Wildlife Safari & Adventure Travel Specialist
Horsebackriding near Big Bend National Park
I love helping my clients design their dream adventures. Whether your dream is going on a luxury safari in Africa, honeymooning and learning about a new culture in Hawaii, snorkeling the Great Barrier Reef in Australia, experiencing cave tubing in Belize or ziplining through the rain forest in Costa Rica, I can help you achieve your dream.
I studied geography at Texas A&M University before becoming a travel professional. To enable me to better serve you, I have earned my destination specialist designations for Costa Rica, Chile, Australia, Kenya and Hawaii. I have also taken extensive training on Southern and Eastern Africa and have completed Abercrombie & Kent's exclusive Africa Specialist program.
I am a member of the the Association for the Promotion of Tourism to Africa (APTA) and the American Society of Travel Advisors (ASTA).
My personal adventures have included hiking and backpacking, white-water canoeing, kayaking and rafting, cross-country skiing, rock climbing, and snorkeling. My favorite location is the Coiba National Park in Panama, where I enjoyed snorkeling with sea turtles and a white-tipped shark. Kenya also ranks high for me, with its abundant wildlife.
I look forward to meeting you, and hearing about your bucket list locations and activities. Call me, and I will customize a luxurious dream adventure just for you!
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Two of my favorite journeys have been to Costa Rica. I love the people, their culture, the rain and cloud forests, and the many outdoor activities available, including white water rafting, zip-lining, hiking, rappelling down waterfalls, snorkeling and more. But my favorite thing in Costa Rica is the wildlife.
Costa Rica enjoys a tremendous ... Read more from my Costa Rican Wildlife Safari story.
We had one of the best times on vacation.
Dear Joseph and Magda, thank you so much for your kind review. It is wonderful to work with you. I am so glad you enjoyed your special anniversary trip! I look forward to helping you with your upcoming cruise.
Thank you April for an AMAZING Hawaii trip!
Carolina, it was truly my pleasure to help you and your husband enjoy your Hawaiian vacation to the fullest. Thank you so much for your kind review and for the referrals - truly the highest compliment you could give me! I look forward to working with you again on your upcoming travel plans. :)
Great trip with 4 grandsons
Dear Denice, thank you for your kind review. I am so glad you enjoyed your trip to Florida with your family! I am sorry that you encountered an issue on your trip where the hotel miscoded your account. I was glad to help by calling the hotel manager on your behalf and getting him to correct the error during your trip.
One of the best trips.
It was truly my pleasure to serve you and your family. I am so glad you enjoyed your cruise! I look forward to helping with your next adventure.
Great Music and fun city!
You are so sweet - thank you. So glad to have been able to help. I look forward to working with you again on your next trip!
Exciting Family Trip
The perfect vacation experience.
Thank you so much for your feedback. You two were truly a pleasure to work with. It is great to hear that the itinerary we planned was even better than you expected! Please let me know when I can serve you or your friends and family in the future.
I'm so glad you found me helpful, and that you enjoyed your time in Africa. I look forward to serving you again in the future!
Buongiorno Italia - what a great trip!
I am so glad you enjoyed your tour group. Thank you for your gracious review. You two were lovely to work with, and I look forward to working with you again!
Dear Grant family, I always try to avoid hiccups in my clients' trips, but when one happens, such as it did on your trip, I always do my best to make it right. Thank you for your kind review. I'm so glad you were able to enjoy a great trip! Please let me know when you are ready to plan your next adventure. You have been a pleasure to work with.
Great Christmas Trip!
Lisa, thank you for your kind review. I am so happy that your trip went smoothly and that you enjoyed it. It was a pleasure to work with you, and I hope you will keep me in mind for your future travel.
So happy with our trip!
Susan, thank you so much for the pleasure of working with you and planning your adventure. I am so glad you loved your trip to Costa Rica, and I can't wait to hear more about it. Pura vida!
Punta Cana dreams
Jay & Maggie, as always, it is my pleasure to serve you! Designing your dream adventures is such a joy. I’m glad you had a wonderful time in the Dominican Republic. It will be fun to hear what you have in mind for your next vacation, and to help you achieve your dream!
We did have the best trip of our lives.
Carla, it is so good to hear that your vacation was wonderful! Thank you for your compliments and feedback. I appreciate you, and hope you will allow me to serve you in the future.
Absolutely fantastic trip.
Thank you for your review. I am so glad you enjoyed a fantastic vacation! It was an absolute pleasure to listen to what you wanted and needed to help you thoroughly enjoy your trip, and to translate that into the detailed plan for your dream trip. Please let me know when I can serve you or your loved ones in the future!
It was a great trip!
Thank you for your feedback. I strive to find the best fit for each of my clients. Thank you for your repeat business and referrals!
Trip to South Africa
It has been such a pleasure serving you and helping insure your trip went well. I am so glad you had an "amazing" time on your vacation! Please let me know when you'd like to travel again.
My First Safari to Africa !!
So glad you enjoyed both Africa and my service! It was an absolute pleasure to help you with your first safari. I look forward to working with you again soon!
Best Travel Agent In The Business!
Dear Lisa, it has been an absolute pleasure to work with you and your mom. Thanks so much for your sweet words and support. I truly look forward to your call letting me know all is well and we can re-plan your special trip to Maui, because I know how much it means to you. Please stay in touch. :)