Why I’m a Travel Manager

When I was in college, I studied abroad for a couple weeks. I was so intrigued by our travel consultant that organized our trip, when I returned back to Minnesota after my studies, I interned with the company for the summer. During that time I gained my first real exposure to the travel industry and knew that this is what I wanted to do in the future. I was completing tasks such as marketing to campuses all over the country regarding the benefits of studying abroad, marketing specific group trips to Central America, creating monthly newsletters and expanding the company’s exposure on social media. The industry excites me and I can’t wait to gain more and more experience with Travel Beyond.

Education

BS in Marketing, Minnesota State Mankato

Why Travel Beyond

The atmosphere and work ethic within this company is more remarkable than I ever could have imagined for my first full time position out of college. I look forward to work every single day and enjoy the industry which we work within. Not one single day is ever the same as the previous in this industry and I learn something new every day!

Most Memorable Travel Experience

One night on my trip to Belize I went on a jungle hike late at night with a guide and some students. The guide was showing us many different ways to be able to survive in the jungle overnight with no food or water and only a knife. We learned how to make shelter, beds, what to eat and how to gather water from the large trees. It was amazing to see.

My Most Recent Trip

I recently traveled to Southern Africa in November-December 2015 on a 3-week educational trip. I visited many luxury safari properties throughout South Africa, Botswana, Zimbabwe and Zambia including Victoria Falls, Cape Town and the Cape Winelands. The game sightings were fantastic, including sightings of the Big 5 nearly every day! Following my adventures in Southern Africa, I moved on to the other side of the Atlantic Ocean to Costa Rica for a personal trip over the holidays. My family and I enjoyed white water rafting, zip-lining, sailing, snorkeling and soaking in the southern hemisphere rays before returning to winter in Minnesota.