HOW A SCREECH OF AN EAGLE BECAME MY POWERFUL DEFINING MOMENT
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.
WHY A TRAVEL BUSINESS
Having lived in Germany, Switzerland and Hong Kong for 12 years as a child, travel has been part of my being since a very young age. I had many opportunities to experience new cultures, people, culinary experiences, iconic and less iconic sites, and these opportunities continued over the years. My own stories and travel adventures, like the one in Alaska, have been amazing and are part of my 'Why' behind choosing a new career in travel after 30+ years in the corporate world.
The other part of my 'Why' is truly understanding the importance of taking time away from the stresses of corporate life through travel. Too often vacation time was left on the books. Already having a lot work, time off simply meant more would "pile up". Sound familiar? Later in my career I realized just how energizing and mentally stimulating an amazing trip was. A different venue and time away from the day to day grind cleared the mind and actually helped me accomplish more.
Whether you are active in the corporate world, your own business or a busy retiree, an amazing trip does wonders for the soul.
These 'Whys', combined with the skills learned in my various sales, marketing and service roles, gave me the foundation to change course in 2015 and launch my own agency. Today, I have the privilege of helping you experience your own soul stirring moments and bring home equally amazing and memorable stories.
It would be a pleasure to be your trusted travel advisor.