Why Travel Beyond

I have a passion for planning and organization. In my free time I often create itineraries and plan trips to places that I will (hopefully) visit in the future. As the daughter of a pilot, I was used to taking nice annual vacations throughout the US and Mexico. Now that I’m older I choose to go farther than that. Finally getting to Europe on my honeymoon was a huge check off my bucket list, and there are still so many places I want to see. But travel is so much more than just seeing a country. It provides perspective. You get to experience people inside their own culture and unique history. The more you travel the more you can empathize. As they say, “Travel is the best education.”


Bachelor’s of Science from University of Minnesota, major: Family Social Science

Experience Living Abroad

I lived in Cuernavaca, Mexico for 3 months during a study abroad program.

Career History

I have over 14 years of client coordination and consulting experience in the health insurance industry. My past roles include being a call center representative, project coordinator, user acceptance tester, and business analyst. Through those roles I have obtained excellent customer service skills, technical skills, organizational skills, and an analytical mindset. I have been trained to focus on delivering quality solutions in fast-paced environment.

Most Memorable Travel Experience

For our honeymoon my husband and I explored England, Scotland, and Ireland for almost 3 weeks. Starting in England we focused on the incredible history of the country: touring the Tower of London, Westminster Abby, and Windsor Castle. Taking the train to Scotland gave us incredible views of the landscape. While in Edinburgh we had some of the best meals of our lives and enjoyed Scotch Whiskey tastings. Our last stop was Ireland where we drove to the West coast to see the Cliffs of Moher and Aran Islands. It felt like going back in time. Every evening was spent in the local pub, drinking Guiness and singing along with the traditional songs.

My Most Recent Trip

My most recent trip was to the Bahamas with some girlfriends. We stayed at the SLS Baha Mar which has some of the best dining options on the island. Every dinner was a gourmet meal with multiple courses and bottomless champagne. The days were made up of pool parties, private cabanas, and yachting. As an introvert I liked to take a little time to myself each day to walk along the beach or read my book at one of the many swim-up bars. On our last night we went out to eat at Graycliff Restaurant located in an historic hotel. After cocktails in the piano lounge, we were led to the basement wine cellar where there was a large table set up for us. We enjoyed a prefixed seven course meal and wine tasting. In case you can’t tell, one of my favorite parts of traveling is enjoying the local cuisine.