Who I Am

With an academic background in International Studies, and knowledge gained from years of travel and living abroad, in 1988 I started my travel career in a small agency in San Francisco. There I learned the business from seasoned pros, and over the years gained broad experience working for various agencies in Marin and Sonoma counties. As a front line agent and travel consultant I booked airline tickets and did travel planning for both business and vacation travelers. I was a key member of a team handling special interest cruise groups such as wine and culinary cruises. I became an expert in my airline reservation system and in the destinations of Hawaii, Mexico and Latin America, the Caribbean and Europe. I added to my professional development with specialized travel training, many trips to new destinations, travel trade events and in building relationships within the industry.

In June 1999 I launched my agency on a new business model: a “bricks and clicks” agency that has an office location and traditional agency resources, but that also relies heavily on the internet as a key resource for information brokering and for facilitating the sale of travel products.

While the travel industry has changed with the explosion of the internet, I believe that the essential need of travel consumers for reliable travel advice and skilled travel planning has remained constant. The access to information that I have combined with my experience and contacts are the tools that I put at the service of my clients.

I know that my clients and friends wish to make informed travel decisions without spending valuable time wading through too much information. My goal is to make the trip planning process a positive and collaborative experience. It is my pleasure to send my clients and friends on the right trip at the right time, planned to perfection.