It was late August, 1986. I clearly remember that day in Denali National Park, Alaska.
We were near the turnaround area for our park wilderness bus tour. A couple of us got off the bus about a half mile from the stop. Once the bus was out of range, it was silent. So silent it was almost deafening.
A grizzly bear was foraging for berries maybe a hundred yards or so in one direction. A caribou minding its own business about a hundred yards in the other direction. To make sure I knew she was there, the tip of Denali decided to peek through a shroud of clouds.
A truly magical moment in time, broken only by a lonely screech of an eagle somewhere above us.
I left part of my soul there that day, it had such an effect and impact on me. A life changing, soul stirring moment.
Travel has been a part of my being since a very young age. Having lived in Germany, Switzerland and Hong Kong for 12 years as a child, I had many opportunities to experience new cultures, people, culinary experiences, iconic and less iconic sites. Those adventures never stopped. 44 country passport stamps and counting!
So after spending 30+ years in the corporate world, I changed course and launched a small travel agency, Lakama Luxury Travel, in 2015. My own stories, like the one in Alaska and travel adventures have been amazing and are the 'Why' behind my choosing a new career as a travel advisor. Today, I have the privilege of helping clients experience their own life changing, soul stirring moments and bring home equally amazing and memorable stories.
It would be my pleasure to help you too. I'd love to become your trusted travel advisor.