Cristina Ortega Travel Advisor

Meet Cristina

Hello, my name is Cristina Ortega and I am the owner of Cultivated Escapes.  I began my professional travel career in a little agency located in El Paso Texas in 1990 after completing my travel and tourism certification at El Paso Community College.  I’ve worked in various aspects in the travel industry and for high profile companies such Southwest Airlines and Hilton Hotels.  I use all my past experience to provide a high level of customer service and attention to detail.

Cultivated Escapes is an affiliate of Terra Travel, a member of Signature Travel Network and where I worked as an inside sales agent for the past four and a half years.  Signature Travel Network is a network of more than 7,000 travel professionals who share one objective: to serve the unique needs of discerning travelers.

Along with my wonderful husband, Keith Ortega, we’ve raised 6 children and now find ourselves as new empty nesters.  I’m also a Grandma of 2 beautiful grandchildren and the pack leader of 2 beloved furballs.

When I’m not working on your wonderful travel plans or traveling myself, I love to spend time with my family , volunteer at my local food pantry and am very active in my church.

I’m not everything to everyone but if you’re looking for a true professional that has experience, helpful resources, collaborative partners around the world, trustworthy and responsive, then you’ve found me!


We start with a FREE initial consultation call so that I can learn about your dream vacation details and you can find out if I’m the right person for you too! 


After taking everything I’ve learned from you, you will receive the results of my research in the form of 1 or 2 proposals. We can discuss the details and modify if necessary.


You will be provided with your own exclusive live itinerary app after deposit is made so that you can see your trip being built before you eyes and at your convenience. You can always reach me via the app even during your trip!