At the age of four, my first plane ride took me from Houston, Texas to the wild hills of Donegal in Ireland where I met my father's family, the O'Donnells. No leprechauns were sighted, but it was a magical experience all the same, full of castles, donkeys, great storytelling and an unforgettable Irish welcome.
While a history major at Bryn Mawr, my passion for art, literature and design led me to spend a semester in Florence, where I fell in love the Italian dolce vita and great food and wine. My husband John’s hobby is ocean liners, so together we’ve explored small and large ship cruising, enjoying such classic voyages as the Alaskan inside passage, and the transatlantic crossing. Our two sons are now college-age, but they’ve traveled with us since they were toddlers. I understand the challenge of planning hands-on experiences for active families.
As a Virtuoso agent for over 10 years, it has been my great joy to share my first-class contacts and extensive travel experience with my clients. Everywhere I travel, I think about my clients. Would they love this hotel? Is it walkable? Did I discover a charming restaurant around the corner, a landmark museum or a noteworthy artisan? And just what is it that makes this destination worth the trip?