Specialties: Guided Vacations, Ocean Cruises, River Cruises, Honeymoons, Weddings, Millennial Travel

Favorite Destinations: Hawaii, Europe, Turks and Caicos

Favorite Quote: "When in Rome, do as the Romans do!"

Fun Fact: While in Katmandu, I taught the waitstaff at the Hotel Bob Seger's song, "Katmandu."

I graduated with a Bachelors in Hospitality and Tourism and immediately jumped into the Travel Industry after graduation. My true passion is helping my clients go on tropical vacations. I think there is nothing like escaping life’s stresses and retreating to a peaceful paradise for a few days (or weeks)! Everyone considers me a social butterfly, I love to be around people. I love to be on the water, whether it’s a lake or ocean, it brings me peace. I also enjoy playing golf whenever I can with good friends. Make sure that you are 100% open and honest about needs, wants, and the budget for your vacation, so that I can provide the best advice and service for the trip!

Favorite Travel Experiences

  • In Hawaii, learning that beeping your horn is highly unlikely as it is considered rude.
  • In Europe, discovering the driving is much different than in the US. The roads, cars, and spaces to pass through are a lot smaller.

Accomplishments

CSS – Certified Sandals/Beaches Specialist

College of Disney Knowledge Agent Education Master Graduate

Most Unusual or Intriguing Request I've Fulfilled for a Customer

I was able to plan a 6 night Safari in South Africa for a family of 6 with a fantastic tour company.

Client Testimonials

Truly the most wonderful vacation we have ever had. The hotel was fine and employees so genuinely kind as well as the local individuals we met along the way. The rooms were quite perfect for the setting (I'm not one to need much fluff which takes away from authenticity of a place in my opinion only not knocking others who appreciate it). The food was good enough although we tend to eat outside of our hotel wherever we go so we didn't experience every restaurant available at St James. The excursions were handled beautifully and were reasonably priced. Cleaning service was always timely and done well. I really have no complaints and with children and probably without would choose the hotel again! We truly appreciate everything you did to help make it so wonderful. You did a fabulous job and thank you again!

Dana — Trip to Chicago, IL

Hi Jessica,

Just wanted to let you know that the trip to Cancun was outstanding, and everything went very well. Once again, kudos to you, and happy to provide formal feedback on the service level you provided.

Harvey — Trip to Cancun

I just wanted to tell you THANKS for setting up the Chicago trip for me and my daughter.  She turned 18 on the 9th and we had a Blast! The train ride was wonderful, weather was good and the Hotel Drake (great view) was perfect!  You rock!  :-)

Alicia — Trip to Chicago, IL

Thank you for all your help (answering all our questions and getting back to us so promptly). I’ve been at my company for a very long time and this is the first time I have used American Express for personal travel. I am very pleased and will recommend you to my other colleagues.

Linda — 

Good Morning Jessica,We returned Friday from our WY and SD trip and I wanted to thank you for all of your help with our vacation. We had a fantastic time. The accommodations were great and the staff at both locations were very attentive and friendly. The Bill Cody Ranch provided a relaxed and fun experience - horseback riding and awesome meals. K Bar S was a beautiful lodge. Our room, with private deck, gave us a view of Mt. Rushmore. Lots of wildlife, beautifully scenic views, and a lot to do in the area.I know this was a little outside the normal vacation packages and that you worked hard to get all of the accommodations lined up. It is appreciated.

Best Regards,

Lisa — Trip to Wyoming & South Dakota

Hello Colleen,

I asked Jessica how I could provide a reference or good news about the service I have received from her over the last months planning our trip.

I can’t thank Jessica enough for guiding us with planning our trip to Europe this fall.

Though we received the gift of travel from a previous corporate client that went out of business two years ago,  Jessica never hesitated in answering our questions and being there to support me and my husband.

I can assure you I had many many questions. Maybe not the easiest client she ever had!

Her patience to the details I needed to plan our trip, to email or phone responses was excellent. When I asked questions or follow up, she was there or had a return message with alternative contacts if she was out of the office.

As a former employer, now self employed, I know the value of getting ‘good news’ about a team member versus the ease of which people can complain.

Thank you Jessica for your travel knowledge and support.

Susie — Trip to Europe

Hi Jessica,

OMG…it was the best vacation ever!  Both hotels, Rome and Naples, were lovely.  Thanks again for telling me about the Pope.  I was 5 feet away from him and St. Peter’s Basilica was AMAZING!  We pretty much visited all of the main sites in Rome (so beautiful) and took a private tour in Naples along the Amalfi Coast.  The hotel in Naples was located on the Lungomare seafront and we took strolls every day.  Nice shopping also and the weather was perfect!

Thanks again for your help in booking such an awesome trip!

Arlene — Trip to Rome

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