I’ve been in the travel industry since I was a teen, and have worked for a major airline, travel agencies, tour operators, and a global travel distribution system.
Travel is my life, my career, my heritage, my hobby and my passion. As a trip coach, I teach others how to “Travel Smart”. I teach travel seminars around the state of Minnesota where I encourage my students to “explore….dream…..discover.” You can find a schedule of my upcoming classes below.
In addition to writing this blog, I am also a contributing writer for Bonjour Paris, the definitive guide to Paris, and Girls Getaway, a gathering place for women. I’m honored to have recently won a writing contest for World’s Most Inspirational Places, sponsored by Sharing Travel Experiences, for my article on the mesmerizing Cathedrale d’Images in Les Baux de Provence.
I fulfilled two of my long-time travel dreams recently. I had the great good fortune to meet Rick Steves (Europe Through the Back Door) and Samantha Brown, host of the popular Travel Channel “Passport” series. What a thrill! They were both just as engaging and personable in person as they are on TV .
I have a Marketing degree from the University of Texas, and hold certifications from the Travel Institute in Wellesley, MA, the top credentialing organization in the travel industry. I am also a Certified France Destination Specialist, certified by Maison de la France ~ the French National Tourist Office. I try to spend several weeks a year in France, exploring new regions, and returning to my favorite enchanting spots.
I hope you find my travel tips helpful. I love to read your comments, so please leave a comment on my posts, or share a travel tip of your own. Keep reading, and keep traveling!
~ Enchanted Traveler
Upcoming Travel Seminars
September 20 – Rochester Community Education; 7:00 pm
October 11 – Rochester Community Education; 7:00 pm
Twitter for Travel
October 28 – Rochester Community Education; 7:00 pm