Why Travel Beyond

I enjoy working at Travel Beyond because I’m passionate about the travel industry. Even though I don’t travel as much personally as in previous years, I knew I wanted to still be involved and help others in their travel experience. I love how traveling can open our eyes to new cultures, adventures, and experiences. It can broaden our education and understanding of the world.

Destinations Visited

Kenya, Botswana, Zimbabwe, South Africa, Bahamas, Belgium, Canada, China, Czech Republic, England, Ireland, Northern Ireland, France, Greece, Indonesia, Italy, Mexico, Puerto Rico and Singapore

Education

BA in Psychology with a minor in communication, University of St. Thomas

Most memorable travel experience

In December of 2016 I visited Southern Africa spending most of my time in Botswana. Now that I’ve been to Kenya, people have asked which trip/country I liked more. Each were different and I love both, but Botswana will always be my first love and since it was my first experience on safari, it holds a special place in my heart. My eyes were opened to a world that I couldn’t even imagine until I experienced it firsthand. The remoteness of this particular safari allowed me to disconnect from the daily grind and just enjoy nature, wildlife and the beautiful surroundings. It is a trip I will never forget!

My Most recent trip

I traveled to Kenya in January of 2018. This was my second trip to Africa and once again it did not disappoint. I loved my time in Nairobi and one of the highlights was a foster visit at the Daphne Sheldrick Elephant orphanage. Most recently, I learned the exciting news that my foster elephant Mbegu graduated to the Voi Reintegration Unit! After some time spent in Nairobi, I travelled to Lewa Conservancy followed by the Masai Mara. The experience of safari is like no other and on this particular trip I got to partake in some unique activities, such as a hot air balloon ride over the Masai Mara. It was an experience of a lifetime and quite frankly one of the coolest things I’ve ever done – I would highly recommend. I’ve never cried tears of joy/happiness like I’ve had in my two trips to Africa (Southern Africa in December 2016 and now Kenya in 2018). I can’t wait to get back someday!