For as long as I can remember, I've had a deep love and intense passion for travel! Even if I didn't have travel on my distant schedule, I'd spend my free time daydreaming about it, and long to be carefree and traveling the world. Even when my dad had possible job transfer plans, I would sit and daydream about the next location and research all I could to find out the pluses of the new location. While I was in High School I was blessed to be selected and chosen to represent our town in Upstate New York as a Rotary Youth Exchange Student to Germany. I spent an absolutely glorious year all over Europe having the year/time of my life!! Those memories I will cherish forever! Europe was amazing and worth every minute!
As the "travel bug" hit me, I started to dream more and desperately wanted to get out there and really see the world. I was finally able to build up some vacation time even if funds were limited. I discovered that there are bargain trips to be had, if you only took the time to research them. That's where I can come into place to help my travel clientele.
I was soon able to start seeing some of the places that I'd always dreamt of wanting to see, my passion grew even more and more. With my general love for all things travel related, my business management, sales and accounting based background and degree in business, I felt now was perhaps the time to follow my “dream” of becoming a travel consultant. With my job furlough last fall, I realized it was "now or never" and perhaps it was finally time to actually put all these terrific skills to good use and venture into a career that I would absolutely love! After extensive research and training (which is on-going), Escape Destinations Travel was born.
Right now, we live in Salemburg, NC. It's a quaint town about an hour from Topsail (one of my favorite beaches), and about an hour from Raleigh, NC, Wilmington, NC and 40 minutes from Fayetteville, NC. We cannot beat our quiet, yet close to amenities location.
One of my favorite ways to travel is with my awesome husband and fabulous teens! Each year we build into our budget, a trip to a new location!! I think the best education is experiencing the places many read about but few visit. I know we only have a few more short years together, so my goal is to create lasting memories with them to cherish for a lifetime!!
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