As your Virtuoso Travel Advisor, I offer superior customer service and customized travel expertise. I own and operate a full service travel agency with Travel Professionals International. I believe being well-traveled is crucial to vacation planning and I have visited over 40 countries, travelling extensively throughout the Caribbean, USA, South and Central America, Australia, Asia, North Africa and Europe. Whether you want to laze on a sunny beach, enjoy a croissant streetside in Paris, or visit the temples of Asia I would be honoured to create these special travel memories for you.
What is the key to an exceptional travel advisor? Being well travelled of course!! Nothing replaces the invaluable insight you gain from seeing a destination firsthand. I am proud to have travelled to over 40 countries. Click here to see my travels….
March 2013, July 2014, July 2016
It is hard to explain the magic of Bali, but it has certainly cast its spell on me. It is a beautiful island, nicknamed “Island of the Gods”. The blues of the Indian Ocean, the electric green of the rice fields, the lush foliage, the vibrant tropical flowers, the sandy beaches - that would be enough reason to love it. But this is also an island of culture and history with stunning temples. The spiritual essence of this island is evident in the daily offerings and ceremonies. The true magic of Bali, however, lies in its people. The Balinese people are genuine and warm. This kind of graciousness and authentic hospitality is difficult to find, but we found it here in Bali. A trip to Bali will stay with you long after you return home.
July 2016, Aug 2017, Nov 2018
Thailand is a country that defies expectations. Bangkok is a blend of old and new - a vibrant, first class city with old world charm. Chiang Mai and Chiang Rai have magnificent temples and lush countryside. You can even experience an off the grid stay in an elephant sanctuary. It doesn't get much better than that! End your trip lazing on a beautiful beach in Phuket or Koh Samui (and it's important to know the difference!). Thailand has culture and nightlife, an amazing food scene, natural beauty, and rich culture. Thailand should be on everyone's bucket list!
June 2016, July 2018
For many people, Australia is a dream destination, and I have been so fortunate to visit this country twice. Trust me, it does not disappoint. The people are wonderful and friendly and there is so much to see and do. The Opera House in Sydney is truly a sight to behold and holds so many wonderful stories, so do the tour! The Australia Zoo is one of the best in the world, and snorkeling on the Great Barrier Reef - the colours and majestic beauty- is unforgettable. Outside the city you can enjoy the scenery of the Blue Mountains, the Three Sisters, and the Kuranda rainforest. Add to all this some world class dining and nightlife, great culture, beautiful beaches... You will see that one short visit is not enough!
2019, 2017, 2016, 2012, 2009, 2008
As you may guess from my many visits to Jamaica (and that doesn't include cruise stops), I love Jamaica. I love the powder white sand and crystal blue waters of Negril. I love the relaxed vibe, the fragrant air, the brilliant sunsets. I love the people, the music, the food and culture. Off the resort, there are tons of actvities to enjoy, and I encourage you to get out and explore. I have been fortunate to see most of the Caribbean, but Jamaica is the island I return to again and again. Note: It's important to choose the right region and resort for you. But as they say, "Once you know, you go"!