Working With Us
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After nearly 100 countries, 6 continents, and almost 40 years of traveling, sharing my experiences and wanderlust has become my passion!
Growing up, I was always intrigued with foreign cultures. By high school, I aspired to explore the world and started traveling more extensively. That eventually lead me to a job in reservations with a major airline, and I capitalized on my stand-by travel benefits. I discovered places and people and my world expanded by leaps and bounds. Meeting people, seeing new places and wiggling my toes in beaches were my bliss.
And then I went on my first cruise. HELLO, WATER!!!!! It was magical, and a switch was turned on inside me – it was the perfect combination of all the things I loved about travel and MORE!!! I became enamored with the differences between cruises lines and destinations, and I have tried (and re-tried!) many, and discovered river cruises along the way as well.
As I went, I made several missteps and missed out on amazing adventures because I didn’t understand a Travel Advisor and their value. Finding a great Travel Advisor helped heighten my adventures and I began to realize that I was destined to follow her path.
Using my first-hand knowledge, wide-reaching experience and solid supplier relationships, I'll work with your specific needs and desires to create the vacation of your dreams! If you are looking for a cheap cruise getaway, I am probably not the expert for you. My cruise brand knowledge, experience and expertise are expansive. I am always on top of the cruise industry news, expansions and promotions. I regularly attend cruise educational conferences in my goal to be the best in the field of cruising for you. I also do group planning, bringing together family and people with common interests. I do all the planning, arrange conference space, special events at sea, Meet & Greets, and parties for your group.
The core of my passion is to create unique, authentic and extraordinary travel experiences. I’m as passionate about travel as you are, and I believe that vacations should be epic, life-changing voyages. I love crafting highly customized itineraries designed to help you see the world in ways you’ve never imagined. I also believe that for you, the vacation planning process should be simple and hassle-free.
Because I focus on creating a seamless end-to-end experience with a high level of service, I don’t offer deeply discounted travel packages, mass-market travel promotions, rebates, hot deals or price matching. I’m in business to help you save the time, energy, stress and overwhelm that is often related to exhaustive online travel searches. I also offer group planning with the goal of bringing together family and people with common interests. We can blueprint and build all the planning, arranging of conference space, special events at sea, Meet & Greets, and parties for your group.
Ultimately, we want your trip to be so remarkable that you can’t stop talking about it when you return! After all, the vast majority of our business is from referrals, which is probably how you found this website.
The Planning Process
After scheduling a consultation, we’ll meet together on a call (or we can meet in person if you’re local) so I can learn more about your unique needs. That way, I’ll be sure to put together a trip itinerary that’s completely personalized. After our conversation, I’ll follow up via email to summarize the details of your trip. When you’re ready to move forward, then you’ll take care of my trip planning contract and fee. My professional fee starts at $250 per itinerary (cruise cabin only starts at $125) – a modest investment that will save you hours of time and worry and ensure you the experience of a lifetime.
Designing Your Itinerary
Next, I’ll craft at least two preliminary itineraries for you to review, and we’ll then work together to refine one of those until it matches your dream trip vision.
Booking Your Trip
Now’s the time for you to sit back and relax while I take care of all the booking for you. Drawing on my first-hand knowledge, extensive experience and solid supplier relationships, I'll work with your specific needs and desires to select and reserve everything from your hotel rooms and cruise cabins to flights, tours, and more.
Keeping You on Track
As your travel advisor, I take communication very seriously. I’ll make sure you stay informed about the planning process and that you know what you need to do to get ready for the trip — like purchasing trip insurance, updating passports or fulfilling immunization requirements. You will also have access to a special client portal where you can see your trip summary, take care of deposits payments and professional fees, sign authorizations and know your balance and itinerary at any time.
Support While You Travel
Rest easy on your trip knowing I’m just a phone call away if you need help. I will guide you to the best resource available to resolve your concern. Finally, I’ll follow up with you after your trip to make sure it exceeded your expectations — and I’d love to get a glimpse of your travel photos!