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Three positive experiences travel offers.
Please don't hesitate to contact us if you'd like a Travel Specialist to assist you with your travel plans. Creating unique and memorable travel experiences is what we do!
I fell in love with travel when I was a child and my family went on adventurous road trips to visit relatives who lived in other states. I loved the scenery, visiting historical sites, learning about the history and culture of the places we visited along the way, and eating local food. When I was barely a teenager, I started reading travel magazines and dreaming of far-away places. My first job was working for an airline, so I was able to visit some of those places. Since I grew up in Florida, I visited a number of Caribbean islands as well. After moving to California and marrying a well-traveled musician from New Zealand, I became interested in visiting other island destinations. My career path led me in a different direction, but I always knew that I would end up working in the travel industry again.
In 2001, I started Lighthouse Travel in order to help discerning leisure travelers fulfill their travel needs and desires. In the beginning, I specialized in travel to Europe, but shortly thereafter I decided it was time to “spread my wings” and learn more about some of the island destinations that piqued my interest. I started by doing on-island training in Hawai'i and French Polynesia. I am one of a small number of Travel Advisors who have been certified as a Master Specialist by all six of the major Hawaiian Islands. I demonstrated my commitment to the islands even further by completing the "Ambassadors of Aloha" hospitality program with the University of Hawai'i. In addition, I am a Certified Tahiti Specialist and a Certified Luxury Cruise Specialist. My focus is on adventure, culinary, cultural, and wellness travel; honeymoons; and sustainable tourism.
By providing superior quality travel products, great value and personalized service, I have earned repeat business, referrals, and recognition; including being selected by Travel + Leisure magazine for their A-List of the World's Top Travel Advisors every year since 2014. My affiliations, my preferred travel supplier relationships, my insider connections, and the expertise I have acquired through education, certification and my personal travels, enable me to create unique, customized and memorable travel experiences that exceed my clients' expectations.
"Traveling - it leaves you speechless; then turns you into a storyteller." I'd welcome the opportunity to help you create a wonderful story to tell.
Travel + Leisure A-List Top Travel Advisor, 2014-2020
In today’s travel environment, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed due to the number of travel information resources that are available for your use. As Travel Advisors, we are experienced in researching and distilling the information; finding the best values; making travel recommendations based on your needs, tastes and dreams; clarifying the fine print; and serving as your advocate to achieve a satisfactory resolution to any travel issues.
Why spend your time and risk your money making travel arrangements through “self-service” methods that don’t have the ability and/or time to personalize your trip, find the best values, provide the best service, resolve issues; or, in the case of a computer, care about you? When all is said and done, you can't return a bad vacation.
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