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Brandon E. Carriger

Brandon E. Carriger

Corporate Travel Advisor, Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara Travel Bureau
1028 State Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101

Phone: 805.869.1109

Areas of Expertise:
Corporate travel is my main area of focus, however I do like to plan LGBT Travels and culinary adventures.

Destination Expertise:
Anywhere that you need to go. Part of being a travel advisor is being able to help anyone with their travel needs, anywhere in the world. If I don’t know it, I will learn it!

About Brandon:
I have always had an interest in the world and the different cultures that make it so amazing. This interest is what has lead to a BA in Geography from UCSB and eventually to Santa Barbara Travel. I am fascinated by how different and surprisingly alike we all are. I love to experience local art, music, and food (especially the food) of the places that I visit and feel that the only way to truly experience a destination is to take the less traveled path. Other than traveling, I love to cook for friends and family, hike with my husband and our two dogs, read and watch movies. I love the outdoors and feel most at home in the mountains and forests of the Pacific Northwest.

Favorite Quote:
“Wanting to be someone else is a waste of the person you are.” – Kurt Cobain

This is my favorite quote because it reminds us all that we are who we are and if we waste time wanting to be someone else then we never truly get to know ourselves.

Why I enjoy being a travel specialist:
I enjoy being a travel specialist because I get to help travelers navigate through all of the ins and outs of travel. I get to expand my knowledge of this amazing blue-green ball that we call home. And, I get to explore everything that this great planet has to offer!

My most recent travel: 
My most recent major travel  was a honeymoon trip to Ireland with my husband. All I can say is, AMAZING! We absolutely loved Ireland. The people were so friendly, the food was delicious, the trip was fantastic. I would recommend it to anyone and everyone. We have also taken some smaller trips over the past year that included a road trip up to Portland, OR and a themed wedding in Denver, CO. On our trip to Portland, we made several stops along the way which included Lassen Volcanic National Park, Mt. Shasta, and Crater Lake. If you ever visit Crater Lake, I would recommend going late winter when there is still snow at the higher elevations, absolutely stunning!