“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness.”
– Mark Twain
With a unique background in both the hospitality and financial services realms, Lindsay has a tenure of nearly two decades in New York City. Whether she was supporting C-Suite executives on Wall Street, keeping up with her food blog, The Lunch Belle, and her Mexican Food Meetup groups in NYC and LA, or graduating with a Certificate in Professional Culinary Arts from the International Culinary Center (née The French Culinary Institute), Lindsay trademarks everything she does with precision and excellence.
Marrying her professional experience from nearly two decades in financial services with her innate passion for culture, cuisine, and hospitality, the travel industry was a no-brainer for Lindsay, as it beautifully complements her already rich resume. Be it a coveted long weekend in Paris, a multi-generational adventure in the Middle East, or an island hopping through Greece aboard a privately chartered yacht, the world is your oyster when working with Lindsay. As a treasured client, she will serve you options aplenty atop a silver platter.
I was inspired to become a travel agent after a culmination of people, places, and things: Anthony Bourdain (RIP), overseas travel, and my passion for (wait for it) airports and aviation. Of the three, however, I am convinced that travel–even if it’s just to a different city within your state–forces you to leave all of your preconceived assumptions and stereotypes at the door. In addition to Mark Twain, Mr. Bourdain said it best, “Travel isn’t always pretty. It isn’t always comfortable. Sometimes it hurts, it even breaks your heart. But that’s okay. The journey changes you; it should change you. It leaves marks on your memory, on your consciousness, on your heart, and on your body. You take something with you. Hopefully, you leave something good behind.”
The destination that I return to again and again is the Hamptons; this magical enclave of hamlets in Long Island’s South Fork is my happy place. Come summertime, the local produce is abundant and easily accessed via the many farm stands and local grocers. Speaking of food, many of the restaurants in the Hamptons rival those in NYC! Fabulous shopping, boutique workout studios, and a roster of social events will make the weary rest easy knowing that a beat doesn’t have to be skipped just because you’re on holiday.
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