ABOUT ME

Tripped You About me

A New Yorker, born and raised. My mother was an escapist, when she found a deal she would whisk me away to a multi-country European bus tour or to an island for a few days. She taught me about priorities and ours was traveling. Save money for a flight, versus cable television. Build good credit so that you can attain credit cards with mileage returns. I was that child in elementary school – while learning about the treaty of Versailles would reminisce about walking the Versailles Palace Gardens that past summer. When I found out that there were schools for hospitality – that’s when I decided what major I wanted to pursue (Hospitality & Tourism). My professional background extends from working in the Travel and Lifestyle industry (Low cost & Luxury) to non-profits. With these positions I am humbled to have had some product sampling, which I paired with my own out of pocket trips and to have helped others along my way, as social/environmental impact is a passion of mine. 

My most life changing adventure was when I accepted a hotel management internship in Hong Kong. Moving solo to a foreign country is one of the most liberating things you can ever do! Over the years I have stayed at luxury five star properties where you are pampered like royalty. Conversely, I have also stayed at some cheap AF shady places that leave you curled in a corner with one eye open all night, ready to jump out of what they called a ‘bed’ and off to start day. I’ve been asked on many occasions – ‘how do you travel so often?’ It’s because I have so much tenure in the travel industry and years of personal travel experience, I know how to budget! I’ve also been told – ‘Wow, you are such a daredevil, I could never do what you have done.’ Yes, you can! Be terrified and do it anyway. I have suffered from anxiety and on many times have wanted to or have actually chickened out of things. But when I look back at the moments I didn’t punk out, I reflect on how bada** they were. You don’t need to be rich or a daredevil to travel! I want to share my journeys, tips and passions with you, would you ‘go the distance with me’?

A look at my humble beginnings …

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