Why Travel Beyond

As an experienced traveler with a passion for creating amazing experiences my mission is to collaborate with clients and work alongside colleagues with similar goals. Building connections is important to me, I see my role in the travel industry as an opportunity to build great experiences and learn from colleagues. Working at Travel Beyond in the travel industry will continue to allow me to grow professionally and personally.

Destinations Visited

Angola, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belize, Botswana, Canada, Chile, Czech Republic, Eswatini, France, Germany, Greece, Guatemala, Ireland, Italy (Sicily), Lesotho, Mexico, Mozambique, Namibia, Netherlands, Norway, Philippines, Spain, South Africa, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Turkey, United Kingdom, and Zambia

Education

BA in International Relations with a minor in Foreign Studies from the University of MN.

Career History

I’ve worked for Outward Bound, AFS Intercultural Programs, Dominican University of CA, Study Abroad Italy, and Young Heroes. In my various positions and jobs, I have experience with international exchange, communication, experiential education, and have been fortunate to travel to some amazing and interesting destinations. 

Most Memorable Travel Experience

There have been so many memorable travel experiences over the years, it’s hard to pick just one. While on a night safari in the Okavango Delta and being completely mesmerized by the millions of stars and pointing out the various constellations with a laser, I heard something. We pointed the spotlight in the direction of the noise. Holy cow, there was a mama hippo with her calf headed our wayWe immediately jumped back in the safari vehicle, cruised back to camp where a fire was already lit, and had one more sundowner before securely zipping up our tents, not to venture back outuntil the morning! I also think about how infinitesimal I felt swimming near whale sharks just off the coast of Donsol, Philippines. 

Most Recent Trip

My most recent trip abroad was returning to South Africa with my two kids with a layover in Ireland on the way and a layover in Italy on the return home. It is a whole new adventure traveling internationally with kids and luckily, we had smooth transitions and wonderful experiences on safari seeing my children’s favorite animals – the giraffes and the lions. Many of the Cape Town restaurants and wineries are so kid friendly with playgrounds or grape juice tastings, dessert decorating or other special activities, it was a pleasant and fun time for all!