Interests & Specialties
Planning Independent Itineraries is her specialty with those that include land and sea her favorites. She also enjoys arranging multi-generational family gatherings and hosting small groups on unique itineraries.
Pat is the former manager at Vacation Valet and is now an expert independent agent with Sue Smith Vacations. She graduated from Airline School in 1959 and started her career with Ozark Airlines as a reservation and ticket agent in Springfield, IL when DC3's were still the primary mode of transportation. Over the years, Pat has managed several travel agencies ranging from small leisure agencies to large corporate ones and later became an agency owner. Pat earned the designation of Certified Travel Counselor in 1984. Traveling to far corners of the world, she has visited 66 countries and been on over 50 cruises. She decided not to retire when she and her husband moved to the Village in 1995. Instead, she is still sharing her vast world wide travel experiences with clients as well as deriving joy when she helps make "travel dreams a reality."
My Recent Trips
Cruising the Irish Sea and to the British Open on the Azamara Quest followed by a stay in London that included a day trip to “Downton Abbey” filming locations. Pat prefers smaller ships and will have first hand information on Regent Seven Seas brand new Explorer after hosting a group in February.