I grew up in Minneapolis, MN and lived in Chicago for 6 years where both of my children were born. I then moved to Buffalo and have been here ever since. I have always loved to travel. Before I went to school to be come a travel consultant, I had already traveled extensively throughout the U.S., Canada, Europe and Mexico. While working for AAA I have had the opportunity to continue to add to my resume of amazing trips including a trip to Russia, Ireland, 2 Mediterranean cruises, and much more.
I have been in the travel industry for over 16 years and I have thoroughly enjoyed helping people plan their dream vacations, honeymoons, family reunions, and more. With my extensive experience, I can offer you help that the online sites can’t and in the event of a problem, you can call a real person (me!) instead of an automated system. Our products, trips, packages, and preferred vendors are as competitive if not more than the online booking sites. I will help keep you from making costly mistakes and inform you of the rules and regulations required when booking travel.
I have traveled extensively all over the world. I have been to 15 European countries -- many more than once -- taking land trips and Mediterranean cruises. I have also been in 42 states in the U.S. and 5 provinces in Canada spanning Vancouver, BC, to Halifax, NS and all the ones in between. I have cruised the Mediterranean two times and have taken multiple Caribbean cruises, and a New England cruise. I have certificates for Disney, Sandals, Universal Studios, Jamaica, Italy and more.
My favorite vacation was a Mediterranean cruise with my husband and very close friends. We flew non-stop from Toronto, landed in Rome, where we spent 3 nights and 4 days touring the city before the cruise. We then went to the Amalfi Coast, Pompeii, Sorrento, Naples, and France. We cruised to Marsaille, and then went to Nice, Monaco and Eza. The next port was Barcelona which was amazing to explore the city, etc. The final port was Pisa and Florence. We took escorted tours in every port and especially loved our private tour visiting the Colosseum and the Vatican in Rome.
My dream vacation would be to revisit Paris and London and spend a week in each and further explore the museums, restaurants, countryside, etc. I love finding little warm restaurants in charming neighborhoods and having coffee or wine and just talking to the local folk and experiencing the culture.