Asia, Europe and River Cruise Specialist
After I went on my first cruise (western Caribbean) in 2009, I decided to utilize my background and experience in international education to help people plan their vacations and special events. I started out my career in international education as a Peace Corps Volunteer (in Fiji), so "service" is very important to me, and I try to provide that with all my clients. I have lived in Fiji, Thailand, Taiwan, Korea, and Japan, and have traveled to many other countries. I love sharing my travel adventures with others, and treasure it when a client returns from a fantastic trip that I helped arrange.
My most recent travels included Panama (service trip with Rotary), Galapagos Islands (amazing experience), the start of the Iditerod in Alaska, a wonderful wine-tasting river cruise down the Danube, a trip to Colombia, an eastern Caribbean cruise on the newest Norwegian ship, and a one-week European adventure to London, Paris, Strasbourg, and Amsterdam!
I know that planning travel can be very confusing with all the options available online these days, but that's my job: to help do the research FOR you and WITH you, and show you options that work for you and your traveling companions.
Student of languages and cultures
I would never dare to claim that I'm "fluent" in another language, but I'm happy to say that I've studied a number of languages and always enjoy learning more! In order, I have studied the following: Spanish (high school, and in the last year), German (undergrad school), Swedish (undergad school), Fijian (Peace Corps), Hindustani (Peace Corps), Mandarin Chinese (graduate school), Thai (graduate school), Japanese (work), and Korean (work).
My Areas of Expertise
First Time Overseas!
It was a pleasure working with you on this trip, Paula!
A light in darkness
Eastern Europe Adventure
Mike checked in with us before we left, during our trip, and when we returned home. I feel like we have made new friends with Mike and his wife. We have shared Mike's contact information with friends and we plan to utilize his services again in the future.
It was a sincere pleasure working with both of you. I look forward to sitting down and chatting about all your adventures!