“I’m thrilled to be joining the amazing Annette Porter and her team at Travel with Me – to be an exclusive Host/Travel Escort on some truly fantastic trips Annette has put in place to take Travel with Me members out into our big wide world!
I join you with a very extensive background having travelled nationally and internationally too far and away lands, since I was a young girl. I represented my local Rotary Club as an Exchange Student to the Philippines at 16 years of age, and from that moment I boarded my flight, my love for travelling began! After studies in Tourism, I went on to immerse myself in the other side of Travel; working as a Travel Agent, putting together independent itineraries, to arranging sporting groups and conference groups to many events worldwide. I have worked with Airlines in Sales and Business Development and with Tour Operators putting together unique itineraries to worldwide destinations. I have had the privilege of living and working abroad in India, the UK, and Indonesia. I love languages and studied French right through to Senior High School and also can speak some Bahasa, Tagalog, a little Spanish. I do know how to say ‘Cheers’ in most languages!! My other ‘career’ over the years has been in music. I come from a very musical family, two of my Aunties being recording artists back in the 50’s.
How lucky I am to have managed to combine travel and music beautifully throughout all my working years. I’ve been a Lead vocalist in numerous cover Bands. I play piano/keyboard and have toured with some fabulous artists. One very proud and exciting time was to tour Australia with Suzi Quatro in her band (in the 90s) as her backing vocalist. I can still shout out a good rendition of “Devil Gate Drive”.
There’s so much more to share on that subject with you all, when we next tour!