Specialties

South and Central America
Luxury and Expedition Cruises all over the world
River Cruising
Hawaii
Caribbean
South Africa
Botswana

Destinations Visited

Peru, Chile, Ecuador (Galapagos), Botswana, Zimbabwe, Zambia, South Africa, Costa Rica, Belize, Canada, Mexico (Caribbean and Pacific coasts), Hawaii (Maui, Kauai, the Big Island, Lanai), Alaska, Jamaica, St. Martin, Cayman Islands, Anguilla, France, Italy, Greece, and Turkey.  I have cruised on Crystal, Silversea, Lindblad Expeditions, Holland America, Royal Caribbean and Celebrity.

Education

BA in Organizational Communications and International Marketing

Career History

11 Years Managing a Manhattan Based Translation/Interpreting provider, with a specialty in international litigation support, and foreign service of process. 13 years as a Travel Consultant.

Professional Awards & Accomplishments:

  • Certifications through ASTA for Adventure Travel and LGBT Travel
  • Destination specialist for both Hawaii and Mexico.

Why I’m a Travel Consultant

I love to travel myself, and passing along the things I have learned to my clients is a big part of my love of travel planning. I help my clients fulfill their dreams; regardless if that is visiting Machu Picchu, experiencing a safari, cruising the Mediterranean or enjoying a week with their family at a fantastic beach resort. I also believe that travel expands our horizons in immeasurable ways, causing us to reevaluate how we see and treat others, and live our own lives.

Most Memorable Travel Experience

So many moments are memorable, but the ones that really stick with me are those that cause me to step out of myself, and be in the moment… being grateful for the sights or experiences that I am fortunate enough to be having.

Recommended Right Now

Destinations that include a lot of beautiful scenery and wildlife – Chile, Costa Rica, Kauai, Alaska, Botswana…etc. I just returned from Torres del Paine in Chile, the scenery is changing constantly, and the varied landscapes are amazing.

My Most Recent Trip

I spent 33 days in Africa, visiting safari camps in Botswana, Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe and Cape Town, South Africa. Before that, I spent 18 days in Chile, visiting Santiago, the Atacama Desert, the Millahue wine region, Patagonia and an Expedition Cruise through Tierra del Fuego.

Favorite Properties

In no particular order –

The Four Seasons Hualalai, Hawaii

Fantastic service and location on the Big Islands coast – a peaceful and beautiful place to spend a few days.

The Singular, Patagonia

Amazing public areas, and one of the most interesting hotels architecturally that I have seen.

Titilaka – Peru

Peaceful boutique hotel on the shore of Lake Titicaca – fantastic cultural touring with private local guides.

Lion Sands – South Africa

Great game viewing, and my first safari camp. You must spend a night in Chalkley’s Treehouse!

Viceroy – Mexico

One of the most romantic hotels I have seen, most all of the rooms are standalone Casitas – with amazing privacy.