Odyssey. Stay at the Park Hyatt in Beaver Creek.
  • Play the Els Club Teluk Datai designed as a tribute to nature is an 18-hole Par 72, 6,750-yard championship golf course set in the beautiful island of Langkawi, just off the Northwest Coast of Peninsular Malaysia. Stay at the award-winning Datai in the Ocean Villas.
  • St Regis Princeville, Kauai HI, with the newly renovated Robert Trent Jones Jr. Makai Golf Club - a must play!
  • Sandals Emerald Bay, Great Exuma Bahamas featuring Greg Norman's award-winning Emerald Reef Golf Club.
  • The Lodge at Sea Island which features 54 holes of extraordinary championship golf.
  • Pueblo Bonito Resorts, Cabo San Lucas with golf at Quivira, Cabo Real or Cabo del Sol.
  • Four Seasos Resort, Lana'i - tee off at the championship Jacl Nicklaus-designed Manele Golf Course - its stunning!
  • The Ritz Carlton Kapalua Resort, on Maui one of the few in Hawaii to offer three 18-hole championship layouts - The Bay, The Village, and The Plantation.
  • The White Witch in Jamaica – stay at The Hyatt Zilara, Half Moon or Round Hill.
  • Torrey Pines Lodge where you received guaranteed tee times at both the North and the South course.
  • The Ritz at Amelia Island - play The Golf Club of Amelia Island, Fernandina Golf Club, Osprey Cove, and Royal Amelia Golf Links.
  • The Gleneagles Hotel which features the challenge of the King's, the secluded charms of the Queen's, or the nine-hole Wee Course. The exceptional PGA Centenary Course designed by Jack Nicklaus was the venue for the 40th Ryder Cup matches in 2014.
  • The Sanctuary at Kiawah Island which is a golfer’s paradise with five competitively designed master golf courses.
  • The Grand Del Mar Resort in San Diego - play Tom Fazio's championship golf course on property.
  • Nemacolin Woodlands Resort in southwestern PA - play Shepherd's Rock & Mystic Rock - designed by Pete Dye.
  • Ocean Dunes and SeaLinks Golf Club in Phan Thiet, Vietnam

MY RECENT TRIPS

John Jani Durban CCThis was our 6th Azamara PerryGolf trip. We added a pre-cruise stay in Botswana and Zambia with A&K South Africa and a couple shore excursions in Cape Town with A&K Destination Specialist shore excursions (the full day Cape Point and Sidecar Tour was a hoot – highly recommend www.sidecars.co.za ).

The complete itinerary can be viewed here:
https://axustravelapp.com/shared/itinerary/6053408e-eed0-4dde-94f1-9ad278ea3d0a

As usual, A&K South African took care of all the details. Chief’s Camp in Botswana has just 10 bush pavilions (1,500 SF) and was amazing – should have stayed 3 nights. Sussi & Chuma in Zambia has just 12 Treehouses and 2 private houses. Both properties had been renovated since we were last there in 2013 and both authentic Africa.

We set up a private 2-mile walking tour of the Zimbabwe side of the falls – well worth the experience. We also did an hour tour of the Zambia side – different experiences – we enjoyed both.  Be aware, however, that there are no cats (lions, cheetah or leopard) in the Sussi & Chuma area.

The cruise was round trip from Cape Town stopping in Port Elizabeth, Richards Bay and East London. Unfortunately we experienced 70 MPH winds and 33 foot waves the night before stopping in East London so that port stop was cancelled.  Azamara refunded the port taxes for that stop and the shore excursion we had set up.

The Quest was refurbished in 2016. In addition to upgrading all cabins and public spaces they added two new Spa Suites. We were in #9000, 414SF with 60SF Veranda. It was right next to the gym and spa so convenient, but no privacy when showering: https://www.azamara.com/our-ships/suites/club-spa-suite (problem when butler delivers breakfast).

PerryGolf was excellent once again.  However the area had been experiencing a 3-month draught so a couple courses were not as pristine as usual. We spent once night off ship at the Fairmont Zimbali Resort which was right next to the Zimbali CC. The resort was lush but a little dated, service was excellent. Courses played:

Humewood Golf Club https://www.humewoodgolf.co.za/  True links course and considered one of the top courses in South Africa.
Zimbali Country Club http://www.zimbalicc.co.za/ Unbelievable views of the ocean designed by Tom Weiskopf.  Spent one night at the Fairmont Zimbali Resort.
Durban Country Club https://www.durbancountryclub.co.za/ An iconic golf club established in 1920 was a little ‘tired.’
Pearl Valley https://www.pearlvalley.co.za/ A Jack Nicklaus Signature course in the Franschhoek Wine Region – great course.

Africa is one of our favorite destinations.  Safari and golf...does it get any better! 

Client Reviews

Central Travel - Administration
4540 Heatherdowns Blvd
Toledo OH 43614
Office Phone: 419-897-2070
800-633-5577
Central Travel
5577 Monroe St.
Sylvania OH 43560
419-471-2800
Central Travel
6815 Springvalley
Holland, OH 43528
419-867-4945
Central Travel
6710 W Central
Toledo, OH 43617
419-843-6294
Central Travel
1500 N. Clinton
Defiance, Ohio 43512
419-782-1911