Meet my cousins, they are amazing! They are a HUGE reason why I took off on this adventure of turning my PASSION INTO A PROFESSION. Their support, encouragement, agency naming help and so on means the world to me.
Searching the travel deals during the entire weekend of Thanksgiving, I found a pre construction sale for Sonesta All Inclusive, two properties, Ocean Point and Maho Beach in St. Maarten as they were embarking a Searbourn cruise from that port. We secured a swim up pool for one stay, a Travel Agent perk I was able to provide. Note this property is also gated. I even booked them before confirming with them as I knew they would love the properties and the upgraded deals that I was able to secure. What a benefit to "truly know" my clients. All Inclusive travel wasn't really their style, but they were impressed. Of course, drinks with The Beach Boys and Jefferson Airplane (Starship if you didn't know they are anything else) in the bar was also a highlight. I didn't plan that one though :o)
Why I know that I am doing exactly what I should be doing with my life is that I literally get a parallel amount of joy as if I was having the experience myself when my clients are making their memories, and when it is family it is even more special!
They are a perfect example of work hard, travel well and travel OFTEN !