My passion for travel started at a very young age when I first moved from New York City to Minnesota. At age twelve, I lived in Poitiers, France for a year, being immersed in the culture and attended a regular French school when I first arrived and finished in a class for foreign students, where I met kids from all over of the world. During that year, I traveled to different parts of France, Germany, Belgium and Luxembourg.
Travel provides an amazing opportunity to learn and as an educator, I truly believe in continuing my education. As such, I regularly attend and participate in many international and domestic trade shows, seminars and meetings which better enables me to keep up on the latest trends. Having been a member of several panel discussions, I have been able to provide insight on destinations, travel styles and how to work with a travel professional. Connecting and re-connecting with tour operators, hoteliers, trade organizations and other travel suppliers and building these relationships and partnerships with the locals, allow me to create more personalized experiences, incorporating the traditions of these destinations.
Travel is an Adventure, Experience It!
I am a graduate of Harding University and owner of RLX Travel Group, LLC. In addition, I'm a proud U.S. veteran and have been married for 30 years to my husband, a retired U.S. Army Special Forces soldier. The military afforded my family many opportunities to travel and I developed a desire to see the world! Several years ago, my husband and I decided to make major changes in our lifestyle. We sold our home and personal belongings, purchased a tour bus and toured the United States for a couple of years. While on the road, we often parked the bus at the nearest airport and jumped on a cruise ship for a change of pace! One cruise highlight was the 26-Day Transatlantic and British Isle Cruise we were able to experience. Amazing! In order to share our dream of travel, we decided to open a travel agency to help others experience the joy and excitement we've seen firsthand.
Travel like a local with locals. We design engaging, educational, cultural and impact tours and travel to experience the deeper culture and way of life. As experts in intercultural relations for over 20 years, we prepare you to fully engage in the experience and be a global citizen. ARC Verified Travel Consultant #42743142. ASTA Verified Travel Advisor (VTA). Special Needs Group Certified Accessible Travel Advocate
I founded Summit and Horizon Travel because I live for the moments that take my breath away, and I love to share my passions and expertise with like-minded global travelers who are committed to experiencing the very best the world can offer. Highly-personalized, fully-tailored, and meticulously-detailed journeys are my privilege and my promise to my discerning clientele, and I can't wait to bring your travel dreams to life!
Travel is transformative in all the very best ways - it brings us closer to the world, and also closer to ourselves. I take great pride in curating unique, authentic, and comprehensive itineraries that allow for full immersion into each new and exciting destination, while also ensuring that my clients always travel in comfort and with style.
Every Summit and Horizon Travel vacation is thoughtfully crafted, with each detail carefully planned for, so that the world unfolds seamlessly in all its wonder. I look forward to each opportunity to create extraordinary and meaningful moments that will become treasured memories, and to transforming my clients' visions into an amazing reality that exceeds their hopes and expectations.
Most of all, I relish the endless possibilities of knowing that, no matter how much we travel, there is always more to discover and more adventures to be lived.
Let’s go exploring!
I have been a travel professional since 1996. Named a Signature Travel Select Expert, my business, and only business is your travel. Personal attention to my clients is the key. Through continuing education about destinations, cruise lines, resort and hotels I am able to suggest the best plans for your vacation.
It's a big world out there, let me help you enjoy it!
I'm a baby boomer in my second career, planning fantastic vacations for other baby boomers and their families. At this time in our lives when we finally have the time to enjoy ourselves and embark on new adventures, I can help make your dreams come true.
Do you like being heard when you tell someone what you want on a vacation? Do you want to give an agent a budget and not have to worry about them going over it? Did you book with an online travel agency and couldn't get in touch with them when Covid hit? That didn't happen to our clients. Our clients were able to reach us and we were able to save them thousands of dollars by advising them not to cancel travel until the suppliers did so they were eligible for refunds.
Apart from traveling, one of my biggest passions in life is the arts. I grew up preforming in dance recitals/competitions and theater productions. Destinations known for theater or dance are right up my alley!