July 2022 – Celebrating 10 years in travel!
I first became really interested in travel when I studied abroad in Mérida, Mexico as a college student at Ohio University. I loved the country and my experience there so much so that I ended up returning the following year and added Spanish as my second major.
These study abroad experiences were my first outside of the country, and I absolutely fell in love with the idea of seeing the world.
My husband also studied abroad in college (Rome, Italy) and dreamed of international adventures in his future, so we make a good match!
Before working in the travel industry, I taught high school Spanish for five years and then pre-k and kindergarten Spanish. I started working as a travel agent at Destination Travel Company in 2012, and in 2019 accepted a position with KHM Travel Group as a copywriter with the marketing team.
I also work as a writer on the marketing team at KHM Travel Group, and occasionally help out at Westlake Travel (Encompass the World Travel), KHM Travel Group’s retail location.
My husband and I are not overly picky about our travel destinations, but we particularly love the sunshine and turquoise waters of the Caribbean. The most fun we have ever had on vacation was visiting Walt Disney World in 2010 – we still talk about that trip constantly, and I love helping clients plan their Disney vacations! The most incredible trip we have taken was to Austria, which is amazingly beautiful and full of warm people.
On our travel bucket list: We hope to sail with Princess Cruises for a Scandinavian itinerary, and also see Alaska from both land and sea. We would love to attend summer Olympics events one day, too! Other destinations we hope to visit include Costa Rica, Spain, and Tahiti & the Society Islands.
When I am not traveling or helping others travel, I love to read, watch movies, spend time outdoors, roller skate, cook awesome vegan food, play board games, and do crafty things like sew or scrapbook.
My husband and I are parents to a 7 year old girl.
May 2013 – Austria and Italy
September 2013 – Cancun/Riviera Maya for AM Resorts Destination Weddings and Honeymoons on-site training
November 2013 – Royal Caribbean Eastern Caribbean Cruise – Oasis of the Seas
May 2014 – Secrets Silversands; Riviera Maya, Mexico
Dreams Riviera Cancun Resort and Spa; Riviera Maya, Mexico
July 2014 – Iberostar Paraiso Lindo; Riviera Maya, Mexico
Iberostar Grand Paraiso Beach Resort; Riviera Maya, Mexico
June 2015 – Secrets Silversands; Riviera Maya Mexico
Secrets the Vine; Cancun, Mexico
October 2016 – Walt Disney World – Pop Century
May 2017 – Grand Velas Riviera Maya
May 2018 – Grand Princess California Coastal Cruise with a short stay in San Francisco
April 2019 – Disney Fantasy Western Caribbean cruise
June 2019 – Karisma Resorts travel agent trip; Riviera Maya, Mexico