Specialties: Guided Vacations, Honeymoons, Destination Weddings

Favorite Destinations: Hawaii

Favorite Quote: "We do not remember days, we remember monents." -Cesare Pavese

Fun Fact: Jet lag feels worse if you travel from west to east. OK, maybe that wasn't fun, but it's definitely a fact you should know!

I have been in the travel industry for more than 36 years. I began working as a tour operator, which I did for 31 years, then transitioned to the role of a travel advisor at Travelink, American Express Travel, whom I have been with for more than 5 years. My specialty and experience is in Caribbean, Mexico, and Hawaii travel.

Favorite Travel Experiences

Although I usually prefer to vacation at the beach, my favorite trip this year was to Iceland.  The destination is amazing and has a lot more to offer than just the beautiful Northern Lights.  Staying in Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, I was able to enjoy a day trip to the famous Blue Lagoon, a must see experience.  While relaxing in the natural warm geothermal pool surrounded by snowy mountains you can enjoy a cocktail at the pool bar with the bartenders and lifeguards dressed in their snowsuits. I would also highly recommend seeing some of the other natural wonders of Iceland such as Gullfoss, The Golden Waterfall, Strokkur Geysir as it erupts every few minutes and Hekla, the country’s most active volcano. You can also enjoy a day down in the south shore  to enjoy the gorgeous mountain views, stop at the spectacular Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss waterfalls and black sand beaches. 

I also had the opportunity to travel back to Hawaii again this year with my family. I've been to the Hawaiian islands several times but this was the first time I was able to get out there during the months when the Humpback whales were visiting the islands as well.  It was a very exciting experience as we kayaked to see the whales and sea turtles.  Of course the entire vacation was as beautiful as being there for the first time.  Hawaii will always be one of my favorite destinations.

Cabo San Lucas is a wonderful Mexican destination. It is very safe and the people couldn't be more welcoming. The shopping there is fantastic.  If you are in the mood for something authentic or searching for products that you will find back home, Cabo San Lucas has it! The shops range from posh designers and world-class jewelers to trinkets and exotic bargain souvenirs. Fortunately, most of the shops are within walking distance from the heart of Cabo San Lucas. In addition, the fishing at Cabo San Lucas is without a doubt some of the best in Mexico.  Many people don't realize that the town actually began as a small fishing village. It offers a level of fishing every person from experienced to inexperienced can enjoy. So if you are an avid fisherman or just want an exciting activity to do with your family, Cabo San Lucas is a great destination.  

Accomplishments

  • Certified Travel Advisor
  • Sandals Specialist
  • Disney College of Knowledge Graduate
  • Tauck Certified Agent

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

Client Testimonials

We just wanted to report back about our trip. It was perfect!!!!!!!!!!!! Coral Sands was just wonderful. Just what we were looking to find. It is a very special place. Harbour Island is beautiful. I can’t tell you how much we appreciate your help.

Bob — 

So nice of you to check in. Jack got on as a standby on the 7:45am Virgin flight and just walked in the door of our house about 15 minutes ago. I cannot overstate how grateful I am for your help on a day when you were insanely busy and a nervous dad was trying to help his son get home from Australia. You have a friend for life. If there is anything I can ever do to help you in any way whenever you are in New York, please let me know! 

Michael
Son's trip to Australia

Michael — Trip to Australia

I just wanted to drop you a line and tell you what an amazing job Linda Parson did for me in helping to change my itinerary for an upcoming trip.  We had a family situation which necessitated changing the dates, and she was able to organize the change is such a way that it was not percussively expensive.  She is fantastic, and I just wanted you to know that.

Christian — Trip to New Orleans, LO

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COUNTRIES I HAVE TRAVELED TO