Travel Leaders Active And Adventure Specialist
Ama Waterways Bike Tour
For the past 18 years, I have I been blessed to have the best job in the world, there is nothing better than planning a wonderful trip. My clients are the best, I get so excited helping them plan where they are going, what they are going to do and see once they arrive. I become absorbed in the destination, along with discovering and learning the history and all about what there is to do. That’s what travel really is all about. I love when my clients say we were in town and just had to come by and give you a hug. My motto is “I make Dreams come true!
”My job has allowed me to travel to 22 Caribbean countries, 7 European countries along with several Canadian Cities, multiple Mexican Cities and wonderful US destinations like Hawaii, Alaska, Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands. I love the quote by Ibn Battuta…”Traveling – it leaves you speechless, then turns you into a storyteller.”
As a TL Active & Adventure Specialist and TL Leisure Travel Specialist I strive to give you the attention and detail for every aspect of your trip you deserve. I offer a wealth of experience and an abundance of knowledge and will work hard to provide the trip you want. You will also find I am a very kind, caring and honest person.
I come from a family of college athletes, (I led my team to Nationals, a fete that hasn’t been done since, plus my Dad and Brother were both college athletes along with my daughter) For 38 years I have been an avid snow skier, love trekking, riding motor cycles, scuba diving and water skiing. Not only have I put together packages for individuals and families, I have booked numerous trips for my Brother, a retired scuba instructor, and his students, so you can see I understand the ends and outs of this world, not only is it my job, it’s my life.
All the Caribbean Islands are so different, each has its own history, which has changed so much, giving each one a totally different cosmetic makeup, a diverse personality, and each a distinct twist on food. At every Island, you can usually find great diving, along with some wrecks to dive and because many are volcanic islands, great trekking. We were diving in Barbados and a huge shadow passed over us, I thought it was a boat, I rolled over to see it wasn’t a boat but a huge Eagle Rey. Up until recently, college has been free for the Barbadians, which means this Island has a very low unemployment rate so the Island People are much friendlier, less aggressive and have fewer beggars. Cozumel, MX is a wonderful place to dive, plus a great place to ride motor cycles, on the back side of the Island, you will find a light house and a great place to boogie board. It has wall dives, cave diving along with good shore diving and they offer Nitrox dives.
My Favorite European Country is Spain, you can take the train from Madrid to Barcelona and then on up the coast to Castell de Fels, all three of these cities are so drastically different, you will feel like you have visited 3 different countries. Each is steeped in history and totally different cultures, wonderful food that is a world apart from each other along with great people. Plenty to do, with soccer games, have dinners with Flamenco dancers, watch a bull fighter or participate if the Bull Run. The Canary Islands offer wonderful trekking and the Catalonia area has plenty of ship wrecks to satisfy any divers. But then there is the history of Rome and Naples, with great trekking nearby and wonderful diving off the Amalfi Coast so it is really hard to say one or the other is really my favorite. I love to go off the beaten path and really enjoy the local culture.
Snow skiing is such an exhilarating sport, you can take the family, give everyone walkie talkies and be in communication with each other. The less experienced ones can be on one mountain and those that are more experienced on another. And those in the middle can catch up with you at the bottom and ride the lift to the top and just take a different run than you. Wolf Creek is a favorite as it always has snow, plus you can go earlier and ski later than most other locations. We were skiing in a white out would ride the lift up stop and get hot chocolate then it took us 15 minutes to ski the face down. The last day we were there the weather moved out and it was beautiful, but for some reason now that we could see what we were skiing we couldn’t do it any quicker than 20 minutes.
The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather a lack of will. Vince Lombardi
My Areas of Expertise
We met a couple in Houston, and they were headed to Los Cabos on the same cruise we were going on. Un-Cruise on The Sea of Cortez.
In Los Cabo we were met by a representative who guided us to our transfers and they took the 4 for us to the... Read more from my Un-Cruise Sea of Cortez story.
