I began my professional career working in the casinos of Atlantic City, a few hours from where I grew up in Pennsylvania. I was being considered for a job as a Jet Bunny (flight attendant for the Playboy private jet, “The Big Bunny”) while working at the Playboy Hotel and Casino. Unfortunately, the casino changed ownership, and the jobs did not materialize for anyone from our club. It did, however, start a life of love for travel.
I now spend my time traveling the world and helping others realize their dreams. I’ll never forget standing in the middle of Red Square in Moscow, a true “pinch me” moment! If I spun around, I could see several things I never thought I would see in my lifetime… places like, the Kremlin, and the beautiful St. Basil’s Cathedral!
Once while sitting on a cruise ship tender in Ha Long Bay in Vietnam, a huge dense fog enveloped the small boat, no one at the helm. It was a very strange sensation; I felt a big connection to some of our soldiers from the 1960s and 1970s who may have sat right there where I was 40 years earlier! It was very moving for me. Then, for a really different experience in Vietnam, I saw the funniest thing: two live pigs on the back of a motorcycle that was weaving in and out of traffic!
Since I am a musician (a drummer), I’ve been lucky enough to play music on many of the cruises I have been on. Playing jazz on Crystal Cruise or Reggae on Royal Caribbean, and I have been invited to play with some guest artists on the rivers of Europe and beyond!
As a cruise specialist, I deliver dreams. When it comes to land, I prefer rail vacations & safaris, I have ridden the rails across South Africa on Rovos Rail and was wowed by the breathtaking beauty and grandeur of the Canadian Rockies on both the Rocky Mountaineer and aboard VIA Rail. My dad was an avid train collector, and both of my great grandfathers worked for the railroad in the late 1800’s.
Where will you go this year? Had your eye on a longer more exotic cruise, a luxury rail trip, an African safari? If we put our minds to it we can come up with the perfect celebration on those milestone birthdays or anniversaries.