Banner Elk, North Carolina Travel Agent
Custom Group, Honeymoon and Luxury Travel Expert
My love for traveling began at 17 when I spent a year in South Africa. As an exchange student, I got to dive deep into the culture and learn all about the Xhosa, Afrikaans, and English people who make up this interesting country. It was such an eye-opening experience, and it made me want to explore other world cultures immediately!
Once I returned from South Africa, I kept traveling and haven’t stopped since! As a military wife, I started helping other wives plan their own vacations around the world. My first major booking was a woman’s outdoor clinic for over 50 wives. That was my first time booking on such a large scale, and I knew instantly that I had found my calling! I soon joined a ski resort as the director of group sales, and I helped roughly 400 groups a year experience an awesome time.
Today, with over 15 years of experience in the travel industry, I continue to love helping people go on amazing vacations! I focus on group and family travel, adventure tours, honeymoons, destination weddings, and vacations to numerous countries around the world.
Some of my favorite destinations to book are Hawaii, Italy, and South Africa, and I continue to research new destinations to give my clients the best information before their trip. I am certified with a number of destinations and groups, and this includes being a:
- South African Specialist
- Hawaiian Specialist
- Sandals Certified Specialist
- Luxury Travel Specialist
- River Cruise & Waterways Specialist
- And more!
I listen to my clients and try to visualize their trip before booking. This way, I can ensure that everyone gets a personalized vacation that they’re guaranteed to love. I love knowing that I help people have the best trip possible, and I remain available at all times to ease worries and provide helpful tips. My parents started a tradition of bringing their grandkids to new destinations each year, and I’m always excited to book for them!
I have created trips to Turkey, France, Spain, Croatia, and beyond. I love how these vacations bring our family closer together, and I want to bring the same joy to all of my clients! My goal is to provide you with the confidence and knowledge necessary to explore the world.
Talk with me today to book your best vacation yet!
Why I love my job!
Budapest from a river cruise
Everyday I get to explore new countries, cultures and people as I create amazing itineraries for my clients. I enjoy the challenge of finding the hidden "wow" factor that excites people to journey to new destinations, expand horizons and taste amazing foods. I believe my job is like an author, that each new client contributes to the next chapter. My favorite quote, “The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only one page.” – Saint Augustine. Just like a book, travel is a learning experience filled with a journey through cultures, history, people, ideas and just plain fun. Join me in writing the next chapter of the never ending book of travel.
First (and Wonderful) Experience Together Abroad
Thanks Don and I am so happy you had the "time of your life"! I actually just returned from Beaches Turks & Caicos for my personal getaway. As you know, Sandals & Beaches Resorts are really a wonderful experience combined with relaxation and adventure. Looking forward to your next Sandals vacation. Wendy