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Jean Wells Travel Escorts and Assistants


Tim Lawrence - Jean's husband and Travel Team partner - Having a love of history, geography, anthropology, and the earth sciences, my travel lust was developed during my college years. After several "dream excursions" throughout the world, I can say sincerely that travel is the most fulfilling activity that an individual can undertake. Jean and I have seen the "Big Five" game animals in South Africa as well as visited the ancient treasures of Egypt, plus so many other memorable areas. Other favorite countries include Italy as well as the British Isles.

Jean Wells - Pres. and Owner - Travel has always been such a passion of mine; having traveled to 54 countries during the past 34 years (and some of them I have traveled to several times), I can honestly say that all countries offer an overwhelming abundance of spectacular scenery, wonderful and interesting people, great food, new cultures, and fun things to do every moment of every day.
Within JWT we make every effort to give each of our clients the personal attention to ensure the he/she has the experiences that make each and every tour unique, fun, and memorable.

Call us today so that we can assist with your next leisure travel plans
(336 725-1624).

Independent Contractors with Jean Wells Travel
Lynda Needham is an Independent Contractor for Jean Wells Travel. She is a Winston-Salem native who retired from careers in cytology related industries, including laboratory, medical sales and technical support for a major medical diagnostic company. She has traveled extensively for work and is now ready to travel for fun! Lynda has been married to her best friend John Needham for 23 years. They have 9 grandchildren ages 3 – 17! She loves to read, play bridge, and golf.
Tel Number:  336 354-2688 Email:  Lynda.Needham@jeanwellstravel.com








Greetings! My name is Dana Pruitt.  I am excited to be working with Jean Wells Travel.  I enjoy meeting new people, tasting new cuisine, and most importantly arriving in and exploring new destinations.   I have traveled extensively throughout the continental U.S. and Canada.  I have always been fascinated by travel starting with my first plane trip to Seattle, Washington when I was 7 years old.   I believe that was 1984, oh how time flies. The World’s Fair was a magical place, filled with bright lights, amazing sights and smells and exciting rides.  Going to the top of the Space Needle and riding the Monorail were thrilling!  Good food, great times, and shiny souvenirs remain wonderful memories for me.

I graduated from UNC-C with a degree in psychology and elementary education.  After working in the mental health field as a Case Manager I decided I wanted to teach in the classroom. I found a position teaching second grade but I really wanted to teach Preschool.  I was thrilled when I got a position teaching in the NC Prekindergarten program.  4 year olds are my favorite age group.  They are so loving, eager to learn and will say anything!  I am married to my wonderful husband Scott and we have twin baby girls who keep us very busy!!  I look forward to traveling with them in the future.

Key West, Florida was my most recent destination.  The Conch train is an excellent way to see the sites of the town.  My husband and I were apprehensive about riding the Conch Tour Train (Out of the fear of sheer boredom).   However, the tour guide was so hilarious, when the tour was over we didn’t want to exit our passenger car.   We started off meeting the six-toed cats at the Hemingway House.  Next, we enjoyed the delicious cuisine just off Mallory Square in the historic seaport district.  We visited the Shipwreck and Treasures Museum and finished with the Butterfly Conservatory.  We ended the night on Duval Street.  It is the place to be with plenty of great restaurants and live music.  The remainder of the trip was spent swimming at the pool, chasing iguanas, and exploring Duval Street.  We ended our trip by sailing on a 120 ft. Catamaran to the Barrier Reef to go snorkeling.  We saw many tropical fish, dolphins, and a sting ray.  It was an exciting snorkeling trip!

I look forward to making your dream destination a reality.  Call me at (704)705-0016 or email me at dana.pruitt@jeanwellstravel.com


Hello.  My name is Pamela Davis and I’ve recently joined Jean Wells Travel as an Independent Contractor and am thrilled to be connected with such an awesome team of travel professionals. 

Retired from the United States Air Force, I served my country proudly. Having been asked several times if I would do it again…well, at my present age…NO.  However, at the day and age I served, my answer is definitely YES.  Europe was my home for more than four awesome years!  If given the opportunity, I would move back…as I know I will one day.

Travel has always been a part of my life.  There’s a picture in one of my antiquated photo albums of me sitting on my Dad’s lap as an infant vacationing in Columbus, Ohio!  How cool is that!  I’m sure that’s where my journey began…and since then I have traveled to over 42 Continental United States, Alaska, Hawaii, and more than 11 international countries…visiting some of them more than once!  My favorite is Europe…with Italy being at the top of the list.

I live to explore new places and I’m always planning my next adventure! I am here to assist in planning YOUR next adventure.  Whether it’s business or pleasure, your satisfaction is at the top of my list!   Please contact me at:

pam.davis@jeanwellstravel.com or Phone:  336 659-1160 

Meet Sonsera Kiger, the newest globe-trotting member of the JWT team!

From my very first trip abroad as a teenager, when my mom suggested that we live with a home-exchange family to study Spanish in Cuernavaca, Mexico, my wanderlust heart has taken me around the world.
I have made my home in many different countries, including, most-recently, Santiago, Chile, where I launched Chilenos Creativos (Creative Chileans), a company promoting artists in the global marketplace. As an undergraduate at UNC-Asheville, and an MA student at Wake Forest, I lived and studied in Mexico, and Venice, Italy.

