There are many things in life that you simply would not experience if you did not get out and explore the world. Personally, while traveling, I prefer to immerse myself in the local culture in order to learn more about how other people live.
During a trip to Peru, I was able to spend the night on a man-made reed island with a village of 3,000 people, whose community had flourished on Lake Titicaca for more than 800 years. While interacting with the locals, I learned how their government worked, how to make textiles and how to fish in the region, and they enjoyed insight into my own little corner of the world. It's these special bonds that make travel memorable, and my hope is that I will be able to help all people enjoy these wonderful moments.
As a travel agent, I specialize in working with the following types of travelers:
•Adventurers – I am an adventurer at heart and believe in the value of dreaming of what life has to offer. I am a believer in “how not if” and “it can be both”. I will work with you to find out how to make your dreams become reality.
•Timid travelers — I recognize that many people desire to travel, yet lack the confidence to book that next trip. I want to help timid travelers feel more comfortable with the idea of exploring the world around them, and will make customized itineraries designed to meet their specific needs.
•Special needs travelers — I have completed a certification course for special needs travel, so I am uniquely prepared to create accessible itineraries designed for people of all needs and abilities. From allergy-friendly tours, sensory-friendly experiences and accessible accommodations, I will make sure that anyone and everyone can see the world.
•Senior citizens — I work with senior citizens to help them connect with groups and organizations that are planning tours, and I make sure that all of their personal needs are met along the way.
Travel is my passion and my second career. I am also a counselling professional with over 20 years experience working with a wide variety of people and issues. I am very familiar with how often a person wants a change, a trip or an adventure, and their worries and questions creep in and overwhelm them to the point of backing away from their dream. For those who are ready to manage their concerns, and feel like they have the same opportunities as other people, offer what I call "Travel Barrier Coaching". As a professional counselor I will work with you to develop strategies to manage the barriers that are getting in the way of your, or your loved one's, friend's or companion's, confidence to travel so that the dream that you want dearly can finally happen.
Wherever you would like to go, I would like to help get you there. I will be by your side every step of the way. Contact me today so we can begin planning your next big adventure!