Prior to starting in the travel industry, I had this amazing travel agent. I remember saying to her that if I ever became a travel professional, I wanted to be just like her. She was detail-oriented and her customer service was amazing. I am now doing my best to emulate her.
My first trip to Africa was what made me STAY in the travel industry. Elephants, 4 different kinds of giraffes, 2 types of zebras, cheetahs, wildebeest, lions, warthogs, hippos, rhinos -- I saw them all and more. What an adventure! And there is the rest of this unbelievable world to explore!
CONTACT THE TRAVEL AGENT WHO HAS BEEN THERE! The first question clients ask is "Have you been there?" My answer is that I have travelled to 109 countries (and counting!), as well as having sailed on 36 ocean, and 4 river, cruises. I have stayed at a majority of resorts in Mexico and the Caribbean, and I have also escorted travel groups around the world. HOW MANY TRAVEL AGENTS CAN SAY THAT?
I've been in the travel industry for over 28 years, and have twice been nominated for Travel Agent of the Year. I am a Destination Wedding/
Honeymoon AND Group Travel Specialist. I have booked hundreds of destination weddings, as well as booking clients on thousands of sun destinations, tours, and ocean/river cruises. As I have travelled extensively, I am able to provide you with information on countries, airports, resorts/hotels, restaurants, bars, ocean and river cruises, coach & self-drive tours, and excursions. I love to share my personal experiences with my clients so I can assist them in fulfilling their travel dreams.
MY VOCATION IS TRAVEL, BUT MY AVOCATION IS CUSTOMER SERVICE!
You can go to any travel agent for a price, but what you won't get is the level of customer service I will provide. You are never a number with me.
Prior to booking, I spend time with you to determine what you like to do while on vacation and to discuss the budget for your trip. Getting to know you is an important factor in finding your dream vacation. After making your booking, I provide you with information on the country you are visiting, travel and packing tips, & Duty Free regulations, etc. Whether you are a first-time or a seasoned traveller, I meet with you again to go over your travel documents and answer any last-minute questions you may have. After your adventure, I contact you for feedback on your recent trip and discuss what is next on your bucket list. This way I can keep in contact with my suppliers who offer that destination.
"Life is not measured by the number of breaths that you take, but by the MOMENTS that take your breath away!" When I describe a country I've visited, clients can feel MY PASSION of being a traveller: learning about a new culture, trying something totally different (such as walking with lions in Zimbabwe), eating new and delicious food, & meeting people from around the world. "We travel not to escape life, but for life not to escape us."