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River cruising is about the destination. It's not a one size fits all. There are subtle differences between the cruise lines. Having knowledge of vessels and itineraries, and carefully exploring what my clients want is imperative to curating the perfect river cruise for our American Express Card members. For the last 5 years I have worked with a local wine maker to hand select itineraries and activities for his wine club members. Each year we work together to provide unique experiences for each guest. I have had the pleasure of hosting sailings and experiencing the journey from my clients' perspective. Working with clients with very different interests and backgrounds has been so educational for me. I've come to see that each client experiences river cruising differently and each are looking for their own unique experiences. Working closely with cruise managers, reservation agents and sales representatives provides me with additional resources to curate special interest tours and destination-specific experiences for my valued clients and I look forward to helping you plan yours!
Always have your camera ready especially right at sunset when the river and sights on shore offer the best lighting.
Antigua with its beautiful beaches, breathtaking sunsets and friendly people makes it my favorite Caribbean island. Visiting the island many times over my 36 years in the travel industry has afforded me the knowledge and expertise to arrange highly personalized travel experiences for each client. No matter whether you're looking for a romantic experience, a family vacation or an island getaway, I will use my expertise and relationships with hotels, restaurants and the tourist board to help you plan the perfect vacation. Curating itineraries from luxurious to budget conscious, looking for adventure or local experiences is my passion.
Travel down Fig Tree Road and visit Elanie's roadside shack for the best fruit preserves you've ever tasted.
Twenty years ago I made my first visit to St Thomas and fell in love with the island. This is my island home and I have been visiting here ever since. I look forward to sharing my experiences to create customized vacations for my clients. It's my passion to design a specialized experience based on my client's desires, likes and dreams. I've also created a lengthy questionnaire to capture and learn what my clients want to experience and enjoy. Want to shop till you drop? You won't find a better shopping destination than Charlotte Amalie. Plus, don't miss Vendor's Plaza for local finds. And, if you're looking for that perfect piece of art, I recommend you visit Gallery St. Thomas. Dreaming of telling a great fish story? I can arrange for just that, as June through October is Blue Marlin season. Love turtles? You can swim with these interesting creatures at Buck Island. Plus, one of my favorite excursions is to take the ferry to Water Island and then hike to Honeymoon Beach. From there, head to Heidi's Grill where you'll enjoy the best fresh fish tacos! And then stay to watch a movie on the beach, but only on Monday nights. Visiting the island frequently has ensured that I know this island. Not only do I have the expertise to offer personalized, custom travel options, I can also recommend the best restaurants, hotels and excursions.
No trip to St. Thomas would be complete without a visit to Honeymoon Beach and Heidi's Grill for fish tacos. Plus, Monday night is movie night!
“Bienvendo!“ For over 20 years, I have visited this gorgeous destination! I would love to share some of the spectacular places you will find in this destination – Cancun! If you want a place with amazing white sandy beaches and beautiful crystal azure waters, then this is the place for you. Explore the Mayan Culture at the 4 Archaeological sites in Cancun. If outdoor activities are more your style, consider fly fishing or sport fishing! Don’t miss out on capturing an underwater museum, the Museo Subacuatico de Arte. No visit to Cancun would be complete without participating in a Mexican Cooking class, while enjoying local beer, wine, and a tequila testing. Whether you visit Cancun for a romantic, family, or singles holiday, there is something for everyone! When considering your Cancun holiday, work with an expert who loves the Mexican culture and knows where to stay, where to eat, and suggest fun activities that will enhance your vacation. It would be my pleasure and honor to show you all that Cancun has to offer with a local flare.
Nature enthusiasts will want to visit in May for sea turtle nesting and whale shark sightings.
