The world is my oyster and I love exploring it one pearl at a time!
I'm forever being asked what's my favorite trip. Impossible to answer. It's easier to just say that my favorite trip is the one from which I just returned, only to be replaced soon by the one I head out on next!
I am passionate about travel. I'm even more passionate about facilitating the travel of others. So much so, that not only am I a travel agent, but I also escort several trips a year for those who are just more comfortable traveling with someone they know. When escorting the international trips, I am not the tour guide. Rather, I act as concierge, problem solver and travel buddy. I am along to take the hassle and worry out of travel, so the travelers can just sit back and enjoy the trip.
Long before the Red Hatters came on the scene, I started wearing a red hat when leading my tours. This helps my travelers spot me easily in crowds. It has now become a tradition that each trip will find me in a different red hat. Though always red in color, the style will change with the destination. For instance a Santa hat for a Christmas Market cruise, a red Tyrolean hat for the Alpine Region, etc. Those who travel with me know: when in doubt, follow the Red Hat!
Not only am I passionate about sending people to other parts of the world, I am also passionate about my own backyard: Corvallis, Oregon. This is such an amazing place, that I have developed a series of day trips in the area. These day trips have grown to a 6-night tour of Corvallis and the surrounding area. I've included a copy of one such itinerary on my blog. Check it out and come visit Corvallis!