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My desire to travel started at a very young age when my family would jump in the Oldsmobile station wagon and head off for an exciting road trip. When I wasn’t traveling, I would scour garage sales for used National Geographic magazines; flipping through the pages fed my inherent Sagittarian desire for adventure, and the articles offered a way to explore what the world had to offer beyond my own four walls.
My first solo trip away was to Maui, Hawaii, where I ended up staying and living with a wonderful Filipino family for a year, and from there it’s been getting in as much travel as I can to check off places on my always-expanding Bucket List!
I am an enthusiastic traveler and feel traveling is a never ending source of inspiration through the people, culture, food, and wine encountered, and is a great story waiting to be written.
My professional career in the hospitality, tourism and entertainment industry for companies including, The Walt Disney Company, Universal Studios Hollywood/CityWalk, Nestle USA, Mirage Resorts Inc., Mastro’s Restaurants, Westin and Sheraton Resorts, Caesars Palace Entertainment Company, Princess Cruises, ESPN Zone, South Bay Galleria/Forest City Management, Visit Temecula Valley, Pechanga Resort and Casino and numerous Southern California Temecula Valley wineries, has afforded a broad perspective and I have enjoyed writing numerous articles and speaking about service excellence in the tourism industry for destination marketing organizations and the hospitality industry.
As a member of the International Food Wine Travel Writers Association (IFWTWA), I have a strong reach to those in the industry who, like myself, are strong influencers.
My blog shares honest insight into travel, food and wine experiences around the world. Check back often as my there’s a big world out there I continue to explore!