The Mom & Traveler - Family Travel Specialist
Family Vacation Maui
Travel is more than just a pastime or a hobby for me; it is something that it is always on my mind. My passion and my life, travel is the activity to which I have devoted more hours than anything else. A mother, a wife, a travel agent, a travel influencer, and of course a traveler, I enjoy encountering new ideas in new places and visiting all the most lush and wondrous destinations in the world. I grew up in Houston, graduating from Willowridge High School, earning my Bachelor of Science in Information Systems Technology at the University of Houston, and earning my MBA at the University of Houston at Victoria. So, it would be fair to say that I have spent a lot of time in the Houston area! Once I did start to travel away from home, though, I knew that it was the life for me. There is something grand to discover no matter where you want to travel in the world. The key, though, is to have some idea of what you would like to find! For four years now, I have worked in the travel industry, ever since my husband introduced me to it. He has worked in the industry for more than twenty years, so it is safe to say that I have learned a lot from him. I have become an expert at helping people to plan their dream vacations, and I want to help you plan every trip in your future.
Marrying at a destination wedding in Mexico, my husband and I hosted 100 people. As you can imagine, that was a big moment for us, and because of that special day, Mexico will forever hold a special place in my heart. Some of my other favorite locations to which I have traveled are Aruba, Rome, Sorrento, Venice, Maui, and Barbados. I reiterate: much of it depends on what I am looking for from one trip to the next. In Rome, I encountered history and vibrant life like nowhere else in the world, and on Maui, I felt like I could relax more deeply and more easily than I ever had before, lounging on the beaches and exploring the nature coasts for which the island is known. Each place is different, each worthy of exploration, each offering its own perks and personality.
As a travel agent, I work at Almeda Travel. My specialty is planning and arranging travel for groups as large as 50 people. I am a planner who focuses on crafting valuable experiences for my clients. A firm believer that luxury is within anyone’s reach, I am experienced at planning family travel (kid-friendly!) and event travel, coming up with a detailed strategy to ensure that you get everything possible out of your trip. I am a devoted member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., and I dedicate much of my time and resources to serving my community, recognizing and embracing my role as a leader.
On Instagram and other social media platforms, I am a travel influencer going by the handle The Mom & Traveler. Running these pages is something that I enjoy doing, and it helps me to widen my network and connect with people who share my interest in travel. As a mother of two, I put a lot of thought into what I can do to instill in my daughters a more cosmopolitan and worldly mindset, and both of them have traveled out of the country (and plan to do so in the future many more times). I have gone on five trips with my children thus far: Washington, DC; Orlando; Punto Cana; Puerto Vallarta; and Maui. I understand how stressful it can be for some families to go anywhere traveling with kids, and I am a master at minimizing those stress points so that everyone has a fantastic time from the first day of the trip to the last one.
As a family, your travel options are not limited to Disney! While the Disney theme parks and resorts can be a ton of fun, you do not need to close yourself off to luxury spots like Hawaii and the Caribbean. As a mom, I am here to tell you that family travel, even luxury family travel or adventure family travel, is within your reach. Let’s get started on planning your dream vacation today! I can help you to book any trip, whatever the location and whatever the timing. Baby-mooning is another topic I write about extensively. You can have the trip of your dreams – not in five years, not in ten years, but right now. Let me show you the way!
My Areas of Expertise
This year has brought us many different types of experiences, especially when it comes to travel. Many people have decided to stay put this year, while others choose to get out a little. I will say that for the first six months my family and I stayed at home; but after months of... Read more from my A Different Disney World Experience story.
There’s nothing like great food, cocktails, conversation, and a sexy atmosphere. This is exactly what I wanted during my summer stay in Rome. Prior to my departure I did some research to find where to go for this exact cultural vibe. I’m a strong believer in Instagram searches, as they show... Read more from my Cocktails in Rome story.
Our first vacation as a family will always be memorable for several reasons; it was our first trip as a family, it was our 13 month old daughter’s first airplane ride, it was her first stamp on her passport and most importantly it was our first time traveling as parents.
Aloha!!! For 6 days my family and I went on an adventure family vacation in Maui. While we were planning this vacation, I was a little hesitant to take a 3 & 5 year old on an adventure vacation but we went for it. We even brought grandma along for the... Read more from my Family Adventure Vacation - Maui story.
15th Wedding Anniversary Trip
Italy was wonderful! Both hotels were perfect, and the transportation service was excellent.
Though we had one minor off experience with the staff at the tour company, the tours themselves were pleasant and informative. Additionally, the tour guides were funny and engaging.
Again, thank you to Almeda Travel!
A Great Trip in Italy!
Wonderful Family Disney Vacation
Great Girls Trip
Thank you Ms. Taylor for joining us our women's group trip! I enjoyed experiencing Italy with you! Ciao!