Born and raised in Columbia, Maryland, I received my BA from Rutgers University. After college I went on to live in Philadelphia for 7 years and received my Masters in Social Work from The University of Pennsylvania. After time living in London and Italy, I moved back to Washington, DC to be closer to my family. I worked as a social worker for 10 years before I decided to follow my dream and become a travel advisor.
Travel has been a lifelong passion for me-- from a summer spent backpacking in Europe with my best friend to a luxury safari honeymoon to a 2-week babymoon in Hawaii to time spent in Mexico at a luxury all inclusive with my husband and new baby-- I love to share with clients that travel can be an integral, wonderful part of life, no matter what stage of life you are in.
I live in Washington, DC with my husband, Dylan, and our two young sons, Asher and Isaac. We love to travel together as a family whenever possible.
A "people person" and excellent listener, I take time to get to know my clients so I can create vacation experiences that reflect their lifestyle and preferences. I collaborate with my clients every step of the way. As a clinical social worker I had to be extremely organized, a good advocate and help my clients find resources to enhance their lives. I bring these skills to my travel work and clients. I will do all I can to find the right fit to make a client's vacation perfect. And, as a mother to young children, I have insights about the special requirements of families traveling with kids.
In addition to my travels in Europe, Africa, South America and Mexico, I've lived abroad in London, Italy and Israel. Additionally I have traveled extensively throughout the United States and take frequent weekend trips all over the East Coast so come to me for help planning a quick weekend away or a longer, more extensive trip. I also have a love for good food, spa vacations and skiing!
Why Work with Me
I have a true passion for travel. I love discovering new destinations and arranging amazing trips and experiences for others. I've always been the person that family and friends come to for advice when they're looking for a great destination, hotel recommendation or special restaurant. My background as a social worker has given me amazing practice at working hard for my clients. I promise to work hard for each of my clients.
Why work with a travel advisor?
I think Larry Olmstead for Forbes wrapped it up well:
"The bottom line is that they know more than you do, they are better connected than you, they have access to benefits you can’t get otherwise, . . . they provide a safety net during your trip that you simply won’t get by booking yourself or buying insurance. Having a top travel agent can also make you an instant VIP – free room upgrades, hard to get restaurant reservations, cutting lines, access to otherwise closed stores and exhibits, private guides. . . . "
What I do for you
A typical experience with me goes like this...
I will work one-on-one with you to learn your unique travel preferences,
goals and dreams. We work together to plan your perfect trip every time you travel. There will be complete transparency.
I will research options based on your preferences and within your budget. Then we will work together to choose the best option for you. You will never be cut out of the process.
I will utilize my affilliations with elite partners such as Virtuoso, Ritz Stars, Four Seasons Preferred Partners, Starwood Luxury Priveleges which often translate to exclusive amenities. For example, complimentary breakfasts, upgrades and resort credits.
I will be available to support and advocate for you during each stage of your trip-- planning, booking, during your trip and once you return home. My goal is to help you have the best trip possible!
I specialize in...
My favorite places to bring kids are often the most unexpected
Did you know New Orleans is a great family destination? Or that River Cruise Lines are starting to offer family-friendly cruises? Whether your interested in a Disney trip, a family safari or a week at the beach, I can help make it a special family trip.
Celebrate your big milestones with a vacation-- I'm here to make it truly once-in-a-lifetime.
Whether a honeymoon, babymoon, special birthday or retirement trip, let me help you plan your most important occasions. You can't "VIP" yourself so let me do it for you.
Luxury isn't about paying more, it's about gettng more.
From the best hotels and restaurants to the most unique experiences, my goal is to give you your dream vacation.
The best partners in the world
I've carefully selected the best partners to work with and they have made me feel like I am part of their family, a feeling I want you to share by working with me.
Avenue Two Travel (formerly Park Avenue Travel)
A 20 year-old family business located in the Philadelphia suburban college town of Swarthmore, PA and member of the invitation-only Virtuoso network.
Virtuoso is the world’s leading luxury travel consortium. My affiliation provides me personal contacts at more than 1,000 airlines, cruise lines, hotels, resorts, and premier destinations worldwide.
Four Seasons Preferred Partner
Through our preferred partnership with Four Seasons, my clients often receive special perks and VIP treatment.
Ritz Carlton Stars
We have a special relationship with Ritz Carlton that can often make the difference in your stay.
Current Specials and Groups
Contact me about these group trips or limited-time specials.
I love planning group spa vacations! Being part of the group gets you reduced cost and extra amenities.
Canyon Ranch, a world-class destination health resort offering all-inclusive fitness vacations. A truly restorative, heavenly experience!
Contact me to secure your spot.