I became infatuated with cruising at the age of 19 after taking my first cruise with my best friend and my grandmother. I knew I had to make frequent travel a part of my life and bring the life changing experience of cruising to others. I completed my education to become a Certified Travel Consultant in 1996 while working at a store front travel agency in Moore, Oklahoma. I was even married to my wonderful husband while visiting St. Thomas on a cruise in 1997. We have two amazing children together, a son and a daughter.
Over the years, with the rise of the internet and do-it-yourself travel planning (and a couple of pretty destructive tornados), our agency eventually closed and I decided to change my career path. I spent 17 rewarding years as an elementary school teacher while still cruising often and and providing vacation tips to friends and family. Over time, I realized how much I missed bringing the joy of travel to others, so I decided to take the leap and open my own business. Ten Palms Travel was born in 2015.
We have grown exponentially over the last three years and I have recently resigned from my teaching position to focus on building Ten Palms Travel into a highly personalized agency that provides customized travel experiences for each and every one of our clients without charging any additional fees to them. Our passion, expertise, and attention to detail are evident in every trip that we create in partnership with our valued clients. I would love to help your plan your next vacation so that you too can experience the difference that personalized service can have over search engines when planning your trip! Call or email me anytime!