Interests & Specialties: Luxury Travel
Ann began her career in travel with Eastern Airlines working in reservations at the Merchandise Mart in Chicago and then at the Milwaukee airport as a gate agent. During the years of raising a family she worked part time as a travel agent in Oak Park and River Forest, Ill. Prior to going back into the travel agency end of the business full time, Ann served time with a tour company in Oak Brook, Ill. that specialized in travel to Iran and Iraq. The next 8 years found her in Naperville, Ill. working as group coordinator and escort for a large agency in their group department. During this time she also taught the travel course that was offered at College of Du Page. Relocating to Carmel, Ind. in ‘84, Ann was the cruise manager for 10 years at an established travel agency and once again taught at a travel school in Indianapolis. During her years in Indiana, she was elected as President of Indiana Women in Travel.
Ann met Sue Smith on a trip in Hawaii and so in retirement Ann joined up with Sue Smith Vacations on a part time basis. Ann continues to serve long time clients from many states that she has served over the years. Ann has taken a real liking to sailing vessels and enjoys traveling among locals whether it be in Ireland by car staying at country homes, renting a villa in the hills of Coral Bay on St. John, or as she and Woody did with 3 other couples in the recent past renting a self-drive canal boat for 2 weeks in southern France. Often asked what her favorite trip has been and her answer is always…..’the next one’. Speaking of ‘the next one’ she is planning a small group World Discovery People to People TauckTour in March of 2015. If you have interest she’d welcome talking to you about it.