I am fully-bilingual in Latin American and Castilian Spanish, and my Italian has been described as, “charmingly passable!”

Through my travels, I have seen an active volcano explode, slept through an earthquake (and drank one-text me for the recipe!), seen an octopus change colors in its natural habitat, hitchhiked my way out of a Oaxacan forest, tracked migratory flamingos through the Atacama salt lakes, cooked my breakfast in the boiling waters of the world’s highest elevation natural geysers, hiked to the top of a dune in the world’s driest desert at sunset, stood two feet away from Picaso’s Guernica, and soaked in a natural sulfur spring in a tiny Italian town called Saturnia…and I want to help you create the travel experiences you’ve always imagined!

I am adept at planning, as well as leading, group, couples, and individual travel experiences, and would love to help you design your next adventure!

336.414.4246, or sonsera.kiger@jeanwellstravel.com

Hi!  My name is Silvia Oliver and ever since I was a child, travel has been part of my life.  I was born in the City of Barquisimeto, Venezuela, but my parents are originally from Ibague, Colombia.  Every year we took a family trip from the Lara State in the center of Venezuela to the beautiful cities of Bogota, Cali, Medellin, Neiva, Santa Marta and even Cartagena in Colombia.

I have a bachelor's degree in Advertising and vast experiences in the fields of sales, marketing and communications.  Most recently, I've been perfecting my English, working as a volunteer in the Winston-Salem public schools, and helping my husband operate his company here in WSalem.  We also own a ranch in Merida, Venezuela, and return as often as we can.

Venezuela has an incredible diversity with its landscapes;  from beaches to mountains to deserts to the highest waterfall in the world, Angel Falls, I can say I am a big fan of outdoor adventures.  I have visited Aruba and Curacao, too.  Living in the U.S. I have enjoyed visiting Miami, Orlando, Washington D.C., Portland, Oregon, and am very much enjoying living here in WSalem, a super friendly city that has excellent opportunities for tourism and business.

I am delighted to be part of the Jean Wells' team to contribute my skills to the personalized attention they have been offering their clients for 34 years, making sure every trip they arrange is a unique and unforgettable experience.

If you are up to adventure, or just need a nice warm knowledgeable agent to help you with your travel needs, call me to assist.  Whether you are traveling for business, need a cruise vacation, leisure travel, or any occasion, do call or email, and let's start working on your dream vacation!!

Silvia Oliver    336  354-6140

Hello travelers!  My name is Jeff Rickert and I live here in Forsyth County with my wife Kara and two teenage daughters, Kori and Jodi.  London.  Los Angeles.  New York City.  Chicago.  The Bahamas.  Those are places that I've been to in the past, but what about the future?  There's a big world out there that is ready to be explored and I'm ready to see to see it.  Personally, I love history and have taught high school history classes at West Forsyth for 13 years and seeing where history actually took place is fantastic.  That's a great reason to travel, but there are others.

Maybe you want to experience a different culture, enjoy a relaxing getaway, get married in an exotic location, check off the next item on your bucket list, or show your children the wonders of Disneyworld.  Whatever it is, don't put it off any longer.  Life is short.  If I can help you make your trip plans a reality, please let me know.  It's time to see the world!

Jeff Rickert  336 618-5614

Fun With Jean Wells Travel
David & Ann Reid, Jean Wells & Tim Laurence enjoyed a wonderful Steamboatin' cruise together on the Grand American Queen.
A SJS/JWT group enjoying Magnolia Plantation in Charleston, SC
Jean Wells and her husband, Tim Lawrence, are enjoying themselves at the Whistler Resort, B.C.
Jean and Tim are seen here enjoying the Colorado Fam tour June 20-27, 2003 with 20 other Tour Operators from across the US. It was an outstanding week!!
Marc on the 18th Tee, Carnoustie Golf Links, June 1999
Tim Lawrence and Jean Wells-Husband and Wife travel team of JWT-enjoying themselves at the Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island
Rafting in Banff-Having Fun! Where, oh WHERE is Marc Pruitt???
The President and Vice President of JWT work SO HARD! Where they now??? Puerto Vallarta, Mexico!
Marc and Gina Pruitt after climbing the WORLD FAMOUS DUNN'S RIVER FALLS in Ocho Rios, Jamaica

For More Information on any package detailed on this site, contact
Jean Wells Travel
Telephone: (336) 725-1624
jean@jeanwellstravel.com OR

Jean Wells Travel is a member of Receptive Services Association, Inc., Travel South, Bank Travel, North Carolina Motorcoach Association, Virginia Motorcoach Association, American Bus Association, and the Travel Council of North Carolina


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Newsletter Date:
Tues, 01/30/18
JEAN WELLS TRAVEL presents: Macdougall Honeymoon to Australia

Hello Everyone,

Pam Davis, Indep. Contractor with JWT, had such a great experience working with the MacDougalls on their honeymoon to the "Land Down Under."  This couple really knows how to plan a honeymoon! Check out their commentary and a few of their pictures on the "Journeys" tab!


Warmest regards,