The idea of travel is seductive. You see yourself carousing the streets of Paris, tipsy with wine and love. Or lying sundrenched on the Caribbean, sipping native rum and fresh pineapple juice over shaved ice. The reality of travel is much different. Most trips don’t work out the way the traveler wanted them to.
It makes sense when you think about it. You’re transporting your dreams, hopes, wants, needs, concerns and expectations to a part of the world you probably have never been to before. So many things have to go right for you to have a memorably great experience.
I make no bones about why I believe most trips don’t measure up to what we want them to be. It’s the Internet. I love the Internet and use it every day for all the same things you do. What I would never do – and what I don’t think anyone should ever do – is use the Internet in place of an experienced travel planner. For example, the number one reason for bad reviews is that people didn't really know what they were getting for their money. They saw the price, it looked good, and they booked their stay, not realizing that for the same amount of money or just slightly more, they can have a much better experience.
To be clear, the Internet can be useful for figuring where you might want to go, what to do and see while you’re there, and what it might all cost. However, once you have a sense of all that, the smart thing to do is engage the services of an experienced travel planner. Someone like me.
To begin with, I love travel. I’ve been to almost all 50 states including Hawaii, the Caribbean (Aruba, Grenada, Puerto Rico, all 3 US Virgin Islands, St. Martin, Dominica, Barbados, Martinique, Jamaica, Dominican Republic, Grand Cayman, the Bahamas, Turks & Caicos, and most recently the British Virgin Islands), Europe (Netherlands, Czech Republic, Germany and Hungary), the Middle East (Israel and Jordan), Asia (Thailand), all over Mexico, Canada, and even Oceania (Guam, Yap and Palau).
But what I believe makes me most unique as a travel planning professional is the way I relate to people. I started my career in HR. I loved working with people. But when I took a trip to Turks & Caicos in 2012, I found a different passion and calling and became a professional travel planner, which has been my sole professional focus since 2012.
Travel agents are everywhere. I consider myself a Travel Therapist, because I take the time to get know the traveler. And to understand your travel dreams. Too many websites and travel agents rush into the details. There’s a time for that. But first, I need to fully understand your deepest travel dreams. Then I can use my wealth of travel planning experience and resources to make your trip everything you want it to be.
The last thing I want to tell you about me is that while I have planned travel all over the world, I specialize in Destination Weddings, Honeymoons, additional Romance Travel as well as Family Vacations. As an avid scuba diver, I'm also able to curate your dive vacations. That’s my idea of heaven. And I’ve done a ton of it – all over the Caribbean, Red Sea and Oceana. So, if this is what you’re into, let’s get you into travel therapy asap and let the journey begin!