I have a motto that I live by…the family that plays together stays together. My belief stems from a long line of personal experiences that have shown this to be one of the truest statements in my life. Because of this, I want to share my expertise and planning skills to help others build long-lasting relationships and memories of new and shared experiences through group travel.
My fondest memories as a child are those of traveling with my family. We were five kids and two adults in a station wagon driving around the US in the worst heat of the summer with no air conditioning and black interior. We still like to laugh about the time all the kids got stuck in an elevator in Mexico…and sneaking Mom’s homemade cookies in the back of the station wagon (where did all the cookies go?)…and going to Disneyland and us girls only getting to use the “A” tickets for rides because my older brothers used all the “E” tickets for the good rides…all of us kids plugging our noses and making faces at the Yellowstone geysers because they smelled like rotten eggs (my brother saying “the smeller’s the feller”)…I could go on and on.
As we all grew up and had kids of our own, vacations were a way to stay connected with my siblings and dozens of nieces and nephews. It’s where we bonded with the kids of the next generation. Whether it was a day at Grandma and Grandpa’s beach cabin with beach Olympics (aka who can throw the seaweed the furthest) or a trip to Disney World to experience free dining (and showering in shorts outside because it was raining that hard), new memories were being made that continue to bond us to this day. These kids have traveled all over the US together. The family that plays together stays together.
Sometimes we have have vacations with just the adults. I’ve planned a Panama Canal cruise as well as an Alaska cruise with my parents and grown siblings. I’m really excited about an upcoming sisters’ trip this fall to Disneyland and attending Oogie Boogie’s Bash. It’s been 40+ years since we’ve trick-or-treated together. The family that plays together stays together.
After helping to plan out many of these vacations, one day my husband said, “You should get paid to do this.” So in the fall of 2017, I began my journey as a travel advisor and consultant. I have taken dozens of classes and trainings. I have been booking trips and cruises for groups of two individuals and up. I continue to learn and grow in my field so I can continue to offer clients new travel experiences.
At the heart of my business, is helping families and friends grow their relationships. I don’t just “book” a vacation, I try to fit you with the vacation that you want and experiences that are catered to your group. I provide suggestions on how to prepare you (or your kids or travel companions) for your upcoming travel. I help your group get excited about your trip and all the fun experiences ahead. At the end of your trip, my deepest desire is that your group is more bonded and has fond remembrances that you can talk and laugh about for decades to come. The family that plays together stays together.
Feel free to contact me if I can help you plan fun activities for you or your group. I am always looking for feedback and what kinds of things my readers and clients are interested in. Go ahead and let me know how I can assist you. Thank you!