After graduating from Michigan State University in 1998 and doing a month-long tour of Europe, Sandi realized she had found her passion in traveling. Since then, she has cultivated this fervor by exploring the world as much as possible. Recently living abroad in both London and Copenhagen for 6 years allowed her to travel the world extensively and shaped her decision to move out of the accounting/finance arena and develop a career in travel, and she hasn’t looked back since. Her two-week trip traveling the Balkans this summer put her at country #56, and there is no slowing down in sight.
Besides travel, Sandi’s passions include photography, fine dining, wine, hiking, and adventure, and she tries to incorporate as much of this as possible into her personal travel. Due to her enthusiasm for trying the newest and best places to wine and dine, as well as locating the best vantage points everywhere she travels, she is a consummate source of knowledge on the hottest restaurants and hidden gems in each city. “Go where the locals go” is something she takes to heart.
Sandi loves to visit and explore new countries and loves sharing these memorable experiences with those who travel with her. She feels lucky to be able to work with others and help them plan their first family trips abroad, couple getaways, and also their trips of a lifetime. Helping clients design their dream trips with their family and friends and make it a lasting memory is one of her favorite aspects of this career.
Favorite Travel Experiences: There are too many to list, but a few that come to mind are hiking through Petra, Jordan and Bedouin camping in Wadi Rum, Jordan; exploring Istanbul for the first time; hot air ballooning over the fairy chimneys in Cappadocia, Turkey; and traveling around Nepal with a girlfriend.
Recently Visited: Antigua; Miami; St. Barths; Montenegro; Albania; Macedonia; Kosovo; Bulgaria; Romania; Serbia; Turks & Caicos Islands; Aspen; Portugal; French Riviera; London; Riviera Maya, Mexico; St. Lucia; Italy (Lake Como, Emilia-Romagna and Tuscany); Colombia; Belgium; The Netherlands
Most Memorable Meal: Noma tasting menu in Copenhagen, Denmark
Favorite Hotel: Jade Mountain (Galaxy Sanctuary) in St. Lucia
Where to Next? Punta Mita, Mexico; Mendoza Valley/Chile/Argentina; Cambodia; Fogo Island Inn, Newfoundland; China; Guatemala; and Santa Fe, New Mexico