Title: Leisure Travel Manager
Specialty: Italy, all of Europe, European Rail, Cruises
Hometown: Pensacola Florida and New Orleans Louisiana!!!
Certifications: Rail Europe Certified. Crystal Cruise Certified
Best Travel Tip: I bought a 22 inch piece of luggage with four wheels. Best travel related purchase I ever made. Fits in the overhead and can hold 7 days of cloths. No more lost or late luggage. Don’t eat train food, its bad. Buy food you like and eat it on the train. Be nice and share!!
Favorite Customer Compliment: I Love when clients say their trips were seamless and the Tours were some of the best!!
Favorite foreign saying learned abroad: “Laissez le bon temps rouler” (From French literally, “Let the good time roll!” and “La Dolce Vita” (From Italian literally, “the Sweet Life”
Air, Land, or Sea: First Class Air, Five Star Land packages and First Class Cruise Accommodation’s. I like the Air and Land because I like to stay longer in one city.
Favorite ARTA Tradition: Office Trips!!
Favorite Trip around the globe you have taken so far: Italy 2011
Where else have you traveled? London, Paris, Amsterdam, Nice, Monte Carlo, Madrid, Granada, Prague, Vienna, Venice, Florence, Rome, Cairo, Israel, Alexandria, Athens, Santorini, Corfu, Dubrovnik,
What is the best part of your job? Selling Italy!
What inspired your love of travel: I had friends that as teenagers their parents took them on a European vacation. I was so jealous. When they returned I had to see all their photos and listen to all their stories. I was intrigued and at the same time envious. I made myself a promise that one day I would have this same travel experience. And when I finally had the opportunity, I spent so much time planning the prefect European Vacation that my travel companion suggested that I should have a go at being a Travel Agent. So the story goes….
What do you like to do when you’re not traveling: I’m actually a history and geography nerd. I love food and wine. I enjoy my children as much as I can!