Scottsdale, Arizona Travel Agent
Group and Individual Travel Specialist
I understand my busy clients’ needs because until 11 years ago, I sat on their side of the desk as a luxury traveler. For years I worked at a major corporation that provided services to the travel industry and traveled frequently for both work and pleasure. Finally, I decided to do what I most loved and focus on luxury leisure travel, helping valued clients plan their dream vacations. My goal is to provide value to my clients by getting them those luxury extras that make the difference between ordinary and “WOW” and I treat them the way I wanted to be treated as a luxury client.
I still travel the world so that I can stay on top of the latest trends, renew my personal contacts and preview the experiences that I suggest to my clients. Recently, I have dived on the Great Barrier Reef, photographed penguins in Antarctica, and trekked to see mountain gorillas in Rwanda.
I often book group cruises for my clients which can be for as few as ten people. The advantage of traveling as a group is that I can get you extras from the cruise line. I also can book private excursions that cater to your group’s interests and allow you to see and do more than you would on a typical excursion at rates that are often comparable to the standard tours.
I am currently planning a land and river cruise experience in Egypt with Uniworld River Cruises for a group of friends. I am a Uniworld specialist, and because of the volume I do with Uniworld, my clients get special consideration. Plus, because they are traveling together, I was able to get them extremely preferential rates that come with a shipboard credit and a land-tour add-on in Jordan to visit Petra.
Because they are traveling together, I am arranging private guided tours. That is especially nice for them because, with an average age of 75, some of them would have trouble keeping up with a regular tour; as a private group, we can plan their excursions so they see all the high points while making sure the trips are not overly strenuous.
I also book a lot of Virtuoso Voyages cruises and am a Voyages host on some sailings. These special sailings provide a number of extra benefits including shipboard credits, cocktail parties, and complimentary exclusive excursions. For example, in Australia, I took clients to several wineries where we enjoyed extended wine tastings and were treated to a gourmet lunch at the home of one of the winemakers.
Whether you are looking for a customized adventure or safari, a getaway to a secluded beach, a family reunion or a luxury cruise with a focus on culture and cuisine, I would love to put my experience and expertise to work for you.
Related Travel Experiences
One of my favorite trips was an itinerary I planned that visited eight countries in about three weeks. I wanted to create a group trip that would excite people and stretch the limits of what they thought possible. A cruise makes this easy, but I wanted to do more. This journey ... Read more from my One cruise, two continents, eight countries story.