My travel mantra is "Don't sweat the small stuff." Vacation time is a precious- too valuable to be spent waiting in lines or getting lost. Whether you desire a honeymoon in the Caribbean, an adventurous family reunion in the Amazon rainforest , or a mix of art history and retail therapy in Florence, my Virtuoso affiliation helps me maximize your time while keeping things smooth and easy. In addition, I bring over 30 years' experience in the travel industry to my advising, as well as the collective knowledge of my colleagues - there are no "cubicles" at Earle Travel. We compliment each other with different backgrounds and specializations (I specialize in South and Central America, family travel , and as a member of VAST, adventure travel).
Because Luxury means different things to different people, I work hard to plan YOUR dream trip, not travel that's stereotypical or "cookie cutter". Join me on Friday afternoons for a glass of wine and let's start exploring the possibilities !
I bring a lifetime of travel to my role as advisor, from safari adventures while growing up in South Africa, to golf on a breathtaking New Zealand peninsula as a Virtuoso agency owner, to exploring Irish castles as a parent, with children in tow. For destinations I have not experienced, I draw on the vast knowledge of my co-advisors to learn more - together we have over 100 years of advising history. In addition, my affiliation with Virtuoso grants me access to local experts around the world who arrange exclusive tours and excursions for my clients.
Whether you desire over-the-top luxury or something more scaled back, I listen to what you want in designing the trip of your dreams. I am focused on every aspect to ensure your time and money are well spent. This attention to detail even includes the advising environment - our open and welcoming office includes a beautiful conference room with woodland views and wine on Friday afternoons. Let your journey begin here!
The close-knit atmosphere of Earle Travel means that my clients benefit from not only my lifelong travel experience and 15 years in the travel industry, but from other advisors' input as well. Together, we've covered the globe. Being the youngest in the office and the parent of young children, I bring a unique perspective to the mix and am the go-to advisor when it comes to travel for Gen X and Y-from Hawaiian honeymoons, Caribbean and Mexico all-inclusives to outdoor adventures like eco vacations in Costa Rica and Belize and snorkeling with the sea lions in the Galapagos. My goal is to offer the best possible experience tailored to your desires and budget, which often means utilizing my worldwide network of contacts to add just the right touch- like securing tables at the most popular luau in Maui- The Old Lahaina, or organizing a privately guided chauffeur trip through Ireland to help make an Irish castle vacation truly carefree. Call me to start planning your dream vacation.
My passion for exploring other lands began with a college semester in Denmark and has grown to a lifelong love for Europe. I have traveled to Europe over thirty times since then, with a special affinity for the places and people of Italy. I am particularly well versed in European River cruising, having sailed with the major river cruise lines to lovely destinations.
I will advise you on just the right travel experience. I my fourteen years in the travel industry, in addition to European travel, I have facilitated trips to wonderful destinations, including Hawaii, Caribbean, Alaska, New Zealand, Australia, and Japan. Backed by our amazing network of Virtuoso partners, we craft a unique and memorable travel experience.
I joined the travel industry after successful careers in banking and commercial real estate management. Along the way, I earned an MBA. I managed several small business and know how to get details right.
Contact me and I will help make your travel dreams come true!