See More, Experience More, LIVE More!
For the first six years of my life, my dad was the Captain’s Chef on many types of ships but mostly oil tankers. He worked 30 days on, 30 days off. Since we lived in Kansas going to the airport every month was a way of life for us. We were either taking my dad to catch a plane to his next port of call or picking my dad up from whatever exotic place in the world he had been sent.
These were the days long before TSA when you could wait with your family at the gate until it was time for them to walk out on the tarmac, up the rolling staircase, and onto the plane, while you had your nose pressed against the glass window watching them disappear into the great silver bird. And you didn’t dare leave the window until you watched the plane taxi down the runway, lift up from the ground, and disappear into the distance.
I have wonderful memories of that time. Even though I wasn’t going to be on that plane, going to the airport was an exciting adventure back then. It opened the door of imagination to what the world outside of the land of ah’s was like.
Even after my dad stopped going to sea travel was still there. The flight path to the airport was directly over our house. We would lay under the maple tree in the backyard on warm sunny days and wonder about the amazing places the planes were coming from or going to.
With a starry gleam in his eye, my dad always talked about how amazing and beautiful it was out in the middle of the sea but I never truly understood until my husband and I took our first
cruise and I got it! I had my own “Titanic” moment. I finally understood what my dad, and now myself, could not put into words about the beauty of the world from the bow of a ship.
That very moment was a huge turning point in my life and I knew what I wanted to do when “I grew up.” As soon as our cruise ended I immediately enrolled at Bryan Travel College and studied to become a travel agent.
While being a travel agent was rewarding, I found that I spent more time helping families book their dream vacations and experiences than getting to experience mine. But that has changed. Now, thanks to a revolutionary travel company, I still get to show people how to make sure they experience their bucket list on virtually any budget and get to enjoy my own.
It’s an amazing and beautiful world out there and I want everyone to be able to go out and create those experiences for themselves and their loved ones.
Life is about experiences. They are what make us grow. They create lasting memories that can never be lost, broken, taken, or thrown away.
“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails.” ~ Mark Twain
If you’re like most people and have a bucket list of places you want to go and things you want to experience, BUT you feel really limited as to how many of those bucket list items you’ll be able to check off your list because of your budget, contact me and we’ll set up a time for me to share with you how my family and thousands of others are doing it.