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.
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 (Amsterdam), the Middle East (Israel and Jordan), all over Mexico, Canada, and even Oceania (Guam, Yap and Palau).
But what I believe makes me 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 what I discovered I loved most was helping them plan their business travel. That led me to become 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 do have a specialty in Caribbean travel, especially around scuba diving and snorkeling. That’s my idea of heaven. And I’ve done a ton of it – all over the Caribbean. If that’s what you’re into, let’s get you into travel therapy asap and let the journey begin!