Over the past 16 years I have worked in various areas of travel including vacation travel and as a groups coordinator. I have had the privilege of escorting trips for Canadian war veterans to Europe and to handling the annual travel arrangements for the Canadian Education Exchange Foundation (CEEF) for their student exchange programs.
St. Augustine said "The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page". My immigrant father insisted on seeing our own country before setting off to see the world. My travel began in a station wagon with a tent trailer attached (and four siblings!) across Canada and the US, and has transitioned into escorting tours to the battlefields of Europe, cruising various areas of the world and independent travel with my spouse and family.
Some of my most memorable moments have been standing alongside the Canadian war veterans as they were being honored at ceremonies in Holland and France, witnessing the building of the Juno Beach Centre (France) from the ground breaking to the opening ceremonies, biking in Holland with my parents, cruising the Mediterranean, meandering along the Amalfi coast, touring the ruins of Pompeii, attending the Oberammergau Passion Play, skipping across Europe doing hotel inspections, standing on the rim of the Grand Canyon, snowmobiling and ATVing in British Columbia, snorkeling the waters of the Caribbean, whale watching from a cruise ship in Alaska, and sitting on the back of a Goldwing touring our beautiful province of Ontario!
My bags are always packed for the next trip! I look forward to sharing my enthusiasm and experience in helping my clients plan their destination travel.
TRAVEL INDUSTRY CERTIFICATION
- CLIA: Certified Cruise Consultant
- TICO agent accredited
- TICO Approved Proctor: I have proctored the TICO exam for over 75 applicants
- Specialist with the following:
- Holland America Cruise Lines
- Princess Cruises Lines
- Norwegian Cruise Lines
- Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines
- Cunard Cruise Lines
Europe: Austria, Belgium, Croatia, Czech Republic, England, France, Germany, Holland, Italy, Turkey & Ireland
Caribbean: Antigua, Aruba, Bahamas, Barbados, Cuba, Cozumel, Dominican Republic, Cozumel, Jamaica, St. Maarten, St.Thomas, St.Maarten
Canada: British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Quebec, Nova Scotia,PEI, New Brunswick, Ontario
United States: Florida, Arizona (Grand Canyon, Sedona), Northeastern and Northwestern US, Central US
Over the years I have cruised on many different cruise lines to the Mediterranean, Alaska, transatlantic and the Caribbean (Eastern, Western and Southern itineraries).
- Holland America, Royal Caribbean, Princess, Cunard, Norwegian, Carnival, Celebrity
- Student and Group Travel
- Cruise Vacations