I am thrilled to be a part of the Embrace the Journey Travel team.   I have been working as a travel agent since 2014, but now realize that I have always been a travel planner.  From organizing a spring break to Cancun for a group of my friends during my college years to researching and organizing our family trips to the Caribbean, Europe, and across the US….I have always had a passion for researching and exploring new travel destinations.  

Prior to my work as a travel agent I was a 2nd grade teacher in Atlanta, GA for 10 years.  I loved teaching and took full advantage of the schedule to travel.  In 2012 we moved back to Michigan where we grew up, when my husband accepted a job as a principal of a school in western Michigan.   We decided at this time that I would take some time off from teaching to be with my daughter, (now 8) and that is when I started working as a travel agent. A few years later we were blessed with boy/girl twins, now 4 years old.    

I have traveled to many all-inclusive resorts in Mexico, Jamaica, the Dominican Republic, Turks and Caicos, the Bahamas, and St. Lucia and have had the pleasure of exploring the Caribbean on various cruise ships. Italy, Ireland, and Disney destinations also have my heart as some of my personal favorite destinations. 

I can give first-hand accounts of resorts and destinations, answer questions, and help you differentiate between all of the options to help you find the perfect fit for your dream vacation.  While I love tropical destinations, some of my favorite trips have been traveling the USA in our RV as a family.   We are currently planning another trip to Yellowstone, The Grand Tetons, and Glacier National Parks.  

Group travel is my specialty. 

From high school senior family trips, family reunions, destination weddings, to friends’ getaways I can take care of coordinating group travel plans so you don’t have to worry about a thing.  I am a certified Sandals and Beaches Resorts specialist, AM Resort Master Agent, Disney College of Knowledge graduate, and have extensive cruise line training.

I am an advocate of family travel and exposing children to history, culture, and geography on trips while making memories that will last a lifetime. 

Aligning with my passion for family travel, I was honored to be chosen to attend the Family Travel Advisors Forum in Jamaica in January 2019. This event was instrumental in allowing me to connect with suppliers, resorts, and participate in training sessions to support my family travel niche.    

I truly believe that travel is the best investment you can make into the relationships with your spouse and family.

The most AWESOME travel agent ever!

“Andrea went above and beyond to ensure everything was handled for us. She is professional, thorough, kind and responsive and I would recommend her to anyone with ANY travel needs. When a small issue arose during our travel, she was quick to handle and resolve it on our behalf with a positive result for us. She made this trip smooth and prepared for every aspect on our behalf. On top of such incredible service, Andrea is just a very kind person!” – Nancy C.

Spring Break 2019 Amazing Trip

Andrea was the absolute best to work with. She left no detail untouched and responded promptly to all our questions. We had a large group planning a spring break destination for our c/o 2019 seniors and were not exactly sure where we wanted to go. Andrea went thru multiple destinations and ideas and was the one that gave us the information on Barcelo Maya resort in Mexico. What a beautiful place. and went the extra mile of arranging a private cocktail party for our group which was great fun. Nothing was left out in the planning process and everything went smoothly. I would 100% plan my next vacation excursion with her. Had a fabulous time and definitely on the bucket list to return!” – Audra M.

Most Relaxing Trip Ever

“Andrea was a blast to work with. She was so helpful with suggestions and very patient with us as we checked out all of the options she gave us. It had been three years since we had planned a getaway trip and her experience helped us to decide and what was the best fit for us. I would highly recommend Andrea to everyone. She was very thorough on making us comfortable with our traveling out of the country also and making all of our connections to and from the airport. Her excitement about our trip is contagious and made us all the more glad that we had contacted her.” – Dianne M.

I will be honored to help you put together the trip of a lifetime.  Fill out the form below to be included on my VIP list or contact me by email or phone to set up your personalized travel planning session.  

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