Favorite Hotel: The Birkenhead House – Hermanus, South Africa
Favorite Destinations: South Africa, Hawaii, St. Lucia
Recently Visited: Hawaii, Barbados, South Africa
I truly feel alive when I travel. From sailing in the Exumas, camping in Yosemite, to shark diving in South Africa. I am truly amazed at the beauty of the world and all it has to offer. We work hard to escape the hustle and bustle of life so I feel that attention to detail and service are of the utmost importance in selecting a property. I specialize in boutique and luxury properties that truly focus on the entire experience, not just a place to stay. I enjoy helping clients create once in a lifetime experiences and conquering their vacation bucket lists, such as seeing the big 5 in South Africa or a romantic honeymoon island hopping in Greece.
My passion for travel began when I was a young girl taken on a trip with my parents to the magnificent Atlantis resort in Nassau, Bahamas. There, I would play with Dolphins, enjoy bahamian fresh cuisine while dining amongst their breathtaking marine exhibits, and slide down their famous thrilling water slides that ended in enclosed shark aquariums. Needless to say, after this adventure, travel would become an important part of my life.
I have traveled much throughout the United States, Canada, Hawaii and Italy; of them beautiful places that I am so glad to have experienced. However, I still consider my adventures in the Caribbean, Central America, and Mexico to be my favorite. Memories of these adventures include: riding catamarans along the coast of Jamaica where I jumped straight off of the boat and snorkeled into cliff caves; Having my morning ritual be a howler monkey alarm and a local cup of coffee in Costa Rica; and soaking up sun and time with friends at elaborate pool bars with a gulf of Mexico back drop at the many luxury resorts Mexico has to offer.
As a parent, a very important part of my personal travels is that I appreciate both vacations built around spending time with family in conjunction with trips planned for time without being a parent. I have driven the “Icefields Parkway” in the Canadian Rockies with a 16 Month old in the back seat. I have also gone away to a Mexican All inclusive adults only resort with my husband while “the baby” was back in The States with the grandparents. Each vacation serves a purpose beyond where you are going. It’s my passion to get beyond “where?” and get into “with whom?” and “why?”. Affording these questions consideration is where truly great trips come to life.
“Should I take my kids here?”, “Is this resort good for a romantic getaway?” or “is the extra travel time worth it?” are all questions I have answered with my personal experience. So the next time you plan an adventure, ask me about my experience at multiple resorts in Playa Mujeres, or about what I loved and didn’t at my time at two different Couples Resorts in Jamaica. My many experiences are your resource!
I discovered my love for travel while planning trips for my family of five over the last 15 years. We have been fortunate to explore England, France, Italy, Austria and Germany together.
I enjoy the challenge of preparing memorable and unique itineraries that reflect the individual interests of clients, and helping them create lasting memories.
Let me help you find that wonderful restaurant in Florence that serves Pear Ravioli, take you by cable car to the top of the Alps in Innsbruck, reserve a bedroom at a working vineyard in Cinque Terre, schedule a bike tour in Munich or plan a picnic lunch from Rue Cler under the Eiffel Tower.I am excited to be working with My Trip Coach and bringing my passion and knowledge to our clients.
River Cruise Specialist, European Destination Expert.