Part of our Ambassador series, featuring the women who accompany every adventure, providing our guests with in-country support and care. They share a wealth of wisdom on travel, while learning so much from you.
What made you want to be an Ambassador? How many trips have you done?
My first experience with AdventureWomen was as a guide and manager at Bear Camp in Alaska, a favorite destination for AdventureWomen. I was so excited that there was an avenue that allowed women to travel together safely, to quality destinations. However, I was on the other side of the business then, where I was responsible for that quality visit and experience, and let me tell ya, Susan, the founder of AdventureWomen, held us to a very high standard. A few AdventureWomen Ambassadors recommended that I become an Ambassador, so Susan came to my camp to interview me. I was so very nervous to meet her because I knew her as a straightforward and no-nonsense person. But she was the most gracious, down-to-earth soul I’ve ever met, and I miss her terribly. The rest is history.
I have been on five trips: Nepal, Cuba, Finland, Baja, and Morocco.
Is there one question you get asked EVERY time on EVERY trip?
What does your family think about the crazy things you do? (A: They are super supportive, especially my husband. He has always been so encouraging to reach for the next summit.)
What is your second love, after travel?
Well I have to say my hubby right? But honestly, he and I both know it is my grandchildren. I am amazed every day by the things they do, and I feel so very special that I have been granted the awesome opportunity to be in their lives.
Besides Alaska? My favorite place so far has been Nepal, but Morocco is a super close second.
What sound do you love?
The song of a Hermit Thrush.
What’s the craziest or most out-of-character thing you’ve done?
Seeing Bruce Springsteen on Broadway. BEFORE seeing the Boss I was never a big fan, nor a fan of The City, but we went for my husband’s birthday, and I have to say I enjoyed them both immensely. Now I encourage people to try something even if they are skeptical.
You’ve been given an elephant. You can’t get rid of it. What would you do with it?
Train it to be a guard elephant.
Describe your life in one word?
What’s something that you’ve tried, that you’ll never, ever try again?
Warm, fresh camel milk.
Would you rather be able to breathe underwater or have the agility of a cat?
Have the agility of a cat!!! I like to climb, and I always want to land on my feet.