When I was a child, I dreamt of becoming a travel agent so I could travel the world. Over time, my father convinced me that this career might not provide me with enough time or money to travel the way I prefer. My dad knows me well, and it was clear he hadn’t forgotten my temper tantrum at Howard Johnson’s when I was a young girl. Even then, I had an affinity for luxury family travel, and, unfortunately, my vision of a vacation in California was not consistent with the family itinerary. I cringe at the memory now, but can’t deny I was my authentic self.
Fast forward to university and followed by work as an economist, negotiator, and business development director. My career afforded me unique opportunities to travel to large cities and remote locations. Although I prefer luxury travel, this wasn’t an option in many small towns, allowing me to experience the difference between five stars and very few.
My air travel experiences are as extensive and varied — private jets, first-class cabins on overseas flights, and icicle-covered propeller planes in the Yukon.
I have always loved to travel. And having children hasn’t changed this. The desire to travel is even greater now because I want my children to learn firsthand about other countries and cultures. My affinity for luxury family travel, along with the encouragement of a close friend, lead to the creation of Luxe Travel Family. Friends and family often ask for travel advice and inspiration. Through Luxe Travel Family, I can share these stories.
I often work with luxury travel brands, destination marketing organizations, and tourism boards. I’m a Context Travel Deep Traveler, part of a group of bloggers and content creators who travel thoughtfully and responsibly and write stories to promote and encourage movement. In addition, I’m a Lonely Planet Pathfinder and part of a network of Lonely Planet’s travel experts.
I’m a media member of the North American Travel Journalists Association (NATJA), Travel Media Association of Canada (TMAC), and Family Travel Association (FTA).
Please connect with me via [email protected].
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