Monday, July 9, 2018

Meet Jana!

Our blog is happy to announce we are adding agents!!  Jana has already written a few posts for the blog, but has not been properly introduced so today we will remedy that....

I was a “military brat” and am now a military wife.  My dad was active military, and my husband (my high school sweetheart) is also military and while I was raised in Central Florida, we are currently in North Carolina.  I have three girls between the ages of 8 and 12, all princesses all drama all the time LOL. I have two daughters with specials needs one who is on the autism spectrum, and I have tons of experience traveling with children with special needs in addition to being an IBCCES Certified Autism Travel Professional.  
I have had the opportunity to travel to Jamaica, Barbados, ALL over the United States, including Puerto Rico, Hawaii, and Alaska.  Sandals South Coast is my favorite couple’s destination.  While I love all the Sandals resorts I have visited,  there’s just something extra special to me about South Coast Jamaica.  The neo classical inspired architecture of the resort surrounded by misty mountains on one side and the ocean on the other is so lush and tranquil.   The extremely friendly service of everyone there just adds to the ambience to make it my favorite place. 

My favorite family vacation destination is Walt Disney World.  My must sees (and eats!) there are Animal Kingdom, Space Mountain and Coral Reef.

My favorite vacation memory was when my immediate family moved from Maryland to Florida when I was 14 because my Dad accepted a job position in the Bay Area. The transition was hard and stressful so at the end of the school year we took 3 long weeks and explored just about anything and everything we could in Florida: Disney World, Universal, Cape Canaveral, museums and multiple beaches - you name it and we probably saw it in those 3 weeks!

I feel travel opens your eyes to different cultures, new cuisines, different ways of life and magnificent creations. Everyone should travel and experience other cultures and discover more of the beauty you never knew existed.  Moreover, I also feel it is so important for people to get out of their daily grind and experience something fresh, new, and relaxing at least once a year in order to destress and reprioritize and refocus on what is really important in life.  

I love to travel, and I want to invest my time taking my family on adventures, and helping my friends, family, and clients experience some of the same adventures with their loved ones.  I became an agent about a year ago, however, I have worked in the travel industry since 1998 when I started working as a Cast Member for the Disney Reservation Center when living in Florida.    My favorite travel agent success happened just recently.  A military couple was forced to cancel their traditional home town wedding due to an unexpected and quickly approaching deployment.  I was able to help them rescue their wedding by booking a last minute Wedding Moon to Barbados for them.   Its opportunities like this that make this job so rewarding!

I specialize in The Caribbean, Walt Disney, Sandals Resorts, Cruises

Monday, July 2, 2018

Happy 4th of July!!!

When one thinks of the 4th of July, one can't help but think of ....


Walt Disney World


Utah Beach Memorial, France

London Olympics 2012!
Ready to cheer on USA Womens Olympic Soccer Team against Canada in the semi-finals!  

Flag at the American cemetery in Normandy, France

Flag flying over the USS Arizona Memorial, Pearl Harbor, HI

And American Pride!
USAF Thunderbirds

Patriotic clothes (French and American) made out of parachutes to celebrate the first anniversary of the liberation of France - Utah Beach Museum

Display at Duxford Imperial War Museum in England honoring Jimmy Stewart's military service.