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I was born and raised in Rochester, NY and I have 7 brothers and sisters. I’m married and have 1 son. My love for travel started in high school and watching "The Love Boat" on TV (I always wanted to be Julie, the cruise director). Obviously, that didn’t happen so, the next best thing was to find a college for travel and that’s when it all began. Now travel has become a way of life for me and my family. When I'm not planning trips for clients, I love to bake, golf, and travel to Italy to visit my family.
I've seen vast changes in the travel industry over the years and have been successful by keeping up with technology and staying current. I'm experienced in group travel cruises, leisure travel to Europe (with a strong focus on Italy) and other destinations. Because of my longevity in the business, I have an array of contacts and knowledge that I'm always willing to share.
With over 35 years in the travel industry I have had the opportunity to travel extensively. I have a passion for cruising and traveling to Europe. I keep up with the travel industry by expanding my knowledge through training and certifications and aside from the certifications listed below, I also have earned certifications in the College of Disney Knowledge, Cunard Academy Commodore, Italy Destination Specialist, Princess and Cunard Cruise Lines Commodore Specialist, Royal Caribbean Expert Plus Level “WOW” Specialist, Sandals and Beaches Resorts Specialist, AAA Member Choice Vacations Specialist, Insight Vacations Specialist, and Marriott Hotel Excellence Graduate.
My favorite family vacation is going to Cape Cod every year. I have been traveling to Cape Cod with my family and friends (about 40 of us total) for 20 years. We all stay in a cottage community in South Yarmouth with our beach on the Nantucket Sound. The memories of each year are invaluable and I cherish them so much. We hope that our children will continue this family tradition of traveling to Cape Cod with their families.
Part of the reason I like to travel is that I like to see and experience new places. The "getting there" part isn't always fun and is sometimes a hassle. My dream vacation is to take an around-the-world cruise. That way I would be able to visit a new horizon every day without having to fly to each new destination. The "getting there" part would be on a cruise ship -- how fun is that! My dream is to visit places like Asia, Europe, Australia, and New Zealand to explore their different cultures, cuisines, great museums, palaces and more on one incredible adventure.