What Led Me to Become A Travel Agent

For years I had been calling myself the ‘unofficial travel agent’ because I would plan and research most of the vacations I took with family and friends. I even started customizing itineraries so everyone would know the plans for each day and more importantly how much money to bring. I’m also big on immersing in the culture of any place we visit and making sure we all have a great time. So not only was I planning our trips, I was starting to get requests from more friends, family, even coworkers, to put together a trip for them too. And I know you’re thinking why didn’t you become a travel agent years ago? Trust me it has always been at the back of my mind.

It didn’t quite hit me that I should consider changing career paths to the travel industry until the upcoming days of my 30th birthday last year. I literally had 3 days to cancel my original trip plans and plan a trip to Italy. I was so stressed out, I even shed a few tears, but I was determined to make it happen. My sister and I finally decided to go to London and four cities in Italy-Rome, Venice, and the Amalfi Coast-Sorrento and Capri Island. I call it the ‘planes, trains and automobiles trip’. It was quite an adventure and turned out to be one of the most beautiful experiences of our lives! Everything fell into place and ran so smoothly. Now every time I hear Italy, my heart smiles. I think about the great people we met, the amazing food we ate, the breathtaking views and beautiful places we stayed. I would do it all over again because it got me here today. It felt like that moment I turned 30, I decided “I’m only doing things that make me happy.” One of the best decisions I’ve ever made.

“It is only in adventure that some people succeed in knowing themselves – in finding themselves.” – Andre Gide

30th Birthday in Sorrento, Italy
Mediterranean Sea/hotel pool in Sorrento
In Rome with my older sister Kevina!
Faragolioni Rocks Of Capri
View from the yacht
Breakfast in Bed in Rome
The best pizza ever in Venice

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