Chicago, Illinois Travel Agent
My Life as a World Traveler
Through all of the varied chapters in my life story, the one constant has been my unquenchable passion for travel. I recently switched careers and joined Protravel and while I’m new to the agency industry, I’ve been an expert traveler for many years.My love of travel goes back to childhood, and it has always been my priority. Travel expands your mind, your soul, your world. Through those experiences you grow, learn, and change. My desire is to ignite in others the passion for travel, and make it possible for them to expand their world.
My first career was running a seasonal pop up fashion business. That allowed me to travel extensively for months at a time in the off season. I have been to 44 countries, and counting.In my previous life, my partner and I did a podcast series, highlighting stories, faces and places we met in our travels. That led to our being invited to a Travel Leaders/Protravel conference and that’s when I knew this was going to be my future. A year later, I decided it was time to follow my lifelong passion and joined Protravel, the country's top luxury travel agency.
In all those years before I joined Protravel, I planned my own trips, without ever calling a travel agent. Now, looking back, I regret all those zillions of hours I spent in internet hell, looking at false ads and booking hotels that looked nothing like their pictures.
Through Protravel, I have become hip to sorting through the noise and eliminating the hours of frustration. The connections I have made with hoteliers and other suppliers through Protravel are the most powerful in the industry. I can call a hotel and say “my clients are coming, please treat them as VIPs” and they will get the best rooms available along with complimentary amenities such as free breakfasts, no-charge late check-out and more.
I also can get great deals on first- and business-class fares. Plus, when flights are canceled or delayed, they don’t need to get on line or try to get through to the airlines by phone. I rebook them quickly and efficiently.
Once people realize what I can do for them, they call me for everything.