Is Travel Part of Your “Second Act?”
Chris and I are entering our sixth year as professional travel planners, and we couldn’t be happier. We really enjoy helping people plan spectacular vacations and being able to travel ourselves. We often say that we are into our “second act” because we came to be professional travel planners after raising a family and pursuing other careers. Chris and I actually met when we were both air traffic controllers for the U.S. Army.
Explore the Possibilities
Chris went on to become a broker on Wall Street for 31 years and I was involved in a serious car accident and had to leave my air traffic controller position. The insurance company offered a re-training program, which directed me to ask myself, “What would you like to do next?” Since Chris and I had started traveling after the kids had grown and we enjoyed it so much, I chose to pursue a degree in travel and tourism. I graduated in 1999 with a B.S. degree from Dowling College on Long Island. I then wondered, “What should I do now?”
Fate Steps In
Ironically, I was at a local Jiffy Lube when fate seem to intervene and showed me the way. As in most waiting areas, they had a selection of magazines on a rack. I reached for a ladies’ magazine and Entrepreneur magazine dropped out onto the floor. It lay open at an Cruise Planners American Express ad. The lime green ad immediately caught my eye and intrigued me. I phoned Cruise Planners the very next day and within the week we purchased a franchise. Once Chris retired he joined me in the business full time and we were on our way to our “second act”. We are looking forward to a long and exciting run!
We love what we do and we are realizing our dream to helping our clients make their dream vacations a reality.
As a seminar leader once told me, “Do what lights you up … what lights you up from the inside.”
If travel “lights you up” and is your dream, let us help you because we know it, we love it and we live it.
Give us a call at 631.893.4232 and Chris & I will help to make 2016 the year that your travel dreams come true! www.travelagentlongisland.com
Happy Holidays from your Cruise Planners agents: Chris & Sheila Korte