As a second-generation Travel Agent in my home-town of Wash. DC, I learned early that, while product knowledge and destination skills are essential in a good Travel Advisor, there's nothing more important than "exemplary service, with a smile".
After 30+ years as a Leisure Travel Specialist, I am more passionate than ever about my work. I share the excitement of the first-time cruiser; I love to set the romantic scene for my wedding-weary honeymooners; nothing thrills me more than planning a family reunion for multi-generations exploring the Galapagos or Alaska together...
I see the world as a magical place, full of mystery and wonder around every turn. I love being the Magician who makes it all come together for my clients, who very often become friends.
My personal wanderlust started early, with my own subscription to National Geographic Magazine at age 9! To my great joy, I have travelled all over the world: hiking in Italy, France, England, Scotland, Peru, the Canadian Rockies, and the America Southwest; researching Wellness, Ancient Cultures and Spas in Thailand, the Caribbean, Australia & New Zealand, South America, and Mexico; tasting wines and olive oils in Italy, France, Greece, Australia, California; visiting the world's best Zoos in Prague, Vienna, and Sydney.
For the last 10 consecutive years, I have been named to TRAVEL + LEISURE MAGAZINE'S A-LIST, as an ACTIVE & ADVENTURE / SPA & WELLNESS TRAVEL SPECIALIST. I am also Certified Travel Consultant (CTC)
I am proud to be a VIRTUOSO agent, and especially proud of my affiliation with TRAVEL EXPERTS!
Top Destinations and Expertise
City Hilton Head, SC
Phone +1 843-815-8100
Australia, Europe, Italy, South America
Adventure, Cruise - River, Hiking, Spas
PERU: Machu Picchu, Cuzco & the Sacred Valley of the Inca
A life-long dream realized: Hiking through the Cloud Forest to mysterious Machu Picchu!
Peru's biggest surprises for me? The fabulous food, gorgeous textiles, and gracious hospitality! I loved the spiritual vibe of ancient cultures living in harmony with modern eco-tourism. The result: luxury, beauty, serenity!
PRAGUE, VIENNA & COLOGNE: Great Zoos of Europe!
Travelling with a Zoo-keeper friend, I went behind-the-scenes to Europe's unique zoos! PRAGUE ZOO, rebuilt after a devastating flood, has a glorious Giraffe habitat.. VIENNA ZOO, at the Hapsburg Summer Palace, houses Pandas in elegant Palladian enclosures. COLOGNE ZOO rivals the famous Cathedral for photo ops. And - the beer!!!
SPAS of the AMERICAN SOUTHWEST
A dream trip: CANYON RANCH TUCSON with my 2 sisters for a mind-body tune-up. Then MIRAVAL, with my childhood BFF, for hiking, horses, Zumba, laughter and tears... Then MIIAMO in Sedona with a dear friend for sheer beauty and the Vortex! Finally, AMANGIRI, in Utah, alone - for the quiet...
SWITZERLAND, TUSCANY & ROME
From Zurich, a quick train ride to INTERLAKEN and the glorious snow-capped Alps, with picture-perfect villages and cow-bells as lullaby. Then south to our beautiful Villa near San Gimignano in Tuscany, for a week of La Dolce Vita.. Then, driving the beautiful coast of Tuscany to Il Pellicano - magical!!
CANADIAN ROCKIES: HELI-HIKING
From the glorious Chateau Lake Louise & Banff Springs Lodge, we were loaded onto a helicopter and dropped into the lap of luxury, high in the BUGABOOS, to hike in small groups according to each individual's ability. After an afternoon of unimaginable beauty, a picnic! And later - the hot-tub!!!
WHALE-WATCHING in the Sea of Cortez: Baja, Mexico
A small ship cruise in the Sea of Cortez, offering up-close encounters with Gray Whales (and their babies!) in Magdalena Bay, fantastic snorkeling off deserted beaches, easy hiking in desert landscapes and salt flats, followed by fresh fish tacos and the perfect margarita... Heaven!!
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