The love of travel is quickly dashed online. If you are on a thankless search for your perfect vacation, online reviews and fly-by-night tour operators can derail you. The initial excitement of a getaway gets buried under tabs of photos, online reviews and endless tour options.
My Travel Crush wants to shield you from the uninspired and impersonal. It's a real person working with you to design an experience that is just right for you and your budget. So, whether you're searching for the perfect destination wedding location, a Caribbean cruise or your first solo trip to Europe, you have someone looking out for you. As an independent travel agency, My Travel Crush offers objective suggestions with your best in mind. Because of a unique partnership with Palm Coast Travel and the prestigious Signature Travel Network, you'll also have access to special pricing and amenities not offered elsewhere. It's truly the best of both worlds. Why waste another minute online? Now you have a travel agent!
Biography Growing up in small town Oklahoma, my parents were far from indulgent, but once every summer, there was a two week splurge. We'd pack up and head West with no reservations, just an atlas and a rough outline of what we would see. We wandered through mountains, caves and national parks. We camped, fished, road trains and stayed in less than 1 star roadside motels. It was the best part of the year. My crush on travel was born here.
My eyes were opened wide to the world when I stepped into my first high-rise hotel in the center of a big city. I was twelve and when I think of this, I still hear angels singing. The place was magical. What were we doing in those roadside motels and what else was I missing out there? I've been smitten with travel ever since.
Unofficially, I began travel consulting at age 18. I recruited a handful of hometown kids to take their first plane ride and travel to another country for a senior trip to Cancun. Being the first to introduce those experiences was unforgetable.
While earning my Hotel and Restaurant Administration degree from Oklahoma State University, a study-abroad trip to Oaxaca made me fall head-over-heels for Mexico. It was a world away from the pulsing clubs of Cancun. The colors and flavors and sounds were nourishment for my soul. Eventually, I saved enough to move there. I settled in vibrant Guadalajara, working and exploring Mexico's unhailed treasures. My travels there cultivated and changed me.
After moving back to the US, I returned to Mexico to introduce my boyfriend to the place I love so much. He asked me to marry him and I did--an hour later-- on the beach of old Puerto Vallarta (my first destination wedding). I gave him a Travel Crush too. He's an airline pilot now and we have two small explorers of our own.
I've discovered with time and experience that MY best vacation combines a little bit of luxury with a lot of authentic backroad surprises. I've planned hundreds of trips for all types of travelers. I'd love to help you find a place that feeds your soul. My goal is for you to say, "How did I ever live before this?" I want you to come home with a major Travel Crush.
I can't wait to find out where you'd like to go.
Top Destinations Mexico, Costa Rica, The Dominican Republic, Central and South America, Europe, Alaska, Australia
Specialties Adventure travel, All-inclusive resorts, Destination Weddings, Honeymoons and Romance Travel, Custom European Itineraries, Ocean and River Cruises, Food and Wine Journeys, Girls' Getaways and more.
Recent Trips Mexico: Guadalajara, Guanajuato, Tequila, Morelia, Oaxaca, Mexico City, Puerto Vallarta, Sayulita, Cancun and Cozumel. Costa Rica: San Jose, Manuel Antonio, Quepos Continental US: New York, Chicago, Denver, Galveston, Houston