For 18 years, I have traveled to Rivera Maya with my husband and my children. I look forward to sharing my experiences to create customized vacations for my clients. Visiting the destination frequently has ensured that I can suggest places that you don’t want to miss. You can experience Tulum, known as the world’s best energy source as designed by astronomers. Visiting Akumal in May and November is a perfect time for observing sea turtles laying their eggs. No visit to Akumal is complete without having a margarita at La Buena Vida (The Good Life) beach bar! And you won’t want to miss Rio Secreto and its underground rivers and caves, which is one of the best kept secrets in Rivera Maya. You may also want to save a day for snorkeling or diving at the Natural Marine Park, the second largest reef in the world! To complete a perfect stay, I can offer personalized recommendations for the best restaurants, hotel, and excursions.
Only exchange a small amount of your US dollars at a time… When returning at the airport, they don’t want to re-exchange.
Let me show you the mystical Island that is Saint Lucia. Having travelled to Saint Lucia many times, I still find her captivating and the people as hospitable as ever. Romantic private black sandy beaches are known for its majestic volcanic Pitons. You won’t want to miss the Sulphur Springs and mud baths. St Lucia can be a relaxing beach destination, but there are also activities for the most dynamic clients. From hiking in Pidgeon Island National Park to walking through a lush rain forest, the opportunities are endless! You can even experience the local culture by attending a cricket game. If you’re a “foodie”, experience the local cuisine where you can try green figs, salt fish, and cassava bread. You won’t want to miss the Gros Islet Fish Fry held every Friday night! All outdoor enthusiast can enjoy a wealth of activities in nature from hiking, swimming, snorkeling, and watching beach turtles hatch. When planning you’re Saint Lucia vacation, you will want someone who knows the island, listens to what you want to experience, and then can make it a memorable reality for you. As your expert travel agent, I have established relationships with hotels, restaurants, and tour companies which in enable me to provide you with the best local experiences for your trip.
No visit to Saint Lucia is complete without experiencing the Pitons; whether you hike or view them from the ocean, these volcanic mountainous never disappoint.
For over 35 years, I have worked with many couples planning their destination weddings. I find that couples choose destination weddings for many different reasons, and the type of wedding they are looking for varies greatly. Identifying why they have chosen to have a destination wedding is key to curating a unique and personal experience. From picking the destination, resort, and wedding type, it’s all about making your destination wedding an adventure for you and your guests to remember for a lifetime. When I work with couples, I bring my expertise from legal requirements for marriage in other countries to offering amazing locations to have the ceremony. I can coordinate mini-websites that your guests can book for their accommodations while taking that burden off the couple. Making a couple's dream destination wedding come true is one of the things I love most about my work. If you’re planning a destination wedding, allow me the opportunity to show you all the options that may be available to make your dream wedding a realty.
Countries have different requirements necessitating a whole myriad of paperwork from birth and medical certificates, letters of intent, and even proof of residency, so make sure to educate yourself far in advance to ensure you have enough time to get everything together.
I have personally escorted multigenerational groups, incentive groups, wine club groups, and many other types. One of my strengths is planning and providing a memorable trip for groups no matter the size. Even though every group may have different needs and wants, I can personally customize a perfect experience for you. Knowing how to navigate each individual’s expectations within the group is key. Asking the right questions and having the knowledge of what to ask is a skill I can bring to each curated group that I book. As a seasoned professional, I can manage your group from beginning to end, no matter what your budget may be. Whether you’re looking for an extraordinary adventure, learning about local culture, or spending quality time together, I will passionately work with you and your group to create a memorable experience for a lifetime.
Don’t be too ambitious and overzealous with planning every second or day though; sometimes the best things happen by chance, and you don’t need to add stress to your vacation!
As a “hopeless romantic” being married for 34 years, my husband and I have had the opportunity to fall in love all over again by travelling to many amazing destinations all over the world! Whether this is the first time you’re travelling together as a couple, or if you’re looking for the perfect spot to propose, if you’re planning the perfect honeymoon, or even as an empty nester who wants to rekindle the romance, I can customize the perfect romantic experience for you! If you’re looking for an expert who can take your romantic dreams and make them a reality, look no further than me. I look forward to planning a memorable experience with you.
Try something that neither of you have done before together, and then try something your travel partner enjoys, and don’t pack too many activities in and not allow time to just enjoy each other.
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