April is a seasoned traveler from sunny California and invaluable member of the Journeys Within team. She started her professional career in marketing, but after having her son in 2006 she felt it was time to move away from the corporate world and follow her heart. April really wanted to find a company that was focused on making a positive impact in the community and found a match at Wild Frontiers.
April adores Southeast Asia — everything from the people, to the food, to the culture… she even adores the heat! If you ask her about her travels, she will most likely share her fascinating conversations with locals, and describe a delicious local dish she just tried. She is passionate about philanthropic travel so she is also fantastic at involving guests in philanthropic projects in Southeast Asia. She knows what an enriching experience traveling can be, and feels that being able to create unique experiences for our guests and traveling with Journeys Within has afforded her a true “dream job.”
In 2017, April joined Andrea Ross on Wendy Perrin’s WOW List of Trusted Travel Experts for Southeast Asia as well as the 2017 Condé Nast Traveler “Top Travel Specialists We Trust” list. When April isn’t busy planning tours for our guests or overseeing the U.S. office operations, she loves spending her free time with her husband and their two kids. She is also very active within the local community as a member of the Rotary Club of Truckee.
Q: Favourite city:
A: Bangkok! Thai massages, street food, beautiful temples and a unicorn cafe - it's such a cool and fun city.
Q: Favourite country:
A: Cambodia. The people are so welcoming, whenever I visit I feel like I'm coming home.
Q: Favourite meal:
A: I'll always refer back to the fish tacos we had after a gorgeous day of fishing in Mexico. Just after docking the boat a vendor offered to make up some tacos with our fresh catch - those tacos and the cold Corona that went with it, and the laughter with friends while we enjoyed our meal- I'll dream about that meal for the rest of my life.
Q: Most memorable journey:
A: Cambodia when my kids were 5 and 2. I remember sitting back and my daughter was running around with a few local kids and she was just so happy. None of the kids spoke the same language, but they just played and smiled and had a great time. These kids had really nothing in common, yet everything in common. It inspired me to view travel this way as an adult, the connections you can make when you're not so focused on what is different but what you have in common, is pretty amazing.
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