Travel Associate, Ventura
Santa Barbara Travel Bureau
3140 Telegraph Road
Ventura, CA 93003
Areas of Expertise:
Luxury travel, cruises, tours, river cruises, trip insurance, family travel, multi-generational travel. Specialties- Specialize in intergenerational travel, wine groups, couples, families, spa vacations- but can do any kind of travel.
Europe, Israel, Africa, Orient, Mexico, Hawaii-but can do any part of the world.
I have been a travel advisor for 38 years and love my work. It has given me the opportunity to connect with people in a very personal way. I've come to know their families, their likes and dislikes and their special requests. Many of my clients have become personal friends. Since I have a very large family of children and grandchildren, I am cognizant of what it takes to make a large group happy. One of my clients calls me her travel psychologist as we try to figure out the dynamics of family travel. Throughout this time I have had an opportunity to go to many parts of the world and to experience many special places. Among my favorites are Israel, Africa, Italy, France, United Kingdom, South America, Mexico and China. Cruising is also one of life's great pleasures. Multigenerational travel is also one of my interests. I am also the concierge for the Ojai Music Festival, booking lodging and advising visitors where to eat and what to do.
I start my day without fail with some form of exercise-leading 3 mile walks at the Oaks of Ojai-a destination spa or spinning or Zumba or Jazz. I am also president of my Temple, active with our local hospital, and concierge of the Ojai music Festival. I have a very large blended family-17 grandchildren and that keeps me very busy but in touch with young people and their friends.
My most recent trip was something that I initially was not excited to do, but my husband wanted to see Machu Picchu and the Galapagos Islands, so I went. However, our trip turned out to be fantastic and very memorable. I was surprised how both destinations were pristine and frozen-in-time. Additionally, an added value is finding the right tour, we found our guides invaluable as they were passionate about their jobs, and very knowledgeable about each destination.