My passion for travel shows by the customized itineraries I help plan for my clients and the attention to detail I have with my vast array of knowledge. I love to explore new ideas and create unique, one-of-a-kind travel experiences. One of my most memorable adventures was when I met the marketing director of a local winery. She asked me if I could assist with organizing a wine cruise to Europe. What an exciting challenge that was! We invited the wine club members to the winery and it sold out the first night! Not only did I escort 50 guests on a 12 day trip to Europe aboard the Celebrity Equinox, I had to arrange for the winery to ship pallets of different red and white wines to Barcelona to bring aboard the ship.
The club enjoyed wine at dinner every evening and experienced exclusive wine events throughout the cruise. The exclusive wine events started with a pre-gathering party at the hotel prior to boarding the ship, to meeting the chefs on the ship that organized food and wine pairings. Private events were held in Silk Harvest, Celebrity Cruises’ Asian restaurant and in the Ensemble Lounge. The chefs and the winemaker worked together to create culinary and wine experiences. The events were exhilarating and unforgettable!
I arranged for private excursions in each port. The trip began with 2-nights in Barcelona including a flamenco show one evening. Ports of call during the cruise included Florence, Rome, Venice, Montenegro and Dubrovnik. What an incredible voyage.
I am up for any challenge. My newest group trip is creating a Chicago Distillery Tour with a Whiskey Educator! Italy and river cruising are two of my passions in travel. I have found over the years that we have to make all travel an adventure and “To Find JOY in Every Journey!”