I started my travel career purely by accident. I always had a love for travel and helping people. If it wasn’t for the blood, I’d probably be a nurse. I wanted to get out of the small Midwestern town in Northeastern Wisconsin that I grew up in when I was younger. I was fortunate to end up moving around the United States for my husband’s job. It took us from Wisconsin to Washington State, Arizona, Missouri, Georgia, Baltimore and finally Wichita, Kansas. Moving around the US is really when I became addicted to travel.
My formal education is in teaching, when I had my children, teaching and moving for my husband’s job wasn’t a good fit. Part-time travel planning was a good fit, I could raise my family and work. We got to take many family vacations over the past 2 plus decades. I fell in love with teaching… adults how to get more value for their vacation dollar and occasionally helping the geography-challenged.
Then just like that, my part time hobby became an important full time opportunity to help people.
I still love to learn about new destinations and services, constantly reading and attending workshops and specialist seminars. I eat the food (excellent and not so good), sleep in the beds, walk the beaches, and check out the entertainment first-hand. I believe life is too short for a bad vacation, especially if you have to save a year to take one!
Some of my credentials include:
- Palace Pro Agent
- Certified Sandals Specialist
- Couples Resorts Specialist
- Jamaica Travel Specialist
- Playa Resorts Specialist – which includes Hyatt Resorts
- Destination Wedding & Honeymoon Specialist
- Charter member of Destination Wedding Honeymoon Specialist Association
(I know it’s a mouthful – DWHSA for short.)
- IBEROSTAR Grand Collection Specialist
- Hard Rock All-inclusive Resorts Specialist
- Akamai – Hawaii Travel Specialist
- Matia- Fiji Specialist
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