Honeymoon Travel Consultant
Couple during Sunset
I became a travel agency owner much the way I do most things, very carefully and very thought out. I am not a spontaneous person (although I do like to plan surprises for others!) You might say it was years in the making. Way back when I was engaged, planning my own honeymoon, I sat across the desk of a travel agent putting together our dream vacation to Hawaii. I had studied abroad in college and traveled quite a bit, so the role of travel agent was intriguing to me. I asked her how people become travel agents and if she was happy. She quickly responded, "don't do it" and strongly discouraged me from entering the field. That was fine with me at the time since I was graduating from NYU with a master's degree in Speech Language Pathology and had a new job waiting for me when I returned from my honeymoon.
I had a very fulfilling career as a Speech Pathologist, but things change with time. I changed and healthcare changed and I found my job to be less fulfilling. Then in 2009, I contracted the flu, which led to pneumonia and a one week hospital stay in isolation. Funny thing about being in isolation… there's nothing to do but think. I wish I could say that I figured out ways to end hunger and ignite world peace but actually what I found myself thinking about, was a long needed vacation. And if not now, when? Staring out the hospital room window down into the parking lot to wave to my children, I had a new perspective - life is short, don't wait until tomorrow what you can do today.
The first thing I did when I got better was plan an amazing family trip to St. Lucia. It was one of the best trips we've ever taken and it was then that I realized I wanted to help other people bring their dream vacations to life. It's not really all that different from being a therapist. The definition of rehabilitation is the act of restoring something to its original state. In my mind, that's exactly what a vacation is meant to do. Vacations recharge our energy, they give rest and relaxation - often when it is needed most, and best of all, vacations help us connect with the people we love. Our family trip to St. Lucia wasn't about how great St. Lucia is (although it is awesome!) but rather about how it made us feel as a family. We were able to spend time together and do things together without the stresses of everyday life getting in the way. We put aside the bills, the medical concerns, the homework and simply enjoyed each other's company while making amazing new memories.
Everyone deserves to leave the stress of life behind and take a vacation. And what could be a more fulfilling career than planning those trips and making peoples dreams come true!
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Cross that off the bucket list!
Thanks Leslie! So happy your family had an amazing vacation and so glad to have been a small part of it!
Best Vacation Ever
Thanks so much for the kind words Meg! I am so glad to hear you enjoyed your vacation! Can't wait to work together again!
The trip of a lifetime
Thank you so much Sarah! I absolutely loved working with you and Greg! So glad you enjoyed Bali and had a fabulous honeymoon!
Our Cayman vacation was just perfect...
Thanks Jackie! Love seeing those smiling faces! Can't wait to plan the next one!
Amazing trip in Cancun
Thanks Rebecca for the kind words! Always a pleasure working with you! So glad you had a great time!
A DREAM HONEYMOON!
It was my pleasure to be a part of your honeymoon! You were amazing to work with and I am so happy that it was everything you dreamed it would be! I can't wait to plan your next trip!
Another Relaxing Vacation
Thanks Matt! Always a pleasure to plan your family vacations!
DREAM HONEYMOON IN PARADISE
oh my gosh, you are so kind! I loved working with both of you and can't wait to plan another vacation for you! It was absolutely my pleasure - thank you so much for the kind words!
Buffy did the hard work, we had all the fun
Thanks so much for the review! Glad you had an amazing trip!
Fun in the sun
Another Great Trip!
Thanks so much for the kind words! I am so happy you had another GREAT vacation! You are great to work with, looking forward to your next trip!
Honeymoon of our dreams!!
Long story short, after considering countless travel agents, we decided to give Buffy a shot. And we couldn't have chosen better! She helped us take our vision of the perfect honeymoon and make it a reality. Even when I challenged her with some special requests, Buffy went above and beyond to accommodate me and more then once acted as a champion for my fiance and I when complications arose. She was always available to talk and was quick to respond to questions and requests. I even called her the morning of our flight to help me decide on a electrical adapter! Buffy was absolutely fantastic and I would highly recommend her to my friends and family! Thanks Buff
Fire and Ice Honeymoon
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Family Celebration to Remember
So happy to have been part of this very special occasion! Thanks for the kind words, you know I love working with you!