Outdoor Travel Adventures (OTA) is a full service adventure travel
company dedicated to arranging quality outdoor and luxury niche experiences.
Our goal is to provide life enhancing travel experiences, complemented by superior
customer service and an unwavering commitment to quality. Our knowledge and innovative
style embrace health, wellness, fun and an overall respect for the environment.
Roseann Iovine, President & Founder
Roseann has spent her career in the tourism industry. Prior to starting the company in 1996, she spent 15 years with British Airways,
holding a variety of positions in sales, marketing and strategic planning. Roseann used her innovative marketing and sales expertise
to position OTA as a leading provider of niche travel, widely respected by national tourism boards, airlines and worldwide operators.
Roseann has been featured as an industry expert on CNN and various other news channels. She is a respected consultant on a variety of
topics, including sustainable tourism, and has been a mentor to a notable number of people entering the travel industry. In 2015
Roseann took over the leadership of Protravel International in San Diego and her team joined forces with this world respected luxury
agency. Roseann has been a Premier Aussie Specialist and is widely regarded as a specialist to various South Pacific destinations.
She enjoys yoga, kayaking, hiking, and mountain biking. Her favorite destinations include New Zealand, Australia, Fiji, the Cook
Islands, Nepal and Thailand – just to name a few!
Wendy Eickhoff, Vice President
Wendy made her commitment to the travel industry right out of college, where she earned a degree in Business Administration from the
University of San Diego. After working several years at BCT Scenic Walking, she joined Roseann in 2000 to propel Outdoor Travel
Adventures to its current status as a leading niche travel company. Wendy is a dive travel specialist and avid scuba diver herself.
She has worked as a scuba instructor in the San Diego area, and traveled to many exotic dive locations around the world, including
Fiji, Palau, and Papua New Guinea, to name a few. Other favorite destinations include New Zealand, Australia, the Cook Islands, and
Uganda, but the list is long and continues to grow. In her free time, she also enjoys surfing, swimming, yoga, and climbing. Wendy
has also been featured on Fox News and in Women’s Health Magazine.
Sue Rovegno, Senior Travel Consultant & Product Manager
If anyone was born with the wanderlust gene, it is Sue. Since 1989, she has been designing custom international travel experiences
that delight and impress her clients. Having traveled the world extensively, her favorite adventures have included snorkeling on
the Great Barrier Reef, canoeing amongst the hippos and crocs on the Zambezi River, island hopping in French Polynesia, swimming
with whale sharks, exploring New Zealand's Luxury Lodges, hiking in the Cinque Terre, and expedition cruising in the Galapagos and
Papua New Guinea. Sue met her Italian born and raised husband while cruising the Caribbean aboard the Love Boat, where he was working
as the ship's Purser. They like to get back to Italy to visit family whenever possible, and it goes without saying that Sue is an
Italy expert as well. She enjoys cooking, gardening and all things "outdoors!"
Lindsay Santoro, Travel Consultant & Marketing Manager
Lindsay’s international travels began in 2000, and have taken her throughout Australia, New Zealand, the South Pacific, Western Europe,
South America, Africa and Southeast Asia. Her world adventures kicked off on Australia’s Gold Coast, where she studied abroad during
college, and she’s been on the go ever since. Lindsay is certified through the tourism boards as an Aussie Specialist and New Zealand
Specialist, and also specializes in travel to the Cook Islands, Myanmar, Thailand and Indonesia. Some of her greatest adventures trekking
to Machu Picchu, hiking to Everest Base Camp, bungee jumping in Zimbabwe, and kayaking through Halong Bay in Vietnam, and climbing
Kilimanjaro. Lindsay is always looking for her next adventure!
Salina Bastos, Customer Consultant & Concierge
Salina has always been passionate about international travel experiences. That passion for travel and for creating excellent customer
experiences is what brought her to a career in the industry. Salina is a San Diego native who married her Brazilian-born professional
skateboarding husband in 2010, and lived in Brazil and Argentina before settling back in San Diego. Two of her favorite cities from her
worldwide travels include Buenos Aires and Cape Town. In addition to her love of travel, Salina also enjoys running and cooking, and is
a certified Notary Public.
Kim Continetti, Travel Consultant
Kim’s first taste of international travel was in 1992, when she signed on with Europe '92 as crew on a 50-foot sailboat leaving
San Diego for the South Pacific on a 2-year circumnavigation. Shortly thereafter, she attended culinary school and began a career
as a private chef on yachts traveling the globe. Her love for travel and world class food and wine has taken her to the unique
culinary regions of Australia, Tasmania, New Zealand, Italy and beyond. Kim prides herself on creating unique travel itineraries
to ensure memorable experiences to last a lifetime!
Sari Gartner, Travel Consultant
Our Colorado-based specialist has a passion for active living and outdoor travel destinations. Sari’s belief that being a great
travel advisor means staying informed and connected to destinations as often as possible. She travels frequently with her family
in tow to a variety of destinations around the world, always combining local culture and activities with lots of relaxation, food,
and fun! Highlights include canoeing on the Amazon, diving and snorkeling in Fiji and the South Pacific, and seeing Queenstown (New Zealand)
from the top of the Remarkables. Sari is a specialist in travel to both New Zealand and Australia.
Outdoor Travel Adventures was formed in 1996 by Roseann Iovine. The company developed out of her passion for the outdoors and her love of travel.
Before the explosion of adventure travel websites, Roseann sought to fill a void in the industry by sharing personal travel experiences and first-hand
knowledge of destinations. The OTA team personally interacts with over 200 operators to ensure reliable and exciting adventure products for their clients.