Twenty-five years ago I thought I would like to start my own business. I was working in the garment district in New York and just wanted… more. I had always loved travel, so when I visited a trade show and discovered the opportunity for a travel career, I grabbed it – and what a great decision I made! Before long I was living in Greensboro, North Carolina, working for an agency there, and after a year and a half I was able to go “independent”.
What better business is there to be in? Travel builds memories, it broadens horizons. Who doesn’t love talking, hearing, dreaming about travel? I remember taking my own children to Disney. My son got to shake Mickey’s hand. He turned to me – and I know this sounds like a cliché, but I promise you it’s true – he turned to me and said, “Mom, you just made all my dreams come true!” The wonder that he felt, and the joy it brought me to offer him that experience… I get to enjoy that every day with my clients. Talk about a happy job!
I specialize in luxury travel – I’ve been with Virtuoso from the very start – and luxury family travel is an especially rewarding field. A ski vacation in Switzerland, exploring art treasures in Italy, a family visit to Normandy and Paris, these are the experiences that a traveler remembers for years to come. Being a part of that is its own reward. And I work at it! Oh, I probably reconfirm things too many times, spend hours in research to be sure an excursion is a good value, but it’s all part of “going that extra” mile to ensure my clients have an experience of a lifetime. And when they come home and leave me a voicemail saying, “I’ll never book another trip without you!”… I know I’ve done my job.
Now that I am an empty nester, settled in Charlotte, and I’ve been in this business long enough to know the best… The best hotels, the best guides, the best resorts, the best cruise ships; I would love nothing more than sharing that experience and that knowledge, with my clients.
Australia, Ireland, United Kingdom, Antigua and Barbuda, France, French Polynesia, Germany, Greece, Italy, Kenya, Netherlands, South Africa, Spain, Turks and Caicos Islands, Anguilla
Beach & Sun, Family Travel, Honeymoons, Independent Tours, Golf