Why Travel Beyond

I love to have new experiences and discover different places. I’ve always wanted to share my passion for travel with people and help others have those unforgettable experiences.

Destinations Visited

Botswana, Zimbabwe,Kenya, the Netherlands, Germany, France, Italy, London, Morocco, U.S. Virgin Islands, various parts of the U.S.

Education

Bachelor of Science in Hospitality Management – Colorado State University

Career History

Manager at Courtyard Marriott – Jupiter, Florida

Where I’ve lived abroad

Florence, Italy

Most Memorable Travel Experience

When I was in Marrakech, Morocco, we were hiking near the Atlas Mountains and a small nomad family invited us into their home for traditional mint tea. They showed us their farm, and their grandmother made us all homemade mint tea, showing us the traditional way of making it. We then learned that the offering of mint tea is a sign of welcoming and hospitality in Morocco. That’s when I realized why I love traveling so much: experiencing all different forms of hospitality around the world and knowing that we are all connected in that way.

Most Recent Trip

In October of 2019, I traveled to Botswana, Zimbabwe and Kenya on a familiarization trip. Over the course of two weeks, a colleague and I were able to experience the Okavango Delta, Victoria Falls, the Lewa Wildlife Conservancy, Laikipia and the Masai Mara. Each place was special in its own way. From the serenity of the Okavango Delta to the invigorating game drives and breathtaking views of the Masai Mara – it was truly a showcase of Africa’s finest. There is something extraordinary about Africa that will always keep you wanting more.