About Us

Gerling Travel is owned and operated by Mark & Shayla Gerling.  The Son of an airline pilot, Mark spent a lot of time traveling around the Country as a child and developed his own passion for travel.  "Some of my best childhood memories were from trips we took with our Parents and Grandparents."  Shayla also traveled with her family as a young girl and developed her own interest in travel.  Together we have combined our passion and knowledge for travel and quickly developed a love for seeing the World.  Having been to several destinations throughout Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America, The Caribbean, Bahamas, Canada and the USA has allowed us to be a wonderful resource for our clients.  We specialize in three distinct travel markets; African photographic and cultural based safaris, Elite Sports Travel for corporate clients, select professional racing teams, marketing firms and the luxury leisure cruise and tour market.    We are so blessed to work with an amazing group of clients which are much more than just clients to us rather we consider our clients part of the Gerling Travel Family.  We have two wonderful children ages 5 and 2 with our 5 year old having already traveled with us to Europe, Africa and The Caribbean.  

Meet The Team

Martha Ferguson

Martha Ferguson

Martha moved to St Augustine FL, in 2014 from the Jersey Shore area where...

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Mark Gerling

Mark Gerling

Mark Gerling is the President and Founder of Gerling Travel Group Worldwide. ...

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Shayla Gerling

Shayla Gerling

Shayla was born and raised in East Moline, Illinois. She is Co-Owner of Gerl...

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Robin Grow

Robin Grow

Robin moved to Palm Coast twenty-one years ago with her family from Californi...

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Sheila Lewis

Sheila Lewis

Originally from Colorado, Sheila loves living by the beaches of Flagler Count...

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Sandy Smolenski

Sandy Smolenski

Sandy has been the accountant for Gerling Travel since 2007. She is also Sha...

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