After many years as an entertainment industry labor lawyer, I started Huckleberry Travel along with David, with the idea that we could share our passion for authentic, destination-immersive travel with others. I’ve visited every continent, and more than fifty countries, and I count myself lucky to have had “once-in-a-lifetime” travel experiences many times in my lifetime, so far. My first trip overseas was as a high school exchange student in Germany. Since then, I’ve made it my personal mission to see as much of the world as possible, and to help others do the same!
I’m certified as a Verified Travel Advisor by ASTA (the American Society of Travel Advisors), and I comment frequently in industry trade publications about emerging travel trends in the industry.
When Tom and I started Huckleberry Travel, we suddenly had a way of turning our passion for travel into a wonderful opportunity to help others have incredible experiences themselves. My love for seeing the world probably began when my parents put me on a plane by myself to visit my grandparents in Chicago and it hasn’t stopped since! My most memorable travel experiences include losing my luggage and shopping for replacement clothes as a teenager with my dad in Chile, working at London’s legendary Harrod’s Department Store followed by a summer of riding trains in Europe, and sitting in a freshly-dug natural hot spring next to a guy who looked like Santa Claus in Antarctica!
As a former airline brat, I caught the travel bug early. But the real epiphany of travel and what it can do for your soul hit me when I took one of those "If it's Tuesday, it must be Belgium" trips to Northern Europe in high school. I didn't want to come home! And I've been a traveler, not a tourist, ever since. I'm passionate about understanding a place from its food to the people to the culture. I’m here to help others experience new places (or the same place in a new way) and encourage everyone to check off those bucket lists! (Seriously, mine includes drinking cocktails in their bar of origin.)