We flew with United on a Boeing 767-300, ECONOMY now has leg room, my 6'5" son would have been very comfortable. We flew into Amsterdam, caught the Ama bus to the AmaSonato, a beautiful ship, with a heated pool, an elevator, walking track and large chess board. The food was the... Read more from my Ama Waterways Rhine River Cruise story.
After our Ama Waterways cruise, our Foreign Exchange Son picked us up in Basil Switzerland and took us through the Black Forest.
We saw Frieburg, where he attended college. A great town for shopping and a park to hike in right in the middle of town. Great view from the top, well... Read more from my Hike and Drive throught the Black Forest story.
This was the best vacation - unil the next one!
Thank you so much for you kind words. I have enjoyed working with you and am so glad your trip was a success.
Wonderful Alaska Adventure
Thank you so very much for your review. I really appreciate it and am so glad you had a great trip. I look forward to working with you in the future.
Our first time in Cozumel
Thank you so much for your review. I really appreciate it. I'm glad everything went smoothly for you, due to inclement weather and other circumstances it doesn't always go the way you want it too. I'm glad yours went well. Thank you, have a blessed day,
Alaska an absolute success
We could not have been more pleased with our Alaska Holland America experience! The professionalism and attention to detail by Holland America while meeting all our travel needs, made our choice to see Alaska an absolute success! We would highly recommend seeing Alaska by land and by sea!. Our train excursion was fantastic and our on board ship experience was excellent. Service was fantastic along with the finest food and high quality on board entertainment. It will go down for both of us as time well spent together as we explored a fascinating and beautiful land.
Thank you for your professional expertise and personal approach in helping us plan our great adventure to Alaska!
David and Janice Berrong
I am so glad you had a great trip and created memories to last a lifetime. Thank you for your kind words.
First trip to the Bahamas.
Thank you so much for your review. It is always a pleasure to work with you and your group. Thank you, have a blessed day,
A trip to remember!!
That is so sweet, thank you so much for your kind words. I'm so glad you all had a great trip!
Hurricane Harvey didn’t disappoint us!
Penny also takes care of all the little details so we don’t have too!
Last year our trip coincided with the hurricane. Penny has a backup plan too. Within an hour we had re-booked our trip.
Thank you, I appreciate your review. Unfortunately life does happen, such as Hurricane Harvey. It is so much easier to let an agent take care of the stress when it does happen and not have to take care of it yourself.
I really can’t think of anything that you didn’t do. We are so thankful we went through you! Definitely made things go smoothly!
And for the property, it was great. No complaints or surprises at all.
Thank you again for everything!
Great, I am so glad you enjoyed it. Thank you for letting me know.
The best trip of our lives!!
Thank you for your wonderful review. You are always such a joy to talk to and work with.
4 Fabulous Vacations and counting.....
Thank you, that is so sweet. It is always such a pleasure working with you and your family. I am glad you have enjoyed them as much as I have enjoyed putting them together for you. Thanks again, Penny
Trip of a lifetime!
Thank you, glad you had a good time.
Our Cruise on the St Lawrence River
Cynthia, Thank you so much for your wonderful comments. I really appreciate it.
Macey, Thank you so much for your review. I really appreciate it.
Judy, Thank you so much, I really appreciate you letting me know. I always enjoy working with all of you too.
Great service every time!
Thank you, I appreciate your review.
Thank you so much, I really appreciate your comments!
Great holiday trip
Thank you so much, I appreciate your review.
Awesome Girls Trip!
Thank you so much, that is so nice. I have loved working with you too.
Our family vacation was wonderful!
Thank you so much, I really appreciate your review. I always enjoy working with you - Penny
An international excursion
Oh, Buff, what a wonderful review. Thank you, it is my pleasure to be able to serve you and our community.
My granddaughters first Caribbian Trip!
Thank you so much for you kind words. I really appreciate it.
Penny helped us plan the best trip of our lives.
Harvey, What a nice thing to say. It is always a pleasure to work with you and your wife. Thank you, I really appreciate it! Penny
Love all the trips Penny has helped us book!
Thank you, so much it is always a pleasure to work with you all too.