Luxury Hotelier turned Luxury Travel Advisor
With over fifteen years in hotel sales working with esteemed travel advisors around the world, Michelle decided to take the leap into the other side of the business. Her unique perspective gives her in-depth knowledge of the hotel side of things, as well as insight into how the best travel advisors operate. After traveling solo or with her partner for so many years, she now finds herself in a new phase of life exploring the world of family travel with her two toddlers. Michelle emerges from each adventure with first-hand tips for her clients, no matter what part of their journey they find themselves.
Since so many of my travels were for work, I have to share how I decided to give an entire presentation in Portuguese when in Brazil. I speak Russian and the accents are similar, so I phonetically wrote out the presentation with a Brazilian colleague the night before over dinner. I was thrilled when the group laughed at jokes I included in the presentation–that’s when I realized they were understanding me and I was in a foreign country presenting in a foreign language! On a personal note, my favorite memory was my now-husband proposing to me in Paris–solidifying its place in my heart as the most romantic city in the world.
I love Spain, Portugal, and Europe in general, but I must have been a Princess in the Iberian Peninsula in another life because I feel an energy when I am in this part of the world I do not experience anywhere else. I think we all have “that place” in the world and I am so happy to have found mine and look forward to helping others find theirs.