Manuela Henning

New Braunfels, TX

Cruise, Solo & Group Travel Specialist

I am a newcomer to the travel industry, but not to travel.   

A little bit about me...I am a 29 year Air Force veteran with 20 years of active duty service, and 9 years in civil service. I retired from active duty in 2012, and in the summer of 2021, I decided to retire early from civil service. I spent the bulk of my military career working in Education & Training Management/Human Resource Development, but did not start out there.  I was actually a plumber for the first four years of my military career, which are skills I'm grateful for, especially after I bought my first house.      

Early in my career, I got the opportunity to travel as an entertainer for about a year, singing and dancing my way around the world...twice. The lessons I learned in that time have been priceless and invaluable to shaping the rest of my career and life.  Hence, I consider myself a “creative” and "life long learner", and I am excited to use what I’ve learned from my own travels to help others expand their horizons, gain new perspectives & create lasting memories of their own.         

I plan to specialize in cruise travel, as it is one of my favorite ways to travel these days. Over the last three years, I have thoroughly enjoyed introducing several friends to the cruise life; I find it very fulfilling. I also want to help people interested in solo travel, especially women. On my first two cruises back since the cruise restart, we met some women who were traveling solo, which became the impetus for me to venture out on my own. Since the start of 2022, I’ve taken six cruises, five of which were solo adventures.  Currently, I'm planning a group cruise for my Tops in Blue sisters & brothers, and I'm loving it.  

I look forward to where this new journey takes me, and if you would like help with bringing your vacation dreams to life, feel free to contact me.  Thanks for your consideration.  Live to travel to live!


If not now, then when?

The Hills Are Alive in Piancavallo, Italy
The Hills Are Alive in Piancavallo, Italy

I've been blessed to travel to 48 different countries across four continents and to or through every state of the union, including Alaska and Hawaii.  I have three maps hanging in my of the world, one of the United States, and one of Texas.  Each map has two colors of pins...the brown pins are past adventures and the beige pins are places yet to explore.  That's the thing about travel...the more you venture, the more you realize there is still so much more to see and do.  If the last two years have taught us anything, it's that life is just too short.  Travel shapes and changes you in so many ways.  It helps you gain an appreciation, a perspective you would've never gained otherwise.  So, I ask you, if not now, then when?    

Destination Expert:

  • Texas
  • USA
  • Caribbean
  • Europe
  • Asia

Travel Specialist:

  • Cruises
  • Women's Travel
  • Military
  • European Culture
  • Arts & Culture

Top Travel Partners:

  • Celebrity Cruises
  • Royal Caribbean
  • Norwegian Cruise Line
  • Virgin Voyages
  • Viking


  • CLIA Member 2022
  • U.S. Rising Star Award 2022
  • Celebrity Cruises Certified Travel Agent
  • Royal Caribbean Master of Adventure
  • Norwegian Cruise Line Master Degree Graduate

Languages I Speak:

  • English
  • German

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