Our History

Sharon Carr Travel is a family-run, full-service Travel Agency in Dallas, Texas that has been in business since 1969.  In more than 50 years, we have sent around half a million people to all corners of the globe!

Our expertise lies in group travel, having handled more than 400 groups for KLUV, KVIL, KOOL, WRR, KAAM, and KCMN Radio in Dallas, KLDE & MIX in Houston, Fox 97 in Atlanta, WBBQ in Augusta, Magic in Austin, Texas Mix in Victoria, plus countless companies like Aces Air Conditioning,  24 hour Fitness, Frisco High School, Lake Highlands High School, HFG Advisors, Hillwood Development, Texas Baptist Ministries, Ursuline Academy, Fitz & Floyd, All Saints Catholic, Mobil Oil Retirees & Republic Title, & so many more.

Our Values

Our goal is to exceed expectations, every time.

Our qualified and experienced agents are available by phone or email throughout the booking process, and are proactive in every detail of your reservation. We use our destination expertise, product knowledge and ample foresight to ensure that your vacation not only goes off without a hitch, but affords memories that will last a lifetime.

We are after all, in the business of making dreams come true!

Meet Our Staff

Sharon Carr


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Sharon Carr’s impact on the Travel Industry has been felt since the early 70’s, when she began a lifelong friendship with Radio Hall of Fame broadcaster Ron Chapman, and created the “KVIL World Tour”.  For 35 years Sharon & Ron sent countless radio listeners all over the world, until Ron’s retirement, and our subsequent adoption by Jody Dean & the Morning Team in 2005, where you can find us today.

A graduate of TCU with a Music Degree, Sharon’s early life as a performer at places like Six Flags over Texas and other venues, laid the foundation for her radio personality that has attracted radio listeners for so long now.  Beginning with our first trip in in 1971 (a week in Waikiki for $289!!), the KVIL World Tour, and now the KLUV World Tour, has sent thousands of travelers to all 7 continents, and in 2016 announced our 2000th trip with CBS Radio!

Sharon raised her children in the Travel Industry, both of whom have chosen to follow in her footsteps at Sharon Carr Travel.  Daughter Kirsten Carr McCurry manages groups at Sharon Carr Travel, and son Casey Carr is the General Manager at Sharon Carr Travel.

Sharon’s reputation and industry relationships have developed over decades at the top of the Travel Industry.  The first female president of Dallas SKAL Club, the first small agency to charter a full cruise ship (3 times!), and the only radio feature like it in the country, Sharon Carr is a bona fide legend in Travel Industry.

Casey Carr

General Manager

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Casey is the General Manager of Sharon Carr Travel, the host of Dallas 98.7 KLUV Radio’s KLUV World Tour with Miles in the Morning, an Award-Winning Filmmaker and Sharon’s son.

Casey cut his travel industry teeth working for Cruise West on board the Spirit of Glacier Bay in Oregon & Washington, and for Carnival Cruise Lines on board the Carnival Pride, before joining Sharon Carr Travel full time in 2003.

A lifelong movie buff and filmmaker, Casey opened Globe Trek Productions in 2012, where as creative director he has produced many films for Uniworld River Cruise Lines, Sita Tours, Oceania Cruises, African Travel Inc. and more, as well as a music series with The Dallas Observer called Busking.  Casey is a 6 time Travel Weekly Magellan Award Winner.

In a life of travel Casey has visited all 7 continents, most of them multiple times, and has experienced every facet of the travel industry inside and out.  He specialties include exotic destinations, Africa, cruises, river cruises & more.

Kirsten Carr McCurry

Groups Manager 

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Besides Sharon, the longest serving member of our team is Sharon’s daughter Kirsten McCurry, full time with Sharon Carr Travel since 1996.

Growing up in the industry, Kirsten spent ample time at Sharon Carr Travel helping out however she could, and traveling the world with her mother and brother from a young age.  After graduating from the University of Texas at Dallas in 1997 with a degree in Speech Language Pathology and Audiology, Kirsten remained in the travel business to pursue her passion for travel and never looked back.

Following in Sharon’s footsteps, Kirsten has passed the “travel gene” on to her two amazing children, Hannah and Holden, and is fortunate to show them the world!

Kirsten has a deep love of Mexico and all things Disney, and is an expert in both destinations, among many others.  Currently she manages Sharon Carr Travel’s groups, and continues to travel every year.

Julie Scott

Travel Specialist, CTS

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Julie Scott attended travel school in 1998 and never looked back! Now on her 18th year in Travel, she has earned certificates from The Travel Institute for both Luxury Travel, and Travel Agent Certification.

Julie is also a Certified Uniworld River Cruise Specialist, and specializes in independent travel for individuals, families, honeymoons & cruises.

In two decades, Julie has visited more than 20 countries, most of the islands in the Caribbean & four separate trips to Hawaii.  She continues add to that list, traveling to a new destination every year, often with with her young scholar (daughter Avery) in tow.

Ivette Sierra

Travel Specialist

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Ivette Sierra, joined Sharon Carr Travel in March of 1998. She discovered the love of travel at the young age of 5yrs old when she migrated from Colombia, South America.  Ivette’s son Geoffrey was born the same year she bagan her carreer in the leisure travel industry, thus her 23yr old son is a great reminder of her 23 years in travel!

Ivette specializes in Caribbean & Mexico beach destinations and considers herself a beach snob. If you want to walk barefoot on a stunning beach, she will find it for you! She feels absolutely blessed to work with such a wonderful family in Sharon, Kirsten and Casey Carr, and believes the best part of working for Sharon Carr Travel is getting to know all of our clients personally when hosting groups. Ivette is also bilingual and speaks both Spanish & English fluently.  She loves great heights, adventure, photography, animals and making travel memories with our wonderful clients.

Destination Weddings, honeymoons, romantic getaways, all-inclusive resort stays, cruises & family vacations are Ivette’s Specialties.

She spends most of her weekends dancing salsa & enjoying the great outdoors at her favorite park. Her most memorable travel experience and a personal dream come true in celebrating her birthday in Kenya, Africa with 40 clients she calls friends!!

Robby Vessel

Luxury Travel Specialist

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Robby Vessell is a 19 year veteran of the Travel Industry, a Certified Luxury Travel Specialist and a Certified Uniworld River Cruise Lines Specialist.  Robby quickly became a favorite among Sharon Carr Travel clients with his warm and enthusiastic personailty, and encyclopedic travel knowledge.

Robby specializes in Europe, Hawaii and exotic destinations around the globe.  Whether you are planning a honeymoon, a family trip or a large group, Robby’s expertise and attention to detail are invaluable to his clients.

Robby’s background includes extensive travel across Europe, Canada, Asia, Africa and the United States, to name only a few!

Junella Forbes

Travel Specialist

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Jennifer Simmons

Travel Specialist

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