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Celebrating Friendship with Travel

"I’m so thankful for friendship. It beautifies life so much." ― L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Avonlea

How is it already the end of August!? I hope your summer has been one of the best ever! This weekend I made my own final holiday season arrangements, and it would be really, really helpful for you to get in touch sooner rather than later for your winter travel plans too because the holiday season books up fast! I've worked some super last-minute miracles this summer, but let's book the rest of your 2023 travels soon to avoid any future disappointments from lack of availability of guides, hotels, airfares, etc.

Besides trips to visit family on Thanksgiving and Christmas, I just booked my last work trip of 2023, and it's another stunner! Virgin Voyages invited me (and a guest!) to experience the cruise line firsthand, and my only "payment" is completing their highest level of advisor certification. Challenge accepted. I narrowed down their list of possible cruises and sent three options to my best friend from the 6th grade and invited her to join me and pick our itinerary. That's future us in the photo above! She selected the five-night Dominican Daze roundtrip Miami cruise on Scarlet Lady to Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic and Virgin's private retreat: The Beach Club at Bimini, Bahamas. Plus we have two full days at sea to explore the ship, swing in the hammock on our Terrace Cabin patio, hit the gym, relax in the spa, see a show, get matching tattoos in their ink studio (kidding! I think), and have a girls trip to remember! We're so excited! Want to join us on the December 8th sailing? Click here for the itinerary and ship info. BUT contact me to book it (don't book direct), so I can get you the best fare add extra perks for you!

Along with planning a free cruise with my childhood bestie, the week started with some other strong sisterhood vibes because on Sunday, I was one of the 8.5 million people who took advantage of National Cinema Day and scored $4 tickets to finally see Barbie. I am in awe of this film. Is Barbie one of my favorite movies now? Someone must be writing the Broadway musical version as we speak.

Also this weekend another friend confirmed she's available to join me in November on the trip I won (for two!) to Peru and Bolivia. I absolutely love to travel solo, but there are just some adventures that are best to share with friends! Both friends will soon see for themselves how I'm able to travel, work, and service my clients at the same time. With my laptop or smartphone (both with VPN) and an internet connection, wherever I am is my office. While I was at Virtuoso Travel Week (remember my full schedule?) I also texted with several clients on trips, called a tour operator in Japan, and even booked a last-minute Swedish family holiday to Stockholm and Lapland for a new client.

You'll just have to travel with me too someday to see how I do it all. Why not join us on Virgin Voyages' Scarlet Lady on December 8th for Dominican Daze? Ahoy!



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Founder & President


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